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SHOW #345 - 11/07/16
TAS CRU - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Tas Cru joined me to talk about his new release, Simmered & Stewed, due on November 11th. Tas looked back at his recording career and reinvented 10 of his originals and the one cover. We talked about the reasoning behind this reinvention, the new label, and what is next for him.
PEACH - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Peach first sat on The Couch in March 2013. She returned with the new album, A Night In Copenhagen, recorded live at Café Bartof in January of this year. Peach and I spoke about her life and career and the decision to record a live album in Denmark.
DUE TO ILLNESS, TRACY WAS RESCHEDULED TO 11/28/16
TERESA JAMES - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
DUE TO ILLNESS, TERESA WAS RESCHEDULED TO 12/12/16
SHOW #346 - 11/14/16
RORY BLOCK – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Rory Block returns to The Couch to talk about her latest release, Keepin’ Outta Trouble, the sixth album in her “Mentor Series” saluting the blues masters who’ve had a profound impact on her music. This time she pays tribute to Bukka White. Rory made her third appearance on The Couch and we dove into the individual songs and how they impacted Rory’s making of this record.
JASON ELMORE – Segment Begins At The 51:37 Mark
Jason took a seat with me to discuss his journey and the new album from he and the Hoodoo Witch, Champagne Velvet. This is Jason’s third release for the band from Dallas who won “Best Blues” in 2012. Jason and I talked about his youth and how music was all in for him from the beginning. We also discussed the dynamics of the Hoodoo Witch and how it impacts their song development.
MITCH KASHMAR – Segment Begins At The 1:35:00 Mark
Mitch has just released his third album on Delta Groove entitled West Coast Toast. The two-time BMA nominee honors the unique sounds of the west coast with his songwriting and playing. We spoke about his many influences and where he sees himself heading in the future.
STEVIE J – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Stevie J is an original Couch Kid having sat here back in January of 2011. We’ve lost touch the last few years, but have reconnected and Stevie returns with his latest, Back To Blues. We talked about the last 5 years and the new album and the relationship with all of the musicians in the Jackson area of Mississippi.
SHOW #347 - 11/21/17
BACKTRACK BLUES BAND
Out of the Tampa, FL area, this is the fifth album from this 5-piece band. I spoke with Sonny Charles about his journey, how the band came to be and where they are heading in the future while we listened to songs from Way Back Home.
FRANK BANG - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Frank returned to The Couch with his new album, The Blues Don’t Care. Frank has put together a new band, The Cook County Kings, and his sound has grown. We talked about what he has been up to the last couple of years and where he is headed in 2017.
SMOKE WAGON BLUES BAND - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Corey Lueck from the Smoke Wagon Blues Band returned to talk about their new album, Cigar Store. Always fun when Corey takes a seat and we explored the band’s development and the new songs on the album.
JOHN WEEKS BAND - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Joh returned, along with new vocalist Stacey Turpenoff with their new album, Dark Angel. How has the success of the first album impacted the band and how has the addition of Stacey influenced their second album…We spoke about that as we listen to tracks from Dark Angel.
SHOW #348 - 11/28/16
REV. BILLY C. WIRTZ
The Rev. Billy C. Wirtz comes direct from the First House Of Polyester Worship. We talked about the incredible journey the Rev. has been on since a young boy in South Carolina. The new album is entitled Full Circle and features The Nighthawks. This was a fun one.
TRACY K - Segment Begins At The 47:00:00 Mark
A few weeks back, Tracy K was scheduled, but was taken down by a flu-bug and we had to reschedule. Tracy has been a staple on the scene in Canada for years and has released her fourth album, What’s The Rush. We took a journey with Tracy and learned more about her path to today and where she is headed tomorrow, while we listened to her music.
MIKE ZITO - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Mike Zito returned for a Couch Kid New Music Segment. Mike and I talked about his new release, Make Blues Not War. We spoke about what Mike has up to since he last visited while we listened to tunes from the album.