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SHOW # 38 - 12/06/10
PAPA DON McMINN
Local Memphis legend "Papa" Don McMinn joined me for this show and regaled us with stories of his incredible musical journey. Besides his own journey, he has helped shape the musical lives of many of the younger generation of musicians here in Memphis. Don described the years of touring the world before settling back down in Memphis and building his family. We get to hear songs from across his career and the time playing with his sons Doug and Rome.
ANDY COATS - Segment begins At The 46:30 Mark
Andy Coats hails from North Carolina and he is a true blues musician. I was impressed with Andy when I saw him perform live on the second stage at this year's Biscuit Festival and asked him to sit on The Couch with me after his set. We talk about his youth in North Carolina and his love of playing the guitar. We also explore his most recent music including his latest album Folk The Blues, which contains some great music.
SHOW # 39 - 12/13/10
Paul Thorn hails from the home of Elvis, Tupelo, MS, but he sounds nothing like the legend. Paul is a top-notch guitar player, singer and writer who takes us on tales of all things good and bad. His newest release is called Preachers & Pimps and Paul describes it as a family history. We spent time talking about his musical education and upbringing in Tupelo and listening to songs from the new album.
KELLY RICHEY - Segment Begins At The 50:00 Mark
Kelly Richey is a veteran musician. Based in Cincinnati, she has been playing hot rock and roll for years. With 11 albums and a live DVD released on her own label Sweet Lucy Records, she controls it all and more.
As an artist, Kelly Richey has been described as “Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman’s body with Janis Joplin screaming to get out.”
SHOW # 40 - 12/20/10
HOMEMADE JAMZ BLUES BAND
Homemade Jamz Blues Band were the youngest band to ever compete in the IBC and they took second place in 2007. Comprised of Ryan on guitar and vocals along with his brother Kyle and sister Taya with their dad Renaud as primary music writer, they are continuing to gain acceptance and fans. Ryan and I discussed the formation of the band, their use of automobile mufflers to design and build their lead and bass guitars and their newest release The Game, which is a collection of Mississippi Hill Country Blues inspired music.
MOJO MANCINI - Segment Begins At The 46:55 Mark
Mojo Mancini is a group of professional musicians from the New York City area who, when not performing for their "day-jobs" get together to make music with no predetermined style or structure and to have fun doing it. Comprised of Rick DePofi on Saxophone, Grammy-winning producer and guitarist John Leventhal, “Saturday Night Live” drummer Shawn Pelton, keyboardist Brian Mitchell, and bassist Conrad Korsch, the band was formed in 2000. I got to chat with Rick about the formation of the band, their newest album and what the band hopes to achieve as a unit while continuing to perform outside the group.