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.

Roadhouse Blues Nooner Show Turns Two

I’ve been spinning the Roadhouse Blues on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com for a bit over two years and it has been a blast! A special thanks to all of YOU for tuning in so often for my Tuesday Roadhouse Blues Nooner and for being such an inspiration to me. Join me today from High Noon to 2 pm EDT for some more great contemporary tunes as the Roadhouse Blues rolls on into the future…unabashed…and unafraid!!

This is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
J. Geils BandRaise Your HandBlow Your Face Out
44’s TheSkip SlideOn The 13th
Dave HoleBack Door ManGoin’ Back Down
Ozgur HazarThat Ain T MeSad And Blue
King KingMore Than I Can TakeStanding In The Shadows
Jimmy Thackery & The DriversRun Like The WindWide Open
Tony Cuchetti And Joe FlipBig RiverTin Can Tunes
Reynhard BoeglI’m Not The OneBluesrootsrock
Heather NewmanHis SoulRise From The Flames
Shawn PittmanThere Will Be a DayMake It Right!
24PesosRise UpDo The Right Thing
Avey Grouws BandDevil May CareThe Devil May Care
Harper and Midwest KindHeavy HorsesRise Up
The Allman Betts BandMagnolia RoadBless Your Heart Single
Kenny Wayne Shepherd BandBreaking Up Somebody’s Home [feat. Warren Haynes]Goin’ Home [+digital booklet]
Danielle NicoleI’m Going HomeCry No More
Marcus MaloneYesterday ManOne More Time
Joe BonamassaHappier TimesLive From The Royal Albert Hall
Walter TroutOrdinary MadnessOrdinary Madness
Popa ChubbyTime Is Killing MeHow’d a White Boy Get the Blues
Robin Trower‘Til I Reach HomeSomething’s About To Change
Joanne Shaw TaylorThe Best ThingReckless Heart
Julian SasIs This What They Call The BluesA Smile To My Soul

Good Time Roadhouse Blues on BMFR

Thanks to all of you that are going through my playlists, downloading and paying for tunes, and then letting me know!! And the artists appreciate it too!

Today’s Ben Vee Good Time Roadhouse Blues show for July 23rd at 3 pm EST on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com will feature tunes by Paul Gillings, Ronnie Earl & Duke Robillard, Tomislav Goluban, Mojomama, Popa Chubby, and many more contemporary blues artists. Hope ya get time to tune in!!

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Ben Rice and RB StoneLobo Jam
Paul GillingsWaiting Blues
Mark MayBarbecue And Blues
Ronnie Earl & Duke RobillardLookin for Trouble
The Radio KingsCant Keep A Good Man Down
Matthew CurryDraw The Line
Betty Fox BandPeace In Pieces
Josh FarrowWash Me in the Well (feat. The McCrary Sisters
Gema PearlWhere There’s A Will, There’s A Way (feat. Arthur Neilson)
Santiago PeriottiPerpetual Blues Machine
JunkyardmenJunkyardman
Tomislav GolubanFun Starts Here
Popa ChubbyLet Love Free The Day
Catfish KeithDon’t You Call Me Crazy
Mojo-TGood Ol Shoe
Blues CousinsLet’s Dance
MojomamaSing You The Blues
BluesCorpWelcome To My World
Mike Scott & the HoneypotsLandlord
Josh SmithLetting You Go (Live)
Forrest McDonald BandGoing Back to Memphis
The Derek Trucks BandDown in the Flood
Jimmie VaughanDengue Woman Blues
Redemption RoadHard To Take
The StreamlinersKicking Back The Blues
Ozgur HazarSweet Angel

March 3rd Roadhouse Blues Nooner on BMFR with Ben Vee

Got some new Robert Cray, The Reverend Shawn Amos & the Brotherhood, Sonny Landreth, Lisa Mills, Lil Red & The Rooster, and much more during today’s Roadhouse Blues Nooner (12 PM EST) on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com for the 3rd of March.

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Lil Red & The RoosterBig Boy Boogie
The Rolling StonesShake Your Hips
Johnny ShinesRollin’ & Tumblin’
Sonny LandrethSomebody Gotta Make A Move
The Reverend Shawn Amos & The BrotherhoodThe Job Is Never Done
Robert CrayYou’ll Want Me Back
Forrest McDonald BandBlues in a Bucket.
Lisa MillsGreenwood, Mississippi
Jim Gustin & Truth JonesNever Forget
Jeremiah JohnsonShowdown
Saverio MaccneThe Only Thing I’ve Got
Marcus MaloneTestify
Mike Zito & The WheelThe Road Never Ends (With Delbert McClinton)
Jimmy ReiterHooked
Devon GilfillianTroublemaker
Billy Branch and The Sons Of BluesLast Night
Leela James and The Truth BandI’m Out!!
DionHoodoo Man Blues
Joe BonamassaHigh Water Everywhere
NiecieRise Up
Coco MontoyaI Wouldn’t Wanna Be You
Beth HartTrouble
Popa ChubbyRescue Me
Studebaker JohnRockin’ Hot
Sean PinchinRiver
Lil Red & The RoosterNarcissistic Blues
Lazy LesterI’m a Man (feat. Benoit Blue Boy, Geraint Watkins, Stan Noubard Pacha)
Liam Ward and Malcolm ThorneBulldoze Blues

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

The Mid January BMFR Roadhouse Blues for Jan 16th

Just feels like a good day for bluzin’! Join us at 3 pm EST today, January 16th, for some NEW roadhouse blues featuring Mojo-T, Josh Smith, Gema Pearl, Tinsley Ellis, the Blues Cousins, and Popa Chubby plus a bunch more contemporary blues artists.

Go to http://www.bluesmusicfan.com, grab the beverage of your choice, kick back (yeah..even if you are in the office) and enjoy the tunes!

Below is the intended playlist.

ARTISTTITLE
Popa ChubbyGordito
Mojo-TGood Ol Shoe
Mike Scott & the HoneypotsLandlord
Josh SmithLetting You Go (Live)
Ronnie Earl & Duke RobillardLookin for Trouble
Travellin’ Blue KingsInto the Night
Misty BluesNo More to Give
Harpdog BrownWhiskey Bottle
Hanne BoelCan’t Run from Yourself
Gema PearlNo Mo’ Mojo (feat. Shane Theriot)
Gracie CurranSweet Sativa
Eric GalesGood for Sumthin’
Heritage Blues OrchestraDon’t Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down
Tinsley EllisEvil Till Sunrise
The Radio KingsEvil Love
JunkyardmenLuck I Got
Marc CohnTalk Back Mic
Eva CassidyAin’t Doin’ Too Bad
BluesCorpWelcome To My World
Blues CousinsChinese Blues
Josh FarrowDevil Don’t You Fool Me
Marc AmacherKid (Roadhouse Version)
Popa ChubbyI’m The Beast From The East
Jim SuhlerLeave My Blues Behind
Keith StoneCindi Leigh
Jimmy ThackeryEmpty Arms Motel
Fatback DeluxeRat Now
If ya like a tune or two…go to your favorite music site
and buy and download them to help the blues to thrive in 2020!!

Jan 14th Roadhouse Blues Nooner on BMFR

It’s a fabulous Tuesday for the Roadhouse Blues! Join us at High Noon EST for my Roadhouse blues Nooner featuring a mix of contempory and roots blues tunes by John Hiatt, Bob Dylan, Omar & the Howlers, Miss Bix and the Blues Fix, Popa Chubby, Eric Johanson, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, and many more. Plug in at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com.

Oh….and a big GEAUX TIGERS for all the football fans that watched LSU win the national championship last night! I know there was alot of roadhouse bluzin’ goin’ on in the French Quarter afterwards!!!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Peter ParcekPat Hare
J.J. CaleThirteen Days
Dave AlvinDon’t Let Your Deal Go Down
John HiattJohnny ’99
Bob DylanThe Levee’s Gonna Break
Omar & The HowlersWhen Sugar Cane Was King
Bonnie RaittThe Kokomo Medley
Susan TedeschiMama He Treats Your Daughter Mean
Rita ChiarelliLast Train
The Marcus King BandSide Door
Anders OsborneTracking My Roots
Monti AmundsonLooking Back
The Cold StaresThorns
Eric JohansonBurn It Down
OSLUOne Good Man (ft. Jade Thunder)
Arlen RothWhite Lightning
Markey BlueCash Is Always King
The Jeff Healey BandWho’s Been Talking
Paradise KingsSlow Down
Popa ChubbyI Was Looking Back
Miss Bix and The Blues FixIf You’re Doing What I’m Thinking
Parking WestShow Me The Way
Mississippi ShakedownTalking to My Baby
The Cash Box KingsAin’t No Fun (When The Rabbit Got The Gun)
Tom HambridgeThis End Of The Road
The Kentucky Headhunters with Johnnie JohnsonWalking With The Wolf

Thursday Jan 9th Roadhouse Blues with Ben Vee on BMFR

Join us at 3 pm EST today, Thursday Jan 9th, for some Roadhouse blues featuring new tunes by the Betty Fox Band, Thorbjorn Risager and the Black Tornado, Ozgur Hazar, The Streamliners, and a whole slew of some badass roadhouse blues! It’s all at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com!

Below is the intended playlist……..

ARTISTTITLE
11 Guys QuartetRoad Trippin’
Andrew Jr Boy, Kerrie Lepai JonesThe World’s Gone Crazy
Betty Fox BandPeace In Pieces
Matthew CurryMatter Of Time
Santiago PeriottiI’ll Find My Baby Someday
Thorbjorn Risager and The Black TornadoLast Train
Tomislav GolubanDisappear For Good
Redemption RoadHard To Take
Peter ParcekThings Fall Apart
Ozgur HazarSad And Blue
Wildmen BluesbandThe Blues Ain’t Here To Stay
The StreamlinersBurning Up
[Lowbudget] Blues BandWalking The Dog
Luther AllisonYou Done Lost Your Good Things
Lucky PetersonFarther up the Road
King Bee and The StingersDevil Train
Jonny T-Bird & the MPsWe Got It
Ida Bang & The Blue TearsShelter Me
Ian SiegalMagdalena
Honey Island Swamp BandHead High Water Blues
Rita ChiarelliHorse Of A Different Colour
Val Starr & the Blues RocketLighter Side Of The Blues
Jack BroadbentMoonshine Blue
Geoff AchisonI’m Gonna Ride
Rob TognoniMr. John Lee (The Boogie Man)
Popa ChubbyAngel On My Shoulder
Plain Dirty Blues BandShe Suits me to a Tee

My Roadhouse Blues on BMFR – 3 pm EST 10/24/2019

Join us for new contemporary blues by the B. Christopher Band, Wentus Blues Band, Zack Walther Band, Johnny Boy Kunk, and many more as well as several classics from my archives. Tune in at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com at 3 PM EST today, October 24th.

Below is the intended playlist.

ARTISTTITLE
Vince Salerno and Gerald McClendonThe Wobble
John HammondCryin’ For My Baby (ft. Duane Allman)
Greg CopelandBrown-Eyed Handsome Man
Joel StoneSweet Kiss
Memphis SlimThe Come Back
Johnny Boy KunkJust What You Want
Ghost Town Blues BandDirty
Martin HarleyThe Time Is Now
Leela James and The Truth BandI Still Believe
Bob Margolin & Dennis GruenlingLow Life Blues
Teresa James & The Rhythm TrampsI Like It Like That
Leighton FieldsShame
Paul GabrielI Feel Good
William ClarkeThat Ain’t The Way To Do It
The B. Christopher BandTried To Keep You Satisfied
Vince Salerno and Gerald McClendonUp the Line
Jonathon Boogie LongCatfish Blues
James CottonStraighten Up Baby
Wentus Blues Band w. Duke RobillardYou Got My Love
Zack Walther BandI’m Going Out of Your Mind
Eightball AitkenLove
Ghalia VoltGypsy Lady
Jimmy HallThat’s The Truth
Nick SchnebelenI’m A Fatboy
Mojo HandsAs Long As I’m Moving
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsBabe I Know
John LatiniBlack Eyed Blues
Popa ChubbyBlack Hearted Woman
On The LevelBaby Gone Left Me
NiecieBaby It’s Working
Keith SykesBaby Please (All The Shrimp In New Orleans)

Got the Post Labor Day Roadhouse Blues on BMFR

Got the Post Labor Day Roadhouse Blues on BMFR starting at High Noon EST, Tuesday September 3rd. Join us at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. Got a great promo cut from Beth Hart’s forthcoming album, new tunes from Coco Montoya and the Altered Five Blues Band, and much more!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Gerry Joe WeiseBlues Down Under
Mighty Mike SchermerUp All Night
The Allman Betts BandDown To The River
Little QueenieWhatever You Had
Tab BenoitA Whole Lotta Soul
Tiffany Pollack & Eric JohansonGet Lost With Me
Angel ForrestRoll On Down
Popa ChubbyLaya What Ya Tryin to Do
David GogoFrom a Buick 6
Ben LevinLonesome Whistle Blues
Billy Boy ArnoldCatfish
Arsen ShomakhovNo More!
The Kokomo KingsTied To The Tracks
Mick ClarkeBackroom Boy
Amnesia Blues BandNo Escape From The Blues
MonkeyJunkHot Hot Papa
Ghalia & Mama’s BoysHey Little Baby
Beth HartBad Woman Blues
Altered Five Blues BandLet Me Be Gone
Julian SasDon’t Let Me Down
U. Pasanen BandSilent Man
Coco MontoyaGood Man Gone
Travellin’ Blue KingsI Don’t Wanna Stop
Jimmy ThackeryEmpty Arms Motel
Guitar ShortyA Little Less Conversation
The NighthawksHeartbreak Shake
Kelly Bell BandI’m Gone!