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 172 - New Tommy Castro & Extra Helping of Blues! Aired: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    An extra episode of JumpBlues this week! We have brand new Tommy Castro, John Mayall, Mike Vito and more! Just a little extra to get you through the end of winter here in the Northern Hemisphere!

  • Jump Blues 173 - More New Winter Blues! Aired: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    The new Blues just keep coming in! This week we have new tunes from Nick Schnebelen Band, Watermelon Slim, Rick Vito and more! Blues we celebrate the birthdays of Johnny Winter and George Thorogood. Enough music to keep your feet tapping and butt movin' on these still-cold winter nights!

  • Jump Blues 171 - LOVELight Blues Aired: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    This week in celebration of St. Valentine's Day, I play Blues tunes that all are about LOVE. The good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly. Tunes from B.B. King, Robert Johnson, Albert King, Eden Brent, Joe Beard and many others! But always the highly danceable Blues beat of JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 170 - New John Mayall! Aired: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    Brand new John Mayall this week! Select tunes from his upcoming Feb 22 album, Nobody Told Me.  On this one John shines and brings several guitarists in, including Dave's favorite, Carolyn Wonderland.  Plus more new Tony Holiday Blues, Birthday tributes, and some good ol' acoustic Blues.  It's "all in there" in another extra fabulous JumpBlues party!

  • Jump Blues 169 - New Tony Holiday & Friends, Watermelon Slim Aired: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    Wow! We got some fabulous new Blues in this week! Tony Holiday has partnered up with a stellar cast of musicians for some good 'ol tunes played right from his home in the Front Porch Sessions! And Watermelon Slim's new release Church of the Blues is out so we play some selected tracks.  Plus we have local artists such as Hanna PK, Tyler Westcott, and the Folkfaces!  Beat your winter Blues with another fantastic episode of JumpBlues!!

  • Jump Blues 168 - Winter Mix, LIVE Tabletop Three Aired: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    This week we celebrate the birthday of Janis Joplin! Plus a great mix of old and new electric Blues including tunes from Charley Crockett, Freddie King, Brooks Mason, and Carolyn Wonderland. We also play some songs in tribute to the very recent passing of Mike Ledbetter, a young Chicago musician. Finally, our second hour features LIVE music and interviews with 2/3rd of The Tabletop Three band (Steve West and Curtis Waterman). Surely, it's a hot enough dance party to warm up even the coldest winter night!

  • Jump Blues 167 - Brooks Mason Debut, January Blues Birthdays Aired: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    This week first off is Brooks Mason from Atlanta, Georgia. At 22, Brooks impressively takes on the styles and songs of greats like Freddie King and Albert King and we spin a couple from his debut release from Bandcamp. And the rest of the show celebrates early January Birthdays of Slim Harpo, Little Smokey Smothers, Elvis Presley, Earl Hooker, Long John Baldry and many more.  Enjoy!

  • 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!