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SHOW # 312 - 02/15/16
JOEY DELGADO - Guitarist for the Delgado Brothers who took 1st place at the 2016 International Blues Challenge. The band was unavailable during the wrap-up show, so Joey called in to talk about the wek the band had and their plans for 2016.
The band was formed in 1993. As a duo, in 1997 they won third place in the International Blues Competition. In 2013 Dave Mallard, Mark Brooks, Alex Taylor and Dave Thomas joined the band to complete the existing lineup. We sat and spoke with JD about the history of the band, their growth from playing so many gig and the band today. We listened to tunes from Bad Love.
Bob began playing with Muddy Waters at 24 years of age and toured the world over the next 7 years and then began his own band. Bob has written about his journeys and has amassed a discography that shines. He and I had a great talk and I believe we uncovered some information that had not been shared before. We also played songs from My Road.
The coming together of 5 special Memphis/Mississippi musicians…Their debut album, has taken the blues world by storm and I spent time talking with Christina Vierra, Ashley Bishop and Doug McMinn talking about how they came together and where they are going now.
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Ruth returned for a Couch Kid New Music Segment to feature her new release, the EP Winds Of Change. Ruth and I spoke about her decision to release an EP and why she selected the songs she did.
SHOW # 313 - 02/22/16
Jason Vivone and the Billy Bats come out of Kansas City with an attitude and a ton of talent. Jason has made the IBC as a solo/duo artist and with his band. The new album The Avenue honors the neighborhood in Kansas City where Jason lived in the early 90’s. We talked about his journey, the new music and more.
REGGIE WAYNE MORRIS – Segment Begins At the 47:10 Mark
Reggie comes out of Baltimore, MD. He has just released Don’t Bring Me Daylight, a collection of 11 originals and covers, filled with a solid Blues feel. Reggie and I talked about his entry into music, the way his career has taken twists and turns and his writing stylings.
JOHNNY RAWLS – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Johnny Rawls originally Sat On The Couch on March 18, 2013. Johnny’s new album Tiger In A Cage has garnered him another BMA Nomination for “Soul Blues Male Artist”. The album contains 12 tracks including 9 originals. We talked about recording his 2014 album Soul Brothers with Otis Clay, his travels, the songs on the new album and more.
ANNI PIPER – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Anni’s fourth visit to The Couch…Her new album released this week and a program rescheduling allowed me to slide Anni into this week’s show. We talked about the album, More Guitars Than Friends, how Anni is doing as a resident of Florida and what is next on her horizon.
SHOW # 314 - 02/29/16
Sam's resume includes time with The Blind Boys of Mississippi, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, and collaborator with Donald Fagen, Keith Richards and others. Sam now has a solo album Raise Your Hands, and he and I spoke about his journey, his love of God and music and where he is headed today.
VAN WILKS - Segment Begins At The 45:03 Mark
He was named best guitarist for electric and acoustic for four years in a row in Austin, TX. He is friends and co-writer with Billy F. Gibbons and he has a new album entitled 21st Century Blues. There is so much more of this man. Van and I explored his journey and listened to his music.
THE SKYLARKS - Segment begins At The 1:33:10 Mark
The Skylarks are a 7-piece band with a sound all their own. I got to speak with Sam Mellon, the founder, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for the band long with vocalist Amy Luftig Viste and drummer Brian Olamit. We talked about how they all got to The Sylarks and the music the band makes that harkens back to the early 70's.
BRAD WILSON - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Brad returns to The Couch for Couch Kid New Music and his album, Power Blues Guitar Live. We talked to Brad about the whirlwind that has been his life since his album Blues Thunder released. We also talked about the new music and what is in the future for Brad.
SHOW #311 - 02/01/16 - CAN BE FOUND ON 2016IBC PAGE