Articles Archive for January 2009
Posted in Headline, Shows on 31 January 2009
The 207th Roadhouse is a good mix of past and future. I dig into the vault of the early shows, warming up for next week’s anniversary show, and come up with some real gems. There are also four tracks from new releases and requests from Twitter and Facebook, the future of Roadhouse interaction. Joanne Shaw […]
Posted in Headline, Shows on 24 January 2009
Though I often mix blues styles in a show, I don’t often mix blues eras. The 206th Roadhouse brings in a few more pre-war blues cuts, mixing them with artists who are clearly influenced by these early blues. Sparks Brothers, Bo Carter, Muddy Waters, Kim Wilson, and Willie Kent highlight the hour. We’re sticking a […]
Posted in Headline, Shows on 17 January 2009
We’ve got the sawdust on the dance floor, the spots shining on the little stage in the corner, the bartender pouring drafts and mixing drinks, and everyone dressed to the nines. It is Saturday night in The Roadhouse and we’re going back to the roots of the show. Albert Collins, Elmore James, Jr., Jimmy Burns, […]
Posted in Headline, Shows on 10 January 2009
In this edition of The Roadhouse, we go completely green, eschewing alternative fuels for a full hour of acoustic blues. Orville Johnson, Dion, Freddie King, Carey & Lurrie Bell, and Mississippi Fred McDowell power the hour – an hour of green blues, if you will – completely unplugged and acoustic in the 204th Roadhouse.
Posted in Headline, Shows on 3 January 2009
The 203rd Roadhouse welcomes 2009 with a mix of blues from both the center and the edges. Frank Morey, The Holmes Brothers, Ryan Reardon & The Levee Breakers, Delbert McClinton, and Sleepy John Estes provide some great tracks. It’s all in a year’s work – a new year and a new hour of the finest […]
Posted in Blues Video, Featured on 1 January 2009
Freddie King tears up his classic “Hideaway” from an unknown television appearance.