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Have you Entered for The Independent Blues Awards? Nominations are open NOW for 2017!

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 […]

 

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ALLIGATOR RECORDS ARTISTS ON TOUR this Summer!

  Marcia Ball Agency: The Kurland Agency Phone: 617.254.0007 Jack Randall; Email: jack@thekurlandagency.com 07/19/2016 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater 07/21/2016 Chico, CA Sierra Nevada Brewing Company – Big Room 07/22/2016 Berkeley, CA Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse 07/23/2016 Rohnert Park, CA Blues at the Green at the Green Music Center 07/24/2016 Ukiah, CA Sundays in the Park […]

Interviews

 

An In Depth Interview with Mike Sponza

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Telling the story of blues means tackling various matters, often in contrast, but always considering the birth and development of a great section of twentieth century culture and music. The history of this extraordinary genre isn’t just the story of the soul of African American people, but also that of an […]

An In Depth Interview with Eddie Turner

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Eddie Turner has done just about everything. A guitarist since age 12, he honed his skills alongside San Francisco’s legendary Tracy Nelson & Mother Earth in the ’70s and Denver’s hard-hitting Zephyr in the ’80s, before becoming a founding member of the Otis Taylor Band in the ’90s and then earning […]

An In depth Interview with Paul Deslauriers!

Home Page Facebook Page   The Paul DesLauriers Band is made up of virtuoso guitarist and singer Paul DesLauriers and masterful rhythm section Greg Morency on bass and Sam Harrisson on drums. Their latest release, the aptly titled Relentless (June 2016), is a genuine blues-rock escapade featuring 10 original new songs encompassing their most original […]

An In Depth Interview with Mick Kolassa!

Home Page Facebook Page Blues Foundation Blues Foundation Facebook We talk with Mick Kolassa today about his new CD, the Blues Foundation and how AND as his role on the strategic planning committee for the Blues Foundation, where he sees the Blues Foundation going in respect to the Future of the Blues. This IS the interview […]

An In Depth Interview with The Lucky Losers!

Home Page Facebook Page We talk to Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz of the Lucky Losers about their New CD, the Future of the blues and so much more!! Danger meets sophistication in the soulful music of The Lucky Losers, San Francisco’s premiere male/female duet fronted band. Accompanied by a dynamic six piece ensemble, veteran […]

An In Depth Interview with Jim Suhler

Home Page Facebook Page   Jim Suhler and his band Monkey Beat have been on the music scene now for over twenty two years and have built a fanbase worldwide. The Dallas, Texas based group are known for their no holds barred approach to blues inspired rock ‘n roll and roots music. Their four Lucky […]

 

CD Reviews

 

Garcia Live Volume Six

Garcia Live Volume Six: Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders 7/5/73 ATO Records – 3 CD’s www.JerryGarcia.com Timeline: July, 5th, 1973. Location: Small two-hundred person capacity club called The Lion’s Share in San Anselmo, in northern CA, now defunct. The band: Jerry Garcia guitar/vocals, Merl Saunders keyboards/vocals, John Kahn bass, and Bill Vitt drums. You’ll also […]

Isaiah B Brunt A Moment in Time

Isaiah B Brunt A Moment in Time Isaiah B Brunt Music Isaiah B. Brunt was born in New Zealand where he learned guitar, ukulele, and lap steel from his father. He became an Australian studio owner and record producer to assimilate enough knowledge before working on his own music. In 2010 Brunt was awarded the […]

Earl Thomas Crow

Earl Thomas Crow Earl Thomas Music Earl Thomas Bridgeman Jr. was born in 1960 in Pikeville, Tennessee. Thomas was 22 and on his way to becoming a dentist when he suffered an accident. Upon regaining consciousness he decided instead to pursue his passion…to become a singer. His first album was 1991’s “Blue…Not Blues” on Bizarre […]

The Paul DesLauriers Band Relentless

The Paul DesLauriers Band Relentless Big Toe Productions In 1992 Paul DesLauriers co-founded the band “Black Cat Bone”. Their debut recording 1994’s “What A Way to Make A Living” and 1995 follow up “Bone-ified” established them as “Canada’s hottest blues rock band”. They wound up opening for Colin James when he was on tour in […]

Wendy Rich- ‘It’s All Nothing’

Wendy Rich is a revelation to this writer, as It’s All Nothing is the first time I have heard her, but it won’t be the last.. She has such a perfect blues voice, with the sort of maturity Bonnie Raitt has always projected. She sounds like a grown woman with the experience to sell a […]

Dennis Gruenling Ready or Not

Dennis Gruenling  fea. Doug Deming and The Jewel Tones Ready or Not Vizztone /Back Bender Records The first time I ever saw Dennis Gruenling was at Mike Moss’ “Blues 2000 and Beyond” at the old Playboy Club in Vernon, N.Y. He was the harp player who sat in with “Filthy Rich and The Poor Boys”. […]

Doug MacLeod Live in Europe

Doug MacLeod Live in Europe Under The Radar music group Doug McLeod was born in April of 1946 in New York City. As a child he had a terrible stutter except when he sang. He started on bass but learned to play finger picking and bottleneck guitar as a sideman. He worked with Big Joe […]

 

On the Scene

 

Grant Green Jr. at Darwin’s in Marietta GA, July 30, 2016

Grant Green Jr. started out the evening playing a bluesy,soulful instrumental,, showcasing his  phenomenal skills on electric guitar and the excellent musicianship of his fellow players, Dave Ellington on keyboards and Adam Goodhue on drums . They are all great instrumentalists, but Green also has a warm and evocative voice and it’s only a couple […]

This week: Blues in and around Atlanta August 1-7

It’s the beginning of the month and you know what that means. Spotty coverage because some of the clubs have not updated their information yet. But there’s some awesome stuff in the news I do have, including Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck! And Watermelon Slim at Blind Willie’s and all the great local talent I […]

A typical Atlanta Blues Society meeting and jam: July 23 at Darwin’s in Marietta

Happy people were everywhere at Darwin’s in Marietta GA Saturday. They milled about on the front porch, hung out on the back deck, and packed into the club itself, laughing, hugging, and enjoying great music. What brought them all together? The monthly meeting of the Atlanta Blues Society , which takes place at various clubs […]

2016 Festival International Du Blues De Tremblant

  2016 Festival International Du Blues De Tremblant “23rd Edition” July 8 – July 17, 2016 Mont-Tremblant, Quebec www.TremblantBlues.com 2016 was the twenty-third edition of the Festival International Du Blues De Tremblant. For nearly two and a half decades this Festival has been assembling annual Blues performances that are equal to the best Fests in […]

Bobby Messano at Darwin’s Blues Club in Marietta July 16

Bobby Messano is my friend. I’ve known him around seven years now, have reviewed him many times, both his recordings and performances. Despite all of this, or maybe because of it, I am always so excited when Bobby comes to town! Messano has been in the music business or over 40 years. He has performed with Stevie […]

It was a marvelous musical weekend and it began Friday night at Darwin’s in Marietta GA with Diane Durrett and one version of Soul Suga, which included Sheryl Harper on drums and Yoel B’nai Yehuda on keyboards, plus a bass player and saxophone player. It;s a good thing “Ain’t nobody gone blind looking at the […]

 

Podcasts

 

LIVE From the Midnight Circus Featuring Mike Sponza

  This is the #1 and Original INDIE BLUES RADIO show on the net. We give you ONLY currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. These artists understand that to truly Keep the blues alive you have to embrace the diversity of music that is being created from the […]

  This is the only INDIE BLUES RADIO show that is dedicated to bringing you ONLY currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. These are the artists who embrace the diversity of music that have come from these roots .. they are INDIE Blues artists!! This week we start […]

  This is the only show that showcases and celebrates the diversity of music that is being created today by touring artists rooted in the blues. These are the artists who believe the only real way to “Keep the Blues Alive” is to embrace this diversity and let the music grow! This IS the #1 […]

This is the show that brings you the best in currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. These are the INDIE Blues artists. We start things off with Matty T Wall The Terry Hanck Band Eddie Turner & the Trouble TwiNs Tinsley Ellis JL Fulks The Ty Curtis Band Lisa […]

Music on the Couch Show #332

SHOW #332 – 07/25/16   BEAN BLOSSOM BLUES FEST I spoke with Grant Stuart, owner of The Bean Blossom Blues Festival. The Bean is a Music On The Couch festival Partner. We talked the lineup and the other activities throughout the weekend. WEB SITE       FACEBOOK PAGE BOB CORRITORE – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Segment […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Mick Kolassa

This is the only show that brings you nothing but living and touring artists who are creating new original that is embracing the “DIVERSITY” that exist in the blues. These ARE the INDIE Blues artists of today!! .. These are the artists who are pushing forward the Indie Blues Movement!! We start things off with […]

This is the only show that is dedicated in bringing you the best in INDIE Blues artists who are creating new original music that showcases the true power of the blues .. It’s Diversity!! .. WE start this show off with The Blues Rebels Paul DesLauriers Band Royal Southern Brotherhood Honey Island Swamp Band Tullie […]

  This is the only INDIE BLUES RADIO show that celebrates and showcases the DIVERSITY that exists in the blues. We bring you only touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues! These are theINDIE Blues artists! .. We start off with The Blues Rebels Royal Southern Brotherhood Honey Island Swamp […]

SHOW #331 – 07/18/16 Listen Here: http://goo.gl/MCU3oi STOLEN HEARTS – COUCH KID NEWS We began with a Stolen Hearts’ new single, The Blues Had An Angel. It is their dedication to the late Robin Rogers.  We missed speaking with Pam & Robert, but will have them on again real soon. WEB SITE        FACEBOOK […]