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SHOW #326 - 06/06/16
Michael was entranced by the Blues as a teen and moved to Chicago after college. There he met many of the Bluesmen living and performing there and began playing harp with Honeyboy Edwards. He also managed Honeyboy and started Earwig Records in 1978. Michael and I werre only able to touch on a small portion of his life. He talked about the relationship they had and what he learned.
JOHN D'AMATO - Segment Begins At The 49:15 Mark
John struggled with illness as a child, and his sister’s guitar became a constant companion. By the time he was in his early teens, many were recognizing his talents. His first album, Ain’t No Big Deal, was widely applauded and earned him stage time with B.B. King and an appearance on Joe Louis Walker’s Hellfire. John and I talked about his life and career as we listened to tunes from Born Blue-The Sun Sessions.
IVAS JOHN - Segment Begins At The 1:31:30 Mark
Ivas comes out of the Chicagoland area and music came into his life through his dad. Ivas and his band have become a staple throughout the Midwest and they just released their new album, Good Days A Comin’, We spoke about his life and career as we listened to his music.
KENNY "BLUES BOSS" WAYNE - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 2:12:20 Mark
Kenny returns to The Couch with his latest release, Jumpin’ and Boppin’, which was released on Friday. I talked with Kenny about what he has been up to since his last visit, and I asked about the work he soes for the Rotary Center For The Arts in Kelowna, British Columbia as we listened to tunes.
SHOW #327 - 06/13/16
PETER D. HARPER
Peter is an award-winning singer/songwriter originally out of Australian, now a Michigan native. Simply known as Harper, he has been receiving glowing reviews for his music and the album, Show Your Love. Peter and I talked about his upbringing, moving to Australia at 10, how his grandfather brought him to the blues and all that has happened in his life.
TERRIE ODABI - Segment Begins At The 45:20 Mark
Terrie comes out of San Francisco and has earned her way to the International Blues Challenge in both 2014 and 2015. Her new album is entitled My Blue Soul and it is 13 original tunes that will infect your soul. Terrie and I talked about her musical journey and the many forms of music she performed before she focused on the blues, as well as her music on the new album.
ALABAMA MIKE - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At the 1:31:00 Mark
Mike first sat on The Couch as a member of The Hound Kings. He returns with his solo album, Upset The Status Quo, recorded at Greaseland Studios. The album features 8 originals and Mike and I will talked about what has been happening in his life since he last visited whicle we explored the music on the album.
BIG HARP GEORGE - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 2:05:00 Mark
George returned with Wash My Horse In Champagne, his follow-up to the highly successful debut, Chromaticism. George and I discussed the album and all that has been happening in his life since he last appeared on The Couch.
SHOW #328 - 06/20/16
CALGARY INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL
We open the show speaking with Cindy MacLeod from The Calgary International Blues Festival. A Festival Partner with Music On The Couch, this week long event brings the best of the blues to the beautiful city of Calgary.
HITMAN BLUES BAND - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 11:45 Mark
Hitman Blues Band has a brand new album entitled, The World Moves On. Russell Alexander returned to The Couch to talk about the music and what has been going on with the band since their visit in April 2013.
JIM SUHLER - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 51:10 Mark
Jim last sat on The Couch in February 2014 when Panther Burn was released. His new album, Live At The Kessler Theater was just released and Jim came by to talk about the live recording and where he is headed.
BILL PHILLIPPE - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment begins At The 1:23:15 Mark
Bill Phillippe sat with me in March of 2015 when Ghosts was released. He returned earlier this year to talk about the fund-raising campaign for the new album Parade. Now he returns with the finished product and we talked about the entire recording process and where he is heading.
SUGAR BLUE - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 2:02:15 Mark
Sugar Blue and I missed when he was scheduled to be on the show a few weeks back. We were able to reschedule himand we spent time talking about his life and career and the new album, Voyage.
SHOW #329 - 06/27/16
MICK KOLASSA - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC - WORLD PREMIER
Segment Begins At The 08:00 Mark
Honored to be able to WORLD PREMIER the brand new Mick Kolassa album, Taylor Made. This is another collection of original songs mixed with some tasty uncovers. Mick and I talked about the album, and the recording sessions filled with friends, but missing one.
ALLEN-LAMUN BAND - Segment Begins At The 56:40 Mark
Dave Allen and “Little Laura” Lamun each took different journeys until they met in 2007 and formed a musical and life bond. Maybe It’s A Good Thing, their new release, is a collection of 12 originals, showcasing their duet vocal sound. We talked about their careers and how they came together and where they are heading.
KATY GUILLEN & THE GIRLS - Segment Begins At The 1:44:45 Mark
Katy & The Girls (Claire Adams and Stephanie Williams) woke up the Blues world with their 2014 performances at the International Blues Challenge. Since then, they have toured and won fans wherever they performed. The new album is Heavy Days and I spoke with the three about the road they have taken and where it will lead them.
ALEXIS P SUTER - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 2:23:00 Mark
Alexis returned to The Couch with her new album, All For Loving You. We talked about the album, her BMA Nomination in 2015, and what she has been doing since she appeared back in August of 2014.