Friends of the Blues

Tuesday Nights at 9:00 pm
  • Hosted by James "Skyy Dobro" Walker & D'arcy "Shuffle Shoes" Ballinger

If you meet James Skyy Dobro Walker or D'Arcy Shuffle Shoes Ballinger in person, don’t mention the Blues, unless you want to talk for awhile. The word alone spreads a grin across their faces and triggers an infectious energy that shoots from their eyes. They'll speak of forgotten legends like J.B. Hutto and Sonny Boy Williamson; current “unknown” favorites like Kid Ramos and Too Slim and the Taildraggers; and regional standouts like “Mondo” Cortez’s Chicago Blues Angels and the Kilborn Alley Blues Band.

Friends of the Blues features the legends like Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, and Sonny Boy Williamson; current "unknown" wailers like Kid Ramos and Too Slim and the Taildraggers; and regional stand-outs like "Mondo" Cortez's Chicago Blues Angels, and the Kilborn Alley Blues Band. True aficionados the hosts are immersed in Blues culture; they know the artists, the labels, the recordings, the band members - and they do a good amount of traveling to live blues performances throughout the U.S.

Friends of the Blues is produced from the studios of WKCC, on the campus of Kankakee Community College, Kankakee IL.

Friends of the Blues can be heard Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!  

Little Walter, Bay Pauley Band, Maria Muldaur with Dr. John, David Sanborn, and Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Alter Boys. Plus new music from Mississippi Blues Child.

Friends of the Blues can be heard Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org  / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / Download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play!  

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On the next Friends of the Blues, Shuffle Shoes flies solo with great tunes from Bobby Rush, Terry Hanks, Holland K. Smith, and B.B. King. Also, Lloyd Jones, James Cotton, and Taj Mahal. 

Friends of the Blues can be heard Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org  / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!