The Roadhouse Podcast keeps it to the blues, playing a mix of new and old, classic and contemporary. With the occasional old standard among a set of newcomers and independent musicians, The Roadhouse is truly “The best Blues you’ve never heard”. The show’s host, Tony Steidler is an obvious blues buff offering up a little bit of talk here and there about a certain artist or blues festival he has recently attended. However, the podcast is clearly about the music, and there is definitely a lot of it jam-packed into an hour-long show. The Roadhouse claims it is dedicated to the independent Blues artist, and that seems to be the case when examining the show’s playlist (which can be found at the show’s website.
The songs vary from traditional, stripped down Blues reminiscent of the early 20th century to more contemporary, electric guitar based blues/rock hybrids. The host gives some background on each song and artist and interestingly, there always seems to be an odd or entertaining back-story to each artist. There are new episodes posted each week with a 14 or so song list full of new and interesting classic and modern blues artists.