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All These Blues with Roger Gatchet on KENW FM
Produced locally each week in the KENW studios on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico, All These Blues covers a wide variety of music anchored in one of America's true original art forms: the blues. Each week features both traditional acoustic blues as well as contemporary electric blues. From the archival recordings housed in the Library of Congress to the urban grit of Chicago's blues scene, from the jump-blues sound of the West Coast to the guitar slingers of Texas, listeners can expect to hear many shades of blue each week.
All These Blues is hosted by Roger Gatchet, an Assistant Professor of Communication at Eastern New Mexico University and an avid blues fan and harmonica player. Roger Gatchet has been hosting blues radio programs at stations in California, Texas, and southern Spain for nearly fifteen years, and is a contributing writer for Living Blues magazine. He has shared the stage with noted harmonica masters such as James Cotton, Rod Piazza, Mark Hummel, James Harman, Paul DeLay, and Greg Izor, and opened a B.B. King concert in 2003 with the Guy Budd Band. He currently resides in Portales where he performs regularly with the Blackwater Draw Boys.
Visit All These Blues on Facebook for weekly playlists and to your submit questions, comments, and requests. This month All These Blues will feature some of the following artists:
- Jan. 5: Guy Budd & The Gypsy Souls, Mason Casey, Cephas & Wiggins, Gary Clark, Jr. and Bob Dylan
- Jan. 12: Watermelon Slim & The Workers, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Ben Harper w/ Charlie Musselwhite, The Little Elmore Reed Blues Band, and Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
- Jan. 19: Mud Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters), Kim Wilson, Tail Dragger & Bob Corritore, Gary Clark, Jr., and Sugar Ray & The Bluetones
- Jan. 26: Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, the Little Elmore Reed Blues Band, Michael “Iron Man” Burkes, and Barbara Carr