SLIM as many call me in the blues world is the nickname bestowed upon me from the legendary John Lee Hooker way back when I was just 21 years old, the very first time I met him. previously I had always been know on the air as Mark Stevens [my radio moniker] and began using the nickname around 1988 when I started my first blues radio show in Barstow California. I had been a blues fan since the tender age of 13 when I went to see Johnny Winter playing with some one named Muddy Waters (little did I know back then), that night changed the trajectory of my life, and I have spent the better part of the ensueing years as a massive Blues fan, supporter, promoter and more. Now after 13 years as a dedicated volunteer with KFAI Radio, I am finally doing the radio show I have long hoped to do. THE BIG BLUE TRAIN is a weekly 2 hour web-exclusive program filled with Blues, Retro-Soul, and Roots Rock & Roll. I hope you like what you hear and that you come back each and every week for an adventourous journey of great Roots Music. https://www.facebook.com/bigbluetrain/