YouTube Video for the Ben Vee 2021 Roadhouse Blues Album of the Year

Check out the video at https://youtu.be/TbwKS2rMz3s if ya get a chance!

Tuesday Roadhouse Blues Nooner 12-2 pm ET

Join us today on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com for the Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Nooner from 12-2 pm ET. I have a passel of new tunes from Bonnie Raitt, Steve Dawson, Maria Daines, Dana Fuchs, Albert Cummings, Mojo Mafia, Dom Martin, and a whole bunch more!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Levee TownThe Stumble
HOROJO TrioMan of Steel
Robben Ford & The Blue LineMoth To A Flame (Live)
Larry McCrayGood Die Young
Jim KahrBetter Days Are Comin’
DionMy Stomping Ground (feat. Billy F. Gibbons)
Bonnie RaittSomething’s Got a Hold of My Heart
Josh HydeWhere to Start
Beth HartTry A Little Harder
Kickin’ The MuleAm I Wrong
MudlowRed Rock
Mojo MafiaDon’t Let the Devil Drive
Steve Dawson6 Skeletons
Ash GrunwaldGone
The Blues Against YouthBlue Muse
Maria DainesHave Mercy
Juke Joints BandCold Cell
Joan OsborneSame Love That Made Me Laugh (The Loft – Sirius XM 2012)
Albert CummingsGot You Covered
Gina SiciliaDeath Don’t Have No Mercy
Jack BroadbentNew Orleans
Angel ForrestEverything Changes (Feat. Wellbad)
Dana FuchsCurtain Close
Dom MartinBlues On the Bay
Markey Blue Ric Latina ProjectHanging On
Simon McBrideGimme Something Good
The Rudy Boy ExperimentWhatcha Gonna Do

Roadhouse Bluzin’ Nooner 12-2 pm ET on BluesMusicFan Radio

Join me for the Ben Vee Roadhouse Bluzin’ Nooner on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12-2 pm today, Tuesday March 29th. I have new tunes from Nick Andrea, Miss Bix, Jose Ramirez, Grant Haua, Julian Sas, The Blue Chevys, Duke Robillard, and more. #blues #roadhouseblues

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Neal Black & The HealersLisa’s Lullaby
Gunn Blues BandWay To Go
Bad DaddyWhere You Been So Long
Jose RamirezWhateve She Wants
Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ WayneSomebody Tell That Woman
Tim GartlandThe Thing About The Truth
Nick AndreaMotherless Soul
Jack BroadbentMidnight Radio
Markus K.Are You Ready
Derek Trucks|Susan TedeschiKeep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
Grant HauaSo Lonely (Unplugged)
Julian SasLeave It Up To You (Acoustic Version)
The Blues BandThem Ol’ Crossroads Blues
The British Bluescasting CorporationDarkness In My Soul
Miss BixThe Poison
Michael OsbornA Woman Never Forgets
Neal Black & The HealersPoor Boy
Robert AndreasSentimental
MudlowClean Slate
Mississippi HeatBatty Crazy
The Blue ChevysThin Line
Ross Osteen BandTumble
Terraplanes Blues BandNight Bus
BananafishLuck & Work
R.C. and the 3rd ShiftLeft Without a Warning
Duke RobillardNo Place To Go (ft John Hammond)
Bob Stroger & the HeadcuttersThat’s My Name

Blues Rockin’ Thursday 3-5 pm on BluesMusicFan Radio

I’ll be rockin’ the blues today with Joanna Connor, Johnny Mastro & Mama’s Boys, Black River Delta, Dave Hunt, Veronique Gayot, Handsome Jack, and a bunch more. Join us from 3-5 pm ET on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com! #blues #roadhouseblues

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Popa ChubbyBoogie For TonyTinfoil Hat
EG KightFallingThe Trio Sessions
Rebecca DownesWave Them GoodbyeStripped Back
Dave HuntDoctorBehind the Moon
Chris BadNews BarnesYou Wanna Rock? You Gotta Learn The BluesBadNews Rising
Joanna ConnorDestination (feat. Jimmy Hall)4801 South Indiana Avenue
Caleb JohnsonI Just Want To CelebrateMountain Mojo, Vol. 1
Veronique GayotWicked ShotAnimal
Chris Kramer and Beatbox ‘n’ BluesCan’t Bring Me Down21st Century Blues
Pierce DipnerEmpty Bed BluesGoin’ Back
Izzo Blues CoalitionIt Won’t Come EasyTake It Or Leave It
Guthrie KennardRustle in the CornRiverside
Handsome JackShoulder To Lean OnGet Humble
Sun King RisingDrive Me To NashvilleDelta Tales
Johnny Mastro and Mama’s BoysChild WolfElmore James For President
Few Miles OnSpinning AroundThe Memphis Push
West Side Joe & The Men of SoulColorado MamaKeep On Climbin’
Papa GeorgeBlackjackThese Wheels
Jessie Lee And The AlchemistsGet Out Of My HeadLet It Shine
Ghost HoundsShadowcaster (feat. Sasha Allen)A Little Calamity
Black River DeltaMidnight TrainShakin’
Big Town PlayersTake Me Out TonightOther Side Of Town
Joey LandrethAll That You DreamAll That You Dream
The Blue QuarantinosDown On Bended KneesPhoning It In
Rob Strong and Peter BranderBaby’s Coming Back to MeStronger Together
Early Times & The High RollersDo What She DoThe Corner
Colin LindenUntil The Heat Leaves TownbLOW
Trainman BluesTroubled MindShadows & Shapes
The LiberatorsWrong DistractionWaitin’

January 11th Roadhouse Blues Nooner on BluesMusicFan Radio 12-2 pm ET

I hope you enjoy today’s selection of Roadhouse blues tunes on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12-2 pm ET. I will be spinning tunes by Tony Holiday, AJ Plug, Louise Cappi, Val Starr & the Blues Rocket, Toby Lee, Mission Brown, Samantha Fish, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Kaleo, and a whole bunch more! #blues #roadhouseblues

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Robben Ford & The Blue LineStep On It
AJ PlugTrain Of Love
Bernie MarsdenGrits Ain’t Groceries
Johnny FinkThat’s Alright
Louise CappiTalkin Talkin (Radio Edit)
Val Starr & The Blues RocketOutside Looking In
DionMy Stomping Ground (feat. Billy F. Gibbons)
Eric ClaptonSteady Rollin’ Man
Boz ScaggsDry Spell
Tommy Castro & The PainkillersCommon Ground
Mike ZitoThe Hard Way
Toby LeeOne Foot On The Path
Van MorrisonBlue Funk
Mission BrownLoaded
David GogoWhatever I Need To Do
Tony HolidayBad Bad Girl Featuring Johnny Burgin
Samantha FishNo Angels
Dede Priest & Johnny Clark’s OutlawsRum & Sugarcane
Brad PalmerSlow Down Woman
Robert Plant & Alison KraussSearching for My Love
Misty BluesI Can’t Wait
KaleoBrother Run Fast
Eric Starczan, Jennifer Jordan, Ian SiegalWhole Lotta Money
Tab BeniotToo Sweet for Me
Rod Gator29 August
PotliquorWaitin’ For Me At The River
HolebonesMojo Hand
Sonny LandrethFor You & Forever

Roots and Bluzin 3-5 pm ET on BluesMusicFan Radio

Join me today for some roadhouse blues focused on roots music! You can hear it all at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 3-5 pm today featuring Lonesome Pete, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Guy Verlinde, Beelzebub Jones, Yola, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Jackson Brown, Lucky Wuthrich and more. #blues #roadhouseblues

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
The Allman Brothers BandHot ‘Lanta
Lucky WuthrichI Wanna Play My Blues
Mary Stokes BandI’m So Glad
Handsome JackHard Luck Karma
Lonesome PeteChain Gang
Johnny Black and the 22’sTears Run Dry
Eric ClaptonTulsa Time
Joey LandrethSailin’ Shoes
Van MorrisonDouble Agent
Marc BroussardAnybody out There
Guy VerlindeDance Through The Night
Robert Plant & Alison KraussYou Can’t Rule Me
Jon AllenCan’t Hold Back the Sun
Beelzebub JonesWhiskey For Breakfast (Feat. Half Deaf Clatch)
Roots & DoreBetter Treat Me Better
The Holmes BrothersMan of Peace
Delaney & BonnieI Can’t Take It Much Longer
YolaGreat Divide
Ben LevinI Can’t Stop It
James CottonCotton Mouth Man
JJ Grey and Mofro99 Shades of Crazy
Oliver WoodFine Line
AJ FullertonRemind Me Who I Am Again
Andrew RiverstoneOne Foot In The Bucket
BluestoneEvery Hour Every Day
Vintage TroubleNancy Lee
Bill FilipiakPunch My Ticket
Chris SmitherDown To The Sound (B-Side)
Tami NeilsonCall Your Mama
Steve HillAlternate Days
Jackson BrowneStill Looking For Something

Firmly In the Roots of the Roadhouse Blues 12-2pm ET on BlueMusicFan Radio

Join me today from 12-2 pm ET on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com for some roadhouse roots blues tunes from Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, EG Kight, John Hiatt, Veronique Gayot, David Gogo, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Rod Gator, Kaleo, the Misty Blues, and many more.

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Dede Priest & Johnny Clark’s OutlawsRum & Sugarcane
Van MorrisonThank God for the Blues
Eric ClaptonGot My Mojo Working
Veronique GayotGood Blues On The Radio
The Immediate Family3:45 Coming Through
Robert Plant & Alison KraussHigh and Lonesome
John Hiatt With The Jerry Douglas BandKeen Rambler
Misty BluesDays Gone By
David GogoBlues For Dollface
Mission BrownExpectations
EG KightYou’re drivin’ me crazy
Brad PalmerRisin’ Moon
The Shedmen Blues BandChain Gang Stomp
Dede Priest & Johnny Clark’s Outlaws16 Tons
KaleoBackbone
Rodney CrowellSomething Has To Change
Rod GatorMermentau Bridge
HolebonesAin’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around
Eric Starczan, Jennifer Jordan, Ian SiegalYou Are Right For Me
Blue in the FaceAin’t Nobody Gonna Miss You
Jackie VensonRollin’ On
Chris Kramer and Beatbox ‘n’ BluesIn the Dead of the Night
Danny BryantRescue Me
Rebecca DownesTake Me Higher
Toby LeeOne Foot On The Path
Dave HuntBehind the Moon
Caleb JohnsonDrift Away (Acoustic)
Ben LevinLove And Friendship

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

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.

Ana Popovic’s Stiletto Blues

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My lovely wife Annette and I got to see one of the world’s greatest blues and rock guitarists on Friday night……Ana Popovic!  Nestled in the intimate 225 seat confines of the Fairfield Stage One Theatre, we enjoyed a two hour performance of songs from her last several albums as well as tunes by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix!

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