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The finest blues you've never heard.
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Roadhouse 570

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:58
You're probably gonna want to man up for this edition of The Roadhouse. It's full of tough subjects: the news, drinking, guns, the economy, danger. But the artists walk the line that blues walks so well - tough, yet still providing the motivation to spend an hour chair-dancing. Harmonica Shah, Zora Young, Luther Allison, Koko Taylor, and Sugaray Rayford. Let's just call this an hour of flinty blues and another hour of the finest blues you've never heard.

Roadhouse 569

Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:13
I've got several pretty strong harp tracks in this edition of The Roadhouse, but, of course, that's not all. I've also got a live set and a blues rock set in the hour and several outstanding blues women, as well. Francine Reed, Pinetop Perkins and Jimmy Reed, Smokin' Joe Kubek and BNois King, Balkun Brothers, and Ina Forsman mean I'm pretty sure you'll find it to be an hour of surprises and, certainly, another hour of the finest blues you've never heard, the 569th Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 568

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 02:30
It's a full hour in this edition of The Roadhouse with about as many tracks as you can pack in and still leave a little time for talk. Included in that big stack of blues: Jonn Del Toro Richardson, Sam Butler, Candye Kane, Billy Boy Arnold, and Trudy Lynn. Any good real-world Roadhouse packs 'em in on Saturday night and I think we've got it covered both ways. We're packed full of patrons and packed full of artists in another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 568th Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 567

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 01:13
If you've never really thought about the diversity of styles we call the blues, you're about to get a big, big surprise. This hour of The Roadhouse ventures off into contemporary, acoustic, retro, soul blues, and blues with a Hawaiian twist. Bob Margolin, Jeffrey Foucault, Doug MacLeod, Mike Sanchez, and Taj Mahal assure that if you get nothing more out of this edition of The Roadhouse, you'll get the true sense that the blues is not just one thing. But this hour? It is one thing. It's an hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 567th Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 566

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 15:44
With the first show of the new year, I take a look back at the old, with an hour of some of my favorite releases from 2015. Buddy Guy, Cash Box Kings, Knickerbocker All-Stars, Sonny Landreth, and Slam Allen are just some of the names that represent the finest and freshest blues from 2015. And they lay the foundation for another hour of the finest blues of the year just passed - the 566th Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 565

Sat, 12/26/2015 - 16:39

Technical difficulties this week mean that the last show of 2015 is a Roadhouse Rewind. Replacement gear is on the way, and I should be back next week to kick off 2016 with a new edition of The Roadhouse.

This edition of The Roadhouse ends the year with a real party atmosphere. Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Mighty Sam McClain, and the South Austin Moonlighters light up our little juke joint. Throw in a couple of listener requests and the last 60 minutes of 2012 is absolutely an hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

Roadhouse 564

Sat, 12/19/2015 - 22:36
It's the next-to-last holiday edition of The Roadhouse, with 2015 nearly in the rear-view mirror. I've got the usual mix of holiday and straight-up blues for the hour, including Marcia Ball, Colby James, Chris Yakopcic, Albert Cummings, and Charles Brown. As 2015 rolls away, another hour rolls in with the finest blues you've never heard - the 564th Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 563

Sun, 12/13/2015 - 01:18
As the year winds down, this edition of The Roadhouse is chock full of releases from 2015. Slam Allen, Rhiannon Giddens, Long John Baldry, Brother Dege, and Mike Henderson fill the hour. Along with 9 or 10 other tracks, they absolutely help make it another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 563rd Roadhouse.