[23 May 2015 | No Comment | 187 views]
The Roadhouse 534

This week in The Roadhouse, we fill the hour with a tribute to B.B. King. Few blues artists could pull of the broad range of blues styles he popularized over a 60-plus year career, and that range is on full display in this edition. Of course, it’s impossible to honor “The King of the Blues” […]

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The Roadhouse 534
[23 May 2015 | No Comment | 187 views]

This week in The Roadhouse, we fill the hour with a tribute to B.B. King. Few blues artists could pull of the broad range of blues styles he popularized over a 60-plus year career, and that range is on full display in this edition. Of course, it’s impossible to honor “The King of the Blues” without including some of his most well-known tracks. Include those in a mix with other lesser-known songs and you’ll find a full measure of the greatness of the late B.B. King in the 534th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 533
[16 May 2015 | No Comment | 339 views]

A Roadhouse Rewind from 2010 fills the hour this week. I’ll be back next week with a new show, including a tribute to the late B.B. King. The 273rd Roadhouse features new music from Chicago and an underlying theme that’s not revealed until late in the show. Matt Schofield, Willie Buck, Susan Tedeschi, Billy Boy Arnold, Eric Bibb and seven or eight other great artists are just enough to fill another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

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The Roadhouse 532
[9 May 2015 | No Comment | 461 views]

We turn this week to the 2015 Blues Music Award winners and provide an nice annual review of the year in great blues releases. Keb’ Mo’, Selwyn Birchwood, Marcia Ball, Ruthie Foster, and Johnny Winter give you a good cross-slice of tracks you’ve heard. The 532nd edition is an hour of BMA winners, and an hour you’ll be glad to spend in The Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 531
[2 May 2015 | No Comment | 450 views]

This edition of The Roadhouse requires no electricity – for the musicians, anyway. A full hour of acoustic blues is lead by Dom Flemons, Catfish Keith, South Memphis String Band, Kelly Joe Phelps, and The Little Brothers. Straight blues, country blues, rags, pre-war, post-war, some stuff that falls somewhere in-between – it’s all acoustic in this edition. And, it’s definitaly another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard: the 531st Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 530
[25 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 339 views]

This edition of The Roadhouse takes a tour of diverse neighborhoods throughout the blues. The Cash Box Kings, Chris Duarte Group, Blind Boy Fuller, Carolyn Wonderland, and Harrison Kennedy help deliver an hour that might be vertigo-inducing for its mixture of styles. But, it’s a good vertigo that makes for the 530th hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

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The Roadhouse 529
[18 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 706 views]

This week’s Roadhouse is another hour of great music with a nice mix of old blues and new. James Day & The Fish Fry, Danielle Nicole, Jimmy Reed, Robben Ford, and Beth Hart represent where we’ve come from and where we’re going. And, I’m sure you’ll hear the old in the new. It’s another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 529th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 528
[11 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 744 views]

Airy Blues

Spring in The Roadhouse Studios brings a more airy feel than you might otherwise get from blues. James Harman, Slam Allen, Jack Owens & Eugene Powell, Doug MacLeod, and Steve Earle & The Dukes keep this edition moving. And, in keeping with that airier feeling, I’ll take a decided turn toward the acoustic in the second half of the hour. Very few things will make you feel better than spring, or another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 528th Roadhouse.

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