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Independent Blues Awards Voting Starts NOW!!
The 2018 Independent Blues awards nominations are now in and ready for you to vote on. We do things a bit different than other awards in that we give you…
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Book Review: "Confessions of a Bad, Ugly Singer" by Collette McLafferty
Colette McLafferty lived through an unbelievable, yet true, experience and Confessions of a Bad, Ugly Singer is her account of that time. She is a professional musician, and at the time…
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Spotify Explained!
Before we dig into everything there's to know about Spotify playlists at this moment in time, you should remember that just because someone has a ton of streams does not…
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Making a Scene is 4 Years OLD!
Making a Scene started out in May of 2014 as an idea to educate and support independent artists (and the fans that love them) with articles on Music Business, Recording…
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A Review of Sonible "Smart EQ+"
Sonible smart:EQ+ Do we REALLY need another EQ? We have stock eq’s, free eq’s, hardware eq’s, dynamic eq’s, analog modeled eq’s, digital eq’s that can do a zillion cool things……
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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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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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Artist Interviews
An Interview with Tommy Womack
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK Making a Scene talks with Nashville's Own Tommy Womack! Singer-songwriter, author, humorist and Kentucky native Tommy Womack got his start in 1985 to 1992 with legendary Bowling…
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An Interview with Suzie Vinnick!
Home Page Facebook page Making a Scene talks with indie Blues artist Suzie Vinnick! Suzie Vinnick, 10X Maple Blues Award winner, 3X Juno Nominee was aFinalist in the 2013 International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Category inMemphis, TN. She was…
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An Interview with Meg Williams!
Home Page Facebook Page Making a Scene Talks with Indie Blues Artist Meg Williams! Guitarist, songwriter, and singer based out of Nashville, TN. Meg has been busy performing all around…
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An Interview with Victoria Ginty
  HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE V ictoria is no stranger to tough competition, she was a recording artist with BMG Critique Records in Nashville before the contraction of the industry and…
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An Interview with Jon English "Orphan Jon" !
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Singer/Songwriter and Indie Blues artist Jon English aka “Orphan Jon” resides in Bakersfield, California. He is the face, vibe, heart and soul of OJATA. He’s a…
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An Interview with Will Kimbrough
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Kimbrough was born in Mobile, Alabama, and started his musical career as a founding member of Will & the Bushmen, a popular college band in the…
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An Interview with David Olney!!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE David Olney doesn’t change his appearance; he changes reality’s appearance. He changes the room and the way we feel inside the room. He changes hearts, minds,…
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An Interview with Joyann Parker!
Indie Blues artist Joyann Parker brings a full range of talent to her performances as an accomplished singer, pianist, songwriter must-hear lead guitarist, currently endorsed by Heritage Guitars in Kalamazoo, MI.…
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An Interview with Breezy Rodio
You won’t find many guitarists on Chicago’s world-renowned Indie blues scene who are as busy as Breezy Rodio. Breezy has become a globetrotting ambassador for Chicago blues serving up tough,…
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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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CD REVIEWS
Tarrant County - The newest album by Mark Currey
There's nothing like a great Texas storyteller. Tarrant County combines masterful songwriting and refreshingly accomplished musicianship with a voice that's as comforting as your best childhood memory. Tarrant County is…
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Mike Zito First Class Life
Mike Zito First Class Life Ruf Records Mike Zito signed with the Delta Groove subsidiary Eclecto Groove in 2008. The album “Today” co-produced by David Z and Tony Braunagel was…
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Dany Franchi Problem Child
Dany Franchi Problem Child Station House For his third album, Italian singer/guitarist Dany Franchi enlisted high profile support from Anson Funderburgh and Andy T.  Anson and Andy recognized the talents…
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Jeff Jensen - "Wisdom and Decay"
Jeff Jensen's new album. Wisdom and Decay is a marvel. It seems impossible that it can be better than his previous albums, and yet I believe it is. The production,…
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Michael Kaeshammer Something New
Michael Kaeshammer Something New Linus Entertainment Michael Kaeshammer grew up in Germany where he studued Classical piano. At a young age he developed an interest in the boogie - woogie…
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The Lucky Losers Blind Spot
The Lucky Losers Blind Spot Dirty Cat Records The Lucky Losers are a vocal duo performing blues with a soulful 60’s retro sound. This is the third album for Cathy…
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Let's Do This - the brilliant new album by DADDY
DADDY "Let's Do This" What would it sound like if Mick Taylor and Keith Richards were in a juke-joint, rock-'n'-by-god-roll band, a band that preaches the gospel according to Muddy…
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Gretchen and the Pickpockets Falling Rising
Gretchen and the Pickpockets Falling Rising Self-released Yes, the name is a bit odd – but apparently it comes from a hometown road with a history of larceny. The Boston-based…
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Nina Ricci - "Designs On Me"
by Rhetta Akamatsu Nina Ricci is a very contemporary folk singer. Her voice often sounds very similar to Dolly Parton's, but her style is entirely her own. With power and…
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Joe Goldmark Blue Steel
Joe Goldmark Blue Steel Lo-Ball Records Joe Goldmark grew up in Tucson, Arizona where he studied cello and guitar. He moved to San Francisco and started playing bass in soul…
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Late Blossom Blues The Journey of Leo “Bud” Welch
Late Blossom Blues The Journey of Leo “Bud” Welch City Hall Records/Red Monster DVD Leo “Bud” Welch was born in Sabougla, Mississippi in 1932. He first picked up the guitar…
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J.T. Lauritsen & The Buckshot Hunters Blue Eyed Soul Volume 1
J.T. Lauritsen & The Buckshot Hunters Blue Eyed Soul Volume 1 Hunters Records Jan Tore Lauritsen hails from Lillestrom, Norway. He began playing piano at an early age but soon…
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Kris Lager Band Love Songs & Life Lines
Kris Lager Band Love Songs & Life Lines Self-released The Kris Lager Band have made their mark in the Midwest by playing searing blues, rock n’ roll and jam band…
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Walter “Wolfman” Washington My Future is My Past
Walter “Wolfman” Washington My Future is My Past Anti Records Walter “Wolfman” Washington is a New Orleans icon. He learned by working with Ernie K. Doe, Lee Dorsey, Irma Thomas,…
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The Barrett Martin Group Transcendence
The Barrett Martin Group Transcendence Sunyata Don’t let the name fool you. The Seattle-based Barrett Martin Group is not a law firm or a real estate office. Of course, it’s…
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Mike Zito - "First Class Life"
Mike Zito is about to release his 14th Album, First Class Life, and in it, he celebrates two things: his rise above addiction and his absolute love for the blues. and…
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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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Podcasts
LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Suzie Vinnick
  This is the #1 and Original INDIE BLUES RADIO! The show that is dedicated to bringing you ONLY Independent Blues Artists who are creating the Future of the Blues by creating new original music…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Meg Williams
  This is the #1 and Original INDIE BLUES RADIO! The show that is dedicated to bringing you ONLY Independent Blues Artists who are creating the Future of the Blues by creating new original music…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 5/5/2018
This is the "Indie Blues Double Shot" show, where we bring you 2 songs from new Indie Blues Artist Releases! This IS The Voice of Indie blues, the only show…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Victoria Ginty!
  This is the Voice of Indie blues, the show that brings you the best in the future of the blues being created by Independent artists. These artists embrace the…
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Music on the Couch #423 05/07/2018
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #423 – 05/07/18 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/10741415 BILLY THOMPSON – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Billy returned to The Couch with his new album, entitled BT.  He had a gig…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Orphan Jon and the Abandoned
This is the #1 and Original Indie Blues Radio show. The only show that brings you the future of the blues being made by artists who embrace the diversity of…
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LIVE From the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 4/28/2018
This is the voice of indie blues, the #1 and ORIGINAL Indie Blues radio show! We bring you independent blues artists who Embrace the diversity of the blues! These artists…
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Music on the Couch show #422 4/30/2018
MUSIC ON THE COUCH 04/30/18 – SHOW #422 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/10741217     ROGER "HURRICANE" WILSON Roger has been obsessed with the music around him since before he saw the…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Joyann Parker
This IS The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the Future of the Blues being made by those Independent Blues Artists Who know that blues is based…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Breezy Rodio
  This is the #1 and Original INDIE BLUES RADIO show! The only show that brings you the Future of the Blues being made by artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and are creating…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 4/21/2018
This is the #1 and original Indie blues radio show! The Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you Independent Blues Artists who Embrace the Diversity of the blues…
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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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