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47 years of blues, now in book form! Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records (Episode 195)

“There’s nothing like being the hero of a real trainwreck.”

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Chicago blues from the west side clubs to Conan O’Brien: Li’l Ed Williams (Episode 91)

Chicago blues treasure Li’l Ed Williams (Li’l Ed and the Blues Imperials) jumps in my car for a burger, as well as conversation about the blues and his career. Before…

Nathan Graham of Lucky Dutch on Car Con Carne with James VanOsdol
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A car-melting live backseat performance from The Lucky Dutch’s Nathan Graham (Episode 74)

You’re going to be blown away by this episode’s in-car performance (“It’s not the weirdest thing that’s happened in a car on Western Avenue”). No fair skipping ahead to hear…

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From working in a ‘war zone’ to eating diner food in a Mazda: ‘Blues Doctor’ Dan Ivankovich (Episode 73)

This week, I’m joined by one of CNN’s “Heroes of the Year,” “Blues Doctor” Daniel Ivankovich. Wikipedia explains his work better than I can: He’s the “leader of the Bone…