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A new blues documentary, I Am the Blues is about to start screening around the country. If you are a fan of genuine traditional blues music, blues history, or black history, this film will suck you in, hold you to the end, and leave you wanting more. The film features Bobby Rush. Barbara Lynn, Henry […]
Mark had emergency surgery in early March and was diagnosed with a form of cancer called Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. After recovering from surgery, he had to begin chemotherapy treatments. Mark continued to work until he had a serious setback in the beginning of May. He ended up back in the hospital with another serious condition […]
The Independent Blues Awards are now officially ready to be voted on. Below is a preview of all the nominated artists, CD’s and Songs. The one thing you will notice with our voting is we believe it is important that you have the opportunity to experience journey of discovery of new music. This is why […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Karen Lovely shot onto the blues scene out of the Pacific Northwest like Stack O’ Lee’s .44 placing 2nd at the 2010 International Blues Challenge followed by three 2011 Blues Music Award Nominations for BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST, BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM and BEST SONG for her sophomore release STILL THE RAIN. With the release of her 3rd studio album TEN MILES […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE 2016 was a big year for Philadelphia rocker Greg Sover. He released his debut album Songs of a Renegade in August. Since then he has headlined at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Puck in Doylestown, PA and Steel City Coffeehouse in Phoenixville, PA. In addition he has had the opportunity to support noted touring […]
HOME PAGE FACE BOOK PAGE EVERY MUSICIAN IS A PRODUCT OF THEIR INFLUENCES. IT WOULD BE DISHONEST FOR ME TO DENY THE INFLUENCE OF B.B. KING, MUDDY WATERS, LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS AND OTHERS HOWEVER THE TWO PROFOUND “GAME CHANGERS” WERE FREDDIE KING AND MAGIC SLIM. A QUOTE FROM B.B. OR MUDDY MAY COME AT ANY TIME […]
Joseph – who lives in the Ann Arbor, MI area – is a world-class bass player, who is as comfortable playing classical music as he is playing Jazz, Funk or Chicago Blues. He is a passionate player, and brings with him years of musical and touring experience. Joseph exhibits an unforgettable, high-energy stage presence and […]
Singer/songwriter Willa Vincitore (formerly McCarthy) has been building a fan base across the Hudson Valley for nearly two decades. While her songwriting is an eclectic mix of blues, soul, rock, funk and (occasionally) pop, there’s one thing that ties it all together—that voice. Before launching her own band, she was an original member of the […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Amy Black has always been drawn to soul singers. But it wasn’t until she began exploring her own southern soul roots for her last album, The Muscle Shoals Sessions, that she found her musical sweet spot — and knew her next stop had to be the place where blues and soul […]
Doug MacLeod Break The Chain Reference Recordings Doug MacLeod was born in New York City in 1946. He became interested in the blues and found that when singing he no longer stuttered. While living in St. Louis MacLeod began playing acoustic country blues guitar and switched to bass when playing jazz or electric blues. His […]
Chris Cain fea. Larry Taylor, Tony Braunagel, Jim Pugh & Nancy Wright Little Village Foundation Chris Cain was born in San Jose, California in 1955. He began playing guitar as a teenager and studied music at San Jose City College. He also mastered piano, bass, clarinet, and saxophone. Cain didn’t release his debut recording until […]
Jim Allchin Decisions Sandy Key Music Jim Allchin was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended The University of Florida. He earned his M.S. and PhD at Georgia Institute of Technology and Stanford University. Allchin went to work for Microsoft where he helped to develop Windows operating systems including Windows 98, Windows Vista and Windows […]
The Cash Box Kings Royal Mint Alligator Records The Cash Box Kings were formed by harp player Joe Nosek in 2001. They released their debut album “Live! at The King Club” in 2003. Chicago born vocalist Oscar Wilson joined the band in 2007. In 2011 The Cash Box Kings signed with Blind Pig Records and […]
Delta Wires is a seven-piece California blues band They were literally born in Oakland over 30 years ago as a college project for lead vocalist and harmonica player Ernie Pinata. Born in Oakland is the band’s seventh album and as the press release states, “demonstrates a further maturation of the group’s West Coast blues style.” […]
Jason Ricci & The Bad Kind Approved By Snakes Ellersoul Records Jason Ricci has been the recipient of many awards including the coveted Blues Music Award for Blues Instrumentalist – Harmonica which he won in 2010. He is also the only openly gay male star in the blues community. As a performance artist of the […]
Hot Roux Hometown Blues Hi Hat Records Jerry McWorter is the leader of Hot Roux. Inspired by Levon Helm, of The Band, McWorter formed the Louisiana styled swamp rock trio in order that there be a rhythm section to backup artists like James Harman, Lynwood Slim and Albert Lee. Expanding into a trio they recorded […]
Karen Lovely Fish Outta Water Independent Karen Lovely hails from Massachusetts. She started performing in 1987 but didn’t start singing blues until twenty years later. She was living in the Pacific Northwest when she released her 2008 debut recording “Lucky Girl”. Lovely competed in the band competition at the 2010 International Blues Challenge and finished […]
Gordon Meier Blues Experience Magic Kingdom Independent This album is a great introduction to an accomplished guitarist and vocalist. Gordon Meier has been part of the Western New Jersey blues scene for quite some time. For the last twenty five or more years he has been in a Morris County band called The Midnight Street […]
Low Society Sanctified Rezonate Records This is the third album from the band called Low Society. The band is the brainchild of lead singer Mandy Lemons and guitarist Sturgis Nikides. They released their debut recording “High Time” in 2011. Their follow-up was 2014’s “You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down”. The title track from that […]
Andy T Band Double Strike fea. Alabama Mike, Nick Nixon & Anson Funderburgh American Showplace Music When guitarist Andy Talamantez left the West coast he settled in Nashville. Andy used to lead the Nashville Blues Society’s Sunday night jam and it was there that he first met James “Nick” Nixon. Once they became partners in […]
Linsey Alexander Two Cats Delmark Records The seventy four year old Linsey Alexander was born in Mississippi and raised in Memphis. He has been part of Chicago’s North Side blues scene for over two decades. He released his debut recording in 2004; “Someone’s Cooking in My Kitchen” included the song “Hoochie Man” and that has […]
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By Rhetta Akamatsu Photos by Takesi Ken Akamatsu Markey Blue has changed its name to The Markey Blue Ric Latina Project but the high-energy, nonstop joy of the group live hasn’t changed a bit! Lead singer Markey and lead guitar player Ric Latina still lead the charge into electrifying blues and blues-rock with Ron De […]
Celebrate July 4 on Tuesday and celebrate that most American music, blues, all week with these great clubs and shows! Monday Beverly “Guitar” Watkins is at Fat Matt’s and Lola hosts the jam at Northside Tavern. There is a jam with Mike Watson & Friends at Loco in Alpharetta. The Larry Griffith Band comes to […]
The Talented Young Star Plays Female Lead Role in New Film With In-Depth Focus Around The Lives of Bullies And How Kindness Can Change Lives Following the release of her single and music video “Hurricane”, it was recently announced that Actress and Singer/Songwriter RAFFAELA will star in new film “REACH” with Garrett Clayton (Disney’s Beach […]
Sunday, June 25, the Atlanta Blues Society had its monthly Gathering and Jam. This time, the meeting was at The Vista at Napoleon’s in Decatur. The Vista is a wonderful venue with a large stage perfect for bands and jams, lots of tables and plenty of dancing room. In other words perfect for the ABS! […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the future of the blues .. the show that brings you those artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues that always has and still is being created from it’s roots .. these artists are the innovators .. not the jute box imitators […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues .. the show that brings you the artists that are creating the future of the blues one song at a time .. these artists Embrace the Diversity of the Blues that always has and still is being created from it’s roots .. these are the innovators .. not […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that showcases the FUTURE of the blues by bringing you artists who are out on the road creating it with new original songs rooted in the blues .. we Embrace the Diversity of the Blues that always has and still is being created from it’s roots […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues, the show the brings you the future of the blues .. these artists that Embrace the Diversity of the Blues that always has and still is being created from it’s roots .. These are the innovators .. not the juke box imitators .. These are the Indie Blues Artists . This week we […]
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #378 06/26/17 LISTEN HERE: https://goo.gl/AKDmsT ANN ARBOR BLUES FESTIVAL The Ann Arbor Blues Festival has become a Festival Sponsor for Music On The Couch. The festival is returning after an 11-year absence and we spoke with Founder, James Partridge about the event and how it all came back together. WEBSITE […]
Tune into The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the future of the blues with artists that understand that they must Embrace the Diversity of the Blues that always has and still is being created from it’s roots. These artists are, in the true tradition of the blues, the Innovators .. not […]
Tune into The Voice of Indie Blues .. the show that brings you those artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues that always has and still is being created from its roots. These are the innovators of the blues .. not the imitators .. These ARE the Indie Blues Artists! This week we start […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the best in Independent Blues Artists who are out there touring and creating new original music rooted in the blues. These artists Embrace the Diversity of the Blues that always has and still is being created from it’s roots. These are the NEW […]
This is the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus, The Voice of Indie Blues! This is the show that brings you the future of the blues being created by artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues that always has and still is being created from it’s roots. These artists are the innovators not […]