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 August 31, 2013
marc on the blues

Junior Wells May Have Been The Godfather Of Pimp Style

Junior Wells, 1983, Urbana, Illinois
Bubba73 Wikimedia Commons

If there ever was a gangster of the Blues, surely it was Junior Wells. A sharp dressed, strutting tough guy on stage with a ripping Blues harp style and an intense powerful voice.

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9:00am

Sat August 24, 2013
marc on the blues

T-Bone Walker Was a Legend Who Influenced Legends

T-Bone Walker at the American Folk Blues Festival in Hamburg, March 1972.
Heinrich Klaffs Wikimedia Commons

I chose T-Bone Walker’s “I’m About to Lose My Mind” as the opening theme for The Nine O’clock Blues…yes, the title suits my personality, but T-Bone Walker has influenced my own playing and many other Blues artists.

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9:19am

Sat August 17, 2013
marc on the blues

The Piazza’s: The Family That Plays And Stays Together

Rod and Honey at the 2007 Legendary Rhythym and Blues Cruise
seefarky Flickr - Creative Commons

Rod Piazza has been recording longer than his mentor George “Harmonica” Smith, longer than Big Walter Horton or Sonny Boy Williamson and longer than Little Walter Horton lived!

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9:00am

Sat August 10, 2013
marc on the blues

The Hill Country Blues Began With Mississippi Fred McDowell

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

The North Mississippi Hill Country is only a couple dozen miles from the part of the state known as the Mississippi Delta. Each has given birth to its own distinctive style of the Blues.

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9:00am

Sat August 3, 2013
marc on the blues

At 45, Roomful of Blues Is Going Strong

Roomful of Blues performing at the Rawy Blues Festival, October 2012
DrabikPany Flickr - Creative Commons

In a business that often lacks longevity, Roomful of Blues has kept on keeping on for a full 45 years. They’ve recorded a new live album to celebrate.

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