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Features

 

Making a Scene Gains OVER 150,000 Visits!

  That’s Right! Before our 2nd anniversary (May 1, 2016) we break through this new milestone! When we started “Making a Scene” we knew we had a great idea, but we did not think that it would take off as fast as it did.  This was not something that happened without a lot of hard […]

 

Goodbye to Tommy Brown

  Atlanta blues  musician and comedian Tommy Brown died Saturday, March 12.  He was 85. Last year, Tommy was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis, TN. In his g career, he made a number of both blues and comedy albums. His big hit was in 1951, “Weepin’ and Cryin’,” and that, along […]

 

Creating a Music Video on a Budget

Creating a Music Video on a Budget   One of the most effective marketing tools a band can have, especially in the digital age, is a good production Music Video. Now, I’m not talking about taping some live gig somewhere in bad light with lousy (or questionable Sound). What I am talking about that MTV […]

 

Buying your way to Viral

Social Media is such a prominent force in the independent music world that it was inevitable that someone would come up with a business model that allows you to purchase Instagram followers, YouTube views, Facebook Shares and more. Many times those numbers of shares, video views are looked at as a form of success and […]

 

Indie on the Move – Helping Book Indie Artists!

Whether  you are an indie artist or a seasoned booking agent, no matter what genre, one of most important aspects of the music business is finding venues and their contact info so you can start to book yourself either locally, regionally or nationally. As any booking or indie artist booking themselves will tell you this is […]

 

Interviews

 

An Exclusive Interview with Corey Dennison!

http://www.coreydennison.net/ https://www.facebook.com/CoreyDennisonMusic/?fref=ts Long-awaited by loyal fans, The Corey Dennison Blues Band debuted in Chicago in early 2013, storming the stages of Buddy Guy’s Legends, Rosa’s, and Leroy’s Hot Stuff. In late 2013, Corey’s always entertaining stage presence prompted the release of “live in chicago” a thrilling document of a typical night in a Windy City […]

 

AN Exclusive Interview with Guy King!

http://www.guyking.net/ https://www.facebook.com/guy.king.779?fref=ts Guy King’s music is fresh and unique while maintaining a strong link to the musical masters that came before him. His natural musical abilities and his one of a kind blend of Blues, Jazz, Soul, and R&B, are some of what makes Guy King so special in the music world. Born and raised […]

 

An Exclusive Interview with RB Stone!

http://www.rbstone.com/ https://www.facebook.com/rb.stone.9?fref=ts RB Stone’s parents were huge music lovers; his father, a blues/boogie, rock ‘n’ roller and his mother, a fan of Tennessee Ernie Ford, Janis Joplin, Herb Alpert, Johnny Cash, Sly and the Family Stone, Elvis and the wide variety of hits from the 60’s. At 12, his mother showed him some chords on […]

 

An Exclusive Interview with Professor Louie

http://www.professorlouie.com/index.html https://www.facebook.com/ProfessorLouieAndTheCrowmatix/?fref=ts Professor Louie’s upstate ensemble is an old school Americana template that jams out timeless rock, country, blues and New Orleans influenced originals. – Village Voice This GRAMMY-nominated Woodstock NY band plays 150 shows every year in the US and worldwide. Led by recording engineer and producer, Aaron “Professor Louie” Hurwitz on vocals, keyboards […]

 

CD Reviews

 

Guy King Truth

Guy King Truth Delmark Records Guy King was born in Israel. He moved to the states and settled in Chicago. King joined Willie Kent’s shuffle driven blues band and served as both lead guitarist and band leader until Kent’s death in 2006. After starting his own band King played Buddy Guy’s Legends, Rosa’s Lounge and […]

 

Robert Trujillo Presents Jaco” MVD Visual – 2 DVD’s

Robert Trujillo Presents Jaco” MVD Visual – 2 DVD’s “Jaco” is predominantly presented with old and recent interviews via the eyes of his family and his world-class musical collaborators, plus there are several vintage video segments of Jaco Pastorius himself. Produced by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo directed by Paul Marchand and Stephen Kijak the documentary […]

 

Janiva Magness Love Wins Again

Janiva Magness Love Wins Again Blue Elan Records/Fathead Records Janiva Magness was born in Detroit, Michigan. She wound up in the foster care system and was placed into a dozen homes before she got pregnant at the age of 17. Inspired by the intensity of an Otis Rush performance “Otis played as if his life […]

 

Dennis Jones provides rocking blues on “Both Sides of the Track”

Dennis Jones has provided a quality blues album with “Both Sides of the Track,” which does indeed, move from the heavy side to the smoother, more traditional side of the genre. With the heavier material on the album, like the opening “Enjoy the Ride,”  “It All Depends ” “The Machine,” “Nobody’s Slave,” and “I Can’t […]

 

Bonnie Raitt Dig in Deep

Bonnie Raitt Dig in Deep Redwing Records Bonnie Lynn Raitt was born in Burbank, Ca. in 1948. She is the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. She went to a Quaker school in New York before enrolling at Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Raitt befriended blues promoter Dick Waterman and in the fall of […]

 

Mike Pachelli Fade to Blue

Mike Pachelli Fade to Blue Fullblast Recordings Michael Pachelli was raised in Youngstown, Ohio. His earliest guitar influence was Wes Montgomery. He studied classical guitar at Youngstown State University before moving to New York City to study bebop with Joe Pass and Pat Martino. He has toured with Brother Jack McDuff and Albert King among […]

 

Podcasts

 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus 3/15/2016

This is the #1 and Original INDIE Blues radio show that brings you ONLY currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues! We celebrate and showcase the true power that exists in the blues, that power is in the diversity of music that has been and is still being created […]

 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus with Corey Dennison!

This is the only show that is dedicated to bringing you ONLY touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. We celebrate the diversity of music that come from these roots. We know that the true power of the Blues is in this diversity!! .. This week we start off with […]

 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus with Guy King!

This is the show that is dedicated to bringing you the best in currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues! We celebrate the diversity of music that has been created from these roots and recognize that this where where the true power of the blues comes from! The innovation […]

 

Music On the Couch Show #316

SHOW #316 – 03/14/16 Live, Uncut & Uncensored Conversations With “Musicians You Should Know”  LISTEN HERE: http://goo.gl/kV5ipN CECILE DOO-KINGUE Cecile is a NY gal, who lived in France and settled in Montreal Canada.  She has mastered her craft over the years and in 2015 she released Anybody Listening Part 1: Monologues.  It earned her multiple […]

 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus 3/8/2016 THE BEST in INDIE BLUES!

This is the show where I dig into the mailbox and I find you the best INDIE Blues artists and present them to you! This is the only show that is dedicated 100% to playing only currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues . The blues is truly the […]

 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus with RB Stone!

This is the only show that is dedicated to playing ONLY touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. We Celebrate the diversity of music that comes from the blues, we don’t shun it! This is the show that no matter what you listen to, you will find some artists that […]

 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus with Professor Louie!

This is the show that celebrates and showcases Touring artists who are creating new Original music rooted in the blues! These artist represent the true power of blues, the power that lives in the diversity of music that is created from these roots! Tune in and you will discover music that will touch you in […]

 

Music On the Couch Show #315

SHOW #315 – 03/07/16 LIVE, UNCUT & UNCENSORED CONVERSATIONS WITH “MUSICIANS YOU SHOULD KNOW” LISTEN HERE: http://goo.gl/B11ASu KIRBY SEWELL – COUCH KID NEWS Kirby stopped by to talk about his recent Maple Blues Award and what is on tap for the summer of 2016. WEB SITE FACEBOOK PAGE ANGEL FORREST – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC […]

 

On the Scene

 

This week: Blues around Atlanta March 21-27

It’s a great week for enjoying the best of local talent, including the return of Truett Lollis to Darwin’s for one night following his first   national and international tour.  You will have a great time at any of the following shows: Monday Cody Matlock is at Darwin’s in Marietta and Barrelhouse Bob Page is at […]