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The finest blues you've never heard.

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Roadhouse 689

5/19/2018
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May in Memphis means the Blues Music Awards and we're going to spend an hour amongst the 2018 winners. Jason Ricci, Victor Wainwright, Doug MacLeod, Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo', and Ruthie Foster get the nod to provide the foundation in this edition. It's an award-winning hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 2018 Blues Music Awards in the 689th Roadhouse.

Duration:01:01:05

Roadhouse 688

5/12/2018
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It's a pretty solid hour of blues, with one little break for blues rock. Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, Magic Slim, Si Cranstoun, Vanja Sky, and Kid Ramos provide a full variety of music. It's an interesting hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 688th Roadhouse.

Duration:01:00:23

Roadhouse 687

5/5/2018
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Just as spring brings a fresh new feeling to things, this hour of The Roadhouse is chock full of fresh new releases. Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dynasty, Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco, Marcia Ball, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, and Dana Fuchs - all releases from just within the past few weeks. It's a fresh hour of new music and, of course, a fresh hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 687th Roadhouse.

Duration:00:59:11

Roadhouse 686

4/29/2018
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The hour ahead might have the most female blues artists of any edition of The Roadhouse. There's no particular reason - it's just the way the playlist fell as I pulled it together. Peter Parcek, Ray Manzared & Roy Rogers, Michelle Malone, Suzie Vinnick, and JJ Grey & Mofro fill out the hour. It's a lot of female voices and a lot of the finest blues you've never heard - the 686th Roadhouse.

Duration:01:01:02

Roadhouse 685

4/21/2018
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There's a bunch of new music in this hour, along with a live set and a set of blues rock. Rockwell Avenue Blues Band, Kris Barras Band, Love Light Orchestra, Original Chicago Blues All-Stars, and Carlos Del Junco all deliver tracks from just the past few months. It's the usual mix of blues styles, voices and instruments. And, as always, it's the kind of mix that makes for another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 685th Roadhouse.

Duration:01:00:44

Roadhouse 684

4/14/2018
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With an abundance of female voices, a set of swing blues and some great piano to close the hour, this edition of The Roadhouse pulls on several themes. Adrianna Marie & Her Roomful of All-Stars, Bettye LaVette, Kid Ramos, Mud Morganfield, and Victor Wainwright & The Train make for a fun and varied hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 684th Roadhouse.

Duration:01:00:30

Roadhouse 683

4/7/2018
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A Roadhouse Rewind fills the bill this week. I'll be back next week with a new edition. The 523rd Roadhouse is an hour of varied instruments, styles and voices. Chris Daniels & The Kings, Danny Bryant, Mahalia Barnes & The Soul Mates, Ian Siegal, and Tinsley Ellis bring the sum total of all the tracks in the hour to the usual spot - another hour of the finest blues you've never heard.

Duration:00:58:39

Roadhouse 682

3/31/2018
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As the seasons roll into the 14th spring of The Roadhouse, I've got an hour with a fresh feel. That includes quite a few young artists along with the usual compliment of well-established blues stars. Vanja Sky, Derrick Dove & The Peacekeepers, Brian Spencer Blues Project, Peter Karp, and Ian Siegal all lie ahead in the hour. It's a spring edition that brings a fresh new hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard - the 682nd Roadhouse.

Duration:01:01:34

Roadhouse 681

3/24/2018
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With four inches of new snow around The Little Blue House on the Wetlands, it's a good day to stay inside and stay warm with some great blues. I've got Johnny Tucker, Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood, Miss Freddye, Victor Wainwright & The Train, and Jim Riley’s Blues Foundation in the hour. That’s just part of the hour – the kindling, if you will, to stoke a hot blues fire into another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 681st Roadhouse.

Duration:01:01:04

Roadhouse 680

3/17/2018
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This hour of The Roadhouse stays pretty much straight down the middle with contemporary blues, with the exception of one set. I’ve got John Mayall, Harrison Kennedy, Chris Smither, a little advance taste of Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, and new music from Ian Siegal. With a couple of tracks of world blues in the middle, I’ve definitely got another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 680th hour of The Roadhouse.

Duration:01:01:14

Roadhouse 678

3/11/2018
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It’s back to the norm this week after a special anniversary review of show openers. Of course, the norm is to mix up blues styles and push out a lot of new blues releases. Sue Foley, Danielle Nicole, Mud Morganfield, John Mayall, and Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps definitely support that approach. Of the 15 tracks in the hour, 12 are from 2018. So, it looks from here like another fun hour of new variety – a variety of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 678th Roadhouse.

Duration:01:00:53

Roadhouse 679

3/10/2018
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I’ve got some Roadhouse debuts this week in Velma Powell & Bluedays and Burton Brothers Blues Band. I’ve also got Paul Thorn, Jimmie Vaughan and Reverend Raven. And, I’ve thrown in a set that centers around a single artist. That’s all in the hour ahead – the next hour of The Roadhouse and the next hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard - the 679th Roadhouse.

Duration:01:01:47

Roadhouse 677

2/24/2018
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This edition of The Roadhouse celebrates 13 years with our tradition - a review of the opening tracks from the previous year. Altered Five Blues Band, Cash Box Kings, Johnny Mastro & Mama's Boys, Wee Willie Walker, and Tommy Castro step out front and center. It's not so much the finest blues you've never heard - because if you've been listening, you've heard it. But, it's definitely an hour of foot-stompin', chair-dancing blues - the 677th and 13th anniversary Roadhouse.

Duration:01:01:26

Roadhouse 676

2/17/2018
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We're getting winter-weary at The Little Blue House on the Wetlands. But, however cold it is outside, the Macbook is hot with blues this week. Billy Boy Arnold, Eric Bibb, Jimmie Vaughan, Sue Foley, and Lucky Peterson warm the hour. We'll just forget about the snow and focus on the accumulation of the finest blues you've never heard - the 676th Roadhouse.

Duration:01:02:24

Roadhouse 675

2/10/2018
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Whether you call it all blues or not, the hour has a clear mix and a definite feel. John Campbelljohn, James Hunter Six, Duke Robillard, Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager, and Reverend Shawn Amos provide the variety. Call it what you want. I'll call it another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 675th Roadhouse.

Duration:00:59:48

Roadhouse 674

2/3/2018
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It seemed so much rockier when I started putting it together - then it all smoothed out across the hour. Delta Wires, Janiva Magness, Laurie Morvan, Little G. Weevil, and Peter Karp take the lead. It's an hour that shows yet another face of the blues and certainly stands as another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 674th Roadhouse.

Duration:01:00:08

Roadhouse 673

1/27/2018
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It's not all that unusual in The Roadhouse to mix it up a bit. I'm staying with that approach in this hour. The Might Duck Blues Band, Peter Parcek, Sue Foley, Arnaud Fracin & His Roots Combo, and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings represent the variety you've come to love in The Roadhouse and make for another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 673rd Roadhouse.

Duration:01:00:46

Roadhouse 672

1/20/2018
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With a new year comes new music and artists. I've got a ton of both in this hour, including Carvin Jones Band, Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager, Nasta Super & Chris Cain, Tinsley Ellis, and Miss Freddye. I think this hour has the most Roadhouse debuts of any in the life of the show. It's a fresh start in a fresh year and a fresh hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 672nd Roadhouse.

Duration:01:00:28

Roadhouse 671

1/13/2018
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Let's call this edition of The Roadhouse a freestyle edition. At the last minute, I threw out the playlist, deciding instead to let one song lead me into the next. I've got Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter, John Primer & Bob Corritore, Sugar Ray & The Bluetones, Lavay Smith & Her Red-Hot Skillet Lickers, and Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues All-Stars in the hour. It's an hour of unplanned blues and certainly another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 671st Roadhouse.

Duration:01:05:23

Roadhouse 670

1/6/2018
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This edition of The Roadhouse pulls fifteen tracks from the blues releases of 2017. Altered Five Blues Band, Samantha Fish, Jason Ricci, Milligan Vaughan Project, and Eric Bibb lead the way, but also I've placed some surprises along the path. Don't think of this as a "best of" edition. Instead, think of it as an hour-long summary of the year in blues and another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 670th Roadhouse.

Duration:01:00:57

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