Articles in the Shows Category

The Roadhouse 621
Posted in Headline, Shows on 21 January 2017

I think I’ve got another hour of blues ahead that you’ll find to be just solid. Big George Jackson, Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado, Hadden Sayers, Bo Carter, and Ronnie Baker Brooks. The hour includes a trip into the deep blues roots – something I haven’t done for awhile. But, overall, it really is […]

The Roadhouse 619
Posted in Headline, Shows on 7 January 2017

If you’re an old hand in The Roadhouse, you know the drill, here – an hour of great blues variety. If you’re new, I’m glad you stopped by and I think you might be in for a surprise or two. Big Golden Wheeler, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Sharon Lewis, Popa Chubby, and Lucinda Williams are all […]

The Roadhouse 618
Posted in Headline, Shows on 31 December 2016

We’re building a strong hour of blues in this edition of The Roadhouse. Jack Mack & the Heart Attack Horns, Lucky Peterson, Kenny Neal, Moreland & Arbuckle, and The Mighty Mojo Prophets provide the bricks, with another seven or eight artists providing the mortar. All told, it takes a lot of hands to construct the […]

The Roadhouse 616
Posted in Headline, Shows on 17 December 2016

Grab a cup of eggnog and make yourself comfortable. I’ve got the third holiday edition of The Roadhouse for 2016 queued up and ready for your celebration. Jack DeKeyser, Cedell Davis, Jack Mack & The Heart Attack Horns, Wee Willie Walker & The Greaseland All Stars, and Keb’ Mo’ fill the hour. My guess is […]

The Roadhouse 615
Posted in Headline, Shows on 10 December 2016

The second holiday edition of The Roadhouse for 2016 keeps the spirit rolling. I’ve also got quite of bit of new music to round out the hour, including Big Bill Morganfield, Mike Zito, Jim Suhler, Annika Chambers, and Doyle Bramhall II. Holiday blues and new releases will help keep us moving along. As always, they […]

The Roadhouse 614
Posted in Headline, Shows on 3 December 2016

It’s the first holiday edition of The Roadhouse for 2016. With a holiday track in every set, I’ve also got Sugar Ray & The Bluetones, The Rolling Stones, Chuck Leavell, Rory Block, and Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps in an hour that contains a set focused on the great Bukka White and, all around, […]

The Roadhouse 612
Posted in Headline, Shows on 19 November 2016

I got out the prism, again, in this hour. We go from jump blues to acoustic, some contemporary blues, and a tribute track by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. Bobby Rush, Mike Zito, Big Head Blues Club, The Devil Makes Three, and Trudy Lynn. It is a spectrum of blues in this hour and certainly […]

The Roadhouse 611
Posted in Headline, Shows on 12 November 2016

In this hour of The Roadhouse, I’ve got a set from the Delta, a track that borders on rockabilly and the usual bouquet of brightly-colored blues. Mitch Kashmar, Brian Jack and the Zydeco Gamblers, Mike Zito, Dave Weld, and Monkeyjunk – all fill the bill in the hour – the next hour of the finest […]

The Roadhouse 610
Posted in Headline, Shows on 5 November 2016

This edition of The Roadhouse moves along like a train down the rails. Knickerbocker All-Stars, Frank Bang & The Cook County Kings, Johnny Nicholas, Laith Al-Saadi, and Marcia Ball keep things going, with plenty of momentum to spare. You’ll be glad you gpt a ticket, because the the 610th Roadhouse Podcast is another stop in […]

The Roadhouse 609
Posted in Headline, Shows on 29 October 2016

This edition of The Roadhouse is a pretty diverse hour. I’ve got straight-up blues, a rootsy set, and a set of classic Chess recordings to celebrate Leonard Chess. I’ve also got a couple of interesting bluesy, soulful covers for you. With the Chess set, it’s definitely music you’ve heard, so let’s just say this hour […]

The Roadhouse 608
Posted in Headline, Shows on 22 October 2016

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, Fiona Boyes, Bobby Rush, Wee Willie Walker, and The David Bromberg Band all help to take us […]

The Roadhouse 607
Posted in Headline, Shows on 15 October 2016

In this hour of The Roadhouse, I bounce back and forth between two real hot spots of blues: Chicago and San Francisco. I’ve got a lot of artists that you’ve heard of, but at least a couple who are new to the show. Frank Bang & The Cook County Kings, Rod Piazza & The Mighty […]

The Roadhouse 606
Posted in Headline, Shows on 8 October 2016

This is another hour of The Roadhouse that just doesn’t slow down. And, it’s a little heavier than usual with some great female blues artists, to boot. Jai Malano, Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps, JJ Thames, Robert “Lefty Preacher” Sampson, and Aynsley Lister are all ahead in this hour. Amazing female voices in what […]

The Roadhouse 605
Posted in Headline, Shows on 1 October 2016

Over the course of 13 or 14 tracks, this hour of The Roadhouse get focused with a set of blues from the 1970s and another of great soul blues. Dr. John, Son Seals, Bobby Rush, Junior Parker, and Tommy Castro help round out the hour. The hour will absolutely have you moving. It’s an hour […]

The Roadhouse 604
Posted in Headline, Shows on 24 September 2016

Once again, I’ve got a pretty big variety of blues, fitting together a bunch of puzzle pieces to shape a coherent picture. Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, The Della Grants, Hitman Blues Band, Bruce Katz Band (Featuring Chris Vitarello), and Devon Allman are among the old and new names. It’s a variety of blues […]

The Roadhouse 603
Posted in Headline, Shows on 17 September 2016

There’s a deeper groove in this hour of The Roadhouse – something musicians call “in the pocket.” Big Head Blues Club, Bobby Rush, Robert Cray, Vaneese Thomas, and Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch fill the bill. While I usually slam you with up-tempo blues, it’s good to have a little change of pace once in […]

The Roadhouse 602
Posted in Headline, Shows on 10 September 2016

While I work my way to Michigan to run a race on September 11, I’ve got a Roadhouse Rewind in the queue. From ten years ago, Roadhouse 81 is a pretty nostalgic look back. I’ll be back next week with a new edition of The Roadhouse. It’s the Labor Day Weekend in the US. In […]

The Roadhouse 601
Posted in Headline, Shows on 3 September 2016

I’m feeling great about the hour ahead and so will you. I’ve got a couple keyboard-focused tracks, a bit of harp, some killer guitar, and vocals strong enough to knock you down. Daddy Mack Blues Band, The Juke Joint Rockers with Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Toronzo Cannon, Little Milton with Gov’t Mule, and Annika Chambers […]

The Roadhouse 600
Posted in Headline, Shows on 27 August 2016

There’s blues enough to get you going in this edition of The Roadhouse. I’ve got The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Sammy Kershaw, Luther Dickinson, The Record Company, and Laith Al-Saadi. That’s just the start – there are plenty of other great blues tracks to propel us through the hour. And, it’s another hour, I might add, of […]

The Roadhouse 599
Posted in Headline, Shows on 20 August 2016

The story of this edition of The Roadhouse is that I’m going to fulfill my favorite plan as your host in our little dive to make the hour as upbeat as possible. This one should fulfill your weekly cardio requirements. Corey Dennison Band, Vaneese Thomas, Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges, Andra Faye & Scott Ballantine, and Hard […]


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