Reddi Plugin
A Review of the REDDI DI Plugin
You wouldn’t think of a direct box as having a certain character, unless you’ve worked in a facility that has really good character DI’s. After all, in the age of Multi-I/O converters with DI inputs, it’s easy to forget the role that a quality DI box plays. High end DI boxes were used to help record bass on countless records in the all-hardware days, and they are still widely used by people who know what they bring to the table.
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Review of the Kush REDDI DI Plugin
You wouldn’t think of a direct box as having a certain character, unless you’ve worked in a facility that has really good character DI’s. After all, in the age of…
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Independent Blues Awards Submission 2019!
IMPORTANT!! PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU ENTER ANY NOMINATIONS The independent Blues Awards celebrate the diversity and power of the music that is created by those artists that acknowledge their inspiration…
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Georgia Blues and Roots Festival Sept. 29, 2018
Photography by Tom Dausner www.photographictom.com Making a Scene Presents an Review of the Georgia Blues and Roots Festival by Rhetta Akamatsu It was a gorgeous Autumn day at Mable House…
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Get your Music on Spotify Playlists!
Let's face it, the age of buying music in a physical form is on it's way out, Radio is losing its influence in breaking new artists and new cars don't…
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The Music Modernization Act passes in the US Senate
Music creators need copyright reform to ensure fair compensation for their work. Congress and the Senate listened. The Music Modernization Act, the biggest update to music legislation in the past…
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Gain Staging and the -18DB Sweet Spot!
Common advice is to “gain stage” your tracks by calibrating them to -18. People often leave out whether they mean -18 dBFS or -18 dBVU, both of which would yield…
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Is Your Genre Killing your Music
Is restricting your music to a single music genre killing your chances of reaching a new market of music consumers? When I was becoming musically aware, there were very little…
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Sync Up: Your Band as a Business - Samantha Fish Interview
Making a Scene Presents - Sync up: Your Band as a Business - Samantha Fish Interview It is not often I post a single video as an article on Making…
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On the Road with an Indie Blues Band - John Pagano Band - Part 3
Making a Scene Presents "On the Road with an Indie Blues Band - Part 3" -  The John Pagano Band When we left off in Part 2 The band made…
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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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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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The Indie Blues Nominations are OPEN!
The 2019 Independent Blues Nominations are Open!
The Nomination process has begun for the 2019 Independent Blues Awards! Nominate your favorite artist or band! You can even nominate yourself! 

The independent Blues Awards celebrate the diversity and power of the music that is created by those artists that acknowledge their inspiration and roots are in the blues. These awards will represent not only those “touring” artists who work within the established blues community, but embrace working artists who work in other markets but still acknowledge and honor their roots in the blues.
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Artist Interviews
Making a Scene Talks with Geoff Achison
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an Interview with Geoff Achison Geoff Achison is an award winning blues-roots artist from Australia known for his live performances, song-writing, and…
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Making a Scene Talks with Michelle Lewis
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Michelle Lewis! Many performers live for applause. Michelle Lewis just wants to make you cry. There are sad songs,…
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Making a Scene Talks with Jonathon Long
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an Interview with Jonathon Long “All that I know how to do is take a pen and a sheet of paper or…
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Making a Scene Talks with Barbara Blue!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with Indie Blues Artist Barbara Blue! Born and raised in Pittsburgh Pa, Barbara has had the blues since the day…
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Making a Scene Talks with Frank Bey
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an Interview with Frank Bey! Born and raised in Millen, Georgia, Frank Bey began his singing career performing gospel at the tender age of…
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Making a Scene talks with Keith Stone!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an Interview with Indie Blues artist and New Orleans own Keith Stone! A first-time visitor to New Orleans looking for directions, finds…
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Making a Scene Talks with Scott Sharrard!
Home Page Facebook page Making a Scene Presents an interview with Scott Sharrard! SCOTT SHARRARD IS BEST KNOWN as lead guitarist and bandleader for the late Gregg Allman. But his…
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Making a Scene talks with Mikalyn Hay
Home Page Facebook page Making a Scene Talks with Indie Singer/Songwriter Mikalyn Hay! Mikalyn is a unique artist, old soul and world weary and yet so young and fresh. She comes at…
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Making a Scene talks with Amanda Fish!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with Indie Blues Artist Amanda Fish Amanda Fish began as a singer songwriter in late 2012, refining her original material…
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Making a Scene talks with Anthony Geraci
Home Page Facebook page Making a Scene presents an interview with Anthony Geraci For almost 40-years pianist, Hammond organist and composer Anthony Geraci has played behind some of the most influential blues…
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Making a Scene Talks with Michele D'Amour
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK Making a Scene Talks with Indie Blues Artist Michele D'Amour! Michele D'Amour* is a born storyteller and award-winning songwriter who penned her first song at the age…
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Making a Scene talks with Crystal Shawanda
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with Indie Blues Artist Crystal Shawanda! Crystal Shawanda grew up on the Wikwemikong reserve on an island in Ontario, Canada,…
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Making a Scene Talks with John Ticktin
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with John Ticktin of Johnny and the Headhunters There’s more to Johnny Ticktin than meets the eye. Well-versed in the…
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Making a Scene talks with Bob Corritore
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with Indie Blues artist Bob Corritore! Bob Corritore is one of the most active and highly regarded blues harmonica players…
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Making a Scene Talks with Shari Puorto
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Talks with Indie Blues Artist Shari Puorto Shari, originally from Connecticut, is an American award-winning Roots/Rock/Blues singer and songwriter, who has been performing…
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Making a Scene Talks with Mark Wenner
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene talks with Indie Blues Artist Mark Wenner Mark was born and raised in Maryland’s D.C. suburbs. At age ten, a budding rebel and…
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Making a Scene Talks to Billy Price!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Talks with Indie Blues Artist Billy Price! 2016 Blues Music Award Winner Billy Price first attracted national attention during his three-year association with…
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Making a Scene Presents an interview with Rory Block!
Home Page Facebook Page Making a Scene presents an Interview with Indie Blues Artist Rory Block I was born in Princeton NJ in 1949 and spent the beginning of my…
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CD Reviews
Dave Keller Every Soul’s a Star
Dave Keller Every Soul’s a Star Catfood Records Dave Keller makes Montpelier, Vt. his home. He studied acoustic blues with Paul Rishell and in 1993 recorded a cassette called “Deep…
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Blue Largo Before the Devil Steals Your Soul
Blue Largo Before the Devil Steals Your Soul CoffeeGrinds This is one mega project. Aside from the two principals, Alicia Aragon and Eric Leiberman. There are 15 supporting musicians, three…
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The Odd Dogs Beneath the Surface
The Odd Dogs Beneath the Surface Manasus Music The Odd Dogs are a fusion-based group comprised of top shelf L.A. jazz musicians and Beneath the Surface is their debut. The…
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Ken Wild Tom Rizzo Susan Krebs Trio WoRK
Ken Wild/Tom Rizzo/Susan Krebs Trio WoRK GreenGig Music A serendipitous gig led to these three L.A. musicians getting together for this recording of standards.  In fact the oldest song here…
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The Knickerbocker All-Stars Love Makes A Woman
The Knickerbocker All-Stars Love Makes A Woman fea. Darcel Wilson and Thornetta Davis JP Cadillac Records In 1967 Duke Robillard and Al Copley hosted weekly jams at The Knickerbocker Café…
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Dry Johnson Long Live Them Blues
Dry Johnson Long Live Them Blues Connor Ray Music Bassist Terry Dry and drummer Matt Johnson are currently the rhythm section in the Mike Zito Band. Zito states “I met…
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Jim Allchin Prime Blues
Jim Allchin Prime Blues Sandy Key Music Jim Allchin worked for Microsoft where he helped to develop Windows operating systems including Windows 98 and Vista. Allchin retired from Microsoft and…
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Beautiful Slop by JJ Appleton and Jason Ricci
By Rhetta Akamatsu I thought that Appleton and Ricci's Dirty Memory was my favorite album of the year, but then along came this one and it's even better! The only other musician involved…
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Kat Danser Goin’ Gone
Kat Danser Goin’ Gone Black Hen This may introduce many of you to Edmonton, Canada blues artist Kat Danser, a three time nominee for a Western Canadian Music Award and…
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Lindsay Beaver Tough as Love
Lindsay Beaver Tough as Love Alligator Records Lindsay Beaver is from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She grew up in a working class family. Her parents loved soul music and as a…
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Simple Minds - Walk Between Worlds
By Adam Signore The Simple Minds - New Music, great Concert So I had the distinct pleasure of catching the Simple Minds at Boston's Orpheum Theater, A Historic venue with…
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Johnny & The Headhunters That’s All I Need
Johnny & The Headhunters That’s All I Need Independent Johnny Ticktin is from the Washington D.C. area. He first picked up the guitar at the age of six and started…
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Kirk Fletcher Hold On
Kirk Fletcher Hold On Independent Kirk Fletcher’s family originally from Pine Bluff, Arkansas moved to the LA suburb of Lakewood, California. His dad was a pastor and eventually sold the…
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New Orleans Suspects Live At The Hamilton
New Orleans Suspects Live At The Hamilton Independent The New Orleans Suspects have released three studio albums their latest being 2016’s “Kalidscoped” on Louisiana Red Hot Records. Like many New…
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Keith Stone With Red Gravy Blues With A Taste of New Orleans
Keith Stone With Red Gravy Blues With A Taste of New Orleans Independent Keith Stone, guitar and vocals, was born in uptown New Orleans and began learning to play music…
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Mark Hummel Harpbreaker
Mark Hummel Harpbreaker Electro-Fi Records Mark Hummel, harmonica player, vocalist, and songwriter formed his band The Blues Survivors in 1980. He released his first album as a bandleader in 1985.…
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Jim Wyly The Artisan
Jim Wyly The Artisan Texas Fanfair Publishing & Gaylord Music Jim Wyly must have had releasing a solo album on his bucket list. After playing in bands for forty years…
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JW Jones Live
JW Jones Live Solid Blues Records At thirty eight years old JW Jones’ influences include fellow Canadians Ronnie Hawkins and Colin James. He has also absorbed most of the roots…
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Podcasts
LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Geoff Achison
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Geoff Achison This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who embrace…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Jonathon Long
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Jonathon Long This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who embrace…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Barbara Blue
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Barbara Blue This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who embrace…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 10/6/2018
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Indie Blues Double Shot Show! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. An…
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Music on the Couch Show #439
MUSIC ON THE COUCH 10/08/18 – SHOW #439 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/10931205   ALL COUCH KID NEW MUSIC MATTY T WALL – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Matty returned to The Couch…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Frank Bey
Making a Scene presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus featuring Frank Bey This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who embrace…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Keith Stone!
Making a Scene Presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Keith Stone! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who embrace…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Scott Sharrard
Making a Scene Presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Scott Sharrard! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who embrace…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 9/29/2018
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Indie Blues Double Shot Show! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. An…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Amanda Fish
Making a Scene presents the podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Amanda Fish! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who embrace…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Anthony Geraci
Making a Scene Presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Anthony Geraci! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who embrace…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Michele D'Amour
Making a Scene Presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Michele D'Amour This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who embrace…
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LIVE From the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 9/23/2018
Making a Scene Presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. An Indie…
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LIVE From the Midnight Circus Featuring Crystal Shawanda
Making a Scene Presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus featuring Crystal Shawanda This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who embrace…
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Music on the Couch Show #438
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #438 – 09/24/18 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/10985181   PEGGY BROWN – COUCH KID NEWS Peggy manages promotion and publicity for the Central Mississippi Blues Society…and is…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Johnny and the Headhunters
Making a Scene presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Johnny and the Headhunters! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Bob Corritore
Making a Scene Presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus featuring Indie Blues artist Bob Corritore! This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues.…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 9/15/2018
Making a Scene Presents the Podcast of LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. An Indie…
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