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SHOW # 337 - 09/12/16
LUCY HAMMOND - COUCH KID NEWS
Lucy came by to WORLD PREMIER her new single, Don't Want To Lose You. We talked about why a single and where it is leading her.
19th STREET RED
Segment Begins At The 14:20 Mark
Red, or Randy Cohen as he was born, came to us through show friend TeKay (Quarter Love)…Red lives in New Orleans but has played the streets across the USA and Europe. Red and I spoke about his travels and career while we listened to music from his albums Avenue Boogie and Street Dog.
TERRY HANCK - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
Segment Begins At The 50:30 Mark
Terry last visited in October of 2014 after he released Gotta Bring It On Home To You. He returned to tell us what has been going on in his life since and also to talk about his new album From Roadhouse To Your House Live.
DAN BUBIEN - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Dan took his seat on The Couch back on December 09, 2013 with his album Empty Roads, which was the entrant for the 2014 Best Self-Produced CD by the Blues Foundation from the Western Pennsylvania Blues Society. Tonight he returned to talk about his latest release, Grinding These Gears, and what his life and career has been like the last three years.
GRADY CHAMPION - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Grady came by for his third appearance. His last time on The Couch was back in October of 2014 when he released Bootleg Whiskey. The ever-smiling Grady returned to talk about the newest release, One Of A Kind and what his life has been about since his last visit.
SHOW #338 - 09/19/16
STATE OF THE BLUES & TOWN HALL MEETING
Barbara Ballin Newman, President & CEO and Paul Benjamn, Chair Of The Board from The Blues Foundation joined me for this important show. Barbara kicked it off with her State Of The Blues and then Paul talked about the Board and the direction it is heading. THEN, we opened the phone lines and the topics ranged from new membership benefits to appearances at more festivals to help boost the profile of the Foundation to upcoming changes to the IBC and the Blues Hall Of Fame ceremony and more.
SHOW #339 - 09/26/16
BOBBIE BURKS - COUCH KID NEWS
Couch Kid News brings Bobbie Burks to The Couch to talk about I’m A Bluesman the album she just released. It is music from early in Michael’s career. Bobbie & I talked about the album and the tour she is organizing.
FAT BASTARD BLUES BAND - Segment Begins At The 16:00:00 Mark
Fat Bastard Blues Band are out of Durham, NC and have just released their debut self-titled debut album. I spoke with Carl and David about their backgrounds, how they came together in 2009 and what is next for them.
LEE DELRAY - Segment Begins At The 59:00:00 Mark
Lee Delray has just released his sophomore effort; Brand New Man. Lee grew up in New York City and has taken his influences and turned them into a sound all his own, including the melding of Blues & Hip-Hop. Lee joined me and we spoke about his career, music and where he is heading next.
Jj THAMES - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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Jj returned for Couch Kid New music with her new release, Raw Sugar. The album was produced by Couch Kid Eddie Cotton and is on Couch Kid Grady Champion’s label. Jj and I chatted about what she has been up to since her last visit and the original music on the new album.
LITTLE MIKE - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC
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We had a second Couch Kid New Music Segment with Little Mike. His new release is How Long? The album is 7 originals and 5 classics done in Mike’s own style. Mike and I talked about the new album and what has been going on in his life since we last sat. Mike also talked about the state of the Blues.