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 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 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!

  • Jump Blues 142 - Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Tribute, John Mayall Get Well! Aired: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

    This week we play tribute to recently departed Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater. We also send get well greetings and positive energy to John Mayall. Add some newer Blues with AJ Ghent and some rocking classics from Jimmy & Stevie Vaughan plus Lucky Peterson and we got ourselves an early summer shakedown we call JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues Show 141 - New Dave Hole, Goin' Back Down Aired: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    The summer Blues releases just keep flowing! Brand-new Dave Hole tunes spotlight this episode! Add in some new music from Dana Fuchs, Mike Zito and more and it is another foot-stomping, booty-shakin' good time we call JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues Show 140 - LIVE Jason Dodson, Voodoo Chile Blues Aired: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    This week we have LIVE music from Rochester-native Jason Dodson and his band for a return visit to JumpBlues! Jason has polished his guitar playing and has added singing to his repertoire! And he's backed by his father Walt and a new drummer to the band, Eric Phillips. The second hour we have some of the best modern Blues around with a few select favorites plus some brand new tunes. It all adds up to the music dance party we call JumpBlues!

    Find out more about Jason Dodson on Facebook.

  • Jump Blues Show 139 - Dana Fuchs, Ring of Fire Aired: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    This week we again feature Blues Divas! Dana Fuchs starts us out with tunes from her new release, Love Lives On. She's joined by Heather Newman, Janiva Magness, Janis Joplin, Shemekia Copeland, Sue Foley, Samantha Fish and many more! Shake it up with another dose of JumpBlues!