Articles Archive for January 2008

The Roadhouse 154
Posted in Shows on 26 January 2008

The 154th Roadhouse investigates the mystery of a number pair: 6 and 3. It lies at the heart of the blues, but it’s simplicity is deceptive. Son Seals, Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, Robert Johnson, Michael Bloomfield – all have mastered the essence of the blues that lies in these numbers: 6 strings and 3 chords. […]

The Roadhouse 153
Posted in Shows on 19 January 2008

The 153rd Roadhouse slips off into the no temp zone. Temperatures in beautiful Iowa City, IA are hovering at 0 degrees Farenheit, with temps in The Roadhouse Studios at 58 F. But I’ve found few better ways to warm up the room than an hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard. This week, those […]

The Roadhouse 152
Posted in Shows on 12 January 2008

The 152nd Roadhouse heads down the road to destinations unknown, stopping at every little greasy spoon along the way. The blue plate special this week includes Big George Jackson, Hubert Sumlin, Bee Houston, Z-Da, and Bo Ramsey. Of course, a great meal doesn’t happen with morsels alone. There’s plenty of other sustenance on the plate […]

The Roadhouse 151
Posted in Shows on 5 January 2008

The 151st Roadhouse starts 2008 with an eclectic mixture of blues. Artists of all ages, from all regions, and representing many styles make for a solid mix of the finest blues you’ve never heard. Harmonica Red, Eli Cook, Doug MacLeod, James “Thunderbird” Davis, and Roman Carter represent the broad range of the blues in this […]