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The Roadhouse 695
Posted in Headline, Shows on 30 June 2018

Right now is the hour to sit back, crank it up, and just let the blues wash over you. I’ve got Little Freddie King, Blind Willie McTell, Fantastic Negrito, Original Chicago Blues Allstars, and Duke Robillard ahead. I’m going young and old in consecutive sets to explore where we’ve been and where we’re going – […]

The Roadhouse 694
Posted in Headline, Shows on 23 June 2018

I’ve got a lot of fun stuff in this hour, including John Clifton, Wily Bo Walker, Watermelon Slim, Little Boys Blue, and Roy Buchanan. I’m sure you won’t fint anything in this edition to be so different than the norm for the last 13+ years. And, that’s a good thing because, just like every week, […]

The Roadhouse 693
Posted in Headline, Shows on 16 June 2018

I’m excited about this edition of The Roadhouse because the puzzle pieces all fit together so well. Tom Hambridge, Tas Cru, Bryce Janey, Jeff Jensen, and Etta Britt will blow you away with great blues. Blow you away, that is, with the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 693rd Roadhouse.

The Roadhouse 692
Posted in Headline, Shows on 9 June 2018

In this hour of The Roadhouse, it’s all blues, but in some cases it’s branched off a bit into blues rock and R&B. Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Bettye LaVette, Jarekus Singleton, and Eden Brent help make up the hour. We’ll just go out exploring and see what we […]

The Roadhouse 691
Posted in Headline, Shows on 2 June 2018

You may look up at the end of the hour and realize that how you think about blues has changed just a bit. Along with traditional tracks, I’ve got several that are a little off on the siding of the blues train. Barrence Whitfield & the Savages, Dana Fuchs, Suzie Vinnick, Elise LeGrow, and Buddy […]

Roadhouse 690
Posted in Headline, Shows on 26 May 2018

What’s ahead in the next hour of The Roadhouse? Keeshea Pratt Band make their Roadhouse debut while Michelle Malone, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, and Kaz Hawkins provide the backbone. Diverse and danceable – I think that’s the theme. I’ll say it again – it’s another hour of the finest blues you’ve never […]

The Roadhouse 689
Posted in Headline, Shows on 19 May 2018

May in Memphis means the Blues Music Awards and we’re going to spend an hour amongst the 2018 winners. Jason Ricci, Victor Wainwright, Doug MacLeod, Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’, and Ruthie Foster get the nod to provide the foundation in this edition. It’s an award-winning hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – […]

The Roadhouse 688
Posted in Headline, Shows on 12 May 2018

It’s a pretty solid hour of blues, with one little break for blues rock. Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Magic Slim, Si Cranstoun, Vanja Sky, and Kid Ramos provide a full variety of music. You’ll have an interesting hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 688th Roadhouse.

The Roadhouse 687
Posted in Headline, Shows on 5 May 2018

Just as spring brings a fresh new feeling to things, this hour of The Roadhouse is chock full of fresh new releases. Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dynasty, Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco, Marcia Ball, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, and Dana Fuchs – all releases from just within the past few weeks. It’s a […]

The Roadhouse 686
Posted in Headline, Shows on 29 April 2018

The hour ahead might have the most female blues artists of any edition of The Roadhouse. There’s no particular reason – it’s just the way the playlist fell as I pulled it together. Peter Parcek, Ray Manzared & Roy Rogers, Michelle Malone, Suzie Vinnick, and JJ Grey & Mofro fill out the hour. It’s a […]

The Roadhouse 685
Posted in Headline, Shows on 21 April 2018

There’s a bunch of new music in this hour, along with a live set and a set of blues rock. Rockwell Avenue Blues Band, Kris Barras Band, Love Light Orchestra, Original Chicago Blues All-Stars, and Carlos Del Junco all deliver tracks from just the past few months. It’s the usual mix of blues styles, voices […]

The Roadhouse 684
Posted in Headline, Shows on 14 April 2018

With an abundance of female voices, a set of swing blues and some great piano to close the hour, this edition of The Roadhouse pulls on several themes. Adrianna Marie & Her Roomful of All-Stars, Bettye LaVette, Kid Ramos, Mud Morganfield, and Victor Wainwright & The Train make for a fun and varied hour of […]

The Roadhouse 683
Posted in Headline on 7 April 2018

A Roadhouse Rewind fills the bill this week. I’ll be back next week with a new edition. The 523rd Roadhouse is an hour of varied instruments, styles and voices. Chris Daniels & The Kings, Danny Bryant, Mahalia Barnes & The Soul Mates, Ian Siegal, and Tinsley Ellis bring the sum total of all the tracks […]

The Roadhouse 682
Posted in Headline, Shows on 31 March 2018

As the seasons roll into the 14th spring of The Roadhouse, I’ve got an hour with a fresh feel. That includes quite a few young artists along with the usual compliment of well-established blues stars. Vanja Sky, Derrick Dove & The Peacekeepers, Brian Spencer Blues Project, Peter Karp, and Ian Siegal all lie ahead in […]

The Roadhouse 681
Posted in Headline, Shows on 24 March 2018

With four inches of new snow around The Little Blue House on the Wetlands, it’s a good day to stay inside and stay warm with some great blues. I’ve got Johnny Tucker, Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood, Miss Freddye, Victor Wainwright & The Train, and Jim Riley’s Blues Foundation in the hour. That’s just part of the […]

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 […]