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The Roadhouse 791
Posted in Headline, Shows on 2 May 2020

It’s May in The Roadhouse – time for the annual Blues Music Awards. We’ll spend the next hour with 14 nominees across the various categories, including Watermelon Slim, Toronzo Cannon, Catfish Keith, Jontavious Willis, and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – all names you’ve heard in the past year and maybe been introduced to right here. It’s […]

The Roadhouse 790
Posted in Headline, Shows on 25 April 2020

The next edition of The Roadhouse is yet another chunk of time to discover and pass along great new blues. King Solomon Hicks, Zakiya Hooker, Tyler Morris, Vanja Sky, and The Big House Blues Band move it along. I’ve got a couple of Roadhouse debuts, a pre-release track, or two, and an attitiude throughout the […]

The Roadhouse 789
Posted in Headline, Shows on 18 April 2020

In the next edition of The Roadhouse, we’re spending another week focused on stepping away from the world. Lisa Mills, Rory Block, Canned Heat, Don Bryant, and The Sleep Eazys get to help transport us all through the hour, and assure that not only do we escape, but that it’s an escape into another hour […]

The Roadhouse 788
Posted in Headline, Shows on 11 April 2020

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, I fill the joint with Roadhouse debuts and tracks from upcoming releases. Casey Hensley, Eliza Neals, Larkin Poe, Swamp, and Malia are all ahead. If you ever wanted an hour of fresh blues, this is the one. And, you know what else – it’s another hour of the […]

The Roadhouse 787
Posted in Headline, Shows on 4 April 2020

The hour ahead is a steady-rollin’ escape hatch, with a groove that starts at the beginning and runs to the end. Sonny Landreth, Jim Gustin & Truth Jones, Thorbjørn Risager & the Black Tornado, Vanja Sky, and Jack Mack & The Heart Attack are all just in sight, and they’ll make all things right with […]

The Roadhouse 786
Posted in Headline, Shows on 28 March 2020

This hour of The Roadhouse is filled with sixteen great artists who, I’m sure, are more than glad to help you step away from the world. John Primer & Bob Coritore, King Solomon Hicks, Ruthie Foster Big Band, The Jimmys, and The Holmes Brothers provide a little shelter from the storm. They also help provide […]

The Roadhouse 785
Posted in Headline, Shows on 21 March 2020

This hour of The Roadhouse provides a way to prove the theory that blues fans are a defiant bunch. Through the best and the worst of times, we perservere. And, with a tough time upon us, the best way to do that is to step away and absorb yourself in great blues. The presence of […]

The Roadhouse 784
Posted in Headline, Shows on 14 March 2020

There’s a lot of fun in the hour ahead. that includes new music, at least one Roadhouse debut, and a logical musical progression from one track into the next. Roomful of Blues, Phantom Blues Band, North Mississippi Allstars, Liz Mandeville, and Jack Mack & The Heart Attack are just waiting out there to surprise you. […]

The Roadhouse 783
Posted in Headline, Shows on 7 March 2020

We should probably just call this hour of The Roadhouse “The Debut Hour.” I’ve got seven Roadhouse debuts – fully half the hour – this week. The Headcutters, Richard Ray Farrell, Ryan Perry, Mick Hayes, and One Dime Band are all ahead. If seven debuts doesn’t make it true, I’m not sure there’s anything that […]

The Roadhouse 782
Posted in Headline, Shows on 29 February 2020

I’ve got 16 great blues tracks queued up in the next hour of The Roadhouse. Those include a couple of classic artists, a bunch of new artists, and, generally, the variety of blues you’ve come to expect. Jeremiah Johnson, Mary Jo Curry Band, Tinsley Ellis, The Jimmys, and Lazy Lester. Can we just talk about […]

The Roadhouse 781
Posted in Headline, Shows on 22 February 2020

On the 15th anniversary of The Roadhouse, I’ve got a show so hot you might want to hydrate before listening. Rosie Flores, Shelley King, Altered Five Blues Band, The Cash Box Kings, and Thornetta Davis make for the most consistently upbeat show of the year. The hour ahead is top-notch, top-shelf, top-speed, and a celebration […]

The Roadhouse 780
Posted in Headline, Shows on 15 February 2020

You’re going to love the talent in the next hour of The Roadhouse. David Gogo, Sonny Landreth, The B.B. King Blues Band, Casey Hensley, and The James Hunter Six – if you know those names, you know just how diverse this edition is. Let’s just say I dove headfirst into the talent pool and came […]

The Roadhouse 779
Posted in Headline, Shows on 8 February 2020

I’ve got a party in the next hour of The Roadhouse with artists who have provided some of the greatest party music in the life of the show. If that wasn’t enough, I’ve got a set of live electric blues to light the place up. Phantom Blues Band, Robert Cray, Bernard Allison, Mark Hummel, and […]

The Roadhouse 778
Posted in Headline on 1 February 2020

I’ve got plenty of blues in this hour – 14 tracks across the spectrum of blues, including a set just for those of you who are big fans of pyrotechnic electric blues guitar. Sonny Landreth, Watermelon Slim, Gary Moore, Gregory Porter, and Mike Zito propel us right along down the road to another hour of […]

The Roadhouse 777
Posted in Headline, Shows on 25 January 2020

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, we move to Memphis for the Blues Foundation’s 2020 Blues Music Awards and nominees in the album categories. I’ve got Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Southern Avenue, Sugaray Rayford, Terry Robb, and Jontavious Willis – an hour of great blues, very few of which have been played recently in The […]

The Roadhouse 776
Posted in Headline, Shows on 18 January 2020

Firmly planted in The Roadhouse Studios, I have an hour that ventures from the Bayou to the Mississippi Hill Country, to Brussels, Belguim, and back to the streets of San Francisco. Along the way, we’ll stop in Atlanta, London, and New Zealand. G. Love and Special Sauce, Mark Hummel, R.L. Burnside, Bai Kamara, Jr., and […]

The Roadhouse 775
Posted in Headline, Shows on 11 January 2020

I’ve got an hour ahead that’s chock full of music you might not be hearing anywhere else, including a mix of new releases and Roadhouse debuts by three artists. Dave Specter, Laura Cox, Down to the River, Rae Gordon Band, and Betty Fox Band provide the foundation for the hour. We also venture off into […]

The Roadhouse 774
Posted in Headline, Shows on 4 January 2020

This week, I drop a Roadhouse Rewind from 2014. I’ll be back next week with a new edition. The 514th Roadhouse closes out the review of new releases in 2014 with Walter Trout, Trudy Lynn, Mississippi Heat, Missy Andersen, and The Duke Robillard Band. Surely, some of the names in this edition were unfamiliar to […]

The Roadhouse 773
Posted in Headline, Shows on 28 December 2019

After an easy holiday, it’s time to get back to where we land every week – an hour of great blues. This week, that includes six Roadhouse debuts. Phillip Fankhauser, Dana Gillespie, Marcia Ball, Matt Wanderscheid, and Layla McCalla provide a typically broad range of blues to end 2019. It’s an hour full of Roadhouse […]

The Roadhouse 772
Posted in Headline, Shows on 21 December 2019

We’re right up against Christmas in The Roadhouse and chock full of some great blues. I’ve got new music from Hollywood Fats Band, Matty T Wall, Popa Chubby, Van Morrison, and Frank Bey. I’ve also got five more holiday blues tracks and that restrospective feeling that comes at the end of the year. It may […]