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Making a Scene Reaches 200,000 Visitors!

Making a Scene has reached another milestone! We have reached the mark of 200,000 visitors to our site over the last 2 years! If you are an advertiser on Making a Scene I first want to THANK YOU! Your support is helping us keep moving forward in our mission and I want to let you […]


The Georgia Blues and Roots Festival is Less than 14 Days Away!

NEW The Georgia Blues and Roots Festival adds National Chili Cookoff!!

 Tickets are going FAST!! Get them on Ticketmaster, The Box Office or directly from the Atlanta Blues Society!



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. […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus is

Now on www.Bluesfm.orgWAUP

FM 99.1 Waupaca WI and WYAP FM

101.7 Clay West Virginia

Tune Into LIVE from the MIDNIGHT CIRCUS On these Great Stations as well!!

Tuesday 9am-12pm

Tuesday 5pm-8pm

Sunday 1pm-4pm

 Sunday 6pm-9pm

 Monday 2am-5am


 Thursday 5pm-8pm 


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 […]




An In Depth interview with Vaneese Thomas

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Vaneese is the daughter of Rufus Thomas, whose legendary career as a musician and entertainer began in Vaudeville and spanned more than half a century in rhythm-and-blues recording and radio. Her older siblings are the hit recording artist “Memphis Queen” Carla Thomas and the highly respected keyboardist […]

An In depth Interview with JL Fulks

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Jeffrey Lynn Fulks Jr. now known as JL Fulks was born in Greenville, South Carolina in 1990. At age 13, he began playing guitar, after being inspired by his father’s love for the blues. JL’s immediate prowess with the instrument led to him joining The Praise Band at a local Christian […]

An In Depth Interview with Bob Lanza

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Singer, songwriter and guitarist Bob Lanza from the wilds of north New Jersey leaves no doubt as to motivation with a scorching second release following his debut Things Ain’t So Bad (2009). Years with Floyd Phillips and the Mudflaps and backing legends like James Cotton prepared his audition as a new […]

An In Depth interview with Liz Mandeville

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE For Immediate Release! Liz Mandeville has been named to the List “40 Great Indie Musicians To Watch!” by the Alternative Root Magazine! After a record year in 2015 that saw Liz set personal bests for CD sales and festival performances (despite having a broken right foot!)  Liz has spent every spare moment […]

An In Depth Interview with Bruce Katz

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Bruce Katz is a four time (2008, 2009, 2010, 2015) Nominee for the Blues Music Award (W.C. Handy Award) for “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year”, selected by the Blues Foundation of Memphis, TN. While Blues is a very important part of his music, Bruce’s music has more angles and […]

An In Depth Interview with Harpdog Brown

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Harpdog Brown is a gifted singer and an imaginative harmonica player that has been a strong force in Canada’s Blues scene since 1982. Born in Edmonton, Alberta and based in Vancouver, British Columbia, he’s crossed tens of thousands of miles playing club dates and festivals in Canada, North Western United States […]

An In Depth Interview with Annika Chambers

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE The beautiful and talented Annika Chambers hails from Houston, Texas. As a child, she always wanted to sing, but her dreams of enlisting in the Army and attaining a degree in radio and TV broadcasting took her on a slight detour.Since completing her 7 1/2 year term with the US Army, […]

An in Depth Interview with Grady Champion

HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Mississippi-based, Grammy Award winning songwriter, entertainer/musician, Grady Champion has been captivating audiences for more than two decades. The singer/harp player/guitarist/songwriter/producer signed to Malaco Records, headquartered in nearby Jackson, MS, in 2013; his first full-length release with the legendary blues label was released the following year. His album, Bootleg Whiskey, named for […]


CD Reviews


The Meters “A Message from the Meters” The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977

The Meters “A Message from the Meters” The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977 (2CD’s) This wouldn’t be the first time a label released a two-disc set on The Meters.  Previously (1995) Rhino issued “Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology” that covered forty-three songs. Roll forward to 2016: Real Gone Music has […]

Duke Robillard Band Blues Full Circle

Duke Robillard Band Blues Full Circle Stony Plain Records Duke Robillard formed Roomful of Blues in 1967. Since 1992 he has performed as the Duke Robillard Band accumulating 22 Blues Music Award nominations and winning 6 times. He won four times as Best Instrumentalist – Guitar and once as Traditional Male Artist of Year; and […]

Jesse Dayton – The Revealer : CD review

Jesse Dayton The Revealer (Blue Elan records) There is much debate these days as to what is “Real Country music,” but there is no doubt when you hear Texas guitarist, singer/songwriter Jesse Dayton on his new album, The Revealer, released in September of 2016 that he is “The Real Deal.” Dayton won his bonafide stature […]

Sari Schorr – ‘A Force of Nature’

Sari Schorr is just the sort of powerful and passionate female blues-rock singer that this reporter loves best. She has the power of Joan Jett or Pat Benetar when she rocks out and the passion of Janis Joplin with the subtlety and ability to convey emotion of the great Bessie Smith when she slows it […]

Little G Weevil – ‘Three Chords Too Many’

by Rhetta Akamatsu Little G Weevil has a new album out, Three Chords Too Many, and it is very special, as Weevil’s albums always are. It was hard to imagine he could equal Moving and the albums that came before it, but it does. Sticking to the acoustic, traditional blues he loves, this album gives Weevil […]


Annika Chambers Wild & Free

Annika Chambers Wild & Free Under The Radar Music Group Annika Chambers was born and raised in the Houston, Tx. area. Influenced by Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, and Dottie Peoples she began singing gospel. While serving eight years in the Army, with tours in Kosovo and Iraq, she began to develop an appreciation for the […]

The Fabulous Thunderbirds Strong Like That

The Fabulous Thunderbirds Strong Like That Severn Records Formed in 1974 by Kim Wilson, Jimmie Vaughan, Keith Ferguson and Mike Buck The Fabulous Thunderbirds have just released their fourteenth album. They had a top ten hit in 1986 with “Tuff Enuff” which helped insure their longevity. That same year they won The Blues Music Award […]

Grateful Dead “Dave’s Picks Vol. 19” Honolulu, HI – 1/23/1970 (3CD’s)

Grateful Dead “Dave’s Picks Vol. 19” Honolulu, HI – 1/23/1970 (3CD’s) – Even though the front cover states (Honolulu Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, HI: 1/23/70,) this three CD box-set collects (on discs one and two) performances from Jan. 23rd.  But disc three is entirely dedicated to the second Honolulu performance on Jan 24th at […]


Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters Maxwell Street

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters Maxwell Street Stony Plain Records Ronnie Earl formed The Broadcasters twenty-five years ago and is a three time Blues Music Award winning guitarist. Earl dedicates this new album “Maxwell Street” to both David Maxwell, his friend and soul brother, and to that famed Chicago location where musicians gathered to play […]

New Orleans Suspects Kaleidoscoped

New Orleans Suspects Kaleidoscoped Louisiana Red Hot Records This band first played together in 2009 at The Maple Leaf Bar; they called themselves The Unusual Suspects. They decided to tour in 2011 and renamed themselves The New Orleans Suspects. That same year they released their self-titled first album. They followed up with 2012’s “Caught Live […]

JJ Thames Raw Sugar

JJ Thames Raw Sugar DeChamp/Malaco Records JJ Thames (pronounced “Timms”) was born in Detroit into a blue collar General Motors family. She began performing at the age of nine and is trained in piano and both classical and jazz vocal technique. At the age of 18 she began performing on the “Chitlin Circuit” with Marvin […]

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 […]


On the Scene


This week Blues all around Atlanta Sept. 19-25

It  is a bluesifyin’ week around Atlanta as always! Check below for lots of great shows: Monday Matthew Pendrick is at Blind Willie’s and the New Yankee Allstars are at Darwin’s in Marietta. The Pork Bellys are at Fat Matt’s and there is a jam with Mike Watson at Loco’s Grill &  Pub. in Alpharetta. […]




LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Vaneese Thomas

This is the one radio show where you will get ONLY currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues.. These are the INDIE Blues artists!! .. We celebrate the diversity of music that is and has been created from the roots of the blues .. This week we start out with […]

This is the only radio show that is dedicated to bringing you the best inINDIE Blues! Those artists who are touring and creating new music rooted in the blues. These are the artists who embrace the diversity of music that has and is being created from the roots of the blues. We Honor the past […]


This is the show that showcases ONLY artists who are Touring and creating new original music rooted in the blues .. These are the artists who embrace the diversity of music that is and has been created from the roots of the blues .. We honor the past by supporting the FUTURE of the Blues! […]

This is the radio show that celibrates the true power of the blues .. the power that lives in the diversity of music that is and has been created from those roots .. and we do this by bringing you ONLY currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues .. […]

LIVE from the Midnight Circus “The Voice of Indie Blues” 9/12/2016

This is the show that digs deep into our mailbox to bring you the latest in currently touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues .. artists who embrace the diveristy of music that has been and is being created from those roots .. the INDIE Blues artist! This week we […]