Studio One

Mark Simmet has new music tonight from John Cale, Mumford And Sons, and Animal Collective. Plus, more from our CD of The Week, Coexist by The XX. Also, hear an interview feature with the Des Moines band Parlours in the first hour of the show.

Tonight, Mark Simmet brings you the latest music from Bettye Lavette, Grizzly Bear, Paul Simon and Jason Lytle of the band Grandaddy. You will also hear selections from our CD of the Week, Coexist by The XX.

It's an all new potpourri spotlight segment show including spotlights on rock'n'roll duets of the 50s, some early 60s releases from the vaults of ABC-Paramount Records, some song comparisons between the hit version and the NOT so famous original version, and lots and lots of listener suggestions leftover from last week's Listener Picks show.

We conclude our eight week series surveying the nominees for this year's Blues Music Awards with the nominees in the two BIGGEST categories: The B B King Entertainer of the Year and Band of the Year. Plus we'll listen to exclusive IPR recordings of Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport.

Cedar Rapids listener Ray Marshall picks out this week's medley, celebrating his favorite Beatles' birthday. George Harrison would have been 70 years old this weekend!

A combination of new acquisitions and listener picks. The show needs to be prerecorded by Wednesday night 2/20, so if you have song suggestions, get them to me by then! bob.dorr@bobdorr.com

We continue to survey the nominees for this year's Blues Music Awards by hearing every song nominated for Song of the Year and a selection from every Album of the Year nominee. Plus, exclusive IPR recordings of Shane Dwight at Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo and more of the interview with Shaun Murphy!

We'll hear music by all of the nominees For Blues Music Awards from The Blues Foundation in the Soul Blues Album of the Year and the Traditional Blues Album of the Year categories. Plus exclusive IPR recordings of Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport.

Hear music from all of the Blues Foundation's nominees for Blues Harmoncia Player of the Year and Contemporary Blues  Male Artist of the Year. Plus a spotlight on Shuan Murphy who has done world tours with Bob Seger, Eric Clapton, and Little Feat. Not bad for a girl who went to high school in Cedar Rapids!

The multi-week survey of nominees for The Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards continues with music by all of the nominees for the Koko Taylor Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year and The Contemporary Blues Album of the Year. Plus we'll hear exclusive IPR recordings of Bryce Janey at The Campbell/Steele Gallery in Marion.

We continue the multi-week series of listening to the nominees for this year's Blues Music Awards from The Blues Foundation. This week, hear all the nominees for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year and Gibson Blues Guitar Player of the Year. Plus, hear exclusive IPR recordings of Perry & The Pumpers at the 2011 Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids.

We continue our multi-week survey of the Blues Foundation's nominees for the annual Blues Music Awards including the Best New Artist Debut category and the Rock Blues Album of the Year category. Plus we'll listen to exclusive IPR recordings of Memphis guitar player Eric Gales at the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport.

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.

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

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!

The latest releases from soul bluesman John Nemeth, Texas duo Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King, and Robert Cray; new blues artists Paula Harris  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

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.

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

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.

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

The latest releases from soul bluesman John Nemeth, Texas duo Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King, and Robert Cray; new blues artists Paula Harris  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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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