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2018 DAW Roundup!
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Features
2018 DAW Roundup!
Creating your own home studio is full of decisions on what hardware and what software to purchase. When it comes to your main DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software your choices…
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John Pagano Band Releases Video Edited Entirely on an IPhone!
Making a Scene Premieres "Make You Shout" Video from the John Pagano Band The John Pagano Band has been known to use innovative techniques to create their music videos. They…
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Viola Krouse's Top 40 Americana CD's for 2018
Making a Scene Presents Viola Krouse's Top 42 Americana CD's for 2018! Viola is one of the newest writers to come on board to the Making a Scene Family. She…
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Richard Ludmerer's Top 40 Indie Blues Recordings of 2018
Making a Scene Presents Richard Ludmerer's Top 40 Indie Blues Recordings of 2018 (In no particular order) Richard Ludmerer was the first writer that believed in what we were doing…
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Rhetta's Top 15 Indie Blues CD's of 2018!
Making a Scene presents Rhetta's Top 15 Indie Blues CD's of 2018! Rhetta Akamatsu is a highly respected journalist and published writer! Her books, available on Amazon.com, have run the…
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Jim Hynes Top 25 CD's of 2018!
Making a Scene presents Jim Hynes Top 25 CD picks of 2018! Jim Hynes is a highly respected music journalist, who we are proud to have as part of the…
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7 Ways to Build Speed on the Guitar
Building speed is an important part of improving your overall guitar technique. Even if you don't want to shred, being able to play faster can help your accuracy and timing…
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The Indie Bible - In Depth Review
The Indie Bible Bundle Since 1999 the Indie Bible has been publishing the most recognized and encompassing guide for the independent musician available. In the past I have purchased the…
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Dubset - Clearing Mixtapes for DJ's and Rap Artists!
Mixtapes have long been the lifeblood of hip hop. But most artists fell outside mainstream distribution channels, because of the licensing and copyright issues involved. This left a major income…
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Better Sounding Bass Solos with the POG!
The Effect Pedal Bass Players Need For Their Solos Dear fellow bass players, I’m going to speak a bit on the topic that increases our blood pressure. But we must…
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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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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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10 Essential Microphones that should be in your Home Studio
The best investment you can make for your studio is microphones. Here are 10 Essential microphones that should be in your studio that won't break the bank!

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On the Road and in the Studio
10 Essential Microphones you need in your Home Studio
Choosing the right Microphones for your home studio is one of the most important decisions you are going to make. The quality of your microphone will determine the quality of…
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2018 DAW Roundup!
Creating your own home studio is full of decisions on what hardware and what software to purchase. When it comes to your main DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software your choices…
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7 Ways to Build Speed on the Guitar
Building speed is an important part of improving your overall guitar technique. Even if you don't want to shred, being able to play faster can help your accuracy and timing…
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Dubset - Clearing Mixtapes for DJ's and Rap Artists!
Mixtapes have long been the lifeblood of hip hop. But most artists fell outside mainstream distribution channels, because of the licensing and copyright issues involved. This left a major income…
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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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Better Sounding Bass Solos with the POG!
The Effect Pedal Bass Players Need For Their Solos Dear fellow bass players, I’m going to speak a bit on the topic that increases our blood pressure. But we must…
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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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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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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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Artist Interviews
Paul Oscher is Making a Scene!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with Indie Blues legend Paul Oscher! Tune in and listen to Paul talk about his journey, His new CD, His…
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Ruth Wyand is Making A Scene!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an Interview with Ruth Wyand! Listen as we explore Ruth's history, her new CD, her views on the new music consumer and…
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Niecie is Making a Scene!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making A Scene Presents an interview with Indie Blues Artist Niecie! Listen as we talk to Niecie about her musical journey, her new CD, her views…
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Sarah Grace is Making a Scene!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene Presents an Interview with VOICE Semi-Finalist Sarah Grace! Listen as we talk to Sarah about her Journey to the Voice TV Show and…
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Kevin Burt is Making a Scene!
Home Page Face Book Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Indie Blues Artist Kevin Burt! Tune in as we talk about his history, his new CD, The new music…
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Cary Morin is Making a Scene!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with Cary Morin! We talk about his music history, his new CD, the new music consumer and how it affects…
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Mark Hummel is Making a Scene!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an Interview with Mark Hummel Listen as we talk to Mark Hummel about his rich history, we talk about his new CD…
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James Maddock is Making a Scene!
Home Page Facebook Page Making a Scene Talks with James Maddock A rock & roll lifer, James Maddock has been carving his unique path since the 1980s, when the British-born…
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Making a Scene Talks with Mindi Abair!
Making a Scene Talks with Mindi Abair! Winner of 8 Independent Blues Awards Including Artist of the Year 2018! Listen in as we talk to Mindi Abair about her history,…
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Making a Scene talks with the Fast Nasties
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene talks with Indie Blues Artists "The Fast Nasties"! Here’s a riddle. What do you get when you cross a Detroit kid steeped in…
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Making a Scene talks with Ms Zeno The Mojo Queen!
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Making a Scene presents an interview with the Mojo Queen - Ms Zeno! Originally from Louisiana, soul blues legend ms zeno the Mojo Queen has made…
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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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CD Reviews
Lizanne Knott, Jesse Terry, Michael Logen Sunset Avenue Sessions
Lizanne Knott, Jesse Terry, Michael Logen Sunset Avenue Sessions Transoceanic Several  Americana and folk artists have huge followings in the UK and remain a little lesser known here in the…
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Christmas Everywhere by Rodney Crowell
Christmas Everywhere by Rodney Crowell New West Records 2018 Rodney Crowell’s Christmas Everywhere is the album that'll restore your belief in the spirit of Christmas. December finds me kicking and…
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Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers The Christmas Swing
Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers The Christmas Swing Juicy Juju Records/Vizztone Label Group Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers were formed in 2010. They won the Boston Blues Challenge…
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Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers All I Got For Christmas is The Blues
Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers All I Got For Christmas is The Blues Pretty Good For A Girl Records Mindi Abair and Randy Jacobs of The Boneshakers scored big with…
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Viola Krouse's Top 40 Americana CD's for 2018
Making a Scene Presents Viola Krouse's Top 42 Americana CD's for 2018! Viola is one of the newest writers to come on board to the Making a Scene Family. She…
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Richard Ludmerer's Top 40 Indie Blues Recordings of 2018
Making a Scene Presents Richard Ludmerer's Top 40 Indie Blues Recordings of 2018 (In no particular order) Richard Ludmerer was the first writer that believed in what we were doing…
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Rhetta's Top 15 Indie Blues CD's of 2018!
Making a Scene presents Rhetta's Top 15 Indie Blues CD's of 2018! Rhetta Akamatsu is a highly respected journalist and published writer! Her books, available on Amazon.com, have run the…
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Katie Henry High Road
Katie Henry High Road Independent Katie Henry, until now, has been one of New Jersey’s many musical treasures. This is her debut recording which will let others hear her vocal…
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Jim Hynes Top 25 CD's of 2018!
Making a Scene presents Jim Hynes Top 25 CD picks of 2018! Jim Hynes is a highly respected music journalist, who we are proud to have as part of the…
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Beth Hart Live at The Royal Albert Hall
Beth Hart Live at The Royal Albert Hall Provogue/Mascot Label Group DVD Beth Hart has a total of twelve studio albums including several collaborations with Joe Bonamassa. Her last solo…
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Eric Bibb Global Griot
Eric Bibb Global Griot Stony Plain Records Eric Bibb, the son of Leon Bibb a singer-songwriter popular during the folk music scene of the 1960’s, grew up surrounded by the…
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James Maddock If It Ain't Fixed Don't Break It
James Maddock If It Ain't Fixed Don't Break It The newest album by James Maddock is a reflective American songbook James Maddock style. "If It Ain't Fixed Don't Break It"…
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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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Podcasts
LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Paul Oscher
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Paul Oscher 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 Ruth Wyand
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Ruth Wyand This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who embrace…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Christmas Show!
The Staff at LIVE from the Midnight Circus and Making a Scene want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As our gift to…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Niecie
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Niecie This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who embrace the…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus "Indie Blues Double Shot" 12/8/2019
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 Kevin Burt
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Kevin Burt 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 Mark Hummel
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Mark Hummel 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 Cary Morin
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Cary Morin 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" 12/1/2018
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 Mindi Abair
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues.…
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Music on the Couch Show #447
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #447 – 12/03/18 LISTEN HERE: http://tobtr.com/11085783 LITTLE G WEEVIL – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC G returned for his 4th visit to The Couch with his…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring The Fast Nasties
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring The Fast Nasties This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues. Artists who…
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LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Ms Zeno The Mojo Queen
Making a Scene Presents the PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Ms Zeno the Mojo Queen This is the Voice of Indie Blues, the future of the blues.…
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Music on the Couch #446
MUSIC ON THE COUCH 11/29/18 – SHOW #446 LISTEN HERE:   JOHNNY RILEY – COUCH KID NEWS Johnny stopped by to talk about his upcoming tour and talked about a…
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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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