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Making a Scene is now 3 years old! And what a wonderful 3 years it has been. Since we began we have posted almost 2,000 articles! Artist Interviews, CD Reviews, Recording Techniques and hardware and software reviews, Editorials, feature articles, and so much more. We have maintained our goal of posting new content EVERY DAY, […]
Col. Bruce Hampton was onstage performing an encore , Monday, May 1, at his birthday concert at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta when he collapsed and died soon after. He was surrounded by members of Widespread Panic, Phish, REM and other musicians and friends when he fell to the stage. He died shortly after being […]
ELECTRIC BLUES BAND MORELAND & ARBUCKLE BRINGING GROUP TO AN END Alligator Records rcording artists Moreland & Arbuckle, whose latest album Promised Land Or Bust recently received a 2016 Blues Music Award nomination for Rock Blues Album Of The Year, have decided to amicably dissolve the band. They will play the remaining booked dates […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK Steve Krase was born in Brooklyn, NY and has spent time in Ohio, California and Louisiana. Now almost 30 years in Houston, Krase has blended his high-energy style with the soulful vibe that runs through the great city. “The Houston scene is extremely diverse in the different types of music that is […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK Polly’s eclectic blues style reflects her colorful history. She grew up in a log cabin with no electricity or plumbing, and began her music career a teen working bars in Mexico. At 19 she had a husband in prison and an 8th grade education. Twenty years later, she was a bassist for […]
An In Depth Interview with Low Society!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK Mandy Lemons, winner of the 2015 Emissaries of Memphis Music Peoples Choice Award, and Sturgis Nikides, who recorded and toured with the legendary Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer, John Cale (of The Velvet Underground) – aka/Low Society – are blazing new trails on the stomping grounds of Blues Roots and Americana […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Geoff Achison is an award winning blues-roots artist from Australia known for his energetic live performances and unique guitar mastery. Geoff began his apprenticeship with legendary Australian blues stylist ‘Dutch’ Tilders establishing himself as a fine lead guitarist before striking out with his own. He was an independent music pioneer releasing music […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK D.C.-based Soul-Blues band Vintage#18 debuts with their album titled GRIT. The album reflects the band’s love of classic 60’s Soul and Blues, featuring a mix of originals as well as two covers (ZZ Top and Bob Dylan) and a whole lot of elbow grease. Grit, you might say. Vintage#18 chose to self-produce GRIT, […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK Bobby Messano is a legendary guitarist and Contemporary Blues Artist who has released seven Solo CD’s, placed songs in many TV and Cable shows and played on over 50 Major label and Indie albums. His playing has been heard on everything from MTV jingles to Benny Mardones’ smash hit “Into The Night”. […]
John McNamara Rollin’ With It Bahool Records/Black Market Records John McNamara is an award winning soul blues singer from Australia. He released his debut recording “One Voice, One Guitar” in 2014. In 2015 he competed in the International Blues Challenge and was a semi-finalist. This is McNamara’s follow-up recording. In order to “roll with it” […]
Nick Schnebelen Live In Kansas City Vizztone Label Group Nick Schnebelen was a founding member of the band Trampled Under Foot. First formed in 2000 the band released their self-titled debut in 2006. They won the band competition at the 2008 International Blues Challenge and Schnebelen took home the Albert King Award for “Best Guitarist”. […]
Taj Mahal/Keb Mo TajMo Tajmo Record/Concord Records Taj Mahal released his first two albums in 1968 when he was twenty six years old. He was a product of an older generation and his influences included Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Sleepy John Estes. His self titled first album included his version […]
Jon Zeeman Blue Room Membrane Records Jon Zeeman grew up near New York City. As a child he studied classical guitar and piano. He attended Ithaca College and settled in Manhattan where he began to take session work as a jazz fusion guitarist. His first album “Still Life” was released in Europe in 2003 and […]
Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos Independent Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos are a relatively new band. Formed in 2012 their debut recording was 2014’s “Get ROO’D”. They followed up with the live “ROO’D Awakening” in 2016. The Conqueroos are two time International Blues Challenge semi-finalists who have opened or shared the stage with Tab Benoit, […]
I am enthralled by You Can’t Do That! I’ve been a Beatles fan all my life and I can honestly say that I never imagined them this way. Bu oh, how well it works! Mick Kolassa and Mark Telesca are Beatles fans too, and at the 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis they started swapping […]
Steve Krase Should’ve Seen It Coming Connor Ray Music Steve Krase got his education playing harp with Jerry Lightfoot and The Essentials. In 2004 he formed his own band, “Steve Krase & The In Crowd”, and they won the award for Houston’s Best Unsigned Blues Band. The following year “The In Crowd” released their only […]
John Primer & Bob Corritore Ain’t Nothing You Can Do! Delta Groove Music Alfonso “John” Primer was born in Camden, Mississippi but moved to Chicago where he was a regular at Theresa’s Lounge located at 48th and South Indiana Avenue. He played in Willie Dixon’s Chicago Blues All-Stars and in The Muddy Waters Band. Later […]
Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter Right Place, Right Time Delta Groove Music When guitarist Mike Welch was only thirteen years old blues aficionado, actor and comedian Dan Aykroyd gave him the nickname Monster Mike. Welch released his 1966 debut recording “These Blues Are Mine” on the Tone-Cool Record label co-produced by Richard “Rosy” Rosenblatt. […]
Bobby Messano has been up and down the scale a time or two in a lot of years of playing music. He has been music director for Steve Winwood and Lou Gramm and for county artists Jimmy Wayne and Rodney Aikens. For his own solo work, he chose to play and sing the blues and […]
On The Scene
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms this Sunday! There are opportunities to take your mom out for blues this weekend if she’s a blues-lovin’ mama like me, or hey, take her out earlier in the week! Either way, here’s the great blues music lineup for the week: Monday The Derek St. Holmes Band and […]
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #372 LISTEN HERE: https://goo.gl/4abB21 Celebrating WOMEN IN BLUES For Mother’s Day Week THORNETTA DAVIS Thornetta Davis’ new album, Honest Woman is a collection of 13 originals that show the incredible strength of this Detroit native. The Queen Of Detroit Blues joined me to talk about her journey…the joy she finds in […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that showcases the FUTURE of the blues and those artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues that always has and still being created from those roots! These artists are the innovators not the imitators .. they are not afraid to, in the steps of those […]
Tune into The Voice of Indie Blues The show that brings you the future of the blues with artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues that always has and still is being created from it’s roots. These are the artists who are not afraid add their stamp on the music .. as with the […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the future of the blues that is being created by artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues that always has and still is being created from it’s roots .. these are the artists who are the innovators .. not the imitators .. […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the future of the blues by showcasing those artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues which has always been and still is being created from those roots .. these are the artists who are not afraid to explore and expand the blues […]
This IS The Voice of Indie Blues .. the show that brings you the FUTURE of the blues .. The show that believes you honor the past by supporting the future .. we bring you those artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and understand that this is where the true power of the […]
MUSIC ON THE COUCH 05/01/17 SHOW #371 LISTEN HERE: https://goo.gl/CBEmOE SMOKIN’ IN STEELE BLUES FEST John “Blueshammer” Hammer joined me to talk about this year’s Smokin’ In Steele Blues Fest to be held June 2-4 in Owatonna, MN. Music On The Couch is proud to be a media sponsor for this sensational festival. WEB SITE FACEBOOK PAGE […]
This IS The Voice of Indie Blues .. the show that brings you the FUTURE of the blues by showcasing those artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and understand it has been this diversity, that always has and still is being created from the roots of the blues, is it’s true power! These […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the best in INDIE BLUES RADIO. We showcase Indie Blues Artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and are out there creating new original music rooted in the blues. These artists are the innovators .. not some jukebox imitators .. These ARE […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you those artists who are creating the future of the blues. We Embrace the Diversity of the Blues, because it is through this diversity that the true power of the blues lives. We bring you those artists who are creating new original music rooted in […]
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #370 LISTEN HERE: https://goo.gl/M0grNX EXIT 56 BLUES FEST Sonia Outlaw-Clarke dropped by to talk about this year’s Exit 56 Blues Fest held in Brownsville, TN on May 27 & 28. Sonia spoke about the lineup and all the events over the two days. Music On The Couch is proud […]