Deeper Blues / Chicago Bob Longmire

Deeper Blues / Chicago Bob Longmire

Deeper Blues is a time set aside for an in-depth focus on various aspects of blues culture: performers, styles, social issues and more, with about 2/3 music and 1/3 stories of background and context. Every Tuesday at 7pm we will focus on a different performer or topic for an hour to enjoy learning more of this uniquely American culture. Chicago Bob has been immersed in the blues for decades, playing, teaching, hosting jams and always learning.

Born in Tacoma, Bob lived in Chicago for over 40 years before coming “home”, drawn by Port Townsend’s creative spirit and by Puget Sound.  Deeper Blues is his chance to share music and stories that underlie the blues, toward a better understanding of those who shaped it, enjoyed it, and developed it over the decades.

Starting out as a pretty bad guitarist in the early 1960s, he has stayed with the playing of music ever since. Along the way he picked up harmonica, fiddle, dobro, and lap steel. Chicago Bob fronted the Midnight Train Blues Band for ten years, and has led blues jams in Chicago and Port Townsend. He’s taught and recorded, played and heard a lot of blues. Bob has done one previous radio show, “Blues You Can Use,” with live interviews and performance with musicians in Chicago and Mississippi.

Email Chicago Bob at [email protected]