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The Big Groove Radio Show : Episodes

In this Special Edition of the show... all the nominees for Female Vocalist of The Year for The Maple Blues Awards... Shakura S'Aida, Diana Braithwaite, Angel Forrest, Suzie Vinnick, and Dawn Tyler Watson... all back to back and waving The Canadian Blues Flag
Plus a set of blues icons... sadly, not ...
An amazing garage/surf instrumental from the brand new JW Jones album, Belmont Boulevard, kicks off this week's show. Big Groove favourite Harp Dog Brown (Vancouver) is back in the mix, along with Romi Mayes (Winnepeg) and Dalannah Gail Bowen (Vancouver).
First listens this week to T.Rogers (Hungary), ...
Another week in Residency for The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer (Vancouver)... one of the best examples of Future Blues right there. More West Coast Canadian Blues from Matt Watson (Sunshine Coast!), and Brad Curtis & The Some X 6 Band as well as The Kirby Sewell Band (Calgary) and Catl. (Toronto). ...
First listens this week to Sabrina Weeks & The Swing Cat Bounce( Kamloops B.C.) from her brand new live album, along with Howard & The White Boys (Chicago),The Kirby Sewell Band (Calgary),and Shane Dwight (Nashville),all with new music for the mix.
Janiva Magness (L.A),and Marcia Ball(Austin) both ...
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer continue residence in the mix. More new Canadian grooves from Matt Watson (Sunshine Coast!) JW-Jones, Miss Quincy & TheShowdown and very cool new Canadian Album from The Some X 6 Band ( Hand of Doom and Dirge groove) that takes us to the very edge of the blues and roots ...
Great to be back for a new fall season of The Big Groove Radio Show!
Epic amounts of new Canadian blues in the playlist this week. Arsen Shomakhov, David Vest, JW-Jones and Jack De Keyzer, all in the mix. Plus our first "Album in Residence" for the new season courtesy of The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer. ...
A Mother's Day treat this week with an encore presentation featuring Sunday Wilde as guest DJ... first aired last summer on The Big Groove Radio Show.
Sunday brought an all female playlist our way including grooves from Molly Johnson, Bex Marshall, Kat Danser, Dalannah Gail Bowen, Maureen Brown, Zoe ...
In support of Paul Reddick’s excellent video piece called “Blues Is A Beautiful Landscape” about the need for The Blues to innovate and look forward… or lose fans and… stagnate… we have another Big Groove playlist FULL of forward thinking… forward pushing blues… swamp… roots…. It’s all here this week. ...
Michael Packer’s (NYC) EXCELLENT Spoken word/musical autobiography of his life in the blues… “I Am The Blues: My Story” continues residency in The Big Groove while a Big Groove favourite, catl. (Toronto) enters residency with their new album “This Shakin’ House”.
We also preview some great shows coming ...
Totally classic salute to International Record Store Day when The Big Groove Guy brings ancient underground George Thorogood vinyl from my technics 1200 turntable and onto the web yes!
Michael Packer (New York) is in residency with his album “I Am The Blues: My Story” and we bring brand new grooves ...
This week we wrap up Harpdog Brown’s Residency in the mix with a track from his new disc “What It Is”… an amazing piece of harp work (what else would you expect?) called “Blue Lights”. We also welcome Michael Packer (New York) into residency with the ultimate blues storytelling from his new album ...
A major Big Groove booster and contributor… John Pippus had a great idea to celebrate what would have been Muddy Waters’ 101st Birthday this weekend. He wrote a very cool song based on a dream he had of meeting The Great One…. and thought it would be cool to acknowledge Muddy with it. The Big Groove ...

Harmonica lovers rejoice! Hide yer singing Dawgs unless it’s a Harpdog…

With so many modern Harp masters in the mix this week, you could ALMOST call it the Harmonica Special. How about a mix of Adam Gussow (Oxfors, Miss), Jerome Godboo (Toronto Ont.) and Carlos Del Junco (Toronto, Ont)… Back To ...
Nice West Coast Canadian influence in residency in the mix this week. Stanton/Paradis (Sunshine Coast!) continue their residency while The Big Groove Guy welcomes Harpdog Brown with his new album What It Is!
The entire mix is full of Canadian grooves this week with Kat Danser (Edmonton), Norine Braun ...
After a weekend in The Migraine Jail…. Stuck in the dark in between trips to a very painful place… Putting together this week’s show was the perfect salve…. Even if the voice wasn’t quite recovered yet! True migraine sufferers know exactly of what I speak.
Joe Stanton/Simon Paradis (Sunshine Coast) ...
Two new albums enter residency in The Big Groove Mix this week:
Brother Dege “How To Kill A Horse” and The Sunshine Coast’s own Stanton/Paradis “Good Road Home”. Amazing that our little community can produce such a quality effort. Must be a sign of how lucky we are to live in this piece of Paradise!
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Several songs take an emotional dark side in this week’s mix…. None more than Michael Packer’s track Mr. Packer which begins his narration and autobiography of a hard life in the blues. A riveting listen.
Sunday Wilde’s Show Me Mercy is the centerpiece of her fine new album He Digs Me … still in residency ...
The Big Groove Guy takes it straight to the blues garage with Toronto’s CATL to kick off this week’s mix. Taking a mid-sixties garage groove and totally kicking it to the edge. Love it.
Sunday Wilde, John Pippus and Matt Andersen continue their residency in the mix and a Big Groove FAVE from 2013, ...


Two highly anticipated Canadian Blues albums lead the way, entering residency in The Big Groove Mix: “Weightless” from Matt Andersen and “He Digs Me” from Sunday Wilde. Both will have long stays in the mix as I work through many spotlight tracks.
Vancouver’s John Pippus is still in residency, this ...
February 7 2014 Playlist

Nice to start getting back into the 2014 scene after all those year end specials! This week, several first listens including Axel Kowollik (Germany), Todd Wolfe (Pennsylvania), and three Canadian artists also new to the mix: Dave Cormier, Kim Wempe and CURL, who lead off ...
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