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I first met Sadie Johnson three years ago at the International Blues Challenge. She and her older sister Sam were there as part of the Youth Showcase with their band The Sad Sam Blues Jam.
Since that time, Sadie had grown tremendously as a guitar player, even being inducted into the "Brotherhood Of The Guitar" in the last year.
I will chat with Sadie about her new band, The Sadie Johnson Band, and what her life has been like since she joined TBOTG. We will also hear some of her music during the interview.
COUCH KID NEW MUSIC - Dave Keller comes by with his new release, Soul Changes, the followup to his Best Self Produced Winning CD, Where I'm Coming From.
I will chat with Dave about what he has been up to since he first joined me back on April 16, 2012 and his recent nomination for a BMA for Soul Blues Album.
Lisa and Ronn from Tall City Blues Fest will come by to talk about this year's affair. After only 3 short years, this festival in Midland, TX is attracting some of the biggest names in the Blues.
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Out of Lincoln, NE comes Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers.
Though Josh has been playing music in bands and solo and doing session work etc for years, this new band is less than 2 years old and have already earned their way to the 2014IBC in Memphis and been named 2013's Best Soul/R&B at the Omaha Entertainment Awards.
They released their self-titled debut album this past January and Josh is going to join me to talk about his life and career, the Shadowboxers and what is next for him to conquer.
Brad Stivers represented the Colorado Blues Society at the Youth Showcase for the IBC in 2011.
Now, Bad Brad & The Fat Cats are building reputation for high-energy Blues and winning fans across Colorado, Texas and beyond. Their new album, Take A Walk With Me is a collection of 12 origninals and includes guest performances by some top Blues musicians around.
Brad and I will talk about his journey and the new band and where they are heading.
Then we have TWO COUCH KID NEW MUSIC SEGMENTS - Both the day BEFORE the albums drop!
First, Mark Wenner comes by to talk about the new album by The Nighthawks, 444. This Washington, DC based band has been sharing their music for years and they continue to bring us fresh, cool blues with the new album.
Then Andy T & Nick Nixon come back with their latest album, Livin It Up, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut, Drink, Drank Drunk.
I will chat with both Andy & Nick about the last couple of years and the reception their music is getting across the country and beyond.
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Dexter Allen grew up in Mississippi and began playing guitar at age 12. After years of performing in Gospel Groups, Dexter began playing blues & R&B and landed a gig with Bobby Rush.
Dexter's new album, BluezOf My Soul is comprised of 11 original tunes with special guests sprinkled throughout.
I will chat with Dexter about his life and the new album and we will check out the tunes.
Kelley Hunt was born in Kansas City and immersed in the sounds of blues, R&B, roots rock, jazz and Gospel and the music has never stopped.
Kelley has recorded 6 albums, the latest entitled The Beautiful Bones, a collection of 12 songs all written or co-written by Ms Hunt.
I will chat with Kelley about her road, and the challenges she has faced along the way, whicle we listen to songs from the new album.
Blues411 Report with Chefjimi Patricola returns after a month away.. Lots to talk about indeed!
Finally...COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Selwyn Birchwood brings his Alligator Records debut, Don't Call No Ambulence, a week before it drops!
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One of the greatest blessings in our lives is the ability to encounter Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. Unfortunately, we often fail to appreciate this great privilege. Join Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak as he continues his weekly series on Following The Truth, Encountering Christ In The Eucharist. In this episode Gary will feature material from Vinny Flynn's powerful book, 7 Secrets Of The Eucharist and discuss something that many people don't realize...there is only one Mass. Each time we attend Mass, Jesus' sacrifice on Calvary is made present! In addition, we'll read and discuss the daily Mass readings. Jesus Christ desires a close personal relationship with each of us. Tune in and discover how to make it a reality!
SUNDAY NIGHTS WITH THE KMAN ON REAL TALK! TOPICS OF THE DAY, HUMOR, MUSIC, CALL INS, CRASINESS AND WHATEVER ELSE THE KMAN AND THE REAL TALK STAFF CAN COME UP WITH. JOIN THE KMAN, ROXIE THE SEXY CALL SCREENER, THE SALES GODDESS AND MY SIDE KICK, VINNY "NO NOSE" PALIDINO AS WE ROCK IT ON SUNDAY NIGHTS FROM 7:00 PM TO 9:00 PM EASTERN TIME. IT'S TOPICAL, ITS FUNNY, ITS CRASY, IT'S "REAL TALK"!!
As-Salaam Alaikum ! Ramadan Mubarak ! The most honorable Elijah Muhammad said that seventy five percent of the work was with the female. And according to the honorable minister Louis Farrakhan, the most honorable Elijah Muhammad strived mightily to make something of the Black woman. So be a witness and hear the life giving teachings of the most honorable Elijah Muhammad thru the testimonies of four sisters that share the bond of Islam but have walked a different path. The topic is "Ramadan: A sisters talk." The four panelist are: Sister Bertha Muhammad: sister Bertha is a sister of Cuban descent and joined the nation of Islam while attending Rutgers University. She is a registered believer at Muhammad mosque number 85 in New Brunswick Nj where she labored as a student MGT captain and served in the ministry class. Sister Sharifah Muhammad: sister Sharifah is the youngest on the panel. She is the DI in Los Angeles, Muhammad mosque number 27, of the defending drill competition champions for the Vanguard category. In addition to training the women of God, she has been married for four years and was born and raised in the Nation of Islam. She can highlight the life for young Muslim women while illuminating the struggles they face in a work that tells them to take off their clothes and surrender their values. Sister Lafonda Muhammad: sister Lafonda attends Muhammad mosque #12 out of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Still working) Sister Aisha Muhammad: sister aishah is the former national MGT captain of the Nation of Islam. She resides in Chicago, IL. She has utilized the instructions of the honorable minister Louis Farrakhan by using dianetics. Additionally, sis Aishah is a mother, a wife, and wears numerous other hats. Each sister has walked a unique path and are willing to share it with you. Please tune in to hear the journey of these four sisters and ask them questions surrounding the beautiful month of Ramadan.
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He is a songwriter, pianist, vocalist with a range spanning four octaves, and a linguist who speaks five languages. His name is Kenny Wesley. With two acclaimed projects, nine Washington-Area Music Award (Wammie) nominations, multiple collaborations and compilation features, and a slew of high-profile performances under his belt, including a 2nd prize win as the sole U.S. representative for the 2013 Montreux Jazz Festival’s Shure Vocal Competition, Kenny has firmly placed his stamp on the burgeoning modern music movement. His songs, fusing elements of funk, classical, folk and jazz, have been prominently featured on radio, film and TV – including the FOX series So You Think You Can Dance. A welcomed guest to festivals and legendary venues across the globe such as SXSW, The Kennedy Center, Blues Alley, Montreux Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts, The Fillmore, The Blue Note, Black Cat, Howard Theatre, Bohemian Caverns, and The Apollo Cafe, he has shared the stage with numerous artists and musicians including Alice Smith, Eric Roberson, Maysa, Vinx, Rachelle Ferrell, Stephanie Mills, Vikter Duplaix, Leela James, Federico Peña, Charnett Moffett, Frédéric Yonnet, Mino Cinélu, Debórah Bond, Kindred and The Family Soul, N’Dambi and Syleena Johnson.
Award winning Blues and Boogie Woogie pianist Arthur Migliazza began playing the piano professionally at age 13.
Arthur has been inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, was a finalist at the 2010 and 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, and has shared the stage with many of the luminaries of the Blues.
Arthu and I will discuss his career, his IBC visits and his latest album, Laying It Down
Jim Byrnes was born in St. Louis, Missouri – that’s blues country. He grew up on the city’s north side. One of the neighborhood bars had Ike and Tina Turner as the house band.
Jim and Couch Kid Steve Dawson have been working together for some 6 years now and have produced numebrous albums together, including Jim's latest, St. Louis Times.
Oh and you might know Jim from his numerous roles in movies and TV including The "Wiseguy" TV Series and "The Jim Byrnes Show", a syndicated variety series that ran across Canada in 1998-99.
Jim and I will discuss his music and listen to songs from the new album
Shrimp City Slim (aka Gary Erwin) is a keyboard player/singer/songwriter based in Charleston, SC.
He has released 9 albums in his 27 years as a professional musician.
He has also promoted The Blues in the South carolina area since 1986, arranging and booking festivals in the area.
Slim and I will talk about this long career and listen to songs from his latest, Star Marina.
Then we have COUCH KID NEW MUSIC with Dudley Taft who returns with his new album, Screaming In The Wind.
Also, Tas Cru will call in to talk BMA Week and Marshall Lawrence will be calling in to share some big news!
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