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The Big Groove Radio Show : Episodes

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 ...
January 31 to February 6 2014
A fitting edition of the show to kick off the new website of The Big Groove Radio Show!
All the winners from The Maple Blues Music Awards this week. This is the state of the union of Canadian Blues. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. You are making the ...
In what seems to be becoming a Big Groove Tradition: First new January show means NEW John Pippus....EXCELLENT John Pippus from his new 3 track Video EP called Nature Of The Beast.
My Black Mama takes 1930's era Son House and rockets it into the twenty first century.
Toronto's Sugar Brown takes that ...
An EXCELLENT Live Show ahead as The Big Groove Guy brings you the ENTIRE live sets from the winning acts at The Vancouver Memphis Blues Challenge.
Brandon Isaak (solo) and The Arsen Shomakhov Trio (Band) are representing The White Rock Blues Society and B.C. at The International Blues Challenge in ...
Part one of The Big Groove International Blues Challenge Special.
The 30th IBC's take place in Memphis from January 21-25 and two excellent ambassadors of West Coast Canadian Blues will be there to compete.
Last September at The FanClub in Vancouver, The White Rock Blues Society chose Brandon Issak ...
Yes! The Big Groove Christmas Special… Put together with great haste but with great fun. A uniquely Canadian Mix...Some Big Groove Traditions revealed plus call outs to all the excellent stations and volunteers who have helped keep the show on the air all these years.
Thank You:
Sue Bradley (CVUE ...
The Maple Blues Awards Series Part 3!
The final instalment this week includes all the nominees for New Artist of The Year plus all the nominees for Recording Of The Year.
And I managed to fit in a couple nominees for Entertainer including Steve Strongman and The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer.
A great ...
The Maple Blues Awards Series continues with all the nominees for Electric and Acoustic Acts of The Year.
Next week wraps up the Series with a look at New Artist as well as Recording of The Year.
This is your ultimate primer of... and an excellent look back at...the Best In Canadian Blues in 2013!

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Part One of the three part Maple Blues Series as The Big Groove Radio Show brings you The State of The Union in Canadian Blues for 2013. For the next three weeks it's the most in depth look at Canadian blues, on the net.
The Toronto Blues Society honours all the best on the scene and The Big Groove ...

Like 9/11…November 22nd 1963 represents a date of epochal change in history. Nothing was the same afterwards…. politically, socially and as it turns out… musically. The coming merging of Dylan's lyric and vision with The Beatles sounds and vision can be traced, at least partly, to the changing social ...
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