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SHOW #323 - 05/02/16
ANTHONY ROSANO - COUCH KID NEWS
Anthony came by to talk about the new album "'Rood Awakening", which is available for pre-order now and available the end of May. He also announced their upcoming studio album, which will be recorded later this year, will be produced by MIKE ZITO!
FRANCOISE DIGEL - Segment begins At The 13:30 Mark
Françoise's exhibit Screaming The Blues debuts at the Blues Hall Of Fame on Friday. Ms. Digel and I chatted for a few about the exhibit and how she came upon the subject.
RANDY KNIGHT - Segment Begins AT The 24:00 Mark
Randy is the creator of the play Ghost Of The Blues which will have a performance on Friday at the Orpheum Theater. This edition will feature Mud Morganfield, Biscuit Miller, Stacy Brooks, James Armstrong and Bobby Wilson. Randy and I discussed the original of the play and the reaction it has been getting around the country
Sean was nominated for a Maple Blues Award for Artist Of The Year in 2014 after his album Rustbucket was released. His new album, Monkey Brain dropped the beginning of March and Sean & I spoke about his career and his album, a collection of personal struggle and triumph wrapped in some stellar guitar-work.
Guy grew up in Israel but relocated to the US in his early 20’s. Since then he has worked continuously to build his skills and fan base playing some 200 shows a year. His latest release, Truth is his Delmark debut and is a collection of originals and reworkings showing Guy’s guitar and vocal prowess. We talked about his journey and listened to the tunes.
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Lisa called from the road as she makes her way to Memphis for the BMAs. Nominated for Instrumentalist-Bass (an award she was honored to receive last year), Lisa is also releasing her new album, Hard TImes, Bad Decisions and , even though I did not realize it, we got to WORLD PREMIER some songs while we chatted with Lisa.
SHOW #324 - 05/16/16
Show Note: One of the scheduled guests was a no show, so we scrambled to bring MMP and Albert in early.
Tony came to The Couch through good friend Kool Breeze. Torres has just released his debut album A Real Gone Time. The Pennsylvania native has played many genres of music as a sideman up until recently. Tony and I talked about learning music from his dad, and the decision he made a few years back that has helped put his life on track.
MIGHTY MOJO PROPHETS - COUCH KID EW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 56:15 Mark
Tom & Mitch by for the third time with their new album, Record Store, a collection of 13 original tunes that only these guys can create. As always, a great time with the guys. We talked about their beginning their own label, the record and more.
ALBERT CASTIGLIA - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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The new album is coming out May 20th and we will talk to Albert about what he has been up to since his last visit and the great new music on this album, Big Dog, which was produced by Mike Zito.
SHOW # 325 - 05/23/16
TALL CITY BLUES FEST
We started the show by speaking with Lisa Grissom, Festival Producer. Tall City is a Music On The Couch Festival Partner. Lisa gave us a great overview of this year's lineup and events that occur during the festival. At the end, Talent Curator, Ronn Reeger, joined us to chat.
SUGAR BLUE - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 39:30 Mark.
A miscomunication between Sugar and I gave us no time to talk. We did play two songs from Voyage and rescheduled Sugar to June 20th
EDDY "THE CHIEF" CLEARWATER - Segment Begins At The 49:05 Mark
So Thrilled! A short two weeks after his induction in the Blues Hall Of Fame, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater came by and we had a great conversation about his growing up in Mississippi, moving to Chicago and his years of performing while we checked out tunes from Soul Funky.
HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND - Segment Begins At The 1:34:00 Mark
HISB formed in California after Katrina had displaced the members, they have been making music over the last 10 years. Luther Dickinson produced their new album, Demolition Day. Aaron Wilkinson joined me to tell us his journey and the circumstances behind the band's formation. He also discussed the progression of the band's music over their first 5 allbums.
BRIDGET KELLY BAND - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Bridget Kelly and Tim Fik back to The Couch to talk about their new album Outta The Blues. These two have become good friends and it was fun to share their new music about a week before the album releases.