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SHOW # 83 - 12/05/11
SUGAR RAY NORCIA
Harmonica player, lyricist, and singer Sugar Ray Norcia has been leading bands since the late 1970s. This fact is evident on his recordings, as his singing is deep and heartfelt, and his harmonica playing is that of a seasoned blues club veteran. Sugar Ray and I discussed his life, his musical journey including his time with Roomful Of Blues and his newest release Evening. What a fun gentleman Sugar Ray is and his humor and love of music is so strong you can not help but wish him well.
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NICOLE HART - Segment Begins At The 53:20 Mark
Nicole Hart had an impressive beginning: she was the featured female performer of Jacksonville Beach, Florida's “Springing the Blues” and the featured female headline act of Laconia and New Hampshire's Big Three Motorcycle Week. She is a hard working musicians playing with multiple lineups, singing jazz and also giving vocal lessons. We also listened to cuts from her album Treasure, a collection of sweet tuneage.
ANNI PIPER - Segment Begins At The 1:41:00 Mark
From Australia, Anni is a talented songwriter, singer and bass guitarist. We explored her beginnings and performing in Australia. We discovered it is not all that different than performing in the USA! Anni also shared her wish list for 2012, the future of her music and her choice to wear evening gowns in her PR shots and while performing. Her new album Chasin Tail, is a collection of hot blues.
SHOW # 84 - 12/12/11
After spending time as band leader and guitarist for the lengendary Hubert Sumlin, Sean Chambers is continuing to make a name for himself in the blues world. Sean was named one of the Top 50 Blues Guitarists by Britan's Guitarist Magazine. Sean sat with me and discussed his life and career. We chatted about his time with Hubert Sumlin, who unfortunately left us just the week before, and the lessons Sean learned out on the road with this legend.
CLARENCE BUCARO - WORLD PREMIER - Segment Begins At The 48:15 Mark
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Clarence Bucaro left his hometown relocating to New Orleans to follow his mentor, the Crescent City music icon Anders Osborne. Since then he has traveled the world and seen many wonderful and many horrid sights. These experiences shape his music and has certainly shaped the music due out on his next album, Walls of the World, which is scheduled to drop in April 2012. We were able to discuss these travels and the way they have shaped his music and also listen to songs from the album WAY AHEAD of its scheduled release.
SHOW # 85 - 12/19/11
Over the past 10 years, Shane Dwight has performed over 2,000 live shows, released seven CDs, been a repeat performer on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise (West Coast and East Coast), and performed at some of the biggest music festivals around the world. He has also suffered the loss of his marriage and put the pain of that situation into his latest album 100 White Lies. Shane and I discussed his life, how he ended up becoming a musician, why he moved from California to Nashville and how it catapulted his career.
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ETHAN HANSON - Segment Begins At The 49:00 Mark
Only 21, Hanson is quickly following the path laid out by artists such as John Mayer, Jonny Lang and Jason Mraz. Having opened up for major acts like Hootie & The Blowfish and JoJo, Ethan is a true artist and creator of music. Ethan has his sights set on success and he has a blueprint on how to make it happen. Song writer, guitarist, singer, engineer, record company owner, Ethan has the skills to go a long way. Of course, it is his music which will catapult him to fame and we heard songs from his upcoming release Ethan Hanson, which drops on January 3rd.
SHOW # 86 - 12/26/11
SPECIAL REBROADCAST - JOHN ALEX MASON
Back in April, John Alex Mason took a seat on The Couch.
Sadly, we lost Mr. Mason on October 19, 2011 to complications following an operation.
Tonight, we will rebroadcast that chat in memory of this great bluesman taken from us way too early. Hailing from southern Colorado and he was a unique artist. John Alex and I had a great chat about his life and the things he was looking forward to doing before the tragedy.
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