Hot Roadhouse Blues Singles for March 18, 2021

There is a steady supply of great 2021 Roadhouse blues albums being issued and I am fortunate that between BMFR and the artists and publicists, many of them are making their way to my in box at ben@benveeblues! Here are some hot singles taken from the recordings that I think are worth your time. (Colored links are to Spotify or Youtube)

Mark SutherlandNext to Me from the album The Good Fight (Indie Release)

Mark Sutherland hails from Albert, Canada and his first solo album is replete with great guitar playing and some badass early 2000’s garage style blues rock. I got to chat with him a bit recently and he cites the Black Keys as a major influence along with Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Pink Floyd. Mark stated “The Good Fight is as much an album of self-reflection as it is a tip-of-the-cap to the artists who inspire me to pick up a guitar and sing.” I love the stripped down sound and the magic beat of Next To Me and I think you will too!

Popa ChubbyCan I Call You My Friends from the album Tinfoil Hat (Dixiefrog Records)

It is Popa Chubby time again with the release of his first single off the new Tinfoil Hat album, Can I Call You My Friends. It is a bright upbeat song with an infectious rhythm…..I think he has a new hit on his hands! The album features a number of other great tunes including several that take on social issues and politics in Popa’s legendary “in your face” style. There is no doubt where Popa stands on the issues and, right or wrong, I am always proud to call him my friend!

Tomislav GolubanExpress Connection from the album Express Connection (Blue Heart Records)

Tomislav Goluban is a native of my ancestral home of Croatia and a world class bluesman and harmonica player. It is not often than an instrumental makes my Hot Singles list but Express Connection is just a cool upbeat and catchy tune. There is also a video for it featuring fast cars, snowmobiles, jet skis, and dirt bikes……what’s not to like!

Tosha OwensHalf Moon from the album Wrong Side of Right (Indie Release)

When you take on a song by Janis Joplin, you bettah bring your “A” game and this Detroit based artist, Tosha Owens, certainly does. What is delightful about her cover of Half Moon is that while she channels Janis, she doesn’t mimic her as so many artists try to do when they sing her songs. Tosha simply makes the song her own and that is more than good enough!

A J FullertonSay You’ll Stay from the album The Forgiver (VizzTone Records)

A J Fullerton hails from the town of Montrose, Colorado on the western slope of the Rockies. He has already won a number of honors from the Colorado Blues Society over the last five years and with the release of The Forgiver on Vizztone Records, he is poised to make a big impression on blues lovers across the world with songs like Say You’ll Stay. AJ is another emerging artist that gives alot of credit to the Black Keys for their influence on his music. Rock and Blues Muse Magazine recently named him one of 75 artists that you have to listen to in 2021….I heartedly agree!!


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 24 hour stream devoted to the Roadhouse Blues… WRHB.

The term “roadhouse blues” refers to modern contemporary blues that are primarily upbeat in nature and incorporate the influence of rock, roots music, soul, and R&B.

Hot Roadhouse Blues For Dreary Weather on BMFR 3 to 5 pm EST

March has stormed in like a lion bearing cold, wind, and rain here in the northeastern United States. Join us for some hot roadhouse blues at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 3 to 5 pm EST. I will have new tunes by the Atomic 44’s, the Vikings of the Blues, John Mayall, Mark Sutherland, Ben Reel, Joyann Parker, Nalani Rothrock, and many more!

Here is the intended playlist:


ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Sonny LandrethTaylor’s RockHound Dog Taylor: A Tribute
John MayallI’m As Good as GonePromo Single
Nalani RothrockEvery Time I Close My EyesThe Rock House Sessions
New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom RockersShe’s About a Mover (feat. Alvin Youngblood Hart)New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers – Volume 2
Curtis SalgadoSlow DownDamage Control
Jim Quick & CoastlineBlowin’ Me UpRevival
Georgia RandallHound DogHound Dog
HoopleheadsTake Me Back HomeDelirious
Blues CompanyLet’s Work TogetherTake The Stage
Bonny B.One String Is Enough (Feat. Markus Baumer & Ice B.)Bonny B. And The Jukes
The WildRootsMisty Morning in New OrleansWildRoots Sessions Volume 1
Jim Dandy’s Black Oak ArkansasDark Purple Blues – Shake The Devil MonologueThe Wild Bunch
Clas Yngstrom & Big Tex ThreeOutlaw BluesMr Bob’s Blue Devils
JP Williams Blues Band featuring Ekat PereyraMighty Dangerous BoogieJp & Ekat
Lone Crow RebellionDemon Alcohol BluesAin’t No Shame
Eric Burdon &  Jimmy WitherspoonHave Mercy JudgeBlack & White Blues
Atomic 44’sMy ’49Promo Single
Joyann ParkerHit Me Like a TrainOut of the Dark
Hurricane HearnTake A ShotTake It Easy But Take It
Mark SutherlandDevil GrinThe Good Fight
BMFR ID – Jessy HoweJesse Howe of the Vikings of Blues for BMFRBMFR Promo
Vikings of BluesDon’t Let FearSoul Food
The Damned And DirtyCurfew BoogieCurfew Boogie
Jack J HutchinsonHip Slickin’Back To The Blues
Grizzlee TrainRed Headed WomanBurned Him Again EP
Andy SeagraveStill My BabyThe Jungle
JS BluesDevil On SundayJS Blues
The WildRootsWhere I AmWildRoots Sessions Volume 1
Ben ReelAll in Good TimeThe Nashville Calling

Tuesday Roadhouse Blues Nooner on Blues Music Fan Radio 12-2 pm EST

We are gonna start the Tuesday show off with a couple of blues classics and then spin a lot of Roadhouse contemporary blues including the new Johnny Burgin single, Leeann Atherton, Mark Sutherland, Joyann Parker, Oscar Ladell and many more! Tune in from 12 to 2 pm EST on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com!!

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Jim Quick & CoastlineThe BoogeymanRevival
Big Walter & His ThunderbirdsPack Fair And SquareBlues Masters, Vol. 6: Blues Originals
Jimmy ReedI’m Gonna Get My BabyYou Dont Have To Go (The Blues Collection Vol.18)
Chris O’LearyUnbelievable7 Minutes Late
Cash Box KingsWalking BluesBlack Toppin
Travellin’ Blue KingsInto The NightWired Up
ZZ Ward365 DaysTil The Casket Drops
Larkin PoeDon’t  Kin
Joyann ParkerHit Me Like a TrainOut of the Dark
Mark SutherlandNext To MeThe Good Fight
Leeann AthertonSmack Dab in a MiracleFallen Angel
Liam BaileyWalking OutDefinitely Now
Oscar LadellAsk My BabyLove & Revolution
Johnny Burgin & Karl MeyerFurloughSingle
CW AyonCarla (Maybe Someday)What They Say
Chris SmitherMaybelleneCall Me Lucky
JS BluesDevil On SundayJS Blues
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn BandClap Your HandsThe Wages
Michael AllmanBlack Cat MoanBlues Travels Fast
The Allman Betts BandMagnolia RoadBless Your Heart Single
Andy Fairweather Low & The LowridersBreakin’ ChainsZone-O-Tone
Otilia DonaireSugar Coated LoveThe Queen Bee
Backtrack Blues BandKillin’ TimeYour Baby Has Left
Manzanita BluesHurricanesTo Day
Jim Quick & CoastlineBuzzin’ And Swingin’Revival
Andy LindquistThe Hands Of The DevilBlues Soul Groove
Coco MontoyaSeven DesiresYa Think I’d Know Better
Albert KingKilling FloorYears Gone By
Lone Crow RebellionDemon Alcohol BluesAin’t No Shame
Lee DelrayNo Time Blues570-Blues