May 23, 2018

With Bob’s 60th birthday only a few days away, we use tonight’s show to celebrate and wish our favorite Gemini a happy birthday. As someone probably once said, “It’s not how old you are.  It’s the music you play.” Or something like that. Probably.

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May 16, 2018

Bill has Bruce Springsteen on the brain as he anticipates sitting in the audience for “Springsteen on Broadway”. Bob plays music from two seminal albums released on this date in 1966: The Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds” and Bob Dylan’s “Blonde on Blonde”.

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May 9, 2018

When is the last time you listened to Todd Rundgren? If you listen, it will be tonight’s show – along with other musical gold.

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April 11, 2018

April showers bring May flowers. April also brings the latest inductions into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Bob and Bill have spent mucho time ruminating about this year’s inductees, and they share their thoughts about who should be in as opposed to who is added each year. And Dick Dale is at the top of that list.

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April 1, 2015

As loyal listeners, you have come to expect three things: great music, rapier-like wit and technical difficulties. You always get the great music, the other two are sporadic. But tonight, gentle listener, you’ve hit the trifecta! Bill’s microphone stopped working, so don’t focus on the weird speech-like sounds emanating from deep in the background. Do, however, enjoy the great music and fabulous interview with John and Brenda Madden of JBM Productions, the premier purveyors of live roots music in the Tristate.

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April 9, 2014

The Cowslingers’ very excellent truckin’ song “Two Ton Load” kicks us off tonight, and we’re all over the proverbial road after that. Bob plays some art-related tunes (whatever that means), and Bill pulls out some of his favorite cover tunes.

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March 12, 2014

John McCarthy, co-host of WAIF’s  “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” joined Bill for an early program less than two months after BS&B debuted. The night featured music from the Jayhawks and solo projects from its two main songwriters, Mark Olson and Gary Louris. This is one of the rare three-hour shows before the boys settled into the 6-8 p.m. time slot on Wednesdays.

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March 5, 2014

There can never be too much of a good thing as tonight’s show proves.  Bob and Bill were on for three, count ’em, three glorious hours of musical bliss, and every minute was put to good use.  Inspired by “20 Feet from Stardom,”  the Academy Award winner for best documentary, they paid tribute to female backup singers, whose work has long gone unacknowledged. And, in anticipation of their upcoming July performance, Bob conducted a mini-Blasters symposium.  Not a bad way to spend three hours.

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Each week, Bob Hust and Bill Thompson feature the best songs – old and new – from artists they have loved for many years and others they have just discovered. The best songs transport people to a time and place. That’s the foundation of BS&B.

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