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Hey Blues Lover! Thank you for being a fan of WMWV’s Blues Summit!
The Blues Summit celebrates 21 years on the air in 2014!

Don’t miss the Blues Summit. The best of the blues from the 1920’s to the latest releases, including interviews with the biggest stars and up ‘n comers! Tell your blues friends around the world they can catch the show every Wednesday, 6-9 pm eastern with WMWV’s live stream. Click on the big button to the right!

How can you help Keep the Blues Alive? Join the Blues Foundation! It’s very affordable and has great perks too!


Blues Summit Host To Offer A Course At Granite State College’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
That’s Right!! If you are 50+ years old, sign up for the course I’ll be presenting in November! Click the logo above for full details.
America’s True Music: The Blues, 1920s to the Present

10410                                       Class Size: Min: 10  Max: 30
3 Thursdays: 11/6-11/20                                 3:30-5:00 PM
Granite State College, 53 Technology Lane, Conway
Member Class Fee: $25

Blues music is an American art form. Slaves from Africa worked the plantation fields in the deep south and developed a means of communication by “hollering” using a form of singing. Through discussion and music, follow the progression from the fields, to front porches, to juke joints and the recording of “Race Records.” Explore the movement of free blacks north to Chicago and the “plugging in” of instruments. Head “across the pond” to see the influence of the blues music in Britain in the 1960s. See who’s keeping the blues alive, from elder statesmen to the new faces of the blues.


Help Raise The Roof of the Blues Hall of Fame. For many years during the Blues Music Awards celebrations, there are inductions into the Blues Hall of Fame. Now we want to build a home for the inductees. You can help!



Hope you didn’t miss The Blues Summit Top 50 Best Of 2010 Countdown. Host Roy Prescott took two weeks to count down the Best of the Blues for the year. The Blues Summit desk received over 250 new releases in 2010! It’s a hard job to narrow the field down to 50, in two incredibly hot shows!!
Click here to see  50-26. Click here to see  25-1.

The Blues Summit turns 18 in January, 2011. Be sure to listen for the best blues & interviews on the radio and the Internet!

Wednesday Dec. 22 at 6:30pm Blues Up ‘n Comer Kirsten Thien 
The Blues Summit desk receives about 250 Blues CDs per year. Sometimes at first listen, you know you’ve got something special! That’s what happened with New York Blues woman Kirsten Thien. Kirsten has lived in Maine AND has skied in the Mount Washington Valley! 

 Delicious (Screen Door), her latest release, finds Thien alternately ripping and seducing her way through an eleven-song set. Producer Erik Boyd (bass) masterfully blends the foundation of the core road band consisting of David Patterson (guitar), Johnny Pisano (bass) and Dylan Wissing (drums), together with NYC session cats Steve Holley (drums), Tommy Mandel (keyboard and Hammond organ), Kent Smith (trumpet), Andy Snitzer (saxophone) and Mike Freeman (vibraphone). Adding to the mix are veteran blues heavyweights Arthur Neilson (guitar), Billy Gibson (harmonica) and Hubert Sumlin (guitar). The return of Grammy-nominated recording and mixing engineer Dan Myers rounds out the team.

Kirsten Thien & Our Friend Buddy Guy? Not Too Shabby!

Wednesday Nov. 17 at 6:30pm. Making his 3rd appearance as a guest on the Blues Summit, we were honored to have Buddy Guy back on the show! 
The wait is over for Buddy Guy’s newest release “Living Proof.” The latest in Buddy’s blues collection that USA Today just gave 3.5 out of 4 stars is now available in stores. Make sure you pick up “Living Proof” to get tracks like the historic duet “Stay Around A Little Longer” feat. B.B. King and “Where The Blues Begins” with Carlos Santana. Buddy is always a warm & engaging interview!
 Click to purchase on iTunes.                          Click to purchase at Amazon


Wednesday Oct. 27/Nov. 3 at 6:30pm. We checked in with west coast Blues players, Cathy Lemons and Johnny Ace. They’ve been playing the Blues for years and have a new album on the Vizztone Label Group, “lemonace“. It’s a good one! Lots of guest stars on the CD too, like Tommy Castro, David Maxwell, Kid Andersen & Paul Oscher! Turned into a two part interview which was great!
 Wednesday Sept. 15 at 6:30pm. Phoenix Harmonica maestro. My good friend Bob Corritore! Bob talked up his new Blues Summit Chart topping CD, ” Bob Corritore & Friends“. What friends he has! Bob has his own Blues radio program, Those Lowdown Blues on KJZZ, and owns Phoenix’s famous Blues club, The Rhythm Room.
It Was GREAT to have him back on the show! Thanks Bob. Visit the blog often for info on more interviews on the Blues Summit.


Steve Salter at the grave of John Henry Barbee, Restvale Cemetary, Chicago.

 Steve Salter of Killer Blues is on a mission to place headstones on the graves of forgotten Blues musicians. He has been an interview guest on the Blues Summit, telling us how funds raised through the sale of “Buried In The Blues” calendars go to the cause. His latest headstone was placed in Chicago at the site of Bluesman John Henry Barbee.

 Also, thanks to  Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records, Emery “Detroit Jr.” Williams Jr. has a headstone too. This will be featured in the 2011 calendar available October 1st!

  The Blues Summit gets all of our birth and death information from the “Buried In The Blues” calendar. You can support Steve’s project by purchasing one, or “The Blues In Me” original art work. They would make a great holiday gift for that Blues lover on your list! To learn more, click here.

The Blues In Me



Bluesman Kenny Neal

It was a rockin’ good way to start the Labor Day Weekend!  The Swamp Blues of Blind Pig Records artist, Louisiana’s Kenny Neal was a GREAT show!!

The Kenny Neal Band from Louisiana  performed at the Theater In the Wood, Friday, before a small but totally appreciative audience! Said Kenny, “Sometimes the small shows turn out to be the best!” Amen to that!!!  

Since Kenny is of the Baton Rouge Neals, an incredibly musical lot, brought up musically by the their dad, harmonica blues legend, the late Raful Neal, he was joined on stage by two brothers, Frederick on piano & Darnell on bass. 

Kenny Neal Ripping It Up!


Blues Summit host Roy Prescott had a great chat backstage & post show with Kenny Neal! Roy picked up Kenny’s new Blind Pig CD, “Hooked On Your Love” , before it hits the shelves! You’ll hear cuts off it on the next Blues Summit!

Kenny Neal to appear at the Theater In The Wood, Fri. Sept. 3!


Stevie Ray Vaughan Gone 20 Years Friday August 27.

by Roy August 28, 2010 Blues Blog

 Hard to believe it’s been 20 years this past Friday, since  August 27, 1990, when SRV tragically died in a helicoter crash after a concert at Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wisconsin. It’s one of those “where were you when” moments in life. Like JFK, MLK, RFK or John Lennon. I was pumping gas at Roy’s Sunoco […]

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New Blues Pouring Onto the Blues Summit Desk!

by Roy July 27, 2010 Blues Blog
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More hot blues for a summer evening!  The Blues Summit has received a TON o’ new releases! Including The Steve Miller Band’s 1st studio release in 17 years, BINGO! It all blues covers & features the late Norton Buffalo on harp.  Click here to check out a couple of tracks.  Had a chance to see […]

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