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The Roadhouse 680
Posted in Headline, Shows on 17 March 2018

This hour of The Roadhouse stays pretty much straight down the middle with contemporary blues, with the exception of one set. I’ve got John Mayall, Harrison Kennedy, Chris Smither, a little advance taste of Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, and new music from Ian Siegal. With a couple of tracks of world blues in the […]

The Roadhouse 679
Posted in Headline on 10 March 2018

I’ve got some Roadhouse debuts this week in Velma Powell & Bluedays and Burton Brothers Blues Band. I’ve also got Paul Thorn, Jimmie Vaughan and Reverend Raven. And, I’ve thrown in a set that centers around a single artist. That’s all in the hour ahead – the next hour of The Roadhouse and the next […]

The Roadhouse 678
Posted in Headline, Shows on 3 March 2018

It’s back to the norm this week after a special anniversary review of show openers. Of course, the norm is to mix up blues styles and push out a lot of new blues releases. Sue Foley, Danielle Nicole, Mud Morganfield, John Mayall, and Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps definitely support that approach. Of the […]

The Roadhouse 677
Posted in Headline, Shows on 24 February 2018

This edition of The Roadhouse celebrates 13 years with our tradition – a review of the opening tracks from the previous year. Altered Five Blues Band, Cash Box Kings, Johnny Mastro & Mama’s Boys, Wee Willie Walker, and Tommy Castro step out front and center. It’s not so much the finest blues you’ve never heard […]

The Roadhouse 676
Posted in Headline, Shows on 17 February 2018

We’re getting winter-weary at The Little Blue House in the Wetlands. But, however cold it is outside, the Macbook is hot with blues this week. Billy Boy Arnold, Eric Bibb, Jimmie Vaughan, Sue Foley, and Lucky Peterson warm the hour. We’ll just forget about the snow and focus on the accumulation of the finest blues […]

The Roadhouse 675
Posted in Headline, Shows on 10 February 2018

Whether you call it all blues or not, the hour has a clear mix and a definite feel. John Campbelljohn, James Hunter Six, Duke Robillard, Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager, and Reverend Shawn Amos provide the variety. Call it what you want. I’ll call it another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – […]

The Roadhouse 674
Posted in Headline on 3 February 2018

It seemed so much rockier when I started putting it together – then it all smoothed out across the hour. Delta Wires, Janiva Magness, Laurie Morvan, Little G. Weevil, and Peter Karp take the lead. It’s an hour that shows yet another face of the blues and certainly stands as another hour of the finest […]

The Roadhouse 673
Posted in Headline on 27 January 2018

It’s not all that unusual in The Roadhouse to mix it up a bit. I’m staying with that approach in this hour. The Might Duck Blues Band, Peter Parcek, Sue Foley, Arnaud Fracin & His Roots Combo, and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings represent the variety you’ve come to love in The Roadhouse and make […]

The Roadhouse 672
Posted in Headline, Shows on 20 January 2018

With a new year comes new music and artists. I’ve got a ton of both in this hour, including Carvin Jones Band, Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager, Nasta Super & Chris Cain, Tinsley Ellis, and Miss Freddye. I think this hour has the most Roadhouse debuts of any in the life of the show. It’s […]

The Roadhouse 671
Posted in Headline, Shows on 13 January 2018

Let’s call this edition of The Roadhouse a freestyle edition. At the last minute, I threw out the playlist, deciding instead to let one song lead me into the next. I’ve got Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter, John Primer & Bob Corritore, Sugar Ray & The Bluetones, Lavay Smith & Her Red-Hot Skillet Lickers, […]

The Roadhouse 670
Posted in Headline, Shows on 6 January 2018

This edition of The Roadhouse pulls fifteen tracks from the blues releases of 2017. Altered Five Blues Band, Samantha Fish, Jason Ricci, Milligan Vaughan Project, and Eric Bibb lead the way, but also I’ve placed some surprises along the path. Don’t think of this as a “best of” edition. Instead, think of it as an […]

The Roadhouse 669
Posted in Headline, Shows on 29 December 2017

I’m on the road this week, so you get a Roadhouse Rewind from 2009. I’ll be back next week with a new edition. The 252nd Roadhouse closes out the Christmas season with a good mixture of holiday and non-holiday blues. Koko Taylor, Indigenous, Luther Allison, Gina Sicilia, and Sonny Boy Williamson take front and center […]

The Roadhouse 668
Posted in Headline, Shows on 23 December 2017

It’s Christmas weekend in The Roadhouse – a time to gather the family and celebrate. Accordingly, this hour is a celebration of the blues and our little blues family. With Christmas tracks and brand new music, there’s plenty to celebrate. Shannon Preston, Vin Mott, Tinsley Ellis, Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager, and Sandra Hall provide […]

The Roadhouse 667
Posted in Headline, Shows on 16 December 2017

I try to fill every hour to the brim with great blues tracks, but this time, I’ve outdone myself. With eighteen tracks, this is the biggest Roadhouse ever. The Love Light Orchestra, Arthur Adams, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Joe Bonamassa, and Shaun Murphy are just a few of the great featured artists. It’s […]

The Roadhouse 666
Posted in Headline, Shows on 9 December 2017

Under normal circumstances, you always get an hour of great new blues in The Roadhouse. But, it’s the holiday season. That means you also get some great holiday blues. Lucky Peterson, Michael Burks, Heather Newman, Mavis Staples, and Johnny Rawls help mix in the new with the holidays. It’s another hour of the finest blues […]

The Roadhouse 665
Posted in Headline, Shows on 2 December 2017

We kick off the 13th holiday season in The Roadhouse with a mix of Christmas blues and new music. The Original Blues Brothers Band, Shaun Murphy, Kim Wilson, Downchild Blues Band, and Wee Willie Walker and the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra fill the hour. In a word, the hour is festive. Holiday blues and new […]

The Roadhouse 664
Posted in Headline, Shows on 25 November 2017

The Thanksgiving weekend brings a Roadhouse Rewind. I’ll be back with a new hour next week. The variety of blues in this edition of The Roadhouse is like looking into a big valley of blues in all its hues and shades. Matt Woods & The Thunderbolts, Gary Clark, Jr, Guy Tortora, Heritage Blues Orchestra, and […]

The Roadhouse 663
Posted in Headline, Shows on 18 November 2017

It’s late in the year but the lineup of great new blues just doesn’t stop. Madtown Mannish Boys, Doug MacLeod & Denny McCroy, Likho Duo, The Blues Reincarnation Project, and Benny Turner are all ahead in the hour. You know, I do love all kinds of music, but five days out from Thanksgiving in the […]

The Roadhouse 662
Posted in Headline, Shows on 11 November 2017

Never let it be said that you don’t get the newest and freshest blues in The Roadhouse. Of the fifteen tracks in this edition, twelve are from 2017. Chris Daniels and the Kings with Freddi Gowdy, Corey Dennison Band, Chris Thomas King, Jimmie Vaughan Trio, and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings bring brand new blues […]

The Roadhouse 661
Posted in Headline, Shows on 4 November 2017

This hour of The Roadhouse backs off just a little from the normal up-tempo mode of the show while projecting a different kind of energy. Elvin Bishop, Samantha Fish, John Blues Boyd, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, and Tweed Funk fill the hour. In the big picture, it’s a bit of a down-shift from the […]