Articles Archive for April 2011

The Roadhouse 323
Posted in Headline, Shows on 30 April 2011

The 323rd Roadhouse has legs. You’ll know what I mean when you hear how the hour propels itself down the dusty road. Super Chikan, Tab Benoit, Tracy Nelson, Ruthie Foster, and Johnny Rawls will have you moving for another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 323rd Roadhouse.

The Roadhouse 322
Posted in Headline, Shows on 23 April 2011

In this edition of The Roadhouse, the music clearly does the talking. Rather than set a theme in the intro, I let the music create its own. Johnny Rawls, Doug MacLeod, Long John Hunter, Hound Dog Taylor, and Trampled Under Foot share the little bandstand in the corner. They set the stage well for all […]

The Roadhouse 321
Posted in Headline, Shows on 16 April 2011

This edition of The Roadhouse proves the statement we’ve been making for six years of Saturdays – that the blues isn’t just about the old guy on his porch, an acoustic guitar in his lap. Blues can be upbeat, too. The Chris O’Leary Band, Kelley Hunt, Hamilton Loomis, Janiva Magness, and The Juke Joints set […]

The Roadhouse 320
Posted in Headline, Shows on 9 April 2011

This edition of The Roadhouse contains chunks of music that make sense when standing on their own. Lurrie Bell, Billy Boy Arnold, Hamilton Loomis, Ben Prestage, and Carolina Chocolate Drops help fill out the hour. There’s a chunk of urban, a chunk of youth, a chunk of acoustic, and it’s all up to you to […]

The Roadhouse 319
Posted in Headline, Shows on 2 April 2011

We walk the line between traditional and contemporary this week with Byther Smith, Rory Block, John Mayall, Earl Thomas, and Son Seals. They give a nod to the ancestors by shoving the old right in with the newand draw the links from one to the other by the music alone. It’s another hour of the […]