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Roadhouse 586

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 22:34
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.

Roadhouse 585

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 22:54
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.

Roadhouse 584

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 21:37
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.

Roadhouse 583

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 23:11
After a few weeks away, it's good to be back to The Roadhouse Studios. Though I struggled a bit to put this one together, I think you'll find the outcome to be worth the struggle. Albert Castiglia, Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore, Dave Muskett, Roddie Romero & The Hub City All-Stars, and Shaun Murphy are all part of the hour. With an edition almost completely full of new music, I think it's safe to say you're in for another hour of the finest blues you've never heard.

Roadhouse 582

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 20:07

This week, it's the second of two Roadhouse Rewinds while I work my way home from vacation. I'll be back next week with a new edition of The Roadhouse.

The dark little dive we call The Roadhouse is home this week to the broadest range of blues you might find anywhere. Smokey Wilson, Frank Goldwasser, Snooky Pryor, Anders Osborne, and Bluesmasters featuring Mickey Thomas mix it up with various takes on the blues. The spotlight is on the multeity of the blues in the 270th Roadhouse, and it's definitely another hour of the finest blues you've never heard.

Roadhouse 581

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 13:04

Roadhoue 581 is a Roadhouse Rewind this week, as I'm in New England for a few weeks. Enjoy Roadhouse 321 from April 16, 2011.

This edition of The Roadhouse proves the statement we've been making for six years of Saturdays - that the blues isn't just about the old guy on his porch, an acoustic guitar in his lap. Blues can be upbeat, too. The Chris O'Leary Band, Kelley Hunt, Hamilton Loomis, Janiva Magness, and The Juke Joints set the tone for a chair-dancin' hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 321st Raodhouse.

Roadhouse 580

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 15:13
I've got a feel for some West Coast blues. Of course, that West Coast sound is really almost a migratory blues sound - moving from Texas to the coast. So, there's some Texas in this edition, too. Kirk Fletcher, Johnny Nicholas, Floyd Dixon, Nappy Brown, and The Mannish Boys all make for an hour of uncontrollable chair-dancing and what's clearly a solid hour of the finest blues you've never heard.

Roadhouse 579

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 22:29
Let's call this edition of The Roadhouse tough as chrome with a little more blues rock than usual and a couple of extended tracks from some Roadhouse favorites. Guy King, Joe Bonamassa, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Gary Clark, Jr, and Peter Karp featuring Mick Taylor - all are driving the hour. Even the slower tracks have a toughness to them. But tough or tender, fast or slow, you know the 579th Roadhouse will be another hour of the finest blues you've never heard.