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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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Road Tips for the Touring Musician (and those who want to be)
INTRODUCTION If you are serious about creating a career as a musician or a band, the one thing you will have to come to terms with is the fact that…
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Fender Discontinues the MIM Line of Guitars!
https://youtu.be/pV2WRlC4Fi4 Fender made news in the guitar and gear world today with the announcement that its Mexican Standard Series or what was called the MIM series, will be discontinued and will…
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The Bluesberry and Beer Festival Norcross, GA June 16
The crowd in Betty Maulden Park were happy and excited, waiting eagerly for Mike Holey to hit the stage and kick off this year's bluesberry Festival, which he did by…
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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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Artist Interviews
An Interview with Artur Menezes
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Indie blues Artist Artur Menezes Winner of the "Albert King Award" for Best Guitarist and 3rd place on Band…
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An Interview with Sarah Rogo!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a scene presents an interview with Indie Blues Artist "Sarah Rogo"! Sarah Rogo has long blond hair, loves to surf and play the blues on…
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An Interview with Kara Grainger!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Brings you an Interview with Indie Blues Artist "Kara Grainger"!! Her music career began in a small suburban town of Sydney Australia and…
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An Interview with Natalia Morris of Southern Halo!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with Natalia Morris of Southern Halo! It was just a dream. But sometimes dreams can change your life... That’s how…
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An Interview with Tas Cru
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene talks with Indie Blues Artist TAS CRU! Tas Cru has been nominated for 3 Independent Blues Awards - Best Contemporary Blues CD (Simmered…
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An Interview with Rebecca Lovell of Larkin Poe
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Talks with Indie Blues Artist Rebecca Lovell of LARKIN POE! In Addition to their recent BMA nomination, Larkin Poe has been nominated for…
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An Interview with Willie Jackson
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene talks with Indie Blues Artist Willie Jackson! Willie Jackson is a native son of Savannah, GA; the youngest of the 6 children born…
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An Interview with Tim Barbour of BLAMESHIFT
TWITTER FACEBOOK Get Strung Jewelry  Blameshift is a four-piece rock band from Long Island, New York that started in 2005. The band consists of Jenny Mann, Tim Barbour, Mike Sarkissian and Dan Scofield. The band is…
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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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CD REVIEWS
The Proven Ones Wild Again
The Proven Ones Wild Again Roseleaf Records The Proven Ones are an all-star ensemble built from the bottom up. The master rhythm section includes Jimi Bott nominated nineteen times as…
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Kat Riggins In The Boys Club
Kat Riggins In The Boys Club Bluzpik Media Group  Katriva Riggins hails from Miami, Florida. Her parents instilled in her a love for all genres of music from gospel, to…
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Sugar Brown It’s a Blues World (Calling All Blues!)
Sugar Brown It’s a Blues World (Calling All Blues!) Self-released As one might expect from a Ph.D. college professor, Toronto-based Sugar Brown’s blues are both deep and eclectic. His journey…
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The Record Company All Of This Life
The Record Company All Of This Life Concord Records The Record Company’s music is a blend of early electric blues and garage rock. In 2016 The Record Company released their…
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Giulia Millanta's "Conversation with a Ghost"
Giulia Millanta is a cosmopolitan Americana artist. Her newest album "Conversation with a Ghost" is crisp and refreshing. The melodies are masterfully executed. Each instrument is selective in accentuating Giulia's…
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Buddy Guy The Blues Is Alive And Well
Buddy Guy The Blues Is Alive And Well Silvertone/RCA Records Buddy Guy is undoubtedly the reigning “King of The Blues”. He began his career performing in 1953 in Baton Rouge,…
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Rory Block - 'A Woman's Soul'
Rory Block is a five-time Blues Award winner, and with albums like A Woman of Soul, it is easy to understand why. This is the first in a series of…
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Mark Wenner’s Blues Warriors
Mark Wenner Mark Wenner’s Blues Warriors EllerSoul Harp ace Mark Wenner, founder and band leader for Washington D.C.’s long-running Nighthawks, has put together a pure straight-ahead blues band in his…
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Steve Krase Just Waitin’
Steve Krase Just Waitin’ Connor Ray Music Houston-based harmonica ace and bandleader Steve Krase moves outside the conventional blues boundaries on this outing, into Americana and Zydeco with guests skilled…
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Bridget Kelly Band Blues Warrior
Bridget Kelly Band Blues Warrior Alpha Sun Records Bridget Kelly and Tim Fik met sometime in May of 2007. They were married that December. Tim produced two Americana albums for…
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Tom Hambridge The Nola Sessions: Dedicated To New Orleans, La.
Tom Hambridge The Nola Sessions: Dedicated To New Orleans, La. SuperStar Factory Productions Tom Hambridge is a two time Grammy Award winning producer, songwriter, and drummer. He also has six…
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Bob Corritore & Friends Don’t Let The Devil Ride
Bob Corritore & Friends Don’t Let The Devil Ride Vizztine Label Group/Southwest Musical Arts Foundation Bob Corritore was born in Chicago and got hooked on blues harmonica when he was…
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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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PODCASTS
LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Artur Menezes
Making a Scene presents The PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus " The Voice of Indie Blues" Featuring Artur Menezes This is the show where we bring you Indie Blues Artists .. These artists…
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Music on the Couch #428
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #428 – 06/18/18 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/10814635   ANN ARBOR BLUES FESTIVAL James Partridge came by to talk about the 2018 Festival and the incredible lineup…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Sarah Rogo
Making a Scene presents The PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus " The Voice of Indie Blues" Featuring Sarah Rogo This is the show where we bring you Indie Blues Artists .. These artists…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Kara Grainger!
Making a Scene presents "The Voice of Indie Blues" Featuring Kara Grainger This is the show where we bring you Indie Blues Artists .. These artists are creating the future of the…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 6/9/2018
Making a Scene presents "The Voice of Indie Blues" This is the INDIE Blues Double shot show! This is the show where we bring you 2 songs from every Indie Blues Artists on our…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Tas Cru
Making a Scene Presents 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…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Willie Jackson
Making a Scene Presents 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…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Larkin Poe
Making a Scene Presents 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…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 6/2/2018
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…
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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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