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Mick Kolassa Ghosts of The Riverside Hotel

Mick Kolassa Ghosts of The Riverside Hotel Swing Suit Records Mick Kolassa was born in Michigan but has lived in the greater Clarksdale, Mississippi area for over twenty years. He is part of the Memphis blues scene and a member of the Board of Directors of The Blues Foundation. His first album released just last […]

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An Exclusive Interview with Amy Hart!!

https://www.facebook.com/amyhartmusic?fref=ts http://www.amyhart.com/ An Exclusive Interview with Amy Hart! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Amy Hart was born and raised in Chicago. She began her musical career at the family piano at age 2. When she was in high school she began playing guitar and writing songs. Her first professional gig was in 1979 with Flash […]

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Joel Zoss Florida Blues

Joel Zoss Florida Blues Bluzpik Joel Zoss is a singer, songwriter and award winning author. Although born in Pennsylvania Zoss grew up in New Jersey, Minnesota, and Rhode Island. He graduated from The College of The University of Chicago in 1966. Zoss spent his summers in Martha’s Vineyard where he began performing with Alex and […]

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An Exclusive interview with Bob Malone!

https://www.facebook.com/bobmalonemusic http://www.bobmalone.com/ An Exclusive interview with Bob Malone! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Los Angeles based BOB MALONE plays keyboards with rock legend John Fogerty, and continues a long running and successful solo career. His sound is a one-of-a-kind hybrid of rock, blues, and New Orleans R&B, delivered with high- energy piano virtuosity and a […]

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Vince Guaraldi Trio “Peanuts Greatest Hits”

Vince Guaraldi Trio “Peanuts Greatest Hits” www.ConcordMusicGroup.com Even though Vince Guaraldi has passed on some forty years ago he left behind volumes of (in-print and readily available) recorded music. His most popular are the Peanuts television tracks, bringing us to this 2015 compilation “Peanuts Greatest Hits.” Charles Schulz created Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and Snoopy […]

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Bobby Long – Ode to Thinking

Let’s just say right away that Bobby Long is not feel-good, dancing music. But it is powerful, strong music, on which American-based English musician Long uses elements of soul, folk, rock and blues to tackle some serious emotions and tough subjects. With this, his third releases, he has proved himself a proficient musician and guitar […]

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An Exclusive Interview with Mick Kolassa!

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001144952106 http://www.mimsmick.com/ http://www.blues.org An Exclusive interview with Mick Kolassa! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Mick Kolassa, also known as Michissippi Mick. is a lifelong musician and hardcore blues fan who also happens to be on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation. His love of the blues began 50 years ago and with this and his previous […]

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Making a Scene reaches 100,000 Visitors!!!

On May 1 2014 “Making a Scene” “The Independent Musicians Guide to Music Business” was launched with a few articles and couple of writers. Since that time we have posted over 640 articles and have reached 100,000 visitors!! Our rise was surprising even to us, It was only after 8 months that we hit the […]

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JJ Appleton and Jason Ricci Dirty Memory

JJ Appleton and Jason Ricci Dirty Memory Old Boy Network JJ Appleton was born in 1976. His father was a Dartmouth professor who turned him on to the Folkways Records catalogue. At the age of ten Appleton saw Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee and got hooked on the Blues. Other influences include Albert King, Stevie Ray […]

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The 2015 Pennsylvania Blues Festival

  The 2015 Pennsylvania Blues Festival  Last year Michael Cloeren amicably received his marching papers from Blue Mountain. He had produced his Pennsylvania Blues Fest there for the last four years having moved it there from the original Big Boulder site in Lake Harmony. Soldiering on, Michael Cloeren found refuge at The Split Rock Lodge […]

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An Exclusive interview with David Michael Miller

https://www.facebook.com/davidmichaelmillermusic http://www.davemillermusic.com/ An Exclusive Interview with David Michael Miller by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud SAME SOIL is a tribute to the fertile blues/roots tradition influencing David Michael Miller’s unique style, following the heels of his breakout album, Poisons Sipped. Co-produced, mixed and engineered by Grammy Nominated producer, Mike Brown, at Temperamental Studio (featured on American […]

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Angela Easterling – Common Law Wife

Angela Easterling’s voice reminds me of Emmylou Harris. It has that same range and purity. Her new album, “Common Law Wife” finds her backed by some great Nashville musicians and proving that she is, indeed, “a bright new star on the horizon,” as the legendary Roger McGuinn recently proclaimed. Eaterling lives in  the area of […]

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An Exclusive Interview with Bobby Messano

https://www.facebook.com/Bobby.Messano.Fanpage http://www.bobbymessano.com/ An Exclusive Interview with Bobby Messano by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Bobby Messano is a legendary artist who has released five contemporary Blues CDs, placed songs in major TV and Cable shows and had songs held by Eric Clapton and others. He has played guitar on over 50 Major label and Indie albums […]

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Randall Bramblett – Mysteriously Inspired

http://randallbramblett.com/ https://www.facebook.com/RandallBramblett?fref=ts www.youtube.com/randallbrambletttv Randall Bramblett –  Mysteriously Inspired By Bruce Yandle Randall Bramblett is like one of those old textile mills that have for so long been a part of the Southern landscape….an old soul who has seemingly seen the ups and downs and lived to tell about it. Like the old precarious hulks of […]

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John Ginty No Filter

John Ginty No Filter American Showplace Music John Ginty is an organist and founding member of Robert Randolph and The Family Band. He appears on their 2002 “Live At The Wetlands” album and also on their 2003 “Unclassified” studio recording. He is also an in demand session player appearing on approximately sixty albums for other […]

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Grateful Dead Dick’s Picks Volume Seven

Grateful Dead “Dick’s Picks Volume Seven” Alexandra Palace London, England – September, 1974 www.RealGoneMusic.com The seventh volume of the Dead’s “Dick’s Picks” series is a no-frills and no liner notes Dick’s Picks/three disc box with approximately three and one half hours of music. At this time the Dead’s recent studio album “From the Mars Hotel” […]

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An Exclusive Interview with Albert Cummings!

https://www.facebook.com/albertcummingsmusic?fref=ts http://www.blindpigrecords.com/index.cfm?section=artists&artistid=24 An Exclusive Interview with Albert Cummings by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud The Massachusetts native learned the requisite three chords on the guitar from his father, but then switched to playing banjo at age 12 and became a fan of bluegrass music. In his late teens he encountered the early recordings of Stevie Ray […]

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Albert Cummings Someone Like You

 Albert Cummings Someone Like You Blind Pig Records Albert Cummings is from Massachusetts. When he isn’t playing the guitar he makes his living in the construction industry. In 1999 Cummings recorded “The Long Way” with the band Swamp Yankee. In 2003 Cummings released his solo debut “From The Heart”, for the Under The Radar Music […]

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Voo Davis -“Midnight Mist”

Voo Davis was born in Alabama and moved to Chicago as a child. Although he is based in Chicago now, the South obviously has filled a huge part of his soul. His voice evokes Joe Cocker and other growly-voiced rockers and the sound may have a bit of Chicago grit but it has large doses […]

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An Exclusive interview with Michael Falzarano!

https://www.facebook.com/michael.falzarano.10?fref=ts http://www.michaelfalzarano.com/ http://thenewriders.com/ An Exclusive Interview with Michael Falzarano! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Falzarano has been a working musician for over 45 years, most notably in Hot Tuna, the famed offspring of The Jefferson Airplane; The New Riders of the Purple Sage; The Memphis Pilgrims, a Memphis-style rock ‘n’ roll band he […]

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An Exclusive Interview with Warren Haynes!

http://www.muletracks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/warrenhaynes?fref=ts http://www.warrenhaynes.net/ An Exclusive interview with Warren Haynes! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud You think you know someone, and then you realize that there’s more than meets the eye. Grammy Award winning artist Warren Haynes has been recognized as a cornerstone of the American music landscape and revered as one of the finest guitar […]

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Stray Cats “Live at Rockpalast”

Stray Cats “Live at Rockpalast” 1981 & 1983 www.Mig-Music.de DVD/2-CD set Two live concerts by the Stray Cats recorded in 1981 from Cologne, Germany and 83’s Loreley Open Air, also from Deutschland. These are available as a single-disc DVD, and as a triple-disc DVD/2CD combo box-set. The DVD has the entire 1983 video concert and […]

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An Exclusive Interview with Amanda Fish

For booking, contact: AmandaFishBand@gmail.com http://www.amandafishband.com/ https://www.facebook.com/AmandaFishBand An Exclusive Interview with Amanda Fish by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud A Kansas City Blues Rock band, pulling from such influences as Tom Waits, Ry Cooder, R.L. Burnside, and Koko Taylor. A powerhouse quartet comprised of vocalist Amanda Fish, guitarist Sean McDonnell (Stone Cutters Union), bassist Cliff Moore (Michael […]

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How Outlaw Country Changed Country Music

Outlaw Country Written by Brent Borman, Mark Anderson & Will Glass. 3 September 2014. Reprinted by Permission from https://sites.utexas.edu/countrymusic/the-history/outlaw-country/ During the 1950’s and 1960’s, country music experienced the commercial and artistic success known as the Nashville Sound.  By the 1970’s, however, it was clear that the Nashville Sound was simply not working for many country artists.  It was nearly […]

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Warren Haynes taps all his Southern roots for “Ashes & Dust”

Note: This article originally appeared at examiner.com. Warren Haynes has strong Southern roots and he uses them all on his new album, Ashes & Dust, which will be out July 24. He has long been a favorite in the Atlanta area and has performed here many times.Haynes is best known for his 25 years with […]

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An Exclusive Interview with Shari Puorto!

Shari Puorto Website http://www.sharipuorto.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ShariPuortoBand Reverbnation http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/sharipuortoband Booking  shari.puorto@gmail.com An Exclusive interview with Shari Puorto! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud WINNER: 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards, ‘Americana, Blues, Roots song of the year’ for Shari’s song, Free. WINNER: Best Female Vocalist, Southbay Music Awards Shari Puorto & her Band are a unique sounding band that combines Rock/Indie […]

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Hot Roux Stranger’s Blues

Hot Roux Stranger’s Blues Hi Hat Records Hot Roux is a California based, Louisiana styled, swamp rock trio. Band leader and drummer Jerry McWorter was strongly inspired by the music of Levon Helm. Hot Roux has made a name for themselves as a solid rhythm section and has backed many artists including James Harman, Lynwood […]

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An Exclusive Interview with Ira Walker

https://www.facebook.com/ira.walker1?fref=ts http://irawalker.net/ An Exclusive Interview with Ira Walker! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud 2008 nominated for a Grammy as a producer. Singer/songwriter Ira Walker has just released his much awaited Blues CD “Blame Me”. The 12 tracks on this CD run the gamut of Blues genre, from Texas and the Mississippi Delta to Chicago. Ira’s […]

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Grateful Dead Dick’s Picks Volume Eight

Grateful Dead “Dick’s Picks Volume Eight” Harpur College Binghamton, NY May 2nd, 1970 www.RealGoneMusic.com Harpur College May 2nd, 1970 is often ranked as one of the band’s best shows ever; it’s also a three-hour three disc box-set. This concert was captured around the time “Workingman’s Dead” was about to be released so the band was […]

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2015 Tremblant Blues Festival

2015 Tremblant Blues Festival; July 3rd through July 12th http://tremblantblues.com/en/ 2015 was the twenty-second edition of the Festival International Du Blues De Tremblant who has been assembling annual Blues festivals that compare with the best in world. This year’s headliners feature national performers such as: The Danielle Nicole Band, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Victor Wainwright & […]

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