Ten O'clock Blues

Thursdays 8 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays 10 p.m. to midnight
  • Hosted by Steve Smith
  • Local Host Steve Smith

Nighttime is the right time to have the blues and KWIT-KOJI dutifully brings them to you each Saturday Evening with "Stumpy" Steve Smith and the 10 O'Clock Blues. Smith, whose only real brush with southern culture was growing up in South Dakota, has enjoyed blues for about half of his life, first listening regularly to the public radio program Bluesstage with Ruth Brown. Smith mixes today's rising stars like Keb' Mo' and Susan Tedeschi with old masters like Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters. "Occasionally I'll throw in some Louisiana spice and I'll do a Zydeco set, or sometimes I'll play a spiritual or two," Smith says. He also takes a detour from the normal musical direction of the show when a noteworthy musician comes to town. He lists people like B.B. King, Robert Cray, Kenny Wayne Sheppard and Delbert McClinton among those whom he has interviewed for the show.

Ten O'Clock Blues 10.06.18

Oct 8, 2018

Colin James digs into tonight's TOB. His new album is called Miles to Go, plus we have some local(ish) flava with Josh Hoyer from when his band was still called the Shadowboxers and we honor the memory of Otis Rush who passed away in late September.

Ten O'Clock Blues 9.29.18

Oct 8, 2018

Ten O'Clock Blues 9.22.18

Sep 23, 2018

The Voice semi-finalist, Nakia opens the show, plus J.D. McPherson has problems opening up, and The Reverend Shawn Amos takes us on a tour through Hollywood in his trusty Rambler.

Ten O'Clock Blues 9.15.18

Sep 18, 2018

Ten O'Clock Blues 9.08.18

Sep 14, 2018

50 years ago the Rolling Stones started playing music by old guys from Chicago, now the Chicago guys return the favor on Chicago Plays the Stones. Also hear the James Hunter Six, Samantha Fish's sister, Amanda Fish and Boz Scaggs.

Ten O'Clock Blues 9.01.18

Sep 2, 2018

Ten O'Clock Blues 8.25.18

Aug 27, 2018

Ten O'Clock Blues 8.18.18

Aug 21, 2018

Damon Fowler's 4th Studio Album, The Whiskey Bayou Session, takes us on a whiskey soaked tour of country blues and swamp rock that fans of his count on. Joanne Shaw Taylor has a new album out, in the states, anyway; it was released in the UK a couple of years ago but we're just getting to it now. All that and a bunch more on this episode of the 10 O'Clock Blues.

Ten O'Clock Blues 8.11.18

Aug 12, 2018

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite are a couple of generations apart age-wise. But Charlie is young at heart and Ben is an old soul so it works for them. Get an early opportunity to hear the followup to the 2013 Grammy-winning Get Up!

Ten O'Clock Blues 8.04.18

Aug 5, 2018

The Record Company's sophomore album All of This Life is terrific and we'll start this show with something from that. Also classics from B.B. King and Z.Z. Hill and we'll debut new music from the Dennis Jones Band and Damon Fowler too.

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