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Trippiest Psychedelic Blues

Inspired by a trip to San Francisco, Joe and Matt sit down to talk about the best psychedelic blues from the 60s and beyond. The music got trippy in those days – adding new sounds, new lyrics and new forms to stretch the meaning of the blues.

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Wolf Tracks

If you’ve been to a Joe Bonamassa concert recently, you’ve heard a haunting voice come through the PA and explain how to play a calypso beat – just before Joe and the band launch into “Who’s Been Talkin.'” That voice belongs to blues legend Howlin’ Wolf. Today Joe and Matt salute Howlin’ Wolf and the unfiltered humanity he brought to the blues. And this summer Joe is taking his love of Howlin’ Wolf to a new level: on August 31, Joe will play a tribute to Wolf and Muddy Waters at Red Rocks Ampitheatre, just outside Morrison, Colorado.

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The Best Blues For Valentine’s Day

The cliche about the blues is that all the songs are about broken hearts and drinking away your sorrows. Yes, it’s true, we have more than our fair share of full-on bummed-out songs. But for this Valentine’s Day, Matt and Joe put our heads together for the smartest, sexiest blues numbers with a focus on great guitar players like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sonny Landreth, Bonnie Raitt and more.

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Muddy Waters Run Deep

Just about every blues fan agrees on Muddy Waters. He wrote amazing tunes. He sang with voice that cut to the core. He played guitar like nobody else. This week Matt and Joe talk about why they love Muddy and share three of his greatest recorded moments. You’ll hear his command of the stage at Newport, his unique approach to slide and maybe the greatest “Mannish Boy” ever captured on tape.

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