Get the Summer Rollin’ with the 2022 Roadhouse 66 Best Blues Songs of the Year!

The Memorial Day Weekend in the United States serves as the official start of summer and many people will be making road trips and having backyard barbeques with family and friends to celebrate the season and remember those who gave their lives for all of us! For the sixth year in a row, I have compiled my Roadhouse 66 Best Blues Songs list to help with the festivities and hopefully enliven road trips!

This year’s list is drawn from the over 800 albums and singles that I received from record companies, publicists, and through my association with Blues Music Fan Radio. During 2022, I listened to or sampled 9,419 new songs! Approximately 1,000 of them made it onto playlists for my shows on BMFR and my sets on the Second Life grid. And from among those songs, after over a month of research and review, I have finalized the list.

My 2022 Roadhouse 66 Best Blues Song list is not “the list”. But it is a representative view of the types of music that I love to spin and listen to: contemporary blues, blues rock, classic R&B, and roots music. And whether it is the first song or lhe last on the listing, these are all simply badass Roadhouse Bluzin’ tunes! My hope is that you will listen to the Youtube playlist of these songs (that really helps me to build my channel) and, as the ultimate tribute to the artists, buy the single or album from your favorite download service!

The listing includes artists from the United States, Canada, Europe, and both Australia and New Zealand. Almost a third of the list are female artists. And the range of blues on the playlist runs from traditional Chicago Blues to window shaking blues rock! Outside of the Top Twelve, the songs are listed in reverse alphabetical order because number position doesn’t matter: Every artist on this list produced a memorable song that will be remembered as one of the very very best of 2022! I hope you enjoy the songs as much as I have!

The Roadhouse Top 12 Best Blues Songs of 2022

Buddy Guy – Blues Don’t Lie

He is on his final tour at the age of 86 and going out in style!!

Shawn James – Lead The Way

The first time I heard his voice I was stunned!! He is from the southside of Chicago and an indie artist with a bright future.

Bywater Call – Remain

This Canadian group features lead vocalist Meghan Parnell who has one of those once in a generation voices.

Robert Jon & the Wreck – Rescue Train

Based in southern California, this group has taken the world by storm over the last five years or so. The music is vibrant and can dang sure rattle the window panes!

Sugaray Rayford – In Too Deep

Sugaray is simply a badass and one of my favorite singers. AND he spins tunes too which makes him a double badass!! And he loves cigars which makes him a TRIPLE Badass!!!

Janiva Magness – Strong As Steel

She has overcome a lot in her life and continues to inspire and motivate blues listeners with her songs. A multiple time winner of major Blues Awards, Janiva is one of the great voices of her generation.

Keb’ Mo’ – ’62 Chevy

Keb is just cool. Always has been and always will be.

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Playing With My Emotions

Susan’s voice and Derek’s slide guitar…enough said. They simply make musical magic with a huge talented band!

Eric Gales – Too Close to the Fire

Eric has been rockin’ the blues for 30 years. Finally, with the production assistance of Joe Bonamassa, they bottled the magic for both this song and the overall album!!!

Albert Castiglia – What’s Wrong With You

I got to interview Albert and Mike Zito on tour as the Blood Brothers during April. He was sincere, honest, and forthcoming talking about the blues. He is one badass Roadhouse bluesman!!

Mike Zito – Blues for the Southside

Mike Zito is the Renaissance man of the blues. He writes, sings, produces, and is co-owner of a great blues label Gulf Coast Records. This instrumental is not only of the great recordings of 2022 but one of the greatest blues rock instrumentals of all time!!

Walter Trout – Ride

Walter started out playin’ juke joints in New Jersey sharing stages with Bruce Springsteen in the late 60’s. He honed his craft with John Mayall and the BluesBreakers in the 80’s. And since 1991 has tirelessly toured promoting a brand of the blues that I call the Roadhouse Blues. Now in in his seventies, he is producing some of his finest work!

The Roadhouse 66 Best Blues Songs of 2022 Complete List

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Buddy GuyBlues Don’t LieThe Blues Don’t Lie
Shawn JamesLead The WayA Place In The Unknown
Bywater CallRemainRemain
Robert Jon & The WreckRescue TrainWreckage, Vol. 2
Sugaray RayfordIn Too DeepIn Too Deep
Janiva MagnessStrong as SteelHard to Kill
Keb ‘Mo’’62 ChevyGood To Be…
Tedeschi Trucks BandPlaying With My EmotionsI Am The Moon: II. Ascension
Eric GalesToo Close To The FireCrown
Albert CastigliaWhat’s Wrong With You?I Got Love
Mike ZitoBlues For The SouthsideBlues For The Southside
Walter TroutRideRide
Zavala SolBadass SistaZavala Sol
Tomislav Goluban feat. Teresa JamesSpeedin’ Train20 Years On The Road
Todd SharpvilleGod Loves a LoserMedication Time
Tinsley EllisOne Less ReasonDevil May Care
Thorbjorn Risager & the Black TornadoWatch The Sun Go DownNavigation Blues
The War and TreatyDumb LuckBlank Page
The Strongman Blues Remedy and Steve StrongmanTell Me I’m Wrong (Crystal Shawanda)The Strongman Blues Remedy Vol. 1
The Rusty Wright BandNo Turnin’ BackHangin’ At The DeVille Lounge
The Rock House All StarsMidnight Rambler feat. Rick HuckabyLet It Bleed Revisited
The MystixSatisfy You ’22TruVine
The CommonheartTrying to Get OverFor Work Or Love
The Black KeysGood Love (feat. Billy F Gibbons)Dropout Boogie
Sweet Baby James & Rob EyersFine LineFine Line
Snowy WhiteAin’t No Secret ThingDriving On The 44
Shakura S’AidaClap Yo Hands And MoanHold On To Love
Sass JordanAin’t No Big Deal on YouBitches Blues
Ryan Foret and Foret TraditionFlip, Flop and FlyThat’s What’s Happening Here
Ronnie EarlOnly You And I KnowMercy Me
Rochelle & The SidewindersMy Baby Came Back3rd Time’s a Charm
Robin TrowerLosing YouNo More Worlds to Conquer
Robert Connely FarrMiss My BabyShake It
Ray Wylie HubbardDesperate Man (& The Band Of Heathens)Co-Starring Too
Popa ChubbyFly AwayEmotional Gangster
PierceMake it RightThe Slide Session
Nick AndreaSuperstitionBlues @ Dark
Mindi AbairWhat About Love?Forever
Maria DainesTail End of the StormSundown Blues
Layla ZoeWe’re All The Same (feat. Henrik Freischlader)The World Could Change
Kilborn AlleyDo Your DanceTakin’ Time
Kenny Wayne Shepherd BandBallad Of A Thin ManTrouble is…25
Kat RigginsCross the LineProgeny
Julian SasFallin’ From The Edge Of The World (Electric Version)Electracoustic
Joanne Shaw TaylorWon’t Be Fooled Again (Feat. Joe Bonamassa)Nobody’s Fool
Jimmy HallA Long Goodbye (Feat. Joe Bonamassa)Ready Now
Jesse RoperDoes Anybody KnowHorizons
Jeremiah Johnson’68 Coupe DeVilleHI-FI DRIVE BY
Harrison KennedyThanks For Tomorrow (Feat. Colin Linden)Thanks For Tomorrow
Grant HauaBad Man (Live)Ora Blues At The Chapel
Eva CarboniThat NightSmoke and Mirrors
Edgar WinterHighway 61 Revisited (feat. Kenny Wayne Shepherd & John McFee)Brother Johnny
Duke RobillardNo Good Lover (ft Sue Foley)They Called It Rhythm And Blues
Delbert McClintonAin’t That Lovin’ YouOutdated Emotion
Dana FuchsSave MeBorrowed Time
Crystal ShawandaWhat Kind Of ManMidnight Blues
Bruce SpringsteenDo I Love YouOnly the Strong Survive
Bonnie RaittMade Up MindJust Like That…
Blue Moon MarqueeHound Dog On A ChainScream, Holler & Howl
Black PearlDelivery ManBlack Pearl
Bison HipMid Life CrisisMid Life Crisis
Big B and the Actual ProofFive Hundred LargeThe Noir Album
Beth HartThe Rain SongA Tribute To Led Zeppelin
Ben LevinI’ve Been Drinking Muddy Water (Feat. Lil’ Jimmy Reed)Take Your Time
Ash GrunwaldLet Me GoShout Into the Noise
Angel ForrestEverything Changes (Feat. Wellbad)Angel’s 11, Vol. II

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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 personal 24 hour stream devoted to the Roadhouse Blues… WRHB as well as a Youtube channel.

Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Tuesday Nooner 12-2 pm ET

Join me today on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com for the best in contemporary blues during my roadhouse blues show from 12-2 pm ET. I will be featuring new tunes by Blue Moon Marquee, Ben Levin, Jimmy Carpenter, Dr. John, The Shaelyn Band, Jimmy Hall, and Bywater Call.

Here is the intended playlist. I publish this with the hope that if you like some of the songs that you will download and buy them using your favorite music service. You too can help the blues to thrive in 2022!!

ARTISTTITLE
Albert CastigliaMojo 305
Seasick SteveRoy’s Gang
The 44’sBoogie Disease
Shaun MurphyTurn Me On
Mark Wenner’s Blues WarriorsHello Josephine
Red’s BluesAin’t That Lovin’ You Baby
~~Blue Moon MarqueeHound Dog On A Chain
Aunt Kizzy’z BoyzRoute 66
~~Ben Levin, Lil’ Ed WilliamsLonger Hours, Shorter Pay
~~Jimmy CarpenterBarefootin’
Guitar ShortyI’ve Been Working
The Band Of HeathensMedicine Man
Boz ScaggsMixed Up, Shook Up Girl
~~Dr. JohnSleeping Dogs Best Left Alone
~~Trotsky Experience BandSonny Boy Blow
Sonny Boy Williamson (II)Keep It To Yourself
~~The Shaelyn BandI Could Be
Eric ClaptonHelp Me Up
Robert Band CrayGreat Big Old House
~~Jimmy HallLove For It
Michael BurksStorm Warning
Z.Z. HillYou’re Ruining My Bad Reputation
~~Bywater CallBring It Back
Trigger HippyDon’t Wanna Bring You Down
Southern AvenueBe The Love You Want
Layla ZoeSomeday
Grant DermodyReal Time Man
Beth HartCrashing Down

Thursday Jan 23rd Roadhouse Blues on BMFR

Have a mix of new contemporary blues and some classics I hope you will enjoy. Stream in at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com at 3 PM EST today, January 23rd.. I will feature new songs by Sass Jordan, Chris Shutters, Bill Blue, Bywater Call, and Angel Forrest plus 20 or so others.

Below is the intended playlist.

ARTISTTITLE
Benton St Blues BandDirty Girl
Blue Moon MarqueeTossin’ ‘n’ Turnin’
Jamie Lynn VesselsGypsy Blues
George Thorogood & The DestroyersNew Boogie Chillun
Hamish AndersonHold On Me
Angel ForrestMenie The Monster
Sass JordanToo Much Alcohol
J.B. Hutto & The New HawksBlack’s Ball
Coyote KingsShakin’ It
Chris Shutters With Special Guest Jimmy BurnsKeep You Satisfied
Bill BlueIndianola
Benton St Blues BandHate To See You Go
Sir Oliver Mally & Hubert HofherrMeet Me In The Alley
Gregg AllmanJust Another Rider
Bywater CallWalk On By
The GreyhoundsIt’s So Good To Be Alive
Alvin Lee & Ten Years AfterThe Stomp
Big Wolf BandKeep Fighting Back
Marcus MaloneSlow Down
Katarina PejakRoads That Cross
Daryl Roberts and Hey GringoTango With The Devil
Dudley TaftSeventh Son
Grinder BluesWoke up This Morning
RossingtonShame On Me
Bryce JaneyChrome Horse
Micki FreeTattoo Burn

Roadhouse Blues Nooner for Tuesday, Jan 21st, on BMFR

It’s the heart of the winter and a perfect time for some upbeat roadhouse blues! Join me at High Noon EST today for my Tuesday Roadhouse Blues Nooner on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. Have new tunes by Bywater Call, Tinsely Ellis, Popa Chubby, and a couple of classics by Slim Harpo and Clarence Gatemouth Brown as well as a slew of other contemporary blues tunes.

Below is the intended playlist………..

ARTISTTITLE
11 Guys QuartetRoad Trippin’
Bywater CallForgive
Matt AndersenBetter Than You Want
Clas Yngström & Big Tex ThreeBeyond Here Lies Nothin’
Slim HarpoBoogie Chillun
The Cash Box KingsBack Off
Bob Corritore and FriendsBitter Seed (feat. Oscar Wilson)
Reverend Rusty & The CaseBig Boss Man
Mary LaneBlues Give Me A Feeling
Clarence “Gatemouth” BrownBorn In Louisiana
Rachelle CobaBad Reputation
The Burndown Brothers Blues BandBeautiful Soul
Devon AllmanBack to You
Tony Cuchetti And Joe FlipBig River
Keith StoneBetter Things To Do
Ghost Town Blues BandBefore You Hit The Ground
Barefoot DoctorsBelly Of The Blues
Tinsley EllisIce Cream In Hell
Popa ChubbyIt Ain’t Nothin’
Gema PearlPearl’s Blues (feat. Rick Derringer)
BluesCorpSomething Going Down
Tom The Suit ForstLate Night Train
MonkeyJunkBoogie Man (2014 Remaster)
Sonny LandrethBound By The Blues
Mike Scott & the HoneypotsSweet Misery
Katarina PejakChasing Summer