Blues To Do’s mission is to get blues music and information about blues to Northwest music fans on TV, in print and on-line, including Podcasting.
About Blues To Do
Blues To Do is all about access to the information about the blues in the Northwest.
For over 20 successful years Blues To Do has been called ‘the bible’ for blues fans all throughout the Northwest in print, and on line, and on various radio stations, and for more than 10 years on local public access television.
Publisher Marlee Walker and her staff over the years have accumulated well over 35 awards for their work in the community and beyond including Marlee’s own 25 or so, which is crowned by the 2000 ~ Keeping The Blues Alive Award in Commercial Radio.
About Marlee Walker
Publisher/Broadcaster Marlee Walker is a longtime blues broadcaster and publisher based in her hometown of Seattle, Washington. Marlee Walker has a name and voice Northwestern music fans recognize as the ‘Blues Lady’ in Seattle, with over 25 national and regional awards and nominations for her work promoting the blues in various media including radio, TV, newsprint, and the web.
Blues To Do Monthly was started in 1992, about one year before Marlee left her nine+ year (9+) award winning career as blues host for KPLU radio. The same week she left KPLU, she was hired by KMTT to host their weekly blues show which she called Marlee Walker’s Blues Kitchen. After more than an award winning year, the consultants took over so she began hosting the Sunday morning Preachin’ The Blues show at KCMU, which later became KEXP while she was there hosting for more than eight (8+) years, thru 2003.
In 2002, she was offered an opportunity to make a television show so Marlee Walker grabbed her mic and make-up and gathered a crew, eventually garnering more awards for her live weekly TV show. She booked the artists and groups and various VIP guests each week with help from her lively all volunteer crew on cameras, audio for live music AND interviews, lighting, video editing, podcasting and livestreaming.