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Scott Mullins, WFPK Radio

Scott Mullins with Chip Polston

“Scott Mullins has done more for the blues in Louisville than any five people combined.”
Rocky Adcock, President Emeritus, Kentuckiana Blues Society

For nearly 20 years, Scott Mullins has brought the blues to Louisville every Saturday night on WFPK, 91.9 FM, as producer and host of the Saturday Night Blues Party (9:00 pm-midnight ET). The Blues Party was the first blues radio program in Kentucky and is one of the longest running in the country.

Scott also co-founded the first blues society in the Louisville area, the Kentuckiana Blues Society, and co-founded the region’s first blues festival, the Garvin Gate Blues Festival in Old Louisville. He served as music director of the event for its first three years.

As a record producer, Scott also has given many Louisville blues artists their first—and sometimes only—opportunity to record their music. In the early 1990s he produced The Louisville Blues Compilation, an LP documenting the city’s then-vibrant blues scene. In the years since, as some of the older black bluesmen featured have passed away, the album has come to be recognized as an important historical document as well as a dynamite recording.

The artists Scott has recorded include local players Foree Wells and the Walnut Street Blues Band, Henry and the Noisemakers, Jessie Buntyn, Tanita Gaines, Da Mudcats, Lamont Gillispie, the Rusty Spoon Blues Band, Kelly Richey, and Wayne Young as well as national artists Sam Myers, Lefty Dizz, Eddie Kirkland, Billy Branch, and Big Al and the Heavyweights.

The Blues Show

A special one-hour edition celebrating regional blues traditions, with performances by two contemporary blues bands. (#602)


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