Ten O'clock Blues 5.08.21

22 hours ago

New Orleans' Dumpstaphunk starts off our show this week with some real good guitar playing from guest artist, Marcus King. Also we'll hear from Larkin Poe and brand new stuff from Mr. Sipp.

Ten O'clock Blues 4.01.21

Apr 6, 2021

Siouxland Public Media has been installing a bunch of new equipment which is fantastic! (Thanks to Rick Turner and Dennis Semple and others for getting it up and running) but unfortunately, we haven't been able to create new shows, so we had a month of "encore presentations". But we're back now with brand new music from Damon Fowler and the Aris Paul Band, plus some classics too, like Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry.

Ten O'clock Blues 2.20.21

Feb 26, 2021

Minneapolis singer and multi instrumentalist Joyann Parker has put together a really solid album, Out of the Dark. It's her 3rd and the first we've featured on the TOB. We'll also check out ne music from Valerie June and a classic from Irma Thomas!

Ten O'clock Blues 2.13.21

Feb 13, 2021

Curtis Salgado has a new album, it's called Damage Control and it's one of those albums that aging bluesmen sometimes do looking back on their lives while at the same time assuring us they're not going anywhere! Also Sonny Green calles Cupid a bad name (and it's almost his birthday!) and we dig into a new record by Ally Venable!

Ten O'clock Blues 2.13.21

Feb 13, 2021

Curtis Salgado has a new album, it's called Damage Control and it's one of those albums that aging bluesmen sometimes do looking back on their lives while at the same time assuring us they're not going anywhere! Also Sonny Green calls Cupid a bad name (and it's almost his birthday!) and we dig into a new record by Ally Venable!

Ten O'clock Blues 1.30.21

Jan 30, 2021

Selwyn Birchwood just kind of sounds dangerous - his guitar playing, his gravelly baritone voice and his bari sax driven horn section just make his album Living in a Burning House sound like the Evel Knievel of blues bands. It's cool... just don't let kids listen! Well put the little ones to bed and tune in to hear from Birchwood, The Black Keys and a classic from Magic Sam on this episode of the TOB.

Ten O'clock Blues 1.16.21

Jan 20, 2021

California Blues Rocker Alastair Greene opens up this show, also along the way we'll hear from Bobby Blue Bland, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Singer/Saxophonist, Vanessa Collier.

Ten O'clock Blues 1.02.21

Jan 13, 2021

Kim Wilson opens the show tonight with one from his new album, along the way we'll also hear from Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy and a classic from Otis Redding!

Ten O'clock Blues 12.26.20

Jan 13, 2021

Veteran East Bluesman Duke Robillard kicks off tonight's show with one from his latest, Blues Bash. We'll also we'll hear from The Wood Brothers, ZZ Ward and new music out of Canada with Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar!

Ten O'clock Blues 12.19.20

Dec 19, 2020

It's a decades-old tradition, the TOB Christmas show! We've got some new Christmas tunes from Victor Wainwright, JD McPherson and Hamilton Loomis as well as some vintage cuts from Charles Brown, B.B. King and of course, Big Maybelle, all blended together as smooth as  figgy pudding! 

Ten O'clock Blues 11.14.20

Nov 14, 2020

Johnny Iguana is one of those bandleaders that doesn't sing. As it turns out; (just ask Ronnie Earl or Kenny Wayne Shepherd) you don't have to! He enlists the vocal cords of John Primer, Billy Boy Arnold, Lil' Ed and more on his new tribute abum to the great Chicago pianists. Also, we'll hear from Marcus King, Nathaniel Rateliff and Samantha Fish.

Ten O'clock Blues 11.07.20

Nov 7, 2020

Ben Levin is a very young man with the voice of a very old man, which when you're a bluesman, is a blessing. He's also a very talented piano player, we'll hear from him, plus Joanne Shaw Taylor and a brand new song from just down the road from Dustin Arbuckle and the Damnations.

Ten O'clock Blues 10.31.20

Nov 5, 2020

Shemekia Copeland has finally released a full length album to Uncivil War and we'll open up this edition of the TOB with a song about the slave ship, Clotilda. Also we'll hear Oliver Wood cover a song by the late, Sean Costello and Doyle Bramhall II gets us ready for November.

Ten O'clock Blues 10.17.20

Oct 19, 2020

GA-20 opens up this edition with a song about the Biblical Jonah, plus two new recordings from Piano men Johnny Iguana and Ben Levin and the Howlin' Wolf takes to the Killing Floor.

Ten O'clock Blues 10.03.20

Oct 3, 2020

Charlie Musselwhite and Elvin Bishop are a couple of the the blues elder statesman - their new album is called 100 Years of Blues for a reason. Walter Trout has been around the block a few times as well, but newcomers GA-20 and ZZ Ward help to bring the average performer age down a few decades on this edition of the TOB.

Ten O'clock Blues 9.26.20

Sep 26, 2020

We've got a good variety of Betty's on the show this time, though neither of them spell it like that... Bettye LaVette has one from her new Blackbirds album, and Bette Smith kicks off the night with a Jimbo Mathus collab called "I'm a Sinner". We'll also hear Johnny Winter cover Bob Dylan and a great early-catalogue Keb' Mo' tune, too!

Ten O'clock Blues 9.19.20

Sep 23, 2020

Lil' Ed is playing the Alley Art Festival this weekend, so we'll close the hour with 3 in a row from this "Compact Man". We'll also hear from Kat Riggins, J.J. Grey and Watermelon Slim.

Ten O'clock Blues 9.12.20

Sep 12, 2020

ZZ Ward's new single Giant gets us up and running (away....terrified) this week. Plus we've got more new music from Peter Parcek and Kat Riggins and a classic from Johnny Littlejohn too!

Ten O'clock Blues 8.29.20

Sep 3, 2020

It's always great to hear what Bettye LaVette can do to a song to make it her own, she's got a whole new album full of songs that we'll debut this week. Mike Henderson gives the honky-tonk treatment to a blues classic and we'll hear some 50's-era gospel from The Original Blind Boys of Alabama.

Ten O'clock Blues 8.22.20

Aug 22, 2020

The War and Treaty will hopefully quit hitting the snooze button on releasing their new album, Hearts Town. Until then, we'll open the TOB with "Five More Minutes" - the lead-off single. Also we'll hear from Jimi Hendrix, Peter Karp and we'll just have room for the Tedeschi Trucks Band too!

Ten O'clock Blues 8.15.20

Aug 21, 2020

Joe Louis Walker & Keb' Mo' get things started this time. We'll also hear from The Record Company, The War and Treaty and Black Pumas too!

Ten O'clock Blues 7.25.20

Jul 25, 2020

We'll open this show with the new single from Shemekia Copeland, plus brand new music from Joe Louis Walker, a classic from Aaron T-Bone Walker (no relation) and Eli Paperboy Reed.

Ten O'clock Blues 7.18.20

Jul 24, 2020

The band Aloud kicks off our show with horn-fueled excellence. Along the way we'll hear from Eden Brent, Keb' Mo' and more new music fom Shemekia Copeland.

We'll cover the second half of the alphabet in Part 2 of the show this time (with apologies to Grace Potter who inexplicably came in after Bonnie Raitt. That's enough spoilers! You'll have to click and find out who else made the cut.

Tough decisions galore! Do I pick the Allman Bros. or Luther Allison? And SOOO MANY C's!!!!!! Give it a click and found out how I stacked up this special Saturday in the Park A - Z edition of the 10 O'Clock Blues!

Ten O'clock Blues 6.27.20

Jul 9, 2020

Piano Man, Kenny Blues Boss Wayne kicks off tonight's show with a duet featuring Dawn Tyler-Watson. We'll also be hearing from Too Slim & the Taildraggers and the very latest from Shemekia Copeland!

Ten O'clock Blues 6.20.20

Jul 9, 2020

At age 71, John Blues Boyd is moving into his next career, that of being a bluesman, after stints in roofing, farm labor and taking care of his late wife. He seems to be picking up on it pretty well though, as you can hear on his new album, In My Blood. Also we'll hear new music from  a band called Aloud and Derek Trucks covers Bob Dylan.

Ten O'clock Blues 6.13.20

Jun 13, 2020

Ruthie Foster and her Big Band open this week's episode, we also hear from GA-20, Alabama Shakes and Buddy Guy teamed up with John Mayer.

Ten O'clock Blues 6.03.20

Jun 12, 2020

It's forthcoming music from Larkin Poe to start things off this time. We'll also hear new blues from Linsey Alexander and The Ruthie Foster Big Band plus a great summer time tune from J.J. Grey & Mofro.

Ten O'clock Blues 5.23.20

May 28, 2020

Bror Gunnar Jansson kicks off tonight's show. Also we'll hear another Swede, Anders Osborne in a duet with Mike Zito plus James Booker and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.