Friday, December 9, 2011

Bob Crawford




About: Bob Crawford

Bob Crawford, born in the Bronx, NY, is one of those rare people who combines musicality, scholarship, and business acumen into one seamless individual. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1971 (Phi Beta Kappa/Magna cum laude) Bob embarked on his musical career full time. From being the Musical Director, Guitarist, and Vocalist for the National Company of Paul Sills' "Story Theatre"(1972-3) to the publishing of his music theory book "Symmetric Cycles" (Foreward by Mick Taylor-Rolling Sones/John Mayall) by RMCO MUSIC/Charles Colin Publications, Bob has been actively involved in songwriting, arranging, producing, and studio work as a guitarist and vocalist for the past 30 years.

In 1975, Bob founded Josandra Rehearsal Studios in NYC which became the home of such celebrated musicians as Pat Martino, Larry Harlow, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Mongo Santamaria, Slide Hampton, Sam Jones, Tom Harrell, Kevin Eubanks, Larry Coryell, John Abercrombie, Brand X, Tom Rush, John Hammond, Aztec 2 Step, Jocelyn Brown, Meat Loaf, Loretta Devine, and Roz Ryan among many others.

In 1986 he acted as President of Lions' Den Recording in NYC until 1990 when he formed RMCO MUSIC, his full-service production, recording, publishing, and consulting company. Still active today RMCO MUSIC boasts such varied clients as Larry Harlow, Mick Taylor, Jocelyn Brown, Maxine Brown, Ron Richardson, Vickilyn Reynolds, Carl Hall, Beverly Crosby, and Vondie Curtis-Hall.

In 1991, Larry Harlow (2008 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and Latin Music Hall of Fame Member) recorded "My Time Is Now"("Mi Tiempo Llego") on the album of the same name, co-written by Bob Crawford and A. Dennis (Doc) Williams of the O'Jays released on Cache/Fania Records.

In 2006, Maxine Brown (R&B Hall of Fame Member and Tony Award Winner) recorded anther of Bob's compositions "I Want To Be Loved" released on "From The Heart" (Mee Max Music, Inc.) He continues to write, publish, and place songs with other artists to this day.

Influences:

Coltrane, Miles, Clapton, Hendrix, Alan Holdsworth, Pat Martino, Mick Taylor, Larry Harlow, Jack Bruce, James Taylor, CSN&Y, Eagles


BOB CRAWFORD RMCO MUSIC, Inc.
229 West 26th St. Suite 6A New York, NY 10001
212-255-2161


 










Bob Crawford – Official Website
http://www.carosta.com/bob-crawford/
Bob Crawford - MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/564889319
Bob Crawford – Myspace 2nd Channel
http://www.myspace.com/bobcrawford1949
Bob Crawford - ReverbNation
http://www.reverbnation.com/bobcrawford
Bob Crawford – Soundcloud (RMCO Music)
http://soundcloud.com/rmco-music
Bob Crawford - Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/bobcrawford.rmcomusic
Bob Crawford – The Jazz Network
http://www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com/profiles/blogs/bob-crawford-symmetric-cycles-new-tools-for-advanced
Videos!
Bob Crawford - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/bobcrawford1949
Buy Music!
Bob Crawford - Bandcamp
http://bobcrawford.bandcamp.com/
Bob Crawford – iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/bob-crawford/id350000576
Bob Crawford - Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_srch_drd_B001QLNSJ2?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=Bob%20Crawford&index=digital-music&search-type=ss


 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Brian MacKey



About: Brian MacKey

Brian Mackey is spreading a message of honesty to fans across the country with his eclectic blend of pop-rock and folk-inspired lyrics. “My songwriting is really just an autobiographical musical,” muses the New York based artist. “Ironically enough, I've never been a fan of musicals.”

Mackey released his 4th release and first full length album, "Broken Heartstrings" this on November 10th, 2014 (With pre-sale on iTunes November 4th). This release was co-produced by Brian and his long-time producer Sam Ashworth, who also produced his Honest Love EP, as well as several other songs on his "Red EP". Earlier this year, in honor of Earth Day, Mackey released his single, "America", on April 22nd, which also is included on "Broken Heartstrings."

While 'Broken Hearstrings' was two years in the making, Mackey comments about his ups and downs of the process:

"A lot of loss went on around me during the entire process of making this album, both negatively and positively. The name of it came about from my need to break away from an oppressive relationship that tried to make me feel guilty during the entire time. I decided that it would be appropriate to name this new release 'Broken Heartstrings”. Not that my heart is broken - just the opposite; the bond has been broken, the stuff that holds you back, a liberation, a new beginning."

“This album is about putting aside all fears of saying the wrong thing,” he explains. “It’s about putting the rose colored glasses on the floor and smashing them with your foot, and feeling comfortable with the uncomfortable." Standouts on the project include "Desire", "Are You Listening","Philadelphia" and "The Day."

Some of Music City’s finest singer/songwriter/musicians have joined Brian on his projects: producer/singer/songwriter Sam Ashworth, son of songwriter and producer Charlie Peacock (Civil Wars, Switchfoot, Amy Grant) and Six Pence None The Richer’s guitarist Matt Slocum. On his upcoming album, "Broken Heartstrings", famed guitarist Jeff King (Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood) and bass player, Mark Hill (Keith Urban, Reba McEntire) both recorded with Mackey.

In addition to his new album, Mackey spent the summer shooting his new music video for his single "America" with friend and frequent director, Nick Cavalier and photographer, Andrea Coan. Releasing on October 24th, CMT Edge exclusively premiered this new video with a Q &A.

Past Releases

Honest Love was Mackey’s third EP. His first EP, Feng Shui for Slobs, was released in 2008 and the second was Brian Mackey Red released in 2009. Brian's first EP, Feng Shui for Slobs, garnered the placement of "Painted Red" on the Disney TV show, Naturally Sadie, a milestone achievement for his first EP.

Honest Love was so well received that songs from the project were featured on Viso Music, US Airways In-Flight Radio, and the Songs of Love for Japan compilation, alongside stars like Sara Bareilles and Ani DiFranco. Mackey was also recently selected as a SuperCuts® Rock the Cut Artist Ambassador.

Mackey’s songs, including “Color Blue” and “Honest Love,” have also been sought out for use in motion pictures The Boys of Abu Ghraib, starring Sara Paxton (Last House on the Left) and Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings); 29,000 Wishes, 1 Regret, directed by Oliver Robins (Poltergeist); Fake; and Fathoms Deep. "Honest Love" also garnered some advertising and TV placements: Unicef's "Live Below the Line" campaign, and "Out on the Road" in Travel Channel's, "The Layover" with Anthony Bourdain.

“'Color Blue’ was written in a few different places,” says Mackey. “It started out as a guitar song, after the basic idea came from looking out my car window in the wintertime. I brought the idea back into the house, worked on it there, and then put it out of my mind. Later I went down to Nashville to record a different set of songs. On my break I noticed a grand piano in the church, which was converted into a studio, and finished the rest of the song on the piano and ended up recording it.”

Whether it is a winter view through a car window or a morning sunrise, Mackey finds inspiration everywhere. “There are so many experiences in life that you use to paint your picture. It could be the smell of the air, or a look in the eyes of somebody that you meet along the way. It could be a conversation with an old friend. It could be a TV show. It could be a powerful romantic thing or something funny. It could be somebody dying or somebody being born.”

The Florida native’s influences are as varied as his inspirations. Mackey, a classical pianist, loves modern masters Bob Dylan, Jim Croce and The Beatles as much as composers Mozart and Beethoven.









Brian MacKey – Official Website
Brian MacKey - Reverbnation
Brian MacKey - Soundcloud
Brian MacKey – Pure Volume
Brian MacKey - Facebook
Brian MacKey - Twitter
VIDEO
Brian MacKey - Youtube
BUY MUSIC
Brian MacKey – Official Store
Brian MacKey – iTunes
Brian MacKey – CD Baby
Brian MacKey - eMusic
Brian MacKey – Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Brian-Mackey/e/B004U5W50Y


Melissa James



About: Melissa James

Day Dawns is a truly exceptional debut album from Melissa James, a singer-songwriter who has, for some time, been causing a stir at her live shows and attracting a steady stream of followers, entranced by her earthy, soulful sound.

Think Lizz Wright meets Amos Lee as they cross paths with blues man, Eric Bibb and you’d be getting very close. Fusing her love of blues, folk and jazz in a bundle of soul, her songs take you on mini detours, opening you up to the sometimes raw elements of her innermost thoughts. Combined with the velvety power through which she delivers, expect a performance which will leave your spine tingling.

“They don’t write ‘em like that anymore...except they do. Superb singer in classic mould.”
Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music


“…great late night listening, this lady is certainly worth checking out.” (Blues Matters!, August/September 2012)

"...James takes all of her musical loves - jazz, blues, soul, folk - and wraps them up into songs that achieve an astonishing array of moods and emotions." 4-stars (Jazzwise, August 2012)







Melissa James- Official Website
http://www.melissa-james.com/
Melissa James - ReverbNation
http://www.reverbnation.com/melissajames
Melissa James - Soundcloud
http://soundcloud.com/melissajames
Melissa James - MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/melissajamesmusic
Melissa James – Last FM
http://www.last.fm/music/Melissa+James
Melissa James - Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/MelissaJamesUK
Melissa James - Twitter
https://twitter.com/MelissaJamesUK
Melissa James – World United Music
http://worldunitedmusic.blogspot.com/2011/12/melissa-james.html
Videos!
Melissa James - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/MelissaJamesUK
Melissa James - Vimeo
http://vimeo.com/melissajames
Buy Music!
Melissa James - Bandcamp
http://melissajames.bandcamp.com/
Melissa James - iTunes
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/day-dawns/id538781619
Melissa James - Amazon
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Day-Dawns-Melissa-James/dp/B0089PO1NK/

 

 

Lizzie Blazquez


 
About: Lizzie Blazquez

LiZZie is a bilingual singer / songwriter raised by a family of musicians, her father being her major influence. By age four Lizzie actively participated in many community events and concerts including local radio appearances in children’s musical groups. At age seven she began playing the guitar, and soon after began writing songs. After having released her first single and music video, LiZZie began touring the Miami club scene where she gained a large following that continues today in NYC. Don’t miss out on Lizzie!






 

















Lizzie Blazquez – Official Website
https://www.facebook.com/lizzieblazquezfanpage
Lizzie Blazquez - Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/lizzieblazquez
Lizzie Blazquez - Reverbnation
http://www.reverbnation.com/lizzieblazquez
Lizzie Blazquez - MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/lizzieblazquezmusic
Lizzie Blazquez - Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/lizzieblazquezfanpage
Lizzie Blazquez - Twitter
https://twitter.com/lizzieblazquez
Videos!
Lizzie Blazquez - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/lizzieblazquez
Buy Music!
Lizzie Blazquez - Bandcamp
http://lizzieblazquez.bandcamp.com/
Lizzie Blazquez - eMusic
http://www.emusic.com/artist/lizzie-blazquez/12371097/
Lizzie Blazquez - Rhapsody
http://www.rhapsody.com/#artist/lizzie-blazquez/albums
Lizzie Blazquez - Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Dime-Si/dp/B002IRJ0AY
 

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Throwing Gravity



About: Throwing Gravity

Bursting on to the Rock scene with energy and conviction, Throwing Gravity is primed and ready to carve out their place among the best of the best. After releasing their brand new album "It's Not The End" in December of 2011, the band has been winning over concert goers and garnering attention from industry professionals alike.

When it comes to the music, Throwing Gravity is no stranger to working with some of the best in the biz such as Josh Abraham (Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, Velvet Revolver), Ryan Williams (Paramore, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against The Machine), Jason Flom(Saving Abel, Paramore, Collective Soul), Chris Lord-Alge (Daughtry, Avril Lavigne, Switcfoot…) and Jon King (Augustana, Future Leaders Of The World, 3 Pill Morning).

The guys have already had multiple accomplishments in their short career being featured on Kings of A&R, having a #1 song on iHeartRadio for 4 months, multiple placements with NHL, MLB, and TNA Wrestling with their song "Here We Go Again" and sharing the stage with Chevelle, Red, My Darkest Days, Evans Blue, Safetysuit, Second Hand Serenade, Parachute, Ghosts Of August, Zach Myers of Shinedown, Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, 12 Stones, and Evan Taubenfeld just to name a few.

Be sure not to miss out as Throwing Gravity is set to have an action packed 2013 with plans to release a new full length studio album along with a heavy touring schedule performing clubs, arenas and major summer festivals all across the U.S.! Visit them online at www.throwinggravity.net, youtube.comthrowinggravity and long story short, click the LIKE button on their Facebook, sit back and enjoy the show.

















Throwing Gravity – Official Website
http://www.throwinggravity.net/
Throwing Gravity – Official Website (old)
http://throwinggravitymusic.com/
Throwing Gravity - ReverbNation
http://www.reverbnation.com/throwinggravity
Throwing Gravity - Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/#throwing-gravity-band
Throwing Gravity - MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/throwinggravity
Throwing Gravity - Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/throwinggravity
Throwing Gravity - Twitter
https://twitter.com/throwinggravity
Throwing Gravity – World United Music
http://worldunitedmusic.blogspot.com/2011/12/throwing-gravity.html
Videos!
Throwing Gravity - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/ThrowingGravity
Throwing Gravity - Vimeo
http://vimeo.com/throwinggravity
Buy Music!
Throwing Gravity – Official Store
http://throwinggravity.spinshop.com/
Throwing Gravity – iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/throwing-gravity/id370709871
Throwing Gravity - Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Throwing-Gravity/e/B0042SLKRS

 
 
 

The Unsatisfied



About: The Unsatisfied

The Unsatisfied- raw, high energy rock & roll meets dangerous punk rock with precision. A complete package; a genuine American punk act with so much power and spectacle on stage it's like being hit by a rock and roll lightning bolt.

Formed in 1986 by frontman Eric Scealf, this true blood and glitter operation has toured for many years across the southeast and beyond, sharing the stage with such luminaries as The Misfits, Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys), Dave Brockie Experience (GWAR), The Murder Junkies, Superdrag, Asphalt Blaster, Georgia Satellites, and Nashville Pussy. They’ve also toured multiple times with HBO’s Real Sex “most dangerous rock band”, The Impotent Sea Snakes.

Playing everywhere from the hallowed stage of CBGB’s in New York, to performing for free at southern skate-parks for underage fans, The Unsatisfied always serves up healthy portions of faith and fire for punk rock aficionados.

"Songs the Belt Taught Us" is the latest full length release from The Unsatisfied. It was recorded at Revolution Sound with Mike Pack engineering and helping the band produce. The album was completed at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA with mixing by David Barbe (Bob Mould, DriveByTruckers) and mastering by Drew Vandenberg (WidespreadPanic, DriveByTruckers). "Songs the Belt Taught Us" was released April 27th 2011. It has since been lauded by reviewers as one of the "best rock albums of the year...". "Songs the Belt Taught Us" is featured on Pandora iHeartRadio and Spotify.
The band's latest release is titled "Blood Gospel". It is a stand-alone single available for free download via The Unsatisfied website www.theunsatisfied.com .
The Unsatisfied is not your average rock band. They may be hard, but they’re more rhythmic than James Brown and embody the sensuality of Prince. It’s punk rock infused with jazz beats and sexual angst, you owe it to yourself to see The Unsatisfied live. Prepare yourself for the Southern music scene's most whispered dirty secret, The Unsatisfied…












The Unsatisfied – Official Website
http://www.theunsatisfied.com/
The Unsatisfied - ReverbNation
http://www.reverbnation.com/theunsatisfied
The Unsatisfied - MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/theunsatisfied
The Unsatisfied - Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/theunsatisfied
The Unsatisfied - Twitter
https://twitter.com/TheUnsatisfied
The Unsatisfied – Sonic Bids
http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_id=172545
The Unsatisfied – World United Music
http://worldunitedmusic.blogspot.com/2011/12/unsatisfied.html
Videos!
The Unsatisfied - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/Theunsatisfied1
Buy Music!
The Unsatisfied – Official Store
http://www.theunsatisfied.net/store/
The Unsatisfied - Bandcamp
http://theunsatisfied.bandcamp.com/
The Unsatisfied - iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-unsatisfied/id326097936
The Unsatisfied - Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/The-Unsatisfied/e/B001LI2BYS/digital/ref=ntt_mp3_rdr?_encoding=UTF8&sn=d
The Unsatisfied - Rhapsody
http://www.rhapsody.com/#artist/the-unsatisfied/album/songs-the-belt-taught-us-%5Balbum%5D

 

Monday, November 21, 2011

La Resistance



 
About: La Resistance
La Resistance is the brainchild of Greg Summerlin, who, after releasing several solo albums on Superphonic Records, formed the band with three friends who have played with him over the past few years. These indie-rockers on the rise prove to be turning the heads of music fans across the nation as the band's debut album, "Philosophy,” barely a year old, has already been covered in such major blogs and magazines as AOL Spinner, Magnet, Blurt, My Old Kentucky Blog, Popmatters, Under the Radar, KEXP.org, The Big Takeover, Allgigs (UK) and many others. It also spent several weeks in the CMJ charts and achieved #1 status at stations like KONC in Chicago.

La Resistance is the past and the future. The old and the new. The classic and the experimental. Their unique sound and perspective is hard to categorize, but their influences range from New Order, Radiohead, The Cure, and Echo and the Bunnymen, to Interpol and Arcade Fire. Without departing from the timeless foundation of catchy melodies and poetic, poignant lyrics, La Resistance has an eye for the future, pushing the words and music to a place that is altogether inspiring but never ostentatious.

La Resistance is Greg Summerlin on lead vocals and guitar, Randle Scruggs on bass, Mischa Jordy on keys and vocals, and Wil Drake on drums.













La Resistance – Official Website
http://www.laresistancemusic.com/
La Resistance – Sonicbids
http://www.sonicbids.com/2/EPK/?epk_id=27584
La Resistance - Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Resistance/174459929248869
La Resistance - Twitter
http://twitter.com/lresistanceband
La Resistance – World United Music
http://worldunitedmusic.blogspot.com/2011/11/la-resistance.html
Videos!
La Resistance - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/LaResistanceVideos
Buy Music!
La Resistance – Official Store
http://laresistance.bigcartel.com/
La Resistance - iTunes
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/philosophy/id417858330?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
La Resistance - Bandcamp
http://laresistanceband.bandcamp.com/album/philosophy


 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Makana


 
About: Makana
 
Described as “dazzling” by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, and composer who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. His guitar playing has been featured on three Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy-Award winning film “The Descendants”. In 2011, at the apex of the “Occupy” movement, Makana’s song We Are the Many went viral on YouTube garnering more than half a million views and was coined the “Occupy Anthem” by Rolling Stone Magazine. His performance of the song at an APEC World Leaders’ Dinner hosted by the Obamas also went viral and became the #1 news story on Yahoo worldwide for two days, garnering appearances on CNN, BBC, ABC, Democracy Now!, Sean Hannity and other major news outlets. Makana’s captivating and wide-ranging performance style has led him to share the stage with Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, open for music legends Sting, Carlos Santana and Elvis Costello, and perform in venues ranging from Asian and European opera houses to The White House.

Born and raised in Hawai’i, Makana grew up on the shores of Waikiki amid the likes of legend Don Ho and young Elvis-impersonator Bruno Mars. Makana- whose name means “a gift given freely”- began singing when he was seven years-old, took up ‘ukulele at nine and began learning the ancient art of slack key at eleven. By fourteen, he was performing professionally, and before long playing five nights a week. His reputation as the youngest virtuoso of slack key spread like molten volcanic lava throughout the islands.

A protégé of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar legends, including Bobby Moderow Jr. and the late master Uncle Sonny Chillingworth, Makana has dedicated his life to perpetuating as well as evolving the traditional Hawaiian art form. Slack key or Ki Ho’alu, nearly 200 years old and indigenous to Hawai’i, was created by ‘ohana (families) on the different islands as a very personal folk music expression of their beautiful surroundings and way of life. The style is characterized by “slacking” the strings to open chords, thus freeing the hands to alter the sound whilst self-accompanying with a triad of alternating bass patterns, faux rhythms and sweet melodies evocative of island atmospheres. Think “three guitars in one!” From this tradition Makana has evolved his own dynamic, high-octane style, coined “Slack Rock”: slack key infused with elements of bluegrass, rock, blues and raga. Makana’s playing has garnered praise from such guitar luminaries as Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and Pepe Romero (Spanish Flamenco Master). A contributor to the 2007 Grammy-nominated “Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Vol. I” and 2009 Grammy-nominated “Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Vol II”, Makana is considered one of the “greatest living players” (Esquire Magazine) whose “instrumental brilliance bears comparison with the work of such groundbreaking acoustic guitarists as John Fahey and Michael Hedges” (Maui News).

The focus of Makana’s art is to celebrate the beauty of tradition while exploring new, relevant perceptions, sounds and themes. In his music he often honors his forebears, the vintage Hawaiian music legends as well as the rock poet idols of the 60s, paying homage to the kupuna (elders) who carry within their Beings the cultural wisdom passed down through generations.

Makana is also very active in building and nurturing community and awareness in the fields of food and nutrition, land, social engineering strategies, health and spiritual growth. His hobbies include growing food and sowing clarity through philosophy on his blog, Mind Mints.

2014 marks Makana’s 25th Anniversary of playing guitar. To celebrate, Makana performed at summer festivals in Holland and France, toured to New Zealand and Australia twice, performed in concert with Grammy-winning artist Gotye and opened for Leon Russell, sold out shows from LA (Vibrato) to Seattle (Benaroya Hall), completed a year of sold-out concerts at the prestigious Kahala Hotel, released “RIPE” (fully funded by fans via Kickstarter and produced by legends Ron Nevison [Led Zeppelin • The Who] and Mitchell Froom [Crowded House • Elvis Costello]) AND “25” (a double album of 25 songs, captured fully in analog and only available at live performances), headlined concerts with two different symphonies, gave lectures and workshops on being an indie artist + the art of slack key, sang at countless environmental rallies in Hawai’i, funded and launched the brand “GOT KULEANA!” with accompanying PSAs to encourage higher voter turnouts, raised money for numerous non-profits including Surfrider, the ACLU, and The Thin Green Line Foundation (who support park rangers), started a new side project Hawaiian band honoring Gabby “Pops” Pahinui & The Sons of Hawai’i (named on the spot: “Palaka Pops”), and most memorably, got heckled by the Princess of Thailand, who brought her entire court to see him perform.

























Makana – Official Website
http://makanamusic.com/
Makana - Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/makanamusic
Makana - Reverbnation
http://www.reverbnation.com/makana
Makana - MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/makanaworld
Makana - Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/makanafans
Makana - Twitter
https://twitter.com/makanamusic
VIDEO
Makana - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/makanavideos
Makana - Vimeo
http://vimeo.com/makana
BUY MUSIC
Makana - Bandcamp
http://makana.bandcamp.com/
Makana - iTunes
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/makana/id4277081
Makana - Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Makana/dp/B00004UEKN

 
 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Works Progress Administration (WPA)




About: Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Works Progress Administration takes its name from FDR’s 1939 New Deal initiative, which put millions to work making buildings, bridges, theater, art and music. The original WPA was rooted in the values of community and creativity, and helped to keep the fire of human dignity burning through the darkest years of the Great Imposters.

WPA was born out of the musical community surrounding the legendary LA club, Largo. The members of the band had known and admired each other for years, and found themselves with a strong batch of unrecorded songs, a little down time, and a collective feeling that it might be a good idea to put something on tape.

After a chance meeting between Sean and Grammy winning recording engineer Jim Scott, the group found themselves in Scott’s studio, Plyrz, recording 17 songs live in five days. With an album mixed and mastered, the band hadn’t even chosen a name or secured management. In an era where the expectation is that a group of this experience and caliber would be something conceived by business executives, WPA came out of an authentic and vibrant musical community, and the album is a beautiful reflection of its origins.

The instant classic “Always Have My Love”, penned and sung by Glen Phillips, starts the album with a powerful dose of dual fiddles, pedal steel and piano, revealing the band’s palette from the first bar. The album continues with five more Phillips songs, plaintive and introspective tunes from Sean Watkins (“Not Sure”, “Paralyzed” and “You’re Already Gone”), commanding vocals performed by Luke Bulla on “Who’s Gonna Cry For You” and “Remember Well”, and the haunting voice of Sara Watkins on Benmont Tench’s “The Price” and the Ray Davies classic “I Go To Sleep”. Despite having four lead singers and a high level of instrumental prowess the band keeps its focus in service to the song, and creates a sound that is both timeless and unique.

Now, with a wonderful record reminiscent of “more than the sum of its parts” groups such as Fleetwood Mac, The Band, and CSNY, the founding members of WPA (Glen, Luke, and Sean) are rallying the troops for a cross-country excursion. Given that the heart of this band is found in its collective spirit, if one of the Executive Board is required at his “day job”, it’s looked at as an opportunity, not a problem. The network of talent surrounding these eight players is deep and varied, and changes in the tour lineup will provide new opportunities for collaboration and exploration, insuring that each show is a unique and inspiring event.

In this time when the collective spirit is once again in need, WPA looks forward to serving you in your community.









WPA – Official Website
http://wpamusic.bandcamp.com/
WPA - MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/wpaband
WPA - Reverbnation
http://www.reverbnation.com/wpa
WPA - Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Works_Progress_Administration_(musical_group)
WPA - Twitter
https://twitter.com/wpamusic
WPA – World United Music
http://worldunitedmusic.blogspot.com/2011/11/works-progress-administration-wpa.html
Videos!
WPA - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/WPAmusic
Buy Music!
WPA - Bandcamp
http://wpamusic.bandcamp.com/
WPA – CD Baby
http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/WorksProgressAdministrationWPA
WPA - iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/works-progress-administration/id327525149
WPA - Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/wpa-Works-Progress-Administration/dp/B002KBBGHI



 

The Dirt Daubers




About: The Dirt Daubers

The Dirt Daubers have come down from the mountains and landed squarely in the middle of the Mississippi Delta. Yes, you heard right... J.D. Wilkes (of the Legendary Shack Shakers) and his former Old-Time band have decided to plug in (!) to both his blues roots and a regulation, A.C. power socket.

Having recently added electric guitar and drums, the Dirt Daubers are now poised to expand the appeal of their roots-based tunes with a whole new Swamp-Blues/Rock n Roll kick!

But for those missing the old, acoustic sound, an unplugged version of the new band is available for booking too.



















The Dirt Daubers – Official Website
The Dirt Daubers - MySpace
The Dirt Daubers - Facebook
The Dirt Daubers – Last FM
The Dirt Daubers - Wikipedia
The Dirt Daubers - Twitter
The Dirt Daubers – World United Music
Videos!
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Surya Devi



About: Surya Devi

Born on the International Day of Peace, which also falls on the Fall Equinox, Surya was destined from birth to be the World’s first Benevolent Gangster Dakini Fairy. She has always had a passion for music, magic, and the mysterious things of life. Her studies of spirituality and curiosity about life have sent her on adventures around the world seeking to know what it is that unites us all as a human race. Surya is a certified Angel Therapy Practitioner & Medium by Doreen Virtue PhD, as well as a Blessing Giver from the Oneness University in India, Divine Healing Hands Practitioner and Past Life Regression Therapist certified by Deborah Skye King.

Since childhood she could always be found singing, writing stories and dancing around the house making up songs and routines with her brothers. In high school she took a vow never to engage in anything creative again, which lasted for 7 years. During this time she refused to sing, act or engage in any creative pursuits, instead learning bodywork and studying herbs, energy healing and natural medicine. When it became apparent she could not live without music, she was introduced to Sheinagh Saraswati Anderson (http://www.sheinagh.com) and began to study the Yoga of Voice with her for many years. She traveled to India to study Indian Music with Aparna Gurav and realizing that Indian Classical music would take her a lifetime to master, decided instead to fuse her many worlds together to create a unique style reflective of her love of different cultures, religions and music.

Surya plays piano, guitar, a host of random instruments and laptop to create her own music in a variety of styles. She creates both original music for herself as well as commissioned pieces for film, TV, radio, fellow healers and corporate. She has shared her music and healing gifts with people from all walks of life and is passionate about how unconditional love and music can unite and heal the world. 2013 will be a busy and creative year for Surya. She has several album releases planned for this year including the revolutionary “Vimanas Project” ~ a hip hop kirtan project produced by Anahata Sacred Sound Current featuring Atma, Son of Saturn, Riishi G7, Jahn Naga Baba & Kalki. (www.vimanasproject.com) Her next full-length feature album “Rise” will be released in June which is a collection of sacred chants and prayers from India, co-produced by Vago from Technicians Music/Vanguards. She also has several projects underway with Senegalese musician Boujou Cissoko in both North America & Senegal.

Surya is available for private healing/reading sessions and custom musical compositions.











Surya Devi – Official Website
http://www.suryadevi.com/
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http://www.reverbnation.com/surya
Surya Devi – Mantras for the Masses
http://www.mantrasforthemasses.com/
Surya Devi - MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/suryasound
Surya Devi - Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/suryadeviworldmusic
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https://twitter.com/SURYADEVI
Surya Devi – World United Music
http://worldunitedmusic.blogspot.com/2011/11/surya-devi.html
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