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SHOW # 262 - 03/23/15
COUCH KID NEW MUSIC SPECIAL
GREG NAGY - The new album is Stranded, and Greg returns with the whole thing. When he appeared on the show back on May 12, 2014 he shared a couple of songs with us in the pre-mastered state. Tonight we heard three great songs from this album which rose out of the sdissolution og Greg's marriage. He is in a great space now and the music is deep with emotion. We spoke about the recording session and his palns to share his stage show with others around the globe.
SHAUN MURPHY - Segment Begins At The 35:22 Mark
This is third time Shaun has taken a seat on The Couch (October 2012 and November 2013). Her new album is Loretta and it is a full-on Rock-Blues adventure. With multiple guitarists joining Shaun, her vocals are gutteral in a great way and the songs are all full-force. Shaun spoke about the concept behind Loretta and the fun she had recording it. We got a little hint about her upcoming tour once she finishes her time with Bob Seger.
BRAD HATFIELD - Segment Begins At The 1:06:30 Mark
Brad originally Sat On The Couch back in September 2012. Since then he earned a BMA Nomination for Best New Artist. The new album is For A Change, and Brad has the great Tom Hambridge on the board as producer and also behind the drums. Recorded in Nashville it contains musicians who are known to anyone who follow Delbert McClinton, Paul Thorn and George Thoroughgood. Brad and I spoke about the recording session and he shared some great memories.
BARBARA BLUE - Segment Begins At The 1:42:13 Mark
The "Reigning Queen Of Beale Street" returned (October 2010) with her new album Memphis Blue Sweet Strong & Tight and we had a blast talking about the recording of the album and the wonderul guest musicians who joined her for this project. It seemed as if we had rehearsed the interview because every time Barbara mentioned a song I was ready to play that song! We also talked about her receiving her Brass Note on Beale Street on May 8th, a long overdue honor.
SHOW # 263 - 03/30/15
DEAK HARP - is a master of the Mississippi Saxophone - or harmonica as most know it by. Oh, and he can also play guitar with the best of them. He now owns his own business in Clarksdale and ships his custom harmonicas around the globe. Deak and I talked about his music and his life and career and shared tunes from his album Clarksdale Breakdown.
MARY HOTT - Segment Begins At The 51:00 Mark
Mary spent the beginning of her career in a supporting role, working as a session vocalist in NYC and spending time at Berklee School of Music in Boston Her debut album Shaman Lover was jsut released with some deeply personal songs. With help from Billy Thompson on guitar and as musical director, the album is a shining example of Mary's talents. She and I spoke about her finding music and then the Blues finding her and the journey she has traveled to this point.
BILL PHILLIPPE - Segment Begins At The 1:33:48 Mark
A talented solo acoustic guitarist with stylings from the pre-war blues era, Bill's album, Ghosts, is a collection of originals and songs which he has imprinted with his personal stamp. His travels have taken him from home in southern Illinois to Chicago and finally to San Francisco, where he spent years performing in bands palying rock and then Funk. A few years ago a chance enounter put an acoustic guitar in his hands and the rest is illustrated by the stunning music of Ghosts.
KELLY RICHEY - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC - Segment Begins At The 2:17:45 Mark
Kelly originally joined me in December of 2010 and then returned with New Music in February of 2013. Tonight she returned to share with us some of the music she is working on for her upcoming album. We were able to WORLD PREMIER two of the songs. She is releasing them slowly, as they are completed. There is no rush on this music as Kelly explores a new side to her writing and performing. We spoke about all of that and her new lesson platfform and her continued Life Coaching Journey.
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