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Features


The Atlanta Blues Society Sets a New Standard on Local IBC Challenges!

The Atlanta Blues Challenge 2016

Photos by Sandra Richardson The packed house in Hard Rock Cafe’s Music Room exploded in cheers and applause again and again during the more than 7 hours of music we witnessed at the Atlanta Blues Challenge on Sunday, August 21. Twelve of the  best blues acts in Georgia  competed for the opportunity to win the […]

Georgia Blues and Roots Festival – Atlanta Blues Society Steps it up!

THE ATLANTA BLUES SOCIETY PROUDLY ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST ANNUAL GEORGIA BLUES AND ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL WWW.GABLUESNROOTS.ORG On Saturday October 1st, 2016 The Atlanta Blues Society in partnership with The Amateur Advocates Association & The Cobb County Rotary presents the first inaugural “Georgia Blues & Roots Festival”. Featuring top names in the blues and roots music marketplace. […]

The Independent Blues Awards Nominations are Now open for 2017 .. Make sure your favorites are nominated!

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 […]

Tune Into LIVE from the MIDNIGHT CIRCUS On these Great Stations

Tuesday 9am-12pm www.rock-radio.co.uk/blues

Tuesday 5pm-8pm www.caldoniascrossroads.com

www.theindieauthority.com

Sunday 1pm-4pm www.insanerealmradio.com

www.ourgenerationradio.com

 Sunday 6pm-9pm http://www.ourgenerationradio.com

 rememberthenradio.com

 Monday 2am-5am http://www.rememberthenradio.com

 

 Thursday 5pm-8pm http://www.glassoinionradio.co 

 


Interviews

 


An In Depth Interview with Bette Stuy

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE BETTE STUY is among the most genuine female voices to come out of Blues in a long while. Elmore Magazine calls Bette “The real, raw deal just like Etta James and Koko Taylor before her.” The fact is Bette’s got the grit and the growl, the strut and the swagger that is […]

An In Depth Interview with R.D. Olson

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Meet R.D.Olson, Arizona Blues Hall Of Fame inductee, born and raised on a small 140 acre farm in Zumbrota Minnesota.One of seven children born To Harris and Joan Olson.As a young boy working in the fields and at night in the barn he would hear the sounds of Nashville, Hank Williams,Johnny […]

An in Depth interview with Tullie Brae

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Critics an peers alike agree that Tullie Brae has the praiseworthy vocal distinction and stage charisma that creates an unforgettable show. The soulful blues singer and multi-instrumentalist credits her gift to her roots in gospel music, like so many great and soul singers before her. Her musical journey started when she […]

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Brian Langlinais has a calling: to bring great songs to life. Whether he’s on a festival stage, in a bar or in the studio, Langlinais’ vibrant singing puts flesh and blood on the lyrical and melodic bones of every number he performs. His dust-dappled voice rings with the truth of experience […]

An In Depth Interview with Ally Venable!

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE A powerhouse from the Lone Star State, the Ally Venable Band has ignited excitement on the blues and rock scene. Lead vocalists and guitarist, Ally Venable, starting singing at an early age in church and then in recent years picked up the guitar and found her passion.   Being a protégé […]

An In Depth Interview with Jeremiah Johnson!

 

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Born and raised in St. Louis, Jeremiah Johnson is the voice of Mississippi River blues blending with the struggles of everyday life. He began learning guitar at age 6, drawing inspiration from his rich St. Louis blues heritage and legendary guitarists, like Alvin Lee, Eric Clapton and Hank Williams Sr. and […]

An In Depth Interview with Stacy Jones!

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Stacy Jones is the winner of the 2015 IMEA (International Music and Entertainment Association) award for Best Blues Song “Can’t Do Nothin’ Right” off her newest album Whiskey, Wine, & Water. She is continually nominated for “Best of the Blues” awards in songwriting, performance, harmonica, guitar and winning vocalist of the […]

An In Depth Interview with Caitlin Krisko of The Broadcast!

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Described by audiences as a modern day “Grace Slick meets Led Zeppelin”, Asheville NC’s The Broadcast quickly propelled themselves into the live music spotlight with their award winning independently released debut album “Dodge the Arrow” which has sold nearly 10,000 copies to date. The band has an even brighter future ahead […]


CD Reviews


Brian Langlinais Right Hand Road

Brian Langlinais Right Hand Road Patoutville Records Brian Langlinais (long’la-nay) hails from Lafayette, Louisiana. His father was a sax player with The Shondells the first swamp pop super group. In college Langlinais double majored in trumpet and vocal performance eventually settling on the latter. Langlinais music is heavily influenced by his deep Acadian roots which […]

Lew Jetton & 61 South Rain

Lew Jetton & 61 South Rain Coffee Street Records Lew Jetton was born in Humboldt, Tennessee in 1959. After college Jetton worked in radio before becoming a meteorologist and local television personality in Jackson. In 1989 he became a weekend news anchor in Paducah, Kentucky. Around 1994 Jetton joined the Paducah based blues band “61 […]

Smoky Greenwell South Louisiana Blues Greenwell Records Smoky Greenwell, harmonica, is best known as Lee Oskar’s replacement in the band WAR. Not only can Greenwell play funk, rock, and rhythm and blues but he is also immersed in the music of New Orleans. He has shared the stage with everyone including Snooks Eaglin, Coco Robicheaux, […]

Sunday Wilde serves up some tasty music on ‘Blueberries and Grits’

Blueberries and Grits is the name of Canadian artist Sunday Wilde’s 6th album, and while she may be new to many US listeners, she is an awarding winning artist in Canada. After this album, she should gain more fame and honors in the US too. Wilde has a wonderful, vintage sounding voice which works perfectly […]

Wilson Pickett “Land of 1000 Dances – The Complete Atlantic Singles Vol. 1”

Wilson Pickett “Land of 1000 Dances – The Complete Atlantic Singles Vol. 1” www.RealGoneMusic.com One of the most significant sixties soul superstars; Wilson Pickett invented some of the most ardent dancefloor favorites of all time. Pickett also originated the early sounds of southern Soul co-authored with well-known session players in Memphis and Muscle Shoals. “Land […]

Camille Bloom Pieces Of Me

Camille Bloom Pieces of me (self) Seattle based artist Camille Bloom get very personal on her 5th full length album Pieces Of Me released September of 2016. Self-produced and recorded at her new home studio Bloom delivers ten new tracks that reveal the breadth and depth of her songwriting skill, by mixing together folk, funk […]

Kat Riggins Blues Revival

Kat Riggins Blues Revival Bluzpik Media Group Kat Riggins had been on the South Florida blues scene for some time as occasionally she could be seen sitting in during a jam. Her first album released in August of 2014 was “Lily Rose” on the Tate Music label. Then on February 27th Riggins and her new […]

The Ally Venable Band No Glass Shoes

Ally Venable has been racking up awards in East Texas, where she’s from, and a listen to No Glass Slippers will help you understand why. She is a songwriter, guitar player and singer, and  at 17,  this is her debut album. Venable is backed up on No Glass Shoes by a very capable band, consisting […]

The jeremiah Johnson Band – ‘Blues Heart Attack’

Jeremiah Johnson and his band have released a new album, Blues Heart Attack an appropriate name for this collection of 12 originals which attack with both ferocious blues and lots of heart, while Johnson on vocals and guitar, Jeff Girardier on bass and Benet Schaeffer on drums plus several other talented musicians offer up a […]


On the Scene


The 17th Annual New York City Blues & BBQ Festival

The 17th Annual New York City Blues & BBQ Festival At Pier 97 (57th St. & 12th Ave) August 20th 2016  Written and photographed by Richard Ludmerer Every year I look forward to this free festival. This year it was held in a new location which proved to be ideal. They placed the stage closest […]

2016 ROOT BALL MUSIC FEST * line up and ticket info

 

EZ Money Music Presents *2016 ROOT BALL MUSIC FEST* Root Ball Music Fest– Monroe, WA. September 17, 2016. A one-day music festival with six bands spanning Americana, Blues, Rockabilly, Outlaw Country Rock and Roll and everything in between. Free camping, all ages, children under 12 get in for free. Pets welcome. There will be food […]


Podcasts


 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Bette Stuy

This is the #1 and original INDIE Blues Radio show on the net! The only show that is dedicated to showcasing the DIVERSITY of music that is being created from the roots of the blues. We only play currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. Today we start off […]

This is the only radio show that brings you ONLY currently touring INDIE Blues artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. This is the show that showcases the real power of the blues .. it’s DIVERSITY! This show we start off with music from Gitlo Lee Owen Campbell Wendy Rich Grady […]

This is the #1 and Original radio show that brings you ONLY currently touring artists that are creating new original music rooted in the blues.INDIE Blues artist who embrace the true power of the blues .. it’s DIVERSITY! This week we start things off with music from Gitlo Lee Grady Champion Jj Thames Owen Campbell […]

This is the show that brings you nothing but currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues! These are the INDIE Blues artists! The artists that Embrace the True power of the blues .. it’s Diversity! We start this show off with Owen Campbell Gitlo Lee Jj Thames Grady Champion […]

This is the #1 and Original INDIE Blues radio show where we bring you ONLY currently touring artists who are out there creating new original music rooted in the blues. These are the artists who understand the true power of the blues .. and that power lies in the diversity of music that has and […]

MUSIC ON THE COUCH Live, Uncut & Uncensored Conversations With “Musicians You Should Know” SHOW #335 – 08/15/16 BLUES FOR PEACE – COUCH KID NEWS We opened the show with Michael Packer & Mick Kolassa who will be performing at Lafayette Park located directly north of the White House in Washington, D.C. on September 21st with […]