Articles Archive for August 2009

The Roadhouse 237
Posted in Headline, Shows on 29 August 2009

We tear down the two-lane in the ’57 Cadillac convertible of the blues in this edition of The Roadhouse. The momentum propels us past the corn and small towns without a worry. Erick Hovey, Bugs Henderson, Jeff Healey, Dan Treanor, and Shemekia Copeland help us burn through a full tank of gas as the world […]

The Roadhouse 236
Posted in Headline, Shows on 22 August 2009

Painted with a variety of brushes, the 236th Roadhouse is a blues free-for-all without the usual sub-theme. Hubert Sumlin, Tommy Castro, Professor Longhair, Omar Kent Dykes, and Marcia Ball provide the basic palette from which the different shakes of blues take shape in this edition. They fill the canvas with a solid hour of the […]

The Roadhouse 235
Posted in Headline, Shows on 15 August 2009

In this edition of The Roadhouse, we unspool the huge bundle of connections between blues artists, families and regions. Alex Dixon Band, Braithwaite & Whiteley, Slick Ballinger, North Mississippi Allstars, and Boo Boo Davis make up the highway of the blues in the 235th Roadhouse – a highway that’s fed by innumerable two-lane and dirt […]

Les Paul
Posted in Featured on 13 August 2009

“While you’re lookin’ around, I’ll play Darktown Strutters Ball.” The man who changed music forever with wife Mary Ford.

The Roadhouse 234
Posted in Headline, Shows on 8 August 2009

In this edition of The Roadhouse we get re-acquainted with some old friends in The Roahdouse – artists who were fixtures in the early days and helped shape the sound of the show. And, with all the new music of late, I’ll also get you up to speed on what’s going on now with the […]

The Roadhouse 233
Posted in Headline, Shows on 1 August 2009

This edition of The Roadhouse proves a few things. First of all, that a lot of the music in The Roadhouse might not be exactly what you think of when you think of blues. And, that the sawdust on the dance floor is there for a reason. Bobby Jones, Ana Popovic, Watermelon Slim, Memphis Minnie, […]