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2015 IBC

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SHOW # 250 - 01/05/15 - IBC PREVIEW

ZAC HARMON - 2004 Band Challenge Winner

Zac gave us insight into how he found out about the IBC and his first time coming to the Challenge.  He used the words 'be yourself' a few times in describing the most important attribute a Challenger can have.  In fact, that became the theme of the show with all of my guests on this night.

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JOE WHITMER - COO Blues Foundation - Segment Begins At The 32:29 Mark

Great insight from Joe and the pitfalls that can happen to a Challenger even before they get to Memphis and after they arrive.  He explained the necessity of the deadlines put into place and why it is so important for the correct information to be transmitted to the Blues Foundation.  We talked about the other events that take place during the week that are geared to, not only Challengers, but fans alike.

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BRANDON SANTINI - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC - WORLD PREMIER

"Live & Extended"

Segment begins At The 1:00:00 Mark

Brandon returned to World Premier his new album which releases on February 27, 2015.  We spoke about the album, the event at which it was recorded and the actual mixing of this new release.  We also discussed his upcoming album release events and the tour to celebrate the release oflbum including being part of the Joe Bonnamassa Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea event. We also shared a number of songs from the album.

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MARY BRIDGET DAVIES - Band Challenge 2nd Place 2011

Segment Begins At the 1:49:29 Mark

Mary spoke about her first time at the Challenge (2005) and the effect the event had on she and her band and how she approached her second visit that put her on the finals stage.  She explained why she decided not to come back and try again and offered some insightful advice to those who are coming to Memphis this year or in future years.  We also discussed the results of her coming to Memhis on her career and her last year which included a Tony Award Nomination for her portrayal of Janis Joplin on Broadway

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PAULA HARRIS - Band Challenge 3rd Place 2012 - Segment Begins At The 2:23:00 Mark

After taking 3rd place at the event, Paula wrote, in my opinion, the definitive article on how to prepare for the IBC and she and I discussed key points of the article. She also shared some sage advice to all Challengers about how to adjust your attitude coming into the Challenge.  She has acted as a judge and she shared some insight into her attitude while judging the event, which should be heard. You can read Paula's article HERE

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SHOW # 251 - 01/12/15 - IBC PREVIEW

MR. SIPP - 2014 Band Challenge Winner

Mr. Sipp spoke about his coming to the IBC in 2013 and the many friends he made. He described the Challenge as a group of friends, competing but always willing to assist.  He and his band took the judges comments from that year and worked on their talent and stage presence and he attributed those comments to his win in 2014. We also heard about some of the perks earned by winning the Challenge.

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JAREKUS SINGLETON - 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 Band Challenger 

Segment Begins At The 33:40 Mark

Jarekus spoke openly about his disappointment in appearing at the IBC 4 times and not making the final stage.  We talked about the judging comments he received and how he worked to 'up his game' each year.  We also shared that, even without a final stage appearance, Jarekus is on top of the world with his being signed by Alligator Records and his three 2015 Blues Music Award Nominations.  Jarekus shared his most important piece of advice for those coming to the IBC this year, or in the future.

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MICK KOLASSA - IBC Judge - Segment Begins At The 1:01:53 Mark

Mick gave a wonderful primer for all IBC Challengers on the scoring system and how judges react the performances by the Challengers.  He covered Blues content, originality, Talent, Vocals, and stage presence, sharing tales to illustrate his points.  We also spoke about the Health Fair, which occurs in Memphis and were joined by Dr. Janice Johnston who put this great service together.  Dr. Johnston will join me Wednesday morning in Memphis to speak in more detail.

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JEFF JENSEN - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC - WORLD PREMIER

Segment Begins At The 1:34:57 Mark

Jeff brought his album Morose Elephant, which will not drop until February 3, 2015 to share with our listeners and I was incredibly honored.  We spoke about the recording of the album and a number of the songs as we shared 5 of the 11 songs from the album.  Jeff spoke about his songwriting and how it has developed and gotten stronger.  Through a question by Victor Wainwright in the chat room, Jeff spoke about the most difficult song to record on the album; which sheds a new light on the tune.  He also shared that pre-orders will be mailed this week, so watch your mailbox!

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SHOW # 252 - 01/20/15

IBC SHOW #1 - TUESDAY EVENING

TAS CRU JAM

 

We opened with a chat with James "Blues Hound" Nagel about his show and the Houston Blues Scene.  

Then my assistant for the week Lonnie Viar spoke about his show on WEVL in Memphis called "Rock House"

Then downstairs for the Tas Cru Jam which Benefits Generation Blues.  We were able to stream 3 Hours of the Jam for your lsitening pleasure!

SHOW # 253 - 01/21/15

IBC SHOW # 2 - WEDNESDAY MORNING

 

The Show Includes Interviews With: (ALL TIMES CODES APPROXIMATE)

 

Dr Janice Johnston & Jonn Del Toro Richardson - speaking about the Health Fair available to Musicians at the IBC & BMAs and how it changed Jonn's life (0:04:00)

Jenn Ocken & Greg Johnson - talking about their book Blues On Beale Street, Memoirs Of The International Blues Challenge (0:27:00)

Nate Myers Band - Billtown Blues Association (0:44:00)

Kevin Slattery - Nashville Blues Society (1:02:00)

Stacy Jeffress - Talking about Marilyn Stringer's Book Blues In The 21st Century (1:12:00)

Arthur James - Granite State Blues Society (1:24:00)

Bing Futch - Orange Blossom Blues Society (1:39:00)

Randy Colvin - Kentuckiana Blues Society (1:52:00)

Brian Keith Wallen - Dayton Blues Society (2:02:00)

Robert Sampson - Illinois Central Blues Club (2:14:00)

Mark Telesca Band - The Blues Alliance Of The Treasure Coast (2:24:00)

Muskett & Carnes - Indiana Blues Society (2:45:00)

R.J. Howson - Southwest Florida Blues Society (2:58:00)

SHOW # 254 - 01/21/15

IBC SHOW # 3 - WEDNESDAY NIGHT

 

The Show Includes Interviews With: (ALL TIMES CODES APPROXIMATE)

 

Gil Anthony - Blues DJ / KBA Recipient (0:01:00)

Mark T Small - Blues Musician & Fan (0:13:00)

Nick Vigarino - Washington Blues Society (0:23:00)

Jake Kulak & The Low Down - CT Blues Society - Youth Showcase (0:31:00)

Tall City Blues Fest - Lisa Grissom, Ronn Reeger & Chris Robin (0:41:00)

Eric Mathews Band - Ft Smith Riverfront Blues Society (0:59:00)

Jason Born - Blues Society Of Western PA - Youth Showcase (1:11:00)

Steve Krase - Musician (1:21:00)

Pina Brothers - Kansas City Blues Society - Youth Showcase (1:29:00)

Tweed Funk - Musicians (1:38:00)

Patti Parks - Musician (1:50:00)

BlueCat - Topeka Blues Society (2:05:00)

No Refund Band - Houston Blues Society (2:16:00)

The Bush League - Piedmont Blues Preservation Society (2:33:00)

Betty Fox Band - Suncoast Blues Society (2:53:00)

SHOW # 255 - 01/22/15

IBC SHOW # 4 - THURSDAY MORNING

 

The Show Includes Interviews With: (ALL TIMES CODES APPROXIMATE)

 

Carson Lamm - Rum Boogie Cafe (0:01:00)

Bill Kenton - blues102.com (0:09:00)

Tom Alice - St. Louis Blues Society (0:16:00)

Delta Slim & Ian Lofamilia Duo - Phillipines Blues Society (0:31:00)

Billy Pierce Band - Steel City Blues Society (0:45:00)

The Good The Bad & The Blues - Columbus Blues Alliance (1:00:00)

Hat Fitz & Cara - SE Queensland Blues Society (1:14:00)

Barbara Blue - Memphis Musician 1:26:00)

Tim Williams - Calgary Blues Music Association & 2014 IBC Solo/Duo Winner (1:38:00)

In Layman Terms - River City Blues Society (VA) (1:50:00)

Terri Odabie Band - The Golden Gate Blues Society (2:03:00)

Blue Jay Slim & The Tone Blasters - 2nd Story Blues Alliance (2:19:00)

Rob Europe - Long Island Blues Society (2:35:00)

Moondog J - Bridgetown Blues (2:42:00)

Eric French - Maine Blues Society (2:56:00)

Pat Nichols - Topeka Blues Society (3:08:00)

SHOW # 256 - 01/22/15

IBC SHOW #5 - THURSDAY EVENING

 

The Show Includes Interviews With: (ALL TIMES CODES APPROXIMATE)

 

Mean Jay - Philippine Blues Society (0:04:00)

Root2Music - Sedalia Blues Society (0:10:00)

Tim Detwiler - Grey Mule Amps ( 0:20:00)

Amanda Fish - Musican & Fan (0:30:00)

Billy The Kid - Musician & Fan (0:36:00)

Johnny No - Gulf Coast Blues Society (0:48:00)

Dale Schimpf - Out-going President East Coast Blues Society (1:06:00)

Gyn Westcott - President Houston Blues Society (1:19:00)

Lady Bianca - The Golden Gate Blues Society (1:40:00)

Cash McCall - Legendary Musician & Producer (1:53:00)

Johnny Riley - Musician & Fan (2:06:00)

Monica Morris & Josie Lowder - Prairie Crossroads Blues Challenge (2:14:00)

Magnus Berg - Musician (2:32:00)

Mark White - Pikes Peak Blues Community & Internet Show Host (2:43:00)

Black Water Blues Band - Minnesota Blues Society - Youth Showcase (2:50:00)

SHOW # 257 - 01/23/15

IBC SHOW # 6 - FRIDAY MORNING

 

The Show Includes Interviews With: (ALL TIMES CODES APPROXIMATE)

 

Jimmi & The Band Of Souls - Minnesota Blues Society (0:05:00)

Dan Phelps - Crossroads Blues Soceity of Illinois (0:20:00)

Ralph DeJongh - Dutch Blues Foundation (0:34:00)

Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band - White Rock Blues Club (0:48:00)

Mike Bounds - President Blues Society of Northwest Florida (1:03:00)

Marius Tilly Band - German Blues Network (1:16:00)

"Blind-Dog" Gatewood - River Basin Blues Society (1:29:00)

Tim Lothar & Peter Nande - Baltic Blues Society (1:41:00)

Latavian Blues Band - Baltic Blues Society (1:57:00)

NoBones Blues Band - Canada South (2:11:00)

Glass Cherry Breakers - Philippine Blues Society (2:29:00)

Connor Flicko - Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation - Youth Showcase (2:47:00)

SHOW # 258 - 01/23/15

IBC SHOW # 7 - FRIDAY EVENING

 

The Show Includes Interviews With: (ALL TIMES CODES APPROXIMATE)

 

Missy Andersen - BMA Nominee & Couch Kid (0:05:00)

Cathy Hammond - songwriter with Missy

Mike Delaney - Delaney Guitars (0:15:00)

Mick Kolassa - Foundation Board Member/Musician/IBC Judge & Couch Kid (0:26:00)

Liz Mandeville - Musician & Couch Kid (0:46:00)

Pair Of Sixes - Thunder Bay Blues Society & Couch Kid (1:03:00)

The Blues Turtles - Columbian Blues Society (1:20:00)

Emily Randolph & Oak Lawn - South Sound Blues Association - Youth Showcase (1:25:00)

Little Eddie - Southwest Florida Blues Society (1:40:00)

Mo'Pie - Kentucky Blues Society - Youth Showcase (1:49:00)

West Side Blues Band - Ozark Blues Of Northwest Arkansas (1:58:00)

Eddie Turner - Musician & Couch Kid (2:03:00)

Jeff Jensen & Bill Ruffino - Musicians & Couch Kids (2:11:00)

Balkun Brothers - Connecticut Blues Society (2:27:00)

Rusted Avenue - Houston Blues Society & Youth Showcase (2:43:00)

Generation Blue - Grafton Blues Society & Youth Showcase (2:49:00)

Niecie - Musician & Couch Kid (2:54:00)

SHOW # 259 - 01/26/15

IBC WRAP-UP SHOW

 

We put a bow on the 32st International Blues Challenge with some discussions about the event:

 

Chefjimi Patricola gave us his view from the week (0:05:35)

Altered 5 Band - Best Self-Produced CD Winners (0:29:40)

Lucy Hammond - Finalist Solo/Duo Challenge )):41:00)

Ben Rice - St Louis Cigar Box Award Winner (0:58:50)

Randy McQuay - Solo/Duo Challenge Winner (1:21:50)

Noah Wotherspoon - Gibson Guitar Winner (1:47:00)

Eddie Cotton Jr - Band Challenge Winner - along with Shirley Waring, President Vicksburg Blues Society (2:08:30) 

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2015 SHOW SCHEDULE

ALL TIMES US CST

01/05/15 - IBC PREVIEW SHOW # 1 - 9:00pm - Midnight

01/12/15 - IBC PREVIEW SHOW # 2 - 9:00pm - Midnight

01/20/15 - IBC SHOW # 1 - 8:00pm - 11:30pm - Generation Blues Jam Hosted By Tas Cru web cast from 9:00pm - 11:30pm

01/21/15 - IBC SHOW # 2 - 11:00 am - 2:00pm

01/21/15 - IBC SHOW # 3 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

01/22/15 - IBC SHOW # 4 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

01/22/15 - IBC SHOW # 5 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

01/23/15 - IBC SHOW # 6 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

01/23/15 - IBC SHOW # 7 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

01/26/15 - IBC SHOW # 8 - 9:00pm - Midnight - WRAP-UP SHOW - ALL WINNERS AND MORE CALL IN 

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4 Packages to choose from.  Each includes a recorded ad that runs on all 10 shows.  As a BONUS, you received graphic links here on Music On The Couch (they stay forever on this page) and on each weekly newsletter.  You get both of those from the time you sign up until March 1, 2015, so the sooner you purchase, the longer your promotion runs.

 

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