Friday Night Blues

Fridays at 10:30pm

Friday Night Blues features the best blues from yesterday & today. The program is hosted by Norma Martinez. Since 1995, Norma has been playing everything from old scratchy recordings of the early 20th century, to the latest in blues rock. You can enjoy hearing all the joys and pains of life from great artists who capture every emotion with a belting harmonica or an electric guitar. Norma plays blues from around world, but no matter where the music comes from, it all hits the hearts of listeners with power.

  Live at Sparky's Burgers in Hatch NM:

  • Feb 7 12:30-3:30pm Hard Knocks Blues Band
  • Feb 13 12:30-3:30pm Double Clutchers
  • Feb 20 12:30-3:30pm Pat Dutton and Pat Chase (Guitar Chase)

  Only 2 photos of blues legend Robert Johnson are known to exist.  In 2008, a photo came to light that may or may not depict the man who many claim sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads.  Controversy over that 3rd photo still remains.

However, a possible fourth photo (pictured here) has arisen that, again, may or may not be of Robert Johnson.  Read the article at

  The Independent Blues Awards

Nominations are now open! Are you are blues based touring artist? Submit your band or CD for the Independent Blues Awards! Nominations are open to all Touring Artists who have their roots in the blues!

Visit for details.  


  1. The Nominations will run from Dec 1 2015 to Jan 15 2016. The nomination committee will evaluate the entries and return the results to Making A Scene by April 1 2016. Public voting will begin on May 1 2016 and close on June 1 2016. The results will be published on June 15, 2016.

  Norma talks with Frances Johnson, the widow of blues pianist Johnnie Johnson, and Richard Young of the Kentucky Headhunters.  Back in 2003, the Kentucky Headhunters impulsively recorded some tracks with their friend, Johnnie Johnson (Chuck Berry's pianist), and those tracks have just been released on a CD called "Meet Me in Bluesland."  Frances & Richard share their memories of Johnson in this interview, which aired July 10, 2015.

  The BBQed Blues Band hosts open blues jams every Thursday, 7pm-11pm, at The Iron Horse Saloon, 4930 Hondo Pass Ave.

  The King's X at 4119 N. Mesa hosts a Blues Open Jam on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m

  Connect to the El Paso Blues Society's Facebook page: