Articles Archive for January 2011

The Roadhouse 310
Posted in Headline, Shows on 29 January 2011

The 310th Roadhouse is filled with music that might not immediately strike you as blues – but you’ll catch up. Walter Trout, Damon Fowler, Kirsten Thien, Otha Turner, and Chainsaw Dupont take us right to the outer edge of the blues. Along with tracks that leave no doubt about their origins, they’ll definitely help propel […]

The Roadhouse 309
Posted in Headline, Shows on 22 January 2011

The 309th Roadhouse features blues you’ve never heard, both from well-known and relatively unknown artists. Chris Cain, Geoff Bartley, Blind Boy Fuller, Roomful of Blues, and Buddy Guy provide a very solid foundation for that premise. But whether they’re new artists or old, known or unknown, every one provides a solid chunk in another hour […]

The Roadhouse 308
Posted in Headline, Shows on 15 January 2011

The broad range of blues in this edition includes The Johnny Max Band, Shemekia Copeland, Jimmy Bowskill, T-Model Ford, and Roomful of Blues light up the stage in the 308th Roadhouse. The beauty of blues is that you don’t have to like all of it, but there’s enough of some of it to keep people […]

The Roadhouse 307
Posted in Headline, Shows on 8 January 2011

It’s an in-between week in The Roadhouse – a week between the start of the year and the first batch of new releases for 2011. But I manage to get quite a bit of new music in, anyway. James Kinds, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, Elmore James, Jr., Jay Gaunt, and Homemade Jamz Blues Band […]

Gregg Allman
Posted in Blues Video, Featured on 2 January 2011

Gregg Allman performs “Melissa” with Dave Matthews Band and Warren Haynes at Farm Aid, 2007.

Roomful of Blues
Posted in Blues Video, Featured on 2 January 2011

In anticipation of a new Roomful of Blues release, video of the band performing “Turn It On/Turn It Up” with Dave Howard on vocals.

The Roadhouse 306
Posted in Headline, Shows on 1 January 2011

Though blues has made many migrations, few are quite as distinctive as the one that started primarily in Texas and ended up on the West Coast. That’s where we’re headed in the first 2011 edition of The Roadhouse. Tommy Castro, Pee Wee Crayton, Big Mama Thornton, Roy Hawkins, and Frank Goldwasser take the stage front […]