Tuesday Bluzin’ on BluesMusicFan Radio 12-2 pm ET

Join us today from 12-2 pm ET for the Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Nooner on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. We will be featuring new music from Anthony Geraci, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, The Hogtown Allstars, Mindi Abair, Ronnie Earl, Van Morrison, Kilborn Alley, Brad Absher, Bennett Matteo, and more!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Anthony GeraciInto The Night
Anthony GeraciI Ain’t Going To Ask
Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ WayneThe Way She Loves A Man
The Hogtown AllstarsThe Sad One
Ben LevinMy Back Scratcher
Mindi AbairWhat About Love?
Miss BixThe Poison
Ronnie EarlBlow Wind Blow
Al BasileThe Time Is Now
Van MorrisonPretending
Tad RobinsonReal Street
Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’Ain’t Nobody Talkin’
Jontavious WillisLow Down Ways
Mary LaneBlues Give Me A Feeling
John NemethFountain Of A Man
Texas Horns, TheSoulshine
Kilborn AlleyDo Your Dance
Brad Absher & The SuperialsBe The Luv
Scott EllisonRevolutionary Man
HOROJO TrioReal Deal
Bennett Matteo BandBelieve In Me
Big Jack Johnson with Wild Child ButlerRun Blues Run
Ian SiegalWorking on a Building (feat. Jimmie Wood & JJ Holiday)
Big Papa and the TCBAin’t  No Thang
Mike StevensDevil’s Bride

Firmly In the Roots of the Roadhouse Blues 12-2pm ET on BlueMusicFan Radio

Join me today from 12-2 pm ET on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com for some roadhouse roots blues tunes from Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, EG Kight, John Hiatt, Veronique Gayot, David Gogo, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Rod Gator, Kaleo, the Misty Blues, and many more.

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Dede Priest & Johnny Clark’s OutlawsRum & Sugarcane
Van MorrisonThank God for the Blues
Eric ClaptonGot My Mojo Working
Veronique GayotGood Blues On The Radio
The Immediate Family3:45 Coming Through
Robert Plant & Alison KraussHigh and Lonesome
John Hiatt With The Jerry Douglas BandKeen Rambler
Misty BluesDays Gone By
David GogoBlues For Dollface
Mission BrownExpectations
EG KightYou’re drivin’ me crazy
Brad PalmerRisin’ Moon
The Shedmen Blues BandChain Gang Stomp
Dede Priest & Johnny Clark’s Outlaws16 Tons
KaleoBackbone
Rodney CrowellSomething Has To Change
Rod GatorMermentau Bridge
HolebonesAin’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around
Eric Starczan, Jennifer Jordan, Ian SiegalYou Are Right For Me
Blue in the FaceAin’t Nobody Gonna Miss You
Jackie VensonRollin’ On
Chris Kramer and Beatbox ‘n’ BluesIn the Dead of the Night
Danny BryantRescue Me
Rebecca DownesTake Me Higher
Toby LeeOne Foot On The Path
Dave HuntBehind the Moon
Caleb JohnsonDrift Away (Acoustic)
Ben LevinLove And Friendship

Roadhouse Blues Music News — New and Upcoming Music Releases

Some new and upcoming music releases that I thought you might like to know about! When you get a chance to listen to them, leave a comment here on my blog with your thoughts!!

Out now:

Van Morrison – Latest Record Project Volume 1

Nancy Wilson (of Heart) – You and Me

Upcoming Releases:

The Black Keys – Delta Kream (May 2021)

Mike Zito – Resurrection (May 2021)

John Hiatt with the Jerry Douglas Band – Leftover Feelings (May 2021)

Robert Finley – Sharecropper’s Son (May 2021)

Eddie 9V – Little Black Flies (May 2021)

Various Artists – Alligator Records 50 Years of Genuine Houserockin’ Music (June 2021)

Billy F Gibbons – Hardware (June 2021)

Sean Chambers – That’s What I Am Talking About….Tribute to Hubert Sumlin (July 2021)

The Almost to 2021 Roadhouse Blues Nooner on BMFR

This godforsaken year is almost done!! Join me today, December 15th, for some contemporary blues on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12 pm to 2 pm EST! I have some Mark Knopfler, Bonnie Raitt, Lee O’Nell Blues Gang, Alastair Greene, the Brother Jon Band, and many more! Below is the intended playlist…..and….they make GREAT Christmas gifts to friends and family!

ARTISTTITLEALBUMLABEL
The Fabulous Thunderbirds(Rockin’) Winter WonderlandAn Austin Rhythm And Blues Christmas
Jimmie VaughanThe Pleasure’s All MineThe Pleasure’s All Mine
Mojo Blues BandDo Me Up Good (Live)Shutdown
John HiattOver The HillThe Eclipse SessionsNew West Records
Andrew RiverstoneWhen The Wind Changes (Beside With Me)Andrew Riverstone
Mark KnopflerBlood and WaterPrivateering
Van MorrisonCeltic New YearMagic Time
Grainne DuffyNo Matter What I DoVoodoo Blues
Bonnie RaittLove LetterRoad TestedCapital Records
Lee O’Nell Blues GangDifferent Shades Of LoveDifferent Shades Of Love
Keb’ Mo’Merry Merry ChristmasMoonlight, Mistletoe & You
Irma ThomasOld Habits Are Hard to BreakRollin’ Into Memphis: Songs of John Hiatt
Duke RobillardI Ain’t Gonna Do ItBlues Bash With Duke Robillard and FriendsStony Plain Records
Kim WilsonSlow DownTake Me Back
Peter Veteska & Blues TrainYou Give Me LovingGrass Ain’t Greener On The Other Side
Gov’t MuleWhen The World Gets Small [feat. Steve Winwood]Shout!
Joe BonamassaWhy Does It Take So Long To Say GoodbyeRoyal Tea
Alastair GreeneBayou MileThe New World Blues
Julian SasThe Blues Won’t StayBound To Roll
Andy WattsStraight Shooting WomanSuperGroove
Dudley TaftThe End Of The BluesCosmic Radio
Eric SteckelSince I Been Loving YouGrandview Drive
Félix RabinSay (You Won’t Leave Me)Pogboy
Geoff EverettLeavin’ trunkSwamp FrogGeoff Everett
Brother Jon Band990 DaysOpen JamSelf Release

Good Time Roadhouse Blues on BMFR 3 to 5 pm EDST

Tune in from 3 to 5 pm EDST today September 10th for my Good Time Roadhouse blues at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com featuring Martin Harley, Kirsten Thien, Grand Dermody, Lisa Mann, and many more!

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Ramon TarancoGhost Dance (instrumental)The Adventures of Bo Segovia
Big Joe SheltonStrong AddictionI’d Never Let Her Down
A Band Called SamNothing In The StreetsLegacy
Dave FieldsWhy Can’t You Ever Treat Me RightForce of Will
Martin HarleyThe Time Is NowRoll With The Punches
Robert Connely FarrCan’t Be SatisfiedCountry Supper
DionI Got Nothin’ (Feat. Van Morrison & Joe Louis Walker)Blues With Friends
Mark KnopflerGot to Have SomethingPrivateering
Grant Dermody35-59My Dony
Kirsten ThienShoulda BeenTwo Sides
JD TaylorHoney Honey BabyThe Coldwater Sessions
Wily Bo Walker/Danny FlamBuild My Gallows… (Ain’t No Return)Ain’t No Man a Good Man (Deluxe)
Gregg MartinezEva DelleMacDaddy Mojeaux
Frankie MorenoGood Lookin’ MamaBack To the Boogie
Wayne Nicholson & John CampbelljohnI May Be WrongElmore’s Blues
Jensens Juke JointWhile You Let Your Hair Down LowJensens Juke Joint
Jade MacraeAll over My FaceHandle Me with Care
Glen HansardRoll On SlowBetween Two Shores
Trigger HippyRise Up SingingTrigger Hippy
Simon Kinny-LewisEvil GirlAnother Day In San Jose
Crooked Eye TommySitting In The DrivewayHot Coffee And Pain
Wet WillieLeonaDixie Rock
Lisa MannThat’s AllOld Girl
Kevin CampbellThe RubNostalgia
Walter TroutAll Out Of TearsOrdinary Madness
MandalynBaby On The RunWrecked
Scott Weis BandSimmer Me DownSimmer Me Down

The Ben Vee Summer Time Roadhouse Blues Nooner on BMFR for Tuesday, June 23rd

Summer is finally here!!! Join me from 12 to 2 pm ET for some great summer time Roadhouse blues at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. Featuring tunes by Heather Newman, Ozgur Hazar, Lenny Paul, Jim Ruffing, The Teskey Brothers, Theresa Blue, Thorbjorn Risager, and many more.

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Ana PopovicSlideshow
The Lenny Paul BandYou’re Gonna Stumble
The Rudy Boy ExperimentMy 65
Heather NewmanBring The Swing
Kenny ParkerHalf Crazy
Willie Williams  with Carey BellYou Went Away Baby
Widow BlueSlow Blues and a Shot of Gin
Jim RuffingWhy
Jan JamesA Different Life
Linsey AlexanderGoing Back To My Old Time Used
Ozgur HazarBaby Blue
Larry LampkinGot To Get Away
Kyle YardleySavannah Georgia Women
The Teskey BrothersI Get Up (Live At The Forum, 2019)
Too Slim and the TaildraggersHalf A World Away
Malone SibunShe’s My Girl
Joshua BattenThe Fox And The Hound
Jose RamirezGasoline and Matches
Thorbjorn Risager and The Black TornadoLast Train
Tom The Suit ForstEverything is Falling (ft Christine Ohlman)
Crystal ShawandaBlue Train / Smokestack Revisited
Walter TroutHell To Pay
Lucinda WilliamsCar Wheels on a Gravel Road
Van MorrisonI’ll Take Care of You
Tommy CastroBe Careful With a Fool
Theresa BlueWhen You Leave Me
Santana (Feat. Carlos Santana)Everyday I Have The Blues

The Ben Vee Roadhouse Nooner on BMFR (Tues June 16th)

Gonna be spinnin’ alot of blues rock and several tunes from the new DION album during today’s Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Nooner at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12 to 2 pm ET. Also have songs from the Quarryteen Men, Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Ana Popovic, Sue Foley. Beth Hart, and many more.

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Savoy BrownGetting To The Point
Robin TrowerCrossroads
DionWay Down (I Won’t Cry No More) (Feat. Stevie Van Zandt)
Layla ZoeDesert Song
Kenny Wayne ShepherdAnywhere The Wind Blows
Ash GrunwaldEveryday
The Quarryteen MenCorona Condom
John Cook, Rich Newman, Rory Gallagher, SpoonLeaving Town Blues
Joe BonamassaWoke Up Dreaming
Albert CummingsCall Me Crazy
DionBlues Comin’ On (Feat. Joe Bonamassa)
Sue Foley81
The Rolling StonesLiving In A Ghost Town
Ana PopovicGet Back Home To You
Beth HartBetter Man
Widespread PanicPleas
Bryce JaneyFunky Guitar Blues
Savoy BrownI Can’t Stop The Blues
DionI Got Nothin’ (Feat. Van Morrison & Joe Louis Walker)
Eric ClaptonIf I Had Possession Of Judgement Day
Bob DylanRollin’ And Tumblin’
Dudley TaftDrifting
Alastair GreeneAnother Lie (feat Walter Trout)
DionI Got The Cure (Feat. Sonny Landreth)

Roadhouse Blues for March 26th on BMFR 3-5 pm EST

The sun has come out…temperatures are mild….great time for some roadhouse blues on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 3-5 pm today, Thursday, March 26th. I will be spinnin’ tunes from the B. Christopher Band, Samantha Fish, John Mayall, Van Morrison, Tommy Castro, Colin James, Janiva Magness, and many more!

The intended playlist is below…if ya like a couple….please take the time to download from your favorite music app! The artists can really really use the money and support in these troubled times!

ARTISTTITLE
The B. Christopher BandStrike Two
Samantha FishHello Stranger
John MayallBlue Midnight
Thorbjørn Risager & The Black TornadoI Used to Love You
Van MorrisonRoll With The Punches
Beth HartLet’s Get Together
Tommy Castro & The PainkillersNonchalant
NiecieThank God For Fools
Colin JamesI Will Remain
Steve KraseBrand New Thing
Janiva MagnessI Can Tell
Coco MontoyaHard As Hell
Ally Venable BandBackwater Blues
Dennis JohnsonWalkin Blues
Sean ChambersAll Night Long
Tinsley EllisNothing But Fine
Jim AllchinVoodoo Doll
Markey Blue Ric Latina ProjectRaised In Muddy Water
Mike ZitoMississippi Nights
Bettye LaVetteThings Have Changed
Sugaray RayfordThe Revelator
Al BasileSo Called Story Teller
Travellin’ Blue KingsNinety Minutes
Manx Marriner MainlineRattlesnake
Ida Bang & The Blue TearsShelter Me
Big Joe SheltonWomen and Whiskey
Ronnie Earl And The BroadcastersI Need You So Bad (ft Michael Ledbetter)

Best of the Blues 2019 – The Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues 66

The year 2019 was a banner year for the roadhouse blues across the world. From Australia to Copenhagen and along all points in between, both debut artists and well established performers released a stunning number of new recordings. Every month my in box and my mail box were full of some fabulous blues recordings which makes picking the Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues 66 this year much more daunting.

This year’s list includes classic blues, roots oriented blues, R&B, soul, contemporary blues and blues rock artists with songs that span the genre from “almost the blues” tunes to the stellar classic blues sound of Mary Lane. Given that many of us have some extra time on our hands due to the ongoing global pandemic, I hope you enjoy downloading and listening to every one of these songs.

The position of the songs on the list is of little consequence…you might list them in a different order and get no argument from me.  Whether it is song #23 by Samantha Fish or number 66 by the Coyote Kings, all of these tunes made my playlists for my roadhouse blues shows at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com, got mentioned on my Ben Vee Facebook page or Twitter account, and/or got written about on this website at http://www.benveeblues.com during 2019. All 66 are representative of the energy and vitality that permeates the modern contemporary blues….by and large they are upbeat…sometimes loud…and truly international.

The Top Ten (in no particular order other than #1)

#1 Mary Lane – Blues Give Me a Feeling (2019 Travelin’ Woman)

Mary Lane, from Chicago, recorded the Roadhouse Blues 66 number one tune of 2019 at the age of 83!! How cool is that! She is one of the last living legendary singers of the blues to have been part of the great migration from the American Deep South to Chicago in the 1940’s. Just a fabulous tune!

Big Daddy Wilson – Crazy World (2019 Deep In My Soul)

An expat from the United States who has lived in Germany for years, Big Daddy aces an sumptuous slow soul ballad.

Altered Five Blues Band – Mischief Man (2019 Ten Thousand Watts)

Led by the deep blues voice of Jeff Taylor, this group out of Wisconsin once again makes one of my top performer annual blues lists.

Keb’ Mo’ – Cold Outside (2019 Oklahoma)

I played this song over and over when it came out on the album this past summer. You can nevah get enough of Keb’ Mo’!

Christone Kingfish Ingram – Fresh Out (2019 Kingfish)

A 20 year old with a debut album that features a cut with Buddy Guy as well as another with Keb’ Mo’. Life is good for this very talented young man.

Jontavious Willis – Low Down Ways (2019 Spectacular Class)

Another young blues artist that attracted the attention of Taj Mahal as well as Keb’ Mo’, Jontavious has stardom written all over him. It will be interesting to see how he evolves as a blues artist as the years roll by.

Tiffany Pollack & Eric Johanson – Blues In My Blood (2019 Blues In My Blood)

This blues duo hails from my hometown of New Orleans. Tiffany has a haunting voice that is framed by a strong beat and memorable guitar licks by Eric on this song.

Beth Hart – Bad Woman Blues (2019 War In My Mind)

Beth just has a great time with this tune and shows off the chops that have made her a fan favorite amongst blues rockers.

Brandon Santini – Drive You Off My Mind (2019 The Longshot)

This long time resident of Memphis had a great year in 2019. He was my 2019 Roadhouse Bluesman of the Year for both this album and one he did with Tennessee Redemption. A great voice and world class harmonica player; what’s not to like!

Allman Betts Band – Shinin’ (2019 Down to the River)

The sons of the Allman Brothers pick up where their dads left off! Not much else to be said but get yer tickets when they get close by!!


As you look through the rest of the list and hopefully listen to many, if not all, of the tunes, I hope you get an appreciation for what I term as the roadhouse blues. From its roots in the deep American south, the blues has grown and expanded to become a worldwide phenomenon. (And if someone you know states “the blues is dead” just show them this list and ask them how so?!) I am proud to be one of the DJs and influencers helping get the word out about just how great this music is!!!


ArtistSong TitleAlbum
1Mary LaneBlues Give Me A FeelingTravelin’ Woman
2Big Daddy WilsonCrazy WorldDeep In My Soul
3Altered Five Blues BandMischief ManTen Thousand Watts
4Keb’ Mo’Cold OutsideOklahoma
5Christone “Kingfish” IngramFresh Out (ft Buddy Guy)Kingfish
6Jontavious WillisLow Down WaysSpectacular Class
7Tiffany Pollack & Eric JohansonBlues In My BloodBlues In My Blood
8Beth Hart Bad Woman BluesWar in my Mind
9Brandon SantiniDrive You Off My MindThe Longshot
10The Allman Betts BandShinin’Down to the River
11Amnesia Blues BandFast Johnny CoolHailstorm
12HeavyDrunkIf I Love You Hard EnoughHolywater
13Mindi Abair and the BoneshakersWho’s Gonna Save My SoulNo Good Deed
14Walter TroutMe My Guitar and the BluesSurvivor Blues
15Coco MontoyaLights On But Nobody’s HomeComing In Hot
16Ghost Town Blues BandShineShine
17Chris O’Leary7 Minutes7 Minutes
18Tedeschi Trucks BandThey Don’t ShineSigns
19Van MorrisonThree Chords and the TruthThree Chords and the Truth
20Terry HanckHowlin’ For My Darlin’I Still Get Excited
21Kenny Wayne ShepherdWoman Like YouThe Traveler
22Zack Walther BandBad GirlThe Westerner
23Samantha FishDirtyKill or Be Kind
24Giles RobsonDon’t Give Up on the BluesDon’t Give Up on the Blues
25Lucky PetersonPack It Up50: Just Warming Up!
26Heather NewmanI’m Coming For YouRise from the Flames
27Left Lane CruiserSmooth CommanderShake and Bake
28Delbert McClintonA Fool Like MeTall, Dark, and Handsome
29Miss Bix and the Blues FixFollow Me DownWe Don’t Own the Blues
30Ash GrunwaldAin’t My Problem (ft The Teskey Brothers)Mojo
31The Texas HornsI’m Doin’ Alright (ft. Carolyn Wonderland)Get Here Quick
32The Mike Duke ProjectI’m Not Sad Tonight….Took a Whlle
33Ronnie Earl & the BroadcastersBaby How LongBeyond the Blue Door
34Travelin’ Blue KingsNinety MinutesWired Up
35Al BasileSo Called Story TellerB’s Hothouse
36Ida Bang & the Blue TearsShelter MeGood to Me
37Arsen ShomakhovWomen and WhiskeyRainy City Blues
38Elles BaileyHelp SomebodyRoad I Call Home
39The Teskey BrothersSo Caught UpRun Home Slow
40Kerry Pastine and the Crime SceneDown DownCity of Love
41Tad RobinsonReal StreetReal Street
42Sugaray RayfordThe RevelatorSomebody Save Me
43Southern AvenueWhiskey LoveKeep On
44Honey HoundsShine OnThe Flame
45Zac HarmonGypsy RoadMississippi BarBQ
46Annika ChambersI Feel the Same (ft Paul DesLauriers)Kiss My Sass
47Tennessee RedemptionBack To TennesseeTennessee Redemption
48Ivy FordStart a FightHarvesting  My Roots
49Wentus Blues Band w/ Duke Robillard 2:19Too Much Mustard
50Rockin’ Johnny & QuiQue GomezEverybody Loves My BabyDos Hombres Wanted
51Albert CastigliaHeavyMasterpiece
52Seth RosenbloomBroke And LonelyKeep On Turning
53Arlen RothI Can Fix It (ft Jack Pearson)Tele Masters
54Eliza NealsPawn Shop Blues (Roadhouse)Sweet Or Mean
55The Kokomo KingsHeatwaveFighting Fire with Gasoline
56Robin TrowerComing Closer to the DayComing Closer to the Day
57Blue Moon MarqueeAs I Lay DyingBare Knuckes & Brawn
58Peter WardTrain to Key BiscayneTrain to Key Biscayne
59Duke RobillardDon’t Bother Trying To Steal Her LoveEar Worms
60Harpdog BrownThinkin’ and Drinkin’For Love & Money
61Brother YusefI’m a BluesmanJook Joint Jam
62Manx Mariner ManlineRattlesnakeHell Bound for Heaven
63Josh NewcomGirl Got the MojoThe Blues Gonna Getcha
64Savoy BrownConjure RhythmCity Night
65Big Wolf BandBe FreeBe Free
66Coyote KingsDrive MeRocket

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.

First Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Nooner of 2020

Gettin’ ready to start my first Roadhouse Blues Nooner of the new decade!! Come join us on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com at 12 pm EST today, January 7th, for some great contemporary blues by artists like Robert Cray, 11 Guys Quartet, CW Ayon, Hakon Hoye, Hurricane Ruth, the Forrest McDonald Band, and plenty more.

Below is the intended playlist. If ya like em…buy em at your favorite music download site….and help the blues to thrive in 2020!!

ARTISTTITLE
11 Guys QuartetDown and Dirty
Jimmy CarpenterYou Belong To Me
Robert Cray & Hi RhythmYou Must Believe in Yourself
Sean ChambersGonna Groove
Hurricane RuthLet Me Be the One
Anthony GeraciWhy Did You Have To Go
TucciGimme Some of Your Love
The NighthawksThat’s All You Gotta Do
Albert CastigliaWoman Don’t Lie
Forrest McDonald BandBlues in a Bucket.
Andrew Jr Boy, Kerrie Lepai JonesMr. Slick
Tommy Castro & The PainkillersNonchalant
Stone Soup and the Broken TeethMoney
CW AyonCarla (Maybe Someday)
Phil DoubletRattlin’ Bones
Jan JamesBlack Orchid Blues
Delta WiresYour Eyes
Billy FlynnYou Are My Lover
Hakon HoyeMy Darkest Hour
The Gordon Meier Blues ExperienceJust Keep Ridin’
Thorbjørn Risager & The Black TornadoHard Time
Bridget Kelly BandWhat You Need
Van MorrisonThree Chords And The Truth
Gregg AllmanI Love The Life I Live
Kenny Wayne Shepherd BandNothing But The Night
Savoy BrownWhy Did You Hoodoo Me
The Magpie SaluteComin’ Home (Live)