Jump Blues

Jump Blues is an exploration of the wide-range of eras and styles which encompass the Blues genre, 100 years of American music. That includes Country Blues, Electric Blues, Zydeco, Boogie-Woogie, and Blues Rock, however the common thread will be uptempo tunes which you can dance to and might hear in a Juke Joint or roadhouse. Always seeking national and local Rochester-area talent to share their music LIVE during the show!   Email Dave at (JumpBlues @ wayofm.org)

Episodes On-Demand:  https://www.mixcloud.com/JumpBlues/


Past Episodes

  • Jump Blues 151 - Interview Watermelon Slim (Not a Quiet Man) Aired: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    Whoa!! This week we have an extensive interview with troubadour Watermelon Slim!! He's an amazing musician and a fantastic guy! Plus we'll play his tunes plus brand-new music from Jerimiah Johnson and Mat Wakelate from United Kingdom. Finally last but not least we pay tribute to the anniversary of the 1990 passing of Stevie Ray Vaughan! All of this can only happen on the JumpBlues Show!

  • Jump Blues 150 - Summer New Blues Bin Aired: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    This week we have plenty of new Blues from Jeremiah Johnson, Vanja Sky, Vanessa Collier and many more! Plus we highlight Joanne Shaw Taylor who is an amazing Blues Rock guitarist from the UK. Plenty of tunes to get your butt shaking and your feet moving!

  • Jump Blues 149 - Summer '18 Blues Gumbo! Aired: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    This week we have a fiery gumbo of Blues! We feature several artists playing at the Chenango Blues Festival (Central New York State), plus some great local Rochester favorites such as The Crawdiddies and Genesee Johnny! It all adds up to this audio delight we call JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 148 - Part 2, LIVE Bob Bunce, Folksinger! Aired: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    In the second part to this week's show we feature Finger Lakes singer songwriter, Bob Bunce with Jackson Holler on Flute and backup vocals. Bob brings us his fantastic original tunes from his vast musical repertoire. He can be found online at http://www.bobbunce.com/

  • Jump Blues 148 - Part 1, LIVE Nick Schnebelen Band! Aired: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    This week we have split the show into two parts, this one features a LIVE recording in our studio from the Nick Schnebelen Band from Kansas City. Nick and his trio share some of their newest songs which are due to be released early next year! Get ready for some kick-butt Blues plus we finished up the hour with some great Victor Wainwright and even a dose of acoustic Dion! Surely a great little juke party we call JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 147 - Lima Crossroads Blues Fest Preview Aired: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

    This week we have a sneak peak at some of the 12 bands playing the upcoming Lima Crossroads Blues Festival! Dirty Bourbon Blues Band, Hanna PK, Johnny Rawls, Nick Schnebelen, and Steve Grills just to name a few! Yet another foot stomping, booty-shaking edition of JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 146 - Interview Nick Schnebelen, Break of Day Aired: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    This week we interview the fantastic Nick Schnebelen from Kansas City. The interview is in two parts. Nick is a wonderful musician and band leader who has struck out with his new trio all over the US! He'll be headlining the upcoming Lima Crossroads Blues Festival in early August. (Find out more at https://www.limabluesfest.com). We also got plenty of music from Nick, his former band, Trampled Under Foot, plus some brand new Elvin Bishop! Another great episode of JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 145 - Live Fornieri Brothers, Burn It Down Aired: Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    This week we have LIVE Blues from the Fornieri Brothers and friend, who are 3/4 of the East End Drifters! The guys tear it up with some great Blues covers in their WAYO radio debut!  And we have some new tunes from Shemekia Copeland, Eric Johanson, Damon Fowler and more!  Plus many more favorites including some fine songs from Trampled Under Foot!  Surely it's a another great party worthy of it's name, JumpBlues!


  • Jump Blues 144 - Ten Toes Up Aired: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    This week we have plenty of modern Blues from a variety of artists. Plus a few classics in there as well.  The Soul of John Black is a notable new addition to this show and my music library, and finally we have brand-new tunes from Rochester favorite, The Crawdiddies!  Surely it's a fine example of the party we call JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 143 - LIVE Da Vines, Father's Day Aired: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    This week we are blessed with LIVE acoustic Blues from Rochester-based duo, Da Vines (Fred & Alex Vine). The pair play their fantastic vocal harmonies on both original and old-school Blues covers. They're also both guitar virtuosos as well! Add in some great acoustic and electric Blues records and we have nice variety this episode. Surely, an extra special show well worthy of the title JumpBlues!