In the Mary Mac Studio
In April 1971, as a junior in High School, I attended a lecture by a college music Professor on Blues music and how popular rock groups, especially British rock bands had “borrowed” Blues tunes from the original recordings and reworked them into Rock versions, often taking credit for the songs. This fascinated me and I began buying Blues records. I was hooked!
This opened the door to me for other styles of Blues music more Country Blues, Chicago Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, and the emerging Contemporary Blues by the next generation of Blues artist in the 1970’s. I also began to have a great appreciation for Jazz as well as gaining interest in Bluegrass, Rockabilly and Honky Tonk. My personal collection has over 3000 Lp’s and 6000 Cd’s.
In September 1998, I built my own home studio for producing the show and it has aired in multiple markets. From 2002 until 2010 I served as a Director on the Board of Directors of The Colorado Blues Society and served as President 2007-2010.
1977-78 I taught four semesters on Blues History for The Denver Free University. In June of 1987 I was asked to host a weekly two hour broadcast on KUVO a Jazz public radio station in Denver. In 1989 I got my first commercial gig on KDHT an Alternative format station. From early 1991 I was back at KCUV doing the Jazz format on Friday afternoon drive time. In June of 1995, I went back to doing the weekly Blues show again and in May of 1997 I began my first syndicated Blues program in Santa Fe N.M. on KBAC, another AAA station (11 yrs.). From 2003-2008 my show aired on KCUV Denver. Island 92 began carrying my syndicated show in July 2008 and airs two days per week.