Category Archives: The Roadhouse

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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Live Video: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Family band – it’s a term that can evoke either wholesome 70’s stereotypes or embittered alt rock rivalries, but London siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis seem from a time further removed. Their sound and style recall those carnivalesque clans of dustbowl days with alluringly alliterative names that sought their fortune from town to town. ButRead more…

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Live Video: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Few groups span the ages like Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Though not nearly as old as they music they play, the New Orleans ensemble first formed in the early 60’s to renew interest in traditional jazz. Over the past five decades, many of the Crescent City’s finest musicians have performed for visitors at home andRead more…

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On The Air: Annual Mardi Gras Show in The Roadhouse

View image | gettyimages.com 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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KEXP Presents: The Spooky Roadhouse Benefit Show

Help build KEXP’s New Home by celebrating Halloween in the darkest shadows of…The Spooky Roadhouse. Greg Vandy, host of The Roadhouse on KEXP, invites you to a very special Halloween party to help build KEXP’s New Home at Seattle Center.

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Exclusive KEXP Interview: Jack White

Just before a pair of sold-out shows at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Greg Vandy, host of The Roadhouse on KEXP, sat down with Jack White to discuss his new album, Lazaretto, his label, Third Man Records, vintage recordings, the Paramount reissues and even his sprained ankle. Listen to the interview, as featured on TheRead more…

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Photo Gallery: Concerts at the Mural Swingin’ Roadhouse Night 8/22

It was a raucous, rollickin’ way to close out the 2014 Concerts at the Mural series! Last Friday, August 22nd, hundreds of Seattleites gathered beneath the Space Needle for an evening of music curated by our specialty show DJs, Don Slack of Swingin’ Doors and Greg Vandy of The Roadhouse on KEXP. Pianos in theRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Summer High

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 420 – Summer High KEXP’s Roadhouse host Greg Vandy bringsRead more…

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Live Video: Lee Fields and the Expressions

It’s only fitting that he’s on a record label called Truth & Soul Records, because that’s exactly the kind of music the legendary Lee Fields creates. The 63-year-old music veteran is still going strong after 43 years in the business, and his most recent release, Emma Jean, is just as vital as ever. “I waitedRead more…

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Black History Month Spotlight: Linda Martell

For Black History Month, KEXP asked our specialty show DJs to pick an outstanding African American artist in their genre. DJ Greg Vandy, host of The Roadhouse on KEXP, chose country artist Linda Martell. Country artist Linda Martell was a pioneer: not only was she the first African-American woman to chart on the Billboard CountryRead more…

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