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    An Exclusive Interview with Frank Roszak! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud   We talk with Frank Roszak, A “Keeping the Blues Alive” (KBA) winning publici...
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    Making a Scene has teamed up with Reverbnation to create a “Opportunity” for the purpose of conducting an international search to find artists that best define...
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    An Exclusive Interview with Frank Roszak! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud   We talk with Frank Roszak, A “Keeping the Blues Alive” (KBA) winning publici...
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    SHOW # 261 – 02/16/15 ROUNDTABLE # 4 – MUSICIANS,CLUBS & BMI – MUSIC ROYALTIES & WHAT THEY MEAN TO YOU Panelists included Musician, Tas Cru, VP R...
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    Exclusive Interview with Jerry DelGiudice of Blind Pig Records by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Today we talk with Jerry DelGiudice of Blind Pig Records! Our conversation...
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    An Exclusive Interview with Frank Roszak! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud   We talk with Frank Roszak, A “Keeping the Blues Alive” (KBA) winning publici...
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    “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” It’s a  common question.  If you’re a blues fan in Atlanta, you will have lots of choices! And there are...