Articles in the Shows Category

The Roadhouse 841
Posted in Headline, Shows on 17 April 2021

It’ll come as no surprise that the next edition of The Roadhouse is full of variety. That’s been the hallmark of the show for many, many years. Bonny B., Chris Cain, Rory Block, Justin Howl, and Kaz Hawkins help fill the tank that fuels the next hour – another hour, by the way, of the […]

The Roadhouse 840
Posted in Headline, Shows on 10 April 2021

In the next edition of The Roadhouse, we get up a full head of steam to push 15 acts across the bandstand. Duke Robillard, Joe Lewis Band, Dexter Allen, The Mighty Klucks, and Soul Thrivers will have you chair-dancing, if not dancing outright in another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

The Roadhouse 839
Posted in Headline, Shows on 3 April 2021

I’ve got an hour of little moods in the next Roadhouse: groups of songs that fit together based on the mood they evoke. There’s a tough mood, a quiet mood, and a mood that’s just a little loud. Ryan Kinder & Robert Randolph, Judith Hill, Bjorn Berge, The Kokomo Kings, and Curtis Salgado help share […]

The Roadhouse 838
Posted in Headline, Shows on 27 March 2021

I’ve got the goods in this hour, including a great mix of male and female and styles from Chicago to the Delta. Benny Turner, Hitman Blues Band, Bobby Rush, Louis Mezzasoma, and Keb’ Mo’ will help assure your attention. That means you definitely won’t be bored with another hour of the finest blues you’ve never […]

The Roadhouse 837
Posted in Headline, Shows on 20 March 2021

An hour of diversity and introdcution brings many styles of blues and some artists who are new to The Roadhouse. Steve Strongman, Michael Kaeshammer, Alastair Greene, Selwyn Birchwood, and Dave Keller help make up the hour. From St. Louis to Toronto, California to Belgium, Tampa to Providence, you’re sitting just at the very front edge […]

The Roadhouse 836
Posted in Headline, Shows on 13 March 2021

I’ve got another great hour ahead – an hour of variety that will surely sweep you up. Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, Keb’ Mo’, Johnny Winter, Chris Smither, and Jimmy Burns are all ahead. It’s an hour for every blues taste, and absolutely another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

The Roadhouse 835
Posted in Headline, Shows on 6 March 2021

From a collection of 40,000 blues tracks, I’ve managed to pull 15 that fit together perfectly for the next hour of The Roadhouse. Too Slim & the Taildraggers, Damon Fowler, Lloyd Jones, Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations, and Downchild Blues Band lead the way. I think it all ties together really nicely for another hour […]

The Roadhouse 834
Posted in Headline, Shows on 27 February 2021

There’s a mountain of blues in the next hour of The Roadhouse. And, once again, I’ve got a wide portion of the blues spectrum covered with Kai Strauss, Jimmy Burns, Joe Lewis Band, Robert Cray, and The Wildroots. The cool part, here? That we’re going to climb this mountain together through another hour of the […]

The Roadhouse 833
Posted in Headline, Shows on 20 February 2021

In this hour, we put another year behind us and hold tight to a long-standing tradition. It’s the sixteenth anniversary of the show, and it features a full hour of opening tracks from the previous twelve months. Vintage Dixon, Eric Johanson, Scoundrels, Lil’ Ronnie & The Grand Dukes, and Kim Wilson help us celebrate another […]

The Roadhouse 832
Posted in Headline, Shows on 13 February 2021

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, you’ll find every reason you need to get up and dance. Early Times & The High Rollers, Ryan Perry, Lynanne Hyde, Soul Thrivers, and Selwyn Birchwood provide the backdrop for an hour of high activity. Mash ’em up with eight other artists, and you find yourself with a […]

The Roadhouse 831
Posted in Headline, Shows on 6 February 2021

The next hour of The Roadhouse is everything you’ve come to expect over the years – a variety of blues and a bunch of new blues artists. Ghalia Volt, Kai Strauss, Duke Shelby, Doug MacLeod, and Trickbag step out front and center, but they’re really just a part of a whole. And, how to describe […]

The Roadhouse 830
Posted in Headline, Shows on 30 January 2021

With five Roadhouse debuts, a set of soul-blues, and a dip into a deep variety of styles, the next edition of The Roadhouse is full of surprises. Blues Company, Tab Benoit, Soul Messin’ Allstars, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, and the Soul Thrivers help fill the hour. It’s a perfect way to get away, and […]

The Roadhouse 829
Posted in Headline, Shows on 23 January 2021

This hour of The Roadhouse is about an immutable fact of life – that most of us have to work for food and shelter. It’s a fertile theme in the blues and a great seed for this edition. Vanja Sky, Son Seals, Howlin’ Wolf, Otis Rush, and Ruthie Foster take us through an hour of […]

The Roadhouse 828
Posted in Headline, Shows on 16 January 2021

This edition helps contribute to the resilience of the blues by featuring four Roadhouse debuts. Ally Venable, John NĂ©meth, Veronica Lewis, Westside Sheiks, and Clarence Spady are all ahead. It’s new artists, new music, and another new hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

The Roadhouse 827
Posted in Headline, Shows on 9 January 2021

The next hour of The Roadhouse is another hour of fitting together puzzle pieces to make a beautiful whole. Chickenbone Slim, Johnny Nicholas, Harmonica Shah & Howard Glazer, Kirk Fletcher, and Indigenous fill out the edition. While it’s hard to tell how those artists all fit together, let’s give it a shot in the hope […]

The Roadhouse 826
Posted in Headline, Shows on 2 January 2021

The next hour of The Roadhouse leans toward blues rock. There are also three Roadhouse debuts and a pretty nice mix of male and female artists. Albert Cummings, Greg Sover Band, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Grainne Duffy, and Chicken Shack are all out there just waiting to entertain you. And, there are nine other great […]

The Roadhouse 825
Posted in Headline, Shows on 26 December 2020

The crowd, the bandstand, and the bar. We’ve got all the elements of The Roadhouse covered in this edition. The bandstand is full with Mary Lane, John Blues Boyd, Jimmy Johnson, Lurrie Bell, and Biscuit Miller & The Mix. The crowd is virtual. And, the bar is serving up blues, neat, with nothing in between […]

The Roadhouse 824
Posted in Headline, Shows on 19 December 2020

The next hour of The Roadhouse has George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Lonnie Brooks, Johnny Nicholas, Curtis Salgado, and Rick Homstrom painting the background with nine other artists adding the details. There’s sure to be something in this hour you’ll find memorable, but it all points to another hour of the finest blues you’ve never […]

The Roadhouse 823
Posted in Headline, Shows on 12 December 2020

It’s another holiday edition in the next hour of The Roadhouse. Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers, Josh Tesky & Ash Grunwald, Kat Riggins, Charlie Bedford, and Frank Bey bring the year just a bit closet to its end. And, it’s a good opportunity to step away – enjoy the holiday season, and experience yet […]

The Roadhouse 822
Posted in Headline, Shows on 5 December 2020

I’ve got the first of three holiday hours this week. With a holiday blues track in each set, Ally Venable & Quinn Sullivan, Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon, Shemekia Copeland, Nora Jean Wallace, and JJ Grey & Mofro will take you by the arm and lead you through the hour. It’s definitely an hour for […]


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