Articles Archive for March 2008

Show Alert: Roadhouse 164
Posted in Shows on 31 March 2008

Just a quick heads-up about show 164. For the first time in the life of The Roadhouse, 164 will be a repeat of a previous show. My grandmother passed away in Loveland, CO Saturday afternoon. I’ll be spending the week driving between a service in CO and a Saturday graveside service in IA. For the […]

The Roadhouse 163
Posted in Shows on 29 March 2008

We roll into the streets of Chicago for a one-city edition of The Roadhouse. In the city where electric blues was born, we grab Johnny Shines, Muddy Waters, Big Bill Broonzy, Buddy Guy, and Koko Taylor to lead the show, with ten more great cuts from legendary Chicago blues artists. It’s all about Chicago in […]

The Roadhouse 162
Posted in Shows on 22 March 2008

The Little Blue House on the Wetlands moves officially into spring this week, and the music in this edition reflects the volatility of spring in the Midwestern US. Johnny Nicholas & Walter Horton, Cold Blue Steel, Michael Burks, Johnny Winter, Odetta are the featured artists. We’re in little clubs, big studios, acoustic, electric, male, female. […]

The Roadhouse 161
Posted in Shows on 15 March 2008

There’s plenty more new music in the 161st Roadhouse Podcast. Two more new releases from Alligator, a couple of tracks released in the past few weeks, and cuts from upcoming Northern Blues. Slick Ballinger, Marcia Ball, Samuel James, Jason Ricci, Michael Burks – a full picture of the blues, and much of it brand new. […]

The Roadhouse 160
Posted in Shows on 8 March 2008

The 160th Roadhouse Podcast is a veritable showcase of new blues music. Fully one-third of the cuts in this edition are pre-release, or released only in the past week. Eddy “The Cheif” Clearwater, Roman Carter, Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King, Bob Brozman, and Samuel James put the sawdust on The Roadhouse dance floor to […]

Jeff Healy passes
Posted in Blues Musicians, Featured on 2 March 2008

Following a lengthy struggle with cancer, Healey passes away on the eve of the release of a new blues rock album.

The Roadhouse 159
Posted in Shows on 1 March 2008

The 159th Roadhouse Podcast is an upbeat affair. You might call it jump, you might call it swing, you might call it boogie. There’s even a liberal sprinkling of West Coast blues. But if you follow the walking bass, you’ll know that’s it clearly a jumpin’ edition of The Roadhouse. Mark Hummel, Jay McShann, Ana […]