Big Mike Hotz from Saturday Blues on Radio Adelaide is presenting his history of the Blues throughout 2016. The series is entitled “The Black Diamond Express Train to Hell”, with each individual segment bearing its own name to give listeners an idea of what to expect in each show.
The first show is “Before the Blues”, the second is “W.C. Handy”, and so on. This is a notable endeavour as such a monumental historical series on Blues music, has never been attempted by an Australian Blues presenter previously. But after more than 40 years of listening and studying Blues music and the people who invented the genre, Mike finally feels qualified to do a project of this size and scope justice.
The format of Saturday Blues has been changed to accommodate the series throughout 2016. Mike will have two shows in two weeks, then four weeks off, then another two spots, and so on. This is because some of the segments need to come in two parts. The first show was on January 30th. If you miss a show, or simply want to hear it again, you can do so by logging onto Radio Adelaide’s website at https://radio.adelaide.edu.au and follow the prompts for the podcasts. Programs are available to listen to for four weeks after they are broadcast.
There has been some interest in this series from overseas and other radio stations within Australia. It is a radio event not to be missed by Blues aficionados.
Mike Hotz 31 Jan. 2016