Articles in the Shows Category

The Roadhouse 877
Posted in Headline, Shows on 1 January 2022

I’ve got an hour of blues that’s new to me, includiing two Roadhouse debuts. And, I’ve got a before-and-after set in the last half of the hour. Lowland Brothers, Ricci/Krown, Willie Cobbs, Kid Ramos & Bob Corritore, and Colin Linden help make up the hour. We roll on into another year and, of course, another […]

The Roadhouse 877
Posted in Headline, Shows on 25 December 2021

It’s hard to imagine a better Roadhouse hour to end the year. In with the usual assortment of holiday tracks, I’ve got some outstanding blues artists and their wares. Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado, The Old No. 5s, Danielle Nicole, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, and Tony Holiday set the stage for the hour. […]

The Roadhouse 876
Posted in Headline, Shows on 18 December 2021

Three-quarters of the way through the holiday season for 2021, and I think the mood could be described as festive. Buffalo Nichols, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Samantha Fish, Jools Holland, and Big Maybelle help provide the soundtrack for our holiday festival. It doesn’t really matter whether it’s an intimate holiday gathering or a raucous Christmas party […]

The Roadhouse 875
Posted in Headline, Shows on 11 December 2021

The next hour of The Roadhouse will put us halfway through the 2021 holiday season, with six holiday tracks and three Roadhouse debuts. Joseph Veloz, Tomislav Goluban, Eric Clapton, The Ragged Roses, and Mississippi MacDonald provide holiday blues, Roadhouse debuts, and music that might just be new to you. It all makes for another hour […]

The Roadhouse 874
Posted in Headline, Shows on 4 December 2021

The next hour of The Roadhouse is full of new artists and blue cheer. It’s the first edition of the holiday season and it features four Roadhouse debuts, as well. Stratcat Willie & The Strays, The Immediate Family, Kemp Harris, Memphissippi Sounds, and Lauren Anderson deliver straight-up blues and holiday blues to help put you […]

The Roadhouse 873
Posted in Headline, Shows on 27 November 2021

It’s an hour of contemporary blues this week, even though some veers off toward blues rock. I’ve got some excellent female blues artists, a good mix of regions, and a track from a very interesting tribute album. Ricci/Krown, Hitman Blues Band, Beth Hart, Sue Foley, and Johnny Tucker will keep you moving for the hour. […]

The Roadhouse 872
Posted in Headline, Shows on 20 November 2021

If you’re looking for the headline in the next edition of The Roadhouse, it that it’s another upbeat hour. With three instrumentals and a fully acoustic set, the hour takes off with R.J. Mischo, Raphael Wressnig & Igor Prado, Catfish Keith, Pokey LaFarge, and Keb’ Mo’. It’s the tempo that keeps things moving for another […]

The Roadhouse 871
Posted in Headline, Shows on 13 November 2021

In the next edition of The Roadhouse, it’s an hour of professional blues musicans. No amateurs, here. Dave Specter, Sue Foley, Gaye Adegbalola, Sugar Queen and the Straight Blues Band, and Corey Harris are ahead. They’re musicians focused on their chosen craft and we’re just listeners focused on another hour of the finest blues you’ve […]

The Roadhouse 870
Posted in Headline, Shows on 6 November 2021

This hour is a little heavier on blues rock, but there’s still a pretty interesting mix of artists and styles. I’ve also got a set of great covers of the grandaddy of all of this – Robert Johnson. The Black Keys, The Kentucky Headhunters, The Blues Preachers, Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward, and Lil’ Ed […]

The Roadhouse 869
Posted in Headline, Shows on 30 October 2021

I’ve got lots of great blues in the next hour of The Roadhouse, organized, I think, in a way that’ll make sense to you. Witout a any special sets or focus this week, there’s just a flow from the first minute to the sixtieth. Tito Jackson, Danny Bryant, Ben Levin, Joanne Shaw Taylor, and Robert […]

The Roadhouse 868
Posted in Headline, Shows on 23 October 2021

I’ve got a Roadhouse Rewind this week, but will be back next week with a new edition. I’ve got another broad hour of blues with a pretty big variety of styles. There’s some contemporary blues, a little blues rock, an acoustic set, and a set of soul blues that’ll definitely have you moving. Gary Hoey, […]

The Roadhouse 867
Posted in Headline, Shows on 16 October 2021

The next hour of The Roadhouse has some real standout sets. I’ve got a next generation set focused on the future of the blues, and a set of smokin’ Freddie King covers. Rod Gator, Popa Chubby, Buffalo Nichols, Neal Black, and Malted Milk & Toni Green are all ahead. It’s a pretty big variety, as […]

The Roadhouse 866
Posted in Headline, Shows on 9 October 2021

A more mid-tempo show lies ahead, without quite the hectic usual pace. Davy Knowles, Tony Holiday, Buffalo Nichols, Hanna PK, and Miss Lady Blues shine in this hour. There are a couple of new names in that list with Roadhouse debuts, too. So, maybe a little less tempo but no less another hour of the […]

The Roadhouse 865
Posted in Headline, Shows on 2 October 2021

Live and Misissippi could be the theme of the next hour of The Roadhouse. I’ve got a fully live set, and a set with a couple of Mississippi Hill Country blues, along with a ton of other great blues all around those features. With Connor Selby, Mick Fleetwood, Jean-Jacques Milteau, The Black Keys, and Zac […]

The Roadhouse 864
Posted in Headline, Shows on 25 September 2021

The hour ahead is an unintentional guitar hour, including a full set of blues-rock guitar just past the halfway point. Selwyn Birchwood, Tas Cru, Rory Gallagher, Paul Thorn, and Tedeschi Trucks Band deliver for this edition. And, they deliver to help you enjoy another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

The Roadhouse 863
Posted in Headline, Shows on 18 September 2021

In this edition, we’ll roll through another upbeat hour of The Roadhouse. It’s a perfect use of the little stage in the corner, the sawdust on the dance floor, and the lighting in our little dive that leaves a lot to the imagination. Terry Hanck, Lindsay Beaver & Brad Stivers, Chris Jagger, Hector Anchondo, and […]

The Roadhouse 862
Posted in Headline, Shows on 11 September 2021

The next hour of The Roadhouse is a great variety of blues styles from traditional to contemporary, next generation to soul blues, and a huge live track. It includes Kirk Fletcher, Sugaray Rayford, The Cold Stares, Eric Bibb, and Amos Lee making his Roadhouse debut. It’s the type of hour that’s definitely right in our […]

The Roadhouse 861
Posted in Headline, Shows on 4 September 2021

The hour ahead was one of those where the elements just all really seemed to come together. Once I started pulling music, the puzzle pieces all just fit. I’ve got The Immediate Family, Samantha Fish, Robben Ford, Johnny Ray Jones, and Dwayne Dopsie right out front, and enough other artists to perfectly fill another hour […]

The Roadhouse 860
Posted in Headline, Shows on 28 August 2021

Roadhouse 860 is a rewind of Roadhouse 555 from October 2015. I’ll be back next week with a new show. This edition of The Roadhouse takes some twists and turns that, if you’re not a regular listener, might give you a little musical vertigo. Chicago Blues All Stars, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Taj Mahal, […]

The Roadhouse 859
Posted in Headline, Shows on 21 August 2021

I’ve got an hour as big as Texas itself – an hour full of Texas blues. ZuZu Bollin, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb, Big Mama Thornton, Freddie King. My best advice? Sit back and let musical history from the 1920s right up the present just roll over you in another hour of the finest blues you’ve […]


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