Category Archives: The Roadhouse

Live Video: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

It’s hard to believe that That’s It!, the new album by Preservation Hall Jazz Band, is their first record of all new material, not just because they’ve had a prolific 50 year history already, but also because the songs fit so seamlessly into the rest of the New Orleans traditionalists’ catalog. Band director Ben Jaffe,Read 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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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Greg Vandy

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picks made the list! Michael Kiwanuka at KEXP, 10/05/12 // photo credit: Beth Crook (moreRead 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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Listen to The Woody Guthrie Centennial Show on The Roadhouse 9/12

by Greg Vandy Five years ago, I produced a special program on Woody Guthrie’s brief, yet highly prolific month in our area, as a temporary employee of the Bonneville Power Administration assigned to write “a song a day” in order to promote the benefits of public power from the newly created public works project, TheRead more...

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Live Video: Cedric Watson

Who says tradition is dead or lost on today’s youth? Lafayette, Louisiana’s Cedric Watson doesn’t just wear the trappings of the older generations. His sound bubbles up from the bayous and swamps of the region. While his peers were listening to hip-hop and rock, the Texas-raised musician, still in his 20′s, immersed himself in theRead more...

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Celebrating Independence with... Light in the Attic

In honor of Independence Day, KEXP is saluting some of our favorite indie record labels who’s DIY-spirit helped revolutionize the music industry. As an independent radio station ourselves, KEXP is thrilled to give a 13-gun salute to these pioneers with a series of label spotlights through the Fourth of July. By Greg Vandy I gotRead more...

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Song of the Day: Nick Waterhouse - Some Place

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Some Place” by Nick Waterhouse from theRead more...

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Live Video: Charlie Parr

Among the contenders in the every burgeoning indie folk, or new folk, genre, there are a lot of pretenders and acts trying desperately to “look and play the part”, but five seconds in front of Charlie Parr and you know you’re dealing with the real thing. While the Austin, Minnesota-based guitarist and singer certainly looksRead more...

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Live Video: Gary Clark Jr.

Gary Clark Jr. has been a highlight of the SXSW music festival for years. Beloved by local fans, the 28-year old Austin-based guitarist and songwriter is known to rip through blues classics and originals in his high-energy shows with both reverent devotion and stylish innovation, but now his recent Warner Bros. released EP, The BrightRead more...

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