Good Time Roadhouse Blues on BMFR 3-5 pm EST 4/30/20

Gotta alot of my favorite roadhouse blues artists on today’s playlist. Check it out below and tune in on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com at 3 pm EST!

ARTISTTITLE
Arlen RothTuff Tele
CW AyonCarla (Maybe Someday)
Chris SmitherMaybellene
DionRide’s Blues (For Robert Johnson)
Bonnie RaittMillion Miles
John HiattOne Way Out
Kenny Wayne ShepherdMidnight Rider (Live EP Version)
The Allman Brothers BandDon’t Keep Me Wonderin’
The Allman Betts BandAll Night
Dixie TabernacleThe Long Goodbye
Joe BonamassaLast Kiss (Live)
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi BandSpace Captain (with Warren Haynes, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas & Chris Stainton) [2016 Remastered]
Gov’t MuleBanks Of The Deep End
Beth HartCaught Out In The Rain
Janiva MagnessHammer (Feat. Charlie Musselwhite)
Marcia BallLouella
Tab BenoitBlues Come Walkin In
Larry TilleryShe’s My Little Baby
Sonny LandrethBlues Attack
Mike ZitoDon’t Let The World Get You Down
Tommy CastroLeaving Trunk (Live)
Tinsley EllisDouble Eyed Whammy
Luther AllisonLiving In The House Of Blues
Walter TroutWrapped Up In The Blues

BMFR Roadhouse Blues Nooner 12-2 pm EST 4-28-20

Got some roadhouse blues for ya…..Sunday Wilde, Mike Goudreau, Tullie Brae, Crystal Shawanda, Fruteland Jackson….and many more. Just click on the link or type in http://www.bluesmusicfan.com, grab your favorite drink or smoke, and enjoy the tunes from 12-2 pm EST today, Tuesday, April 28th!

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
John GintyThe Quirk
Crystal ShawandaNew Orleans Is Sinking
The Proven OnesAlready Gone
Peter WardChange (Ain’t Never For the Good)
Sunday Wilde and The 1 Eyed JacksShow Me Mercy
Fruteland JacksonTwo Steps To Hell
Saverio MaccneYou Just Have To Let It Roll
Tomiko DixonIt Don’t Make Sense, You Can’t Make Peace
Jeremiah JohnsonCall A Taxi
Brad James SwallowWorking Man
Mike GoudreauThe Blues Is Killing Me
Andrea Marr & the Funky HitmenForce Of Nature
Trevor SewellCalling Your Name
Lisa MillsGreenwood, Mississippi
DionI’m Ready To Go
John CampbelljohnLand Of The Livin
Tullie BraeWatch Her Move
Jeff FettermanAngel Blue
Avey Grouws BandLong Road
Tas CruSave Me
Georgia RandallHelp Wanted
HeavyDrunkMemphis
Cara Being BlueLeave Me In Flames
Santiago PeriottiPerpetual Blues Machine
Shane DwightShakin’
Anson Funderburgh and the RocketsHappy Man
Albert CastigliaHeavy
Ted DrozdowskiFrog Alley

Crystal Shawanda singin’ the CHURCH HOUSE BLUES

Crystal Shawanda is an indigenous Canadian who grew up on the Wikwemikong reserve on an island in Ontario, Canada. Blessed with a stellar voice that has catapulted her to the forefront of the contemporary blues scene, Crystal now lives in Nashville with her record producer and co-writer husband Dewayne Strobel. The new album CHURCH HOUSE BLUES is her second for True North Records and an incredible followup to Voodoo Woman that I reviewed back in 2018. (The link in blue is to the album on Spotify.)

Church House Blues is part of her continuing evolution from country music to the blues. She initially came to Nashville as a country singer back in 2007 for RCA Records and recorded a Billboard top 20 country hit for them. But, as you can clearly hear when you listen to her, her forte and her heart belong to the blues. She left RCA a couple of years after the hit single and has been focused primarily on the blues ever since.

The first single from the new album is WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE, a pretty ballad that highlights that awesome voice which has both elements of Koko Taylor and Janis Joplin as well as a delicious hint of Patsy Cline. The emotion she invokes as she sings will draw you in and then grab your soul. And there is no better showcase for that than BIGGER THAN THE BLUES and EVIL MEMORY. Another favorite of mine is NEW ORLEANS IS SINKING with its driving clap rhythm and some haunting harmonica. Additionally I enjoyed MOVE ME. HEY LOVE, BLAME IT ON THE SUGAR, and the title cut. Crystal sings my favorite sensual love song of the year so far with I CAN’T TAKE IT….ya gotta give it a listen!!

Crystal draws on her life and the blues as inspiration and gives back to the community both as a singer and a motivational speaker. I wouldn’t mind gettin’ up on a Sunday morning and pokin’ my head into any church in Canada or Nashville that gave the pulpit and stage to Crystal Shawanda for her CHURCH HOUSE BLUES!!

Crystal Shawanda – Church House Blues (True North Records 2020)


Ben Vee is an internet DJ and writer from New Orleans that now lives in Connecticut with his wife Annette. He started spinning records back in the 1970’s and has been writing about the roadhouse blues since 2011. He does two roadhouse blues shows each week on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com and he writes about the blues when the urge strikes on http://www.benveeblues.com.

Rollin in Low and Fast for the Good Time Roadhouse Blues on BMFR Thursday 4/22

Join us at 3 pm EST today on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com for the Good Time Roadhouse blues! Got some new tunes….some classics..and you can get in BMFR chat and make requests too! CYA Soon!

4/21 Roadhouse Blues Nooner on BMFR 12-2 pm EST

Hope you have time to tune in for today’s Roadhouse Blues Nooner on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12-2 pm EST. Got a bunch of new contemporary blues tunes just for YOU!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Isolation Blues CollectiveCabin Fever Blues
GA-20The Whale Has Swallowed Me (Live)
Crimson House BluesSilver Dollars
Crystal ShawandaBlue Train / Smokestack Revisited
Jimmy BurnsEveryday I Have The Blues
Harpdog BrownWhat It Is
Misty BluesI Ain’t No Giving Tree
Mad BojoWon’t See Me No More
Damon Fowler GroupPocket Full of Blues
Tomislav GolubanBag Full Of Troubles
Elvin Bishop & Little Smokey SmothersRoll Your Moneymaker
Hazmat ModineBe There
Southern AvenueRumble
Johnny BurginDaddy’s Got The Personal Touch (Feat. Rae Gordon & Nancy Wright)
Jeremiah JohnsonWhiskey After Midnight
Janie Cribbs & The T.Rust BandWouldn’t Change A Thing
TomCat PlaygroundThat Kinda Feeling
John Primer and Bob CorritoreKeep A-Driving
Chris Shutters With Special Guest Jimmy BurnsUnwind
Justin Saladino BandIrish Bordello (Live)
Ben Rice and RB StoneCrushin’ On The Bartender
The Weary TimesAin’t Done Drinking
Frank Bang & The Secret StashBurnin’ Up In The Wind
Reynhard BoeglI Want You To Come Back
Blue AttitudeChain and Ball
Avey Grouws BandRise Up

Good Time Roadhouse Blues w/Ben Vee 3-5 pm EST on BMFR

It’s a sunny day with a bit of a breeze….perfect time for some Good Time Roadhouse Blues. Join us for alot of upbeat contemporary blues tunes on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 3-5 pm EST today, April 16th. Got tunes by Keb’ Mo’, Terry Hanck, Ash Grunwald, the Teskey Brothers, The Derek Trucks Band, and many more!

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Mindi AbairAmazing Game
Rae Gordon BandGet Right With The World
Erin + The Backwoods Blues ProjectShotgun And Radio
The Teskey BrothersSo Caught Up
Brandon SantiniDrive You Off My Mind
Mojo MonkeysBodacious
Keb’ Mo’Cold Outside
Terry HanckHowlin’ For My Darlin’
Bill Johnson BandNine Dollar Bill
John Pagano BandMisbehavin
Jack Mack & The Heart AttackGood Man Gone
Giles RobsonDon’t Give Up On The Blues
J.B. Hutto & The New HawksEighteen Year Old Girl
Jontavious WillisLow Down Ways
Joe BonamassaPack It Up
Ash GrunwaldAin’t My Problem (feat. The Teskey Brothers)
The Allman Betts BandShinin’
The Derek Trucks BandGood Morning Little Schoolgirl
Jeff MichaelsGuitar Sittin’ Right by Me
The Allman Brothers BandGood Clean Fun
Chris O’LearySecond Time Around
Zack Walther BandI’m Going Out of Your Mind
Ghost Town Blues BandShine
Ana PopovicLove Me Again
PedroLast Time
Doug MacLeodGoin’ Down to the Roadhouse

Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Nooner 12-2 pm EST Apr 14th

Join me today, April 14th, on BMFR from 12-2 pm EST for a mix of contemporary blues and blues rock that I call the Roadhouse Blues on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. My Roadhouse Blues Nooner will feature tunes by Nanette Workman, Muddy Waters & the Rolling Stones, Mike Zito, the Be Sharp Band, Layla Zoe, Joe Bonamassa, and many more.

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Alex DixonChi-Town Boogie (Instrumental)
Buddy GuyCognac (feat. Jeff Beck & Keith Richards)
Mike ZitoMississippi Nights
John FogertyWicked Old Witch
Muddy Waters & the Rolling StonesYou Don’t Have To Go
Jay StollmanI’d Rather Drink Muddy Water
Mississippi ShakedownTalking to My Baby
Joe BonamassaYou Shook Me (Live)
Colin JamesWalkin’ Blues
Nanette WorkmanRide on
Markey Blue Ric Latina ProjectCome And Go
Carie and The SoulshakersMuddy Said
Tinsley EllisA Quitter Never Wins
Layla ZoeLeave You For Good
Sean ChambersSweeter Than a Honey Bee
Ryan McGarveyBlue Eyed Angel Blues
Rob TognoniComin’ Home Tonight
Savoy BrownVintage Man
Billy F GibbonsHollywood 151
Be Sharp BandAshes
Lance LopezLowdown Ways (Bonus Track)
Anthony GomesOne Last Time
Dave MenikettiSay Goodbye