Shakin' Dave Hussong

Host - Hall of Fame Blues

Shakin' Dave Hussong is a musician, businessman, writer and respected authority on vintage guitars.  He's known to many people in this area through his work as lead guitarist for the popular band the Low Rent Blues All-Stars and is internationally known for Fretware Guitars, a vintage guitar business he started in 1978.  Shakin' Dave brings you the blues, both old and new, Monday nights on WYSO.

 

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3:30 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

Blues Views: John Nemeth's Name the Day

Artist: John Nemeth
Release: Name The Day Audio CD Blind Pig Records, 2010

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Music
3:00 pm
Mon October 3, 2011

Another Blues View from Shakin’ Dave

Blues Views is a new occasional feature on wyso.org with reviews of new releases from blues artists written by our own Shakin' Dave Hussong.  Hear Shakin' Dave host Hall of Fame Blues on Monday night, 8-11pm.

Artist: Grady Champion
Release: Dreamin’ Audio CD GSM Music Group, 2011

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Music
3:05 pm
Mon September 26, 2011

Blues Views - Reviews of New Releases from Blues Artists by Shakin’ Dave

Blues Views is a new occasional feature on wyso.org with reviews of new releases from blues artists written by our own Shakin' Dave Hussong.  Hear Shakin' Dave host Hall of Fame Blues on Monday night, 8-11pm.

Artist: Quinn Sullivan
Release: Cyclone, Audio CD and MP3 Download, Oarfin Records, 2011.

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Hall of Fame Blues

It's hard to recall a time when I didn't listen to Blues music.

Oh sure, I can remember the pop onslaught of the early 50s,and it was fine because that's all I knew. Things changed in rapid succession after I received a transistor radio somewhere towards the middle of that decade.

One night I was twisting the dial and stumbled across WLAC 1510 am in Nashville. After 9pm the station became a 50,000-watt "clear channel" voice which meant that it operated without any other stations,east of the Mississippi River on that frequency. It was a strong signal in more ways than one! Characters with names like "Big Hugh" and "John R" filled up the airwaves with great soul & blues performers whose music was every bit as funky as the personalities that spun the discs.

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