Blues in the Night

Blues in the Night

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100 years of Blues can be found on Blues In the Night with Perry Evatt! Airs Friday nights. Hop on the BITN Family Train and get your Blues fix!!
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Blues In the Night May 22nd, 2020
Frontman, founder, and songwriter for the great Alt. Country band Cracker is here! David Lowery discusses how he got into Blues music. He also shares his view on the state of the music business in the digital era as well as what a Cracker Blues album might sound like. Plus, a special tribute to the late Little Richard. This one is a fun ride; don't miss it!
1:04:21
May 22, 2020
Blues In the Night May 1st, 2020
SURPRISE! A new episode of Blues In the Night brings a conversation with George Thorogood - talking all things Blues. It's a lively conversation that can not be missed. 
1:22:04
May 1, 2020
Blues In the Night November 29th, 2019
Episode 76 is the finale of Blues in the Night with the very best the Blues has to offer. Big thanks to those who helped make this show happen and to those who listened!
2:35:28
November 29, 2019
Blues In the Night November 22nd, 2019
Bryan Adams side-man and world class guitarist Keith Scott joins BITN to discuss his roots in Blues growing up in Canada, what it was like working with David Bowie and Tina Turner, the physics of guitar playing, and Bryan Adams' new album Shine a Light. It's a jam-packed episode that is a must-listen for anyone looking to play guitar. 
1:24:44
November 23, 2019
Blues In the Night November 15th, 2019
Rolling Stones bassist Darryl Jones joins BITN to discuss his days starting out with Miles Davis, Chicago Blues, his custom made guitars, and how he got the gig with the Stones. This is an extraordinary, candid conversation that mustn't be missed. 
1:24:13
November 16, 2019
Blues In the Night November 8th, 2019
Emmy nominee and Brookgreen Gardens Cultural Preservationist Ron Daise joins BITN to discuss how Gullah music influenced the Blues and their common ground in Gospel music. The former Nickelodeon performer also talks about the importance of the variety of music exposed in early childhood education. Thanks to Ron Daise, Marlena Smalls and her Hallelujah Singers, Queen Quet & de Gullah Cunneckshun, and The Moving Star Hall Singers (through Alan Lomax) for providing the soundtrack for this episode. 
1:02:08
November 9, 2019
Blues In the Night November 1st, 2019
Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack joins BITN to discuss her roots in east Texas Blues, what to expect of the last leg of her 2019 tour, and why she went down the Blues route with her latest album, The Lonely, The Lonesome, & the Gone (out now)!
1:20:54
November 2, 2019
Blues In the Night October 25th, 2019
Grammy winner and Billy Idol sideman Steve Stevens joins BITN to discuss his musical background, how important Blues and Soul is to him and Billy, and his new side project with Geezer Butler & Matt Sorum: Deadland Ritual.
1:24:57
October 26, 2019
Blues In the Night October 18th, 2019
5 time Grammy winner Marty Stuart joins Blues in the Night to discuss his roots in Mississippi Blues, his latest album "Way Out West," his time with B.B. King, and the 20th anniversary of his concept album "The Pilgrim." It's a deep conversation that's a lot of fun. 
1:15:24
October 19, 2019
Blues In the Night October 11th, 2019
Teen Blues-Rock guitar sensation Ally Venable joins BITN to discuss her new album, Texas Honey, plus her admiration for fellow Texas guitar slinger Stevie Ray Vaughan!
1:07:44
October 12, 2019
Blues In the Night October 4th, 2019
Grammy winning Gospel-Blues/Rock artist Mike Farris joins BITN from on-site at the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival. He discusses his influences as well as his latest album, Silver & Stone. It's a special episode you won't want to miss!
1:20:45
October 5, 2019
Blues In the Night September 27th, 2019
4-time Grammy winner Jimmie Vaughan talks his new album "Baby Please Come Home," as well as his time touring with Eric Clapton and his love for obscure Blues music. One of the reigning kings of this music joins BITN and we are thrilled to have him.
1:19:43
September 28, 2019
Blues In the Night September 20th, 2019
Grammy winner and Smithsonian Folkways artist Dom Flemons joins BITN to discuss his latest album, Black Cowboys. He also talks about the traditions of Blues music through its lyrics, instrumentations, and much more. This is a history lesson not to be missed!
1:02:59
September 22, 2019
Blues In the Night September 13th, 2019
Asheville based singer/songwriter Heather Taylor jumps on board the BITN Family Train to talk her new album, Undercurrents, as well as all things Blues, and coloring books! Get ready to be educated, kids. 
1:08:06
September 14, 2019
Blues in the Night September 6th, 2019
"How's It Gonna End: The Blues of Tom Waits" is the fifth installment of BITN's artist spotlight series. Here, we explore the core sound and lyric in every Tom Waits song: Blues. There's never been a Blues act more macabre, vaudevillian, or carefully crafted than Waits. 
1:29:27
September 7, 2019
Blues In the Night August 30th, 2019
Multi platinum arranger and pianist Emile Pandolfi joins BITN to discuss the Blues elements found in the Great American Songbook Standards era. Songs by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and the like are all featured here! 
1:28:18
August 30, 2019
Blues In the Night August 23rd, 2019
Shadow & the Thrill's guitarist and vocalist Tony Cardenas-Montana discusses the band's upcoming debut album, Sugarbowl. He also discusses his roots in the Blues, and his days working with acts such as Great White and Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators. 
1:16:53
August 24, 2019
Blues In the Night August 16th, 2019
This is a more rocking episode featuring new recordings from Jimmie Vaughan, Marc Cohn feat. The Blind Boys of Alabama, and Rodney Crowell feat. Billy Gibbons!
1:24:03
August 16, 2019
Blues in the Night August 9th, 2019
Soul Movers and former Wiggles guitarist Murray Cook joins BITN to discuss Bona Fide, the Soul Movers new album recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama! He also talks about the importance of music in early childhood education. 
1:17:13
August 9, 2019
Blues in the Night August 2nd, 2019
Converse College professor, esteemed author, and former owner of the legendary Handlebar - John Jeter joins BITN to discuss all things music biz! If you're curious about how to make it in the industry or if you're an up and coming artist/producer/talent agent/venue owner looking for advice, this episode is an essential listen!
1:14:14
August 2, 2019
Blues In the Night July 26th, 2019
Hulda Quebe of Progressive Western Swing group The Quebe Sisters talks Blues and Texas Swing. It's a fascinating conversation; plus, much more music! 
1:07:17
July 27, 2019
Blues In the Night July 19th, 2019
Music from Rhiannon Giddens, ZZ Top, Jellyroll Morton, and J. Geils Band are just some of what you'll hear on this rather prolific episode of BITN!
1:07:30
July 19, 2019
Blues In the Night July 12th, 2019
Earth Wind & Fire frontman Philip Bailey joins BITN to discuss his musical influences, his new album Love Will Find a Way (out now), and his charity Music is Unity (musicisunity.org). Plus, lots of Blue and Jazz! 
1:29:46
July 13, 2019
Blues In the Night July 5th, 2019
Billboard chart-topping Jazz artist Lindsey Webster joins BITN to discuss her new album, Love Inside! There's also lots of Jazz included in this episode so this is definitely a fun one!
1:22:22
July 5, 2019
Blues In the Night June 28th, 2019
Opera and Broadway superstar Sarah Brightman joins BITN to discuss the Blues and Vaudeville elements that can be found in show tunes in this special Broadway installment of the show. Sarah also discusses the fascinating process that went on behind the making of her new album, Hymn (out now)! We hope she'll open up her dream jazz club one day!
1:12:04
June 29, 2019
Blues In the Night June 21st, 2019
A New Orleans-style "processional" tribute to the late Dr. John, who passed away on June 6th, 2019 at the age of 77. Proper processional recordings by Wynton Marsalis. 
1:37:50
June 22, 2019
Blues In the Night June 14th, 2019
Blues/Native Americana artist Cary Morin drops by BITN to discuss the ties between traditional Native American music and Blues music. Plus, music from his new album, When I Rise (available now) is featured!
38:55
June 15, 2019
Blues In the Night June 7th, 2019
The Rockabilly edition of BITN features special guest Slim Jim Phantom, drummer of Stray Cats. He discusses the influence Blues has had on Rockabilly, as well as Stray Cats' comeback album, 40, out now! Lots of fun Rockabilly-Blues to hear on this episode!
1:30:18
June 8, 2019
Blues In the Night May 31st, 2019
The 50th episode of Blues In the Night celebrates The Rolling Stones and their integration of Blues into their brand of Rock music. What's exciting is, The Stones are more committed to the Blues now more than ever. 
1:36:24
June 1, 2019
Blues In the Night May 24th, 2019
In celebration of Bob Dylan's birthday, tracks that display his Blues influence are highlighted here. Music from Bringing It All Back Home, Modern Times, Tempest, and Love & Theft (amongst others) are all included - including that infamous "Judas" track(!)
1:34:56
May 25, 2019
Blues In the Night May 17th, 2019
BITN welcomes Mountain Faith's Summer McMahan as she discusses her influences as well as any advice for up and coming musicians starting on the road. Plus, there's music from Lee Ann Womack, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, and Lyle Lovett! 
1:38:46
May 18, 2019
Blues in the Night May 10th, 2019
The Guess Who's drummer and co-founder Garry Peterson joins BITN to discuss how the Blues influenced him, The Guess Who's new record, and working with legendary artists such as the Andrews Sisters! Plus, tons of Blues music after the interview!
1:14:10
May 12, 2019
Blues In the Night May 3rd, 2019
A jam-packed episode of BITN features music by Skip James, Annie Lennox, Aerosmith, Genesis, Dwight Yoakam, B.B. King, and Tom Petty.
1:10:56
May 4, 2019
Blues In the Night April 26th, 2019
Graham Sharp of Steep Canyon Rangers hops on board the BITN Family Train to discuss the influence the Blues has had on him, SCR, and the band's work with comedian Steve Martin. He also talks about the Blues aspects of Steep Canyon Rangers' latest release, Out In the Open. Music featured here include three cuts from SCR's Out in the Open, along with songs by Memphis Slim, The Velvet Underground, The Black Crowes, and a new duet between Sheryl Crow and the late Johnny Cash. 
1:19:08
April 27, 2019
Blues In the Night April 19th, 2019
This episode has surprises around every corner with performances from Muddy Waters, Lucinda Williams, Elvis Costello, and Peter Wolf!
1:22:45
April 20, 2019
Blues In the Night April 12th, 2019
This Classical edition of Blues in the Night features an extensive interview with Dr. Braxton Ballew of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra about how Classical music has influenced Blues. Plus, there's lots of Classical music showcased here with Blues elements. Definitely not a typical episode of BITN! Respect the research, folks. 
1:36:34
April 13, 2019
Blues In the Night April 5th, 2019
This week's episode features new singles from Cristone "Kingfish" Ingram as well as Mavis Staples! You'll also hear Bessie Smith, Roger Waters, and.... David Lynch(???) This one's a lot of fun!
1:21:21
April 7, 2019
Blues In the Night March 29th, 2019
BITN celebrates Eric Clapton's birthday by playing all the best recordings by Slowhand himself! 
1:44:51
March 30, 2019
Blues In the Night March 22nd, 2019
Earl & the Agitators frontman Scott Holt joins BITN to talk about his days playing with Buddy Guy as well as the new Agitators record, Shaken & Stirred (out now)! Plus, music from Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, Willie Nelson, Catherine Russell, and Leo "Bud" Welch. 
1:15:47
March 24, 2019
Blues In the Night March 15th, 2019
2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee (as a member of Genesis) Steve Hackett joins Blues In the Night to discuss the influence the Blues has had on him, the early Genesis records with Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins, and his new album - At the Edge of Light (out now)! 
1:14:52
March 21, 2019
Blues In the Night March 8th, 2019
Volume 1 of BITN's Artist Spotlight series will feature the highly Blues-influenced music of Grammy, Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe winner and Songwriter's and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Randy Newman. This episode will showcase Mr. Newman's geographical Blues influences that stem from both New Orleans and Los Angeles. There will also be examples of Blues displayed through his sometimes tragic and sometimes darkly funny lyricism. This is Randy Newman: NOLA to LA. 
1:14:17
March 9, 2019
Blues In the Night March 1st, 2019
Tonight's Twilight Zone-ish episode of BITN challenges the mind and stretches the definition of the Blues and what the Blues means to individual people. Showcased artists include Gary Clark, Jr., Fiona Apple, Nick Lowe, and The Black Crowes.
1:37:33
March 1, 2019
Blues In the Night February 22nd, 2019
A special Motown edition of BITN features a guest appearance by former America's Got Talent semi-finalist Alicia Michilli! She talks her Motown influences, touring with Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo,' and her new EP - Letters from the Edge - out now! Plus, music by Martha Reeves & the Vendellas, Otis Redding, Phil Collins, and Ms. Michilli herself is showcased.
1:02:13
February 23, 2019
Blues In the Night February 15th, 2019
A Valentine's Broken Hearts edition of BITN for anyone who had to spend Valentine's alone this year. Featured artists here are Tony Joe White, Skeeter Davis, The Valentinos, Eric Clapton, and Herbie Hancock. 
1:28:29
February 16, 2019
Blues In the Night February 8th, 2019
This edition of BlTN features Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer; Elton John & Leon Russell; Lead Belly; and Joss Stone
1:33:32
February 9, 2019
Blues In the Night February 1st, 2019
Atlanta Blues-Rocker Michelle Malone joins BITN to discuss her new album, Slings & Arrows. Voted #17 on No Depression's 50 Best Albums of 2018 Reader's Poll. Highlights from the album are played throughout the show (Plus at the beginning, you'll hear a gorgeous duet between Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy). 
42:23
February 2, 2019
Blues In the Night January 25th, 2019
A new Van Morrison track highlights this episode of BITN, which also features John Prine, Larkin Poe, Son House, and Barry Gibb(!)
1:28:05
January 26, 2019
Blues In the Night January 18th, 2019
A new performance from Bruce Springsteen highlights this episode. Other artists featured include: Elizabeth Cotton, Jelly Roll Morton, Iggy Pop, and Van Halen.
1:16:41
January 19, 2019
Blues In the Night January 11th, 2019
Grammy winner Rick Springfield joins BITN to discuss discovering the Blues in Australia, creating set lists for shows, growing up in religious households, and his new (and very bluesy) album, The Snake King, which is available everywhere now!
40:23
January 11, 2019
Blues In the Night January 4th, 2019
The first BITN episode of 2019 features an interview with Rebecca and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe! They talk their new album, Venom & Faith (out now). Stay tuned for more music after the interview for more music!
1:14:28
January 4, 2019
Blues In the Night December 28th, 2018
Angelex co-founder and former Zepperella bassist Angeline Saris talks to BITN about Jazz and Blues influences, her ever-expanding bass collection, and Angelex's new album, Tight Lips. And there's some classic car talk in there too! 
44:38
December 29, 2018
Blues In the Night December 21st, 2018
It's the special Christmas edition of Blues In the Night! Featuring songs you know and some you don't from Lightnin' Hopkins, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and the Spartanburg Famous Four. It's a little something different for anyone tired of the same mainstream Xmas radio stuff. 
52:45
December 22, 2018
Blues In the Night December 14th, 2018
A special edition of BITN featuring Blues music and music influenced by Blues in Disney films. Artists featured include: Dr. John, China Moses, Sheryl Crow, Randy Newman, and Los Lobos!
51:43
December 15, 2018
Blues In the Night December 7th, 2018
BITN welcomes Blues Hall of Fame inductee Joe Louis Walker!! The protégé of B.B. King and Otis Rush talks what he’s learned from his predecessors, growing up in San Francisco, getting started with Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and so much more. This was such a fun conversation; Mr. Walker's excitement for music comes through so clearly here.
54:47
December 8, 2018
Blues in the Night November 30th, 2018
Volume II of the "Jump the Shark" series features a collaboration between B.B. King and U2, Alison Krauss, Joe Cocker, David Gilmour, and David Bowie. CORRECTION: The intro (excerpt) heard before B.B. King and U2's "When Love Comes to Town" is called "Freedom for My People" was taken from U2's 1988 album Rattle & Hum, but was not performed by U2 or B.B. King. It is performed by Satan & Adam. Satan and Adam are not given credit in the episode (admin's fault). The original "Freedom for My People" by Satan & Adam can be found on their 1993 album Mother Mojo.
1:33:45
November 30, 2018
Blues In the Night November 23rd, 2018
This "Jump the Shark" episode features music from Harry Connick, Jr., Joey Alexander, Branford Marsalis Quartet, and John Mellencamp!
1:25:25
November 26, 2018
Blues In the Night November 16th, 2018
Everclear frontman Art Alexakis joins me on this episode of Blues In the Night to discuss the impact of Blues on his work and Rock music itself. We also discuss Cowpunk, the purpose of producers, millennials, and Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (yes, we are going there). This was such a fun interview. Enjoy!!
56:09
November 17, 2018
Blues In the Night November 9th, 2018
This episode features a rather eclectic group of artists, including: Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Gillian Welch, Alejandro Escovedo, Rosemary Clooney, Billy Connolly, and Steve Perry.
1:20:10
November 10, 2018
Blues In the Night November 2nd, 2018
David Holt joins me on this installment of BITN. We discuss mountain music, the ballad of John Henry, and the evolution of train music. Songs featured include music from Muddy Waters, Chet Atkins, and David Holt himself. The last song here, "I Get the Blues When it Rains," is performed by Mr. Holt's mentor Etta Baker - one of the greatest Piedmont Blues finger pickers to ever play guitar. This is such a joyous interview filled with little surprises!
37:17
November 3, 2018
Blues In the Night October 26th, 2018
It's the Halloween edition of BITN featuring St. Louis Bessie, Tampa Red, LaVern Baker, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, and the recently departed Tony Joe White. Get spooked out with some different kind of Halloween tunes!
53:40
October 27, 2018
Blues In the Night October 19th, 2018
This episode features a conversation with Ranger Doug Green of Riders In the Sky. Here, we discuss how the Blues and Country-Western music intertwine, Gene Autry's early days as a Blues artist, the era of the singing cowboy in America, and there's some guitar talk in there too. Plus, a little behind the scenes discussion on Riders In the Sky's work on Toy Story 2. Music featured includes: Gene Autry, Django Reinhardt, and Riders In the Sky (of course)!
39:13
October 20, 2018
Blues In the Night October 12th, 2018
Tonight's episode features Slim Gaillard, Tony Bennett, Johnny Cash, and an epic jam session between Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan!
1:25:44
October 13, 2018
Blues In the Night October 5th, 2018
Tonight's episode features radio/TV personality Kimberly Kelly. She speaks about her roots in Blues music as well as her experience in the music industry. She also discusses the Blues movement happening now with artists such as Bob Dylan, Boz Scaggs, and Van Morrison. This is definitely a fun conversation you don't want to miss!
44:40
October 6, 2018
Blues In the Night September 28th, 2018
This episode features duets between Memphis Minnie and Bumblebee Slim as well as Elton John and Jack White. There's also music from Ma Rainey, Tom Jones, Dwight Yoakam, and.... Bill Murray(?)
1:07:37
October 5, 2018
Blues In the Night September 21st, 2018
This episode features the late Charles Bradley, Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, Joe Louis Walker, Leonard Cohen, and a special tribute to a retiring Paul Simon. (Please note: there was no episode on September 14th).
1:31:23
October 5, 2018
Blues In the Night September 7th, 2018
This episode features an interview with musician Max Hightower. Max talks about his experience in Blues music, and gives advice for upcoming musicians looking to get into the business.
1:03:14
October 5, 2018
Blues In the Night August 31st, 2018
This episode features Big Mama Thornton, Roy Orbison, The Black Crowes, Dr. John, and a special tribute to the late Aretha Franklin.
1:30:42
October 5, 2018
Blues In the Night August 24th, 2018
This episode features a duet between Ray Charles and B.B. King - along with The Rolling Stones, Marty Stuart & his Fabulous Superlatives, and Boz Scaggs!
1:30:07
October 4, 2018
Blues In the Night August 17th, 2018
This episode features Blind Lemon Jefferson, Tom Waits, Keith Richards, and Tony Joe White!
1:21:42
October 4, 2018
Blues In the Night August 10th, 2018
This episode features an interview with the legendary Blues artist Mac Arnold. Here, he discusses his time touring with Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. He also speaks about playing with the house band on the groundbreaking TV show, Soul Train. Mac also talks about the work he's doing with the I Can Do Anything Foundation.
51:42
October 4, 2018
Blues In the Night August 3rd, 2018
This episode features Art Tatum, Aretha Franklin, Mississippi John Hurt, and Ray Davies!
1:27:45
October 4, 2018
Blues In the Night July 27th, 2018
This episode features John Lee Hooker (covering Jimi Hendrix), Warren Zevon, Tracy Chapman, and a duet between Neil Young & Jack White.
1:11:51
October 4, 2018
Blues In the Night July 20th, 2018
This episode features an interview with Tim Kinley, band historian for George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. Here, we discuss George Clinton & P-Funk's influences, how Funk and Blues are related, and where the two genres are headed in the future. U'RE GONNA GET SICK WITH THE FUNK AND WE HAVE THE ANTIDOTE.
1:15:05
October 4, 2018
Blues In the Night July 13th, 2018
This episode features The Moonglows, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Chuck E. Weiss, and Lee Ann Womack!
1:27:03
October 4, 2018
Blues In the Night - July 6th, 2018
This episode features Irma Thomas and Hugh Laurie with their interpretation of "The Ballad of John Henry." It also features Tom Jones, Albert King, Robert Palmer, and Aerosmith!
1:24:22
October 4, 2018
Blues in the Night June 29, 2018
This episode features Pink Anderson, Buddy Guy, Van Morrison, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band!
1:15:11
October 4, 2018
Blues in the Night June 22, 2018
Tonight's episode features Bessie Smith, The Rolling Stones, Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey, and a duet between Van Morrison and Taj Mahal!
1:10:29
October 4, 2018
Blues in the Night June 15, 2018
The debut episode of Blues In the Night features Junior Wells, Big Joe Turner, John Hiatt, and Louis Armstrong!
1:24:28
October 4, 2018