[24 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 247 views]
The Roadhouse 517

It’s back to the normal slate of new releases in this edition, including a new re-release or two. Wanda Johnson, Jonathon Boogie Long, Devon Allman, Blue Lunch, and the Empire Roots Band lay the foundation, along with 6 or 8 other great blues tracks that help assure we get to another hour of the finest […]

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The Roadhouse 517
[24 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 247 views]

It’s back to the normal slate of new releases in this edition, including a new re-release or two. Wanda Johnson, Jonathon Boogie Long, Devon Allman, Blue Lunch, and the Empire Roots Band lay the foundation, along with 6 or 8 other great blues tracks that help assure we get to another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 517th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 516
[17 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 616 views]

We’re at the corner of Maxwell and Halstead this week with an hour given over entirely to Chicago. Focused on the years from the mid-1940s to the early-1970s, we hit what may be a sweet spot for Chicago blues. Little Walter, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Big Bill Broonzy, Big Walter Horton – legendary names that helped define Chicago as The Home of the Blues. It’s another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 516th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 515
[10 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 632 views]

This edition of The Roadhouse dives straight into the 2015 Blues Music Awards with nominees from across the spectrum. Johnny Winter, Bettye LaVette, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Sugaray Rayford, and Diunna Greenleaf represent just a few of the great artists nominated for this year’s recognitions. It’s another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 515th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 514
[3 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 714 views]

The 514th Roadhouse closes out the review of new releases in 2014 with Walter Trout, Trudy Lynn, Mississippi Heat, Missy Andersen, and The Duke Robillard Band. Surely, some of the names in this edition were unfamiliar to you until the year just past. It’s definitely another hour of the finest blues you might have heard in 2014 – the 514th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 513
[27 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 606 views]

After an unexpected week away from The Roadhouse, we close out 2014 with the first of two year-in-review shows. Preston Shannon, The Holmes Brothers, Annika Chambers & The Houston All-Stars, John Mayall, and Janiva Magness lead the way with outstanding new releases in 2014. It’s almost another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 513th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 512
[20 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 324 views]

A family emergency pulls me away from The Roadhouse for a week. Show 200 stands in for show 512. I hope to be back next week with the final new version of The Roadhouse for 2014.

The 200th edition of The Roadhouse Podcast marks a strong year in the blues, with a look at my top 10 blues releases of 2008. We hold the milestone show celebration for the 4th anniversay in February and, instead, keep the spirit festive with more great blues Christmas cuts. It’s a celebration of the holidays and the best of 2008 in the 200th Roadhouse Podcast.

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The Roadhouse 511
[13 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 871 views]

With the year-end new release lull upon us, I dig into the catalog for this hour of The Roadhouse. Tom Hambridge, Guitar Shorty and the Otis Grand Band, Fabulous Thunderbirss, Darrell Nulisch, and Bluestime – along with Christmas music – keep the hour in sync with the philosophy of every show. It’s another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard, the 511th Roadhouse.

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