Articles Archive for January 2006

Nearly A Theme Song
Posted in Uncategorized on 31 January 2006

The Johnny Jones opener for The Roadhouse 050 is about as close to a theme song as I’ve yet come. “There’s a roadhouse down on south Highway 61. You can feel the house rockin’ the closer you come Because the blues is in the house …”Iowa City is only about an hour west of Highway […]

Curmudgeon Raves
Posted in Uncategorized on 31 January 2006

Thanks to the Curmudgeon for some kind, kind words. The Chronic Curmudgeon: Podcast News 3. The Roadhouse. The Doc pointed this one out to me recently, and I’m all up in it already. If you’re a fan of the blues, this is must-see-TV (even though there’s no video to it, it’s an audio podcast). Close […]

The Roadhouse 050
Posted in Uncategorized on 28 January 2006

Playlist iMix The blues is in the house and that house is the point of departure for the 50th Roadhouse Podcast. Slide behind the wheel, point the grill to the south and let the tail-fins leave the turbulence behind. We’re rolling down Highway 61 with the top down and the music cranked. With more to […]

The Announcement
Posted in Uncategorized on 23 January 2006

So, I’ve been teasing you with promises of an announcement of big things in The Roadhouse for the past few weeks. Since it’s finally been promoed in Adam Curry’s Daily Source Code, I can make that announcement. The Roadhouse has joined the Podshow network. Contrary to what you may hear elsewhere, this doesn’t mean that […]

Wide Geography
Posted in Uncategorized on 23 January 2006

The Frappr Map has picked back up. Here are some details on the worldwide listenership of The Roadhouse that I find interesting: Continents covered: 6Furthest east: Andrew in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.Furthest west: LLMLB in Honolulu, Hawaii.Furthest north: Kraig in Anchorage, AlaskaFurthest south: Clive in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand If you visit the map, don’t […]

The Roadhouse 049
Posted in Uncategorized on 21 January 2006

Playlist iMix The Roadhouse 049 is more fun with ones and zeroes than humans should be allowed. Dan Treanor, Mem Shannon, Hubert Sumlin, Roomful of Blues, and The Holmes Brothers trace the clear blue line from the early 20th century to the early 21st. If W.C. Handy and Robert Johnson were here right now, they’d […]

A Real Convenience
Posted in Uncategorized on 15 January 2006

If you’re an iTunes user, you’ll now find a very convenient way to purchase the playlist of each Roadhouse Podcast in the show notes. I’ve begun adding a link to an iMix’ed playlist, starting with show 048. This may not contain the full playlist, as sometimes the iTunes Music Store doesn’t recognize every entry, but […]

The Roadhouse 048
Posted in Uncategorized on 14 January 2006

Playlist iMix Saturday finally rolls around at the end of a busy week. That means my favorite part of the week – the time I spend putting together another Roadhouse Podcast. 048 is yet another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard, assembled with care just for you. Harrison Kennedy, Dan Treanor, Buddy Buy, […]

Blues Labels Jump In
Posted in Uncategorized on 11 January 2006

It looks as though Alligator has started something. Two more big blues labels have added artists to the Podsafe Music Network. Black and Tan is in. And, later in the week, you’ll find artists from TopCat on the network, as well. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a dozen times: visionaries, all of […]

The Roadhouse 047
Posted in Uncategorized on 7 January 2006

Playlist iMix Sunshine rolls into The Little Blue House on the Wetlands this week, foretelling the mood and spirit of the 47th Roadhouse Podcast. Like the broad blue Iowa sky, this edition is bright and wide and expansive. Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women, Kenny Traylor, Paul Wood Band, Son Lewis, and James Booker provide […]

Alligator and Podshow
Posted in Uncategorized on 3 January 2006

In case you missed the comment in this week’s show, blues podcasting took another step forward last week. Thanks to the efforts of Michael Butler of “The Rock and Roll Geek Show” and Podshow, Alligator Records has granted further podcasting permissions for several great Alligator artists. These artists, totalling a dozen or so, can now […]


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