Kacy & Clayton

We couldn’t resist a playground scene across the street from the KEXP studios for this pic of Saskatchewan teenagers Kacy & Clayton (ok, Clayton is now 20 and can legally drink in Canada. Kacy not perviously known to be a fan of the merry-go-round). They perform in-studio on this edition of the Roadhouse. Their goofing is somewhat […]


Playback this show right now via KEXP‘s streaming archive or anytime before July 30th. It’s easy! Click the link below and enjoy 3 hours of mostly new music and contemporary sounds in the still emerging new folk and traditional roots music scene. Like Kacy & Clayton, pictured above. My visit to the 40th annual Winnipeg […]

By Michael Brinley: When you’ve recovered from Independence Day festivities, a few lazy days after an already lazy day, you’ll probably start looking for the next thing that can make your summer feel like summer. Winnipeg (that city the Weakerthans hate so much) has something for you. July 9-13 (it’s a greedy weekend, Wednesday-Sunday) Manitoba’s […]

Gas Light Girls

You know this song. You’ve heard “I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright)” on Roadhouse Radio on KEXP as recently as last week and you’ve seen Alynda Lee Segarra perform in-studio on the show. We’re big fans. Labeling Alynda as “one of the brightest stars in American music” and such stuff. And this new vid […]

Hurray For The Riff Raf Tix

Hurray For The Riff Raff: The New San Francisco Bay Blues: Alynda Lee Seggara and company are back in Seattle and playing The Tractor on Friday April 18th and we got a pair. For you! So let’s do this. Simply LEAVE A COMMENT below and we’ll pick somebody on Wed April 16th. First-time commenters need […]

israel nash

This week’s show is about shortnin’ bread, disappearing hamburgers, ice cream eating crows, hi roads, prison yards, and new indie roots and soul music. It also features our new fav Laurel Canyon throwbacks Israel Nash (pictured above) and Jonathan Wilson. And Beck. This is what’s happening if you favor the roots sound. As I’ve been saying for […]


It’s been awhile! The Cali vacation and birthday celebration was off-the-charts good. Thank you. Now, back with the show! Disclaimer #1: This will be brief as I’m still a bit faded. Disclaimer #2: The above picture of Foxygen is of course soooo good, but I actually didn’t play them on this radio show. Of course […]