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 127 - Shake It Baby! Aired: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    This week we commemorate #blackhistorymonth in the U.S. with some of my favorite African-American Blues artists!  Joe Beard, Johnny Copeland, Earl Hooker, Brownie McGhee, Shemekia Copeland and many others highlighted in this episode.  Truly a butt-shakin, toe-tapping party we call JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues Show 126 - NEW Victor Wainwright, Blues Party Deluxe Aired: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    This week we highlight several brand-new tunes from Victor Wainwright as well as Bernard Allison, both from Ruf Records. We also play tribute to Willie Dixon, celebrate Samantha Fish's birthday, and rock out the best Blues from yesterday, today, and tomorrow! Enjoy this high voltage dose of JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues Show 125 - Blues Time Machine, Janis Joplin Celebration Aired: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    This week we get into a Blues Time Machine and stay for awhile in the 60's! We celebrate the recent birthday of Janis Joplin with many of her tunes with and without her bands. Also have some Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall, Long John Baldry and more! PLUS, I just got in some new RUF records and I start off the show with one of 'em, Victor Wainright And the Train! Seriously tasty roots, boogie, and Blues! Take a ride with me!

  • Jump Blues Show 124 - Blues Divas 2018 Aired: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    This week we have some wonderful women of Blues playing some rocking tunes! A very modern take on guitar driven Blues with some boogie boogie thrown in to boot! Plus a great little conversation with Carolyn Wonderland! If this set doesn't get you moving check your pulse, you may be dead!

  • Jump Blues Show 123 - New Tinsley Ellis, Winning Hand & Blues Mix Aired: Tuesday, January 2, 2018

    First show of 2018!! This week we feature some brand new blues from Tinsley Ellis, Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager; both due out mid-month. Add in some fine modern and classic Blues from Nick Moss, Nick Schnebelen, Heather Newman, Slim Harpo, and Benny and the FlyByNiters and you have another fantastic music party we call JumpBlues!!

  • Jump Blues Show - Special Best of 2017 Aired: Tuesday, December 26, 2017

    For our last show in 2017 I feature some of the best recorded Blues from the last 12 months including tunes from Albert Cummings, Brad Stivers, Carolyn Wonderland, Heather Newman, Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi, Justin Johnson, Selwyn Birchwood, Samantha Fish, Taj Mahal & Keb Mo'. What a wonderful year that will be hard to top!!

  • Jump Blues Show 121 - Christmas Train Blues Aired: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    Hop on board the Blues Christmas Train as we celebrate the season! My family helps me keep the train humming the first hour as we serve up the best holiday classics with a Blues twist.  You'll also hear holiday greetings from some celebrated artists! Our final original episode of 2017 of this express train we call Jump Blues!

  • Jump Blues Show 120 - Back Door Santa Boogie Aired: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    Dive into the holiday season with a great mix of Blues and Christmas Blues tunes! This week we have truly a cornucopia of artists, styles, and eras plus a few holiday classics. All adding up to a Juke joint party that's getting quite festive!   Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas to you!

  • Jump Blues Show 119 - Interview Albert Cummings & Return of Tyler Westcott Aired: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    This week we feature two of my favorites artists, one National and one Local. Starting with Tyler Westcott of Buffalo, NY. Tyler is a prolific singer/songwriter and musician in 4 local bands. This troubadour plays a few tunes for us and informs us of his local December schedule. Followed by an interview with the supremely talented Blues/Rock guitarist, Albert Cummings. There's even a few Christmas tunes at the end. Enjoy this wonderful music party we call JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues Show 118 - New Samantha Fish, Rock Me Baby Aired: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    This week we feature new tunes from Samantha Fish's new release, Belle Of The West as well as great tunes from Albert Cummings, Julian Sas, Chris O'Leary, Carolyn Wonderland, and many others! Rock it with this blues party, we call JumpBlues!