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 7.14.18

Jul 14, 2018

Ten O'Clock Blues 7.07.18

Jul 8, 2018

Ten O'Clock Blues 6.30.18

Jul 1, 2018

Ten O'Clock Blues 6.23.18

Jun 24, 2018

Ten O'Clock Blues 6.16.18

Jun 20, 2018

Ry Cooder is a master of several stringed instruments and he starts us off on the Ten O'Clock Blues this time. Plenty of new stuff as always with Nathaniel Rateliff, and Kara Grainger and classics from Bo Diddley and Slim Harpo too.

Ten O'Clock Blues 6.09.18

Jun 10, 2018

Chicago blues icon Eddy The Chief Clearwater passed away earlier this month, we honor his passing with a few of his songs. Alse we hear from Australian, Kara Grainger and The Claudettes from just down the road a piece.

Ten O'Clock Blues 6.02.18

Jun 3, 2018

   The TOB take responsibility this week, with two different songs called Nobody's Fault but Mine. The first one will feature Dana Fuchs doing the Otis Redding song, and a little bit later we'll hear the Blind Willie Johnson standard in a new recording by Ry Cooder. 

Ten O'Clock Blues 5.19.18

May 20, 2018

Kid Ramos hasn't had an album out since Greasy Kid Stuff clear back in 2001. He had a cancer scare in 2012 also he had to raise a singer. Son, Johnny is now 18 and old enough to contribute to the family business with his strong tenor voice, reminiscent of a young Magic Sam.

Ten O'Clock Blues 5.12.18

May 13, 2018

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