The Current Presents

Back in the fall we had this idea: We believe that everyone who works at the Current (and most people who don't) have in them at least one great idea for a radio show – something they are passionate about - something that hasn't been done, and something that would be interesting to do. The ideas might be a one-offs or ongoing programs, but what if we had a place on the schedule where we could push ourselves to create and air new shows? As an idea lab, as a way to extend what we do at the Current, and just because it'd be fun and 'cause we can. 9 p.m. on Sunday nights.

Blues Highway

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Mar 20, 2013 The Current Presents: Blues Highway show audio


Two blues icons originate right here in Minnesota: the Mississippi River and Highway 61, aka the "Blues Highway". This episode of The Current Presents is called "Blues Highway", and it's an hour-long exploration of the blues.

Guests include: Dr Andy Scheiber, a local musician and an English professor who often writes about the blues; local musicians and blues aficionados Andy Harwood, Mike O'Malley and Victor Velour; and three members of the Southampton, England, skiffle band The Dodge Brothers (Aly Hirji, Mike Hammond and Mark Kermode).

Segments

Damn Right, I've Got the Blues

Buddy Guy

Interview with Dr. Andy Scheiber

Part 1

Highway 61 Revisited

Bob Dylan

61 Highway

Mississippi Fred McDowell

Interview with Dr. Andy Scheiber

Part 2

Boom Boom

John Lee Hooker

Interview with Andy Harwood, Mike O'Malley and Victor Velour

Part 1

Ramblin' Blues

Koerner Ray & Glover

Interview with Andy Harwood, Mike O'Malley and Victor Velour

Part 2

From Four Till Late

Robert Johnson

The Thrill is Gone

BB King

Police Dog Blues

Hugh Laurie

Interview with the Dodge Brothers

(Aly Hirji, Mike Hammond and Mark Kermode) part 1

Churchhouse Blues

The Dodge Brothers

Interview with the Dodge Brothers

(Aly Hirji, Mike Hammond and Mark Kermode), part 2

Talkin' to You, Mama

Blind Willie McTell

Don't Owe You a Thang

Gary Clark Jr.