The finest blues you've never heard.
Updated: 18 min ago
The calendar's getting short in 2015 and we're cruising toward the holidays. We're also right at the tail end of the holiday new release period. I've got some of those new releases in this edition, including some artists who've not been in The Roadhouse before. Si Cranstoun, Eddie Charles, Lara Price, Mike Zito, and RJ Spangler's Blue Four help provide a lot of new music, a lot of new artsts, and another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 560th Roadhouse.
It's a great day to get the '57 Cadillac convertible of the blues out of the garage and rolling down the road. Chris O'Leary, Buddy Guy, Laura Rain & The Caesars, Georgie Bonds, and Altered Five Blues Band keep us moving, feathering the gas pedal just enough to keep that momentum going. Like the 558 editions before it, this edition of The Roadhouse really promises to make for another hour of the finest blues you've never heard.
The tinkle of glasses on the bar, the low hum of quiet conversation, and a lot of laughter provide the clue that you've come to the right place for great blues. And on our dark little bandstand: The Knickerbocker All-Stars, Norton Buffalo & Roy Rogers, Thørbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado, Helge Tallqvist, and Bobby Rush. While they may be the headliners in this edition, there's so much great music it's hard to tell who's up front and who's supporting. So, we'll just call it another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 558th Roadhouse.
It may be cold and wet outside The Roadhouse Studios, but hot blues keeps it warm inside. Keep a hot toddy, irish coffee or some other warm beverage at your side for the hour as Robert Cray, Mighty Mike Schermer, Ironing Board Sam, Zora Young & Little Mike & The Tornadoes, and Romi Mayes generate the heat that will keep us warm and dry inside our little dive. Warm and dry is definitely what you want when you're heading into another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 557th Roadhouse.
There are no slow holes in the playlist for this week's edition of The Roadhouse. It's full-speed straight-ahead almost from start to finish, including Doghouse Sam & His Magnatones, Monkeyjunk, Joe Louis Walker, Chris O'Leary, and Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene. With new music and an hour of upbeat blues, you'll need your seat belts for sure. So, buckle in and get it going for another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 556th Roadhouse.
This edition of The Roadhouse takes some twists and turns that, if you're not a regular listener, might give you a little musical vertigo. Chicago Blues All Stars, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Taj Mahal, Mitch Woods, and Karen Lovely fill the hour, but it's not a straight shot from here to there. It's a twisty winding trip through another hour of the finest blues you've never heard: the 555th Roadhouse.
Fall is in the air in The Roadhouse studios. We're starting to see the pre-holiday season releases rolling out, and I've got a bunch of them in this edition. Reverend Raven & The Chainsmokin' Altar Boys, Bob Malone, Joe Louis Walker, Luxuriant Sedans, and Ebony Jo-Ann fill the hour. And, as usual, you'll probably find it to be an hour of irresistable chair-dancing. For all the new music and the great beats, you know it's gonna be another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 554th Roadhouse.
In this edition of The Roadhouse, I've got your typical selection of new blues from a big range of artists. And, I've got a set that takes us into the deep south of the United States. The hour includes Eddie Cotton, Reverend Shawn Amos, Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin, Omar & The Howlers, and Robert Belfour. New blues and old blues traditions in this edition. It makes for a great combination and certainly makes for another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 553rd Roadhouse.