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Features

The Independent Blues Awards

Nominations are now open! Are you are blues based touring artist? Submit your band or CD for the Independent Blues Awards! Nominations are open to all Touring Artists who have their roots in the blues!

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 and roots are in the blues. These awards will represent not only those “touring” artists who work within the established blues community, but embrace working artists […]

The Blues Dancing Movement

Blues Dancing Movement As I began my investigation into this movement, I had the opportunity to speak with “Flouer” a Blues Dance instructor and organizer of “Blues Dance NY“! Which by the way is a great resource for not only blues dancing in the NY area, but the site is has a wealth of information […]

Interviews

An Exclusive Interview with Bob Margolin!

http://bobmargolin.com/ https://www.facebook.com/BobMargolin?fref=ts An Exclusive interview with Bob Margolin by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud “MY ROAD” brings a fresh focus for Margolin – both musically and lyrically. “‘My Road’ reveals who I am today, musically and very personally. Each song takes a surprising turn from the others and my previous music. This breakthrough for me is […]

An Exclusive Interview with the Stone Foxes

http://thestonefoxes.section101.com/ https://www.facebook.com/thestonefoxes/ An Exclusive interview with Shannon from the Stone Foxes by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud The Stone Foxes are San Francisco’s rock band. They bear the torch of their predecessors with the knowledge that rock ‘n roll can move a new generation. They’ve played in front of thousands at festivals like Outside Lands and […]

An Exclusive Interview with Ebony Jo-Ann!

An Exclusive Interview with Ebony Jo-Ann by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud https://www.facebook.com/ebony.joann?fref=ts Multiple award-winning theatre, film and television actress, Ebony Jo-Ann releases her new Blues CD, Please Save Your Love for Me on her independent label, Blackgold Production on Friday, September 18th. Ebony will kick-off the promotions for the album at this year’s National Black […]

An Exclusive Interview with Larry Garner!

  https://www.facebook.com/BluesmanGarner?fref=ts An Exclusive interview with Larry Ganer by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Larry Garner was comfortable in the 9-to-5 routine of commuting to his day job, and making a good salary working for Dow Chemical. On his drive home one night, he was forced to take an alternate route. “There was an accident on […]

An Exclusive interview with Hurricane Ruth LaMaster!

http://hurricaneruth.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Hurricane-Ruth-204514259582328/?fref=ts An Exclusive Interview with Hurricane Ruth LaMaster! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Critics and fans hail their shows as powerful, raw, emotional and dynamic. The band’s contagious energy is evident in their live shows. The center of this energy is Hurricane Ruth LaMaster herself. Ruth is a captivating performer, who will grab your […]

Jonn Del Toro Richardson!

http://www.deltoroblues.com/ https://www.facebook.com/jonn.richardson?fref=ts An Exclusive Interview with Jonn Del Toro Richardson by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Jonn Del Toro Richardson got his start at an early age, having grown up in a musical family. His grandmother and her siblings played in a touring mariachi band playing regionally through the Southeast and Southwest. After watching his uncles […]

 

CD Reviews

Crooked Eye Tommy: “Butterflies and Snakes”

Santa Barbara blues group Crooked Eye Tommy has only been around since 2013 and Butterflies & Snakes is their debut album. Yet the band delivers a professional, smoking and very entertaining recording. Of course, this is not Delta blues. California blues tend to have a lot of Southern rock roots and owe more to The […]

Toni Lynn Washington I Wanna Dance

Toni Lynn Washington I Wanna Dance Regina Royale Records Toni Lynn Washington has sometimes been called Boston’s Queen of The Blues. During her early career she sang in gospel choirs, entertained our troops as part of Bob Hope’s USO tour and was showcased at numerous festivals. Between 1995 and 2000 Washington released three albums on […]

Wilson Pickett “Mr. Magic Man: The Complete RCA Studio Recordings”

Wilson Pickett “Mr. Magic Man: The Complete RCA Studio Recordings” (2 CD’s) www.RealGoneMusic.com This two CD box-set encompasses Wilson Pickett’s four RCA albums: “‘Mr. Magic Man,” ‘Miz Lena’s Boy,” “Pickett in the Pocket,” and “Join Me and Let’s Be Free” from 1973 through 1975 with four previously unreleased CD singles. The best tracks were recorded […]

Mike Zito & The Wheel Keep Coming Back

Mike Zito & The Wheel Keep Coming Back       Ruf Records Guitarist Mike Zito began his career in the St. Louis area, where he released some recordings on his own before signing with Eclecto Groove Records. Eclecto Groove was a new subsidiary of Delta Groove and in 2008 they released Zito’s first internationally distributed album. “Today” […]

2015 Stocking Stuffers: For Heightened Holiday Cheer – A Half Dozen Grab-bag CD’s

2015 Stocking Stuffers:  For Heightened Holiday Cheer – A Half Dozen Grab-bag CD’s The Soulful Strings “The Magic of Christmas” www.RealGoneMusic.com Originally issued via the Cadet subsidiary of Chess Records this collection makes its debut on CD.  Chess/Cadet house-band studio players; harpist (not harmonica) Dorothy Ashby, Charles Stepney, Lenard Druss, Bunky Green, Phil Upchurch, Cleveland […]

Trudy Lynn Everything Comes With a Price

Trudy Lynn Everything Comes With a Price Connor Ray Music In 2014 Trudy Lynn received her fifth Blues Music Award nomination. This time it was in the category of Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year, a.k.a the Koko Taylor award. Lynn’s last studio recording was the “Royal Oaks Blues Café” also on the Connor […]

Podcasts

LIVE from the Midnight Circus 12/14/2015 with Bob Margolin!

LIVE from the Midnight Circus 12/14/2015 With Bob Margolin by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud INDIE Blues – Currently Touring Musicians who recognize they are influenced by The Blues artists that came before them and in the time honored tradition of The Blues, are creating New Original Music that reflects their reality. The music they create […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus 12/13/2015 with The Stone Foxes

LIVE from the Midnight Circus 12/13/2015 with the Stone Foxes! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud INDIE Blues – Currently Touring Musicians who recognize they are influenced by The Blues artists that came before them and in the time honored tradition of The Blues, are creating New Original Music that reflects their reality. The music they […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus 12/15/2015 with Ebony Jo-ann!!

LIVE from the Midnight Circus 12/15/2015 with Ebony Jo-Ann by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Celebrating the Diversity and Power of the Music created by artists that acknowledge their roots are in the Blues! INDIE Blues – Currently Touring Musicians who recognize they are influenced by The Blues artists that came before them and in the time honored tradition of […]

 

Music on the Couch 12/14/2015 #298

SHOW # 298 Live, Uncut & Uncensored Conversations With “Musicians You Should Know”   DAVID GOGO David is a Canadian blues guitarist, singer-songwriter and bandleader. Between 1994 and 2014, he released 12 solo albums. His latest release is entitled Vicksburg Call and David and I explored his life and his music while listening to the new album. WEB […]

On the Scene

2016, The Year of The Indie Authority

Hey Everyone, It’s been a while since we have given a solid station update but we have some information to share. For those of you who didn’t see the update. Our new program director released a statement, that’s become an all time first for The Indie Authority. 1.  We are in the process of Re […]


This weekend: Celebrate the blues all around Atlanta

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season! There is plenty of good music around, including a chance to see Webb Willder and Colonel Bruce Hampton at Smith’s Olde Bar on Saturday! I have a special event of my own on Saturday, with my Book Launch Party for Southern Crossroads: Georgia Blues. I will  have […]

Event review: Markey Blue blows the Darwin’s crowd away December 11

Markey Blue is one dynamic and unstoppable group and they blew the crowd at Darwin’s Burgers and Blues in Marietta away Saturday night. Beautiful Markey danced and sang her heart out. She never stopped moving! She is so tall that with her heels on she kept bumping her fist on the ceiling henever she raised […]

Due to technical issues I was not able to write reviews last week of two great events, the Little G Weevil Band at Darwin’s Blues Club in Marietta and the Atlanta Blues Society Holiday party. Both of these events deserve reviews and so I am combining them in this article. Friday,, December 5, was Little […]