Roadhouse Blues News – Hot Blues In August

It’s a typically hot and humid August day here…….perfect time to be inside and letting you know about some even hotter roadhouse blues!

Roadhouse Blues Albums I am spinnin’ this summer that you will rock you (link to a single included)

Mike Zito – Resurrection I’ll Make Love To You

Mike is one of the contemporary roadhouse blues’ great singers, songwriters, guitar players, producers, and now co-owner of Gulf Coast Records who just keep rollin’ out awesome roadhouse tunes!

Billy F. Gibbons – Hardware She’s On Fire

Well into his seventies, Billy has lost none of his verve and the man can just crank it out!

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Layla Revisited (Live) Little Wing

They cover the 1970 Derek and the Dominos album live and it is awesome! Features Trey Anastasio (Phish) and Doyle Bramall II on guitars alongside the fabulous voice of Susan Tedeschi and slide guitar wizardry of Derek Trucks.

Sean Chambers – That’s What I’m Talkin’ About (Tribute to Hubert Sumlin) Rockin’ Daddy

One of blues rock’s great guitar players pays tribute to his mentor Hubert Sumlin and also dedicates the album to the memory of Ben Elliot, a legendary music producer, who died shortly after finishing the album with Sean.

Blues Traveler – Traveler’s Blues Roadhouse Blues

An awesome blues album by John Popper and company. They get help from Keb’ Mo, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Warren Haynes and crank out a great version of the signature tune for the Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues!!

Cactus – Tightrope Papa Was a Rolling Stone

Carmine Appice continues to pound the skins to perfection. I have been a big fan since his days with Vanilla Fudge back in the 1960’s. I love this cover of The Temptations number 1 hit from 1972.

Andy Lindquist – Stand.abide.endure The River Queen

Andy is a native of North Dakota and is now ensconced in the hot and humid climes of Florida. This album of one of the great blues rock releases of 2021.

The Brothers – March 10, 2020 Madison Square Garden (Live) Midnight Rider

Recorded live right before the pandemic closed down most of the world, the alumni of the Allman Brothers keep the jams flowin’ led by Warren Haynes.

Bishop Gun – Gypsy Cadillac Ain’t it a Shame

From Natchez, Mississippi, Bishop Gunn is one of my “break out” artists of 2021. The album is an incredible mixture of Rhythm & Blues and southern rock AND he has an incredible R&B voice as you will hear on this tune!

Bernie Marsden – Kings Me And My Guitar

He was a mainstay of Whitesnake back in the day and has evolved into a master bluesman with a touch on the guitar that few can rival!

Jimmy Barnes – Flesh & Blood This Is the Truth

Jimmy is simply one of the great voices of his generation. Just kick back and drift way as ya listen!

New Tunes to be released in the next couple of months

Doobie Brothers – Liberte

I heard the first single, Oh Mexico, the other day. Can’t wait to get my hand on the album when released in October. If the single is any indication, it will be a great roadhouse release.

Altered Five Blues Band – Holler If You Hear Me

Jeff Taylor is another of my favorite blues singers. The band is allowing us to spin the album now on BMFR. It will officially be released in early September.

In Remembrance

Dusty Hill – He was out on tour with ZZ Top this past month and wasn’t feeling well so he went home to recuperate. Dusty passed away in his sleep on July 28, 2021. Rest in peace brother…..you brought us all some damn fine times and that insistent bass that was a signature of the little band from Texas! La Grange


You will find all these tunes in rotation on my 24 hour roadhouse blues stream at WRHB. They will also be featured during my upcoming roadhouse blues shows on BluesMusicFanRadio from 12-2 pm EDT on Tuesdays and from 3-5 pm EDT on Thursdays.

Mid Summer Roadhouse Blues Nooner for August 3rd on BMFR (12-2pm EDT)

Got some mid summer roadhouse blues for ya today on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12-2 pm EDT. Tunes by Tab Benoit, John Latini, Dana Gillespie, Bo Diddley, Bonnie Raitt, new Tedeschi Trucks Band, Rodney Crowell, Bonnie Bramlett, and a bunch more.

You can find the intended playlist below….

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Clifton ChenieHot RoLouisiana Blues & Zydeco
George Shovlin & The RadarsDon’t You Just Love The Blues!Nothing To Lose
Lee McBeeRide With MeSoul Deep
Dana GillespieRaise A Little HellHot Stuff
Guitar ShortyWhole Lot Of LovingBillie Jean Blues
Tab BenoitThe Seventh SonBest of the Bayou Blues
R. Bernard & C. ChenierShake, Rattle & RollLouisiana Swamp Pop & Rock
Charlie MusselwhiteThe Blues Overtook MeGreat Blues Harp
John LatiniHard Walkin’ WomanThe Blues Just Makes Me Feel Good
Bo DiddleyCan I Walk You HomeA Man Amongst Men
Elkie BrooksWhite Girl Lost In The BluesElectric Lady
Elvin BishopFannie MaeAlligator Records 20th Anniversary Collection
Johnny & the MongrelsMusic ManCreole Skies
Bishop GunnWhat It DoGypsy Cadillac
Andy Logan & The O.C. 75sMr. Nothin’ (feat. Ed King)Transistors of Mercy
Rodney CrowellI’m All About LoveTriage
Bonnie BramlettAin’t that Loving You Baby?Lady’s Choice
Tedeschi Trucks BandTell The Truth (ft. Trey Anastasio)Layla Revisited (Live at LOCKN’)
UnclePhilIf I Was The DevilA Million Ways To Get The Blues
Albert CummingsWorkin’ Man BluesWorking Man
Bonnie RaittGnawin’ On ItBonnie Raitt And Friends
Ana PopovicSittin’ On Top Of The WorldComfort To The Soul
Colin JamesBig Road BluesBlue Highways
Bugs Henderson & The Shuffle KingsArmadillo ShakeElectric Snow
Hamish AndersonHold on MeHamish Anderson
The Record CompanyFeels So GoodGive It Back To You
Delta GeneratorsWay DownHipshakers and Heartbreakers

Mid January 2021 Roadhouse Bluzin on BMFR

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.

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Andres RootsLink To ElmoreRoots Music
Tiffany Pollack & Eric JohansonBlues In My BloodBlues In My Blood
Jontavious WillisLow Down WaysSpectacular Class
Forrest McDonald BandLet the Love in Your HeartBlues in a Bucket
Wentus Blues Band w. Duke Robillard2:19:00 AMToo Much Mustard
Renee AustinPretend We Never Met (ft Delbert McClinton)Sweet Talk
Big Daddy WilsonMiss Dorothy Lee (Live)Songs From The Road
Sugaray RayfordDark Night of the SoulSomebody Save Me
Harper and Midwest KindI Still Got YouRise Up
Mindi Abair & The BoneshakersWho’s Gonna Save My Soul?No Good Deed
Ghost Town Blues BandBefore You Hit The GroundDark Horse
The Allman Betts BandShinin’Down To The River
Karin Rudefelt & Doctor BluesAngel On My Shoulder (Feat. Erja Lyytinen)Walk The Walk
Brandon SantiniSomebody’s Gotta GoThe Longshot
Tullie BraeBreak These Chains (Feat. Brandon Santini)Revelation
Anthony GomesThe Whiskey Made Me Do ItPeace, Love & Loud Guitars
Mia VermillionWhen I’ve Been Drinkin’Alone Together With The Blues
One Dime BandHard Luck DaddyHoodoo and Holy Water
Mike ZitoMississippi NightsFirst Class Life
Jan JamesA Different LifeJustify
Pinkie RideauI’m On The OutsideBring Me Sugar
Savoy BrownI Can’t Stop The BluesWitchy Feelin’
The NighthawksDon’t Worry BabyTryin’ To Get To You
Omar & The HowlersGirl’s Got RythymThe Screamin’ Cat
Crystal ShawandaHey LoveChurch House Blues
Pinetop Perkins5-10-15 Hours (ft Carolyn Wonderland)How Long
JJ Grey & MofroEverything Good Is BadOrange Blossoms
The Mike Duke ProjectI Can’t Let You Go…took a while

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

End of the Year Roadhouse Blues on BMFR from 12-2 pm EST

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.

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Sonny LandrethThe Milky Way Home (Live)Recorded Live in Lafayette
Bills, TheAsking For MoreTil The Blues Have Gone
Seasick SteveToes In The MudLove & Peace
Eddie 9VBrighter DaysBrighter Days (digital 45)
The Lucky LosersHalf a NothingGodless Land
Larkin PoeHoly Ghost FireSelf Made Man
R J and the HoundogsCut LooseSwamp Religion
New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom RockersNight Time (feat Jimbo Mathis)Volume I
Bette SmithFistful of DollarsThe Good, the Bad and the Bette
Curtis and the ShakerzThe Blues Down In My SoulPromo Single
Brigitte PurdyMemphis HotlineSingle release
Fantastic NegritoChocolate SamuraiHave You Lost Your Mind yet?
The War and TreatyBeautiful (feat. Jason Isbell)Hearts Town
The BluesBonesBetter LifeLive on stage
George & NorikoKuroishi Yosare BushiHowlin’ Sun
George & NorikoQueen Of UndergroundHowlin’ Sun
The Bush LeagueI Feel Like Going HomeHere We Are …Again
Eric JohansonDown To The BottomBelow Sea Level
BackslidersShake Em On DownBonecrunch
GA-20Sit Down BabyPromo Single
Austin JohnTake It Easy BabyDiggin’ In
Jimmie VaughanI Ain’t Gonna Do It No MoreThe Pleasure’s All Mine
Trainman BluesI’m FirePromo Single
Thorbjorn Risager and The Black TornadoCome On InCome On In
The Barrett Anderson BandEmma LeeHypnobooge
The Immediate FamilyCruel TwistSlippin’ and Slidin’
Henrik Freischlader BandWhat Have I Done to YouMissing Pieces
BeauwaterNodding OffWho Works For Who?
Alberta & The Dead EyesHopscotch BluesNo, No. You Go.

Leslie West ….Dead at 75….One of the Greatest Blues Rockers of all time!

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!!

A Bin Full of Roadhouse Blues 2020 (They Make GREAT Christmas Gifts) – Part One

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)

Photo by David Lee Black

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.

November 17th Roadhouse Blues Nooner

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.

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Kim WilsonOut Of The Fryin’ PanTake Me Back
Nora Jean WallaceI’m A Blues WomanBlues Woman
Shemekia CopelandUnder My ThumbUncivil War
Johnny NicholasWanna Be Your BabyMistaken Identity
Kim WilsonSlow DownTake Me Back
Tammi Savoy & The Chris Casello ComboAs Long As I’m Movin’That Rock ‘n’ Roll Rhythm!
Travellin’ Blue KingsInto the NightWired Up
Jane Lee HookerTurn On Your Love LightSpiritus
Gaetano Pellino, Sarah SoulFeelin’ AlrightTribute
Grainne DuffyNo Matter What I DoVoodoo Blues
Levi PlateroGood ManLevi Platero Band (Deluxe Edition)
Casey JamesIf You Dont Know By NowIf You Don’t Know By Now
Zoe Schwarz Blue CommotionFeeling Good (bonus track)This Is The Life I Choose
Steve StrongmanYou Ain’t Seen Nothing YetNo Time Like Now
Dudley TaftThe End Of The BluesCosmic Radio
John MayallAwestruck & SpellboundRoad Dogs
Dennis JonesRevolves Around YouSoft Hard & Loud
Kevin BurtI’m Bustin OutStone Crazy
Gabe Stillman, The NighthawksUp The LineFlying High
Ron ThompsonDoctor Brown (Live)From the Patio
Blues CousinsPlease Don’t GoLet’s Dance
Geoff EverettSwamp FrogSwamp Frog
Wily Bo Walker/Danny FlamFool for You (2020 Hindsight)Ain’t No Man a Good Man (Deluxe)
Paul Gemmell and The Black Magic Blues BandNameless ManPaul Gemmell and The Black Magic Blues Band
The Reverend Shawn AmosDiggin’ My PotatoesDiggin’ My Potatoes (Single)
Honey B & T-BonesWhile The Cat’s AwayLive In Helsinki
Sam WilliamsDarkwaterDarkwater (Single)

Rockin’ the blues on BMFR 3-5 pm EST

Gonna be rockin’ dah blues today during my Roadhouse blues show on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 3 to 5 pm EDT. Hope ya get the time to tune in!!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Mike ZitoSoundcheckBlue Room
3 Dayz WhizkeyBlues Is KingBlack Water
Alastair GreeneLies And FearThe New World Blues
Alvin LeeEducationThe Best Songs (Cd2)
Dudley TaftLong Way Down (Left For Dead Part II)Left For Dead
Wily Bo Walker/Danny FlamBuild My Gallows… (Ain’t No Return)Ain’t No Man a Good Man (Deluxe)
Amnesia Blues BandFast Johnny CoolHailstone
Marcus BonfantiJezebelShake the Walls
Joe BonamassaDislocated BoyDriving Towards The Daylight
Ida MaeReachingChasing Lights
Eric JohansonNever TomorrowBelow Sea Level
Danny BryantMeans Of Escape (Radio Edit)Means Of Escape
Jordan Patterson BandShe’s CoolThe Back on Track Recording Project
MonkeyJunkShow Me YoursMoon Turn Red
Delta GeneratorsStrike The BellsHipshakers and Heartbreakers
Sean PinchinBad ThingsBad Things
Zack Walther BandBad GirlThe Westerner
David GogoFrom a Buick 617 Vultures
Beth HartLove GangsterFire on the Floor
Black Tongued Bells, TheComin’ Back For MoreEvery Tongue Has A Tale To Tell
Gov’t MuleSlackjaw JezebelDeja Voodoo
Kenny Wayne Sheppard BandBlue On BlackTrouble Is
Stevie Ray VaughanThe House Is Rockin’In Step
Mick ClarkeHip-Shakin’Crazy with the Blues
Alvin LeeI Don’t Give A DamnThe Anthology (Disc 2)
Robin TrowerThe Perfect WrongComing Closer to the Day
Walter TroutMake It RightOrdinary Madness
Andreas Diehlmann BandEvil WaysMercy On Me

Thursday Good Time Roadhouse Blues on Blues Music Fan Radio 3-5 pm EDT

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……

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Alastair GreeneBack At The PoorhouseThe New World Blues
Ghost Town Blues BandShineShine
Big PacificKeep Me PostedBig Pacific 1
Kerry KearneyMississippi River StompTales From The Psychedelta
Fiona BoyesSmokestack LightningBox & Dice
Jimmy Thackery and the DriversToo TiredTrue Stories
Alastair GreeneBayou MileThe New World Blues
Simon Kinny-LewisDagger Eyes (Feat. Robben Ford )Another Day In San Jose
Anthony GomesHell And Half Of GeorgiaContainment Blues
BMFRARTISTID – Voodoo Preachers – You’re Listening to BMFR****
Paul Buchanan’s Voodoo PreachersSleeveTestimony
Peter GreenDangerous ManReaching The Cold 100
Andy WattsBlues On Fire (ft Joe Louis Walker)Blues On Fire
DionI Got Nothin’ (Feat. Van Morrison & Joe Louis Walker)Blues With Friends
Kim Simmonds & Savoy BrownBad Weather BrewingThe Devil to Pay
Jeff FettermanTell Me BabySouthern Son
NiecieWaiting For The Shoe To DropTrouble With A Capital T
Danielle NicolePusher ManCry No More
Sugaray RayfordTime To Get Movin’Somebody Save Me
Monti AmundsonNinety-Nine BelowThe Mean Eighteen
Tommy CastroMe And My GuitarException To The Rule
Kelly’s LotRise Up (Leve-Toi) (ft. Jeff Toto Blues)Can’t Take My Soul
The Jeff Healey BandAs The Years Go Passing ByCover To Cover
Walter TroutWanna DanceOrdinary Madness
Joanne Shaw TaylorA Hand in LoveAlmost Always Never
Eric GalesThat’s Just How It IsCrystal Vision
Ghalia VoltGypsy LadyMississippi Blend
Eliza NealsPawn Shop Blues (Roadhouse) (Feat. Popa Chubby & Dave Keyes)Sweet Or Mean