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The Roadhouse 650
Posted in Headline, Shows on 19 August 2017

I’ve got a bunch of music in the hour ahead – 14, 15 tracks of party blues, including Willa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jim Allchin, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, and The Johnny Max Band. It’s another hour that just really doesn’t let up until the end and, of course, it’s another hour of the finest […]

The Roadhouse 649
Posted in Headline, Shows on 12 August 2017

This week’s edition of The Roadhouse is a Roadhouse Rewind from 10 years ago this week. I’ll return next week with a new show. A Roadhouse perfect for chair-dancing is also the ideal accompaniment to your cardio routine. This upbeat edition features great cuts from Maurice John Vaughn, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Roxanne Potvin, Slick Ballinger, […]

The Roadhouse 648
Posted in Headline, Shows on 5 August 2017

This edition of The Roadhouse is laid out in big chunks. I’ve got a live set, a set that’s primarily West Coast blues, and a set from a pretty seminal time in the blues – though it’s not one that’s discussed a lot. Nick Schnebelen, Chris Cain, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Sonny Boy Williamson […]

The Roadhouse 647
Posted in Headline, Shows on 31 July 2017

I’ve got five artist debuts in the hour ahead – a little less than half the tracks. And, I’ve got some that we haven’t heard from in awhile. Altered Five Blues Band, Scott Ellison, Sam Frazier, Jr., Scottie Miller Band, and Joshua Jacobson fill out the hour, along with a lineup that should keep your […]

The Roadhouse 646
Posted in Headline, Shows on 22 July 2017

If I was to draw a road map of the hour, it would contain strong, evocative voices, a contrast between darkness and light, and a set featuring an instrument that’s been a bit overlooked in modern blues. I could probably tell you more, but I ‘ll leave just a little mystery. There’s no mystery, however, […]

The Roadhouse 645
Posted in Headline, Shows on 15 July 2017

I’ve got some interesting instrumentation this week, along with a very nice acoustic set and a set of classic blues artists live. Stomptown Brass, Odetta, Little Willie Farmer, Otis Rush, and Big Bill Morganfield are all ahead. In the ongoing endeavor to mix things up, I give you yet another hour of the finest blues […]

The Roadhouse 644
Posted in Headline, Shows on 8 July 2017

It’s blazing hot in The Roadhouse Studios, and a hot hour in The Roadhouse. I’ve got music from Martin Lang with Oscar Wilson, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Rhiannon Giddens, Hot Roux, and Vintage#18. The 644th Roadhouse is all abuot great artists, great music and, of course, another great hour of the finest blues you’ve […]

The Roadhouse 643
Posted in Headline, Shows on 5 July 2017

It’s a big variety in this hour of The Roadhouse, as you’ve come to expect. I’ve got young artists and old. I’ve got artists who are new to the show and old favorites who haven’t been here for awhile. I’ve got a good mix of male and female, a set of Roots of the Roadhouse […]

The Roadhouse 642
Posted in Headline, Shows on 24 June 2017

This hour suits the common ideal of a roadhouse to a tee. asey James, Nick Schnebelen, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Jason Ricci, and Janiva Magness will take the stage under the blue and red lights. There will be lots of sweat and cold beer and questionable activities going on in the dark. And, […]

The Roadhouse 641
Posted in Headline, Shows on 17 June 2017

It’s a jumbo edition of The Roadhouse, with more music than any other edition. And, it’s a total chair dance. Nick Moss, Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore, Otis Spann, Studebaker John, and the Andy T Band provide a huge show without so much as a break to catch your breath right up to last […]

The Roadhouse 640
Posted in Headline, Shows on 11 June 2017

This hour of The Roadhouse features a number of Roadhouse debuts – artists who have never graced the tight little bandstand in the corner. And, it’s an hour with some youngsters – artists who may have the future of the blues squarely on their shoulders. Linsey Alexander, Gina Sicilia, Jonny Lang, ZZ Ward, and Nick […]

The Roadhouse 639
Posted in Headline, Shows on 3 June 2017

The theme of the hour is a retrospective on the musical life of Gregg Allman, along with The Allman Brothers Band. Since it’s impossible to put together a comprehensive view of their music in just an hour, I’ve pulled together some of my favorites. I’ve got a couple of tracks you’ve heard and some you […]

The Roadhouse 638
Posted in Headline, Shows on 26 May 2017

Family graduations two days and five hundred miles apart mean you get a Roadhouse Rewind for show 638. From ten years ago, I hope Roadhouse 118 will keep you entertained until I return next week with another new show. We return to the freewheelin’ feel of The Roadhouse this week, with the Blues Music Awards […]

The Roadhouse 637
Posted in Headline, Shows on 20 May 2017

There are two important points to remember for this edition of The Roadhouse: the blues are in good hands and they cover a lot of ground. I feature Big Bill Morganfield, Jimmy & The Sleepers, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Patrick Recob, and John McNamara in a harmonica-heavy hour of the finest blues you’ve […]

The Roadhouse 636
Posted in Headline, Shows on 13 May 2017

This hour of The Roadhouse is our annual look back at the Blues Music Awards. The hour is dedicated to the winners in the major categories. Diunna Greenleaf, Doug MacLeod, Kenny Neal, Mavis Staples, and Tedeschi Trucks Band are among the artsts in the spotlight. Even though I know I’ve had a couple of the […]

The Roadhouse 635
Posted in Headline, Shows on 6 May 2017

I’ve got an 80-proof version of the hour this week, with 40% of the artists new to The Roadhouse. Harlis Sweetwater, Brad Stivers, John McNamara, Hector Anchondo Band, and Selwyn Birchwood fill the hour. This edition has a lot of new stuff wrapped around an old concept – the concept of another hour of the […]

The Roadhouse 634
Posted in Headline, Shows on 29 April 2017

It’s hard to imagine how so much great music can be packed into an hour. After whittling down the playlist by half, I think I arrived at the quintessential Roadhouse. Kilborn Alley Blues Band, Doug South & The Roundabouts, Gina Sicilia, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, and the Johnny Max Band are all out there […]

The Roadhouse 633
Posted in Headline, Shows on 22 April 2017

In this hour, I’ve got swing blues, traditional contemporary blues, some acoustic blues, a little blues rock, and a couple of great Roadhouse debuts. Lil’ Shakey & The Tremors, Todd Albright, Samantha Fish, Mike Zito, and Vintage #18 are all ahead. Whether you’ve heard these artists or not, they’re all focused on one thing – […]

The Roadhouse 632
Posted in Headline, Shows on 8 April 2017

This week we mark the passing of Lonnie Brooks with a family set. I’ve also got blues from all over the place. Godboogie, Bonnie Bishop, Bo Ramsey, Mr. Sipp, and Stevie Silver in the hour ahead. Toronto, Texas, Iowa, Mississippi, and Boston. Just like the blues, the artists in the hour are from all over. […]

The Roadhouse 631
Posted in Headline, Shows on 1 April 2017

Anyone who’s ever listened to the blues will tell you that it’s not about one thing. This hour helps to prove that with upbeat blues, a set of next generation blues, and a set of protest blues. Gary Clark, Jr., Monster Mike Welch, Corey Dennison Band, Eric Bibb, and Billy Flynn move us through the […]


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