Articles in the Shows Category

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 […]

The Roadhouse 707
Posted in Headline, Shows on 22 September 2018

This hour of The Roadhouse features mostly upbeat blues. I also have a lot of outstanding guitar and a couple of songs with strong messages. Fred Chapellier & The Gents feat Dale Blade, Bruce Katz Band, Tom Hambridge, John Clifton, Big George Jackson take the lead. For all the variety, the important thing to remember […]

The Roadhouse 706
Posted in Headline, Shows on 15 September 2018

It’s another hour in The Roadhouse. Along with a big bunch of contemporary artists, I’ve got a 4-track set of more traditional post-war blues, and a closing set that’s three-quarters female. Most importantly, though, this is yet another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 706th Roadhouse.

The Roadhouse 705
Posted in Headline, Shows on 8 September 2018

We’re past Labor Day in the US and into unofficial fall – into the last third of 2018. And, once again, the vast majority of the music in this hour is from 2018. Trudy Lynn, Corey Dennison & Gerry Hundt, Bettye LaVette, Anthony Geraci, and The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling move us just […]

The Roadhouse 704
Posted in Headline, Shows on 1 September 2018

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio, Howlin’ Wolf, Aki Kumar, Mark Wenner’s Blues Warriors, and Rod Piazza get the featured slots in this hour of The Roadhouse. Most of the music is from Chicago or the West Coast, there’s quite a bit of harp, and even a few more instrumentals than usual. It all adds up, […]

The Roadhouse 703
Posted in Headline, Shows on 25 August 2018

A puzzle – that’s the spirit of the hour in The Roadhouse. And all the pieces fit together just fine. Bob Corritore, Danielle Nicole, Eric Lindell, Luke Winslow-King, and the Bruce Katz Band mesh in a way that makes perfect sense in the framework of an hour. I can say with confidence that it’s another […]

The Roadhouse 702
Posted in Headline, Shows on 18 August 2018

Aretha Franklin gets the show-opener this week with a track that’s mighty close to blues. As for the rest of the hour – it’s filled with brand new music that will have you admiring the state of blues today. Aki Kumar, Alastair Greene, Cedric Burnside, Nakia, and Eugene Hideaway Bridges get the featured slots along […]

The Roadhouse 701
Posted in Headline, Shows on 11 August 2018

This hour might just define “blues crazy.” Cash Box Kings, Mike Zito, Elvin Bishop, Carey Bell, and The 44s help to lay down a groove like few we’ve had in the 700 hours before. I could paint it a whole bunch of different ways, but it comes down to this – this hour is fun. […]

The Roadhouse 700
Posted in Headline, Shows on 4 August 2018

This week we note 700 shows, 700 hours and roughly 9100 tracks. It does seem just a little ways from 2005. But we do roll on with an hour of great new blues, including Sister Mercy, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Bruce Katz Band, and one for my fellow blues presenter Dave Raven. It’s the 700th […]