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The Roadhouse 820
Posted in Headline, Shows on 21 November 2020

It’s an interesting hour in The Roadhouse, with a set of Chicago blues, a set from Southern Asia, and a mix you won’t find anywhere else. Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim, Harry Manx, Jackie Venson, Larkin Poe, and Mojo Morganfield take the bandstand in the hour. It’s exactly what we do – grab a big […]

The Roadhouse 819
Posted in Headline, Shows on 14 November 2020

The next hour of The Roadhouse has a distinctively British flavor. Savoy Brown, Long John Baldry, and John Mayall are among the five British artists in the hour, along with music from Koko Taylor and Eric Bibb. The international flavor makes it especially easy to enjoy another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard […]

The Roadhouse 818
Posted in Headline, Shows on 7 November 2020

If there’s one reason to keep hanging around The Roadhouse, it’s for the variety of blues you get in every hour. In the next edition, I’ve got John Nemeth, Vanessa Collier, GA-20, Bette Smith, and Kevin Burt, among many others. That’s a range of blues you might not find anywhere else. But, I think, you’re […]

The Roadhouse 817
Posted in Featured, Headline on 31 October 2020

The next hour of The Roadhouse will be well worth your while with some ragtime-like blues, some very contemporary blues, and a long set of blues rock. Kim Wilson, Jack De Kyzer, Erin Harpe, Nora Jean Wallace, and Shemkia Copeland fit the pieces together pretty well, I think, to come up with another hour of […]

The Roadhouse 816
Posted in Headline, Shows on 24 October 2020

The next hour of The Roadhouse is a reminder of how our dark little dive should feel – a little rough and raw, and dangerous in the dark corners. But, Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue, Big Pete, Colin James, Andy T – Nick Nixon Band, and Celso Salim also help make the case that […]

The Roadhouse 815
Posted in Headline, Shows on 17 October 2020

The next hour of The Roadhouse is just a run-of-the-mill hour – filled with great blues tracks, some that will have you chair-dancing to escape from the world at large. Sonny Green, Cody Simpson, Andrew Alli, Ron Thompson, and Nora Jean Wallace help guide that activity and sail us straight through another hour of the […]

The Roadhouse 814
Posted in Headline, Shows on 10 October 2020

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, we prove that the blues is everywhere. With music from Bob Margolin, Matt Andersen, Shemekia Copeland, Eric Johanson, and Susan Tedeschi, we’re going to cover a lot of territory – a rich geography of blues and a diverse range of styles. It’s absolutely another hour of the finest […]

The Roadhouse 813
Posted in Headline, Shows on 3 October 2020

I have no words for this hour – literally. It’s an hour of instrumental blues featuring Kirk Fletcher, John Mayall, Magic Sam, Freddie King, Little Sonny, and nine other great artists. It’s 16 of my favorite instrumental blues tracks to make up another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 813th Roadhouse.

The Roadhouse 812
Posted in Headline, Shows on 26 September 2020

As happens occasionally, the next hour of The Roadhouse focuses on the feeling. Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Jai Malano, Lynwood Slim & Kid Ramos, and The Juke Joint Rockers & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith made the final cut along with a load of other great blues artists. Sometimes […]

The Roadhouse 811
Posted in Headline, Shows on 19 September 2020

It’s another upbeat hour in The Roadhouse, with some great tracks from Lloyd Jones, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Lucas Spinosa, Fathead, and The Chris O’Leary Band. If history is any guide, this is one of those hours that will pass very, very quickly. It’s an uptempo hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard […]

The Roadhouse 810
Posted in Headline, Shows on 12 September 2020

With fall just around the corner, the new blues releases are coming fast and heavy. This week, I’ve got Ronnie Earl, Selwyn Birchwood, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Anthony Gomes, and the New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers. Every last one of those artists features brand new music. It’s definitely the season for another […]

The Roadhouse 809
Posted in Headline, Shows on 5 September 2020

If ever there was an edition of The Roadhouse that’s packed to the rafters, this is the one. I’ve got 17 tracks, including Josh Teskey & Ash Grunwald, Bettye LaVette, Lucinda Williams, Fantastic Negrito, and Soulmate are all ahead. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also an all-female set in the hour. It’s definitely the […]

The Roadhouse 808
Posted in Headline, Shows on 29 August 2020

I’ve got a bunch of new music in this hour. 15 tracks, 11 of which are brand new. This is about as fresh an hour of blues as you’re going to find anywhere. JW-Jones, Kirsten Thien, Curtis Salgado, Bernie Barlow, and Dave Fields set the stage, with ten other great artists helping to fill things […]

The Roadhouse 807
Posted in Headline, Shows on 22 August 2020

The next hour of The Roadhouse goes straight to upbeat, without much of a break until last call. I’ve got Shirley King, Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Johnny Iguana, and Boo Boo Davis. I’ve also got a set of regional blues, and a set of live blues-harp-focused tracks. The ultimate […]

The Roadhouse 806
Posted in Headline, Shows on 15 August 2020

In the next edition of The Roadhouse, nearly one-third of the hour is filled with Roadhouse debuts. Ron Thompson, Mojo Buford, Bo Ramsey, Kat Riggins, and Jimmy Maddox are all in the hour. New friends, old friends – both performers and listeners – all roll together into another hour of the finest blues you’ve never […]

The Roadhouse 805
Posted in Headline, Shows on 8 August 2020

The next hour of The Roadhouse provides all blues lovers with a touchstone of sanity that will leave you revitalized. Joe Louis Walker, Mark May Band, Mary Lane, Mike Flanigin, and Buddy Guy help provide the elixir of the blues, and roll us all through another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – […]

The Roadhouse 804
Posted in Headline on 1 August 2020

A Roadhouse Rewind fills the hour this week. I’ll be back next week with a new edition. Wire and wood fills this edition of The Roadhouse with guitar masters from many spots on the blues spectrum. Albert Cummings, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Canned Heat, Otis Rush, Sonny Landreth – they all bring a guitar […]

The Roadhouse 803
Posted in Headline, Shows on 25 July 2020

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, the tracks all stick together. Rather than focusing on the age of the music, I pulled it together just by feel. Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues, Jontavious Willis, Too Slim and the Taildraggers, Mississippi Heat, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds make for an hour that makes musical […]

The Roadhouse 802
Posted in Headline, Shows on 18 July 2020

If you’ve stepped through the front door of our little dive, you’re sure to find plenty to like in the hour ahead. Jordan Officer, Walter Trout, The Lucky Losers, The Swing Ninjas, and Los Coast will light up the bandstand. As we put another hour behind us, you know it’ll be an hour of the […]

The Roadhouse 801
Posted in Headline, Shows on 11 July 2020

I’ve got two Roadhouse debuts and five strong female artists in the hour ahead. Grant Dermody, Casey Hensley, CD Woodbury, John Strahl Band, and a great track from James Cotton propel the hour. But, all this is really just doing what we do every week – lean back in a comfy chair, take a load […]


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