Crossroads

Fridays at 10pm, Sundays at 7pm

Crossroads is KMUW’s contemporary blues and soul show. Hosted by Chris Heim, the program highlights blues, R&B and soul from the post-war era to the present, from classic recordings to new releases, and from mainstream sounds to a diverse and wide-ranging collection of artists and recordings with roots in the blues and branches in nearly every other musical genre.

Listen to the most recent Crossroads show:

Archive is updated between midnight and 3am after the show airs.

Click "next segment" to skip ahead in the show.

Genre: 
Composer ID: 
51828d7ae1c88a0f33240202|51828d11e1c88a0f332401f6

Pages

Music
10:05 am
Mon September 15, 2014

David Bromberg's Birthday, New Johnny Winter & More Latin Soul/Spanish Blues

David Bromberg, blues and roots star

September 19/21

This week at the Crossroads, we mark the birthday of blues and roots star David Bromberg, including a concert he did at the Fur Peace Ranch in hour two of the show. Also more for the September Latin Soul/Spanish blues feature – this time from Argentina’s Claudio Gabis, and Mexico’s Real de Catorce – plus music from artists with concerts in the coming week, newly named Kennedy Center honoree Al Green,  and new releases, including Johnny Winter’s final album, Step Back.

Read more
Music
8:18 am
Mon September 8, 2014

September Hispanic Heritage Month Feature With Latin Soul And Spanish Blues

Vargas Blues Band's Texas Tango
Credit Album Cover Art

September 12/14

With the start of the annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration only days away (it runs Sept.15 –Oct. 15), Crossroads embarks on a rather different feature this month, highlighting Latin soul and Spanish blues.

Read more
Music
11:16 am
Tue September 2, 2014

September New Month/New Music

Elvin Bishop, Can't Even Do Wrong Right
Credit Album Cover Art

September 5/7

It’s “New Month/New Music” time as Crossroads teams up with Global Village and Strange Currency at the beginning of every month to highlight the best in new releases.

Among the new blues titles featured this time at the Crossroads are releases from Elvin Bishop, Grady Champion, Seth Walker, Murali Coryell (son of jazz guitar great Larry Coryell), Juno Award winning Canadian blues band Fathead, and an impressive new release from Levon Helm protégé Alexis P. Suter and her band.

Read more
Music
10:49 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Crossroads Top 40 Albums of August 2014

True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story
Credit Album Cover Art

Crossroads Top 40 -  August 2014

1.      Johnny Winter - True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (Columbia/Legacy)

2.       Vaneese Thomas - Blues for My Father (Segue)

3.       Mud Morganfield/Kim Wilson - For Pops (Severn)

4.       Andy T/Nick Nixon Band - Livin' It Up (Delta Groove)

5.       Dave Specter - Message in Blue (Delmark)

6.       Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers - Emergency Situation (Blind Pig)

Read more
Music
8:51 am
Mon August 25, 2014

A Final Salute To Johnny Winter And Birthday Feature For Robert Cray Plus This Week's Concerts

Robert Cray, blues guitarist, turns 61

August 29/31

This week at the Crossroads, a final salute to Johnny Winter and birthday celebration for Robert Cray – the August feature on the show - plus music from blues artists with concerts in the coming week, and new releases – including the return of ‘60s veterans John Mayall and Kim Simmonds with Savoy Brown, and tributes to Muddy Waters from son Mud Morganfield, and Rufus Thomas from daughter Vaneese Thomas.

Read more
Music
4:07 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

2014 Living Blues Awards Winners Plus August Featured Artists Johnny Winter & Robert Cray

81-year old debut blues artist Leo Welch

August 22/24

The 2014 Living Blues Awards were just announced and Crossroads highlights music from the winners in this week’s show – including Buddy Guy, Lurrie Bell, James Cotton, Marcia Ball, 81-year old debut artist Leo Welch, and the Campbell Brothers.

Plus more music from August featured artists Johnny Winter and Robert Cray; artists with concerts in the coming week; and new music from the ReBirth Brass Band, Ruthie Foster, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, and tuba master Bob Stewart.

Read more
Music
8:48 am
Mon August 11, 2014

More From August Featured Artists Johnny Winter & Robert Cray Plus Local/Regional Concerts

August featured artist Johnny Winter with blues man Muddy Waters

August 15/17

Crossroads continues the August feature of music from Johnny Winter – including a track from one of his Grammy-winning albums with Muddy Waters and from his own classic release, Still Alive and Well – and from Robert Cray – with music from his latest release, In My Soul, and from his breakthrough recording, Strong Persuader.

Plus new music from Kelley Hunt, Kent Burnside, Lisa Mann, Keb’Mo’ and the new ZZ Top best-of set, and selections from artists with regional concerts in the coming week.

Read more
Music
10:37 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Crossroads Top 40 Albums of July 2014

Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers Top 40 Album, Emergency Situation
Credit Album Cover Art

Crossroads Top 40 -  July 2014

1.       Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers - Emergency Situation (Blind Pig)

2.       Dave Specter - Message in Blue (Delmark)

3.       Mannish Boys - Wrapped Up and Ready (Delta Groove)

4.       Johnny Winter - True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (Columbia/Legacy)

5.       Andy T/Nick Nixon Band - Livin' It Up (Delta Groove)

6.       Vaneese Thomas - Blues for My Father (Segue)

7.       Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Goin' Home (Concord)

8.       Bob Corritore - Taboo (Delta Groove)

Read more
Music
10:04 am
Mon August 4, 2014

August Featured Artists Johnny Winter And Robert Cray Plus Local/Regional Concerts

Blues-rock guitar legend Johnny Winter

August 8/10

Crossroads kicks off the August feature remembering blues-rock guitar legend Johnny Winter, and celebrating the August birthday of blues star, Robert Cray. Highlights include the debut albums from both artists, music from Cray’s False Accusations album, and Johnny Winter live at Fillmore East. Then in hour two, it’s part one of a two part House of Blues special saluting Johnny Winter, with classic tracks and rare archival interview material (part two will air next week on the show).

Read more
Music
10:08 am
Mon July 28, 2014

New Music From Ruthie Foster, A Host Of Harp Players, And A Tribute To Muddy Waters

Promise Of A Brand New Day, new album from Ruthie Foster
Credit Album Cover Art

August 1/3

It’s “New Month/New Music” time as Crossroads teams up with Global Village and Strange Currency at the beginning of every month to highlight the best in new releases.

Among the new blues titles featured at the Crossroads:

A preview of Ruthie Foster’s new album

A new best-of from ZZ Top

Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson salute Muddy Waters

Rick Estrin Live and Jimmy Thackery who is touring live

Read more

Pages