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.
In this hour, we put another year behind us and hold tight to a long-standing tradition. It's the sixteenth anniversary of the show, and it features a full hour of opening tracks from the previous twelve months. Vintage Dixon, Eric Johanson, Scoundrels, Lil' Ronnie & The Grand Dukes, and Kim Wilson help us celebrate another year of the finest blues you've never heard in the 833rd Roadhouse.
In the next hour of The Roadhouse, you'll find every reason you need to get up and dance. Early Times & The High Rollers, Ryan Perry, Lynanne Hyde, Soul Thrivers, and Selwyn Birchwood provide the backdrop for an hour of high activity. Mash 'em up with eight other artists, and you find yourself with a big old plate of the finest blues you've never heard.
The next hour of The Roadhouse is everything you've come to expect over the years - a variety of blues and a bunch of new blues artists. Ghalia Volt, Kai Strauss, Duke Shelby, Doug MacLeod, and Trickbag step out front and center, but they're really just a part of a whole. And, how to describe the whole? It's another hour of the finest blues you've never heard.
With five Roadhouse debuts, a set of soul-blues, and a dip into a deep variety of styles, the next edition of The Roadhouse is full of surprises. Blues Company, Tab Benoit, Soul Messin' Allstars, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, and the Soul Thrivers help fill the hour. It's a perfect way to get away, and absolutely another hour of the finest blues you've never heard.
This hour of The Roadhouse is about an immutable fact of life - that most of us have to work for food and shelter. It's a fertile theme in the blues and a great seed for this edition. Vanja Sky, Son Seals, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, and Ruthie Foster take us through an hour of working blues. It's another hour of the finest blues you've never heard - the 829th Roadhouse.
This edition helps contribute to the resilience of the blues by featuring four Roadhouse debuts. Ally Venable, John Németh, Veronica Lewis, Westside Sheiks, and Clarence Spady are all ahead. It's new artists, new music, and another new hour of the finest blues you've never heard.
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I love that this podcast is still available
I discovered it many years ago and was introduced to so much great music. I remember it’s the first (only?) place I heard Boo Boo Davis (if you like to hear a classic bluesman with just a smidge of hip hop?) and so many other great female and male artists. If not mistaken this midwestern host also wrote books on UNIX and still found time to share all this great music, thank you!
Simply the best.
I’ve been listening to this podcast for a long time. It is always living up to their description “The best blues you never heard”.
Searched and listened to multiple podcasts trying to find one that provided an opportunity to hear great music from a variety of artists. Roadhouse fulfills that wish covering the blues genre.
Thanks for providing a venue where I can listen to artists I might not have been able to hear otherwise.