[28 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 20 views]
The Roadhouse 522

This edition of The Roadhouse is of a feel. Not quite Chicago, not quite West Coast, but a texture all its own. Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, James Day & The Fish Fry, Lynwood Slim, Igor Prado, and Joey Gilmore are all ahead. I think you’ll get the feel right away and agree that […]

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The Roadhouse 522
[28 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 20 views]

This edition of The Roadhouse is of a feel. Not quite Chicago, not quite West Coast, but a texture all its own. Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, James Day & The Fish Fry, Lynwood Slim, Igor Prado, and Joey Gilmore are all ahead. I think you’ll get the feel right away and agree that it’s definitely another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 522nd Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 521
[21 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 410 views]

The mix in the 521st Roadhouse is definitely eclectic. Robin McKelle & The Flytones, Gary Moore, Shaun Murphy, CeDell Davis, and Tangled Eye fill the hour with new releases, most of which have just been released in the past month. I’d say this is definitely the first you’ve heard of these releases because – yes – it’s all about another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

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Roadhouse 520
[14 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 276 views]

It’s a long-time tradition in The Roadhouse to set the tone of the show with the opening track. For the tenth anniversary show, I’ve got an hour of opening tracks that’ll unquestionably have you chair-dancing. RJ Mischo, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Mighty Lester, Victor Wainwright & The Wild Roots, and Mitch Kashmar & The Pontiax are just some of the featured artists in this hour – a celebration of ten years in The Roadhouse.

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Roadhouse 519
[7 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 260 views]

This week’s edition of The Roadhouse features a pretty interesting picture of the state of the blues in the 21st century. Donald Ray Johnson, Pork Chop Willie, Ginger St. James & The Grinders, Eric Gales, and Altered Five Blues Band keep the hour moving toward our standard ultimate destination – another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard: the 519th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 518
[31 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 705 views]

While I wait for the snow to fly around The Roadhouse Studios, it’s a perfect day to put together another weekly edition of the finest blues you’ve never heard. Matthew Robinson & The Jelly Kings, Guy Bélanger, The Veldman Brothers, The Holmes Brothers, and Dave Specter provide increasing momentum from start to finish that’ll leave you just a little breathless by the end. It’s all wrapped up in an hour we’ll label the 518th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 517
[24 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 607 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 | 843 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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