Features
Creating a CD One-Sheet
So, you are about to release your new CD and it's time to get it ready to go to both the media for reviews and radio stations for airplay. One…
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Gatos Blancos at the Sherman Theater
Photos above by Sam Watson Gatos Blancos is a jam band with soul and an evolving groove that is refreshingly unpredictable. Gatos Blancos brilliantly interpret the tone and resonance within…
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RIP Deborah Coleman 10/3/56-4/12/18
  RIP Deborah Coleman 10/3/56-4/12/18 From Rick Booth: Very sad to get a call tonight from Billy Crawford, longtime guitarist for Deborah Coleman telling me she had passed away today around…
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Merchandising your Band!
Merchandising Your Band Merchandising your band can make all the difference between just getting by and generating a good income on the road. Even if you are a local band,…
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BandLab Launches Cakewalk by BandLab as a FREE DOWNLOAD!
SONAR relaunches as ‘Cakewalk by BandLab’: Iconic DAW now free to download for everyone   World-leading DAW SONAR, with the entire SONAR Platinum feature set, is relaunching as Cakewalk by BandLab…
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A Soundman's Guide to Communicating With Musicians
A Soundman's Guide to Communicating With Musicians Neal Miskin As a live sound tech I interact with a lot of musicians, from seasoned professionals to amateurs playing their first gig.…
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Introducing the "Making a Scene" Indie Country Music Show!
Are you an independent Country Music Artist who is looking for exposure for your music? The Indie Country Music Show might be the right outlet for you! Making a Scene,…
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A View from Inside South By Southwest
First Impressions I have attended many music showcase events over the years, two notables being both the International Blues Challenge (IBC)and the Blues Music Awards, both held in Memphis Tn. Both of…
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5 Suggestions You Need For Your Band Website
by Rhetta Akamatsu As a music journalist, I depend a lot on artists' websites for information when I am writing articles. So, if you want your website to get you the…
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Gibson Sells Cakewalk's "Intellectural Property" to BandLab!
There may be hope for all those diehard users of Cakewalk's premiere DAW software "Sonar". BandLab has announced that they have aquired all of Cakewalks Intellectural property and "Certain" assets…
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Artist Interviews
An Interview with Raelyn Nelson and Hannah Fairlight - MMHMM!
When midwest native, Hannah Fairlight, moved to Raelyn Nelson's hometown of Nashville, TN, the people of the village kept confusing them for one another so they formed a band sometime…
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An Interview with Linsey Alexander
  Born in Mississippi and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Linsey Alexander discovered a down to earth city that truly understands and appreciates music on Chicago's southside. In much the same…
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An Interview with Kathy Murry of Kathy and the Kilowatts!
With their recent signing to Nola Blue Records and the release of “Premonition of Love” on April 13, 2018, along with the successful 2017 release of “Let’s Do This Thing”,…
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An Interview with Grayson Capps!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Indie Country artist Grayson Capps is relaxed. You can hear it in the tone of his voice when he speaks, in the thoughtful, laconic way he…
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An Interview with Teresa James!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Originally from Houston, Texas, indie blues artist Teresa James is based in Los Angeles where she has assembled a group of some of the top LA…
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An Interview with Tim Woods
For more than three decades, singer and Indie Blues guitarist Tim Woods' career has taken him on a long and storied journey that continues to write new chapters every year.…
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An Interview with Reverend Raven!
      Bringing crowds to their feet at the hardest to please and sophisticated night clubs in the Midwest, Indie Blues Artist Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play…
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An Interview with Peter V!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene speaks to Indie Blues Artist Peter V of Peter V Blues Train! I was born in Manhattan in 1959 and grew up in…
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An Interview with Mick Kolassa
  Mick Kolassa, also known as Michissippi Mick.  I am a lifelong musician and hardcore blues fan who also happens to be a former member of the Board of Directors…
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AN Interview with Jennifer Lyn Kessler
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE The new album Badlands, from North Dakota Indie Blues artist Jennifer Lyn, couldn’t come at a better time. As a new generation takes the reins, bringing Indie Blues…
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CD REVIEWS
Back to the Basics a new album by multi-instrumentalist Pappy Biondo
Back to the Basics, the newest album of original bluegrass music from multi-instrumentalist Pappy Biando is everything you expect and a few things that find you searching your own soul.…
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Andy Watts Blues On Fire
Andy Watts Blues On Fire Independent Andy Watts started playing the guitar when he was twelve years old. He was drawn in after first hearing American blues. Watts formed his…
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Grayson Capps - Scarlett Roses
By Rhetta Akamatsu Grayson Capps is certainly the epitome of Americana, shuffling influences effortlessly. You can hear a bit of Buffet, more than a little Hank Williams. some Southern rock,…
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Little Freddie King Fried Rice & Chicken
Little Freddie King Fried Rice & Chicken Orleans Records Fread Eugene Martin a.k.a. Little Freddie King was born in McComb, Mississippi, in July of 1940. He was a cousin to…
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Marcia Ball Shine Bright - Richard Ludmerer
Marcia Ball Shine Bright Alligator Records Marcia Ball was born in Vinton, Louisiana, on the Texas borderline. As a child she began playing piano but it wasn’t until she witnessed…
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Beth Hart Front And Center Live From New York
Beth Hart Front And Center Live From New York Provogue / Mascot Label Group Beth Hart has eight solo studios albums and four collaborative albums with Joe Bonamassa. Her last…
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Markey Blue Ric Latina Project - "Raised in Muddy Water"
Markey Blue and Ric Latina are a true performing and songwriting team, and recently changed the name of their group from just Markey Blue to Markey Blue Ric Latina Project…
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Savoy Brown You Should Have Been There!
Savoy Brown You Should Have Been There! Panache Records Kim Simmonds formed the British blues band Savoy Brown in 1965. Their first album released in the UK was 1967’s “Shake…
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Marcia Ball Shine Bright
Marcia Ball Shine Bright Alligator It’s hard to believe that the hard-working, effervescent Marcia Ball is now fifty years into her career. Surely, she’s been honored and recognized.  There are…
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A Tribute To Deborah   Deborah Coleman What about Love?
A Tribute To Deborah  Deborah Coleman What about Love? Telarc Records Deborah has often said she is more comfortable “live” but this is her best studio recording yet and I’m…
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Marie Knight The Gospel Truth Live
Marie Knight The Gospel Truth Live MC Records “Madame Marie Knight was born Marie Roach on June 1st, 1920 in Sanford, Fl. but she was raised in Newark, N.J.” Knight…
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Paul Thorn Don’t Let The Devil Ride
Paul Thorn Don’t Let The Devil Ride Perpetual Obscurity Records Paul Thorn was born the son of a preacher. The first music he was ever exposed to excited him and…
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Kid Ramos Old School
Kid Ramos Old School Rip Cat Records David “Kid” Ramos just turned fifty-nine years old. He was born in Fullerton, California. On March 7th, 2014 Ramos received the Orange County…
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Joyann Parker Hard To Love
Joyann Parker Hard To Love Hopeless Romantics Records The classically trained pianist Joyann Parker has a degree in music from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Parker had previously sang in…
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Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps Here in Babylon
Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps Here in Babylon Jesi-Lu Records The original Rhythm Tramps were formed in 1970 by Terry Wilson and Tony Braunagel. Teresa James is originally from…
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Guitar Jack Wargo Keepin’ It Real
Guitar Jack Wargo Keepin’ It Real Independent Guitar Jack Wargo has toured with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Hank Ballard, Billy Preston and Solomon Burke. He has also recorded with Preston, Ray…
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Peter V Blues Train Running Out of Time
Peter V Blues Train Running Out of Time Independent Peter Veteska was born in Manhattan and grew up in Jamaica Queens. As a youngster Peter delivered newspapers in order to…
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The Ally Venable Band Puppet Show
Teen blues sensation Ally Venable is about to release her second album, Puppet Show. Not only does she prove herself once again a powerful blues vocalist and an extraordinary guitarist,…
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Podcasts!
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Linsey Alexander!
This IS The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the Future of the Blues being made by Independent Blues Artists who are out there touring and creating new orginal music rooted in the…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Kathy Murry of Kathy Murry and the Kilowatts!
This is the #1 and Orginal INDIE BLUES RADIO show. The Voice of Indie Blues .. the show that brings you the best in Independent Blues Artists who are creating the Future of the Blues in the true…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 4/14/2018
  This is the Voice of Indie blues, the show that brings you the best in the Future of the blues being made by independent blues artists who embrace the…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Teresa James!
This IS The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the Future of the Blues being made by Independent Blues Artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. These artists Embrace the…
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Music on the Couch show 420 04/16/2018
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #420 – 04/16/2018 LISTEN HERE:  http://tobtr.com/10720015 EXIT 56 BLUES FEST Sonia Outlaw-Clark came by to talk about the Exit56 Blues Fest which takes place in…
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LIVE From the Midnight Circus Featuring Tim Woods
This IS The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the Future of the Blues being made by Independent Blues Artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. These artists Embrace the…
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Indie Country Radio Show Featuring Grayson Capps!
The Indie country radio show is dedicated to bringing those independent artists who are creating new original music rooted in country. We embrace all forms of this music from the…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 4/7/2018
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.…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Reverend Raven!
This is THE Voice of Indie blues, the #1 Indie Blues Radio Show. We bring you new exciting artists each week that are creating the future of the blues. These…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Peter V Blues Train
  This is The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the best in Independent Blues Artists that Embrace the Diversity of the Blues. These are the artists are creating the Future of…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 3/31/2018
  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 rooted in…
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LIVE From the Midnight Circus featuring Mick Kolassa and Friends
  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 and understand that the true tradition of…
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