Ben Vee’s Tuesday Roadhouse Blues Nooner 12-2 pm ET

Join me today on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12-2 pm ET for a mix of new contemporary roadhouse blues mixed with a number of classics from Buddy Guy, Duane Allman, Lowell George, Leon Russell, and Wet Willie. I will feature new tunes by The Gayle Harrod Band, Teresa James, Eddie 9V, Ryan Foret, Diane Blue, Dyer Davis, and Jimi Primetime Smith & Bob Corritore. I think this has the makings of a badass show; tune in and let me know what ya think using the BlueMusicFan Radio chat app….it is very simple to use!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Alastair GreenBack At The Poor House
Buddy Guy & Junior WellsMessing With The Kid
Lowell GeorgeTwo Trains
Eddie 9VDown Along The Cove
Leon RussellRoll Away The Stone
Teresa JamesEverybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
Ryan Foret and Foret TraditionGood Rockin Tonight
Duane AllmanNo Money Down
Wet WillieLeona
The WildRoots634-5789
Atlanta Rhythm SectionI’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight
Tinsley EllisAnything But Go
The Gayle Harrod BandYou’re Gonna Miss Me
Brandon SantiniBack To You
Diane Blue All-Star BandCrazy, Hazy, Lazy
Janiva MagnessSlipped, Tripped And Fell In Love
Mike ZitoI Wouldn’t Treat A Dog (The Way You Treat Me)
Tommy CastroGotta Serve Somebody
The AllergiesTreat You Right
Anthony Hamilton & Elayna BoyntonFreedom
Devon AllmanLost
Dyer DavisWalk Away My Blues
Seth RosenbloomGotta Roll
Trampled Under FootWrong Side Of The Blues
Smoke J LawrenceBluesman Baby
Magic SlimBad Boy
Jimi ‘Primetime’ Smith & Bob CorritoreWalkin’
Ronnie Earl and the BroadcastersBaby How Long
John Primer and Bob CorritoreKeep A-Driving

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Best Blues of 2022 – Notable Live and Compilation Roadhouse Blues Releases

ZZ Top – RAW (That Little Ol’ Band From Texas Original Soundtrack) (2022 Shelter Records/BMG)

Recorded in 2019 as part of the documentary “That Little Ol’ Band from Texas“, this legendary trio retreated to their garage rock roots by renting the oldest dance hall in Texas, the Gruene Hall, and then crankin’ out versions of a dozen of their classic tunes. There were no crowds; just the band and recording staff. Dusty Hill was magical on the bass, Frank Beard kept a tight pocket with an insistent beat, and Billy Gibbons provided his signature guitar licks and raw vocals. With the death of Dusty, the magic that was ZZ Top will never pass this way again. And as the last recording of the group, it stands as a mighty testament to their fusion of rock and blues. It is well worth every nickel you pay for the download or the vinyl.

Creedence Clearwater Revival – At the Royal Albert Hall April 14, 1970 (2022 Craft Records)

Recorded by the BBC during Creedence Clearwater Revival’s first tour of Europe in 1970, this music was never released because of the never ending battles between the band and their original label, Fantasy Records. Now, after 52 years, you get to hear CCR at their finest with John Fogerty on vocals and guitars, his older brother Tim Fogerty on rhythm guitars, Stu Cook on bass and Doug ‘Cosmo’ Clifford on drums.

CCR sprang to fame in 1968 with a cover of Dale Hawkin’s Suzy Q, burned brightly as a true super group for 4 years and then they were gone; the victim of internal band strife and business battles. But on this spring night in 1970, they were in top musical form for the 13 songs on the recording kicking out what I have always referred to as swamp blues rock. For me, this was a nostalgic trip back to the golden era of music. For those of you who may have never have heard CCR live, this recording is well worth a listen and representative of the talent of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Joan Osborne – Radio Waves (2022 Womanly Hips Records)

Joan Osborne is one of those artists that I have always included in the pantheon of Roadhouse Blues artists because her music and songwriting are an outpouring of her soul; to me the essence of the blues. She got her start singing at blues mic open nights at clubs in New York City in the 1980’s. She had a mega hit with One of Us in the 1990’s but I have never felt the song was representative of her body of work which is much more blues, soul and R&B influenced. In fact, she was nominated for a Grammy for the best blues album of 2013, Bring It On Home.

Her newest recording, Radio Waves, is an interesting compilation of 13 songs that she recorded at radio stations between 1995 and 2012. Normally these type recordings are done as part of a promotional tour and have more of a live feel to them which is a strong suit for Joan. Give Shake Your Hips, Only You and I Know, and My Love Is Alive a listen They should help remind you of the talent of this gifted songwriter and singer.

Hundred Seventy Split – The Story So Far (2022 Repertoire Records )

Formed in 2010, this blues rock trio features the legendary Leo Lyons of Ten Years After on bass, Joe Gooch on vocals and guitars, and Damon Sawyer on drums. They are a fabulous band and this recording features songs from five of their recordings over the past decade. Joe on guitar is a fantastic replacement for the late great Alvin Lee. Take a listen to Going Home to see what I mean. Devil To Pay is some straight up badass blues rock and I Grew Up on Muddy Waters is a live tribute to the man who is the father of the electric Roadhouse Blues. This compilation recordings should serve as a great introduction to the many of you that are not yet familiar with this great British roadhouse blues group!!

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

June 28th Roadhouse Blues Nooner 12-2 pm ET

Join us today for some more incredible contemporary roadhouse blues on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12-2 pm ET. I have new tunes by The Strongman Blues Remedy, JD McPherson, Diunna Greenleaf, Karise Eden, Moblues, AND Hank Williams Jr. as well as some favorites by Justin Townes Earle, Steve Earle, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Tinsley Ellis.

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Jimmy JohnsonMissing Link
Oliver DarlingGot Love
Diunna GreenleafNever Trust A Man
The Phantom Blues BandStepping Up In Class
Todd SharpvilleBrothers From Another Mother (ft. Larry McCray)
Sven ZetterbergRain on Tears
The Fabulous Murray BrothersArithmetic Blues
Johnny SansoneBlowin’ Fire
Patricia ManionI’ll Find a Way
Tinsley EllisDangling By A Thread
JD SimoOld Black Mattie
Hank Williams Jr.Short Haired Woman
Ray Wylie HubbardBad Trick (ft Ringo Starr & Joe Walsh)
16 HorsepowerBlack Soul Choir
JD McPhersonLet’s Rock
The Electric SugarAin’t Going Our Way
Little VictoryLosing Time
Jenny Bohman Roots RevueThe Reason Why
The Strongman Blues Remedy and Steve StrongmanTell Me I’m Wrong (Crystal Shawanda)
Karise EdenBlack Crow
StompboxtrioBlack Sheep
Justin Townes EarleHarlem River Blues
Steve Earle And The DukesKing Of The Blues
Guitar ShortyFine Cadillac
Mica MillarPreacher Man
Pat & The BluesChargersDusty Road
MorblusDown In Mississippi
Tony Joe WhiteCold Fingers

A Blues Hound Howlin’ At the Moon – Todd Sharpville’s MEDICATION TIME

The new Todd Sharpville album Medication Time, that is due out July 8th on Dixiefrog Records, is a powerhouse blues recording that is sure to garner nominations for album of the year. Exhilarating on some tracks and pensive and thoughtful on others, the new album bubbles with energy from a life lived in the blues.

Some people encounter deep sadness and tragedy in their lives and never recover. Others, like Todd, rise from the ashes of a personal meltdown with a renewed sense of purpose. Almost two decades ago, Todd suffered a nervous breakdown after losing custody of his children during a divorce. Severe depression and suicidal thoughts led to a stay in a mental institution. The ability to continue playing and writing music during his stay as well as the support of family and friends (including fellow bluesman Larry McCray from Detroit) got him through the worst of times and honed his blues talents in the fiery cauldron of depression and recovery.

The new album features 12 songs of which 9 are originals. Two of the recordings have been released as promotional videos and both are well worth the time to watch. (Both are also available on my Youtube Channel playlist for cool roadhouse blues.) Todd and Larry McCray do a really creative animated video for the song Brothers From Another Mother. And Todd does an intensely personal video performance of the Dylan tune, Walk Out In the Rain.

There is also an interesting and powerful blues’d up rendition of the Dire Strait’s tune, Money for Nothing, included on the recording. Guest artist Sugar Ray Norcia heightens the intensity, resentment, and jealousy of the lyrics on vocals; it is well worth a listen. My favorite on the album is the blues rockin’ tune, God Loves A Loser and I also love Get Outta My Way, the slow pretty I Don’t Need to Know Your Name (with a fabulous sax solo) and his rousing version of the Bruce Springsteen song, Red Headed Woman.

Undergirding this powerful recording is Todd’s guitar virtuosity and the production values that Duke Robillard, a two time Grammy Nominee and multiple Blues Music Award winner, brings to any recording that he produces. Todd got his start back in 1992 with the album Touch of Your Love. It won Best Album and Best Guitarist awards at that year’s British Blues Awards. I have a strong feeling that Medication Time will do the same this time around!


#blues #roadhouseblues #bluesrock #britishblues

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, does weekly sets on the SecondLife grid, 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.

Ready for a Road trip? Take along the Roadhouse 66 Best Blues Songs of 2021!

It’s summertime here in the northern hemisphere and many of us will be taking road trips to see family and friends. Whether the journey is an hour away or across the continent, here are the Roadhouse 66 best blues songs of 2021 to listen to along the way. And this year, for the first time, the playlist is available on the Ben Vee Youtube channel and on the Ben Vee Spotify account. I hope you enjoy reviewing and listening to the songs. And bear in mind that music is not a sports competition…..whether the song is listed at number 4 or number 64, these are all truly great tunes culled from an initial list of over 4,000 new songs that I reviewed or streamed during the course of 2021!! And if you have a comment or want to tell us what your best roadhouse blues song of 2021 was, just leave a comment below.

The Roadhouse 66 Best Blues Songs of 2021 Top Ten

#1 Altered Five Blues Band – Full Moon, Half Crazy

Another in a long series of vibrant upbeat tunes from this amazing band out of Wisconsin, the group is powered by the voice of Jeff Taylor.

#2 Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Long Distance Woman

The Kingfish is a true superstar of the contemporary blues and…..he is only 23!! He first came to my attention four or five years ago and his musical trajectory just keeps rising and rising!

#3 Dion – I’ve Got to Get to You (ft. Boz Scaggs, Mike Menza, and Joe Menza)

His career started over 60 years ago and at the age of 82 he is still kickin’ out some badass blues songs!

#4 Colin James – Open Road

Stevie Ray Vaughan opened the door for him in the 1980’s and in the years since he has become a mainstay of the Canadian music scene. This is the title cut from his latest album that was also the Roadhouse Blues 61 best album of the year!

#5 Tommy Castro – Somewhere

This California based bluesman is a personal favorite. I have seen him in concert 3 times and he is an absolutely incredible performer. He also walked away from this year’s Blue Music Awards in Memphis with a bevy of the top awards. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

#6 J Lee and the Hoodoo Skulls – Highway

This blues rock band out of the UK just cranks out some badass music!

#7 Atomic 44s – Fade to Black

I tried to see this southern California band last summer when I went to visit my younger daughter. They are the perfect roadhouse blues band. Unfortunately, COVID cancelled the show. I hope to see them on a future trip!

#8 JP Williams Blues Band featuring Ekat Pereya – Mighty Dangerous Boogie

I just love JP’s style of roadhouse blues. And I appreciate the fact that he appeared in chat on several of my BluesMusicFan Radio shows during 2021.

#9 Polly O’Keary & the Rhythm Method – I’m Not Guilty

A long time star of the blues from the American northwest, Polly O’Keary has paid her blues dues! I just love her voice!

#10 Blues Traveler – Roadhouse Blues

John Popper and company do an amazing blues version of the Doors classic. Easily one of my favorite tunes of 2021….I wonder why?!!

The entire Roadhouse 66 Best blues songs of 2021

The Roadhouse 66 list includes perennial music stars like Melissa Etheridge, Jimmy Barnes, Billy Gibbons, Van Morrison, and Doobie Brothers as well as personal favorites like Uncle Watson’s Widow, Mike Zito, Carolyn Wonderland, the Black Keys, and Davy Knowles. There are a slew of contemporary blues stars on the list such as Eddie 9V, Joanne Shaw Taylor, the Record Company, and Sue Foley. Also included are some rising stars of the genre that you may not have heard before; 8 Ball Aitken, Veronica Lewis, Ben Levin, Hendrikse, and AJ Fullerton to name just a few! I hope you get a chance to listen to all of them sometime soon. Just remember you can use my playlists on Youtube and Spotify to listen to them all and hopefully buy and download a few….the ultimate compliment to the artists!!

ARTISTTITLE
1Altered Five Blues BandFull Moon, Half Crazy
2Christone “Kingfish” IngramLong Distance Woman
3DionI’ve Got To Get To You
4Colin JamesOpen Road
5Tommy CastroSomewhere
6J Lee and the Hoodoo SkullsHighway
7Atomic 44sFade To Black
8JP Williams Blues Band featuring Ekat PereyraMighty Dangerous Boogie
9Polly O’Keary & The Rhythm MethodI’m Not Guilty
10Blues TravelerRoadhouse Blues
11Mike ZitoDreaming Of You
12Billy F GibbonsStackin’ Bones (Feat. Larkin Poe)
13Markus K.Rollin’ and Tumblin’
14Sean ChambersRockin’ Daddy
15Carolyn WonderlandBroken Hearted Blues
168 Ball AitkenWhat Goes Up
17Eddie 9VDog Me Around
18Sue FoleyHurricane Girl (ft. Jimmie Vaughan)
19The Black KeysCoal Black Mattie
20Uncle Watson’s WidowNasty Dogs Funky Kings Precious and Grace
21Melissa EtheridgeFor The Last Time
22Jimmy BarnesEnd Of The Road
23Joanne Shaw TaylorStop Messin’ Round
24Steve MarrinerTake Me To The City
25Simon Kinny-LewisSwamp Rat
26Chickenbone SlimServe It to Me Hot
27The Dirty Mojo Blues BandMy Little Sue
28The Doobie BrothersCannonball
29Dirty Dave OstiRiver Of Shame
30Eldon Backhouse And The Electric Blues BandAnother Man
31Band Of FriendsLivin’ Like a Trucker
32Steve CropperShe’s So Fine
33Joe MetzkaWalk
34Tom Feldmann and Noah LevyGoing Away Baby
35The Record CompanyToday Forever
36The Kokomo KingsShe´s Shaking Up A Storm
37SuperdownhomeHomework
38Vintage TroubleLow Down Dirty Dog
39Delta FuseLetter on the Table
40Gov’t MuleSnatch It Back And Hold It
41AJ FullertonThe Forgiver And The Runaway
42Davy KnowlesOne & The Same
43Captain Morgan ExpressHanging Tree
44Quinn SullivanWide Awake
45Dave KalzShes Got A Hemi
46The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn BandToo Cool To Dance
47Tommy ZTommy Guns
48HendrikseTry to Save Your Soul
49Andy LindquistThe River Queen
50Big Chief Monk BoudreauxChoo Choo
51Dionne BennettFull Time Job
52CactusPreaching Woman Man Blues
53Bernie MarsdenMe And My Guitar
54Teresa James and The Rhythm TrampsGonna Rise Together
55Ben LevinI Can’t Stop It
56The LiberatorsWrong Distraction
57Trainman BluesTroubled Mind
58Mike Goudreau BandTonight’s The Night For Big Fun
59Van MorrisonDeadbeat Saturday Night
60The Immediate FamilySlippin’ and Slidin’
61Colin Linden4 Cars
62WellBadOne Kiss Too Late
63Dennis SiggeryGypsy Woman
64Early Times & The High RollersDo What She Do
65Selwyn BirchwoodI’d Climb Mountains
66Veronica LewisPut Your Wig On Mama

#blues #roadhouseblues #bluesrock

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.

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!!