John Darkhorse starts the program in a 1950s-60s 'soul blues' groove with Little Milton, Little Junior Parker, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Charles Brown and more. Also: Jason Ricci; the Insomniacs; B.B. King; Bettye Lavette; Joe Louis Walker; Cassie Taylor; Reba Russell; Jonny Lang; and more.
Hour one features electric blues by Cream, Electric Flag, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Jeff Beck; and an all-female "Road Trip" with Janis Joplin, Etta James, Deborah Coleman and members of the "Blues Broads." Mississippi blues is featured in the 2nd hour, including various members of the Burnside family.
John Darkhorse is out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday this week, so he asked us to pull a Thanksgiving show out of the archive: here it is, from November 22, 2008, with songs about being thankful... and food. LOTS of food references (but very little to do with turkey!)....
Blues-rock opens the show with John Mayall, Ten Years After and Canned Heat. Also: Zora Young, the Cate Brothers, Taj Majal, Duke Robillard, Ken Rhyne, Indigenous, Coco Montoya, Pinetop Perkins, the Bel Airs, and more.
After last week's program showcased contemporary urban blues, John starts this show with classic Delta and Piedmont blues recorded in the 1920s, '30s and '40s. Also: Jimmy Bowskill; Son Seals; Tracy Nelson; Oli Brown; Kelley Hunt; Trampled Under Foot; Albert Castiglia; and more.
John Darkhorse starts the show with jump blues from Cab Calloway, Amos Milburn, Elmore James and others. Also: tracks by the Insomniacs, Bonnie Raitt, and new CDs by Albert Bashor, Tommy McCoy, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Quintus McCormick, and Toronzo Cannon.
John Darkhorse's all-new pre-Halloween show, with songs of abused souls, wolves, axes, grinders, hatchets, evil men, evil women, and the devil himself. Artists include Springfield's own King Clarentz; B.B. King; Dane Hannon; John Lee Hooker; Leah Tysse; Howlin' Wolf; and more.
This week John features Chicago blues from Buddy Guy and Willie Horton; Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi; Tommy Castro; Ana Popovic; Albert Cummings; and new tracks from Toronzo Cannon and Eddie C. Campbell.
John Darkhorse presents a "Rocktober Blues" party with vintage and more recent blues-rock. Artists include Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, the Doors, John Mayall, Janis Joplin, and Cream; with more recent cuts by the late Nick Curran, Joe Bonamassa, Joanne Shaw-Taylor and Guitar Shorty.
Two themes pervade tonight's show... in the "Vintage" portion of the show, John features blues songs by former gospel singers like Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, and the Rev.Gary Davis among others. Later, it's blues songs about liquor by Smokin' Joe Kubek, Joe Louis Walker, Rod Piazza, Tab Benoit, and the Persuasions.
In this week's all-new show, "Uncle John" indulges his love for the N'Awlins sound with cuts by Robert Johnson, Dr. John, Kenny Neal, Professor Longhair, Johnny Johnson, Pinetop Perkins & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, and more.
This week's all-new show from John Darkhorse features Little Walter, the Butterfield Blues Band, Sista Monica Parker, Michael Burks, Roy Buchanan, Fast Johnny Ricker, Eli Cook, Mighty Sam McClain, and more.
In this week's all-new installment, John brings you recent releases by Rick Estrin, Linsey Alexander and JP Soars. Also: vintage tracks by Peppermint Harris, Shuggie Otis, Slim Harpo, Lou Ann Barton, the Black Keys, B.B. King, and more.
In the first hour "Uncle John" features Ray Charles, Elmore James, John Mayall, Aretha Franklin, the Mannish Boys, and Buddy Guy. In hour two, new CDs by, among others, Joe Louis Walker, Curtis Salgado, Michael Burks, Janiva Magness, and Studebaker John,.
JOHN DARKHORSE is BACK with an ALL NEW EPISODE! Yes, he's back in Springfield, producing his show here at KSMU, with new tracks from Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, Dennis Jones, Kelley Hunt and Cassie Taylor, as well as music by Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Lil' Ed and more.
From January 2009: John does an entire show of "vintage" blues, mostly from the 1930s to the 1970s. Artists include Tampa Red, Charlie Patton, Big Mama Thornton, Ray Charles, Koko Taylor, Joe Louis Walker, Hubert Sumlin, and more. Also: John interviews Kansas City-area acoustic blues artist Rich Berry.
From January 2008, a show featuring 1950s Chicago blues from Louis Myer, Otish Rush, Magic Sam and more; also, Duwayne Burnside with dad R.L.; Snooky Pryor; Dave Hole; Etta James; Robert Cray; and more.
On this show (first aired in August 2008), John Darkhorse highlights Texas blues from Blind Lemon Jefferson and Texas Alexander to Johnny Winter. Also: Los Lonely Boys, Los Fabulocos, Delbert McClinton, Wes Jeans, and more.
This week: from October 2008, classic blues from Henry Townsend, Julia Lee, K.C. Douglas and others; live tracks from Nick Gravenites, Pinetop Perkins and Muddy Waters; and cuts by the Arc Angels, Harper, John Mellencamp, John Long, Deanna Bogart, Trampled Under Foot, and more.
From May 2009, John Darkhorse features blues-rock by Fleetwood Mac and Humble Pie, live tracks by Jason Ricci and Hubert Sumlin, and in hour two, music by Zac Harmon, Lain Wendler, Super Chikan, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Big James and the Chicago Playboys, and more.