[6 Feb 2016 | No Comment | 273 views]
The Roadhouse 571

This edition of The Roadhouse is focused on the 2016 Blues Music Awards. I’m featuring nominees in almost all the major categories to put together a compelling hour of blues. Diunna Greenleaf, James Harman, Sugar Ray & The Bluetones, The Ragicker String Band, and Mr. Sipp provide a representative slice of the nominees and, certainly […]

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The Roadhouse 571
[6 Feb 2016 | No Comment | 273 views]

This edition of The Roadhouse is focused on the 2016 Blues Music Awards. I’m featuring nominees in almost all the major categories to put together a compelling hour of blues. Diunna Greenleaf, James Harman, Sugar Ray & The Bluetones, The Ragicker String Band, and Mr. Sipp provide a representative slice of the nominees and, certainly provide another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 571st Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 570
[30 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 420 views]

You’re probably gonna want to man up for this edition of The Roadhouse. It’s full of tough subjects: the news, drinking, guns, the economy, danger. But the artists walk the line that blues walks so well – tough, yet still providing the motivation to spend an hour chair-dancing. Harmonica Shah, Zora Young, Luther Allison, Koko Taylor, and Sugaray Rayford. Let’s just call this an hour of flinty blues and another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

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The Roadhouse 569
[23 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 544 views]

I’ve got several pretty strong harp tracks in this edition of The Roadhouse, but, of course, that’s not all. I’ve also got a live set and a blues rock set in the hour and several outstanding blues women, as well. Francine Reed, Pinetop Perkins and Jimmy Reed, Smokin’ Joe Kubek and BNois King, Balkun Brothers, and Ina Forsman mean I’m pretty sure you’ll find it to be an hour of surprises and, certainly, another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard, the 569th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 568
[16 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 931 views]

It’s a full hour in this edition of The Roadhouse with about as many tracks as you can pack in and still leave a little time for talk. Included in that big stack of blues: Jonn Del Toro Richardson, Sam Butler, Candye Kane, Billy Boy Arnold, and Trudy Lynn. Any good real-world Roadhouse packs ‘em in on Saturday night and I think we’ve got it covered both ways. We’re packed full of patrons and packed full of artists in another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 568th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 567
[9 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 746 views]

If you’ve never really thought about the diversity of styles we call the blues, you’re about to get a big, big surprise. This hour of The Roadhouse ventures off into contemporary, acoustic, retro, soul blues, and blues with a Hawaiian twist. Bob Margolin, Jeffrey Foucault, Doug MacLeod, Mike Sanchez, and Taj Mahal assure that if you get nothing more out of this edition of The Roadhouse, you’ll get the true sense that the blues is not just one thing. But this hour? It is one thing. It’s an hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 567th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 566
[2 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 1,044 views]

With the first show of the new year, I take a look back at the old, with an hour of some of my favorite releases from 2015. Buddy Guy, Cash Box Kings, Knickerbocker All-Stars, Sonny Landreth, and Slam Allen are just some of the names that represent the finest and freshest blues from 2015. And they lay the foundation for another hour of the finest blues of the year just passed – the 566th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 565
[26 Dec 2015 | No Comment | 719 views]

Technical difficulties this week mean that the last show of 2015 is a Roadhouse Rewind. Replacement gear is on the way, and I should be back next week to kick off 2016 with a new edition of The Roadhouse.

This edition of The Roadhouse ends the year with a real party atmosphere. Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Mighty Sam McClain, and the South Austin Moonlighters light up our little juke joint. Throw in a couple of listener requests and the last 60 minutes of 2012 is absolutely an hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

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