TuneIn — the world’s largest audio network — officially launched Alligator Records Radio on December 9, 2014. The Alligator Records Radio station on TuneIn will stream songs from Alligator’s extensive catalog of music covering 43 years of blues and roots rock releases. Exclusively available on TuneIn, Alligator Records Radio is one of only a handful of label stations to be developed and curated by TuneIn itself.
The station is available here, or fans can simply search “Alligator Records” on the free TuneIn Radio app or on TuneIn.com to listen to Alligator Records Radio. TuneIn is also available on more than 200 platforms, including smartphones, tablets, vehicles and gaming consoles.
Starting today, TuneIn First will preview the entire upcoming Alligator Records digital-only Best Of compilation from roots rocker Eric Lindell. That feature will be available here.
TuneIn — with over 50 million monthly active users — provides listeners access to over 100,000 real radio stations and more than four million podcasts streaming from every continent.
According to Summer Watson, TuneIn’s VP of Content, “TuneIn has always been focused on connecting people and communities through their shared love of audio. Working with such a seminal voice as Alligator Records to expand our footprint in blues and independent music was a natural fit for TuneIn. With this new curated station, blues fans all over the world will now have a place they can go to hear classic blues favorites, mixed in with new releases from internationally recognized artists.”
Alligator Records president Bruce Iglauer is in full agreement, saying, “The timing is right. TuneIn is a perfect fit for Alligator. The launch of Alligator Records Radio will bring our music to a whole new generation of blues fans all over the world.”
Proudly independent Alligator Records is home to some of the world’s foremost blues and roots rock talent and is regarded by fans and the media alike as the top contemporary blues record label in the world. The Washington Postsaid, “Alligator is the premiere blues label.” The Chicago Sun-Times added, “Alligator is numero uno among indie blues labels, with artists representing the best in contemporary blues.” The current roster reads like a Who’s Who of contemporary blues, featuring established artists including James Cotton, Elvin Bishop, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, The Holmes Brothers, Marcia Ball, Joe Louis Walker, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Curtis Salgado, Roomful Of Blues and newcomers Jesse Dee, Jarekus Singleton and Selwyn Birchwood. The catalog features classic albums by Hound Dog Taylor, Koko Taylor, Charlie Musselwhite, Son Seals, Johnny Winter, Albert Collins, Luther Allison, Professor Longhair, Mavis Staples and many others.
From the early days of recording only Chicago blues artists to the addition of national and international artists to the label’s commitment to younger roots acts who are creating new blues for a new generation of blues fans, Alligator continues to forge full steam ahead. After four decades, Alligator is still dedicated to discovering great new talent, proving that the passion, soul and redemptive power of blues and roots music is alive and well.
According to Iglauer, “Alligator is committed to bringing blues and roots music to new fans and getting them as excited about the music as I am. I want the future of the blues and the future of Alligator Records to be one and the same.”