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11/06/17 - SHOW#395
ALEXIS P SUTER – COUCH KID NEWS
Alexis has planned a benefit to support those impacted by the hurricanes, which devastated Puerto Rico. She and I talked about all the details and how you can help, even if you are not in NYC for the show.
OMAR KENT DYKES – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
SEGMENT BEGINS AT THE 13:30 MARK
2015 was the last time Omar joined me and I was so happy to welcome him back for his sixth visit to The Couch. We talked about recording the new album and how Omar continues to write, but has not been able to perform in Austin since an unfortunate incident. Find out all about it.
ILANA KATZ KATZ – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
SEGMENT BEGINS AT THE 49:00 MARK
Ilana’s released Subway Stories, a 13-song collection and she came by to talk about it. We also discussed her incredible last 24 months. Ilana spoke all about the multiple adventures she has been on.
JAMES ARMSTRONG - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
SEGMENT BEGINS AT THE 1:35:00 MARK
James was last here for a special Silent Auction Show with John Nemeth. Prior to that it was 2014. His new album is Blues Been Good To Me and James stopped by to talk. We discussed how this album was different
11/13/17 - SHOW#396
REV JIMMIE BRATCHER – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Jimmie returns to The Couch after a 4-year absence. He brings with him his new album, This Is Blues Country, classic country tunes done Blues Style. We talked about all he has been up to, how the concept for the album came about and more.
LEW JETTON - Segment Begins At The 50:15 Mark
Lew began his career as a meteorologist but the Blues would not let go. He has just released his fourth album, Palestine Blues, which chronicles a dark period in Lew’s life. Lew shared his life with us and how he got to where he is today.
THE PARADISE KINGS – Segment Begins At The 1:34:30 Mark
The Kings are out of the Santa Barbara region and they’ve released Controlled Burn. A fun group, they have a lot of energy. We spoke about their histories and their upcoming adventures.
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KELLY ZIRBES – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 2:20:20 Mark
Kelly returns to The Couch with her latest album, Rescue. We talked about this new album and how it actually came about. Kelly and I laughed she shared her upcoming plans.
11/20/17 - SHOW #397
STEVE HOWELL/JASON WEINHEIMER - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Steve Howell sat on The Couch back in 2015, after Yes, I Believe I Will was released. Tonight he returned with partner Jason Weinheimer to discuss their collaboration, A Hundred Years From Today. We got to learn about Jason's past, how these two met and the music they have been making and are planning on making in the future.
KIM WILSON - Segment Begins At The 46:30 Mark
Always interesting speaking with those who bridge the gap from the old to the new. Kim and I discussed his journey and his feelings on the Blues scene today and the songs on Blues & Boogie Vol 1. Interesting.
ANTHONY PAULE/WEE WILLIE WALKER - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 1:33:00 Mark
Anthony Paule was last here in 2015 when Bey Paule Band released Not Goin’ Away. Tonight he returned with Wee Willie Walker to talk about their new collaboration, After A While. We dove into Willie's past, how these two met, and the recording of the album.
ALBERT CASTIGLIA - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 2:14:30 Mark
Albert Castiglia…sensational guitarist, singer and songwriter…Yankee fan…and now 4-time Couch Kid as he returned to talk about Up All Night, the new album produced by Mike Zito on Ruf records. A fun time with Albert as we talked music, sports and so much more.
11/27/17 - SHOW #398
ALASTAIR GREENE – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Alastair has released Dream Train, his latest with 12 originals and 1 cover. We spoke about what Alistair has been up to since his last visit in August of 2014, while we listen to the tunes on Dream Train.
SHAUN MURPHY – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 48:50 Mark
Shaun returned for the fifth time with Mighty Gates, her latest release. The album is steeped in the Blues and Shaun wrote 7 of the 13 songs. We talked about all that is going on in her world and also touched on a subject that should not have Shaun Murphy in it
PETER PARCEK – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 1:29:40 Mark
Peter first sat on The Couch back in 2012. He has just released Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven and he returned to talk about all that has happened in his life over the last 5 years and where he is headed in the future.