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Blues Break Radio Show with Big Joe Fitz

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Growing up in a Manhattan musical family with roots in the blues, Joe Fitz was exposed to the best of the best. He notes that he would groove to the likes of Muddy Waters, B.B. King, and Lightnin’ Hopkins back in the days “when they were still playing little clubs” in Manhattan. Meeting blues legend Howlin’ Wolf at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1966 set him seriously on a musical path to salute the blues. He left New York City for the Hudson Valley in the 1980s, started his own band, Big Joe Fitz and the Lo-Fis, and since 1985, he’s been a fixture at WDST/Radio Woodstock (100.1 FM). His show, “Blues Break” (Sundays, 10 p.m. to midnight), features music, interviews, and sometimes readings of excerpts from the bios of great blues-based musicians. You can also catch Fitz out of the radio station and in front of a different kind of microphone during occasional gigs at venues like Ulster County’s High Falls Café.

Best of Hudson Valley History

2012 Editors' Pick — Best Reason to Stay Home Sunday Night

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Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2012
County: Ulster
Pick: Editors' Picks
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