I was lucky to be invited to Indianapolis to spend some time with the guys from Tweed Funk, I had a great time and the guys treated me as on of their own.
Here is my review of the show:
The Slippery Noodle Inn Friday March 29th 2013, Indianapolis, IN
I walked into The Slippery Noodle, knowing full well that this was one of the premier blues clubs around,
Only to find that the blues had taken a back seat to Michigan State, Louisville, Duke & Oregon
Collectively known as the NCAA Basketball tourney.
Tweed Funk was forced to play 2 short sets between the games at half time before really getting things going.
Little by little you could see this decidedly pro basketball crowd start to change gears and become full fledged members of the Tweed Funk Nation
Between Smokey expertly working the crowd from behind the mic and the bands High energy infectious grooves,
The Basketball fans quickly became blues lovers.
One Michigan State fan said to JD, "Your making me feel good even though we lost!" That my friends is what the blues are all about!
JD, Smokey, Eric, Nick, John & Tim welcomed me into their inner circle for the day and treated me as one of their own.
I was able to see the true behind the scenes action and live the life of a blues musician for one day.
Thanks so much far having me along!
Hey gang go check out my friend Rich's website, he's a graphic artist and extremely talented.
Rich created an awesome new logo for the show, check it out!
The Wassenhove family (Albertina Wassenhove is the owner of The Midway Tavern) is n Rolling Stone Magazine's My Family Rocks contest! The are a great family and I would love to see them win, so pleas go vote for them daily! Thanks!!
Well the Mayans were wrong (go figure they didn't see the Spanish coming did they?) so there will be a Main Street Blues today! After spending the whole week trying to figure out what the heck I was going to play this week, I decided to play some of my and the KCOR Krazies favorites. So this week we have Aaron Williams & The Hoodoo, The Hoax, C.J. Tozer, Tweed Funk, J.R. Clark, The Broken Arrow Blues Band, and debuting will be The Cold Sweat band!
Tune in at 1pm EST to see who else I play!
After the events this week in Newtown, CT & Portland, OR I will dedicate this weeks show to the innocent people killed this week and all the family & friends that lost someone they loved.
My heart is very heavy about this and I can never truely express how I feel, but I well do my best to say it today.
October is breast cancer awareness month. I will kick off the month with a Ladies Of The Blues special in honor of this, and the rest of the month will feature 10 tracks in a row from the ladies!
Please visit Komen.org to find out how you can help!
Well after the 100th episode full of technical problems and a ton of frustration I decided to take a week off and spend it with my family. We had a great weekend and I am refreshed and ready to get back behind the mic!
On June 23 I will be taking a week off to ateend the South Bend Blues & Ribs Fest, and to prepare for epsidoe 100!
Tune in today for a preveiw of the festival!
Funds raised from this event will support the design and construction of Miracle Park, a uniquely designed facility for special needs individuals, and special needs programming within the South Bend Parks & Recreation Department.
To learn more you can visit the South Bend Parks dept. This is a grea tcause & I urge you to attend the festival and help support Miracle Park and the Blues!
Episode 100 will be 3 hours long and I will be playing some of my favorites (can't play them all, not enough time) as well as some of the best recieved tracks that I have played (the listeners have a voice!)
Join me on June 30th and help celebrate the century mark!
On wednesday my life was turned on it's ear once again, a friend of over 30 years was gunned down where she worked. Alicia Koehl was a beautiful person that idolized her children, husband, mother & sister. She was an amazing lady and I will always love her like a sister.
Alicia was 45.
Rest in peace Alicia, I love you!
August 7 1966- May 27, 2012
A memorial fund has been set up at the National Bank of Indianapolis to benifit the educational and other needs of her children Thomas & Victoria. The fund is called the Koehl Family Memorial Fund. Donations can be made to:
The Koehl Family Memorial Fund
c/o Ms.Kimberly Martin
National Bank of Indianapolis
One America Square, Suite 100
Indianapolis, Indiana 46282
Saturday April 28th starts a new era for Main Street Blues. Be sure and tune in for a big announcement, this is going to be a huge show!
Join me Saturday April 14th for a 3 song World Premier and a chance to win a cd before you can buy it!
Also I interview local comic book artist Jon Kulczr, creator of the comic Wicket & Imp.
Hey Kids, on March 24th I am headed to Kansas City and the KCOR studio to do a live 3 hour show! Come join me in the chat and say hi!
Also I will be a guest on the returning Up All Night with Mac & Travis show!
Should be a great day for me to take over the station!
Main Street Blues is proud to announce the Ladies Of The Blues series. Four weeks of nothing but the ladies.
This week my world was turned upside down, my sister passed away in her sleep, she was 4 days away from her 47th birthday.
This Saturday on Main Street Blues the show will be dedicated to her.
Kris, I love you & I miss you more than you could ever know!
I am pleased & excited to announce that I have just been added to the Charlietown Blues lineup! You can hear MSB Mondays at noon CST and Fridays at 8pm CST.
I would like to thank Todd Powers for all his help!
Go have a listen at http://www.ctownblues.com/
Hi welcome to my litle slice of the internet, sit back & take a look around.
Main Street Blues can be heard every Saturday 1-3pm EST only on KCOR.
Main Street Blues can now be heard on Looker Radio Fridays at 4pm EST!
Check Out My Intro Recorded By Tommy Lee Cook
"One of Tweed Funk's favorite DJ's - Kevin Hardy and Main Street Blues!" JD Optekar
Hey Gang Tweed Funk is headed to the IBC in Memphis and needs your help. Head on over to this website and buy a tshirt or ten (they make great Christmas presents) http://www.tweedfunk.com/ibc2012/
Please take a minute to check out this page, Cee Cee James is part of a project called Never Forgotten, click here to check it out. http://www.ceeceejames.com/neverforgotten.html