Mandy Lemons and Sturgis Nikides stopped on by to talk about their band, Low Society and the new album You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down. Sturgis Nikides plays the blues but does it with a flavor of rock and roll, from its origins in delta blues to its far dark alternative edge. Together with Mandy’s, their music cuts deeply, while retaining the origins of the genre. We sat and talked about Sturgis’ development in New York City and why he strayed from the Blues for a while. Mandy discussed growing up in Houston and the music she performed there before moving to New York, where they met and partnered in music and life. We also talked about and played music from the new album. These two are not shy and are a lot of fun!
The band Hurricane Ruth consists of Hurricane Ruth LeMaster on vocals, Dave Lumsden on guitar, Gary Davis on bass and Jim Engle on drums. They originate from central/southern Illinois, packing venues throughout the region. Critics and fans hail their shows as powerful, raw, emotional and dynamic. Their new album, Born On The River, consists of 11 originals that prove their reputation as the Ultimate Blues Rock Experience. Hurricane Ruth joined me to talk about her early years, growing up in Illinois, how music grabbed her and how Blues finally found her. We chatted about how the current band came together and the making of this new album.
Ms Rory Block returns with her latest gem, Hard Luck Child – A Tribute To Skip James, a full week before it releases! Rory and I talked about what she has been doing since her last visit on June 17th of last year and explored her new album, the fifth in her Mentor Series. Rory is just fascinating to speak with and adds so much detail to her music.
Grady Champion returned to The Couch to talk about his new album, Bootleg Whiskey that dropped last month. Grady originally took a Seat On The Couch way back in January of 2012. We explored what he has been up to and I asked a question I asked in his first interview, “If you had not won the IBC, would your career be the same?” … did Grady answer in the same way? Listen in to find out!
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At Music On The Couch
Low Society’s Segment Opens The Show
Hurricane Ruth’s Segment Begins At the 50:54 Mark
Rory Block’s Segment Begins At The 1:34:19 Mark
Grady Champion’s Segment Begins At The 2:27:23 Mark