Pop-Folk Singer/Songwriter Laura Llorens releases 'Inside Out’ to raise awareness for Suicide Prevention
From the shores of the Lake Michigan in Wisconsin, Laura Llorens has made her way across the waters and through the independent music industry for the past 10 years. She now considers herself Parisienne after her debut began belting her songs solo in the metro in Paris.
Her melodic and melancholic singer/songwriter pop-folk music has been largely influenced by the French chanson scene. Laura has had a chance to participate in several French TV shows but she has always stayed true to her own voice and the writing of her albums. Her last release "Digging Deeper" co-produced with Charlie Chastain (B.B. King, R.E.M., Ringo Starr and many more) in 2016, is an 11 track LP that sings of love, war, death and the difficulties of living in a media filled world.
She is now proud to unveil the visuals for her brand new single 'Inside Out'. A track dedicated to all people suffering the loss of a loved one to suicide. She explains 'This song was written in the memory of Naghmey Aby Samb, an amazing friend and fellow performing artist and writer. It took me a long time to let go of the loss of my friend.’
Written and composed by Laura Llorens and produced by Charlie Chastain 'Inside Out' aims to shed a light on suicide prevention and mental health issues in the music industry and beyond.
The album is available for download on all platforms and can be ordered in a limited edition 33 inch vinyl for all the record lovers.
Watch ‘Inside Out’ on Youtube: https://youtu.be/PeTUVNqHroU
Download ‘Inside Out’ on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/inside-out/id1097184158?i=1097184499
LAMBERT TO EMBARK ON 23 CITY TOUR
BEGINNING JANUARY 18
Nashville, TN -- Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville GRAMMY Award-winner Miranda Lambert announces her new Livin’ Like Hippies Tour that will kick off January 18, 2018 in Greenville, SC.
The Livin’ Like Hippies Tour receives its name from the lyrics of Lambert’s aptly titled song “Highway Vagabond” which appears on The Nerve side of Lambert’s 24-song, double album, The Weight Of These Wings.
The new album, The Weight Of These Wings, is the Texas native’s sixth studio album and since its release in November 2016 the record has been certified PLATINUM by the RIAA, spawned two GRAMMY Award nominations for its lead single “Vice,” been awarded the ACM Album of the Year, and most recently racked up FIVE nominations for Lambert at the upcoming CMA Awards including a coveted Album of the Year nod.
Venice Mating Call (2-CD set) and Greetings From West Hollywood (2-LP package) comingOctober 13 from Manifesto Records
Best Classic Bands premiered a previously unheard song, "Buzzin' Fly":
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — While Tim Buckley’s album Dream Letter (recorded in 1968 but not released until 1990) is the perfect, sublime example of his in-concert genius, Live at the Troubadour 1969 (released in 1994) has long been a fan favorite, with its improvisational raw energy in songs that stretch toward or past the 10-minute mark, and combinations of acoustic and electric guitars, Fender Rhodes piano and electric bass, drum set and congas — all throbbing and brewing in a dynamic jazz-folk stew. On drums is Art Tripp from Frank Zappa’s stable of musicians; the bass player is John Balkin, who helped conceptualize Buckley’s legendary Starsailor LP. But this is the not the free-form, avant-garde jazz of the Starsailor era, nor is it the funk-soul of 1972’s Greetings From L.A. Rather, Live at the Troubadour 1969 represents a brief period of the ever-evolving explorations of Tim Buckley.
Maverick reissue producer Bill Inglot recently discovered more Troubadour tapes in the archives. He and fellow reissue producer Pat Thomas uncovered five different sets of material from three days’ worth of shows. These revelatory tracks have been assembled into a 2-LP package, Greetings From West Hollywood, and a 2-CD set, Venice Mating Call, both to be released October 13, 2017 on Manifesto Records.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2017) - Curb Records' award winning band, Little Feather, is releasing their self-titled debut album digitally today, September 29. Music fans can buy it here. The Huffington Post says, "If you took a salt shaker and threw in some Loretta Lynn, Patty Loveless and Little Big Town and shook it up, what just might come out is the sound of Curb Records’ newest act, Little Feather." Music Row Magazine calls the debut "old school country soul."
The easy-going, fun-loving band has been blowing up social media with their innovative "Drive-Thru Concert" series on Facebook and YouTube. They literally pile into a van, order a meal, and then pick and sing their way to the drive-thru window causing impromptu reactions by employees who can’t help but start dancing and singing along with them. The videos, which have amassed over two million views, have gone over so well that earlier this month Little Feather enjoyed their first taste of success by winning a Silver Telly Award in the Music Video category at the 38th Annual Telly Awards that honors the best in film and video. In the same category, the band also won a Communicator Award.The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications.
The songs on their debut project, Little Feather, run an emotional and stylistic gamut. The ability to craft their own songs is something the band takes a great degree of pride in. Take a listen to their music and you’ll hear why this new generation of rustic, heart-on-the-sleeve, Country-meets-Americana sound caught the ear of legendary executive producer and Curb record label CEO, Jim Ed Norman.
(Nashville, Tenn. – Sept. 27, 2017 Press Release) Singer-songwriter, Kaylee Rutland, is set to release her most personal project to date; a six-song EP, titled That Side of Me. Produced by four-time Grammy nominee and Rutland’s longtime producer and mentor, Jamie O’Neal, listeners are guided track-by-track on a lyrical journey through different experiences in Rutland’s life. Appropriately titled, That Side of Medives into a more emotional and vulnerable side of Rutland.
"My hope and goal of the EP is that when people listen to the songs, it will help reveal a different side of them, as it did for me,” Rutland commented about the new release.
The six-song release will be available through all major digital retailers starting Oct. 6, 2017. Following the release, Rutland will appear on the Chevy Main Stage at the State Fair of Texas on Oct. 20. Her performance will include songs off the new EP. Following the appearance, Rutland will headline several exclusive performances for groups of fans and music industry executives in select cities, including Dallas, Atlanta, and Nashville.
"Even the chief architect, standing in the ruins of her dream, could laugh at herself —
and that is the very acme of humility.” —Tradition Four, AA
WHITNEY ROSE with special guest RAUL MALO
Continental Club 1315 S. Congress Ave
Showtime: 10 p.m.
Tickets: $7 at the door
For Whitney Rose, there’s one rule that stands alone as a guiding principle for life as she knows it: Rule 62. The origin of the rule is best summed up by the poignant, pronoun-adjusted excerpt from Alcoholics Anonymous’ Tradition Four, a treatise on how to find harmony between ambition and self-awareness, and how to learn one’s lessons with humor and humility. This truism, officially worded as “Don’t Take Yourself Too Damn Seriously,” is the origin of both the title and ethos of Whitney Rose’s forthcoming album, Rule 62.
The album is due out on October 6, 2017 and on the 5th, Rose, is playing a special hometown album release show at Austin's famed Continental Club. Tickets are sure to go FAST, so click the link above and make plans for October 5th!
Ed Note...Someone please go to this for me!
Listen to "You For Me" HERE
The Norman, Okla-bred, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/pianist MaggieMcClure has spent a good amount of her career placing her songs on TV shows such as Dr. Phil, Cougar Town, The Real World, The Vineyard, and The Hills, as well as in feature films like Cowgirls N’ Angels. Her smooth, confessional songwriting has made her a natural for these formats. Maggie has performed more than 1,000 shows throughout her career in over 40+ states in the U.S. at iconic venues such as The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles to Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, and everywhere in between. Her original piano-driven songs empower and inspire listeners with a positive message of hope, love, and faith.
McClure's highly anticipated upcoming EP entitled Color it Up is inspired by finding and experiencing joy in life. "The whole idea behind writing/releasing this project was to put some feel-good music out there to lift peoples’ spirits. So often we miss out on the joy in life because we don’t recognize it in the small everyday moments. I hope this EP encourages people to take notice of the everyday joy in their own lives," confides McClure. The new release is produced and engineered by Stephen Gause of Invertigo Productions in Nashville and also features songs co-written by blues rock artist Shane Henry.
McClure has recently opened for Sara Bareilles, Alicia Witt, Walk Off The Earth, Tony Lucca, and others. Additionally, you can hear her singing on ABC Family/Freeform's "The Mistle-Tones", as well as Disney's "Violetta", where she sang the English role of Violetta for Season 1 now airing worldwide on Disney Channel. Maggie also had the privilege of singing the National Anthem at the very first NBA playoff game in Oklahoma history with more than 18,000 people in attendance, as well as recently performing the official holiday halftime show at Madison Square Garden for the NY Knicks in along with singer/songwriter Shane Henry. McClure has been featured in such high profile media outlets as Huffington Post and AXS.
Color it Up is set for release Friday, October 13th, 2017.
Set features 16 tracks — ten previously unissued — including
a hidden bonus: an a cappella version of
band’s first #1 single, “A Horse With No Name.”
VENTURA, Calif. — Sons of U.S. servicemen stationed in England, Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckleyand Dan Peek met in high school in 1967. The three teenagers ultimately formed a band that was inspired by the British Invasion. Soon they began writing their own material, a rich mix of pop, folk and rock, done in the burgeoning acoustic style that would soon achieve popularity worldwide. The group signed to Warner Bros. Records London in 1971 and needed a name . . . they chose
From 1970 to ’73, America released a string of singles for Warner Bros. Records that grazed the top of the charts: “A Horse With No Name,” “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “Lonely People,” “Tin Man” and “Sister Golden Hair.”
Omnivore Recordings, in association with the group’s living founding members Bunnell and Beckley, will release Heritage: Home Recordings/Demos 1970-1973 on November 17, 2017. This is the most comprehensive collection of known demo recordings and unreleased songs from the band’s early formative years.
Fri. Oct. 20 NEW YORK CITY
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3 196 Allen Street
The zeitgeist is a moving target, and Chris Barron has always been a crack shot. The New York songwriter is no longer the debutant who set out on the circuit’s sharp end in 1988 with $100, a battered acoustic guitar and a headful of the alt-rock anthems that would elevate Spin Doctors to global stardom. He’s a veteran approaching 50, living in a world changed beyond recognition, compelled to write the music that chronicles the here-and-now. As far back as he can remember, he’s had a hunger driving him onward, towards something just out of reach. In 2017, it propels him to Angels and One-Armed Jugglers (due out October 20 on Chrysanthemum Records), the culmination of a lifetime’s craft and a record both contemporary and classic.
The album is a deliciously diverse collection of songs and its concept was born on the 59th Street Bridge, as Barron drove home from Queens. “I wrote that title track on the steering wheel,” he reflects. “With that first line — ‘Angels and one-armed jugglers, sword-swallowers and smugglers’ — I was thinking about this woman who once lived next door to me, this old chorus girl. She was in her 80s at the time, always plying me with limoncello, telling me great stories about Broadway in the ’40s. And I always find, if you fall in with the title early on, you start to make a record that’s very thematic. But then, weirdly enough, I had a paralyzed vocal cord and I lost my voice. So I’m the one-armed juggler. Art imitates life.”
Angels and One-Armed Jugglers was engineered and co-produced by Roman Klun (Norah Jones, Ornette Coleman, Pete Seeger and many more) and features Saturday Night Live house drummer and esteemed musician Shawn Pelton. “I’ve taken stock of everything I’ve learned about music,” says Barron, “and I’ve got to a point now where I’m just following my nose. These songs range from old jazz standards to funky beer-hall folk tunes. But I’ve never really been that interested in genres. I’m just interested in songs. I think the reason it’s so eclectic is because the songs were chosen more thematically than based on genre.”
Billboard Magazine debuted the punchy first track “April and May” from the album with a news story here.
Barron celebrates the release of this new album with a live performance at Rockwood Music Hall’s Stage 3 on the day of release, October 20.
Aaron Watson Readies for Ryman Headlining Date “A Night of Texas” Now Benefitting Red Cross Response to Hurricane Harvey
Nashville, TN – September 25, 2017 – Amidst a string of sold out shows nationwide, Aaron Watson is preparing for his October 4 headlining date at Music City’s iconic Ryman Auditorium. Opening for this date will be fellow acts all from the great state of Texas including Jon Wolfe, Mickey Guyton, Jim Collins and Leslie Satcher, to present “A Night of Texas Music” benefitting American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey response efforts. Tickets start at only $25 and can be purchased HERE. Proceeds from the show will be donated to the Red Cross.
It’s been nearly four weeks since Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas and Louisiana, and the Red Cross continues to provide shelter, food, relief supplies and more to people in need. Red Cross response vehicles and volunteers are fanning out across neighborhoods to distribute nutritious meals and relief supplies, such as diapers, bug spray, cleaning supplies, coolers, and comfort kits that contain deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items. Red Cross disaster workers are also providing health services such as replacing lost medications and eyeglasses, emotional support and spiritual care to people affected by this devastating storm.
The date adds to a hugely successful 2016-2017, with headlining ticket counts nearing the half million mark and 100+ sellout shows covering 40 states and 8 countries.
“It is such an honor to headline the iconic Ryman stage, and having the opportunity to turn this into a benefit for all of the folks in Southeast Texas who really need our help is going to make it an extra special night,” says Watson. “Really grateful for the chance to give back.”
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