Articles in the Shows Category

The Roadhouse 707
Posted in Headline, Shows on 22 September 2018

This hour of The Roadhouse features mostly upbeat blues. I also have a lot of outstanding guitar and a couple of songs with strong messages. Fred Chapellier & The Gents feat Dale Blade, Bruce Katz Band, Tom Hambridge, John Clifton, Big George Jackson take the lead. For all the variety, the important thing to remember […]

The Roadhouse 706
Posted in Headline, Shows on 15 September 2018

It’s another hour in The Roadhouse. Along with a big bunch of contemporary artists, I’ve got a 4-track set of more traditional post-war blues, and a closing set that’s three-quarters female. Most importantly, though, this is yet another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 706th Roadhouse.

The Roadhouse 705
Posted in Headline, Shows on 8 September 2018

We’re past Labor Day in the US and into unofficial fall – into the last third of 2018. And, once again, the vast majority of the music in this hour is from 2018. Trudy Lynn, Corey Dennison & Gerry Hundt, Bettye LaVette, Anthony Geraci, and The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling move us just […]

The Roadhouse 704
Posted in Headline, Shows on 1 September 2018

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio, Howlin’ Wolf, Aki Kumar, Mark Wenner’s Blues Warriors, and Rod Piazza get the featured slots in this hour of The Roadhouse. Most of the music is from Chicago or the West Coast, there’s quite a bit of harp, and even a few more instrumentals than usual. It all adds up, […]

The Roadhouse 703
Posted in Headline, Shows on 25 August 2018

A puzzle – that’s the spirit of the hour in The Roadhouse. And all the pieces fit together just fine. Bob Corritore, Danielle Nicole, Eric Lindell, Luke Winslow-King, and the Bruce Katz Band mesh in a way that makes perfect sense in the framework of an hour. I can say with confidence that it’s another […]

The Roadhouse 702
Posted in Headline, Shows on 18 August 2018

Aretha Franklin gets the show-opener this week with a track that’s mighty close to blues. As for the rest of the hour – it’s filled with brand new music that will have you admiring the state of blues today. Aki Kumar, Alastair Greene, Cedric Burnside, Nakia, and Eugene Hideaway Bridges get the featured slots along […]

The Roadhouse 701
Posted in Headline, Shows on 11 August 2018

This hour might just define “blues crazy.” Cash Box Kings, Mike Zito, Elvin Bishop, Carey Bell, and The 44s help to lay down a groove like few we’ve had in the 700 hours before. I could paint it a whole bunch of different ways, but it comes down to this – this hour is fun. […]

The Roadhouse 700
Posted in Headline, Shows on 4 August 2018

This week we note 700 shows, 700 hours and roughly 9100 tracks. It does seem just a little ways from 2005. But we do roll on with an hour of great new blues, including Sister Mercy, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Bruce Katz Band, and one for my fellow blues presenter Dave Raven. It’s the 700th […]

The Roadhouse 699
Posted in Headline, Shows on 28 July 2018

As we roll from July into August, I roll out almost a full hour of new releases. Piper-Hopkins Band, Vanja Sky, Shemekia Copeland, Gina Sicilia, and Doghouse Sam & His Magnatones round things out this week. The selection is eclectic. In fact, it’s an hour of eclectricity and definitely another hour of the finest blues […]

The Roadhouse 698
Posted in Headline, Shows on 21 July 2018

This week’s edition of The Roadhouse is a Roadhouse Rewind from 2013. I’ll be back next week with a new edition. This edition of The Roadhouse is hotter than July, chock full of artists who will keep the temperature high. King King, Greg Nagy, Gina Sicilia, Eddie Taylor, and Kara Grainger shimmer in the heat […]

The Roadhouse 697
Posted in Headline, Shows on 14 July 2018

I’m glad to be with you for another hour, another week, deep into year fourteen of The Roadhouse. This week, I’ve got Johnny Sansone, Victor Wainwright & The Train, Rory Block, Brooks Williams, and The Bruce Katz Band. I’ve got a little chit-chat in between. And, I’ve got a little shelter from a rainy Saturday […]

The Roadhouse 696
Posted in Headline, Shows on 7 July 2018

For the 696th week, I’ll mix up new blues and old to go with the mix of new and old listeners. That includes Dave Hole, Carey Bell, Crystal Shawanda, JP Soars, and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith. New or old, listener or track – I don’t think it really makes a difference because, as always, the […]

The Roadhouse 695
Posted in Headline, Shows on 30 June 2018

Right now is the hour to sit back, crank it up, and just let the blues wash over you. I’ve got Little Freddie King, Blind Willie McTell, Fantastic Negrito, Original Chicago Blues Allstars, and Duke Robillard ahead. I’m going young and old in consecutive sets to explore where we’ve been and where we’re going – […]

The Roadhouse 694
Posted in Headline, Shows on 23 June 2018

I’ve got a lot of fun stuff in this hour, including John Clifton, Wily Bo Walker, Watermelon Slim, Little Boys Blue, and Roy Buchanan. I’m sure you won’t fint anything in this edition to be so different than the norm for the last 13+ years. And, that’s a good thing because, just like every week, […]

The Roadhouse 693
Posted in Headline, Shows on 16 June 2018

I’m excited about this edition of The Roadhouse because the puzzle pieces all fit together so well. Tom Hambridge, Tas Cru, Bryce Janey, Jeff Jensen, and Etta Britt will blow you away with great blues. Blow you away, that is, with the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 693rd Roadhouse.

The Roadhouse 692
Posted in Headline, Shows on 9 June 2018

In this hour of The Roadhouse, it’s all blues, but in some cases it’s branched off a bit into blues rock and R&B. Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Bettye LaVette, Jarekus Singleton, and Eden Brent help make up the hour. We’ll just go out exploring and see what we […]

The Roadhouse 691
Posted in Headline, Shows on 2 June 2018

You may look up at the end of the hour and realize that how you think about blues has changed just a bit. Along with traditional tracks, I’ve got several that are a little off on the siding of the blues train. Barrence Whitfield & the Savages, Dana Fuchs, Suzie Vinnick, Elise LeGrow, and Buddy […]

Roadhouse 690
Posted in Headline, Shows on 26 May 2018

What’s ahead in the next hour of The Roadhouse? Keeshea Pratt Band make their Roadhouse debut while Michelle Malone, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, and Kaz Hawkins provide the backbone. Diverse and danceable – I think that’s the theme. I’ll say it again – it’s another hour of the finest blues you’ve never […]

The Roadhouse 689
Posted in Headline, Shows on 19 May 2018

May in Memphis means the Blues Music Awards and we’re going to spend an hour amongst the 2018 winners. Jason Ricci, Victor Wainwright, Doug MacLeod, Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’, and Ruthie Foster get the nod to provide the foundation in this edition. It’s an award-winning hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – […]

The Roadhouse 688
Posted in Headline, Shows on 12 May 2018

It’s a pretty solid hour of blues, with one little break for blues rock. Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Magic Slim, Si Cranstoun, Vanja Sky, and Kid Ramos provide a full variety of music. You’ll have an interesting hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 688th Roadhouse.