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VOTING ENDS TOMORROW FOR THE INDEPENDENT BLUES AWARDS!

 

Features

 

Road Tips for the Touring Musician (and those who want to be)

INTRODUCTION If you are serious about creating a career as a musician or a band, the one thing you will have to come to terms with is the fact that the job IS on the road and performing. It’s not about radio airplay or CD sales (Both of which are used to support a Tour) and there is no […]

 

The Independent Blues Awards will be announced June 15 at Darwins in Atlanta!

The winning nominees of the “Making a Scene Independent Blues Awards” will be announced at an event to be held at one of Atlanta’s most respected LIVE Blues Venues Darwins Burgers and Blues!   On June 15, 2016 Darwins is known as the “Biggest Little Indie Blues Club” in Atlanta, was chosen because of their dedication and rich […]

 

An Update for Small Internet Webcasters!

UPDATE! The new bill (HR 1733, known as the “Fair Play, Fair Pay Act”) is currently being discussed in DC! (It is before the sub-committee on “courts, intellectual property and the internet.”) RIGHT NOW is the time to contact your local congress representative to really make a difference! You don’t need to take the time […]

 

Interviews

 

An Exclusive Interview with Russell “Hitman” Alexander

http://www.hitmanbluesband.com/ https://www.facebook.com/The-Hitman-Blues-Band-161108200630460/?fref=ts The Hitman Blues Band is getting worldwide recognition. Their previous release, “Blues Enough”, was in the running for two Grammy nominations. “Two Minute Warning” (from “Angel In The Shadows”) is available as an add-on to RockBand. The new release “The World Moves On” is being hailed as “the best yet!” They’ve had six […]

 

An Exclusive Interview with Reverend Freakchild

http://www.www-reverendfreakchild.org/ https://www.facebook.com/Reverend-Freakchild-137706819606417/?fref=ts Reverend Freakchild (a.k.a. Billy, Bhoomisparsha, Fordham, Sal Paradise, Swaraj, Floyd Graves) In the tradition of such Blues Reverends as Rev. Gary Davis – such is the irreverent Reverend Freakchild. Like John Hammond Jr. he is a student of the Blues. He has played in many bands including an early incarnation of Soul Coughing […]

 

An Exclusive Interview with Albert Castiglia!

http://albertcastiglia.net/ https://www.facebook.com/albertcastiglia Born August 12, 1969, in New York, he was a product of that city’s great melting-pot community, the son of a Cuban mother and Italian father. At five, the family moved to Miami, Florida, and when the twelve-year-old Albert took his first guitar lesson, a spark was lit that couldn’t be snuffed out. […]

 

An Exclusive Interview with KALO!

  http://www.kaloband.com/home.html https://www.facebook.com/kaloblues/?fref=ts The blues and R&B tinged rock band KALO formed in 2012 after Israeli-born guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Bat-Or Kalo took a long road to Oklahoma. For Bat-Or , everything started with a Jimi Hendrix cassette tape and a gift of an electric guitar that put her on a musical course. Her artistic […]

 

CD Reviews

 

Eric Clapton I Still Do

Eric Clapton I Still Do Bushbranch Records /Surfdog Records In the 1960’s Eric Clapton’s work with the Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Cream caused some to proclaim that “Clapton is God”. As a rock star his guitar playing was revolutionary. Initially there was a rumor that he was afraid to sing but Clapton quickly overcame […]

 

Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans That’s What They Say

Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans That’s What They Say ManHat Tone Records Brad Vickers was the bass player in Little Mike & The Tornadoes. He appears on 1988’s “Pinetop Perkins with Little Mike (Markowitz) and The Tornadoes After Hours” and also on 1990’s “Heart Attack” featuring four tracks with Paul Butterfield (believed to be Butterfield’s […]

 

John D’Amato -‘Born Blue: The Sun Sessions’

John D’Amato establishes that Born Blue is a blues album with the song titles that run through it: “Helicopter Blues,” “Chicken Blues,”  and “True to the Blues,” for example. But it is two songs on the album that really establish his personal connection to the blues: “Born Blue” and “Blues Man.” The title song “Born […]

 

Pride and Joy: The Story of Alligator Records

“Pride and Joy: The Story of Alligator Records” www.MVDvisual.com Blu-Ray Disc For forty-five years Alligator Records has remained one of the truest Blues recording labels since their humble Windy City beginnings. Bruce Iglauer founded the company in 1971 and still remains; as owner, chief cook and bottle washer, and boss. Iglauer’s first release was by […]

 

Del McCoury Band Del & Woody

Del McCoury Band Del & Woody McCoury Music Woody Guthrie (1912 – 1967) was a singer, songwriter and musician who wrote hundreds of songs. Many are today considered traditional but included were ballads, children’s songs and political tunes. Best known is his song “This Land is Your Land”. Guthrie was a big influence on other songwriters […]

 

Ivas John – ‘Good Days a Comin”

While Ivas John is new to me, Good Days a Comin’  is actually his fifth. It is the first, however, to be completely acoustic. The trend to a return to acoustic music more often is a welcome one, allowing listeners to experience once again the power of this less embellished form in the hands of […]

 

The Rides Pierced Arrow

The Rides Pierced Arrow 429 Records The Rides a bonafide super group with youth, legendary hit making, and chops are comprised of: Thirty-five year old, five time Grammy nominated and two-time Blues Music Award winning, guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd who has recorded with Hubert Sumlin and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith. Two-time Rock and Roll Hall […]

 

Joe Kidd and Sheila Burke – ‘Everybody Has A Purpose’

 

Joe Kidd and Sheila Burke’s album is called Everybody Has A Purpose, and it is clear from the first listen that they believe this, and also that every word and note also has a purpose. From the haunting “Veteran’s Song,” sung by Burke alone in her pure, soaring voice and telling a story about the […]

 

Shari Puorto My Obsession

 

Shari Puorto My Obsession Blue Rock Music Shari Puorto was raised in Orange, CT. She moved to California sometime in the late 1990’s and began performing all over the state. Her musical influences include rock and blues singers Janis Joplin; Bonnie Raitt and Etta James. Puorto’s vocal tone and control have been compared to Bonnie Bramlett. […]

 

On The Scene

 

This week Blues around Atlanta May 30-June 5

  Happy Memorial Day vacation! Take some time Monday to remember those who gave their lives in battle for us all but also take time to celebrate our freedom with some great music! The rest of the week has some great shows, too, so get ready to go out and support live blues! Here we […]

 

Blowing out a great time: The Harmonica Blowout at Darwin’s May 21

  The Cazanovas know a thing or two about excellent  harmonica players. After all, one of their members is Maurice Nazarro, one of the best harmonica players in the Atlanta area, which overflows with wonderful musicians. And Saturday night, Nazarro and the band did a great job of bringing together marvelous players  for  the annual […]

 

Podcasts

 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus featuring Russell “Hitman” Alexander!

This is the #1 and Original INDIE Blues radio show on the net. The only show that does not shun the great diversity of music that is being create today in Blues WE EMBRACE IT!.. We only play artists who are out there touring and creating new original music. This is the only show that […]

 

This is the #1 and Original INDIE Blues radio show! We are dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the diversity of music that exists in blues. We ONLY play currently touring INDIE Blues artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. This is the blues of the 21st Century. Blues the reflects the […]

Music on the Couch # 325

SHOW # 325 – 05/23/16 Live, Uncut & Uncensored Conversations With “Musicians You Should Know”   Listen here:  http://goo.gl/AMIkXR   TALL CITY BLUES FEST We started the show by speaking with Lisa Grissom, Festival Producer. Tall City is a Music On The Couch Festival Partner.  Lisa gave us a great overview of this year’s lineup and events that […]

 

This is the #1 and Original INDIE BLUES RADIO show! We celebrate and support the diversity of music that is being created in the blues by artists who are out there touring and performing new original music. We honor the past by supporting the future of the blues .. we call that future INDIE Blues […]

 

To honor and announce the nominees for the Independent Blues Awards we present the nominees for the CD Categories today for you to hear and enjoy! Each of these artists have earned a place in the nominee list! If you found something you like VOTE for them! NOTE- YOU MUST COMPLETE THE FULL VOTING BALLOT […]

 

This is the #1 and Original INDIE BLUES RADIO show on the net! We celebrate the diversity of music that exists in the blues by supporting the artists who are touring and creating new original music rooted in the blues. You honor the past by supporting the future of the blues .. Become the Indie […]

 

To honor and announce the nominees for the Independent Blues Awards we present the nominees for the CD Categories today for you to hear and enjoy! Each of these artists have earned a place in the nominee list! If you found something you like VOTE for them! NOTE- YOU MUST COMPLETE THE FULL VOTING BALLOT […]

 

To honor and announce the nominees for the Independent Blues Awards we present the nominees for the CD Categories today for you to hear and enjoy! Each of these artists have earned a place in the nominee list! If you found something you like VOTE for them! NOTE- YOU MUST COMPLETE THE FULL VOTING BALLOT […]