Blue Avenue

Sundays at 5 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One and Thursdays at 2 p.m. on Studio One online

Host Bob Dorr presents old school, new generation, historic, and contemporary blues and its derivations including soul, funk, rock 'n' roll, and gospel.

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It's all about blues the way it was made to be played: LIVE in front of an audience! Joe Louis Walker on the Legendary R & B Cruise, Luther Allison in Paris France, Muddy Waters at Mr. Kelly's in Chicago, and exclusive IPR recordings of Grammy Award winner Chubby Carrier at last summer's Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids all part of the mix!

New releases by Nick Moss, Dion, and The Daddy Mack Blues Band, exclusive IPR recordings of Bryce Janey at the Campbell/Steele Gallery in Marion, and vintage blues on vinyl by Otis Rush and Freddie King.

Lots of new blues releases including the latest by Janiva Magness, The Heritage Blues Orchestra, and Hamilton Loomis. Plus, exclusive IPR recordings of Deanna Bogart at the 2010 Linn County Blues Society Bluesmore celebration and we'll hear blues on vinyl by Otis Spann and Otis Rush.

After six weeks of surveying the nominees for this year's Blues Music Awards, it's back to a more "normal" show. Lots of new blues releases including the latest by Otis Taylor, Nick Moss, and the late Eddie Kirkland, plus exclusive IPR recordings of Reverend Raven & The Chain Smoking Alter Boys at the 2010 Linn County Blues Society Bluesmore Celebration in Cedar Rapids and some blues on vinyl by Electric Flag and Sleepy John Estes.

We continue our 6-week survey of nominees for this year's Blues Music Awards from the Blues Foundation by hearing selections from all the nominees for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of The Year and Contemporary Blues Album of The Year. Plus, hear exclusive IPR recordings of Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band at the 2011 Linn County Blues Society Bluesmore Festival and new releases from Big James and the Chicago Playboys and Iowa's Candymakers.

This show originally aired on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012

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