Articles Archive for July 2008

Blues Festival Photo Stream
Posted in Blues Musicians on 28 July 2008

I’ve posted the best of the 500 or so photos I took at the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival over the 4th of July weekend. The stream is here on Flickr. At the end of the weekend, I was certain that I’d taken pictures of every act. I spent quite a bit of time bouncing between […]

Upgrading the Archives
Posted in Odds And Ends on 28 July 2008

Following several listener requests for the older shows, I spent some time on Sunday updating the archives. I created a new page with download links to the shows, going all the way back to Roadhouse 001. This is the first time they’ve all been available on a single page. The link is also available in […]

Show Index
Posted in Shows on 27 July 2008

The following is a list of the available Roadhouse shows, grouped by month posted. 2005 Jan Feb 001002 Mar 003004005006 Apr 007008009010011 May 012013014015 Jun 016017018019 Jul 020021022023024 Aug 025026027028 Sep 028029030031032 Oct 033034035036037 Nov 038039040041 Dec 042043044045046 2006 Jan 047048049050 Feb 051052053054 Mar 055056057058 Apr 059060061062063 May 064065066067 Jun 068069070071 Jul 072073074075076 Aug 077078079080 […]

The Roadhouse 180
Posted in Headline, Shows on 26 July 2008

There’s no particular place to go in this edition of The Roadhouse – no real plan or theme. There is, however, a solid hour of blues with a surprise around every corner. I’ve got Lonnie Brooks, Hubert Sumlin, Dave Gross, Bo Ramsey, Erja Lyytinen – just an indication of the variety of artists in the […]

The Roadhouse 179
Posted in Headline, Shows on 19 July 2008

It’s the tiny instrument that most closely resembles the human voice in range, timbre and emotion. The harmonica takes center stage in the 179th Roadhouse, and it’s an hour of hot blues harp. Watermelon Slim, Mississippi Heat, Big Dave McLean, Junior Wells, and Mannish Boys lead the way as the harp proves the backbone of […]

The Roadhouse 178
Posted in Headline, Shows on 12 July 2008

We top off the tank this week to provide the necessary fuel for the upcoming 7 days. But don’t worry – it’s not nearly as expensive as the gas pump. We’re pumping Jimmy Burns, Carol Fran & Clarence Holliman, Junior Wells, Jolly Jumper & Big Moe, and Robin Rogers into the tank of the ’57 Cadillac convertible of the blues. It’s a 98 octane edition of The Roadhouse and another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

Kickin’ Out the Homemade Jamz
Posted in Blues Musicians, Blues Video on 11 July 2008

A nice story on NPR‘s “All Things Considered” about Homemade Jamz Blues Band. Also contains audio and video.

The Roadhouse 177
Posted in Headline, Shows on 5 July 2008

The 177th Roadhouse maps new territory – new artists to the show and blues styles I’ve not included in previous shows. JD & The Straight Shot, Steve James & Del Rey, Carolina Chocolate Drops, JJ Grey & Mofro, and a little Professor Longhair take us off in those different directions. Though the styles are different, the feel is the same – another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

Thursday Evening Blues, Pt. 1
Posted in Odds And Ends on 3 July 2008

I’m deep into the first night of the IH Mississippi Valley Blues Festival. The weather, while warm and humid, is actually pretty pleasant. I just watched a strong set from the Kilborn Alley Blues Band. From Champaign, IL, they focus heavily on gritty Chicago blues. A good set, all the way around. I also popped […]