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The Radiators Back Alley Blues Sunday Edition

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Affordable Podcasting $5.99 a month includes Web Hosting Buy Your 50 mp3 classic radio shows for $5.00 inclues shipping Like the other great album to come out of post-Katrina New Orleans, Allen Toussaint & Elvis Costello’s The River in Reverse, the Radiators’ latest consists mainly of songs written before the deluge. But the long-running Crescent City band catch a definite sense of time and place on this disc, which was recorded in the studio during the first post-hurricane Mardi Gras. Many of the lyrics sound too appropriate to be accidental, especially the opening “Ace in the Hole” (“When the big wind blows chilly and cold, the wise fool flies south”) and the closing “Shine Tonight” (“We’re all in the same boat, it sunk without a trace”). It also makes sense that the band sound even more New Orleans–ish than usual, adding sax on the ’50s-style jukebox rocker “Rollercoaster” and banjo on the Preservation Hall homage “Desdemona.” The overall mood is more intense than usual for these guys, notably on the Richard Thompson–esque “Don’t Pray for Me” and the sexy/swampy “Rub It In” — the first time the standout track on a Radiators disc has been a love song. Their trademark two-guitar workouts are kept tight enough to serve the songs, and the mood is muted but still celebratory. The chanted choruses that close “Shine Tonight” attest to a city — or at least a few individual souls — slowly coming back to life. CLICK THE BANNER TO VISIT A GREAT BUSINESS

Tony Deziel Sunday night Roundup

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Affordable Podcasting $5.99 a month includes Web Hosting Suppport The Classic Blues at Music Maker Buy Your 50 mp3 classic radio shows for $5.00 inclues shipping A guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, he is meticulous, whether it is perfecting a guitar riff or working on a lyric.But then again, its always been that way. Ever since he first saw The Beatles on television, Deziel has been involved in music, whether playing, writing or admiring. He grew to love vocal harmonies and layered guitars, and used them in his own compositions as well as those he has written with other artists. In 1991, Deziel met Jeff Carlisi of .38 Special through a meeting arranged by a friend. After that initial meeting, Carlisi became Deziel's mentor, and Deziel began sending him tapes of his own compositions to critique and judge. Carlisi would respond by phone or by mail with his compliments and comments. This is something that to this day Deziel claims to be an invaluable asset to his work. However, Deziel doesn't do everything solo. In 1993, Deziel founded the Connecticut band Sundance. As a guitarist/vocalist, he is one of the principal songwriters in the band. Sundance released its first full-length album, "Pearls of Wisdom" in November 1995. The band was a popular draw throughout the Northeast, and could be heard on many radio stations. With the group Deziel was also the subject of a television special called "Behind the Scenes With Sundance". Suppport The Tony

Tuesdays Roundup - with the Radiators

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Affordable Podcasting $5.99 a month includes Web Hosting Suppport The Classic Blues at Music Maker Buy Your 50 mp3 classic radio shows for $5.00 inclues shipping Like the other great album to come out of post-Katrina New Orleans, Allen Toussaint & Elvis Costello’s The River in Reverse, the Radiators’ latest consists mainly of songs written before the deluge. But the long-running Crescent City band catch a definite sense of time and place on this disc, which was recorded in the studio during the first post-hurricane Mardi Gras. Many of the lyrics sound too appropriate to be accidental, especially the opening “Ace in the Hole” (“When the big wind blows chilly and cold, the wise fool flies south”) and the closing “Shine Tonight” (“We’re all in the same boat, it sunk without a trace”). It also makes sense that the band sound even more New Orleans–ish than usual, adding sax on the ’50s-style jukebox rocker “Rollercoaster” and banjo on the Preservation Hall homage “Desdemona.” The overall mood is more intense than usual for these guys, notably on the Richard Thompson–esque “Don’t Pray for Me” and the sexy/swampy “Rub It In” — the first time the standout track on a Radiators disc has been a love song. Their trademark two-guitar workouts are kept tight enough to serve the songs, and the mood is muted but still celebratory. The chanted choruses that close “Shine Tonight” attest to a city — or at least a few individual souls — slowly coming back to life.

BackAlley Blues Wednesday Roundup

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Affordable Podcasting $5.99 a month includes Web Hosting Suppport The Classic Blues at Music Maker Buy Your 50 mp3 classic radio shows for $5.00 inclues shipping Tony Deziel never stops making music. A guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, he is meticulous, whether it is perfecting a guitar riff or working on a lyric.But then again, its always been that way. Ever since he first saw The Beatles on television, Deziel has been involved in music, whether playing, writing or admiring. He grew to love vocal harmonies and layered guitars, and used them in his own compositions as well as those he has written with other artists. In 1991, Deziel met Jeff Carlisi of .38 Special through a meeting arranged by a friend. After that initial meeting, Carlisi became Deziel's mentor, and Deziel began sending him tapes of his own compositions to critique and judge. Carlisi would respond by phone or by mail with his compliments and comments. This is something that to this day Deziel claims to be an invaluable asset to his work. However, Deziel doesn't do everything solo. In 1993, Deziel founded the Connecticut band Sundance. As a guitarist/vocalist, he is one of the principal songwriters in the band. Sundance released its first full-length album, "Pearls of Wisdom" in November 1995. The band was a popular draw throughout the Northeast, and could be heard on many radio stations. With the group Deziel was also the subject of a television special called "Behind the Scenes With Sundance". Tony also collaborated with longtime friend Jason Elledge on Blackfoot’s 1994 Rhino Records compliation “Rattlesnake Rock ‘n Roll, the Best of Blackfoot”, featuring one of Tony’s all-time favorite guitarists; Rickey Medlocke. Currently Tony is working on a new studio album scheduled for Fall 2005 release, as well as 2 CD Singles to be released in the Summer of 2005, and has recently had the privilege to play with longtime friend and former .38 Special guitarist Jeff Carlisi, former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King, drummer Liberty DeVito of Billy Joel’s band, and vocalist/guitarist Derek St. Holmes, formerly of Ted Nugent. Tony Deziel blues Tony Deziel My space Jeff Straub - Affordable Voiceovers that ROCK!

Backalleyblues Saturday Roundup

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Affordable Podcasting $5.99 a month includes Web Hosting Suppport The Classic Blues at Music Maker Visit The Uncle Shag Today Buy Your 50 mp3 classic radio shows for $5.00 inclues shipping listen to 24 hour streaming radio at its best Matthew d You don't need an old record to recapture the spirit of great music. You can hear the reverberations of the past, and the sound of the future in one group... Matthew D and Random Tuesday. Breaking down the barriers of the blues while churning up a style and sound of their own, Matthew D and Random Tuesday create a solid mixture of rocking, original, pop based blues. Along with innovative cover material, they are blazing the modern road from the delta. Blues is a state of mind. Despite a blues emphasis wrapped in a pop package, their set of music makes it transparently clear just how grounded these tunes are in rock, country, jazz, hip-hop and gospel. This musical eclecticism is the canvas that allows Matt?s musical soul come up for air. Matt?s abilities as a composer, guitarist, singer, producer and band leader span a broad spectrum indeed, but the foothold of Mathew D and Random Tuesday is still fully ensconced with their unique stamp on the blues. Their all original debut album, ?NOTES FROM THE EDGE?, (produced, recorded, and written by Matt) is a passion filled, radio friendly, no holds barred production. From the beginning hook of the first track, ?Ain?t Man Enough?; to the heart felt, country inspired ?Here Come Those Tears?, to the jazz flavored, ?Shadows Of Love?, to the final track, there is something here for every one. This release will likely be followed by more reviews comparing the singer/songwriter to "John Mayer with the soul of Stevie Ray Vaughan.? With songs of love, loss and whatever strikes him at the moment. Always compelling, confounding, creative. Bluessmyth bluessmyth is a heavy blues band. The rhythmic foundation of bluessmyth is laid down by Jason Yaholkoski’s deep, definitive bass playing, combined with Calvin Becker’s bombastic, hammerhead drumming, and then is finished off with Chris Yaholkoski’s fire and brimstone guitar lines. The Bluessmyth Blues band The Jam Bones Band

BackAlleyBlues Friday Round up

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Affordable Podcasting $5.99 a month includes Web Hosting Suppport The Classic Blues at Music Maker Visit The Uncle Shag Today Buy Your 50 mp3 classic radio shows for $5.00 inclues shipping listen to 24 hour streaming radio at its best Rev Blind Gary Davis Blues In his prime of life, which is to say the late '20s, the Reverend Gary Davis was one of the two most renowned practitioners of the East Coast school of ragtime guitar; 35 years later, despite two decades spent playing on the streets of Harlem in New York, he was still one of the giants in his field, playing before thousands of people at a time, and an inspiration to dozens of modern guitarist/singers including Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, and Donovan; and Jorma Kaukonen, David Bromberg, and Ry Cooder, who studied with Davis. Davis was partially blind at birth, and lost what little sight he had before he was an adult. He was self-taught on the guitar, beginning at age six, and by the time he was in his 20s he had one of the most advanced guitar techniques of anyone in blues; his only peers among ragtime-based players were Blind Arthur Blake, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Blind Willie Johnson. Davis himself was a major influence on Blind Boy Fuller.

BackAlleyBlues -Sat night Roundup - Interview with Rust Wright blues

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Affordable Podcasting $5.99 a month includes Web Hosting Suppport The Classic Blues at Music Maker Visit The Uncle Shag Today Buy Your 50 mp3 classic radio shows for $5.00 inclues shipping Rusty Wright Blues Band There will always be those who feel compelled to argue over what the blues is or isn't. If the music of Rusty Wright Blues sounds like it was colored from the big box of crayons, it's because Rusty Wright and Laurie LaCross-Wright feel the universe would be a mighty flat and boring place if everyone was given a crayon from the box and told they had to express themselves with just that one color. The title track, "Ain't No Good Life", is easily the most traditional sounding on the disk and features Rusty's slide guitar skills but a wide variety of influences make an appearance on this Flint Michigan couple's debut release. Tommy Stewart (a longtime friend of Rusty's who enjoyed success as original drummer for Godsmack) contributes wickedly deep pocket drum grooves on all of the tracks. Steve Himes, a band mate since 1999, plays keys. Recent additions to the band include drummer Dan Mata and bassist Randy McEntire. These husband/wife guitarists manage to keep at least one toe lodged in the blues while embracing a southern rock vibe that might best be described as 'Bonnie Raitt and ZZ Top crashing an Allman Brothers house party.' Taking a cue from husband/wife country music teams like Carter & Cash, Jones & Wynette and McGraw & Hill, the Wrights also bring the time-honored male/female duet tradition into the Blues world. Their affable banter and sense of humor pervades the disc and they sound like they're having a helluva good time as they trade verses back and forth on songs like "Something Missin" and "The Fool Will Do." Their quirky sense of humor again shows up in "Nasty Reputation," "Ain't From Mississippi," "Toppy" and "Long Time Coming" - all hard grooving tunes with a southern blues rock vibe. Rusty tears up the fret board on "Hell On My Heels." "Do It Again" may slip out of the genre of blues but Rusty and Laurie refuse to feel apologetic.

Soileau and Robin easy rider blues

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Affordable Podcasting $5.99 a month includes Web Hosting Suppport The Classic Blues at Music Maker Visit The Uncle Shag Today Buy Your 50 mp3 classic radio shows for $5.00 inclues shipping Easy Rider Blues by Soileau and Robin is a really sweet cajun blues holler in an equally mesmerizing and haunting style. Hastings Street has Blind Arthur Blake on guitar and Charlie Spand on piano in an impromptu and rollicking guitar/piano duet blues. The Corley Family have a ragged but sweet down home family gospel vocal sound with a lot of charm on Give The World A Smile. The Original Stack O'Lee Blues by Long Cleve Reed and Little Harvey Hull (aka the Down Home Boys) is not only really rare - it in fact is a one of a kind record being the only copy known in existence! - it is also a mellow finger picking blues which would make Dylan melt.

Back Alley Blues Thursday's Round up

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Affordable Podcasting $5.99 a month includes Web Hosting Suppport The Classic Blues at Music Maker Visit The Uncle Shag Today Buy Your 50 mp3 classic radio shows for $5.00 inclues shipping Furious Slugs Melon song I'll Be there Shoefly The Hill of Illinois Shoebilee I've been playing guitar since 1983 or so. I heard Eric Clapton's "Just One Night" album and have been addicted to blues guitar ever since. I've dabbled in bands now and then but right now it's just me, a bass guitar, a fender and assorted drum loops. I've tried singing and I've tried writing lyrics and when I do the following Dirty Harry quote comes to mind... "A man's got to know his limitations." Jack Fault Project on myspace

Poppa Dawg

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It was dusk on a June day when three friends and I stumbled from a road-fatigued Jeep Cherokee into the first bar we could find in Kelowna, B.C. We were far from our Calgary homes and wanted little more than several beers, some passable grub and - hope beyond hope after noticing the bathroom-sized stage - music that wouldn’t make us bolt for the door and the comfort of the truck stereo. We chugged our chilled beer, wolfed platefuls of authentic Cajun and the four of us didn’t hit the exit until the end of what turned out to be a magical night in The Blue Gator bar - where we were totally and utterly blown away by Dogskin Suit. I’ve been to dozens of Blues bars across the continent and applauded scads of good bands, but never have I heard anything that compares with what Dogskin did to, and for, the audience that night.
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Saturdays Line up

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Backalley blues - Todays Line up

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Back Alley Blues Friday Line up Mike Therieau- Midnight Apt. #9 Blues miketherieau Tony Deziel- Shades of Blue- Tony Deziel Scott Weiss Band- Hurricaine - Scott Weiss Band

Robbie Duecy Band- At Last-And Lay the Hammer Down

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All artists are a direct product of their influences. Such is the case with guitarist,singer,songwriter Robbie Ducey.Growing up in the same hometown as the Godfather of Soul, it was only natural that Ducey was exposed to some of the heavyweights of the rhythm and blues and soul music scene of the 60's such as Otis Redding,Curtis Mayfield,Albert King, and of course James Brown. The 'British Invasion' of the late 60's and early 70's brought more influences such as Jimi Hendrix,Eric Clapton,Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck, all of which can be heard in Robbie's guitar style. It is rare when an artist can infuse the elements of Rock, Soul, Funk, and Blues into their song writing and playing style, and create a truly uniqe sound of their own.Robbie has managed to do this while staying true to his roots,but always pushing the envelope. His guitar playing can come at you like a 'buzz-saw' one moment, and then be as smooth and mellow as a glass of fine wine the next. His vocal style is soulful, gritty,sensual, and direct, all of which draw the listener in to the song and lyric content. With 'magic' Mark Jones on Bass Guitar and vocals, and Burt 'da sheriff' Rayburn on drums and vocals, the band has never sounded better. Currently touring in support of a new "Live"CD, the band is also working on it's third studio release titled;"Acey-Ducey" which should be completed by late summer. Sonic Bids -Robbie Duecy Robbie Duecy Band

we come to have church

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it all started with a simple prayer in 1981 by Rev. Bob McCarton, "Father, how about a Christian Blues Band?" It wasn’t to take place until February 1994 in Passaic County Jail in Paterson, NJ. Rev. John Witherspoon stood at the microphone ready to sing the first song and announced, "We’re Breakin’ The Bondage Blues Band and we’ve come to have church!" And that’s exactly what they did, had church complete with hand clapping, foot stomping, and soul saving. This group is dedicated to bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world. It makes no difference if they are in a prison, public park, church, music festivals, anywhere. Their songs are original compositions inspired by The Holy Spirit. The words of each song are clear and cannot be misunderstood. Breakin’ The Bondage Blues Band lifts up the Name of Jesus to be revered, praised, and worshiped. Rev. Bob McCarton (aka The Blues Rev) Leader, founder, blues harp player, producer, and chief songwriter with contributions from the entire band. He’s convinced that King David was the original Blues Harp player. Rev. Bob is just as comfortable playing those old church hymns on harmonica as he is getting down, gritty, dirty, and bluesy with the Blues of Breakin’ The Bondage. He is a proud Vietnam Vet having served two tours of duty with the 19th Combat Engineer Battalion. Rev. James Blank (a.k.a. Doc Ivory) Chief vocalist and keyboardist for B4. Jim was raised by renowned Gospel singer Rev. Joe Scott Jr. and his family. At the age of thirteen, Rev. Jim was taught to turn on the church’s Hammond B3 organ. Having no formal lessons, he was taught to play the organ by the Holy Spirit. Growing up in Evangelist Rev. Scott’s family, Doc Ivory was taught to sing and discern in four part harmony and accompanied his stepfather everywhere. Jim is the pastor of an international outreach ministry. Brother Ken Neill Rhythm guitar. His energy levels are legendary, his musical input is valuable. Ken plays on his church’s worship team. In addition he also plays in a wedding band, a multi piece Big Band group, and string bass in a bluegrass group. Before coming to Jesus, Brother Ken played bass guitar in the heavy metal rock group Twisted Sister. Brother Ken "The Professor" McNeil Lead guitar. For over 40 years, Ken has played in numerous rock and blues groups. His major influences are Freddie King, Luther Tucker, Buddy Guy just to name a few. Ken shares in the orchestration duties with B4’s song writing. He is a proud Vietnam Vet having served with the First Cavalry Division in Long Range Recon Patrol (LRRP). Rev. Keith "The Kid" DeGroat The bass man. Keith comes from a musical family with deep roots in Gospel music. His mother, aunts, and uncles are The Gospelites. Keith had played percussion and bass with The Gospelites prior to joining Breakin’ The Bondage. Brother Donnie Van Vooren Drums. Don has been keepin’ the foot over the years with various club bands. He has a wide range of percussion background and brings a laid back attitude to the rhythm section. He’s powerful, in the pocket, and just outright happy to be playing for Jesus. Brother Rhett Tyler Guest lead guitarist. Guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, and producer, Rhett is best known for his explosive style of scorching modern blues guitar and high-octane, house-rocking live performances. And when The Blues Rev goes head-to-head on blues harp with Rhett, watch out! You ain’t never heard nutin’ like this before. Call out the fire department!!! And... Rev. John Witherspoon, Ray "Lightnin'" Griggs, Frank Robbins, Joe Brennan and Tommy "DC Tommy" Powell all performed on B4's debut CD, "We've Come To Have Church."

Tony Deziel - Jilly Bean - This guy Rocks

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Tony Deziel never stops making music. A guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, he is meticulous, whether it is perfecting a guitar riff or working on a lyric.But then again, its always been that way. Ever since he first saw The Beatles on television, Deziel has been involved in music, whether playing, writing or admiring. He grew to love vocal harmonies and layered guitars, and used them in his own compositions as well as those he has written with other artists. In 1991, Deziel met Jeff Carlisi of .38 Special through a meeting arranged by a friend. After that initial meeting, Carlisi became Deziel's mentor, and Deziel began sending him tapes of his own compositions to critique and judge. Carlisi would respond by phone or by mail with his compliments and comments. This is something that to this day Deziel claims to be an invaluable asset to his work. However, Deziel doesn't do everything solo. In 1993, Deziel founded the Connecticut band Sundance. As a guitarist/vocalist, he is one of the principal songwriters in the band. Sundance released its first full-length album, "Pearls of Wisdom" in November 1995. The band was a popular draw throughout the Northeast, and could be heard on many radio stations. With the group Deziel was also the subject of a television special called "Behind the Scenes With Sundance". Tony also collaborated with longtime friend Jason Elledge on Blackfoot’s 1994 Rhino Records compliation “Rattlesnake Rock ‘n Roll, the Best of Blackfoot”, featuring one of Tony’s all-time favorite guitarists; Rickey Medlocke. Currently Tony is working on a new studio album scheduled for Fall 2005 release, as well as 2 CD Singles to be released in the Summer of 2005, and has recently had the privilege to play with longtime friend and former .38 Special guitarist Jeff Carlisi, former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King, drummer Liberty DeVito of Billy Joel’s band, and vocalist/guitarist Derek St. Holmes, formerly of Ted Nugent. Tony Deziel blues Tony Deziel My space Jeff Straub - Affordable Voiceovers that ROCK!

Glenn synder,traveling blues, and Furious Slugs

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furious slugs Furious Slugs Collette Well I go out for a ride in my Pinto Hatchback The one that I got from my kind Uncle Jack Cruisin' down the highway or any city street It doesn't really matter to the girls I'm dead meat I just want a love to step into my life that doesn't give a damn about this car that I drive Oh please Collette if you loan me the money I'll buy a Corvette Its got a definite miss and the muffler's fallin' off Exhaust fumes in the cab's makin' all my friends cough No long drives for this piece of crap I think its high time that we parked it out back I just want a love to step into my life that doesn't give a damn about this car that I drive Oh please Collette if you loan me the money I'll buy a Corvette Oh please Collette if you loan me the money I'll buy a Corvette If you loan me the money I'll buy a Corvette If you loan me the money I'll buy a Corvette If you loan me the money I'll buy a Corvette glenn syndal I started writing songs in about 1998, I took up bass a year or two after that, but kinda got bored of it. Started playing acoustic guitar in early 2001, and re-recorded a few bass tracks that I'd written, making an EP and giving it out just to friends. Made two more albums in the last few years, and then in July 2006 recorded a demo in a studio, which I've sent out to radio stations. I've been played on a number of community radio stations in my local area, and looking to get as much exposure as possible. I'm generally trying to bring the vibe of the 60's, through hippie and beatnik culture, into the 21st century. Check out my website for more. Glenn Syndal is an artist who does have something to say. "A song isn't just a bunch of rhyming words" he says. "Anyone can put together a bunch of rhymes, but every line in every one of my songs has been thought carefully about. I see songwriting as an artform. It takes practice and skill to produce great songs, and I'm dedicated to bringing out the most emotion, the most relevance that I can in my music." Glenn's love of music began at a young age. Glenn Syndal

Lost and found- Red Hot Blues Sisters

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Biography In the short time since the Red Hot Blues Sisters performed their first live show in 2004 at Highway 99 in Seattle, they have taken the local blues community by surprise with the power and depth of their musicianship. Their innovative songwriting brings a fresh feel to the blues. Selective covers of traditional standards shine like polished stones through the lens of the bands style & strong musicianship. Recently featured live performances on the main stages of Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, Seattle�s Northwest Folklife, Blues by the Sea, Doc Maynard�s, The New Orleans, Rockrgrl Music Conference 2005 and Beal St Northwest have continued to introduce the talents of RHBS to the Northwest music scene, resulting in extremely positive responses from ardent blues, rock and R&B fans. Fronted by the hot and soulful vocals of Suze Sims and the searing rock/blues styles of Teri Anne Wilson on guitar; this group also features some of the finest North West musicians on the circuit backing up this dynamic front. The Red Hot Blues Sisters have a guaranteed crowd pleasing show that is quickly gaining momentum, well-crafted songs with brilliant performances that are rapidly being picked up for airplay and a growing fan base! Proucers Bonnie Hayes and Tom Pfaeffle recently joined forces with Peace Code Records to produce their latest 2 song EP, �Hot Off the Press� which includes �Ocean Beach and See You� composed by Suze & Teri. Bonnie Hayes is best known for her hit songs "Have A Heart" and "Love Letter," which restored Bonnie Raitt to superstardom with the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy-winning CD Nick of Time. Tom Pfaeffle is best known for his work with Heart and Queensrych. Together, they influenced an impressive sound on this EP! Red Hot Blues Sisters Red Hot - Garageband Buy your classic radio shows

Eric Bath - This is the Day

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The Eric Bath Band was formed in the summer of '95 after the independent release of my first solo album. I had been writing songs and playing the guitar since the age of 13 but my high school band "The Pact" broke up soon after graduation. Although I continued to write songs and play the guitar the pieces never seemed to fall in place to start a new band. About six months after my wife Brenda & I were married, she encouraged me to go for my dream. So I recorded a solo album at Firebird Recording Studio here in Milwaukee. After the album was recorded opportunities to play became more frequent and it was easier to get a band together with the material in place and a game plan in hand. The band has seen more than its share of personnel changes over the past 10 years, but we are very excited about the most current lineup which includes the addition of Rick Wegner as a second guitarist as well as veterans Steve Campbell on bass guitar and my brother Chris Bath on drums. I round if off playing guitar and carrying the lead vocals and song writing duties. Over the years we have had the opportunity to serve up our own unique brand of original faith based rock-n-roll with flavors of blues, funk, and jazz mixed in for good measure. Overall one of our greatest strengths is in our lyrics which use a lot of humor, wit, and even a little bit of sarcasm to bring forth truths about life, love, & family from a believers perspective. We have been featured on local radio and television as well as at several county fairs "The Mexican Fiesta" (on Milwaukee's famed Summerfest grounds),GODSTOCK(where we cobilled with SKILLET) and other various coffee houses, bookstores, clubs and festivals across the state and in Illinois. Some may call us a Christian Rock Band but I prefer to just be known as a Rock-n-Roll band and let the music speak for itself. Every song is not about Jesus, but every song is written from the perspective of someone who can't live a millisecond without Him. When the Lord is that important to you it can't help but come out in everything you do, especially your music Eric Bath

BLUE FRANCES '62 MUSIC SHOW,The Samson Band

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Samson The Mission: To give "The Answer" rather than ask more questions. The band's mission is to spread His Word through music, share His grace in our lives and promote service to God. The Man: Samson was a biblical character who, with the help of God's Spirit, did great things. He was in many ways an ordinary person, like you and me. A person who makes mistakes. But God used him, nevertheless, to do great things for his people. The Band: In the spring of 1998 Pastor James Walck and Michael Senft discovered a common love of music and a past in previous bands. Both were searching for an outlet for their talents. Pastor Jim shared his vision of a contemporary coffee house experience led by a rock and roll band. Intrigued, Michael and Jim began performing together and recruiting other talents. What followed was a true calling by the Spirit. Lydia Griffin joined Samson in February of 1999; Bob Lawler heard the call to Samson in April of 2000;Dan Brooks completed the group in August of 2000 when he answered an ad in a local musician's paper. Background from, ohmyspace.com BLUE FRANCES' heart and soul is in rock n roll - country blues and rockabilly. The '62 MUSIC SHOW sound is down-to-earth gritty and real, steeped in sin and faith, raised in volumes of power. This gig has hit the stages of biker rallies, county fairs and even the rockin' religious, right and left. This sound has made its way to radio, regardless of its slightly irreverent bent. Some have deemed it holy, some have judged it not holy enough. Frances says, "Its just rock n roll, man". And that it is and so much more. Blue Frances The Samson Band

Breakin the bondage blues band- we come to have church

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it all started with a simple prayer in 1981 by Rev. Bob McCarton, "Father, how about a Christian Blues Band?" It wasn’t to take place until February 1994 in Passaic County Jail in Paterson, NJ. Rev. John Witherspoon stood at the microphone ready to sing the first song and announced, "We’re Breakin’ The Bondage Blues Band and we’ve come to have church!" And that’s exactly what they did, had church complete with hand clapping, foot stomping, and soul saving. This group is dedicated to bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world. It makes no difference if they are in a prison, public park, church, music festivals, anywhere. Their songs are original compositions inspired by The Holy Spirit. The words of each song are clear and cannot be misunderstood. Breakin’ The Bondage Blues Band lifts up the Name of Jesus to be revered, praised, and worshiped. Rev. Bob McCarton (aka The Blues Rev) Leader, founder, blues harp player, producer, and chief songwriter with contributions from the entire band. He’s convinced that King David was the original Blues Harp player. Rev. Bob is just as comfortable playing those old church hymns on harmonica as he is getting down, gritty, dirty, and bluesy with the Blues of Breakin’ The Bondage. He is a proud Vietnam Vet having served two tours of duty with the 19th Combat Engineer Battalion. Rev. James Blank (a.k.a. Doc Ivory) Chief vocalist and keyboardist for B4. Jim was raised by renowned Gospel singer Rev. Joe Scott Jr. and his family. At the age of thirteen, Rev. Jim was taught to turn on the church’s Hammond B3 organ. Having no formal lessons, he was taught to play the organ by the Holy Spirit. Growing up in Evangelist Rev. Scott’s family, Doc Ivory was taught to sing and discern in four part harmony and accompanied his stepfather everywhere. Jim is the pastor of an international outreach ministry. Brother Ken Neill Rhythm guitar. His energy levels are legendary, his musical input is valuable. Ken plays on his church’s worship team. In addition he also plays in a wedding band, a multi piece Big Band group, and string bass in a bluegrass group. Before coming to Jesus, Brother Ken played bass guitar in the heavy metal rock group Twisted Sister. Brother Ken "The Professor" McNeil Lead guitar. For over 40 years, Ken has played in numerous rock and blues groups. His major influences are Freddie King, Luther Tucker, Buddy Guy just to name a few. Ken shares in the orchestration duties with B4’s song writing. He is a proud Vietnam Vet having served with the First Cavalry Division in Long Range Recon Patrol (LRRP). Rev. Keith "The Kid" DeGroat The bass man. Keith comes from a musical family with deep roots in Gospel music. His mother, aunts, and uncles are The Gospelites. Keith had played percussion and bass with The Gospelites prior to joining Breakin’ The Bondage. Brother Donnie Van Vooren Drums. Don has been keepin’ the foot over the years with various club bands. He has a wide range of percussion background and brings a laid back attitude to the rhythm section. He’s powerful, in the pocket, and just outright happy to be playing for Jesus. Brother Rhett Tyler Guest lead guitarist. Guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, and producer, Rhett is best known for his explosive style of scorching modern blues guitar and high-octane, house-rocking live performances. And when The Blues Rev goes head-to-head on blues harp with Rhett, watch out! You ain’t never heard nutin’ like this before. Call out the fire department!!! And... Rev. John Witherspoon, Ray "Lightnin'" Griggs, Frank Robbins, Joe Brennan and Tommy "DC Tommy" Powell all performed on B4's debut CD, "We've Come To Have Church."

Back alley hoodoo- Million Mile Away

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Back Alley Hoodoo is a fusion of kindred spirits, united by their love of the Blues. 2005 saw a series of collaborations by some good souls with great talent, but none seemed to really click. In the Spring of 2006, today's lineup came together to cut loose and jam in an anonymous garage, and the magic began to happen. At that moment, the band that was to become Back Alley Hoodoo was born. Three months later, Hoodoo made their Richmond debut at the RCBS Blues Challenge, where we didn't win, but we didn't suck either, so here we are, still playing, and still in love with the Blues. Hoodoo is focused on bringing a natural sound and old school style to Richmond's Blues scene. Delta, Texas, Chicago, and even West Coast Jump all played roles in the formative years of Hoodoo's members, and today they bring it all home with a vengeance. We're not the next Stevie Ray or Junior Wells, we're Back Alley Hoodoo and we're ready to serve you up a taste of Blues played our way. So grab your friends and come on out for a show. Together we'll have a fine time and leave you with your attitude "adjusted." Gordon Graham has been polishing his harp chops for over 25 years. He stole his first licks from Pigpen, and has since gone on to develop his own inimitable style. Influenced through the years by the likes of Little Walter, Rice Miller, Junior Wells, and George "Harmonica" Smith, his blues arsenal now has a life of its own. When not laying down some sweet harp, his vocals add a unique flavor to the Hoodoo stew, and his jazz tinged Guitar licks complement Jack's gritty sound. His most recent band ventures were Richmond's own Johnnie and the Lowdowns and the Rockabilly inspired duo, the infamous Blue Billies (who will one day ride again!). When not performing with Hoodoo, you can find him lending his vocal talent to the Virginians, a Richmond based Men's Chorus. Recently returned from the Augusta Heritage Center's Blues Camp where he studied with Joe Filisko, Gordon's continuing goal in life is both simple and inspiring - "I just want to play Blues with friends." backalley hoodoo

Rusty Wright Blues- Do it again - personal interview

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Rusty and Laurie gleefully dubbed 2005 their "Dude! Where did you come from?" Tour after receiving gracious compliments from Lynyrd Skynyrd members when the band opened for them in 2004. Longtime fans aren't surprised. Rusty Wright's got the kind of guitar chops that make people stop and stare, spellbound. Wide eyed, people jostle for a better view of his hands and riotous facial expressions. Wright's introduction to professional musicianship came at age 13 when he climbed aboard a tour bus and became the guitarist for a successful Southern Gospel recording act led by his mother. His diverse career as an in-demand touring guitarist, front man and composer has taken him to most points in the US and across Europe. A skilled movie and television composer, songwriter, audio engineer and in-demand session guitarist, Wright's compositions have also been picked up by ESPN and TNT. Fronting the band with Wright is his wife, rhythm guitarist/vocalist Laurie LaCross-Wright, a compelling singer with a vivid and expressive vocal style that stretches with ease from a breathy, crooned endearment into a two-octave slide that becomes a throaty affirmation of her ability to wail. Touching people's emotions through a song is a rare ability, but this woman has the knack - often making the most stoic man in the room wipe at his eyes with her Bluesy rendition of Summertime. The chemistry between Wright and his wife is both obvious and refreshing as they exchange playful banter onstage and share anecdotes about the songs and their lives with the audience. Musically, they soar. Their passion for music and performing is evident as they take turns playing off each other. Laurie laughs with delight when Rusty plays a particularly inventive riff. His guitar work echoes the dynamics and emotion of her voice as she sings. He closes his eyes and loses himself in the music as he plays. She, in turn, looks directly out at the audience, smiling widely from the stage, as if to say "You'd better believe this is every bit as fun as it looks!" COMMENTS AND REVIEWS Oxford Hot Blues & BBQ Festival, June 2006 "The Rusty Wright Blues Band hit the stage running and had the people on their feet with songs from their close-to-being-released CD (Ain't No Good Life) to crowd favorites. Guitar wizard Rusty led the band through a series of songs and just to show the kids before them that they had chops too, finished with a red hot version of the Allman Brothers Whipping Post, which brought the entire crowd to it's feet for a standing ovation." – Tim Richards, Blues Photographer, writer “The Rusty Wright Band is one of the finest Blues acts that you will ever see. From their first tune to their last, Rusty and Laurie will keep you captivated with in-your-face, hard-driving blues selections as well as their heart-wrenching mellow numbers. These guys are a definite "must see." – Steven J. Allen, Oxford Hot Blues & BBQ Festival Executive Producer & Detroit Blues Society Board Member KALAMAZOO BLUES FESTIVAL, JULY 2005 "I saw you play today. Your time is about to start."

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King Robbie,

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Hi.... I've been waiting for you. The Blues have had a wonderful effect on many folks over the years and I'm betting you'll enjoy your visit to my site. Your going to hear samples of some of the best new Blues Guitar and Vocals being offered up anywhere today!! Yep...This is the home of the New Robbie King Blues Experience . Enjoy the vibe yall and don't forget to send an e-mail. PEACE, Robbie Hi...I'm Robbie King, blues guitarist and song writer.My music is both retro and modern..sort of Ottis Redding meets Robert Cray meets Stevie Ray Vaughan! This isn't by copying someones style either...I was born in Witchita FallsTexas and grew up listening to some of the greatist R&B and Blues artist there were at the time..artist such as Ray Charles to BB King and everyone in between. As I grew into the Blues, my sights were set high. I wanted to play on stage with the likes of Eric Clapton ,BB King,Jeff Beck and others...I felt that one day I would have the maturity as a Blues guitar player, to be able to stand on the same stage with my hero's and be noticed and appreciated by these great artist's. My wish to play with these wonderful people seem to be coming true.. To date I have played on stage with Bonnie Riatt ,Johnny Neel once a song writer and keyboard player for the Allman Brothers Band, just to name a few... My music is no doubt Blues, but with a very original twist I'm sure will please blues fans everywhere!! So be on the look out for Robbie King... My first solo album (Classic Case Of The Blues), is my calling card...I hope that those of you who have a chance to listen it,will enjoy it. These songs are both yours and mine! All from the heart and all real! All the best to yah! ....... Robbie King http://robbieking.com/index.php

The Radiators

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The Radiators are in their 26th year of providing some of the most intense live performances (over 3600 thus far!) of any band on the road today. Their intuitive grasp of each other's moves, coupled with a repertoire of nearly 1300 songs provides a basis for a fresh and spontaneous approach to their music. The Radiators rely on a myriad of musical influences to create their own sound - "Fish Head Music". At a Radiators show it is not uncommon to hear blues, R&B, jazz, country, Zydeco, soul, swing, and even gospel filtering through their original New Orleans Rock N' Roll. During their early years, the band members were able to watch and even play live with many of their local New Orleans heroes. They combined these influences with the rising spirit of sixties rock and R&B to form a new, rhythm-intensive blend of rock and roll. The Radiators have developed into a strong national act, a result of their marathon length live shows and a relentless touring schedule. The Radiators quickly became one of New Orleans' hottest musical acts, then rose to national prominence as their fans spread the word across the country. There are no half measure when it comes to the Radiators. The majority of the tracks are at least six minutes long, and six of them rack up over 10 minutes. None of them ever sound like they are too long, however, which is largely down to the way that the band make their own particular brand of New Orleans music sound interesting. Stylistically the Radiators fuse together elements of funk (New Orleans style, naturally), rhythm and blues, jazz (Steely Dan style) and rock and roll. The end result is something for everybody, and music that will have you tapping your feet, nodding your head, and shaking your booty, or some combination of the three. http://cdbaby.com/cd/radiators

Blind Blake- You gonna quit me Blues

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One of the finest guitarists of the century, Blind Blake's finger-picked playing evokes the jazzy, melodious rags and stomps of the period. With breathtaking skill, Blake sings and plays from blues to breakdowns to shuffles to novelty tunes. Blind" Blake (born Arthur Blake, circa 1893, Jacksonville, Florida; died: circa 1933) was an influential blues singer and guitarist. He is often called "The King Of Ragtime Guitar". There is only one photograph of him in existence. Blind Blake recorded about 80 tracks for Paramount Records in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He was one of the most accomplished guitarists of his genre with a surprisingly diverse range of material. His complex and intricate fingerpicking has inspired Reverend Gary Davis, Jorma Kaukonen, Ry Cooder, Ralph Mctell and many others. He is most known for his distinct guitar sound that was comparable in sound and style to a ragtime piano. Very little is known about his life. His birthplace was listed as Jacksonville, Florida by Paramount Records but even that is in dispute. Nothing is known of his death. Even his name is not certain. During recordings he was asked about his real name and he answered that his name was Blind Arthur Blake which is also listed on some of the song credits, strengthening his case on his real name, although there is a suggestion that his real name was Arthur Phelps. His first recordings were made in 1926 and his records sold well. His first solo record was "Early Morning Blues" with "West Coast Blues" on the B-side. Both are considered excellent examples of his style. Blake made his last recordings in 1932, the end of his career aided by Paramount's bankruptcy. It is often said that the later recordings have much less sparkle and, allegedly, Blind Blake was drinking heavily in his later years. It is likely that this led to his early death. African blues - British blues - Chicago blues - Detroit blues - Kansas City blues - Louisiana blues - Memphis blues - Piedmont blues - St. Louis blues - Swamp blues - Texas blues - West Coast blues http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_Blake

Brother Doug - Country morning blues

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brother doug on myspace Brother Doug GarageBand Best Song On G.B. I appreciate this "Big Time" ! You are liable to get pounded on your production, but I LOVE this! It seems in todays world nobody knows what music really is... you my friend have captured it and put it right on out here...Thanx! One single guitar, laying down some blues jangle chords... not perfect, but played with real feeling... This takes me back 30 years to jamm'in in the park, hav'in a great time with people that loved music, not big time, fake productions... The lyrics are simple and easy to pick up on... Someth'in everyone can holler in unison... hey pass it over here... Your vocal style sounds as if it could of come straight out of a sixties recording session... You have made my night and I thank you for this superb trip back in time... Good luck and best wishes and don't stop do'in what your do'in!

Gregg Bowles- Get Ready- Remembering Blind Willie Johnson

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Greg Bowles is a self-taught blues guitarist from the southwest of western australia who playes a National resonator guitar in the tradition of the Delta blues greats, as well as more modern electric blues-rock on a standard US Strat. Greg is a regular performer at many music festivals around W.A. and plays in taverns and pubs around the southwest of the state. Really love his playing. 29-Jul-2005 08:51:02 AM That is how I like to hear the Blues. Thank You. Gregg Bowles Blues