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10 Best Music Blogs you Can Submit to!
Major media outlets aren’t exclusive to major-label sounds anymore, but they still don’t spend time on brand-new or largely unheard-of artists and bands – no matter how compelling their music may be. Even though streaming services, playlists and social media have become the new path to music discovery, music lovers are still looking to independent music blogs as a way to discovering new artists. These Blogs are pulling large readerships and breaking emerging artists – and the best of them are being watched and read by writers and editors of those major music sites.

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Features
10 Best Music Blogs you can Submit to NOW!
10 Best Music Blogs You can Submit To Now! Major media outlets aren’t exclusive to major-label sounds anymore, but they still don't spend time on brand-new or largely unheard-of artists…
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Why Stage Presence is Vital - Go Wireless
Why Stage Presence Is Vital To Gaining New Fans. Go Wireless by Tony Hossri performwireless.com If you play guitar or bass in any form of a high energy band, it…
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Blues Foundation announces the Keeping the Blues Alive Recipients!
THE BLUES FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE RECIPIENTS OF 2019’s PRESTIGIOUS “KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE” AWARDS The eleven honorees will be feted at the KBA Awards event to be held during the 35th…
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What Makes a Good Wireless Guitar System?
By Tony Hossri Performwireless.com John Pagano Band What Makes a Good Wireless Guitar System? Here it is, the million dollar question………..more like $500 or so. What makes a good wireless…
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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". When…
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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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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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Why Stage Presence is Vital
After a massive study from The Academy of Sciences of the United States of America They reached the conclusion that non musicians unconsciously judge a band more on the visual performance rather than the music when hearing the music for the first time (potential fans) In a way, its been proven by research, Stage performance is vital to gaining new fans.

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On the Road and In the Studio
Why Stage Presence is Vital - Go Wireless
Why Stage Presence Is Vital To Gaining New Fans. Go Wireless by Tony Hossri performwireless.com If you play guitar or bass in any form of a high energy band, it…
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What Makes a Good Wireless Guitar System?
By Tony Hossri Performwireless.com John Pagano Band What Makes a Good Wireless Guitar System? Here it is, the million dollar question………..more like $500 or so. What makes a good wireless…
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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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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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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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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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The Independent Blues Award Nominations are Open!
The Nomination process is open! Nominate your favorite Indie blues band for the ONLY award that celebrates the FUTURE of the Blues!

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Artist Interviews
Making a Scene Talks with Sean Chambers!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Sean Chambers! Florida born Sean Chambers began his career in the Blues back in 1998 when he toured with the legendary Hubert…
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Making a Scene Talks to Rachelle Coba!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Rachelle Coba! Rachelle has consistently brought the house down to cheering audiences around the world by bringing her own…
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Making a Scene Talks with Cole Layman
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an Interview with Cole Layman of In Layman Terms! Cole and Logan Layman have grown up making music together.   In 2015 they met…
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Making a Scene talks with Matt Campbell
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Matt Campbell We talk about his journey, his new CD, The Music Business and the state of country music.…
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Making a Scene talks with Diane Durrett
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Diane Durrett! Today Making A Scene brings you an interview with Diane Durrett! We talk about her journey, her new…
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Making a Scene Talks with Dave Keller
Home Page Facebook Page Making a Scene presents an Interview with Dave Keller Dave Keller is an award-winning, triple-threat: an outstanding singer, an intense guitarist and a talented songwriter. Fueled…
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Making A Scene Talks with Dale Bandy
Home Page Facebook page Making a Scene talks with Dale Bandy! It has been a long journey to release the album “blue”.  It’s a long story that we can get…
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Making a Scene Talks with Kenny George!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with Kenny George! Tragedy has a way of upending even the most stable trajectory. The Kenny George Band knows that…
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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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CD Reviews
Shawn Mullins Soul's Core Revival
Shawn Mullins Soul's Core Revival Soul Carnival Records Shawn Mullins hails from Atlanta, Georgia. In the early 1990’s Mullins was a young troubadour on the folk circuit traveling the country…
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Confessin’ The Blues Various Artists
Confessin’ The Blues Various Artists BMG/Universal On December 2nd 2016 The Rolling Stones released “Blue & Lonesome” their first all blues recording. The band hadn’t intended to make the album…
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Diane Durrett and Soul Suga Live
Diane Durrett LIVE Diane Durrett has a voice like sugar, but she can also get sassy. She is a born storyteller as well as a singer/songwriter who easily captures many…
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Paul Oscher Cool Cat
Paul Oscher Cool Cat Blues Fidelity Recordings Paul Oscher was born in Brooklyn, New York and began playing harmonica at the age of 12. Oscher became the first Caucasian musician…
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Jason Kao Hwang Burning Bridge Blood
Jason Kao Hwang Burning Bridge Blood True Sound Recordings Forgive this start as Blood is an ultra-serious project but this writer cannot help but recall a night of listening to…
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Chris Pasin Ornettiquette
Chris Pasin Ornettiquette Planet Arts Ornette Coleman’s free jazz and avant-garde compositions were on that slippery border between the accessible and inaccessible for many listeners and this writer.  Yet, alto…
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Ronnie Cuber Live At Montmartre
Ronnie Cuber Live At Montmartre Storyville Records Ronnie Cuber is a jazz saxophonist. The seventy-six year old musician has played with a virtual who’s who of Jazz. Some of the…
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In Layman Terms Strong Roots
In Layman Terms Strong Roots Endless Blues Records Sandy Layman is a part-time musician and a full-time mom. She began dragging her two children to open mics at an early…
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Dan Seymour and Mark Robinson - Chug It Down And Go
Chug it Down and Go Dan Seymour and Mark Robinson Blind Chihuahua Records Chug It Down And Go is the debut album by Dan Seymour and Mark Robinson. This collaboration…
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Peter V Blues Train Shaken But Not Deterred
Peter V Blues Train Shaken But Not Deterred Independent Peter Veteska learned to play guitar by listening to Eric Clapton and The Allman Brothers. As he grew older his musical…
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Rachel Caswell We’re All in the Dance
Rachel Caswell We’re All in the Dance Turtle Ridge Her Grammy-nominated violinist sister Sara may be better known but it’s clear that musical DNA runs through vocalist Rachel as well.…
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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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Podcasts
LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Sean Chambers
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Sean Chambers 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 Rachelle Coba
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Rachelle Coba This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who embrace…
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Music on the Couch show #445
MUSIC ON THE COUCH 11/19/18 – SHOW #445 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/11053997   BOB MARGOLIN – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Bob returned to talk about his new self-titled album.  The album…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring In Layman Terms
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring In Layman Terms This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who…
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Music on the Couch #444
MUSIC ON THE COUCH 11/12/18 – SHOW #444 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/11053917   MARIA MULDAUR What an honor to welcome Maria to The Couch upon the release of her new album;…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 11/10/2018
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 Diane Durrett
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Diane Durrett This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who embrace…
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Music on the Couch Show 443
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #443 – 11/05/18 LISTEN HERE: DAVID JULIA David has released Inspired, his new album produced by Mike Zito.  David finally takes a seat on a…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Dave Keller
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Dave Keller 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 Dale Bandy
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Dale Bandy 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" 11/3/2018
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 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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The Lucky Losers are "Making a Scene"!
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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