Saturday, February 28, 2015


Episode Notes: What the heck do fans want these days? Find out what they want and HOW to give it to them on this week's episode. Plus great music by Ian Siegal, My Own Holiday, No Refund Band, Steve Cal' and Jeff Fetterman. Birthday shout outs to Pat Monahan and Chelsea Clinton....all that and the Blues Brothers too!
Best Contemporary Album: Blues Awards USA, nominee 2012 & 2013
Best Album: British Blues Awards 2013
Best Male Vocalist: 2011, 2012 & 2013, & European Blues Awards 2013
Best Song: British Blues Awards 2013
Best Acoustic Artist: British Blues Awards 2012
  • Genre - Blues/Rock
  • Band Members
    Joey Chrisman
    Nick Bartolo
Review from the “Laid Back” section of The Courier:
I fell in love with the No Refund Band’s first CD, so was excited when the follow-up, Current State of Blue, landed on my desk.
The album has the feel it was recorded in a smoky Texas roadhouse. The No Refund Band (NRB) was formed by Mike Crownover in 2007 with the intent of combining blues, soul, R&B, and rock into a fiery combination. Mission accomplished. Mike handles rhythm and lead guitar, and is joined by Ricky Jackson, (Lead
Singer/Lead Guitarist), Rik Robertson (Bass), Anthony Terry (Saxophone) and Jim Brady (Trumpet). The mix of the horns with blistering guitar and gritty heartfelt vocals is the key. “Blues is a confession of the soul it is almost like religion, so my hope is that the religion, which is the blues, never dies,” Mike
said. “The blues is a way to express the human condition. When you are down about something or sad, if feels good to tell it to others and get comfort that you aren’t the only one who feels that way.” Two things are for certain — electric blues don’t get any better this, and if you like that sort of music, you’ll never ask for a refund from a show or from this CD.

The Steve Cal' Band was a top winner of the 2013 Beta Hi-Fi Emerging Music Festival at World Café Live, which highlighted the finest emerging songwriters in the region.

Blues Rock Review has included one of the band's songs on their Volume 4 Sampler CD which features the best up and coming blues rock artist in the country.
JFB has formed a brotherhood of blues and beyond that is undeniable for music lovers of raw, energetic, high intensity shows. No show is ever the same with their spontaneous set changes and off the cuff arrangements of any song they feel they want to play at the moment. They are a spur of the moment band which keeps the shows interesting and unique.

JFB is a blues/rock band that has been performing orginal and cover music for more than a decade. The band has 2 CD's to their credit that showcase their writing and instrumentation: Ordinary Man and The Long Hard Road.

From their work on The Long Hard Road,the band was awarded a 3-song publishing contract with Transition Music Corp in California.
They have also had songs featured in film and television, including The Closer, Passions, and the Spanish film Tough Guy. JFB has shared the stage with acts such as Molly Hatchet, Buckcherry, and Three Dog Night.
JFB continues to play live shows to promote their original music.

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