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Amy Hart was born and raised in the Chicago Area. She began singing in blues bands in Chicago as a youngster and has opened for Koko Taylor, Junior Wells and James Cotton. She started her own blend of roots and blues in the 80's and started travelling as a solo artist.
Amy lost all her gigs and became homeless after the BP oil rig disaster and ended up in Chicago for a time and then made it to nashville with $40 in her pocket.
Out of all this came her latest release "Congratulations" which actually chronicles her own homelessness, unemployment and ultimate redemption.
We will talk with Amy about her journey and listen to her music.
Stacy Jones began playing piano at 4. At 7 she learned the guitar and a year later her dad would bring her on stage with his band to sing Hank Williams tunes.
She has been on stage ever since. In 2009 they captured the Best new Band Award from the Washington Blues Socisty and in 201o they named her Best Female vocalist.
After three studio albums, the bnad has released Stacy Jones Band Live And Untapped, recorded at the 2011 Untapped Blues and Brews.
Stacy will sit with me and discuss her life and music.
Tommy Talton is coming back to The Couch with his latest album, "Let's Get Outta Here" and we will get to hear the album and talk with Tommy about the recording sessions.
FIRST MONDAY! Chefjimi brings his Blues411 Report to The Couch...letting you know the nitty gritty of what is happening at festivals and clubs around the world.
"Musicians You Should Know"
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