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.

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1.        Shemekia Copeland - Outskirts of Town (Alligator)

2.        Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown -  The Devil to Pay (Ruf)

3.        Gregg Allman - Live: Back to Macon GA (Rounder)

4.        Jimmy Burns – It Ain’t Right (Delmark)

5.        Leon Bridges - Coming Home (Columbia)

6.        John Primer - Muddy Waters 100 (Raisin' Music)

7.        Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Lost Time (Yep Roc)

8.        Buddy Guy - Born to Play Guitar (RCA)

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October 30/November 1

Crossroads wraps up the October Maria Muldaur feature with music she did with then-husband Geoff Muldaur, as a special guest with  the Jug Band Extravaganza, and on her own albums, including Yes We Can!, the Grammy-nominated Richland Woman Blues, Music for Lovers, and Southland of the Heart.

October 16/18

Crossroads marks the birthday of Chuck Berry with some of his classic tracks and a special in hour two of the show with music from a 60th birthday performance with special guests Eric Clapton, Linda Rondstadt, Etta James and Julian Lennon – and interviews with John Lennon, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, and Chuck Berry, himself.

October 9/11

Crossroads kicks off the October feature of music from acclaimed blues and roots singer Maria Muldaur. Plus music from the newly announced winners of the Blues Blast Music Awards.

Lots of blues concerts in store and we’ll highlight music from the artists performing around the region in the coming week.

And new music from Savoy Brown, John Primer, Gregg Allman, Shawn Amos, Royal Southern Brotherhood , John Mayall and more.

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1.       Buddy Guy - Born to Play Guitar (RCA)

2.       Robert Cray Band - 4 Nights of 40 Years Live (Provogue)

3.       Shemekia Copeland - Outskirts of Town (Alligator)

4.       Sonny Landreth - Bound By the Blues (Provogue)

5.       Andy T/Nick Nixon Band - Numbers Man (Blind Pig)

6.       Jimmy Reed - The Complete Singles As and Bs 1953-1961 (Acrobat)

7.       John Primer - Muddy Waters 100 (Raisin' Music)

8.       Gregg Allman - Live: Back to Macon GA (Rounder)

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October 2/4

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 blues releases.

Featured this time at the Crossroads are:

Savoy Brown with a new studio set celebrating the 50th anniversary of the band

An all-star cast from the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise on Jammin’ on the High Cs

Randall Bramblett’s Devil Music

September 25/27

Crossroads wraps up the September 90 feature – marking birthdays of B.B. King, Jimmy Reed and Roy Brown, all born 90 years ago this month –– including music from new compilations of early classics from both King and Reed, and a B.B. King tribute special in hour two of the show.

Plus music from newly named Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Eddy ‘The Chief’ Clearwater, and new releases from Sonny Landreth, Buddy Guy, and Chris James with Patrick Rynn.

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September 18/20

New music this time at the Crossroads from Robert Cray, Shemekia Copeland, Smokin’ Joe Kubek with Bnois King, and a sneak peek at the new album from Joe Louis Walker due out next month.

Plus more for the ‘September 90’ feature celebrating three artists born 90 years ago this month – R&B singer Roy Brown, blues hitmaker Jimmy Reed, and blues legend B.B. King.

September 11/13

Crossroads kicks off the September feature of music from three great artists who would have turned 90 this month – king of the blues B.B. King, blues hitmaker Jimmy Reed, and innovative R&B and roots of rock singer Roy Brown.

Plus music from artists with concerts in the coming week; new music from Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen, Anthony Gomes, Barry Levenson, and the Joe Moss Band; and a B.B. special in hour two of the show.

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1.       Gregg Allman - Live: Back to Macon GA (Rounder)

2.       John Primer - Muddy Waters 100 (Raisin' Music)

3.       The Texas Horns - Blues Gotta Holda Me (Vizztone)

4.       Sonny Landreth - Bound By the Blues (Provogue)

5.       Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters - Father's Day (Stony Plain)

6.       John Ginty - No Filter (American Showplace Music)

7.       Leon Bridges - Coming Home (Columbia)

8.       Charlie Musselwhite - I Ain't Lyin' (Henrietta)

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