I write, record, co-produce and host this internationally syndicated radio show, which was launched in 2003, the official Year of the Blues. Mike Braniff engineers and co-produces the program, and also supervises the ATC website. Samantha Garvey provides the show's signature voice, and Neil Harnett wrote and performs the ATC theme.
We ensure that each edition of ATC includes a dozen tunes, including a two-song spotlight on a new release, a classic cut or artist, and emphasis upon both established and emerging blues and roots artists from around the world. The programming focuses upon blues music and the various genres – soul, R&B, swing, Delta, zydeco and many others – that fit under its umbrella. Our over-riding goal is to attract new listeners to the blues while still satisfying purists and long-time aficionados.