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2018 IBC

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NEW HOME & TIMES THIS YEAR!

This year, Music On The Couch moves to a very cool new home.  CLUB HANDY, 200 Beale Street is where we will be for the 7 LIVE Shows during IBC.

No more stairs...Club Handy is a ground floor...open air venue (if it isn't tooooooo cold that is!), located at the corner of Beale Street & Rufus Thomas Blvd. Directly acroos from Jerry Lee Lewis' Cafe & Honky Tonk.

We are going to have the opportunity to do live performances during the shows and present three great acts at 10pm; Taylor Made Blues Band on Wednesday, Norman Jackson Band on Thursday and Two Blues Divas, Niecie & Tullie Brea on Friday!

SHOW TIMES & UNIQUE URL's TO LISTEN

January 02     Preview Show # 1                     9pm CDT        http://tobtr.com/10401243

January 08     Preview Show #2                     9pm CDT        http://tobtr.com/10401337

January 16      LIVE Show #1 Club Handy    6pm CDT        http://tobtr.com/10401351

January 17      LIVE Show #2 Club Handy    1pm CDT        http://tobtr.com/10401365

January 17      LIVE Show #3 Club Handy    6pm CDT        http://tobtr.com/10401373

January 18      LIVE Show #4 Club Handy    1pm CDT        http://tobtr.com/10401377

January 18      LIVE Show #5 Club Handy    6pm CDT        http://tobtr.com/10401385

January 19      LIVE Show #6 Club Handy    1pm CDT        http://tobtr.com/10401389

January 19      LIVE Show #7 Club Handy    6pm CDT        http://tobtr.com/10401395

January 22     IBC Wrap-up Show                  9pm CDT        http://tobtr.com/10401445

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SHOW #402 - 01/02/18

PREVIEW SHOW #1

2017 IBS SOLO/DUO WINNER

Al Hill opened the show. Al spoke about his attitude during the week, how he dealt with the stress.  He also talked about the past year and the many doors which have been opened

 

THE JUDGES - Segment Begins At The 39:00 Mark

Barbara Blue, Steven Suen and Michael 'Hawkeye' Herman joined me. These three have been judges for years and we covered many topics, including the scoring, how the crowd affects them, situations they have witnessed both good and bad. They each gave their thoughts on what to do and what not to do during the week. And, you will hear a great suggestion regarding sound checks.

 

2017 BAND WINNER - Segment Begins At The 1:41:00 Mark

Dawn Tyler Watson joined me. Dawn and her band were the 2017IBC Band Winners. Dawn gave some great pointers on attitude, health tips and more. She also spoke about how her musical life has changed since last year.

SHOW #403 - 01/08/18

PREVIEW SHOW #2

DR. JANICE JOHNSTON

Dr. Janice is a member of The Blues Foundation Board of Directors with responsibilities for The H.A.R.T. Fund (Handy Artist Relief Trust).  For the last six years, Dr. Janice and her incredible volunteer staff have held Health Clinic at the IBC (and the BMAs).  Dr. Janice described the tests you will receive for FREE... plus we spoke about the H.A.R.T. Fund in general...it is a great thing they do.

VENUE COORDINATOR ROUNDTABLE – Segment Begins At The 38:00 Mark

Venue Coordinators.  These are the folks who run the individual venues...they are the law! I spoke with Sandy McCann, Treasurer of the Ozark Blues Society; David Hughes, President of the Spa City Blues Society and Tony Frederickson, President of The Washington Blues Society.  These three have run venues for years, and they shared their experiences, their advice and more.

Unfortunately we had a mis-connect with Joe Whitmer.   But Sandy, David Tony and I discussed some of the subject matter.

LIVE SHOWS #1 & 2 WERE LOST DUE TO EQUIPMENT FAILURE

SHOW #404 - 01/17/18

LIVE SHOW #3

On This Show We Spoke With The Following:

00:06:58 - Airey B - Youth Showcase - Detroit Blues Society

00:15:35 - Brett Benton & Gordon Townsend - Solo/Duo - Washington Blues Society

00:27:00 - Ilana Katz Katz - Solo/Duo - Boston Blues Society

00:31:20 - Ronn Reeger - Tall City Blues Fest 

00:41:30 - Angelina Hunter Trio - Band - Ottawa Blues Society

01:01:00 - Tas Cru & May Ann Casale - Musicians

01:16:30 - Jeremiah's - Band - Croatian Blues Force

01:45:00 - Steve Hilger & Dave Devos - Solo/Duo - Kalamazoo Blues Association

01:58:30 - Matthew J & Jimbo Mack - Solo/Duo - Topeka Blues Society

02:24:00 - Mick Kolassa & Seth Hill - Musicians

SHOW #405 - 01/18/18

LIVE SHOW #4

On This Show We Spoke With The Following:

00:05:45 – Ty Mares & The Running Dog Band – Band – Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues

00:15:25 – Spearman Brewers–Solo/Duo–Blues Society Of NW Florida

00:26:05 – Nate Lupi–Youth–NE Ohio Blues Association

00:51:25 – Marcia & Mark Adams–Villages Blues Society

01:04:17 – Cathy Grier–Solo/Duo–Paramount Music Association

01:10:00 – Likho Duo–Solo/Duo–Long Island Blues Society

01:19:45 – Stevie J Blues & The Blues Crusaders–Band-Mississippi Delta Blues Society Of Indianola

01:28:50 – Will Scott–Solo/Duo–Indy Crossroads Blues Society

01:38:00 – Joe Whitmer–COO–Blues Foundation

01:42:00 – Bobby Messano & Ed Canova–Musicians

01:52:15 – Shaw Davis & The Black Ties–Band-S. Florida Blues Society

02:16:00 – Patty Reese & Dave Chappell–Solo/Duo–DC Blues Society

02:28:40–Mark & Sheri Cameron–Musicians & Fans

02:49:50–Nancy Gaylord (Patron Queen)–South Central Indiana Blues Society

02:57:10 – Brian & Brenda Blomquist and Kevin & Pam Wellman–Fans

03:01:38 – Larry Glover–Cheap Thrills–Band–AR River Blues Society

03:09:10 – Paul Benjamin–Judge & Fan

03:14:50 – Greyhounds Washboard Band–Band–German Blues Network

03:21:30 – Blackjack Davey’s & The Rhythm Kings–Band–Indy Crossroads Blues Society

03:26:00 – Raoul & The Big Time–Band–Bruce County Blues Society

03:32:15 – Debra Power–Solo/Duo–Calgary Blues Association

03:38:30 – Six-String Andrew Band–Youth– Blues Society Of The Ozarks

SHOW #406 - 01/18/18

LIVE SHOW #5

On This Show We Spoke With The Following:

00:01:15 – Born IV Blues – Youth Showcase – Capital Region Blues Network

00:17:16 – Josh Rowand & Freddy Gasparinni – Pitbull of Blues Band – Musicians

00:31:30 – Sheila Saunders & Gil Anthony – Fans

00:51:15 – The Ragtime Rumours – Band – Dutch Blues Foundation

01:20:50 – The Norman Jackson Band – 2016 Third Place Band

01:36:00 – Bob Corritore – Musician & Fan

01:54:30 – Spike Stephan – Musician & Fan

02:07:00 – Souliz Featuring Sugar & Spice – Band - Daytona Blues Society

02:25:20 – Karen Lovely – Musician & Fan

02:38:00 – Mark Telesca – Musician & Fan – Bass For David Julia – South Florida Blues Society

02:50:45 – Lisa Grissom – Producer – Tall City Blues Festival

SHOW #407 - 01/19/18

LIVE SHOW #6

On This Show We Spoke With The Following:

00:07:16 – Barbara Blue–Musician, Judge & Fan

00:17:30 – Alfie Smith & Nicole Christian–Solo/Duo–Blues Society Of Western NY

00:26:30 – King Bee & The Stingers–Band–South Central Indiana Blues Society

00:36:35 – In Layman Terms–Band–Natchel Blues Network

00:45:40 – Susan Williams & The Wright Groove–Band–Decatur Blues Society

00:55:40: - Arley Hughes–Solo/Duo–Thunder Bay Blues Society

01:03:00 – Frank Carbiener–Daytona Blues Festival

01:15:10 – The Keesha Pratt Band–Band–Houston Blues Society

01:23:30 – Blue Eclipse–Youth Showcase–Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation

01:31:10 – The Symbols–Band–Mile High Blues Society

01:41:00 – Suki & Katie Willison and Gerry Schmanke–Topeka Blues Society

01:50:20 – Greg Stover Band–Band–Steel City Blues Society

01:59:25 – Ken Valdez–Band-Minnesota Blues Society

01:59:25 – Joyann Parker & Mark Lamoine–Minnesota Blues Society

02:13:55 – Bobby “Blackhat” Walters–Musician & Fan

02:27:15 – Louis Blackwell–Photographer & Fan

02:34:50 – Charlie Bedford–Youth Showcase–Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society

02:43:20 – Hurricane Ruth–Musician & Fan

02:51:25 – Ian Matthew Harper–Youth Showcase–Kentucky Blues Society

02:57:00 – Kathy & The Kilowatts–Solo/Duo–Austin Blues Society

03:06:00 – CD Woodbury Trio–Band–Washington Blues Society

03:15:30 – Doug Tackett–Road Dawg Touring

03:22:00 – Shaun Murphy–Musician & Fan

SHOW #408 - 01/19/18

LIVE SHOW #7

On This Show We Spoke With The Following:

00:05:30 – Alana Wyld – Solo/Duo – Capital Region Blues Network

00:16:30 – Keith T-Bone Colbert – Solo/Duo – Columbus Blues Alliance

00:23:40 – John “Blueshammer” Hammer – Blues DJ and Fan

00:32:15 – Billy Davis Duo – Solo/Duo – Detroit Blues Society

00:40:20 – Ruth Wyand & The Tribe Of One – Natchel Blues

00:49:45 – Larry Van Loon – Musician & Fan

00:57:10 – Davide Grandi – President – European Blues Union

01:04:30 – Pam Taylor – Musician, Band Leader Women In Blues

01:19:15 – Allie & The Kats – Youth Showcase – First Coast Blues Society

01:45:20 – Christine & Chris Alexander – Musicians & Fans

02:03:15 – The Bush League – Musicians & Fans

02:36:20 – Bridget Kelly & Tim Fik – Musicians & Fans and 2018KBA Recipient

SHOW #409 - 01/29/18

WRAP-UP SHOW

On This Show We Spoke With The Following:

00:17:45 - Jontavious Willis - Best Self-Produced CD - Atlanta Blues Society 

00:36:00 - Kevin Burt - 1st Place Solo/Duo, Memphis Cigar Box Guitar Award, Lee Oskar Best Harmonica Player Award - Central Iowa Blues Society

01:06:00 - Charlie Boyer - Publisher Jazz & Blues Florida - Fan

01:08:30 - Angel Forrest - Band Finalist - Montreal Blues Society

01:34:30 - Artur Menezes - Third Place Band, Gibson Guitar Award

and listened to tunes from them and other finalists.

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