A Thursday Roadhouse Blues Afternoon on BMFR

Well we have reached the middle of a hot summer……anyone looking forward to fall already?? I invite you to kick back with a cold one and enjoy some Roadhouse Blues today at 3 pm EST on BMFR. You can tune in at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. There is also a chat app on the homepage so you can join me to request or comment on the songs!

Here is the intended playlist:

J.P. SoarsAcross The Desert
Brandon IsaakRight Around The Corner
Anders OsborneEscape
Brother Yusef, The Fattback BluesmanHey There Blues
Blue AttitudeTraveller
Andrea CubedduSomething I Can’t Have
Bob Corritore and FriendsTrying To Make A Living (feat. Sugaray Rayford & Junior Watson)
Boo Boo DavisBring My Baby Back Home
Jason RicciIf You Should Lose Me (Featuring Kaitlin Dibble)
Bloodest SaxophoneWalking the Dog (feat. Jai Malano)
Vaneese ThomasLies
Sugaray RayfordTime To Get Movin’
Tab BenoitMy Baby Don’t Have Try
Blue Moon MarqueeAs I Lay Dying
Blues Infusion, TheStomping Farewell
Ben LevinPappy
Bill Toms and Hard RainI Won’t Go To Memphis No More (Live)
Bjorn BergeThe Calling
Snowy White & The White FlamesHard Blues
The Blue FlamesRoadhouse Blues
The Burndown Brothers Blues BandCan’t Go Back
Travellin’ Blue KingsStraight Eight
The HeavyBurn Bright
Slim Paul feat. Bastien AndrieuLet Me In
Shuffle ExpressLucy Butterfly
Boogie BeastsMad
Katarina PejakChasing Summer
The Kokomo KingsIt Ain’t My House
Pat Boyack & The ProwlersI Know It’s Over
Freddie KingYou Don’t Have To Go

A Two for Tuesday Roadhouse Blues Nooner on BMFR

Time for the Tuesday Roadhouse Blues Nooner with Ben Vee on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com! It starts today (July 30th) at High Noon EST and will feature tunes that are related to each other by some measure.

Below is the intended playlist. See if you can pick out why I related the tunes!

Dominic SchoemakerDom’s Train
Blues ArcadiaI’m Your Man
Amnesia Blues BandGotta Move On
Bonita and The Blues ShacksMomma’s Goin’ Dancin’
The Kokomo KingsFooled By The City Lights
Travellin’ Blue KingsI Cannot Believe
Julian SasA Light In The Dark
Brandon IsaakI Wanna Be Your Man
Blue Moon MarqueeHard Times Hit Parade
The Reverend Shawn AmosHave Love Will Travel
Mindi Abair And The BoneshakersVinyl
Boo Boo DavisWhat The Blues Is All About
Southern AvenueWhiskey Love
Tomiko DixonI’m Ready
Zakiya HookerDirty Things
ThirtyTwo20Wildest Dreams
Dominic SchoemakerFly Away
Lachy Doley GroupA Woman
Rob TognoniAnother Tequila
Black WaterWalking Blues
Dan PatlanskyJump On
Jason RicciThink It Over
Brandon SantiniDrive You Off My Mind
HeavyDrunk and the HurricaneMidnight in Harlem
The Rolling StonesThe Harlem Shuffle
Beth HartFat Man
Beth Hart, Joe BonamassaSinner’s Prayer (Live)

Blues (and almost the blues) Reviews for June 23, 2015

Tara Holloway

Tara Holloway Little Ghosts (Light Organ Records 2015)

With a voice similar in style to Melissa Etheridge, this Canadian songwriter/singer does a nice mix of pop, rock, and almost  the blues. Her style caught the attention of the producers of the “Sons of Anarchy” and she appears on several music tracks over the seven seasons of the TV series. I enjoyed the tracks “Off the Wagon“, “Red Light“, “Little Ghosts“, and “Matter of Attack“.  A fine cigar rating for a lady who has a blues soul and a bright future!

Boo Boo Davis What kinda

Boo Boo DavisWhat Kind of Shit is This? (Black and Tan Records 2014)

A big fat cigar for creativity!  A strong helping of R.L. Burnside, a touch of John Lee Hooker, and an insistent electronic beat make for a nice album of monochrome blues dance tunes. Boo Boo has a Mississippi pedigree and the vision to carry his music to a new generation of listeners with no apologies for the roots of the blues.  This is badass blues stripped down to what some would term as minimalist electronic dance music with a tasteful use of the harmonica and the occasional banjo.  Check it out!

Katy Guillen

Katy Guillen & The Girls (Vizzable Music 2015)

The Kansas City area just keeps crankin’ out great blues rock artists! Following in the footsteps of Trampled Under Foot and Amanda Fish, this debut album rates one fine cigar! Loved “Old Best Friend“, “Think Twice“, and “The Race“.  Listening to this power trio brought back memories of recordings of live Grand Funk Railroad from back in the day. Many thanks to Richard Rosenblatt with the VizzTone Labels group for an email recommending I give this a listen!