Independent Blues Awards!
The Independent Blues Awards 2018!

Making a Scene congratulates the winners of the 2018 Independent Blues Awards. It is clear that the  winners as well as the Nominees represent the wide diversity that always has and still exists in blues today. These artists are defining the future of the Blues as those that did before them, through integrity, innovation and creativity. 

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FEATURES
Independent Blues Awards 2018!
2018 Independent Blues Awards Making a Scene congratulates the winners of the 2018 Independent Blues Awards. It is clear that the  winners as well as the Nominees represent the wide…
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Review of Waves PRS Amp Models
As many of you may have noticed, the long awaited Paul Reed Smith amp models from Waves were released.  From the moment I downloaded and plugged in a guitar (In this instance…
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How to Build a Buzz on Spotify!
The idea that streaming services, and in particular Spotify, are integral to a successful music marketing campaign no longer comes as a surprise to anyone who has been following the…
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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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Artist Interviews
An Interview with Vanessa Collier
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with Indie Blues Artist Vanessa Collier about her journey, her new CD "Honey Up" and the future of the blues!…
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An Interview with Big Harp George
HomePage Facebook Page Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Indie Blues Artist Big Harp George Big Harp George/George Bisharat is a San Francisco Bay Area blues singer, songwriter, and…
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An Interview with the Bennett Brothers
HOME PAGE FACE BOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an interview with Indie Blues Artists "The Bennett Brothers Band" After  years of making music together Brooklyn natives, the Bennett brothers…
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An Interview with Martha Reich!
Home page Facebook page Making a Scene presents an Interview with Martha Reich! New Mexico Award Winning Singer-Songwriter and Instrumentalist Martha Reich, has performed at some of the most respected…
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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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John Pagano Band
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
Los Cuates - by Sergio Webb 2018
Los Cuates - the latest release by singer-songwriter sometimes guitar slinger Sergio Webb paints the landscape of the American West. These are songs written from the road. Whether you're traveling…
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Jim Stanard Bucket List
Jim Stanard Bucket List Self-released Even relatively late in life, it’s not too late to make a singer-songwriter record, no matter what the walk of life.  Take Jim Stanard, for…
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Yvette Landry & The Jukes Louisiana Lovin’
Yvette Landry & The Jukes Louisiana Lovin’ Soko Music Yvette Landry hails from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana close to the Atchafalaya Basin, our largest swampland. Growing up there she has an…
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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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Big Harp George Uptown Cool
Big Harp George Uptown Cool Blues Mountain It’s as if the melody and refrain to Paul Simon’s “Graceland” has taken on this verse for so many blues musicians - “We’re…
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Biscuit Miller “Live” At The North Atlantic Blues Festival
Biscuit Miller “Live” At The North Atlantic Blues Festival Independent David Miller was raised on the south side of Chicago. He was nicknamed “Biscuit” by his grandma as he wouldn’t…
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Rory Block A Woman’s Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith
Rory Block A Woman’s Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith Stony Plain Records Aurora “Rory” Block spent her formative years as part of the Greenwich Village folk music scene. At…
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Podcasts!
Music on the Couch #432
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #432 – 07/30/18 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/10893931     ELIZA NEALS – COUCH KID NEWS Eliza came by to talk about her new single, Love Dr.…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Big Harp George
Making a Scene Presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Big Harp George This is the Voice of indie blues, the show that brings you artists who…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Vanessa Collier
Making a Scene Presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Vanessa Collier This is the Voice of indie blues, the show that brings you artists who are…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring the Bennett Brothers
Making a Scene presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring The Bennett Brothers! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the show that showcases the artists who…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 7/21/2018
Making a Scene Presents LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" PODCAST! This is the Voice of Indie blues, the show that showcases the FUTURE of the blues…
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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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