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Juke Joint: May 21, 2017

Robert Barclay, host of Juke Joint

On this week’s edition of ‘The Juke Joint,’ Robert Barclay previews the 2017 Chicago Blues Festival, which happens to be the largest free blues festival in the world.
Just a few of the artists featured include Rhiannon Giddens, Billy Branch, Coco Montoya, Rick Estrin & the Night Cats, the Como Mamas, and Lurrie Bell.

Robert Barclay launched "The Juke Joint" broadcast on WCMU in April 1985. It has been a Sunday night fixture from 8:00-11:00 pm ever since. A devoted listener dubbed him the "Duke of Juke." He includes nearly a century's worth of blues history on his program including traditional and contemporary blues along with boogie woogie, soul music, rhythm & blues, zydeco and gospel music.