Dave Specter's Blues from the Inside Out


Dave has been performing on the Chicago blues scene for over 30 years and appears on over 40 albums and as a guitarist, recording artist and producer. Dave was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in 2018.

He has performed, toured and taught internationally and hosted a series of online video interviews with musicians such as Jimmie Vaughan, Warren Haynes, Hubert Sumlin, John Hammond and Otis Clay. 

Dave’s own roots in blues, soul, r&b and jazz run deep, and his appreciation of the history of the blues led him to create the Blues from the Inside Out podcast. Not only has Dave known and performed with many of these artists over the years, he believes that creating archival, living histories of their incredible lives and music is both culturally significant, and a well-deserved honor for artists who have devoted themselves to their craft.

The Chicago Sun Times calls Dave Specter "A global ambassador of Chicago Blues".



Blues from the Inside Out is a monthly podcast featuring top names in blues and roots music from a unique, artist-to-artist interview perspective and often includes live studio performances and jam sessions.

Every episode is a warm, relaxed and engaging conversation between two artists, packed with insights into each guest’s music, life and influences. Listeners get a chance to eavesdrop on this intimate chat that weaves in blues and roots history, tales of legendary performances and collaborations, and the kinds of personal anecdotes that make you smile, laugh out loud or maybe even cry.

Blues and roots music form the very foundation of our popular music culture, influencing everyone from the Rolling Stones to Beyoncé and beyond. Blues from the Inside Out links our musical past with our musical present and our musical future, creating an engaging cultural touchstone that attracts diverse audiences around the world.