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 April 17, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Lionel Brazil vs. The Joubert Singers, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, Leon Redbone, David Bromberg, Cody ChesnuTT, Little Feat, Mike Keneally & Persuasions, J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, and more.

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

In the first hour, hear tracks from Corey Harris & Henry Butler, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Dave Van Ronk, Al King, Frank Zappa, Etta James, Bob Dylan, Big Bill Broonzy, Junior Kimbrough, Smokey Hogg, Pat Donohue, J.J. Cale, and more.

In the second hour, hear Willie Nelson, R.L. Burnside, Grady Jackson, Buddy Moss, Alvin Youngblood Hart, B.B. King, James Cotton, Lonnie Coleman, Led Zeppelin, Susan Tedeschi, and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on April 3, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Doc Watson, The Blues Brothers, Taj Mahal, Sugar Boy Crawford, R.L. Burnside, Eric Bibb with Rory Block & Maria Muldaur, The New Lost City Ramblers, Rev. Horton Heat, Buddy Guy, Crescent City Gold, B.B. King, The White Stripes, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on March 27, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Van Morrison, Lowell Fulson, B.B. King, The Black Keys, Taj Mahal, Ken Whitely, Givor Paradis, Doc & Merle Watson, and more.

In the second hour, hear Bob Dylan, Dave Hole, Little Milton with Susan Tedeschi, Johnny Cash, Professor Longhair, Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Alfred Reed, Champion Jack Dupree, Rev. Gary Davis, Clothesline Revival, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on March 20, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Mississippi John Hurt, G. Love & Special Sauce, Big Bill Broonzy, Doc & Merle Watson, Michael Jerome, Browne, Parliament, Delaney Davidson & Marlon Williams, Sonny Boy Williamson, Leslie West, John Hammond, Five Blind Boys of Alabama and more.  

In the second hour, hear Elmore James, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Roy Book Binder, The Robert Cray Band, Albert Collins, B.B. King, Canned Heat, Junior Wells, Frankie Lee and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on March 6, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Memphis Slim, Mississippi John Hurt, Dan Auerbach, Bukka White, Pacific Gas & Electric, Doc Watson, Chet Atkins & Les Paul, Junior Kimbrough, B.B. King, Leadbelly, Susan Tedeschi, Victoria Spivey, Roy Book Binder, and more.

In the second hour, hear Charlie Musselwhite, The Allman Brothers Band, Rev. Gary Davis, Doctor John, Dan Reeder, North Mississippi Allstars, Grayson Capps, Hazmat Modine, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on February 27, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Luie Luie, Dan Auerbach, Haz Mat Modine, Josh White, Muddy Waters, Desmond Dekker, B.B. King, Leon Redbone, Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention, Big Joe Luskin, The White Stripes, Rev. Gary Davis, and more.

In the second hour, hear Idris Muhammad, Seasick Steve, Bobby McFerrin, Maria Muldaur, The Black Keys, Little Feat, Beastie Boys, Johnny Cash, Keb’ Mo’, Brian Stoltz, and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on February 20, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Taj Mahal, Rev. Gary Davis, The Black Keys, Bob Dorough, B.B. King, The Persuasions, Rory Gallagher, Jim Byrnes, Sly & The Family Stone, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues, Josh White, and more.

In the second hour, hear Catfish Keith, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Greg Brown, Asa Martin, Peter Parcek 3, John Lee Hooker, Bo Carter, Barry Levenson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Nina Simone, G. Love, and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on February 13, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Taj Mahal, The Doors, Leo Kottke, Robert Petway, Leon Redbone, Chris Smither, J.J. Cale, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Woodbrain, Swamp Cabbage, Leadbelly, and more.

In the second hour, hear Eugene Hideaway Bridges, The Four Blazes, Jocelyn Swigger, Skip James, Rory Block, Galactic, Floyd Dixon, John Mayall, Eric Bibb & Needed Time, Bukka White, Clothesline Revival, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on February 6, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Black Keys, Brad Vickers and HIs Vestapolitans, Blind Willie McTell, Robert Lockwood, Pat Donohue, Taj Mahal & Phantom Blues Band, Big Bill Broonzy, Rory Block, The Temptations, Chick Willis, Steve Guyger, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on January 30, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Jack White, Taj Mahal, Eric Gales, Willie Dixon, Ch. Williams, Frank Zappa, Little Walter, Led Zeppelin, Pyeng Threadgill, The Persuasions, Doc & Merle Watson, Sly & The Family Stone, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues show as aired on January 23, 2021 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Bob Brozman, The Black Keys, Ry Cooder, Corey Harris, Mississippi John Hurt, Hazmat Modine, Howlin’ Wolf, Ndidi Onukwulu, Doc & Merle Watson, The Golden Gate Quartet, Johnny Otis, Rev. Gary Davis, and more.

In the second hour, hear Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Otis Redding, Watermelon Skim & Super Chikan, North Mississippi Allstars, Luther Allison, Leadbelly, Roosevelt Sykes, Dan Reeder, and more.