The year that was 2017

Well to say that the past year has been interesting, even by my standards would be an understatement.    I was trying to decide about what to include in this post, but decided I really didn’t need to say a lot.   The year kind of stands on its own in many ways for myself and KB Radio.  It was just over 1 year ago I went from just podcasting 5 nights a week to a full 24 hour station.  In the early incarnation I quickly learned something I knew but had kind of forgotten.  You can’t be something for everyone, so find your target and work on that demographic.  It of course meant the dropping of Country music from KB Radio, however as you know I launched KB Country Radio a couple of months ago, with help that I will get to shortly and we are watching it quickly grow as well.

Back in February of this year, I was introduced to an artist and a group, they called themselves the “army” in support of this actor turned musician.  This interaction was one of the first times I started to get a better handle on the arrogance of so many in the industry, and some signs to watch for moving forward.  You sometimes have to look but, you can usually find something positive in almost everything if you look.  Oh, btw, for those associated and pissed off at my arrogance statement, I now have 3 stations, and your artist is selling coffee.   But I digress.    the really positive thing to come out of this was a friendship with someone who has become one of my best friends and now a partner and help in the station workings.

Veronica was part of the army, but as it turned out very different from most of the other members.  We began by discussing music via twitter and discovered she had an impressive music knowledge.  Over time and many conversations, through the months, I discovered that for some of the music and situations with the station I was using her as a sounding board and opinions.

When I had the equipment issues and was ready to pack things in, she was the first to tell me I was nuts.  LOL   I will admit that she was right, because obviously the rest of the year has been a bit of a whirlwind, but in a good way from this side of the board.  With Veronica’s incredible assistance from across the country even, KB Country Radio was born and I can’t thank her enough.  Good friends are hard to find, and I feel fortunate to have her as a friend.  Maybe one day I will get my passport again and we can actually meet face to face.

Finally none of this would be possible without so many great musicians and artists sending music, interacting with me, and my listeners and so much more.   I wish I had the time to thank them all personally.  I thought I would instead give you a list of these artists and bands or groups that have been a part of KB Radio this past year.  They are all shown in alphabetical order, and I really hope I don’t miss anyone.  If I did, please send me a note so I can add you to this list.  Not included on this list are so many others, managers, promoters, producers, family members etc.  Let me just say, I try every day to make sure I respond to everyone who messages or emails me.  Some slip through the cracks, but I truly believe without everyone, I couldn’t do what I am doing.

Cheers to everyone,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year:

PS.  I would have loved to have put a link on every name here, but there’s about 700 on the list, and by the time I could get done, it would be Christmas 2018.

2 Steel Girls Grainne Duffy Palakali
333 Grand Masquerade Pallab Sarker
7th Order Gravitation Parmalee
A Beautiful Tomorrow Gravity Blinks Parmy Dillon
A Blue Flame Griffin Tucker Pat Gasperini
a strAnger Guy Paul Thibault Patagonian Children
Aaron Morales H0nestman Pavey Ark
Aaron Watson Hands of Elohim Payton Taylor
Abbi Scott Hannah Clive Pearsall Brothers Band
Across the Board Hannah Faye Penny White
Adarna Hats off Gentleman Its Adequate Pet Project
Addie Heart Tide Pete Six
After Alice Hector Ward and the Big Time Peter Graigs
Alan & the big Hand Heincz Gabi Petrella
Alayna Helen Coleman Phantoms
Alchemy Music Hell’s Belles Phil Mitten Storyteller
Alex Cambridge Hicks Phillip Broussard
Alfred Gomez Jr Highwaywomen Pocket In Red
ALL7SAID Hilliat Fields Poetry Thieves
Alpha Six Romeo Hobbs Sisters Pom Poms
Alsion Rose HoldOn Portuguese
amanda campbell Honor Hall Pretty City
Amber Leigh White HOSS Pretty Wild
AMELIA COBURN House of Not Proper man
Amilia K Spicer I Am Warface Psycle
Anaiyah Sunshine IbeTifusa Pull
Angelle Immortel Punch Cabbie
ANNEMARIE-PICERNO imp Puss Puss Band
Antipole Indiana song company Pwned By Gravity
Aparte Project Indie Soull Rabbit Holes
April Kry Indigo blue Rae Wilson
Arc & Stones Indigo Project Ragweed
Ardi Farhan Infinity Process Rahn Anthoni
Arellspencer Inkfields Rallies
Ashes to Fall Innspire Ramona Rose
Ashley Only InRegalia Raspin Stuwart
Ashliegh Lisset Internal Frontier Raveis Kole
Audiodeluxe Irrational Machines Raven Reii
AURORA It Ray Wilson
Ausmark ITP Raymond Barton
Austin’s Rose Its Kshon Reagan Browne
Avanada Ivory Tower Project Red Morris
Avenue-Josephine J Jesus Ree Nay
Ayala Jaayns Reise
Baby Seals Jack Blake Replican Theory
Banana Blonde jack Rose Retrobutes
Bandini Jagged Reverant Cavaliers
Barley Station Jake Anderson Rhys Davis
Bas Antonan James Angel Ric Cabot Podmore
Bay Station James B Rich and Famous
Baznguitar James Darden Rich Stephenson
Bean Band Jamie  Slate Richard Lynch
Beatnik Neon Jamie Lynn Spears Ricky Gray
Bedrokk Jamie Martin Ridiculous Trixx
Belinda M JANA & The Rebels Risa Hall
Betapsi Jason Cudmore Rival Bones
Birds in the Boneyard Jayber C Riverlands
Birkett Hall Jayna Jennings RMD
Birthday Club Jean Cabbie Robert Bushinsky
Bisola jeanin Del Carlo Robert Machado
Black Diamonds Jeff Kossack & Syd  Straw Robert Segarra
Black Fun Surgery Jenna Robert Watson
BLACK HARNESS Jennifer Doll Rogert Green
Blue Helix Jennifer Mlott ROJOR
Bogart Jones Band Jerry hull Rosegarden Funeral Party
Bongos Jesse Thom Ross Seddon
Bourbon House Jessica Allossery Roxanne DeBastion
Braggarts Jessie Lee Cates Royzy
brambient Jessie Lynn Rubber Clown Car
Brandon Maddox Jigsaw Sequence Rudi Simon
Brandy Clark Jillian Sabina Runabay
Brave You Jimena Rusty Shipp
Brazen Jimmy Coburn Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors
Brian Bouchie JJ McGuigan Ryder
Brian Lee Robinson JJ’s Music Retaliation RyLee Nicholson
Brian Mackey Joe Pops Bredow Sabrina Fallah
Bristol Kids Joe Tavano Saint Luminus
Brother to the Birds John Dartnell Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs
Bryan Rice Jon C Butler Sam Hatmaker
Buddz Jon Magnusson Sam Rochford
Buttness Jonathan Vautour Samivel
By Myself Jonathon Cavier Sandi Kight
byron brown Joseph Sands
Calle Ameln Judy Rae Jae SaraBeth
Cam Julia Sarah Schonert
Careless Sons Julie McGeer SASKIA
Carlos Wilde Junk Antique Savings Bank
Carolina Stocco Juxta scaramanga six
Cassadee Pope K8 Scott Coner
Cassandra Joy kafkadiva Scott Dean
Cassidy Rae Kailee Morgan Scott Smith Band
CCH Pounder & Raspin Stuwart Kairos SebastianAzul
Celeste Kellogg Kamber Cain Second Hand Arms Dealer
Chad Houser Kanadia Seeing Hands
Chanell Karianne Jean Sennid
Change Under Death Karma Fire Sera
Charles Ellis Kath and the kicks Serenade The Stars
Charley Woods kathy bell shadow of everest
cherie rain Kathy Freeman Sharon Lia
Cherish Lee Katie Stump Sharon West
Cherose Katy Beal Shaun Walt Band
Cherry Heart Keith Burke Sheila Moore Piper
Chris Moreno Keith Fearri Sheri Lynn
Chris Prythm Kendall Connection Shippa-63
Chris Scharenbroch Kevin Costner Modern West ShirazHempstock
Chris Watkins Drunk Poets Kevin Walsh Signal Rose
Chuck Eaton KIAH Silent Stranger
Chuck Watson KIANA Silent Theory
Clark Band Kickstand Jenny Silverland
CLEAN MASTER kiki Skinner Silverstar
Cliff Wheeler Band Kim Kondroshoff Silvertung
Clint Slate Kim Larsen Simon Baum
Cloves Kind of Ride Skins
Coco O’Connor Kings Harem Skye Claire
Coco Scott Kivah Slim Chance & The Gamblers
codie prevost Kolade Olamide Ayodeji Smisch
Coma Row Kris Bradley SmithRadio
Comfortable Cats Krissy Nicks smoke season
Conne mara Stone Company Kristen Kuiper So Far Gone
Coreign KristenParisi Social Networks
Corey Koehler Kurt Fortmeyer SombreMoon
Corinne Cook LADY SONGBIRD SOME x 6 Band
CORRIDORS Laini Colman Somerdale
Corrington Wheeler Lance Glass Something Like Kites
Country Boy Landsear Sonar Lights
Country George Larre U-A Songs 4 Valery
Crags Late Greats Sons of Morning
CRASH MIDNIGHT laughing with the raindrops Sophia Radisch
Crazy Does Laura marie Sophie hanson
Crescent Moon Lauren Marsh Sophie Noelle
CT Swan LEE BRANDEN and the BLACK HARNESS Sour Bruthers
Curtis Grimes Lee Christian Sourfish
Dallas Cosmas Lee Ellis South of Sorrow
Dan Olsen Lindsay Ell Spilt Milk Society
Dancing Tramps Lisa Kowalski Spoon 21
dandelioncharm Littermouth Springs
Dangerhounds Lock It Down Stage 11
Daniel Pearson Lola Demo Star Crystal
Daniel Shockley Loocties Starkett Levee
Danielle Haskell Loosehounds Starling Radicals
Danny McMahon Lost Generation Starshine Black
Danny Wright Love and Theft State of Mine
Darker Still Love Peace and Gun Status Unknown
Darlins Lunar Rogue Steel Blossoms
Darren Parry Lux Lisbon STEREO LOVE
Davi Lyrics of Two Steve hartsoe
David Martinez mack meadows Steven Ybarra
David Nail Madelyn Victoria Stevens Band
Dazzlerz Madison Mueller Stone Blind State
Dean Rhymes Magazine Smile Strands
Dear Wendy Maggie Baugh Strange Waves
Del Zorros Maggie Thompson Stuart Alan Thomas
Derek Austin Magic Es Suburban Myth
Dez Rocket Mahogany Dannie Sugar Ponies
Dianne Meinke Maks SurRod
DiDi Malaika SWAMPBOX
Dinachi March Divide Swirl
Dirty Mind Detroit Marco Siino Sydney Bergevin
Dj Dirty Freud Mari System Slave
Doctor Keith Medicine Woman Maria Masucci Tamanie Dove
Dongle Marianas Trench Tearaways
Don’t Know Marie Danielle Tempered Soul
Don’t Worry About Me Marina Avetisian Tepoe Nash
Dovile Lee Mark Parisi Terry lee Bolton
DreadPirate Marmadukes Third Time Luckie
Dream Marshall Stackz Thomas Brothers
Dream Aria Martin Almgren Three Left
Drew Erwin Mary Janes Affair Thumper Samuels
Ducky Medlock Matt Boydston Thy Other Side
dustland express matt mercer Tiffany Ashton
Dwight Williams Matt Springfield Tiffany Desrosiers
DX Death Matthew Huff Tiki Tom Toms
Dying Habit MattoRules Tilia
Dynamite Girl Maureen & the Mercury Five Time Luckie
Dynamos McKnight Tina Fisher & Lightyear
Ed Roman Meg Mac TJ Doyle
Eddie T Band Melia Todd Carey
Eddy Joe Clark Band Melisandre’s Beaver toggo Ultra rock
Eddy Kenzo Melissa Ramski TolbertToz
Eddy Mann MeloRene Tom Ryder
Eighty Two Mersi Stone Toni Sodgwick
Elaine Harris Mia Pearl Tooth & Nail
Elaine Palmer Miccoli Tower Project
Electric Mud Michael Bush Tra Cee
Elephant Trees Michael Logen TracyColletto
Eleven dollar Bills Michael Trew Treeside
Elinborg Mick Sharp Tribulance
Eliza Sayers Mickey Guyton Trinity Rose
Elizabeth Chute Midev Tronge
Elizmi Haze Mighty Sideshow Trying Hard
Elsie Mikael Vasara Two Fishes Band
Elsinore Mikalyn Hay Tyler Dial
Elvira Kalnik Mike Sands Up Your Alley
Emiko Milk & Honey Uprisers
Emily Higgins Miranda Glory Upside Down
Emma Ballantine Miss Prizz UR S Man(Sam Reeves)
EOSChute Moan Urban Folk
Erica Mohawk Radio Useless Cities
Erin At Eleven Moses Mo Vanilla Base
Erin Stoll Mothers Green Verity smith
Excorde Mowbeck Verity White
Eyemouth Mudsand Vile Assembly
Facing West Mullen Villa Avenue
Fainites MYA Project Village
Falling Into Red Nada Surf Vix Sambi
Farewell to Fear Naika Oko VOLUNTEARS
Felch McLean & Tovi Soul Naryan Vpreme
FINAL MIX Neil & Adam W3Detour
Fiona Ross Network Wall Of Orange
FIREFLY New Element Walter Hansen
FirewoodIsland Nick Hickman Wayne Rintoul
Fisher & Lightyear Nicumo We Three Kings
Flatland Cavalry Nigel Brown Wendy Kirkland
Flemt Nikki Lane While you Were Out
Fliptop Box Nikolitsa White Noise Owl
Flowered Gnomes Nina Soderquist white of the waves
Follow No One No Good Sons Why I
Forte No One Will Ludford
Franklin Gotham No Service Willow Grove
Free Ride Non Duo With Glasses
Free To Grow Northern Roads World 5
Garrett Nothin Left You Know
Gather Nth Cave YOU MIX
Gentleman of Rock and Roll Omar Alhindi Young Presidents
George Hillman One Bloody Reason You’re The One
Get Outta My Head o’neill hudson Zack Clyburn
Ghost Station Oohz Zally
Ghostly Beard Open Feel Zamtrip
Gia operation neptune spear Zel Florizel
Gills Band Ortario Zoe Wren
Golden Curtain Owen Denvir Mirenda
Good Water OYA

 

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