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The finest blues you've never heard.






Roadhouse 754

This hour of The Roadhouse is chock full blues experience - artists with deep catalogs, lots of time on the road in front of fans, and plenty of musical tricks up their sleeves. Altered Five Blues Band, Joe Louis Walker, Billy Price, Sugaray Rayford, and Duke Robillard - it's a ton of experienced blues in the hour, and it's certainly another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 754th Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 753

Over the years, I've built a list of some of my favorite Roadhouse artists. This week, like some cosmic convergence, I've got what might be the biggest collection of Roadhouse favorites of any Roadhouse show. Cash Box Kings, Coco Montoya, Delbert McClinton, Janiva Magness, and Doug MacLeod. Along with nine other artists, I'm really excited about the hour ahead. It's another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - from some of my favorite artists in The Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 752

I've got a nice variety of blues in the hour - uptempo, a little slower, blues rock, contemporary blues, and a set of really interesting acoustic blues. I've also got music from an upcoming release and yet another Roadhouse debut. The Kokomo Kings, Heather Newman, Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry, Colby James, and The Teskey Brothers fill out the hour, putting in place the framework for what I'm sure you'll agree is another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 752nd Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 751

There are a lot of surprises and a lot of upcoming releases in this hour. It's mostly uptempo blues and includes a trip to the North Mississippi Hill Country. Bloodest Saxophone, Bernard Allison, T-Model Ford & GravelRoad, Samantha Fish, and Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues just simply deliver. What is it they deliver? You know the answer. They deliver another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 751st Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 750

This hour could easily be called "The Friends Edition." About a third of the tracks in the hour are tracks that feature someone else along with the primary artists. And, I've got four Roadhouse debuts, as well. King Bee & The Stingers, Gracie Curran, Dallas Hodge, Carla Olson & Todd Wolfe, and Grady Champion are all ahead. Featured artists and Roadhouse debuts - sounds to me like another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 750th Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 749

I think I've got a compelling hour ahead this week - one that will pull you effortlessly through 60 minutes. The Cash Box Kings, Joe Louis Walker, Gary Nicholson, Mavis Staples, and The Original Chicago Blues All Stars serve as the headliners, surrounded by other equally strong artists and tracks. 749 hours of The Roadhouse, and it's yet another hour of the finest blues you've never heard.


Roadhouse 748

It's another hour in our litle dive on the outskirts of town this week. I've got two Roadhouse debuts and new blues from The Forty-Fours, The Texas Horns, Heather Newman, Bobby Rush, Grady Champion. Mix in some outstanding tracks from nine other artists and you've got fifteen tracks in an hour that's packed absolutely full of the finest blues you've never heard - the 748th Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 747

As the temperatures start to blaze around The Roadhouse Studios, I keep things tolerable with an hour of cool blues. John Clifton, Scotty Dennis, Big Jack Reynolds, Tullie Brae, and Michael Lee lead us through the hour. Some great new blues, some Roadhouse debuts - it really is what you've come to expect from The Roadhouse - another hour of the finest, and coolest blues you've never heard - the 747th Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 746

I have an hour ahead that you may find to be just a little different than the usual in The Roadhouse. Aside from a few upbeat tracks, I've also got quite a bit more mid-tempo and acoustic blues than usual. Fruteland Jackson, Jontavious Willis, Colin Linden & Luther Dickinson, Seth Walker, and William Clarke send us off in a slightly different direction than we normally take. One thing is definitely the same, though - it's another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 746th...


Roadhouse 745

It's all new music in this hour of The Roadhouse. Only two tracks are as old as 2018, three are from upcoming releases, and three more are making Roadhouse debuts. Big Joe & The Dynaflows, Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers, Bobby Rush, The Tesky Brothers, and Robert Nighthawk & The Wampus Cats make for an hour of the freshest blues you'll hear anywhere. And they definitely make for another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 745th Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 744

In the next hour of The Roadhouse, we pay tribute to the late Dr. John with several tracks spanning his career. I do have some other new music around those tracks, as well. Peter Frampton Band, Duke Robillard, Keb' Mo', Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, and Southern Avenue all contribute to the cause. We're looking to the current and future state of the blues and remembering Dr. John. That makes for great promise, as always, to be another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 744th...


Roadhouse 743

I'm back in The Roadhouse Studios after a week away, with a new view and a lot of great new blues. The Texas Horns, Fruteland Jackson, Leo "Bud" Welch, Davina & The Vagabonds, and Jennifer Truesdale help make up the hour. We start unofficial summer rested, refreshed and ready to go with a new hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 743rd Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 742

On the Memorial Day weekend in the US, you get a Roadhouse Rewind from 2014. I'll be back next week with a new edition. The foundational bricks of this edition hold up an outstanding hour of new blues. Selwyn Birchwood, Eden Brent, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Karen Lovely, and Candi Staton make sure we’re standing tall with another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard - the 482nd Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 741

We're back to the slate of new blues this week, with the return of one of the original Roadhouse artists, and a couple of Roadhouse debuts thrown in, as well. The Forty-Fours, Kelly Bell Band, Rick Vito, Albert Castiglia, and The Tesky Brothers. I've got sixteen tracks in the hour - every last one from 2019. It's definitely another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 741st Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 740

It's time for our annual review of the Blues Music Awards, held this week in Memphis. Buddy Guy, Ruthie Foster, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Danielle Nicole, and Kenny Neal are among the artists in the hour. It's a great way to review the last year in blues and it's always a hugely fun hour to do. So, sit back and enjoy an hour of award-winning blues - the 2019 Blues Music Awards edition of the Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 739

I'm keeping with the string of upbeat Roadhouse shows and I have to say - if there was ever a prototypical hour, this is the one. Mary Lane, Kenny "Beedyeyes" Smith, Shemekia Copeland, Peter Frampton Band, and Reese Wynans fill the bandstand under the little yellow spotlight. It's another hour of great new blues that will keep you moving, and it's certainly another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 739th Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 738

Sometimes you just have to go with a mood. Though I usually push out a bunch of new tracks, this week I'm pushing a feeling. With Mississippi Heat, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Lurrie Bell, and Andy Santana & The West Coast Playboys, you'll likely find yourself moving for the full hour. It's all upbeat and chair-dance ready in this edition of The Roadhouse. It's just another hour of the finest blues ... the 738th Roadhouse


Roadhouse 737

There may be no better reason to hang out in The Roadhouse each week than to escape the troubles of the world. I can definitely help you do that this week. John Mayall, Willie Buck, Joe Roy Jackson, Jimmie Vaughan, and The B.B. King Blues Band will help to shut things out for a bit. It's a mood that will take you away from the stuff that drives us all crazy. And, it's another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 737th Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 736

This hour contains six great sets. They include some things I haven't done in awhile: a long blues rock set, a set of next generation blues, and three Roadhouse debuts, as well. This is music you may not hear in other blues shows. But, isn't that what it's all about - another hour of the finest blues you've never heard? It is, and it's that and more - the 736th Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 735

While The Roadhouse has been a lot of things over the years, there's always been a variety of blues. And, that's consistent in the next hour. I've got Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Mavis Staples, Reese Wynans and Friends, Jonas Scott Cowan, and Rick Vito. Sometimes you do something special; sometimes the most special thing you can do is to be consistent week in and week out. And, for this week - there's no doubt that it's consistently another week of the finest blues you've never heard - the...