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Shakin' Dave Hussong
Shakin' Dave Hussong is a musician, businessman, writer and respected authority on vintage guitars. He's known to many people in this area through his work as lead guitarist for the popular band the Low Rent Blues All-Stars and is internationally known for Fretware Guitars, a vintage guitar business he started in 1978. Shakin' Dave brings you the blues, both old and new, Monday nights on WYSO.
It's hard to recall a time when I didn't listen to Blues music.
Oh sure, I can remember the pop onslaught of the early 50s,and it was fine because that's all I knew. Things changed in rapid succession after I received a transistor radio somewhere towards the middle of that decade.
One night I was twisting the dial and stumbled across WLAC 1510 am in Nashville. After 9pm the station became a 50,000-watt "clear channel" voice which meant that it operated without any other stations,east of the Mississippi River on that frequency. It was a strong signal in more ways than one! Characters with names like "Big Hugh" and "John R" filled up the airwaves with great soul & blues performers whose music was every bit as funky as the personalities that spun the discs.