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 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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9:00am

Sat April 19, 2014
marc on the blues

'Hawkeye' Herman Teaches Children How The Blues Had A Baby

Hawkeye Herman at the Blues Foundation's office in Memphis, Tenn., 2006.
Robert Stolpe courtesy of the artist

Michael “Hawkeye” Herman passes along his love of the Blues and lets young people know the importance of the music in the development of American culture through the Blues in the Schools program.

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9:00am

Sat April 12, 2014
marc on the blues

Musicians Aren’t the Only Stars, Songs Can Be Headliners Too

St James Infirmary, a local watering hole in Reno, NV - also the name of an oft-covered blues classic.
Thomas Hawk Flickr - Creative Commons

For possibly three centuries the song “St. James Infirmary” and its antecedents have been widely played and loved. Musicians in a wide variety of genre have interpreted the basic idea under a variety of names.

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9:00am

Sat April 5, 2014
marc on the blues

Hubert Sumlin Was A Blues Giant Who Walked With Giants

Hubert Sumlin at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota jazzfest, July 2006.
Xmith Xmith Flickr - Creative Commons

If you could have held your own playing guitar in the same bands with the Royalty of the Blues like Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, you might have been as great a guitarist as Hubert Sumlin.

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