The finest blues you've never heard.
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A new week rolls around with a new playlist of great blues. Reverend Raven & The Chainsmokin' Altar Boys, Boo Boo Davis, Shemekia Copeland, Chris James & Patrick Rynn, and Wee Willie Walker make up a show that barely takes a breath from start to finish. It's a playlist that's curated with care and pushed out as another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 548th Roadhouse.
This edition of The Roadhouse has a few surprises: a new occasional segment and pre-release music from a highly-anticipated new release. John Primer, The Word, Sonny Landreth, Guy Davis, and Curtis Salgado fill our lineup card for the hour, an hour that's going to go very, very quickly. Hold on tight for another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 547th Roadhouse.
Blues from all over - that's the theme of this edition of The Roadhouse; all over musically and geographically. Bey Paule Band, Freddie King, Gary Clark, Jr., Gregg Allman, and The Ragpicker String Band assure that we're going to thoroughly cover the spectrum of blues, as well as the map. It's another hour of the finest blues you've never heard, the 546th Roadhouse.
This week's edition of The Roadhouse definitely fulfills something I say often: that there's a real mix of blues in the hour. Sherwood Fleming, John Ginty with Alexis Suter, Pops Staples, Rhiannon Giddens, and The Eric Noden Band fill the show. And, though you might never think these pieces would all fit together, we're looking down at an assembled puzzle that paints as pretty a picture of the blues as you'll ever see. It's a surprisingly coherent hour of blues and and a familiar hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 545th Roadhouse.
Wire and wood fills this edition of The Roadhouse with guitar masters from many spots on the blues spectrum. Albert Cummings, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Canned Heat, Otis Rush, Sonny Landreth - they all bring a guitar to the table in The Roadhouse. With all these guitar greats, it's a clear-cut case of the finest blues you've never heard - the 544th Roadhouse.
Old-timers know the secret, but newbies might be surprised when entering this edition of The Roadhouse - that the blues is about good as much as it is about bad. Reverend Raven & The Chainsmokin' Altar Boys, Carolyn Wonderland, Buddy Guy, John Ginty, Wee Willie Walker prove the point in this edition by keeping you moving and happy. That's what happens when you find yourself inside another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 543rd Roadhouse.
This edition of The Roadhouse takes the sweltering temps in the US down several notches with cool, cool blues. Charles Wilson, Mitch Mann, Sonny Landreth, Guy Tortora, and Jimmy Reed lead the hour. Even with temps outside The Roadhouse Studios in the 90s, you'll definitely find some relief in our little dive at the outskirts of town. Whether it's temperature, or attitude, or both, the 542nd Roadhouse is clearly another cool hour of the finest blues you've never heard.
I'm cooking up an hour of The Roadhouse that includes lots of new music and a rough set, as well. I've got Samantha Fish, Buddy Guy, Daddy Mack Blues Band, Barbecue Bob, and Bonnie Lee in this edition. With all those great ingredients, it's the perfect recipe for another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 541st Roadhouse.