Just because it’s Christmas is no reason not to have the blues. Not when it includes an amazing line-up of local musicians appearing on TV. The Oregon Food Bank, Waterfront Blues Festival, KOIN TV, and KINK FM are joining forces to present “Blue Christmas” television special airing on both Christmas Eve, December 24 and Christmas Day, December 25.

Artists featured in the program will include Duffy Bishop, Ural Thomas, Charmaine Neville, Reggie Houston, Terry Robb, Mary Flower, Sean Holmes, LaRhonda Steele, and Alonzo Chadwick. They will be backed by a terrific band with Louis Pain, Ben Jones, Brian Foxworth, Chris Carlson, and Peter Dammann.

The program’s repertoire will include a few classics and some other more obscure holiday material, secular and gospel, acoustic and electric. So check your television listings for broadcast times and tune in to enjoy some of our area’s finest blues musicians as they celebrate the season.