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PLEASE HELP LINDSEY AND AIKEN Make the move to the new location ... We need dedicated venues that will bring in touring Blues Acts!
Editors Note: Darwins Burgers and Blues, because of circumstances beyond their control, has been forced to close their doors at their current location. I had the opportunity to speak to Lindsey Wine one of the owners of this legendary Atlanta Blues Venue about what has transpired and what they plan for the future. So listen […]
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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 […]
Soon after I inducted Sam “Bluzman” Taylor into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, the fine people at Stony Brook University set out to create a documentary about Sam’s Life and Music. I had the honor to have been included in this film and I would like to present it to you all. I […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE A Powerhouse of Blues & Funk Gaetano Letizia – Guitar/Vocals Larry Keller – Bass Mike D’Elia – Drums With a core of three seasoned blues veterans, the Underworld Blues Band delivers in concerts, club dates, festivals and corporate events. Fun, danceable blues standards and great original music. If you’ve had it […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Guitar and harmonica king Jon Gindick has long been known as one of the most exciting harmonica players and teachers on the international scene. His books on playing blues harmonica have sold over a million copies and have inspired tens of thousands to play the harmonica. His Mississippi Delta Blues Harmonica […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE A music veteran and founder of various roots, blues and country blues combos, including Dust My Blues, Who Slapped John?, and Shuck & Jive. Jim has led bands in the New York area since the late 80’s, with some stints in Nashville and Mississippi. He has performed throughout the U.S. and […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Derrick’s been singing since he was a kid. He was in bar bands before he was legal. He did his first recording as the lead singer in a band, Mothers Worry, when he was 16, and ever since then he’s been Mr. Studio Guy. Derrick is a natural singer and musician. […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Born in South St. Louis, Mo. Mike Zito grew up in a working class home with a dire love of music. It was his escape and way out. After a decade working in a local guitar shop, Mike learned his craft from the ground up playing in clubs 7 nights a […]
Home Page Facebook Page He’s been flying in the face of convention his whole career. No smoke, no mirrors, no choreography, no industry machines. One of the most versatile bluesmen in Texas, Randy plays driving drums and world-class harmonica, writes incredible songs and sings like no one else. Raised in the small Texas town of […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Like everybody else, Tracy K has a full plate, busy schedule, and a great deal she wants to accomplish. Yet, she remains as cool as the blues that colour her world; laidback like the tranquil countryside that stirs her spirit. She approaches life – and making music – in a go-with-the-flow […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE There is a southern gentleman on Bourbon Street. He is soft spoken, with just a bit of a south Louisiana accent, He still opens doors and holds chairs for the ladies. But when Jeff Chaz plugs in his guitar and steps before the microphone, there is a metamorphosis. “I don’t understand […]
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 […]
Rory Block Keepin’ Outta Trouble a tribute to Bukka White Stony Plain Records Rory Block hails from Princeton, NJ but spent a lot of her formative years as part of the Greenwich Village folk music scene. At the age of fourteen she was introduced to the music of the Mississippi Delta. She recorded for Elektra, […]
It’s been more than 25 years since Travis Tritt began his musical career, yet on his 2-disc CD set, Travis Tritt: A Man and His Guitar – Live from The Franklin Theatre, he sounds as fresh and relevant as ever. While staying true to his roots, he shows that he is capable of crossing the line […]
Smoke Wagon Blues Band Cigar Store Independent The Smoke Wagon Blues Band, from Hamilton Ontario, was formed in 1996. Their now out of print debut was 1997’s “Smoke Wagon Blues Number 36”. They followed up in 2001 with the live “Low Down Righteous Blues”. “The One and Only” was issued in 2005 and resulted in […]
MonkeyJunk Time to Roll Stony Plain Records MonkeyJunk, the Ottawa Ontario based trio, is Tony “D” Diteodoro, rhythm and lead guitar; Steve Mariner, lead and backing vocals, guitars, bass, harmonica and organ; and Matt Sobb, drums, percussion, and backing vocals. The band released its first album “Tiger in Your Tank” in 2009 and won the […]
The McKee Brothers Enjoy It While You Can Independent The accompanying publicity sheet states that “Enjoy It While You Can”…features great performances by a talented roster of players from Los Angeles and Michigan…” I will list them later. But who are these McKee Brothers that they can attract such a talented ensemble when this is […]
In June of this year, Heart played with an orchestra for the first time in a career spanning over 40 years, and they did it with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at The Royal Albert Hall in London, England. The 1080 video captures the beauty and majesty of the historic building and also provides plenty of […]
Taj Mahal Labor of Love Acoustic Sounds Taj Mahal was born Henry Saint Claire Fredericks in Harlem on May 17th, 1942. He was raised in a West Indian-American and African-American family. He grew up in Springfield, Ma. and in the early 1960’s studied agriculture at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He graduated and moved […]
Biscuit Miller Wishbone Bluebass Music David Miller was born and raised on Chicago’s south side. He was nicknamed “Biscuit” by his grandma as he wouldn’t get outta’ her kitchen. He learned to play bass from his friend’s older brother. He formed his first band “Clever” with another friend Ivan Wallace. The family moved to Minneapolis […]
By Rhetta Akamatsu Full disclosure: I received this album from Fiona Boyes for review. Fiona Boyes has a new album release, Professin’ The Blues, and on it, she does just that. Produced by the legendary Professor Keith O. Johnson of Reference Records and recorded at Skywalker Sound studios in California ,this is a perfect match of […]
Mike Zito Make Blues Not War Ruf Records Mike Zito worked ten years at a downtown St. Louis guitar shop where an older employee taught him an appreciation for The Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton and B.B. King. He released “Blue Room” his first independently produced album in 1997. Follow up albums included 1999’s “America’s Most […]
Seattle quartet Gravel Road digs a little deeper into the world of Deep trance-blues and psychedelic jam chunk rock on Capitol Hill Country Blues, their sixth studio album released in December of 2016. The nine new tracks were recorded and mixed by legendary engineer Jack Endino in late 2015 & early 2016. The band’s […]
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. […]
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Happy New Year! I hope your holidays have been wonderful so far! There’s plenty of chances to celebrate with the blues this final week before we greet 2017 on Sunday! Just remember, Darwin’s leaves its current location after their New Year;s Eve and will be closed until they settle in Sandy Springs, so go by […]
This is The Voice of Indie blues. The show that is dedicated to bringing you the FUTURE of the blues. We showcase the Innovators not the imitators.. artists who embrace the diversity of blues .. who are creating new original music in the true tradition of blues .. stretching it boundaries! These are the INDIE […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues! The show that brings you the Independent Blues Artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and is out there creating the future of the blues by expanding the genre with new original music. These are the innovators not the imitators .. these are the INDIE Blues Artists! […]
This is the show that brings you the FUTURE of the blues .. This is The Voice of Indie Blues! The show that Embrace the Diversity of the Blues by showcasing the Independent Blues Artists who is creating new original music rooted in the blues .. These are the Innovators not the imitators .. Yes, […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues. This is the show that brings you Independent Blues Artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues .. these are the artists who create new original music rooted in the blues .. these ARE the INDIE Blues artists! This week we give you a 3 hour block of […]
MUSIC ON THE COUCH 12/19/16 SHOW #351 Listen here: https://goo.gl/j9r43I Originally, Elvin Bishop was our only scheduled guest for this evening, but there was a missed connection. We are rescheduling for early 2017, so look for an announcement. In the meantime, we played Holiday Music and also played our selection for the […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues. The show that brings you the innovators not the imitators … The Independent Blues Artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues .. by creating new original music rooted from it. This week we start off with music from Popa Chubby Adam Karch Mike ZitoThornetta Davis Biscuit Miller […]
MUSIC ON THE COUCH SHOW #350 – 12/12/16 SHOW LENGTH: 3:02:10 ALL COUCH KID NEW MUSIC HARPDOG BROWN Dog returns to The Couch for his third visit. This time he returns to share stories around the recording of Travelin With The Blues, which includes appearances by folks like Charlie Musselwhite, Kid Andersen, Rusty Zinn and more. […]
Tune into The Voice of Indie Blues .. The show that brings you Independent Blues Artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and are creating new original music rooted in the blues .. expanding the blues as is the true tradition that were established by those that came before. These ARE the INDIE Blues […]
Tune into The Voice of Indie Blues! The show that brings you Independent Blues Artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and are out there creating new original music rooted in the blues .. THESE ARE the INDIE Blues artists! This week we have a 3 hour block of uninterrupted INDIE BLUES RADIOwhere you […]
This is The voice of indie blues. The show that brings you the Independent Blues Artists who embrace the diversity of blues. The artists who are out there creating new original music rooted in the blues, who in the true tradition of the blues are striving to be the innovators and not imitators. These ARE […]
This IS The Voice of Indie Blues! The show that brings you Independent Blues Artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and in the true tradition of the blues are creating new original music that expands and is rooted in the blues. These artists are the Innovators not the Imitators .. these are the […]
This is THE VOICE of Indie Blues .. the show that brings you INDIE Bluesartists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues .. these artists embrace the diversity of the blues in the true tradition of the blues .. They are innovators .. not imitators .. They ARE the INDIE Blues artists […]
Tune in tonight at 11pm on www.bluesfm.org for LIVE from the Midnight Circus The Voice of Indie Blues! We give you 3 hours of the best in INDIE BLUES RADIO with Independent Blues Artists Who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues which is the REAL TRADITION of the BLUES .. These are the innovators no […]