Articles in the Shows Category

The Roadhouse 830
Posted in Headline, Shows on 30 January 2021

With five Roadhouse debuts, a set of soul-blues, and a dip into a deep variety of styles, the next edition of The Roadhouse is full of surprises. Blues Company, Tab Benoit, Soul Messin’ Allstars, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, and the Soul Thrivers help fill the hour. It’s a perfect way to get away, and […]

The Roadhouse 829
Posted in Headline, Shows on 23 January 2021

This hour of The Roadhouse is about an immutable fact of life – that most of us have to work for food and shelter. It’s a fertile theme in the blues and a great seed for this edition. Vanja Sky, Son Seals, Howlin’ Wolf, Otis Rush, and Ruthie Foster take us through an hour of […]

The Roadhouse 828
Posted in Headline, Shows on 16 January 2021

This edition helps contribute to the resilience of the blues by featuring four Roadhouse debuts. Ally Venable, John NĂ©meth, Veronica Lewis, Westside Sheiks, and Clarence Spady are all ahead. It’s new artists, new music, and another new hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

The Roadhouse 827
Posted in Headline, Shows on 9 January 2021

The next hour of The Roadhouse is another hour of fitting together puzzle pieces to make a beautiful whole. Chickenbone Slim, Johnny Nicholas, Harmonica Shah & Howard Glazer, Kirk Fletcher, and Indigenous fill out the edition. While it’s hard to tell how those artists all fit together, let’s give it a shot in the hope […]

The Roadhouse 826
Posted in Headline, Shows on 2 January 2021

The next hour of The Roadhouse leans toward blues rock. There are also three Roadhouse debuts and a pretty nice mix of male and female artists. Albert Cummings, Greg Sover Band, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Grainne Duffy, and Chicken Shack are all out there just waiting to entertain you. And, there are nine other great […]

The Roadhouse 825
Posted in Headline, Shows on 26 December 2020

The crowd, the bandstand, and the bar. We’ve got all the elements of The Roadhouse covered in this edition. The bandstand is full with Mary Lane, John Blues Boyd, Jimmy Johnson, Lurrie Bell, and Biscuit Miller & The Mix. The crowd is virtual. And, the bar is serving up blues, neat, with nothing in between […]

The Roadhouse 824
Posted in Headline, Shows on 19 December 2020

The next hour of The Roadhouse has George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Lonnie Brooks, Johnny Nicholas, Curtis Salgado, and Rick Homstrom painting the background with nine other artists adding the details. There’s sure to be something in this hour you’ll find memorable, but it all points to another hour of the finest blues you’ve never […]

The Roadhouse 823
Posted in Headline, Shows on 12 December 2020

It’s another holiday edition in the next hour of The Roadhouse. Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers, Josh Tesky & Ash Grunwald, Kat Riggins, Charlie Bedford, and Frank Bey bring the year just a bit closet to its end. And, it’s a good opportunity to step away – enjoy the holiday season, and experience yet […]

The Roadhouse 822
Posted in Headline, Shows on 5 December 2020

I’ve got the first of three holiday hours this week. With a holiday blues track in each set, Ally Venable & Quinn Sullivan, Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon, Shemekia Copeland, Nora Jean Wallace, and JJ Grey & Mofro will take you by the arm and lead you through the hour. It’s definitely an hour for […]

The Roadhouse 821
Posted in Headline, Shows on 28 November 2020

A Roadhouse Rewind from ten years ago comes your way for the US Thanksgiving weekend. I’ll be back next week with a new edition. The 301st Roadhouse stays true to the tagline. Independent artists and a listener request make up the bulk of this edition. Darren Watson, Marshall Lawrence, Phantom Blues Band, Patrice Moncell, and […]

The Roadhouse 820
Posted in Headline, Shows on 21 November 2020

It’s an interesting hour in The Roadhouse, with a set of Chicago blues, a set from Southern Asia, and a mix you won’t find anywhere else. Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim, Harry Manx, Jackie Venson, Larkin Poe, and Mojo Morganfield take the bandstand in the hour. It’s exactly what we do – grab a big […]

The Roadhouse 819
Posted in Headline, Shows on 14 November 2020

The next hour of The Roadhouse has a distinctively British flavor. Savoy Brown, Long John Baldry, and John Mayall are among the five British artists in the hour, along with music from Koko Taylor and Eric Bibb. The international flavor makes it especially easy to enjoy another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard […]

The Roadhouse 818
Posted in Headline, Shows on 7 November 2020

If there’s one reason to keep hanging around The Roadhouse, it’s for the variety of blues you get in every hour. In the next edition, I’ve got John Nemeth, Vanessa Collier, GA-20, Bette Smith, and Kevin Burt, among many others. That’s a range of blues you might not find anywhere else. But, I think, you’re […]

The Roadhouse 817
Posted in Headline, Shows on 31 October 2020

The next hour of The Roadhouse will be well worth your while with some ragtime-like blues, some very contemporary blues, and a long set of blues rock. Kim Wilson, Jack De Kyzer, Erin Harpe, Nora Jean Wallace, and Shemkia Copeland fit the pieces together pretty well, I think, to come up with another hour of […]

The Roadhouse 816
Posted in Headline, Shows on 24 October 2020

The next hour of The Roadhouse is a reminder of how our dark little dive should feel – a little rough and raw, and dangerous in the dark corners. But, Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue, Big Pete, Colin James, Andy T – Nick Nixon Band, and Celso Salim also help make the case that […]

The Roadhouse 815
Posted in Headline, Shows on 17 October 2020

The next hour of The Roadhouse is just a run-of-the-mill hour – filled with great blues tracks, some that will have you chair-dancing to escape from the world at large. Sonny Green, Cody Simpson, Andrew Alli, Ron Thompson, and Nora Jean Wallace help guide that activity and sail us straight through another hour of the […]

The Roadhouse 814
Posted in Headline, Shows on 10 October 2020

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, we prove that the blues is everywhere. With music from Bob Margolin, Matt Andersen, Shemekia Copeland, Eric Johanson, and Susan Tedeschi, we’re going to cover a lot of territory – a rich geography of blues and a diverse range of styles. It’s absolutely another hour of the finest […]

The Roadhouse 813
Posted in Headline, Shows on 3 October 2020

I have no words for this hour – literally. It’s an hour of instrumental blues featuring Kirk Fletcher, John Mayall, Magic Sam, Freddie King, Little Sonny, and nine other great artists. It’s 16 of my favorite instrumental blues tracks to make up another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 813th Roadhouse.

The Roadhouse 812
Posted in Headline, Shows on 26 September 2020

As happens occasionally, the next hour of The Roadhouse focuses on the feeling. Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Jai Malano, Lynwood Slim & Kid Ramos, and The Juke Joint Rockers & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith made the final cut along with a load of other great blues artists. Sometimes […]

The Roadhouse 811
Posted in Headline, Shows on 19 September 2020

It’s another upbeat hour in The Roadhouse, with some great tracks from Lloyd Jones, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Lucas Spinosa, Fathead, and The Chris O’Leary Band. If history is any guide, this is one of those hours that will pass very, very quickly. It’s an uptempo hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard […]


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