The finest blues you've never heard.
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This week in The Roadhouse, we fill the hour with a tribute to B.B. King. Few blues artists could pull of the broad range of blues styles he popularized over a 60-plus year career, and that range is on full display in the hour. Of course, it's impossible to honor "The King of the Blues" without including some of his most well-known tracks. Include those in a mix with other lesser-known songs and you'll find a full measure of the greatness of the late B.B. King in the 534th Roadhouse.
A Roadhouse Rewind from 2010 fills the hour this week. I'll be back next week with a new show, including a tribute to the late B.B. King. The 273rd Roadhouse features new music from Chicago and an underlying theme that's not revealed until late in the show. Matt Schofield, Willie Buck, Susan Tedeschi, Billy Boy Arnold, Eric Bibb and seven or eight other great artists are just enough to fill another hour of the finest blues you've never heard.
We turn this week to the 2015 Blues Music Award winners and provide a nice annual review of the year in great blues releases. Keb' Mo', Selwyn Birchwood, Marcia Ball, Ruthie Foster, and Johnny Winter give you a good cross-slice of tracks you've heard. The 532nd edition is an hour of BMA winners, and an hour you'll be glad to spend in The Roadhouse.
This edition of The Roadhouse requires no electricity - for the musicians, anyway. A full hour of acoustic blues is lead by Dom Flemons, Catfish Keith, South Memphis String Band, Kelly Joe Phelps, and The Little Brothers. Straight blues, country blues, rags, pre-war, post-war, some stuff that falls somewhere in-between - it's all acoustic in this edition. And, it's definitaly another hour of the finest blues you've never heard: the 531st Roadhouse.
This edition of The Roadhouse takes a tour of diverse neighborhoods throughout the blues. The Cash Box Kings, Chris Duarte Group, Blind Boy Fuller, Carolyn Wonderland, and Harrison Kennedy help deliver an hour that might be vertigo-inducing for its mixture of styles. But, it's a good vertigo that makes for the 530th hour of the finest blues you've never heard.
This week's Roadhouse is another hour of great music with a nice mix of old blues and new. James Day & The Fish Fry, Danielle Nicole, Jimmy Reed, Robben Ford, and Beth Hart represent where we've come from and where we're going. And, I'm sure you'll hear the old in the new. It's another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 529th Roadhouse.
Spring in The Roadhouse Studios bring a more airy feel than you might otherwise get from blues. James Harman, Slam Allen, Jack Owen & Eugene Powell, Doug MacLeod, and Steve Earle & The Dukes keep this edition moving. And, in keeping with that airier feeling, I'll take a decided turn toward the acoustic in the second half of the hour. Very few things will make you feel better than spring, or another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 528th Roadhouse.
As uncertain as most things are in the world, one thing holds true from week to week - another hour of The Roadhouse. The Blues Disciples, Altered Five Blues Band, Breezy Rodio, Peter Novelli, and Robben Ford help give this edition of The Roadhouse a feel all its own. As you'd expect, that feel fills this weekly hour with the finest blues you've never heard - the 527th Roadhouse.