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Frank Roszak is now available for hire for independent radio and press promotion. Roszak’s multi-faceted background in the music industry includes over 25 years of experience as an award winning record producer and engineer, in addition to extensive involvement booking acts at many internationally acclaimed festivals around the world. If you are an independent artist serious about seeking representation for marketing your next project to radio and press, then you owe it to yourself to discuss your options with someone who can provide you with the necessary experience and industry connections to help take your music to the next level. http://www.roszakradio.com/index.html
Delta Bound celebrates Mississippi Heat’s 20th year in the business, and their 10th recording! This is a strong and heartfelt post-war blues CD, with a true vintage feel. Fourteen original songs, twelve by Pierre Lacocque, and two written and/or arranged by Inetta Visor.
Chubby Carrier, Billy Flynn, Carl Weathersby, & Deitra Farr appear as guests.
Warner Williams and Jay Summerour have been playing music together under the name of Little Bit A Blues for nearly 30 years. During their tenure together, they have recorded several albums, including one under the Smithsonian Folkways label. Eric Selby joined up with Warner and Jay several years ago, completing the current trio heard on this new and exciting release. Little Bit A Blues have played concert venues and blues festivals across the country—too many to name.
Icons in the genre of piedmont-style, acoustic blues, Little Bit A Blues has become a fan favorite nationwide. Often shying away from the media spotlight, they have continued their musical journey together while gaining a large and loyal following. From the coaxing of B.B. King’s Bluesville’s Bill Wax, Little Bit A Blues got together and completed a live recording at SiriumXM Studios in the Fall of 2012. The recording has just been released on the Soul Stew Records label and is titled, “THE BEST OF LITTLE BIT A BLUES: LIVE AT B.B. KING’S BLUESVILLE.”
This new release was recorded in a similar manner to how they perform their concerts: live, no musical edits and no overdubs. Whether it’s the beat-tapping of Warner’s boot or a much needed cough in between verses to belt out the blues, on this CD, you hear it all in its raw and honest form. Just like the real-deal acoustic blues they deliver.
2013 New Teeny Tucker CD “Voodoo To Do You” is released to critical acclaim; “Teeny Tucker is the best female Blues vocalist on the scene today,” proclaims ~James “Skky Dobro” Walker, of Blues Blast magazine. “It’s such a fascinating, and intriguing concept album!” ~Roberto Rossi~ (Mystery Train) “Many CD’s today are not worthy of listening to from start to finish, but “Voodoo To Do You” by Teeny Tucker is one terrific tune after another.” ~Linda Yohn~ “Tucker’s voice has never been stronger and more emotional.” “Ms. Tucker has fun with the lyrics and in doing so tosses her hat into the ring of the Best Female Blues singers.” ~ChefJimi—Blues411.com~
2013 Teeny Tucker’s “Voodoo To Do You,” is ranked number FIVE on the March 2013 “Living Blues Radio chart.
2013 Teeny Tucker, and her co-writer/Bandleader, are selected as finalists in the prestigious International Song-writing Competition, (ISC) for their song “Love Spell” from the 2013 CD “Voodoo To Do You.”
2012 Teeny Tucker appears at many major Blues Festivals. (Virginia Beach Blues On The Beach, Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues, PA Blues Festival, Smokin’ On The River Blues Festival, Huron Red White & Blues, and many more.)
2011 Teeny Tucker is nominated by the Blues Foundation of Memphis Tennessee, for the “Best Traditional Female Blues Artist” (Koko Taylor Award)
2011 Teeny Tucker is nominated by Blues Blast for 2011 “Traditional Female Blues Artist of the Year.”
2011 Teeny Tucker’s “Sun Session” TV episode plays on PBS TV stations in 376 USA Markets. Recorded live at the world renowned Sun Studio in Memphis TN.
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Clarksdale” directly from Cdbaby now.
Blue Kitty Music is the brainchild of Liz Mandeville & Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith. Started in Spring 2011, the first release is “Clarksdale” by Liz Mandeville released May 2012 is an evocative release from one of the premier ladies of Blues/Roots music on the scene today.
At Rip Cat Records, it is our passion and purpose to collaborate with high-potential artists to create fantastic, ambitious albums.
We work directly and extensively with each artist to create their desired personal brand. A particularly notable feature of our process is developing a comprehensive and in-depth marketing package to assist in each artist/band’s promotional success.
Creating the opportunity for artists to begin touring and take their careers to the next level is more than just a business to us — we consider our clients part of the Rip Cat family; assisting in fulfilling their goals is of paramount importance to us. Â Rip Cat is tenaciously dedicated to promoting the blues scene and expanding gig opportunities for all blues artists.
Winner of the NE Ohio Blues Association 2011 Blues Challenge and semi-finalist at the prestigious 2012 International Blues Challenge, Memphis Cradle has enjoyed a dynamic year and the excitement just doesn’t quit. Faithful followers of the band are catching their acclaimed performance at festivals, reviews, regional celebrations and other favorite venues.
The keen and deliberate talent of each of these musicians is clearly expressed in their latest album, “Love, Lies, Burning”, recently nominated for the 2013 International Blues Challenge Best Self-Produced CD. Combined with their ever-entertaining stage presence and the originality of their songwriting, it is easy to see—the blues is on fire and Memphis Cradle is at the center of the flame! http://www.memphiscradle.com/
Peter Novelli Band swampy, funky roots rock and blues from Louisiana…a potent combination of New Orleans street rhythms, swampy backbeats, jazzy infusions, and a most sincere and innovative approach to the blues… Novelli is a superb songwriter and arranger, who tempers his guitar to a point that it seems to be having a conversation with its audience…Novelli’s second CD demonstrates his clear ability to write and perform songs with the most soulful artists anywhere. His blues are sophisticated and creative in a way that so few blues CDs are today. He deserves attention as one of the best storytellers in the blues today. – Michael Kinsman BLUES REVUE N0. 136 October, 2012. Peter Novelli Band swampy, funky roots rock and blues from Louisiana peternovelli.com
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That ever growing group of young women that are making a splash in the blues pool has another well qualified participant. Her name is Pam Taylor. Had you not heard of her yet, give it some time… and I’m thinking a very short time, at that. Talent like this can’t stay a secret too long.
Exciting things are happening for The Billy Thompson Band as Billy’s fifth and most recent full-length release, A Better Man, was nominated by Blues Blast Magazine for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year. In addition, Blues Festival Guide selected The Billy Thompson Band’s performance of “Further On Up The Road” (2012 New York State Blues Festival) as video of the week.
The Billy Thompson Band, including Eric Selby on the drums who Blues 411’s ChefJimi Patricola describes as beating “the drums like they owe him money,” has played many great venues this year, including B.B. Kings in New York, NY, Rosa’s Lounge in Chicago, IL and Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay in San Diego, CA along with several blues festivals including the Western Maryland Blues Festival, New York State Blues Festival as well as headlined the Michelob Dayton Blues Festival.
“Billy is a tasty guitar player who knows how to pick it and when to stick it. He can blaze a riff out or can sit on the note for what seems like forever.” – ChefJimi Patricola, Blues411
It is not for nothing he has been called “the master of the triple entendre.” His songs are blues poetry – telltale life lessons crafted with rare verbal flair and delivered with a power and passion the heights of which only the seasoned concert entertainer can reach. Raucous, rowdy, gentle, sweet, eccentric, quirky, and outright irreverent are all words that fittingly describe Tas Cru’s songs and testify to his reputation as a one of the most unique of bluesmen plying his trade today.
Based out of upstate New York. Cru performs in a variety of formats ranging from solo-acoustic to a 7 piece backing band. Recent Blues Festival performances of note include Billtown, Chenango, Kalamazoo , Chattauqua Hills (KS), Bluesberry Festival (LaFayette LA), Niagara Falls, and NYS Blues Fest (Syracuse NY). Noteworthy recent major club appearances include BB King’s and Rum Boogie Cafe (Memphis TN), Ground Zero Blues Club (Clarksdale, MS), Blue Rose Cafe (Tulsa OK), Uncle Bo’s (Topeka, KS), 411 Club (Kalamazoo MI), Black Eyed Sally’s (Hartford CT) Dinosaur BBQ (Rochester, Syracuse, Troy NY). As well, he has performed numerous Blues Education programs and workshops in schools and communities around the country.
Music On The Couch streams LIVE on BlogTalk Radio each Monday at 9:00pm Central and is then archived forever here and at my BlogTalk Radio Page. You can also subscribe and have the show downloaded to your iTunes each week by visiting site.
The shows feature interviews with artists in the Blues and Rock genres with occasional forays into the worlds of Country, Americana and Roots music. Each show features at least two artists, giving them 45-50 minutes each to tell their stories and to hear their latest music. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/musiconthecouch
Sunday is from the wilds of a northern Ontario small town, but she has been found singing everywhere from small logging and mining towns at coffee houses, funeral parlours, and blues joints and all the way to large festivals, house concerts and bars in bustling metropolises.
Her influences come from a array of sources such as the wilderness, Ruth Brown, pain, suffering, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, grief, heartbreak, Bessie Smith, Big Bill Broonzy, mixed in with love, joy, Tom Waits, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. She continues to create, explore, interpret and innovate, melding divergent styles and influences, pushing the envelope of her craft further. All the while enthralling audiences with her live performances and singular style. http://www.sundaywilde.com/