Monday, October 13, 2014

10/13/14 COUCH KID NEW MUSIC - Sena Ehrhardt "Live My Life"


Sena Ehrhardt returns for COUCH KID NEW MUSIC for her new album, Live My Life.

Sena originally sat on The Couch back in May 2013, and we talked about what her life has been since then, including her dad leaving the band and her joining forces with Cole Allen in her new lineup.

10/13/14 Bob Corritore Sat On The Couch


Bob Corritore needs no introduction.

Maybe an explanation as to why it has taken so long to bring Bob on the show; well I interviewed him for American Blues News a number of years ago, he has visited during my IBC shows and somehow, my brain turned that into him having appeared on a Monday show!

When I realized my mistake, I reached out and Bob accepted.

10/13/14 The Generation Blues Experience Sat On The Couch


Generation Blues Experience is the joining of 14-year old Ray Goren, who has played guitar at the Chicago Blues Festival and with Buddy Guy and more.

He was introduced to 80-year old bluesman, Jamie Bluesboy Powell and septuangenerian harpist Sammy Lee.

10/13/14 MacKenzie Blues Band Sat On The Couch


Out of Ontario, Canada comes the MacKenzie Blues Band.

Consisting of classically trained vocalist, Tara MacKenzie, guitarist Trevor MacKenzie, bassist Joel Dawson & drummer Mike Weir, they have just released their sophomore album Slam! Bam!, containing 12 originals.

10/13/14 Couch Kid News - Keaton Simons "The Noise Beneath The Apple"



Couch Kid Keaton Simons came by to talk about a new project he is promoting.

The Noise Beneath The Apple is a book by Heather Jacks featuring profiles on 35 Buskers in New York City.

Monday, October 6, 2014

10/06/14 COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Kirby Sewell Band "Girl With The New Tattoo"


Kirby Sewell returns with his new album, which dropped this past week. Entitled Girl With A New Tattoo it is a sure fire winner.

I spoke with Kirby about all that has happened in his life and career since he took his Seat On the Couch back in July of 2012.

10/06/14 COUCH KID NEW MUSIC - Liz Mandeville "Heart 'O' Chicago


Liz Mandeville returns with her new album, Heart 'O' Chicago and we talked about what she has been doing since she last sat here in August of 2012.

We talked about the new album and all the special guests Liz brought in.

10/06/14 Terry Hanck Sat On The Couch


Terry Hanck fell in love with California in the early 60's and also found his love of music there.

He has has been nominated Best Instrumentalist Saxophone in the BMAs, winning once and has won numerous other awards.

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