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Here they are! The Winners of the Independent Blues Awards! This year we had a record number of votes for our nominees! Our total number of “Completed” votes was 2,226 over 1,000 more than last year. If you want to see the actual totals for each nominee in each category you can view the total […]
A four part series on creating realistic strings with MIDI ..
Why you shouldn’t sleep on Nomad Factory Brandon Shire [I realize this entire post reads like a giant advertisement, but I assure you that it’s my honest opinion about a product line that I am personally passionate about. Nomad Factory have never given me a plugin to review, I have no NFR’s from them, and […]
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 […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE A native of rural West Tennessee, Lew Jetton first heard the blues and southern gospel music in the cotton fields near Trenton, Tennessee. Later, he was mentored by two legends, Rockabilly Legend Carl Perkins, and Chicago Blues Legend Snooky Pryor. Jetton joined Paducah, Kentucky based blues band, 61 South in 1994 […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE JEFF TAYLOR Lead Vocals JEFF SCHROEDL Guitar MARK SOLVESON Bass RAYMOND TEVICH Keyboards ALAN ARBER Drums For 15 years, Altered Five Blues Band has been winning audiences with a swaggering stomp of bruising, barrelhouse grit. According to Downbeat magazine, frontman Jeff Taylor “sings powerfully” and “Jeff Schroedl’s live-wire guitar reaches the high bar of mixed […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE A talented singer-songwriter, guitarist, and blues-rocker, Scott Ellison was born on February 13, 1954, in Tulsa, OK. By the ’70s, Tulsa had become an unexpected hotbed of blues-based rock bands as proven by both Eric Clapton and Freddie King’s backing bands hailing from the area. It was the perfect match for […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Local music scene stalwart Scottie Miller has been around long enough to acquire a funky nickname (Bones), membership in the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame, experience touring with blues icon Bo Diddley, a signature style that warps far to the south of his home tundra, and an international rep. He’s first […]
Parnell is a Bluesman too! Lee Roy Parnell Midnight Believer Vector Recordings Lee Roy Parnell was born in Abilene, TX. in 1956. His father toured with Bob Wills and Parnell appeared on Wills’ radio show when he was six years old. In 1974 Parnell moved to Austin where he played with Kinky Friedman. He moved […]
Don Bryant Don’t Give Up On Love Fat Possum Records Don Bryant was born in Memphis in 1942. He began singing in his father’s gospel group at the age of five. The Five Bryant Bothers sang on Cane Cole’s radio show as The Four Canes. They later sang secular songs as The Four Kings and […]
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 […]
Robert Cray Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm Jay Vee Robert Cray was born in Columbus, Ga. in 1953 while his father was serving in the Army. The family settled in Tacoma, Wa. In the early years Cray was in a band with Curtis Salgado called The Cray-Hawks. Cray’s debut recording was “Who’s Been Talkin?” in […]
Sonny Landreth Recorded Live in Lafayette Provogue/Mascot Label Group Sonny Landreth was born in Canton, MS. but lived in Lafayette, La. for many years. He now resides in Breaux Bridge, La. Landreth plays slide guitar but augments that by fretting behind the slide. His main influences include Robert Johnson, Charley Patton and Mississippi John Hurt. […]
Altered Five Blues Band Charmed & Dangerous Blind Pig Records/The Orchard The Altered Five Blues Band is a Milwaukee based quintet formed in 2002. They released their debut recording “Bluesified” in 2008 and followed up with 2012’s “Gotta Earn It” which received a rave review from Downbeat’s Frank-John Hadley. Their third all original album “Cryin […]
Stacy Jones Love is Everywhere Independent Stacy Jones is from the Seattle area. She started playing piano when she was four years old and began singing with her father’s band shortly thereafter. She also learned guitar and harmonica. Influenced by both Howlin’ Wolf and Lucinda Williams she formed her first band, Stacy Jones and the […]
Patrick Recob Perpetual Luau Mr. Lucky’s Blues Recording Co. Patrick Recob grew up in Topeka, Kansas and now lives in Kansas City. In the 1990’s Recob played with The Gary Primich Band. He later spent ten years playing with Lee McBee and The Confessors. After McBee died in 2014 Recob took over the vocals for […]
Andy Frasco travels with a huge group of musicians called the UN, who play instruments ranging from guitars and drums to a horn section which includes a tuba. All of them are capable of dancing with great exuberance. Frasco hmself is an afro-haired crazy man who interacts with an audience better than anyone I have […]
The Nighthawks All You Gotta Do Eller Soul Records The Nighthawks recorded their first album “Rock n’ Roll” in 1974. It was all covers but in 1977 they followed with “Sidepocket Shot” a mostly original recording. Since then they have always mixed covers with their own songs. My favorite Nighthawks albums include 1986’s “Hard Living” […]
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By Rhetta Akamatsu Photos by Takesi Ken Akamatsu Saturday morning on a whim we decided to go to Macon, GA,about 2 hours from our house. We were mainly on the trail of Allman Brothers sites, and specifically wanting to see the graves of Duane. Berry Oakley, and Gregg. We stopped at the nearest rest stop […]
The Song’s Message of Empowerment Comes From Stars Own Accounts of Hardships August, 2017 (New York, NY) – With the National Center for Educational Statistics reporting that one out of every five students in the U.S. say they’ve experienced some form of bullying, the issue continues to have a powerful impact on children and young […]
As always, there’s a lot of blues and fun stuff happening around Atlanta including two festivals, Pigs n Peaches in Kennesaw and Summer Shade at Grant Park. Some incredibly lucky people are seeing Buddy Guy! Of course, there are all the usual incredible shows and jams as well! Pickout your favorites from the list below! […]
Some of Today’s Biggest National Acts Along with Great Upcoming Bands and Artists Hit the Main Stage & the All Music Inc. Lounge Westbury, NY (August, 2017) — With only a few more weeks left of Summer, there’s even more of a reason for you to catch some great live music at one of Long […]
MUSIC ON THE COUCH 08/21/17 – SHOW # 386 LISTEN HERE: https://goo.gl/eUkUcx JOHN PAGANO – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC John returns with a new album entitled One More Round. John originally sat with me back in 2012 and then returned the next year when Make Room At The Table was released. We got to catch up with this […]
Honoring the Past, Praising the Future and Empowering the Future This is The Voice of Indie Blues .. the show that brings you the best Independent Blues Artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and understand that is this diversity that is the true tradition of the blues. And in Order to protect the Future of the Blues they must continue to […]
Honoring the Past, Praising the Present and Empowering the Future! This is The Voice of Indie Blues The show that brings you the best in Independent Blues Artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and are creating the Future of the Blues! These artists are the Innovators not the imitators .. These are the Indie Blues Artists! This week we start it […]
HONOR the Past, PRAISE the Present and EMPOWER the Future! This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the Future of the Bluesbeing created by artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues .. these ARE the INDIE Blues This week we have 3 hours of great INDIE BLUES RADIO with artists like Johnny Oskam Cash Box Kings Chris Barnes AJ Crawdaddy An Indie Blues […]
MUSIC ON THE COUCH 08/14/2017 – SHOW #385 LISTEN HERE: https://goo.gl/jgJJWK DAYTONA BLUES FESTIVAL – FESTIVAL PARTNER Music On The Couch is proud to, once again, be a media sponsor for The Daytona Blues Festival. Having been shut down by a hurricane last year, they have brought back the lineup from 2016. Frank Carbiener talked about the […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that Honors the Past, Praises the Present and empowers the future! .. We bring you the Future of the Blues by bringing you artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues .. These are the INDIE Blues Tonight is our “Indie Blues Double Shot” show .. and we have a great line up […]
This IS The Voice of Indie Blues The Show that brings you the Future of the Blues being made by artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues .. These are the innovators not the imitators .. these ARE the Indie Blues Artists!! This week we start off with music from The Legendary Nighthawks KALO AJ Crawdaddy The Norman Jackson Band Lew Jetton Chris Barnes The Milligan Vaughan Project Altered […]
This IS The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the Future of the Blues being made by artists who are creating new original music from it’s roots. These artist Embrace the Diversity of the Blues … it is this diversity that is the TRUE Tradition of the Blues .. This week we give you the music by The Legendary […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the Future of the Blues .. we play those artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and believe in creating new original music from it’s roots .. these are the innovators .. not the imitators .. these are the Indie Blues Artists This week we have some great INDIE BLUES […]
LIVE from the Midnight Circus “Indie Blues Double Shot” 8/6/2017
This is our Indie Blues Double Shot Show! .. We give you the Future of the Blues 2 songs at a time .. These are the artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues .. These are the Indie Blues Artists! This week we give you Double shot song packs from The Legendary Nighthawks KALO AJ Crawdaddy The Norman Jackson Band Lew JettonChris Barnes The Milligan […]