Articles Archive for June 2008

A Weekend of Blues
Posted in Featured on 29 June 2008

The festival organizers were kind enough to accept my application for press credentials, and I’ll have full access to all the shows this year.

The Roadhouse 176
Posted in Headline, Shows on 28 June 2008

As blues festival season gears up in the US, we create a festival of our own. Long days and bright sunlight create a perfect mood for Bluesiana Hurricane, Buddy Guy, Elmore James, Jr., Robin Rogers, and Oli Brown. In anticipation of my own trip to the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, the 176th Roadhouse is a […]

23 Visionaries
Posted in Odds And Ends on 27 June 2008

I’m glad to welcome another visionary blues label to The Roadhouse: legendary Chicago label Delmark. Delmark has been the home of many of the Chicago blues greats over the years. And, at one time, had one employee – Bruce Iglauer, who went on to start Alligator. The addition of Delmark opens a deep catalog for […]

The Roadhouse 175
Posted in Headline, Shows on 21 June 2008

We shift up a gear in this edition of The Roadhouse, back to the hallmark of the show – the upbeat, uptempo blues that will keep you moving in your chair. Susan Tedeschi, Downchild Blues Band, Watermelon Slim & The Workers, Oliver Buck, and Rosco Gordon keep the pace moving, with some surprises along the […]

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
Posted in Featured, Odds And Ends on 16 June 2008

The Mississippi Valley Blues Festival will be held July 3-5, with a great lineup.

The Roadhouse 174
Posted in Headline, Shows on 14 June 2008

In the face of a 500-year flood in Iowa City, we ratchet up the defiance of Mother Nature with an hour of great blues. Songs about floods, rain, rivers, and water fill the hour, bringing a sense of determination and resolve. Cuts from Bernard Allison, Big Mama Thornton, The Holmes Brothers, Toni Lynn Washington, Kansas […]

The Roadhouse 173
Posted in Shows on 7 June 2008

The 173rd Roadhouse provides a little shelter from a tough old world. And, it’s a lively shelter this week with Kenny “Blue” Ray, Big Jack Johnson, Joe Louis Walker, Eric Bibb, and Michael Burks. Throw in a little blues knowledge, a little conversation with that stoic man behind the bar, and a new member of […]

Janiva Magness on “What Love Will Do”
Posted in Blues Video, Featured on 1 June 2008

I’ll say it again – “What Love Will Do” will blow you away. This is a killer record.

The Hucklebuck
Posted in Blues Video, Featured on 1 June 2008

Just had to share this one …

Sean Costello in Antwerp, 11/25/07.