Author Archives: Greg Vandy, The Roadhouse

Music That Matters Podcast: Pickathon Preview with Greg Vandy

Pickathon is my favorite weekend of the year. You’ve heard me talk about it incessantly in The Roadhouse, and maybe you saw the KEXP vids last year from the “Bunny Glade,” and maybe you were even there when I interviewed Mavis Staples in the Workshop Barn in 2011 (laughs & tears!). If so, you knowRead more...

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In The Roadhouse with The Crow Quill Night Owls

Looking forward to being back in The Roadhouse tonight with lots of new music that includes blues-rock brow beaters, a new breezy JJ Cale-like band called Los Colognes, and a preview of some of the artists playing in the Hatties parking lot in Ballard this weekend. And I got the new one from young old-timersRead more...

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In The Roadhouse: A Tribute to Harry Smith and The Anthology Of American Folk Music

What is it about Harry Smith? For me, Harry is a local hero; one of us. And though removed by time and space, he’s familiar. Like most record collectors I know, he was eccentric to say the least. But trying to explain and define Harry’s subterranean achievements and wide-ranging interests to the uninitiated is aRead more...

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The Roadhouse’s Pickathon 2011 preview

Regular listeners know how I feel about Pickathon. Last week in The Roadhouse I played all Pickathon music. Listen to that show here. What is this Pickathon? It’s an indie-roots music festival 20 minutes east of Portland, in Happy Valley, Oregon on Pendarvis Farm, the same 80-acre farm where the Decemberists recorded their latest. ItRead more...

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Listen to “Soul Freedom” on The Roadhouse

Dyn-O-Mite! For years now, I’ve been broadcasting an Independence Day special show called Soul Freedom. It aired on Wednesday during The Roadhouse, but with the miracle of audio technology and the inter-webs, you can hear this 3-hour show right now, or anytime over this Holiday weekend. It’s the perfect soundtrack for you’re 4th of JulyRead more...

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The Roadhouse Preview: Alela Diane @ Seattle Folk Festival, Town Hall, 12/12

The time is right for Alela Diane. But more importantly, for us fans of Alela Diane. A new record is in the can, and this Sunday, December 12, she will appear as part of the KEXP sponsored First Annual Seattle Folk Festival at Town Hall.

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Easter with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

What’s better on Easter Sunday than a little bit of tradition, New Orleans style? I know. Not much. So while you hide and seek the Easter eggs, bake a ham, and stay dry, listen to an archived Roadhouse show featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and other traditional New Orleans music.

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Who Dat?! It’s the KEXP Mardi Gras Show live in The Roadhouse tonight!

Yeah you right! It’s Carnival time once again and of course we’ll deliver with 3 hours of New Orleans brass, funk, old-time R&B, and carnival classics. It’s Mardi Gras Day next Tuesday Feb 16th and we’ll celebrate over the radio and through your media players, like we always do, in The Roadhouse with Greg VandyRead more...

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Tonight on The Roadhouse: Rodriguez

Tune in during the 7 o’clock hour tonight for an original 45-minute piece on the Detroit cult-icon who is playing his first ever show in Seattle, Tuesday 6/23 @ The Triple Door before touring the remainder of the West Coast. The feature includes an exclusive interview with Rodriguez and the man who tracked him downRead more...

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The Roadhouse presents: Psycho! 1960s Northwest Garage Rock!

Today, Wednesday, October 22, KEXP 90.3 presents a special program in The Roadhouse: “Psycho! 1960s Northwest Garage Rock” is specially devoted to the history-quaking, moneymaker-shaking distorted sounds that came out of Pacific NW garages, basements, greasy clubs, and teen dances of the 1960s. The entire three hour program will delve deeply into regional one-hit wonderRead more...

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