2018 - PRODUCER
BLUES AMERICA - VARIOUS
2017 - LINER NOTES
AIN'T NOTHING - JOHN PRIMER/BOB CORRITORE
DELTA GROOVE MUSIC
2017 - PHOTOGRAPHY
"92" - HENRY GRAY
MUSIC MATTERS RECORDS
2010 - PHOTOGRAPHY
HARMONICA BLUES - BOB CORRITORE
DELTA GROOVE MUSIC
2009 - PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE, RESEARCH
BLUES ON MY RADIO - VARIOUS
2009 - PHOTOGRAPHY
BROADCASTING THE BLUES - VARIOUS
2007 - PHOTOGRAPHY
HOUSE ROCKIN' AND BLUES SHOUTIN'-VARIOUS
BLUE WITCH RECORDS
2005 - COVER PHOTO, PHOTOGRAPHY
NO TURN ON RED - LOUISIANA RED
2004 - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
LEGEND LIVE - ROBERT LOCKWOOD, JR.
Drew Verbis is a feature photojournalist, musicologist and award-winning radio presenter. He was raised as a third-culture kid. He researches Terror Management Theory at Grand Canyon State University. The former Mississippi resident received his Master’s Degrees from the University of Oklahoma.
Drew is a 7th generation first-born male uniformed service member. He served with the Navy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan: 2010, 2012, 2013. He was in theatre during the Camp Bastion Raid.
Drew is a voting member at-large of the Recording Academy which presents the music industry's most distinguished achievement, the Grammy Award.
Drew has produced records for R.L. Burnside, Louisiana Red and Robert Lockwood Jr. He also worked on the last album by Mojo Buford. He has toured with R.L. Burnside, T-Model Ford, Henry Gray and Louisiana Red. Drew has assisted in studio production with Little Milton, Pinetop Perkins, Lazy Lester and dozens more.
Drew worked for NPR affiliate KJZZ for 9-years. Currently, his syndicated radio series is heard on stations in the United State and Canada. Drew has interviewed 100’s of artists and music icons such as B.B. King, Ray Charles, Ruth Brown, Jimmy Smith and Ben Harper.
Drew is an avid kick-boxer who Drew currently resides in Napoli, Italy.
"For Verbis, it's not twiddling the radio knobs or playing the records, it's the expert knowing, the passion, the loving of music that is his job"
- West Valley View
KEEP THE BLUES ALIVE
Southwest Musical Arts Foundation
FUNDING AND PROMOTIONAL CONSIDERATION MADE POSSIBLE BY:
WHERE THE BLUES TALKS
Blues America is an hour-long weekly syndicated public radio series that features candid conversations with blues people who share their stories and music.
Blues America is heard around the country on over 50 public radio stations and the podcast has been downloaded over 2 million times. It is a featured “station” on the Living Blues Magazine radio-charts. Past guests have included B.B. King, Bobby Rush, Elvin Bishop, Cedric Burnside, Henry Gray, Kim Wilson, Billy Boy Arnold and more.The series is independently produced at the Chico Chism Memorial Studio in Phoenix by award winning host, Drew Verbis. The former Mississippi resident produced records for R.L. Burnside, Louisiana Red and the last album released by the great Robert Jr. Lockwood. He also contributed to the last album released by Mojo Buford. He earned his Master's degrees in Communication and Museum Science from the University of Oklahoma.
Host: Drew Verbis
Audio format: Stereophonic sound
Number of episodes: 120 (2017 – 37, 2016 – 44, 2015 – 34, 2014 – 05)
Original radio release: May 2, 2015 (KFNX, 1100 AM)
Recording studio: Chico Studio, Phoenix, Arizona
Each program presents a guest interview, special features and music packed into a one-hour (58:00 minutes) program. The music is arranged around the interview and is chosen to complement the guest or theme of the show