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Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Monday, April 25, 2011

Another week is upon us.

Hope y'all had a nice weekend and if you celebrate, that your Easter was wonderful. We did a little fish fry with Nancy's family after her brother caught about 30 catfish the day before...yummo

Going to be a busy week, but I from NOLA are coming this week.

Great show tonight with a real special treat which should happen around 10:30 central...hope you can join me live or check out the archives.


MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011

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This week:



will join the show and allow us to share his newest album  

Songs Of Love, Money and Misery !


Reverend Robert (Bobby Reynolds) is a master of prewar blues. He has delved deep into the styles of Charley Patton, Robert Johnson and other delta blues giants.

In the past two decades he has become accomplished at many other early twentieth century styles including ragtime and early jazz, Hawaiian and Caribbean. He combines these styles seamlessly in a combination of infectious rhythm and an authentic acoustic sound. In 2004 he took first place at the National Slide Guitar Festival in North Carolina.

The Reverend is known for his true conviction, and powerful delivery. You can hear it on his latest CD Preachin' Blues.

I caught Reverend Robert's set at last years Biscuit and then we ran into each other on the street during the International Blues Challenge and I asked him to join me on the show and he accepted. I am excited to discuss his love of and his desire to keep alive the pre-war music.


Then Big Jon Short will join me. Big Jon comes to us from Couch Favorite Brandon Santini who has recorded with Jon.

Armed with a suitcase kick-drum, National Reso-phonic Guitar, Lowebow cigar-box reso-hillharp, Reso-Ukulele and kazoo, Big Jon Short's high energy solo performances bring a foot-stomping show that taps into the heart of the songs, regional styles, and folklore of the Blues and its importance to American music.

Jon was a 2010 IBC semi-finalist where he won the Lyon/Pitchford Cigarbox Championship. 
When not performing 200 shows a year, Jon works as a public school teacher and is heavily involved in Blues In Schools Programs and he is actively involved with Raising The Blues, Ltd, a non-profit that brings “interactive music to children with long-term medical or physical challenges at hospitals and treatment centers.” We will talk to Jon about his life and music.


A special bonus this week
Pre-sale of the new, anticipated Brandon Santini album Songs Of Love, Money and Misery began last week and I asked Brandon to come on and talk to us about this project. 

Long-time Music On The Couch fans know Brandon was the first musician to welcome me into the Memphis musical society and without his help, Music On The Couch would not be where it is today. 

The new album is retro in its sound and look. Brandon enlisted many of his friends here in town and the result is a piece of work that is sure to put him on the radar for much success this year.  
He promised to stay up late as he leaves in the morning for his first shows in Norway!

Come hear the new music and then go pre-order the album and get it autographed by Brandon

We will take your calls and questions for both guests at 1.347.633.9400.

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Thanks -
Vinny "Bond" Marini

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7 Of Your Sparks

  1. Hope y'all had a great Easter weekend. I'll try to tune in live Monday night. I really will do my best!

  2. Travis Cody Says:
  3. Looking forward to the pics!

  4. Ken Says:
  5. mmmm catfish!!!!!

  6. Jay Says:
  7. Mmmmmm catfish. Tempting me to go to the Catfish Wharf for lunch.

  8. Mimi Lenox Says:
  9. What a wonderful way to spend the weekend! And yes your peeps want the pics but we can wait....**tapping foot**

    Love to both of you and big hug from me. Just cause.

  10. Unknown Says:
  11. Dare I say it?

    mmmmm catfish!

  12. TopChamp Says:
  13. I have never had catfish... doesn't sound that appealing. Off to google it.


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