Articles in the Shows Category

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 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 […]

The Roadhouse 771
Posted in Headline, Shows on 14 December 2019

I’ve got more Christmas blues in the next hour of The Roadhouse, along with three Roadhouse deubts, some old favorites, and some artists we kind of discovered together in 2019. Sugar and Spice Revue, Sugar Blue, Santiago Perrioti, Diane Blue, and Gary Nicholson help fill this edition. The year behind us just gets me charged […]

The Roadhouse 770
Posted in Headline, Shows on 7 December 2019

It’s the first edition of the 2019 holiday season and I’ve got 6 great Christmas blues tracks to help spread the cheer. Samantha Fish, Keb’ Mo’, Breezy Rodio, Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps, and Rae Gordon Band mix it up to help put you in the spirit. It’s another holiday in The Roadhouse and […]

The Roadhouse 769
Posted in Headline, Shows on 30 November 2019

On a US holiday weekend, the 769th Roadhouse is a Roadhouse Rewind from February 2010. I’ll be back next week with a new edition. The 262nd Roadhouse gets back to the normal weekly groove. It’s a well-rounded groove full of new music. Jimmy D. Lane, The Holmes Brothers, Moreland & Arbuckle, Chris Beard, and Shakura […]

The Roadhouse 768
Posted in Headline, Shows on 23 November 2019

It’s a notable week in The Roadhouse. I’ve got five Roadhouse debuts – the most ever in a single edition – and a tempo that will take your breath away. Johnny Neel, Crooked Still, Biscuit Miller & The Mix, Chickenbone Slim, and Diane Blue absolutely blast us down the road with another hour of the […]

The Roadhouse 767
Posted in Headline, Shows on 16 November 2019

With a couple of very focused sets, this hour of The Roadhouse drifts off into territory you might not find in other blues shows. Shaun Murphy, Lincoln Durham, Brody Buster’s One Man Band, Terry Hanck, and Annika Chambers are just five of the fourteen artists in the hour. We’re going from one end of the […]

The Roadhouse 766
Posted in Headline, Shows on 9 November 2019

Guess what? I’ve got a bunch of great blues ahead – go figure. With a couple of Roadhouse debuts, I’ll roll 15 tracks in the hour, including Our Native Daughters, Booker T. Jones, Mike Zito, Vaneese Thomas, and Luther Dickinson. It’s a plentiful hour, and another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – […]

The Roadhouse 765
Posted in Headline, Shows on 2 November 2019

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, I’ve got a huge variety, including a set of blues rock right up against a set of acoustic. Dave Specter, Danny Bryant, Mary Flower, Tasha Taylor, and Seth Walker get the nod, along with 9 other great artists and tracks. Together, they make up another hour of the […]

The Roadhouse 764
Posted in Headline, Shows on 26 October 2019

The next hour of The Roadhouse is mystery-free. I’ve got some great tracks from Biscuit Miller & The Mix, Johnny Rawls, Giles Robson, Bob Margolin, and Screamin’ John & Td Lind. And they’re strung together in a way that I think just logically leads you from one end of the hour to the other. I’m […]

The Roadhouse 763
Posted in Headline, Shows on 19 October 2019

It’s another week in The Roadhouse, and another week with some new artists, three of whom are making their Roadhouse debut. Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps, GA-20, North Mississippi Allstars, Dave Specter, and Henri Herbert are ahead. All in all, they provide the perfect environment to hide away from the real world. They definitely […]

The Roadhouse 762
Posted in Headline, Shows on 12 October 2019

Two weeks removed from a new edition of The Roadhouse, the next edition has new life, new blues, and five – count ’em five – Roadhouse debuts. Ghost Town Blues Band, Mike Zito, Victor Lawson and Little John Crisley, Mike Duke, and Beth Hart lie straight ahead. It just doesn’t get any newer than this […]

The Roadhouse 761
Posted in Headline, Shows on 5 October 2019

Technical difficulties this week pushed me to a Roadhouse Rewind. I’ll be back next week with a new edition. Following a huge 500th edition of the show, I put together another hour guaranteed to make you dance wherever you are. Rob Stone, Downchild, Dennis Gruenling, Trudy Lynn, and Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers wait […]

The Roadhouse 760
Posted in Headline, Shows on 28 September 2019

After a focus away from new releases last week, the pendulum swings. I’m elbow-deep in new blues this week, with a full set of gospel blues, as well, just to keep things interesting. Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, The Holmes Brothers, GA-20, The Paul DesLauriers Band, and Arthur Adams lead the way though another hour […]


...