Monday, September 15, 2014

09/15/14 COUCH KID NEW MUSIC JP Soars "Full Moon Night In Memphis"


JP Soars has sat On The Couch twice. The first time in 2013 and then last year with Southern Hospitality. 

Tonight he is back to talk about his latest release Full Moon Night In Memphis, a fantastic collection of songs by a talented musician.


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JP’s Segment Begins At The 130:30 Mark




09/15/14 Jeff Dale Sat On The Couch


Jeff Dale was born and raised on the south side of Chicago and was taught how to play the blues by two itinerant blues musicians from the west side when he was 13 years old. He ended up in Southern California, recording and playing until 1988 when he disappeared. He is back now with his band, the South Woodlawners and their new album is entitled Good Music.

Jeff and I discussed his remarkable career and the legends he met and played alongside and his reaction to the fan reaction to his new music.


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Jeff’s Segment Begins At The 82:07 Mark




09/15/14 Blues 411 Report with Chefjimi


Chefjimi Patricola is back from the European Blues Cruise and we spoke about this inaugural event and also discussed the rash of closing of Blues Clubs around the country.


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Chefjimi’s Segment Begins At The 56:30 Mark




09/15/14 Purple Songs Can Fly Sat On The Couch


Anita Kruse, Founder & Executive Director of Purple Songs Can Fly made a proposal to Carol Herron, the Director of the Arts in Medicine Program, in December of 2004, and they began the process of creating a unique experience for the children being treated at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers and their siblings.

Purple Songs Can Fly was founded, and I began working with the first child on March 21, 2006. The children’s songs are copied on purple CDs and flown by participating passengers, pilots and astronauts to places on earth and into space.

I was joined by Anita and Carol along with Christian Spear, a cancer survivor and now a Fellow at Purple Songs Can Fly and Stephen Makia, a cancer survivor and one of the first to record a song for PSCF.

Tas Cru also called in to add his impressions of the organization and his time there in July.

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Purple Songs Can Fly Segment Begins At The 9:40 Mark




09/15/14 Jenn Ocken Sat On The Couch


Jenn Ocken stopped by to talk about Blues On Beale Street: Memoirs of the International Blues Challenge, a photo book accompanied by a series of written experiences, short stories, song lyrics, and quotes by the vast variety of attendees of the International Blues Challenge, expressing their personal experiences while attending and competing at the event.

She and Greg "Slim Lively" Johnson have worked together on this project and Jen told us how it got started and how you can pre-order the book before it is available in January

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Monday, September 8, 2014

09/08/14 COUCH KID NEW MUSIC - Mississippi Heat "Warning Shot"


Pierre Lacocque has taken a seat on The Couch twice already.

The first time back in 2010 and then he returned when Mississippi Heat had new music, Delta Bound, in 2012.

He returned tonight to share with us the about to be released, Warning Shot which will be available on September 16th.

It is always a pleasure to chat with Pierre about the band and to hear their music.

09/08/14 Ernie Southern Sat On The Couch


Ernie Southern started his career in his teens as a New York "street corner" singer with well known Do-Wop acapella group Nick & The Knacks.

He found the blues during his time in the US Navy and then performed in rock bands before beginning to share the blues as a solo artist.

ernie joined me to talk about his journey to where he is today in Southern florida and we listened to some tunes from throughout his career including an song from his unreleased album.

09/08/14 EG Kight Sat On The Couch


EG Kight’s musical style transcends musical boundaries and has been called “country-flavored southern-fried blues”.

With a blend of americana, southern rock, blues, pop, jazz, gospel and funk, she is helping to shape contemporary blues.

Her her latest album, A New Day, is to be released on September 16th, and tonight she came and took her Seat On The Couch and talked about her life, career and events that transpired that brought this album forth.

09/08/14 Murali Coryell Sat On The Couch


Murali Coryell was inducted into the New York State Blues Hall Of Fame in 2013 and was a 2014 BMA Nominee.

He is a triple threat contemporary blues artist who can sing, write and play guitar. His new album is entitled "Restless Mind" is a collection 11 originals and 1 cover.

Murali and I discussed growing up with his talented parents, his music and where he is heading in the future.

Monday, August 25, 2014

08/25/14 Anni Piper Returns To The Couch


Anni Piper has visited twice.

The first time, back in 2011 and then she joined me in April of 2013, after her album with Nicole Hart was released.

You know THAT album…Split Second, the one conceived after the President of Blues Leaf Records heard them both on the show in 2011 and decided to put them together and then only alluded to it only in the cover notes!!!!!

Anni is finishing up a tour of the US and called in to talk about her time here and we asked if it meant if she would be moving here full time… what was her answer?

Listen and find out!

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Anni’s Segment Begins At The 137:40 Mark




08/25/14 David Michael Miller Sat On The Couch


David Michael Miller began singing, like many, in church.

The Buffalo, NY native is also the front man for Dive House Union who made the semi-finals in the IBC this year.

David has released his solo album, Poisons Sipped and we talked about his career, how the music industry disappointed him back while he was in college and where he is headed now.

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David’s Segment Begins At The 94:45 Mark




08/25/14 Colleen Rennison Sat On The Couch


Colleen Rennison is 25 years old, but has the vocal abilities and stage presence of someone who has been at it much longer.

Her debut solo album is entitled See The Sky About To Rain and it was produced, recorded and mixed by Couch Kid Steve Dawson, who also plays guitars on all the tracks.

Colleen joined me to talk about her musical career as well as her career as an actor and director.

A well-rounded young woman, it was a pleasure speaking with her and sharing her music.

08/25/14 Danny Bryant & Jon Trout Sat On The Couch



Danny Bryant is Walter Trout's protégé and while Walter is recovering from his successful Liver Transplant, Danny and Walter’s son Jon Trout have been out with the Walter Trout Band bringing the music to the fans.

The tour ends the end of this week, so we had a chance to recap the last four weeks with the duo and also check in on Walter's health.

Keyboardist Sammy Avila even chimed in for a bit!

During our time together we played two of Danny's songs (one with Walter) and the title cut from Walter's new album "The Blues Came Callin'"

8/25/14 COUCH KID NEWS - Soul Of John Black & Sonny Rock


Tonight we had two Couch Kid News Segments to open the show.

First The Soul Of John Black stopped by to talk about the two awards his song, Higher Power won during the recent Independent Music Awards - first taking the industry judge's award for R&B song and then The Vox Pop (fan) award for R&B Song and to thank his fans for their votes.

He also discussed getting ready to head back into the studio and start on his new album, which he said would be out sometime in 2015.

Then Sonny Rock popped on to talk about his Radio Show Local Licks on WRIP-FM and http://www.wrip979.com.

His show airs on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-9-m Eastern and Sonny plays all kinds of cool music…check him out and find your new best favorite band or artist!

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John’s Segment Opens the Show
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Monday, August 18, 2014

08/18/14 Anthony Rosano Sat On The Couch


Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos are out of Norfolk, VA and have made it to the semi-finals of the International Blues Challenge twice since forming in 2012.

Their new album “Get Rood” debuted earlier this summer and they have been playing a ton of gigs, so it was great when I could snag Anthony to join me.

We talked about his life and career, how the Conqueroos came into being and what he cooks in his kitchen when he is not on the road.

08/18/14 David Vest Sat On The Couch


David Vest is called a fabulous, foot-stompin’ roots-rocker and boogie-woogie piano player.

He has played with Big Joe Turner and Hubert Sumlin to name two and he wrote the first songs recorded by Tammy Wynette.

His new album is entitled Roadhouse Revelation and he joined me to chat about his fabulous career and  the new album.

Check out the interview and find out what food David compared to the blues...

08/18/14 Forrest McDonald Sat On The Couch


Forrest McDonald was seven years old when he first heard blues man Josh White perform and as he puts it, “I was hooked!”

In the summer of 1964 he hitchhiked to NYC where he met and was influenced by Muddy Waters. From there, it just kept happening for Forrest and now, he has released his 12th album Turnaround Blues.

Forrest joned me and we talked about his career and being in the right place at the right moment to meet some of the legends of the business along the way.

He also kept it real about some of the musicians out there today…go find out who and why.

08/18/14 COUCH KID NEWS - Sunday Wilde Says Thanks


Couch Kid Sunday Wilde just won the Independent Music Award "Vox Populi Award" for the second time and she came by to talk about it and thank her fans.

 It's what we do here at Music On The Couch for our Couch Kids!

Monday, August 11, 2014

08/11/14 COUCH KID NEW MUSIC - Davina & The Vagabonds "Sunshine"


Davina Sowers returned for a COUCH KID NEW MUSIC SEGMENT to discuss the new Davina & The Vagabonds album, Sunshine.

We spoke about what the band has been doing since her last appearance and also what they are planning for the future while we listened to tunes from the album.

This segment went past the live stream time-frame, so you can only hear some of this here on the podcast.

08/11/14 Deanna Bogart Sat On The Couch


Deanna Bogart is an award-winning musician whose fans value the diversity of her genre-free zone.

She won three consecutive Blues Music Awards' Horn Instrumentalist of the Year for 2008, 2009 and 2010., and was a nominee for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year Award in 2013.

She has won, at last count, more than 20 Wammies, the music awards for the hotly contested Washington, D.C. region.

Her new album is just a wish away and Deanna joined me to talk about her remarkable career and the music on the new album.

We had a fun time together and, we are going to do it again soon - what a wonderful woman!