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A new monthly podcast featuring top names in blues, soul, jazz and roots music with a unique, artist-to-artist interview perspective along with live studio performances.

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EPISODES:

TAD ROBINSON

One of the finest singers on today’s blues and soul scene, Tad Robinson talks with Dave about his new album, recorded in Memphis with the legendary Hi Rhythm Section along with stories from his cool career, influences and inspirations.

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BOBBY RUSH

Recorded backstage at the 2019 Chicago Blues Festival, Grammy winner and legendary bluesman Bobby Rush shares stories from his incredible career.

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CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE

Recorded backstage at the 2019 Chicago Blues Festival, Grammy winning bluesman Charlie Musselwhite shares memorable stories of his early days on the Chicago blues scene in the 1960s, his friendship with Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Magic Sam, Big Joe Williams, recording his first album, his burgeoning acting career, radio show and more.

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JIMMY JOHNSON

Legendary, 90 years young Chicago bluesman extraordinaire Jimmy Johnson joins Dave in a cool and intimate conversation covering Jimmy’s early days from Mississippi to Memphis, and shares great stories about his incredible music career in Chicago.

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DONALD KINSEY

Donald Kinsey takes us on his incredible musical journey from his early days in Gary, Indiana playing with his father Lester “Big Daddy” Kinsey, becoming bandleader in Albert King’s band as a teenager, meeting Bob Marley and joining the Wailers and playing with his brothers in The Kinsey Report.

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JOE BONAMASSA

Blues/rock guitar slinger Joe Bonamassa talks with Dave backstage at the Chicago Theater, sharing stories about some of his favorite Chicago blues, lessons learned from B.B. King, his choice guitars and amps, and his charitable work with the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation.

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MUD MORGANFIELD & RICK KREHER

Born and raised with the blues as the eldest son of Muddy Waters, Mud Morganfield talks about his own approach to music, his new album “They Call Me Mud” and his father’s legacy. Guitarist Rick Kreher shares stories of playing in both Mud’s and Muddy’s bands.

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BILLY BOY ARNOLD

Billy Boy Arnold, a recent inductee into both the Blues Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame shares stories about growing up on the south side of Chicago, learning harmonica in Sonny Boy Williamson’s living room, auditioning for Chess Records with Bo Diddley and his remarkable career spanning the last seven decades.

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ALBERT LEE

Grammy winning British guitarist and multiple poll winner of Guitar Player magazine's Best Country Guitarist talks with Dave about his early days on the London music scene in the 1960s and his storied career working with the likes of Eric Clapton, The Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris along with his many solo projects....and of course they talk guitars and amps!

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BILLY BRANCH

Chicago bluesman Billy Branch shares stories of his fascinating career from his early days with Willie Dixon, nights at Theresa’s Lounge with Junior Wells and tells us what he considers to be the greatest blues festival that ever happened in Chicago.

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SAM LAY AND CORKY SIEGEL

Chicago blues legend and 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sam Lay and harp player, composer, entertainer and musician extraordinaire Corky Siegel join Dave in a 2-part interview discussing their musical collaborations and remarkable careers. Featuring a live studio performance from Sam, Corky and Dave!

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TORONZO CANNON

Chicago bluesman and CTA bus driver takes us from his early days growing up in the shadows of the legendary Theresa's Lounge on Chicago's south side to currently balancing his thriving music career with the demands of being a full-time, inner city Chicago bus driver. Featuring a live studio performance with Toronzo and Dave.

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KERMIT RUFFINS

New Orleans trumpet master, vocalist, composer and co-founder of the Rebirth Brass Band shares stories of his early days playing street parades and parties in the Big Easy, touring the world, owning a club in NOLA and rare insights into his southern cooking.

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Podcast Video: Donald Kinsey interview!

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Podcast Video: Sam Lay and Corky Siegel join Dave for an interview and jam session in the SPACE studios.


Coming soon: John Scofield, Jimmie Vaughan, Shemekia Copeland and more!


 
 

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