Author Archives: Greg Vandy, The Roadhouse

On The Air: Soul Freedom in The Roadhouse 6/29

I’m nostalgic, I admit it. For me, going back to a day I was too young to remember, when summer and sweet soul music went hand in hand — think hot pants, beer cozies keepin’ Colt 45s cool, Fat Albert, afros of all shapes, hula hoops, blaxploitation, stay-press polyester, pocket transistors, gangster leans, Sidney Poitier,Read more…

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KEXP Premiere: Barna Howard – Quite A Feelin’

I love this record. Barna Howard is my new favorite artist. His previous, acoustic self-titled debut, which I played some last year, only hinted at this Missouri native, now Portland based artist’s easy songwriting skills. His latest, Quite A Feelin’, is already in the running for my album of the year for so many reasons:Read more…

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On The Air: Annual Mardi Gras Show in The Roadhouse

View image | Tonight, I’ll broadcast my annual Mardi Gras show in The Roadhouse on KEXP. It’s three hours of 100% all-New Orleans music featuring songs by Professor Longhair, Kermit Ruffins, Rebirth Brass Band, Dr John, The Wild Magnolias, Eddie Bo, Lee Dorsey, Allen Toussaint, Fat Domino, and many many more Carnival is aRead more…

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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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