2021 Roadhouse Blues on BMFR at 12 pm ET (Thank God 2020 is Gone)

Get your day bluzin’ with me at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12-2 pm ET. Glad to see 2020 go and got some hot new roadhouse blues tunes to get 2021 rollin’ from Marc Amacher, Eel Pie, Pat Smillie, Lynne Jackaman, Jo Harman, and many more!

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Ole Frimer BandBrush With The BluesLive In Eppingen
Marc AmacherCaddy (Unmastered)The Roadhouse Session
HeavyDrunkPick You Up Along The WayHolywater
Endrick & the SandwichesYou Can’t Judge A Book By It’s CoverGreen Room Rumble
Robert PlantCharlie Patton Highway (Turn It Up, Pt. 1)Digging Deep: Subterranea
Red RedIn The PinesPromo Single
Kiko Garcia BandOne More TroubleCheap Talk
Sunday Wilde and The 1 Eyed JacksShow Me MercySunday Wilde & The 1 Eyed Jacks
Harpdog BrownWhiskey BottleWhat It Is
Eel Pie49th Sky BluesEel Pie
Bones OwensLong Long TimeMake Me No King
Pat SmillieBroke Down Chevy #2Promo Single
Danny BrooksMe & Brownie McGheeAre You Ready? The Mississippi
Jo HarmanNo One Left To Blame (radio)Promo Single
Lynne JackamanI’ll Allow YouOne Shot
Reverend NathonDarker Shade Of BluesVolume 1
GokseninThe Blues Is My BusinessWomen’s Blues
Andy WattsBlues On Fire (ft Joe Louis Walker)Blues On Fire
Big Bone DaddyKnock KnockGot It
Johnny IguanaShake Your MoneymakerJohnny Iguana’s Chicago Spectacular!
Johnny BurginBlues Falling (Feat. Charlie Musselwhite)Live
Dave SpecterThis Time I’m Gone for GoodMessage in Blue
Johnny Fink and the IntrusionIt’s AlrightJFI
Jeremiah JohnsonBlues In Her EyesStraitjacket
Avey Grouws BandCome And Get This LoveThe Devil May Care
JP Williams Blues BandCigar Box BoogieEverblue
Marcus MaloneStand Or FallStand Or Fall

The Snowed In Roadhouse Blues 3-5 pm EST On Blues Music Fan Radio

The first winter storm of the year has struck…..but the blues roll on! Tune in today from 3 to 5 pm EST for my Snowed In Roadhouse blues featuring Jay Stollman, GG Davies, Crystal Shawanda, Samantha Martin, and many more at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com.

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Shuggie OtisCold ShotPlays the Blues
Samantha Martin & Delta SugarBetter To Have NeverThe Reckless One
Dave KellerOne More Tear (Feat. Annika Chambers)You Get What You Give: Duets
Curtis SalgadoThe Longer That I Live2020 Blues Sampler Alligator Records
Eva CarboniWages of SinItalia Square
Jay StollmanBack to MemphisRoom for One More
Anthony Rosano and The ConqueroosLove Got a Hold on MeAnthony Rosano and the Conqueroos
Crystal ShawandaMove MeChurch House Blues
Harpdog BrownBetter Days (Featuring Kid Andersen)Travelin’ with the Blues
Johnny BurginLate Night Date Night (Feat. Rae Gordon)Live
Shaun MurphySoul ShakeFlame Still Burns
Dave KeyesNot So Nice AnymoreThe Healing
John GintyDamage ControlBad News Travels
Rita Engedalen & Margit BakkenThey’re Still Passing ThroughWomen In Blues: Broken Soul Blues
Willie MayJoanna ConquerorBlues For Sugar
Harmonica Shah & Howard GlazerMy Bottle Is My Bank AccountAin’t Gonna Worry About Tomorrow
Bonnie Raitt, Keb’ Mo’ and Alan DarbyMillion MilesEric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 (Live)
Citizen Cope and Gary Clark Jr.Son’s Gonna RiseEric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 (Live)
Eric Clapton with Andy Fairweather-LowLay Down SallyEric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 (Live)
Luca BurgalassiThe Real MeCome To My World
Monti AmundsonLesson Or TwoI See Trouble
Jeremiah JohnsonMuddy Black WaterUnemployed Highly Annoyed
David GogoChristine!Promo Single
GG DaviesWhen the Drought BeginsPromo Single
Johnny Mastro & Mama’s BoysTonight We RideCaptain Trappiste Vol. 2
Chris AntonikLong Way To Go (Feat. Steve Marriner)Better For You

The One Month Til This Damn Year is Over Roadhouse Blues on BMFR

It’s December 1st and there is only one month left of this damn year!! Join me for my Roadhouse Blues Nooner at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12 to 2 pm for the only great thing about the past twelve months….some badass blues! Have tunes by Robert Connely Farr, Johnny Burgin, Nora Jean Wallace, Avi Kaplan, Josh Teskey and Ash Grunwald, Shemekia Copeland, and many more!

This is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Robert Hill BandSlide On RyeHVBS Blues Alive In The Valley
Johnny Fink and the IntrusionLet’s Hear Some BluesJFI
Josh Teskey and Ash GrunwaldPush The Blues AwayPush The Blues Away
Avi KaplanLean On MeLean On Me
Selwyn BirchwoodGuilty PleasuresPick Your Poison
Elvin BishopBeer Drinking WomanAlligator Records ALCD 0107
Geoff EverettYou Can’t Catch MeSwamp Frog
John McVeyThrough The TearsMeet Me In Houston
Tedeschi Trucks BandThey Don’t ShineSigns
Larkin PoeKeep Diggin’Self Made Man
Tom “The Suit” ForstLate Night TrainHVBS Blues Alive In The Valley
The JujubesChange is ComingWhere Are We Now
Layla ZoeNowhere Left To GoNowhere Left To Go
Robert Connely FarrI Ain’t DyingCountry Supper
Barefoot DoctorsDon’t Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit DownNext Patient Please
Peter Veteska & Blues TrainYou Give Me LovingGrass Ain’t Greener On The Other Side
Mick KolassaI Can’t Help MyselfIf You Can’t Be Good, Be Good At It
Linsey AlexanderGoing Back To My Old Time UsedLive at Rosa’s
Johnny BurginOne Day You’re Gonna Get LuckyNo Border Blues
Jimmy JohnsonSomebody Loan Me A DimeEvery Day Of Your Life
Shemekia CopelandIn The Blood Of The BluesAmerica’s Child
Nora Jean WallaceLook Over YonderBlues Woman
Tad RobinsonReal StreetReal Street
Texas Horns, TheI’m Doin’ AlrightGet Here Quick
Jeremiah JohnsonUnemployed Highly AnnoyedUnemployed Highly Annoyed
Ghost Town Blues BandShineShine

October 1st Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues on BMFR

Got some Good Time Roadhouse Blues comin’ your way at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com today (October 1st) from 3 to 5 pm EDST. Tune in and listen to new contemporary blues from a slew of great artists including Linsey Alexander, Nick Moss, Johnny Iguana, Johnny Burgin, and Heather Newman.

This is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Dave SpecterSoul DropBlues from the Inside Out
Jimmy JohnsonDown In The ValleyEvery Day Of Your Life
Linsey AlexanderI Got A WomanLive at Rosa’s
New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom RockersNight Time (feat Jimbo Mathis)Volume I
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones feat. Little Charlie BatyToo Far from the BarToo Far from the Bar
John NemethSometimesStronger Than Strong
Heather NewmanHis SoulRise From The Flames
Gaetano PellinoMoney TalksTribute
Nick Moss Band Feat. Dennis GruenlingFull Moon AcheLucky Guy!
Willie Buck(All I’m Doin’ Is) Thinking Of YouWillie Buck Way
Johnny IguanaDown In The BottomJohnny Iguana’s Chicago Spectacular!
Bob Margolin & Dennis GruenlingLow Life BluesDon’t Pass Me By
Johnny BurginLate Night Date Night (Feat. Rae Gordon)Live
Coco MontoyaTroubleComing In Hot
Whitney ShayLove’s Creeping up on YouA Woman Rules the World
Ronnie Earl & the BroadcastersBig Town PlayboyRise Up
Mary Jo Curry BandFront PorchFront Porch
AJ Crawdaddy BandDon’t Think About It, Baby!  Featuring Baxter RobertsonSteppin’ Out!
Elvin Bishop & Charlie MusselwhiteHelp Me100 Years Of Blues
The Barrett Anderson BandEmma LeeHypnobooge
Billy Walton BandCan’t Love No OneDark Hour
Christone “Kingfish” IngramEmpty PromisesEmpty Promises
Casey JamesIf You Dont Know By NowIf You Don’t Know By Now
The James Pitts BandHey BabyCome to Play the Blues
Tas CruSave MeDrive On
The Little Red Rooster Blues BandHey, Hey, I Love YouUnder the Covers
Scott EllisonPerfect For YouSkyline Drive

BMFR Good Time Roadhouse Blues with Ben Vee 3-5 pm EST

Hope you can join us today from 3 to 5 pm EST on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com as I crank out some Good Time Roadhouse blues for your Thursday. I have tunes by Kiko Garcia, Sean Pinchin, the Kid Royal Band, Susan Tedeschi, Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, and a bunch more!

See the playlist below:

ARTISTTITLE
Kid Royal BandFreddies Bender
Kevin CampbellThe Rub
Wayne Nicholson & John CampbelljohnI May Be Wrong
Nico SmoljanAct Like You Love Me
The B. Christopher BandIt’s Alright
Mike ZitoToo Much Monkey Business
Eva CassidyWalkin’ After Midnight
Susan TedeschiFeeling Music Brings
Mark MayMy Last Ride
John HiattHere to Stay (ft Joe Bonamassa)
Eric Clapton/Steve WinwoodDouble Trouble
Lonnie Mack With Stevie Ray VaughanHound Dog Man
Kiko GarciaRed House Blues
Eric GalesAre You My Friend
Sean PinchinDevil Got My Women
Kris Barras BandLet The River Run
King KingStranger to Love
Evelyn RubioI Made A Mistake
Kid Royal BandI Just Wanna Live
Johnny BurginTwo Telephones
Jose RamirezTraveling Riverside Blues
Steve Earle And The DukesKing Of The Blues
Brian HoldenDrivin’
Rory GallagherHell Cat

Checkin Out the Blues for June 2020

Some artists that I have checked out during June….that you should too! (Links in blue are to the albums on Spotify.)

Rory Block – Prove It On Me (2020 Stony Plain Records)

A first class acoustic guitar player with a great voice and a true appreciation for the blues, Rory Block (a six time winner of blues awards from the prestigious Blues Foundation) unearths some gems by early female blues singers and applies her special touch to them. This is the second Power Women of the Blues recordings she has done and it is a great listen.

I enjoyed her new song Eagles as well as He May Be Your Man (Helen Humes), It’s Red Hot (Madlyn Davis), and Wayward Girl Blues (Lottie Kimbrough).

Kyle Yardley – St. Louis to Savannah (2020)

Some badass Chicago blues from singer and harmonica player Kyle Yardley who hails from St. Louis and is now lives in Georgia. Particularly loved Little Girl which features some licks from one of my favorite guitarists, Johnny Burgin, and also loved That Ain’t Right, Savannah Georgia Women, and Country Girl (alternate version).

Evelyn Rubio – Crossing Borders (2020 Productions On Seaspeed LLC)

Evelyn Rubio hails from Mexico City and is now based in Houston. A singer and saxophone player, when she turns up the volume and lets it wail, she is at her finest. Really liked I Made a Mistake, Just Like A Drug, and One More Last Time.

Joshua Batten – The City Within (2020 Batten Down Music)

Joshua Batten hails from Australia and at 23 has just released his second recording that features a range of tunes across several genres. I loved the blues rocker Tell Me I am Wrong as well as Silver Dollars and The Fox and The Hound. All three will get airplay during my roadhouse blues shows on Blues Music Fan Radio.

Jose Ramirez – HERE I COME (2020)

Produced by the great Texas bluesman Anson Funderburgh, Jose Ramirez’s new album features some stellar guitar playing and singing and is full of catchy blues tunes. Jose hails from Costa Rica and is now based in Tampa, Florida. With a Robert Johnson tat on his arm and a distinctive guitar tone, he is more than ready to pay his blues dues. I loved One Woman Man as well as Gasoline and Matches and Stop Teasing Me. Keep an ear out for this guy…..he has a very bright bluzin’ future!

Jan JamesJUSTIFY (2020 Blues Palace Records)

Jan James has been singin’ the blues and payin’ her dues for many years. The new album Justify may finally get her the broad based recognition she is due as one of the contemporary blues’ great female singers. I loved the songs A Different Life, Believe in Me, and I’m Always Coming Back. Her long time partner Craig Calvert plays some mean guitar licks as well on all the songs. Overall, a great blues recording!!

What have YOU been listening to over the past month?? Leave a comment with an album that you have enjoyed….we wants to know!!!


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.

Nov 19th – A Roadhouse Blues Nooner Tuesday on BMFR from 12-2 pm EST

It’s cold outside here in the eastern United States! Keep that blood flowin’ hot by tuning in for my roadhouse blues Nooner at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. Got tunes by Gracie Curan, Tennessee Redemption, Chris O’Leary, Gov’t Mule, and a bunch more. CYA at High Noon EST for two hours of the best upbeat blues that I can deliver.

Below is the intended playlist.

ARTISTTITLE
Johnny BurginLouisiana Walk (Feat. Nancy Wright)
Frank ChristopherSave Me From Myself
Al BasileSo Called Story Teller
Gregory SuttonJust One Dollar
Frank MagnoliaGot Juice Got Gas
Gracie CurranThings We Love
Tennessee RedemptionWe Got A Thing Going On
Bob Corritore and FriendsI’m Gonna Keep What I’ve Got (feat. Mighty Joe Milsap)
Altered Five Blues BandHalf Of Nothing
Luxuriant SedansWalk In My Shadow
GA-20Naggin’ On My Mind
James HarmanPump Our Own
Amnesia Blues BandNever Loved You Anyway
Giles RobsonLife, With All Its Charms
Ash GrunwaldAin’t My Problem (feat. The Teskey Brothers)
Holler and the BonesJimmy James
Tedeschi Trucks BandWalk Through This Life
HeavyDrunkPick You Up Along The Way
The Allman Betts BandLong Gone
Mark CameronNext Stop Is The Blues
Chris O’LearySecond Time Around
Josh NewcomGirl Got The Mojo
Griff Hamlin and The Single Barrel Blues BandNothing Better
Sparky ParkerThis Old Thing
Gov’t MuleWorried Down With The Blues
Tullie BraeBreak These Chains (Feat. Brandon Santini)

Roadhouse Blues Nooner for Nov 5th on BMFR

Hope you have time to join us today, November 5th, at 12 PM EST for my roadhouse blues Nooner on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. I have some Nordic blues by Lollo Gardman and Lena & the Slide Brothers, a new song from the Reverend Shawn Amos, some Aussie Blues from Lloyd Spiegel, and much more.

The intended playlist is shown below.

ARTISTTITLE
Johnny BurginThe Leading Brand
Tino Gonzales & Los Reyes Del KOI Ain’t Gonna Pray
The Russell Barber BandMidnight Hour
Larry Griffith ProjectI Know
The Reverend Shawn Amos & The BrotherhoodCounting Down The Days
Lollo GardtmanChasing The Wind
Lena & The Slide BrothersRight Train, Wrong Track
Thorbjørn Risager & The Black TornadoI Used to Love You
Kerry Pastine And The Crime SceneDown Down
Marc CohnTalk Back Mic
Ghost Town Blues BandShine
Mike GoudreauThe Blues Is Killing Me
The Bluesland Horn BandKeep It In The Shadows
Kelsey MilesShow Me
Lloyd SpiegelChristina
Brandon SantiniDrive You Off My Mind
Steve MillerKilling Floor
Lightning HallThat Joker’s Wild
Omar & The HowlersDown To The Station
Left Lane CruiserSmooth Commander
SouthfieldBypass to Nowhere
The Mike Duke ProjectI’m Not Sad Tonight
Johnny BurginI Got To Find Me A Woman (Feat. Rae Gordon & Nancy Wright)
Sayer and JoyceBackbone
Marc AmacherJack Driver (Roadhouse Version)
[Lowbudget] Blues BandThe Usual
Johnny Boy KunkSnake Bite