WMKY

Nothin' But The Blues

Saturdays, 8pm to Midnight

Hosted and produced by Paul Hitchcock, "Nothin' But The Blues" originated in April 1992 as a one-hour program airing Friday nights at 11pm. The program evolved to two hours in 1994 moving to its current home on Saturday nights. In July 1998, the program expanded to three hours, airing live from 9pm to midnight. In December of 2000 the program expanded once again to 8pm to midnight.

From its beginnings in 1992, "Nothin' But The Blues" has remained focused on the best in current and classic blues in all styles including Delta, Piedmont, Chicago and Texas. "Nothin' But The Blues" utilizes over 3,000 CD's and LP's with requests always welcome.

Credit MSU

In 1997, "Mojo the Blues Cat" was introduced as the musical inspiration of great blues and remains the offical mascot of "Nothin' But The Blues." T-shirts were designed which featured Mojo "playing guitar and singin' the blues."

In 2013, Hitchcock was presented the Achievement Award at the annual Colonel Bill Williams Heritage Music Festival in Greenup County (KY) for helping to preserve the blues music tradition.

"Nothin' But The Blues" airs Saturday nights (8pm to midnight) from the campus of Morehead State University on Morehead State Public Radio --- WMKY (90.3FM) in Morehead, Kentucky.

Artist or song requests may be made during the program by calling 606-783-2001.

For additional information, contact Paul Hitchcock at: p.hitchc@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-2334 and remember....."If you're going to listen to music, then listen to Nothin' But The Blues."

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Alastair Greene – The New World Blues (Whiskey Bayou)

Veronica Lewis – You Ain’t Unlucky (Blue Heart)

Shemekia Copeland – Uncivil War (Alligator)

Curtis Salgado – Damage Control (Alligator)

Skylar Rogers – Firebreather (Independent)

Kim Wilson – Take Me Back (M.C.)

Eric Johanson – Below Sea Level (Nola Blue)

Kevin Burt – Stone Crazy (Gulf Coast)

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Shemekia Copeland – Uncivil War (Alligator)

Kim Wilson – Take Me Back (M.C.)

Eric Johanson – Below Sea Level (Nola Blue)

Alastair Greene – The New World Blues (Whiskey Bayou)

John Nemeth – Stronger Than Strong (Nola Blue)

Kevin Burt – Stone Crazy (Gulf Coast)

Hurricane Ruth – Good Life (American Showplace)

Skylar Rogers – Firebreather (Independent)

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Kim Wilson – Take Me Back (M.C.)

Eric Johanson – Below Sea Level (Nola Blue)

John Nemeth – Stronger Than Strong (Nola Blue)

Shemekia Copeland – Uncivil War (Alligator)

Hurricane Ruth – Good Life (American Showplace)

Bobby Rush – Rawer Than Raw (Deep Rush)

Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite – 100 Years Of Blues (Alligator)

Walter Trout – Ordinary Madness (Provogue)

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John Nemeth – Stronger Than Strong (Nola Blue)

Kim Wilson – Take Me Back (M.C.)

Eric Johanson – Below Sea Level (Nola Blue)

Hurricane Ruth – Good Life (American Showplace)

Bobby Rush – Rawer Than Raw (Deep Rush)

Walter Trout – Ordinary Madness (Provogue)

Kat Riggins – Cry Out (Gulf Coast)

Shemekia Copeland – Uncivil War (Alligator)

Johnny Iguana – Chicago Spectacular (Delmark)

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Johnny Iguana – Chicago Spectacular (Delmark)

John Nemeth – Stronger Than Strong (Nola Blue)

Hurricane Ruth – Good Life (American Showplace)

Bobby Rush – Rawer Than Raw (Deep Rush)

Eric Johanson – Below Sea Level (Nola Blue)

Kat Riggins – Cry Out (Gulf Coast)

Don Bryant – You Make Me Feel (Fat Possum)

Walter Trout – Ordinary Madness (Provogue)

Kim Wilson – Take Me Back (M.C.)

Whitney Shay – Stand Up! (Ruf)

Johnny Burgin – No Border Blues (Delmark)

Maceo Parker – Soul Food (Funk Garage)

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Hurricane Ruth – Good Life (American Showplace)

Johnny Burgin – No Border Blues (Delmark)

Don Bryant – You Make Me Feel (Fat Possum)

Kat Riggins – Cry Out (Gulf Coast)

Whitney Shay – Stand Up! (Ruf)

Maceo Parker – Soul Food (Funk Garage)

Ron Thompson – From The Patio (Little Village Foundation)

Johnny Iguana – Chicago Spectacular (Delmark)

Bobby Rush – Rawer Than Raw (Deep Rush)

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Johnny Burgin – No Border Blues (Delmark)

Don Bryant – You Make Me Feel (Fat Possum)

Whitney Shay – Stand Up! (Ruf)

Lisa Mills – The Triangle (Melody Place)

Hurricane Ruth – Good Life (American Showplace)

Sass Jordan – Rebel Moon Blues (Stony Plain)

Maceo Parker – Soul Food (Funk Garage)

Kat Riggins – Cry Out (Gulf Coast)

Gerald McClendon – Can’t Nobody Stop Me Now (Delta Roots)

Discogs

Whitney Shay – Stand Up! (Ruf)

Lisa Mills – The Triangle (Melody Place)

Sass Jordan – Rebel Moon Blues (Stony Plain)

Don Bryant – You Make Me Feel (Fat Possum)

Victor Wainwright & The Train – Memphis Loud (Ruf)

Johnny Burgin – No Border Blues (Delmark)

Ryan Perry – High Risk, Low Reward (Ruf)

Gerald McClendon – Can’t Nobody Stop Me Now (Delta Roots)

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Lisa Mills – The Triangle (Melody Place)

Sass Jordan – Rebel Moon Blues (Stony Plain)

Whitney Shay – Stand Up! (Ruf)

Jimmy Johnson – Every Day Of Your Life (Delmark)

Ryan Perry – High Risk, Low Reward (Ruf)

Albert Cummings – Believe (Provogue)

Johnny Burgin – No Border Blues (Delmark)

Rev. Shawn Amos & Brotherhood – Blue Sky (Put Together Music)

Blues guitarist Peter Green, a co-founder of the band Fleetwood Mac, has died at the age of 73.

Representatives from the firm Swan Turton released a statement from Green's family on Saturday saying, "It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Green announce his death this weekend, peacefully in his sleep. A further statement will be provided in the coming days."

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Rev. Shawn Amos & Brotherhood – Blue Sky (Put Together Music)

Lisa Mills – The Triangle (Melody Place)

Jimmy Johnson – Every Day Of Your Life (Delmark)

Albert Cummings – Believe (Provogue)

Sass Jordan – Rebel Moon Blues (Stony Plain)

Roomful Of Blues – In A Roomful Of Blues (Alligator)

Whitney Shay – Stand Up! (Ruf)

Robert Cray Band – That’s What I Heard (Nozzle)

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Jimmy Johnson – Every Day Of Your Life (Delmark)

Albert Cummings – Believe (Provogue)

Lisa Mills – The Triangle (Melody Place)

Roomful Of Blues – In A Roomful Of Blues (Alligator)

Frank Bey – All My Dues Are Paid (Nola Blue)

Robert Cray Band – That’s What I Heard (Nozzle)

Jimmys – Gotta Have It (Brown Cow)

North Mississippi All Stars – Up And Rolling (New West)

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Frank Bey – All My Dues Are Paid (Nola Blue)

Jimmy Johnson – Every Day Of Your Life (Delmark)

Jimmys – Gotta Have It (Brown Cow)

Albert Cummings – Believe (Provogue)

Roomful Of Blues – In A Roomful Of Blues (Alligator)

North Mississippi All Stars – Up And Rolling (New West)

Toronzo Cannon – The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp (Alligator)

Lisa Mills – The Triangle (Melody Place)

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Jimmys – Gotta Have It (Brown Cow)

Frank Bey – All My Dues Are Paid (Nola Blue)

Toronzo Cannon – The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp (Alligator)

Mike Zito – Rock ‘N Roll: Tribute To Chuck Berry (Ruf)

North Mississippi All Stars – Up And Rolling (New West)

Jimmy Johnson – Every Day Of Your Life (Delmark)

Robert Randolph & Family Band – Brighter Days (Provogue)

Albert Cummings – Believe (Provogue)

Mercury News

Master guitarist Charles "Little Charlie" Baty -- known worldwide as a fearless blues musician -- died on March 6, 2020 of a heart attack in Vacaville, California. He was 66.

Baty is best known as the leader of award-winning blues band Little Charlie & The Nightcats, who released nine albums on Alligator Records between 1987 and 2008. Baty retired from the band in 2008 with a desire to do less year-round touring. Over the course of his career, he shared stages with Muddy Waters, Gregg Allman, Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Los Lobos and many others.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University will present a concert featuring Cincinnati-based blues guitarist and singer-songwriter John Ford, along with special guest MSU music faculty musicians, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Duncan Recital Hall in Baird Music Hall on the Morehead campus. Tickets are $5. 

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Mike Zito – Rock ‘N Roll: Tribute To Chuck Berry (Ruf)

Toronzo Cannon – The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp (Alligator)

Jimmys – Gotta Have It (Brown Cow)

North Mississippi All Stars – Up And Rolling (New West)

Robert Randolph & Family Band – Brighter Days (Provogue)

Shelley King – Kick Up Your Heels (Lemonade)

Bobby Rush – Sitting On Top Of The Blues (Deep Rush)

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Robert Randolph & Family Band – Brighter Days (Provogue)

North Mississippi All Stars – Up And Rolling (New West)

Toronzo Cannon – The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp (Alligator)

Jimmys – Gotta Have It (Brown Cow)

Bobby Rush – Sitting On Top Of The Blues (Deep Rush)

Shelley King – Kick Up Your Heels (Lemonade)

Mike Zito – Rock ‘N Roll: Tribute To Chuck Berry (Ruf)

Mountain Arts Center

Multiple award-winning rock and blues act Tedeschi Trucks Band will make their eastern Kentucky debut on February 25 in the Willard and Lucy Kinzer Theater at the Mountain Arts Center (MAC).

The band is led by veteran Blues vocalist Susan Tedeschi, and her husband Derek Trucks, who was a 15 year veteran of the Allman Brothers Band before they retired.

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North Mississippi All Stars – Up And Rolling (New West)

Robert Randolph & Family Band – Brighter Days (Provogue)

Moonshine Society – Sweet Thing (Mojo Music Group)

Bobby Rush – Sitting On Top Of The Blues (Deep Rush)

Grady Champion – Steppin’ In (Malaco)

Coco Montoya – Coming In Hot (Alligator)

Toronzo Cannon – The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp (Alligator)

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Coco Montoya – Coming In Hot (Alligator)

North Mississippi All Stars – Up And Rolling (New West)

Grady Champion – Steppin’ In (Malaco)

Robert Randolph & Family Band – Brighter Days (Provogue)

Moonshine Society – Sweet Thing (Mojo Music Group)

Billy Branch & Sons Of Blues – Roots And Branches (Alligator)

Cash Box Kings – Hail To The Kings! (Alligator)

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Grady Champion – Steppin’ In (Malaco)

Billy Branch & Sons Of Blues – Roots And Branches (Alligator)

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Kingfish (Alligator)

Cash Box Kings – Hail To The Kings! (Alligator)

Coco Montoya – Coming In Hot (Alligator)

Moonshine Society – Sweet Thing (Mojo Music Group)

King Bee & The Stingers – Meet Me In Memphis (Hive Talking)

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Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Kingfish (Alligator)

Cash Box Kings – Hail To The Kings! (Alligator)

Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues – Roots And Branches (Alligator)

Grady Champion – Steppin’ In (Malaco)

King Bee & The Stingers – Meet Me In Memphis (Hive Talking)

Ray Fuller & The Bluesrockers – Pay The Price (Azuretone)

Coco Montoya – Coming In Hot (Alligator)

Blues Music Magazine

Cash Box Kings – Hail To The Kings! (Alligator)

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Kingfish (Alligator)

Keb’ Mo’ – Oklahoma (Concord)

Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues – Roots And Branches (Alligator)

Reese Wynans – Sweet Release (J & R Adventures)

Forty Fours – Twist The Knife (Rip Cat)

Mavis Staples – We Get By (Anti)

Grady Champion – Steppin’ In (Malaco)

Blues Music Magazine

John Clifton – In The Middle Of Nowhere (Rip Cat)

Reese Wynans – Sweet Release (J & R Adventures)

Cash Box Kings – Hail To The Kings! (Alligator)

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Kingfish (Alligator)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Killin’ It, Live (Alligator)

Sugaray Rayford – Somebody Save Me (Forty Below)

Kenny Parker – Hellfire (Rock-A-While)

Forty Fours – Twist The Knife (Rip Cat)

Blues Magazine

Reese Wynans – Sweet Release (J & R Adventures)

John Clifton – In The Middle Of Nowhere (Rip Cat)

Sugaray Rayford – Somebody Save Me (Forty Below)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Killin’ It, Live (Alligator)

Walter Trout – Survivor Blues (Provogue)

Kenny Parker – Hellfire (Rock-A-While)

Benny Turner & Cash McCall – Welcome To Chicago (Blind Raccoon)

Cash Box Kings – Hail To The Kings! (Alligator)

The Advocate

Spencer Ward Bohren, was born on April 5, 1950, in Casper, Wyoming, and passed on June 8, 2019, in his adopted home of New Orleans. His death comes less than a year after his diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer.

Leon Redbone, the perpetually anachronistic, famously mysterious artist who rose to prominence as a performer on Toronto's folk circuit in the early '70s, died Thursday while in hospice care in Bucks County, Pa.

Redbone's family confirmed his death through a publicist. No cause was given, and Redbone's age was a subject of speculation for decades.

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Sugaray Rayford – Somebody Save Me (Forty Below)

Reese Wynans – Sweet Release (J & R Adventures)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Killin’ It, Live (Alligator)

Walter Trout – Survivor Blues (Provogue)

Benny Turner & Cash McCall – Welcome To Chicago (Blind Raccoon)

Kenny Parker – Hellfire (Rock-A-While)

Arlen Roth – Tele Masters (Aquinnah)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Signs (Fantasy)

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Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Killin’ It, Live (Alligator)

Walter Trout – Survivor Blues (Provogue)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Signs (Fantasy)

Benny Turner & Cash McCall – Welcome To Chicago (Blind Raccoon)

Reese Wynans – Sweet Release (J & R Adventures)

Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions (Fantasy)

Kirk Fletcher – Hold On (Elaysia)

Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive And Well (Silvertone)

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