B. B. King's Bluesville

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Bluesville
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Broadcast area United States
Canada
Frequency Sirius XM Radio 70
First air date September 11, 2001
Format Blues
Class Satellite Radio Station
Owner Sirius XM Radio
Website B.B. King's Bluesville
For the record label, see Bluesville Records

B. B. King's Bluesville is a Sirius XM Radio channel devoted to Blues music. It plays a mix of traditional blues, modern blues, rockin' blues and soul or "finger-poppin'" blues.

Bill Wax was the original Program Director for the channel until his departure from SiriusXM in June 2013. While playing music in the fictional town of Bluesville, Wax was often heard hanging out in Low-Fi's Bar and Pool Hall. Tony Colter plays the role of a night-time bartender at Low-Fi's.

B. B. King is the "Mayor" of Bluesville and has made several live appearances on the station. King, along with co-host Wax, had his own weekly music show on the channel that began in September 2008. The program featured a broad range of blues and gospel music hand-selected by King, along with stories about the artists and other personal anecdotes from the bluesman's epic career. The show is no longer in production but continues to be re-run on the channel.

The channel launched on XM as Bluesville in 2001; King's name was officially added on July 14, 2008. On November 12, 2008 it was added to the Sirius lineup, replacing SIRIUS Blues. B.B. King's Bluesville can be heard on channel 70 for XM[1] and Sirius[2] (it was previously on 74 for both).

Hosts[edit]

  • Tony Colter

Weekdays 8 am - 12 pm ET

Saturdays 6 pm - 10 pm ET

Sundays 6 pm - 12 am ET

Programming[edit]

  • Stone Blue

Saturdays 10 pm ET

Rebroadcasts Tuesdays 12 am & Thursdays 1 pm ET

Not for the faint-hearted, these tunes are loud, rocking, and in your face. Dave Hole, Gary Moore, Tab Benoit, Tinsley Ellis, and Walter Trout are all regulars on Stone Blue.

  • Rack of Blues

Saturdays 10 am ET

Mondays 12 pm & Wednesdays 12 am ET

We count down the weekly "Picks To Click"—the newest blues platters from number 15 to number 1, in order and uninterrupted.

  • The Front Porch

Sundays 8 am ET

Rebroadcasts Tuesdays 2 pm & Thursdays 12 am ET

If acoustic blues is your cup of tea then the Front Porch is for you! Check out an hour of all non-electric blues, including the forefathers, foremothers, and more contemporary players.

Core Artists[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "XM Channel Lineup". 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Sirius Channel Lineup". 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 

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