Studio One

Blue Avenue
12:09 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, January 6, 2013

We'll hear from all the nominees for Blues Music Awards in the Acoustic Album of The Year and Traditional Blues Male Artist of the year catagories, plus exclusive IPR recordings of Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest in Davenport.

Blue Avenue
12:08 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, December 30, 2012

Some of my personal favorites of 2012 including the latest realeases by Mississippi Heat, Little G Weevil, Paula Harris, and Robert Cray. Plus exclusive IPR recordings of Trampled Under Foot at last February's Friends Blues Blowout.

This show originally aired 11/25/12

Blue Avenue
12:08 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, December 23, 2012

Blues Christmas! Including songs for the season by Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Washboard Pete, Bob Pace, and the late Rick Cicalo. Ho Ho Ho!

Blue Avenue
12:07 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, December 16, 2012

The latest releases from soul bluesman John Nemeth, Texas duo Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King, and Robert Cray; new blues artists Paula HarrisĀ  and The 44s; exclusive IPR recordings of The Shane Dwight Band; and blues on vinyl from one of the first records by Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers

This show originally aired 11/11/12

Blue Avenue
12:06 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, December 9, 2012

Some artists that were "new to me" in 2012 including Darren Jay & The Delta Souls, Little G Weevil, and soul singer Meena. Some Christmas blues by Chris Cain and The Mighty Blue Kings. And exclusive IPR recordings of Iowa bluesman Bryce Janey at the Campbell Steele Gallery in Marion.

Blue Avenue
12:06 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, December 2, 2012

New releases from Eric Lindell, Sean Carney, and Iowa's Craig Erickson; exclusive IPR recordings of Chubby Carrier at the 2011 Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids, and blues on vinyl by J.B. Hutto and Jr. Wells

This show originally aired 6/3/12

Blue Avenue
12:05 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, November 25, 2012

Some of my personal favorites of 2012 including the latest realeases by Mississippi Heat, Little G Weevil, Paula Harris, and Robert Cray. Plus exclusive IPR recordings of Trampled Under Foot at last February's Friends Blues Blowout.

Blue Avenue
12:04 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, November 18, 2012

More new blues releases including the latest by The Mannish Boys, Nathan James, and Iowa City's Catfish Keith. Exclusive IPR recordings will allow us to hear a short set by Trampled Under Foot at Waterloo's Electric Park Ballroom and the Blues On Vinyl set includes gospel blues by The Reverend Gary Davis

This show originally aired 10/14/12

Blue Avenue
12:04 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, November 11, 2012

The latest releases from soul bluesman John Nemeth, Texas duo Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King, and Robert Cray; new blues artists Paula HarrisĀ  and The 44s; exclusive IPR recordings of The Shane Dwight Band; and blues on vinyl from one of the first records by Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers

Blue Avenue
12:03 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, November 4, 2012

Lots of new releases including the latest by Mississippi Heat, Joanne Shaw Taylor, and Mud Morganfield. Exclusive IPR recordings of Chicago guitarman Linsey Alexander at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival and Blues on Vinyl by Big Mama Thornton and Clifton Chenier.

This show originally aired 9/30/12

Blue Avenue
12:02 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, October 28, 2012

New releases from Teresa James, Sugar Blue, and Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin; Classic 1930s blueswomen including Memphis Minnie and Lucille Bogan; exclusive IPR recordings of Reverend Raven & The Chin Smokin' Alter Boys.

Blue Avenue
12:02 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, October 21, 2012

It's Ladies Night! All the music is done by female performers in today's contempory blues scene, including Cassie Taylor, E.G. Kight, Deanna Bogart, Shemekia Copeland, Cee Cee James, and Tracy Nelson.

This show originally aired 9/16/12

Blue Avenue
12:01 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, October 14, 2012

More new blues releases including the latest by The Mannish Boys, Nathan James, and Iowa City's Catfish Keith. Exclusive IPR recordings will allow us to hear a short set by Trampled Under Foot at Waterloo's Electric Park Ballroom and the Blues On Vinyl set includes gospel blues by The Reverend Gary Davis

Blue Avenue
12:00 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, October 7, 2012

Lots of new releases including the latest by Cee Cee James, Lisa Mann, and James Armstrong. Exclusive IPR recordings of Iowa bluesman Bryce Janey. And the Blues on Vinyl segment has 80s records by Joanna Conner and Johnny Copeland.

This show originally aired 8/19/12

Blue Avenue
12:00 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lots of new releases including the latest by Mississippi Heat, Joanne Shaw Taylor, and Mud Morganfield. Exclusive IPR recordings of Chicago guitarman Linsey Alexander at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival and Blues on Vinyl by Big Mama Thornton and Clifton Chenier.

Blue Avenue
11:59 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, September 23, 2012

New releases by Chuck Leavell, Big Walker, and Mary Bridget Davies. Exclusive IPR recordings will take us back to February's Friends Blues Blowout for a set by Trampled Under Foot and the Blues On Vinyl segment includes records by Johnny Shines and Big Walter Horton

This show originally aired 6/10/12

Blue Avenue
11:58 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, September 16, 2012

It's Ladies Night! All the music is done by female performers in today's contempory blues scene, including Cassie Taylor, E.G. Kight, Deanna Bogart, Shemekia Copeland, Cee Cee James, and Tracy Nelson.

Blue Avenue
11:58 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, September 9, 2012

Lots of new releases including the latest by Magic Slim, Lisa Mann, and Robert Cray. Exclusive IPR recordings will take us to Cedar Rapids for a set by zydeco master Chubby Carrier at the 2011 Linn County Bluesmore Celebration, and the Blues On Vinyl segment has records by Bobby Bland and Otis Spann.

Blue Avenue
11:57 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, September 2, 2012

Often promised, finally delivered, it's The 60s British Blues special! From it's founding fathers John Mayall and Alexis Korner to the next generation bands Foghat and Fleetwood Mac and including the British Invasion blues bands like The Yardbirds and Rolling Stones. Blues with a British accent!

This show originally aired 1/8/12

Blue Avenue
11:56 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, August 26, 2012

Eureka I found it! I recently discovered an interview with the late Blues Hall of Famer Luther Allison that I did on Aug. 27, 1980. I have been searching for this full interview for three decades. This week, hear the full interview and out of print music from this blues icon.

This show originally aired 7/8/12

Blue Avenue
11:56 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, August 19, 2012

Lots of new releases including the latest by Cee Cee James, Lisa Mann, and James Armstrong. Exclusive IPR recordings of Iowa bluesman Bryce Janey. And the Blues on Vinyl segment has 80s records by Joanna Conner and Johnny Copeland.

Blue Avenue
11:55 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, August 12, 2012

New releases from Quintus McCormick, Robert Cray, and Marion James; Iowa blues from Catfish Keith and Skeeter Lewis; exclusive IPR recordings of Shane Dwight and some Blues On Vinyl from Charlie Mussellwhite and Fenton Robinson

Blue Avenue
11:54 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, August 5, 2012

All exclusive Iowa Public Radio recordings from festivals/events from around the state including Chubby Carrier at the 2011 Bluesmore celebration, Trampled Under Foot at the 2012 Friends Blues Blowout, and Patrick Hazell at the 2004 Sturgis Falls celebration.

This program originally aired on July 1, 2012

Blue Avenue
11:54 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, July 29, 2012

We hope you enjoy IPR's live coverage of The Newport Folk Festival during this time slot and hope you can catch The Blues Bus for the next drive down Blue Avenue, next week!

Blue Avenue
11:53 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, July 22, 2012

On this week's drive down Blue Avenue we'll step into the Way Back Machine and spend the entire program with music from the most classic of blues eras, the 50s, with tunes by the most classic of blues performers including Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Jr. Wells, and Bobby "Blue" Bland, just to name a few.

This program originally aired 7/31/11

Blue Avenue
11:53 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, July 15, 2012

Lots of new releases including the latest by Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, and Little Feat. Plus exclusive IPR recordings of two-time Iowa Blues Challenge winners The Avey Bros and the Blues On Vinyl segment includes records by Albert Collins and Slim Harpo.

Blue Avenue
11:52 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, July 8, 2012

Eureka I found it! I recently discovered an interview with the late Blues Hall of Famer Luther Allison that I did on Aug. 27, 1980. I have been searching for this full interview for three decades. This week, hear the full interview and out of print music from this blues icon.

Blue Avenue
11:51 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, July 1, 2012

All exclusive Iowa Public Radio recordings from festivals/events from around the state including Chubby Carrier at the 2011 Bluesmore celebration, Trampled Under Foot at the 2012 Friends Blues Blowout, and Patrick Hazell at the 2004 Sturgis Falls celebration.

Blue Avenue
11:51 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, June 24, 2012

The blues bus heads down Blue Avenue towards the Quad Cities for an overview of next weekend's Mississippi Valley Blues Society 3-day festival. We'll hear music from 18 of the artists at this year's fest including Kenny Neal, Coco Montoya, Lady Bianca, and Guitar Shorty

Blue Avenue
11:50 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Blue Avenue Sunday, June 17, 2012

New releases by Dr. John and Sonny Landreth, Iowa Blues from Catfish Keith and Skeeter Lewis, Exclusive IPR recordings of Shane Dwight and some 80s blues on vinyl by Walther "Wolfman" Washington and slide guitarman Roy Rogers.

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