Good Time Thursday Roadhouse Blues 3-5 pm EDT

Got some great blues and blues rock for today’s show on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 3-5 pm EDT. Join me for tunes by Simone Kenny-Lewis, Ori Naftaly, new Damon Fowler, Hurricane Ruth, Joe Bonamassa, Savoy Brown, and a bunch more! Nuthin’ like the Roadhouse Blues to help rock your Thursday!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Rory GallagherThe Loop
R.L. BurnsidePoor Boy
Michael OsbornSpellbound
Buddy Flett/Kenny Wayne ShepherdHonky Tonk
Corey HarrisBasehead
David GogoToo Good to Be True
Delbert McClintonSolid Gold Plated Food
Elvin Bishop & Little Smokey SmothersRoll Your Moneymaker
Ori NaftalyDust My Broom (Feat. Roy Young)
Damon FowlerSome Things Change
Trampled Under FootBorn on the Bayou
Savoy BrownAin’t Done Yet
Coco MontoyaEnough Is Enough
Marcus MaloneFeelin’ Bad Blues
Hurricane RuthLet Me Be the One
Moreland & ArbuckleTall Boogie
Simon Kinny-LewisCrossroads
Vargas Blues BandBlues In My Soul (Ft. Devon Allman & Frank Marino)
Joanna ConnorFor The Love Of A Man
Sari SchorrDemolition Man
Alvin LeeMy Babe’s Come Back To Me
Joe BonamassaI Know Where I Belong
Julian SasLast Man In First Man Out
Orphan Jon & The AbandonedDance For Me Girl
Wily Bo Walker/Danny FlamBuild My Gallows… (Ain’t No Return)
Lone Crow RebellionRoll

Tuesday Roadhouse Blues Nooner on BMFR 12-2pm EDT

Hope you have time to join us today, April 6th, from 12 to 2 pm EDT for the Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Nooner on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. I have new tunes by the Jon Strahl Band, the Cadillac Cats, JD3 & the Jondo Trio, Son of Dave, Mojomama, and Kurt Allen as well as a birthday tune for Warren Haynes!

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Ana PopovicAna’s ShuffleCan You Stand the Heat
Fantastic NegritoChocolate SamuraiHave You Lost Your Mind yet?
Warren HaynesHattiesburg HustleMan In Motion
Popa ChubbyMore Time Making LoveIt’s A Mighty Hard Road
Frank ChristopherHold OnTales From The Back Alley
Jon Strahl BandDay After DayHeartache And Toil
Albert KingI Wonder WhyWolf Records 20th Anniversary Collection
Nick & The BackboneJust A Little TimeCrackin’ Under Pressure
Sauce BossI Bait My Hook By The Light Of The MoonPeanuts
Louisiana Red & The City Blues ConnectionVoodoo WomanWorld On Fire
The Cadillac CatsCatfishBilltown Boogie
Angel ForrestGet It OnHell Bent With Grace
Leroy Ellington’s Sacred HeartsSomething Funky Goin’ OnSanctified
The Smoke Wagon Blues BandLay Say LayThe Ballad Of Albert Johnson
Tom CraigWhen You Love A Blues ManGood Man Gone Bad
JD3 & The Jondo TrioRocks At The MoonSomething Good
Dave FieldsForce of WillForce of Will
Son of DaveGimme A DoctorCall Me A Cab
David Gogo(I Gotta) TestifyHalfway to Memphis
Bywater CallTalking BackwardsBywater Call
MojomamaThe Big EasyRed White And Blues
Peter KarpThe LetterMagnificent Heart
Michelle MaloneFox and the HoundSlings & Arrows
Jon Strahl BandThe Only OnesHeartache And Toil
SuperdownhomeCan’t Sweep Away (2020 Remaster)Blues Case Scenario (2020 Remaster)
Kurt AllenGraveyard BluesWhiskey, Women & Trouble
Bjorn BergeA Matter Of TimeHeavy Gauge

Three Hot European Roadhouse Blues Singles (April 2, 2021)

There is a lot of great roadhouse blues being recorded in Europe. Here is just a sampling with current hit songs by Superdownhome, Be Sharp Band, and Son of Dave. I hope they help kick start a great upcoming weekend for each of you!

SuperdownhomeBooze Is My Self-Control Device Blues Case Scenario (2020 Remaster)Dixiefrog Records (2021)

This Italian group records on the same French blues label as Popa Chubby….Dixiefrog Records. Their first release for their new record label is a remastered version of an album they released previously in 2020. It is some badass roadhouse crankin’ blues.

Be Sharp Band – Wolf – Ashes (Self Release 2020)

Easily one of my favorite blues rock artists of 2020, the Be Sharp Band hails from my ancestral home of Croatia. They feature a female lead singer by the name of Marija Gašparić that growls, struts, and belts out some mighty fine blues rock.

Son of Dave – What a Life (Self Release Single 2021)

Benjamin Darvill, better known as the Son of Dave, is a one man band featuring the harmonica and a beat box. He is from Canada and now based in London. He was also a member of the Crash Test Dummies back in the eighties and early nineties. His music is an eclectic mix of songs that generally fall under the blues genre. I love his talent and particularly his song writing on this “slice of life” tune.


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 24 hour stream devoted to the Roadhouse Blues… WRHB.

Some New…Some Classic…Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues on BMFR from 12-2 pm EDT

Join me today for tunes from Bywater Call, Aaron Frazier, Kiko and the Blues Refugees, JD3 & the Jondo Trio, The Allman Brothers, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Winter, Mojomama, Michelle Malone, and many more great roadhouse blues artists. The show is from 12-2 pm EDT on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. Grab yer favorite beverage and kickback and enjoy some badass tunes!!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Jimmie BratcherHappyI’m Hungry
Leroy Ellington’s Sacred HeartsGood Time BluesSanctified
West Side Joe & The Men of SoulKeep On Climbin’Keep On Climbin’
The Smoke Wagon Blues BandThe Fat ManThe Ballad Of Albert Johnson
Bywater CallForgiveBywater Call
Susan Tedeschi‘Til I Found YouWait for Me
Sven ZetterbergYou Took Off With My LifeLet Me Get over It
Aaron FrazerCan’t Leave It AloneIntroducing…
Kiko And The Blues RefugeesAin’t Gone YetThreadbare
Big Joe SheltonLittle WillieI’d Never Let Her Down
Peter KarpCool Cool ThingMagnificent Heart
JD3 & The Jondo TrioRestless SoulSomething Good
Kurt AllenWatch Yo StepWhiskey, Women & Trouble
The Allman Betts BandDown To The RiverDown To The River
J.P. SoarsIf You Wanna Get To HeavenLet Go Of The Reins
The Allman Brothers BandTrouble No MoreLegendary Hits
The Rolling StonesMidnight RamblerLet It Bleed
Johnny WinterMedicine ManLet Me In
Marcia BallLet Me Play With Your PoodleLet Me Play With Your Poodle
The Dee Miller BandLeopard Print DressLeopard Print Dress
MojomamaWithout Your LoveRed White And Blues
Dave FieldsWhy Can’t You Ever Treat Me RightForce of Will
Michelle MaloneBoxing GlovesSlings & Arrows
Troy TaylorHandful of AcesLet the Big Dog Eat
Dwane DixonWanna Be Your ManSingle
Duffy KaneSeventh SonLet Your Insides Do The Talking
Be Sharp BandWolfAshes
Zooloo Blues BandHot Stuff On The BayouLet’s Get Hot!

Roadhouse Blues on BluesMusicFanRadio 3-5 pm EDT

Got some new blues and some classics on today’s show on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 3-5 pm EDT. Songs by Kiko and the Blues Refugees, Kat Riggins, Lloyd Jones, West Side Joe & the Men of Soul, Eliza Neals, and many more.

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
The Rudy Boy ExperimentRail RunnerRequiem
Elvin Bishop & Charlie MusselwhiteBirds Of A Feather100 Years Of Blues
West Side Joe & The Men of SoulKeep On Climbin’Keep On Climbin’
Bryan Lee; Kenny Wayne ShepherdTina Marie10 Days Out (Blues from the Backroads)
Eliza NealsMerle Dixon10,000 Feet Below
The BandBlind Willie MctellJericho
Misty BluesStep Right UpNone More Blue
Greg Copeland & Steve ‘Guitar’ GillesPeople Get Ready (Live)Live In Aotearoa / New Zealand
Johnny WinterMojo Boogie3rd Degree
Travelin’ Blue KingsGotta Get Away (Radio Edit)
Kiko And The Blues RefugeesSay It (To My Face)Threadbare
David GogoFrom a Buick 617 Vultures
The Kentucky HeadhuntersLittle Red RoosterDirty Pickin
Cedric Burnside, Lightnin’ MalcomDon’t Just Sing About The Blues2 Man Wrecking Crew
Delbert McClintonBefore You Accuse Me (Take a Look at Yourself)The Millennium Collection: The Best of Delbert McClinton
Kim LemboI’ve Done Everything I CanMama Lion
Magic SlimChicken Heads4 Blues Guitar Masters
Kat RigginsWicked TonqueCry Out
Lloyd JonesChevrolet AngelTennessee Run
Greg KochThems the Breaks4 Days in the South
Doug Sahm & Amos GarrettSmack Dab In The MiddleThe Return Of The Formerly Brothers
RedfishImmaterial Man5×5
50 Mission Blues BandAin’t Gonna Change My Ways60 Minutes To Burn
Jeff FettermanBrand New Day9 Miles To Nowhere
James Cotton feat. Warren HaynesSomething For MeCotton Mouth Man
Jeremiah JohnsonWhiskey After Midnight9th & Russell
Marcus MaloneHouse of BluesA Better Man

Springtime Roadhouse Blues 12-2 pm EDT

Join me today for some Springtime Roadhouse Blues at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12-2 pm EDT. I will have tunes by Mike Zito, Casey James, Misty Blues, Kat Riggins, Lloyd Jones, Bette Smith, Dion, and a bunch more contemporary blues.

This is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
The Little Red Rooster Blues BandRockin’ My BoogieUnder the Covers
Greg Copeland & Steve ‘Guitar’ GillesDon’t Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down (Live)Live In Aotearoa / New Zealand
Casey JamesBulletproof (Duet With Delbert McClinton)Strip It Down
Shawn PittmanTake A Real Good LookStompin’ Solo
Dione TaylorRunningSpirits in the Water
The WildRootsKing Snake Crawl RevisitedWildRoots Sessions Volume 1
Louis MezzasomaValley Of ShadowsMercenary
Misty BluesI Can’t WaitNone More Blue
Kerry KearneyWorld TrainTales From The Psychedelta
Vanessa CollierTake a Chance On MeHeart On The Line
Kat RigginsThe StormCry Out
The Hungry WilliamsGo on FoolBrand New Thing
Lloyd JonesTurn Me LooseTennessee Run
New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom RockersShe’s About a Mover (feat. Alvin Youngblood Hart)New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers – Volume 2
Cathy GrierBackroad BluesI’m All Burn
Joakim WallCan’t Find the Switch (feat. Rastafarfar, Surjo Benigh, Marcus Olsson & Daniel Karlsson)Promo Single
Gary NicholsonStay Away (feat. Wendy Moten)Stay Away (feat. Wendy Moten)
Michele BiondiDown By The RiverDown By The River
Bette SmithFistful of DollarsThe Good, the Bad and the Bette
Sonny LandrethSomebody Gotta Make A MoveBlacktop Run
Anthony GomesMake A Good Man (Wanna Be Bad)Containment Blues
Thorbjorn Risager and The Black TornadoLast TrainCome On In
DionWhat If I Told You (Feat. Samantha Fish)Blues With Friends
Mike ZitoAfter The StormQuarantine Blues
Walter TroutMake It RightOrdinary Madness
Albert CummingsCall Me CrazyBelieve
Wily Bo Walker/Danny FlamAin’t No Man a Good ManAin’t No Man a Good Man (Deluxe)
Eliza Neals/Joe Louis WalkerThe Devil Don’t Love YouBlack Crow Moan

Roadhouse Blues Present and Past on BMFR 3-5 pm EDT

For today’s Roadhouse Blues show at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 3-5 pm EDT, I have a mix of great new contemporary blues plus a selection of tunes from my archives that I love. New music by Mojo Mafia, The Rudy Boy Experiment, Trainman Blues, Tomislav Goluban, Charlotta Curve & Helge Tallqvist Band, Tosha Owens, and Damon Fowler plus some classics from Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton.

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Tom GilbertsMy Paper BagOld School
Johnny Boy KunkSnake BiteRough Start
Ry CooderAll Shook UpBlues Masters 15
Mojo MafiaYou Better Be GoneLooking For Redemption
The Rudy Boy ExperimentWhatcha Gonna LoseRequiem
Shawn PittmanTalk Didn’t Do No GoodStompin’ Solo
Charlotta Curves & Helge Tallqvist BandHomegroundVoodoo Woman
Willie and the BanditsGalloping HorsesNew Breed Version
Trainman BluesTroubled MindShadows & Shapes
Eric ClaptonTravelin’ Light[Reptile]
Fleetwood MacI Loved Another WomanFleetwood Mac
Tosha OwensHalf MoonWrong Side Of Right
Rick HolmstromGot to GoSee That Light
Stratcat Willie & The StraysEat, Drink, Boogie, RepeatOn The Prowl
Tomislav GolubanBabe On The RunExpress Connection
Adam DouglasA Whistle To BlowBetter Angels
Jimmie BratcherBacon Is On My MindI’m Hungry
Damon FowlerSome Things ChangeAlafia Moon
Pat FulgoniThink Twice Before You GoDark Side of the Blues – Live in Prague
The Blue VoodooBig TroublePromo Single
Jimi HendrixRed HouseAre You Experienced
Deep PurplePlace In LineWho Do We Think We Are
FreeBe My FriendHighway
J.J.CaleCall The DoctorNaturally
Robin TrowerSailingLong Misty Days
NazarethLoved And LostRampant
Joe CockerNow That The Magic Has GoneNow That the Magic Has Gone
The Jeff Healey BandI Need To Be LovedSee The Light
RainbowVielleicht Das Nachster Zeit (Maybe Next Time)Difficult To Cure

Hot Roadhouse Blues Singles for March 18, 2021

There is a steady supply of great 2021 Roadhouse blues albums being issued and I am fortunate that between BMFR and the artists and publicists, many of them are making their way to my in box at ben@benveeblues! Here are some hot singles taken from the recordings that I think are worth your time. (Colored links are to Spotify or Youtube)

Mark SutherlandNext to Me from the album The Good Fight (Indie Release)

Mark Sutherland hails from Albert, Canada and his first solo album is replete with great guitar playing and some badass early 2000’s garage style blues rock. I got to chat with him a bit recently and he cites the Black Keys as a major influence along with Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Pink Floyd. Mark stated “The Good Fight is as much an album of self-reflection as it is a tip-of-the-cap to the artists who inspire me to pick up a guitar and sing.” I love the stripped down sound and the magic beat of Next To Me and I think you will too!

Popa ChubbyCan I Call You My Friends from the album Tinfoil Hat (Dixiefrog Records)

It is Popa Chubby time again with the release of his first single off the new Tinfoil Hat album, Can I Call You My Friends. It is a bright upbeat song with an infectious rhythm…..I think he has a new hit on his hands! The album features a number of other great tunes including several that take on social issues and politics in Popa’s legendary “in your face” style. There is no doubt where Popa stands on the issues and, right or wrong, I am always proud to call him my friend!

Tomislav GolubanExpress Connection from the album Express Connection (Blue Heart Records)

Tomislav Goluban is a native of my ancestral home of Croatia and a world class bluesman and harmonica player. It is not often than an instrumental makes my Hot Singles list but Express Connection is just a cool upbeat and catchy tune. There is also a video for it featuring fast cars, snowmobiles, jet skis, and dirt bikes……what’s not to like!

Tosha OwensHalf Moon from the album Wrong Side of Right (Indie Release)

When you take on a song by Janis Joplin, you bettah bring your “A” game and this Detroit based artist, Tosha Owens, certainly does. What is delightful about her cover of Half Moon is that while she channels Janis, she doesn’t mimic her as so many artists try to do when they sing her songs. Tosha simply makes the song her own and that is more than good enough!

A J FullertonSay You’ll Stay from the album The Forgiver (VizzTone Records)

A J Fullerton hails from the town of Montrose, Colorado on the western slope of the Rockies. He has already won a number of honors from the Colorado Blues Society over the last five years and with the release of The Forgiver on Vizztone Records, he is poised to make a big impression on blues lovers across the world with songs like Say You’ll Stay. AJ is another emerging artist that gives alot of credit to the Black Keys for their influence on his music. Rock and Blues Muse Magazine recently named him one of 75 artists that you have to listen to in 2021….I heartedly agree!!


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 24 hour stream devoted to the Roadhouse Blues… WRHB.

The term “roadhouse blues” refers to modern contemporary blues that are primarily upbeat in nature and incorporate the influence of rock, roots music, soul, and R&B.

Roadhouse Blues Nooner on BMFR 12 -2 pm EDT

There is so much great new Roadhouse contemporary blues being created around the world that is very hard to keep up…..but I do it! Join me today at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12 to 2 pm EDT for music by Ghalia Volt, Lindsey Alexander, Brad Palmer, Tami Neilson, Joe Lewis Band, Tinsley Ellis, The Blues Side, Robbert Duijf, the J. Houston Band, and many more.

Here is the intended playlist. I publish it in the hopes that you will enjoy several of the tunes and then whip out a credit card number at your favorite music download website and buy ’em!!

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Sugarmill SlimBoogie, Ya FoolsSugarmill Slim
Ghalia VoltReap What You SowOne Woman Band
Alias Smith & Jones Featuring The Button MenHot Box BoogieHit & Run
Cristina VanePreachin’ BluesOld Played New – EP
J. Harvey And The Inner DemonsFor Crying Out LoudQuarantine Demos Vol 2
Dustin Arbuckle and Matt WoodsI’m A BloodhoundDustin Arbuckle & Matt Woods
Robbert DuijfDangerous MoodDangerous Mood
Keb’ Mo’I Remember YouOklahoma
The Allman Brothers BandLow Down Dirty MeanSeven Turns
Paul Butterfield’s Better DaysCountrysideLive At Winterland Ballroom
Linsey AlexanderGoing Back To My Old Time UsedLive at Rosa’s
Johnny BurginTwo TelephonesNo Border Blues
Grant HauaGot SomethingAwa Blues
Brad PalmerSlow Down WomanStreet Sessions, Vol. 3
The Jake Levinson BandGit Up And GoBurnin’ Daylight
Eric Starczan, Jennifer Jordan, Ian SiegalBluesoramaBluesorama
Tami NeilsonYou Were MineCHICKABOOM! (Deluxe Edition)
The Hungry WilliamsFor You My LoveBrand New Thing
J Houston BandDrivin My BabeMilestone
Joe Lewis BandBaby Rocks The BoatUP NEXT
Altered Five Blues BandThree ForksCharmed & Dangerous
Tinsley EllisEvil Till SunriseIce Cream In Hell
City Blues ConnectionLove My Baby40 Years 1979 – 2019
The Blues SideThe CureThe Blues Side
Nick Moss BandBeen Gone So LongTime Ain’t Free
James SolbergRockin’ The Cradle…..Real Life
Rita ChiarelliHighway 61 RevisitedRoad Rockets

Roadhouse Blues Nooner (12-2pm EST) on BMFR

Mhmm…got some badass new Roadhouse blues today during my Nooner on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12-2 pm EST!. Have tunes from Alabama Slim (see his cool photo in the post), Johnny Gallagher, Bjorn Berge, Joanna Connor, Kirsten Thien, The WildRoots, Ally Venable, and a couple of classics from R.L. Burnside and John Lee Hooker!

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
The Mighty KlucksC JamBackyard Blues
What the FRNKHey YaThere’s Something About You
3TIMES740 DaysSmile While I Sing The Blues
The Mighty KlucksMore WhiskeyBackyard Blues
Rocktrain Slaves5 String BluesThe Rock Springtime
Alabama SlimFreddie’s Voodoo BoogieThe Parlor
R.L. BurnsideDon’t Care How Long You’re GoneMississippi Hill Country Blues
John Lee HookerDimplesAnthology 50 Years – CD1
Johnny GallagherShake That TambourineA 2020 Vision (A Collection of Johnny Gallagher’s Work from the Last Ten Years in One Box)
Trainman BluesUndivided SeerShadows And Shapes
Kelly’s LotTook It BackBlind Raccoon Nola Blue Collection Volume Three Disc One
Trevor B. PowerWomanWhat Is Real
Bjorn BergeAlone AgainHeavy Gauge
Rocky & The House BandBall And ChainBackyard Blues
AJ Crawdaddy BandLove & WarPromo Single
Kenny James Miller BandGive That Dog A BoneTear In My Eye
Joanna ConnorIt’s My Time (feat. Joe Bonamassa)4801 South Indiana Avenue
Johnny Mastro and Mama’s BoysChild WolfElmore James For President
Rose Hudson With BarrelhouseThe Blues Will Burn YaBackyard Blues
Clas Yngstrom & Big Tex ThreeOutlaw BluesMr Bob’s Blue Devils
Kirsten ThienShoulda Been (Rock Slide Radio Mix)Blind Raccoon Nola Blue Collection Volume Three Disc One
The WildRoots634-5789WildRoots Sessions Volume 1
Ally VenablePlayed The GameHeart Of Fire
John Henry and the RainmakersPsycofillyJohn Henry and the Rainmakers
Brad StiversThree Times a FoolSIX
Krokfoss BandHave MercyAre You Ready
Mick ClarkeCrazy with the BluesCrazy with the Blues
Dudley TaftGoin’ Away BabyCosmic Radio
Jeremiah JohnsonDaddy’s Going Out TonightUnemployed Highly Annoyed