Blues America

Series produced by Drew Verbis

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8/2/2018: Back Next week! Due to technical difficulties there will not be a new show this week. Next week we will feature an interview with the great Dom Flemons, the Grammy-Award winning co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Many great shows upcoming. Thanks for your support.

Blues America is heard around the country on over 50 public radio stations and the podcast has been downloaded over 2 million times. It is a featured “station” on the Living Blues Magazine radio-charts. Past guests have included B.B. King, Bobby Rush, Elvin Bishop, Cedric Burnside, Henry Gray, Kim Wilson, Billy Boy Arnold and more.The series is independently produced at the Chico Chism Memorial Studio in Phoenix by award winning host, Drew Verbis. The former Mississippi resident produced records for R.L. Burnside, Louisiana Red and the last album released by the great Robert Jr. Lockwood. He also contributed to the last album released by Mojo Buford. He earned his Master's degrees in Communication and Museum Science from the University of Oklahoma.

Host: Drew Verbis
Audio format: Stereophonic sound
Number of episodes: 120 (2017 – 37, 2016 – 44, 2015 – 34, 2014 – 05)
Original radio release: May 2, 2015 (KFNX, 1100 AM)
Recording studio: Chico Studio, Phoenix, Arizona

Each program presents a guest interview, special features and music packed into a one-hour (58:00 minutes) program. The music is arranged around the interview and is chosen to complement the guest or theme of the show

**There are no uploads twice per year: Thanksgiving and Christmas.

For more information about the program visit the Blues America website at http://www.bluesamerica.com
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Blues America is heard around the country on over 50 public radio stations and the podcast has been downloaded over 2 million times. It is a featured “station” on the Living Blues Magazine radio-charts. Past guests have included B.B. King, Bobby Rush, Elvin Bishop, Cedric Burnside, Henry Gray, Kim Wilson, Billy Boy Arnold and more.The series is independently produced at the Chico Chism Memorial Studio in Phoenix by award winning host, Drew Verbis. The former Mississippi resident produced records for R.L. Burnside, Louisiana Red and the last album released by the great Robert Jr. Lockwood. He also contributed to the last album released by Mojo Buford. He earned his Master's degrees in Communication and Museum Science from the University of Oklahoma. Host: Drew VerbisAudio format:... Show full description


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The Jerry Lawson Legacy Project is an exclusive series for Blues America that explores the history of singing legend Jerry Lawson and the famed Per...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 17, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Francine Reed is famous blues singer based in Atlanta. She is best known as the long time regular singing companion of Lyle Lovett and member of Ly...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio) and KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In 1967 Paul Oscher became the first white musician to join a black blues group when he was invited to be an official member of the Muddy Waters Ba...

Bought by KDLG, KRPS, GCR (Global Community Radio), Prairie Public, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Feb 19, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Jerry Lawson was the lead singer, arranger and producer of the famed Persuasions for 40 years before launching a solo career at the age of 71.

Bought by KDLG and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Guy Davis is an award winning blues-roots musician and the son of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. He talks about his new album, Kokomo Kidd.

Bought by KDLG, WART FM, WEAA, KPIP-LP, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The downhome blues singer Alabama Mike is a “church house” tenor who was a Blues Award nominee for Traditional Male Artist of the Year by the Blues...

Bought by KRPS, KDLG, WEAA, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Nov 20, 2015
  • Length: 54:20
  • Purchases: 4
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Jerry Lawson documents his early days in New York and discusses songs from the Persuasions first album, Acappella (1970, Reprise/Straight Records).

Bought by KDLG, KPIP-LP, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Oct 16, 2015
  • Length: 54:20
  • Purchases: 3
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Bob Corritore is an internationally renowned Chicago blues harmonica master and critically acclaimed producer.

Bought by WEAA, KDLG, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Oct 02, 2015
  • Length: 54:13
  • Purchases: 3