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The band Tweed Funk earned their way to the 2012 IBC by way of the Grafton Blues Society. Not bad for a band together for less than a year.
Their debut album, Bringin It brought the band huge recognition and airplay.
Joseph "Smokey" Holman on vocals, JD Optekar on guitar, Marcus "MG" Gibbons on drums, Eric Madunic on bass and Jon Lovas on Sax are the core of Tweed Funk.
They have a new album dropping the week they are on the show entitled Love Is and we will be playing cuts from it on the show as we chat with the guys.
Then Boy Wells will make his trip to The Couch after having to reschedule his first appearence.
Wells is a veteran of the southern rock scene that was rooted in the geographical and multi-stylistic pocket around the nation’s capital, who now resides in the artistically fertile hills of Central Texas.
His album Blue Skies Calling is a collection of sweet tuneage.
Boy has had some difficult times in his life and we will explore how they shape his music and where he is headed in his career.
J.J. Thames was raised in a blue-collar family.
J.J. began performing at the tender age of 9 years old, and became a blues- shouting banshee by the time she was just 18 years old.
She cut her teeth after moving down to Jackson, MS. Where she began to perform with the celebrated "Chitlin' Circuit superstars like; Marvin Sease.
J.J. and I will explore her roots and check out tunes from her album, Tell You What I Know.
Ken Chester "Sugar Brown" Kawashima was born in Bowling Green Ohio.
His attachment to the Blues came while he studied at the University of Chicago by day and prowled the blues clubs at night, backing artists such as Taildragger and "Big Eyes" Smith.
He now lives in Toronto, and his latest album is entitled Sugar Borwns Sad Day and Sugar and I will chat about his journey to where he is today while we listen to tunes from the album.
Polly O'Keary began playing music in bars in Mexico at 16, and after a early rock career that included a record deal, she fell in love with blues at 28.
She was first named Washington Blues Society Female Vocalist of the Year in 2004, and has won it twice more since then.
Her first and second albums were well-reviewed, and the second was named Album of the Year by the WBS, and Polly was named Songwriter of the Year.
She spent time touring with Too Slim & The Taildraggers and is now back in the Northwest with a new trio. Polly and I will discuss her career and listen to songs from her latest, Compass.
Tweed Funk originally came to The Couch back in April of 2012. They return with their new album, First Name Lucky and we will find out what the band has in store for 2014 while we listen to cuts form the album.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. What I have for you is the dessert of the meal...... OL'SKOOL and FUNK! Tonite may be the best show to date so you may click the link and checkout what I'm serving. The beer's in the fridge, The Henny's in the cabinet. The bones are on the table and the cards are on the counter.Let do post turkey day the way it's done.... AT THE HOUSE OF FUNK! enjoy.
Please join Djb-one as he set another blaze to the Red Carpet Room with "Fa All Of Y'all" where he'll be putting it down on them 1s&2s for your party weekend!! This old school and well experienced musical genius, always brings the heat by taking ya back to the old school with R&B, Soul, Funk, Rap, Zydeco, Blues, as well as hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s era. So come on and hangout with us tonight as we take you on a fantastic voyage. Don't forget your popcorn, cause your gonna need it. Presented by Diversity Of The Minds! If you'd like to interact with Djb-one, please call in @ 516-531-9334. See ya there!
Ronnie Laws has a soulful sound on tenor that ushered in a new era of Jazz-Funk Fusion that help shape contemporary jazz as we know it today. Laws has a proven natural art of combining the exploratory heart of Jazz with the broader reaching strains of Soul and Pop music. His iconic career, includes early-'70s gigs with Quincy Jones, Ramsey Lewis, Earth, Wind & Fire Howard Hewett, Hugh Masekela and his brother, Hubert Laws. He is often listed on Billboard's contemporary jazz chart
His first hit, “Always There” , was one of the most popular, sax-driven, cross-over hits of the 70’s Jazz-FunkFusion era. He pioneered the sensualization of the soprano sax with Quiet Storm gems such as “Grace”, “Karmen”, and “Just Love”. Pressure Sensitive, Fever, and Friends and Strangers (Blue Note 1978), the title track of his third album, all propelled to gold status.
Are you ready for Johnny Davis? Do you believe in FIRE CRACKERS? Do you believe in GRAHAM CRACKERS? Do you believe in PREMIUM SALTINES? That's a CRACKER ain't it? What about the CRACKER of a whip? Oh, sorry, that's CRACK of a whip, not CRACKER. Johnny GRAHAM FIRECRACKER Davis. He's putting the throw down on your road map to be entertained. Johnny Davis is a MOOD maker, a heartbreaker, a money taker, but he ain't no L.A. Laker - I'm just playin'. I just wanted to rhyme MAKER BREAKER TAKER & LAKER - that's all. All about Johnny!! Put some more wood in the engine so it can burn, and you can churn out the funk, r&b and whatever ails you! on the JKN.
We all know that funk music sound, with pioneers like: James brown, George Clinton, the Funkadelics and amongst others who brought in that funky sound. Which made G-Funk music possible. The west coast artist were at the forefront of this new sound with Dr. Dre laying the hottest tracks for artist like Warren G, snoop and the dogg pound, Tupac and other west coast riders and let's not for Da Brat along side Jermain Dupree with his up start so so def label. Join you hosts, Jeremy, Jesse and Jerry as we keep that G-Funk sound alive and give the hottest tracks we all miss from that G-Funk era.
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The Jimi Hendrix Black Legacy Series is elated to be interviewing one of the top guitarists of all time, Mike Hampton, AKA Kidd Funkadelic. You don't want to miss him discussing his past, present, and future exploits in the world of music. Topics are sure to include: P-Funk days, George Clinton, Eddie Hazel, Maggot Brain, Band of Gypsys, Jimi Hendrix, and his more recent endeavors. We also want to focus on his most imminent gig- Friday, Nov. 27th, at BB King's in Times Square, NYC. He will be a part of a stellar line-up of artists paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix.
Get your ears ready, and grab your favorite flava. (Flavor for you IDK folks). From the crates of funk, and days when turn tables were the only wheels you ever needed to get your groove on, here he comes!!!! E MACK! Eric McAlister. He will reach back to some super solids that are salads of soul with a super blend. Mr. Pittsburgh himself - he's got the music dammit to make you appreciate whatever it is you are going through. 347-205-9366