Roadhouse Nooner 12-2 PM ET on BluesMusicFan Radio

I hope you have time today to join us for my Tuesday Roadhouse Blues Nooner from 12-2 pm on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. On Tuesday’s I spin a mix of contemporary blues and today I have songs by Sass Jordan, Eddie 9V, Jimmy Reed, Ryan Foret and the Foret Tradition, The Mojoes, Teresa James, Freya Ridings, and more! #bluesmusic #blues #benveeroadhouseblues

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
HelecastersHighlander Boogie
Sass JordanYou Don’t Have To Remind Me
Los Lonely BoysHeart Won’t Tell a Lie
Tom The Suit ForstLate Night Train
Jimmy Cornett And The DeadmenBlack Betty
Jimi ‘Primetime’ Smith & Bob CorritoreWalkin’
Willie King & the LiberatorsPickens County Payback
John HammondHeartattack And Vine
Quona HudsonCold as Stone
Mick ClarkeBaby Please Don’t Throw Me Down
Eddie 9VHow Long
Eric AllenTerrebonne
Jimmy ReedI’m Gonna Get My Baby
Ryan Foret and Foret TraditionFlip, Flop and Fly
Travellin’ Blue KingsInto The Night
Blue MilkNo Sleep Blues
Doo The DooBaby, You And I
The MojoesWhen A Man Loves A Woman
Wild FlamePick up the pieces
Tokyo TrampsBlues Leave Me Alone
Teresa JamesOh Darlin’
Freya RidingsLost Without You
Mississippi MacDonaldHeavy State Loving Blues
Fabrizio PoggiForty Days And Forty Nights (ft Mike Zito)
Otis Taylor & Cassie TaylorFew Feet Away (Live)
John NemethGave Up On You
FruitionBaby Let’s Go
Brother DegeToo Old to Die Young

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

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.

Comes Out This Friday!

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.

Contemporary Blues on BluesMusicFan Radio 12-2 pm ET

Today, during my Roadhouse Blues show on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com, I will have an interesting mix of contemporary blues from new releases this year by some of the genre’s best artists. Buddy Guy has a heart wrenching new single, Maria Daines belts out a beautiful blues ballad, Ronnie Earl brings us a glimpse back at the 1960’s, and Crystal Shawanda reminds us all of just what a great voice she has. Join me from 12-2 pm ET and listen along.

This is intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Mike StevensWatermelon Pie
Blue Moon MarqueeScream, Holler & Howl
Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ WayneRock This House
The Hogtown AllstarsReal Good Night
Maria DainesHave Mercy
Chris CanasJuke Joint Jive
Buddy Guy feat. Jason IsbellGunsmoke Blues
Al BasileUh Huh
The Hungry WilliamsOooh Wow
Crystal ShawandaHow Bad Do You Want It
Anthony GeraciI Ain’t Going To Ask
Ronnie Earl(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
HOROJO TrioHard As I Can
Marcus KingBlues Worse Than I Ever Had
Tedeschi Trucks BandSoul Sweet Song
Sass JordanStill The World Goes Round
Uncle Watson’s WidowHiding Under Water
Derrick ProcellA Tall Glass Of You
Dennis JohnsonLonesome Valley
Bywater CallRemain
Todd SharpvilleBrothers From Another Mother (ft. Larry McCray)
The Strongman Blues Remedy and Steve StrongmanFine Young Man (feat. Dawn Tyler Watson)
Micki FreeMy Big Regret (feat. Steve Stevens)
Bennett Matteo BandPaid & Broke
Brad Absher & The SuperialsAs Hard As I Can
Robert Jon & The WreckRescue Train
The CommonersMore Than Mistakes
The Kenneth Brian BandYou’ve Got to LIve

Roadhouse Music Reviews – The Commoners, Derrick Procell, and The Hungry Williams

Just back from a long weekend in southern California with my younger daughter and her husband. We had a blast…..lots of music, food, friends and tequila! Here are three new recording that I enjoyed listening to on the plane trip there and back.

Butter cake at Nick’s in Laguna Beach with Amanda

The Commoners – Find a Better Way (Gypsy Soul Records 2022)

The debut album, Find a Better Way, by The Commoners out of Toronto Canada is downright badass southern style music. The group is fronted by Chris Medhurst, who’s voice reminds me of another Canadian star, Burton Cummings. Melodious wafts of the sounds of The Black Crowes, the Eagles, and the Allman Brothers also drift through the music. The first video single of the recording, Fill My Cup, should give you a good feel for the talent of the band that includes Ross Hayes Citrullo (lead guitar), Ben Spiller (bass/piano), Adam Cannon (drums) and long time friend Miles Evans-Branagh (organ). Kevin Shirley (of Joe Bonamassa fame) even helps a bit producing the title cut. Overall the album has some mighty fine tunes…..give it a listen!!

Favorite cut: More Than Mistakes

Derrick Procell – Hello Mojo (Catfood Records 2022)

Derrick Procell is another of those great talents of the modern blues that you probably haven’t heard of though he was been writing, singing, and performing for well over 40 years. His latest album, Hello Mojo!, is a showcase for his soulful voice and harmonica playing. He has a video out for the first cut from the recording, Skin In the Game, that is contemporary blues at its best.

Though you may not know who Derrick Procell is, my bet is that you have heard his music on True Blood, The Office, Boston Legal, The Americans, or King of the Hill television shows over the years. He has even won a songwriting award at the annual Billboard Magazine get together. And, closer to my heart, he has written music for American Cancer Society events. (As some of you know, I do a fundraiser of my own and participate in the Second Life Relay for Life event for the American Cancer Society each year.)

Overall this album grades out high enough to receive serious consideration for Contemporary Blues Album of the year awards. If you listen to the recording, leave your own comments below. I’d love to know what you think!

Favorite cut: The Contender

The Hungry Williams – Let’s Go (Rochelle Records 2022)

Out this Friday September 9th, on my birthday, The Hungry Williams will be releasing their second album, Let’s Go. When I heard their debut recording in 2019, Brand New Thing, I thought for sure they were from my hometown of New Orleans. Now after listening to the new tunes, I can say confidently that they are a Big Easy R&B band, regardless of their claims to be from Milwaukee!!

The songs on the recording have a largely “back in the day” sound from the 1950’s. There are tunes originally done by Lavern Baker, Big Maybelle, and Fats Domino guitarist Roy Montrell as well as a number of fabulous originals. The band consists of Kelli Gonzalez (lead vocals), Joe Vent (guitar and vocals), Jack Stewart (keyboards), Mike Sieger (bass), John Carr (founder, drums), and a horn section of Jason Goldsmith, Casimir Riley, and Lech Wierzynski.

This past February, they released the first video for the album, Mardi Gras Day in time for the Crescent City holiday. I encourage you to give it a listen. I love good time music that makes you feel good; it’s what the concept of the roadhouse blues is all about!! The Hungry Williams kick out music that is fun and captures the magic of New Orleans….well worth your time!

Favorite cut: Oooh Wow!


#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.