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 aired on February 20, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel with special guest host Sister Sylvie of sister station WKPS-FM. The show includes a tribute to British pianist Nicky Hopkins.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Michael Bloomfield, Henry Thomas, Suggy Otis, Led Zepplin, Thad Jones with the Mel Lewis Orchestra, Jerry Garcia Band, and more.  

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on February 13, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel. It’s the annual “Murder Ballads Valentine’s Day Special" — “celebrating” the darker side of love — a.k.a. the blues. 

In the first hour, hear Elizabeth Mansfield, Johnny Cash, The Yardbirds, Pete Seeger, Frank Zappa, Merle Travis, Bob Dylan, Rev. Horton Heat, Ry Cooder, Blind Willie McTell, Shawn Colvin, Richard Thompson, Charlie Louvin, Jerry Reed and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on February 6, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel with special guest host Sister Sylvie of sister station WKPS-FM. 

 In the first hour, hear tracks from Guy Davis, The Black Keys, Maria Muldaur, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Sunhouse, Etta James, Swamp Cabbage, Ry Cooder, Paul Kantner and Marty Balin, Jefferson Airplane, and more.  

In the second hour, hear Champion Jack Dupree, Doc Watson, Bob Weir, Robert Johnson, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Steve Miller Band, The Shack Shakers, The White Stripes, and more.   

chickwills.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on January 30, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear Ry Cooder, Chuck Berry, Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Big Bill Broonzy, Catfish Keith, Queen with David Bowie, Rory Gallagher, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Rev. Gary Davis, Hot Tuna, and more.

 In the second hour, hear Johnny Cash, The White Stripes, Chick Willis, Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, Johnny Copeland, Harmonica Fats, Otis Redding,

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on January 23, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel with special guest host Sister Sylvie of sister station WKPS-FM. 

 In the first hour, hear Bo Diddly, Alabama Shakes, Anthony Thistlethwaite and Mick Talyor, The Black Keyes, Ma Rainey, Jazz Gilliam, Bob Dylan, Larry Coryell, Mississippi John Hurt, Dan Auerbach, The Grateful Dead, Robin Trower, Townes Van Zandt, and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on January 16, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on January 9, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel with special guest host Sister Sylvie of sister station WKPS-FM. 

 In the first hour, hear Elvis Presley, Merle Travis, The Siegal Schwall Band, The Persuasions, Eric Gales, Bessie Smith, Fred McDowell, Buddy Guy, Doc and Merle Watson, Paul McCartney, Roy Buchanan, George Harrison, and more.  

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on January 2, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear Ry Cooder, R.L. Burnside, Dan Auerbach, Devil In a Woodpile, Nina Simone, The Black Keys, The Mobile Strugglers, Ron Levy,   Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Willie Doss, and more. 

In hour two, hear Sonny Boy Williams, Jimmy Rogers, John Hammond, James Brown, Gillian Welch, Townes Van Zandt, Mississippi John Hurt, Sly and The Family Stone, Roosevelt Sykes, and more.  

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on December 19, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear Louie Louie, Ry Cooder, Nina Simone, Mary Flower, Otis Rush, The Black Keys, Doc Watson, Josh Ritter, Greg Brown, and more. 

 

In the second hour, hear Gil Scott Heron, Frank Zappa, Little Feat, R. L. Burnside, Otis Redding, David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards, Josh White, Commander Cody, and more.    

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on December 12, 2015, hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear Jesse Fuller, Keb ‘Mo', The Black Keys, Etta James, Frank Zappa, Nina Simone, John Lee Hooker, Dan Auerbach, Led Belly, Chris Smithers, and more.

In hour two, hear The Hawketts, Otis Vann,  Muddy Waters, Watermelon Slim, Otis Taylor,  Ray Charles and Bonnie Raitt, The Deslondes, Wu-Tang Clan, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on December 5, 2015, hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear Delbert McClinton & Glen Clark, The Black Keys, Rev. Gary Davis, Alabama Shakes, Staples Singers, Frank Zappa, The Stone Foxes, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, and more.

In the second hour, hear Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, B.B. King, Harmonica Frank Floyd, Deep Purple, Ry Cooder, Skip James, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Allman Brothers Band, J.J. Cale, Lou Reed, Paul Simon, Jimmy Cliff, Keb Mo', and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on November 21, 2015, hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, Rev. Horton Heat, Tuck & Patti, The White Stripes, Doc & Merle Watson, Elvis Presley, Jack Pearson, James Brown, Rory Block, and more.

In the second hour, hear The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Beck, Robert Lockwood, Rich Harper Blues Band, John Butler Trio, Kerry Bell, Etta James, Taj Mahal, The George Baker Selection and more.
 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on November 7, 2015, hosted by Max Spiegel.

This week,  a special edition featuring the music of the Fairfield Four with guest Jerry Zolten, associate professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State Altoona. Zolten’s is an author, musician, music producer, and focues on American roots music and popular culture.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on October 17, 2015, hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear Mississippi John Hurt, The Alabama Shakes, G Love & Special Sauce, Andre Williams, Afrissippi, Leo Kottke, Robert Johnson, The Doors, Ry Cooder and more.

In the second hour, hear Ray Fuller and The Blues Rockers, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Taj Mahal with The Pointer Sisters, Larry Johnson, Sonny Terry, Swamp Cabbage and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on October 5, 2015, hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear Etta James, Canned Heat, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Pinetop Perkins, Chris Thomas King, Jimmy Witherspoon, Blind Willie McTell, John Lee Hooker, Richard Ray Farrell, Ry Cooder, Joe Bonamassa,  and more.

In the second hour, hear Barbara Blue, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Amos Milburn, Josh White, Albert King, Charlie Musselwhite, Mississippi John Hurt, Doctor John, Lead Belly, Sister O. M. Terrell, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on Sept. 26, 2015, hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear performances by Bob Dylan, Supertramp, Nina Simone, The Word, Alabama Shakes, Leon Redbone, Ray Charles, Mike Gordon, Jack White, Muddy Waters, and more.

In hour two, hear Hazmat Modine, Booker T. and the M.G.'s, Little Walter, Cephas and Wiggins, Catfish Keith, Janis Joplin, The Yardbirds, Bill Bill Broonzy, George Thorogood, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on Sept. 19, 2015, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear performances by Doc Watson, Jesse Fuller, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pete Wingfield, Watermelon Slim, Bo Didley, Steve Power, Etta James, The Felice Brothers, Taj Mahal, and more.

In the second hour, hear Suggie Otis, Labyrinth, Van Morrison, Beck, Rev. Horton Heat, Devil in a Woodpile, John Butler Trio, Bonnie Riatt, Johnny Cash and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on Sept. 12, 2015, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear performances by Corky Siegel, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Chuck Carbo, Gil Scott Heron, Nick Drake, Mayer Hawthorne, Frank Zappa, Albert King, Professor Longhair, B.B. King, John Hammond, and more.  

In the second hour, hear Linsey Alexander, Allison Scott, Arthur Gunter, The Yardbirds, J. J. Cale, Roosevelt Sykes, Willie Dixon with Memphis Slim, Catfish Keith, and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on Sept. 5, 2015, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear performances by  Low Kottke, Frank Zappa, George Baker Selection, John Butler Trio, Harry Nilsson, Etta James, The Black Keys, Mel Tormé, Jackson Browne, and more.

In the second hour, hear Fury Lewis, B.B. King, Elmore James, Led Zeppelin, Dan Auerbach, Bob Dylan, The Siegel-Schwall Band, Big Bill Broonzy, John Hammond, and more.

slidingdelta.com

An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on August 29, 2015, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear performances by T-Bone Walker, The Ramones, Sugar Boy Crawford, Champion Jack Dupree, The White Stripes, Jimi Hendrix, Woody Guthrie with Cisco Huston and Lead Belly, Uncle Tupelo, Jessie Fuller and more

In the second hour, hear tracks by Rev. Gary Davis, Lonnie Donegan, Dave Van Ronk, George Alberts, Luther Johnson Jr., Bukka White, Cream, The Grateful Dead, John Lee Hooker, Big Joe Turner, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on August 22, 2015, and hosted by Max Spiegel along with special guest Devon Georgio.

In the first hour, hear tracks by Hazmat Modine, Alabama Shakes, Victoria Williams, Ben Harper, Cory Harris, Frank Zappa, The Stranglers, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy and more.

In the second hour, hear Rev. Gary Davis, Eric Gales, The Vipers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bukka White, Sammy Davis Jr., John Prine, Roger Miller and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on August 15, 2015, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks by Canned Heat, Chris Smithers, Clothesline Revival, Eric Clapton, Catfish Keith, Billy Boy Arnold, Native Stars, Robert Lee McCoy, J. J. Cale and more.

In the second hour, hear Jimmy Reed, Chris Thomas King, The Persuasions, Greg Brown, Rory Block, Johnny Johnson, Magic Sam, Leonard Cohen, Otis Redding, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on August 8, 2015, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks by Leo Kottke, The Little Walter Trio, Hightide Harris and Gary Smith, Roy Bookbinder, Eddie Taylor Jr., The Nighthawks, The Black Keys, Magic Sam, Doc Watson, and more.

In the second hour, hear Guy Clark, Todd Snyder, Albert King, Willie Dixon, Chris Thomas King, The Memphis Jug Band, Frank Zappa, Brad Vickers and more.
 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on July 11, 2015, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

The program features tracks by Dave Van Ronk, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Black Keys, Andre Williams & The Eldorados, George Thurgood,  Rev. Gary Davis, Afrissippi, Seasick Steve, Steve Ray Vaughn, Dan Zanes, Little Walter, Samuel James, Henry Butler, and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on July 4, 2015, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as aired on June 27, 2015, and hosted by Max Spiegel.

The show features tracks from Charlie Musselwhite, The White Stripes, Etta James, Taj Mahall, The Dead Weather, Shuggie Otis, Devil in a Woodpile, Willie Green, Willie Mabon, Joanna Carter, D.W. Ditty, Willie Dixon, Dave Van Ronk, Steve Cohan, Amy Winehouse, Nic Armstrong and The Thieves, Frank Zappa, Chirs Smithers, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on June 13, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

Performances include tracks by The John Butler Trio, Taj Mahal, The Muppets,  Johnny and the MoTones, Dr. John, Keb’ Mo', Siegel-Schwall Band, Townes Van Zandt, Van Morrison with Lonnie Donegan, Otis Rush, Gregg Allman, and more.
 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on June 6, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

The program features performances by Jelly Roll Morton, Hazmat Modine, The Black Keys, North Mississippi Blues All-Stars, Pat Donahue, Frank Zappa, Lead Belly, Led Zepplin, Canned Heat, Nellie Florence, Cripple Clarence Lofton, The Kingston Trio, Willie Dixon, Bob Dylan, Henry Gray, Blind Willie McTell, Terry Evans and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on May 29, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

The program features performances by Mose Allison, Nina Simone, Johnny Shines, The Beatles, Ry Cooder, Leon Redbone, Rev. Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, Cody ChesnuTT, Lead Belly, Eric Bibb, John Coltrane, Sam Cooke, Professor Longhair, Buddy Guy, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as broadcast on May 2, 2015 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

The program features performances by Cake, Bob Brozman, Nina Simone, Leon Redbone, Ry Cooder, Josh Ritter, Alabama Shakes, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Seasick Steve,Chuck Berry, The Bill Murray Experience, Blind Willies, Johnny Cash, Robert Johnson, B.B. King, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcom, Buddy Moss, Big Bill Broonzy, Professor Longhair, Taj Mahal & Toumani Diabaté, Cody Chestnutt, Doc Watson, Sonny Boy Williamson, and more.

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