Brian Keith Wallen joins Shakin' Dave in the studio for the July 2014 edition of Shake's Hall Pass marking milestones of being the Hall Pass' first solo performer and first out-of-state guest.  Wallen performed live and talked to Shakin' Dave about his musical upbringing, inspiration and his appreciation for the history of the blues.

Sean Carney and his band  join Shakin' Dave in the studio for the June 2014 edition of Shake's Hall Pass performing a variety of classic and original blues in the WYSO studios.

Crazy Joe Tritschler brought his band to the WYSO studios for the May 2013 edition of Shake's Hall Pass.  The group performed a variety of songs with roots in blues, rock and roll and even funk.

Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

Noah Wotherspoon, Rob Thaxton and Josh Gonzalez brought the blues to the WYSO studios for the April 2014 edition of Shake's Hall Pass.  The trio performed a variety of blues tunes, even getting Shakin' Dave himself to sit in on the final song.

Artist: Dixie Peach
Album: Blues With Friends 

Longevity has definitely had its place where this 40 year old aggregation is concerned:  perseverance, tenacity, the ability to incorporate objective change with the passage of time, concurrently allowing no musical fad de jour to infiltrate Dixie Peach's Macon, Georgia blues school approach without time worn collective scrutiny. These guys know what fits, what has worked for this sextet time and time again.

Artist: Eric Jerardi
Album: Everybody's Waiting

I've been following this guy's career since he first picked up a guitar, granted that's an oft used journalistic ploy, and it's usually fabricated. In this particular application, it couldn't be truer. If I dwell to deeply on it, I start to feel a bit aged.  One very significant aspect of this Blues magic that guitarist extraordinaire Eric Jerardi weaves so well is its/his sense of timelessness.

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. 

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.

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.  

Pett Crow is a young band that's been making regional waves in the past few years.  Wes Crow, Julia Crow and Brandon Pettiford have already traveled to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and have had a busy summer of festivals and club gigs including opening stints for Royal Southern Brotherhood and Delbert McClinton.  Pett Crow visited the WYSO studios for a live performance and spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about recording, the artists that inspire them and future musical plans.