The finest blues you've never heard.
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As always, a big hour ahead in this edition of The Roadhouse. It'll probably get your heart rate going a bit as it's pretty much all upbeat, uptempo, outstanding blues. Sammy Eubanks, The Kentucky Headhunters, Mark May & The Soul Satyr Horns, Alabama 3, and Big Pete get the headliner slots, but the other tracks and other acts are no less killer. Let's just call it cardio blues in this, another hour of the finest blues you've never hear - the 591st Roadhouse.
This hour of The Roadhouse has a long set of live music and another trip in the Wayback Machine of blues history. Rivherside, Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat, The Nick Schnebelen Band, The Rev. Gary Davis, and Michael "Iron Man" Burks. It is an hour of thoroughly enjoyable blues and definitely another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 590th Roadhouse.
We're spanning the globe in this edition of The Roadhouse, with blues from Texas, Louisiana, England, Romania, Serbia, and more. Greg Izor & The Box Kickers, Markey Blue, Mick Taylor, AG Weinberger, and Ana Popovic take center stage. But, it doesn't really matter where the music's from. You know, regardless of origin, it'll be another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 589th Roadhouse.
In this hour of The Roadhouse, I've got some blues that have crossed over from country, a band that was in some of the very early editions of The Roadhouse, and an artist who first came to fame on the classic Stax label. Along the way, I've got Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues, Big Pete, Shawn Murphy, Albert Castiglia, and Eric Lindell, as well. I'm just tryin' to live up to the promise - the promise of another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 588th Roadhouse.
Contemporary blues, classic blues, the next generation - this hour's got it all. But, that's what we do in The Roadhouse, right? Mix it all up and keep you anticipating the next track. Eddie Clearwater, Leadbelly, Rhiannon Giddens, Lake Street Dive, and Honey Island Swamp Band - that's a variety of blues. It's a variety that will keep you guessing and, of course, it's also a variety of the finest blues you've never heard - the 587th Roadhouse.
This hour of The Roadhouse pays tribute to the late Candye Kane with a track in every segment. But there's also a bunch of other great blues, including Muddy Waters, Chase Walker Band, Sugar Blue, Mark Hummel, and Johnny Rawls. We say goodbye to a friend but know that the blues rolls on yet more of the finest blues you've never heard - the 586th Roadhouse.
This edition of The Roadhouse comprises sets of varied themes - a set of contemporary blues, a set of blues rock, some killer soul blues, and a set that leans more toward the acoustic. Tweed Funk, The Kaz Hawkins Band, Moreland & Arbuckle, The James Hunter Six, and Matt Andersen make up the big pieces of the puzzle, but the small pieces really pull it all together. It's an hour of varied themes in this edition of The Roadhouse, and definitely another hour of the finest blues you've never heard.
As has become the tradition in the past few years, this edition of The Roadhouse is focused on the 2016 Blues Music Awards, held this past week in Memphis. I've got the winners in 16 or 17 categories, including Cedric Burnside Project, Bettye LaVette, Walter Trout, Shemekia Copeland, and Doug MacLeod. It's a parade of winners this week and a strong, strong hour of the finest blues.