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 January 11, 2014
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Guitar Player Since 9, Mick Taylor Has Pretty Much Done It All

Mick Taylor as he performed with the Rolling Stones in 1972/1973.
Dina Regine Wikimedia - Creatvie Commons

Michael Kevin ‘Mick’ Taylor will turn 65 in about a week, but I hope he resists retirement as his credits make him one of England’s greatest contributions to Blues and Rock. He’d deserve that accolade if all he’d ever done were his stints with John Mayall and the Rolling Stones.

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9:00am

Sat December 28, 2013
Marc On The Blues

Formal Music Training Meets Deep Rooted Love For The Blues In Guitarist Scott Ainslie

Scott Ainslie performs at the 18th annual Western Maryland Blues Fest Family Blues Picnic in Hagerstown's City Park.
Bob Marquart Flickr - Creative Commons

"Blessed with an expressive baritone and nimble fingers... Ainslie is a master of American acoustic Blues... he is also among the most highly regarded Blues historians, a veritable walking encyclopedia of Blues and Jazz."

- Dan Bolles, SoundBites

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4:31pm

Sat December 21, 2013
Marc On The Blues

Mose Allison Came From The Rural South To Teach Sophistication To The City

Mose Allison performing in Los Gatos, Calif., July, 2007.
Mattb4310 Wikimedia - Creative Commons

At age 86, Tippo, Mississippi’s, Mose Allison has more life than many twenty-somethings. His piano playing is as adept as ever and his voice is still a true delight. Plus his recorded work is among the most valuable collections of uptown Blues to be found.

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9:00am

Sat November 23, 2013
marc on the blues

Memphis Slim, A Pianist And Singer With A Powerful Influence On Piano Blues

Memphis Slim, American Folk Blues Festival, Hamburg 1972
Heinrich Klaffs Wikimedia - Creative Commons

Prolific, sophisticated, powerful, stunning and thundering. Those are only a few of the adjectives that fail miserably to sum up Memphis Slim.

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9:00am

Sat November 16, 2013
marc on the blues

Marcia Ball Pulls The Austin, New Orleans Music Scenes Together

Marcia Ball playing at the 2009 Bourbon Street Fest, São Paulo, Brazil.
Newber Flickr - Creative Commons

Marcia Ball was born in Orange, Texas, and grew up in Vinton, Louisiana. That’s appropriate because she brings the music worlds of Texas and Louisiana together in a way that salutes the past while never being anything short of modern and original.

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