The Roadhouse

The Roadhouse

Australia

The finest blues you've never heard.

Episodes

Roadhouse 650  

I've got a bunch of music in the hour ahead - 14, 15 tracks of party blues, including Willa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jim Allchin, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, and The Johnny Max Band. It's another hour that just really doesn't let up until the end and, of course, it's another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 650th Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 649  

A Roadhouse perfect for chair-dancing is also the ideal accompaniment to your cardio routine. This upbeat edition features great cuts from Maurice John Vaughn, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Roxanne Potvin, Slick Ballinger, and R.L. Watson. A two-and-a-half-year labor of love rolls on with another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 129th Roadhouse Podcast.

Roadhouse 648  

This edition of The Roadhouse is laid out in big chunks. I've got a live set, a set that's primarily West Coast blues, and a set from a pretty seminal time in the blues - though it's not one that's discussed a lot. Nick Schnebelen, Chris Cain, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Sonny Boy Williamson II, and George Thorogood help to make up the hour. If you like diversity in the blues, or you're new to the blues and really not sure of their scope, this is an hour you'll like and one I think you'll remember. It's wildly varied and, of course, it's another hour of the finest blues you've never heard.

Roadhouse 647  

I've got five artist debuts in the hour ahead - a little less than half the tracks. And, I've got some that we haven't heard from in awhile. Altered Five Blues Band, Scott Ellison, Sam Frazier, Jr., Scottie Miller Band, and Joshua Jacobson fill out the hour, along with a lineup that should keep your toes tapping. It's another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 647th Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 646  

If I was to draw a road map of the hour, it would contain strong, evocative voices, a contrast between darkness and light, and a set featuring an instrument that's been a bit overlooked in modern blues. I could probably tell you more, but I 'll leave just a little mystery. There's no mystery, however, about the fact that the hour ahead is yet another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 646th Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 645  

I've got some interesting instrumentation this week, along with a very nice acoustic set and a set of classic blues artists live. Stomptown Brass, Odetta, Little Willie Farmer, Otis Rush, and Big Bill Morganfield are all ahead. In the ongoing endeavor to mix things up, I give you yet another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 645th Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 644  

It's blazing hot in The Roadhouse Studions, and a hot hour in The Roadhouse. I've got music from Martin Lang with Oscar Wilson, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Rhiannon Giddens, Hot Roux, and Vintage#18. The 644th Roadhouse is all about great artists, great music and, of course, another great hour of the finest blues you've never heard.

Roadhouse 643  

It's a big variety in this hour of The Roadhouse, as you've come to expect. I've got young artists and old. I've got artists who are new to the show and old favorites who haven't been here for awhile. I've got a good mix of male and female, a set of Roots of the Roadhouse blues, a full range of blues instrumentation. In other words, it's all mixed up in another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 643rd Roadhouse.

Roahdouse 642  

This hour suits the common ideal of a roadhouse to a tee. asey James, Nick Schnebelen, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Jason Ricci, and Janiva Magness will take the stage under the blue and red lights. There will be lots of sweat and cold beer and questionable activities going on in the dark. And, straight from the bandstand, a live set will have you knocking around the sawdust. It's another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 642nd Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 641  

It's a jumbo edition of The Roadhouse, with more music than any other edition. And, it's a total chair dance. Nick Moss, Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore, Otis Spann, Studebaker John, and the Andy T Band provide a huge show without so much as a break to catch your breath right up to last call. Brace yourself for another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 641st Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 640  

This hour of The Roadhouse features a number of Roadhouse debuts - artists who have never graced the tight little bandstand in the corner. And, it's an hour with some youngsters - artists who may have the future of the blues squarely on their shoulders. Linsey Alexander, Gina Sicilia, Jonny Lang, ZZ Ward, and Nick Moran are ahead. If there ever really was a doubt about the tagline of the show, let this be a perfect example of another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 640th Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 639  

The theme of the hour is a retrospective on the musical life of Gregg Allman, along with The Allman Brothers Band. Since it's impossible to put together a comprehensive view of their music in just an hour, I've pulled together some of my favorites. I've got a couple of tracks you've heard and some you may not. While it's sad to mark his passing, by the end of the hour, we can celebrate the musical contribution of Gregg Allman. It makes for another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 639th Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 638  

Family graduations two days and five hundred miles apart mean you get a Roadhouse Rewind for show 638. From ten years ago, I hope Roadhouse 118 will keep you entertained until I return next week with another new show.

We return to the freewheelin' feel of The Roadhouse this week, with the Blues Music Awards shows behind us. Dave Hole, Hamilton Loomis, Anson Funderburgh, Roosevelt Sykes, and Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women are just some of the artists you'll love in this edition. It may be a tough genre to pin down, but you're sure to find each and every artist in the 118th Roadhouse Podcast deeply rooted in the blues - the finest blues you've never heard.

Roadhouse 637  

There are two important points to remember for this edition of The Roadhouse: the blues are in good hands and they cover a lot of ground. I feature Big Bill Morganfield, Jimmy & The Sleepers, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Patrick Recob, and John McNamara in a harmonica-heavy hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 637th Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 636  

This hour of The Roadhouse is our annual look back at the Blues Music Awards. The hour is dedicated to the winners in the major categories. Diunna Greenleaf, Doug MacLeod, Kenny Neal, Mavis Staples, and Tedeschi Trucks Band are among the artsts in the spotlight. Even though I know I've had a couple of the tracks in the show, that doesn't prevent it from being another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - our review of the 38th Blues Music Awards in the 636th Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 635  

I've got an 80-proof version of the hour this week, with 40% of the artists new to The Roadhouse. Harlis Sweetwater, Brad Stivers, John McNamara, Hector Anchondo Band, and Selwyn Birchwood fill the hour. This edition has a lot of new stuff wrapped around an old concept - the concept of another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 635th Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 634  

It's hard to imagine how so much great music can be packed into an hour. After whittling down the playlist by half, I think I arrived at the quintessential Roadhouse. Kilborn Alley Blues Band, Doug South & The Roundabouts, Gina Sicilia, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, and the Johnny Max Band are all out there just waiting to blow you away. Of course, they'll do that with another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 634th Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 633  

In this hour, I've got swing blues, traditional contemporary blues, some acoustic blues, a little blues rock, and a couple of great Roadhouse debuts. Lil' Shakey & The Tremors, Todd Albright, Samantha Fish, Mike Zito, and Vintage #18 are all ahead. Whether you've heard these artists or not, they're all focused on one thing - making sure it's another hour of the finest blues you've never heard: the 633rd Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 632  

This week we mark the passing of Lonnie Brooks with a family set. I've also got blues from all over the place. I've got Godboogie, Bonnie Bishop, Bo Ramsey, Mr. Sipp, and Stevie Silver in the hour ahead. Toronto, Texas, Iowa, Mississippi, and Boston. Just like the blues, the artists in the hour are from all over. And, they're certainly all over another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 632nd Roadhouse.

Roadhouse 631  

Anyone who's ever listened to the blues will tell you that it's not about one thing. This hour helps to prove that with upbeat blues, a set of next generation blues, and a set of protest blues. Gary Clark, Jr., Monster Mike Welch, Corey Dennison Band, Eric Bibb, and Billy Flynn move us through the hour with the big picture of blues and, certainly, another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 631st Roadhouse.

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