Jeff Harris

Prior to Big Road Blues, I co-hosted Bad Dog Blues for roughly a decade at WITR 89.7. Over the years Bad Dog Blues became one of the most well known and respected blues shows in town.  Starting July 2007 I launched Big Road Blues which airs on WGMC Jazz 90.1. The show gives me an opportunity to dig deeper into blues history, exploring topics at length and above all playing the vintage blues I've always loved. Big Road Blues is a weekly exploration of the forgotten history of the blues covering the first fifty years of recorded blues music. In addition to classic artists, the show shines the spotlight on those forgotten blues figures from the past; from the once popular artists who are now forgotten to those who may have only cut a handful of 78’s or 45’s before drifting off in obscurity. From week to week I tackle a specific theme such as a artist profiles, record labels, lyrical themes, blues styles, features on notable reissues and much more.

In addition to hosting the radio show I've written liner notes and articles for several projects, a list of which can be found on the writing page. Since 2007 I've also been one of the organizers of the Hot Blues For The Homeless concert which pays tribute to blues legend and long time Rochester resident Son House.

Record companies please send items for airplay and review to the below address. In addition I often do author interviews for relevant books and review copies can be sent to the same address. Send other inquiries and comments to jeff@jazz901.org

Jazz90.1 c/o Big Road Blues
1139 Maiden Lane
Rochester NY 14615