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Features

Making a Scene is 2 years OLD!

That’s Right! Making a Scene is now 2 years old! And what a great 2 years it has been. I am so excited about all that we have accomplished over the course of the last 2 years. Let me give you a rundown of how successful we have been since our launch in May of […]

VOTE NOW for the Independent Blues Awards!!

The Independent Blues Award Nominations are now in and we are ready for YOUR VOTE!  What makes us different than all the other voting awards is we give you a chance to listen and learn about the nominees with clickable links to their websites and streams to listen to their music. If you are not […]

Interviews

An Exclusive Interview With Too Slim!

http://www.tooslim.org/ https://www.facebook.com/TooSlimandtheTaildraggers Too Slim and the Taildraggers is an American rock band formed in 1986 in Spokane, Washington, United States.[1] The band has five albums that peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard Top Blues Albums, as well as several awards. Members currently consist of Tim “Too Slim” Langford (lead vocals, guitar), Robert Kearnes […]

An Exclusive Interview With Mike Eldred!

  http://mikeeldredtrio.com/ https://www.facebook.com/mikeeldredtrio/?fref=ts “It’s not so much raw chutzpah as sheer love — backed by unassailable musical chops — with which veteran Southern California blues musician Mike Eldred puts on display in “61 and 49,” referencing the fabled intersection in Clarksdale, Miss., that’s essentially ground zero in the world of Delta blues. What makes the […]

An Exclusive Interview with Angel Forrest!

  http://www.angelforrest.ca/ https://www.facebook.com/angelforrest2/?fref=ts With a career spanning 27 years, nine albums and the winner of the Maple Blues Award for Female Vocalist of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Quebec blues belter Angel Forrest releases her new album, Angel’s 11 on March 11th, 2016. Ambitious and original, this project demonstrates the friendship shared between […]

An Exclusive Interview with Cecile Doo-Kingue!

http://www.cdkmusik.com/home https://www.facebook.com/ceciledookinguemusik/?fref=ts An exceptional stage presence, guitarist / singer-songwriter Cécile Doo-Kingué blends blues, afro-roots and soul to create a unique sound. Born and raised in New York City, first generation from Cameroon, she has lived in the USA, France, and is now an adopted Montrealer. Considered one of Canada’s most electrifying and versatile guitarists, she […]

An Exclusive Interview with Tweed Funk!

  http://www.tweedfunk.com/ https://www.facebook.com/tweedfunk/   Joseph “Smokey” Holman Vocals – 2013 WAMI Award Winner for Male Vocalist of the Year Smokey has been featured in some of the top blues publications including Living Blues Magazine, Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine, and Blues Blast Magazine. “With a fascinating story singing with soul greats at both Motown […]

CD Reviews

Jimbo Mathus pours out goodness in “Band of Storms”

With Jimbo Mathus, you never know what you are going to get except that it will be brilliant. This one, over all, is more rock-oriented, beginning with the raw “Gringo Man,” to the country rock of “Can’t Get Much Higher” and the sexy, sultry “Play With Fire.” “Stop Your Crying” slows things down and employs […]

Thoughts on ” Janis: Little Girl Blue” (DVD)

I just watched “Janis: Little Girl Blue” on DVD, complete with deleted and expanded scenes not shown on PBS, and it just caused a storm of emotions. In a bit, I have to write a proper review of it,but right now, I want to talk about it from a personal point of view, about how […]

Music Review: Darryl Purpose – “Still the Birds”

When a person is as unusual as Darryl  Purpose,  you can expect his music to be as different as he is, and it is. Purpose is a member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame who has been banned from casinos in six continents. After spending years sleeping in his truck and playing anywhere he could […]

Shaun Murphy It Won’t Stop Raining

Shaun Murphy It Won’t Stop Raining Vision Wall Records Shaun Murphy had been a featured vocalist with “Little Feat” for sixteen years. In 2009 she decided to leave that band to pursue her passion for the blues. Her album “Ask for The Moon” received three Grammy nominations and won two Blues Blast Awards. On her […]

The Bo-Keys Heartaches By The Number

The Bo-Keys Heartaches By The Number Omnivore Recordings The Bo-Keys are a soul/jazz band from Memphis, Tennessee. They were originally formed in 1998 by bassist Scott Bomar to be a backup band for the legendary Stax artist and songwriter Sir Mack Rice; best known for “Mustang Sally”. The Bo-Keys were comprised of veteran Memphis sidemen […]

Gil Scott-Heron in “Black Wax”

Gil Scott-Heron in “Black Wax” www.MVDvisual.com Blu-Ray Disc, Eighty-nine minutes Robert Mugge’s film of Gil Scott-Heron’s 1982 concert performance at the Black Wax in Washington D.C. bounces back and forth from the club to Heron’s jaunts around his D.C. neighborhoods with boom-box in hand singing along with the battery powered portable, adding commentary to setup […]

Festival Express New Line Entertainment

Festival Express New Line Entertainment DVD In 1970 the following bands got on a train and rode across Canada stopping to play in Toronto, Winnepeg and Calgary. The film which shows footage of them both in Concert and “ridin that train”, sat in a garage for thirty years. Imagine being on a week long train […]

On The Scene

The Red Dirt Revelators electrify Darwin’s

By Rhetta Akamatsu It was not a packed house Saturday night, May 7,  at Darwin’s for The Red Dirt Revelators – many of the regulars were still recuperating from a trip to Memphis to see the BMAs Friday night and others were at the Blind Willie McTell Festival – but ti surely was a happy […]

This week: Blues in and around Atlanta, May 9-15

It’s a blues blowout during the coming week, with the Atlanta Blues Society coming up during the weekend and a chance to help Lola celebrate her birthday among the highlights. Here’s the lineup: Monday Bill Sheffield is at Blind Willie’s and The New Yankee Allstars are at Darwin’s in Marietta. Dry White Toast is at […]

The Jeff Jensen Band spreads the love at Darwin’s in Marietta April 23

  You can feel the excitement whenever Jeff Jensen and his band comes to Darwin’s, and you can be sure that the fans will be out in full force! Jeff and his band are favorites in the Atlanta area, and they always come to Darwin’s, where they know they are going to have a good […]

Podcasts

LIVE from the Midnight Circus “The Voice of Indie Blues” 5/8/2016

This is the #1 and Original “ INDIE BLUES RADIO” show that is dedicated to bringing you artists who are currently touring and creating new original music rooted in the blues. We celebrate the diversity of music that is being created in blues! These are the artists who keeping the blues alive is not a […]

This is the #1 and Original INDIE BLUES RADIO Show that is dedicated to bringing you ONLY touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues .. That is right INDIE Blues!!! This week we start off with Bernard Allison Steve Hill Paul Reddick Tasha Taylor KALO Julie Rhodes Ben Harper and […]

This is the #1 and Only show INDIE Blues Radio Show!! .. Each week we showcase currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. INDIE Blues artists! .. Tune in each week and discover what is really happening in the world of Blues TODAY!! This week we start things off […]

SHOW #323 – 05/02/16 Live, Uncut and Uncensored Conversations With “Musicians You Should Know” LISTEN HERE: http://goo.gl/5kqCiU   ANTHONY ROSANO – COUCH KID NEWS Anthony came by to talk about the new album “‘Rood Awakening”, which is available for pre-order now and available the end of May.  He also announced their upcoming studio album, which […]

This is the #1 and Original Voice of INDIE Blues! .. The only show that celebrates the diversity that exist in the blues and brings you ONLY new artists who are creating original music rooted in the blues! .. We honor the past by supporting the FUTURE of the blues .. and that future is […]

This is the #1 and Original “Voice of INDIE Blues“! This is the show that celebrates the diversity of music that is being created today by artists out there touring, that is rooted in the blues. This is not the blues of old, this is the show that honors the past by supporting the future […]

This is the #1 and Original VOICE of INDIE Blues! We believe in showcasing new artists who are touring and creating new original music rooted in the blues .. we bring you the true power of INDIE Blues by showcasing the diversity of music that is being created from these roots … This week we […]

This is the #1 and Original “Voice of INDIE Blues“!! The only show that celebrates the diversity that exists in the blues by showcasing currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues .. this is the show that is redefining blues for the 21st century .. we play only NEW […]