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AUGUST 2016
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SHOW #333 - 08/01/16

CEE CEE JAMES - COUCH KID NEWS

I opened the show speaking with Cee Cee James and Rob "Slideboy" Andrews about their new project in the works entitled Stripped Down. We discussed the album and the fan-funding project they are running.

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CHASE WALKER - Segment Begins At The 17:00 Mark

I met Chase Walker at the IBC when he appeared in the Youth Showcase.  He now has his Sophomore album, Not Quite Legal, and we spoke about his journey…though it has been a short-ride so far, it has been full of adventure and there is so much more to come.

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THE MIGHTY ORQ - Segment begins At The 47:00 Mark

Orq is out of Houston and was last seen on the stage at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis during the 2016 IBC Finals.  I enjoyed speaking with this talented musician. We talked about his journey and where he is headed and we also listened to tunes from his latest release, Love In A Hurricane.

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ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC

We had a miscommunication with the band and will reschedule in the near future.

REVEREND FREAKCHILD - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC

Segment Begins At The 2:08:50 Mark

The Reverend returned to The Couch with his new album Illogical Optimism.  a triple disc set, we explored the music on the three discs and also about the difficulties he has dealt with recently.

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SHOW #334 - 08/08/16

MARK ROBINSON - COUCH KID NEWS

Couch Kid News opens the show with Mark Robinson…Mark has a new residency in Nashville and he and I spoke about the run. We also spoke about "Gone South", the single Mark released as both electric rock and acoustic roots.

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SUNDAY WILDE - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC

Segment Begins At The 16:30 Mark

I welcome back Sunday Wilde.  Sunday’s new album Blueberries & Grits, which she recorded in Memphis and Clarksdale, MS with Gary Vincent producing, was highly anticipated by the Blues world.  Sunday and I (along with Reno), spoke about the recording process, song selection and the new record label she and Reno Jack have begun, Highway 11 Records.

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ANNIKA CHAMBERS - WORLD PREMIER - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC

Segment Begins At The 49:00 Mark

Annika has recorded her new album, Wild & Free, and I am honored that she allowed me to WORLD PREMIER this much anticipated sophomore effort from the 2015 BMA Nominee. She and I discussed the recording and the song selection.  We also discussed her moving forward from her last two years and what she has in store for the future.

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DENNIS GRUENLING - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC

Segment Begins At The 1:27:00 Mark

Dennis returned to The Couch with his brand new release, Ready Or Not.  The all-original album features Doug Deming & The Jeweltones behind Dennis.  In addition, Dennis is taking a step forward to the mic and is singing on these new tunes.  We talked about it all.  We also touched on the state of Blues, Dennis' mentoring and his radio show.

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AL BASILE - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC

Segment Begins At The 2:05:00 Mark

Al returned with his new album, Mid-Century Modern.  He and I got to discuss what has been going on in his life since his last visit, the album, his keeping brass in the Blues and more.

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SHOW #335 - 08/15/16

BLUES FOR PEACE - COUCH KID NEWS

We opened the show with Michael Packer & Mick Kolassa who will be performing at Lafayette Park located directly north of the White House in Washington, D.C. on September 21st with a Blues For Peace Concert on World Peace Day. We talked about the lineup...the times and Michael's meeting with law enforcement and not being in handcuffs!

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MATTY T WALL - Segment begins At The 16:30 Mark

Matty has a new album entitled Blue Skies.  Out of Perth, Australia Matty takes his influences from folks like Robert Johnson and Jimi Hendrix.  We spoke about his journey from first touching a guitar until today while we played songs from the album.

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PAUL DESLAURIERS - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC

Segment Begins At The 55:30 Mark

Paul's album, Relentless, comes at you full force, just like his live sets.  The band appeared at the 2016 IBC and has been coming on stronger and stronger in the last few years.  Paul and I discussed the new album, all that has occurred since the IBC and what is in the future.

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LUCKY LOSERS - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC

Segment Begins At The 1:31:31 Mark

Cathy Lemons & Phil Berkowitz returned to The Couch to talk about their new release, In Any Town.  The album is the follow-up to their very successful, A Winning Hand.  We spoke about the reaction to the debut and how it has changed their worlds and the recording of the new album while we listened to the tunes.

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EDDIE TURNER - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC

Segment Begins At The 2:07:00 Mark

Eddie Turner has new music and it is, as the title says, Naked…In Your Face.  It is a live recording made in Calgary, Alberta in 2015.  Eddie is just a great guest and he and I talked about his time since his last visit, the new music and much more.

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SHOW #336 - 08/22/16

SAMMY EUBANKS

Sammy has been a stalwart in the Northwest US Blues Community for over 20 years.  He has released four albums along the way and the fifth; Sugar Me, hit the streets just a couple of months back. Sammy and I talked about his journey, his friendship with Ted Todd and the fact he squeezed us in between a Golf Tournament and a concert!

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DIANA REIN - Segment Begins At The 45:03 Mark

Diana has just released her sophomore effort, Long Road.  This talented multi-instrumentalist wrote all 12 songs on the disc.  She and I spoke about her coming from Romania, finding the Blues, her short hiatus in 2011 and much more.

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ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC

Segment Begins At The 1:30:30 Mark

Bart Walker returned to The Couch to discuss the new album by RDB entitled The Royal Gospel.  Bart and I spoke about the dynamics within the band, his writing partnership with Cyril, the way the band continues on even with personal changes and, of course, the music on the new album.

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AL LERMAN - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC

Segment Begins At The 2:04:00 Mark

Al Lerman returns to The Couch with his latest release, Slow Burn.  Al and I talked about what has been keeping him busy as Fathead waits for John Mays to recover and the stories behind some of the songs on Slow Burn.

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