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  • Grilliant Ideas Radio! The Hurricane Didn't Blow Us Away & We Are Still Grill'n

    in Food

    It's another fun filled Foodie Adventure with Laury, Brian, and Grill!

    The Hurricane didn't blow us away and we are still here Grill'n and Eatin!

    Tonight it's our usual fun flare and twist on the Food News and Some Blues Music to Boot!

    We will be joined again by Brigitte Rios Purdy! Last time we had to cut her interview short and we never got to her love of food! Tune in to hear some more of her fantastic blues tunes!

    Food, Fun, Entertainment, Blues, Music... Everything you need to warm the belly and the soul!

    Thanks for joining us! Also check out our buddies at www.HotBoxGrills.com

    Eat, Drink, and Be Grilliant!

  • 02:59

    Heather Crosse, Billy Evanochko, Chris Gill & Couch Kid New Music Sugar Brown

    in Music

    SHOW #289 – Live, Uncut & Uncensored Conversations With “Musicians You Should Know”

    Heather Crosse has been performing for 31 years.  Bassist for Heavy Suga' & The SweeTones, in 2008, Heather moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi to follow her Blues dreams & play bass for Super Chikan. This past year, Heather spent touring in the Girls With Guitars Tour for Ruf Records.  Her new album is entitled Groovin’ At The Crosse Roads.  I will speak with Heather about her life, career and music.

    Billy Evanochko is also known as Billy The Kid and he and his band The Regulators have been wowing audiences for years.  Out of the Pittsbugh, PA area, they have earned their way to the IBC twice, in 2008 and again in 2014.  Their new album is I Can’t Change and Billy finally takes a seat on the Monday Couch to talk about his life and career.

    Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Chris Gill has been lighting up stages in the mid-South for over twenty years. Armed with sweet guitar rhythms, a soulful voice and a clever, unique songwriter’s perspective, Chris is well known as one of Jackson, Mississippi’s most entertaining performers. One of his projects is with the sensational Derrick L Martin, known as D’Mar. They have just released Take It Like That and I will chat with Chris about his career, his partnership with D’Mar and the new music.

    Couch Kid New Music features Sugar Brown and his new album, Poor Lazarus.  I’ll speak with Sugar and find out what he has been up to since he first sat on The Couch back on March 31, 2014 while we check out tunes from the album.

  • 01:01

    Bob Malone of Fogerty brings us his world tour. Damien Ike visits from London

    in Music

    Bob Malone has toured the world as a solo artist for two decades and has played keyboards with rock legend John Fogerty since 2011. His sound is a one of-a-kind hybrid of rock, blues, and New Orleans R&B, delivered with high-energy piano virtuosity and a voice all his own. Currently based in Los Angeles, he still plays with Fogerty’s band  plus an average of 100 solo shows a year.  Malone has shared stages with Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Buffett, Rickie Lee Jones, The Neville Brothers, Rev. Al Green, among others. He comes to us Friday with tales from the road (he will be calling in from the tour) and great songs from teh new EP,not yet available in the US.

    Damien Ike is a recording artist who has worked with a long list of headline artists in the UK.. I n fact you could say he is the real deal when it comes to British Musicians.  Championed by SBTV, BBC 1XTRA,Indie Shuffle, Complex Magazine, BBC Introducing, Hype Machine and  many other media tastemakers, his music is pure and offering a yet-to-be heard spin on relate-able truth, love and experience.  He recently released his first 'online' single 'Kingdom Come”, and the song has already placed at #3 on the Hype Machine chart.  He is now in the USA, introducing fans in the world’s most important music market.  And he joins us on Music Friday Live this Friday.


  • 02:44

    President/CEO Barbara Newman & Chair Paul Benjamin From The Blues Foundation

    in Music

    Paul Benjamin has recently been named Chair of the Board Of Directors of The Blues Foundation.  The Board Committee just announced the hiring of Barbara Ballin Newman as President/CEO.


    Pauls background with the Blues is well-known. He is owner of Time Out Pub in Rockland, Maine. He is the co-founder of the The North Atlantic Blues Festival and offers consulting services to festivals nationwide. He was awarded a Mississippi Trail Marker from the State of Mississippi for his 32 yrs of showcasing Mississippi born artists in Maine, 1 of 8 markers located outside of Mississippi.

    Barbara is a fourth-generation Memphian.  

    A fourth generation Memphian, and has a background in accounting and corporate finance from her tenure with New York-based National Westminster Bank. Upon returning to her native Memphis in 1989, Newman began nonprofit work with the Bornblum Solomon Schechter School board of directors, serving as treasurer, vice-president of both administration and fundraising, and president.

    Since 2007, Newman has been Executive Director of Beth Sholom Synagogue, handling financial administration, communications, human resources, and facility management. Newman is also a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and Folk Alliance International. Her husband is local music attorney Bruce Newman, of the firm Newman, DeCoster.

    This will be an audience participation show, as listeners are encourged to call in with their questions and comments


  • 03:01

    Albert Cummings, Chris O'Leary, Chris Barnes & Couch Kid Music With Todd Wolfe

    in Music

    Albert Cummings comes out of New England and began playing the banjo prior to picking up the guitar. What put these instruments into his hands, what was it like to come to Memphis for the 1999 IBC after only performing for two years and the history of his music and recordings will be some of the things I will discuss with Albert as we listen to music from Someone Like You.

    Chris O’Leary fronted the Barnburners, the band led by the great Levon Helm.  The last album, Live At Blues Now, was nominated for a Blues Blast Magazine Award for Best Live Album. His fourth album, Gonna Die Tryin’ has been released and I’ll discuss the road he has traveled and which occurrence, the album dropping or his son Jackson being born made him more nervous.

    What can you say about Chris Barnes?  The man can act, he can write, he owns two successful clubs and he also owns Hokum Blues.  What is Hokum Blues?  It is “a humorous song which uses extended analogies or euphemistic terms to make sexual innuendos.” I get to finally sit with Chris and talk about his career and the new album, 90 Proof Truth.

    On Couch Kid New Music, Todd Wolfe joins me along with his new album, Long Road Back. What has Todd’s year been like since he Sat on The Couch in August of 2014? How many miles has Todd traveled in that time? Why did he select the 2 covers on the album?  We’ll talk about these things and more while listening to songs from the new album.

  • HCR fall radio sessions

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    music and interviews  from Hit  City  Digital  Records and  Henry Turner jr

  • Pat Robertson co-hosts with her guests Billy Watson & Charlie Musselwhite

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    In May during Brandon Santini’s “Beale Street Mess-Around”, Pat Robertson bid on, and won the chance to co-host Music on The Couch.  Along with co-hosting, she selected the two musical guests and will be assisting me in the interviews.

    Now, I don’t know much about Pat, but we will remedy that next Monday.


    Oh, sorry, yup that would be Harmonica Player Billy Watson, out of California. He is leader of Billy Watson and the International Silver String Submarine Band is an improvisational, all-star cast of musicians, hand-picked from the California music scene. And our second guest is Harmonica Player Charlie Musselwhite;  Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee, Multiple BMA Winner and a Couch Kid to boot!

    I love doing these show because it means we raised money for a good cause.

  • 03:00

    Jay Sieleman, Jay Stollman & Couch Kid New Music Brad Wilson

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    SHOW #285 - Live, Uncut & Uncensored Conversations With Musicians You Should Know"

    I get to sit with Jay Sieleman, outgoing President/CEO of The Blues Foundation.  The Foundation has had some growing pains during Jay's time in ofice, but he also accomplished the building of the physical Blues hall Of Fame in memphis, TN.  A total success for the Foundation and those Blues Artists who have been enshrined since 1980.  We will speak with Jay about his time in office and what he sees as his future.

    Jay Stollman will join me.  Jay's vocals are a dynamic fusion of Blue Eyed Soul and Rock and Roll. Along with great performance ability and stage presence, a Jay Stollman show is always guaranteed to rock the house. Jay Stollman is currently appearing with The Johnny Winter Band as the front man and lead vocalist for the Johnny Winter Remembrance Shows, honoring the legendary bluesman, as well as performing with The Jay Stollman Blues Band. Jay and I will track his journey and talk about the newest album, Room For One More.

    Couch Kid New Music features Brad Wilson and his new release Blues Thunder.  What has Brad been up to since his first visit on December 23, 2013 and what did it take to get Blues Thunder recorded and released are two of the subjects we will explore.

  • 02:00

    Jules Day: Friday Night Dance Party LIVE From Paris!

    in Indie Music

    Welcome to the Friday Night Dance Party!

    Hour 1:  You'll hear from Jules Day who brings a lush hybrid of pop, bossa nova, jazz and blues.  We'll hear music from her current album Day Dreams!

    Follow Jules on Facebook here!
    Check out Jules website here!
    Buy Jules music from CD Baby here!

    Call 323 657-1493 to ask a question and join the fun!

    Hour 2:  Your requests!  Have something you'd like to hear?  I'm live on FB and the Blog Talk Chat!  Get 'em in and I'll play 'em!

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  • 00:45

    Fresno Homeless Speaks Out With the Blues

    in Politics Progressive

    We are gooing to talk about homelelssness, in relation to the 8 th Amendment and how this has to be done. Our guest call-in line is 516-531-9535, I invite you to call in and let everyone know what you think about this matter.

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