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.

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  Allen Toussaint, New Orleans R&B legend, died Monday, November 9, shortly after a performance in Madrid.  Read this remembrance from NPR:


Kubek was born in Grove City, Pennsylvania in 1956 but grew up in Irving, Texas. He was leading his own bands and gigging in clubs all around Dallas when he was a teenager.  By the time he was 19, he was backing many famous blues players in the area, including playing rhythm guitar behind legend Freddie King for a while, until King's death in December 1976.

  CW Ayon The One Man Band performs Dec 18 & 19 at Grace O'Malley's in Ruidoso NM.


  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: