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MacKenzie Blues Band, Generation Blues Experience, Bob Corritore & Sena Ehrhardt

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Out of Ontario, Canada comes the MacKenzie Blues Band. Consisting of classically trained vocalist, Tara MacKenzie, guitarist Trevor MacKenzie, bassist Joel Dawson & drummer Mike Weir, they have just released their sophomore album Slam! Bam!, containing 12 originals.  The band has traveled to Memphis for the IBC twice and we will discuss their careers and their music.

Generation Blues Experience is the joining of 14-year old Ray Goren, who has played guitar at the Chicago Blues Festival and with Buddy Guy and more.  he was introduced to 80-year old bluesman, Jamie Bluesboy Powell and septuangenerian harpist Sammy Lee.  The three were introduced a few years agao and their musical talents meshed, and Generation Blues Band was formed. We'll talk about how their music bridges the generational gap and where they hope to go in the near future.

Bob Corritore needs no introduction.  Maybe an explanation as to why it has taken so long to bring Bob on the show; well I interviewed him for American Blues News a number of years ago, he has visited during my IBC shows and somehow,my brain turned that into him having appeared on a Monday show!  When I realized my mistake, I reached out and Bob accepted.  We'll look at how it all began some 40 years ago and then also chat with Bob about his take on the Blues World today as compared to when he was sharing the stage with the many legends who are no longer with us. We'll share some of the mus from Bob's latest, Taboo.

Finally, Sena Ehrhardt returns for COUCH KID NEW MUSIC for her new album, Live My Life.  Sena originally sat on The Couch back in May 2013, so we will find out what the last year has brought to this wonderful artist.

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