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Features

 

Girls Rising and Capital One present 4th Annual BeachFest Weekend, Sea Cliff NY featuring ANTIGONE RISING Friday, September 15th – Saturday, September 16th

2017 Kickoff Fundraiser and Free Music Festival Hosted By All-Female Alt-Country Rockers Celebrating the Global Work of Nonprofit “Girls Rising” World renowned country/rock group Antigone Rising, known for their Billboard Heatseekers chart topper ‘Don’t Look Back’ and touring alongside The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers, Rob Thomas and more, are making history again with their […]

The John Pagano Band releases their new Video “Bottom’s Up”

Indie Blues Artists – The John Pagano Band (formally JPBlues) have released their second production video for their upcoming CD “One More Round”. The first video was for the song “Ain’t Gonna Lose you” which was released as a single and video earlier this year. This new video sets the bar a bit higher as […]

Annual Bridgehampton Benefit at the Southampton Arts Center to Welcome Celebrities, Musicians, and More Saturday, July 29th

 Exclusive “The Children Matter” Charity Event Benefiting MATTER and The Starkey Hearing Foundation Will Include Special Guests Gene Simmons of KISS, Actress Sophie Simmons, and America’s Got Talent Star Sal Valentinetti July 2017 (Southampton, NY) — In just a few weeks the Annual Bridgehampton Benefit will present “The Children Matter,” an exclusive Charity Event benefiting MATTER […]

Mark Telesca Medical and Living Assistance Fund

   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 […]

Independent Blues Awards Nominations are IN! VOTE NOW!!

 VOTING ENDS AUG 1!!

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 […]

 

Interviews

 

An In Depth Interview with Andy T and Anson Funderburgh

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE The Andy T Band,fronted by guitarist Andy T, began in 2011 as the Andy T – Nick Nixon Band, with vocalist Nick Nixon. As Blues Underground Network said, “Simply put, Andy T and James ‘Nick’ Nixon have quickly risen to the top of many people’s lists of Great Collaborations.” Upon Nick Nixon’s […]

An In Depth Interview with Jim Allchin

 HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE I started playing music in my early teens. My first instrument was the trumpet. I became fairly capable, but my teeth got loose and kept cutting my lips to the point of bleeding when I was going for the high notes.  So, I saved up money and bought a acoustic guitar. […]

An IN Depth Interview with John Pagano of the John Pagano Band

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE John Pagano started playing guitar at the age of 10 and it was clear that something special was happening here. This “Something Special” was recognized by legendary bluesman Sam “Bluzman” Taylor. Sam took JP under his wing and began to school him on the blues, or what Sam use to call “SAMerizing”. It […]

An In Depth Interview with Jake Tavill

  HOME PAGE FACEBOOK If the soulful, empathetic lyrics and melodies of Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, and Bill Withers had an illegitimate child with the complex, moving instrumentation of Parliament Funkadelic, it would result in the music of Jake Tavill. He voices his messages through honest, introspective lyrics working in tandem with an accompaniment that illustrates […]

 

CD Reviews

 

The John Pagano Band gives us ‘One More Round’

Although John Pagano has  been recording under the name JP Blues since he was in his teens, The John Pagano Band is about to release their first album, One More Round, under their new band name.  Although the name has changed, the solid blues-rock and excellent original material has not. Pagano is a strong vocalist […]

Jeanne Lozier “Queen of Your Dreams”

Jeanne Lozier “Queen of Your Dreams” The New York area is a mecca of unsigned talent. Among our undiscovered gems is Jeanne Lozier. Possessed of a unique voice and powerful determination Jeanne has succeeded where others have struggled. She has self-produced a remarkable first album “Queen of Your Dreams” which thoroughly displays her talents as […]

King James & The Special Men Act Like You Know

 King James & The Special Men Act Like You Know Special Man Industries King James & The Special Men play original songs in the style of 1940’s, 50’s & 60’s R n’ B. The band is led by Jimmy Horn who grew up in Utah. As a young man he was mesmerized by his dad’s […]

Joshua Jacobson Good Little Thing

 Joshua Jacobson Good Little Thing Fatmouth Records The rural Appalachian Mountains and the rolling plateau region to the east known as the Piedmont includes both Virginias, the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, parts of Alabama, and Pennsylvania. White and black musicians from these mountains and cities influenced each other as they were exposed to a broader […]

Randall Bramblett Juke Joint At The Edge of The World

Randall Bramblett Juke Joint At The Edge of The World New West Records Randall Bramblett was born in Jessup, Georgia in 1948. He attended the University of North Carolina where he studied religion to prepare himself for the seminary. He abandoned his theological studies to pursue writing music as he was inspired by Bob Dylan, […]

Willa and Company Better Days

 Willa and Company Better Days Building Records Willa Vincitore is the former Willa McCarthy. She was a background vocalist and member of The Chris O’Leary Band and appears all three of O’Leary’s studio albums including his Blues Music Award winning debut “Mr. Used To Be”. Her husband, Sean McCarthy, was O’Leary’s drummer but unfortunately Sean […]

Sidemen: Long Road To Glory      

 Sidemen: Long Road To Glory       A documentary film on “Pinetop” Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith & Hubert Sumlin Directed by Scott Rosenbaum/Produced by Tony Grazia & Jasin Cadic Red Hawk Films/Red Thread Productions Website: http://www.sidemenfilm.com/ “Pinetop” Perkins enters stage left, sits at the piano and begins to play. The scene changes to a concert event as […]

 New blues documentary ‘I Am the Blues.’

 

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 […]

The Mark Robinson Band Live at The Five Spot

The Mark Robinson Band Live at The Five Spot Blind Chihuahua Mark Robinson hails from Bloomington Indiana. After college he moved to Chicago and played guitar with Jimmy Johnson, Son Seals, Koko Taylor and Lonnie Brooks. When he returned to Bloomington to take a job he played guitar with soul bluesman Tad Robinson and Americana […]

Tucci Olivia

 Tucci Olivia Hideaway Records The Tucci Band is from Sarasota Florida. They are led by Steve “Doc” Tucci. The band is well versed in R n’ B, Blues and Southern Rock. They were formerly known at The Toler Tucci Band and had previously released 2012’s “Doc’s Hideaway” on Larry McCray’s Magnolia Records. Unfortunately “Dangerous” Dan […]

Doug MacLeod Break The Chain

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

 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

 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

 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 […]

 

ON The Scene

  

Phil Varca & The SlamJammers Set to Rock NYC’s B.B. King Blues Club Sunday, August 6th Opening for INDIGENOUS

 Phil Varca & The SlamJammers Set to Rock NYC’s B.B. King Blues Club Sunday, August 6th Opening for INDIGENOUS Together for Nearly Three Decades, The Band Recently Signed with The Wing Agency and Re-Released Songs Off Their 1996 Album “Ready, Willing & Able” On Sunday, August 6th at 7:30PM Phil Varca & The SlamJammers are […]

Boy Band Trio Forever In Your Mind Nominated as “Choice Next Big Thing” For the 2017 Teen Choice Awards

 Cast Your Vote For the Band as Second Wave of Voting Lasts Until Wednesday, July 19th! July, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) — As Liam Attridge, Ricky Garcia and Emery Kelly — the band collectively known as Forever in Your Mind — continue their rise to pop music stardom, it was recently announced that they’ve been […]

Brooke Moriber Releases New EP “HERE AND GONE”

 Having Dropped the Single “99 Days of Rain” Just Last Month, the Multi-Talented  Singer/Songwriter/Broadway & TV Actress Debut’s More Tracks Written and Recorded In The Heart of Nashville With the Summer in full swing, and having just released the single “99 Days of Rain” (which she recently performed LIVE at The Orchard NYC) singer/songwriter Brooke Moriber’s newest […] 

 

PODCASTS

 

Music on the Couch Show #382

MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #382 07/24/17 LISTEN HERE: https://goo.gl/dpWbTh TOM CRAIG & SOUL PATCH Tom joined me to talk about this Philly area band.  They were in Memphis for the 2017 IBC and certainly made themselves known.  We traced Tom’s career and life and the direction for the band in the future WEB SITE      […]  

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Andy T Band

This IS The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you those artists who are creating the Future of the Blues by touring and creating new original music. These artists Embrace the Diversity of the Blues that always has and still is being created from it’s roots. This IS the True Tradition of the blues .. These are the innovators […] 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Jim Allchin

This IS The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you those artists who are creating the Future of the Blues by touring and creating new original music. These artists Embrace the Diversity of the Blues that always has and still is being created from it’s roots. This IS the True Tradition of the blues .. These are the innovators […] 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus “The Voice of Indie Blues” 7/17/2017

This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the Future of the Blues being created by the artists who are out there touring and creating new ordinal music rooted in the blues. We Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and in the TRUE tradition of the blues we bring you the Innovators .. not the juke box […] 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus “Indie Blues Double Shot” 7/16/2017

This is our “Indie Blues Double Shot” show! The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you ONLY those artists who are out there touring and creating new original music rooted in the blues. We Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and bring you the best in INDIE BLUES RADIO with the artists who are creating the Future of the Blues! […] 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Jake Tavill

This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the Future of the Blues being made by those artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues that always has and still is being created from it’s roots .. These Are the Indie Blues Artists! This week we start off with music from Randall Bramblett The Trevor Sewell Band Jon Spear Band Dani Wilde Stacy […] 

Music on the Couch Show 380 and 381 LIVE from the Tall City Blues Festival

MUSIC ON THE COUCH LIVE AT TALL CITY BLUES FESTIVAL JULY 14 & 15, 2017 LISTEN HERE: FRIDAY – SHOW #380: https://goo.gl/AHpKcM SATURDAY – SHOW #381: https://goo.gl/DdnrA8     FRIDAY’S SHOW: RONN REEGER – Talent Coordinator Tall City Blues Fest GUY KING RANDY McQUAY CHASE WALKER RUBEN V NOAH WOTHERSPOON HEATHER GILLIS ERIN HARPE GRACE […] 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring The John Pagano Band

This IS The Voice of Indie Blues 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 these roots…. Sit back and listen as these ARE the Indie Blues Artists! This week we start off with music from Randall Bramblett The Trevor Sewell Band Jon […] 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus “The Voice of Indie Blues” 7/10/2017

This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the Future of the Blues being made by those artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues that always has and still is being created from it’s roots! These ARE the Indie Blues Artists! This week we give you some great music from Selwyn Birchwood Band Mr. Sipp ” The Mississippi Blues […] 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus “Indie Blues Double Shot” 7/9/2017

  This is The Voice of Indie Blues .. the show that brings you the best in Indie Blues Artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues that always has and still is being created from it’s Roots. These are the Independent Blues Artists who are the Innovators not the tribute band imitators .. This week we are going to make it Indie […]