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SHOW #319 - 04/04/16
EXIT 56 BLUES FEST - FESTIVAL PARTNER
We began with a visit from Sonia Outlaw-Clark talking about this year’s Exit 56 Blues Festival, which is held in Brownsville, TN on Memorial Day weekend. we spoke about the music and other events around the weekend and the fact that this year, the festival is 2 days.
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DENNIS JONES - Segment Begins At The 11:50 Mark
Dennis was a part of the Zac Harmon Band that won the 2004 International Blues Challenge. Since then he has been a fixture on the West Coast Blues Scene, has been a judge for the IBC and a presenter at the BMAs. His new album is entitled Both Sides Of The Track, and we talked about his life and career while we listened to tunes.
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JOYANN PARKER & SWEET TEA - Segment begins At The 51:00 Mark
Joyann and Mark LeMoine joined me to talk about this band out of Minnesota. They represented the MN Blues Society at the 2016 IBC. We talked about how they each got to 2013 when the band was formed, how the band reacted to the IBC and more.
BENNY TURNER - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 1:34:20 Mark
Benny returned for Couch Kid New Music to talk about When She’s Gone the follow-up to his acclaimed album Journey. We talked about how Journey impacted his life and the recording of When She's Gone and more.
KELLY RICHEY - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 2:04:25 Mark
Kelly is one of the original Couch Kids, first taking a seat way back in 2010 and returns for the fourth time. Her newest release is Shakedown Soul and Kelly and I chatted about what has been going on since her last visit just about a year ago when she released two of these songs and we got to World Premier them.
SHOW #320 - 04/11/16
SMOKIN' IN STEELE - FESTIVAL PARTNER
John “Blueshammer” Hammer joined me to talk about the 2016 Smokin’ In Steele Blues Festival, a Festival partner of Music On The Couch. This is one of the coolest festivals around and always has a tremendous lineup.
STEVE DAWSON - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 14:00 Mark
Steve Dawson’s new album is Solid States & Loose Ends. Steve and I talked about what he has been up to since his last appearance and we explored the music and recording of this new album.
JON SPEAR BAND - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 45:00 Mark
Jon Spear and Andy Burdetsky came by with their new release, Live Music Is Better, recorded at the Southern Café & Music Hall last year. We talked about how 2015 and Old Soul has propelled the band forward as we listened to and discussed the new record.
JANIVA MAGNESS - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Janiva returned to talk about her new release, Love Wins Again. We talked about the new album and the music it contains as well as Janiva's last year which included her getting married.
STEVE HILL - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 1:55:00
Finally Steve Hill returned to talk about the latest in his Solo Acoustic Recording Series...Volume 3. He and I talked about the last two years and the completion of this volume. We also discussed the honors Steve received in 2015 and where he is heading in the year to come.
SHOW # 321 - 04/18/16
MARKEY BLUE - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC - WORLD PREMIER
Markey & Ric came back with Couch Kid New Music of the best kind – WORLD PREMIER! The new album is entitled The Blues Are Knockin’, the follow up to their sensational debut, Hey Hey. We played a bunch of songs while we talked about the making of the album and the places they are heading.
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BROTHERS BROWN - Segment begins At The 48:15 Mark
Co-founders LA Paul & Brother paul took their seats on the couch to discuss their careers and how they came together in the Brotherhood of music they have formed. After just meeting in 2014, they released Dusty Road earlier this year.
KING LOUIE & LA RHONDA STEELE - Segment Begins At The 1:32:30 Mark
These two wonderful Northwest Musicians came to The Couch via Greg “Slim Lively” Johnson. King Louie, LaRhonda and I talked about their lives and careers and coming together to record the great album, Rock Me Baby.
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TWEED FUNK - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 2:19:50 Mark
Finally, a couple of weeks before its official release date, but not quite a World Premier my buds from Tweed Funk came by to hang and tell us all about the new release, Come Together. Bassist Erix Madunic and new drummer Dave Schoepke joined me. We also discussed the recent news about Smokey and how the band is planning on dealing with it and supporting their brother.
SHOW #322 - 04/25/16
SHAUN MURPHY - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Shaun returned to The Couch to share her latest release It Won’t Stop Raining. Shaun has brought the Blues out in full-force on this one. We talked about the making of this album and her plans for the future including her next album and touring.
PETER KARP - Segment Begins At The 45:00 Mark
Peter has released The Arson’s Match, a live concert in NYC where his long-time friend and collaborator Mick Taylor participated. The result is something incredibly special. Peter and I talked about his journey, this album which was recorded some 10 years ago and his dedication to Ovarian Cancer Research. 100% of the sales of his album is donated to the Fund.
JEFF CHAZ - Segment Begins At The 1:32:00 Mark
Jeff sat with us during the IBC Preview shows this past January and he has just released his latest album, Sounds Like The Blues To Me. We went a little deeper into Jeff's history and spoke about his plans for this album and beyond.
SANDY CARROLL - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 2:18:00 Mark
Sandy released Last Southern Belle back in February. It has a more country flavor about it, so I never received a copy. I told Sandy, doesn’t matter what some call it, if it is Sandy Carroll music, it belongs on The Couch. We had a great chat about her moving home and the feelings it brought to the surface for Sandy...the result is Last Southern Belle.