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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9:00am

Sat May 31, 2014
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Heritage Blues Orchestra Lives Up To Their Name While Still Expanding The Blues

Heritage Blues Orchestra at the Rawa Blues Festival, October 2013
Piotr Drabik Flickr - Creative Commons

New York City-based Heritage Blues Orchestra had the courage to choose a name that carries some responsibility to the genre. They succeed in presenting a variety of traditional and more modern Blues styles while adding a touch of New Orleans, some Jazz and Gospel.

The overall effect is tradition made fresh and new.

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9:00am

Sat May 24, 2014
marc on the blues

Ori Naftaly Band: They Get The Blues In Israel Too

Ori Naftaly Band hanging out in Winter Park, Colo., June 30, 2013.
Courtesy of the artist

Although Ori Naftaly Band comes from a country with hardly any Blues scene, they have figured things out well enough to become the first Israeli band ever to have reached the Semi-Finals of the International Blues Competition.

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9:11am

Sat May 17, 2014
marc on the blues

Reverend Raven And The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys Keep It Simple And Real

Chuck Ryan Photography Courtesy of the artist

With their attention getting oddity of a name and Milwaukee as a home base, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys are different in some ways, but faithful to the real Blues in the ways that count.

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9:00am

Sat May 10, 2014
marc on the blues

The California Honeydrops: American Band, Polish Roots

The California Honeydrops
Kevin Berne Courtesy of the artist

The California Honeydrops’ frontman and founding member Lech Wierzynski may seem like an All-American Blues singer and player, but he was born in Warsaw, Poland. His immersion in American culture was sought out and not inherited.

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9:00am

Sat May 3, 2014
marc on the blues

Taj Mahal Should Be Named For A Temple: He’s A Temple Of Music

Taj Mahal performing at iFest, April 2008.
Jason McELweenie Flickr - Creative Commons

Although he plays a wide variety of genre, there’s no mistaking guitar, harmonica, banjo and ukulele player Taj Mahal. Either when you hear his distinctive gentle and oddly rough edged voice or when you see his trademark fedora and dark glasses.

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