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The Blues Room features news from the local and international blues scene plus regular interviews from artists around New Zealand and around the world. Plus, enjoy a variety of blues grooves, each with a story of their own.

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The Blues Room - 21-08-2019
This week: Fatt Max serves up another great selection of modern blues with some old gems in the mix to help keep the blues alive. From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 14-08-2019
This week: Songs from the 88s featuring some of Nate's favorite piano players including Otis Span, Doc John, and Champion Jack Dupree. Plus we give away a door pass to Jan Preston's Hamilton show at Nivara Lounge. From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 06-08-2019
This week: Fatt Max explores a set of really old jug, kazoo, & cowbell type traditional old school blues from a collection called Good Time Blues. From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 31-07-2019
This week: Nate interviews Jan Preston - Australia's Queen of Boogie Woogie and Blues piano. Jan embarks on a NZ tour throughout August and is bringing her media show of 88 Pianos she has known. Midge Marsden, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite in a boogie woogie style, and being electrocuted in Wellington get a mention and MORE!
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The Blues Room - 24-07-2019
This week: More than 100 years ago, a child was born in Mississippi – a dirt-poor, African-American who would grow up, learn to sing and play the blues, and eventually achieve worldwide renown. In the decades after his death, he has become known as the King of the Delta Blues Singers, his music expanding in influence to the point that rock stars of the greatest magnitude – the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers – all sing his praise and have recorded his songs. Here's an hour of live recordings of great artists covering Robert Johnson songs. From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 17-07-2019
This week: Fatt Max serves up Another Belly Fulla Blues. From Seasick Steve to Guitar Shorty, Snooky Pryor to Sugar Pie Di Santo, and everything in between. From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 10-07-2019
This week: Blues is not complete without women singing how it is. Here's an all female episode featuring some new hot female artisits on the blues scene today. From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 03-07-2019
This week: Fatt Max is Diggin' Deeper into the blues archives with this episode of early country-blues gems by Henty Thomas, Jaybird Coleman, Kokomo Arnold and Ramblin’ Thomas... just to name a few. From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 26-06-2019
This week: A mix of blues featuring recordings by Kai Strauss & The Electric Blues All Stars live in concert. From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 19-06-2019
This week: Fatt Max presnets another belly Fulla Blues with music from Lightnin’ Hopkins to Swamp Thing to Albert King. From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 12-06-2019
This week: Malcolm John Rebennack Jr (November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019) AKA Dr John, The Nite Tripper has passed away. Here's a musical tribute to him. From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 05-06-2019
This week: A celebration of the Juke Joint music of the 1920s. From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 29-05-2019
Tonight - featuring 2019 releases. From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 15-05-2019
This week: Fatt Max presents another belly fulla blues. From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 08-05-2019
This week: An All-Female Show - She's Got Her Mojo Working. From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 01-05-2019
This week: From Blind Lemon Jefferson to Bukka White to Blind Boy Fuller and everyone in between. Fatt Max takes us on another informative trip down memory lane with Diggin' Deeper.
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The Blues Room - 24-04-2019
This week: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers - LIVE in Texas, New York, Michigan and California (2018) From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 17-04-2019
This week: Another Belly Fulla Blues with Fatt Max featuring an interview with Big T and The Dirty Tones. From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 10-04-2019
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 03-04-2019
This week: Fatt Max, Digging Deeper. From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 27-03-2019
This week: Eric Bibb with Staffan Astner - Troubadour Live, 2010 From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 20-03-2019
This week: From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 13-03-2019
This week: Jazz and Blues for Bardia.
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The Blues Room - 06-03-2019
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 27-02-2019
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 20-02-2019
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 13-02-2019
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 06-02-2019
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 29-01-2019
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 23-01-2019
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues. Live recording of Christone Kingfish Ingram at Buddy Guy’s Legends Chicago 19-1-2019
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The Blues Room - 16-01-2019
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 09-01-2019
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 02-01-2019
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 26-12-2018
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues. Tonight... Van Morrison and his band in concert - 1998 - 20 years ago!
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The Blues Room - 19-12-2018
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 12-12-2018
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 05-12-2018
This week... Darcy Perry's last time as host of the show, bowing out with a two-hour special, featuring the Flaming Mudcats jamming live in the studio.
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The Blues Room - 28-11-2018
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 21-11-2018
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 14-11-2018
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 07-11-2018
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 31-10-2018
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 24-10-2018
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 17-10-2018
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 10-10-2018
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 03-10-2018
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 26-09-2018
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 19-09-2018
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 12-09-2018
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 05-09-2018
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.
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The Blues Room - 29-08-2018
From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues. Tonight: Music that is in some way influenced by Aretha Franklin... songs she did, songs she loved, songs she made her own.
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