Articles Archive for December 2011

The Roadhouse 358
Posted in Headline, Shows on 31 December 2011

The final Roadhouse hour of 2011 is filled with smooth blues. Little Hurricane, Shaun Murphy, Big George Jackson, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Etta James end the year in smooth style. The 358th Roadhouse is an hour of blues with few rough edges and is also, of course, another hour of the finest blues you’ve never […]

The Roadhouse 357
Posted in Headline, Shows on 24 December 2011

This week, we pay respects to the artists who passed in 2011. Big Jack Johnson, John-Alex Mason, George Mojo Buford, Doyle Bramhall, and Eddie Kirkland light up the little bandstand in the corner in this edition. With all due respect, the 357th Roadhouse really is another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

The Roadhouse 356
Posted in Headline, Shows on 17 December 2011

It’s the final Christmas edition of The Roadhouse for 2011, with a holiday track in every set. I’ve also got music from the Blues Music Awards nominations list that was released this week. Big Pete, Mac Arnold’s Blues Revival, Johnny Rawls, Mary Flower, and Jackie Johnson lay down great blues around some great holiday blues […]

The Roadhouse 355
Posted in Headline, Shows on 10 December 2011

The 355th Roadhouse takes on holiday blues in more ways than one. I include several blues Christmas tracks. And, we express our own holiday blues at the passing of Hubert Sumlin with a full Sumlin set. Omar & The Howlers, Roomful of Blues, Savoy Brown, Oz Noy, and Tracy Nelson stand right out in this […]

The Roadhouse 354
Posted in Headline, Shows on 3 December 2011

Time flies in The Roadhouse. Matt Woods & The Thunderbolts, CC Bronson, Johnny Winter, Gary Smith, and Grandpa Elliott fill the hour with tracks that will move us closer to 2012 in great blues style. The end of the year is nearing, but one of the few remaining hours in 2011 is filled with the […]