Articles in the Shows Category

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 […]

The Roadhouse 759
Posted in Headline, Shows on 21 September 2019

You know, I love new blues and I love bringing you new blues each week, but sometimes, you’ve just got to reach for a mood. That’s definitely the case in this hour of The Roadhouse. John Primer, Toronzo Cannon, Mississippi Heat, Mud Morganfield, and Tommy Castro really help set the tone, and its one that […]

The Roadhouse 758
Posted in Headline, Shows on 14 September 2019

This is another one of those hours that’s so new, you can practically smell the shrink-wrap. Every track is from 2019 and 12 of the 15 tracks are from the past 90 days. Jontavious Willis, Michael Lee, Tad Robinson, Rhiannon Giddens, and Shaun Murphy provide new blues to help support an old approach – to […]

The Roadhouse 757
Posted in Headline, Shows on 7 September 2019

We’re here for blues and you won’t be disappointed. I open with a title that reminds me of traditional radio and throw in a blues lesson in recycling. Toronzo Cannon, Vaneese Thomas, Mike Andersen, Keb’ Mo’, and Giles Robson line up with another Roadhouse debut in the hour ahead. It’s possible that we’ve tapped into […]

The Roadhouse 756
Posted in Headline, Shows on 31 August 2019

Horns, hard blues, new blues, bands from Providence to Sydney, and a Roadhouse debut from an album with a lot of great guest artists – that’s the hour ahead in The Roadhouse. I think we move pretty easily from one track to the next, one set to the next, and right on through our allotted […]

The Roadhouse 755
Posted in Headline, Shows on 24 August 2019

This hour is filled with interesting features, including a track-heavy female lineup and a set of blues from the 1950s. Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Janiva Magness & Taj Mahal, Dawn Tyler Watson, Big Maybelle, and Vaneese Thomas help provide yet another shade in the seemingly infinite hues of blues. It’s just ahead – another […]

The Roadhouse 754
Posted in Headline, Shows on 17 August 2019

This hour of The Roadhouse is chock full blues experience – artists with deep catalogs, lots of time on the road in front of fans, and plenty of musical tricks up their sleeves. Altered Five Blues Band, Joe Louis Walker, Billy Price, Sugaray Rayford, and Duke Robillard – it’s a ton of experienced blues in […]

The Roadhouse 753
Posted in Headline, Shows on 10 August 2019

Over the years, I’ve built a list of some of my favorite Roadhouse artists. This week, like some cosmic convergence, I’ve got what might be the biggest collection of Roadhouse favorites of any Roadhouse show. Cash Box Kings, Coco Montoya, Delbert McClinton, Janiva Magness, Doug MacLeod – you’ve heard many of those names multiple times […]

The Roadhouse 752
Posted in Headline, Shows on 3 August 2019

I’ve got a nice variety of blues in the hour – uptempo, a little slower, blues rock, contemporary blues, and a set of really interesting acoustic blues. I’ve also got music from an upcoming release and yet another Roadhouse debut. The Kokomo Kings, Heather Newman, Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry, Colby James, and The Teskey […]

The Roadhouse 751
Posted in Headline, Shows on 27 July 2019

There are a lot of surprises and a lot of upcoming releases in this hour. It’s mostly uptempo blues and includes a trip to the North Mississippi Hill Country. Bloodest Saxophone, Bernard Allison, T-Model Ford & GravelRoad, Samantha Fish, and Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues just simply deliver. What is it they deliver? […]


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