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!!

An enticing Open Road to the Blues with some new Colin James

Every life is an open road. It’s a lyric from the title cut for Colin James‘ 20th album which was released this week. In Colin’ case, the certainty and direction of his musical journey was cemented when fate intervened back in the 1980’s in his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan. A late no show and a desperate last minute search for an opening act for Stevie Ray Vaughan led to Colin. After the show, Stevie told him , “I’m opening doors for you….walk through them!”.And that he did!!

In 1988, Colin released his first self-titled album which contained two self-penned hits, Voodoo Thing and Five Long Years that garnered him the first of his 7 JUNO awards and a spot touring with Keith Richards. Over the ensuing years, Colin has rocked it, been credited with reviving swing music in Canada, and, with the last three albums, solidified his standings as one badass roadhouse bluesman.

The OPEN ROAD album is an impressive collection of original songs as well as covers of tunes he recalls first firing his imagination at the age of 12. It has rockin’ blues songs, traditional blues numbers, and beautiful roots tunes. Overcoming the challenges of the pandemic, Colin drew together the talents of Chris Caddell (rhythm guitar), Steve Pelletier and Norm Fisher (bassists), Simon Kendall and Jesse O’Brien (Hammond B3 organ), and Geoff Hicks (drums) to make the recording. It was mixed at the famed Abbey Roads Studios in London by producer Dave Meszaros. And the product, which includes guest appearances by Steve Marriner (harmonica) and Jerry Cook and Steve Hilliam (saxophone) is in my opinion his best overall release to date and worthy of consideration as one of the best blues recordings of 2021 world wide, not just in Canada. To give you a feel for just how good it is, I use a 5 star rating system for songs and there are 13 on the Open Road recording. My overall rating is an incredible 57 out of a possible 65. As context, my normal rating for an album I considered great would be 40 to 45! This recording is special!!

The album opens with some tasty guitar pickin’ on the Tony Joe White song As The Crow Flies. Colin then takes on challenge of covering an Albert King tune, Can’t You See What You’re Doing to Me. He follows that up with some badass lowdown blues on That’s Why I Am Crying. The fourth song Open Road was written by Colin and Craig Northey. It is insightful observation on life and the travails of a traveling musician. On the fifth tune, Change It, Colin pays tribute to his fateful meeting with Stevie Ray with a song written by Doyle Bramhall. The album also contains two songs written by Colin and Colin Linden, another of my favorite Canadian artists, Raging River and There’s a Fire. Colin cranks out a signature rockin blues tune, Leave This House, that he wrote with Tom Wilson as the seventh cut. Colin’s version of the Bob Dylan song, It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry is a showcase for his voice and some more tasty guitar licks. And he absolutely aces another Dylan tune, Down On the Bottom, that served as one of the “promo singles” released back in September. Colin also delivers a fabulous cover of the John Lee Hooker song, Bad Boy. One of my all time favorite bluesmen is Otis Rush and the recording of It Takes Time featuring some exquisite harmonica by Steve Marriner is just simply badass roadhouse blues! And to top it all off, the last song on the album is a soulful rendition of Otis Redding‘s I Love You More Than I Can Say.

I have been told that the average music lover buys a dozen or so albums a year. In what is fast becoming the new age of the single, I highly recommend that you purchase the entire recording to truly appreciate what an incredible recording this is! And in the coming months, I will be more than willing to hit the open road to see Colin James work his musical magic on stage….how about you?

Colin James – Open Road (2021 Stony Plain Records)


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

June 3rd Roadhouse Blues on BMFR

Join us today, June 3rd, from 3-5 pm EDT on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com for some of the best new contemporary blues on the internet as I feature brand new songs from albums that will be released in the near future by Robben Ford, Billy F Gibbons, Derrick Procell, and Mike Zito! You will get to hear them first on BMFR!!!

Derrick Procell

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Funkwrench BluesGrandmother’s ChildGrandmother’s Child
AwekWink of an EyeAwek
Golden Big WheelerYou Got Me Messed UpBone Orchard
Trigger HippyDon’t Wanna Bring You DownFull Circle & Then Some
BlackburnGood Woman RepriseBrothers in the World
Eva and The Blue BoysWay Down in the HolePromo Single
Deb RyderBlues Is All I GotMemphis Moonlight
Robben FordWhite Rock Beer…8 centsPure (Promo Single)
Gary MooreLooking At Your PictureHow Blue Can You Get
Gary HoeyUnder The Rug (feat. Eric Gales)Neon Highway Blues
Kenny Wayne Shepherd BandI Want YouThe Traveler
Shawn PittmanThere Will Be a DayMake It Right!
Rio GrandeRambling on My MindBlues Agreement: Tributo À Robert Johnson
Eddie 9VYou Don’t Have To GoLittle Black Flies
Soulful FemmeDead Man s Blues (feat. Bernard Allison)It Is Well With My Soul
Derrick ProcellMuddy RoadMuddy Road (Promo Single)
Billy F GibbonsMy Lucky CardHardware (Promo Single)
Alligator StewTwo WheelsA First Taste of
Willem MakerIn The BedrockThe Earth Is All That Lasts
Wooden HorseMean Old FriscoYou’re In My Heart
Tommy Crain & the Crosstown AllstarsTake Me to the RiverGive It To Ya
The BonnevillesPoor BoyPoor Boy
Mike ZitoI’ll Make Love To YouResurrection (Promo Single)
Cat Myles & the PossessionsLove Me RightGypsy Soul
The Immediate FamilyMachine Gun Kelly – LiveCan’t Stop Progress

A Roadhouse Mardi Gras on BMFR 12 to 2 pm EST

Join me for my annual Roadhouse Mardi Gras show on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12-2 pm EST! I am from New Orleans and love to share what I call the “Down the Bayou” blues of artists not only from Louisiana but around the world. I will have tunes by Tab Benoit, Marcia Ball, Long Tall Deb, Jersey Swamp Cats, Kjell Gustavsson Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and many more.

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Professor LonghairBig Chief
Professor LonghairGo To The Mardi Gras
Buckwheat ZydecoMardi Gras Mambo
Long Tall Deb & The Drifter KingsChef Jen’s Kitchen
Chris O’LearyCircus Just Left Town
Huey ‘Piano’ SmithRockin’ Pneumonia
Jimmy HallToo Tall To Mambo
Dr. JohnGoin’ Back To New Orleans
Tab BenoitCome And Get It
Wayne Toups & ZydecajunTupelo Honey
The MetersThey All Ask’d For You
Irma ThomasHip Shakin’ Mama
Dawn Tyler WatsonYou’re The Only One For Me (Feat. Ben Racine)
Jon ButcherFoolish Behavior
Big Joe and the DynaflowsGo On Fool
Kjell Gustavsson Rhythm & Blues OrchestraThat Worries Me
Jersey Swamp CatsTootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing
Professor LonghairIt’s My Fault, Darling
Vegas Strip KingsBack To You
RJ MischoYou Can’t Hurt Me Anymore
Altered Five Blues BandSweet Marie
Climax Blues BandStraight Down The Middle
Delbert McClinton And Self-Made MenA Fool Like Me
Rockin’ SidneyMy Toot Toot
Ryan Foret And Foret TraditionHarry Biscuit And The Jam
Charlie Wooten Project feat. Sonny LandrethTell Me A Story
Professor Louie And The CrowmatixRain 40 Days
Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp BandSweet Little Woman
Marcia BallTake A Little Louisiana

High Noon Roadhouse Blues on BMFR

Join me today for my Roadhouse Blues Nooner from 12 to 2 pm EST at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. Got tunes by Link Wray, Vidar Busk & His True Believers, C.W. Stoneking, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bulldoze Blues Band, Mia Dyson, Steve Earle & the Dukes, and plenty more!

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Link WrayRambleWraymen Unbound
Mike ZitoNo Particular Place to GoRock ‘n’ Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry
Chuck BerryToo Much Monkey BusinessThe Definitive Collection
Jimmy BarnesShake Rattle And RollBest Of The Soul Years
Vidar Busk & His True BelieversShe’s So Fine (LIve)Stompin’ Our Feet With Joy
Ghalia & Mama’s BoysPress That TriggerLet The Demons Out
Travellin’ Blue KingsStraight EightWired Up
The YardbirdsI Ain’t Done WrongGreatest Hits Volume One 1964-1966
C.W. StonekingSpoonfulThe Dig – Australian Blues Project
Ray Wylie HubbardRoll And I TumbleDelirium Tremolos
Andrew Robert EustaceFree ManStories
JJ Grey & MofroOn FireOrange Blossoms
Shaun MurphyNickel and a NailCry of Love
Tab BenoitRaided That JointThese Blues Are All Mine
Bulldoze Blues BandBaby What You Want Me To DoComes Alive Again
Jeff BeckBlues De Luxe (ft Rod Stewart)Truth
Warren HaynesI’ll Be The OneTales Of Ordinary Madness
Susan TedeschiJust Won’t BurnBeautiful Women In Blues 2
Geoff Achison & The SouldiggersChasing My TailLittle Big Men [ Jupiter 2 ]
Mia DysonRock Me BabyThe Dig – Australian Blues Project
Riff RidersRumorsHIt the Road
Ariel PosenGet You Back (Live)The Live Sessions
Steve Earle & The DukesChampagne CorollaJ.T.
Tommy CastroLeaving Trunk (Live)Killin’ it live
Pat SmillieAin’t No Doubt About ThatLonesome For A Long Time
Southern AvenueLuckyKeep On

It Isn’t Freedom If YOU don’t have a CHOICE!

Government restrictions on the right to assemble during the ongoing pandemic have destroyed the livelihoods of many local musicians and performing artists. And the rationale for lockdowns being used by politicians and public health officials bode ill for their long term future.

The current pandemic was initially termed the Wuhan flu before it was deemed politically incorrect. It is a virulent and deadly form of the flu. It is not the first such strain nor will it be the last. Every year, the flu strikes millions of people. It is particularly deadly to the elderly and those with other serious underlying medical problems. AND it mutates as it goes so that in any given year there can be new strains to address. And this strain is really bad news.

But we know this….if you are over 70 or have a serious medical issue…take EVERY rational precaution. If you are over 50, wear a mask and wash your damn hands when you are out and about. But if you are under 50 and have no serious medical condition, you should have the CHOICE to take the RISK and get on living your life. Restricting the rights of people under 50 to go to a restaurant or a concert hall or a local bar is government sticking its nose where it can….but it shouldn’t!!

We ALL live with risk every moment of every day. And destroying the livelihoods of performing artists to mitigate these risks is not going to do anything but lead to more drug use and suicides among this vulnerable group of people. Public Health officials are already stating that it may be 2022 “before they feel the threat to the public is under control”. And I have news for you ….the NEXT STRAIN of flu after COVID-19…and there will be a next strain… will lead to the same rationale for restricting public assembly in the name of safety……..for whom?

At some point, we must, in the music industry, stand up to the hysterical (and politicized) fear mongering. Previous generations have had to battle evils that far outweigh this pandemic. All we have to do is endure the slights of the social media trolls (who tolerate no opinion but their own) and rationally make the case that freedom is about making choices and taking the associated risk. If the reasoning takes hold that MY freedom should be restricted dramatically to lower YOUR risk then democracy will become just a platitude and public health officials will be screaming an alarm on any number of issues. If they can restrict your right to assemble, they can damn sure restrict your ability to eat, drink, smoke, drive, create music, or make comments like I am…all in the name of public health!! Fight for your freedoms…..and help put a lot of performing artists and musicians back to work NOW!


Ben Vee is an internet DJ and writer from New Orleans that now lives in Connecticut with his wife Annette. He started spinning records back in the 1970’s and has been writing about the roadhouse blues since 2011. He does two roadhouse blues shows each week on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com and he writes about the blues when the urge strikes on http://www.benveeblues.com.

End of August 2020 Good Time Roadhouse Blues 3-5pm EST

It’s already the end of August….and 2020 can’t get done soon enough for me!! Join us today, August 27th, from 3 to 5 pm EST for the Ben Vee Good Time Roadhouse Blues show on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. Let’s blues the day away…..together!!

The intended playlist is below:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Andrew AlliChrome-A-ThickHard Workin’ Man
Linda ShellMe & The Band (Me & My Guitar)Under The Influence
The Lucky LosersHalf a NothingGodless Land
Savoy BrownRiver On The RiseAin’t Done Yet
Wayne Nicholson & John CampbelljohnShake Your Money MakerElmore’s Blues
Turn OnWasted DaysThe Ghost On The Wall
JD TaylorBy All MeansThe Coldwater Sessions
Kenny Wayne ShepherdBorn In Louisiana (Live With Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown)The Legends EP Vol. II
Sonny LandrethCongo SquareKFOG Live From The Archives 2
Tab BenoitFever For The Bayou
Carolyn WonderlandSwampMoon Goes Missing
Honey Island Swamp BandHead High Water BluesDemolition Day
Laurence JonesSoul Swamp River
SmokehouseCadillac In the SwampCadillac In the Swamp
Tiffany Pollack & Eric JohansonKeep It SimpleBlues In My Blood
Wily Bo Walker/Danny FlamFool for You (2020 Hindsight)Ain’t No Man a Good Man (Deluxe)
Johnny & the MongrelsTrue LifeCreole Skies
Blackie & The Rodeo KingsHow Come You Treat Me So Bad featuring Janiiva MagnessKings and Queens
John FogertySwamp River DaysBring It Down To Rock ‘n’ Roll
Jensens Juke JointI Got This DreamJensens Juke Joint
Lisa MannThat’s AllOld Girl
Jade MacraeI Choose LoveHandle Me with Care
Malaya BlueThese Four WallsStill
John NemethI Can See Your Love Light ShineStronger Than Strong
Joanne Shaw TaylorHumanReckless Blues
Trevor SewellShaky Ground (Live)Live In Portugal
Joe BonamassaTrouble WaitingA New Day Now (20th Anniversary Edition)