Max Spiegel

Blues Host

Max is a Song Collector & Community Cultivator, Web & Social Media Pioneer, Public Radio Producer & Host and Musician. He also scores and soundtracks films for Alpaca Pictures. Their latest full length feature film 99% Sure picked up a win at New Hope Film Fest and their last short Bird Watching won Best Picture (and 5 other awards) at the 2011 Philly 48 Hour Film Fest! Max also sings a lot of monkey songs and not just because he is raising 3 monkeys of his own.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on December 9, 2017, hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first part, hear tracks from Leo Kottke, Frank Zappa, The Black Keys, Sweet Honey in The Rock, Memphis Mini, Ry Cooder, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Burns, Jim Kweskin, Bo Diddly, and more.

In the second hour, hear James Cotton, Rory Gallagher, The John Butler Trio, Dave Van Ronk, Robert Lockwood Jr., John Prine, Pearl Jam, Pyeng Threadgill, Shuggie Otis, Steve Earle, Charles Bradley, and more.   

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on December 2, 2017, hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first part, hear tracks from The Black Keys, Eric Gales, Jack White, Taj Mahall, David Bromberg, Frank Zappa, Mississippi John Hurt, Willie Dixon, Ry Cooder, Led Zeppelin, and more.

In hour two, hear Johnny Cash, The Sojourners, Sly & The Family Stone, Blind Gary Davis, The Four Blazes, Alabama Shakes, Bob Dylan, Lead Belly, Rory Block, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sam Cooke, Albert King, and more.

 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on November 18, 2017, hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first part, hear tracks from Ry Cooder, The Black Keys, Bukka White, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, Johnny Jenkins, Rev. Horton Heat, Mississippi John Hurt, Eli Cook, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, John Lennon and more.

In the second hour, hear The Allman Brothers Band, Elmore James, Seth White, Josh Walker, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, and more.   

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on November 11, 2017, hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first part, hear tracks from Dan Auerbach, Taj Mahall, Corey Harris, John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim, Susan Tedeschi, B.B. King, Victoria Spivey, The Jimmy Rodgers All Stars, Roy Book Binder, Rev. Gary Davis, The Blues Brothers, Robert Johnson, and more.

In part two, hear Ian & Sylvia, Johnny Cash, Mose Allison, Otis Spann, Bobby Rush, Nugrape Twins, Howlin’ Wolf, Keb’ Mo’, Woodbrain, Dennis Jones, Dr. John, Chet Atkins & Les Paul, and more.   

Louisiana State Museum

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on November 4, 2017, hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Muddy Waters, David Bromberg, Mississippi John Hurt, Doc & Merle Watson, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Ry Cooder, Golden Gate Quartet, Dave Van Ronk, Bob Dylan, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, and more.

David Simpson / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on October 28, 2017, hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Galactic, Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Seasick Steve, Ry Cooder, Albert King, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Afrissippi, Charlie Musselwhite, Little Walter and more.

In the second hour, hear Corey Harris, Samuel James, Barbara Blue, Boozoo Chavis, Muddy Waters, John Hammond, Woodbrain, Chris Thomas King, Dr. John, John Lennon, Joe Beard, The Jeff Healey Band, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on October 21, 2017, hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Black Keys, Frank Zappa, Mussy Waters, The Beatles, Rev. Gary Davis, R.L. Burnside, James Brown, Robert Johnson, Golden Gate Quartet, Bo Diddley, Chris Thomas King, and more.  

In the second hour, hear Solomon Burke, Big Head Blues Club, Corey Harris, Dan Auerbach, Curtis Mayfield, Vic Chestnutt, Greg Brown, Dr.  john, Furry Lewis, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on October 14, 2017, hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Taj Mahal, Slim Harpo, Odetta, Seasick Steve, Erre, Jimi Hendrix, Mississippi John Hurt, Bukka White, Swamp Cabbage, The Yardbirds, James Cotton, Stefan Grossman, and more.

bluesharp.ca

  

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on October 7, 2017, hosted by Max Spiegel.  

In the first hour, hear tracks from The White Stripes, John Hammond, The Black Keys, Ray Charles, Blind Willie Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Doc & Merle Watson, John Lee Hooker, Wee Bea Booze, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Maria Mulduar, and more.  

In hour two, hear Cephas & Wiggins, Mike Zito, Jelly Roll Morton, Canned Heat, Big Bill Broonzy, R.L. Burnside, Junior Wells, Rory Block, Aurora Borealis, Etta James, Guy Davis, and more.

allmusic.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on September 30, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The White Stripes, Alabama Shakes, The Persuasions, The Golden Gate Quartet, Muddy Waters, Mel Torme, Reggie Hall, Taj Mahall, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Rory Block, Clifton Chenier, Otis Spann, Leadbelly, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on September 23, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from R.L. Burnside, Ry Cooder, Taj Mahall, Rev. Gary Davis, Nina Simone, Leon Redbone, Allman Brothers Band, Dan Auerbach, Maggie Campbell, Bob Brozman, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Buddy Scott, and more.

mavisstaples.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on September 9, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from B.B. King, Nina Simone, The Band, Ry Cooder, Alabama Shakes, The Yardbirds, Leon Redbone, Bob Dylan, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Duffy Bishop Band, Saffire & The Uppity Blues Women, and more.

In the second hour, hear Jimi Hendrix, Otis Taylor, Canned Heat, Watermelon Slim, Frank Zappa, James Cotton, Mavis Staples, and more.  

johnleehooker.com

  

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on September 2, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Dixie Hummingbirds, John Lee Hooker, Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Black Keys, North Mississippi Allstars, John Prine, Bo Diddley, Woodbrain, Bob Dylan, Hazmat Modine, and more.

In the second hour, hear Jesse Fuller, Hot Tuna, Debbie Davies, Fred McDowell, Corky Siegel, Johnny Shines, Doc & Merle Watson, Johnny Otis, The Band, and more. 

 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on August 26, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Black Keys, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Alabama Shakes, Hazmat Modine, Ry Cooder, Albert King,  Mississippi John Hurt, The Beatles, Rev. Blind Gary Davis, B.B. King, The Blind Willies, Duane Allman, and more.  

OmarColeman.com

  

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on August 5, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Bob Brozman, Brad Vickers and His Vestapolitans, Seth Walker, Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys, Chris Smither, Watermelon Smith, Pete Wingfield, G. Love & Special Sauce, Labrinth, Jay Unger & Molly Mason, Swamp Cabbage, North Mississippi Allstars, and more.

keepingthebluesalive.org

  

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on July 29, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Cake, R.L. Burnside, Cody ChesnuTT, Ry Cooder, The Black Keys, Barbecue Bob, Nina Simone, Devil In A  Woodpile, Dan Auerbach, The Five Blind Boys of Alabama, and more.  

In hour two, hear James Brown, John Hammond, Blink Bake, The Deslondes, Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Jug Band, Taj Mahal, Bobby Bland, Bukka White, Roosevelt Sykes, Snooky Pryor, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on July 15, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Supertramp, Aretha Franklin, Leon Redbone, Alabama Shakes, Doc & Merle Watson, The Black Keys, David Bromberg, Bob Brozman, Big Guitar Red, Joel Mabus, Chick Willis, North Mississippi Allstars, and more.

In hour two, hear The Blues Brothers, Otis Redding, The Golden Gate Quartet, Mary Flower, John Fogarty, Albert King, Ed Bruce, Ry Cooder, Hanna May, Bob Dylan, and more.

freddiekingsite.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on July 8, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Ry Cooder, Pretty Purdie, Taj Mahal, Corey Harris & Henry Butler, The Dixie Hummingbirds, John Martyn, Big Momma Thorton, David Bromberg, North Mississippi Allstars, Loudon Wainwright III, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on June 24, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Ry Cooder, The Black Keys, Rev. Gary Davis, Martin Sexton, Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, Chris Smithers, Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble, B.B. King, Steve Miller Band, Son House and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on June 17, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Alabama Shakes, Mississippi John Hurt, Aretha Franklin, The Four Duces, Buddy Guy, Rev. Horton Heat, Greg Brown, Taj Mahall & The Phantom Blues Band, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Joe Filisko & Eric Noden, Otis Spann, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on June 10, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel.  

In the first hour, hear tracks from Johnny Bolzen, Merle Travis, Robert Johnson, Rev. Gary Davis, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, The Black Keys, Etta James, Conor Oberst, Corky Siegel, Chris Smither, John Lee Hooker, Hazmat Modine, and more.

In hour two, hear Tedeschi Trucks Band, Pigmeat Terry, Frank Zappa, Blind Willie McTell, Taj Mahal, Leon Russell, Jerry Lee Lewis, David Bromberg, Big Bill Broonzy, Albert King, Mamou, and more.     

Masao Nakagami / Creative Commons

  

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on June 5, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Joe & Eddie, Muddy Waters, Ry Cooder, Mississippi John Hurt, The Black Keys, The Persuasions, The Felice Brothers, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Harvey Mandel, John Lee Hooker, The North Mississippi Allstars, The Rolling Stones, Robert Johnson, Moby, Dan Auerbach, and more.  

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on May 20, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Muddy Waters, The Black Keys, Hazmat Modine, Siegel-Schwall, Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon, Al King, Doc and Merle Watson, Pacific Gas & Electric, Frank Zappa, The Band and more.

In hour two, hear Bukka White, James Brown, Mississippi John Hurt, The Yardbirds. Rev. Gary Davis, Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bob Dylan, Jorma Kaukonen, Corey Harris, Catfish Keith and more.   

Jean-Luc Ourlin / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on May 6, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Bare Bones, The North Mississippi All-Stars, Doc Watson, Keb’ Mo' with Taj Mahal, Jack White, Corey Harris, The Persuasions, John Lee Hooker, Catfish Keith, Etta James with B.B. King, Mississippi John Hurt, Luther Johnson, The Felice Brothers and more.

allaboutbluesmusic.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 29, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Jackson Browne, Loe Kottke, Louie Louie, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Ry Cooder, Keb' Mo, Etta James, Doc & Merle Watson, Alabama Shakes, and more.

In hour two, hear Otto Virgial, Eric Clapton, The Black Keys, Clarence Bucaro, John Lee Hooker, Corky Siegel, Canned Heat, Pyeng Threadgill, Sylvia Embry, Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans, Pops Staples, and more.   

Achim Raschka / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 22, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear the Rev. Gary Davis, Hanni El Khatib, Eric Gales, Carl Sagan, Devil in a Woodpile, Tom Waits, The Robins, Hazmat Modine, The Modern Lovers, R.L. Burnside, The Alabama Shakes, The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Leo Kottke, Led Zeppelin, and more.

bonnieraitt.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 8, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Bonnie Raitt, Doc Watson, Blind Boys of Alabama, Eric Gales, Leon Redbone, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Frank Zappa, Eugene Chadbourne, Dan Auerbach, Sugar Boy Crawford and more.

In hour two, hear Todd Snyder, The White Stripes, Arthur Gunter, Etta James, Lead Belly, Ry Cooder, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Chick Carbo, The Golden Gate Quartet, Bob Brozman and more.   

A. Vente / Creative Commons

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on April 8, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear Merle Travis, Hazmat Modine, Professor Longhair, Mike Gordon, The Blues Brothers with Ray Charles, Steve Reilly, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker and more.

In hour two, hear Taj Mahall, Gregg Allman, The Black Keys, Doc Watson, Cat Stevens, Sonny Boy Williams, Etta James, Roy Bookbinder, Louis Armstrong, and more. 

 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on March 25, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first part of the show, hear Keith Schwartz, John Martin, Silk Road Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens, The Black Keys, Keller Williams, Josh Ritter, Skip James, Nina Simone, and more.  

In the second part, hear Taj Mahall, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, The Alabama Shakes, Ry Cooder, The Blind Willies, James Brown, Jorma Kaukonen, Elmore James, Hard Working Americans, Ray Charles, Albert King, The Carolina Choclate Drops and more. 

Public Domain

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on March 18, 2017, and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear Chuck Berry, Al King, Bill Morrissey, Bob Dylan & The Band, The Black Keys, John Hammond, Willie Dixon, Junior Kimbrough, Rory Gallagher, Muddy Waters and more.

In the second hour, hear Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Moss, Doc Watson, Valerie June, Mike Seeger, Dave Van Ronk, Led Zeppelin, Maddie May Thomas, The Dixie Hummingbirds, James Cotton, Lonnie Coleman, B.B. King and more.   

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