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 134 - Extra Jimmies & New Marcia Ball Aired: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

    This week we have some fantastic new music from Marcia Ball as well as the first release from Freddie Tate, a talented back up musician. Plus we have tunes from Jimmie Vaughan, Papa Chubby, and Carolyn Wonderland. There's more than enough high energy music to fill two hours of JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues 133 - New Dom Flemons, Black Cowboy Blues Aired: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    This week I'm excited to bring you two new recordings, first from Grammy Award winner Dom Flemons "The American Songster", secondly from new artist AJ Ghent, who features a intriguing fusion of Blues, Funk, Pop, with a little Prince thrown in. We also celebrate some Blues birthdays; Lightnin Hopkins and Marcia Ball. Truly this Blues gumbo is another fantastic example of JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues Show 132 - Funky Blueblood! Aired: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    This week we feature a great compilation of new and funky mid 60's stuff. Featured artists are Andrew "Blueblood" McMahon, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Freddie King and more! Plus new LIVE Blues from John Mayall, Reverend Shawn Amos, and Seth Walker!

  • Jump Blues 131 - Bucket of New Blues! Aired: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

    This week we have a high dosage of brand-new Blues! Fantastic new music from Sue Foley, Victor Wainwright, Peter Karp, Nick Moss & Dennis Gruenling, and last but not least, a new LIVE album from John Mayall! Grab your dancing shoes, this is another hot one!!

  • Jump Blues Show 130 - Taste of Rochester Blues, Cotton Toe Three LIVE Aired: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

    This week we feature a taste of Rochester Blues; music straight from ROChester, New York! Our first hour is LIVE music from Cotton Toe Three featuring Mike "Cotton Toe" Scrivens, Dave Paprocki, and Jay Chaffee. And the second hour is filled with LIVE and studio recordings of great Rochester artists! Surely a musical event worthy of the title JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues Show 129 - Shemekia Copeland! Aired: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    This week we highlight Shemekia Copeland, a fantastic diva of the Blues who'll be in Rochester this weekend. Joining her are some new artists never before heard on the show such as The Blazers, J.W. Gilmore and more. We'll also have new tunes from Bernard Allison, Nick Moss Band, and Peter Karp. Truly a playlist worthy of the title, JumpBlues!

  • Jump Blues Special - Second Helping of Cajun & Zydeco! Aired: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    A Jump Blues Special Extra episode! Our guest is Bruce Handelman of the Rochester Cajun Zydeco Network joins us to share artists that will be coming to town in the near future! Featured artists are Kevin Naquin & The Ossun Playboys and Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble!

  • Jump Blues Show 128 - FAT Tuesday Celebration! Aired: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    This week we celebrate FAT Tuesday with a heavy dose of Cajun & Zydeco tunes. However, I was able to sneak in some previews of brand-new Blues from Nick Moss & Dennis Gruenling, also Sue Foley with Jimmy Vaughan. Truly a musical experience FAT with fantastic tunes!

  • 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!