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 July 5, 2014
marc on the blues

More Than A Sideman, Bob Stroger Has Played Bass With Many Blues Greats

Screencap from a YouTube performance of Bob Stroger and Bob Margolin playing at the 19th Lucerne Blues Fesitval, Nov. 2013.
jorjunkel YouTube

Bass player and singer/songwriter Bob Stroger has played with some pretty impressive talent: Eddie King, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Eddy Clearwater, Sunnyland Slim, Louisiana Red, Homesick James, Mississippi Heat, Snooky Pryor, and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith.

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9:00am

Sat June 21, 2014
marc on the blues

Robben Ford is Very Much the Blues Renaissance Man

Miles Davis et Robben Ford in 1986 at Montreux Jazz Festival.
Jean Fortunet Wikimedia - Creative Commons

Robben Ford is primarily known as a very fine Blues guitarist, but his musical resume is more varied than a lot of people. Over the years he has worked with no less of luminaries than Charlie Musselwhite, Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Witherspoon, Tom Scott, George Harrison and Miles Davis. Oh my!

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9:04am

Sat June 14, 2014
marc on the blues

Yes, 'She’s So Unusual,' But Cyndi Lauper Can Sing The Blues

Cyndi Lauper and Allen Toussaint performing at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif., August 27, 2010.
rickh710 Flickr - Creative Commons

With the release of her 2010 album Memphis Blues, Cyndi Lauper put to rest once and for all her reputation as a novelty act. The first major sign most people got that Cyndi had far more to offer than “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” was “Time After Time.”

Ever since, more and more people figured out that she is a musical force to be reckoned with. Now it’s the turn of Blues fans.

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9:00am

Sat June 7, 2014
marc on the blues

Happy Birthday Greeley Blues Jam, You’re 10!

Take a bow Greeley Blues Jam, you've been delivering the Blues to Northern Colorado for a decade.
courtesy of Greeley Blues Jam

For the last decade The Greeley Blues Jam has brought many of the very best Blues artists in the U.S. and around the World to Northern Colorado and the 2014 event will certainly live up to the reputation the Jam has earned over those years.

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9:00am

Sat May 31, 2014
marc on the blues

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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