Best Blues Songs of 2021 on Today’s Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Nooner 12-2 pm ET

There isn’t much good to say about the year 2021 other than, while we were all still hunkered down because of the pandemic, blues artists continued to produce some fabulous music. Join us today as I play some of the tunes included in my Roadhouse 66 Best Blues Songs of 2021. I will feature the top ten tunes of the year by Tommy Castro, the Altered Five Blues Band, Dion, Christone Kingfish Ingram, Colin James, J Lee and the Hoodoo Skulls, the Atomic 44s, the JP Williams Blues Band, Polly O’Keary & the Rhythm Method, and Blues Traveler. Which one was my number one tune for 2021? You will just have to tune in at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12-2 pm ET today and listen along!

For those of you that can’t tune in, I have already posted the entire Roadhouse 66 Best Songs of 2021 playlist on my Ben Vee Spotify account for you to peruse and I will be posting the list to my Ben Vee Youtube channel tomorrow. (Previous year lists for 2017-2020 are also on my YouTube channel.) A review of the 2021 list will be posted here on my blues blog by the end of the week. It is a joy to put together these annual lists of my favorite 66 tunes from among the 6000 or so songs that I spin for the year. I hope you get as much enjoyment from reviewing my selections, listening to them….and hopefully downloading….your favorites!!

Tuesday 2022 Roadhouse Blues Nooner 12-2 pm ET

There are alot of great 2022 Roadhouse blues tunes that have been released. I am gonna play ya some today: Delbert McClinton, Nacho Salmeron, Dana Fuchs, the Bennett Matteo Band, the Hogtown Allstars, Micki Free, Dennis Johnson and more! Join us from 12-2 pm ET on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Early Times & The High RollersSuccubus
Delbert McClintonThe Sun Is Shining
The NighthawksNobody
King LeoWe Do We
Relic Blues BandTake Control
Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ WayneSomebody Tell That Woman
Early Times & The High RollersOrphan Train
Rafael de SwarteSo Many Ways (To Cry)
Nacho SalmerónEasy If You Try
Travellin’ Blue KingsLive Your Life
Dirty HipsDay After Day
GreyhoundsNo Other Woman (OurVinyl Sessions)
Touch Of GrooveSummer 21
Dana FuchsSave Me
Kaz HawkinsSomething’s gotta hold on me (2022 Remastered)
ThunderGypsyVoodoo Woman
Mike StevensBad In A Good Way
The Hogtown AllstarsReal Good Night
The McNaMarr ProjectMore Of You
The Rudy Boy ExperimentDark Side of the Moon
R.C. and the 3rd Shift7 Years
Joe Marton and Little Jimmy BreezeHellcat
Bennett Matteo BandShiny Creatures
T.G. CopperfieldDown To The River
Grant HauaGot Something If You Want It (Unplugged)
Rob EuropeCarry You Away
The Kenneth Brian BandHard Heart
Micki FreeMy Big Regret (feat. Steve Stevens)
Dennis JohnsonGoing Down
Brad Absher & The SuperialsBe The Luv

Blues Rockin Thursday on BMFR 3-5 pm ET

Hi all! I have some new Robin Trower, Edgar Winter, Dana Fuchs, Bennet Matteo Band, Bonham-Bullick, the Black Keys, and more for today’s Roadhouse Blues Rockin’ show on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. Join us if ya can from 3-5 pm ET!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Samuel C LeesRuff & Tumble
The Cosmic Trip AdvisorsHe Made A Woman Out Of Me
Dana FuchsLast to Know
Albert CastigliaWhat’s Wrong With You?
Bennett Matteo BandDoesn’t Really Matter
Checkerboard LoungeYou Got A Way On You
Bonham-BullickCan’t You See What You’re Doing to Me
The Blue ChevysGot That Feeling
Billy F GibbonsGot Love If You Want It
Whipping PostRoll On Central
Steve GainesAin’t No Good Life
A Tribe of HorsemanMistreatin’ Woman
The Black KeysIt Ain’t Over
Ash GrunwaldGone
Angel ForrestEverything Changes (Feat. Wellbad)
Andy LindquistWhen You’re Yesterday’s News
BluesmanBackdoor Man
Armin SabolBad Harvest  (Album Version)
Blaa TrikaaPart of My Soul
Dan PatlanskySnake Oil City
Edgar WinterHighway 61 Revisited (feat. Kenny Wayne Shepherd & John McFee)
Olav & the Blues CruiseLead Me On
Robin TrowerLosing You
Rory GallagherMississippi Sheiks
Band Of FriendsSecret Agent
Born HealerA Million Miles Away

Trio of 2022 Canadian Releases You Need to Give a Listen

Would you like to listen to some new roadhouse blues tunes? Here are some Canadian artists that you ought to lend an ear!!!

The Hogtown Allstars – Hog Wild (Stony Plain Records 2022)

Featuring Chuck Jackson and Gary Kendall (of Downchild fame), this Canadian group, The Hogtown Allstars, cranks out some lively jump blues and a bit of classic R&B. Also loved the title cut, Hog Wild.

HOROJO TRIO – Set the Record (Stony Plain Records 2022)

Featuring JW Jones, an incredible guitar player, the fantastic voice of Jeff Rogers, and the steady drumming of Jamie Holes, this Canadian band’s debut album Set The Record features an array of R&B and soul tunes that I loved listening to: Hard As I Can, Man of Steel, A Little Goes a Long Way, and Real Deal….(and that they are!).

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne – From Chicago to Paris (Stony Plain Records 2022)

The new recording, From Chicago To Paris, is a tribute by Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne to the music of Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon, two icons of the blues. Kenny is an expat from the United States and a long time resident of Canada who is one badass keyboard player and a master of the boogie woogie blues style. The album features 17 selections of which I loved Rock and Rolling This House and The Way She Loves a Man the best.


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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.

Tuesday Bluzin’ on BluesMusicFan Radio 12-2 pm ET

Join us today from 12-2 pm ET for the Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Nooner on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. We will be featuring new music from Anthony Geraci, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, The Hogtown Allstars, Mindi Abair, Ronnie Earl, Van Morrison, Kilborn Alley, Brad Absher, Bennett Matteo, and more!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Anthony GeraciInto The Night
Anthony GeraciI Ain’t Going To Ask
Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ WayneThe Way She Loves A Man
The Hogtown AllstarsThe Sad One
Ben LevinMy Back Scratcher
Mindi AbairWhat About Love?
Miss BixThe Poison
Ronnie EarlBlow Wind Blow
Al BasileThe Time Is Now
Van MorrisonPretending
Tad RobinsonReal Street
Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’Ain’t Nobody Talkin’
Jontavious WillisLow Down Ways
Mary LaneBlues Give Me A Feeling
John NemethFountain Of A Man
Texas Horns, TheSoulshine
Kilborn AlleyDo Your Dance
Brad Absher & The SuperialsBe The Luv
Scott EllisonRevolutionary Man
HOROJO TrioReal Deal
Bennett Matteo BandBelieve In Me
Big Jack Johnson with Wild Child ButlerRun Blues Run
Ian SiegalWorking on a Building (feat. Jimmie Wood & JJ Holiday)
Big Papa and the TCBAin’t  No Thang
Mike StevensDevil’s Bride

Roadhouse Blues Nooner on BluesMusicFan Radio 12-2 pm ET

2022 is turning into a great year for new contemporary Roadhouse blues. Join me today on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12-2 pm ET as I spin new tunes from Edgar Winter, Horojo Trio, Duke Robillard, Scott Ellison, Lolo, Mindi Abair, Nick Andrea, Ash Grunwald, and plenty more!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Rick HolmstromAll About My Girls
Edgar WinterGot my Mojo Workin’ (feat. Bobby Rush)
Taj Mahal & Ry CooderHooray Hooray
John HammondNine Below Zero
DionRed House (feat. Keb’Mo’)
Delbert McClintonAin’t That Lovin’ You
Tom HambridgeBluz Crazy
HOROJO TrioRagman’s Blues
Duke RobillardNo Place To Go (ft John Hammond)
Sonny LandrethThe Wilds Of Wonder
Scott EllisonRevolutionary Man
John Hiatt With The Jerry Douglas BandMississippi Phone Booth
Ray Wylie HubbardMississippi John Hurt
Mississippi John HurtStack O’Lee Blues
Robert Plant & Alison KraussHigh and Lonesome
Ash GrunwaldGone
The Black StompersHell
Mike Morgan & The CrawlGoin’ Down to Eli’s
Jackie VensonRollin’ On
Whipping PostKing Street
Marcus KingHard Working Man
Walk That WalkWork N Blues
Stacy JonesJefferson Way
Haïkel OuzahrirI Just Wanna Play My Guitar
Tim GartlandMind Your Own Business
Dennis JohnsonGoing Down
The NighthawksTake It Slow
Nick AndreaWhiskey Whispers
Mindi AbairWhere There’s A Woman There’s A Way
LoloMatchbox

Rockin’ the Blues on BluesMusicFan Radio 3-5 pm ET

I have some great new blues rockin’ tunes from Dennis Johnson (one of world’s finest slide guitar players), Eliza Neals, MIcki Free (with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram), Dom Martin (from Ireland), Armin Sabol, Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs, Bacon Fat Louis and some classics from Robin Trower, Rocky Athas, and Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood. Sooooo…..join us from 3-5 pm ET on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. You won’t be disappointed!!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Dom MartinMaxwell Shuffle
Mike Campbell & The Dirty KnobsLightning Boogie
Bacon Fat LouisIt Won’t Be Easy
The Harpoonist & the Axe MurdererRoll with the Punches (Live)
GreyhoundsNo Other Woman (OurVinyl Sessions)
BluesmanCold Coffee and Cigarettes
AJ PlugTrain Of Love
Dennis JohnsonGoing Down
The Delta ProjectLove My Baby
MudlowSo Long Lee (Redux)
Mesquite CafeNeed A Place To Hide
The Cadillac CatsCatfish
The Wake WoodsElectric Boogie
R.C. and the 3rd Shift7 Years
Armin SabolBad Harvest  (Album Version)
Katie HenryBury You
Malone SibunEvil
Dom Martin12 Gauge
Micki FreeJudicator Blues (feat. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram)
Eliza NealsCan’t Find My Way Home (feat. Lance Lopez)
Nick AndreaSuperstition
Robin TrowerSomething’s About to Change
Joe BonamassaThe Loyal Kind
Eric Clapton/Steve WinwoodLittle Wing
Fred ChapellierTend to it
Rocky AthasMiracle

Rootin’ in dah Blues 12-2 pm on BlueMusicFan Radio

Gonna be spinning alot of roots blues today during my roadhouse blues Nooner on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12-2 pm ET today. I will be starting with some new Bonnie Raitt as well as Keb’ Mo’, Taj Mahal, Delbert McClinton, Ray Wylie Hubbard, John Hiatt, Paula Cole, and even a Jackson Browne tune!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Billy Branch and The Sons Of BluesRoller Coaster
Bonnie RaittWhen We Say Goodnight
Keb ‘Mo’’62 Chevy
Delbert McClintonAin’t That Lovin’ You
Taj Mahal & Ry CooderHooray Hooray
Oliver WoodFine Line
The Blues Against YouthGoin’ To Chicago
Jim KahrLike The Way You Do
Ray Wylie HubbardDesperate Man (& The Band Of Heathens)
Jack BottleneckHalfway To Jackson
Louise HoffstenAsking For Mercy
Big Al and the HeavyweightsWild Tchoupitoulas
Josh HydeWhere to Start
Jack BroadbentGrace
Ilana Katz KatzWoman, Play The Blues
Jhett BlackPecos Kid Final
Chris MayfieldHeard My Angels Singing
John Hiatt With The Jerry Douglas BandLittle Goodnight
Albert CummingsGot You Covered
Angel ForrestEverything Changes (Feat. Wellbad)
Hubert DorigattiBound to New Orleans
The Band of HeathensPapa Was a Rollin’ Stone (feat. Ray Wylie Hubbard)
Jon AllenCan’t Hold Back the Sun
Paula ColeBlack Mountain Blues
Guy DavisI Got A Job In The City
Tami NeilsonTen Tonne Truck
Steve HillAlternate Days
Jackson BrowneStill Looking For Something
AJ FullertonRemind Me Who I Am Again

Roadhouse Bluzin on BMFR 12-2 pm ET

I have some badass roadhouse bluzin’ tunes for today’s show from 12-2 pm ET on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. Mindi Abair, a fabulous singer/songwriter and Grammy nominated sax player, has a new album out…Forever. I will be spinning some cuts from it as well as new music from MIck Pini, A Tribe of Horseman, Scott Ellison, Eric Gales, and The Wildroots as well as some of my favorite artist songs from 2021 including Damon Fowler, Hendrikse, and Ben Levin.

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Mindi AbairNothing Ever Hurt Like You
Eddie 9VYou Don’t Have To Go
Mindi AbairWhat About Love?
8 Ball AitkenWhat Goes Up
Sweet Baby James & Rob EyersFine Line
A Tribe of HorsmanWho’s That Knockin
Kiko And The Blues RefugeesAin’t Gone Yet
The WildrootsI.O.U. (feat. Victor Wainwright & Patricia Ann Dees)
Atomic 44sThe Boogeyman
Mick Pini & Audio 54Careless
Hans Van LierGrey Wolf
Black River DeltaMidnight Train
Scott EllisonHalf A Bottle Down
Ben LevinLove And Friendship
Chris BadNews BarnesYou Wanna Rock? You Gotta Learn The Blues
Damon FowlerSome Things Change
Altered Five Blues BandFull Moon, Half Crazy
Eric GalesToo Close To The Fire
Andy LindquistThe River Queen
Mindi AbairWhere There’s A Woman There’s A Way
The Sugar RootsSomething Wicked This Way Comes
Mojo MafiaDon’t Let the Devil Drive
HendrikseTry to Save Your Soul
Johnny GallagherShake That Tambourine
Robert Jon & the WreckEveryday
Mindi AbairWhere There’s A Woman There’s A Way