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!

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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 now to LA

KEESHEA PRATT – Segment Begins At The 45:15 Mark

Keesha and her band took first place at this year’s International Blues Challenge and they have released Believe, a wonderful collection of 12 originals.  Keeshea has an amazing story and we discussed it while listening to the tunes

DEB RYDER – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC

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Deb returned to talk about all that has been going on in her world and to bring us through the new album, Enjoy The Ride, just released on the Vizztone label. 

DAVID VEST – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC

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David has released his latest album, simply titled David Vest. The multiple Maple Blues Award winner returned to The Couch and we had a rousing discussion that ranged through a number of subjects.