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 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!

  • 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!