Articles Archive for January 2016

The Roadhouse 570
Posted in Headline, Shows on 30 January 2016

You’re probably gonna want to man up for this edition of The Roadhouse. It’s full of tough subjects: the news, drinking, guns, the economy, danger. But the artists walk the line that blues walks so well – tough, yet still providing the motivation to spend an hour chair-dancing. Harmonica Shah, Zora Young, Luther Allison, Koko […]

The Roadhouse 569
Posted in Headline, Shows on 23 January 2016

I’ve got several pretty strong harp tracks in this edition of The Roadhouse, but, of course, that’s not all. I’ve also got a live set and a blues rock set in the hour and several outstanding blues women, as well. Francine Reed, Pinetop Perkins and Jimmy Reed, Smokin’ Joe Kubek and BNois King, Balkun Brothers, […]

The Roadhouse 568
Posted in Headline, Shows on 16 January 2016

It’s a full hour in this edition of The Roadhouse with about as many tracks as you can pack in and still leave a little time for talk. Included in that big stack of blues: Jonn Del Toro Richardson, Sam Butler, Candye Kane, Billy Boy Arnold, and Trudy Lynn. Any good real-world Roadhouse packs ’em […]

The Roadhouse 567
Posted in Headline, Shows on 9 January 2016

If you’ve never really thought about the diversity of styles we call the blues, you’re about to get a big, big surprise. This hour of The Roadhouse ventures off into contemporary, acoustic, retro, soul blues, and blues with a Hawaiian twist. Bob Margolin, Jeffrey Foucault, Doug MacLeod, Mike Sanchez, and Taj Mahal assure that if […]

The Roadhouse 566
Posted in Headline, Shows on 2 January 2016

With the first show of the new year, I take a look back at the old, with an hour of some of my favorite releases from 2015. Buddy Guy, Cash Box Kings, Knickerbocker All-Stars, Sonny Landreth, and Slam Allen are just some of the names that represent the finest and freshest blues from 2015. And […]