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Fiona Boyes Box & Dice

Fiona Boyes Box & Dice Reference Recordings/Blue Empress Records Coming from Australia didn’t hold Fiona Boyes back. Perhaps the distance served to filter out the mediocre; so that she only listened to and learned from the very best. Between 1990 and 1999 her band The Mojos released five albums. Boyes’ first album under her own […]

Music on the Couch – The Future of the Blues Foundation!

    SHOW # 286 – 09/08/15  Listen Here: THE FUTURE OF THE BLUES FOUNDATION Barbara Newman and Paul Benjamin joined me on this evening. I wanted to introduce Barbara to the Blues World in a proper forum and live, so the fans and membership could also participate. Though many know Paul, many others […]

Chris O’Leary Gonna Die Tryin’

Chris O’Leary Gonna Die Tryin’ American Showplace Music Chris O’Leary is an ex-marine who returned to the states and began apprenticing with Levon Helm and The Barnburners. In 2011 The Chris O’Leary Band received a Blues Music Award nomination in the category of Best New Artist for their debut recording “Mr. Used to Be”. In […]

An Exclusive interview with Billy the Kid and the Regulators An Exclusive interview with Billy the Kid and the Regulators by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud AWARD WINNING BLUES 2014 INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE 3RD PLACE WINNER 2013 INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE BEST SELF PRODUCED CD TOP 5 FINALIST 2013 BLUES SOCIETY OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA 1ST PLACE WINNER Billy the Kid and The Regulators are a […]

Shemekia Copeland Outskirts of Love

Shemekia Copeland Outskirts of Love Alligator Records Shemekia Copeland was born in Harlem in 1979. She is the daughter of blues icon Johnny “Clyde” Copeland. She inherited the urge to perform and released her first studio recording on the Alligator Records label in 1998 when she was only nineteen. “Turn The Heat Up” resulted in […]

An Exclusive Interview with Cyril Neville An Exclusive interview with Cyril Neville by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Don’t Look Back: The Muscle Shoals Sessions Produced by Tom Hambridge and Blessed by FAME founder Rick Hall Royal Southern Brotherhood Eyes May 26th For 3rd Studio Album Atlanta, GA – Ruf Records recording group, Royal Southern Brotherhood (RSB) prepping for the […]

An Exclusive interview with Todd Wolfe! An Exclusive Interview with Todd Wolfe by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Todd began playing on the New York scene back in 1979 with his band Nitetrain, a trio that clearly reflected Todd’s influences—60s bands like Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac and other bluesy-rocking-jamming bands. The wave of guitar players that included Eric Clapton, […]

Andy T-Nick Nixon Band Numbers Man

Andy T-Nick Nixon Band Numbers Man Blind Pig Records In 2013 the Andy T- Nick Nixon Band released their widely acclaimed debut “Drink, Drank, Drunk” on Delta Groove Records. Their follow up recording 2014’s “Livin It Up”, also produced by Anson Funderburgh, earned the band a 2015 Blues Music Award nomination in the category of […]


Selling the Blues

Selling the Blues Current Condition of the Blues There are those who say the current condition of the blues is good. They are usually the more traditional fans that may go to a show once a month in a club or go to maybe 1 or 2 local festivals a year. Their understanding of the […]


When I published my article “Selling the Blues” I did not anticipate how much the idea of re-branding the genre would resonate within the Blues Community. In the coming months the term “Indie Blues” began to crop up in Artist’s one sheets and as descriptions of radio shows across the country and a link to […]