Join me today on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com for my Roadhouse Blues Nooner from 12-2 pm EST. I will be spinning tunes by Karin Rudefelt, Mia Vermillion, Forest McDonald, Tiffany Pollack, Tullie Brae, Mike Zito, and a bunch more.
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!
Join me today at High Noon 12 pm EST for some end of the year Roadhouse Blues on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. I have new contemporary blues tunes by RJ and the Houndogs, Bette Smith, The BluesBones, George & Noriko, Austin John, and many more.
For my generation, we were introduced to Leslie West via the group Mountain. And over the years, I enjoyed listening to a series of awesome blues rock albums that he put out. Now it is reported that Leslie passed away right before Christmas. He will be missed!!
In 2004, Leslie put out the song “If Heartaches Were Nickels” featuring a young singer and guitar player, Joe Bonamassa, who was then relatively unknown. Written by Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, the Allman Brothers), the song was also covered by Joe on his first album. I hope you get a chance to give it a listen and to remember the life and times of Leslie West….dead at the age of 75. Rest in Peace Brother!!
So you still have people on your Christmas list to shop for or maybe just a little something for yourself? No problem!! Here are some roadhouse blues albums that will endear you to your friends and help out the blues artists….all of whom have been financially struggling during this hideous year while producing some fantastic tunes!
Steve Strongman – Tired of Talking (Stony Plain Records 2020)
Steve Strongman drifts effortlessly from traditional blues to R&B and soul and then to roots acoustic music on this fine album, Tired of Talking. This Canadian artist sings, plays the guitar, dobro, and does some damn fine harpin’ also. He’s good enough to have opened for B.B. King, Johnny Winter, and Buddy Guy and that is damn sure good enough for me….and hopefully for YOU! Give Just Ain’t Right a listen!
Grainne Duffy – Voodoo Blues (2020 Independent Release)
With a powerful gritty soulful voice, this Irish lass has delivered a masterful roadhouse blues recording with the release of her seventh album, Voodoo Blues. Part roots blues, southern rock, and blues rock, overall it is representative of the talent and bright future that she has. Her style is ready made for live performances and festival appearances. As soon as the pandemic recedes, expect to hear a lot more from her! Give the title cut, Voodoo Blues, a listen….see what I mean!!
Johnny Iguana – Johnny Iguana’s Chicago Spectacular! (Delmark Records 2020)
If you love some rockin’ vibrant piano blues….have I got the album for you or someone you know! This badass blues man hails from Chicago and on Johnny Iguana’s Chicago Spectacular, he does rousing covers of 44 Blues, Down in the Bottom, Shake Your Moneymaker, and Stop Breaking Down. He was part of Junior Wells Band for a time and has toured or recorded with Buddy Guy, Billy Branch, Billy Arnold, and a number of other Chicago blues greats. Now, on his first album as the band leader, Johnny pounds the ivories through some great contemporary songs as well as blues classics. Cool tunes from a great guy!!
Brother Jon Band – Open Jam (Independent Release 2015)
I’m honored that so many independent artists choose to send me copies of their recordings. Just recently, I got one from Minneapolis that just blew me away. The Brother Jon Band has a badass roadhouse blues sound that is reminiscent of Canned Heat and the Black Crowes with hints of Guns ‘N Roses. Music like this brings back a lot of memories. Give WHEN SHE CRIES a listen (on Spotify) or BOBBY’S BLUES (on Youtube) and see if you don’t agree and then go to this link and download the album, Open Jam!
Duke Robillard – Blues Bash with Duke Robillard & Friends (Stony Plain Records 2020)
I absolutely love 1950’s style upbeat blues. It was an era when the blues was in the process of giving birth to rock ‘n roll and the Duke captures the essence of that golden era for music with the new Blues Bash with Duke Robillard & Friends recording. It is an excellent album to have playing for small Christmas party gathering. The tunes are danceable, bright, and energetic. (Try Do You Mean It! This Grammy nominated artist and five time winner of the Blues Music Award as best guitarist has been thrilling audiences all over the world since 1967 and this recordings demonstrates why he won’t be stopping anytime soon.
Kerry Kearney – Tales from the Psychedelta (2020 Highlander Records)
A slide guitar player who I would put up against the likes of Sonny Landreth and Derek Trucks, Kerry Kearney is a Long Island native who released his 18th recording this year, Tales From The Psychedelta. It is actually a compilation album that includes tracks that are no longer in print making it a nice gift for those familiar with him as well as new fans. Listen to his vocals and the badass guitar licks on Voodoo Down The River and I think you will understand why I named this album one of the 40 best blues rock albums of 2020 earlier this week.
Michael “Iron Man” Burks – Show of Strength (2012 Alligator Records)
Michael Burks’ Show of Strength album is one that I place among the pantheon of stellar blues recordings alongside works by Luther Allison and Buddy Guy. Tragically, Michael never got to hear the final mix of his work. He died suddenly of heart failure while returning from a tour of Europe. A son of Arkansas, Michael was the complete blues man; a showman, stellar guitar player, and he possessed a powerful voice that dripped with the soul. There isn’t a bad song among the 12 tracks and my personal favorite is Storm Warning. You can’t go wrong with this as a stocking stuffer for a friend or family member.
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.
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.
Got some more great new contemporary blues for ya during my Roadhouse Blues Nooner on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12 to 2 pm ET. Songs by Kim Wilson, Casey James, Nora Jean Wallace, Wily Bo Walker, and many more.
Join us for some of the finest contemporary blues that you can find streaming on the internet. I will be featuring songs by Fiona Boye, Paul Buchanan’s Voodoo Preachers, Anthony Gomes, Peter Green, Niecie, Kelly’s Lot and many more… Tune in at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 3 to 5 pm EDT today!
This is the intended playlist……
Back At The Poorhouse
The New World Blues
Ghost Town Blues Band
Keep Me Posted
Big Pacific 1
Mississippi River Stomp
Tales From The Psychedelta
Box & Dice
Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers
The New World Blues
Dagger Eyes (Feat. Robben Ford )
Another Day In San Jose
Hell And Half Of Georgia
ARTISTID – Voodoo Preachers – You’re Listening to BMFR
Paul Buchanan’s Voodoo Preachers
Reaching The Cold 100
Blues On Fire (ft Joe Louis Walker)
Blues On Fire
I Got Nothin’ (Feat. Van Morrison & Joe Louis Walker)
Blues With Friends
Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown
Bad Weather Brewing
The Devil to Pay
Tell Me Baby
Waiting For The Shoe To Drop
Trouble With A Capital T
Cry No More
Time To Get Movin’
Somebody Save Me
The Mean Eighteen
Me And My Guitar
Exception To The Rule
Rise Up (Leve-Toi) (ft. Jeff Toto Blues)
Can’t Take My Soul
The Jeff Healey Band
As The Years Go Passing By
Cover To Cover
Joanne Shaw Taylor
A Hand in Love
Almost Always Never
That’s Just How It Is
Pawn Shop Blues (Roadhouse) (Feat. Popa Chubby & Dave Keyes)
As the fall settles in here in the northeastern part of the United States, come join us for some badass roadhouse blues on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from High Noon til 2 pm EDT! Spinning tunes from Marcia Ball, Jimmy Thackery, Tony O, Glenn Alexander & Shadowland, the Allman Betts Band, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and many more.
Here is the intended playlist:
Blues O’ Blues
Omar & The Howlers
Jones’n The Road
Big Pacific 1
Mahalia Barnes & the Soul Mates (w. Joe Bonamassa)
My first Roadhouse Blues Nooner of the fall season is today (Sept 20th) from 12-2 pm EDST. Tune in for songs by Casey James, Kiko Garcia, Sass Jordan, Keb’ Mo’, Cary Morin, the One Dime Band, and many more!
Below is the intended playlist. I hope you enjoy several enough to download them from your favorite music site and support the artists! During this pandemic, many bands and musicians have been particularly hard hit worldwide because there is no place to perform! Every paid download helps!!