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Making a Scene – 2015 Year in Review!

    This has been a very busy year for us here at Making a Scene! Our daily visitor count has skyrocketed and our new Newsletter has exploded to over 6,100 subscribers! Since we started this magazine we have had over 135,000 visitors with over 85,000 just this year alone, double our visitor count of 2014!! […]

Making a Scene – The 54 “Indie Blues” CD’s of 2015 you should know!

Here is 54 “Indie Blues” CD’s of 2015 that you should know about. Why 54? Well no reason other than that was the year I was born and I felt it was a good number to use. Everyone uses top 20, 50, 100 .. me, I march to a much different drummer. Now as this […]

Richard Ludmerer’s Top Blues Picks of 2015

Our Blues Reviewer Richard Ludmerer has given us his TOP 20 Picks for 2015 (in no particular Order) .. and we wanted to share these with you all. If you click on the picture of the Cd it will take you to Richard’s Review of that CD along with other goodies!         […]

Rhetta’s Don’t Miss Roots Music Albums of 2015

by Rhetta Akamatsu It’s time to look back at 2015 and pick some don’t miss albums  I was going to do 5 but I just couldn’t choose. So here are 10 albums every roots music lover should have in their collection, in random order. Voo Davis – Midnight Mist Voo Davis was born in Alabama […]

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

 

An Exclusive Interview with Karen Lovely

http://www.karenlovely.com/ https://www.facebook.com/karenlovely.me/?fref=ts An Exclusive Interview with Karen Lovely by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Karen Lovely shot onto the blues scene out of the Pacific Northwest like Stack O’ Lee’s .44 placing 2nd at the 2010 International Blues Challenge followed by three 2011 Blues Music Award Nominations for BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST, BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES […]

 

An Exclusive Interview with Keith Stone!

http://www.keithstonemusic.com https://www.facebook.com/KeithStone3090 An Exclusive Interview with Keith Stone! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud KEITH STONE IS A NEW ORLEANS GUITARIST/SINGER AND SONG WRITER WHOSE GUITAR VERSATILITY COMBINED WITH HIS SOULFUL BLUESY VOICE QUICKLY REVEAL HIS NEW ORLEANS ROOTS. Since his birth in uptown New Orleans in 1965 he’s been saturated with the sounds of the […]

An Exclusive Interview with Mike Zito

http://www.mikezito.com/ https://www.facebook.com/mikezitomusic/ Making a Scene talks with Mike Zito by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud BEAUMONT, TX – On “The Road Never Ends,” the second track of Mike Zito’s new June 11 CD, Gone to Texas, he cranks things into the stratosphere with a sonic blast of electric slide guitar and blistering vocals, accompanied on vocals […]

 

An Exclusive interview with Tim Williams!

 

http://www.cayusemusic.com/ https://www.facebook.com/tim.williams.10297701 An Exclusive interview with Tim Williams by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Tim Williams’ career began in the coffee houses of Southern California in the mid-1960s and continues today around the world from his home base on the Canadian Prairies. Tim has played festivals, folk clubs, concert halls and roadhouses from Rabat, Morocco, to […]

CD Reviews

 

Diane Blue Blues in My Soul

 

Diane Blue Blues in My Soul Regina Royale Records Diane Blue has shared the stage with Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson; Irma Thomas; Big Jack Johnson and others. In 2006 Blue released, “Here I Am”, her independently produced debut recording. In 2010 Blue won the Massachusetts Blues Challenge and went onto compete in the International Blues […]

 

Eric Bibb and J.J.Milteau Lead Belly’s Gold

Eric Bibb and J.J.Milteau Lead Belly’s Gold Live at the Sunset & more Stony Plain Records Eric Bibb began to receive recognition in 1997 when he released “Me To You” on the Code Blue label. That album featured guest appearances from Pops & Mavis Staples, and Taj Mahal. In 2004 Bibb signed with Telarc Records […]

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 […]

Podcasts

LIVE From the Midnight Circus 12/27/2015 With Keith Stone!

LIVE from the Midnight Circus 12/27/2015 with Keith Stone by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud “There is a wide indie blues movement for bands making original music influenced by but not slavishly following blues tradition. “ – The Husky Tones Celebrating the Diversity and Power of the Music created by artists that acknowledge their roots are in the Blues! INDIE […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus 12/28/2015 with Karen Lovely

LIVE from the Midnight Circus 12/28/2015 with Karen Lovely by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Honoring the past by Supporting the Future of the Blues !!! 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 […]

The Best INDIE BLUES 2015!

 

 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus 12/29/2015 The Best in INDIE BLUES 2015! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM LIVE FROM THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS AND MAKING A SCENE!! Today we have a special 2015 recap of the best in INDIE BLUES RADIO by artists that have been on the show over the past […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus 12/20/2015 With Mike Zito!! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud “There is a wide indie blues movement for bands making original music influenced by but not slavishly following blues tradition. “ – The Husky Tones Celebrating the Diversity and Power of the Music created by artists that acknowledge their roots are in the Blues! INDIE […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus 12/21/2015 With Tim Williams by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud “There is a wide indie blues movement for bands making original music influenced by but not slavishly following blues tradition. “ – The Husky Tones Celebrating the Diversity and Power of the Music created by artists that acknowledge their roots are in the Blues! INDIE […]

 

Music on the Couch 12/28/2015 Show #300

SHOW # 300 – 12/28/15 ROUNDTABLE #5 – “LOOKING AHEAD ON THE STATE OF THE BLUES” LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE: http://goo.gl/jQxCCG     For this special Roundtable I was joined by: AMY BRAT Founder and director of BratGirlMedia and is a leading publicist, event facilitator, and social media strategist, specializing in Blues. She is the […]