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 Show 93 - More Hoodoo from Selwyn Birchwood Aired: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    This episode features several new tunes from Selwyn Birchwood of Alligator Records. Selwyn and his band have a great new Blues rock record out called Pick Your Poison.  Add in some newer Blues from Justin Johnson, Colin James, John Nemeth and Western New York band, Folkfaces and you have another 2 hour party we call JumpBlues!!

  • Jump Blues Show 92 - Friday Nite Blues Party Aired: Friday, June 2, 2017

    This week we had a special Friday night episode of JumpBlues! I went ol' school with this one and skirted the edge with Blues turning into Rock and Roll. Featured artists are Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Elmore James, Freddie King, and Magic Sam. Enjoy this added injection of 50's and 60's JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues Show 91 - LIVE tunes from new Homegrown CD by Genesee Johnny! Aired: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    This episode we feature LIVE music from Genesee Johnny and his friend on harmonica, Tim Brinduse.  They play some great tunes from their imminent cd release, Homegrown!  We also pay tribute to Gregg Allman who passed away last week with some of his solo work and his legendary tunes with the Allman Brothers.   Another fantastic episode of JumpBlues!!

  • Jump Blues Show 90 - Get Up & Shake It! Aired: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    This week we celebrate Blues Birthdays, including mine!  Most of the featured artists this week were born in May, Taj Mahal, Joe Bonamassa, and Kenny Neal.  The show also features some great tunes from Chris Duarte, The King Brothers, Eric Clapton and Kate Lush!   A wonderful Blues party we call JumpBlues!!

  • Jump Blues Show 89 - LIVE Cinnamon Jones, Gospel & Blues Party Aired: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    This week we have a special treat, LIVE spirituals and blues from Cinnamon Jones of Rochester, New York. Cinnamon truly sings from the heart and was fantastic! Then we had plenty of great tunes from Blues award winner, Susan Tedeschi, as well as classics from Big Bill Broozy, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, and Freddie King! Another righteous episode of Jump Blues! More information on Cinnamon can be found at eternalsoulentertainment.com

  • Jump Blues Show 88 - Taj Mahal & Keb Mo = TajMo Aired: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    This week we feature two fantastic Blues musicians: Taj Mahal & Keb Mo who have a brand-new duo recording out. Also included are many of my favorite solo recordings from them. Add in few new tunes and some old school Swing Blues and you have another powerhouse set of JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues Show 87 - LIVE the Return of "the Fog" Aired: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    This week we celebrate the Return of "the Fog", a great trio of Rochester musicians!  Following their great set, some excellent new tunes from Selwyn Birchwood, John Nemeth, and Elvin Bishop.  And we close the show with some classics from Otis Spann, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Bo Diddley and more!  Another fantastic dose of JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues Show 86 - Live The Roll the Dice Band : Keep on Rollin' Aired: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    This week we start out with a recording of a LIVE mini-concert from The Roll the Dice Band, a local Rochester favorite! Thanks to Donny, Joe, Jim, Rob, and Jack for playing fantastic Blues covers the first hour. We follow with a second hour with some great Jimmy Thackery, Elvin Bishop, and new tunes from local bands: The Folkfaces, and the Genesee Johnny Band. Enjoy this rocking edition of JumpBlues!!

  • Jump Blues Show 85 - Jimmy Thackery - Jukin' Down Aired: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    This week we feature Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, who plays in Rochester, next week. Add in some Tab Benoit, Rod Piazza, Carolyn Wonderland, and Justin Johnson and you have another fantastic episode of JumpBlues!!

  • Jump Blues Show 84 - Friday Night Boogie Aired: Saturday, April 15, 2017

    A special fill-in Friday night episode of JumpBlues! Full of 5-star Blues tunes from Joe Bonamassa, Bernard Allison, Albert Cummings, and Freddie King. Enjoy this 1 hour dose of modern electric Blues Rock