Nine O'Clock Blues

Saturday 9pm

The Nine O’clock Blues presents the Blues music that is the foundation of most all American music including Rock & Roll, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Country and more. 

Host Marc Applegate features Roots, Blues and Rhythm & Blues from all the decades of recorded music reaching back to the beginning with artists like Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Charlie Patton while including the latest releases from a wide variety of contemporary artists.

Interested in checking out the Blues scene in Colorado? Here's a link to the Colorado Blues Society calendar.

There's always the annual Greeley Blues Jam if you need your Blues fix.

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9:40am

Sat August 16, 2014
marc on the blues

With His Talent, Lucky Peterson Doesn't Need Luck

Lucky Peterson performing in 2007.
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“Lucky” is a pretty good nick name when you have a father with a club where you can get heard by a Blues legend and get the legend's help to become a star at 5-years-old. Unlikely you say?

It happened to “Lucky” Peterson, the Buffalo, New York, guitarist and organist.

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9:00am

Sat August 9, 2014
marc on the blues

Selwyn Birchwood Reassures Us That The Blues Will ‘Grow’ On

Where will the next generation of Blues artists come from?

The question comes up often and the answer seems obvious to me: anywhere and everywhere. Florida has contributed The Selwyn Birchwood Band and Birchwood certainly gets my vote for a true star for many years to come.

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9:00am

Sat August 2, 2014
marc on the blues

'Bland' Does Not Describe Bobby Blue Bland

Early photo of Bobby Blue Bland, from 1974
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I’ve done a totally non-scientific, impromptu survey and I’ve found several names that people who say they don’t know anything about the Blues all seem to know: B. B. King makes all of the lists. Georgie Fame is usually there, John Lee Hooker too. There’s J. J. Cale and a few others.

Then there’s Bobby Blue Bland. He’s like the wallpaper, he always seems to be there.

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9:00am

Sat July 26, 2014
marc on the blues

Rory Block: Perhaps Today's Most Important Delta Blues Artist

"Today she is widely regarded as the top female interpreter and authority on traditional country blues worldwide."

-The Blues Foundation

Princeton, New Jersey, born and Manhattan raised, Rory Block grew up surrounded by the Greenwich Village folk scene, but it is the Delta Blues that she has made her own. She truly knows the genre.

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9:00am

Sat July 19, 2014
marc on the blues

Booker T. Laury Proves Not All Musicians Are Driven To Be Stars

Born in Memphis, Booker T. Laury played Blues, Barrelhouse, Boogie-woogie and Jazz and he was a pianist and vocalist. What he was not was a fame seeker.

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