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The Roadhouse 798
[20 Jun 2020 | Comments Off on The Roadhouse 798 | 790 views]

In the next edition of The Roadhouse, we get our Windy City on with an hour of Chicago blues. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Koko Taylor, Eddie Boyd and His Boogie Band, Luther Allison, and Freddie King headline the hour, but any one of the 14 artists could stand up and grab your attention. It’s not blues you’ve never heard, but it is another hour of the finest blues – the 798th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 797
[13 Jun 2020 | Comments Off on The Roadhouse 797 | 824 views]

The next hour of The Roadhouse leaves you with a feeling of pragmatic optimisim; like things will be okay, even if the reality right now is a little tough. Ryan Perry, Ana Popovic, Eddie 9V, Roland Johnson, and Frank Bey – a little hope, a little truth and, as only the blues can do – a lot of reality. I’m feeling really good about the way this could turn out, and about the next hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 797th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 796
[6 Jun 2020 | Comments Off on The Roadhouse 796 | 878 views]

In this hour of The Roadhouse I’ve got four tracks that feature guest artists and three Roadhouse debuts. I’ve also got Jose Ramirez, Larkin Poe, David Grissom, The Reverend Shawn Amos, and Janiva Magness. It’s a bit of a grind for all of us these days, but let me try to smooth that path for you with another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 796th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 795
[30 May 2020 | Comments Off on The Roadhouse 795 | 952 views]

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, the bandstand’s ready to go, there’s fresh sawdust on the floor and, if you look around, I think you’re in some pretty good company. There’s also some great blues on the bill, including Andrew Alli, Rob Tognoni, Seasick Steve, Peter Karp, and John “Papa” Gros. It’s a solidly upbeat hour, including three Roadhouse debuts. And it all makes for another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 795th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 794
[23 May 2020 | Comments Off on The Roadhouse 794 | 573 views]

It’s a safe and sane hour of The Roadhouse with tracks from all over the blues universe including Ben Rice & RB Stone, Ana Popovic, Linsey Alexander, Rory Block, and Jose Ramirez. A little electric, a little acoustic, a live set – regardless of the blues subgenre, the collected pieces really do make up another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 794th Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 793
[16 May 2020 | Comments Off on The Roadhouse 793 | 1,179 views]

After a week away, I’m back in The Roadhouse Studios with a groove you’ve come to expect. Mojo Buford, Jim Gustin & Truth Jones, David Grissom, Bettye LaVette, and The Mannish Boys propel the hour. It’s a broad and satisfying range of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 793rd Roadhouse.

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The Roadhouse 792
[9 May 2020 | Comments Off on The Roadhouse 792 | 568 views]

A Roadhouse Rewind occupies this hour. I’ll be back next week with a new edition of the show.

By the time it’s all said and done, this edition of The Roadhouse provides a record-tying number of tracks. Chris O’Leary Band, Bey Paule Band, Omar & The Howlers, Big Mama Thornton, and Fantastic Negrito lead the way, but that’s really only just the start. The rest of the hour fulfills the weekly mission – delivering another jam-packed hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 550th Roadhouse.

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