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SHOW # 225 - 07/07/14
In 2012 Steve Hill released Solo Recordings–Volume 1, which won Best Self-Produced CD at the IBC, 5 trophies at the 11th annual Lys Blues gala – including Blues Album of the Year – and a Juno nomination for Blues Album of the Year. He just released Solo Recordings-Volume 2 and joined me to talk about his life and career and the many twists his music has taken along the way.
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OXFORD BLUES FESTIVAL - Segment Begins At The 49:21 Mark
The Oxford Blues Fest takes place on July 17, 18 and 19. They are a Festival Partner with Music On The Couch. Darryl Parker came by to talk about how the festival came to be and the acts that will grace their stage for the 5th Annual addition of the "Only Festival Held In The Shade" on the grounds of Old Miss.
BLUES411 REPORT - Segment Begins At The 1:03:65 Mark
Chefjimi Patricola came by with his July Blues411 Report and, as always, the subjects were varied including The PA Blues Festival, and his Baker's Dozen for this week.
THE CAZANOVAS - Segment Begins At The 1:16:40 Mark
The Cazanovas come from Atlanta, Georgia and bring their own incomparable "Kick Ass Blues" for each and every show, melding timeless blues style that every audience relates to with a fresh energy that keeps them hungry for more. The band is Maurice (Reece) Nazzaro on Harp & Vocals, Danny Vinson on Guitar, Theron Peterson on Drums and Jacob Holliday on bass. Reece and Danny came by to talk about their lives and careers, how they met to form The Cazanovas and the 10 years since. We also listened to music from their latest album, Just Gettin' By.
TOO SLIM & THE TAILDRAGGERS - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Tim Langford, Too Slim, originally sat on The Couch back in August of 2013 and tonight he came by to back to talk about the new release, Anthology, a collection of 34 songs that spans the 28 years of the band. 3 of the songs are brand new releases; 2 were written with Tom Hambridge and one written with Tom and Jim Suhler. We talked about the last year for the band and where they are heading in the coming months.
SHOW # 226 - 07/14/14
OXFORD BLUES FEST
Friend & Couch Kid Mick Kolassa came by with an update on the Oxford Blues Festival which takes place on July 17, 18 and 19. I am MC for the event, and it should be a BLAST!
BOB EIKE - Segment Begins At The 10:02 Mark
Bob Eike grew up in Texas and is a self-taught guitar player. Throughout his youth, he had a passion for the Blues and Americana music. Bob just released happy little songs about futility and despair and he joined me to talk about his career, why he stopped playing for years, what got him back to playing and much more.
CAROLYN FE BLUES COLLECTIVE - Segment Begins At The 48:49 Mark
Carolyn Fe was born in Quezon City, Philippines. Her band is called Carolyn Fe Blues Collective and they have been recognized with nominations for their work over the years and were the winners of the 2012 Quebec's Lys Blues Best Blues and Associated Styles Album for Original Sin. Their latest album is entitled Taboo. Carolyn joined me to discuss her many talents besides vocals, the formation of the Blues Collective and where she hopes this road is taking her.
PETER NOVELI - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC - WORLD PREMIER
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Peter Novelli first sat on The Couch in July 2013. He reached out to me and asked if I wanted to World Premier he upcoming album, The St Amant Sessions, even if it was with pre-mastered music. Of course I said ABSOLUTELY! This is going to be one special album folks.
We talked about the album, and Peter's current tour and what he looks forward to in 2014.
MICHAEL PACKER - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Michael originall sat on The Couch in September 2013. He returned in December 2013 with I Am The Blues-Vol. 1 Tonight came back to talk about and share I Am The Blues-Vol. 2.
Michael is an open book and we also talked about the album and other parts of his live both musical and personal.
SHOW # 227 - 07/25/14
LIVE FROM THE TALL CITY BLUES FEST - DAY 1
For the second year, I was here at Tall City, doing a web cast from the lobby of the Doubletree Hotel and then, this year, I changed clothes to begin the day as MC of The Tall City Blues Fest Presented by Mazda Midland/Odessa. The day was great... HOT, - both weather-wise and music-wise. The Internet was not clean in some areas. My apologies. During this show we spoke with:
Lisa Grissom/Ronn Reeger at the 3:00 Mark
Presenting Sponsor Mazda Midland/Odessa Chris Robin at the 24:00
Annika Chambers at the 47:40 Mark
Johnny Long at the 1:12:30 Mark
Ted Drodzowski's Scissormen at the 1:36:10 Mark
Blues Doctors at the 1:56:15 Mark
Ghost Town Blues Band at the 2:27:40 Mark
SHOW # 228 - 07/26/14
LIVE FROM TALL CITY BLUES FEST - DAY 2
Another great day at the Festival. A LONG day... began with the show at 11:00am and ended at about 3am after the Midnight Troubadour Open Jam. Again, the Internet was a little messy at times. Nothing I could do about that. During this show, we spoke with:
Tall City Fan Slim from Abilene at the 19:00 Mark
Chris Robin Mazda Midland/Odessa at the 23:30 Mark
Mark - Sponsor Brothers Remodel & Design at the 33:30 Mark
Jeska Bailey & Kevin Collins West Texas Invitational Acoustic Band at the 47:15 Mark
Tas Cru, Sonny Rock, Dick Earl & Joe Goehle at the 59:18 Mark
Tim Kreitz at the 1:17:32 Mark
Tall City Fan from Loveland Amber at the 1:29:10 Mark
Tall City Fans Craig Stewart & Craig Stewart Jr at the 1:43:30 Mark
Gregg Wright at the 1:51:30 Mark
Matt Isbell at the 2:06:30 Mark
Sonny Rock at the 2:11:12 Mark
Mr Sipp Mississippi Blues Child at the 2:23:30 Mark
Too Slim & The Taildraggers at the 2:47:33 Mark