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Features

Blues with a Heart!

  Sometimes when you are working an event you miss a small act that, in the simplest way, has the ability to have a profound impact on someone’s life. This is exactly what happened recently at the Atlanta Blues Society Blues Challenge that was held at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Atlanta. Let me start by setting things […]

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 Lew Jetton

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE In 1994, Lew Jetton began playing guitar with the Blues band 61 South, based in Paducah, Kentucky, which featured, among others, Col. J.D. Wilkes, now of Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers and The Dirt Daubers. Upon the departure of “Fast” Layne Hendrickson, the lead singer of the band, Lew was recruited to become […]

An In Depth Interview with Little G Weevil

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Atlanta, GA based multi-award-winning Little G Weevil is one of the most deeply moving entertainers on the American music scene today. International Blues Challenge Winner, US Blues Music Award Nominee, Blues Blast Music Award Nominee guitarist, singer and songwriter has three highly acclaimed solo albums under his belt and he featured […]

An In Depth Interview with Kat Riggins!

Home Page Facebook Page Kat Riggins was born Katriva Tabitha Riggins in Miami, Florida on February 7, 1980. She grew up in a household where there was always background music. Because of the wide range of genres in her parents collection, Kat developed a love for all types of music from gospel and soul to […]

An In Depth Interview with Dan Bubien

Home Page Facebook Page Dan Bubien is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. With a career that spans over two decades, Dan is constantly refining and redefining his craft with a wide palette of tones and textures, sounds and styles, to express his songwriting through an open, honest and wide catalog of real songs.  Rooted in […]

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 […]

An In Depth Interview with Brian Langlinais

 

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 […]

CD Reviews

Grady Champion One of a Kind

Grady Champion One of a Kind Malaco Records Grady Champion was born in October 1969 and grew up in Canton, Ms. He was the youngest of 28 siblings. He moved to Miami, Fl. and in the early 90’s had a brief career as a rapper performing under the name MC Gold. He discovered his love […]

The Broadcast From The Horizon

The Broadcast has recently released a new album titled From The Horizon, and this one is going to wake you up and make you pay attention! The group is from Asheville, NC, where they moved from New York City, and features a top-notch group of musicians with a fantastic vocalist, Caitlin Krisko, who has, according […]

Joanna Connor Six String Stories

Welcome back The Queen of Blues Rock Guitar by Richard Ludmerer Joanna Connor Six String Stories M.C. Records Joanna Connor was one of the performers at the 2015 Bradenton Blues Festival. Her set showcased her fabulous guitar stylings. She is a Chicago based singer & songwriter who was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was magnetically drawn […]

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 […]

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

 

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 […]

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 […]

ON the Scene

Little G Weevil at Darwin’s Blues Club, Marietta, GA, August 26, 2016

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK Little G Weevil put on possibly the best show I’ve ever seen him perform Friday night at Darwin’s before a packed audience, and I’ve seen him perform a lot of times now. He seemed energized, happy to be back in the states after spending much of the year touring in Europe and […]

This week: Blues all around Atlanta August 29 -September 4, 2016

Labor Day weekend is coming up and just about everyone gets Monday off. Of course, Monday is the big blues event with the WRFG picnic, but there   are also some interesting things going on all week around Atlanta, as always. Get out and have some fun! Monday Barrel-house Bob Page is at Blind Willie’s and […]

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 Lew Jetton

This is the only show that showcases and supports the Diversity of music that is being created from the roots of the blues. We only play currently touring artists who are creating this new diverse music from these precious roots! These are the INDIE Blues artists! We start off this week with music from Jj […]

This is the show that celebrates the diversity of music that is being created from the roots of the blues. We showcase the touring artists who are creating new original from those roots .. These are the INDIE Blues artists! This week we start off with music from Gitlo Lee Jj Thames Owen Campbell Kerry […]

This is the only radio show that brings you nothing but currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues! .. These artist embrace the diversity of the blues and are the Future of the genre .. The INDIE Blues artists! We start off with music from Owen Campbell Billy Pierce […]

SHOW #336 – 08/22/16 SHOW TIME 2:58:49 BTR FEED: http://goo.gl/NsjyJx   SAMMY EUBANKS Sammy has been a stalwart in the Northwest US Blues Community for over 20 years.  He has released four albums along the way and the fifth; Sugar Me, hit the streets just a couple of months back. Sammy and I talked about his […]

This is the only radio show that is dedicated to showcasing the true power of the blues.. the power of the diversity of music that has been created from it’s roots. We only play currently touring artists who are creating new music from the roots of the blues! This week we start off with music […]

This is the only show that gives you the best in INDIE Blues artists who are out there creating the Future of the blues. These are the artists who embrace the diversity of music that is being created from the blues .. This week we give you music from Billie Williams Jj Thames The Blues […]