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.

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4:38 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

A Final Round With Stevie, More B.B. And BMA Winners, Blues Concerts & New Blues Releases

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires will headline the Big Easy Concert at the Wichita River Festival on Thursday, June 4.

May 29/31

This week at the Crossroads:

A wrap up of the month-long celebration of Stevie Wonder’s 65th birthday

More music from B.B King and the recently announced Blues Music Awards winners (including Keb’ Mo’, Deanna Bogart, Lurrie Bell and Elvin Bishop) 

Music from artists with local and regional concerts in the coming week – including Charles Bradley, Monophonics, Robin Trower and Moreland & Arbuckle

A farewell to Leon Redbone who just announced his retirement

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1:19 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Remembering Blues Legend B.B. King

Blues legend B.B. King

May 22/24

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7:13 am
Sat May 16, 2015

KMUW Music Pays Tribute to B.B. King

9:17 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Stevie Wonder, BMA Winners & Concert Previews

Stevie Wonder, The Marvelettes, and the Motown Family

May 15/17

Crossroads highlights more music from May featured artist Stevie Wonder along with songs he wrote for the Marvelettes and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles – plus music from recent Blues Music Award Winners Ruthie Foster and Charlie Musselwhite; new music from the Igor Prado Band and Linsey Alexander; a classic from Al Green; and music from blues acts with concerts in the coming week, including artists appearing at this year’s Chautauqua Hills Blues Festival.

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9:48 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Stevie Wonder, A Motown Special, Concerts And New Blues Releases

Stevie Wonder in Hitsville's Studio A, Motown's first recording studio

May 8/10

Crossroads kicks off its May feature celebrating the 65th birthday of Stevie Wonder with music from the soul legend, and in hour two of the show, a special about Motown, the famous label that Wonder called his recording home. Plus birthday salutes to Joe Bonamassa, and Phil Wiggins of Cephus & Wiggins; music from blues artists with concerts in the coming week; and new music from Marcus Miller, the Altered Five Blues Band, Pops Staples and Steve Krase.

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4:33 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Crossroads Top 40 Albums For April 2015

'Way Down South' from the Igor Prado Band
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1.       Igor Prado Band - Way Down South (Delta Groove)

2.       Brad Absher & Swamp Royale - Lucky Dog (Montrose)

3.       Chuck Berry - The Complete Chess Singles As & Bs 1955-1961 (Acrobat)

4.       Shaun Murphy - Loretta (Vision Wall)

5.       Martin Lang - Chicago Harp Blues Sessions (Random Chance)

6.       Eric Bibb - Blues People (Stony Plain)

7.       The Blues Disciples - Big Beat (Land O Blues)

8.       Benny Turner - Journey (NOLA Blue)

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1:51 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

New Month/New Music Time At The Crossroads

Otis Taylor's latest album 'Hey Joe Opus/Red Meat'
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May 1/3, 2015

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:

Top flight blues artists Otis Taylor, the Cash Box Kings, and Tad Robinson

Veteran performers Jorma Kaukonen, and John Mayall (with his 1967 Bluesbreakers lineup including Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood)

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12:36 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

More Jazz Appreciation Feature & A Louis Jordan Special + Remembering Percy Sledge

Jump blues great Louis Jordan

April 24/26

This week at the Crossroads we wrap up the April Jazz Appreciation Month feature with more jazzy-blues sounds and a special celebrating jump blues great Louis Jordan. Plus a tribute to Percy Sledge, the birthday of blues legend Albert King, and new music from Brad Absher & Swamp Royale, Shaun Murphy, and JJ Grey & Mofro.

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9:39 am
Tue April 14, 2015

National Recording Registry Inductees & The Blues And Jazz Of Jimmy Witherspoon

Jazz-singer Jimmy Witherspoon

April 17/19

Crossroads spotlights recordings newly inducted into the National Recording Registry; showcases new music from Albert Castiglia, Rory Block, the Duke Robillard Band, and Rob Stone; and, for the April feature celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month – music from T Bone Walker, organist Joey DeFrancesco with guitarist Danny Gatton, soul jazz organist Reuben Wilson, and blues-jazz singer Jimmy Witherspoon – including his version of a Billie Holiday classic and a special in hour two chronicling his life and music.

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11:08 am
Thu April 9, 2015

The Blues-Jazz Connection For Jazz Appreciation Month

Roomful of Blues Live at the Ocean Mist

April 10/12

Crossroads kicks off the April feature celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month exploring the many connections between blues and jazz. Highlights this time include music from soul jazz organists Groove Holmes and Charles Kynard, jazz and soul saxophonist King Curtis, and Kansas City shouter Big Joe Turner with jump blues band Roomful of Blues.

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