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 "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.

Talkin' The Blues "Ivy Joe Milan" Nov. 9th, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

This episode of Talkin' The Blues features new music from legendary Huntsville soul singer Ivy Joe Milan, among others. Aired Saturday, November 9th, 2013.

Talkin' The Blues Nov. 2nd, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

This episode of Talkin' The Blues featuring music by Bobby Murray, Buddy Flint, Barrel House Stomp and others. Aired Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 2013 at 8pm.




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