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Route 66 Blues Express

This week: rarely heard tracks and alternative takes by Bab Face LeRoy Foster and Arbee Stidham, along with music by Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Witherspoon, the Insomniacs, Li'l Charlie & the Nightcats, Jack Bruce & Robin Trower, Koko Taylor, Walter Trout, Nappy Brown, Maria Muldaur, Jimmy Guy Cottengim, Bob Margolin, the Cate Brothers, Ken Ryne, Indigenous, and Taj Mahal!

A Halloween edition of "Route 666 Ghoul Express" includes readings from Poe by Christopher Walken and Iggy Pop, and music from Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, Koko Taylor, and Robert Johnson. Also: an interview with Tinsley Ellis in anticipation of his appearance in Springfield on November 7.

This week: blues-rock in hour 1, with Dueane Allman, Boz Skaggs, Johnny Winter, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. In the "Road Trip" segment, live tracks by Popa Chubby, local band Black Suede, Pat Travers, Robin Trower, and Tinsley Ellis. In hour 3, along with Don Shipps there's Tab Benoit, Muddy Waters, Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughn; Harper; Dani Wilde; and Wes Jeans.

This week: more delta blues; also music from Reba Russell, Jeff Healey, Hubert Sumlin, Johnnie Johnson and many more.

This week, a brief tribute to the late local musician Benny Mahan. You'll also hear Son House, Rufus Thomas, Louisiana Red, John Mayall from his new CD Tough, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and more.

This week, the vintage half-hour includes Tampa Red, Muddy Waters, Ray Charles & John Mayall; "Road Trip" features the Mannish Boys, Hound Dog Taylor, Otis Clay, Lonnie & Ronnie Baker Brooks, and Big Mama Thornton. You'll hear Don Shipps of course, as well as Tommy Castro,Tab Benoit, Gary Moore, White Stripes, Sean Carney with Teeny Tucker, and Gravel Road.

In addition to 3 hours of great blues music, John Darkhorse welcomed Australian blues performer Harper as his live in-studio guest throughout the show.

This week, John Darkhorse spotlights acts from the Midwest, going back to Dinah Washington & St. Louis Jimmy Oden and including local bands Organic Soul, Norman Jackson & the Pawn Shop, and more. Also, music by Humble Pie, Sweet Suzi, Muddy Waters with the Johnny Winter Band, Howlin' Wolf, Joe Bonamassa, and much more.

This week, classic blues from Champion Jack Dupree, Taj Mahal, B.B. King, and of course Muddy Waters; live performances in the "Road Trip" segment by the Front Porch Swingers here in Springfield, as well as Deanna Bogart, Albert Cummings, the Mannish Boys, and Albert King; and new and recent releases by Mike Zito, Bobby Jones, J.J.Grey & Mofro, and much more.

This week, the show expands to THREE HOURS (11pm-2am); John Darkhorse interviews J.P.Soars, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Kenny Neal, and Tab Benoit.

This week, John Darkhorse previews the upcoming Greater Ozarks Blues Festival by way of interviews with Reba Russell and Kelley Hunt, as well as featuring blues music from Elmore James to Double Trouble... and even a little Sam Cooke thrown in for good measure!

John Darkhorse presents two hours of the best in recorded blues, from his extensive personal collection.

John Darkhorse takes us back to the days of Woodstock on tonight's episode.