Articles Archive for July 2009

The Roadhouse 232
Posted in Headline, Shows on 25 July 2009

This week I’m going to throw out any pretense of a formal theme. Let’s just have fun! Mostly new blues – a lot of stuff that’s yet to be released, listener requests. Not only will this edition of The Roadhouse have you chair-dancing, it’s probable that it’s also going to have you on your feet dancing, and maybe uncontrollably. Chris Cain, Curley Bridges, The Twisters, Watermelon Slim, and Tommy Castro are – well, let’s just call them the carbohydrates for the 232nd Roadhouse. They provide all the energy you’ll need to move around for the next hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

The Roadhouse 231
Posted in Headline, Shows on 18 July 2009

The 231st Roadhouse focuses on some classic blues artists, at the request of Roadhouse listeners on The Roadhouse Facebook group. There’s a full set of classic artists, with others sprinkled in throughout the hour. Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Eddie C. Campbell, Jenni Muldaur, Lonnie Mack, and Nucklebusters Blues Band will keep you moving while […]

The Roadhouse 230
Posted in Headline, Shows on 11 July 2009

The 230th Roadhouse is a veritable sampler of styles. Jump blues, Chicago, contemporary, acoustic – it’s all broken out by set for your convenience. Louis Prima, Greg Nagy, Mississippi John Hurt, Aaron Moore, and Mary Flower represent the big picture of the blues. They set the stage to guarantee that you’ll find some new favorite […]

Mighty Flyers Interview
Posted in Blues Musicians on 4 July 2009

The Rod Piazza interview was finally confirmed around 5:00 today. I’d almost given up on it, as we’d never received confirmation. So, with a mad scramble, I caught some open wifi on the laptop, did the research, wrote the notes, and transferred them to the iPhone with Air Sharing, all in about an hour. The […]

The Roadhouse 229
Posted in Headline, Shows on 4 July 2009

In this edition of The Roadhouse, I’m once again sprinkling in some of the artists from the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival to give you a taste of my weekend. Long John Baldry, James Wheeler, Bo Ramsey, Fiona Boyes, and Robin Rogers lay the foundtion upon which we build another hour of the finest blues you’ve […]

Festival Quote
Posted in Odds And Ends on 3 July 2009

“Red beans and rice bowl, please.” “Mild or spicy?” “Spicy, please. Is it deadly spicy?” “No, sir. I don’t kill no one. They got time to drag you down to the river if it’s too hot.” Blues food, indeed.

MVBF Interviews
Posted in Blues Musicians on 3 July 2009

I’ve posted the raw audio for the interviews with Bo Ramsey and Roy Rogers. These will be edited later and included in The Roadhouse. Bear in mind – this is absolutely unedited. Interruptions, background noises, stutters and stammers – it’s all there. But there’s good stuff buried beneath. Update: July4 The Rod Piazza interview is […]