Snooky Pryor Show

Wednesday, 24 April 1996
Volume 01 : Number 478
James Hanson

Last Saturday I went to hear Snooky Pryor play. He was backed up by a local band, Roadside Louie and the Dusters. Roadside Louie is a fine harp player and smooth vocalist himself (in) a red suit with red and white shoes and a white Fedora with red band. Even at 75, Snooky Pryor was excellent… one of the old-time original Chicago blues players. For the last two or three songs of the last set, he brought Roadside Louie up to play some hot harp duets.

Harp Review

Playing with some
greats such
as Maria Muldaur
Carey Bell
Son Seals
and other legends
on stage at the
Blues Festival

Roadside Louie 
has an impeccable history of references,
backings, and endorsements 
from Blues Societies and organizations including:

Skylands Blues Society
North Jersey Blues Society
Delaware Blues Society
Kansas City Blues Society
Growing Stage Theatre
The PaperMill Playhouse
House of Blues

Playing prominent spots up and down
the East Coast, as far west as
California & Kansas City, and as far south as
South America, Roadside
has performed in such venues as:

Howard's Pub, Okracoke, NC
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Syracuse NY
Stanhope House, NJ
House of Blues, Cambridge, MA
The Grand Ballroom, NYC Hilton
Club X, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Blues Special Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina

His extensive catalog of galas, festivals, and social events include:

The Pocono Balloon Festival
Blues 2000
Pocono Blues Festivals
The Stanhope House Blues Festival
Plattsburgh Music Festival
Charity fundraisers & benefits
Society Balls and Weddings

He has backed and performed in recent years with an impressive array of Blues Legends and famed musicians such as:

James Cotton
Bo Diddley, Jr.
Snookey Pryor
Homesick James
Little Ed & the Blues Imperials
Clarence Spady
Big Jack Johnson
Deborah Coleman
Dave Maxwell
Jimmy Rodgers Blues Band
Jimmy Lane
Madison Slim
Piano Willie
Johnny Copeland
Slam Allen
Little Sammy Davis
Richie Havens
Levon Helm
Pappo Blues(Bs. As., Argentina)


Spotlight on SBS Members

Silk City Release Blues CD

WEST PATERSON - The Silk City Recording Company, in conjunction with Loopy Loon Productions, Inc., has recorded the most popular and talented artists that frequent the historic Great Notch Inn in Little Falls, NJ to create a live compilation album entitled Standing Room Only: Songs From the Last Roadhouse. 

ROADSIDE LOUIE is a true 'musician's musician,' having spent his latter teens hitchhiking across the country with little more than a guitar and a harmonica to keep him company. Louie eventually returned to his NJ roots and formed THE DUSTERS, who have backed such celebrated blues artists as Homesick James, Snooky Pryor, and James Cotton. They have also played numerous gigs as a band in their own right, performing at such divergent venues as the Stanhope House, Medieval Times, and the Blues 2000 and Beyond Festival. In addition to their high powered blend of blues and rockabilly, the Dusters are also widely known for their zoot suits and boleros, which landed them a spot as a runner-up in Delta Snake Magazine's Readers' Poll for "Most Unusual Stage Costume."

January 31, 2000 
Songs from the Last Roadhouse (LPD 2010) 
Live Compilation 
Roadside Louie and the Dusters, and others.

Top Ten Playlist: 
1 February 2000(Australia)

Track, Artist, Album, Label 

I've Been Abused, 
Roadside Louie & the Dusters,

Standing Room Only, 
Silk City Records

Playing with Bo Diddley, Jr. June Events

"Roadside Louie and the Dusters -
Chicago Style Blues.
Roadside is one of the
hottest harmonica players around." August Events

Roadside Louie & the Dusters -
Roadside is a great harmonica player,
and along with the Dusters,
this is Chicago Blues.

Playing, Backing Up,
and Recording with
the Legendary
Homesick James

Jamming with Sir Harry Bowen
at Harvelle's Santa Monica

Jamming with
Ray Bailey,
Guitar virtuoso,
at Franklin Bell's Workshop


 Al Handa 
No. 24

FEB 1998

1. Dr. John 
2. Chief Eddy 
3. Screaming Jay 
4. Roadside Louie


 Cambridge's Daily Electronic Newswire
 Tuesday, March 28, 1995  
 Issue No. 39
House of Blues
96 Winthrop St. 
Tuesday, March 28: Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom Dinner Show then
Roadside Louie and the Dusters

Roadside Louie with Lester Lands


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