Long Island Music Hall of Fame 7th Induction 2018
The Long Island Music Hall of Fame will be holding their 7th Induction Ceremony at the Space in Westbury NY!

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Long Island Music Hall of Fame 7th Induction Ceremony 2018!
LONG ISLAND MUSIC HALL OF FAME 7th Induction Ceremony! In May of 2003 I was the publisher of an entertainment newspaper on Long Island NY called "Long Island Entertainment". I…
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Why I Dumped my Analog Mixer
In the current world of Digital Recording, analog is still the holy grail. Everyone wants that warm sound that analog gear gives you, so why would I pull my analog…
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Music Consumer Survey!
Making a Scene Presents the Music Consumer Survey! There are as many opinions on where the music industry is going today as there are musicians that are looking to understand…
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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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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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The Dropkick Murphys. Grab A Drink, Lets Talk
By Adam Signore The Dropkick Murphys Although I am a hometown Boston boy, The Dropkick Murphys admittedly was a band that I had not given enough attention to. I gladly…
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The Atlanta Blues Challenge - Hard Rock Cafe'
by Rhetta Akamatsu Photos by Takesi Ken Akamatsu As usual, Hard Rock Cafe's Velvet Underground room was packed for the Atlanta Blues Challenge, where musicians competed to represent Atlanta at The…
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Godsmack. Rocking Harder Than Ever
By Adam Signore   Godsmack, still rocking heavy! Godsmack, is that a new album or are you just glad to see me? Recently got to see the Godsmack - Shinedown…
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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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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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Take the Music Consumer Survey!
Help the Indie artist understand the new music consumer! Take the Survey today! Share it with your friends!

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Check out this lineup of plugins for your recording setup!
Brandon S Hire gives you some recommendations on plugins you should check out for your home studio!

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In the Studio
Plugins I’ve Been Using That I Recommend
Plugins I’ve Been Using That I Recommend Brandon S Hire The Noise Floor It’s not the tool, it’s the user. But as a blogger and content creator, I get to…
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Why I Dumped my Analog Mixer
In the current world of Digital Recording, analog is still the holy grail. Everyone wants that warm sound that analog gear gives you, so why would I pull my analog…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Review of Sonible "Smart EQ+"
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……
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BandLab Launches Cakewalk by BandLab as a FREE DOWNLOAD!
SONAR relaunches as ‘Cakewalk by BandLab’: Iconic DAW now free to download for everyone   World-leading DAW SONAR, with the entire SONAR Platinum feature set, is relaunching as Cakewalk by BandLab…
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Don't Fear EQ Boost
Many audio textbooks, audio schools, and audio engineers will advise you that it’s always best to attenuate rather than gain an EQ control. This has traditionally been considered best practice…
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How Loud should your Final Mix Be?
This is a question that comes up time and again in audio groups. “How hot should my final mix down be before sending off to mastering?” It depends on the…
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Signal to Noise Ratio in Analog Plugins
https://youtu.be/FYLOI2QMrc0 The above video is a quick demonstration of how your signal-to-noise ratio impacts the level of noise your analog modeled plugins will deliver. You may have seen this video…
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A Review of Steven Slate's Everything Bundle
Whether you are a home recording musician, or you own a commercial recording studio one of the biggest ongoing investments you make are for good quality plugins. Keeping up with…
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Audio Summing Explained
HISTORY In the Early days of recording, music was cut directly to a disk from a single microphone. In the studio, the art of mixing fell to the music "Conductor"…
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Easy Steps To Getting Better Mixes
Easy Steps to Getting Better Mixes Sometimes you just have to live with the room that you have, especially in small home studios. The large commercial studios spend thousands of…
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2019 Independent Blues Award Nominations Open
The Nominations are Open for the 2019 Independent Blues Awards! Nominate your favorites now!

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Artist Interviews
Making a Scene talks with Anthony Gomes!
  HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an Interview with Anthony Gomes! The Toronto born singer/songwriter/guitarist, named 'One of the Top Ten Guitarists' in the world by Music…
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Making a Scene Talks with Dave Lumsden
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an interview with Dave Lumsden! At age six after watching the TV show “Peter Gunn,” David hounded his father to take him…
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Making a Scene Talks with Jim Allchin
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents the interview with Jim Allchin! Jim Allchin is an American blues-rock guitarist, computer scientist, and philanthropist. He grew up on a farm…
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Making a Scene Talks with Jim Wyly
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK Making A Scene Presents an Interview with Jim Wyly Jim Wyly was born and raised in Tyler, Texas and has spent the last 40 years living and…
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Making a Scene Talks to Bob Margolin!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with the Legendary Bob Margolin! Boston native Bob Margolin was born in 1949. Inspired by Chuck Berry, he started playing…
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Making a Scene Talks with Kirk Fletcher
Home Page Facebook page Making a Scene Presents an interview with Indie blues artist Kirk Fletcher! Kirk Fletcher has a reputation as a bonafide can’t-miss performer. His soulful playing and…
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Making A Scene Talks With Charlie Treat!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an interview with Charlie Treat! Muddy waters tapes, an Otis Redding CD, Bob Dylan’s first 3 albums and a dog laid around…
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Making a Scene Talks with Doug Deming
Home Page Facebook Page Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Indie Blues Artist Doug Deming! Eastside Detroit native Doug Deming, now hailing from Florida’s Gulf Coast, has garnered widespread attention for…
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Making a Scene Talks with Alastair Greene
Home Page Facebook Page Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Alastair Greene! Guitarist, Singer, and Songwriter Alastair Greene has been a mainstay of the Southern California music scene for over 2…
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Making a Scene Talks with Brandon Miller
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Brandon Miller Music has always been a part of Brandon Miller’s life. From an early age, his dad would…
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Making a Scene Talks with Rev Rob Mortimer
Home Page Facebook page Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Reverend Rob Mortimer! Rob Mortimer, is the trifecta of a Mississippi Delta Blues Artist, a Undertaker, and a Reverend. From the…
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Making a Scene Talks with Dustin Arbuckle!
HOME PAGE - The Haymakers HOME PAGE - The Damnations FACEBOOK PAGE-The Damnations FACEBOOK PAGE-Haymakers Making a Scene presents an Interview with Dustin Arbuckle! As a founding member of the…
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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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CD REVIEWS
Kate Reid The Heart Already Knows
Kate Reid The Heart Already Knows Self-released Vocalist Kate Reid takes a courageous path on The Heart Already Knows, her third release.  Rather than sing with a conventional rhythm section, Reid recorded…
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Christopher Hollyday Telepathy
Christopher Hollyday Telepathy Self-released Hard bop alto saxophonist Christopher Hollyday is back for the first time in 26 years as a leader. He plays with so much enthusiasm and unbridled…
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Roy Schneider& Kim Mayfield Reckless Saints
Roy Schneider& Kim Mayfield Reckless Saints Shiny Gnu Thanks to roots artist Gurf Morlix for describing Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield’s sound better than this writer can.  His term “blue…
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Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne “Inspired By The Blues”
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne “Inspired By The Blues” Stony Plain Records Keyboardist Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne Spruell was born in Spokane, Washington in 1944. His mother instilled in him a…
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Joe Louis Walker/Bruce Katz/Giles Robson Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues
Joe Louis Walker/Bruce Katz/Giles Robson Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues Alligator Records Guitarist/vocalist Joe Louis Walker is a blues icon. He is one of the most productive bluesmen…
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Cary Morin - When I Rise
Cary Morin When I Rise When I Rise is the newest album by singer/songwriter Cary Morin and delivers a potent Blues/Roots Message.  The Music that shapes our formative years stay…
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Kevin Burt Heartland & Soul
Kevin Burt Heartland & Soul Little Village Foundation The latest installment from West Coast’s Little Village Foundation and Kid Andersen’s Greaseland Studios is Iowa-based Kevin Burt, the 2018 IBC Winner…
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Sean Chambers  Welcome To My Blues
Sean Chambers  Welcome To My Blues American Showplace Music Sean Chambers learned by fronting a Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute band. “Strong Temptation”, his debut recording, was released in 1998. While…
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SHIJIN
SHIJIN Self-titled Alter-Nativ/SOCADISC/AN100 You’re likely already thinking “what kind of name is that?” and “what’s with the weird record label name?”  Yes, this is not your usual jazz group but…
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Sandy Carroll Blues & Angels
Sandy Carroll Blues & Angels Catfood Records Sandy Carroll hails from McNairy County in West Tennessee; two hours east of Memphis. Carroll spent her early career singing in venues throughout…
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Delta Moon Babylon Is Falling
Delta Moon Babylon Is Falling By Rhetta Delta Moon is arguably the finest "swamp rock and blues: group around. Babylon is Falling," their 10th album is both comfortably familiar and…
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Paul Kelly Nature
Paul Kelly Nature Gawd Aggie Paul Kelly considers Nature a companion piece to 2017’s Platinum-certified Life Is Fine but although it bears some similarities, it’s not exactly a sequel. It’s not…
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John Akapo Paradise Blues
John Akapo Paradise Blues Mensch House Hawaii usually conjures up that special sound of the Hawaiian slide guitar, not acoustic blues but Taumei “Big John” Akapo is here to change…
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Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones Complicated Mess
Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones Complicated Mess Eller Soul Records Doug Deming was born and raised in the greater Detroit area. Deming is a guitarist whose influences include R…
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Maria Muldaur Don’t You Feel My Leg  
Maria Muldaur Don’t You Feel My Leg   The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker The Last Music Company Maria Muldaur was born and raised in Greenwich Village. In…
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John Fedchock Quartet Live - Reminiscence
John Fedchock Quartet Live - Reminiscence Summit Trombonist and composer/arranger John Fedchock releases his follow-up to 2015’s Fluidity, both albums recorded live during a three-night stint  at the now shuttered…
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Ultan Conlon Last Days of the Night Owl
Ultan Conlon Last Days of the Night Owl Dark Sideout Irish singer/songwriter Ultan Conlon deliver his third album, recorded in Galway over the winter of 2017. Songs were written on…
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Fiona Boyes Voodoo in the Shadows
Fiona Boyes Voodoo in the Shadows Reference Recordings/Blue Empress Fiona Boyes has been Australia’s foremost blues artist for over two decades now.  She spends considerable time in the states touring…
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Thank You LUCKY LOSERS!
I just submitted or album "Blind Spot" to Making a Scene and the Independent Blues Awards. We are very excited about this particular award because Richard L'Hommedieu and the folks at Making a Scene do such an incredible job getting new artists some real exposure. We are seeing a huge spike in CD Sales on CD Baby and also a spike on Spotify for monthly listeners. This has never happened to Phil Berkowitz and I before. We have always flown under the radar. Out of all the music platforms for Indie blues artists, this is really the one. It's a tireless 24/7 effort with their newsletters and their "Live at The Midnight Circus" podcasts.

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PODCASTS
LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Anthony Gomes
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Anthony Gomes 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 Dave Lumsden
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Dave Lumsden 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 Jim Allchin
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Jim Allchin 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 10/27/2018
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 Bob Margolin!
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Bob Margolin This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who embrace…
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Music on the Couch Show #442
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #442 – 10/29/18 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/11041831 SCOTT SHARRARD Scott spent almost a decade as musical director to Gregg Allman and has now released his 5th…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Kirk Fletcher
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Kirk Fletcher 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 Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones!
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Indie Blues Double Shot 10/20/2018
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 Alastair Greene!
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Alastair Greene 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 Brandon Miller
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Brandon Miller This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who embrace…
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Music on the Couch Show #441
MUSIC ON THE COUCH 10/22/18 – SHOW #341 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/11028981   ALL COUCH KID NEW MUSIC SEAN CHAMBERS – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Sean made his 4th visit t…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Rev. Rob Mortimer
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Rev. Rob Mortimer This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 10/13/2018
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 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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