Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Rock Thursday 3-5 pm ET

Join me for a Ben Vee Roadhouse blues rockin’ Thursday from 3-5 pm ET on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. Got some fabulous new tunes from Jeremiah Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Emanuel Casablanca, Levi Platero, Lauren Anderson, Rusty Wright, The Dirty Tones, Justin Saladino, and Buddy Guy. I hope you have time to listen in a bit!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Jay GordonWill’s Thang [Instrumental]
**Jeremiah JohnsonBall And Chain
**Kenny Wayne Shepherd BandBallad Of A Thin Man
**Robert Jon & The WreckShe’s A Fighter
**Emanuel CasablancaBlood Money
**The Rusty Wright BandNo One Cares At All
**Buddy GuySymptoms Of Love feat. Elvis Costello
**Lauren AndersonBurn It All Down
**The Hoodoo MenHoodoo Man
**The Dirty TonesKeep Me Warm
**Justin Saladino BandHonest Lies
Jeff Healey BandConfidence Man
Julian SasDevil Woman
**Hundred Seventy SplitGoing Home
**Levi PlateroFire water whiskey
Frank Bang & The Secret StashBurnin’ Up in the Wind
Dr WuNothin’ Like Texas Blues
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double TroubleLeave My Girl Alone (live)
**Trotsky Experience BandBroken Wings
RedstoneBorder
Marcus MaloneStand Or Fall
Dudley TaftLive Or Die
Hurricane HearnTake A Shot
Gov’t MuleOutside Myself
Karin Rudefelt & Doctor BluesArabian Nights (feat. Pierre Swärd & Brian Kramer)

** indicates 2022 releases

Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Nooner 12-2 pm ET on BluesMusicFan Radio

Starting out November with a great playlist for the Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Nooner on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12-2 pm ET. Join us for new tunes from Jeremiah Johnson, Ben Levin, the Rusty Wright Band, Tomislav Goluban, Joanne Shaw Taylor, and Joe Bonamassa as well as a whole host of other great modern blues songs.

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Mindi AbairNothing Ever Hurt Like You
Jeremiah Johnson’68 Coupe DeVille
Jerry Lee LewisDrinking Wine Spo-Dee O’Dee
Zora YoungDaughter of a Son-Of-A Gun
Ben LevinI’ve Been Drinking Muddy Water (Feat. Lil’ Jimmy Reed)
The Rusty Wright BandGoin’ To Nola
Jimmy ThackeryEmpty Arms Motel
Johnny WinterSee See Baby
Markey Blue Ric Latina ProjectBad For Real
Grant DermodyTrouble No More
R.L. BurnsidePoor Boy
Buddy GuyFollow The Money feat. James Taylor
Guitar ShortyI’m So Glad I Met You
Tina TurnerRock Me Baby
Boz ScaggsYou Got My Letter
BMFRARTISTID – Johnny Burgin – You’re Listening to BMFR;
Johnny BurginTwo Telephones
Vanessa CollierWhen It Don’t Come Easy (Live)
Mindi AbairWhat About Love?
Sass JordanHigh Road Easy
Blue Moon MarqueeHound Dog On A Chain
Rolling Stones, theBlack Limousine
Tomislav GolubanBlow Junkie Boogie
Michele D’Amour & The Love DealersI Walked On Guilded Splinters
The Derek Trucks BandGood Morning Little Schoolgirl
Eric ClaptonShe’s Gone
Joanne Shaw TaylorNobody’s Fool
Joe BonamassaSomewhere Down The Road
Uncle Watson’s WidowSmile Down

Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues News – Starting out November with Great New Releases

After pent up years in their homes (and make shift studios in garages and basements for most), blues artists have been releasing albums at what has turned out to be a prolific rate in 2022. I have been literally swamped with new recordings from artists all over the globe. Here are several that have come out recently that you need to give a listen!!

Joe Bonamassa – Road to Redemption (EP)

The digital release of Road to Redemption came as a surprise to all of us. There was no pre publicity; it simply dropped on October 21st! It has six songs on the recording; three are curated versions of popular songs from the 2018 Redemption album and three are never before released digital versions of songs that were only available previously on a Target store special edition CD and vinyl copy of the album. Black Roses, which is also being released as a video, is vintage Joe B blues rock as is Somewhere Down the Road. Stronger Now in Broken Places is a pretty tune that highlights Joe’s voice and has some exquisite guitar licks.

Overall it is a great EP and issued just in time for the start of Joe’s next tour. It begins tonight in Springfield, Missouri and over the next month he will be doing 22 dates in the central and western sections of the United States.

Joanne Shaw Taylor – Nobody’s Fool

Joanne Shaw Taylor is one of the world’s preeminent blues rockers with few rivals on the guitar and a fabulous husky R&B voice. What makes this album, Nobody’s Fool, interesting to me is that, though it is produced by fellow blues rocker Joe Bonamassa (and released on his KTBA label), it is actually a contemporary blues release with softer edges that focus more on her voice than her guitar. The title cut, Nobody’s Fool, opens with some Claptonesque licks and proceeds to set the tone for this generally laid back recording. I love Fade Away and Just No Getting Over You. I also enjoyed the cut she does with Joe, Won’t Be Fooled Again. An interesting cut on the recording is a version of Missionary Man she does with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics. Dave was an early and consistent supporter of Joanne and I believe her cover of the song is a loving tribute to Dave’s encouragement.

Joanne will be doing a dozen or so dates in the United States this month starting with a concert in Carmel, Indiana tonight.

Jeremiah Johnson – Hi-Fi Drive By

Jeremiah Johnson‘s new album, Hi-Fi Drive By is just straight up badass feel good blues. The album opens with ’68 Coupe Deville, a Jerry Lee Lewis style blues rocker, and jets on from there. Jeremiah is from St. Louis and has spent years touring in the United States and Europe kickin’ out jams that will have you movin’ your head and hips. The album has lots of horns, harmonica, and backing vocals that will remind you of “back in the day R&B” that perfectly compliments Jeremiah’s talent on the guitar. My initial rating puts this recording in album of the year territory. I love the songs Ball & Chain, Young And Blind, and the sultry The Squeeze.

Jeremiah will be on the road this month with concert dates around Missouri as well as stops in Indiana and Texas.


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Ben Vee started out spinning songs on terrestrial radio and at nightclubs back in the 1970’s in his home state of Louisiana. After a career in the construction business, he returned to DJing in 2011. He now hosts two shows each week on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com and writes about the blues at http://www.benveeblues.com from his home in Connecticut. He also has a personal 24 hour stream devoted to the Roadhouse Blues… WRHB as well as a Youtube channel.

Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Nooner 12-2 pm ET

I hope you have time to join us today from 12-2 pm ET for some Roadhouse blues on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. I have new songs from Joe Bonamassa, Joanne Shaw Taylor, The B. Christopher Band, The Jimmy Zee Band, Thorbjorn Risager & the Black Tornado, Charlie Thomas, Andre Bisson, the Billy T Band, Mud Morganfield, Black Pearl, and the Gumbo Kings plus a bunch of other great contemporary blues!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
“The B. Christopher BandTake It Home
Chris ReaElectric Guitar
“The Jimmy Zee BandGoing Nowhere Fast
Billy D & The HoodoosWhyya Do It?
“Thorbjørn Risager & The Black TornadoTime
“Charlie ThomasBe My Rock
Beth HartSoul Shine
Blackie & the Rodeo KingsI’m Still Loving You
“Andre BissonMissin’ You
Sven ZetterbergMy Sweetest Touch
“Billy T BandHere It is Come and Get It
Susan TedeschiLoving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
“Joanne Shaw TaylorNobody’s Fool
James SolbergEver Seen A Rainbow
Wet WillieShame Shame Shame
Eric ClaptonSteady Rollin’ Man
Bonnie Raitt and Lyle LovetteMy Baby Don’t Tolerate
“Mud MorganfieldBlues In My Shoes single
Mikey Jr. and the Stone Cold BluesWalkin’ Blues
“Arthur James & NorthboundBlues, Blues, Blues
BluestoneEvery Hour Every Day
Daddy RichLast Train Out
“Black PearlPrice on Love
“Joe BonamassaSomewhere Down The Road
Gov’t MuleFool’s Moon
Karin RudefeltDown To The Bottom
“Gumbo KingsIn The Dark

Ben Vee Tuesday Roadhouse Blues Nooner 12-2 pm ET

If you would like to hear a mix of new contemporary blues as well as some classics of the genre, join me today from 12-2 pm ET on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com for the Ben Vee Roadhouse blues Nooner! I have some great new tunes from The B. Christopher Band, Arthur James & Northbound, the Gumbo Kings (from the Netherlands), Dave Keyes, and the Billy T Band (from Norway). I also have some classics from Bobby Blue Bland, Albert King, Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Fleetwood Mac, Gary Moore, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. I hope you have a chance to listen in!!

Here is the intended playlist:

New for ’22ARTISTTITLE
xThe B. Christopher BandTake It Home
Jeff StrahanAmen To The Blues
Larry GarnerTo Baton Rouge
Luther AllisonLiving in the House of the Blues
Joanne Shaw TaylorReckless Heart
xGumbo KingsChanges Somehow
Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’Don’t Leave Me Here
Billy D & The HoodoosIt Must Be Love
xThe B. Christopher BandLate Night Crying
Jimmy BarnesGonna Take Some Time (With Mahalia Barnes)
John MayerCrossroads
xArthur James & NorthboundThings Ain’t No Better
Susan TedeschiLittle By Little
Bonnie RaittUsed To Rule The World
Chris SmitherI Feel the Same
Tom HambridgeSave Me
xDave KeyesAin’t Doing That No More
xBilly T BandDiggin’ Too Deep
Bobby “Blue” BlandI Pity The Fool
Ray CharlesHit the Road Jack
The Fabulous Thunderbirds‘Neighbor’ Tend To Your Business
Albert KingI Get Evil
Fleetwood MacLike It This Way
Amos GarrettHair Of The Dog
Albert CollinsHarris County Line-Up
Gary MooreStory Of The Blues
Sonny Terry, Johnny Winter, Willie DixonI Think I Got The Blues
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double TroubleLook At Little Sister

Blues Rockin’ on the Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues 3-5 pm ET

I’ll be spinning blues rock during my 3-5 pm ET show today on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. I have new tunes from Electrified Soul, Shawn James, Robert Jon & the Wreck, Blackberry Smoke, the Ghost Hounds, and Cheri Lyn. I hope ya get a chance to tune in!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Rocky AthasOn The Move
Gary MooreGo On Home
Albert CummingsNo Doubt
Lisa MannHard Times, Bad Decisions
Alvin LeeThrough With Your Lovin’
Robin TrowerPrisoner Of Love
Rory GallagherI Ain’t No Saint
The Climax Blues BandMighty Fire
“Electrified SoulNo Good Place For The Lonely
“Shawn JamesThe Stones Cried Out
Simon Kinny-LewisCrossroads
Marcus MaloneJust Another Heartache
Cirkus PrützA Better Man
Alligator StewTwo Wheels
“Robert Jon & The WreckWaiting For Your Man
Sari SchorrDamn The Reason
Harlem LakeThe River
“Blackberry SmokeCan’t You Hear Me Knocking
“Ghost HoundsBetween Me and the Devil
Moreland & ArbuckleThe Devil And Me
Gov’t MuleMule
Beth HartWaterfalls
Joe BonamassaDon’t Burn Down That Bridge
Steve VaiFor the Love of God
“Cheri LynNo More Love Songs

Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Tuesday Nooner 12-2 pm ET

Join me today on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com for the best in contemporary blues during my roadhouse blues show from 12-2 pm ET. I will be featuring new tunes by Blue Moon Marquee, Ben Levin, Jimmy Carpenter, Dr. John, The Shaelyn Band, Jimmy Hall, and Bywater Call.

Here is the intended playlist. I publish this with the hope that if you like some of the songs that you will download and buy them using your favorite music service. You too can help the blues to thrive in 2022!!

ARTISTTITLE
Albert CastigliaMojo 305
Seasick SteveRoy’s Gang
The 44’sBoogie Disease
Shaun MurphyTurn Me On
Mark Wenner’s Blues WarriorsHello Josephine
Red’s BluesAin’t That Lovin’ You Baby
~~Blue Moon MarqueeHound Dog On A Chain
Aunt Kizzy’z BoyzRoute 66
~~Ben Levin, Lil’ Ed WilliamsLonger Hours, Shorter Pay
~~Jimmy CarpenterBarefootin’
Guitar ShortyI’ve Been Working
The Band Of HeathensMedicine Man
Boz ScaggsMixed Up, Shook Up Girl
~~Dr. JohnSleeping Dogs Best Left Alone
~~Trotsky Experience BandSonny Boy Blow
Sonny Boy Williamson (II)Keep It To Yourself
~~The Shaelyn BandI Could Be
Eric ClaptonHelp Me Up
Robert Band CrayGreat Big Old House
~~Jimmy HallLove For It
Michael BurksStorm Warning
Z.Z. HillYou’re Ruining My Bad Reputation
~~Bywater CallBring It Back
Trigger HippyDon’t Wanna Bring You Down
Southern AvenueBe The Love You Want
Layla ZoeSomeday
Grant DermodyReal Time Man
Beth HartCrashing Down

Roadhouse Blues Nooner 12-2 pm ET

Join me today for the Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Nooner 12-2 pm ET on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. I’ve got new contemporary blues from Johnny Rawls, The Commonheart, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Hall, Thorbjorn Risager & the Black Tornado, Robert Jon & the Wreck, Tedeschi Trucks Band plus two of my favorite live performances by Gov’t Mule and Eric Clapton.

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A Southern Treasure, Jimmy Hall, releases a new album READY NOW

You probably first heard of Jimmy Hall from his recordings with Wet Willie back in the 1970s. Many of those tunes still are getting a lot of airplay on Classic Rock radio. Over the years, Jimmy has sung on stage and played his harmonica with a Who’s Who of the roadhouse blues and put out some great albums including Rendezvous with the Blues in 1996 that is among my personal blues favorites. He still has one of the great voices of his generation and Joe Bonamassa & Josh Smith bring out the best in him as his producers on the new recording, Ready Now. And Jimmy has an all star list of contributors on the album including Warren Haynes, Reese Wynans, Michael Rhodes, Greg Morrow, and Jared James Nichols as well as Joe and Josh.

The title cut for the recording features Warren and is drenched in the sounds that epitomize Jimmy’s southern style. My favorite song on the recording is A Long Goodbye featuring a stellar contribution on guitar by Joe. Jumpin’ for Joy, Girl’s Got Sugar (featuring Josh), and Love For It are also songs that I loved.

Jimmy Hall has stood at the musical crossroads of the blues, soul, R&B, and southern rock all of his life playin’ his harmonica and singin’ his tunes. There are plenty of places to sit and kickback at that junction from where ever you are. Find yourself a spot, relax, and enjoy this album.

Jimmy Hall – Ready Now (KTBA Records 2022)


#blues #modernblues #contemporaryblues

Ben Vee started out spinning songs on terrestrial radio and at nightclubs back in the 1970’s in his home state of Louisiana. After a career in the construction business, he returned to DJing in 2011. He now hosts two shows each week on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com and writes about the blues at http://www.benveeblues.com from his home in Connecticut. He also has a personal 24 hour stream devoted to the Roadhouse Blues… WRHB as well as a Youtube channel.

New Uncle Watson’s Widow and More on the Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Nooner 12-2 pm ET

One of my favorite modern blues groups, Uncle Watson’s Widow, has a brand new single out, Smile Down, for their forthcoming album Fool’s Song and you will get to hear it FIRST during my Roadhouse Blues Nooner on http://www.bluemusicfan.com. Join me today 12-2 pm ET for lots of new contemporary blues by Andre Bisson, Vincent Bloyet, The Texas Horns, and other great artists. The modern blues is chocked full of fabulous artists…..come listen for yourself!!

#blues #bluesrock #roadhouseblues #Unclewatsonswidow