Articles in the Shows Category

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 […]

The Roadhouse 813
Posted in Headline, Shows on 3 October 2020

I have no words for this hour – literally. It’s an hour of instrumental blues featuring Kirk Fletcher, John Mayall, Magic Sam, Freddie King, Little Sonny, and nine other great artists. It’s 16 of my favorite instrumental blues tracks to make up another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 813th Roadhouse.

The Roadhouse 812
Posted in Headline, Shows on 26 September 2020

As happens occasionally, the next hour of The Roadhouse focuses on the feeling. Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Jai Malano, Lynwood Slim & Kid Ramos, and The Juke Joint Rockers & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith made the final cut along with a load of other great blues artists. Sometimes […]

The Roadhouse 811
Posted in Headline, Shows on 19 September 2020

It’s another upbeat hour in The Roadhouse, with some great tracks from Lloyd Jones, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Lucas Spinosa, Fathead, and The Chris O’Leary Band. If history is any guide, this is one of those hours that will pass very, very quickly. It’s an uptempo hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard […]

The Roadhouse 810
Posted in Headline, Shows on 12 September 2020

With fall just around the corner, the new blues releases are coming fast and heavy. This week, I’ve got Ronnie Earl, Selwyn Birchwood, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Anthony Gomes, and the New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers. Every last one of those artists features brand new music. It’s definitely the season for another […]

The Roadhouse 809
Posted in Headline, Shows on 5 September 2020

If ever there was an edition of The Roadhouse that’s packed to the rafters, this is the one. I’ve got 17 tracks, including Josh Teskey & Ash Grunwald, Bettye LaVette, Lucinda Williams, Fantastic Negrito, and Soulmate are all ahead. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also an all-female set in the hour. It’s definitely the […]

The Roadhouse 808
Posted in Headline, Shows on 29 August 2020

I’ve got a bunch of new music in this hour. 15 tracks, 11 of which are brand new. This is about as fresh an hour of blues as you’re going to find anywhere. JW-Jones, Kirsten Thien, Curtis Salgado, Bernie Barlow, and Dave Fields set the stage, with ten other great artists helping to fill things […]

The Roadhouse 807
Posted in Headline, Shows on 22 August 2020

The next hour of The Roadhouse goes straight to upbeat, without much of a break until last call. I’ve got Shirley King, Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Johnny Iguana, and Boo Boo Davis. I’ve also got a set of regional blues, and a set of live blues-harp-focused tracks. The ultimate […]

The Roadhouse 806
Posted in Headline, Shows on 15 August 2020

In the next edition of The Roadhouse, nearly one-third of the hour is filled with Roadhouse debuts. Ron Thompson, Mojo Buford, Bo Ramsey, Kat Riggins, and Jimmy Maddox are all in the hour. New friends, old friends – both performers and listeners – all roll together into another hour of the finest blues you’ve never […]

The Roadhouse 805
Posted in Headline, Shows on 8 August 2020

The next hour of The Roadhouse provides all blues lovers with a touchstone of sanity that will leave you revitalized. Joe Louis Walker, Mark May Band, Mary Lane, Mike Flanigin, and Buddy Guy help provide the elixir of the blues, and roll us all through another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – […]

The Roadhouse 803
Posted in Headline, Shows on 25 July 2020

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, the tracks all stick together. Rather than focusing on the age of the music, I pulled it together just by feel. Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues, Jontavious Willis, Too Slim and the Taildraggers, Mississippi Heat, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds make for an hour that makes musical […]

The Roadhouse 802
Posted in Headline, Shows on 18 July 2020

If you’ve stepped through the front door of our little dive, you’re sure to find plenty to like in the hour ahead. Jordan Officer, Walter Trout, The Lucky Losers, The Swing Ninjas, and Los Coast will light up the bandstand. As we put another hour behind us, you know it’ll be an hour of the […]

The Roadhouse 801
Posted in Headline, Shows on 11 July 2020

I’ve got two Roadhouse debuts and five strong female artists in the hour ahead. Grant Dermody, Casey Hensley, CD Woodbury, John Strahl Band, and a great track from James Cotton propel the hour. But, all this is really just doing what we do every week – lean back in a comfy chair, take a load […]

The Roadhouse 800
Posted in Headline, Shows on 4 July 2020

It’s another sunny summer edition of The Roahdouse and another pretty bright hour of blues. Anthony Geraci, The Marcus King Band, Jose Ramirez, Lucinda Williams, and the Mark May Band make for an hour that’s right out at the edge of the blues. But it’s a cool sharp edge that should have you moving for […]

The Roadhouse 799
Posted in Headline, Shows on 27 June 2020

It’s a good time to step out of the heat and into the cool of the blues in The Roadhouse. Andrew Alli, Songhoy Blues, Shirley King, Walter Trout, and Tami Neilson are all ahead in the hour. It’s 85 in the shade, and 60 in The Roadhouse with another hour of the finest – and […]

The Roadhouse 798
Posted in Headline, Shows on 20 June 2020

In the next edition of The Roadhouse, we get our Windy City on with an hour of Chicago blues. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Koko Taylor, Eddie Boyd and His Boogie Band, Luther Allison, and Freddie King headline the hour, but any one of the 14 artists could stand up and grab your attention. It’s […]

The Roadhouse 797
Posted in Headline, Shows on 13 June 2020

The next hour of The Roadhouse leaves you with a feeling of pragmatic optimisim; like things will be okay, even if the reality right now is a little tough. Ryan Perry, Ana Popovic, Eddie 9V, Roland Johnson, and Frank Bey – a little hope, a little truth and, as only the blues can do – […]

The Roadhouse 796
Posted in Headline, Shows on 6 June 2020

In this hour of The Roadhouse I’ve got four tracks that feature guest artists and three Roadhouse debuts. I’ve also got Jose Ramirez, Larkin Poe, David Grissom, The Reverend Shawn Amos, and Janiva Magness. It’s a bit of a grind for all of us these days, but let me try to smooth that path for […]

The Roadhouse 795
Posted in Headline, Shows on 30 May 2020

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, the bandstand’s ready to go, there’s fresh sawdust on the floor and, if you look around, I think you’re in some pretty good company. There’s also some great blues on the bill, including Andrew Alli, Rob Tognoni, Seasick Steve, Peter Karp, and John “Papa” Gros. It’s a solidly […]


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