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Also-Ran Bluesman (Rob Alley) - Bonus Episode

Sept. 3, 2021

The EP sure to set the blues world on its ear is finally here. You can get Rob's new album Also-Ran Bluesman everywhere you stream or download great music. And you KNOW we had to give you a full breakdown, so we're back in y…

Rock Pop '70S '60S Interview Blues

Feelin' Alright (w Dave Mason of Traffic)

April 14, 2021

You know this song. You love this song. You wanna play this song? Of course you do. Grab a bass and we can teach you in 60 seconds. Time for a deep dive into perhaps the all-time most jammable song in rock history, with the …

Rock '70S '60S Interview Christian & Gospel Blues

Some Kind of Wonderful (w/Mark Farner Interview) - Grand Funk Railroad - Episode 516

May 20, 2020

"All the girls in the world beware!!!" As a happenstance, our episode for the week of Memorial Day in the US brings us a classic from the kings of Assembly-Line Rock, Grand Funk Railroad, and we've got a riveting interview w…

Rock Pop '80S '70S Disco And Dance Non-Interview Icons Blues

Let's Dance (David Bowie) - Episode 503

Feb. 21, 2020

The pop hit that made David Bowie a mainstream star and introduced Stevie Ray Vaughan to the world is our topic this week, and we've put on our red shoes, which are obviously a metaphor for...systemic racism? Oh, wait. I mea…

Rock '90S Guest Co-host Blues

Blue on Black (Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band) w/Robby Wade and Bonus Jimmy Wallace Interview - Episode 411

Sept. 26, 2019

"Blue on Black," signature hit from the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, hits the pod at full throttle this week. Our first taste of the blues on the pod calls for an XL episode, so we've got it! Special in-studio host, fresh inte…

Rock '70S Non-Interview Blues

The Joker (Steve Miller Band) - Episode 408

Sept. 6, 2019

He's no Joaquin Phoenix, but he'll do. Steve Miller, the chillest rock legend maybe ever, graces the show for the first time with his classic, "The Joker." We'll learn about his love for '50s doo-wop and maybe some lyrical a…

Rock '60S Non-Interview Icons Blues

**COMMENTARY ONLY** Are You Experienced? (Jimi Hendrix Experience) - Episode 308

Feb. 22, 2019

**COMMENTARY ONLY VERSION** This week we close out Black History Month with a celebration of one of the great rock albums of all time--"Are You Experienced?" by the Jimi Hendrix Experience! Listen along with Rob and JP throu…

Rock '60S Non-Interview Icons Blues

**MUSIC + COMMENTARY** Are You Experienced? (Jimi Hendrix Experience) - Episode 308

Feb. 22, 2019

**MUSIC WITH COMMENTARY VERSION** This week we close out Black History Month with a celebration of one of the great rock albums of all time--"Are You Experienced?" by the Jimi Hendrix Experience! Listen along with Rob and JP…

'70S R&B/Hip-Hop Singer-Songwriter Non-Interview Blues

Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers) - Episode 306

Feb. 8, 2019

Groove along with us as Black History Month continues! We’re talking about the most down-to-Earth music legend of all time and celebrating his classic hit, “Ain’t No Sunshine.” In This Episode: -“Grandma’s Hands” and the art…

Rock '80S '70S Non-Interview Yacht Rock Blues

Life's Been Good (Joe Walsh) - Episode 220

Sept. 28, 2018

One of the most unique guys in rock brings us a delightfully cheeky song about stardom. In this episode: Intentional sloppiness Tambourines in church Sean Connery The harmonic series Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for we…

Rock Pop '80S '90S Non-Interview Blues

Black Velvet - Episode 122

March 16, 2018

Rob describes this song as "sweaty" and that's disgusting. But everything about it is magic. Be musically whisked away to the heart of the deep south with this...hold on, Alannah Myles is CANADIAN?? --- Send in a voice me…

Rock Pop '00S '10S '20S Singer-Songwriter Non-Interview Blues

Changing (John Mayer) - Episode 110

Dec. 22, 2017

The older, wiser, John Mayer 3.0 is our subject this week. From his 2017 album "The Search For Everything" comes this introspective song about growth. We also break down our favorite Mayer moments, and stay tuned through the…

Rock Pop '80S '70S Non-Interview Blues

I Shot the Sheriff (Bob Marley/Eric Clapton) - Episode 105

Nov. 17, 2017

A 2-time Hall of Famer! Rob and JP dive into Bob Marley's original and Eric Clapton's cover version of "I Shot the Sheriff." Also, Marley's drummer had 40 kids, so we'll get into that. Join our Facebook group for weekly thre…