Join us today, Thursday, November 29th, as I roll out a set of the Roadhouse blues on BluesMusicFan Radio ! Tunes by Jimmy Thackery, Gary Hoey, Joe Bonamassa, Samantha Fish, Keb Mo, Luther Allison, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Curtis Salgado, and many more! It’s from 3=5 pm EST every Thurday! CYA online!
Month: November 2018
Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Playlist for Thursday Nov 15 2018 3-5 pm EST
If you get a chance, join us today at BluesMusicFan Radio from 3-5 pm EST! Here is my intended playlist for the set! Not only can ya listen but you can chat with me as the set goes along! Just click the chat button to the right on the web page! CYA there!
|Bob Lanza||Raritan River Stomp|
|Lance Lopez||Blue Moon Rising|
|Joe Bonamassa||Self-Inflicted Wounds|
|Beth Hart||I’d Rather Go Blind (Bonus Track)|
|Bob Lanza||Walking After Midnight|
|Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne||That Raggedy Shack|
|Jamie Lynn Vessels||Done Me Wrong|
|Larkin Poe||Hard Time Killing Floor Blues|
|Chris Stapleton||Death Row|
|Ray Bonneville||South Of The Blues|
|The Lucky Losers||The River|
|Steve Krase||My Baby Walked Off|
|John Akapo||Ramblin’ On My Mind|
|Layla Zoe||I’ll Be Reborn Blues|
|Cary Morin||Carmela Marie|
|Colin James||Dig Myself a Hole|
|Billy F Gibbons||My Baby She Rocks|
|Damon Fowler||Up the Line|
|Casey James||Fight You For The Blues|
|Michele D’Amour & the Love Dealers||No Good|
|Taj Mahal & Keb Mo||Don’t Leave Me Here|
|Anthony Geraci||Long Way Home|
|Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters||You Don’t Know What Love Is|
|Crystal Shawanda||Ball and Chain|
|Tommy Castro & The Painkillers||Blues All Around Me|
Ben Vee’s Roadhouse Blues Bin for Nov 12 2018
A selection of albums I have been listening to lately:
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne – Inspired by the Blues (Stony Plain Records 2018)
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne is the Chicago Boogie Woogie Blues Boss! On his latest recording, Inspired By the Blues, he goes full tilt classic style boogie and blues with help from Duke Robillard (guitar) , Billy Branch (harmonica), and B.B. King’s long time bass player Russell Jackson. Kenny can pound those ivories and was named the “Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboards)” by the prestigious Living Blues Magazine in 2015. He has also won Juno and Maple Leaf blues awards in Canada and the new album is a great addition to my collection of roadhouse blues tunes.
Kenny makes the sounds of the late forties and fifties relevant for modern audiences with superb songs like Old Brick Wall, Start Rockin’, Make Up Your Mind, and Jimmy & Johnny. I particularly enjoyed the tune That Raggedy Shack. Primarily upbeat and featuring great musicians, I think you will enjoy listening to this as much as I did!
The Bob Lanza Blues Band – Kids, Dogs, and Krazy Women (ConnorRayMusic 2018)
Bob Lanza‘s new album Kids, Dogs, and Krazy Women is some fine roadhouse blues. Up tempo for the most part, it features some particularly great musicianship from band members Vin Mott (harmonica), John Ginty (keyboards), Anthony Krizan (guitars, vocals, drums) and David Lockhart (bass) as well as Bob himself who has a great voice and plays some badass guitar. I have followed the solo careers of Vin Mott and John Ginty for some time and Bob brings out the best of their talents on this recording.
I loved Hey Baby, the title cut, Let Me In, Little Momma, and Problems. Bob does a nice cover of Patsy Cline‘s Walking After Midnight and the grindin’ blues tune I’m Not the Man I Used to Be is absolutely fantastic.
Overall, I think this album merits a nomination for Contemporary Blues album of the year!
Cary Morin – When I Rise (Cary Morin Music 2018)
Cary Morin is a native American who is a member of the Crow tribe. He was born and raised in Montana and is now based in Colorado. He has long been known for his accomplishments on the acoustic guitar and his style of music would be equally at home in the juke joints of the Mississippi delta or in the folks clubs of Greenwich Village. On his latest album, he includes a number of electric guitar and pedal steel guitar tunes that are well worth a listen.
The album has an electric and an acoustic version of Jug in the Water that I really enjoyed. I also liked the roadhouse sound of Carmela Marie. The acoustic tune and title cut of the album, When I Rise, features some great harmonica work by Dexter Payne and has both delta and native american influences..interesting tune to say the least.
All the songs are originals except for a delightful cover of Duane Allman’s Little Martha and a nice rendition of the Grateful Dead’s Dire Wolf. Generally, I would classify the album as Americana or roots music with some great blues influences. And if he ever gets up into the northeastern part of the United States, I would drive a good ways to see one of his performances!
Roadhouse Blues Playlist – Ben Vee for Thursday Nov 08 2018 3-5 pm EST
Here’s the intended playlist for today’s set. Hope you have time to tune in on BluesMusicFan Radio !
|Tinsley Ellis||Lucky Lou|
|Travis Bowlin||Vicksburg Blues|
|Too Slim & The Taildraggers||These Boots Are Made For Walking|
|Jim Allchin||Devil Don’t Sleep|
|Michael Osborn||Nightmare Blues (ft. Vala Cupp)|
|Dion||Tank Full Of Blues|
|Dana Fuchs||Same Sunlight|
|Sean Chambers||All Night Long|
|Anthony Gomes||Blues In The First Degree|
|Jimmie Vaughan||Dengue Woman Blues|
|Colin James||One More Mile|
|Tony Joe White||Mojo Dollar|
|Danielle Nicole||I Feel Like Breakin’ Up Somebody’s Home|
|Bobby Blue Bland||I Caught The Blues From Someone Else|
|Beth Hart||Soul Shine|
|Buddy Guy||A Few Good Years|
|Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers||Blues All Night|
|Bettye LaVette||Dirty Old Town|
|Joe Bonamassa||Deep In The Blues Again|
|Corey Dennison Band||It’s So Easy|
|Ina Forsman||Don’t Hurt Me Now|
|Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado||I Used to Love You|
|Bennett Brothers, The||Rocking Chair|
|Coco Montoya||Can’t See The Streets For My Tears|
BluesMusicFan Radio Playlist for Nov 1st – Ben Vee
My intended playlist for today on Blues Music Fan Radio from 3-5 pm EST! Join us on your computer, tablet, or cellphone if ya get a chance!
|Bernie Marsden||Get You Shorty|
|Shemekia Copeland||Great Rain (ft John Prine)|
|Eric Clapton||Every Little Thing|
|Marcia Ball||Dance With Me|
|Crystal Shawanda||Hound Dog|
|Anthony Geraci||Why Did You Have To Go|
|Joe Bonamassa||King Bee Shakedown|
|Sean Chambers||Red Hot Mama|
|Kenny Wayne Shepherd||She’s $$$|
|Rita Chiarelli||Hey Memphis|
|Rocky Jackson & The Igniters||Let Me Love You Baby|
|Hamish Anderson||Hold On Me|
|Oli Brown||Can’t Get Next to You|
|Lindsay Beaver||She’ll Be Gone|
|Johnny Jenkins||Rollin’ Stone|
|Jim Allchin||Found The Blues|
|Jimmy Z & The Z-Tribe||Li’l Hurricane|
|Joanna Connor||Rock Me Baby|
|Layla Zoe||Are You Still Alive Inside|
|Dry Johnson||Little Bird|
|Harry Manx||Roses Given|
|Joe Louis Walker||Ridin’ High|
|Nick & The Backbone||Ridin’ With The Blues|