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 157 - Paul Rishelle & Annie Raines, Jump and Shout Aired: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    This week we emphasize Country Blues genre with some great music and a phone interview with the award-winning duo, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines! Plus we have some fantastic new music from Dr. Adam Gussow's The Blues Doctors, Colin James, Davy Knowles and many more! Another chair-dancing, hip shaking party we call JumpBlues! Enjoy!

  • Jump Blues 156 - Victor Wainright Interview & Boogie Music Aired: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    This week we feature music and a phone interview with the amazing, award-winning Victor Wainright from Memphis, Tennessee. Victor changed it up this year with a new band, new record, and new sound and we had a great conversation about his life, music, and more! And of course, we have plenty of tunes from Victor, Professor Longhair, Clarence Gatemouth Brown and a few others! It's another wickedly entertaining and butt shakin' party we call JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 155 - Vanessa Collier, LIVE East End Drifters! Aired: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    This week we have a special treat! We have new music and an interview with Vanessa Collier plus LIVE music from one of the coolest bands in Rochester, the East End Drifters! They play a great set of Blues & Rock covers for us and definitely heat up the show with their HOT tunes! Surely, it's another great example of the hip-shaking, butt-shaking juke party we know and love, JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 154 - LIVE Tyler Westcott, Dom Flemons Interview Aired: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    This week we have LIVE music from Buffalo troubadour Tyler Westcott! Plus it's Tyler's birthday coming up so he's celebrating by getting some great bands together in the LIVESTOCK Music Festival. We also have a fantastic conversation with Dom Flemons, The American Songster and Grammy award winning founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Finally I sneak in a couple new tunes from The Blues Doctors!

  • Jump Blues 153 - JP Soars & Shemekia Copeland Interviews Aired: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    This week we are fortunate enough to have two great musicians available for interviews. We caught JP Soars for an interview the first hour followed by Blues diva Shemekia Copeland the second. We also found time to play some fantastic new music from their brand-new records. It all adds up to another fantastic, extraordinary music journey we call JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 152 - Fall Into Some New Blues Aired: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    This week we continue our journey exploring mostly new Blues. I'm super excited to listen to the new release from Colin James called Miles To Go. We also have new tunes from Rachelle Coba, Dana Fuchs, Debra Coleman, and Gina Sicilia. Finally, we jam with Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, plus both Shemekia Copeland and her late great father, Johnny Clyde Copeland. Whew! Another butt shakin' edition of JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 151 - Interview Watermelon Slim (Not a Quiet Man) Aired: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    Whoa!! This week we have an extensive interview with troubadour Watermelon Slim!! He's an amazing musician and a fantastic guy! Plus we'll play his tunes plus brand-new music from Jerimiah Johnson and Mat Wakelate from United Kingdom. Finally last but not least we pay tribute to the anniversary of the 1990 passing of Stevie Ray Vaughan! All of this can only happen on the JumpBlues Show!

  • Jump Blues 150 - Summer New Blues Bin Aired: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    This week we have plenty of new Blues from Jeremiah Johnson, Vanja Sky, Vanessa Collier and many more! Plus we highlight Joanne Shaw Taylor who is an amazing Blues Rock guitarist from the UK. Plenty of tunes to get your butt shaking and your feet moving!

  • Jump Blues 149 - Summer '18 Blues Gumbo! Aired: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    This week we have a fiery gumbo of Blues! We feature several artists playing at the Chenango Blues Festival (Central New York State), plus some great local Rochester favorites such as The Crawdiddies and Genesee Johnny! It all adds up to this audio delight we call JumpBlues!

  • 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/