SHOW #633 - 11/07/2022
"Thriving In The Music Industry Today" with panelists Janiva Magness, Gina Coleman, Joe Bonamassa & Mike Zito. These guys ROCKED! As someone said, they "Dropped Pearls Of Wisdom" throughout the show.
Subjects touched on included:
Their individual reactions to the pandemic
Their use of social media
Music distribution today
Independent vs record labels
The future of The Blues world
SHOW #634 - 11/14/2022
Demetria has released her second album on Delmark Records, Doin’ What I’m Supposed To Do, and she and I had a wonderful visit talking about her growing up, the house of legends, the music on this album and more.
BILLY PRICE – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Billy has just released 50+ Years Of Soul, a 3-CD collection of his music. Fresh off a 3+ week tour of Europe, Billy and I had a great talk about his world, putting this retrospective together, his writing partners and this tour in Europe with Anthony Geraci.
SHEMEKIA COPELAND – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Rescheduled from September, it was worth every day of waiting! What a fun time speaking with Shemekia about her ‘quest’, the world in general, raising her son and the special music on the new album, Done Come Too Far (Announced the next morning, it is has made the Grammys!)
BARBARA BLUE – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Barbara came by with some tracks from her upcoming album, From The Shoals. I never realized this was a World Premier! But we caught up on her life and how it changed due to Covid, the plans for moving ahead and the music on this new album. It is special.
SHOW #635 - 11/21/2022
Bass guitarist for so many Austin musicians and leader of Jeff & The Jumptones, he has just released Bad Motor Gator. We spoke to Jeff about his musical journey and his new venture into radio. And find out how the album title came to be.
Matt has released Almost Made It. He and I had a wonderful talk about his coming of age, his interesting look at his career and the upcoming touring planned for 2023.
SUGAR LIME BLUE
The Blackbird Sessions, is the latest release from this band recommended by our friend Daniel Day. I got to sit with Ashley & Dave Beth and talk about the origins of the band, losing their co-founder, Russ Dean, and their desire to complete this project.
MARK “POCKET” GOLDBERG
We learned about Mark’s introduction to the upright bass and his passion for it ever since. He spoke about the many musicians he has had the opportunity to back up and about his new album, Off-Balance Blues. We did lose a few minutes at the top of the interview.
SHOW #636 - 11/28/2022
VANESSA COLLIER – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Vanessa returned to The Couch, and we chatted as she was driving home. We talked about her recording the new album, Live At The Power Plant, the last two years, including Blues Blast & BMA Awards, and where she is headed in 2023. Always a pleasure with Vanessa.
ROCHELLE & THE SIDEWINDERS – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Rochelle and guitarist Tom Coplan returned to The Couch since 2020. We talked about how they made it through the pandemic, the upcoming 2023 and the music on the new album, 3rd Times A Charm.
Suzie has released Fall Back Home and she makes her first visit to The Couch. Really enjoyed this conversation with Suzie and hearing about her journey while we listened to the new music.
Janice has released 80 Years Of International Friendship, an album that has taken her 37 years to complete. What a joy, even at 5:15am, Janice was upbeat, funny and even sang a few lines! She is hoping to be in the US next year. If she performs near you, GO!