Category Archives: The Roadhouse

2016 Top Ten List Spotlight: Greg Vandy

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2016, leading up to our 2016 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 16th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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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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Live Review: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and His Month of Song at Benaroya Hall 5/26/16

Review by Alan Lawrence Inspired by KEXP’s very own DJ Greg Vandy’s beautiful new book about Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River songs, Benaroya Hall was host to a sold out “Tribute to Woody Guthrie and His Moth of Songs”, featuring performances by some top artists including guitarists Bill Frisell and Luke Bergman, Gerald Collier, Dave AlvinRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie at Benaroya Hall 5/26

On Wednesday, May 25th, KEXP will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs with a day full of exclusive interviews, special programming on The Roadhouse on KEXP, and a live streaming video session with Bill Frisell, Gerald Collier, and John Doe. The following evening, Thursday, May 26th, Frisell, Collier, and Doe willRead more…

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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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