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Hear this popular blues interview show anytime with the Talkin' Blues podcast. Hear it on air on 89.1/103.5 FM Friday and Saturday night at 7 PM. Hear it on our all blues station Wednesday at 6 AM and 6 PM. Subscribe and have it delivered weekly to your mp3 player or listen now by clicking on the musician below you want to hear.

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Joe Louis Walker: You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Joe Louis Walker came of age in late 1960's San Francisco, where he absorbed all the musical sounds floating around the Bay Area at that time. On this edition of Talkin' Blues, GLT's Jon Norton and Walker talk about that time, and how music can bring people of different backgrounds and cultures together. You can purchase "Hornet's Nest" at: http://www.joelouiswalker.com/shop/ -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Janiva Magness (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/03/2014 01:49 PM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Janiva Magness has been one of the top names in contemporary blues music for the last decade. Her new album finds her moving into an even more contemporary direction. Magness told GLT's Jon Norton that in order for her to move in that direction, she needed to "declare her independence." You can purchase "Original" at: http://janivamagness.com/ -- produced by Jon Norton

Eden Brent (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/27/2014 10:38 AM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Greenville Mississippi native Eden Brent is a ferocious boogie woogie pianist, a powerful singer, and a talented songwriter. She's won a number of awards and plenty of praise for her first two albums of mostly blues songs. Her latest album "Jigsaw Heart" is a turn toward country, and on this edition of Talkin' Blues, Brent talks to GLT's Jon Norton about that turn. You can purchase "Jigsaw Heart" at: http://bit.ly/1lwo6yq -- produced by Jon Norton

Kenny Wayne Shepherd (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/20/2014 12:44 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band plays The Castle Theater in downtown Bloomington (IL) on Tuesday, May 8th. In this podcast, Shepherd talks about having a #1 Rock Record as a teenager, sitting in as a 13 year old with Bryan Lee at the Old Absinthe House Bar in New Orleans, and he talks enthusiastically about his music, which you can purchase at: http://amzn.to/JYLLW9 -- produced by Daniel Hajek

Matthew Curry (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/12/2014 03:03 PM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Bloomington IL's Matthew Curry is beginning to "blow up" on the national music scene, recently opening for The Steve Miller Band for 6 dates across Canada, playing the Byron Bay Blues Fest in Australia, and the Doheny Blues Festival in California. In a couple weeks he hits the road as the opening act for The Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton, and this Saturday night, he's headlining the GLT Summer Concert in downtown Bloomington. GLT's Jon Norton caught up with Curry last week to talk about his career, his budding friendship with Steve Miller, and the advice his father gave him over the years. You can purchase Curry's music at: http://www.matthewcurry.com/music -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Super Chikan (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/29/2014 12:09 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- James "Super Chikan" Johnson has one of the more unique nicknames in a genre of music known for colorful characters and names. On this podcast, Johnson talks about the origin of his nickname, and he'll talk about the unique guitars he makes from scratch. Along the way, you'll hear songs from his last few CD's, as well as the music of some of his heroes.

Albert Castiglia (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/15/2014 09:14 AM
Run Time: 30:00
Miami based bluesman Albert Castiglia got his big break in the late 90's when Junior Wells brought the then 28 year old on board to play guitar in his band. Castiglia began leading his own band not long after Wells passed away in 1998. On this edition of Talkin' Blues, GLT's Jon Norton talks to Castiglia about Junior Wells, his Cuban born mother, and his new CD titled "Solid Ground," which you can purchase at: http://bit.ly/1sRJfEJ

Karen Lovely (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/09/2014 12:07 PM
Run Time: 13:00
Karen Lovely is a talented late bloomer of sorts who burst onto the blues scene out of the Pacific Northwest after a 2nd place finish at the 2010 International Blues challenge in Memphis. Her live performances and first few CD's have a sound not unlike many of today's younger blues artists. But lately, Lovely is throwing some musical curveballs, and her fans are lapping it up. You can purchase "Prohibition Blues" at: http://music.karenlovely.com/album/prohibition-blues-2

Tony Joe White (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/01/2014 12:46 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
More people probably know the songs written by Tony Joe White's than know the man who wrote them. In the late 60. White went to #2 on the Top 40 charts with the song "Polk Salad Annie." A couple years later, Brook Benton rode White's "Rainy Night in Georgia" to fame. Along the way, he penned songs covered by Tina Turner, Elvis, Ray Charles, Etta James, and others. Since the days of "Polk Salad," White has recorded a number of critically acclaimed albums, including this years "The Shine." Among other topics, in this podcast, White talks about the early days, Polk Salad, his friendship with Tina Turner, and shares a funny story about his father. You can purchase "The Shine" at: http://www.tonyjoewhite.com

Buckwheat Zydeco (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/25/2014 03:13 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- Stanley Dural, a.k.a. "Buckwheat Zydeco" headlined our GLT Summer Concert in downtown Bloomington two summers ago. To say the band "wowed" the nearly 6000 attending the show would be an understatement. On this podcast, Dural reveals that his first instrument was not an accordion, and that he played that instrument in Clifton Chenier's band for a number of years. You can purchase the bands latest CD "Lay Your Burden Down" at: http://bit.ly/M2jxcn --- podcast produced by Klare White

Kim Simmonds (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/03/2014 02:22 PM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Kim Simmonds is a founding member of the British Blues-Rock Band Savoy Brown. On this edition of Talkin' Blues, Simmonds talks to GLT's Jon Norton about how young Brits exported their brand of Chicago blues back to America in the 60’s, the fluid nature of the band, and his brand new CD "Goin' to the Delta," which you can purchase at: http://bit.ly/1eeyt2N -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Otis Taylor (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/28/2014 06:20 AM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Otis Taylor's "trance-blues" sound has been mesmerizing critics for nearly 15 years. Listen to songs from his new "Clovis People, Vol. 3" CD, and hear Taylor explain the title of this great disc. -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Jimmie Vaughan (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/20/2014 12:44 PM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- Jimmie Vaughan makes an appearance at The Castle Theater in downtown Bloomington Friday March 28th. On this GLT Talkin' Blues excerpt, Vaughan talks about his latest album of obscure Blues and R&B songs, Lou Ann Barton, and his younger brother Stevie. You can purchase Vaughan's music at: http://jimmievaughan.myshopify.com/ --- produced by Jon Norton

Peter Karp & Sue Foley (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/13/2014 10:26 AM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- The personal is also the professional with Peter Karp & Sue Foley, who met 6 years ago at a blues festival. On this podcast, Karp and Foley, who appeared at the GLT Summer Concert last June, reveal how that meeting changed their personal and professional lives. You'll also hear songs from their two releases, "He Said, She Said", and "Beyond The Crossroads", both of which can be purchased at: http://bit.ly/10Eyp97 --- produced by Jon Norton

Rita Chiarelli (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/05/2014 08:34 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- One of our favorites since we met her 10 years ago at the Illinois Blues Fest in Peoria, Rita Chiarelli keeps challenging herself with various projects. Last time we talked she was working with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. On this podcast, Chiarelli talks about her movie project, "Music From the Big House." You can purchase the soundtrack to this compelling movie at: http://amzn.to/1i8Iv87 -- produced by Jon Norton

Dave Alvin (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/28/2014 08:34 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Dave Alvin is often called the father of roots rock in America. In the early 80's, Dave and his brother Phil were the centerpiece of the seminal southern California rock/punk/rockabilly sensation The Blasters. Dave also recorded on one album with the band "X" and played in a few other side bands. On this podcast, Alvin explains how he and his brother were introduced to the blues as teenagers in the clubs of their home area of Downey CA. You can purchase Dave Alvin's latest CD "Eleven Eleven" at: http://www.davealvin.net/home.html -- produced by Danny Hajek

Layla Zoe (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/17/2014 08:23 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml "Canada's Darling Of The Blues" joins us for an hour of music and conversation about her new CD "The Lily," which contains original songs that deal with family, politics the death of a close friend. You can purchase "The Lily" at: http://layla.ca/music-and-shop -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Tommy Castro (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/13/2014 08:33 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- With his return to Bloomington IL just a week away and his new CD "The Devil You Know" dropping soon, we thought it wise to catch up with Tommy Castro. On this podcast, Castro talks us through some of the songs on this great new CD, and reacts to our dubbing him the "Pied Piper of the Blues." You can purchase Castro's new CD at: http://bit.ly/1dnwFaP -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Elvin Bishop (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/06/2014 04:03 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Elvin Bishop is one of the great names in all of music. In the 60's, he was a founding member of the seminal Butterfield Blues Band, he had a huge Top 40 Hit in the 70's with "Fooled Around & Fell in Love," and he's still making great music as he approaches his 70th birthday. On this edition of GLT's Talkin' Blues, Bishop talks about his 2010 CD release "Red Dog Speaks," the time he spent in Chicago in the 60's, and about his good friend Little Smokey Smothers. You can purchase "Red Dog Speaks" at: http://amzn.to/ooLWpM -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Tinsley Ellis (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/31/2014 09:39 AM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Tinsley Ellis is one of the best in the business at conveying emotions through a guitar. GLT's Jon Norton caught up with Ellis this week to talk about his soulful guitar playing, and about his powerful new CD "Midnight Blue," which can be purchased at: http://www.tinsleyellis.com/ -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Janiva Magness (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/23/2014 02:06 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- To put it mildly,Janiva Magness has been through a lot in the last 12-14 months, and she put it all into her latest Alligator Records release "Stronger For It". And for the first time on CD, Magness gets writing credits, having penned three songs with producer Dave Darling. You can purchase "Stronger For It" at: http://janivamagness.com/ -- produced by Klare White

Toronzo Cannon (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/09/2014 04:45 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Toronzo Cannon is one of the bright lights on the Chicago Blues scene. When he's not overseas, you can catch his show at one of Chicago's many blues venues. His latest Delmark Records recording, "John The Conquer Root," has been nominated for a BMA. On this podcast, Cannon talks about that new CD, his time as a CTA driver, and his Facebook philosophy. You can purchase "John the Conquer Root" at: http://amzn.to/KFeIZD -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Chick Willis (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/02/2014 03:36 PM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- We lost one of our favorite bluesmen in 2013 when Chick Willis passed away at the age of 79 last month. This podcast is an encore edition of a conversation we had with Chick in 2009. -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Shaun Murphy (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/19/2013 11:33 AM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- You've heard Shaun Murphy's voice, though you may not know her name. Murphy has been singing backup for Bob Seger's band since the early 1970's. She's also had stints with Eric Clapton (Behind the Sun), Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh, and is the former co-singer of Little Feat. One of her first recordings was with a huge 70's pop star, that is, before he became famous. On this podcast, Murphy talks about her past, and talks about songs from her new Blues Blast Music Award winning CD, "Cry Of Love." -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Eric Bibb (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/13/2013 08:02 AM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- In the 60's, 16 year old Eric Bibb got his professional music start playing with his father Leon Bibb, who was prominent on the New York City folk scene and a frequent performer on Broadway. GLT's Jon Norton caught up with Eric Bibb at his home in Helsinki, Finland to talk about his new CD "Jericho Road." You can purchase "Jericho Road" at: http://amzn.to/1dwG2lD -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Gas House Gorillas (Rick Fink) (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/04/2013 10:11 PM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- NYC based Gas House Gorillas headlined the GLT Summer Concert in downtown Bloomington 3 years ago. Since then, the band has recorded a new CD and welcomed back an old band mate. On this podcast, Gorilla's co-founder Rick Fink talks about both, as well as the importance of "entertainment value." You can purchase "Punk Americana" at: http://lanarkrecords.net/store/product_detail/46 --- produced by Jon Norton

Rick Estrin & and the Nightcats (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/29/2013 12:47 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- Rick Estrin has been the front man, lead singer, and harp player for "Little Charlie and the Nightcats since he and "Little Charlie" Baty founded the band in the mid 1970's. When Baty retired a couple years ago, the band kept it's name, with the exception of putting Estrin's name out front. On this podcast, Estrin talks about the subtle music change in the band since Baty's retirement, and some of the characters he's met on the streets in his native San Francisco. You can purchase "Twisted," the bands latest release at: http://alligatorrecords.com/albums/Twisted/ --- produced by Jon Norton

Robert Randolph (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/21/2013 02:54 PM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Robert Randolph is at the forefront of what's known as the secular "Sacred Steel" movement. Coming out of the Church Of God, this music is has quickly spread across the country and the globe in the last decade. On this podcast, Randolph talks about the origins of the lap steel guitar in his church, as well as how uplifting music and popularity aren't necessarily mutually exclusive. You can purchase the new CD from Robert Randolph and the Family Band at: http://amzn.to/HVPSnu -- podcast produced by Jon Norton - See more at: http://wglt.org/music/blues/blues-next.php#sthash.SYi27hBs.dpuf

Rory Block (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/08/2013 02:07 PM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- Rory Block has led an interesting life, to say the least. As a teen, she met and befriended a number of legendary Delta Bluesmen, including Son House and the Reverend Gary Davis. On this podcast, Block describes those meetings, and we feature songs from many of her recent releases that salute some of these legends. You can purchase these CD's at: http://roryblock.com/Pages/HeaderLinks/Discs.htm --- produced by Jon Norton

Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records (Part 1) (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/25/2013 06:44 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Bruce Iglauer is President & Founder of Alligator Records. Now in it's 40th year of operation, Alligator Records is considered by many to be the premier blues label in the world. On this podcast, the first of a two part series, Iglauer talks about the origin of Alligator Records, and many of the artists he has worked with and recorded since the labels inception in 1971. You can purchase "Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection" @: http://alligatorrecords.com/store/ -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Carolyn Wonderland (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/10/2013 06:56 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Carolyn Wonderland headlined the GLT Summer Concert two years ago and converted numerous Central Illinois blues atheists into believers with her scorching set. Some have called Wonderland a cross between Stevie Ray Vaughan and Janis Joplin, and even though it's meant as a compliment, it's unfair to categorize this talented singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With her searing vocals and gifted guitar playing, Wonderland is her own person, and her own artist. This podcast ws produced before the release of her fantastic "Peace Meal" CD, which you can purchase at: http://www.carolynwonderland.com/

Charlie Musselwhite (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/03/2013 03:14 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- Growing up in Memphis, Charlie Musselwhite says he always had an itch to "ramble." On this edition of GLT's Talkin' Blues, Musselwhite talks about "rambling", and about songs from his latest release on Alligator Records "The Well", which you can purchase at http://www.charliemusselwhite.com/the-well -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Mavis Staples (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/26/2013 02:05 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- As a little girl, Mavis Staples toured the country as part of "The Staple Singers" with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She was also the breakout member of this family group. On this podcast, Mavis talks about being around Dr. King, lessons she learned from her father "Pop" Staples, and she'll give you background about songs from her latest CD's, which you can purchase at: http://bit.ly/qdSR9O -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Doug MacLeod (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/13/2013 12:52 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- It's always a treat when one of the great storytellers of our time stops in for a visit. And this time, Doug brought his guitar to play songs from his new CD "There's a Time," which can be purchased at: http://www.doug-macleod.com/music-store.html --- produced by Jon Norton

Beth Hart (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/06/2013 05:12 PM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- One of the most powerful and passionate voices we've heard in a long long time comes from Beth Hart. Though she's been recording and touring since the mid 90's, most of America hasn't got to know Beth Hart. Her performance with Jeff Beck at the Kennedy Center Honors for Buddy Guy, and her recent work with Joe Bonamassa has changed everything. Her latest CD is titled "Bang Bang Boom Boom", and can be purchased at: http://bethhart.com/shop/ --- produced by Jon Norton

Walter Trout (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/26/2013 12:16 PM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- Walter Trout has had a prolific studio recording career. But until now, he hasn't recorded an album of mostly other artists songs. "Luther's Blues" is a love letter to one of Trout's musical hero's, who happens to be one of Central Illinois very own. On this podcast, Trout talks about his affection for Luther Allison, Allison's amazing stage presence and stamina, and he talks about and plays songs from hie previous release "Blues for the Modern Daze". You can purchase both CD's at: https://secure.waltertrout.com/shop/ --- produced by Jon Norton

Marcia Ball (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/15/2013 09:01 AM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- Marcia Ball returns to Central IL with an appearance at the Illinois Blues Festival in Peoria Labor Day Weekend. We recently sat down with Marcia to talk about her latest Alligator Records release "Roadside Attractions". She also talked about her home areas of East Texas and Western Louisiana. You can purchase "Roadside Attractions at: http://www.marciaball.com/cd-ra.html --- produced by Jon Norton

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/09/2013 03:33 PM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- In advance of the Big Damn Band appearance at Nook Fest in Saybrook IL tomorrow (Aug 10), we spoke to Josh "Reverend" Peyton about the bands new CD, gospel music, and Charlie Patton. You can purchase "Between the Ditches" from the BDB at: http://www.bigdamnband.com/store/ --- produced by Jon Norton

Marshall Lawrence (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/01/2013 09:39 AM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- Citing Jimi Hendrix and Ted Nugent as his pathway to the blues, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada's Marshall Lawrence explains how "The Nuge" and Hendrix helped him find "the blues". You'll also hear Lawrence talk about and plays songs from his latest disc "House Call" which you can purchase at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/marshalllawrence2 --- produced by Jon Norton

Rory Block (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/25/2013 04:28 PM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- Rory Block has led an interesting life, to say the least. As a teen, she met and befriended a number of legendary Delta Bluesmen, including Son House and the Reverend Gary Davis. On this podcast, Block describes those meetings, and we feature songs from many of her recent releases that salute some of these legends. You can purchase these CD's at: http://roryblock.com/Pages/HeaderLinks/Discs.htm --- produced by Jon Norton

Angela Strehli (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/19/2013 05:46 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- Angela Strehli was a major part of the Austin, TX blues music explosion of the 1970's and 1980's, helping to launch the career of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Los Lonely Boys, among others. She also crossed paths with and befriended blues legends including Pinetop Perkins, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker. On this edition of GLT's Talkin' Blues, Strehli talks about a few of those names, and also about her own accomplished career, including her latest project, "The Blues Broads." You can purchase the new CD by The Blues Broads at: http://amzn.to/U0Ib2a --- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Rita Chiarelli (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/12/2013 08:28 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- A whimsical turn off Highway 61 during a self described "blues pilgrimage" through the southern United States a couple years ago, lead to the making of the movie "Music From the Big House". "Music From the Big House" is a critically acclaimed documentation of Chiarelli's idea to perform a blues show with the inmates in the Louisiana State Prison. On this podcast, Chiarelli describes how the project evolved, and she plays many of the songs that ended up on the soundtrack. "The Soundtrack to Music From the Big House" can purchased at: http://ritachiarelli.com/store.php --- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Sonny Landreth (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/05/2013 03:25 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- We had a chance to catch up with the premier slide guitar player in the world over the weekend, and we're doggone jumpin' that Sonny Landreth is gonna be in our town of Bloomington, IL this week. Check out Landreth's website to purchase his music -- podcast produced by Klare White

Deanna Bogart (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/25/2013 08:54 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- The very first GLT Summer Concert featured this talented genre defying multi-instrumentalist. On her just released CD "Pianoland", Bogart puts her saxophone in its case and delivers a sweet album of blues boogie woogie, a couple obscure jazz covers and some beautiful originals. On this podcast, Bogart talks about the musical barriers she faced as a child, defying genres, and how her new CD came to be. You can purchase "Pianoland" at: http://www.deannabogart.com/CDStore.html - See more at: http://wglt.org/music/blues/blues-next.php#sthash.cqCXmEWO.dpuf --- produced by Jon Norton

Devon Allman (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/17/2013 02:50 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- As Royal Southern Brotherhood rests this afternoon to conserve energy for their sold out gig at The Fat Fish Pub in Galesburg, IL tonight, enjoy an hour with Devon Allman, 1/3 of this southern supergroup that includes Cyril Neville and Mike Zito. You can purchase the bands CD at: http://www.royalsouthernbrotherhood.com/ --- produced by Jon Norton

Guy Forsyth (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/31/2013 01:42 PM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- Our 2013 GLT Summer Concert Headliner joins us to explain his motivation behind his new CD "The Freedom to Fail", and talks about why he gravitated to music and entertainment. Along the way, you'll hear songs from "The Freedom to Fail" which you can purchase at: http://bit.ly/cBWIDi --- produced by Jon Norton

Peter Karp & Sue Foley (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/31/2013 10:58 AM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- The personal is also the professional with Peter Karp & Sue Foley, who met 6 years ago at a blues festival. On this podcast, Karp and Foley, who appear at the GLT Summer Concert June 8th, reveal how that meeting changed their personal and professional lives. You'll also hear songs from their two releases, "He Said, She Said", and "Beyond The Crossroads", both of which can be purchased at: http://bit.ly/10Eyp97 --- produced by Jon Norton

Lisa Biales (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/17/2013 07:45 AM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- Oxford, Ohio's "Belle of the Blues" has one of the great acoustic releases of 2013. And with a stellar backing band that includes violinist Doug Hamilton, "Singing in my Soul"is also a whole lot of fun. You can purchase "Singing in my Soul" at: http://www.lisabiales.com/ --- produced by Jon Norton

Doug MacLeod (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/10/2013 08:39 AM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- One of the great storytellers of our time returns to GLT's Talkin' Blues to discuss and play songs from his new CD "There's A Time." You can purchase this great disc at: http://doug-macleod.com/ --- produced by Jon Norton

Matthew Curry & the Fury (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/03/2013 05:08 PM
Run Time: 30:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- A sneak preview of rising star Matthew Curry's "Electric Relgion" CD, which drops June 14th when the band plays the Castle Theater in downtown Bloomington. Pre-order now at: http://www.matthewcurry.com/home.cfm --- produced by Jon Norton

Rick Estrin & and the Nightcats (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/19/2013 01:08 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- Rick Estrin has been the front man, lead singer, and harp player for "Little Charlie and the Nightcats since he and "Little Charlie" Baty founded the band in the mid 1970's. When Baty retired a couple years ago, the band kept it's name, with the exception of putting Estrin's name out front. On this podcast, Estrin talks about the subtle music change in the band since Baty's retirement, and some of the characters he's met on the streets in his native San Francisco. You can purchase "Twisted," the bands latest release at: http://alligatorrecords.com/albums/Twisted/ --- produced by Jon Norton

Big Bill Morganfield (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/08/2013 04:22 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- On the weekend GLT Blues celebrated the 1000th Anniversary of the birth of Muddy Waters, his son Big Bill Morganfield joined us to talk about his father, as well as his new CD. On this podcast, you'll hear the music of both Morganfield's, and Bill shares some special memories of his father. You can purchase Bill's new CD "Blues With A Mood" at: http://bigbillmorganfield.com/cdsdownloads.html -- produced by Klare White

Janiva Magness (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/27/2013 01:31 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- To put it mildly,Janiva Magness has been through a lot in the last 12-14 months, and she put it all into her latest Alligator Records release "Stronger For It". And for the first time on CD, Magness gets writing credits, having penned three songs with producer Dave Darling. You can purchase "Stronger For It" at: http://janivamagness.com/ -- produced by Klare White

Doug MacLeod (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/15/2013 10:08 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- One of the great storytellers and songwriters of our time stopped by our studio's this summer to talk about his "Brand New Eyes" album, and share stories of some of the people he's bumped into over the years, including his good friend George "Harmonica" Smith. . You can purchase Doug's CD "Brand New Eyes" at: http://referencerecordings.com/FRESH.asp -- produced by Jon Norton

Magic Slim (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/08/2013 12:36 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Magic Slim, a.k.a. Morris Holt, passed away in late February at the age of 75. On this podcast, we revisit our conversation with Slim from September 2012, where Slim talks about his days in Mississippi, moving to Chicago, dealing with some adversity on his first trip to Chicago, and forming the Teardrops. Along the way, you'll hear lots of music from the bands latest CD "Bad Boy", which you can purchase at: http://www.blindpigrecords.com -- podcast produced by Klare White

John Hammond (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/27/2013 09:11 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- The now legendary John Hammond joins us for the edition of Talkin' Blues to confirm and/or deny the following: (1) He's a "Junior", (2) He introduced Bob Dylan and "The Band.", and (3) He introduced Jimi Hendrix to Chas Chandler. You can purchase John's music at: http://johnhammond.com/ -- podcast produced by Klare White

Tony Joe White (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/15/2013 01:48 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
More people probably know the songs written by Tony Joe White's than know the man who wrote them. In the late 60. White went to #2 on the Top 40 charts with the song "Polk Salad Annie." A couple years later, Brook Benton rode White's "Rainy Night in Georgia" to fame. Along the way, he penned songs covered by Tina Turner, Elvis, Ray Charles, Etta James, and others. Since the days of "Polk Salad," White has recorded a number of critically acclaimed albums, including this years "The Shine." Among other topics, in this podcast, White talks about the early days, Polk Salad, his friendship with Tina Turner, and shares a funny story about his father. You can purchase "The Shine" at: http://www.tonyjoewhite.com

Murali Coryell (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/07/2013 08:22 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- The son of legendary jazz/rock/fusion guitarist Larry Coryell has some guitar chops of his own, but Murali Coryell's musical output lands in blues and soul music, though he can play a mean jazz guitar when he chooses. On this podcast, Murali talks about growing up in a house where musical royalty were friends, and talks about his latest CD release "Live at Club Helsinki", which you can purchase at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/muralicoryell -- podcast produced by Klare White

Bob Margolin (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/29/2013 09:01 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- The "Blues at the Crossroads 2: Muddy & the Wolf" show makes a stop in Springfield, IL this Saturday night. The lineup includes Jody Williams, a former members of the Howlin' Wolf Band, and James Cotton & our guest Bob Margolin, former member of the Muddy Waters Band On this podcast, Margolin talks about his days with Muddy, a little about Wolf, and about his latest project with former Saffire member Ann Rabson, which you can purchase at: http://amzn.to/Wz0Q2p --- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Buckwheat Zydeco (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/18/2013 04:52 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- Stanley Dural, a.k.a. "Buckwheat Zydeco" headlined our GLT Summer Concert in downtown Bloomington last last June. To say the band "wowed" the nearly 6000 attending the show would be an understatement. On this podcast, Dural reveals that his first instrument was not an accordion, and that he played that instrument in Clifton Chenier's band for a number of years. You can purchase the bands latest CD "Lay Your Burden Down" at: http://bit.ly/M2jxcn --- podcast produced by Klare White

Booker T. Jones (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/11/2013 09:19 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- The legendary keyboard player, songwriter, and arranger behind the classic Memphis Soul sound at Stax Records joins us for an hour of music and conversation. Jones talks about his new CD "The Road From Memphis", going to school at Indiana University, Albert King, Neil Young & Phineus Newborn Jr. You can purchase "The Road From Memphis" at: http://bit.ly/UUPAlS -- podcast produced by Klare White

Kenny Wayne Shepherd (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/04/2013 02:31 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band plays The Castle Theater in downtown Bloomington (IL) on Tuesday, May 8th. In this podcast, Shepherd talks about having a #1 Rock Record as a teenager, sitting in as a 13 year old with Bryan Lee at the Old Absinthe House Bar in New Orleans, and he talks enthusiastically about his music, which you can purchase at: http://amzn.to/JYLLW9 -- produced by Daniel Hajek

Angela Strehli (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/14/2012 02:14 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- Angela Strehli was a major part of the Austin, TX blues music explosion of the 1970's and 1980's, helping to launch the career of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Los Lonely Boys, among others. She also crossed paths with and befriended blues legends including Pinetop Perkins, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker. On this edition of GLT's Talkin' Blues, Strehli talks about a few of those names, and also about her own accomplished career, including her latest project, "The Blues Broads." You can purchase the new CD by The Blues Broads at: http://amzn.to/U0Ib2a --- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Rita Chiarelli (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/30/2012 01:17 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- A whimsical turn off Highway 61 during a self described "blues pilgrimage" through the southern United States a couple years ago, lead to the making of the movie "Music From the Big House". "Music From the Big House" is a critically acclaimed documentation of Chiarelli's idea to perform a blues show with the inmates in the Louisiana State Prison. On this podcast, Chiarelli describes how the project evolved, and she plays many of the songs that ended up on the soundtrack. "The Soundtrack to Music From the Big House" can purchased at: http://ritachiarelli.com/store.php --- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Doug MacLeod (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/16/2012 10:31 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- One of the great storytellers and songwriters of our time stopped by our studio's this summer to talk about his new album and share stories of some of the people he's bumped into over the years, including his good friend George "Harmonica" Smith. . You can purchase Doug's new CD "Brand New Eyes" at: http://referencerecordings.com/FRESH.asp -- produced by Jon Norton

Sonny Landreth (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/06/2012 03:59 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- We had a chance to catch up with the premier slide guitar player in the world over the weekend, and we're doggone jumpin' that Sonny Landreth is gonna be in our town of Bloomington, IL this week. Check out Landreth's website to purchase his music -- podcast produced by Klare White

Dave Alvin (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/25/2012 10:35 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Dave Alvin is often called the father of roots rock in America. In the early 80's, Dave and his brother Phil were the centerpiece of the seminal southern California rock/punk/rockabilly sensation The Blasters. Dave also recorded on one album with the band "X" and played in a few other side bands. On this podcast, Alvin explains how he and his brother were introduced to the blues as teenagers in the clubs of their home area of Downey CA. You can purchase Dave Alvin's latest CD "Eleven Eleven" at: http://www.davealvin.net/home.html -- produced by Danny Hajek

Tony Joe White (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/03/2012 04:30 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
More people probably know the songs written by Tony Joe White's than know the man who wrote them. In the late 60. White went to #2 on the Top 40 charts with the song "Polk Salad Annie." A couple years later, Brook Benton rode White's "Rainy Night in Georgia" to fame. Along the way, he penned songs covered by Tina Turner, Elvis, Ray Charles, Etta James, and others. Since the days of "Polk Salad," White has recorded a number of critically acclaimed albums, including this years "The Shine." Among other topics, in this podcast, White talks about the early days, Polk Salad, his friendship with Tina Turner, and shares a funny story about his father. You can purchase "The Shine" at: http://www.tonyjoewhite.com

Carolyn Wonderland (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/28/2012 11:09 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Carolyn Wonderland headlined the GLT Summer Concert this past June and converted numerous Central Illinois blues atheists into believers with her scorching set. Some have called Wonderland a cross between Stevie Ray Vaughan and Janis Joplin, and even though it's meant as a compliment, it's unfair to categorize this talented singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With her searing vocals and gifted guitar playing, Wonderland is her own person, and her own artist. This podcast ws produced before the release of her fantastic "Peace Meal" CD, which you can purchase at: http://www.carolynwonderland.com/

Magic Slim (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/20/2012 03:18 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- When you get a Magic Slim & the Teardrops CD, or you're front and center for a live show, you know what you're gonna get: Staright up Chicago blues, done right. On this podcast, Slim talks about his days in Mississippi, moving to Chicago, dealing with some adversity on his first trip to Chicago, and forming the Teardrops. Along the way, you'll hear lots of music from the bands latest CD "Bad Boy", which you can purchase at: http://www.blindpigrecords.com -- podcast produced by Klare White

Pierre Lacocque of Mississippi Heat (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/16/2012 02:45 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- One of the nicest guys you'll find anywhere, let alone in the music biz, Pierre Lacocque talks about songs from the bands latest release on Delmark Records on this podast. He also reveals the difficulties he had in his younger years as his family moved from country to country. You can purchase the new "Delta Bound" CD from Mississippi Heat at: http://www.mississippiheat.net/disc/deltabound.html -- podcast produced by Klare White

Super Chikan (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/30/2012 07:59 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- James "Super Chikan" Johnson has one of the more unique nicknames in a genre of music known for colorful characters and names. On this podcast, Johnson talks about the origin of his nickname, and he'll talk about the unique guitars he makes from scratch. Along the way, you'll hear songs from his last few CD's, as well as the music of some of his heroes.

Lil' Ed Williams (brand new) (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/24/2012 02:27 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- With Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials back in Central IL next weekend at the Illinois Blues Festival in Peoria, we thought we'd touch base with Ed to talk about the bands new CD. . You can purchase the bands very latest Alligator Records release titled "Jump Start" at: http://www.alligator.com/ --- podcast produced by Klare White

Matthew Curry (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/17/2012 11:35 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Every once in awhile a young talent comes along that turns your head. Not due to age, but rather, talent. Matthew Curry has been "wowwin" audiences in Central IL for nearly a decade, and now with the release of "If I Don't Got You", the rest of the country gets to hear this soulful young singer/songwriter/guitarist. You can purchase "If I Don't Got You" at: http://matthewcurry.com/music.cfm -- produced by Klare White

Janiva Magness (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/09/2012 03:27 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- To put it mildly,Janiva Magness has been through a lot in the last 12-14 months, and she put it all into her latest Alligator Records release "Stronger For It". And for the first time on CD, Magness gets writing credits, having penned three songs with producer Dave Darling. We get to hear Janiva this Wednesday night at The Castle Theater in Bloomington. You can purchase "Stronger For It" at: http://janivamagness.com/ -- produced by Klare White

Tab Benoit (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/20/2012 11:06 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- GLT's Jon Norton talked with Tab a week before an appearance at the Castle Theater in Bloomington last December. Since that conversation, Benoit has been nominated for a number of awards, including "Male Blues Artist" in the 2012 Blues Blast Music Awards. You can purchase Benoit's music, including his latest CD "Legacy: The Best of Tab Benoit" at: http://www.tabbenoit.com/ --- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Mavis Staples (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/03/2012 11:45 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- As a little girl, Mavis Staples toured the country as part of "The Staple Singers" with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She was also the breakout member of this family group. On this podcast, Mavis talks about being around Dr. King, lessons she learned from her father "Pop" Staples, and she'll give you background about songs from her latest CD's, which you can purchase at: http://bit.ly/qdSR9O -- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Rita Chiarelli (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/22/2012 02:22 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- A whimsical turn off Highway 61 during a self described "blues pilgrimage" through the southern United States a couple years ago, lead to the making of the movie "Music From the Big House". "Music From the Big House" is a critically acclaimed documentation of Chiarelli's idea to perform a blues show with the inmates in the Louisiana State Prison. On this podcast, Chiarelli describes how the project evolved, and she plays many of the songs that ended up on the soundtrack. "The Soundtrack to Music From the Big House" can purchased at: http://ritachiarelli.com/store.php --- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Lil' Ed Williams (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/21/2012 10:32 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- The leader of Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials joins us on this edition of Talkin' Blues to talk about the origins of the band, the car wash days, and a heartwarming story about his girlfriend, who became his wife. You can purchase the bands very latest Alligator Records release titled "Jump Start" at: http://www.alligator.com/ --- podcast produced by Jon Norton

Buckwheat Zydeco (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/14/2012 03:07 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- Stanley Dural, a.k.a. "Buckwheat Zydeco" headlined our GLT Summer Concert in downtown Bloomington last Saturday night. To say the band "wowed" the nearly 6000 attending the show would be an understatement. On this podcast, Dural reveals that his first instrument was not an accordion, and that he played that instrument in Clifton Chenier's band for a number of years. You can purchase the bands latest CD "Lay Your Burden Down" at: http://bit.ly/M2jxcn --- podcast produced by Klare White

Rick Estrin & and the Nightcats (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/08/2012 12:02 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml -- Rick Estrin has been the front man, lead singer, and harp player for "Little Charlie and the Nightcats since he and "Little Charlie" Baty founded the band in the mid 1970's. When Baty retired a couple years ago, the band kept it's name, with the exception of putting Estrin's name out front. On this podcast, Estrin talks about the subtle music change in the band since Baty's retirement, and some of the characters he's met on the streets in his native San Francisco. You can purchase "Twisted," the bands latest release at: http://alligatorrecords.com/albums/Twisted/ --- produced by Jon Norton

Tony Joe White (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/30/2012 02:44 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- More people probably know the songs written by Tony Joe White's than know the man who wrote them. In the late 60. White went to #2 on the Top 40 charts with the song "Polk Salad Annie." A couple years later, Brook Benton rode White's "Rainy Night in Georgia" to fame. Along the way, he penned songs covered by Tina Turner, Elvis, Ray Charles, Etta James, and others. Since the days of "Polk Salad," White has recorded a number of critically acclaimed albums, including this years "The Shine." Among other topics, in this podcast, White talks about the early days, Polk Salad, his friendship with Tina Turner, and shares a funny story about his father. You can purchase "The Shine" at: http://www.tonyjoewhite.com -- produced by Jon Norton

Elam McKnight (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/25/2012 11:31 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml ---- Elam McKnight is of the fiercest young blues artists making music today. McKnight fuses his blues with a punk sensibility that'll rip right through your soul. On this podcast, McKnight talks about "Zombie Nation," John Lee Hooker, and Sleepy John Estes, among others. You can purchase his new "Zombie Nation" CD at: http://bigblackhand.com/products.html -- produced by Jon Norton

Julian Fauth (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/17/2012 04:03 PM
Run Time: 29:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Julian Fauth is not just a talented pianist. He's also a gifted storyteller with a sound that has obvious roots in the classic piano boogie-woogie style. Yet, Fauth sounds like a breath of fresh air. Electro-Fi label head Andrew Galloway says of Fauth's songs, "they're like mini opera's". We know you'll like his music, which you can purchase at: http://www.electrofi.com/CDs.htm -- produced by Jon Norton

Kenny Wayne Shepherd (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/04/2012 01:28 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band plays The Castle Theater in downtown Bloomington (IL) on Tuesday, May 8th. In this podcast, Shepherd talks about having a #1 Rock Record as a teenager, sitting in as a 13 year old with Bryan Lee at the Old Absinthe House Bar in New Orleans, and he talks enthusiastically about his music, which you can purchase at: http://amzn.to/JYLLW9 -- produced by Daniel Hajek

Doug MacLeod (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/19/2012 11:57 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- One of the great storytellers and songwriters of our time stopped by our studio's this summer to talk about his new album and share stories of some of the people he's bumped into over the years, including his good friend George "Harmonica" Smith. A portion of this podcast will be featured Saturday night on GLT Blues Radio during as a "best of" during out Spring Fund Drive. You can purchase Doug's new CD "Brand New Eyes" at: http://referencerecordings.com/FRESH.asp -- produced by Jon Norton

JW-Jones (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/13/2012 01:50 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- JW-Jones is a talented singer/songwriter from Ottawa, Ontario, with 7 CD's to his credit. On this edition of GLT's Talkin' Blues, you'll hear Jones talk about his mothers blues LP collection, winning a talent contest as a teenager, and some thoughts on appealing to a younger audience. You'll also hear plenty of songs from his critically acclaimed new CD titled "Seventh Hour", which you can purchase at: http://www.jw-jones.com/ -- produced by Klare White

Chick Willis (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/04/2012 11:23 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Chick Willis turned 75 when we talked with him originally a couple years ago, and he shared his life, his music and opinions, with gusto, on this edition of GLT's Talkin' Blues. On this podcast, you'll hear lots of Chick's music, you'll hear him talk about his cousin, R&B singer Chuck Willis, and Chick will talk about the devastating effects of racism. You can purchase the music of Chick Willis at: http://www.chickwillis.com/ -- produced by Jon Norton

Janiva Magness (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/26/2012 01:49 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- To put it mildly,Janiva Magness has been through a lot in the last 12-14 months, and she put it all into her latest Alligator Records release "Stronger For It". And for the first time on CD, Magness gets writing credits, having penned three songs with producer Dave Darling. You can purchase "Stronger For It" at: http://janivamagness.com/ -- produced by Klare White

Coco Montoya (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/15/2012 03:36 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Coco Montoya appears at The Castle Theater in Bloomington, IL on Tue March 20th. On this podcast, Montoya talks about his time with both Albert Collins and John Mayall, and he talks about songs from "The Essential Coco Montoya", which you can purchase at: http://amzn.to/z8m6Hz

Anthony Gomes (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/28/2012 11:51 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Anthony Gomes makes a return appearance to the Castle Theater in Bloomington IL this Friday night. His show will be a fundraiser for the Music is the Medicine foundation. You can purchase his "Music is the Medicine" CD at: http://bit.ly/yn5AGA

Dave Alvin (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/03/2012 02:06 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Dave Alvin is often called the father of roots rock in America. In the early 80's, Dave and his brother Phil were the centerpiece of the seminal southern California rock/punk/rockabilly sensation The Blasters. Dave also recorded on one album with the band "X" and played in a few other side bands. On this podcast, Alvin explains how he and his brother were introduced to the blues as teenagers in the clubs of their home area of Downey CA. You can purchase Dave Alvin's latest CD "Eleven Eleven" at: http://www.davealvin.net/home.html -- produced by Danny Hajek

Carolyn Wonderland (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/21/2012 05:35 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Carolyn Wonderland headlined the GLT Summer Concert this past June and converted numerous Central Illinois blues atheists into believers with her scorching set. Some have called Wonderland a cross between Stevie Ray Vaughan and Janis Joplin, and even though it's meant as a compliment, it's unfair to categorize this talented singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With her searing vocals and gifted guitar playing, Wonderland is her own person, and her own artist. This podcast ws produced before the release of her fantastic "Peace Meal" CD, which you can purchase at: http://www.carolynwonderland.com/

Tab Benoit (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/13/2012 12:13 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Tab Benoit recently appeared at The Castle Theater in Bloomington, IL. Jon Norton talked with Tab a week before the show. That conversation, and the music that flowed from the talk is featured on this weeks GLT Talkin' Blues podcast. You can purchase Benoit's music, including his latest CD "Medicine" at: http://www.tabbenoit.com/

Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records, Part 2 (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/20/2011 02:50 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Bruce Iglauer is President & Founder of Alligator Records. Now in it's 40th year of operation, Alligator Records is considered by many to be the premier blues label in the world. On this podcast, the second of a two part series, Iglauer talks about many of the artists he has worked with and recorded since the labels inception in 1971. You can purchase "Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection" @: http://alligatorrecords.com/store/

Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/09/2011 12:12 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Bruce Iglauer is President & Founder of Alligator Records. Now in it's 40th year of operation, Alligator Records is considered by many to be the premier blues label in the world. On this podcast, the first of a two part series, Iglauer talks about the origin of Alligator Records, and many of the artists he has worked with and recorded since the labels inception in 1971. You can purchase "Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection" @: http://alligatorrecords.com/store/

Super Chikan (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/18/2011 02:28 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- James "Super Chikan" Johnson has one of the more unique nicknames in a genre of music known for colorful characters and names. On this podcast, Johnson talks about the origin of his nickname, and he'll talk about the unique guitars he makes from scratch. Along the way, you'll hear songs from his last few CD's, as well as the music of some of his heroes.

Otis Taylor & Karen Lovely (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/11/2011 10:32 AM
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You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Otis Taylor's "trance-blues" sound has been mesmerizing critics for nearly 15 years. Listen to songs from his new "Clovis People, Vol. 3" CD, and hear Taylor explain the title of this great disc. Karen Lovely dropped out of the music scene for a long time due to stage fright. Her "Still The Rain" CD is a continuation of her comeback. On this podcast, Lovely talks about the songs on this disc, including the title track, which has been nominated for "Blues Song of the Year" by both the Blues Blast Music Awards, And the Blues Music Awards.

Peter Parcek (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/02/2011 01:06 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Blues Blast Music Award Nominee Peter Parcek is one of the more creative guitarists we've come across in quite awhile. Parcek came of age during the Vietnam War, idolizing many of the great British players, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Peter Green. On this podcast, you'll hear songs from Parcek's "The Mathematics of Love" CD, and you'll hear Parcek talk about coming face to face with the talents of those British bluesmen during his time in London. You can purchase "The Mathematics Of Love" at: http://www.peterparcekband.com/music.html

Shaun Murphy (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/14/2011 11:17 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- You've heard Shaun Murphy's voice, though you may not know her name. Murphy has been singing backup for Bob Seger's band since the early 1970's. She's also had stints with Eric Clapton (Behind the Sun), Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh, and is the former co-singer of Little Feat. One of her first recordings was with a huge 70's pop star, that is, before he became famous. On this podcast, Murphy talks about her past, and talks about songs from her new CD, "Live at Callahan's Music Hall."

Cee Cee James (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/07/2011 12:44 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- Cee Cee James already had fans in Central IL. She made a lot more this summer at the Ain't Nothin' But The Blues Festival in Bloomington. The nation is just beginning to hear the power and emotion from one of the most down to earth, not to mention hardest working ladies in the music biz. Get to know the blues off Cee James in this podcast, and purchase "Lowdown Where The Snakes Crawl" at: http://ceeceejames.com/

Tony Joe White (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/30/2011 07:48 AM
Run Time: 1:00:00
More people probably know the songs written by Tony Joe White's than know the man who wrote them. In the late 60. White went to #2 on the Top 40 charts with the song "Polk Salad Annie." A couple years later, Brook Benton rode White's "Rainy Night in Georgia" to fame. Along the way, he penned songs covered by Tina Turner, Elvis, Ray Charles, Etta James, and others. Since the days of "Polk Salad," White has recorded a number of critically acclaimed albums, including this years "The Shine." Among other topics, in this podcast, White talks about the early days, Polk Salad, his friendship with Tina Turner, and shares a funny story about his father. You can purchase "The Shine" at: http://www.tonyjoewhite.com

Matthew Curry (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/23/2011 01:11 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
There are a lot of young "gunslingers" out there. Most are mimicking their favorite blues legends. A few are creating their own sound. 16 year old Matthew Curry falls into the latter category. Curry has certainly listened to his share of Stevie Ray, Albert Collins, Luther Allison, Muddy Waters and Joe Bonamassa, but with the release of his debut CD "If I Don't Got You, " you can hear that this gifted teen is forging his own path. You can purchase "If I Don't Got You" at: http://matthewcurry.com/home.cfm

Mavis Staples (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/09/2011 02:38 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
As a little girl, Mavis Staples toured the country as part of "The Staple Singers" with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She was also the breakout member of this family group. On this podcast, Mavis talks about being around Dr. King, lessons she learned from her father "Pop" Staples, and she'll give you background about songs from her latest CD's, which you can purchase at: http://bit.ly/qdSR9O

Elvin Bishop (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/07/2011 02:53 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
Elvin Bishop is one of the great names in all of music. In the 60's, he was a founding member of the seminal Butterfield Blues Band, he had a huge Top 40 Hit in the 70's with "Fooled Around & Fell in Love," and he's still making great music as he approaches his 70th birthday. On this edition of GLT's Talkin' Blues, Bishop talks about his 2010 CD release "Red Dog Speaks," the time he spent in Chicago in the 60's, and about his good friend Little Smokey Smothers. You can purchase "Red Dog Speaks" at: http://amzn.to/ooLWpM

Rick Estrin (and the Nightcats) (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/26/2011 03:00 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
Rick Estrin has been the front man, lead singer, and harp player for "Little Charlie and the Nightcats since he and "Little Charlie" Baty founded the band in the mid 1970's. When Baty retired a couple years ago, the band kept it's name, with the exception of putting Estrin's name out front. On this podcast, Estrin talks about the subtle music change in the band since Baty's retirement, and some of the characters he's met on the streets in his native San Francisco. You can purchase "Twisted," the bands latest release at: http://alligatorrecords.com/albums/Twisted/ --- produced by Jon Norton

Janiva Magness and Bryan Lee (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/09/2011 01:34 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
Both Janiva Magness and Bryan Lee were guests at the recent Ain't Nothin' But The Blues Festival in our hometown of Bloomington/Normal IL. We caught up with both artists a few weeks prior to the show. You can purchase Janiva's new CD at: http://goo.gl/SSO7p We really like Bryan Lee's live at the Old Absinthe House Bar CD's, which you can purchase at: http://goo.gl/jBnUA

Doug MacLeod (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/02/2011 12:47 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
You can listen to GLT Blues Radio 24/7 @ http://wglt.org/streams/blues.shtml --- One of the great storytellers and songwriters of our time stopped by our studio's this summer to talk about his new album and share stories of some of the people he's bumped into over the years, including his good friend George "Harmonica" Smith. You can purchase Doug's new CD "Brand New Eyes" at: http://referencerecordings.com/FRESH.asp -- produced by Jon Norton

Elam McKnight (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/18/2011 01:42 PM
Run Time: 1:00:00
Elam McKnight is of the fiercest young blues artists making music today. McKnight fuses his blues with a punk sensibility for music that'll rip right through your soul. On this podcast, McKnight talks about "Zombie Nation," John Lee Hooker, and Sleepy John Estes, among others. You can purchase his new "Zombie Nation" CD at: http://bigblackhand.com/products.html

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