French Radio to Feature Music of Steve Tracy

Tracy album cover

Steve Tracy, Distinguished Professor of Afro-American studies, and his band the Crawling Kingsnakes will be featured on a French radio program specializing in blues.

French blues expert Gilbert Guyonnet of Radio Clapas in Montpellier, France, will include the music on his program, which can be heard over the internet on Monday, Jan. 29 from 10-11 a.m. EST. Listen live at

The program will also be available on Tuesday, Jan. 30 online on the Radio Clapas soundcloud.

Tracy’s latest CD with the Crawling Kingsnakes is called “I Bleed Through My Soul.”

A harmonica player and singer, he has also recorded with Pigmeat Jarrett, Big Joe Duskin, and Albert Washington, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and he has opened for T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Albert King, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, James Cotton, Canned Heat, Johnny Winter and many others.

Tracy is author of “Langston Hughes and the Blues,” “Going to Cincinnati: A History of the Blues in the Queen City” and “A Brush with the Blues.”

He has written, edited, co-edited and introduced 30 books and contributed more than 100 essays to journals and other publications. His two latest books are “Hot Music, Ragmentation, and the Bluing of American Literature” and “Writers of the Black Chicago Renaissance.