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

For today’s Roadhouse Blues show at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com 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:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
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

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.

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

Tuesday Feb 11th Roadhouse Nooner on BMFR

I got dem Tuesday Roadhouse Nooner Blues on BMFR at High Noon EST. Join us at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com!

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Arsen ShomakhovThree Arrows
CW AyonEnd of My Rope
Jason Lee McKinney BandNormal Is Just An Exit
Albert CummingsQueen Of Mean
Avey Grouws BandDevil May Care
Layla ZoeSomeday
Bernard AllisonSlide Master
Robert CrayAnything You Want
JD SimoI Got Love If You Want It
Tomislav GolubanHayloft Blues
Whitney ShayGetting In My Way
Phantom Blues BandIm Just Your Fool
Debbie DaviesDone Sold Everything
Gary MooreAll Your Love (Live)
Eliza NealsPawn Shop Blues (Roadhouse) (Feat. Popa Chubby & Dave Keyes)
Widow BlueBroken Heart for Sale
John McVeyI Don’t Stutter
Jeff FettermanBad Feeling
Dudley TaftMeet Me In The Morning
Mary Bridget DaviesTrick The Devil
Ryan Foret And Foret TraditionThat’s How Strong My Love Is
Buddy Guy & Junior WellsHoodoo Man Blues
Mike FarrisLet Me Love You Baby
Jamie Lynn VesselsDon’t Look Back
Seth RosenbloomI Can’t Help It
Jimmy Z & The Z-TribeHoneyman

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

Contemporary Roadhouse Blues on BMFR 3 PM EST

Join me today for some contemporary Roadhouse Blues at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com at 3 pm EST.  Got some new tunes….some classics…and alot of upbeat tunes for ya! Here is the intended playlist.

ARTIST TITLE
Widow Blue Pow Wow Blues
Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page & Steve Winwood Take Me To The River
Tedeschi Trucks Band Hard Case
Chris O’Leary What the Devil Made Me Do
Katarina Pejak Moonlight Rider
Trevor B. Power Band I Wrote It Down
Seth Rosenbloom Come Back Around
Kyle Yardley Treat You Like A Queen
John Mayall Big Town Playboy
Tomislav Goluban Bag Full Of Troubles
Rockin’ Johnny & Quique Gomez Ain’t No High Roller
Jimmy Carpenter You Belong To Me
JP Williams Blues Band Cigar Box Boogie
Tommy Castro, Jimmy Hall & Lloyd Jones Love Will
Victor Wainwright Thank You Lucille
Beth Hart Fat Man
Albert Cummings Girls To Shame
Joanne Shaw Taylor Diamonds In The Dirt
Laurence Jones Can’t Keep Living Like This
Joe Bonamassa Dust Bowl
Supersonic Blues Machine Ain’t No Love (In The Heart Of The City)
Walter Trout All I Want Is You
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now