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CKNM Frank Bey, Keith Stone, Jonathon Long, CKNM Gina Sicilia

FRANK BEY – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Rescheduled from 10/01/18 - This is Frank’s first time actually sitting on The Couch, but his music was featured when Anthony Paule came on for their album, Not Goin’ Away. Thrilled we can speak with Frank this time and we will do a full interview while listening to Back In Business. KEITH STONE The second release for Keith and his band Red Gravy. Out of New Orleans, the band adds the NOLA Funk & R&B to their original Blues sound. We’ll learn their history...


Couch Kid New Music Matty T Wall, Ray Bonneville, Jeremiah Johnson, Damon Fowler

ALL COUCH KID NEW MUSIC MATTY T WALL – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Matty returns to The Couch to talk about all he has been doing since his last visit and to share the music from Sidewinder, his new release. RAY BONNEVILLE – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC It has been 5 years since Ray was on The Couch, so we have a lot to catch up on while we listen to At King Electric, his new release. JEREMIAH JOHNSON – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Jeremiah has just released Straitjacket on Ruf Records. We’ll check out all that has...


Peggy Brown, E-Flat Porch Band, Shari Puorto, Billy Hector, Dustin Arbuckle

PEGGY BROWN – COUCH KID NEWS Peggy manages promotion and publicity for the Central Mississippi Blues Society…and is a huge part of the Blues Family. Peggy stops by to fill us in on all that is happening within the society. E-FLAT PORCH BAND I met Rudy & Duane at Tall City this past July and knew I had to bring them onto The Couch to let them tell their story. We’ll find out all about these two gents and hear music from their latest, which celebrates their 20 years of performing together....


State Of The Blues 2018 AND Roundtable #7 - The Future Of Music Delivery

STATE OF THE BLUES 2018 For the third year in a row, The Blues Foundation has honored Music On The Couch by joining me to talk about the state of our music and the Foundation. This year, Barbara Newman President & CEO and Jeff Syracuse, Board Chair will join me for a shortened version. We will spend about an hour talking about all that has happened in the last year and look ahead to 2019.J ROUNDTABLE #7 – THE FUTURE OF MUSIC DELIVERY During one of our phone chats, Jeff Jensen and I began...


CKNM Anthony Geraci, Taylor Made Blues Band, Whitney Shay, CKNM Regina Bonelli

ANTHONY GERACI – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Anthony’s new album, Why Did You Have To Go, just dropped on September 21st, and it is already sitting at #5 on The Roots Music Report Blues Album Chart. Meanwhile, Anthony’s summer has been a whirlwind of festivals from coast-to-coast both as himself and also backing others. We’ll talk to Anthony about all that is happening while we listen to the tuneage. MICK KOLASSA TAYLOR MADE BLUES BAND – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC The newest Mick Kolassa project is The...


The Proven Ones, CKNM Steve Howell, CKNM Bruce Katz, CKNM Dennis Jones

THE PROVEN ONES The newest of Blues Collaborations, The Proven Ones consist of vocalist Brian Templeton, guitarist Kid Ramos, Anthony Geraci on keys, Willie J. Campbell on bass, and Jimi Bott on drums. I will chat with both Jimi and Kid about how this all came to be as we listen to music from Wild Again. STEVE HOWELL – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Steve returns with the new album, Good As I Been To You. This album is with his band, The Mighty Men and features Katy Hobgood Roy. We’ll find out what...


Shirley Waring, Vanessa Collier, JP Soars, The Bennett Brothers, Big Harp George

SHIRLEY WARING – COUCH KID NEWS Shirley is President of The Vicksburg Blues Society and she comes by to talk about the society and also L.D.’s a new venue opening in Vicksburg… VANESSA COLLIER – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Vanessa has a new album, Honey Up, and a whirlwind touring schedule and we will talk about both and catch up with Vanessa. JP SOARS – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC JP returns to The Couch to talk about Southbound I-95, the new album. The thirteen originals and two unique covers contained on...


Malaya Blue, Mark Wenner, Brigitte Purdy, Spencer MacKenzie, Carolyn Fe

MALAYA BLUE – COUCH KID NEWS Malaya called in from England to talk about her new project she is co-writing with Multi-Grammy Winning writer & producer Dennis Walker. She is also running a fan-funding campaign and we talked about how you can help get this project made. MARK WENNER – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Segment Begins At The 13:00 Mark Well, it is not the Nighthawks, but Mark returns with his new album, Mark Wenner’s Blues Warriors. This is the first album from this project Mark began a few...


CKN Eliza Neals, CKNM Sugar Brown, Kat Riggins, Travis Bowlin, CKNM Steve Krase

ELIZA NEALS – COUCH KID NEWS Eliza comes by to talk about her new single, Love Dr. Love. We’ll also talk about what is going on in her world. SUGAR BROWN – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Sugar has a new album, It’s A Blues World and he and I will talk about the new music, his reaching the finals at the IBC in 2017 and where he is heading from here. KAT RIGGINS The “Baby Doll Of The Blues” has a new album entitled In The Boys Club. Her music encompasses Blues, Hip-Hop, Pop, Gospel, Rock ad Country....


CKN Lauren Mitchell, CKNM: Billy Price, Al Basile, Steve Hill

LAUREN MITCHELL – COUCH KID NEWS Lauren comes by to talk some details on her summer tour, coming to a town near you… CLARA BELLINO – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Clara is one of the original Couch Kids…comes by with a sampling of her new album BILLY PRICE – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Billy has a new album entitled Reckoning and he returns to The Couch to talk about the music and all that is happening in his world. AL BASILE – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Al has combined his talents as a song-writer and poet to...


CouchKidNews x2, Dany Franchi, CKNM Tom Hambridge, CKNM Bob Corritore

IN LAYMAN TERMS – COUCH KID NEWS Logan & Cole Layman come by to talk about their Fan-Funding Campaign for their next album. We’ll also find out what else is going on in their lives. TWEED FEATURING GERVIS MYLES – COUCH KID NEWS The band, Tweed Funk, is getting ready to continue their journey after losing Smokey, and tonight I speak with Eric Madunic, bassist and vocalist and new lead vocalist, Gervis Myles about the new lineup, band name and what is in their plans. DANY FRANCHI Dany has...


Calgary Blues Fest, CKNM Rory Block, Russ Green, Eric Corne, CKNM Tommy McCoy

CALGARY BLUES FEST Cindy McLeod will join me to discuss this years’ festival and all that will be taking place. RORY BLOCK – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Rory returns to The Couch to talk about her latest release, A Woman’s Soul, her tribute to Bessie Smith. We’ll catch up with all that has occurred in her world. RUSS GREEN Russ has a new album, City Soul, his love letter to his adopted city of Chicago. It features 10 original songs and he and I will sit and talk about his career and music. ERIC...


Ann Arbor Fest, Artur Menenzes, Keeshea Pratt, CKNM Deb Ryder, CKNM David Vest

ANN ARBOR BLUES FESTIVAL James Partridge came by to talk about the 2018 Festival and the incredible lineup he has put together this year. We’ll also touch base about next year, the 50th Anniversary! WEB SITE FACEBOOK PAGE ARTUR MENEZES – Segment Begins At The 13:50 Mark Hot off 3rd place at the 2018 International Blues Challenge, while winning the Gibson/Albert King Award” for best guitarist, Artur brings us Keep Pushing. He and I spoke about his journey from Brazil to Chicago and back and...


CKNM Little Boys Blue, Allman Goldflies Band, Kid Ramos, CKNM JT Lauritsen

LITTLE BOYS BLUE – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC The band has a new album out entitled, Hard Blue Space and it features Kid Memphis! JD and I spoke about his partnering with Kid and what their plans are for the future. ALLMAN GOLDFLIES BAND David Goldflies was in The Allman Brothers Band from 1978 – 1982. Gary Allman is cousin to Gregg and Duane and is a solid songwriter as evidenced by the songs on their debut, Second Chance. Had a great time chatting with the guys and finding out about their...


Michelle Malone, CKNM Bridget Kelly Band, CKNM Kara Grainger

MICHELLE MALONE Out of Georgia, Michelle is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer with a new album, Slings & Arrows. I will sit with Michelle and we will talk about her career and music. WEB SITE FACEBOOK PAGE BRIDGET KELLY BAND – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Segment Begins At The XX:XX Mark Bridget and Tim return to talk about their new album, Blues Warrior, the newest addition to the Bridget Kelly Band discography. This one touches on some dark subjects, written with sensitive lyrics and...


Tall City, ALL CKNM: Too Slim, Mike Zito, Annie Fitzgerald, Lucky Losers

TALL CITY BLUES FEST The fest is July 8th & 9th this year in Midland Texas. We had the lineup announcement her on Music On The Couch and tonight, Lisa Grissom joins me to talk about the final plans and more. ALL COUCH KID NEW MUSIC TOO SLIM & THE TAILDRAGGERS – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Tim and the band have put together a new collection of 9 originals and 1 reworking entitled High Desert Heat. Tim will join me to talk about the new album and what the band has been up to recently. MIKE ZITO –...


WORLD PREMIER Tas Cru, Ally Venable, Dana Fuchs, CKNM Samantha Martin

TAS CRU – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC WORLD PREMIER Tas joins me to premier his new album, Memphis Song. Coming off his BMA nomination, this album goes deep into the Blues. Hear it here first! ALLY VENABLE Ally has released Puppet Show, her second release on Connor Ray Music. The album is a collection of 10 originals with Ally showing off her songwriting and guitar creds. We’ll talk about her journey and what she is looking forward to in the future. DANA FUCHS Dana recorded her 7th album in Memphis...


CKNM Billy Thompson, Tim Woods, Peter V Blues

BILLY THOMPSON – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Billy returns to The Couch with his new album, entitled BT. Looking forward to catching up with Billy and hearing the new tunes WEB SITE FACEBOOK PAGE TIM WOODS Tim has released Human Race his second solo album. Tim is a founding member of the Mountain Jam Band and now leads the Woods Family Band. His history is marked with meetings with some historic Blues figures and we’ll talk about it all. WEB SITE FACEBOOK PAGE PETER V BLUES Peter is a native New...


Roger Wilson, Kathy & The Kilowatts, Kid Ramos, WORLD PREMIER Barbara Blue

ROGER "HURRICANE" WILSON Roger has been obsessed with the music around him since before he saw the Beatles on TV in 1963. He has released Live At Madlife and it is this album that introduced me to Roger. We talked about his journey and listened to the tunes. KATHY & THE KILOWATTS – Segment Begins At The 57:00 Mark Kathy Murray is the leader of this rockin’ band out of Austin, TX. They earned their way to Memphis for the 34th IBC this past January and have now released Premonition Of Love....


Smokin In Steele, WORLD PREMIER Jeff Jensen, Ted Hefko-JJ Vicars-Joyanne Parker

SMOKING IN STEELE BLUES FEST John Hammer returns to talk about this year’s festival lineup. Music On The Couch is a proud media sponsor for this festival that supports The Special Olympics. JEFF JENSEN – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC – WORLD PREMIER Jeff honors us with being the first media outlet to play the new album, Wisdom & Decay, which officially drops on Friday. Can’t wait to share with you and to speak with Jeff…which always turns into something special. TED HEFKO Out of New Orleans, Ted and...