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

For today’s Roadhouse Blues show at 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:

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

Hook, Line, and Sinker…Popa Chubby is the CATFISH!

I got a healthy helping of blackened catfish and POPA CHUBBY last night at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford!  Our second outing in as many nights at the renowned club and eatery in downtown Hartford, I got  to check an item off the bucket list while feasting on great food and the tunes of one of the most talented artists of our time.

For over 25 years, Popa Chubby has cranked out an unapologetic mix of blues and soul that rocks the rafters and, occasionally, punches you in the gut. He feeds on the audience as he plays and his banter between songs with the guests is adult in nature and no holds barred….they love him for it. I had been told that you don’t know Popa Chubby until you see him live….well I do now!  During his second set, he did a song that makes its way onto a lot of my DJ playlists, 69 Dollars.  Well, the recorded version is great but during a 20 minute rendition of it, he took the tune to a whole new level and produced beautiful tones on an electric guitar that I have NEVER heard before! It was something to watch and hear.

During three hours of music spread over two sets, the “Catfish”, as he called himself,  played tunes from his latest album, The Catfish, as well as several songs from his other albums. He also feasted on some tunes by Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding (an impromptu request from the audience), and did a touching tribute to artists that passed on this year with a striking version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. His energy level was incredible though out..amazing given he literally just got off the plane from a two month tour of Europe..and has a packed booking schedule over the next couple of months.

My 24 music stream is entitled the Ben Vee Roadhouse blues.  After seeing Popa Chubby, I now know who truly rules the roadhouse…..long live the CATFISH!