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Kevin King - a.k.a. Kevin King - a.k.a. "BlindDog" - runs Blind Dog Audio, a Christian recording studio in Longmont, Colorado. A passionate guitarist and occasional songwriter with a practical, no-nonsense approach to the music industry, Kevin's true love is in achieving the impossible, shattering perceptions, and helping artists find their voice and personal success by matching aspiration to inspiration.


ABOUT THE SONGWRITERS:

Here is a bit of information on each of the songwriters included in this Radio Muse Webcast (in order of their appearance in the show). I hope you'll take a moment to explore their own web sites (linked to from their names) or purchase their CDs if they have them. We don't have anything if we don't support each other. If you like what you hear, let the songwriter know! Words of encouragement are always welcome.


The PucksThe Pucks: Favourite Fantasy (4:06)
From their CD "Are We There Yet?" ~ © 2005 All rights reserved.

From Northern Canada, The Pucks (Lloyd Larsen, Cindy Larsen & Murray Gable) are a folk/rock band with a history. The songs are from the heart, the music is real, and the whole long journey makes them laugh at themselves and at the rest of the dreamers that never quit. The Pucks have done it all - playing in front of thousands at the Commonwealth Games to performing for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, live CBC radio broadcasts, festivals throughout North America, concerts and many numerous venues. And the party is still goin' on!!!
Peggy RatuszPeggy Ratusz: I'm Already Gone(2:57)
From her CD "It Takes A Lot Of Faith" ~ © 2005 All rights reserved.

She's under the radar and on top of her game; something she's not afraid to say now that she's got an AARP card. Pushing up around 50 but not yet daisies, she's been performing for 35 years. Pop, Jazz, Blues, Motown, Soul and for the first time, her Original music! She's worked with a line up of crazy and wonderful musicians from Arizona to Nashville, from Texas to North Carolina. While she's never travelled beyond North America, European critics get what she's about especially. One of them put it, "... her beautiful voice captures you by the throat while her way of singing is truly remarkable. She draws phrases together and can at once express temptation, desire, sadness and anger ... this is a dream debut."
Bart Chucker BandThe Bart Chucker Band: Feel Like (3:34)
From Lost Cat Records ~ © 2006 All rights reserved.

When he is not busy advising fellow defense lawyers, judges and the Virginia legislature on the latest developments in traffic and DUI law, attorney Bart Chucker regularly plays popular nightspots in and around Richmond, and has just released his first full length CD, "In A Lifetime". While having achieved a distinctive sound over the last 20 years, Chucker owes a musical debt to Dave Matthews, whom he once helped out with a speeding ticket. In gratitude, Matthews gave Chucker a one-on-one guitar lesson. That, in turn, led to the writing of the song that appear on Bart's new album, "I A Lifetime."
Stephen DoeStephen Doe: Guitar Etude Opus 1 (2:06)
From his CD "Trial" ~ © 2003 All rights reserved.

SIFU Stephen Doe is Manchester, New Hampshire’s songwriter, guitar shredder, and recording artist. All the instruments in his songs are played by him. He has a newly released CD “Playing With Time”. The new CD consists of 7 instrumental songs. 2 of the new songs “Awakening" & "Hidden Time” can be previewed on www.myspace.com/sifudoe. Some of his influences are Dream Theater, Chick Corea and Andrae Segovia. Interviewed by Radio Metal Storm . He has another interview on 11/30/06 with http://www.artistfirstradio.com/ at 9PM .
ODiODi: Lost Souls (3:18)
From her Demo CD ~ © 2006 All rights reserved.

ODi is an Irish female singer songwriter born and brought up in Wexford and now based in Leeds, UK. She was raised on a diet of music, listening to and being inspired by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, David Gray, The Frames and PJ Harvey, to mention but a few. After taking in the music of such songwriters and the influences of the world around her, ODi is now producing her own blend of heartfelt music and thoughtful lyrics. With an amazing voice mixed in with a large helping of Irish charm and soul, ODi is not to be missed.
Mark DuBerryMark DuBerry: Stories(6:09)
From his CD "Head Room" ~ © 2006 All rights reserved.

Mark DuBerry is a guitarist and composer/songwriter. He plays and writes music which is a hybrid of electronic-ambient, progressive rock, classical and jazz fusion. He has written for jazz big bands and other ensembles in both London and Dublin. 'Freefall', a track from his first CD Escalate, won an award of merit in the Unisong International Song Contest, 1998. Mark was also lead guitarist in a Steely Dan tribute band which played gigs in and around Dublin for a number of years. He is currently concentrating on promoting his second album "Head Room" as well as composing new music.
Jay BrittonJay Britton: So Gone (3:09)
From his CD "Hiding In The Shadows" ~ © 2006 All rights reserved.

Jay Britton is an award-winning songwriter, and a very familiar name to the Washington, D.C. area music scene. His list of credits include duties as guitarist, vocalist, session player, arranger, producer, and commercial composer -- though Jay's musical background reflects a wide variety of styles and genres, he always returns to his own very distinct brand of country-flavored pop. Jay's latest project has been the writing and recording of his own full length album. "Hiding in the Shadows," which was produced by multiple Best Producer WAMMIE Award winner Marco Delmar, and features some of Washington's finest musical talents including Scott Ambush (Spyro Gyra), Robbie Magruder (Mary Chapin Carpenter) and Paul Bell (Nils Lofgren, The Nighthawks).
Guy-Michael GrandeGuy-Michael Grande: Back Home Again (2:35)
From his CD "Six String Radio" ~ © 2006 All rights reserved.

From Northampton to New York to Nashville, Hartford to Hollywood, Guy-Michael Grande's emotionally resonant songs are earning him a growing audience who relates easily to his passionate pop. Cited "among the region's hottest singer-songwriters" by The Valley Advocate, Grande is currently touring behind Six-String Radio, his third indie release. Recorded live with no studio tricks, Radio features his inventive solo acoustic renditions of U2's "Where The Streets Have No Name," John Cougar Mellencamp's "Ain't Even Done With The Night" and Joni Mitchell's "A Case Of You" among a handful of new originals including "Gigolo Roam" and "Eden."

Jed & LuciaJed & Lucia: World On Fire (4:25)
From their CD "Candles in Daylight" ~ © 2006 All rights reserved.

Candles in Daylight fuses vibrating strings stretched over warped wooden boxes, resonating objects struck with meditative love, tuned circuits evolving from silence, and orchestras gently mangled to the point of unrecognizability with back porch singing and songwriting. Life in the mountains of Southern California is heard in the album's pace and production, while Jed and Lucia's original homelands of Seattle and Stockholm are reflected in the emotional timbre running through each of the album's 11 songs. The sound of Jed and Lucia comes from somewhere between Stina Nordenstam, Caribou, Iron and Wine, Masha Qrella, Magnet, Andrew Bird, Joseoph Arthur, Azure Ray, Jack Johnson, Mia Doi Todd, William Oldham, Feist, Inara George, Lemon Jelly, M Ward, Rachael Yamagata, Kings of Convenience, Anna Ternheim, and The Be Good Tanyas.


BumpusBumpus: Something's Got To Give (4:07)
From their CD "All The People" ~ © 2005 All rights reserved.

The members of Bumpus got together because they all, in one way or another, fell in love with Sly and the Family Stone’s sloppy and passionate album Fresh. The bass is fuzzy, the levels are all over the place, and you can hear Sly giving the engineer directions. The record captures the very essence of soul music, an undefined quality that everyone can recognize in a heartbeat. Much like Sly Stone fused the pop music of Jefferson Airplane with the heavy funk of James Brown, Bumpus incorporates propulsive rhythmic grooves with deeply layered, uncluttered songs that form the foundation for rich soul and gospel-laden vocals. Now Bumpus has revisited the passion and inspiration that first brought them together with their next release, All the People. Bumpus has produced a record that recaptures the spirit of old soul, while moving their music far into the future. Sometimes loose, and very organic, All the People portrays Bumpus at its best.
TJ SullivanTJ Sullivan: Who Do You Think You're Foolin' (3:45)
From his CD "The Adventures of Thelonius James" ~ © 2004 All rights reserved.

Over the past twenty five years, he has performed with stars such as Big Joe Turner, Joe Houston, Delaney Bramlett, and Paul Butterfield. In an interview in Vintage Drummer Magazine, Preson Ritter of the Electric Prunes hails TJ as one of the hardest grooving guitarists and greatest songwriters he knows. Anytime you listen to his originals you hear them showcase T.J.s rich, powerful voice, and a tasty palette of guitar sounds - Taylor acoustics, Dobro Duolian slide sounds, the T-bone of the Gibson 175, the chunky hot sauce of the Telecaster and the bright sting of the King Bee Stratocaster.
Lilli LewisLilli Lewis: The Last Stop (5:16)
From her CD "Sleepers Wake" ~ © 2006 All rights reserved.

Lilli Lewis grew up on a dirt road outside of Athens, Georgia. There, in between playing in her father's garden and going on scavenger hunts, Lilli developed a passion for classical piano. By the age of 3 she was already composing songs that had to be transcribed by her mother's hand. Often described as an "innovative, soulful" singer and composer, Lewis' latest release "Sleepers Wake" takes the listener deeper than ever before on a journey of inescapable truths and infinite possibilities. These days, when not traveling on random spirit quests, Lilli resides in Hammond, LA.


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