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.



2:30 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Shake's Hall Pass: Dixie Peach

Dixie Peach

In the second edition of Shake's Hall Pass, Dixie Peach visits the WYSO studios for a live performance so good, the band played all the way up to 11pm. 

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8:14 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Shake's Hall Pass: Eric Jerardi

The Eric Jerardi Band in studio with Shakin' Dave
Credit Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

In the debut edition of Shake's Hall Pass, The Eric Jerardi Band (Eric Jerardi, Gary Gates and Adam Wheeler) visited the WYSO studios for a live performance.  The trio chatted with Hall of Fame Blues host Shakin' Dave Hussong about recording, guitar playing and inspiration, and their shared blues history.

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3:03 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Moonlight in Colorado, Johnny Smith Remembered

On June 11, 2013 legendary guitarist Johnny Smith died at the age of 90.  WYSO's own Shakin' Dave Hussong had the opportunity to study with Smith in 1971 and has this remembrance.

The seasons change so quickly in Colorado.  

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3:16 pm
Sun November 20, 2011

Denny Johnson/The Rug: The Lifelong Application of Layin' Down the Bass/Love Philosophy

Shakin' Dave's tribute to his friend and former bandmate, the late Denny Johnson.

He was a blessed and enlightened individual. He maintained the quintessential Bass/role playing persona There was nothing rote about DJ. He must have been born with a comprehensive insight into the human condition and its obvious contradictions. His maturity, at least from a philosophical musical standpoint was intimidating to this wannabe guitarist/visual artist.

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6:21 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Blues Views: Billy Thompson's Remixed & Remastered

Artist: Billy Thompson
Release: Remixed & Remastered, Audio CD Blind Pig Records, 2010

This reviewer became a proponent of this left coast expatriate, now West Virginia  resident Billy Thompson, late in life. I missed his 1991 "Coat of Many Colors" release, but since 1994 I have been shouting his praises. The fervor runs more along the lines of “say it loud, I'm blue and I'm proud!”

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