[18 Mar 2017 | No Comment | 148 views]
The Roadhouse 629

We lost another blues great this week with the passing of James Cotton. This edition of The Roadhouse is a rememberance that keeps the context of his musical impact at the forefront. Of course, his context is unequivically Chicago and the legendary blues scene in that city. So, this hour is centered in Chicago, focused […]

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The Roadhouse 629
[18 Mar 2017 | No Comment | 148 views]

We lost another blues great this week with the passing of James Cotton. This edition of The Roadhouse is a rememberance that keeps the context of his musical impact at the forefront. Of course, his context is unequivically Chicago and the legendary blues scene in that city. So, this hour is centered in Chicago, focused on James Cotton, and surrounded by artists who also helped to contribute in making his time in the blues some of the best. Buddy Guy, Lonnie Brooks, Koko Taylor, Luther Allison, and, of course, James Cotton make for another hour in The Roadhouse of the finest blues – the 629th Roadhouse Podcast.

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The Roadhouse 628
[11 Mar 2017 | No Comment | 222 views]

There’s a regional focus in this hour of The Roadhouse, from a parto of the US you might not know for its great blues tradition. Lil’ Stevie & The Westsiders, Professor Harp, Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues All-Stars, Sugar Ray & The Bluetones, and Paul Rishell & Annie Raines help fuel an hour of what we’ll call New England blues. But, it doesn’t really matter what you call it as long as you call it another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 628th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 627
[4 Mar 2017 | No Comment | 273 views]

This hour of The Roadhouse works to rectify an admitted deficit of female blues artists to male. Lauren Mitchell, Hurricane Ruth, Samantha Fish, Rhiannon Giddens, and Southern Avenue take you to a different side of the blues – a side that’s a little less male-centric and a little bit more from a woman’s perspective. That mix makes for absolutely another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 627th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 626
[25 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 424 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 | 483 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 | 463 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 | 543 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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