Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Special Ops

About: Special Ops

Bombs Away!!! Special Ops return to the barracks with their third album "Through The Heart of The Infidel" with award winning producer/mixer/engineer Glen Robinson (Voivod, Ramones, AC/DC, Gwar, Queensryche, Nashville Pussy). After releasing their award nominated "Phase 2: Amidst The Madness" and successful single "Anger is Creeping", which was chosen as the TV theme song and soundtrack for the "Sid Cycle Show" (Global / Men TV) in 2007. Special Ops are igniting the dynamite and previewing the first single "Pressure" from their third upcoming album "Through The Heart of The Infidel”.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

First Aid Kit

About: First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit are a Swedish duo comprised of sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, whose vocal harmonies and woodsy, folk-influenced songwriting take influence from the likes of Fleet Foxes and Joanna Newsom. Hailing from suburban Enskede, the siblings began composing songs as young teenagers in 2007. The home-recorded "Tangerine" enjoyed airplay on Swedish radio later that summer, and the debut EP Drunken Trees helped expand the girls' audience upon its release in April 2008. The London-based Wichita Records reissued Drunken Trees one year later, bolstering its track list with a reverent Fleet Foxes cover and three additional songs performed live in a Swedish forest. The duo then set to work on a full-length album, balancing schoolwork with the recording sessions. The Big Black & the Blue was released in 2010, followed by Lion's Roar in early 2012


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Tiller’s Folly

About: Tiller’s Folly

Tiller’s Folly is the preeminent Canadian based award winning Americana/Folk/Celtic group at the forefront of a bold new movement in acoustic roots music. For the past sixteen years, through 1,000's of performances stretching from the Pacific Northwest to the British Isles, they have spread their memorable blend of energy, history, musicality, romance and just plain fun from small and large halls to televison, radio, theatres and festivals.

Hailed by critics (“Tiller’s Folly is a national treasure”. – Peter North, Edmonton Journal), their words and melodies are at once populist, minimally produced and poignant while at the same time singularly powerful and sincere.

With eight studio CD's to the bands credit, Tiller's award winning productions continue to expand and refine their potent mix of acoustic & electric based, Celtic influenced Canadiana, Americana, Newgrass 'and beyond.'

In 2008, Tiller's Folly introduced a multimedia component to their show including both modern and archival film footage and photography, adding sharp, captivating visual images and film designed to provide a whole new depth of understanding and enjoyment to an already impressive stage show. As a result, this is a show that the audience will carry with them long after the final note has played.

Fueled by their unfailing passion and enthusiasm for the music, Tiller’s is continuingly experimenting with different phrasing, tones and textures while recording with some of the most exciting and innovative musicians and singers in the business today as they continue to evolve as artists. Names like the phenomenally talented front man of the iconic group NewGrass Revival, John Cowan to Bob Babbitt (most famous for his work as a member of Motown Records studio band, the Funk Brothers, from 1966–1972, as well as his tenure as part of MFSB for Philadelphia International Records) and the late legendary session keyboardist Larry Knechtel have moved Tiller’s music to a new level of mastery.

Now, in 2012 they have just completed their new project that marks a fresh, new direction for the band and unleashes the writing and acoustic performance prowess of this band. In addition to current members Bruce Coughlan, Nolan Murray and Laurence Knight they will again showcase the vocals prowess of the masterful John Cowan (Doobie Brothers/John Cowan Band), as well as introducing new musical collaborators like Josh Shilling (Mountain Heart) and Cia Cherryholmes (The Cherryholmes), Ronnie McCoury (Del McCoury Band/Travelin McCoury's), Sam Bush (NewGrass Revival founder/Sam Bush Band) and successful producer/writer/vocalist Wendy Waldman along with the legendary Scottish Music Hall of Famer Phil Cunningham on accordion. Rounding out the musical guests on the album will be Grammy winning "in-demand" producer/session man Randy Kohrs (Dolly Parton/John Cowan Band/Jim Lauderdale), guitarist Jeff Autry (John Cowan Band) and banjo great Scott Vestal (John Cowan Band/Sam Bush Band).

The band received critical praise and world-wide recognition when in the summer of 2012 they earned the high honor of winning the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards Vox Pop Poll for their song "Death & Taxes" from their new album, "Go The Road". The song, penned by Tillers prolific lead singer/principal songwriter Bruce Coughlan, was named Top Song in the "Social Action" category. This award was voted on by more than 60,000 music fans from around the globe, marking a turning point for this fabulous band.

With their new self-penned songs, new musical studio partnerships and an inexhaustible collaborative spirit, Tiller’s Folly is poised to breakthrough to the next level in 2012 and beyond.

Tiller’s Folly is:

Bruce Coughlan (songwriter, lead vocals. Guitar, bodhran, flute, whistle)
Nolan Murray (fiddle, mandolin, mandocaster, banjo, viola, guitar)
Laurence Knight (producer, bass, vocals)

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Chris McLeod

About: Chris McLeod

Chris McLeod, is an emerging singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN.  He has received song placement on MTV, and has played hundreds of live shows in his career including numerous independently booked US tours. His songs are beautifully crafted with infectious melodies and inspired lyrics. Chris was a staple in the music scene in Tulsa, OK for ten years.

His 2011 album Traveler, was recorded with producer Joshua Silverberg (Edison Glass, Illuminate, Addison Road, Toby Mac, Seabird) out of Nashville, TN.  Traveler is Chris’ third studio album.

Chris has also lead Christian communities in worship for many years.  With a blend of original songs, hymn arrangements, and modern worship songs, Chris leads in an honest and inspiring way.  He also knows that worship is more than a few songs on a Sunday morning, it is a holistic encounter that should take hold of every part of our lives.  Whether intended for congregational singing or personal listening, every song Chris writes is intended to exemplify a life of worship.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tyler James


About: Tyler James

Tyler James' debut full-length record It Took the Fire was released in 2010 on his own Son of Geert Records. For the 27-year-old Nashville songsmith, it's a coming of age album. "I'm part of a restless generation known more for its apathy than for its voice," he says. "My songs are about the struggle to find my own truth." With his heartfelt approach and raspy croon, James sounds like an old soul. Citing influences from Paul Simon to Rainer Maria Rilke, he has a reverence for past masters that does him good. With meticulously crafted arrangements disguised as simple pop tunes, It Took the Fire is one part classic 70s, another part Memphis soul.

Co-produced with acclaimed producer Neilson Hubbard (Glen Phillips, Garrison Starr), It Took the Fire was tracked in four days at Nashville's legendary House of David Studios. "Like a lot of studios on Music Row, you often feel like you're standing on hallowed ground," James says. "I used Elvis' piano on the record and the studio still has a trap door entrance from when he tracked there." Highlights on the record include the title track, which rings out like an old spiritual when he sings: "It took the fire to save my soul/ It took the fire to change me/ Glory shown in the ashes blowin' away." Other songs range from heartbreak on the slow jam "All I Got," to coping with the death of a friend on the Randy Newman-esque "A Sailor's Tune.”

Born in the Pacific Northwest, but raised in small-town Iowa, James has often been an outsider. "It was pretty much a few street lights and baseball diamonds surrounded by cornfields," he says. "I'm a Midwest kid at heart, but when you're young you don't see the value in it. Luckily I found a Dylan tape in my sister's pick-up truck one day and it changed everything." Once out of high school, James moved to Nashville and quickly found a home in the music community. "The talent here is overwhelming," he laughs. "I had the green knocked out of me pretty quick." James honed his craft while earning a college degree and eventually debuted in 2005 with the aptly titled An EP. Produced by Jason Lehning (Alison Krause, Guster), the release was met with critical acclaim, with Paste Magazine saying, "His vulnerable lyrics, uncontrived vocals and memorable piano and guitar arrangements make for a sound as accessible as it is meaningful.”

James' songs have found their way onto television shows like ABC's "Brothers and Sisters" and MTV's "The Hills." Additionally, his song "Call My Name" (a collaborative effort with DJ Morgan Page) reached number 5 on Billboard's worldwide dance charts last year. James has spent the last four years traveling the country in his old VW, playing with the likes of Ben Lee, Mat Kearney, Diane Birch, Bobby Bare Jr., Denison Witmer and The Autumn Defense. "I can't tell you how many strange couches I slept on," says James. "I don't do much planning ahead in the hope of finding the back alleys." That approach would sometimes backfire on him. "I'd end up freezing my butt off in the back seat at some dark truck stop in the middle of nowhere," he says. More recently James was one of the founding members of Ten Out of Tennessee, an acclaimed Nashville artist collective whose tours aim to prove there's more to Music City than rhinestones and cowboy boots.

With the release of It Took the Fire, James seeks beauty in the mystic and purpose in the disillusion that has defined his generation. "I wanted my record to reflect the community we have in Nashville," he says. "I still have hope that there are people out there who get together with friends, open up a bottle of wine and listen to records.”

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Mountain Heart

About: Mountain Heart

Mountain Heart is the band that has been fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music can be presented and played. The band's name has been synonymous with cutting-edge excellence in acoustic music circles since the group's creation in 1999. Widely known throughout the music industry for continually redefining the boundaries of acoustic music, the band has gained legions of loyal fans both as a result of their superlative musicianship, and more notably, their incomparably exciting live performances.

As one of the most highly awarded ensembles ever assembled, Mountain Heart, or members of the band, have either won or been nominated for Grammy’s, ACM, CMA, and multiple IBMA Awards. They have appeared on the revered stage of the Grand Ole Opry in excess of 125 times and have shared the stage with acts ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Montgomery Gentry, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Brad Paisley to Alison Krauss, Tony Rice, The Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain Stringband, Levon Helm, John Fogerty and Patty Loveless.

Mountain Heart's musical virtuosity, unmatched energy, and keen sense of entertainment dynamics have helped them to forge a highly unique sound, and stage show, which appeals to an incredibly wide variety of musical tastes. From large outdoor folk music and bluegrass festivals, to sold-out arena shows opening for Southern Rock icons, Lynyrd Skynyrd, to co-headlining concerts with the acoustic guitar legend, Tony Rice, Mountain Heart always makes an undeniable connection to an audience, leaving them on their feet. In short, this rare combination of abilities makes Mountain Heart one of the most versatile acts ever assembled.

This year will see Mountain Heart booked to play some of the most prestigious outdoor multi-genre festivals in the nation as well as theaters and clubs as they tour in support of their 7’th album, “That Just Happened”, which was released in late 2010 on their own imprint, MH Music Group.




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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

JC Porter

About: JC Porter

Singer song-writer from Canada, Four Studio albums to date. Living in Canada and currently in the studio working on new material. Back in the studio and rehearsing. I love sound and atmosphere, anything I write that I think is worth recording usually started with a noise or a sound that I try to make musical!…a beat or rhythm, human or a machine!! sometimes a word or a mood! a guitar riff or Bass riff.

It all some how gets me there!!! we should embrace whatever technology we can get our hands on that simplifies the recording process.. so we can Create Music!!
I love Music and what it gives me and takes from me. but most of all I love Words!!

In the early days For me it was Bands like The Alarm, INXS, Midnight oil that I was gravitating to. I could sing those songs and we covered a lot of this Music.. the name of our first band was The Stand After a Friend introduced me to the Alarm song Spirit of 76.(Well I find Myself in reverie !!) Mike Peters, INXS Johnson's airplane was another favorite.

I was Born and raised in Blackpool England, and Brought to Canada at an early age..Some of My first Musical memories are of Slade on the Top of the Pops.
When we moved to Canada I saw Neil young singing Heart of Gold on TV! I was about 11 years old he was coolest guy and still is…I have loved Writing music ever since!

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Cody Blackbird

About: Cody Blackbird

Cody Blackbird is a traditional Native American Flutist who is Eastern Band Cherokee and Dakota. To date, he has released four full length albums and performed with the likes of Grammy award winners Joanne Shenandoah, Bill Miller, Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Nokie Edwards of the Ventures and others. For his third album, The Journey, Cody was named Flutist of the Year by the Native American Music Awards. He is the youngest ever recipient of this prestigious award. Cody has been playing the flute and practicing traditional singing since the age of eight. Music runs in the Blackbird family; Cody's father is also a renowned American Indian poet and songwriter

Cody has lived in many different places across the U.S. including Ohio, Idaho, South Dakota and Alaska, which has allowed him to experience varying cultures and traditions. He was brought up with and still follows the Dakota way of life and maintains a traditional lifestyle. Cody tours on a full-time basis and also works with youth across the country as a motivational speaker tackling subjects like substance abuse, suicide prevention, and goal-setting. In keeping with his lifestyle, he also emphasizes the importance of holding on to traditional values.

Cody has been featured in various publications including The New York Times, Lakota Country Times, Lakota Journal, and Indian Country Today. With his unique blend of traditional flute, hand drum, and powerful vocals, Cody has opened up the world of Native American music to a new generation.


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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Reno Ka

About: Reno Ka
Born on August 20th 1988, Reno Ka is a singer / songwriter known for her eclectic mix of musical genres including house, R&B and soul. Reno started her music career at an early age and by 7, was already playing in piano concerts. By the age of twelve Reno started her first studio productions.
Reno discovered her passion for vocals during her school days while playing in a school band and is now working on her own music productions with various music producers, DJs and music labels around the world, such as Terrence Parker, John Julius Knight, Enzo Siffredi, Philipp van het Veld, Jamez Et Soulboy, NB Records, Interlabel, and the UK based label Crossworld Records.
After initial productions, Reno found herself working on a remake for US singer Rachel Wallace in 2010 which appeared on Tom Novy's “Interlabel”.

At the age of fifteen, Reno started booking shows and soon became a seasoned artist playing at social events and clubs. Since then, Reno has performed all over Europe most notably in Austria, Germany, Spain, Croatia and Switzerland.

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Budi Satria

About: Budi Satria

Born in PADANG (West Sumatra), Indonesia and now living in Jakarta, Budi Satria has taken his life experiences and transformed them into a music meld of cultural heritage, emotion, empathy and vision.

Since the age of 14, Budi has honed his musical skills through live performances at many hotels, cafe's and night clubs throughout Indonesia. He enjoys combining western music with more traditional influences of his own country, but always looks for new ways to find a fusion of American and European music with his native Indonesian sounds. Budi has also written music for many TV Soap Operas and other media productions in the East and is now looking to take on new challenges in Western medias. Most of Budi’s work has been in the New Age, World, Pop, Blues, Fusion, and Oriental music genres but he leaves the window wide open to more creative avenues.

2011 News:

Indonesian star Budi Satria signs worldwide digital distribution agreement with Sydney powerhouse label Wolf Entertainment!

"When I heard Budi's music for the first time, my heart just opened up. He is a wonderful composer, and at the same time a world class producer. Combined with his guitar skills he is just incredible. What makes him even more lovable is his humbleness, and his willingness to work with our team. Since I have introduced Budi to a part of our world, I have heard nothing but praise for him and his music. He is a real asset and he will spearhead our more new age and chill orientated artists."

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