Summary: The Roadhouse is a 60-minute weekly podcast of the best independent blues from around the world. Featuring a mixture of independent artists and permissions-based music from independent blues labels, it's 60 minutes of the finest blues you've never heard. An Association of Music Podcasting feed, The Roadhouse is dedicated to the independent blues artist.
This week’s hour is full of both surprising and traditional blues. You get John Primer & Bob Corritore, Rory Block, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Scarlett Rae & The Cherry Reds, and Memphis Slim - any one of whom is fully capable of headlining the hour all on their own. What do you think of that hour? I think it’s another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard, the 432nd Roadhouse.
In an hour of great blues, the 431st Roadhouse features Buddy Guy, Too Slim & The Taildraggers, R.L. Burnside, Hadden Sayers, and The Duke Robillard Band. The only place you’ll find a lineup like that is the one place you’ll find another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.
There’s an hour of new blues in the 430th Roadhouse, with great tracks from both young blues artists alike. Southern Hospitality, James Cotton, Scarlett Rae & The Cherry Reds, Cassie Taylor, and Corey Harris help make up the 430th Roadhouse. It’s real new blues, and another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.
The 429th Roadhouse rewinds a great summer opener from 2010: Roadhouse 275. Mississippi Heat, Anders Osborne, Robert Belfour, Seth Walker, and Gina Sicilia take on the spirit of sunshine and great weather, propelling us through a summer hour of the finest blues you've never heard. Enjoy the rewind while I run the Cleveland Marathon. I'll be back next week with a new edition for the 430th Roadhouse.
It’s a special edition of The Roadhouse, featuring winners from the 2013 Blues Music Awards. I managed to get most of the major categories into the hour ahead and include such great artists as Michael Burks, Tab Benoit, Janiva Magness, The Mannish Boys, and Ruthie Foster. The 428th Roadhouse is one edition where I break a bit from the tagline - “the finest blues you’ve never heard” - to bring you just the finest blues, period, from the previous year.
This edition of The Roadhouse features live music from Magic Sam, Minneapolis native Sena Ehrhardt, Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa, Albert King, & new music from Robben Ford. A little jazz, a little blues, a lot of female vocalists, and another hour, certainly, of the finest blues you’ve never heard - the 427th Roadhouse.
This edition of The Roadhouse is is tight and well-balanced. Is it the perfect mix of blues? You decide. Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Ana Popovic, The James Hunter Six, Shemekia Copeland, and Robert Cray Band fill the hour. Perfect mix or not, The 426th Roadhouse is definitely a mix of the finest blues you’ve never heard.
The 425th Roadhouse provides a little shelter at the end of a tough week. Ana Popovic, Bobby Rush, Otis Taylor, Doug MacLeod, and The California Honeydrops lead us on a road away from trouble and toil and straight into the pick-me-up that is the blues. The 425th Roadhouse is a blues getaway and another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.
The 424th Roadhouse issues a dance alert, with tracks that will compel you to move around. Whether that’s in your chair, or hand-in-hand with a significant other, or even just in a room by yourself, you’ll feel an overwhelming need to move. The Blasters, Reverend Freakchild, The Duke Robillard Band, Voodoo Swing, and Bart Walker will definitely fuel that compulsion. And, of course, you know they provide a strong foundation for another hour, another week of the finest blues you’ve never heard.
The 423rd Roadhouse rewinds a fun edition from 2011. Lurrie Bell, Billy Boy Arnold, Hamilton Loomis, Ben Prestage, and Carolina Chocolate Drops help fill out the hour. There’s a chunk of urban, a chunk of youth, a chunk of acoustic, and it’s all up to you to make the connections – that is, of course, beyond being another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard. I'll be back next week with a new edition of The Roadhouse.
This edition of The Roadhouse paints a broad swath of blues, including some very new artsts and some that came early in the last century. Nicole Hart & Anni Piper, Chris Antonik, Mississippi Sheiks, Shoshanna Bean, and JJ Grey & Mofro remind us how it’s possible for everyone to love the blues. If you can’t find a style you love in this edition of The Roadhouse, I just can’t help you. And, you’ll have a hard time finding another hour that’s more clearly the finest blues you’ve never heard.
This edition of The Roadhouse features some longer tracks than normal - artists stretching it out to our benefit for five and six full minutes. John Nemeth, Fiddleworms, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Bobby Rush, and Jo Harman take us through the hour - an hour with longer blues and, as always, an hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.
With a wide range of styles in this edition, The Roadhouse has many gears. Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch, Lucky Peterson Band, Jesse Dee, Long Tall Deb, and Hadden Sayers help keep the hour moving along, but there’s plenty to keep you moving for the full 60 minutes. As diverse as they may be, all the pieces work together to blast out another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard - the 420th Roadhouse.
Spring is close for The Little Blue House on the Wetlands, and like spring, this edition of The Roadhouse brings lots of good new stuff. James Montgomery, Kevin Selfe, The Quaker City Night Hawks, Robben Ford, and The Slide Brothers get the featured spots - all with brand new blues releases. Given that, like spring, it’s all new, the 419th Roadhouse is very likely to be another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.
The 418th Roadhouse supports the idea that no two Roadhouse shows are exactly alike. 34 Jacks, Lisa Cee, Grady Champion,. Hitman Blues Band, and Bobby Rush take us through the hour. It’s an hour with twists and turns and a feel like no other, but leading to the same destination - the finest blues you’ve never heard.