Big LLou and the Bluesville Revue on BackStage Pass

Apr 14, 2014

South Chicago blues hosted by the voice of BB King's Bluesville. WATCH NOW

Big LLou Johnson hosts some of Chicago's hottest blues acts, recorded live at 2013 Old Town Bluesfest in Michigan's capital city.

"I feel I have a responsibility to keep [the blues] alive, keep it growing.  Blues is an American art form -- it's ours, you know," says Johnson, who, in addition to being an amazing performer, is the voice of B.B. King's Bluesville on Sirius XM. "It's important to the musical history of this country and I consider it an honor to be able to do what I do up there."

Featuring Russ Green, Nellie "Tiger" Smith and Big LLou himself, backed by the Mike Wheeler Band.

The Mike Wheeler Band is Mike Wheeler, guitar; Larry Williams, bass; Brian James, keyboards; Cleo Cole, drums.

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first air: 4/18/2014

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Big Llou with Nellie "Tiger" Smith appearing on Backstage Pass from WKAR.
Credit Anthony Cepak / WKAR-MSU