Category Archives: The Roadhouse

KEXP Suggests: Woody Guthrie’s Pacific Northwest Legacy at Town Hall 4/29

Loyal listeners of The Roadhouse on KEXP may have noticed host Greg Vandy was absent a bit last year… well, now you can hold in your hand the reason why: 26 Songs in 30 Days: Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs and the Planned Promised Land in the Pacific Northwest, out now via Sasquatch Books. ThisRead more…

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Takoma Records: The Legacy and Spirit of John Fahey’s DIY Label

Tune in to KEXP on Wednesday, March 23rd, from 6-9PM, for a special edition of The Roadhouse with Greg Vandy, spotlighting John Fahey and his legendary label, Takoma Records. During the show, we’ll also featuring a unique in-studio session that bridges generations of guitarists exploring folk, blues, and beyond, as ’60s-’70s era guitar visionaries, andRead more…

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2015 Top Ten List Spotlight: Greg Vandy

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2015, leading up to our 2015 90.3 Top Album Countdown on Friday, December 18! Tune in to make sure your favorites made the list! Greg Vandy’s 2015 Top Ten Albums artist album label Barna Howard Quite A Feeling Mama BirdRead 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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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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