Mojo Mike’s Blues Revue

“Mojo Mike’s Blues Revue” is a 2 hour show generally broken into 4 segments.  “Chart toppers” which is composed of current blues albums on the charts, “locals only” highlighting NW blues bands, “new releases” giving a preview of up and coming releases, and “Mojo’s mix” reflecting the host’s favorites. There will also be tributes on artists’ birthdays and occasional live interviews with artists and blues related folks.

“Mojo” Mike Witmer started playing in a garage band on Mercer Island while in high school in 1964. It wasn’t until years later that he realized that his early influence by “The Northwest Sound” was mainly blues based. In college a dorm-mate introduced him to the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and that sound has been his standard for the blues ever since. Several years ago, after a hiatus for family, work and other facets of life, he returned to form a band in Washington that played venues from smoky bars to the highly regarded Mount Baker Blues Festival, where the band opened the show for the likes of Jason Ricci, Ana Popovic, Sonny Landreth and the legendary Johnny Winter.

In Washington, Mike hosted an award nominated blues radio show for five years at KSVR in Mount Vernon, and emceed live blues performances before moving to the Boise area.  In Boise he Hosted the “Blues Revue” on KRBX, RadioBoise, Played in several bands, emceed blues shows (including Buddy Guy’s Boise concert) and was vice president of the Boise Blues Society. Upon moving to Vashon he contacted Voice of Vashon and now hosts “Mojo Mike’s Blues Revue” on Monday nights.

 

 


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