B. B. King's Bluesville
|Broadcast area||United States
|Frequency||Sirius XM Radio 70|
|First air date||September 11, 2001|
|Class||Satellite Radio Station|
|Owner||Sirius XM Radio|
|Website||B.B. King's Bluesville|
- For the record label, see Bluesville Records
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. Pat St. John can also be heard on the channel.
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 and Sirius (it was previously on 74 for both).
- Tony Colter
Weekdays 8 am - 12 pm ET
Saturdays 6 pm - 10 pm ET
Sundays 6 pm - 12 am ET
- Pat St. John
Weekdays 6 pm - midnight ET
- Friday Juke Joint
Fridays 3 pm ET
You say it and we play it—for three solid hours on the first nationwide all-request blues show. Call us at 1-866-267-0454 and be heard!
- 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.
- You and Me with B.B. King
Saturdays at 3 pm ET
Rebroadcasts Sundays 12 pm ET
You and Me with B.B. King is a weekly walk through history, featuring the stories and songs that continue to inspire B.B. King today. He’ll tell you what he thinks about today’s new musicians and even answer your questions, holding court with special guests and of course, Lucille.
- The Rockers Doin' The Blues
Weekdays 11 pm ET
Each week Pat puts together a half dozen songs played by artists who have a “rock” image, but know where their music originated. From Aerosmith to The Rolling Stones and countless others, listen as they do their “take” on John Lee Hooker tunes, or those of Muddy and Buddy. The Rockers Doin’ The Blues is a real “pick me up”, as some of the performances are sure to know you out!
- B.B. King
- Bobby "Blue" Bland
- John Lee Hooker
- Albert Collins
- Junior Wells
- Albert King
- Eric Clapton
- Etta James
- Buddy Guy
- Bonnie Raitt