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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.
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.
I love a double billed show..why? cause it is dope. You get alot of art in a short amount of time and then your heart is lifted for the rest of the day...I dig art. I dig dope artists..you will absolutely dig my guests this episode... Check it...
Chaeya...Did some work for George Clinton..Went to England in 1988 and lived there doing work as a session vocalist for Island and EMI Records. Recorded remixes fro Shriekback, Yello, and Pia Zadora that were issued in vinyl. In 1991, worked on an AIDS record in Zurich, Switzerland with Melanie Thornton of LaBouche fame. In 1993, recorded tracks for Warner Chappell Music. Formed Electric Gentlemen Records and Studios in 2000, recorded my first CD, The Quickening in 2003. Formed Chaeya & Her Dark Secret in 2011, had Theron Brison aka Thee Ram Jam from Bootsy Collins' Funk University as bass player who was murdered in 2011. Took time off to grieve and released Rise on MLK Day in 2015.
Hurrikane the poet... HurriKane the poet was born Steven Clark. HurriKane considers himself a community activist, artist and also a poet. He started doing art as a child in Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children. Truly influenced by the hip hop era he became an MC and later a poet. He has written a book entitled. Poetry for the people. Pairing forty four painting and poems. He considers his job to stand on the shoulders of the elders who remind us where we come from and as he puts it who we isum
HAY TONIGHT IS JAMILA GREEN ON JAZZ MASTER WITH EUGE GROOVE AND FRIENDS PETER WHITE. STEVEN EUGENE GROVE, BETTER KNOWN AS EUGE GROOVE IS AN AMERICAN SMOOTH JAZZ SAXOPHONIST WITH A STRONG TOP-40 BACKGROUND BORN IN HAGERSTOWN,MARYLAND, HE GRADUATED FROME THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF MUSIC .
I've had the pleasure, privilege and honor of havin' him on my show!
Now I, Jason Kelly, am ready to jam with Brandon "MoreBounce" Sutton just ONE MORE TIME! Why? Because once just isn't enough!
YES... everybody wants the FUNK... the WHOLE FUNK... and NUTHIN' BUT THE FUNK, so help us, George Clinton!!
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Composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Onel Mulet has performed with a roster of legendary artists including Santos Colon, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez and Celia Cruz as well as internationally renowned artists Johnny Pacheco, Bobby Valentin, Ismael Miranda, Larry Harlow, Bobby Cruz, Jose Luis Rodriguez "El Puma", Israel Sardiña of Los Van Van, Arturo Sandoval,Malena Burke, Carlos "Patato" Valdes as well as the notable Cuban Troubadour Pedro Luis Ferrer, and NY-based Grammy nominated artists, David Oquendo and Roman Diaz. Born and reared in Miami, of Cuban heritage, Onels musical environment was anchored by the music of his parents, Cuban masters, and richly influenced by the diversity of American music including Motown, funk, old school Rhythm & Blues, classical music and jazz greats, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Paquito DíRivera and John Coltrane. A graduate of the New World School of the Arts in Florida, he quickly became part of the local Miami music scene.
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
I'm so excited, this Thursday April 30th on "The Davi Davenport Live" show, I'm doing a Motown Legacy Tribute... My guest are two BRILLIANT vocalist, and children of Legendary MOTOWN "Song Writer" Lamont Dozier Sr., and daughter of Legendary MOTOWN Funk Brother "Pianist" Johnny Griffith.. Not only are my guest Beth Griffith-Manley?, and Lamont Dozier Jr. Music Page? extremely successful performers themselves, they were also raised by parents who were huge influences for generations in the music industry, and even today... Motown is notorious for having some of the greatest artist of ALL times!!! I can't wait to one day interview the founder of MOTOWN, musical genius "Berry Gordy" #greatthingsahead #davidavenportlive #bethgriffith #lamontdozierjr #davidavenport
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