Talkin' The Blues

Hosted by Bluesman Microwave Dave Gallaher, this weekly show explores the latest tunes and the historic names in blues music.

For the past 20 years, Talkin' The Blues has highlighted the tradition, and little-known treasures that lie hidden amidst the Tennessee Valley's wealth of talent.

Talkin' The Blues airs Saturdays at 8pm.
 

Talkin' The Blues (April 19, 2014)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

This episode of Talkin' The Blues with Microwave Dave features music from a new album by San Francisco native Joe Louis Walker, historic early 1950s blues and R&B from Big Maybelle, including the original version of Jerry Lee Lewis' Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, and Chicago blues front man, Johnny Drummer. (aired Sat. 4/19/14 8pm)

Talkin' The Blues (April 12, 2014)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

This episode of Talkin' The Blues with Microwave Dave features new releases from the Holmes Brothers, a trio of blues/gospel artists who are celebrating thirty-five years as a band; Lisa Mann, the fine bassist/vocalist/writer from Portland who plays like Duck Dunn and sings like Bonnie Bramlett; and Bob Corritore's album of harmonica-led instrumentals, featuring stellar musicianship and great arrangements on what may be his best album to date.

Talkin' The Blues (April 5, 2014)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

This episode of Talkin' The Blues with Microwave Dave features new releases from NY/LA guitarist and singer James Armstrong; Huntsville's Dawn Osborne Band's new release on Startingly Fresh Records; and swampy blues from northeaster harp man Mikey Junior.

Talkin' The Blues (March 29, 2014)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Talkin' The Blues (March 22, 2014)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

This week's Talkin' the Blues features a new release from Dallas guitarist and songwriter Jim Suhler, who also works on the road with George Thorogood & the Destroyers. We'll also hear 1928-30 recordings from iconic gospel slide guitarist Blind Willie Johnson; and new blues from Oregon by Tess Barr.

Talkin' The Blues (March 8, 2014)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

This episode of Talkin' The Blues with Microwave Dave features the compilation Delmark 60 Years of Blues with various artists from the venerable Chicago label's roster, along with new releases from Lansing, Michigan's Root Doctor and Ohio's early 70s's southern rock band, Dixie Peach, which has reunited with nearly all its original members.

Talkin' The Blues (March 1, 2014)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

This week's Talkin The Blues brings the annual New Orleans R&B show in honor of Mardi Gras. Various artists from the golden age of New Orleans popular music are featured, including Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, the Wild Tchopitoulas, Huey Piano Smith and The Clowns, Smiley Lewis, Dr. John and many others.

Talkin' The Blues (Feb. 15, 2014)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

This week's edition of Talkin' the Blues features Kent Burnside, grandson of R.L Burnside; soul/blues singer Daunielle, a Memphis native and backup singer in her first feature album; Gregg Martinez from Louisiana with New Orleans, zydeco, and some Memphis style; and slide and lap steel guitarist Damon Fowler from Florida.

Talkin' The Blues (Feb. 8, 2014)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Featured this week on Talkin' The Blues are new albums from Atlanta guitarist Tinsley Ellis and Eddie Cotton from Jackson, Mississippi, and a fine reissue of a 1980 LP by John and Sylvia Embry, a couple who worked extensively in Chicago blues bands during the disco era.

Talkin' The Blues (Feb. 1, 2014)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

This episode of Talkin' the Blues features a great, just released live recording by legendary Chicago blues artist, the late Magic Sam, from 1968; and a brand new release by Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues.

Talkin' The Blues (Jan. 25, 2014)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

This week's Talkin' the Blues features new and modern blues interpretations from Seattle blues trio Hard Garden; Detroit native JJ Thames' powerful vocals recorded in Jackson, Mississippi; veteran Texas/Louisiana blues partnership Smokin' Joe Kubek & B'nois King's late 2013 release; and mellow contemporary Florida blues from Rick Randlett.

Talkin' The Blues (Jan. 18, 2014)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

This week's Talkin' the Blues features Washington DC guitarist Tom Principato, Tuscaloosa band Debbie Bond & The Trudats (who will be at the Kaffeeklatsch in Huntsville on Friday, Jan 17), the Mercy Brothers punk blues/gospel act from Fayetteville, LA, and Jeff Shahan from south Texas.
 

Talkin' The Blues "Smith, Hill, DeVestern, Blue" (Jan. 11, 2013)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

This week on Talkin' The Blues with Microwave Dave ... contemporary Texas blues from guitarist Holland K. Smith; fine interpretations of New Orleans and boogie woogie piano stylings from a 1998 album by Detroit artist Al Hill & the Love Butlers; New York City vocalist and songwriter Halley DeVestern Band's new release; and a couple selections from Bill Blue, a veteran musician who has lived in Key West for decades.

Talkin' The Blues "Hughes, Musselwhite, Downchild" (Jan. 4, 2014)

Friday, January 3, 2014

This episode of Talkin' the Blues features early 1960s Muscle Shoals recordings by Jimmy Hughes, a new Charley Musselwhite album recorded live in Clarksdale, MS and a studio release by the 44-year-old Canadian blues band, Downchild. Aired January 4th, 2014.

Talkin' The Blues "Christmas Blues" (Dec. 21, 2013)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Talkin' the Blues podcast (Dec. 14, 2013)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

On this episode of Talkin' The Blues with Microwave Dave ... Veteran bluesman Bobby Rush's Grammy nominated album Louisiana; Lafayette, Louisiana pianist David Egan excellent gathering of R&B styles; Australian harmonica man Harper teams up with Detroit's Motor City Josh for acoustic back-porch original songs; and Johnny Rawls offers a tribute to his former boss and mentor, the late O.V. Wright.

Talkin' the Blues podcast (Dec. 7, 2013)

Friday, December 6, 2013

This week's Talkin' The Blues features tracks by Lorenzo Menzerschmidt, a Milwaukee Trio produced (and drummed) by former member of the Violent Femmes, Victor DeLorenzo. There's also music from Portland-based The Strange Tones with their 'crime-a-billy' 50s surf/sci-fi/roots compositions, Atlanta soundtrack/incidental music artist Mark Cook from his new collection entitled Backwoods Chaos, and from Houston by guitarist/vocalist Hadden Sayers, from his recent release called Rolling Soul. Aired Saturday, December 7th, 2013.

Talkin' The Blues (Nov. 30, 2013)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

This episode of Talkin' The Blues includes music from Jack Semple, Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines, Deb Ryder and the Cedric Burnside Project. Aired Nov. 30, 2013.

Talkin' The Blues - Nov. 23, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

This episode of Talkin' The Blues you will hear music from RB Stone, Davis Cohen, Shy Perry and Sugar Ray Rayford. 

Talkin' The Blues - Nov. 16, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The episode of Talkin' The Blues features music by The Claudettes, Sheba Potts-Wright and Steve Howell and the Mighty Men. Aired Saturday, November 16th, 2013.

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