Tune in to 101 the FOX every Sunday NIGHT from 8pm to 10pm for the Sunday Blues Show with Lindsay Shannon! This Legendary Kansas City based Blues Radio program has been on the air for OVER 25 years on 101 The FOX!
Lindsay Proud owner of the Local KC BBQ joint BB’s Lawnside Blues & BBQ says it takes more than a love of the blues to be a good blues promoter, and Lindsay’s credentials are impressive: founding member of the Kansas City Blues Society in 1980, blues radio DJ, and booking agent for the blues stage at Kansas City’s Spirit Festival. Lindsay’s successful radio show on KCFX, 101FM, The Fox, “The Kansas City Blues Show,” earned him the Blues Foundation’s “Keeping the Blues Alive” award for blues in commercial radio in 1992. Lindsay doesn’t credit any particular moment for his love of the blues or barbecue.
When he was a boy, the Kansas City Blues, a farm team of the New York Yankees, played ball at a stadium close to all the barbecue places in the 18th and Vine district, and eating barbecue became part of the ritual. In the ’50s and early ’60s the opportunity to hear blues and jazz music came from radio stations in Kansas City, and a Little Rock, Arkansas radio station that featured all the blues greats of the time. When Lindsay was in college he got his own smoking pit and began to develop barbecue recipes while listening to the blues.
When you come to Kansas City, be sure to stop by his friendly, family place. It’s easy to get there. As Lindsay says, “To find it, turn right on 85th, then go south about 60 years.”