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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Sat June 23, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 2007
Sumori Wikipedia - Creative Commons

Koko Taylor was a Chicago style blues singer known for her powerful, rough vocals and traditional style.

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Sat June 9, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Elvin Bishop

In 2005, Gettin' My Groove Back, was the first new studio album from Elvin Bishop in five years.
Blind Pig Records

Elvin Bishop has been a power on the blues scene since his stint with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the mid-1960s.

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Sat June 2, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: The Greeley Blues Jam

Greeley Blues Jam

It’s time for the Greeley Blues Jam, which runs next Friday and Saturday (June 8th & 9th). Coming up this week on The Nine O’clock Blues we’ll hear a couple of songs from each of this year’s headliners.

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Sat May 26, 2012
Marc on the Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: An Interview With Kelley Hunt

Kelley Hunt 88 Records
  • Marc Applegate interviews Kelley Hunt

Roots R&B/Americana singer/songwriter/piano player/guitarist Kelley Hunt challenges easy categorization. She is steeped in the blues, roots and gospel traditions yet has a refreshing originality.

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Sat May 19, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Mississippi Fred McDowell

Black and white portrait, Mississippi Fred McDowell in 1972
Fred Seibert 1972 Wikimedia Commons

Fred McDowell was born in Rossville, Tennessee, in 1904. Which brings up the question: “Why was he known as Mississippi Fred McDowell”?

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