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06/01/2020 - SHOW #519
GREG NAGY – COUCH KID NEWS
Greg stopped by to discuss all that has been going on in his world the last few years and especially during the pandemic which has delayed the release of his next album. He did share “My Andrea”, one of the songs from the album…
MISTY BLUES – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 17:36 Mark
Gina Coleman returned to discuss the new album, Weed ‘Em & Reap, which expands the sound of the band. We also discussed the world today and where the band is on the reopening of venues.
ERIC HUGHES – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 52:35 Mark
Eric and the band have released Postcard From Beale Street. Memphis music by Memphis musicians. We discussed the origins of the music as well as all that is happening, or not happening on and around Beale Street during these troubled times.
JOHN PRIMER & BOB CORRITORE - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Bob is returning for his 6th visit and John making his 2nd visit. They have released The Gypsy Woman Told Me and the three of us spoke about this album, their years-long collaboration and also spoke about the pandemic and the political unrest with John giving his words to the story.
Her segment will be rescheduled when the album release is set.
06/08/2020 - SHOW #520
ULS – COUCH KID NEWS
A fusion band of blues, hip hop, classic rock, and R&B Urban Ladder Society affectionately known ULS, delivers a fresh take on keeping the Blues alive. I spoke with Henry ‘Roosterman’ Stevens about the band and played their single, “Same Ole Thang”.
PIEDMONT BLŪZ – Segment Begins At The 16:45 Mark
Valerie & Benedict Turner are husband and wife and also musical partners. They perform in the Country Blues Style and their album, Ambassadors Of Country Blues, and it caught my attention. We all chatted about their musical paths, how they met, how Ben began performing and listened to their tunes, while discussing the social issues we are all facing.
TYLER MORRIS – Segment Begins At The 53:02 Mark
Tyler has released his 2nd VizzTone release, Living In The Shadows. He and I talked about his journey so far and also explored his skills building sound pedals for some of the biggest names in the business.
NORMAN TAYLOR – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Norman has released Meditations On The Blues, a collection of new music done with Norman’s Philadelphia Acoustic Soul Blues style. We had a wonderful time catching up and spoke about all that is happening in the last three months and how he has approached it.
THE PROVEN ONES – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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This time around, Brian Templeton joined me to talk about the new album, You Ain’t Done. This collection of ‘proven’ musicians has delivered a collection of new tunes and Brian and I discussed the origins of some of them, the opportunities missed over the last four months, and all else impacting the world.
06/15/2020 - SHOW #521
KAT RIGGINS – COUCH KID NEWS
Kat came by to talk about her upcoming release on Gulf Coast Records, Cry Out. We also discussed the world today and her Facebook video post. Finally, we were able to play the title track
TONY HOLIDAY – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Tony has released Soul Service on Vizztone Records and he came back to discuss the album, the recording sessions and how his new hometown of Memphis has held up during these trying times.
ERIC SELBY – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
The talented percussionist, producer and record label owner has released Do, Baby…a fun, collection of tunes. Eric and I discussed his musical journey, how the label came to be and the music on the album, as well as his thoughts on the pandemic and the George Floyd murder and resulting protests.
Evelyn Rubio has released Crossing Borders and she and I spoke about her incredible journey and the new music. She also spoke about the difficulties she has encountered as a minority.
From LA comes Aloud. They sent me their album Sprezzatura and it caught my ear. I had a wonderful conversation with Jen and George from the band about their meeting early on in Miami, how their love of rock developed and the move to LA.
06/22/2020 - SHOW #522
ANTHONY PAULE – COUCH KID NEWS
Anthony came by to discuss "I’m Just Like You", a song off the upcoming release from Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Review featuring The Sons Of Soul Review. We spoke about that last recording session and the world around us.
Jose and his band took 2nd place in the 2020 International Blues Challenge. Now he has released Here I Come and he took his seat on The Couch to discuss his remarkable journey. We even got a story out of him he has never told before! He also gave his take on the situation here in the USA…well worth the listen.
What a wonderful time I had with Ruthie. Discussing her growing up, her time in the military, the contract she walked away from and so much more, while we listened to tunes from Live At The Paramount, the new album.
MARY JO CURRY – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Mary Jo and Michael Rapier returned to The Couch to discuss the new album, Front Porch. We had a great conversation about the recording sessions for the album and their lives over the last four months.
YARD OF BLONDES
I spoke with Vincent and Fanny from the band about their youth in France and how they came to California. We discussed the origins of their music, which began with Blues influences.
06/29/2020 - SHOW #523
SCOTT ELLISON – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Scott returned to talk about his new album, Skyline Drive, and we discussed how he has coped with the pandemic and with the unrest in the US today as we listened to the new tunes.
REVEREND FREAKCHILD – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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The Rev has done it again. He returned with Bodhisattva Blues, his latest creation. We spoke about the music and how he selected the tunes, the pandemic and his reaction to the ugliness occurring in the country today.
ANTHONY GERACI – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 1:34:00 Mark
Anthony returned with Daydreams In Blue, his latest solo release. The album release date was pushed back to July 10 due to the pandemic, but Anthony joined me early to share the tunes, talk about the incredible success he has achieved over the last few years, the pandemic and how it has impacted him and the racial strife we are experiencing.
KENNY “BLUES BOSS” WAYNE – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 2:17:30
Kenny has released Go, Just Do It! And he and I had a great talk about the music, the issues with race in Canada and his outlook for the future of our genre