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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February  14/16

Crossroads kicks off its February feature with the music of The Staple Singers, including songs from the group, from the solo projects of Pops and Mavis Staples and a cover of one of Pops’ classic tunes with The Sojourners (whose album topped the Crossroads Best of 2013 list). Plus, a birthday salute to West Side blues legend, Magic Sam; music from artists with local and regional concerts in the coming week; and the latest from Cyril Neville, Eric Bibb, Harmonic Shah, Toronzo Cannon, Eddie Cotton and Guy Davis.

February  7/9

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 titles featured this time at the Crossroads are new releases from:

This year’s Blues Grammy winner Charlie Musselwhite

Another talented blues harmonica player, Billy Branch

A previously unreleased set from West Side blues great Magic Sam – Live at the Avant Garde

Plus Tommy Castro, Root Doctor, Damon Fowler and more.  

1. Cyril Neville - Magic Honey (Ruf)

2. Shawn Holt & the Teardrops - Daddy Told Me (Blind Pig)

3. Chris James/Patrick Rynn - Barrelhouse Stomp (Earwig)

4. Diana Braithwaite/Chris Whiteley - Scrap Metal Blues (Electro Fi)

5. David Bromberg - Only Slightly Mad (Appleseed)

6. Bryan Lee - Play One for Me (Severn)

7. Toronzo Cannon - John the Conquer Root (Delmark)

8. Eric Bibb - Jericho Road (Stony Plain)

9. The Sojourners - Sing and Never Get Tired (Little Pig)

10. Lurrie Bell - Blues in My Soul (Delmark)

Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Chris Heim, Carla Eckels and Bill Pearce run down the best in music for 2013 - including selections for world, rock, local music, jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, rockumentaries and books about music.

Join KMUW's music hosts throughout January on Global Village, Strange Currency, Night Train, Crossroads, Soulsations and Straight No Chaser for a month-long feature of the Best of 2013. See individual show pages for more information on upcoming shows and to listen to past shows through the streaming archive.

Best of 2013 lists:

1.       The Sojourners - Sing and Never Get Tired (Little Pig)

2.       Cash Box Kings - Black Toppin' (Blind Pig)

3.       Eric Bibb - Jericho Road (Stony Plain)

4.       Hadden Sayers - Rolling Soul (Blue Corn)

5.       Robben Ford - Bringing It Back Home (Provogue)

6.       Southern Hospitality - Easy Livin' (Blind Pig)

7.       Shawn Holt & the Teardrops - Daddy Told Me (Blind Pig)

8.       Dayna Kurtz - Secret Canon Vol. 2 (MC Records)

9.       Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band - Soul for Your Blues (Blue Dot)

1.Toronzo Cannon - John the Conquer Root (Delmark)

2. Shaun Murphy - Cry of Love (Shaun Murphy)

3. The Rides - Can't Get Enough (429 Records)

4. The Sojourners - Sing and Never Get Tired (Little Pig)

5. Eric Bibb - Jericho Road (Stony Plain)

6. Trudy Lynn - Royal Oaks Blues Cafe (Connor Ray Music)

7. Chris James/Patrick Rynn - Barrelhouse Stomp (Earwig)

8. Shawn Holt & the Teardrops - Daddy Told Me (Blind Pig)

9. Sugaray Rayford - Dangerous (Delta Groove)

1.       The Sojourners - Sing and Never Get Tired (Little Pig)

2.       Freddy King - The King Years 1961-1962 (Not Now)

3.       Sean Chambers - The Rock House Sessions (Blue Heat)

4.       Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues (RCA/Silvertone)

5.       Shawn Holt & the Teardrops - Daddy Told Me (Blind Pig)

6.       David Bromberg - Only Slightly Mad (Appleseed)

7.       Eric Bibb - Jericho Road (Stony Plain)

8.       Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band - Soul for Your Blues (Blue Dot)

1.       Omar Dykes - Runnin' with the Wolf (Provogue)

2.       Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band - Soul for Your Blues (Blue Dot)

3.       Lurrie Bell - Blues in My Soul (Delmark)

4.       Shawn Holt & the Teardrops - Daddy Told Me (Blind Pig)

5.       Pete Anderson - Birds Above Guitarland (Little Dog)

1.       Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues (RCA/Silvertone)

2.       Robben Ford - Bringing It Back Home (Provogue)

3.       Tedeschi Trucks Band - Made Up Mind (Masterworks)

4.       Samantha Fish - Black Wind Howlin' (Ruf)

5.       Blind Willie Johnson - The Rough Guide to Blues Legends: Blind Willie Johnson (World Music Network)

1. Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues (RCA/Silvertone)
2. Merry Clayton - Best of Merry Clayton (Ode/Legacy)
3. Dayna Kurtz - Secret Canon Vol. 2 (Kismet/MC Records)
4. Various - 20 Feet from Stardom (Columbia)
5. Southern Hospitality - Easy Livin’ (Blind Pig)

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