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HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, recording engineer and get this—pastor. Landon Spradlin, some call him the Preachin’ Blues Man, resides in Gretna, Virginia. In this one stop light town of about 1,300 people, he pastors The Move Church, runs his in-house recording studio, Farmhouse Productions, and jams with various blues bands on […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE “Jack Mack and the Heart Attack Horns has been LA’s leading proponent of Rock’n’Soul music for over 3 decades.” Jack Mack’s sweet and funky soul music has earned a critically acclaimed thirty year legacy of success in the music business that includes: seven records, blockbuster movie soundtracks, and hundreds of global […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE JUNO Award Nominee, Canadian singer/guitarist JW-Jones tours constantly, and is known for his high-energy show that keeps getting hotter! Canada’s national newspaper, the Globe and Mail, referred to this Maple Blues Award winner as “one of this country’s top blues guitar stars.” JW’s new release ‘High Temperature’ was named the […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Trudy Lynn, 68, was born Lee Audrey Nelms in the Fifth Ward, Houston Texas. In addition to her parents’ 78s, she had a lot of casual contact with blues and R&B performers because her mother ran a beauty shop by the Club Matinee. Lynn would walk there from school trying to […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE SEE TAS CRU LIVE Raucous, rowdy, gentle, sweet, eccentric, quirky, and outright irreverent are all words that fittingly describe Tas Cru’s songs and testify to his reputation as a one of the most unique of bluesmen plying his trade today. It’s not for nothing that Cru has received wide praise for […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE SEE MISSISSIPPI HEAT LIVE! Straight out of Chicago, Mississippi Heat has been performing and recording pure vintage blues for more than two decades. It all began one night at a 1991 gig at the now-closed Cafe Lura in Chicago, where guitarist and singer Jon McDonald invited Pierre Lacocque to join him […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Won MAMA (Madison Area Music Award) awards for “Keyboardist of the Year” in 2010, 2012 & 2015. Jimmy also received WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) awards for “Keyboardist of the Year” in 2011 and 2015. In 2015 The Jimmys won a MAMA award for “Blues Performer of the Year” and in 2012 earned a WAMI award for […]
The Rolling Stones Blue and Lonesome Interscope Records The Rolling Stones started out as high school classmates listening to the blues. Their early influences were American blues artists Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and Jimmy Reed. Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts used to sit in with British blues artist Alexis Koerner when he played The Marquee. […]
Northwest super group Rust on The Rails is a collaborative ensemble that began as an acoustic based progressive rock meets world music hybrid that has evolved into a full force commercial rock band, ready to take its place in the upper echelon of Seattle music history with the release of their first full length album […]
Big Head Blues Club Way Down Inside: Songs of Willie Dixon Big Records The Big Head Blues Club is a project of Big Head Todd and The Monsters. The Colorado based band was originally formed in 1984. Todd Mark Mohr, guitar; Brian Nevin, drums; and Rob Squires, bass; all met while attending Columbine High School. […]
Mississippi Heat Cab Driving Man Delmark Records Mississippi Heat is one of Chicago’s best working blues bands. The ensemble has talent galore. Their leader Pierre Lacocque is the talented songwriter and harp player who formed the band twenty-four years ago. This is their twelfth recording overall and sixth for Delmark records. Lacocque has written eleven […]
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch Champagne Velvet (Underworld Records) Jason Elmore describes his band’s new album ‘Champagne Velvet’ as “like a road trip from Dallas to Memphis, TN with a quick stop by the West Coast on the way. “ Hoodoo Witch; The Power trio lead by singer/songwriter/guitarist and Tequila aficionado Jason Elmore entered the […]
Dawn Tyler Watson Jawbreaker Independent Dawn Tyler Watson was born in England but raised in Montreal where she studied Jazz and Theatre at Concordia University. As an actress she was featured in several movies including 2004’s “Jack Paradise (Les Nuits de Montreal)” which translated means the “Nights of Montreal”; and in which she played a […]
Little Boys Blue Tennissippi Vizztone Label Group/Jaxon Records Little Boys Blue is a Tennessee based blues band originally formed in 1993. They may have taken their name from Aleck Miller who used the names Rice Miller and “Little Boy Blue” before renaming himself Sonny Boy Williamson II. Or possibly their name came from the song […]
Tas Cru Simmered and Stewed Vizztone Label Group/ Crustee Tees Records When talking about his last album Tas Cru states “after five albums everything fell into place, the songwriting, the performance, and the production.” That album 2015’s “You Keep The Money” was one of the hottest albums of the year. At the International Blues Challenge […]
Trudy Lynn I’ll Sing The Blues For You Connor Ray Music Trudy Lynn released 2006’s “I’m Still Here” recorded with the Calvin Owens Blues Orchestra. As a result she received two 2007 Blues Music Award nominations; one for Soul Blues Album of The Year and one for Soul Blues Female Artist of The Year. In […]
On the Scene
The Atlanta Blues Society had their holiday party Sunday afternoon and early evening and as always, it was everything a party should be! People were eating delicious food provided by Fat Matt’s and drinking beer, wine and mixed drinks served up by Spike from Blind Willie’s or the non-alcoholic beverages provided, listening to great music […]
By Rhetta Akamatsu The John Pagano Band played Darwin’s Friday night to a good crowd, many of whom had not seen the band before But whether they were seeing the band for the first time or had been around for the evolution from JP Blues to The John Pagano Band, the crowd responded enthusiastically to […]
The 2016 Bradenton Blues Festival Text and photos by Richard Ludmerer The Bradenton Blues Festival is an annual festival now in its fifth year. It is brought to us by Realize Bradenton. Realize Bradenton is a nonprofit organization that brings people together to create a vibrant and prosperous downtown area for residents, visitors, and businesses. […]
Again this week we get to enjoy the best of local blues music, with the exception of The Blind Boys of Alabama, who you should definitely see if you are able. In addition, thee are special events like the gospel brunch on Sunday and treats during the week all over the place. So get […]
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #349 – 12/05/16 SHOW LENGTH W/ AFTER SHOW: 2:58:58 AFTER SHOW NOT ON BTR FEED BTR Feed: https://goo.gl/Q21VsC TRUDY LYNN Out of Houston, TX, Trudy was still a teen when she sang onstage with Albert Collins and had the chance to open for Ike & Tina Turner. Trudy has just released […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues! The show that brings you Independent Blues Artists who, in the true tradition of the blues artists that came before them, Embrace the Diversity of the Blues! These artists are the innovators not the Imitators! These ARE the INDIE Blues artists! This week we start off with music […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues! The show that showcases the future of the blues by bringing you Independent Blues Artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues by creating new original music rooted in the blues. This is the REAL tradition of the blues .. These are the innovators not the imitators .. […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues! This is the show that showcases the Best INDIE Blues artist that are out there creating new original music rooted in the blues. These are the artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues! The True tradition of the blues! This week we give you a 3 hour […]
MUSIC ON THE COUCH 11/28/16 SHOW SHOW #348 Link To Listen: https://goo.gl/mHvlsL After Show is not on the BTR Feed REV. BILLY C. WIRTZ The Rev. Billy C. Wirtz comes direct from the First House Of Polyester Worship. We talked about the incredible journey the Rev. has been on since a young boy […]
Tune into The Voice of Indie Blues! The show that brings you Independent Blues Artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues by creating new original Music rooted in the blues. We bring you the future of the blues .. We Honor the past by supporting that Future .. These ARE the INDIE Blues artists […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues! The show that brings you Independent Blues Artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues by creating new original music rooted in the blues! We honor the past by supporting the future of the blues. These ARE the INDIE Blues artists .. Tune in and support the Indie […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues! The show that brings you the future of the blues that is being made by Independent Blues Artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and is creating new original music rooted in the blues. We Honor the past by supporting the future.. that is the TRUE tradition […]
This is the Voice of Indie blues! The show that brings you independent Blues artists who Embrace the Diversity of blues and is creating new original music rooted in the blues. These ARE the Indie Blues Artists! This week we start off with these great indie blues artists .. Popa Chubby Knickerbocker All-Stars Tony Vega Band Billy Seward MonkeyJunk The […]
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #347 – 11/21/17 SHOW LINK: https://goo.gl/kxrthL Show Length: 3:01:08 (w/After Show) BACKTRACK BLUES BAND Out of the Tampa, FL area, this is the fifth album from this 5-piece band. I spoke with Sonny Charles about his journey, how the band came to be and where they are heading in the […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues! We Embrace the Diversity of the Blues by supporting Independent Blues Artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. We bring you the FUTURE of the blues that is being created by artists today! Honor the past by supporting the future of the blues. This […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues where we Embrace the Diversity of the Bluesby playing only Independent Blues Artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. We honor the past by supporting the future of the blues. This is the REAL tradition of Blues! This week we start off with music […]
Tune into the The Voice of Indie Blues! The show that Embrace the Diversity of the Blues by supporting Independent Blues Artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues. This is the show that showcases the FUTURE of the blues. We honor the past by supporting that future! This week we give […]