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 166 - Dig This Boogie, Tom Kohn's 78s Aired: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

    Tom Kohn of Bop Shop Records (bopshop.com) joins us this week and brings his favorite early, early Jump Blues 78 rpm records. It's the original players who created this fantastic niche of the Blues! Huge Thanks to Tom for joining us! And we complete the show with a more modern twist on Bluesy Roots with Woody Pines! Truly a show of extremely danceable music! Enjoy!

  • Jump Blues Show - Special Best of 2018! Aired: Tuesday, January 1, 2019

    This week the playlist is filled with what I consider to be the Best Recorded Blues of 2018. There were many surprise releases this year from AJ Ghent, Damon Fowler, JP Soars, Dom Flemons, as well as veteran artist releases such as Victor Wainwright, Shemekia Copeland, and Mike Zito. Surely, a wonderful year of the party music we call JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 165 - LIVE Tennessee Lights, Tabletop Three, Christmas Tunes Aired: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

    This week we were wildly fortunate enough to have two duos playing LIVE music for us on the show. First, Tennessee Lights is a brilliant new duo with Monica Hall on vocals and John Dretto skillfully backing her up on guitar. Second a seasoned pair and 2/3 of The Tabletop Three, Steve West and Curtis Waterman play some LIVE Christmas tunes for us.  Finally, Dave creates a rockin' little playlist filled with Christmas and a few non-holiday tunes to get us moving in this very special edition of JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 164 - LIVE Reverend Kingfish, More Fast Boogie Aired: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    Another fine Rochester performer plays LIVE tunes to start out our show! Reverend Kingfish and his Bootleg Hoochers produce some very fine tunes for us in our studio! The Reverend has recently returned to his Rochester roots and has brought a vast repertoire to share with us! Also in the show some great classic Blues from Fats Waller, Big Mama Thornton, Muddy Waters, Blind Boy Fuller and more! In addition, a few Christmas tunes snuck in the playlist. Another notable artist on the show this week is Jontavious Willis, 22 year old aspiring singer from Mississippi.

  • Jump Blues 163 - LIVE Steve West, Burning High Blues Aired: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    This week we're fortunate to have LIVE Blues from Steve West! Steve serves up fantastic covers and originals too! We also got some classic tunes from Elmore James, Champion Jack Dupree, Brownie McGee and more! We even have a couple short musician interviews recorded in 1960's Sweden. Another fine example of the music party we call JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 162 - LIVE Concert with Paul Rishell & Annie Raines Aired: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    This week we have a fantastic recording of a. LIVE Concert of Paul Rishell & Annie Raines of Boston, Massachusetts. Recorded at Bop Shop Records on Oct 23, 2018 by Dan Gross, this performance demonstrates the skill, knowledge, and expertise of this extraordinary Country Blues duo! Surely, it's a fantastic dance edition of the party we call JumpBlues!

    Thanks to Dan Gross, Tom Kohn of Bop Shop Records (bookshop.com) and Annie Raines and Paul RIshell!

  • Jump Blues 161 - LIVE Cotton Toe Three, Come Together Aired: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    This week we feature LIVE Blues from Cotton Toe Three Trio! This time they've gone electric and kicking it up a notch! Add in some festive thanks-giving Blues from Eric Bibb, Colin James, and Ruthie Foster! Surely, a dance party worthy of the name, JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 160 - Beauty of Blues, John Nemeth Interview Aired: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    This week we feature the music and a phone interview with Blues harmonica singer, John Nemeth! Joining John are a fine company of musicians such as Ray Charles, Tas Cru, Buddy Guy, and more! Plus birthday Blues tributes to Candye Kane and John Hammond! Surely yet another great dance party we call JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 159 - Beautiful Slop of New Blues! Aired: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    This week we empty the new Blues bin with a beautiful slop of a show! Brand new tunes from J.J. Appleton & Jason Ricci, Joe Louis Walker & Bruce Katz, newcomer Lindsay Beaver, Mat Walklate, Sean Chambers, and a special re-mastered Mike Zito debut record. It all adds up to another rockin' set of Blues you can dance to; JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 158 - Devil Got My Woman, Special Guests & Fundraiser Aired: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    This week we celebrate Halloween Eve with some special guests and great spooky Blues tunes!  First hour we have Jed Metzger of the WAYO show Singing https://www.mixcloud.com/jed-metzger/ and we talk all about how you can join WAYO with a donation toward our freeform non-commercial radio station at https://donate.wayofm.org.  And the second hour we have a great local Blues musician, Joe Fornieri of the East End Drifters band from Fairport, NY.