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The Roadhouse 651
[26 Aug 2017 | No Comment | 365 views]

I don’t have any doubt that there’s a strong hour straight ahead in The Roadhouse. Omar & The Howlers, Milligan Vaughan Project, Johnny Mastro & Mama’s Boys, Bettye LaVette, and Sherman Holmes – every last one of them the consummate blues musician, all in their own style. There’s strength in the blues in the hour ahead and it’s certainly another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 651st Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 650
[19 Aug 2017 | No Comment | 313 views]

I’ve got a bunch of music in the hour ahead – 14, 15 tracks of party blues, including Willa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jim Allchin, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, and The Johnny Max Band. It’s another hour that just really doesn’t let up until the end and, of course, it’s another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 650th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 649
[12 Aug 2017 | No Comment | 336 views]

This week’s edition of The Roadhouse is a Roadhouse Rewind from 10 years ago this week. I’ll return next week with a new show.

A Roadhouse perfect for chair-dancing is also the ideal accompaniment to your cardio routine. This upbeat edition features great cuts from Maurice John Vaughn, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Roxanne Potvin, Slick Ballinger, and R.L. Watson. A two-and-a-half-year labor of love rolls on with another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 129th Roadhouse Podcast.

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The Roadhouse 648
[5 Aug 2017 | No Comment | 629 views]

This edition of The Roadhouse is laid out in big chunks. I’ve got a live set, a set that’s primarily West Coast blues, and a set from a pretty seminal time in the blues – though it’s not one that’s discussed a lot. Nick Schnebelen, Chris Cain, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Sonny Boy Williamson II, and George Thorogood help to make up the hour. If you like diversity in the blues, or you’re new to the blues and really not sure of their scope, this is an hour you’ll like and one I think you’ll remember. It’s wildly varied and, of course, it’s another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

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The Roadhouse 647
[31 Jul 2017 | No Comment | 390 views]

I’ve got five artist debuts in the hour ahead – a little less than half the tracks. And, I’ve got some that we haven’t heard from in awhile. Altered Five Blues Band, Scott Ellison, Sam Frazier, Jr., Scottie Miller Band, and Joshua Jacobson fill out the hour, along with a lineup that should keep your toes tapping. It’s another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 647th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 646
[22 Jul 2017 | No Comment | 1,064 views]

If I was to draw a road map of the hour, it would contain strong, evocative voices, a contrast between darkness and light, and a set featuring an instrument that’s been a bit overlooked in modern blues. I could probably tell you more, but I ‘ll leave just a little mystery. There’s no mystery, however, about the fact that the hour ahead is yet another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 646th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 645
[15 Jul 2017 | No Comment | 717 views]

I’ve got some interesting instrumentation this week, along with a very nice acoustic set and a set of classic blues artists live. Stomptown Brass, Odetta, Little Willie Farmer, Otis Rush, and Big Bill Morganfield are all ahead. In the ongoing endeavor to mix things up, I give you yet another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 645th Roadhouse.

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