[25 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 157 views]
The Roadhouse 626

It’s the twelfth anniversary of The Roadhouse, and I’ve got an hour full of upbeat show-opening tracks. Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Candye Kane, Victor Wainwright & The Wild Roots, Trudy Lynn, and R.J. Mischo are queued up to help propel us through a birthday hour. Sometimes it seems like thirty, but mostly the twelve […]

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The Roadhouse 626
[25 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 157 views]

It’s the twelfth anniversary of The Roadhouse, and I’ve got an hour full of upbeat show-opening tracks. Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Candye Kane, Victor Wainwright & The Wild Roots, Trudy Lynn, and R.J. Mischo are queued up to help propel us through a birthday hour. Sometimes it seems like thirty, but mostly the twelve years of The Roadhouse have gone by pretty quickly, as will this hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the twelfth anniversary Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 625
[18 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 307 views]

As always, I’ll try to mix things up a bit in this hour of The Roadhouse. I’ve got some urban blues, some country blues, and a set in the second half of what I’ll call ‘hippie blues.’ Colin James, Vasti Jackson, Paul Lamb, John Ginty featuring Aster Pheonyx, and The Rockin’ Rebels are all ahead. As always, it’s a bit of an eclectic hour of blues and certainly another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 625th Roadhouse Podcast.

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The Roadhouse 624
[11 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 295 views]

It’s not all driving backbeats in this hour of The Roadhouse. In fact, I’ve got a set acoustic blues featuring the National Resonator guitar. And, I’ll follow that up with a set of ragtime blues, as well. Big Bill Morganfield, Doug MacLeod, Maria Muldaur, The Ragpicker String Band, and The Bluesmasters are the spine of the hour, if you will. But, as with the human body, it takes ribs and muscles and other bones to make a body full. I’ve got plenty of other tracks to fill that role and fill out the body of another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 624th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 623
[4 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 380 views]

This hour’s all about blues attitude. Ronnie Baker Brooks, Peter Karp, The Lachy Doley Group, King King, and Mighty Lester lay it out. They help assure we just keep rolling with another hour of blues variety as you’ve come to expect every week. But, really, it’s another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 623rd Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 622
[28 Jan 2017 | No Comment | 410 views]

There’s a lot of good stuff in the hour ahead with Elvin Bishop, Thornetta Davis, Sonny Landreth, Southern Avenue, and Tab Benoit with Jimmy Thackery. But, the centerpiece of the hour is a tribute to Butch Trucks – a single track that I think really exemplifies the propulsive drummer that he was. It also helps to support the case that he was, simply, one of the greatest drummers of all time in one of the greatest bands of all time. While the track I pulled is really more blues rock, it’s absolutely surrounded by another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 622nd Roadhouse Podcast.

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The Roadhouse 621
[21 Jan 2017 | No Comment | 516 views]

I think I’ve got another hour of blues ahead that you’ll find to be just solid. Big George Jackson, Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado, Hadden Sayers, Bo Carter, and Ronnie Baker Brooks. The hour includes a trip into the deep blues roots – something I haven’t done for awhile. But, overall, it really is something I do every week: give you another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 621st Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 620
[14 Jan 2017 | No Comment | 498 views]

Every hour of The Roadhouse is a little bit of a winding road – we tend to swing from one groove to another, usually in the context of a set. This hour will be another of those twisted treks – a little blues rock, some acoustic blues, a couple of live tracks. Quinn Sullivan, The Ragpicker String Band, Craig Erickson, The Jimmys, and Wee Willie Walker lead the way. I think there’s bound to be quite a bit in the hour ahead that you like – but I’ll admit to my own bias. I am certain, though, that you’ll like another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 620th Roadhouse.

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