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Wrett Weatherspoon

Host, Big Town Blues

Wrett Weatherspoon is the host of Big Town Blues and has been spinning records at WYEP for over four decades. He joined WYEP in 1975 and is currently the station’s longest-serving volunteer radio host. Wrett’s love for Blues music started at a young age, as it was deeply ingrained in his family’s culture. For Wrett, the Blues is a universal language that transcends borders and cultures; it unites people with its soulful melodies and raw energy. It is an important part of American culture that deserves more recognition and understanding. Despite its continued growth over the years, Wrett believes the genre still faces difficulties in being acknowledged by the music industry.

Immerse yourself in the soulful sounds of the Blues as Wrett Weatherspoon takes you on a musical journey every Saturday from 5 PM to 9 PM on Big Town Blues with a mix of new and classic artists, he brings to light the struggles and triumphs of blues legends past and present.

It is impossible for me to pick just one favorite album. I will grant that privilege to Junior Well’s Blues Hit Big Town which launches the program every week.

The most memorable concert I have ever been to was B.B. King at the legendary Eastwood Country Club in San Antonio, Texas in 1972. The show had a down-home, backwoods feel, and it sure was.