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Route 66 Blues Express

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.

First aired in October 2008, this week's episode features taj Mahal, Nick Curran, Josh Garrett, Free World, Mesa Mitchell, Tab Benoit, the Cate Brothers, 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.

From early January 2009, a compilation of award-nominated and other notable blues CDs by Elvin Bhsip, Joe Bonamassa, Moreland and Arbuckle, John-Alex Mason, Marcia Ball, and more.

From August 2008, John features Canned Heat, Buddy Guy, Microwave Dave, Indigenous, Chris James and Patrick Rynn, Liz Mandeville, Trampled Under Foot, Danny Brooks, 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 July 2008, a tribute to the late Pinetop Perkins (then celebrating his 95th birthday); also: area musicians including the Uncivil Servants and Lain Wendler.

From May 2009: John features Blues Music Awards nominees Jason Ricci, Henry Butler, Janiva Magness, the late Robin Rogers, Watermelon Slim, Koko Taylor, 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.

On a Father's Day show first aired in 2008, John features jump Blues by Louis Jordan and Amos Milburn, as well as cuts by Jimmy Witherspoon, Tracy Nelson, Ian Parker, Elvin Bishop, Popa Chubby, Professor Longhair, and many more.

From June 2009, John Darkhorse offers a tribute to Koko Taylor, who had recently passed away when this show was first broadcast. Also: Buddy Guy, Elmore James, Candye Kane, E.G. Kight, Jason Ricci, Johnny Winter and more.

From June 2008: John Darkhorse features Delta blues dating back to Blind Willie McTell in 1929. Also: VERY early Jeff Beck; Junior Kimbrough; Rory Gallagher; Little Milton; John Long; Lil' Ed; even a (radio-friendly) George Carlin routine!

From February 2008: John Darkhorse plays blues-rock by the Yardbirds, the Allman Brothers, and the early Fleetwood Mac. Also: Willie King; Junior Wells; Larry Garner; Lain Wendler; the Phantom Blues Band; Bonnie Raitt; and more.

From April 2009, a show including classic cuts from Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Junior Wells, Janis Joplin and Muddy Waters; Popa Chubby, Lil' Ed and more live on the road; and in hour two, the Insomniacs, Indigenous, the Ken Rhyne Band, Webb Wilder, Harper, and many more.

From February 2008, John features early Muddy Waters (1948), classic Dinah Washington, the Ford Blues Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sean Costello, Eric Clapton, Hooker 'n Heat, Bobby Rush, Eric Jerardi, and more.

From October 2008, John features tracks from the old Cobra label, along with Mississippi Fred McDowell, Shuggie Otis, Gary Moore, Dave Hole, E.G. Kight, Elvin Bishop, and more.