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07/02/18 - SHOW #429
CALGARY BLUES FEST
Cindy McLeod joined me to discuss this years’ festival and all that will be taking place.
RORY BLOCK – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Rory returned to The Couch to talk about her latest release, A Woman’s Soul, her tribute to Bessie Smith. This is the first of a new series of albums, this one honoring the women of The Blues. Always enjoy my conversations with this wonderful artist.
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Russ has released City Soul, his love letter to his adopted city of Chicago. We had a great time exploring Russ’ background and how he came to record the album, his time with Sugar Blue and more as we listened to the tunes.
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Eric’s new album, Happy Songs For The Apocalypse, is a collection of songs looking at our world today. Eric’s second album, most of his days producing and engineering albums by Walter Trout and John Mayall. I had a wonderful time speaking with Eric and exploring his history.
TOMMY McCOY – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Tommy returned to The Couch to share his latest release, Coast To Coast Jump. Tommy and I talked about his time in California with Kid Andersen and others recording this album of just plain good, fun music.
07/16/18 - SHOW #430
IN LAYMAN TERMS – COUCH KID NEWS
Logan & Cole Layman, along with bandmates Hamed Barbarji and Nick Davidson came by to talk about their Fan-Funding Campaign for their next album. We also talked about all that is going on in their lives.
TWEED Featuring GERVIS MYLES – COUCH KID NEWS
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The band is getting ready to continue their journey after losing Smokey, and tonight I spoke with Eric Madunic, bassist and vocalist and new lead vocalist, Gervis Myles about the new lineup and what is in their plans.
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Dany has recorded his sophomore album, Problem Child. The album was produced by Anson Funderburgh. Dany and I talked about his life and how the Blues found him, his heavy touring schedule and more.
TOM HAMBRIDGE – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Tom returned to talk about his latest album, The Nola Sessions. Tom offers up 13 originals, all inspired by the “beauty and creative depth of New Orleans”. We discussed the birth of the songs and the creation in the studio.
BOB CORRITORE – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Bob has released Don’t Let The Devil Ride, which includes vocals by Alabama Mike, Sugaray Rayford, Willie Buck and others and includes a strong group of musicians behind them. Always great to speak with Bob and tonight we discussed the recording sessions that created this fantastic album.
07/23/18 - SHOW #431
LAUREN MITCHELL – COUCH KID NEWS
Lauren came by to talk some details on her REALLY BIG SUMMER TOUR, coming to a town near you…and the fan-funding campaign she has to help with the costs.
AL BASILE – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Al has combined his talents as a song-writer and poet to create me & the originator, his album which tells the story of a musician and his story and its twists and turns. We got to listen to a few of the tunes and their narrations while Al filled us in on the entire project.
BILLY PRICE – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Billy has a new album entitled Reckoning and he returned to The Couch to talk about the music and going to the west coast to record with Kid Andersen. We also caught up with all that is happening in his world.
STEVE HILL – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Steve returned to The Couch to talk about his new creation, One Man Blues Rock Band, a live album recorded in Quebec City. We touched bas on his adventure at the IBC this year and his desires for making music in the future.
07/30/18 - SHOW #432
ELIZA NEALS – COUCH KID NEWS
Eliza comes by to talk about her new single, Love Dr. Love. We’ll also talk about what is going on in her world.
SUGAR BLUE – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Sugar has a new album, It’s A Blues World and he and I will talk about the new music, his reaching the finals at the IBC in 2017 and where he is heading from here.
The “Baby Doll Of The Blues” has a new album entitled In The Boys Club. Her music encompasses Blues, Hip-Hop, Pop, Gospel, Rock ad Country. We’ll find out a lot more about this woman on the rise.
Travis has released his sophomore album, Secundus, and we will get to meet this young talent. He wrote or co-wrote 11 of the 12 songs on the album which flows from Soul to rock to blues.
STEVE KRASE – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Steve returns with his new album, Just Waitin’, released last month. We’ll catch up with Steve and talk about the new album and music.