Articles in the Shows Category

The Roadhouse 898
Posted in Headline, Shows on 21 May 2022

A cloudy afternoon brings a savory hour this week, to offset the occasional technicolor explosion from The Roadhouse Studios. Mavis Staples & Levon Helm, The Meltdown, Paul Thorn, Marcus King, and Albert Cummings are all ahead. And, a track that will have you singing along before it’s over. It’s the savory to the usual sweet, […]

The Roadhouse 897
Posted in Headline, Shows on 14 May 2022

It’s a quieter week in The Roadhouse, after a week with a smoking hot blues guitar set. Larry McCray, Charlie Musselwhite, Edgar Winter, Staples Jr. Singers, and Bonnie Raitt are all ahead. If it’s been about nothing else, this hour has always been about variety. That and being another hour of the finest blues you’ve […]

The Roadhouse 896
Posted in Headline, Shows on 7 May 2022

A good roll continues in the next hour of The Roadhouse. I’ve got four more Roadhouse debuts and a 4-track set of dense blues and blues-rock guitar. Diunna Greenleaf, Greg Koch, Ledisi, Marcus King, and Trombone Shorty step out front to lead the way through another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

The Roadhouse 895
Posted in Headline, Shows on 30 April 2022

It’s an hour of firsts in the next hour of The Roadhouse. I have a full set of Roadhouse debuts, five debuts in total. And, almost half of the music in the show is self-released. Duke Robillard, Julian Sas, Arthur Gunn & Dibesh Pokharel, Justin Golden, and The Wildroots provide all the variety you’d ever […]

The Roadhouse 894
Posted in Headline, Shows on 23 April 2022

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, I’ll just try to stay out of the way of an hour of great blues tracks, providing just a little arrangement to help it along. John Hammond, Josh Smith, Hurricane Ruth, Mighty Mike Schermer, and The Nighthawks are all ahead. If we just let the music do the […]

The Roadhouse 893
Posted in Headline, Shows on 16 April 2022

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, a pool of 30 tracks fell together into 12 that fit together perfectly. Bob Stroger & The Headcutters, Altered Five Blues Band, Edgar Winter, Dana Fuchs, and Larry McCray are ahead. Putting the hour together is an easy task when it all falls together like this. And you […]

The Roadhouse 892
Posted in Headline, Shows on 9 April 2022

The next hour of The Roadhouse fulfills the need for the familiar, the comfortable, the predictably reliable. Larry McCray, David Lumsden, Leyla McCalla, Luke Winslow-King, and Keb’ Mo. Even with a Next Generation set in the back half of the hour, I think this edition of The Roadhouse is a great example of the ease […]

The Roadhouse 891
Posted in Headline, Shows on 2 April 2022

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, I’ve got a full set of Roadhouse debuts, a track from a deluxe edition follow-up to a first-of-its-kind release, and a surprising Roadhouse debut from a guitarist who’s been around since the early 1960s. Balta Bordoy & the Bad Boys, Gov’t Mule, Delbert McClinton, Bonham-Bullick, and Mindi Abair […]

The Roadhouse 890
Posted in Headline, Shows on 26 March 2022

It’s all about the professionals in the next hour of The Roadhouse. There’s not an artist in the hour who doesn’t labor full-time in the blues. Trudy Lynn, Seth Walker, Oliver Wood, The Nighthawks, and Larry McCray – they’re just five of the thirteen blues professionals in this edition. Let’s tip our hats to the […]

The Roadhouse 889
Posted in Headline, Shows on 19 March 2022

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, I’ve corraled a good mixture of new artists and old. Ferris & Sylvester, Rory Gallagher, Kilborn Alley Blues Band, Delaney & Bonnie, and Abby Girl and The Real Deal get the headline in the hour, but they really just indicate the great mix ahead – a mix of […]

The Roadhouse 888
Posted in Headline, Shows on 12 March 2022

I’ve got 17 tracks in the next hour of The Roadhouse, the most of any edition of the show, including music from Love & Light Orchestra, Albert Castiglia, Sugaray Rayford, Delbert McClinton, and Beth Hart. It’s a dense and fast-moving hour of blues and, as always, another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

The Roadhouse 887
Posted in Headline, Shows on 6 March 2022

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, I follow up a week with a lot of Roadhouse debuts with a week with a lot of Roadhouse debuts. Just short of a third of the hour is folks who have never been featured and they get the support of some great artists who are, more or […]

The Roadhouse 886
Posted in Headline, Shows on 26 February 2022

After an hour of show-openers, we go the other direction with five Roadhouse debuts in the next hour – a record for The Roadhouse. Bonham-Bullick, The Sully Band, Night Bluemers, Harley Kimbro Lewis, and Walk That Walk all make their first appearances in our dark little dive in the hour ahead. It’s an hour of […]

The Roadhouse 885
Posted in Headline, Shows on 19 February 2022

There’s an anniversary celebration in the next edition of The Roadhouse, commemorating 17 years of the show. As is our tradition, the hour is filled with opening tracks from the shows of the previous year. Johnny Tucker & The Allstars, Tia Carroll, Dave Specter, Curtis Salgado, and Sass Jordan help us celebrate another year of […]

The Roadhouse 884
Posted in Headline, Shows on 12 February 2022

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, I had to whittle down the playlist from 26 tracks to a mere 16. But, it’s 16 great tracks from artists like Dion, Corey Dennison, Freddie King, Fantastic Negrito, and Matt Katsis. It’s blues galore in the hour, and it all makes for another hour of the finest […]

The Roadhouse 883
Posted in Headline, Shows on 5 February 2022

We’re staring straight into a huge blues variety. JD Simo, Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder, Nina Simone, Eric Krasno, and Sugaray Rayford make the cut, along with ten other great blues artists. There’s something for everyone in the hour, and it’s something that we usually call another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

The Roadhouse 882
Posted in Headline, Shows on 29 January 2022

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, I’ll put together the puzzle pieces to deliver a coherent hour of music – great blues all of it. The hour includes a set of loud blues rock, some smooth contemporary blues, three Roadhouse debuts, and some of the biggest names ever in blues. Zoom with Shawn Kellerman, […]

The Roadhouse 881
Posted in Headline, Shows on 22 January 2022

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, I’ve got a playlist with 15 great tracks, including Rick Holmstrom, Robben Ford & The Blue Line, Howlin’ Wolf, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, and Little Milton. And, that’s almost a spoiler for a special set in the last half. Familiarity, surprise, and great blues – kinda sounds like […]

The Roadhouse 880
Posted in Headline, Shows on 15 January 2022

The next hour of The Roadhosue is just a real good time. Brandon Santini & Victor Wainwright, Raphael Wressnig & Igor Prado, Tommy Castro, Lindsay Beaver & Brad Stivers, and Hans Teessink & Big Daddy Wilson all help to make sure you’re gassed by the end of the hour – chair-danced out, as it were […]

The Roadhouse 879
Posted in Headline, Shows on 8 January 2022

The next hour of The Roadhouse is all about the guitars, from crunchy blues rock, to hill country minimalism, to a bit of southern twang, and the smooth soul of Memphis. I’ve got Billy F Gibbons, The Black Keys, Mick Fleetwood, Sue Foley, and B.B. King. With very few exceptions, the hour is about blues […]


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