Articles in the Shows Category

The Roadhouse 663
Posted in Headline, Shows on 18 November 2017

It’s late in the year but the lineup of great new blues just doesn’t stop. Madtown Mannish Boys, Doug MacLeod & Denny McCroy, Likho Duo, The Blues Reincarnation Project, and Benny Turner are all ahead in the hour. You know, I do love all kinds of music, but five days out from Thanksgiving in the […]

The Roadhouse 662
Posted in Headline, Shows on 11 November 2017

Never let it be said that you don’t get the newest and freshest blues in The Roadhouse. Of the fifteen tracks in this edition, twelve are from 2017. Chris Daniels and the Kings with Freddi Gowdy, Corey Dennison Band, Chris Thomas King, Jimmie Vaughan Trio, and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings bring brand new blues […]

The Roadhouse 661
Posted in Headline, Shows on 4 November 2017

This hour of The Roadhouse backs off just a little from the normal up-tempo mode of the show while projecting a different kind of energy. Elvin Bishop, Samantha Fish, John Blues Boyd, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, and Tweed Funk fill the hour. In the big picture, it’s a bit of a down-shift from the […]

The Roadhouse 660
Posted in Headline, Shows on 28 October 2017

After a few days with a bad cold, I think I found the best distraction – an hour of great blues. It’s also an hour with a full compliment of female voices. Lucky Peterson, Lucinda Williams, Shaun Murphy, Duke Robillard, and Laura Rain and the Caesars are all ahead. An hour of new music, an […]

The Roadhouse 659
Posted in Headline, Shows on 21 October 2017

I’ve got a young show in this edition, featuring quite a few artists who are under 40. That helps to provide a very contemporary feel. Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers, B.B. & The Blues Shacks, Hamilton Loomis, King King, and Larkin Poe propel us through the hour. It’s an hour of new young blues […]

The Roadhouse 658
Posted in Headline, Shows on 14 October 2017

There’s another hour ahead with huge variety, include sets of gospel blues and Texas blues. Arthur Adams, Bessie Jones, Freddie King, Fathead, and Danielle Nicole may not seem to have too much in common, but they do. They’re all packed into another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 658th Roadhouse.

The Roadhouse 657
Posted in Headline, Shows on 7 October 2017

The seasons roll on in the 13th year of The Roadhouse and so do the great blues releases. I have three debuts in this hour – including one that might be a surprise and one that I was turned on to by another great blues show. Lucky Peterson, Sherman Holmes Project, Watermelon Slim, Walter Trout, […]

The Roadhouse 656
Posted in Headline, Shows on 30 September 2017

I’ll get your feet pounding the floor to start this edition and keep the tempo going throughout. I’ve also got a set that puts the rhythm in our little blues show – a set of deep R&B tracks. Andy Santana & The West Coast Playboys, James Hunter Six, Chickenbone Slim, Jai Malano, and Annika Chambers […]

The Roadhouse 655
Posted in Headline, Shows on 23 September 2017

I don’t really have a frame to put around this edition, but I’ll say that there’s a nice variety of instruments and voices, styles and tempos. Benny Turner, Mavis Staples & Bonnie Raitt, Savoy Brown, Ali Handal, and Joshua Jacobson help to fill out the hour. It’s almost all new music, too, so, as you […]

The Roadhouse 654
Posted in Headline, Shows on 16 September 2017

As the weather starts to change in The Roadhouse, the new releases roll in. Arthur Adams, Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers, Mighty Mo Rogers & Baba Sissoko, Mitch Woods, and Jack Tempchin – all provide brand new music in this hour. The fact that its all so new supports case that the hour ahead is, […]

The Roadhouse 652
Posted in Headline, Shows on 2 September 2017

I’ve got a full hour of fresh blues, including 11 tracks from 2017. Blind Boys of Alabama, Walter Trout, North Mississippi Allstars, Gregg Allman, and Catfish Keith provide a little gospel blues, some blues rock, and some acoustic blues. As we roll into the Labor Day weekend in the US, these artists really show that […]

The Roadhouse 651
Posted in Headline, Shows on 26 August 2017

I don’t have any doubt that there’s a strong hour straight ahead in The Roadhouse. Omar & The Howlers, Milligan Vaughan Project, Johnny Mastro & Mama’s Boys, Bettye LaVette, and Sherman Holmes – every last one of them the consummate blues musician, all in their own style. There’s strength in the blues in the hour […]

The Roadhouse 650
Posted in Headline, Shows on 19 August 2017

I’ve got a bunch of music in the hour ahead – 14, 15 tracks of party blues, including Willa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jim Allchin, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, and The Johnny Max Band. It’s another hour that just really doesn’t let up until the end and, of course, it’s another hour of the finest […]

The Roadhouse 649
Posted in Headline, Shows on 12 August 2017

This week’s edition of The Roadhouse is a Roadhouse Rewind from 10 years ago this week. I’ll return next week with a new show. A Roadhouse perfect for chair-dancing is also the ideal accompaniment to your cardio routine. This upbeat edition features great cuts from Maurice John Vaughn, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Roxanne Potvin, Slick Ballinger, […]

The Roadhouse 648
Posted in Headline, Shows on 5 August 2017

This edition of The Roadhouse is laid out in big chunks. I’ve got a live set, a set that’s primarily West Coast blues, and a set from a pretty seminal time in the blues – though it’s not one that’s discussed a lot. Nick Schnebelen, Chris Cain, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Sonny Boy Williamson […]

The Roadhouse 647
Posted in Headline, Shows on 31 July 2017

I’ve got five artist debuts in the hour ahead – a little less than half the tracks. And, I’ve got some that we haven’t heard from in awhile. Altered Five Blues Band, Scott Ellison, Sam Frazier, Jr., Scottie Miller Band, and Joshua Jacobson fill out the hour, along with a lineup that should keep your […]

The Roadhouse 646
Posted in Headline, Shows on 22 July 2017

If I was to draw a road map of the hour, it would contain strong, evocative voices, a contrast between darkness and light, and a set featuring an instrument that’s been a bit overlooked in modern blues. I could probably tell you more, but I ‘ll leave just a little mystery. There’s no mystery, however, […]

The Roadhouse 645
Posted in Headline, Shows on 15 July 2017

I’ve got some interesting instrumentation this week, along with a very nice acoustic set and a set of classic blues artists live. Stomptown Brass, Odetta, Little Willie Farmer, Otis Rush, and Big Bill Morganfield are all ahead. In the ongoing endeavor to mix things up, I give you yet another hour of the finest blues […]

The Roadhouse 644
Posted in Headline, Shows on 8 July 2017

It’s blazing hot in The Roadhouse Studios, and a hot hour in The Roadhouse. I’ve got music from Martin Lang with Oscar Wilson, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Rhiannon Giddens, Hot Roux, and Vintage#18. The 644th Roadhouse is all abuot great artists, great music and, of course, another great hour of the finest blues you’ve […]

The Roadhouse 643
Posted in Headline, Shows on 5 July 2017

It’s a big variety in this hour of The Roadhouse, as you’ve come to expect. I’ve got young artists and old. I’ve got artists who are new to the show and old favorites who haven’t been here for awhile. I’ve got a good mix of male and female, a set of Roots of the Roadhouse […]


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