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May 19, 2014 Music ON The Couch
Arthur Migliazza has been playing piano professionally since he was 10 and has been mentored by some of the best in the business. His latest album is entitled Laying It Down and it is a must for any lover of Boogie Woogie Piano. Arthur and I discussed his journey over the last 20+ years and talked about where he is heading. We also checked out tunes from Laying It Down.
Jim Byrnes grew up in St. Louis in a neighborhood where Ike and Tina performed almost nightly. He fell in love with the Blues early on and even a near-death experience could not keep him away from his two loves, Blues and acting. Jim has been doing both for over 40 years and you will instantly recognize the actor, though maybe not the musician. His latest album, with Producer Steve Dawson once again, is entitled St Louis Blues and is a homage to the music of his home city. Jim and I talked about both careers and listened to tunes from the album.
Shrimp City Slim has been performing, booking, managing, and promoting The Blues for over 25 years. He is a purveyor of the “Low Country Blues” and the multiple festivals he promotes and books give musicians many chances to be heard in that part of the country. Shrimp has a new album, his ninth, entitled Star Marinaand it shows off his songwriting and performing talents once again. Shrimp and I had a great talk about his career and about his love of this art form and why he works so hard to keep it Thriving in the Low Country.
Dudley Taft first Sat On The Couch in July of 2013. Tonight he returned with his album Screaming In The Wind the evening before it is available for purchase. We discussed what Dudley has been doing the last year, what it was like to work with producer Tom Hambridge and more, while we checked out songs from the new album.