Playing the Burque Blues

by Kent Paterson

Don’t miss these radio shows:

On KUNM 89.9 FM Albuquerque


Saturday, May 8,  7 pm on Ear to the Ground

Tuesday, May 18, 9 pm on the Home of Happy Feet

A two-part series exploring the history, people and flavor of the blues music scene in Albuquerque, as told by leading Duke City blues musicians and former KUNM blues deejays. Often overlooked in the international blues world, Albuquerque has spawned a significant and uniquely New Mexican blues music community in recent decades.

This series features rare recordings from early 1970s KUNM shows and live music venues such as the legendary Okie’s bar across from UNM. Hear the stories of Cadillac Bob’s Joan Cere, Native bluesman Roger Cultee, Rudy Jaramillo, Sherri Gonzales, Raven Rutherford, J.D. Sipe of the Memphis P. Tails, and others.

Produced by Kent Paterson, Marty Adamsmith and Mercedes Mejia

Note: The programs can be heard up to two weeks after their airdates by going to the “Programs” tab on the top of the KUNM website’s homepage and scrolling down to the two-week archive. 

Feature photo of Sherri Gonzales and the jam band at the Monte Vista Fire Station. Photo by J.D. Sipe.

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