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Music On The Couch
172 minutes | Jun 10, 2019
Peter Ward, Adam Holt, CKNM Arthur James, CKNM Reverend Freakchild
PETER WARD Peter has followed up his debut solo album, with Train To Key Biscayne, a collection of 12 original songs from Peter. We will find out about Peter’s journey and talk about the new album, which is loaded with friends. ADAM HOLT Adam is out of Alabama and he brings his smokin’ guitar and soulful voice to the music on Kind Of Blues, his latest album. I look forward to sitting with Adam and learning what is behind his music. ARTHUR JAMES – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Arthur returns to The Couch to talk about Hey…I’m Still Here, his latest release. Arthur gives us his interpretation of some incredible songs, which you never thought could be Blues. Arthur is always a blast. REVEREND FREAKCHILD – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC The Reverend returns with Road Dog Dharma, his newest collection of songs that tell his tale. It also includes clips with some of the top DJs…We’ll find out about the Reverend and how this road-dawg is doing.
144 minutes | Mar 18, 2019
Katie Henry, CKNM Chris O'Leary, Kevin Burt, CKNM Paula Harris
KATIE HENRY Katie has released her debut album, High Road. A collection of song features the musical skills of this NJ native. I look forward to traveling with Katie and learning of her journey. WEB SITE FACEBOOK PAGE CHRIS O’LEARY – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Chris returns to talk about 7 Minutes Late, his latest album. All new music from Chris telling tales of hope and despair. Chris and I will chat about the music and all that has been going on in his world. WEB SITE FACEBOOK PAGE KEVIN BURT Kevin came to Memphis in 2018 and took home first place in the Solo/Duo Challenge at the IBC. We’ll learn of Kevin’s journey and listen to music from Heartland & Soul. WEB SITE FACEBOOK PAGE PAULA HARRIS – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Paula returns with Speakeasy her latest project that swirls us in a world of Blues and Jazz. Paula and I will discuss the project and her future plans. WEB SITE FACEBOOK PAGE
181 minutes | Nov 19, 2018
CKNM with Bob Margolin, Trudy Lynn & Fiona Boyes plus Kirk Fletcher
BOB MARGOLIN – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Bob returns to talk about his new self-titled album. The album contains 6 originals and 9 songs Bob hand selected from his mentors and friends. TRUDY LYNN – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Trudy was scheduled for a month ago when we could not connect. Tonight, we finally get to chat with her about the new music on Blues Keep Knockin’ and all that is going on in her world. FIONA BOYES – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Fiona will be calling in from Australia to talk about her new music, Voodoo In The Shadows and we will catch up on this remarkable artist. KIRK FLETCHER From Australia to Europe, we get to meet and chat with Kirk Fletcher about his journey and the new album, Hold On.
177 minutes | May 8, 2017
WIB-Thornetta Davis, Vanessa Collier, Lauren Mitchell, CKNM Samantha Fish
05/08/17 - Show #372 Celebrating WOMEN IN BLUES for Mother's Day Week THORNETTA DAVIS Thornetta Davis’ new album, Honest Woman, is a collection of 13 originals that show the incredible strength of this Detroit native. The Queen Of Detroit Blues joined me to talk about her journey…the joy she finds in sharing her music her dominance at the DMA this year, her BMA nomination and more. VANESSA COLLIER – Segment Begins At The 48:40 Mark Meeting My Soul is the latest from singer, songwriter, saxophonist Vanessa Collier. The album, released on the Ruf label, has a collection of amazing musicians and Vanessa shares 8 originals and 3 covers. It was great to chat with Vanessa, talking about her road to The Blues and the songs on the new album. LAUREN MITCHELL – Segment Begins At The 1:31:00 Mark Lauren Mitchell took her considerable talents to Los Angeles to work with Tony Braunagel for the new album, Desire. The 13 songs come from a year of turmoil, with personal loss and the loss of her band. Lauren and I went back to the beginning and followed her journey to today. SAMANTHA FOX – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Segment Begins At The 2:17:30 Mark Samantha returned with Couch Kid New Music. The new album, Chills & Fever, has already taken the world by storm. Samantha stepped out of her comfort zone to embrace the music she loved as a teen and the result is a whole new sound for this talented young woman.
178 minutes | Nov 18, 2014
John Weeks Band, Fo' Reel, COUCH KID NEW MUSIC Tommy Talton & Jack Rowell Jr
LIVE, UNCUT & UNCENSORED CONVERSATIONS WITH "MUSICIANS YOU SHOULD KNOW" The John Weeks Band are John on gutitars & vocals, Andras "AC" Csapo on keys, harmonica and vocal, Curtis hawkins on bass and Tim "Chooch" Molinario on drum and their debut album is simply entitled John Weeks Band. They share a blend of blues, funk and rock and we will chat with John, and find out more about the newest member of the band, Michele Steele. Fo'Reel are a New Orlean's based band bringing the Blues, R&B and Funk that includes C.P. Love, Johnny Neel, Mark Domizio and David Hyde with Jon Smith and their debut album, Heavy Water is just something special. I'll chat with the guys and find out how they came together and where they are heading Tommy Talton has been doing the Blues, rock, country, southern sound since the early 70's and he just keeps getting better. His latest is entitled Until AfterThen and it combines all of his influences into an album of superb music. Tommy returns to the Couch for the first of our Couch Kid New Music Segments and we will talk about the new album and other projects. Finally, Jack Rowell Jr has a new project, The Royal Blues Band and a new album Finger Lickin' Blues and he will return in the second Couch Kid New Music Segment of the night to discuss both with us.
165 minutes | May 21, 2013
Hilda Lamas, Patrick McLaughlin, RB Stone & Isaiah B Brunt
Hilda Lamas began singing at the age of 4 and continued to do so in social settings. While in college getting her degree in Biology, Music again came calling and this time Hilda answered. With the release of her second album, Love Me Alone this past March and she is beginning to make a name for herself on the blues circuit, perfoming on the same atage with acts like Nick Moss, Marcia Ball and Los Lobos. I will chat with Hilda about her life and career while we listen to her music. Guitar lovers everywhere follow Patrick McLaughlin, the guitarist’s guitar player, who brings unique musicianship and electrifying songwriting to the blues experience. Patrick McLaughlin, a blues/rock guitarist/vocalist from Columbus, Ohio, has led a band of his own for the past ten years. I will chat with patrick as we listen to his music. RB Stone is one heck of a musician and he is patient too! We have been circling each other for a year and finally will be doing this interview - and perfect timing as RB's new album - his 16th! - is just hitting and it is special! RB and I will finally chat and listen to tunes from Loosen Up Isaiah B Brunt joined me back April of 2012 and he returns with new music, Nursery Rhyme Blues, all the way from Australia ...
162 minutes | May 14, 2013
Frank Bang, Sterling Koch, Sena Ehrhardt & Keaton Simons
Frank Bang spent 5 years touring with Buddy Guy, has played on stage with Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews and Carlos Santana to name a few. He released 4 albums, and then took time off to raise his family. Now he and his band Secret Stash are back making music. His latest album is Double Dare and will be released on May 21. Frank will join me to discuss his life, career and new album, while we listen to some tunes. Sterling Koch is a nationally recognized lap steel guitarist who is a touring/recording solo artist and session musician. Sterling specializes in playing Chicago-style, slide guitar blues in a contemporary style on the lap steel guitar. His latest album, Let It Slide is a collection of some sweet music. After years of playing guitar, Koch was told he need to stop once a herniated disc was found in his neck. Foregoing surgery Koch decided to take up the lap steel. Frank joins me as we discuss his career and listen to his music. Sena Ehrhardt grew up in Minnesota with a blues-loving, guitar-playing dad, so it is no surprise when she followed in his footsteps into music. Her first album, Leave The Light On, earned her a Blues Music Award Nomination for Best Debut Artist. and now, her second album, All In, was just released and it shows the growth she has gained in her songwriting, playing and singing. Produced by the great Jim Gaines, Sena and her band explode through 11 excellent tunes. I will chat with Sena about her life and how much it has changed in the last year and where she is headed in the future. Keaton Simons joined me back in June of 2012 to discuss his debut album. He is releasing his new album and bringing it to The Couch with him. This young man plays music of different genres, but it all falls under the GOOD STUFF label.
165 minutes | Dec 18, 2012
Eddie Martin, Corey Lueck, Mississippi Heat and Robodrum
With 12 cd releases and constant globe-trotting London-born Eddie Martin has been called "The Ambassador of British Blues". Nominated best UK Blues Guitarist, Best Harmonica Player, Best Band, Best Acoustic Artist and Best Blues cd release many times, his songs have made it onto TV and film soundtracks. Featuring funky blues harmonica, whisky stained vocals; slick guitar work and a solid rhythm section Corey Lueck and The Smoke Wagon Blues Band have been gaining momentum and new fans with every high energy performance. Formed in 1997, The Smoke Wagon Blues Band became crowd favorites in Hamilton, Ontario's famous Hess Village music scene, performing classic Chicago blues, New Orleans swing and original material. Mississipi Heat has a new album, Delta Bound which has reached #1 on Living Blues Magazine and #2 on The Radio News Report and the top 10 on the Roots Music Charts. Past guest, Pierre Lacocque joins me to talk about the new album and where Mississippi Heat is going in 2013. Finally, an old friend of The Couch's comes back with new music. Dusty from Robodrum will share their new album, Big Bad Wolf, which has seen limited release but is about to be relased nationwide. Dusty and I will talk about the recent changes in the band and their plans for 2013. Plus a 2012 review
148 minutes | Dec 11, 2012
Terry Evans, John Lee Hooker Jr Bush League Debra Devi
Terry Evans' musical journey began in Vicksburg, Mississippi and has been racing along ever since. In the sixties, Terry worked with an a cappella group called The Knights, touring throughout the South in clubs and juke joints. He worked with Ry Cooder and others as he continued on his solo journey. His songs have been recorded by Pops Staples and Louis Jordan among others. He just released an album with Hans Theessink entitled Delta Time featuring Ry Cooder on a few tracks. I will discuss this album and his career with Terry. John Lee Hooker Jr. His name is covered in the blues but he is not resting on his father's name...he is bulldozing through making new fans with every day. His life has not always been one of red carpets...he had to deal with the demons that come to many musicians out on the road constantly. The demons are behind him and this two time Grammy nominee is making some of the best music of his career. I will sit with John Lee and talk about the curvy road he has been on and we will listen to music from All Hooked Up. The Bush League will be bringing their brand new album to Music On The Couch. Hear it here first! Also Debra Devi brings her new book Language Of The Blues to the Couch
146 minutes | Sep 25, 2012
Lisa Biales, Doug Briney & Paula Harris Sit On The Couch
Lisa Biales began her career at 13 and has released 6 albums on her own label since then. She weaves a down home blues vernacular with finger style guitar to create songs that feel like they have been around forever. Her latest is entitled Just Like Honey, which could be a description of the way she vocalizes her music. I will sit with Lisa to learn more about her life and music. Doug Briney began like so many other musicians, singing in church. His first solo was when he was two years old. During his college days, Doug had the opportunity to sing with a gospel quartet and travel all over the western half of the USA. He lives in Alaska and is steeped in country music. His album, It's All About Country is out and Doug has a number of nominations because of it. We will chat and listen to his music. Paula Harris and her band placed third in the 2012 IBC and won the 2012 Monterey Blues Festival Battle Of The Bands. She delivers a mix of Impudent, Humorous, and Naughty Lyrical content in a Fusion of Blues, Funk and Jazz. With her band, The Beasts of The Blues and her horn section, The Big Ass Brass, Paula has just released Turning On The Naughty and it is sure to bring even more rewards to this wonderful vocalist. Paula and I will speak about her life and career and listen to her new music. "Musicians You Should Know"
88 minutes | Jul 17, 2012
Sybil Gage and NEW Cee Cee James Music
Colin McGrath did not make the show this eveing... Sybil Gage is an award winning Jazz and Blues singer/songwriter who has been compared to Eartha Kitt, Dinah Washington, Pearl Bailey, Corinne Bailey-Rae, Laura Nyro, and Janis Joplin. Her latest album, “NOLA Calling” was also nominated forBest Self Produced CD by the International Blues Challenge of Memphis 2011. I will chat with Sybil as we check out tunes from her album. PLUS...Ms. Cee Cee James comes back to The Coch to preview her latest album, Blood Red Blues. After listening I wrote "When I finished listening I was all hot and sweaty. You need to buy this album before your friends and be the cool kid who introduces them to the blistering blues of Cee Cee James" Another Couch 'Kid' comes back to share music before it is released! "Musicians You Should Know"
60 minutes | Aug 2, 2011
Clay Melton & Nik West Sit On The Couch
Clay Melton was born in Louisiana, but lives in Texas now. At age 11 he heard Jimi Hendrix's "All Along The Watchtower" and he knew what he wanted in life...to play the guitar. Now, at 17, Clay is making heads turn everywhere he goes. He has opened for the legendary Johnny Winter and is writing and performing original music with his bandmates, Wes Arvin and Noah Coffelt. When asked what his long term musical goals are, Clay simply says, “I want to bring The Blues Back.” Clay will take a seat on The Couch and we will explore this young man's desires and hear some of his music. Nik West encountered technical difficulties and never made a connection. We are rescheduling her as soon as possible TWO MUSICIANS YOU SHOULD KNOW!
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