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MusicDish's SoundClick blog - Second Year In A Row Bongo Boy Has Released A Holiday Album That Will
New album release on Bongo Boy Records LETS HAVE A ROCKIN CHRISTMAS VOL 2 by Various Artists include Holiday Season songs by the following artists: Wayne Olivieri, Jody Quine & the Big Mr. C (Dan Berggren), Mike Peacock, Clifford Curry, Katie Garibaldi, Ricky Persaud Jr., Charles Brown, Paul Michael Tondreau, Ruth Weber and Chapman SoundCheck, Bobby Rue, Spyder Darling, Diana Barash, Big Chris & D'Bare Bones Band, Yona Pax and Ray Powers.
Release Date: 11.21.17 WORLDWIDE
(Physical and Digital)
WebSite: https://bongoboyrecords.com/holidaysvol2/

ALBUM REVIEW

Ho Ho Ho America!
It is I, the Grouch who stole Christmas here with a review of the second Bongo Boy Christmas album which is aptly entitled "Let's Have a Rockin' Christmas Volume 2"

This album has 16 tracks which are sure to get you into a festive mood.


1. Wayne Olivieri - I'm Glad It's Christmas Time Again 3:31 - This song starts out with some very appropriate bells. In fact, it isn't until the middle of the first verse when Wayne's voice really takes off that the listener realizes this is, in fact, a rock and roll song. The words are hopeful and make one want to believe that the world is not such a bad place after all. Musically, the band does a good job, but it is the vocals that are front and center on this track.

2. Jody Quine & the Big Mr. C (Dan Berggren) - Got My Eye on You, Santa 2:21 - I dig it. The song starts out with a funky groove and I really like the sound of the big cymbal crash. It sounds to me like he is smacking a ride cymbal. Aside from the piano which really swings, I find myself memorized by Jody's voice and wishing that I had a Santa suit.

3. Mike Peacock - Christmas Smile 3:33 - Mike has written nothing short of a beautiful song. The mellow vibe coupled with his voice make an absolutely infectious song that has massive earworm potential. I really like Mike's voice. His voice, with the piano in the background remind me of Bruce Hornsby, which in my opinion, is a complement.

4. Clifford Curry - Christmas Ain't No Time for The Blues 2:56 - Sweet! Man, I dig that harp. Clifford has a killer Blues voice and the band has all the lightning necessary for a massive rant. This song lasts just under three minutes, but could easily be extended to 20, and never get old! Well done guys!

5. Katie Garibaldi - Tomorrow Is Christmas Morning 3:48 - I really like the melodic guitar at the beginning. However, it is Katie's voice that immediately grabs my attention. She sings so well; it is a pleasure simply to listen to her. This is a beautiful, mellow, sweet Christmas song if there ever was one.

6. Ricky Persaud, Jr. - It's Christmas Time Again 4:13 - Ricky is a young cat who is working on a degree from the Berklee College of Music. He is also one of the most talented musicians I have heard in a long while. Right from the start Ricky has my attention as he takes a soft, yet catchy little run augmented with bells and morphs it into a jam! The thing is that even though the mood gets heavy and the guitar starts to blister, the melody is never lost. I have to admit that I find myself really enjoying the bells played in the background. Ah, but then Rick opens up on his guitar and my thoughts of quaint percussion sounds are GONE. This song alone is reason enough to purchase this album.

7. Charles Brown - Greensleeves 3:05 - Charles gives us a rendition of a classic Christmas song. I am utterly stunned and amazed. Charles is a fantastic guitarist. The best way I can describe this track is by referencing the movie Crossroads. Do you remember when Ralph Macchio's character beat Steve Vai, and thus saved Willie Brown from eternal damnation, by playing classical music? The way Charles Brown plays Greensleeves reminds me of the way in which when Ralph Macchio's character slew the mighty Steve Vai. It is beautiful and masterfully played.

8. Paul
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Melvin Alan Album
"Wonderful Life" is a foray into Melvin Alan's consciousness, and provides an enchantingly introspective look at the human condition and its contrasts and paradoxes. The story unfolds as a 12-track alt-rock LP - a 4 piece consisting of Corey Curtis (bass), Alvaro Rojas (guitar), Sam Cartwright (drums/percussion), Tyson Nelson (keyboards) and last but not least: Melvin Alan on vocal duties. The album was produced and recorded by Eric Mosher (AC/DC, Nickelback, Keith Urban) in the legendary Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC.

Track one entitled 'Ragged Mind' reels the listener in right from the start, with a catchy, yet sullen vocal line that meanders atop a bouncy swung groove and beautifully strummed chordal progressions. It's a strong opener, and does a fantastic job of setting the tone for what sets up to be a phenomenal 12 track album.

'Down on Your Knees' illustrates Melvin Alan's ear for carving out ballads that get under your skin. Riddled with subtleties and nuances in the instrumentation, the track cradles the listener through its peaks and troughs - a delightful track that simply begs you to hit the replay button.

'Wonderful Life' is much more than just a collection of songs out of Melvin Alan's repertoire. It is a cohesive, flowing entity that exuberates craftsmanship, attention-to-detail and dynamism. A personal favourite of ours is 'Where Are You?'. The airy, reverb-drenched guitars carry a spellbinding weight of emotion, and coupled with Melvin's powerful vocals the track simply beats you down into submission, coercing the listener to let the harmonies and tones wash them away. The track builds and builds, with a saturated drumline over a soaring guitar solo that takes the listening experience above the clouds.

'I Fall For You' easily lands a firm place in our daily rotation, for its strong nod to the era of power-pop that is quite reminiscent of Tears For Fears and Depeche Mode. It's one of the more sensual songs on the album, and in true Melvin Alan fashion, it employs a strong contrasting energy between sections that allows the hook to appear larger than life when it explodes into the chorus. This here is songwriting magic!

Not one to shy away from a bit of the good ol' blues, 'One Last Story' delivers an authentic experience that is full of spice and flavour. The album is as dynamic as it is colourful, and is testament to Melvin Alan's ability to weave in a diverse set of influences that include the likes of Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Tears For Fears, Van Morrison and Pink Floyd to name a few.

Overall the album breathes with a cool sensitivity and ease, and is full of feel, changing moods, variety and excitement-as witnessed by the bouncy Wonderful Life with its anthemic choruses. Its subtleties are engaging and keep the listener hooked with its charismatic allure, driven by the intricate instrumentation and stellar vocal performances. If this album is anything to go by, we are more than keen to hear what Melvin Alan has in store for us next.

GET 7 FREE SONGS AT MelvinAlan.com
Music: http://melvinalan.com/Free-offer-songs/11-Wonderful-Life.mp3

Source: http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=200656
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Pensacola, Florida's Ebony D. Weatherspoon aka Raven Salve' is ready for success, and she wants you to know it. The 28-year-old Escambia, County, FL native is creating a strong buzz with the release of her new single "Rock With Me," featuring Big Pokey Bear. The single was released on October 17, 2017 on the WEEBAD Record label. "Rock With Me" is currently available for purchase on iTunes and for streaming on all major platforms.

"Rock With Me" is an upbeat dance tune with a positive message for all. The single was produced by DaGumbo Kooker in duel locations; Pensacola, Fl and Baton Rouge, La. The song is the first single off her upcoming album "Metamorphosis," scheduled for release in July 2018.

Born Ebony Weatherspoon, the Southern Soul, Gospel and R&B singer began her music career at the age of 5 singing in her church choir. She has been featured in several magazines such as Skope Magazine, 360 Magazine and 24 Our Music just to name a few.

A rising star at age 26, Raven Salve' has appeared on shows with Southern Soul and R&B Artist such as Will Easley, Walter Waiters, Miki Howard, Jazz of Dru Hill and The SOS Band. She has also appeared in major events such as the Original Spring Fling held in Mobile, AL, The FOOT-WASH held in Union Town, Al and others. Look for much, much more of Raven Salve' in the near future.

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Links for "Rock With Me"

Single artwork:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-EsrxzEBJVKd1REYlNQSnU0dTRhd1ZLU1dkTEVJQnNzbmxR/view?usp=sharing

Listen to:
https://open.spotify.com/album/1n4lFcc2FKfM3Xt7zhHfHt

Links:

Website
www.ravensalve.net

Sound Cloud
https://soundcloud.com/ravensalve

You Tube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUCu-3bo0wfXCSbVeAbqvog

Facebook
www.facebook.com/teamladyebony

Twitter
http://www.twitter.com/RavenSalve
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Twice The Holiday Feel-Good Vibe From NYC Indie Rockers
For 25 years The Baghdaddios have churned along, trolling the seedier dive bars of New York City that were fortunate enough to have a sound system and a cabaret license. Occasionally they graced the spotlight of some higher profile venues (including their third-ever show at iconic punk birthplace CBGB). Somewhere along the way, between the indie CD releases, music videos, trips to other countries and criss-crossing various part of the U.S., they got a bright idea in their 5th year that resulted in the proverbial 'gift that keeps on giving'. They founded a musically-themed benefit for their home City's homeless.........

Blank-Fest.

"We were a lot younger and naive back then", remembers front-man and Benefit founder Kenn Rowell. "We didn't even have plans for a second-year show until the very last moments of the first one, when I just looked at the few people who were left in the club and said 'See you all next year'. I remember walking off the stage and thinking to myself 'Uh-oh, what did I just promise'?"

But here we all are, 2 decades later and the little-Benefit-that-could is still rolling along, spawning satellite shows and still marshalling the best of the City's indie and unsigned talent to bring a diverse audience together at The Hudson House, a friendly little club in the New York City suburb of Nyack on Sunday, December 17 for what will be the twenty-first consecutive year for a worthwhile cause. When Rowell booked the first 5 acts back in 1997 there was no real blueprint, no primer - Hell, there was barely an internet - to lead the way. It started as a late-night post-gig barroom convo between he and fellow Blank-Fest founder (and fellow performer) Chuck DeBruyn where they hit upon the idea of mini-set performances by themselves, along with some of their friends. The price of admission? Just a blanket, any condition. These blankets, in turn, would be handed out directly to the City's less fortunate, spending Christmas Eve on the cold, dark streets. No middle-man, no huge organization (or red tape) to slow down their efforts and (here's the cool part) NO money involved. "We reasoned that if we made dime one, then we had failed", explains Rowell. "It was kind of a real hippie-type thing; we felt money corrupts - so let's dispense with that. Just give us the blankets and we'll get 'em to the people".

Growth was near-exponential in the early days. Blank-Fest's inaugural show netted 40 contributions - 20 of which came from DeBruyn's mother's home. Blank-Fest II in '98 yielded 70 donations. By the early 2000's the Benefit was pulling in over 600 donations for what was by now the flagship show. Early attempts at City-based shows, while well-intentioned didn't come close to matching the main event. That all changed after a full-page feature in the New York Daily News in 2006. New Jersey rocker Rich Kubicz approached Kenn about developing a Garden State-based Blank-Fest and within a few years was outperforming the original venue. A tour of England for The Baghdaddios the following summer inspired a few enterprising rockers in Nottingham to organize the first Blank-Fest UK, soon to be followed by shows in Canada, Virginia and Florida. Today Canada boasts Blank-Fest shows in multiple major markets and there are talks of pushing the show onto the mainland in Europe (Germany is one such-rumored locale). All-in-all the organizers have estimated that Blank-Fest has been responsible for raising over 15,000 total donations, the vast majority being blankets, since it's inception, 20 years ago. As always, Blank-Fest XXI will be featuring the best of NYC and the surrounding area's indie talent including ex-Misfit and current Undead frontman Bobby Steele along with EMI-alumna, singer-songwriter Patti Rothberg. The rest of the lineup is rounded out by some great local and regional acts - including a few surprise entries.

For R
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CLARETA Haddon's Billboard Single
Gospel sensation, CLAR?TA Haddon enters Billboard Charts On Gospel Indicator's Most Added list with her worship and rock infused single "God With Us." The single is from CLAR?TA's edgy Gospel album release, "Contagious," and is going for more radio adds in the coming weeks.

Co-written by her brother, Gospel superstar, Deitrick Haddon, "God With Us" is an anthem styled worship ballad that invokes listeners to join in a melody of hope and assurance that God is definitely with us. It is the first single from the album to hit Billboard charts but not the first to be added to radio across the country.

Jay Williams, of the Jay Williams Show, a nationally syndicated radio program say's he love's CLAR?TA's new single and it's a great reminder especially during these trying times that "God Is With Us."

Carmina Barnett, Program Director at KHVN, say's 'God With Us' by CLAR?TA Haddon is a timely anthem."

Randi Myles of Radio One on Praise 102.7 fm, say's she really likes "God With Us" by CLAR?TA Haddon & co-written by her brother Deitrick Haddon.

CLAR?TA is one of three artists affiliated with Round the Clock Entertainment Group that has been added to Billboard charts in the last thirty days. The entertainment group President and CEO, Carlton McConnell says the Billboard inclusion is "an indication that their new songs...are gaining traction with radio station listeners,"

"God With Us" is going for immediate radio adds and can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/2lg2rCG. For radio adds or interviews or other radio station needs please contact Carlton McConnell at (972) 834-5936 or via email at Roundtheclock.cm@gmail.com. You can find CLAR?TA on social media via ClaretaMusic; Facebook facebook.com/ClaretaMusic, Twitter twitter.com/CLARETAMUSIC, Instagram instagram.com/CLARETAMUSIC, and Periscope www.periscope.tv/ClaretaMusic or her official website www.claretamusic.com.
Music: http://bit.ly/2lg2rCG

Source: http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=200539
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Natti Natasha, Ozuna
The hit Pina Records single "Criminal" by Natti Natasha and Ozuna is now the #1 music video in the world, according to the just-released YouTube Music Global Top 100 chart for the week ending 11/9. The video finished comfortably ahead of mega-hit "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee and "Havana" by Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, with nearly 70 million plays recorded for the week. "Criminal" is in heavy rotation on the multi-platform VidaPrimo network and has now surpassed 600 million lifetime views.

"We are incredibly happy for Natti Natasha, Ozuna and our client Pina Records for achieving the #1 music video," says VidaPrimo Executive Vice President and General Manager Stephen Brooks. "It is an honor to work with some of the best artists and label executives in the world. Pina Records has been a pioneer in the Latin Urban music genres of Reggaeton and Latin Trap for over a decade, and "Criminal" is a testament to the label's continuing status at the top of its game."

The achievement also acknowledges YouTube's role as barometer of global music trends. The video platform's Top 100 charts track weekly viewership and fastest growth of music videos in the United States, United Kingdom and Worldwide. "YouTube plays a vital part of the music ecosystem for us," says Brooks. "The Top 100 Charts provide a unique and important view into the music video marketplace."

About VidaPrimo: VidaPrimo is a global media company that provides advertisers access to Millennial consumers in the US and Latin America through culturally relevant Latin Music video content. Through agreements with more than 120 of the hottest Latin Rhythm artists, VidaPrimo is the largest independent Latin Music Multi-Platform Network with presence on YouTube and over 15 web, mobile, subscription streaming, smart television, connected streaming device and broadcast platforms. With over 1 billion monthly views across the US and Latin America, VidaPrimo reaches 25 percent of US based Hispanic Millennials and an average of 20 percent of Millennials in Latin American countries. The VidaPrimo platform connects its massive reach of engaged Latin Millennials to global brands through high quality in-stream video advertising in front of premium content, in-video product placement, custom production, social influence and fan activation.
Website: http://www.vidaprimo.com

Source: http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=200877
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New York Composer Places Clarinet At The Centre Of An EDM Album
Stefan Krsitinkov, a New York based composer, places Clarinet at the centre of an eclectic EDM fusion album, spiced with strings.

Many artists make EDM. However, none approaches the genre like Stefan Kristinkov. His unique mixture of classical, jazz, avant-garde and dance music elements, combined with rich inventive instrumentation, which underpins all of the tracks on his latest album titled "A.M.A. (Ask Me Anything)", is truly ground breaking.

Stefan Kristinkov, a New York based composer and clarinetist known primarily for his work in independent films, does not focus on using electronic sound effects as a means of accentuating the power of his sound. Rather, Stefan's composition, which creates beautiful harmonies with instruments such as violin, a string quartet or even a string orchestra, shines with emphatic glory, without needing any accentuation. Stefan did not complete such a colossal musical project alone. He was assisted by fellow musicians with whom he is close friends. The deep and complex chords, present throughout the album, symbolize the deep bonds of human and human-nature relationships, relationships that were integral to Stefan's creative process as he made "A.M.A. (Ask Me Anything)". At the same time, Stefan presents the profound philosophy behind each track light-heartedly, even with hidden humor, as the subtitle of the album reads, "... any answer, to any question ..."

"A.M.A. (Ask Me Anything)" is the first full-length album featuring Stefan as a composer and a clarinet player. This project is the culmination of many years of endeavor from Stefan, and was inspired by influences encompassing the full scope of his musical development. From Stravinsky to NIN, the list of Stefan's influences reads like a history of heavy-duty basslines throughout the ages.

A question listeners could pose to Stefan in response to his request for them to ask him anything, could be how he has brought the clarinet from the side of the orchestra to the centre of an EDM album. Stefan nicknamed this album 'A clarinet like you've never heard it before' to illustrate the delightful fusion between classical and dance music lying at the heart of "A.M.A. (Ask Me Anything)". You can experience this intriguing project for yourself right now, as "A.M.A. (Ask Me Anything)" is currently available for purchase, streaming and download on all major platforms.

Download or stream "A.M.A. (Ask Me Anything)" now on Apple Music and Spotify

Website: http://www.stefank.us
Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwTzN7EwrDI

Source: http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=200485
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Rick Vines All Stars Travel To SPACE! Mon Dec 4th!
Rick Vines is bringing his All Star Band and some very special musical guests to SPACE in Evanston on Monday Dec 4th for a unique album pre-release concert.

Expect some surprises and some magic!

"Getting all of these amazing musicians together in one of the best venues in the city is really a dream come true! They are all so incredibly busy that Monday night was the only night I could wrangle them all together!"

The show features two sets of music, one from Chicago area all-stars (Steve Dawson, Brad Cole, Emily White, Robinlee Garber, Natalie Gaza, and more) performing their favorite Vines compositions and a second set with the All Star Band (Chris Siebold, Gerald Dowd, Tad Santos, and Dave Gordon) performing songs off of the album.

A portion of every ticket sale goes to benefit Variety Club Children's Charity.

The event is a twin celebration of Vines' impending release of his album "So Happy" and his 60th birthday.

It will be a party!
Cake will be served.

Tickets: https://goo.gl/9GMdAV
Website: http://www.rickvinesmusic.com
Music: http://youtu.be/OALUWgjmVpY

Source: http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=200767
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Cinq Music, a technology-driven record label, music distribution and rights-management company, has acquired multi-Grammy winning rapper T.I.'s catalog from Warner Music Group as part of its Parlophone Label Group divestment program. The announcement was made by Cinq Music co-founder and President Barry Daffurn. T.I.'s signing marks the first step in Cinq acquiring artist rights since receiving $20mm in Series B funding earlier this year.

The acquisition of the T.I. catalog is Cinq's first acquisition since being recently infused with $20 million in Series B funding. "Through artists like T.I, we're showing Cinq is a company that artists of all sizes can rely on to maximize the value of their intellectual property," says Daffurn. Albums to be re-released under Cinq Music include T.I.'s Trap Muzik, Urban Legend, King, No Mercy, and Paper Trail, among others.

T.I. is a three-time Grammy award winning rapper, actor, and entrepreneur from Atlanta, Georgia. He has released nine studio albums, seven of which have reached the top five on the US Billboard 200 chart. He has also released numerous successful singles, including the hits "Bring Em Out", "Whatever You Like", "Live Your Life" (featuring Rihanna), "Dead and Gone" (featuring Justin Timberlake), "Ball" (featuring Lil Wayne) and "No Mediocre" (featuring Iggy Azalea). T.I. has also had a successful acting career, staring in movies such as Marvel's "Ant-Man", "American Gangster", "Get Hard", "Identity Thief" alongside Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, "Entourage", "ATL", and "Sleepless" alongside Oscar winner Jamie Foxx.

About Cinq:
Cinq Music is a technology-driven record label, music distribution, and rights management company. Cinq's repertoire includes multiple Grammy wins, dozens of RIAA certifications, numerous number one Latin Urban and Tropical Billboard singles, and was nominated for Latin Rhythm Label of The Year at the 2016 Latin Billboards. http://www.cinqmusic.com

Source: http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=200811
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The Phoenix Keeps Rising!
Continuing to draw from hard hitting life experiences to breathe raw and personal emotion into her universal mission of social advocacy, Kristen Speller calls for love to triumph over judgment on "Addiction," her poignant and provocative new single, due for digital release October 19.

Penned from a place of pain in the wake of the passing of her friend David Ness from heroin addiction, the explosive song finds the singer-songwriter and multi-faceted humanitarian and anti-domestic violence advocate covering all manner of addictions that people suffer – and the pain and confusion of not knowing where to turn for help.

By sharing the reality that addiction of any kind is part of the human condition, Kristen facilitates a dialogue that helps people understand that compassion is needed where stigma too often reigns. Tragically, Ness asked her to write the song to save his life several years before he died in 2014. With the opioid crisis officially being declared a national emergency earlier this year, "Addiction" is a much-needed song addressing one of the key social issues of our time.

The lead single from Kristen's upcoming full-length album Entering Taunton, due in 2018, "Addiction" follows in the impactful tradition of Kristen's previous popular and critically-acclaimed musical salvos of social consciousness. "Bruised," the song which launched the singer's career and helped establish her freedom as a domestic abuse survivor, was the first single from her debut album Misguided Dignity – which made the first round Grammy ballot in four key categories: Best New Artist, Best Rock Song ("Bruised"), Best Pop Vocal Performance ("Love IS") and Best Instrumental Arrangement with Vocal ("Bruised"). "Bruised" also was a Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) finalist for Playing the Stage – Live Performance.

With her autobiographical follow-up single "Phoenix Rising Up," Speller made history as the first Cape Verdean American Female Rock Musician as a dulcimer player in the Best Rock Song category on the first Grammy ballot. The song's impact was massive, earning her an Akademia Award for Best Rock Song 2016, and an Akademia Award nomination for Artist of the Year 2017, in addition to being both a winner and finalist at the Global Peace Song Awards.

Kristen received critical acclaim across the board. Mario Hemsley and Victor Allen of Pax Stereo TV say, "I love Kristen Speller. To bring you talent like hers, to our radio station on Pax Stereo TV is a delight. She is a singer, songwriter, producer with sound that is distinct. We have never heard anyone that sounds like her. A talent to be reckoned with." Cheryl Scott of KCAL-FM adds, "I am so happy to bring you Kristen Speller. Her singing live is like, wow, wow, wow! I've never heard a song like 'Bruised and her lyrics I've never heard from by an artist." Andy Olson of Radio Free Phoenix says, "Kristen Speller is an authentic artist, singer/songwriter, with a voice. There is a reason why I played her right after the Rolling Stones here at Radio Free Phoenix."

"Part of the inspiration for 'Addiction' was the conversations I had with people who had asked about David," Kristen says. "I thought about the wide range of addictions that all human beings are subject to, and the fact that there's not a huge conversation surrounding that. I didn't like the fact that people were judging David, just as I wouldn't want people judging me for being a food and sugar addict. Instead of addiction being a societal norm, I think prevention should be a societal given. I feel like a lot of people can relate to the song and that it could be a catalyst to start the larger conversation."

Titled for her hometown in Massachusetts where she wrote the bulk of the album during her mother's final months, Entering Taunton is, Kristen says, "a love letter to her that captures all of the emotions I went
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A New Era Of Country Heart And Soul With Kelby Costner
Hailing from Lincolnton, North Carolina, country music welcomes one of its freshest faces with Kelby Costner. Blended with a collection of musical influences like Travis Tritt, Eric Church, and Travis Meadows, Kelby's old soul and deep-rooted spirit will take you back to the traditional days of country music with his profound and honest lyrics.

At an early age, he began taking guitar lessons until his teacher moved away and he had forgotten almost everything he had learned. It was not until after high school that with dedication and persistence that he relearned how to play guitar. A relentless writer and seasoned live performer, he knows how to captivate an audience instantly, filling every dusty corner of the room.

Kelby's latest single 'Hold On' is a honest tale of waiting for true love and showcases his powerful, soulful vocals. Costner drafted Australian Producer Ben Watts to head up the production on the single and upcoming album. Watts has worked produced other Nashville artists such as Dustin Huff, Morgan Lynsey and Terra Bella. Kelby is currently busy writing, honing his craft and entertaining crowds across the Southeast and on lower Broadway in downtown Nashville. "Hold On" is available on iTunes and digital streaming platforms.

Website: http://www.kelbycostner.com

Source: http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=200484
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Blachawk Records Artist Ace Drucci Releases New Single
Ace Drucci a Hip Hop artist/producer releases his new single "Put That Thang On Me" on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other digital stores today. This new single features new artist Xora Lou and Aliz and is now in FM radio rotation on 98.7 The Beat a station in West Virginia. Blachawk Records, Drucci's label, has released the single under its new distribution deal with legendary Tuff Gong International, a label widely known from being created by music icon Bob Marley.

About Ace Drucci:
Ace Drucci is an artist/producer from Washington, DC whose roots begun as a musician in various bands throughout the DC Metro area at age 15. Ace Drucci has worked as a producer on songs with 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo, Lil Scrappy to name a few and has received a gold record for his debut single ‘Down To Ride'. Ace Drucci's music has over 6 million streams on Spotify, Deezer, Tidal & Apple Music, Over 1500 BDS & 200 Mediabase FM radio spins. Ace Drucci is also a verified artist on Spotify and is currently performing in various venues in the south-east region.

About Tuff Gong International:
Tuff Gong International was founded by Jamaican Superstar Bob Marley in 1965. Bob was affectionately call "The Gong", and Tuff you had to be to survive in the music business in Jamaica. Tuff Gong was originally based on Orange Street before moving to 56 Hope Road, which is now the home of the Bob Marley Museum, The Bob Marley Theatre, The Queen of Sheba Restaurant and Things from Africa Boutique.

Website
www.acedruccimusic.com
Social Media:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/blachawkrecords
FB: www.facebook.com/blachawk2015

Source: http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=200303
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Blachawk Records Artist Ace Drucci Releases New Single
Ace Drucci a Hip Hop artist/producer releases his new single "Put That Thang On Me" on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other digital stores today. This new single features new artist Xora Lou and Aliz and is now in FM radio rotation on 98.7 The Beat a station in West Virginia. Blachawk Records, Drucci's label, has released the single under its new distribution deal with legendary Tuff Gong International, a label widely known from being created by music icon Bob Marley.

About Ace Drucci:
Ace Drucci is an artist/producer from Washington, DC whose roots begun as a musician in various bands throughout the DC Metro area at age 15. Ace Drucci has worked as a producer on songs with 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo, Lil Scrappy to name a few and has received a gold record for his debut single ‘Down To Ride'. Ace Drucci's music has over 6 million streams on Spotify, Deezer, Tidal & Apple Music, Over 1500 BDS & 200 Mediabase FM radio spins. Ace Drucci is also a verified artist on Spotify and is currently performing in various venues in the south-east region.

About Tuff Gong International:
Tuff Gong International was founded by Jamaican Superstar Bob Marley in 1965. Bob was affectionately call "The Gong", and Tuff you had to be to survive in the music business in Jamaica. Tuff Gong was originally based on Orange Street before moving to 56 Hope Road, which is now the home of the Bob Marley Museum, The Bob Marley Theatre, The Queen of Sheba Restaurant and Things from Africa Boutique.

Website
www.acedruccimusic.com
Social Media:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/blachawkrecords
FB: www.facebook.com/blachawk2015

Source: http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=200303
posted by MusicDish on Sun Nov 26, 2017 @ 12:21 AM     post a comment
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halie and the moon Signs Distribution Deal For Asia With JVC Kenwood
Acoustic pop/folk indie band halie and the moon released their first full-length album, "Blue Transmissions: Vol 1 & 2", in summer, 2017 with a very successful Fundraising concert for Occupy Medical, an organization helping those with medical needs who do not have health insurance. The good karma is now coming back to them back as they are celebrating the signing of halie and the moon with JVC Kenwood Victor Entertainment (http://www.jvcmusic.co.jp/) for distribution of the album in Asia. The album will be released in Japan on October 25, 2017 in both physical and digital formats.

The original music of halie and the moon traverses themes of dreamscapes, love, mystery, and celestial images. Each song is brought to life by lush vocals wrapped in the warmth of cello and acoustic guitar, lifted by lyrical and powerful rhythms, building texture-rich layers and stripping them away to create worlds within worlds of sound.

halie and the moon found its way into the world when internationally-acclaimed vocalist/songwriter/pianist Halie Loren and songwriter/guitarist Daniel Gallo found a musical chemistry with each other that propelled them to chase big musical dreams. "Daniel's songs spoke to my soul in such a deep way, in the way that exquisite poetry does, that I knew this music would be my medicine – and probably someone else's as well", says Loren. They, along with drummer Beau Eastlund and bassist/vocalist Bobby Stevens, began their adventure as a by immediately entering the studio to bring their songs to life. They crossed paths with cellist/vocalist Katherine Dudney, the perfect fifth element for The Moon, in 2014.

The five-some has been working and creating tirelessly ever since on their tight and dynamic arrangements of dozens of original songs, four of which are featured on the luminous "Blue Transmissions: vol. 1" EP (released in December 2015) and four more with the 2016 release of sun-drenched "A Million Suns: vol. 1" EP. Their new full-length album, "Blue Transmissions: Vol 1 & 2" is already seeing radio play across multiple media. The band regularly sells out the limited live shows they have produced in the Northwest Region of the US, and they look to expand their touring to include other parts of the US and Japan and Korea in 2018.

What they are saying about halie and the moon:

•"halie and the moon's first full-length album, "Blue Transmissions: vol. 1 & 2", immerses itself in a world of ephemeral beauty, love, and sweet melancholy in equal measures...Otherworldly yet intimate, their aesthetic is a kind of catch-and-release, grounded in pop smarts and yet forever urging itself into the firmament. The result is a symphonic, atmospheric sound that is no less mysterious and thrilling for being entirely accessible." (Rick Levin, Eugene Weekly - 5/4/17).

•"The band melds so well that you would think they've been together for years. This is evident from how well they play very different types of song - jazz/pop, jazz/funk, and folk/pop." (J. T. Frazier / Joe's Geek Fest, Music Review, pop)

Contact: Keith Altomare Artist Management, Inc.
Email: whitemoonprod@comcast.net

Artist Social Media Links:
www.halieandthemoon.com / www.facebook.com/halieandthemoon

Source: http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=200550
posted by MusicDish on Thu Nov 23, 2017 @ 08:43 PM     post a comment
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Plastic Pinks Rock III Points
The Plastic Pinks will be rocking the S3CTOR 3 Stage at III Points on October 14th. III Points will be taking place October 13-15 at Mana Wynwood Miami. III Points is a Miami-based music, arts, and technology festival that takes place in the city's neighborhood of Wynwood.

The raucous band will be adding local flair to a festival showcasing the best of Miami with powerhouse top billed acts like The Gorillaz and The XX. to sex and sensual desire produced by, "All's Alright" is the 1st single off The Plastic Pinks' forthcoming EP All's Alright.

The Plastic Pinks have released a psych infused garage rock new single titled "All's Alright" through Burger Records that, quite literally, has us feeling likes "All Alright"." If you're not ready to start a mosh pit after this one, something is definitely wrong.

"All's Alright" follows previous track "At World's End," which dropped earlier this year explores living life to the fullest and seeking the riches of the human existence.

Earlier this year, the band release "El Animal", a six-song EP under the Ghost Drag Records banner. Plastic Pinks have taken their time to work on this upcoming release with Burger Records. With the help of Gordon Raphael (producer of "The Modern Age", "Is this it" and "Room On Fire" by The Strokes) to do the EP's mixing, their new EP marks an evolution in their sound.

Born in Puerto Rico, frontman June Summers and his brother Augie Pink promise to show the best of Miami's ethos

STREAM + SHARE "ALL'S ALRIGHT" NOW
https://open.spotify.com/album/7y3or7z2bnBJN1V0ZI7Jpa (SPOTIFY)

https://soundcloud.com/plasticpinks/alls-alright (SOUNDCLOUD)

http://iiipoints.com/ (BUY TICKETS)

Website: http://plasticpinks.bandcamp.com/

Source: http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=200251
posted by MusicDish on Mon Nov 20, 2017 @ 01:08 PM     post a comment
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Joseph L Young Wins Prestigious ISMA-Native Spirit And Celebrates Wit
Ethereum, the acclaimed fourth album from flutist/multi-instrumentalist Joseph L Young, cements his standing as one of the most talented artists in the world fusion/world flute genre on today's instrumental music scene. In celebration of his recent win of the prestigious Indian Summer Music Award (ISMA) in the Native Spirit category for the title track, Young is sharing free downloads of his 3 songs from the album which were selected as finalists in that competition, available at http://www.JosephLYoung.com/free_music/.

About his experience at ISMA, Young commented: "When we found out three of my songs were selected as finalists for the ISMAs, I was elated! But I didn't think we could afford the trip from Boise, Idaho, to the festival in Wisconsin, because I'm working on a new album and our budget is earmarked for that. My wife insisted we attend, as we also had friends who received nominations, so off we went. Everyone at the festival made me feel like family, and it would have been enough that I got to perform there. I feel honored to have received an ISMA because of their high standards and blind juried selection process."

Using a wide assortment of flutes from premier flute makers, as well as saxophone, percussion, and keyboards, Young weaves a captivating, immersive tapestry that sweeps the listener up, transporting them to a musical landscape suffused with beauty, mystery, and deep peace -- in a word, mesmerizing. Listeners will fall in love from the first track to the last note.

One of Young's goals is to create "music without boundaries" that offers a universal sound for everyone to enjoy. He adds "I want my music to help people work through their emotions, releasing the negative as they grow and change, serving as a catalyst to help with their transformation. It can be challenging to compose meditative music that is also interesting as a deep listening experience."

Ethereum has performed superbly on both broadcast and internet radio. It placed in the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for seven months, debuting at #6. It reached #1 on One World Music's Top 100 and was in the top 5 for seven months. Our Place Radio named it as #2 Best Album of 2016. One World Music named it #3 Best New Age Album in the same year. The Global Music Awards awarded Ethereum Triple Silver Medals for Outstanding Achievement: Composer, Instrumentalist, and Album.

Notable critics have been enchanted by Ethereum. Michael Diamond of Music and Media Focus said he was "transported by [Young's] exquisite blend of the earthy and the ethereal... the worldly and the otherworldly," and Candice Michelle of Journeyscapes Radio is "especially fond of the ... intricate textures throughout these beautifully relaxing and soulfully rejuvenating passages," while Steve Sheppard of One World Music calls it "an album of pure bliss" and "a must for all who seek a little moment of sanity," and even Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck of New Age Music Reviews highly recommends Ethereum, calling it "the gift of enlightenment." To read the reviews in full, please visit Young's review page at http://www.josephlyoung.com/reviews/

Young has submitted Ethereum to the 60th Grammy Awards for consideration as Best New Age Album and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Listen at http://josephlyoung.bandcamp.com/album/ethereum

Young's next release, slated for early 2018, will be primarily new age saxophone. He has multiple performances on his schedule this year, including his own world flute and saxophone music, and with several local bands.

Ethereum is available at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Bandcamp, and all digital platforms. Please visit www.JosephLYoung.com for music, videos, images and his performance schedule.

For more information, contact Joseph L Young, jyoung@josephlyoung.com.

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Dizzy Box Nine Debut Record Available NOW
The debut record from the California indie-pop-rock band Dizzy Box Nine is out now! This record was officially released on Friday, September 22nd, 2017. The band centers around long-time band mates Randy Ludwig (Singer-Guitarist) and Lawrence Dunlap (Drummer), who initially got their start together playing in the band Selva, and generated a loyal following all throughout the Phoenix Arizona area.

Dizzy Box Nine plays melodic pop-rock that is catchy, clever, and even intriguing at times. Lawerence is solid on drums, and Randy has a voice that is perfect fit for radio. Be sure not to miss the super catchy song "Oh Yeah!", as well as the feel-good tune titled "When I Look At You". Then of course there is the song for the dreamer in all of us "Fantasy". As always, all songs are clean and radio-friendly.

Dizzy Box Nine has several live shows set up throughout the Los Angeles County and Orange County areas. Updates can be found at: www.DizzyBoxNine.com.

Source: http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=200042
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Dizzy Box Nine Debut Record Available NOW
The debut record from the California indie-pop-rock band Dizzy Box Nine is out now! This record was officially released on Friday, September 22nd, 2017. The band centers around long-time band mates Randy Ludwig (Singer-Guitarist) and Lawrence Dunlap (Drummer), who initially got their start together playing in the band Selva, and generated a loyal following all throughout the Phoenix Arizona area.

Dizzy Box Nine plays melodic pop-rock that is catchy, clever, and even intriguing at times. Lawerence is solid on drums, and Randy has a voice that is perfect fit for radio. Be sure not to miss the super catchy song "Oh Yeah!", as well as the feel-good tune titled "When I Look At You". Then of course there is the song for the dreamer in all of us "Fantasy". As always, all songs are clean and radio-friendly.

Dizzy Box Nine has several live shows set up throughout the Los Angeles County and Orange County areas. Updates can be found at: www.DizzyBoxNine.com.

Source: http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=200042
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Mustaine Writers Retreat Successfully Wraps In Greece - Electra Hosts
Electra announced today the successful wrap of the 2017 Mustaine Writers Retreat. Electra hosted her 2nd annual Mustaine Writers Retreat in Syros, Greece in early September providing a global experience for songwriting creativity. The invitation-only retreat had established songwriters and producers from the U.K., Denmark, Italy and the U.S. who collaborated successfully. The creative people who were invited are associated with acts including Bruno Mars, Flo Rida, Justin Bieber, Madonna, Mutt Lang and Shania Twain.

"After the first Mustaine Writers Retreat in Scotland in 2016, I could not imagine following up with a stronger creative experience," says Electra Mustaine. "The group who collaborated in Greece was phenomenal! I was not expecting the outcome of this trip to be as incredible as it was. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with these wonderful talents from around the world!"

The Mustaine Writers Retreat featured 5 days of songwriting sessions, sightseeing, beach & pool parties, gourmet dinners from a world-class estate on Syros, Greece. The event was sponsored by Ojai Energetics, Huski Chocolate and CTK Management. The event was held on a private beach estate on the beautiful Greek island of Syros. The songwriters, producers and social influencers successfully collaborated and wrote more than a dozen songs that many music insiders consider hits.

"I had an incredible time at this year's Mustaine Writers Retreat. I was so thankful to be invited to write music in Greece, and along the way I met people that I would come to love," says music producer Lost Boy from Los Angeles. "The energy and welcoming spirit was undeniable. I hope to come back next year and share this experience with even more great people."

"I've been to a bunch of songwriting camps in my career, but this one was definitely different. Different in the most positive way," says songwriter Tim Schou from Denmark. "Mustaine Writers Retreat feels like a moment in time when everything else fades away, creating the perfect atmosphere for, well… creating."

Pop artist & songwriter, Electra, is a rising musical talent known best for her witty songs, charming attitude, and unique upbringing. California native, now making a name for herself around the world, made her first debut in Rolling Stone at just 18 years old. Collaborating with hit songwriters and producers such as Nathan Chapman and Blair Daly, all of which are well known for acts such as Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor, and other accomplished artists, Electra discovered and developed her sound in pop music.

Being the daughter of heavy metal god, Dave Mustaine, founder of Grammy-award winning band Megadeth, she is certainly no stranger to the public eye. Currently residing in Nashville, Electra and her family members each independently form and build creative businesses stemming from the entertainment industry. Electra created the Mustaine Writers Retreat as a unique global travel / music experience and has successfully hosted two - in Glasgow, Scotland in 2016 and Syros, Greece in 2017.

Weblinks: www.instagram.com/mustainewritersretreat / https://www.facebook.com/MustaineWritersRetreat / www.ElectraOfficial.com / www.twitter.com/electramustaine /

Source: http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=200030
posted by MusicDish on Thu Nov 16, 2017 @ 12:59 AM     post a comment
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Masterful Solo Guitarist Chand K. Nova Releases His Latest EP
The other day I received a surprise from my friends at Bongo Boy. They know how much I love a really good guitar solo so they sent me a copy of the new EP from Chand K Nova who is out of London (No, not Ontario, the other London.) Now, in all seriousness, the UK has produced many of the best Rock musicians in the world, so it is with great eagerness that I cue up Chand's EP which is called UNCUFFED.

EP SAMPLER https://soundcloud.com/user-76274453/uncuffed

1. El Chando - I like the Spanish influenced guitar at the beginning of the track. The drums and bass come in and lay down a heavy groove as Chand shows his prowess on the guitar. This song really rocks. I am normally not a huge fan of Spanish guitar, not because the music is bad, actually when played well Spanish guitar is fantastic. The reason I am usually not a huge fan is that I often lose the groove after a while and start thinking of something else instead of listening to the music. This song is different! The drums and bass keep that groove going. I am not at all tempted to start looking out the window. You see folks I was ADHD back when it was just called being annoying. All in all, this is a cool song that keeps my attention and I am very impressed with not just the guitar, but with the entire band.

2. Kingdom Come - Wow, this song starts with some beautiful guitar work. Chand, you are a VERY good player. Then the drums come in and along with what sounds like a keyboard and bass lay down the bottom that makes my head nod. I am digging this song as I keep time with their drummer and listen in amazement at Chand's skills. The echoing droning effect in the middle of the song which plays off the drums is really cool - then Chand kicks in and the focus is back on the guitar. Just when I thought the song was about to end, Chand changes the voice on his amp and comes out with a very clean Rock solo. There is no feedback or Whammy Bar effects. What there is, is a man who can play blistering notes incredibly cleanly. Impressive.

3. The Cost of Freedom - Again, this song opens up with a stunningly beautiful guitar intro. Then the drums come in for the attack and give the song an intense beat. The rhythm section is in the pocket and has my attention. This is perfect, because as they lock in, Chand can do his magic on the guitar. I must say that while Chand is undoubtedly the main musician in the group, the other musicians playing on this EP really bring out the best in Chand. Simply put: They give him the perfect backdrop from which he can shine. Well done guys!

4. Uncuffed - Man, this guy can really play. The guitar at the beginning is memorizing. Then the monster bass comes in and the drums follow suit. All together this band can make some noise. It is quite melodic noise, but it smokes nonetheless. I am literally amazed as I listen to this track on my headphones. Folks, you really need to check out this band. I especially enjoy the part of the song where Chand turns up the volume and lets loose with a raging solo that is clean as a whistle.

5. The Beginning Of The End - Is that a keyboard I hear opening this track? Ah, then the guitar comes in and, as I have grown to expect, plays some simply beautiful music. Chand really is a very good player with a style all his own. Unlike some other albums that are purely instrumental, this EP does not have the feeling that the vocals are missing. I find myself enjoying every song and never once wondering when the vocals are going to come in.

Song Titles
1. El Chando
2. Kingdom Come
3. The Cost of Freedom
4. Uncuffed
5. The Beginning Of The End

So folks, what is the bottom line? It is this: Chand is a masterful player making some staggering-ly good music. I am happy to have this EP in my personal collection and the next time I have a long commute I am going to bring Chand along to make the time more enjoyable.
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