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 (January 3, 2015)

Saturday, January 3, 2015

In response to a couple requests, this episode of Talkin' The Blues with Microwave Dave departs from the normal current blues releases in magazine format to listen to individual tracks from formative 195Os blues artists like Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, Hound Dog Taylor and the House Rockers, and Big Mama Thornton.

Talkin' the Blues (December 27, 2014)

Saturday, December 27, 2014

This edition of Talkin' The Blues with Microwave Dave features contemporary blues rock by Devon Allman, the Bruce Katz Band, Gaetano Letizia, and the Alastaire Greene Band.  These are followed by the only three New Years Eve songs I could find in my collection, by Charles Brown, Mary Harris, and Lightnin' Hopkins.

Talkin' the blues (December 13, 2014)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

This edition of Talkin' The Blues with Microwave Dave includes the Sauce Boss, Bill Wharton of the Florida panhandle in a smoked up one man band format; Eric Clapton and friends celebrate the music of the late JJ Cale; Deak Harp plays big-toned dirty harmonica and guitar simultaneously in Clarksdale, MS; and Nathan James from California releases a pair of albums in one jacket that feature very strong songwriting and fine authentic playing and singing of original songs that sound sixty years old.

Talkin' the blues (December 6, 2014)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

This edition of Talkin' The Blues with Microwave Dave features Colorado guitarist/singer Jack Hadley recorded in St. Louis; Magnus Berg, an 18-year-old blues guitarist and singer from Norway; Vanessa Collier writes and sings original songs and solos on sax; and Blue
Lunch from Cleveland celebrates 3O years as a band with a west coast-flavored album.

Talkin' The Blues (November 29, 2014)

Saturday, November 29, 2014

This episode of Talkin' The Blues with Microwave Dave features guitar slinging from the 199Os releases by Jimmy Thackery; fine acoustic versions of songs by Reverend Gary Davis from the film Harlem Street Singer by the Empire Roots Band; Robin Banks explores the lounge facet of blues music; and Linsey Alexander plays classic Chicago blues.

talkin' the blues (November 22, 2014)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

This episode of Talkin' The Blues with Microwave Dave features a just-released 2OO5 album from the late Sean Costello; Eric Bibb assembles a number of well-known artists to create Blues People; and Low Society brings contemporary rocking blues and roots out of Memphis.

talkin' the blues (November 15, 2014)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

talkin' the blues (November 8, 2014)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Talkin' the Blues "Duke Way" (November 1, 2014)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

This edition of Talkin’ The Blues features music from Duke Way from Huntsville with his album of jazz stories and hipster poems; Georgie Bond from Philadelphia sings a new batch of songs; from Boston comes Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers; and Canada's JW-Jones releases and album recorded in Nashville.

Talkin' the Blues (October 25, 2014)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Talkin' the Blues continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary on WLRH with a show this week featuring Rhode Island's Duke Robillard Band; Dave Riley and Bob Corritore's blend of Chicago and Mississippi Blues; Rory Block's fine tribute to north Mississippi blues icon Skip James; and Oakland piano man S.E. Willis.

Talkin' the Blues "Johnny Sansone" (October 18, 2014)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Featured this week are New Orleans harmonica ace Johnny Sansone; soul brothers Otis Clay and Johnny Rawls; Missouri-born writer/singer Ingrid Gerdes; and Markus James with a combination of West African and North Mississippi blues.

talkin' the blues (October 4, 2014)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

talkin' the blues (September 27, 2014)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Talkin' The Blues (Sept. 20, 2014)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

This week's Talkin' The Blues with Microwave Dave features New York City veterans Big Mike and the Tornadoes, west coast guitarist Carmen Grillo and southern California singer Kaye Bohler. Also, music from the first album from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Jackson MS artist Grady Champion.

Talkin' The Blues (Sept. 13, 2014)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

This episode of Talkin' The Blues features northern California artist Shane Dwight; neo Nashville blues band Markey Blue; Austin, TX based Ty Curtis, and Whitey Johnson.

talkin' the blues (September 6, 2014)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

This episode of Talkin' The Blues features guitarist/singer JP Soars, California chromatic harmonica specialist Big Harp George, the Georgia songbird EG Knight and Indiana's hoosier voodoo act Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band.

talkin' the blues (August 30, 2014)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

This episode of Talkin' The Blues features Murali Coryell's new album from this son of jazz guitarist Larry Coryell; the Generation Blues Experience with an age range from 14 to 8O; Sena Ehrhardt's new release of mainstream contemporary blues rock; veterans Andy T and Nick Nixon follow their successful 2O12 album; and founder of the Nighthawks Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers new guitar-slinging record.

talkin' the blues (August 23, 2014)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The episode of Talkin' The Blues features a new album highlighting deep cuts from Muddy Waters' recordings by his son, Mud Morganfield and Fabulous Thunderbirds harp ace Kim Wilson; new Chicago blues rock from Giles Cory's Stone Soul, and Etta Britt pays tribute to Delbert McClinton.

talkin' the blues (August 16, 2014)

Friday, August 15, 2014

This episode of Talkin' The Blues feaures Elvin Bishop opens the program with three tracks from his new album; Ruthie Foster is second with her fine vocals and Texas deliver; New England's Sugar Ray and the Bluetones turn in some fine ensemble work; and Lucky Peterson's return to recording results in The Son of a Bluesman.

talkin' the blues (August 2, 2014)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

This episode opens with Bob Stroger and Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith -- a veteran and son of a veteran of the Muddy Waters band -- with a new release; Laura Rain and the Caesars feature more well-done R&B funk from various ears
on their new release;  Jeremy Baum's new album incorporates blues in a jam band style; Dexter Allen emerges from under the shadow of Bobby Rush with a fine new record; and Smoke Wagon Blues Band recorded in front of a home
audience in Hamilton, Ontario.




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