Articles Archive for June 2009

Touch base here
Posted in Blues Musicians, Odds And Ends on 30 June 2009

Throughout the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival (7/2 – 7/4), I’ll be posting regularly here on the site. I’ll also be posting real-time updates to Twitter and pictures to Flickr. Daily updates, show summaries and raw interview audio will be posted here. Touch base regularly to follow live blues.

The Roadhouse 228
Posted in Headline, Shows on 27 June 2009

I’m warming up for a full weekend of blues at the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival over the July 4th weekend. Many of the artists in this edition of The Roadhouse will take the stage in Davenport next weekend as I feed real-time reports and pictures to Roadhouse listeners. Junior Watson, Matt Schofield, Duke Robillard, Magic […]

The Roadhouse 227
Posted in Headline, Shows on 20 June 2009

It’s officially summer in the northern hemisphere. The days are as long as they’ll be all year, the temperature’s rising and blues festivals are popping up all over the country like popcorn. Accordingly, the 227th Roadhouse has a decidedly summerlike feel. Candye Kane, Byther Smith, James Wheeler, Homemade Jamz Blues Band, and Jenni Muldaur deliver […]

The Roadhouse 226
Posted in Headline, Shows on 13 June 2009

The waitresses and the bartender are working hard in this edition of The Roadhouse. The place is packed with patrons dressed to the nines, cutting loose on Saturday night before church on Sunday morning. Homemade Jamz Blues Band, Louisiana Red, Candye Kane, Zac Harmon, and The Mannish Boys lead the way for another hour of […]

Rod and Honey
Posted in Featured on 12 June 2009

Rod and Honey Piazza talk about their musical backgrounds and the formation of The Mighty Flyers.

“All the way down in the basement … “
Posted in Featured on 12 June 2009

The late great Koko Taylor.

The Wolf
Posted in Featured on 12 June 2009

In honor of the birthday of Howlin’ Wolf.

The Roadhouse 225
Posted in Headline, Shows on 6 June 2009

The blues suffered a monumental loss this week with the passing of Koko Taylor. An entire segment of this edition is dedicated to Koko, the first time I’ve done so. Also on tap, a continuation of the new music roll we’ve been on for a few weeks. Zac Harmon, Alex Dixon Band, Jason Ricci & […]

Koko Taylor Passes
Posted in Blues Musicians on 4 June 2009

Koko Taylor has passed away. From the Alligator press release: Grammy Award-winning blues legend Koko Taylor, 80, died on June 3, 2009 in her hometown of Chicago, IL, as a result of complications following her May 19 surgery to correct a gastrointestinal bleed. On May 7, 2009, the critically acclaimed Taylor, known worldwide as the […]