Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Nooner 12-2 pm EDT on Bluesmusicfan.com (April 13, 2021)

During today’s Roadhouse Blues Nooner on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12-2 pm EDT, I will be spinning contemporary blues tunes by Bette Smith, Johnny Burgin, Nick Moss, Joe Lewis Band, Ghalia Volt, and a bunch more!!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Freddie KingNickleplated
Gina SiciliaBefore the Night Is Through
Delta MoonJukin’
Amos GarrettLost Love
The Rolling StonesI’m A King Bee
John Primer and Bob CorritoreKeep A-Driving
Bette SmithFistful of Dollars
Robert CrayAnything You Want
Johnny BurginOne Day You’re Gonna Get Lucky
Nick Moss Band Feat. Dennis GruenlingFull Moon Ache
Giles RobsonDon’t Give Up On The Blues
Ian Siegal & The Youngest SonsThe Skinny
Sean ChambersBottle Keeps Staring at Me
Angel ForrestAll The Way
The J. Geils BandServes You Right to Suffer
Joe Lewis BandBaby Rocks The Boat
Texas Horns, TheFix Your Face
Kenny Blues Boss WayneGo, Just Do It! (ft Dawn Tyler Watson)
Anni Piper24 Guys Named Dave
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn BandNo Tellin’ When
Terry ReidZodiac Blues
Ghalia VoltReap What You Sow
Ghost Town Blues BandShine
Linkin’ Louisiana PepsI Got My Mojo Working
The Fabulous ThunderbirdsLearn To Treat Me Right
Kenny Wayne ShepherdKing’s Highway (Tom Lord-Alge Remix)
Albert CummingsRed Rooster
Blues HangoverParty Like I Used To
Too Slim and the TaildraggersDevil’s Hostage

Good Time Thursday Roadhouse Blues 3-5 pm EDT

Got some great blues and blues rock for today’s show on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 3-5 pm EDT. Join me for tunes by Simone Kenny-Lewis, Ori Naftaly, new Damon Fowler, Hurricane Ruth, Joe Bonamassa, Savoy Brown, and a bunch more! Nuthin’ like the Roadhouse Blues to help rock your Thursday!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Rory GallagherThe Loop
R.L. BurnsidePoor Boy
Michael OsbornSpellbound
Buddy Flett/Kenny Wayne ShepherdHonky Tonk
Corey HarrisBasehead
David GogoToo Good to Be True
Delbert McClintonSolid Gold Plated Food
Elvin Bishop & Little Smokey SmothersRoll Your Moneymaker
Ori NaftalyDust My Broom (Feat. Roy Young)
Damon FowlerSome Things Change
Trampled Under FootBorn on the Bayou
Savoy BrownAin’t Done Yet
Coco MontoyaEnough Is Enough
Marcus MaloneFeelin’ Bad Blues
Hurricane RuthLet Me Be the One
Moreland & ArbuckleTall Boogie
Simon Kinny-LewisCrossroads
Vargas Blues BandBlues In My Soul (Ft. Devon Allman & Frank Marino)
Joanna ConnorFor The Love Of A Man
Sari SchorrDemolition Man
Alvin LeeMy Babe’s Come Back To Me
Joe BonamassaI Know Where I Belong
Julian SasLast Man In First Man Out
Orphan Jon & The AbandonedDance For Me Girl
Wily Bo Walker/Danny FlamBuild My Gallows… (Ain’t No Return)
Lone Crow RebellionRoll

Three Hot European Roadhouse Blues Singles (April 2, 2021)

There is a lot of great roadhouse blues being recorded in Europe. Here is just a sampling with current hit songs by Superdownhome, Be Sharp Band, and Son of Dave. I hope they help kick start a great upcoming weekend for each of you!

SuperdownhomeBooze Is My Self-Control Device Blues Case Scenario (2020 Remaster)Dixiefrog Records (2021)

This Italian group records on the same French blues label as Popa Chubby….Dixiefrog Records. Their first release for their new record label is a remastered version of an album they released previously in 2020. It is some badass roadhouse crankin’ blues.

Be Sharp Band – Wolf – Ashes (Self Release 2020)

Easily one of my favorite blues rock artists of 2020, the Be Sharp Band hails from my ancestral home of Croatia. They feature a female lead singer by the name of Marija Gašparić that growls, struts, and belts out some mighty fine blues rock.

Son of Dave – What a Life (Self Release Single 2021)

Benjamin Darvill, better known as the Son of Dave, is a one man band featuring the harmonica and a beat box. He is from Canada and now based in London. He was also a member of the Crash Test Dummies back in the eighties and early nineties. His music is an eclectic mix of songs that generally fall under the blues genre. I love his talent and particularly his song writing on this “slice of life” tune.


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.

Roadhouse Blues on BluesMusicFanRadio 3-5 pm EDT

Got some new blues and some classics on today’s show on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 3-5 pm EDT. Songs by Kiko and the Blues Refugees, Kat Riggins, Lloyd Jones, West Side Joe & the Men of Soul, Eliza Neals, and many more.

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
The Rudy Boy ExperimentRail RunnerRequiem
Elvin Bishop & Charlie MusselwhiteBirds Of A Feather100 Years Of Blues
West Side Joe & The Men of SoulKeep On Climbin’Keep On Climbin’
Bryan Lee; Kenny Wayne ShepherdTina Marie10 Days Out (Blues from the Backroads)
Eliza NealsMerle Dixon10,000 Feet Below
The BandBlind Willie MctellJericho
Misty BluesStep Right UpNone More Blue
Greg Copeland & Steve ‘Guitar’ GillesPeople Get Ready (Live)Live In Aotearoa / New Zealand
Johnny WinterMojo Boogie3rd Degree
Travelin’ Blue KingsGotta Get Away (Radio Edit)
Kiko And The Blues RefugeesSay It (To My Face)Threadbare
David GogoFrom a Buick 617 Vultures
The Kentucky HeadhuntersLittle Red RoosterDirty Pickin
Cedric Burnside, Lightnin’ MalcomDon’t Just Sing About The Blues2 Man Wrecking Crew
Delbert McClintonBefore You Accuse Me (Take a Look at Yourself)The Millennium Collection: The Best of Delbert McClinton
Kim LemboI’ve Done Everything I CanMama Lion
Magic SlimChicken Heads4 Blues Guitar Masters
Kat RigginsWicked TonqueCry Out
Lloyd JonesChevrolet AngelTennessee Run
Greg KochThems the Breaks4 Days in the South
Doug Sahm & Amos GarrettSmack Dab In The MiddleThe Return Of The Formerly Brothers
RedfishImmaterial Man5×5
50 Mission Blues BandAin’t Gonna Change My Ways60 Minutes To Burn
Jeff FettermanBrand New Day9 Miles To Nowhere
James Cotton feat. Warren HaynesSomething For MeCotton Mouth Man
Jeremiah JohnsonWhiskey After Midnight9th & Russell
Marcus MaloneHouse of BluesA Better Man

Springtime Roadhouse Blues 12-2 pm EDT

Join me today for some Springtime Roadhouse Blues at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12-2 pm EDT. I will have tunes by Mike Zito, Casey James, Misty Blues, Kat Riggins, Lloyd Jones, Bette Smith, Dion, and a bunch more contemporary blues.

This is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
The Little Red Rooster Blues BandRockin’ My BoogieUnder the Covers
Greg Copeland & Steve ‘Guitar’ GillesDon’t Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down (Live)Live In Aotearoa / New Zealand
Casey JamesBulletproof (Duet With Delbert McClinton)Strip It Down
Shawn PittmanTake A Real Good LookStompin’ Solo
Dione TaylorRunningSpirits in the Water
The WildRootsKing Snake Crawl RevisitedWildRoots Sessions Volume 1
Louis MezzasomaValley Of ShadowsMercenary
Misty BluesI Can’t WaitNone More Blue
Kerry KearneyWorld TrainTales From The Psychedelta
Vanessa CollierTake a Chance On MeHeart On The Line
Kat RigginsThe StormCry Out
The Hungry WilliamsGo on FoolBrand New Thing
Lloyd JonesTurn Me LooseTennessee Run
New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom RockersShe’s About a Mover (feat. Alvin Youngblood Hart)New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers – Volume 2
Cathy GrierBackroad BluesI’m All Burn
Joakim WallCan’t Find the Switch (feat. Rastafarfar, Surjo Benigh, Marcus Olsson & Daniel Karlsson)Promo Single
Gary NicholsonStay Away (feat. Wendy Moten)Stay Away (feat. Wendy Moten)
Michele BiondiDown By The RiverDown By The River
Bette SmithFistful of DollarsThe Good, the Bad and the Bette
Sonny LandrethSomebody Gotta Make A MoveBlacktop Run
Anthony GomesMake A Good Man (Wanna Be Bad)Containment Blues
Thorbjorn Risager and The Black TornadoLast TrainCome On In
DionWhat If I Told You (Feat. Samantha Fish)Blues With Friends
Mike ZitoAfter The StormQuarantine Blues
Walter TroutMake It RightOrdinary Madness
Albert CummingsCall Me CrazyBelieve
Wily Bo Walker/Danny FlamAin’t No Man a Good ManAin’t No Man a Good Man (Deluxe)
Eliza Neals/Joe Louis WalkerThe Devil Don’t Love YouBlack Crow Moan

Roadhouse Blues Present and Past on BMFR 3-5 pm EDT

For today’s Roadhouse Blues show at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 3-5 pm EDT, I have a mix of great new contemporary blues plus a selection of tunes from my archives that I love. New music by Mojo Mafia, The Rudy Boy Experiment, Trainman Blues, Tomislav Goluban, Charlotta Curve & Helge Tallqvist Band, Tosha Owens, and Damon Fowler plus some classics from Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton.

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Tom GilbertsMy Paper BagOld School
Johnny Boy KunkSnake BiteRough Start
Ry CooderAll Shook UpBlues Masters 15
Mojo MafiaYou Better Be GoneLooking For Redemption
The Rudy Boy ExperimentWhatcha Gonna LoseRequiem
Shawn PittmanTalk Didn’t Do No GoodStompin’ Solo
Charlotta Curves & Helge Tallqvist BandHomegroundVoodoo Woman
Willie and the BanditsGalloping HorsesNew Breed Version
Trainman BluesTroubled MindShadows & Shapes
Eric ClaptonTravelin’ Light[Reptile]
Fleetwood MacI Loved Another WomanFleetwood Mac
Tosha OwensHalf MoonWrong Side Of Right
Rick HolmstromGot to GoSee That Light
Stratcat Willie & The StraysEat, Drink, Boogie, RepeatOn The Prowl
Tomislav GolubanBabe On The RunExpress Connection
Adam DouglasA Whistle To BlowBetter Angels
Jimmie BratcherBacon Is On My MindI’m Hungry
Damon FowlerSome Things ChangeAlafia Moon
Pat FulgoniThink Twice Before You GoDark Side of the Blues – Live in Prague
The Blue VoodooBig TroublePromo Single
Jimi HendrixRed HouseAre You Experienced
Deep PurplePlace In LineWho Do We Think We Are
FreeBe My FriendHighway
J.J.CaleCall The DoctorNaturally
Robin TrowerSailingLong Misty Days
NazarethLoved And LostRampant
Joe CockerNow That The Magic Has GoneNow That the Magic Has Gone
The Jeff Healey BandI Need To Be LovedSee The Light
RainbowVielleicht Das Nachster Zeit (Maybe Next Time)Difficult To Cure

Hot Roadhouse Blues Singles for March 18, 2021

There is a steady supply of great 2021 Roadhouse blues albums being issued and I am fortunate that between BMFR and the artists and publicists, many of them are making their way to my in box at ben@benveeblues! Here are some hot singles taken from the recordings that I think are worth your time. (Colored links are to Spotify or Youtube)

Mark SutherlandNext to Me from the album The Good Fight (Indie Release)

Mark Sutherland hails from Albert, Canada and his first solo album is replete with great guitar playing and some badass early 2000’s garage style blues rock. I got to chat with him a bit recently and he cites the Black Keys as a major influence along with Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Pink Floyd. Mark stated “The Good Fight is as much an album of self-reflection as it is a tip-of-the-cap to the artists who inspire me to pick up a guitar and sing.” I love the stripped down sound and the magic beat of Next To Me and I think you will too!

Popa ChubbyCan I Call You My Friends from the album Tinfoil Hat (Dixiefrog Records)

It is Popa Chubby time again with the release of his first single off the new Tinfoil Hat album, Can I Call You My Friends. It is a bright upbeat song with an infectious rhythm…..I think he has a new hit on his hands! The album features a number of other great tunes including several that take on social issues and politics in Popa’s legendary “in your face” style. There is no doubt where Popa stands on the issues and, right or wrong, I am always proud to call him my friend!

Tomislav GolubanExpress Connection from the album Express Connection (Blue Heart Records)

Tomislav Goluban is a native of my ancestral home of Croatia and a world class bluesman and harmonica player. It is not often than an instrumental makes my Hot Singles list but Express Connection is just a cool upbeat and catchy tune. There is also a video for it featuring fast cars, snowmobiles, jet skis, and dirt bikes……what’s not to like!

Tosha OwensHalf Moon from the album Wrong Side of Right (Indie Release)

When you take on a song by Janis Joplin, you bettah bring your “A” game and this Detroit based artist, Tosha Owens, certainly does. What is delightful about her cover of Half Moon is that while she channels Janis, she doesn’t mimic her as so many artists try to do when they sing her songs. Tosha simply makes the song her own and that is more than good enough!

A J FullertonSay You’ll Stay from the album The Forgiver (VizzTone Records)

A J Fullerton hails from the town of Montrose, Colorado on the western slope of the Rockies. He has already won a number of honors from the Colorado Blues Society over the last five years and with the release of The Forgiver on Vizztone Records, he is poised to make a big impression on blues lovers across the world with songs like Say You’ll Stay. AJ is another emerging artist that gives alot of credit to the Black Keys for their influence on his music. Rock and Blues Muse Magazine recently named him one of 75 artists that you have to listen to in 2021….I heartedly agree!!


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.

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.

Hot Roadhouse Blues For Dreary Weather on BMFR 3 to 5 pm EST

March has stormed in like a lion bearing cold, wind, and rain here in the northeastern United States. Join us for some hot roadhouse blues at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 3 to 5 pm EST. I will have new tunes by the Atomic 44’s, the Vikings of the Blues, John Mayall, Mark Sutherland, Ben Reel, Joyann Parker, Nalani Rothrock, and many more!

Here is the intended playlist:


ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Sonny LandrethTaylor’s RockHound Dog Taylor: A Tribute
John MayallI’m As Good as GonePromo Single
Nalani RothrockEvery Time I Close My EyesThe Rock House Sessions
New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom RockersShe’s About a Mover (feat. Alvin Youngblood Hart)New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers – Volume 2
Curtis SalgadoSlow DownDamage Control
Jim Quick & CoastlineBlowin’ Me UpRevival
Georgia RandallHound DogHound Dog
HoopleheadsTake Me Back HomeDelirious
Blues CompanyLet’s Work TogetherTake The Stage
Bonny B.One String Is Enough (Feat. Markus Baumer & Ice B.)Bonny B. And The Jukes
The WildRootsMisty Morning in New OrleansWildRoots Sessions Volume 1
Jim Dandy’s Black Oak ArkansasDark Purple Blues – Shake The Devil MonologueThe Wild Bunch
Clas Yngstrom & Big Tex ThreeOutlaw BluesMr Bob’s Blue Devils
JP Williams Blues Band featuring Ekat PereyraMighty Dangerous BoogieJp & Ekat
Lone Crow RebellionDemon Alcohol BluesAin’t No Shame
Eric Burdon &  Jimmy WitherspoonHave Mercy JudgeBlack & White Blues
Atomic 44’sMy ’49Promo Single
Joyann ParkerHit Me Like a TrainOut of the Dark
Hurricane HearnTake A ShotTake It Easy But Take It
Mark SutherlandDevil GrinThe Good Fight
BMFR ID – Jessy HoweJesse Howe of the Vikings of Blues for BMFRBMFR Promo
Vikings of BluesDon’t Let FearSoul Food
The Damned And DirtyCurfew BoogieCurfew Boogie
Jack J HutchinsonHip Slickin’Back To The Blues
Grizzlee TrainRed Headed WomanBurned Him Again EP
Andy SeagraveStill My BabyThe Jungle
JS BluesDevil On SundayJS Blues
The WildRootsWhere I AmWildRoots Sessions Volume 1
Ben ReelAll in Good TimeThe Nashville Calling

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

Playlist for Special “Post Op Recovery” Roadhouse Blues Show on BMFR

Thanks to everyone that tuned in for today’s impromptu “POST OP Recovery” Roadhouse Blues show on Blues Music Fan Radio from 5 to 7:30 am ET! It is a joy to be spinning again. As promised, below is the playlist for the show. I should be back to doing my regular shows next week!

ARTISTTITLE
Ole Frimer BandBrush With The Blues
7HorseGoodnight Sweet Dream
EightBall AitkenShook Me All Night Long
Cowboy JunkiesA Common Disaster
Alastair GreeneBayou Mile
Ben Waters & the Rolling StonesWatching The River Flow
Johnny & Edgar WinterTobacco Road
John Lee Hooker & Ry CooderThis Is Hip
John FogertyBring It Down To Jelly Roll
Mark KnopflerHot Or What
Muddy WatersForty Days and Forty Nights
Jerry Lee Lewis Feat. B.B. KingBefore The Night Is Over
Neal Black & The HealersLost On A Blue Highway
Omar & HowlersWhen Sugar Cane Was King
Blackie & the Rodeo KingsI’m Still Loving You
The Band of HeathensSugar Queen
Carolyn WonderlandAt The Crossroads
The Reverend Shawn Amos & The BrotherhoodCounting Down The Days
Katie WebsterI’m Bad
 The James Harman BandJump My Baby
Anson Funderburgh & The RocketsChanging Neighborhoods
Luther AllisonWalking Papers
James SolbergEver Seen A Rainbow
Elmore JamesMadison Blues
Sonny Boy WilliamsonBring It On Home
Bo DiddleyI’m A Man
The HamstersCome To Poppa
Willie MayShe Loves the Devil
Mavis StaplesLast Train
Pat SmillieAin’t No Doubt About That
Shakura S’AidaMy Dreamerman
The Rocky Athas GroupMiracle
Alvin LeeHigh Times
The Apocalypse Blues RevueThe Tower
Jay GordonVoodoo Boogie
CreamSitting On Top Of The World