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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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Buyers Guide To Wireless Microphones
We know what you want, you want to jump in the audience as you crowd surf through out the entire Festival as you sing in to your wireless mic. Or maybe, that has absolutely nothing to do with the reason you want a long range wireless microphone. For whichever reason that you do need one, we did the extensive research so that you don’t have to.

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In the Studio and on the Road
Buyers Guide to Wireless Microphones
Which Wireless Microphone’s Have The Longest Range? We know what you want, you want to jump in the audience as you crowd surf through out the entire Festival as you…
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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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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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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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The Independent Blues Awards Nominations 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 Regina Bonelli!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with Regina Bonelli! We talk about her Journey and her new CD. We speak about her views on the new…
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Making a Scene Talks with Peter V!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an Interview with Peter V of Peter V and Blues Train! We talk about his history, his new CD "Shaken but not…
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Making a Scene Talks with Sandy Carroll
  HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Talks with Sandy Carroll Tune in as we talk about her journey, her new CD "Blues & Angels", her views on the…
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Making A Scene Talks with Elliott Murphy
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making A Scene Presents an Interview with Elliott Murphy Fresh from being inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame by Billy Joel, Elliott Murphy…
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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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CD Reviews
Paul Sachs Full Detroit
Paul Sachs Full Detroit Paul Sachs releases his sixth independent release "Full Detroit". The 2013 Kerrville "New Folk" winner introduces us to a host of characters familiar and honest. Paul…
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Nicole Wagner And The Sky Caught Fire
Nicole Wagner And the Sky Caught Fire The ten songs on "And The Sky Caught Fire" are predominantly written or co written by Nicole Wagner. One song, "Reconsider Me" is…
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Ted Piltzecker Brindica
Ted Piltzecker Brindica Zoho Former trumpeter, now vibraphonist and bandleader Ted PIltzecker is making his debut for the Zoho label and delivering his fifth album. While his previous output featured…
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Simone Kopmajer Spotlight on Jazz
Simone Kopmajer Spotlight on Jazz Lucky Mojo Records It’s convenient to call this a throwback album but somehow Simone Kopmajer would seem to be just fine with that description. It’s…
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Gabriel Espinosa Nostalgias De Mi Vida
Gabriel Espinosa Nostalgias De Mi Vida Zoho As you might guess from the title, even if Spanish isn’t your language, this is about nostalgia and happy personal associations with the…
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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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Podcasts
LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Regina Bonelli
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Regina Bonelli 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 Sandy Carroll
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Sandy Carroll 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 Peter V Blues Train
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Peter V Blues Train This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 11/17/2018
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 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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The Lucky Losers Talk about how they 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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