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SHOW #508 - 03/02/2020
TAMPA BAY BLUES FEST
Chuck Ross, producer of the fest missed our call, but he will be back in a few weeks. Music On The Couch is a proud media sponsor for this festival.
BMW – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Two Couch Kids have teamed up with another musician to create a new sound. The kids are Big Dave McLean and Tim Williams and they brought in Kevin Belzner, and they created Catfish. We talked about how it all happened and where it might be going.
Guy took his seat on The Couch. He has released Eldorado, his 8th solo album. I had a wonderful time chatting with Guy and learning of his history…the music, wonderful.
Val and her band, The Blues Rocket have released Lighter Side Of The Blues, 13 original songs that show a multitude of styles. She and I had a great conversation with some laughs thrown in. We learned about how she made her way and where she is heading.
Chris and I did not connect. I will try and reschedule him.
SHOW #509 - 03/09/2020
JEREMIAH JOHNSON – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Jeremiah returned to The Couch to talk about all that has been going on in his world and the new album, Heavens To Betsy. We had a fun time chatting.
WHITNEY SHAY – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Whitney has release Stand Up! and it has been near the top of the charts since it was released. What a wonderful time chatting with this talented lady. Always fun to catch up with her.
JIM GUSTIN & TRUTH JONES – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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The band was just in Memphis for the IBC, and we got to premier a song from this new album, Lessons Learned. Tonight we played more songs and spoke with Jim & Truth about their world.
MARK HUMMEL - Segment Begins At The 2:17:00 Mark
Mark has released Wayback Machine with some special guests and great music. He and I got to trace his journey and talked about his many influences and the music he is creating.
SHOW #510 - 03/16/20
TOMMY TALTON – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Tommy has released Distant Light (Live Acoustic) and came by to talk about the album his life and more. We spoke about his health (good news), new music he is creating (great news) and more. We also heard an unreleased song from a session back 20-30 years ago.
Pierce has come by and visited during IBC for the last few years. He is a Bluesman on the rise and has released Get Out Of Your Life, an EP of 3 originals and one remake. Pierce and I talked about his journey (short as it has been so far) and where he is heading in the future.
RYAN PERRY – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Ryan is an OG Couch Kid, having been featured back on show #40 back on December 20, 2010! Tonight we got to talk about his new album High Risk, Low Reward and all that has been going on in his world since we spoke way back then. We had some laughs…this man is on his way.
SHOW #511 - 03/23/20
WOMEN IN BLUES
Tweed and her band The Internationals were in Memphis for the 2020 IBC. But her career is so much more than that. She and I got to talk about all the wonderful things that has led her to where she is now.
DUFFY BISHOP – Segment Begins At The 43:50 Mark
Another 2020 IBC Challenger, Duffy and Chris joined me to tell us their journeys and how they came together and all that is in their world today.
RORY BLOCK – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Rory returned to The Couch to talk about Prove It On Me, the second in her “Power Women Of The Blues” Series. Spending time with Rory is amazing. Her stories and the way she comes at the music is so special.
CASEY HENSLEY – Segment begins At The 2:22:45 Mark
This talented vocalist has released her sophomore album, Good As Gone, an all original studio album. Casey and I discussed her rocket-rise to the top of the Blues world and where she is heading next.
SHOW #512 - 03/30/20
BACKTRACK BLUES BAND – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Sonny Charles returned to talk about the new album, Your Baby Has Left, which has a drop date of April 3rd. We also talked about having to cancel the Tampa Bay Blues Festival and how this all impacts the band for 2020.
RICK RANDLETT – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Rick and the band have released Night Songs, 10 original Blues/Americana beauties served up by talented musicians. We caught up with Rick as we listened to music from the album.
CARNES & SHEW
Another act we met at the 2020IBC. Mark Carnes and Jeff Shew joined me to talk about their individual journeys and the music they are making together today…and what tomorrow holds, while we listened to PortHole.
MARK TELESCA – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Mark released Higher Vibrations, the companion album to his book Love Music Hate Cancer, written after he beat cancer. We talked about the whole episode, the music he recorded and what he hopes to accomplish going forward.