Monday, September 29, 2014

09/29/14 Couch Kid New Music - Robin Banks "Modern Classic"



Robin Banks originally Sat On The Couch back in June of 2012 and on this night she returned with her great new album, Modern Classic.

We talked about what she had been up to the last two years and where she hopes to be in the next two years, while we played selected cuts from the album, a mix of Blues, Jazz, R&B and Reggae sounds that will always keep your ears happy.

She also told us about the ghost in the studio...and that happened after we had ended the live feed, so you only get that story on the podcast!

09/29/14 Etta Britt Sat On The Couch


Etta Britt began as a country singer in a group called Dave & Sugar until she was asked why she was singing country and being told she was an R&B singer and should listen to some Delbert McClinton.

Delbert appeared on her 2012 release Out Of The Shadows and after being asked to perform on Delbert's Sandy Beaches Cruise, Etta decided to record Etta Does Delbert, an album of Delbert's songs.

We talked about her career, her relationship with Delbert and so much more with this talented lady.

09/29/14 Jordan Patterson Sat On The Couch


Jordan Patterson released his debut album, Give Me A Chance, in 1996 and was was an immediate hit in the Blues world, performing at festivals and clubs worldwide.

Then one day, he just stopped.

For the last 10 years he has done tour management, and concert& event promotion for Britney Spears and others and worked for House Of Blues Concerts Canada.

He is back making music and he has released an EP entitled The Back On Track Recording Project in advance of the full-length album this winter.

09/29/14 In Layman Terms Sat On The Couch



In Layman Terms is Cole Layman, 17, and Logan Layman, 14.

They have a passion for the blues and write original, foot-stomping music. I met them in Memphis at the 2013 IBC and was immediately taken with their talent and maturity and LOVE of the Blues.

Their new EP's entitled It's The Blues and we sat together and talked about how they have gotten to where they are today. They've both been on the show a the IBC and during the wrap-up show, but this made them official "Couch Kids".

09/29/14 COUCH KID NEWS with Wendy DeWitt & Kirk Harwood


Wendy Dewitt and Kirk Harwood stopped by to share the news about their upcoming Christmas Album entitled Train Full Of Joy!

It is available for pre-order and will be available for sale mid-October.

Looking forward to getting my copy!

Monday, September 22, 2014

09/22/14 Couch Kid New Music Lucy Hammond & Ben Rice "Destination Clarksdale"


Lucy Hammond & Ben Rice have been winning fans since they partnered up for NW Roots Uprising earlier this year and now, they have new music entitled Destination Clarksdale and we chatted with them about the music and their partnership.


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Lucy & Ben’s Segment Begins At The 2:18:52 Mark




09/22/14 Rob Stone Sat On The Couch

 

Deeply rooted in traditional blues, yet delivering high-energy house-rocking performances with a thoroughly contemporary impact, harp-playing vocalist Rob Stone is one of the busiest young bandleaders on the blues scene today. His album Gotta Keep Rollin' is his fourth album and with talent like Eddie Shaw, John Primer, Chris James, Patrick Ryynn and more performing behind him, you know the music is red-hot.

 I spoke with Rob about his finding the blues early on and and his time with Sam Lay and his partnership with Chris and Patrick over the years. We also talked about where he is heading, while listening to music from Gotta Keep Rollin'


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Rob’s Segment Begins At The 1:34:16 Mark




09/22/14 Missy Andersen Sat On The Couch


From San Diego, I spoke with Missy Andersen, who likens her musical approach to Soul dipped in Blues.

As a teenager, she opened on tour for Cissy Houston and has not looked back since.

Her second solo album is entitled In The Moment and Missy and I will explored her journey and where she is heading. She is a wonderful woman with an incredible talent and I was thrilled to present her on The Couch.

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Missy’s Segment Begins At The 54:12 Mark




09/22/14 Couch Kid New Music WORLD PREMIER - No Refund Band - "Current State Of Blue"


The guys from The No Refund Band returned to share their forth-coming album, Current State Of Blue, which drops on October 15th.

We spoke with Michael Crownover, Ricky Jackson, Rik Robertson, Jim Brady, Anthony Terry and newest member Ryan Cortez about where the band is today, their upcoming participation in the Houston Blues Society IBC Challenge and, of course, the new album and the songs and the recording of the album.


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No Refund Band Segment Begins At The 3:50 Mark




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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Jenn's Segment Opens The Show




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