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02/11/19 - SHOW #458
Ms. Hy-C & Fresh Start were the winners of the Band Challenge in the 35th International Blues Challenge. She and I will talk about the band’s journey and what they see is their next goals.
TOM STEPHEN - Segment Begins At The 14:34 Mark
Tom Stephen managed, played drums, toured the world and fought the fights with Jeff Healey. Tom has written Best Seat In The House, an authentic perspective that fans won’t find elsewhere. He and I will talk about the wild ride he had with Jeff and more.
Unfortunately, we did not connect with Willie Hall, but we will do our best to reschedule in the near future.
02/18/19 - SHOW #459
Megan & Rebecca Lovell truly came to the attention of the Blues world with the release of Peach. They followed that up with the November release of Venom & Faith. What a great conversation I had with these two women. We discussed how it all started, the meaning behind some of their songs and their outlook into the future.
ALEXIS P. SUTER – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC – WORLD PREMIER
Segment Begins At The 45:00 Mark
Alexis returned to The Couch with her latest release, Be Love, which will not officially drop for another month. So…ya know… WORLD PREMIER! Alexis and I discussed the music on the new album, changes in her world over the last year and what 2019 holds.
DRY JOHNSON – Segment Begins At The 1:33:15 Mark
Bassist Terry Dry & Drummer Matthew Robert Johnson have been the rhythm section behind Mike Zito for over two years. They have released their debut album Long Live Them Blues – Vol. 1, with a solid guest list of guitarists and vocalists. What a fun interview with these two. We talked about how they each got their start, how they met, the trials and travels and fun and more.
WATERMELON SLIM – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Slim and I did not connect, but we are already rescheduling for Monday, March 25th.
02/25/19 SHOW #460
WICKED GRIN – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Murray and Leigh-Ann returned to talk about the new album, Murder Creek, and also their journey to this year’s IBC. The band has been on the road A LOT recently and we discussed the pluses and minuses of that and more.
BRYAN LEE – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 43:45 Mark
Bryan returned after a long absence with his new release Sanctuary. It was like we had spoken yesterday. Bryan told us the story of the album and how his life has changed over the last six years and why he left NOLA.
BENNY TURNER & CASH McCALL – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 1:31:00 Mark
Benny & Cash have released Going Back Home and I was able to sit and talk about the project with Benny. Unfortunately, Cash was not able to join us. We talked about how the guys reunited and the recording of the album while we listened to the tunes.
THE DELGADO BROTHERS – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 2:16:15 Mark
Joey Delgado of The Delgado Brothers, returned with their new album, Two Trains. We spoke about all the band has experiences since their win at the 2016IBC. We spoke about the album and the new music and where the band is heading in 2019.
02/28/19 - SHOW #461
TALL CITY BLUES FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT SHOW
The 9th Tall City Blues Fest will be held on July 12 - 13, 2019 in Midland, Texas.
Tonight I was joined by Festival Founder and Producer Lisa Grissom while Talent Curator Ronn Reeger handled social media in the background.
We spoke with Nakia, Little Ed and Chubby Carrier about their upcoming appearances at the Festival. We outlined the entire schedule and spoke about the art auction, and becoming an "Angel" for the weekend for one of the acts.