The Blues Revue with Ole Harv
Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrating over 30 years of the Blues!

Back in 1983 someone did music lovers in Michiana a big favor. Harvey Stauffer was asked to sit in--for one week--on a music program on WVPE. "The next thing I knew, I was hosting it," Stauffer recalls.

Currently the producer and host for The Blues Revue, Stauffer admits he hasn't always been a blues fan. Born in Chicago, Illinois on May 15, 1952, he claims he used to be a "traditional rock-and-roller." Then one day, at the age of 15, he walked into a record store in Chicago, saw the BB King "Live at the Cook County Jail," bought it and has been "hooked on Blues ever since."

Part of Stauffer's popularity is his easy-going manner, his deep ambling voice and his willingness to share with his audience. He believes deeply in his show's motto: Testify to the Blues. "The blues are the facts of life, the blues are a feeling," Stauffer explains. "It gives me and my listeners a place to testify from the heart."

"Ole Harv," as he is better known to his blues brothers and sisters, is also the frontman in the Elwood Splinters Blues Band.

  • E-mail Ole Harv - Tell him your thoughts on The Blues Revue or request your favorite song!
Blues Calendar

To all those Blues Bands out there.....if you would like your band's schedule listed on Ole Harv's Blues Calender please send them to "Ms Vicky" at mojoangel76@sbcglobal.net but don't forget to send your Blues News to OleHarv too at oleharve@comcast.net Thanks and Good Blues To Ya! Remember - Contact the venue or band to confirm dates and show times. Things do change

Top 25 Albums of the Year

2013

Artist Album Title
Omar Kent Running With The Wolf
Albert King Roadhouse Blues
Trampled Under Foot Badlands
The Healers Live At Knuckleheads
Barrelhouse Chuck and Kim Wilson's Blues Revue Driftin' From Town To Town
Big Bill Morganfield Blues With A Mood
Various Artist Remembering Little Walter
James Cotton Cotton Mouth Man
John Primer and Bob Corritore Knockin' Around The Blues
The Fabulous Thunderbirds On The Verge
Frank Bey With The Anthony Paule Band Soul For Your Blues
Andy T and The Nick Nixon Band featuring Anson Funderburgh Drink Drank Drunk
Roomful Of Blues 45 Live
Lurrie Bell Blues In My Soul
Buddy Guy Rhythm & Blues
Little Mike And The Tornadoes Forgive Me
Sugaray Raford Dangerous
Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King Road dog Life
Adrianna Marie and the Groovecutters Double Crossing Blues
Trudy Lynn Royal Oaks Blues Cafe
Charlie Musselwhite Juke Joint Chapel
Johnny Rawls Remembering O.V.
Chris James Patrick Rynn Barrelhouse Stomp
Guy Davis Juba Dance
Bryan Lee Play One For Me

2012

Artist Album Title
Mud Morganfield Son Of The Seveth Son
Etta James The Dreamer
Janiva Magness Stronger For It
The Heritage Blues Orchestra Raisen Music
The Mannish Boys Double Dynamite
The Nighthawks Damn Good Time
Curtis Salgado Soul Shot
Phantom Blues Band Inside Out
The 44's Americana
Joe Louis Walker Hellfire
Deanna Boart Pianoland
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's Blues Beyond Borders
Rick Estrin and the Nightcats One Wrong Turn
Michael Burks Show Of Strength
Debbie Davies After The Fall
Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Jump Start
Robert Cray Nothin' But Love
John Nemeth Soul Live
John Nemeth Blues Live
The Blues Broads Live Cd & Dvd
Dennis Gruenling featuring Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones Rockin' All Day
Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones Featuring Dennis Gruenling What's It Gonna Take
Omar And The Howlers Featuring Gary Primich  Too Much Is Not Enough
Mississippi Heat Delta Bound
Tedeschi Trucks Band Everybody's Talking

2011

Artist Album Title
Roomful Of Blues   Hook Line & Sinker
Various Artist Chicago Blues, A Living History 
Various Artist Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection
Gregg Allman Low Country Blues
Marcia Ball Roadside Attraction
Tracy Nelson Victim Of The Blues
Johnny Winter Roots
Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers Feel The Heat
Tab Benoit Medicine
Rod Piazza And The Mighty Flyers Almighty Dollar
Terry Hanck Look Out
Jeff Golub Band The Three Kings
Various Artist Tommy Castro Presents The Rhythm & Blues Revue
Duke Robillard Lowdown & Toreup
Maria Muldaur Steady Love
Sugar Ray And The Bluestones Evening
Big Pete Choice Cuts
Etta James The Dreamer
Sharon Lewis And Texas Fire The Real Deal
Gina Sicilia Can't Control Myself
Toronzo Cannon Leaving Mood 
Big Joe And The Dynaflows Can't Keep A Good Man Down
Richard Ray Farrell I Sing The Blues Eclectic
Blue Lunch Saxaphone Shootout
Ray Manzarek & Roy Rogers Translucent Blues

2010

Artist Album Title
Mitch Kashmar And The Pontiax 100 Miles To Go
Janiva Magness The Devil Is A Angel Too
Mitch Woods Gumbo Blues 
John Ne'meth Name The Day
Mississippi Heat Let's Live It Up
The Mannish Boys Shake For Me
Cash Box Kings I - 94 Blues
Blue Lunch Sideswiped
Charlie Musselwhite The Well
James Cotton Giant
Robin Rogers Back In The Fire
Doug Demming And The Jewel Tones Falling Through The Cracks
Magic Slim And The Teardrops Raise The Bar
Luther Allison Songs From The Road
The Hollywood Blue Flames Deep In America
Ronnie Earl Spread The Love
Kenny Neal Hooked On Your Love
Eden BrentAin't Got No Troubles
Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band Brazilian Kicks
Studebaker John Maxwell Street Kings That's The Way You Do