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The Roadhouse 833
Posted in Headline, Shows on 20 February 2021

In this hour, we put another year behind us and hold tight to a long-standing tradition. It’s the sixteenth anniversary of the show, and it features a full hour of opening tracks from the previous twelve months. Vintage Dixon, Eric Johanson, Scoundrels, Lil’ Ronnie & The Grand Dukes, and Kim Wilson help us celebrate another […]

The Roadhouse 832
Posted in Headline, Shows on 13 February 2021

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, you’ll find every reason you need to get up and dance. Early Times & The High Rollers, Ryan Perry, Lynanne Hyde, Soul Thrivers, and Selwyn Birchwood provide the backdrop for an hour of high activity. Mash ’em up with eight other artists, and you find yourself with a […]

The Roadhouse 831
Posted in Headline, Shows on 6 February 2021

The next hour of The Roadhouse is everything you’ve come to expect over the years – a variety of blues and a bunch of new blues artists. Ghalia Volt, Kai Strauss, Duke Shelby, Doug MacLeod, and Trickbag step out front and center, but they’re really just a part of a whole. And, how to describe […]

The Roadhouse 830
Posted in Headline, Shows on 30 January 2021

With five Roadhouse debuts, a set of soul-blues, and a dip into a deep variety of styles, the next edition of The Roadhouse is full of surprises. Blues Company, Tab Benoit, Soul Messin’ Allstars, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, and the Soul Thrivers help fill the hour. It’s a perfect way to get away, and […]

The Roadhouse 829
Posted in Headline, Shows on 23 January 2021

This hour of The Roadhouse is about an immutable fact of life – that most of us have to work for food and shelter. It’s a fertile theme in the blues and a great seed for this edition. Vanja Sky, Son Seals, Howlin’ Wolf, Otis Rush, and Ruthie Foster take us through an hour of […]

The Roadhouse 828
Posted in Headline, Shows on 16 January 2021

This edition helps contribute to the resilience of the blues by featuring four Roadhouse debuts. Ally Venable, John NĂ©meth, Veronica Lewis, Westside Sheiks, and Clarence Spady are all ahead. It’s new artists, new music, and another new hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

The Roadhouse 827
Posted in Headline, Shows on 9 January 2021

The next hour of The Roadhouse is another hour of fitting together puzzle pieces to make a beautiful whole. Chickenbone Slim, Johnny Nicholas, Harmonica Shah & Howard Glazer, Kirk Fletcher, and Indigenous fill out the edition. While it’s hard to tell how those artists all fit together, let’s give it a shot in the hope […]

The Roadhouse 826
Posted in Headline, Shows on 2 January 2021

The next hour of The Roadhouse leans toward blues rock. There are also three Roadhouse debuts and a pretty nice mix of male and female artists. Albert Cummings, Greg Sover Band, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Grainne Duffy, and Chicken Shack are all out there just waiting to entertain you. And, there are nine other great […]

The Roadhouse 825
Posted in Headline, Shows on 26 December 2020

The crowd, the bandstand, and the bar. We’ve got all the elements of The Roadhouse covered in this edition. The bandstand is full with Mary Lane, John Blues Boyd, Jimmy Johnson, Lurrie Bell, and Biscuit Miller & The Mix. The crowd is virtual. And, the bar is serving up blues, neat, with nothing in between […]

The Roadhouse 824
Posted in Headline, Shows on 19 December 2020

The next hour of The Roadhouse has George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Lonnie Brooks, Johnny Nicholas, Curtis Salgado, and Rick Homstrom painting the background with nine other artists adding the details. There’s sure to be something in this hour you’ll find memorable, but it all points to another hour of the finest blues you’ve never […]

The Roadhouse 823
Posted in Headline, Shows on 12 December 2020

It’s another holiday edition in the next hour of The Roadhouse. Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers, Josh Tesky & Ash Grunwald, Kat Riggins, Charlie Bedford, and Frank Bey bring the year just a bit closet to its end. And, it’s a good opportunity to step away – enjoy the holiday season, and experience yet […]

The Roadhouse 822
Posted in Headline, Shows on 5 December 2020

I’ve got the first of three holiday hours this week. With a holiday blues track in each set, Ally Venable & Quinn Sullivan, Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon, Shemekia Copeland, Nora Jean Wallace, and JJ Grey & Mofro will take you by the arm and lead you through the hour. It’s definitely an hour for […]

The Roadhouse 821
Posted in Headline, Shows on 28 November 2020

A Roadhouse Rewind from ten years ago comes your way for the US Thanksgiving weekend. I’ll be back next week with a new edition. The 301st Roadhouse stays true to the tagline. Independent artists and a listener request make up the bulk of this edition. Darren Watson, Marshall Lawrence, Phantom Blues Band, Patrice Moncell, and […]

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 Headline, Shows 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 […]


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