On the Road with an Indie Blues Band Part 2
On the Road with an Indie Blues Band Part 2
Join the John Pagano band as they head into week 2 of a 3 week tour! This week they head to Boston and then over the border to Canada! Being on the road IS the Job of a musician, it's not easy and sometimes quite difficult. Follow this tour in near real time with no holes barred reporting of what happens!
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FEATURES
On the Road with An Indie Blues Band Part 2
Photo By Cathrine Gosselin MAKING A SCENE Presents On the Road with an Indie Blues Band - John Pagano Band Part 2 We pick up the band as they head…
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On the Road with an Indie Blues Band Part 1
When you go to a show in your local venue that is presenting a touring artist, you often have no idea what happens behind the scenes. You enjoy the show…
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4 Handy Guitar Pedal Hacks that You Probably Don't Know
4 Handy Guitar Pedal Hacks that You Probably Don't Know While owning and using a guitar pedal can be a great way to bring new life into your performances, these…
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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…
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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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Artist Interviews
An Interview with Jeremiah Johnson!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Indie Blues Artist Jeremiah Johnson! Born and raised in St. Louis, Jeremiah Johnson is the voice of Mississippi River…
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An Interview with Damon Fowler
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an Interview with Indie Blues Artist Damon Fowler! Alongside his solo career, Damon joined forces with fellow guitarist JP Soars and keyboardist…
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An Interview with Brigitte Purdy!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Indie Blues Artist Brigitte Purdy! Brigitte was born and raised in Los Angeles. From an early age, her family…
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An Interview with The Folk Soul Revival!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Folk Soul Revival A modern band rooted in old-school southern sounds, Folk Soul Revival whips up its own version…
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An interview with Cyril Neville
Home Page Facebook Page Making a Scene Presents an interview with New Orleans legend Cyril Neville! Singer. Poet. Percussionist. Neville Brother, Meters legend, solo star and talisman of the South’s…
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An Interview with Al Basile
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Indie Blues Artists Al Basile! Al Basile grew up in a park in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He graduated from Phillips…
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An Interview with Joel DaSilva
HOMEPAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with Indie Blues Artist Joel DaSilva! Joel DaSilva has blues running through his veins. Born and raised in his sweet home, Chicago,…
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An interview with Seth Walker
Home Page Facebook Page Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Seth Walker! “My whole family was very musically and artistically inclined, and it goes back generations” explains Walker. “My…
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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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John Pagano Band
John Pagano Band Northeast 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
Kerry Kearney Band Black - Revised
Kevin Kearney Band “Black - Revised” DWAZ Entertainment Slide guitarist Kerry Kearney has been writing and performing for over 40 years. Although not as well-known as Sonny Landreth or Roy…
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Vince Bell Ojo
Vince Bell Ojo Mulatta When a Texas singer-songwriter is produced by Bob Neuwirth, one does not likely guess it would be a spoken word jazz album. Bell is a poet…
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Willie Nile Children of Paradise
Willie Nile Children of Paradise River House Records Willie Nile was born Robert Noonan in Buffalo New York in 1948. Nile attended the University of Buffalo and latter moved to…
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The Radiators Welcome to The Monkey House
The Radiators Welcome to The Monkey House Radz Records In 1978 five New Orleans musicians jammed together in a garage for over five hours. The next day they all quit…
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Zak Trojano Wolf Trees
Zak Trojano Self-released Wolf Trees This is as solo as one gets for a solo album – just Zak Trojano singing and accompanying himself on a Martin or Weissenborn lap…
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The Allman Brothers Band Fillmore East February 1970
The Allman Brothers Band Fillmore East February 1970 Bear’s Sonic Journals – Owsley Stanley Foundation It’s nearly impossible to resist one more chance to hear the Allman Brothers with their…
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Katie Martin Hope
Katie Martin has a new album called Hope, and hope is the thread that binds her powerful songs together. Martin says that she writes from her life, about things that…
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Jimmie Smith Live in Music City: Jimmie Smith Plays Jimmy Smith
Jimmie Smith Live in Music City: Jimmie Smith Plays Jimmy Smith Woodward Avenue The inevitability of this concept will likely bring a “you must be kidding” chuckle at first but…
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Walter Salas-Humara Walterio
Walter Salas-Humara Walterio Rhyme & Reason Walter Salas-Humara is both a musician and visual artist. Hence, his songs are imagery rich and ply some different styles with it all being…
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Whitney Shay A Woman Rules The World
Whitney Shay A Woman Rules The World Little Village Foundation As a child Whitney Shay witnessed a Shakespearean play, and she has been performing ever since. In 2009 she began…
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Trudy Lynn Blues Keep Knockin’
Trudy Lynn Blues Keep Knockin’ Connor Ray Music Trudy Lynn was born Lee Audrey Nelms and raised in Houston’s musically rich Fifth Ward. Originally the neighborhood was settled by Creoles…
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Jim Lauderdale's "Time Flies" and "Jim Lauderdale and Roland White
Jim Lauderdale's new releases "Time Flies" and "Jim Lauderdale and Roland White" (originally recorded in 1979) are bookends to a career well sung. - Yep Roc Records This latest release,…
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Ashleigh Flynn and The Riveters
The debut album from Ashleigh Flynn and The Riveters is coming out in September on  Home Perm Records. The first thing to get out of the way is that this…
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Shemekia Copeland America’s Child
Shemekia Copeland America’s Child Alligator Records Shemekia Copeland’s education occurred while growing up in a household surrounded by music. She is the daughter of famed bluesman Johnny “Clyde” Copeland. She…
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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’
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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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PODCASTS
Music on the Couch #433
MUSIC ON THE COUCH 08/06/18 SHOW#433 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/10913425     MALAYA BLUE – COUCH KID NEWS Malaya called in from England to talk about her new project she is…
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Live from the Midnight Circus Featuring Cyril Neville
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Cyril Neville This is the voice of indie blues, the show that is dedicated to bringing you…
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Live from the Midnight Circus Featuring Joel DaSilva
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Al Basile
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Al Basile This is the voice of indie blues, the show that is dedicated to bringing you…
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Live from the Midnight Circus Indie Blues Double Shot 8/4/2018
Making a Scene Presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Indie Blues Double Shot 7/28/2018 This is the voice of indie blues, the show that brings you the…
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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
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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
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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
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 7/7/2018
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