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Where it all Began ASCAP On February 13, 1914 composer Victor Herbert was eating dinner at the Hotel Claridge in NY City when he heard the piano player in the restaurant playing one of his compositions. As he looked around the bustling restaurant, he realized that while the patrons were eating and spending money, they […]

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, a good merch  table, can sometimes bring a gig from the red into the black. I once knew a band in NY whose Merch table […]


An Exclusive Interview with Van Wilks! When you think Texas blues-rock, you think Van Wilks’. There are few names that have lasted and flourished within the Texas music scene like Wilks. Fads come and go, but Van Wilks is here to stay, as evidenced by his latest release, 21st Century Blues. Like the steam engine on the cover, 21st […]

An Exclusive Interview with Chris Vos of The Record Company! The Record Company write and play raw, sincere rock n’ roll. Influenced by the rough honesty of their heroes – blues-men like John Lee Hooker, early punk bands like The Stooges, and rock greats like The Rolling Stones. Their sound incorporates slide guitar, distorted bass, a garage-sale Ludwig drum kit and the heartland-hued […]

An Exclusive Interview with Johnny Rawls! Johnny Rawls was born in Columbia, Mississippi in 1951 and raised in Purvis and Gulfport, Mississippi. He acquired an early interest in music when hearing his grandfather play the blues guitar one Christmas morning. He began playing professionally while still in high school with such stars as ZZ Hill, Little Johnny Taylor, Joe […]

An Exclusive Interview with John D’Amato You May have heard that Music in Memphis Died along with B.B. King… well we’re here to tell you that… MEMPHIS BLUES ROCK IS ALIVE AND WELL! John D’Amato — A Rockin’ original yet true to the blues As John D’Amato gets ready for 2015, he continues to shake up the blues world […]


CD Reviews


Music Review: Celtic Thunder- ‘Legacy: Volume 1’

Celtic Thunder has just released Legacy: Volume 1 on DVD/Blu-ray and CD. You need both the visual and the audio, the DVD or Blu-ray to bask in the spectacle and the pure performance bliss provided by these talented and handsome young men backed by the marvelous eight-piece Celtic Thunder Band on whistles, strings, guitars, percussion, […]

Toronzo Cannon The Chicago Way

Toronzo Cannon The Chicago Way Alligator Records Toronzo Cannon was born on Chicago’s south side in 1968. While growing up Cannon would sit outside Theresa’s Lounge listening to the sounds of Buddy Guy and Junior Wells spilling out onto the street. He purchased his first guitar when he was 22. His early influences included Albert […]

Stan Getz “Getz/Gilberto ‘76” & “Moments in Time”

Stan Getz “Getz/Gilberto ‘76” & “Moments in Time” During a week run at the now defunct Keystone Korner in San Francisco, California a series of concerts were recorded and are finally making their commercial debut. “Getz/Gilberto ’76” and “Moments in Time” have been simultaneously issued as two distinct CD releases. Both of these recordings […]

Luther Dickinson Blues & Ballads A Folksingers’s Songbook: Volume I & II

Luther Dickinson Blues & Ballads A Folksingers’s Songbook: Volume I & II New West Records   Luther Dickinson, guitar; and his brother Cody, drums; were born in Memphis the sons of legendary musician/producer Jim Dickinson. Luther’s discography includes early recordings with bands such as “D.D.T.” and “Gutbucket”. After years working as part of the rock […]


Grateful Dead “Dick’s Picks Volume Two”

Grateful Dead “Dick’s Picks Volume Two” Columbus, OH 10/31/71 Dick’s Picks Two (originally issued in 1995) is the lone single disc release from the magnificent “Dick’s Picks” series. All told: There were thirty-six “Dick’s Picks.” Nonetheless: This one packs a powerful wallop – flowing for nearly an hour of non-stop dynamic jamming.  Weir’s guitar […]


Music For Good


CONCERT TO BENEFIT NASHVILLE GUITAR LEGEND JIMMY NALLS, SIDELINED BY PARKINSON’S April 26th Line-Up at 3rd & Lindsley Boasts Top Blues-Rockers. Event Also Debuts  “The Jimmy Nalls Project” Benefit Album (NASHVILLE)  After Parkinson’s disease struck famed guitarist Jimmy Nalls at the height of his career in the mid-‘90s, his legions of friends and fans showed their […]

Connect with Candye on Facebook to keep up to date with all the latest reviews, tour dates, photos and adventures! Hello fans and friends of Candye Candye is still fighting the neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer she was diagnosed with in 2008. She writes: “Still in hospital! Cedars Sinai in LA. I don’t know where people are getting the […]


On the Scene

The coming week s chock full of blues, from the great John Mayall to local legends like Beverly “Guitar” Watkins to stars in the making like Cody Matlock and The John Pagano Band! And of course, there’s the ABS meeting on Sunday as well. Here are a lot of great choices for you: Monday Bill […]




LIVE from the Midnight Circus 3/1/2016 The Best in INDIE BLUES!

This is our 3 hour presentation of INDIE Blues artists you should know. These are the artists that are out there right now touring the country and creating new original music rooted in the blues. No matter what Genre you listen to, Blues, funk, soul, Rock, Blues Rock, R&B, Indie, Alternative, Americana, Roots, Rap, Hip […]

This is the only show that is 100% dedicated to Touring INDIE Blues art5ists .. Touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. Artists who understand and believe in the true power of the blues .. the power that lives in it’s diversity! We showcase and celebrate that diversity by bringing […]

  This is the show that is dedicated to the touring artist that is creating new original music with their roots in the blues. We celebrate the diversity that is the power that exist in the blues. To deny this diversity is to deny the great contributions that the blues artists of the past have […]

SHOW # 314 – 02/29/16 Live, Uncut & Uncensored Conversations With “Musicians You Should Know”   Listen Here: SAM BUTLER Sam’s resume includes time with The Blind Boys of Mississippi, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, and collaborator with Donald Fagen, Keith Richards and others.  Sam now has a solo album Raise Your Hands, and he and […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus 2/22/2016 With Johnny Rawls!

This is the only show that is dedicated to showcasing the true power of the blues .. the power that exists in the diversity of music that has been created from those roots. This is the only show that ONLY showcases currently touring artists that create new original music with those roots in the blues […]

This is the only show that celebrates the diversity of music that is being created TODAY Rooted in the Blues. We only play artists that are currently touring and creating new original music .. you get the best in INDIE Blues This week we start off with music from Johnny Rawls Jordan Patterson Blues Music […]