[28 May 2016 | No Comment | 189 views]
The Roadhouse 587

Contemporary blues, classic blues, the next generation – this hour’s got it all. But, that’s what we do in The Roadhouse, right? Mix it all up and keep you anticipating the next track. Eddie Clearwater, Leadbelly, Rhiannon Giddens, Lake Street Dive, and Honey Island Swamp Band – that’s a variety of blues. It’s a variety […]

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The Roadhouse 587
[28 May 2016 | No Comment | 189 views]

Contemporary blues, classic blues, the next generation – this hour’s got it all. But, that’s what we do in The Roadhouse, right? Mix it all up and keep you anticipating the next track. Eddie Clearwater, Leadbelly, Rhiannon Giddens, Lake Street Dive, and Honey Island Swamp Band – that’s a variety of blues. It’s a variety that will keep you guessing and, of course, it’s also a variety of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 587th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 586
[21 May 2016 | No Comment | 296 views]

This hour of The Roadhouse pays tribute to the late Candye Kane with a track in every segment. But there’s also a bunch of other great blues, including Muddy Waters, Chase Walker Band, Sugar Blue, Mark Hummel, and Johnny Rawls. We say goodbye to a friend but know that the blues rolls on with yet more of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 586th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 585
[14 May 2016 | No Comment | 372 views]

This edition of The Roadhouse comprises sets of varied themes – a set of contemporary blues, a set of blues rock, some killer soul blues, and a set that leans more toward the acoustic. Tweed Funk, The Kaz Hawkins Band, Moreland & Arbuckle, The James Hunter Six, and Matt Andersen make up the big pieces of the puzzle, but the small pieces really pull it all together. It’s an hour of varied themes in this edition of The Roadhouse, and definitely another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

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The Roadhouse 584
[7 May 2016 | No Comment | 459 views]

As has become the tradition in the past few years, this edition of The Roadhouse is focused on the 2016 Blues Music Awards, held this past week in Memphis. I’ve got the winners in 16 or 17 categories, including Cedric Burnside Project, Bettye LaVette, Walter Trout, Shemekia Copeland, and Doug MacLeod. It’s a parade of winners this week and a strong, strong hour of the finest blues.

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Roadhouse 583
[30 Apr 2016 | No Comment | 330 views]

After a few weeks away, it’s good to be back to The Roadhouse Studios. Though I struggled a bit to put this one together, I think you’ll find the outcome to be worth the struggle. Albert Castiglia, Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore, Dave Muskett, Roddie Romero & The Hub City All-Stars, and Shaun Murphy are all part of the hour. With an edition almost completely full of new music, I think it’s safe to say you’re in for another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

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The Roadhouse 582
[23 Apr 2016 | No Comment | 248 views]

This week, it’s the second of two Roadhouse Rewinds while I work my way home from vacation. I’ll be back next week with a new edition of The Roadhouse.

The dark little dive we call The Roadhouse is home this week to the broadest range of blues you might find anywhere. Smokey Wilson, Frank Goldwasser, Snooky Pryor, Anders Osborne, and Bluesmasters featuring Mickey Thomas mix it up with various takes on the blues. The spotlight is on the multeity of the blues in the 270th Roadhouse, and it’s definitely another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

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The Roadhouse 581
[16 Apr 2016 | No Comment | 330 views]

It’s a Roadhouse Rewind this week, as I’m in New England for a few weeks. Enjoy Roadhouse 321 from April 16, 2011.

This edition of The Roadhouse proves the statement we’ve been making for six years of Saturdays – that the blues isn’t just about the old guy on his porch, an acoustic guitar in his lap. Blues can be upbeat, too. The Chris O’Leary Band, Kelley Hunt, Hamilton Loomis, Janiva Magness, and The Juke Joints set the tone for a chair-dancin’ hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 321st Raodhouse.

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