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Nowhere Else Festival - It takes some dedication to get there, but it's exactly where it needs be.
Nowhere Else Festival. A boutique gathering of some of the finest craftsmen and women in the artistic community. If over the river and through the woods takes you home, rivers…
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Tribute Bands or Original? L.I. Music Hall of Fame Create Panels on the L.I.ve Music Scene
On Thursday May 24, The Space at Westbury held an open forum for musicians, artist managers, the press, and music enthusiasts to discuss the state of the Long Island music scene. Appropriately titled…
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Blues Music Awards - Moving toward the Future!
It has become a tradition for me to attend the Blues Music Awards in Memphis Every May. It always falls around my birthday, so it's a great way to talk…
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The Art of Song with David Olney - A Songwriters Workshop
If you’re a songwriter, (or a song enthusiast), and you can go to a songwriter workshop with David Olney, you go, period. “Anytime anyone asks me who my favorite music writers…
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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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Artist Interviews
Get to know some exciting Touring Indie Artists!
An Interview with Victor Wainwright!
  HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE   Making a Scene talks with 4 time Blues Music Award winning Indie Blues Artist Victor Wainwright! Though his career began over a decade ago…
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An Interview with Marshall Lawrence
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Today we talk to Indie Blues artist Marshall Lawrence! Marshall’s fifth release “Feeling Fine” (2018) is a return to high-energy rock & blues reminiscent of the…
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An Interview with Gus Spenos
HOME PAGE   Today we get the opportunity to talk with indie blues artists Gus Spenos about his new CD and his views on the future of blues. Fans of…
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An Interview with Kris Lager
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE A genuine musical journeyman, Indie Blues artist Kris Lager brings a feel good musical experience everywhere he goes.  One of those rare and dynamic performers who deliver…
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An Interview with Eric Corne
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Eric Corne’s new album Happy Songs for the Apocalypse is a patchwork of Americana; drawing on folk, blues and rock n’ roll with tinges of alt country. Lyrically,…
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An Interview with Sylvia!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Today we talk with SYLVIA about her New CD "Second Bloom", Here journey and her views on the today's music business! This is a must listen…
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An In Depth Interview with Dana Fuchs
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Dana Fuchs has never dealt in nostalgia. For this questing artist, it’s not about the rear-view but the road ahead. The next song. The next session.…
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An In Depth Interview with Freddie Pate
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE   He grew up on the west coast in Los Angeles, raised by my Granny & Pop. I started learning chords when I was 4 or 5,…
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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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CD REVIEWS
Read, Listen and Share some great New Indie Releases!
Little Boys Blue w/Kid Memphis Hard Blue Space
Little Boys Blue w/Kid Memphis Hard Blue Space Vizztone Label Group When JD Taylor, harmonica and vocals, formed “Little Boys Blue” in 1993, he and his partner chose a really…
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SOUTHBOUND - Nashville Songwriter-Singer Bob Rea
Nashville based Songwriter-Singer Bob Rea is as Americana as cherry pie. He is the Country without the "Bro". He might not fully rock but he sure does roll. He's the…
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Neko Case Hell On
Neko Case Hell On Anti It’s Neko’s voice that draws you in.  It is an undeniably ethereally beautiful instrument as it’s been from the very beginning when in the early…
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Artur Menezes Keep Pushing
Artur Menezes Keep Pushing Independent Artur Menezes spent time living in Chicago during 2006, 2007 and again in 2011. He sat in on Jam sessions at clubs like Kingston Mines…
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Billy Price Reckoning
Billy Price Reckoning Vizztone Label Group Billy Price was born in Fair Lawn, NJ in 1949. Price became Roy Buchanan’s vocalist and appears on Buchanan’s 1975 album “Live Stock”. Price…
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Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dynasty Tribute To Carey Bell w/special guests
Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dynasty Tribute To Carey Bell w/special guests Delmark Records As a youngster growing up Lurrie Bell was surrounded by the Blues as his father was…
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Victoria Ginty - "Unfinished Business"
Victoria Ginty has recently released her second album, Unfinished Business. The band consists of Ginty on lead vocals, violin, and acoustic guitar, Tim Costello, vocals and lead guitar, Mike Ivey,…
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J.P. Soars Southbound I-95
J.P. Soars Southbound I-95 Soars High Productions In 2009 JP Soars and The Red Hots won the band competition at the International Blues Challenge. JP Soars’ 2011 album “More Blues…
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Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dynasty Tribute to Carey Bell with Special Guests
Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dynasty Tribute to Carey Bell with Special Guests Delmark Almost fifty years after iconic harpsman Carey Bell released Carey Bell’s Blues Harp, his debut album…
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John Clifton Nightlife
John Clifton Nightlife Rip Cat Records In the late 1980’s harmonica player John Clifton founded The MoFo Party Band with his brother guitarist Bill Clifton. They released their debut recording…
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Kara Grainger Living With Your Ghost
Kara Grainger Living With Your Ghost Station House Australian Kara Grainger has graced the international blues and roots circuit for a decade now.  Originally hailed as mostly a guitar slinger,…
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Brother Dege Farmer’s Almanac
Brother Dege Farmer’s Almanac Psysouthern We often loosely throw around certain terms like “haunting sound” and “eerily dark” to describe music. With Brother Dege’s fourth release, Farmer’s Almanac, the Louisiana…
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Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen Break It Down
Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen Break It Down Quad-O Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen (DDEG) have grown since their debut in 2016, that hailed the arrival of the…
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Deb Ryder Enjoy The Ride
Deb Ryder Enjoy The Ride Vizztone Label Group Deb Ryder got her start as a teenager. She would often perform the opening set at her step-father’s nightclub. Some of the…
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Robin McKelle Melodic Canvas
Robin McKelle Melodic Canvas Doxie Robin McKelle debuted as a big band jazz singer twelve years ago and has since tried blues, pop rock and smatterings of soul and gospel.…
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Malo Latin Bugaloo
Malo Latin Bugaloo: The Warner Brothers Singles Omnivore When most people think of Latin blues-based Bay Area bands, Santana is almost always the first one mentioned. That Santana is the…
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Tas Cru Memphis Song
Tas Cru Memphis Song Subcat Records In 2014 Tas Cru won a “Keeping The Blues Alive” Award in education. For the past twenty years he has been teaching about the…
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Dana Fuchs Love Lives On
Dana Fuchs Love Lives On Get Along Records Dana Fuchs is a soulful blues rocker whose primary influence is Janis Joplin. In 2001 she starred in New York City’s off-Broadway…
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PODCASTS
Looking for a great alternative to Radio? Listen to these great shows!
Music on the Couch #426 6/4/2018
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #426 – 06/04/18 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/10805647   MICHELLE MALONE Out of Georgia, Michelle is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer with a new album, Slings…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Victor Wainwright!
This IS The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the best in the Future of the Blues being made by artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and understand that the true…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Marshall Lawrence
This IS The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the best in the Future of the Blues being made by artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and understand that the true…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Gus Spenos
This IS The Voice of Indie Blues the show that brings you the best in the Future of the Blues being made by artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and understand that the true…
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LIVE From the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 5/26/2018
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 are…
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Live from the Midnight Circus Featuring Kris Lager
This is the voice of indie blues, the show that brings you currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. These artists are bringing you…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Eric Corne
This is the voice of indie blues, the show that brings you currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. These artists are bringing you…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 5/19/2018
This is the voice of indie blues, the show that brings you currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. These artists are bringing you…
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MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #425 – 05/14/18
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #425 – 05/14/18 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/10779973   TALL CITY BLUES FEST The fest is July 6th & 7th this year in Midland Texas.  We had the…
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Music on the Couch Show #424 05/14/2018
MUSIC ON THE COUCH 05/14/18 – SHOW #424 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/10766905 TAS CRU – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC WORLD PREMIER   Tas joined me to premier his new album, Memphis Song. …
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LIVE From the Midnight Circus Featuring Dana Fuchs
This is The VOICE of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future of the blues being made by those artists who are creating new original music from it's…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Freddie Pate
This is The VOICE of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future of the blues being made by those artists who are creating new original music from it's…
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