Articles in the Shows Category

The Roadhouse 741
Posted in Headline, Shows on 18 May 2019

We’re back to the slate of new blues this week, with the return of one of the original Roadhouse artists, and a couple of Roadhouse debuts thrown in, as well. The Forty-Fours, Kelly Bell Band, Rick Vito, Albert Castiglia, and The Tesky Brothers. I’ve got sixteen tracks in the hour – every last one from […]

The Roadhouse 740
Posted in Headline, Shows on 11 May 2019

It’s time for our annual review of the Blues Music Awards, held this week in Memphis. Buddy Guy, Ruthie Foster, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Danielle Nicole, and Kenny Neal are among the artists in the hour. It’s a great way to review the last year in blues and it’s always a hugely fun hour […]

The Roadhouse 739
Posted in Headline, Shows on 4 May 2019

I’m keeping with the string of upbeat Roadhouse shows and I have to say – if there was ever a prototypical hour, this is the one. Mary Lane, Kenny “Beedyeyes” Smith, Shemekia Copeland, Peter Frampton Band, and Reese Wynans fill the bandstand under the little yellow spotlight. It’s another hour of great new blues that […]

The Roadhouse 738
Posted in Headline, Shows on 27 April 2019

Sometimes you just have to go with a mood. Though I usually push out a bunch of new tracks, this week I’m pushing a feeling. With Mississippi Heat, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Lurrie Bell, and Andy Santana & The West Coast Playboys, you’ll likely find yourself moving for the full hour. […]

The Roadhouse 736
Posted in Headline, Shows on 13 April 2019

This hour contains six great sets. They include some things I haven’t done in awhile: a long blues rock set, a set of next generation blues, and three Roadhouse debuts, as well. This is music you may not hear in other blues shows. But, isn’t that what it’s all about – another hour of the […]

The Roadhouse 735
Posted in Headline, Shows on 6 April 2019

While The Roadhouse has been a lot of things over the years, there’s always been a variety of blues. And, that’s consistent in the next hour. I’ve got Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Mavis Staples, Reese Wynans and Friends, Jonas Scott Cowan, and Rick Vito. Sometimes you do something special; sometimes the most special thing you can […]

The Roadhouse 734
Posted in Headline, Shows on 30 March 2019

We’re finally rolling out of winter and into spring in The Roadhouse Studios. Like spring, this edition of The Roadhouse is about all things new. I’ve got new music from Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Seth Walker, and Elles Bailey, and a great older track from The Mannish Boys. Let’s just […]

The Roadhouse 733
Posted in Headline, Shows on 23 March 2019

It’s the usual in this hour of The Roadhouse. I’ve got new music from Benny Turner & Cash McCall, Sugar Ray Rayford, Nick Schnebelen, Jimmie Vaughan, and a great track from Sugar Ray & The Bluetones. It’s the usual tempo, the usual feel, and, of course, it’s the usual selection of the finest blues you’ve […]

The Roadhouse 732
Posted in Headline, Shows on 16 March 2019

I’m departing from the usual format this week to talk a bit about my friend Dave Raven, who passed away on Thursday. I have a couple of stories to share that I think really display his approach to blues, podcasting, and life. And, I have a favor to ask. Then, we’ll carry on next week […]

The Roadhouse 731
Posted in Headline, Shows on 9 March 2019

While the music in the hour is primarily from 2019, I’ve also got a live set featuring some great female blues voices. I’ve got Willie Farmer, Smokey Wilson, Denise LaSalle, Lachy Doley, and Pee Wee Crayton in the upcoming hour. Where we’ve gone a bit slower in the show in recent months, you could probably […]

The Roadhouse 730
Posted in Headline, Shows on 2 March 2019

The next hour of The Roadhouse is an hour full of new blues including a set of next generation blues. I have three Roadhouse debuts. And, some old favorites come back around after a bit of an absence. Watermelon Slim, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Gary Clark, Jr., Tedeschi Trucks Band, Bloodest Saxophone lead the hour. New […]

The Roadhouse 729
Posted in Headline, Shows on 23 February 2019

We’re 14 years deep in The Roadhouse and this edition celebrates that anniversary. It’s an hour of show-openers from the previous year, including Big Joe Shelton, Johnny Sansone, Tom Hambridge, Colin James, and Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps. 9500 tracks, 33000 minutes of music, 3800 artists, 14 years, 728 hours that all come down […]

The Roadhouse 728
Posted in Headline, Shows on 16 February 2019

In this hour of The Roadhouse, we go truly old-school in one of the middle sets. And, I’ve got an interesting blues-converted cover track, as well. With Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, The Reverend Shawn Amos, Dom Flemons, Joanne Shaw Taylor, David Julia, we mark the final hour of our 14th year. It’s definitely […]

The Roadhouse 727
Posted in Headline, Shows on 9 February 2019

Half the tracks in the 727th Roadhouse are from the first six weeks of 2019. Most of the remainder are from 2018, with just a couple of older tracks. I’ve got Joe Bonamassa, Cash Box Kings, Tony Holiday, Bloodest Saxophone, and Hollywood Blue Flames. If you’re looking for the latest blues tracks, you can stop […]

The Roadhouse 726
Posted in Headline, Shows on 3 February 2019

We’re cruising through the final few shows of another year in The Roadhouse. And, we’re doing it with the variety you’ve come to love from each and every show. Tommy Castro, Byther Smith, Shemekia Copeland, Ben Poole, and Rosie Flores lead the next hour. We may be winding down year 14, but we’re definitely winding […]

The Roadhouse 725
Posted in Headline, Shows on 26 January 2019

I’ve got another hour of great new blues from some artists you’ve heard of, and some you may not. And, as always, it’s a variety of styles – just to showcase the broad range and broader appeal of the blues. There’s Billy Price, Kevin Burt, Maria Muldaur, Little G Weevil, and Joanne Shaw Taylor, along […]

The Roadhouse 724
Posted in Headline, Shows on 19 January 2019

If you ever wanted to test the tagline of the show, this is the hour. Watermelon Slim, Ryan McGarvey, Whitehorse, Gaye Adegbalola, and Mama’s Juke Joint are among the artists. And, with eight artist debuts – the most of any edition – it’s definitely another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard, the 724th […]

The Roadhouse 723
Posted in Headline, Shows on 12 January 2019

In this hour of The Roadhouse, I’ve got a good mix of old and new, some Roadhouse debuts and a set to mark an interesting anniversary that you might not be aware of. Vin Mott, Chris O’Leary Band, Kansas City Joe & Memphis Minnie, Ina Forsman, Deanna Bogart help fill the hour. I think it’s […]

The Roadhouse 722
Posted in Headline, Shows on 5 January 2019

In the next edition of The Roadhouse, we finish out the review of 2018 blues releases. Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues All-Stars, Bob Corritore, Danielle Nicole, Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa, and The James Hunter Six step out front while ten other great artists help us look back. It’s another hour of great blues […]

The Roadhouse 721
Posted in Headline, Shows on 29 December 2018

With the holidays nearly behind us, it’s time to take a look back at some great releases from 2018. Vanja Sky, Trudy Lynn, Colin James, Lindsay Beaver, and Mike Zito lead the first of a two-show review of 2018 blues releases. It’s another hour of the finest blues … from this year – the 721st […]


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