Articles in the Shows Category

The Roadhouse 728
Posted in Headline, Shows on 16 February 2019

In this hour of The Roadhouse, we go truly old-school in one of the middle sets. And, I’ve got an interesting blues-converted cover track, as well. With Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, The Reverend Shawn Amos, Dom Flemons, Joanne Shaw Taylor, David Julia, we mark the final hour of our 14th year. It’s definitely […]

The Roadhouse 727
Posted in Headline, Shows on 9 February 2019

Half the tracks in the 727th Roadhouse are from the first six weeks of 2019. Most of the remainder are from 2018, with just a couple of older tracks. I’ve got Joe Bonamassa, Cash Box Kings, Tony Holiday, Bloodest Saxophone, and Hollywood Blue Flames. If you’re looking for the latest blues tracks, you can stop […]

The Roadhouse 726
Posted in Headline, Shows on 3 February 2019

We’re cruising through the final few shows of another year in The Roadhouse. And, we’re doing it with the variety you’ve come to love from each and every show. Tommy Castro, Byther Smith, Shemekia Copeland, Ben Poole, and Rosie Flores lead the next hour. We may be winding down year 14, but we’re definitely winding […]

The Roadhouse 725
Posted in Headline, Shows on 26 January 2019

I’ve got another hour of great new blues from some artists you’ve heard of, and some you may not. And, as always, it’s a variety of styles – just to showcase the broad range and broader appeal of the blues. There’s Billy Price, Kevin Burt, Maria Muldaur, Little G Weevil, and Joanne Shaw Taylor, along […]

The Roadhouse 724
Posted in Headline, Shows on 19 January 2019

If you ever wanted to test the tagline of the show, this is the hour. Watermelon Slim, Ryan McGarvey, Whitehorse, Gaye Adegbalola, and Mama’s Juke Joint are among the artists. And, with eight artist debuts – the most of any edition – it’s definitely another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard, the 724th […]

The Roadhouse 723
Posted in Headline, Shows on 12 January 2019

In this hour of The Roadhouse, I’ve got a good mix of old and new, some Roadhouse debuts and a set to mark an interesting anniversary that you might not be aware of. Vin Mott, Chris O’Leary Band, Kansas City Joe & Memphis Minnie, Ina Forsman, Deanna Bogart help fill the hour. I think it’s […]

The Roadhouse 722
Posted in Headline, Shows on 5 January 2019

In the next edition of The Roadhouse, we finish out the review of 2018 blues releases. Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues All-Stars, Bob Corritore, Danielle Nicole, Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa, and The James Hunter Six step out front while ten other great artists help us look back. It’s another hour of great blues […]

The Roadhouse 721
Posted in Headline, Shows on 29 December 2018

With the holidays nearly behind us, it’s time to take a look back at some great releases from 2018. Vanja Sky, Trudy Lynn, Colin James, Lindsay Beaver, and Mike Zito lead the first of a two-show review of 2018 blues releases. It’s another hour of the finest blues … from this year – the 721st […]

The Roadhouse 720
Posted in Headline, Shows on 22 December 2018

Deep into December 2018, we’re nearly past the holiday season. Still, I’ve got five more holiday tracks, along with Billy F. Gibbons, B.B. King, Maria Muldaur, Charley Crockett, and Johnny Rawls. We may be just about out of time for holiday blues, but we’re never out of time for another hour of the finest blues […]

The Roadhouse 719
Posted in Headline, Shows on 15 December 2018

As we roll through the holiday season, I’ve got five more Christmas blues tracks in this hour. I’ve also got a set of swing blues and one that can only be described as stark. Mighty Lester, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Will Barber, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, and Mississippi Heat make for another hour of the […]

The Roadhouse 718
Posted in Headline, Shows on 8 December 2018

Grammy nominees, a familiar local act and plenty more new holiday music – that’s the crux of this hour. When you throw in Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Buddy Guy, Teresa James, Danielle Nicole, and Professor Longhair, you definitely end up with another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 718th Roadhouse.

The Roadhouse 717
Posted in Headline, Shows on 1 December 2018

I kick off every holiday season with Koko Taylor and sprinkle holiday blues throughout the show. You get that in this edtion, plus Mike Zito, Knickerbocker All-Stars, Mojo Buford, John Jackson, and Watermelon Slim. Thanksgiving’s behind and us December delivers with another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 717th Roadhouse.

The Roadhouse 715
Posted in Headline, Shows on 17 November 2018

When you escape from the world, you still need comfortable clothes, nutritious food and good music. I’ve got the latter covered. Byther Smith, Eric Lindell, Delta Moon, Muddy Gurdy, and Arthur Migliazza provide our entertainment. It’s an hour to escape from the world together and certainly another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard […]

The Roadhouse 714
Posted in Headline, Shows on 10 November 2018

If you come around each week for a variety of blues, you’ll love the hour ahead. I’ve got a set of blues rock, a set of Mississippi Hill Country Blues, and a full range of voices. Sari Schorr, Larkin Poe, Robert Kimbrough, Sr., JJ Appleton & Jason Ricci, and The Chris O’Leary Band lead the […]

The Roadhouse 713
Posted in Headline, Shows on 3 November 2018

We’re rolling into the fall in the northern hemisphere, a time when blues labels are pushing out new releases for holiday consumption. And, I’ve got a lot of those brand new releases in the hour ahead – including Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, Sandy Carroll, Mojo Morganfield, Paul Thorn, and The Juke Joint Kings […]

The Roadhouse 712
Posted in Headline, Shows on 27 October 2018

After a week of chair-dancing, we’re back to a huge variety of new blues in The Roadhouse. I’ve got quite a few female artists, some uptempo blues, an interesting minimalist set, and a track from the late Tony Joe White. I’ve also got Anthony Geraci, Dana Fuchs, Eric Bibb, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, […]

The Roadhouse 711
Posted in Headline, Shows on 20 October 2018

Rather than focusing on new releases this week, I’ve focused on making this another “chair-dancing” edition. Kid Ramos, Kai Strauss, Sean Costello, Andy Santana, and Janiva Magness give you reason to move around. You might do that in your chair, you might grab someone close, you might get up and dance by yourself, but I […]

The Roadhouse 710
Posted in Headline, Shows on 13 October 2018

There’s a big mix of stuff in this hour. I’ve got some great Chicago blues artists, some next generation blues rock, electric, acoustic – maybe just a full sense of blues today. Otis Rush, Sari Schorr, Seasick Steve, Eric Bibb, and Ben Poole. We can circle around it any way we want. What it comes […]

The Roadhouse 709
Posted in Headline, Shows on 6 October 2018

The rain around The Roadhouse Studios brings a little quieter tone, despite a riotous opening track. Jim Allchin, Boz Scaggs, Aki Kumar, Maria Muldaur, and Mike Morgan & The Crawl lead the way. It’s kind of hard to put a finger on a theme. But, regardless of the tone and mood, I know you’re going […]

The Roadhouse 708
Posted in Headline, Shows on 29 September 2018

In this hour, I’ve got a variety of musical styles, a variety of tempos, even a variety of instrumentation. There’s a good chance it’ll make you quit paying attention to what’s going on around you. With Ana Popovic, Otis Grand, John Oates, Larkin Poe, and Mark Hummel, you know there’s something that will pull you […]