Ten O'clock Blues

Thursdays 8 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays 10 p.m. to midnight
  • Hosted by Steve Smith
  • Local Host Steve Smith

Nighttime is the right time to have the blues and KWIT-KOJI dutifully brings them to you each Saturday Evening with "Stumpy" Steve Smith and the 10 O'Clock Blues. Smith, whose only real brush with southern culture was growing up in South Dakota, has enjoyed blues for about half of his life, first listening regularly to the public radio program Bluesstage with Ruth Brown. Smith mixes today's rising stars like Keb' Mo' and Susan Tedeschi with old masters like Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters. "Occasionally I'll throw in some Louisiana spice and I'll do a Zydeco set, or sometimes I'll play a spiritual or two," Smith says. He also takes a detour from the normal musical direction of the show when a noteworthy musician comes to town. He lists people like B.B. King, Robert Cray, Kenny Wayne Sheppard and Delbert McClinton among those whom he has interviewed for the show.

Ten O'Clock Blues 11.25.17

Nov 27, 2017

Simo kicks off the show this time, plus something new from Albert Cummings and something old from Albert King.

Ten O'Clock Blues 11.18.17

Nov 19, 2017

A jazzy Stevie Ray instrumental to listen to on the show tonight plus brand new music from the John Pagano Band and the Supersonic Blues Machine who have hired on Billy Gibbons to help out on one of thier songs.

Ten O'Clock Blues 11.11.17

Nov 12, 2017

Kim Wilson sets the tone for a night of Blues and Boogie from an album that promises an entire volume of just that. The TOB follows suit with both blues AND boogie from a variety of other sources, Tab Benoit, Corey Dennison Band, Buddy Guy and many others.

Ten O'Clock Blues 11.04.17

Nov 5, 2017

Fine young slide player and singer Eli Cook earns the right to kick off the show this time around. A gravelly voice and a tendency to play National Steel guitars combined with good song writing skills make Cook's High Dollar Gospel, album a favorite here at the TOB.

Ten O'Clock Blues 10.21.17

Oct 22, 2017

Ten O'Clock Blues 10.14.17

Oct 15, 2017

Ten O'Clock Blues 10.07.17

Oct 8, 2017

Ten O'Clock Blues 9.30.17

Oct 1, 2017

Ten O'Clock Blues 9.23.17

Sep 24, 2017

Ten O'Clock Blues 9.16.17

Sep 17, 2017

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