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 July 17, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Golden Gate Quartet, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mississippi John Hurt, Hazmat Modine, Devil In A Woodpile, The Black Keys, Leo Kottke, North Mississippi Allstars, Ray Charles, David Bromberg, and more.

In the second hour, hear Etta James, Paul Geremia, Izzy & Chris, Elizabeth Cotten, Paul Simon, Catfish Keith, John Cephas, J.J. Cale, Greg Brown, John Long, Tom Hanway & Vassar Clements, and more.  

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on July 10, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Led Zeppelin, Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, The Black Keys, The Dixie Hummingbirds, The White Stripes, Michael Hurley, Canned Heat, Sen Jorge, Charley Patton, The Deslondes, Mississippi John Hurt, and more.

In the second hour, hear Rev. Horton Heat, Dan Auerbach, North Mississippi Allstars, Buddy Guy, Corky Siegel, Cody ChesnuTT, Erin McKeown, Charlie Louvin, Mose Allison, and more.  

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on June 26, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Parliament, Bo Diddley, Hazmat Modine, Bob Brozman, The White Stripes, Led Zeppelin, Son House, Mark Tolstrup & Dale Haskell, Elmore James, Bob Dylan, R.L. Burnside, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and more.

In the second hour, hear Alabama Shakes, John Lee Hooker, Ry Cooder, Swamp Cabbage, Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans, Lil Ed Williams, The Killer Blues Band, Tommy Johnson, Big Leon Brooks, Peggy Seeger, Boozoo Chavis, and more.   

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on June 19, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Hazmat Modine, The Siegel-Schwall Band, Skip James, The Black Keys, The White Stripes, Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, Rev. Gary Davis, Mulebone, Chris Smither, Jeff Beck, Otis Taylor and more.

In the second set, hear J.B. Hutto and His Hawks with Sonnyland Slim, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Canned Heat, Fury Lewis, Clifton Chenier, Bessie Smith, John Lee Hooker, Guy Van Duser, Maria Mulduar, Frank Zappa, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on June 12, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from John Butler Trio, Pete Wingfield, Tom Hanway & Vassar Clements, Hoots & Hellmouth, Gil Scott-Heron, Alice Gerrard & Hazel Dickens, David Bromberg Quartet, Mississippi John Hurt, Taj Mahal, Russel Garcia, Elizabeth Mitchell, Johnny Winter, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on June 5, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Dan Auerbach, Dave Van Ronk, Etta James, Hazmat Modine, North Mississippi Allstars, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Jesse Fuller, Frank Zappa, The Blues Brothers, Jimmy Holmes, and more.

In the second hour, hear W.C. Clark, Bob Dylan, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Debbie Davies, Jerry Reed, Nappy Brown, Greg Brown, Bobby “Blue” Band, Roy Book Binder, Junior Wells, Eden Brent, and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on May 29, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Black Keys, Muddy Waters, Leo Kottke, Alabama Shakes, Josh White, John Lee Hooker, Hazmat Modine, Bob Dylan, Allman Brothers Band, Buddy Moss, Sonny Boy Williamson, and more.

In the second hour, hear Ry Cooder, Golden Gate Quartet, Pyeng Threadgill, Keb’ Mo’, Corey Harris, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Little Milton, Joseph Spence, J.B. Lenoir, Etta James & B.B. King, The Union Boys, and more.