Dale Zimmerman

Blues Friday Host

I strive to share all styles of blues with a special emphasis on its earlier root forms and the early blues pioneers, ‘cause “from the roots come the fruits.”

I think repeated exposure to many styles of blues music is the key to understanding and appreciating them—like we learn to eat vegetables. Same thing, it takes some repetitions for the discoveries to set in. Once we gain familiarity and understanding, we might be on to a new appreciation for a certain style of the blues, or maybe we’ll learn that’s one we simply don’t care for—that’s okay too, not everybody likes Brussels sprouts—but I believe that the opportunity to grow and expand shouldn’t get missed—both for the sake of the listener and the genre.


Willie Dixon was one of the most prolific blues songwriters of all time, having penned over 500 songs in his career. Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters recorded many of them, and several of Willie's songs have been transformed into rock and roll classics by artists such as Led Zeppelin, the Doors, and Cream.

On Friday March 7th, from 6-9 pm, Blues Friday host Dale Zimmerman presents “The Songs of Willie Dixon.” Tune in and enjoy rare and brilliant performances of some of the best blues music ever written.