Accidental Blues

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The Accidental Blues showcases blues like you’ve never heard before. Wednesday nights from 8 until midnight, listen in for artist interviews, call in with your favorite blues requests because we’re taking them all night, and be sure to listen to the last half hour as we spotlight works from new blues artists and albums. With artists both new and old, blues host Bubba Ray brings you the best out of a genre that has been the inspiration for most contemporary music today.

The studio has a very impressive collection of blues artists and their discographies. Several sub-genres can also be heard including, Delta Blues, Swamp Pop, Zydeco, and R&B. Artists range from the hollerin’ and croaky voiced Howlin’ Wolf, to the electric Chicago blues style of Junior Wells, to the new blues hits of today’s the White Stripes or The Black Keys. The style has evolved from its early days to a much louder, fuzzier, and distorted soulful piece of ‘ol fashioned blues.

Blues are making a comeback and staying alive and with the several new artist albums being sent to the station, there is never a lack of fresh talent to display. There is no other show around that devotes four hours of new and old Blues to one of the most powerfully inspirational genres around.

Afterglow 4/6

Tonight we’ve got a playlist queued up to satisfy all of your glitch-hop, ambient, and downtempo needs! Tune is as your host Devin gives away tickets to see Gramatik with Russ Liquid at the Intersection in Grand Rapids on Tuesday 4/8! But WAIT! There’s more! She’ll also be giving away tickets to see former Spartan GRiZ *SOLD OUT* show on Friday, 4/11 at the Intersection! More after the jump!

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Accidental Blues Playlist 08/23/13

Bubba Ray’s final show tonight will feature artist Junior Kimbrough. Join us as Bubba Ray plays his favorite blues tunes from Eric Clapton, Sean Costello, and Buddy Guy. New music from Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois KIng and Sugaray Rayford.

8:00 PM

Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band – Honky Tonk – Shoutin’ In Key

Junior Kimborugh – Meet Me In The City – All Night Long

Cash Box Kings – Hayseed Strut – Holler & Stomp

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Accidental Blues Playlist 08/21/13

Tonight’s featured artist is Roomful Of Blues and it’s going to be a more than just one room full. There recently released album 45 Live will be on the table also. 45 years of Blues with Roomful of Blues tonight until midnight!

8:00 PM

Roomful Of Blues – Talkin’ To You Eye To Eye – Raisin’ A Ruckus

Sean Costello – Take Me Back – Call The Cops

The Bluescasters – Spin Club – Five Dimes

B.B. King – Chains And Things – The Ultimate Collection

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Accidental Blues Playlist 08/14/13

This week’s blues will feature artist Robert Cray, and others like Eric Clapton, Luther Allison, and Johnny Winter. Get ready for a blues overdose because we’ll be playing them til midnight!

8:00 PM

Robert Cray – Got To Make A Comeback – Heritage Of The Blues

Eric Clapton – Standin’ Round Cryin’ – From The Cradle

Albert King – Crosscut Saw – Born Under A Bad Sign

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Accidental Blues Playlist 08/07/13

Tonight on the blues, featured artist Sean Costello and his fiery style to the blues. We’ll also include the likes of Joe Louis Walker, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and many more. We’re blues rockin’ til midnight with new music from Valerie June at 11:00 PM, our New Blues Hour.

8:00 PM

Sean Costello – Can’t Let Go – We Can Get Together

Dave Hole – Take Me To Chicago – Steel On Steel

Hound Dog Taylor – She’s Gone – Deluxe Edition

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Accidental Blues Playlist 07/24/13

Tonight on the show Janiva Magness as our featured artist, new music from Big Lou Johnson and a Live album from the likes of Roomful Of Blues. Plenty of soul to stir up your night from W.C. Clark to Al Green.

8:00 PM

Janiva Magness – There It Is – Stronger For It

Curtis Salgado – He Played His Harmonica – Soul Shot

Shemekia Copeland – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – 33 1/3

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Accidental Blues Playlist 07/10/13

A very exciting new album to review from Buddy Guy and appropriately named Rhythm & Blues. A 2-disc venture and all the classics tonight from the city of Blues. Elmore James, Howlin’ Wolf, and Jimmy Reed coming at ya as well.

8:00 PM

Greg Nagy – Fell Toward None – Fell Toward None

Junior Wells – What My Mama Told Me – On Tap

Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings – Homecoming – Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings

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