From Los Angeles by way of the bayous of Louisiana and the hills of South Carolina comes our first guest, Hope Waits.
Hope brings her difficult childhood and loss of parents to her music. Having to leave home at 15 to escape the turmoil, Hope moved to S. Carolina to be with her older sister.
The death of her mother resulted in Hope buying a guitar and teaching herself to play. After touring the south as a solo artist, and with jazz and pop bands, Hope moved to LA where she found a support system that allowed her to record her self-titled debut album.
Hope will sit and discuss her life past, present and future while we get to hear songs from this great album.
Then Mark T. Small will take a seat on The Couch.
Having played music for over 40 years, Small has played bluegrass, newgrass and finally it all came together with the blues.
After years of leading a band, Small is now out playing mainly as a solo act.
His newest release Black, Whites and The Blues is set for release on September 20th and as we chat with mark about his life and his goals, we will check out cuts from this collection of covers and originals.
Come take a seat on The Couch and "Meet Musicians You Should Know"