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The finest blues you've never heard.

The finest blues you've never heard.
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The finest blues you've never heard.






Roadhouse 676

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.


Roadhouse 675

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.


Roadhouse 674

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.


Roadhouse 673

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.


Roadhouse 672

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.


Roadhouse 671

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.


Roadhouse 670

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.


Roadhouse 669

I'm on the road this week, so you get a Roadhouse Rewind from 2009. I'll be back next week with a new edition. The 252nd Roadhouse closes out the Christmas season with a good mixture of holiday and non-holiday blues. Koko Taylor, Indigenous, Luther Allison, Gina Sicilia, and Sonny Boy Williamson take front and center in this edition. They're backed by a full bandstand of other artists that will leave you with no doubt that this is another hour of the finest blues you've never heard.


Roadhouse 668

It's Christmas weekend in The Roadhouse - a time to gather the family and celebrate. Accordingly, this hour is a celebration of the blues and our little blues family. With Christmas tracks and brand new music, there's plenty to celebrate. Shannon Preston, Vin Mott, Tinsley Ellis, Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager, and Sandra Hall provide the festive atmosphere for another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 668th Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 667

I try to fill every hour to the brim with great blues tracks, but this time, I've outdone myself. With eighteen tracks, this is the biggest Roadhouse ever. The Love Light Orchestra, Arthur Adams, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Joe Bonamassa, and Shaun Murphy are just a few of the great featured artists. It's a huge hour of blues and clearly another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 667th Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 666

Under normal circumstances, you always get an hour of great new blues in The Roadhouse. But, it's the holiday season. That means you also get some great holiday blues. Lucky Peterson, Michael Burks, Heather Newman, Mavis Staples, and Johnny Rawls help mix in the new with the holidays. It's another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 666th Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 665

We kick off the 13th holiday season in The Roadhouse with a mix of Christmas blues and new music. The Original Blues Brothers Band, Shaun Murphy, Kim Wilson, Downchild Blues Band, and Wee Willie Walker and the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra fill the hour. In a word, the hour is festive. Holiday blues and new tracks clearly make for another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 665th Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 664

The Thanksgiving weekend brings a Roadhouse Rewind. I’ll be back with a new hour next week. The variety of blues in this edition of The Roadhouse is like looking into a big valley of blues in all its hues and shades. Matt Woods & The Thunderbolts, Gary Clark, Jr, Guy Tortora, Heritage Blues Orchestra, and Samuel James help create the hour. It’s a big mix, and definitely a mix that makes for another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard – the 404th Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 663

It's late in the year but the lineup of great new blues just doesn't stop. Madtown Mannish Boys, Doug MacLeod & Denny McCroy, Likho Duo, The Blues Reincarnation Project, and Benny Turner are all ahead in the hour. You know, I do love all kinds of music, but five days out from Thanksgiving in the US, I'm feeling especially thankful to be able deliver the genre we all love, in the form of another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 653rd Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 662

Never let it be said that you don't get the newest and freshest blues in The Roadhouse. Of the fifteen tracks in this edition, twelve are from 2017. Chris Daniels and the Kings with Freddi Gowdy, Corey Dennison Band, Chris Thomas King, Jimmie Vaughan Trio, and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings bring brand new blues to the hour - proving once and for all that we really are all about another hour of the finest blues you've never heard.


Roadhouse 661

This hour of The Roadhouse backs off just a little from the normal up-tempo mode of the show while projecting a different kind of energy. Elvin Bishop, Samantha Fish, John Blues Boyd, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, and Tweed Funk fill the hour. In the big picture, it's a bit of a down-shift from the normal, but no less an hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 661st Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 660

After a few days with a bad cold, I think I found the best distraction - an hour of great blues. It's also an hour with a full compliment of female voices. Lucky Peterson, Lucinda Williams, Shaun Murphy, Duke Robillard, and Laura Rain and the Caesars are all ahead. An hour of new music, an hour of female artists, and, of course, another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 660th Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 659

I've got a young show in this edition, featuring quite a few artists who are under 40. That helps to provide a very contemporary feel. Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers, B.B. & The Blues Shacks, Hamilton Loomis, King King, and Larkin Poe propel us through the hour. It's an hour of new young blues and definitely another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 659th Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 658

There's another hour ahead with huge variety, include sets of gospel blues and Texas blues. Arthur Adams, Bessie Jones, Freddie King, Fathead, and Danielle Nicole may not seem to have too much in common, but they do. They're all packed into another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 658th Roadhouse.


Roadhouse 657

The seasons roll on in the 13th year of The Roadhouse and so do the great blues releases. I have three debuts in this hour - including one that might be a surprise and one that I was turned on to by another great blues show. Lucky Peterson, Sherman Holmes Project, Watermelon Slim, Walter Trout, and Lizz Wright fill the hour. As summer turns to fall, we turn to another great hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 657th Roadhouse.


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