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From working the assembly lines in Detroit, to the grind of trying to make it as a guitar player in LA to finding success when he plugged in, Solomon King's story is the blues.
His songs have been featured on HBO's True Blood and his debut album, Under The Sun won him a Grammy Nomination in 2009 for Contemporary Blues Album.
I will chat with Solomon as we check out tunes from his latest release Train.
Todd Wolfe began playing in bands back in NYC in 1979. During the 80's, he met and began performing with Sheryl Crow.
They both went to LA and tried to get a deal for their band, but it did not happen. A few years later, Todd was on the road with Sheryl as she toured behind Tuesday Night music Club.
Snce then, Todd has been in a number of bands with some of the top players from both coasts.
The Todd Wolfe Band is currently a trio and as they say; "The Todd Wolfe Band recall the days when "Men were men and amps were amps,"
On his web site, Spencer Bohren want you to know his as a "Performer, Educator, Artist, Guitarist, Songteller".
Growing up in Wyoming in the 50's, Spencer's family traveled the state performing in churches, schools and nursing homes.
Spencer says, “My mother didn’t have boys and girls. To her we were sopranos, altos and tenors.”
Spencer continued to be influenced by all types of music and on the day he graduated high school he headed to Denver.
Spencer's journey had begun and since then it has taken him across the country and world making music and celebrating life.
Spencer and I will discuss this incredible joureny as we listen to music from his latest, Tempered Steel.
Jo Harman’s evocative voice, and exciting stagecraft, has seen her dubbed one of the most compelling singers of her generation. From initial attention grabbing performances at The Great Escape Festival and headlining prestigious London clubs like the acclaimed 606 and award winning Hideaway, Jo and her top class band have been making waves on the 2012 festival, arts centre and prestigious music venue circuit. Her latest, The 5 track EP Worthy Of Love contains both full and acoustic
Kelly Zirbes began as a singer-songwriter, with rock and roll living in her heart.
In 1995 she began Kelly’s Lot to satisfy that urge. Through the years, she and the band have performed around the world and have done many charity affairs, giving of themselves.
In addition to being on stage, Kelly is also in front of the camera as she has done hundreds of interviews with musicians.
The interviewer becomes the interviewee and we listen to music from her albums Live In Brussels & Plain Simple Me
Tommy Malone has been performing for over 30 years and has been the guitarist and singer for the SUBDUDES for over 20 years. He has performed with Rosanne Cash, Shawn Colvin, Andres Osborn and many others.
His new album is entitled Natural Born Days and it is a collection of well-crafted rock and roll.
I will chat with Tommy and we will listen to songs from Natural Born Days.
Colin John came to The Couch by way of Long Tall Deb.
During her time on The Couch she mentioned her collaboration with Colin a few times and after the show suggested I bring him on.
DONE! Colin has lived around the globe, learning his art at every stop. In Memphis he played with Hank Ballard, James Cotton and Pinetop Perkins to name a few. In London he played and learned with musicians from Eric Clapton’s band and Procol Harem.
Guitar Player magazine has said of Colin, "This is what Jimi Hendrix might have sounded like if he abandoned the rat race, moved to Hawaii, taken up surfing and let the sun and waves bestow their laid-back highs."
I will chat with Colin as we check out tuneage from his latest release Two Sides Of The Colin
Guy Davis can tell you stories of his great-grandparents and his grandparents, they’re days as track linemen, and of their interactions with the infamous KKK. He can also tell you that as a child raised in middle-class New York suburbs, the only cotton he’s picked is his underwear up off the floor.
He's a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer.
Guy performed Off-Broadway as legendary blues player Robert Johnson in "Robert Johnson: Trick the Devil". He received rave reviews and became the 1993 winner of the Blues Foundation's "Keeping the Blues Alive Award”
I will chat with Guy as we check out his new album, Juba Dance, Featuring Fabrizio Poggi, which released in September.
Smokin Joe Kubek was raised in Irving, Texas, and while still a teenager was playing guitar in the band of the original Texas Cannonball, Freddie King.
He played with his own band and also performed behind some of the legends during the 70’s and 80’s.
With 15 albums and an instructional DVD to his name, he and his long-time partner, Bnois King have just released album 16, Road Dogs Life.
I will chat with Joe about his career as we will check out the new album.
Sean Chambers originally Sat On The Couch back in December of 2011.
He returns this evening with his brand new album, The Rock House Sessions which releases TOMORROW, so come by and hear it first right here!
The very 1st intalment of Monday Morning Couch Coach as the Couch Coach previews the 2013 NFL Season. Couch Coach will give you his top 10 story lines of the NFL Season. Couch Coach will predict the winners of all the divisions in the AFC and the NFC, and will predict the winner of Super Bowl 48...Stay Tuned YOUR MONDAYS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!!!!
Dayna Kurtz has been performing live since she was a teen and has not always followed the musical rules.
Over the past decade, the Brooklyn-based vocalist/writer/musician/producer has built a formidable body of recordings, won an international reputation as a riveting live performer, amassed an extensive file of rapturous critical raves.
Her latest release Secret Canon, Vol. 1, recorded live to tape in New Jersey and New Orleans, spotlights Kurtz's sublime interpretive abilities
In March, I had the honor to speak with Big Bill Morganfield.
During the BMAs, I met Mud Morganfield and told him since his younger brother had come on, it was time for him to join me on The Couch and he agreed immediately.
His album Son Of The Seventh Son has catapulted Mud to the top of many Blues Charts and earned him three BMA nominations.
Mud and I will chat about his life and his music and how his dad would feel about him following in his footsteps while we listen the album.
Vincent Hayes first sat on The Couch in July of 2011 after he and his band had been nominated for Best New Debut Artist at that year’s BMAs.
He comes back bringing with him his brand new album and if all things work correctly, this will be the WORLD PREMIER of new Vincent Hayes music. Vincent has told me it is different from anything he has ever done, so the anticipation is huge!
First Monday of the month means Chefjimi and the Blues411 Report.
Keaton Simons plays music simply because he has to. With an extensive palate including a degree in Ethnomusicology, Keaton's craving for a diverse musical adventure has pushed him into many different genres. He's worked as a writer, musical director, singer, bassist and guitarist with notable acts like Gnarls Barkley, Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dogg and Tre Hardson of the L.A. alternative rap group The Pharcyde. In addition, Keaton has found himself opening for Coldplay, REO Speedwagon, Pa
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