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 183 - LIVE Benny Bleu / Tom Hanney Harmonica Aired: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    This week we have two very fine local musicians play LIVE on the show! First Benny Bleu, fresh from his inaugural solo project release, Warm Prickly brings us his great Folk originals. Plus we discuss many of his musical projects and who are his biggest influences. And the 2nd hour, we welcome Mr. Tom Hanney, harmonica musician and college professor. And we even have time to play a few records too!

  • Jump Blues 182 - New Blues Spring Blossoms Aired: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

    It's finally spring and the Blues spring blossoms are blooming! This week we have brand-new Blues from Kingfish, Cash Box Kings, Tony Campanella, B.B. King's Blues Band and Joanne Shaw Taylor. Plus great tunes from a host of other great artists. It's enough to get your toes tapping and your hips shaking! Another great dosage of JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 181 - Tribute to Gatemouth Brown, Hoo Doo Blues Aired: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    Once again we play tribute to Texas musician, Clarence Gatemouth Brown by playing many of his tunes and artists he played with like Johnny Copeland and Professor Longhair! Also we continue to bring you new Blues along side of some classics.

  • Jump Blues 180 - New Billy Branch, Blues with a Capital B Aired: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    This week we have some brand new Blues from Billy Branch who is honoring Little Walter and playing his tunes. We also have new music from Bonita and the Blues Shacks, Jontavious Willis, Tony Campanella, and more! Plus LIVE recordings from Rochester native, Joe Beard! It all adds up to the mighty good time we call JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 179 - Jontavious Willis, Spectacular Class! Aired: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    This week we have the new, second release from Jontavious Willis! Wow! You've got to hear this great young Bluesman partnering up with some other performers for a fantastic set of music! Plus Brand new Big Daddy Wilson, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, Victor Wainwright, Jerry Garcia Acoustic and many more! Enjoy another excellent dose of JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 178 - Blues Classics spin with Genesee Johnny Aired: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    A Blues brother and a great Rochester musician, Genesee Johnny joins us this week as a co-host and turntable master! Carting his suitcase full of Blues records to the studio, Johnny has picked out some fantastic classic Blues with some 1 or two sets of excellent Rochester-based artists! It's another great Blues party that we call JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 177 - Interview Bobby Kyle, Pedal To The Medal Aired: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    This week we have a great interview with Bobby Kyle, Bluesman, songwriter and bandleader! We talk about Bobby's long career with Eddie Kirkland, Johnny Copeland and many others!  And last but not least, our second hour features the last set of our month-long concert series with Jontavious Willis!  Surely, it's another fantastic music party worthy of the title, JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 176 - Rollin' And Tumblin' Aired: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    This week we have another great Mix of electric and acoustic Blues!  New music from Mighty Mike Schermer, Brandon Santini, Howell Devine and many more in this episode.  Plus, last but not least, we continue our recorded LIVE series with Jontavious Willis who starts up the second hour!  Another high energy dose of the Blues!

  • Jump Blues 175 - Time To Get Movin' Aired: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    This week we have brand new Blues from Reese Wynans and Friends, Jimmie Vaughan, John Mayall and Sugaray Rayford, Plus local bands, Folkfaces, Crawdiddies and the second hour we’ll have exclusive LIVE Performance recordings from Nick Schnebelen Band and Jontavious Willis!

  • Jump Blues 174 - Mighty TIght Blues Aired: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    This week we have another great mix of new and older Blues! In the new bin we have Brandon Santini, Nick Schnebelen, and our first episode featuring a LIVE set of recorded Blues from Jontavious WIllis! Add in a good dose of Albert King, Rory Block, Guy Davis, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines and you have one helleva Blues party; worthy enough for the title JumpBlues!