Host: Blues Breakers
At ‘XRT we still hear from people who tell us they’ve been listening since we were a part-time, underground station. Tom says he’s been listening longer than that. His first personal contact with ‘XRT was when he met John Platt. He invited Tom to visit him while on the air at WGLD, a one-time progressive rock station based in Oak Park. Tom thought, “cool job.” [Read Tom’s Full Bio]
Yesterday was the anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest singers in the history of the blues, Bobby “Blue” Bland. Birthday spin-outs will include his last recording.
Ronnie Baker Brooks has a birthday on Tuesday so it’s time for our annual Ronnie feature tonight on Blues Breakers. It’s all tonight at 9:00 o’clock on 93XRT.
The first thing he did was apologize for being slotted after his idol, Buddy Guy. That was the kind of guy Stevie was.
Last night our Artist of the Week was Chuck Berry, the Blues side. Plus, we announced ticket info for the 16 shows that Buddy Guy will perform at his club Legends in January. It’s all right here.
Blues Breakers begins tonight (and every Sunday night) at 9pm. Tonight our Artist of the Week is Chuck Berry: The Blues Side. And we will have exclusive information about The Buddy Shows! We’ll have dates, some big name openers, and information of where the tickets will be and when they go on sale.
Though his life was short, he made a lot of great records. If you’ve ever heard Buddy Guy join another artist for s brief sit-in at Buddy Guy’s Legends, chances are you’ve heard some O.V. Wright. Join us this Sunday beginning at 9pm as O.V. Wright will be our Artist of the Week on Blues Breakers on 93XRT, Chicago.
Chicago Blues legend Billy Boy Arnold made 82 yesterday! Tonight he will be our Artist of the Week on Blues Breakers beginning at 9pm.
John Lee Hooker was one of the most important figures in Blues. His subject matter went from house parties to politics, from boogie to religion. We touched on a few of his songs on Blues Breakers this week. Here’s is our playlist.
Blues Breakers, now every Sunday at 9pm, celebrates John Lee Hooker tonight. John Lee was born 100 years ago this Tuesday. Still one of the most popular artists in the Blues. And we’ll be playing a new George Thorogood solo tribute to both John Lee Hooker and Earl Hooker and more.
At Blues Breakers we have always been big fans of Luther Allison. No blues player was ever more intense in his playing or singing than this West Sider. We always remember Luther in August as it is both the month of his birth and of his death.