Doggn It Blues is Graeme Druce and John Cupit and they hail from Sydney Australia and were the 2013 representatives of the Sydney Blues Society for the IBC. Together since 1985 they sing and play their way through a range of original material. I will speak with Graeme and John about their music and lives and the time together as a group while we check out songs from their album, Dog I Am.
Andy Talamantez (Andy T) was born and raised in Southern California and has played with Guitar Shorty and Smokey Wilson. His guitar styling is based upon the legends, but he has infused it with a signature style all his own. He moved to Nashville back in 2008 and has been making music from there since. Nick Nixon is a Nashville native, a member of The Imperials for many years, helped to rejuvenate the Nashville blues scene and was a friend and stage-mate to Jimi Hendrix, whom Nixon befriended when Jimi and Billy Cox came to Nashville in the 60’s. Now they are together and making some incredible music. Andy and Nick join me to talk about their careers and their album, Drink, Drank, Drunk.
Her name is Deb Landolt, but you probably know her as Long Tall Deb, and she commands a stage like few others. She was a Semi-Finalist at the 2010 IBC and has a new album, Raise Your Hands, on the VizzTone Label, which features Deb’s striking vocals and guest appearances by many Blues Stars of today. Deb and I will discuss her growing up in Texas, how she found the blues and where she is heading in 2013.
Finally, “Couch Kids”, the 10 Foot Polecats return to The Couch with new music. The album is called Undertow and it expands off the great stylings of their first two albums. I will chat with Jay Scheffler, Jim Chilson and Chad Rousseau about the album and plans for 2013 and beyond.