Features
Writing a Business Plan For your Music
The Indie Artists Guide to Writing a Business Plan When it comes to the independent musician, the music business can be a strange, frustrating and scary concept. A good first…
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Creating a Music Video on a Budget
Creating a Music Video on a Budget   One of the most effective marketing tools a band can have, especially in the digital age, is a good production Music Video.…
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50 Cent To Host Charity Event For The Jack Brewer Foundation
Bridgehampton Benefit to Host 13th Annual Blue Carpet Gala at OREYA at the Capri Hotel, Southampton NY Saturday, August 4th Exclusive Charity Event Put On by Jason E. Zimmerman, Founder…
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Briggs Farm Blues Festival - July's Best Music Scene
Briggs Farm Blues Festival has been a fixture in Nescopeck PA for over Twenty years. It's not about the farm, it's about the music. Richard Briggs knows great music and…
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Themify Builder - Making Website Building Easier
Making a Scene presents a review of The Themify Builder and Themes. Your website is your first impression, these are the tools to create a good one Now I have…
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Review of 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… I find…
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Mixing Reference Tools Compared!
Reference tracks can be a valuable tool for keeping an objective viewpoint while mixing. When you listen to a reference track, you get a chance to reset your ears. If you’ve been…
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John Pagano Band Creates Music Video with Just an Iphone
John Pagano Band Creates a Music Video with just an IPHONE! The John Pagano Band - Trouble on Heels https://youtu.be/aCKOX6q-Elg As the music business changes for the independent artist and…
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5 Steps to Mixing With Headphones
Mixing with headphones can be a challenge, and for a long time was generally accepted as something that should only be done if no other option were available. You had…
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The Art of Mic Placement
I see a lot of questions on various discussion groups asking how to best mic specific instruments. Many of the answers will be a mixed bag of various techniques, all…
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Georgia Blues and Roots Festival 2018!
The Atlanta Blues Society will once again bring you the "Georgia Blues and Roots" Festival at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheater in Mapleton Georgia on September 29, 2018 from 12pm…
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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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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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Artist Interviews
An Interview with Matty T Wall
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Indie Blues Artist Matty T Wall! The blues is music that traveled on trains and steamboats from the Mississippi…
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An Interview with Bryan Redmond of Grand Marquis
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an interview with Indie Blues Artist Bryan Redmond of Grand Marquis! FORMED IN 1998, GRAND MARQUIS HAS SINCE BECOME SOLIDLY ROOTED IN…
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An Interview with Jerry Castle
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an Interview with Jerry Castle! Jerry Castle had just wrapped up a long string of shows in support of Not So Soft…
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An Interview with Paul Filipowicz
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Indie Blues Artist Paul Filipowicz! Paul Filipowicz, singer, songwriter, guitarist, harmonica. Born Chicago, IL March 24, 1950. He was…
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An Interview with Russ Green
HOMEPAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Indie Blues Artist Russ Green Harmonica player and singer Russ Green’s journey into the blues is different than those of…
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An Interview with Ashley Wineland
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Ashley Wineland! Whether she is singing and performing, raising money to assist our nation’s veterans, or donating her time…
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An Interview with Jeff Jensen
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an Interview with Indie Blues Artist Jeff Jensen! Sometimes all it takes is a tiny spark to ignite a raging inferno. For…
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An Interview with Reverend Freakchild
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with Indie Blues Artist The Reverend Freakchild! In the tradition of such Blues Reverends as Rev. Gary Davis - such…
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An Interview with John Clifton
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with INDIE BLUES ARTIST John Clifton As a co-founder (w/ brother Bill Clifton) of Fresno's The MoFo Party Band, John…
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An Interview with Ben De La Cour!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an interview with Ben De La Cour What happens when the unstoppable force of our dreams meets the immovable object of reality?…
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An Interview with Tom Hambridge
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene brings you an interview with Grammy Award winning Indie Blues Artist "Tom Hambridge"! TOM HAMBRIDGE is a two time Grammy® Award-Winning Producer, ASCAP…
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An Interview with Dustin Douglas
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene brings you an interview with Indie Blues Artist Dustin Douglas! In 2014, Dustin Douglas released "Black Skies and Starlight" his first solo record, to rave…
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John Pagano Band
NorthEast/Canada Tour
Come out and see the John Pagano Band as they set out on a Northeast/Canada Tour Starting August 1! 

August 2nd-Jonathan’s Landing(Magnolia,DE)
August 3rd- Bobbiques (Patchogue, NY)
August 4th- Long Beach (Smithtown, NY)
August 9th - Thunder Road (Boston, MA)
August 10th- Pub Limoilou (Quebec City)
August 11th- Donnacona Blues Festival (Donnacona, Quebec)
August 12th- Pub O Totem (Donnacona, Quebec)
August 15th- Jones Beach Bandshell (Wantagh, NY)
August 16th- Rockwood Music Hall (NY, NY)
August 17th- Sellersville Theatre (Sellersville PA)
August 18th- Madams Organ (Washington DC)
August 19th- The Pour House (Raleigh, NC)

Check the John Pagano Website for more dates!
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CD Reviews
Boz Scaggs Out Of The Blues
Boz Scaggs Out Of The Blues Concord Records Atlantic Records signed Boz Scaggs in 1968 and released his self titled debut. The album featured guitarist Duane Allman and The Muscle…
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Brigitte Purdy Still I Rise
Brigitte Purdy Dirtshack Still I Rise Terrific singers are often comfortable in several genres, but most want to be blues singers to showcase their emotive power.  That’s why versatile, gifted,…
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Damon Fowler The Whiskey Bayou Session
Damon Fowler The Whiskey Bayou Session Whiskey Bayou Records Damon Fowler was born in Brandon, Fl. eleven miles east of Tampa. He first picked up the guitar at the age…
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Al Basile Me & The Originator
Al Basile Me & The Originator Sweetspot Records In 1970 Al Basile received a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Brown University. Three years later Duke Robillard asked him to…
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Bruce Katz Band Get Your Groove!
Bruce Katz Band Get Your Groove! American Showplace Music As a child Bruce Katz studied classical piano. He later studied jazz piano and Hammond organ at the Berklee College of…
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Big Apple Blues Manhattan Alley
Big Apple Blues Manhattan Alley Stone Tone Records Big Apple Blues’ 2015 album “Energy” was a “creative fusion of instrumental blues, soul, funk and rock”. This new album “Manhattan Alley”…
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Eddie Palmieri Full Circle
Eddie Palmieri Full Circle Uprising Music (Ropeadope) Multi-Grammy Award winning pianist and music legend Eddie Palmieri delivers a new album of Salsa classics, expanded and refreshed, at the age of…
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Cyrille Aimee Live
Cyrille Aimee Live Mack Avenue Records This new live recording from Cyrille Aimee marks the end of an era. The performance was the last from her with this great band.…
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KEVIN GORDON - Tilt and Shine
Tilt and Shine Crowville Media Kevin is an artist who immerses himself into a performance. There are bits of him left on stages at concert halls and dive bars around…
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Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio Something Smells Funky ’Round Here
Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio Something Smells Funky ’Round Here Alligator Records In high school Elvin Bishop won a full scholarship to attend The University of Chicago and he arrived…
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John Prine - "Tree of Forgiveness"
It's been a long time since John Prine released an album of original material, and some long-time fans, like me, might be worried that he might sound different, or the…
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The Little Red Rooster Blues Band Lock Up the Liquor
The Little Red Rooster Blues Band Lock Up the Liquor Self-released The Little Red Rooster Blues Band has been perhaps the Philly area’s most prized blues band for three decades…
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Podcasts
LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Matty T Wall
Making A Scene presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus This is the VOICE of Indie blues, the show that brings you the future of the blues being…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Grand Marquis
Making A Scene presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus This is the VOICE of Indie blues, the show that brings you the future of the blues being…
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Music on the Couch #431 7/23/18
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #431 – 07/23/18 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/10887579 LAUREN MITCHELL – COUCH KID NEWS Lauren came by to talk some details on her REALLY BIG SUMMER TOUR, coming…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 7/14/2018
Making a Scene Presents PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Indie Blues Double Shot Show! This is The Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future…
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Music on the Couch Show #430
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #430 – 07/16/18 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/10875179   IN LAYMAN TERMS – COUCH KID NEWS Logan & Cole Layman, along with bandmates Hamed Barbarji and Nick Davidson…
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LIVE From the Midnight Circus Featuring Paul Filipowicz
Making a Scene Present LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Indie Blues Artist Paul Filipowicz! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future of…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Russ Green
Making a Scene Presents LIVE from the Midnight Circus with the Featured Artist Russ Green! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future of…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 7/7/2018
Making a Scene Present LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" PODCAST! This is the voice of indie blues, the show that brings you the future of the…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Jeff Jensen
Making a Scene presents LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Indie Blues Artist Jeff Jensen! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future of…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Reverend Freakchild
Making a Scene Presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Reverend Freakchild This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future of…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring John Clifton
Making a Scene Presents LIVE from the Midnight Circus Podcast featuring John Clifton! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future of the blues…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot"' 6/30/2018
Making a Scene presents LIVE from the Midnight Circus Indie Blues Double Shot PODCAST! This is the VOICE of Indie Blues, the show that brings you the future of the…
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Music on the Couch #429 7/2/2018
MUSIC ON THE COUCH 07/02/18 – SHOW #429 LISTEN HERE:   CALGARY BLUES FEST Cindy McLeod joined me to discuss this years’ festival and all that will be taking place.…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Tom Hambridge
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 out there touring and creating new…
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