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Nothin' But The Blues

Saturdays, 8pm to Midnight

Hosted and produced by Paul Hitchcock, "Nothin' But The Blues" originated in April 1992 as a one-hour program airing Friday nights at 11pm. The program evolved to two hours in 1994 moving to its current home on Saturday nights. In July 1998, the program expanded to three hours, airing live from 9pm to midnight. In December of 2000 the program expanded once again to 8pm to midnight. From its beginnings in 1992, "Nothin' But The Blues" has remained focused on the best in current and classic blues in all styles including Delta, Piedmont, Chicago and Texas. "Nothin' But The Blues" utilizes over 3,000 CD's and LP's with requests always welcome.

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In 1997, "Mojo the Blues Cat" was introduced as the musical inspiration of great blues and remains the offical mascot of "Nothin' But The Blues." T-shirts were designed which featured Mojo "playing guitar and singin' the blues."

A true passion for the blues, Hitchcock also spends his time booking blues performers for the Americana Crossroads Live and Sundown at Moonlight Concert Series, as well as the annual Cave Run Rock'n Blues'n BBQ Festival, all held in Morehead (KY).

"Nothin' But The Blues" airs Saturday nights (8pm to midnight) from the campus of Morehead State University on Morehead State Public Radio --- WMKY (90.3FM) and translator 88.3FM in Inez, Kentucky. Artist or song requests may be made during the program by calling 1-800-286-9659 or 606-783-2001. For additional information, contact Paul Hitchcock at: p.hitchc@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-2334 and remember....."If you're going to listen to music, then listen to Nothin' But The Blues."

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Mavis Staples – Livin’ On A High Note (Anti)

Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown (Alligator)

Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep (Redwing)

Dave Weld & Imperial Flames – Slip Into A Dream (Delmark)

Joe Bonamassa – Blues Of Desperation (J & R Adventures)

Toronzo Cannon – The Chicago Way (Alligator)

Bonnie Bishop – Ain’t Who I Was (Thirty Tigers)

Plixid

Dave Weld & Imperial Flames – Slip Into A Dream (Delmark)

Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep (Redwing)

Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown (Alligator)

Mavis Staples – Livin’ On A High Note (Anti)

Toronzo Cannon – The Chicago Way (Alligator)

Joe Bonamassa – Blues Of Desperation (J & R Adventures)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By (Fantasy)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

NPR

Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep (Redwing)

Toronzo Cannon – The Chicago Way (Alligator)

Jeff Healey – Heal My Soul (Provogue)

Dave Weld & Imperial Flames – Slip Into A Dream (Delmark)

Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown (Alligator)

Mavis Staples – Livin’ On A High Note (Anti)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By (Fantasy)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

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Toronzo Cannon – The Chicago Way (Alligator)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By (Fantasy)

Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep (Redwing)

Jeff Healey – Heal My Soul (Provogue)

Dave Weld & Imperial Flames – Slip Into A Dream (Delmark)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love (Alligator)

Albert Cummings – Someone Like You (Blind Pig)

Rolling Stone

Groundbreaking guitarist and vocalist Lonnie Mack, known as one of rock’s first true guitar heroes, died on April 21, 2016 of natural causes at Centennial Medical Center near his home in Smithville, Tennessee.

 

His early instrumental recordings – among them Wham! and Memphis -- influenced many of rock's greatest players, including Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and especially Stevie Ray Vaughan. He was 74.

 

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Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By (Fantasy)

Toronzo Cannon – The Chicago Way (Alligator)

Various Artists – God Don’t Never Change: Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson (Alligator)

Andy T & Nick Nixon Band – Numbers Man (Blind Pig)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

Luther Dickinson – Blues & Ballads (New West)

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love (Alligator)

Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep (Redwing)

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Andy T & Nick Nixon Band – Numbers Man (Blind Pig)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By (Fantasy)

Jimmy Burns – It Ain’t Right (Delmark)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love (Alligator)

Luther Dickinson – Blues & Ballads (New West)

Danielle Nicole – Wolf Den (Concord)

Albert Cummings – Someone Like You (Blind Pig)

Amazon

Jimmy Burns – It Ain’t Right (Delmark)

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love (Alligator)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Method To My Madness (Alligator)

Andy T & Nick Nixon Band – Numbers Man (Blind Pig)

Danielle Nicole – Wolf Den (Concord)

Albert Cummings – Someone Like You (Blind Pig)

Colin Linden – Rich In Love (Stony Plain)

Amazon

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love (Alligator)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

Jimmy Burns – It Ain’t Right (Delmark)

Danielle Nicole – Wolf Den (Concord)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Method To My Madness (Alligator)

Albert Cummings – Someone Like You (Blind Pig)

Andy T & Nick Nixon Band – Numbers Man (Blind Pig)

Rick Vito – Mojo On My Side (Delta Groove)

Rhapsody

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

Albert Cummings – Someone Like You (Blind Pig)

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love (Alligator)

Jimmy Burns – It Ain’t Right (Delmark)

Andy T & Nick Nixon Band – Numbers Man (Blind Pig)

Zac Harmon – Right Man, Right Now (Blind Pig)

Rick Vito – Mojo On My Side (Delta Groove)

Eddie Cotton – One At A Time (DeChamp)

Amazon

Albert Cummings – Someone Like You (Blind Pig)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks (J & R Adventures)

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love (Alligator)

Omar Coleman – Born & Raised (Delmark)

Jimmy Burns – It Ain’t Right (Delmark)

Zac Harmon – Right Man, Right Now (Blind Pig)

Rick Vito – Mojo On My Side (Delta Groove)

Rosas Lounge

Omar Coleman – Born & Raised (Delmark)

Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks (J & R Adventures)

Cash Box Kings – Holding Court (Blind Pig)

Albert Cummings – Someone Like You (Blind Pig)

Sonny Landreth – Bound By The Blues (Provogue)

Carolyn Wonderland – Live Texas Trio (Bismeaux)

Sugaray Rayford – Southside (NimoySue)

Henry Gray/Bob Corritore Sessions – Vol. 1 (Delta Groove)

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Cash Box Kings – Holding Court (Blind Pig)

Kentucky Headhunters w/Johnnie Johnson – Meet Me In Bluesland (Alligator)

Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks (J & R Adventures)

Sonny Landreth – Bound By The Blues (Provogue)

Carolyn Wonderland – Live Texas Trio (Bismeaux)

Sugaray Rayford – Southside (NimoySue)

Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Fat Man’s Shine Parlor (Blind Pig)

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Kentucky Headhunters w/Johnnie Johnson – Meet Me In Bluesland (Alligator)

Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Fat Man’s Shine Parlor (Blind Pig)

Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks (J & R Adventures)

Cash Box Kings – Holding Court (Blind Pig)

Sugaray Rayford – Southside (NimoySue)

Sonny Landreth – Bound By The Blues (Provogue)

Carolyn Wonderland – Live Texas Trio (Bismeaux)

Amazon

Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Fat Man’s Shine Parlor (Blind Pig)

Jorma Kaukonen – Ain’t In No Hurry (Red House)

Steve Earle & The Dukes – Terraplane (New West)

Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks (J & R Adventures)

Tad Robinson – Day Into Night (Severn)

JJ Grey & Mofro – Ol’ Glory (Provogue)

Cash Box Kings – Holding Court (Blind Pig)

Amazon

Nothin' But The Blues host Paul Hitchcock spoke with soul/blues vocalist D.A. Foster about his new album on VizzTone Records called “The Real Thing.”

Alligator Records

Wendell Holmes, vocalist, guitarist, pianist and songwriter of the critically acclaimed soul/blues band The Holmes Brothers, died on Friday, June 19 at his home in Rosedale, Maryland of complications due to pulmonary hypertension. Earlier this week, Wendell addressed his fans and friends in an open letter as he moved into hospice care. He was 71.

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Nothin' But The Blues host Paul Hitchcock spoke with Americana singer/songwriter Rob McNurlin about his new album on Buffalo Skinner Records called “Blue Nashville Guitar.”

Roots Music Report

Steve Earle & The Dukes – Terraplane (New West)

Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Fat Man’s Shine Parlor (Blind Pig)

Jorma Kaukonen – Ain’t In No Hurry (Red House)

JJ Grey & Mofro – Ol’ Glory (Provogue)

Tad Robinson – Day Into Night (Severn)

Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks (J & R Adventures)

Marcia Ball – The Tattooed Lady and The Alligator Man (Alligator)

Alligator Records

Grammy award-winning The Kentucky Headhunters have released their latest album on Alligator Records called "Meet Me In Bluesland." The new project features Rock & Roll Hall of Fame pianist Johnnie Johnson. 

Nothin' But The Blues host Paul Hitchcock spoke with guitarist Greg Martin, one of the founding members of The Kentucky Headhunters, about the new record and playing with Johnnie Johnson.

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JJ Grey & Mofro – Ol’ Glory (Provogue)

Steve Earle & The Dukes – Terraplane (New West)

Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Fat Man’s Shine Parlor (Blind Pig)

Jorma Kaukonen – Ain’t In No Hurry (Red House)

Linsey Alexander – Come Back Baby (Delmark)

Mississippi Heat – Warning Shot (Delmark)

Marcia Ball – The Tattooed Lady and The Alligator Man (Alligator)

JW Jones – Belmont Boulevard (Blind Pig)

Mississippi Heat

Mississippi Heat – Warning Shot (Delmark)

Linsey Alexander – Come Back Baby (Delmark)

JJ Grey & Mofro – Ol’ Glory (Provogue)

Steve Earle & The Dukes – Terraplane (New West)

JW Jones – Belmont Boulevard (Blind Pig)

Marcia Ball – The Tattooed Lady and The Alligator Man (Alligator)

Jorma Kaukonen – Ain’t In No Hurry (Red House)

Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Fat Man’s Shine Parlor (Blind Pig)

CDON

Linsey Alexander – Come Back Baby (Delmark)

JW Jones – Belmont Boulevard (Blind Pig)

Mississippi Heat – Warning Shot (Delmark)

Marcia Ball – The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man (Alligator)

Mannish Boys – Wrapped Up And Ready (Delta Groove)

Elvin Bishop – Can’t Even Do Wrong Right (Alligator)

Johnny Winter – Step Back (Megaforce)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Goin’ Home (Concord)

JW Jones – Belmont Boulevard (Blind Pig)

Linsey Alexander – Come Back Baby (Delmark)

Marcia Ball – The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man (Alligator)

Mannish Boys – Wrapped Up And Ready (Delta Groove)

Elvin Bishop – Can’t Even Do Wrong Right (Alligator)

Johnny Winter – Step Back (Megaforce)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Goin’ Home (Concord)

Keb Mo – Bluesamericana (Kind Of Blue)

The Blues Mobile

Marcia Ball – The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man (Alligator)

Mannish Boys – Wrapped Up And Ready (Delta Groove)

Keb Mo – Bluesamericana (Kind Of Blue)

Johnny Winter – Step Back (Megaforce)

Linsey Alexander – Come Back Baby (Delmark)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Goin’ Home (Concord)

Elvin Bishop – Can’t Even Do Wrong Right (Alligator)

JW Jones – Belmont Boulevard (Blind Pig)

Amazon

Mannish Boys – Wrapped Up And Ready (Delta Groove)

Keb Mo – Bluesamericana (Kind Of Blue)

Johnny Winter – Step Back (Megaforce)

Marcia Ball – The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man (Alligator)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Goin’ Home (Concord)

Lucky Peterson – Son Of A Bluesman (Jazzbook)

John Mayall – A Special Life (Forty Below)

Elvin Bishop – Can’t Even Do Wrong Right (Alligator)

Ultimate Classic Rock

Johnny Winter – Step Back (Megaforce)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Goin’ Home (Concord)

Mannish Boys – Wrapped Up And Ready (Delta Groove)

Lucky Peterson – Son Of A Bluesman (Jazzbook)

Gregg Allman – All My Friends (Rounder)

Keb Mo – Bluesamericana (Kind Of Blue)

John Mayall – A Special Life (Forty Below)

Robert Cray Band – In My Soul (Provogue)

Guitar Planet

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Goin’ Home (Concord)

John Mayall – A Special Life (Forty Below)

Gregg Allman – All My Friends (Rounder)

Mannish Boys – Wrapped Up And Ready (Delta Groove)

Lucky Peterson – Son Of A Bluesman (Jazzbook)

Robert Cray Band – In My Soul (Provogue)

Keb Mo – Bluesamericana (Kind Of Blue)

Andy T. & Nick Nixon Band – Livin’ It Up (Delta Groove)

Gregg Allman – All My Friends (Rounder)

John Mayall – A Special Life (Forty Below)

Robert Cray Band – In My Soul (Provogue)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Goin’ Home (Concord)

John Nemeth – Memphis Grease (Blue Corn Music)

Lucky Peterson – Son Of A Bluesman (Jazzbook)

Vanesse Thomas – Blues For My Father (Segue)

Damon Fowler – Sounds Of Home (Blind Pig)

Pinterest

Robert Cray Band – In My Soul (Provogue)

John Nemeth – Memphis Grease (Blue Corn Music)

Gregg Allman – All My Friends (Rounder)

John Mayall – A Special Life (Forty Below)

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners – Beyond The Storm (Independent)

Damon Fowler – Sounds Of Home (Blind Pig)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Goin’ Home (Concord)

Lucky Peterson – Son Of A Bluesman (Jazzbook)

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