BY GREG VANDY & MICHAEL WOHL This is the first installment of a three-part series on American guitarist John Fahey (1939 – 2001). Our intent is to shed light not only on John’s prolific career as an innovative guitarist and composer, but also as a musicologist/folklorist, record label honcho, and time traveling talent scout whose efforts […]

Gary Clark Jr. performs live in studio on KEXP’s The Roadhouse. Recorded 2/13/2012. Songs: When My Train Pulls In Don’t Owe You a Thing Bright Lights Shotgun Man Host: Greg Vandy Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs Cameras: Shelly Corbett, Zach Gore and Scott Holpainen Editing: Scott Holpainen

Click the link below and listen to the full three-hour show via KEXP‘s audio archive. Or get the KEXP  app for smartphones. It’s Free This one is for all the folk heads. The hard core. Not the pop-folk, orchestral, or light and lovely granola style of late. But the real sound of folk music, which […]

by Sean Jewell :: You remember when you were a kid, and you’d go trick-or-treating and sometimes you’d just absolutely score? Like, great costume, bag overflowing with full size candy bars, and pulled off a few good scares? I feel like that’s what we’ve got going on with this Spooky Roadhouse thing. It’s an embarrassment of […]

by Lauren Jahoda, Heartstrings Magazine :: I was fortunate enough to visit the KEXP studios and meet with most of the wonderful staff there while in Seattle earlier this month. Greg Vandy, host of American Blues & Roots show ‘The Roadhouse’ (Weds. 6-9 PM), was not at the studio at the time, and so I […]

Roadhouse Radio, KEXP Amplifiers

Support KEXP right now during TODAY’s One-Day Summer Drive! Playback! This episode of Roadhouse Radio is available via KEXP‘s streaming archive until June 25th. It is brought to you by KEXP Amplifiers. A KEXP Amplifier is a monthly donor who supports KEXP with sustainable giving throughout the entire year. So instead of waiting for a pledge drive, an Amplifier gives continuously. And […]

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We shot this a few years ago when Jeron Paxton was drifting out West with Frank Fairfield. Shot in KEXP studios and directed by Austin Wilson for More Dust Than Digital, Jeron puts his old-time charm on display here with an explanation on how easy it is to play banjo. Wait. Can you run that by […]