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 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.

  • 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!