Sunday, June 30, 2013

A haunting, eerie, dusky mood!

"best described as ambient electronica with elements of pop-jazz and dubwise reggae and the inclusion of some Spanish and classical guitar...a haunting, eerie, dusky mood...a likable, noteworthy contribution to ambient electronica." --- Alex Henderson
Download it for Free!


DEBORAH THURLOW RELEASES HER LATEST SINGLE: “WHERE WERE YOU?” (free Download!)


DEBORAH THURLOW RELEASES
HER LATEST SINGLE:  “WHERE WERE YOU?”
Composer and singer/songwriter Deborah Thurlow is set to release her vocal debut single on June 25th.  A departure from her previous releases of modern classical/jazz music, “Where Were You?” is an emotionally compelling response to the catastrophe of 9/11 where she tastefully and simply asks ‘where were you?’ when the towers came down.   “Where Were You?” presents the listener with a series of images of ordinary every-day activities juxtaposed with expressions of the ineffable feelings many experienced on that tragic day.  It is a personal response and a eulogy of sorts to those that perished, and a sorrowful yet courageous acknowledgement that words were inadequate to describe the universal emotions that so many of us felt during the unfolding of those horrific events of that day.  The song is also an inviting and seductive preview of Deborah’s highly anticipated upcoming CD, Collage, to be released in the fall of 2013.

As Ian Wagstaff commented in Horn Magazine, “. . . combine the Dalai Lama with Berlioz, throw in some Hebraic influence . . . Deborah Thurlow uses an eclectic mix of instruments, from the shofar to the Tibetan singing bowl, . . . [with] a strong electronic influence.”  And now with the same exploratory spirit and creativity Deborah is branching out in yet another direction and expressing another side of her musical personality.  Along with her soulful vocals and engaging songwriting skills “Where Were You?” features seamless performances by Loren Daniels on acoustic piano, Alex Gressel on upright bass, and the drums of Andrea Valentini.  “Where Were You?” is yet another of Deborah’s infectious stylistic excursions that expands and furthers the trajectory of her expressive musical vision, and it is sure to intrigue her listeners and wet their appetites for the release of her upcoming CD release.

Deborah Thurlow is a composer/horn player/vocalist/songwriter/music educator and freelance musician in the New York City area and in Europe.  She starred in her own one act play with music, The Creative Void Of The Planet Earth, which was featured in an Equity Showcase run of seven performances by the New Media Repertory Company under the direction of Miranda MacDermot.  She has also performed with the Pina Baush Ballet Company, Franz Kaman, David Amram, Anthony Davis, and The New York Composers Orchestra, to name but a few.  She studied both composition and orchestration with John Corigliano at Lehman College and has received grants from Meet the Composer, ASCAP Awards, William Petshek Music Fund and the Puffin Cultural Foundation.  Her modern classical/jazz works are published with Ensemble Publications/Nichols Music Company and DSM Producers who cater to the film and TV industry exclusively.  As a music educator Deborah teaches privately, at public schools, colleges and neighborhood performing arts schools.  She devotes much of her time to teaching music to underprivileged youths while continuing to pursue her music career in a way that inspires her students as well as her fans.  “Where Were You?” is a sparkling debut of Deborah’s vocal and songwriting talents and an enticing preview of her soon to be released CD Collage.



 Visit Deborah on the Web at www.deborahthurlow.com


Contact:  Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment Inc., (212) 543-9998, info@redwoodentertainment.com 


Friday, June 28, 2013

GI BLYTHE PROVIDES ANOTHER FREE SONG DOWNLOAD: “FALLING”

GI BLYTHE PROVIDES ANOTHER FREE
SONG DOWNLOAD:  “FALLING”

Following GI Blythe’s recent announcement to provide periodic free music downloads of songs from their successful CD release Lost in Space, and the offering of their first, “Run Rabbit Run,” they are now providing a second free cut written by Geoff Blythe.  “Falling” is a sardonic, relentless groove from start to finish, the tale of a profligate upstart who may—or may not—have reached the end of his adventurism.  In the wake of a highly successful national radio campaign and last year’s triumphant CD release tour of the East Coast, beginning with a CD release party at Connolly’s Klub 45 in New York City and closing with a CD release concert at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY, GI Blythe will be offering further free song downloads in the months to come, so stay tuned!  As many fans are already aware, GI Blythe is a group of seasoned musical pros from a variety of impressive musical backgrounds who’ve come together to fuse a high-energy hybrid of wit and horn-centric good-time Rock, which is amply demonstrated on Lost in Space.

Lost in Space is an exhilarating introduction to a band that has already piqued some discerning ears and raised some diverse eyebrows.  Along with the humorously macabre “Run Rabbit Run” and the ironic and witty “Falling” the CD contains other original tunes written by Blythe, Archie Brown & Jim Paterson—including the instrumental “Freedom March” with some swinging, scorching Jazzy moments—and their funky and haunting “The Narrative of G. Bristol Groot (Vampyre)” (also a video available on YouTube), which like many cuts on the album just might bring you out of your chair.  So be forewarned:  before you put on this music be sure to put on your dancing shoes!

GI Blythe is a band of exceptional players from the U.K. and the U.S. that have outrageous chops and share a pure joy of making music that is both exuberant and street savvy.  Several members of GI Blythe have worked together in various music settings over the years—including Dexy’s Midnight Runners and Black 47—and along with Geoffrey Blythe have collectively played and/or recorded with a number of diverse artists from Elvis Costello, Paul Simon and Nick Lowe to Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and The Funk Brothers (of Motown fame), to name but a few.  The band’s foundation is provided by drummer ­­­­­­­­­Crispin ‘the Pump’ Taylor and bassist Joe ‘Bear Claw’ Burcaw—and these guys cook!  They provide a solid pocket that energetically propels the band and allows lead singer Archie Brown and the horns of Blythe and ‘Big Jim’ Paterson (trombone & backup vocals), along with the keys of Pete Levin and guitars of Larry Baeder, to alternately punch the rhythm section and float above the smooth ride effortlessly.  Although the band’s players are accomplished pros, they retain a raucous, authentic post-punk attitude resulting in a sound that’s soulful, sometimes Jazzy (with tasteful flashes of dissonance—and a funky beat!), rockin’ and audacious—all at the same time! 

What/When:              “Falling” available NOW for FREE!
Where:                        Download at www.giblythe.com
                                               
Contact Info for GI Blythe:  Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment, Inc., 212 543-9998 
                        info@redwoodentertainment.com www.redwoodentertainment.com


Thursday, June 27, 2013

DERRICK N. ASHONG & SOULFЀGE TO PERFORM AT AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN PHILADELPHIA!


DERRICK N. ASHONG & SOULFЀGE TO PERFORM AT AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN PHILADELPHIA

The always entertaining Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège will be appearing at this year’s Independence Day celebration at America’s birthplace in Philadelphia.  After recently performing at Club de Madrid’s gala dinner honoring former President Bill Clinton with the Democratic Leadership Award; the competitive selection of their animated short film Love Rain Down (a cut from their latest highly successful CD, AFropolitan) for a screening at last year’s prestigious Palm Beach International Film Festival; launching a national commercial & public radio broadcast campaign; and reaching over 60,000 downloads for their Million Download Campaign (available free at www.derrickashong.com), Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège are now scheduled to appear at an event called “Party on the Parkway” on Thursday, July 4, 2013 from 6:15 to 7:00 pm.
"Here are musicians, poised with a positive vibe and with lyrics so uplifting that you actually believe, if only for one night, that . . . a new world mood may emerge from the street and the Net, somehow defying the odds—a spirit of promise and hope and harmony, a spirit that denies dissonance. Soulfège lets us dream such sweet dreams, in vibrant colors."VanityFair.com

At the “Party on the Parkway” Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège will be performing songs from their previous critically-acclaimed CD Take Back the Mic, and their most recent CD release, AFropolitan.  The band will feature drummer Sam Merrick, bassist Alex Staley, the percussion & vocals of Atta Addo, David P. Stevens on Guitar (Philly’s finest!) and Wesley Maples on Tenor Sax.  Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège are a refreshingly original and exciting group of musicians who have synthesized an eclectic blend of Hip-Hop, Reggae, Funk, World Beat and West African Highlife music to create an integral musical mélange of style and substance.  They combine driving rhythms, authentic musicianship, the crisp vocals and harmonies of Ashong (also on guitar) and co-founder Jonathan M. Gramling, and provocatively elevating lyrics.  They are a powerful live act and a vivid new voice that has perpetually electrified audiences with their joyous ‘Afropolitan’ fusion.

". . . [Soulfège’s] members realized they had the platform to reach ears not only with their musica fusion of thumping African music and rhythms, sweet reggae breezes, funk, and hip-hopbut also with their message." —The Boston Globe

Soulfège’s previous CD, Take Back the Mic, debuted in the top 10 of the JamBands.com/Relix Magazine Radio Chart and the top 100 of the Jazz Week World Chart.  The music and their social movement have been featured in such major media as VanityFair.com, MTV Africa, NPR, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, MNet Africa, ABC Chronicle and BBC Worldservice, reaching 146 million listeners world-wide.  Download for free their current successful CD release, AFropolitan, and check out their new animated short film, Love Rain Down at www.derrickashong.com.

                                Show Time:        From 6:15 to 7:00 pm
                                Admission:         FREE
                                Location:             Global Stage at:  20th & Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
               Contact info for Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège:  Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment Inc.                                                                        (212) 543-9998  or  info@redwoodentertainment.com, www.redwoodentertainment.com
Management:  M. Quentin B.L. Williams, The Butler Lappert Williams Firm PC, (212) 572-4822, info@blwfirm.com

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

DEBORAH THURLOW RELEASES HER LATEST SINGLE: “WHERE WERE YOU?”


DEBORAH THURLOW RELEASES
HER LATEST SINGLE:  “WHERE WERE YOU?”



Composer and singer/songwriter Deborah Thurlow is set to release her vocal debut single on June 25th.  A departure from her previous releases of modern classical/jazz music, “Where Were You?” is an emotionally compelling response to the catastrophe of 9/11 where she tastefully and simply asks ‘where were you?’ when the towers came down.   “Where Were You?” presents the listener with a series of images of ordinary every-day activities juxtaposed with expressions of the ineffable feelings many experienced on that tragic day.  It is a personal response and a eulogy of sorts to those that perished, and a sorrowful yet courageous acknowledgement that words were inadequate to describe the universal emotions that so many of us felt during the unfolding of those horrific events of that day.  The song is also an inviting and seductive preview of Deborah’s highly anticipated upcoming CD, Collage, to be released in the fall of 2013.


As Ian Wagstaff commented in Horn Magazine, “. . . combine the Dalai Lama with Berlioz, throw in some Hebraic influence . . . Deborah Thurlow uses an eclectic mix of instruments, from the shofar to the Tibetan singing bowl, . . . [with] a strong electronic influence.”  And now with the same exploratory spirit and creativity Deborah is branching out in yet another direction and expressing another side of her musical personality.  Along with her soulful vocals and engaging songwriting skills “Where Were You?” features seamless performances by Loren Daniels on acoustic piano, Alex Gressel on upright bass, and the drums of Andrea Valentini.  “Where Were You?” is yet another of Deborah’s infectious stylistic excursions that expands and furthers the trajectory of her expressive musical vision, and it is sure to intrigue her listeners and wet their appetites for the release of her upcoming CD release.

Deborah Thurlow is a composer/horn player/vocalist/songwriter/music educator and freelance musician in the New York City area and in Europe.  She starred in her own one act play with music, The Creative Void Of The Planet Earth, which was featured in an Equity Showcase run of seven performances by the New Media Repertory Company under the direction of Miranda MacDermot.  She has also performed with the Pina Baush Ballet Company, Franz Kaman, David Amram, Anthony Davis, and The New York Composers Orchestra, to name but a few.  She studied both composition and orchestration with John Corigliano at Lehman College and has received grants from Meet the Composer, ASCAP Awards, William Petshek Music Fund and the Puffin Cultural Foundation.  Her modern classical/jazz works are published with Ensemble Publications/Nichols Music Company and DSM Producers who cater to the film and TV industry exclusively.  As a music educator Deborah teaches privately, at public schools, colleges and neighborhood performing arts schools.  She devotes much of her time to teaching music to underprivileged youths while continuing to pursue her music career in a way that inspires her students as well as her fans.  “Where Were You?” is a sparkling debut of Deborah’s vocal and songwriting talents and an enticing preview of her soon to be released CD Collage.  

       Visit Deborah on the Web at www.deborahthurlow.com
          Contact:  Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment Inc., (212) 543-9998, info@redwoodentertainment.com




Sunday, June 23, 2013

DERRICK N. ASHONG & SOULFЀGE TO PERFORM AT AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN PHILADELPHIA



DERRICK N. ASHONG & SOULFЀGE TO PERFORM AT AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN PHILADELPHIA
The always entertaining Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège will be appearing at this year’s Independence Day celebration at America’s birthplace in Philadelphia. After recently performing at Club de Madrid’s gala dinner honoring former President Bill Clinton with the Democratic Leadership Award; the competitive selection of their animated short film Love Rain Down (a cut from their latest highly successful CD, AFropolitan) for a screening at last year’s prestigious Palm Beach International Film Festival; launching a national commercial & public radio broadcast campaign; and reaching over 60,000 downloads for their Million Download Campaign (available free at www.derrickashong.com), Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège are now scheduled to appear at an event called “Party on the Parkway” on Thursday, July 4, 2013 from 6:15 to 7:00 pm.
"Here are musicians, poised with a positive vibe and with lyrics so uplifting that you actually believe, if only for one night, that . . . a new world mood may emerge from the street and the Net, somehow defying the odds—a spirit of promise and hope and harmony, a spirit that denies dissonance. Soulfège lets us dream such sweet dreams, in vibrant colors."—VanityFair.com

At the “Party on the Parkway” Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège will be performing songs from their previous critically-acclaimed CD Take Back the Mic, and their most recent CD release, AFropolitan. The band will feature drummer Sam Merrick, bassist Alex Staley, the percussion & vocals of Atta Addo, David P. Stevens on Guitar (Philly’s finest!) and Wesley Maples on Tenor Sax. Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège are a refreshingly original and exciting group of musicians who have synthesized an eclectic blend of Hip-Hop, Reggae, Funk, World Beat and West African Highlife music to create an integral musical mélange of style and substance. They combine driving rhythms, authentic musicianship, the crisp vocals and harmonies of Ashong (also on guitar) and co-founder Jonathan M. Gramling, and provocatively elevating lyrics. They are a powerful live act and a vivid new voice that has perpetually electrified audiences with their joyous ‘Afropolitan’ fusion.

". . . [Soulfège’s] members realized they had the platform to reach ears not only with their music—a fusion of thumping African music and rhythms, sweet reggae breezes, funk, and hip-hop—but also with their message."
—The Boston Globe

Soulfège’s previous CD, Take Back the Mic, debuted in the top 10 of the JamBands.com/Relix Magazine Radio Chart and the top 100 of the Jazz Week World Chart. The music and their social movement have been featured in such major media as VanityFair.com, MTV Africa, NPR, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, MNet Africa, ABC Chronicle and BBC Worldservice, reaching 146 million listeners world-wide. Download for free their current successful CD release, AFropolitan, and check out their new animated short film, Love Rain Down at www.derrickashong.com.

Show Time: From 6:15 to 7:00 pm
Admission: FREE
Location: Global Stage at: 20th & Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130, (215) 683-2200,
http://www.visitphilly.com/events/philadelphia/july-4th-festival-concert-and-fireworks/

Contact info for Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfège: Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment Inc., (212) 543-9998
info@redwoodentertainment.com,www.redwoodentertainment.com
Management: M. Quentin B.L. Williams, The Butler Lappert Williams Firm PC, (212) 572-4822, info@blwfirm.com

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

JAMBALAYA BRASS BAND RETURNS TO THE POPULAR MERMAID PARADE in 2013!


JAMBALAYA BRASS BAND RETURNS
TO THE POPULAR MERMAID PARADE

In support of their latest CD release, On the Funky Side (currently charting on the CMJ and The Roots Music Report Charts), Jambalaya Brass Band will be returning to march and perform at one of the most colorful events of the season in NYC, the 31st annual Mermaid Parade at Coney Island on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.  The parade will kick off at 1:00 pm at West 21st St. & Surf Ave. and end at Boardwalk & Steeplechase Plaza.  Jambalaya Brass Band’s previous CD, It’s a Jungle Out There, resulted in heavy broadcast radio rotation on eighty-five stations nationwide, as well as countless national and worldwide Internet radio stations, and charted in the top five of the CMJ Charts, The Roots Music Report and the Cashbox Charts.  This tight and tasty ensemble is the ultimate New Orleans party band which On The Funky Side reaffirms yet again with style and gusto, and Jambalaya Brass Band live is a flat-out celebration from start to finish.  


At The Mermaid Parade, along with tunes from On the Funky Side and their previous successful CD It’s a Jungle Out There, Jambalaya Brass Band will be performing other original and traditional favorites.  The band’s foundation will be provided by Ralph Hamperian on sousaphone, Dave Butler on snare drum, and Chauncey Yearwood on Bass Drum & cymbal—and this rhythm section cooks on high octane, so be sure to wear your dancing shoes!  Filling out this tasty gumbo and adding the spice on top will be the trombone of Dave Gibson, the trumpet of Steve Gluzband, and the tenor sax of leader and founder Ric Frank, an alumnus of the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

" Jambalaya could stand side-by-side with . . . any New Orleans brass band in terms of sheer exuberance and energy . . . a party from start to finish."—Henry Smith for All About Jazz

The Jambalaya Brass Band is a group of seasoned musical pros from a variety of impressive previous musical settings as diverse as the Duke Ellington Orchestra to the Lounge Lizards, yet they have a knack for integrating these disparate musical experiences into one dynamic setting.  These seasoned New York purveyors of authentic American ‘roots’ music play a delightful spicy musical gumbo of New Orleans fare influenced by the likes of Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Rebirth and Dirty Dozen brass bands, straight through to the heights of their own modern sounds that incorporate elements of R&B, Gospel, Funk, Latin and Be-bop.  They embody the history of the best American music of the last hundred years while at the same time suggesting a prescient trajectory of America’s musical future.  The Band’s arrangements are original and innovative while the playing is simultaneously precise and spontaneous, yet all is conceived with imagination and wit.  After-all, this is New Orleans party music and Jambalaya Brass Band is always a joyous musical celebration as they have proven on many occasions.  On the Funky Side is a rollicking musical journey and a great celebration of American music while at the same time an appetizing preview of what this group is capable of live.  Playing On the Funky Side at a party is a sure bet, and seeing these talented players live really brings the party directly home to you.


Visit Jambalaya Brass Band on the Web at:
 
www.jambalayabrassband.com
Show Time:            Saturday, June 22, 2013, parade starts at 1:00 pm, Jambalaya Brass Band from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Location:                 Starts at West 21st St. & Surf Ave. and ends at Boardwalk & Steeplechase Plaza (see Website) 



Contact:  Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment Inc., Phone: (212) 543-9998, info@redwoodentertainment.com                                             www.redwoodentertainment.com 

                        

Sunday, June 16, 2013

JAMBALAYA BRASS BAND RETURNS TO THE POPULAR MERMAID PARADE!


The Jambalaya Brass Band is New York City's ultimate New Orleans party band. Since 1998 they've been kickin' it hard with a flavor straight from the streets of New Orleans, paying their respects to the unique musical traditions of New Orleans incorporating a special blend of R & B, Funk, Gospel Traditional Jazz, Zydeco, Latin, Hip Hop and Be-Bop.











JAMBALAYA BRASS BAND RETURNS
TO THE POPULAR MERMAID PARADE!

In support of their latest CD release, On the Funky Side (currently charting on the CMJ and The Roots Music Report Charts), Jambalaya Brass Band will be returning to march and perform at one of the most colorful events of the season in NYC, the 31st annual Mermaid Parade at Coney Island on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.  The parade will kick off at 1:00 pm at West 21st St. & Surf Ave. and end at Boardwalk & Steeplechase Plaza.  Jambalaya Brass Band’s previous CD, It’s a Jungle Out There, resulted in heavy broadcast radio rotation on eighty-five stations nationwide, as well as countless national and worldwide Internet radio stations, and charted in the top five of the CMJ Charts, The Roots Music Report and the Cashbox Charts.  This tight and tasty ensemble is the ultimate New Orleans party band which On The Funky Side reaffirms yet again with style and gusto, and Jambalaya Brass Band live is a flat-out celebration from start to finish.  

At The Mermaid Parade, along with tunes from On the Funky Side and their previous successful CD It’s a Jungle Out There, Jambalaya Brass Band will be performing other original and traditional favorites.  The band’s foundation will be provided by Ralph Hamperian on sousaphone, Dave Butler on snare drum, and Chauncey Yearwood on Bass Drum & cymbal—and this rhythm section cooks on high octane, so be sure to wear your dancing shoes!  Filling out this tasty gumbo and adding the spice on top will be the trombone of Dave Gibson, the trumpet of Steve Gluzband, and the tenor sax of leader and founder Ric Frank, an alumnus of the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

" Jambalaya could stand side-by-side with . . . any New Orleans brass band in terms of sheer exuberance and energy . . . a party from start to finish."—Henry Smith for All About Jazz

The Jambalaya Brass Band is a group of seasoned musical pros from a variety of impressive previous musical settings as diverse as the Duke Ellington Orchestra to the Lounge Lizards, yet they have a knack for integrating these disparate musical experiences into one dynamic setting.  These seasoned New York purveyors of authentic American ‘roots’ music play a delightful spicy musical gumbo of New Orleans fare influenced by the likes of Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Rebirth and Dirty Dozen brass bands, straight through to the heights of their own modern sounds that incorporate elements of R&B, Gospel, Funk, Latin and Be-bop.  They embody the history of the best American music of the last hundred years while at the same time suggesting a prescient trajectory of America’s musical future.  The Band’s arrangements are original and innovative while the playing is simultaneously precise and spontaneous, yet all is conceived with imagination and wit.  After-all, this is New Orleans party music and Jambalaya Brass Band is always a joyous musical celebration as they have proven on many occasions.  On the Funky Side is a rollicking musical journey and a great celebration of American music while at the same time an appetizing preview of what this group is capable of live.  Playing On the Funky Side at a party is a sure bet, and seeing these talented players live really brings the party directly home to you.

Show Time:            Saturday, June 22, 2013, parade starts at 1:00 pm, Jambalaya Brass Band from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Location:                 Starts at West 21st St. & Surf Ave. and ends at Boardwalk & Steeplechase Plaza (see Website) http://www.coneyisland.com/programs/mermaid-parade
Admission:             Free

Visit Jambalaya Brass Band on the Web at: www.jambalayabrassband.com

Contact:  Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment Inc., Phone: (212) 543-9998, info@redwoodentertainment.com,                                             www.redwoodentertainment.com          









             









Visit Jambalaya Brass Band on the Web at:  www.jambalayabrassband.com


Saturday, June 8, 2013

GI Blythe


Stellar new band on the scene. GI Blythe takes storytelling and puts it to funky new music. The band members have resumes to impress the masses, from Dexys Midnight Runners, to Elvis Costello, to Miles Davis and Jaco Pastorius. Black 47 makes a showing amongst others. www.giblythe.com
Following GI Blythe’s recent announcement to provide periodic free music downloads of songs from their successful CD release Lost in Space, and the offering of their first, “Run Rabbit Run,” they are now providing a second free song written by Geoff Blythe. The title cut “Lost in Space” is an ethereal and majestic mosaic that charts a man’s existential journey through the cosmic fabric of life and creation only to realize that he is “lost.” In the wake of a highly successful national radio campaign and last year’s triumphant CD release tour of the East Coast, beginning with a CD release party at Connolly’s Klub 45 in New York City and closing with a CD release concert at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY, GI Blythe will be offering further free song downloads in the months to come, so stay tuned! As many fans are already aware, GI Blythe is a group of seasoned musical pros from a variety of impressive musical backgrounds who’ve come together to fuse a high-energy hybrid of wit and horn-centric good-time Rock, which is amply demonstrated on Lost in Space.

Lost in Space is an exhilarating introduction to a band that has already piqued some discerning ears and raised some diverse eyebrows. Along with the humorously macabre “Run Rabbit Run” and the imagistic “Lost in Space” the CD contains other original tunes written by Blythe, Archie Brown & Jim Paterson—including the instrumental “Freedom March” with some swinging, scorching Jazzy moments—and their funky and haunting “The Narrative of G. Bristol Groot (Vampyre)” (also a video available on YouTube), which like many cuts on the album just might bring you out of your chair. So be forewarned: before you put on this music be sure to put on your dancing shoes!

GI Blythe is a band of exceptional players from the U.K. and the U.S. that have outrageous chops and share a pure joy of making music that is both exuberant and street savvy. Several members of GI Blythe have worked together in various music settings over the years—including Dexy’s Midnight Runners and Black 47—and along with Geoffrey Blythe have collectively played and/or recorded with a number of diverse artists from Elvis Costello, Paul Simon and Nick Lowe to Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and The Funk Brothers (of Motown fame), to name but a few. The band’s foundation is provided by drummer ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬Crispin ‘the Pump’ Taylor and bassist Joe ‘Bear Claw’ Burcaw—and these guys cook! They provide a solid pocket that energetically propels the band and allows lead singer Archie Brown and the horns of Blythe and ‘Big Jim’ Paterson (trombone & backup vocals), along with the keys of Pete Levin and guitars of Larry Baeder, to alternately punch the rhythm section and float above the smooth ride effortlessly. Although the band’s players are accomplished pros, they retain a raucous, authentic post-punk attitude resulting in a sound that’s soulful, sometimes Jazzy (with tasteful flashes of dissonance—and a funky beat!), rockin’ and audacious—all at the same time!

What/When: “Lost in Space” available NOW for FREE!
Where: Download at www.giblythe.com

Contact Info for GI Blythe: Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment, Inc., 212 543-9998
info@redwoodentertainment.com,www.redwoodentertainment.com



Friday, June 7, 2013

Chris Holmes will be appearing at the Sugarland Nightclub on Saturday, June 29th at 1am

Chris Holmes will be appearing at the Sugarland Nightclub on Saturday, June 29th at 1am.
He will be singing Blonde Ambition, and Heart of Gold from his debut CD set for release in the Fall of 2013. This is a great opportunity to see him in a rare special appearance before his CD is released.
For directions, and info about the venue please visit them at: http://www.sugarlandnightclub.com/




Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Great music from Fremont John!

"Tampa Bay's most seasoned and professional original singer/songwriter." --- MusicTampaBay.com
A distinctive acoustic guitar style with the resonate growl of a baritone voice is reason enough to listen to the music of Fremont John.

A distinctive acoustic guitar style with the resonate growl of a baritone voice is reason enough to listen to the music of Fremont John. Add to it his penchant for taking the classic songs we all know and creating them in his own style and you have a captivating show of musical ability. Developing his musical talents since age 5, he’s played the music of the classical greats to the rock hall of famers and now pen’s his own music with the richness of his life experiences weaving a variety of styles into his own.
As an electric guitar rock-n-roller during his early career Fremont John toured extensively throughout the Midwest with his band Innervision. Taking a break from regular performance and touring for nearly 25 years, he continued to perform sporadically at venues throughout Michigan while writing some of the songs that became part of his first CD, ACOUSTIC THUNDER, released in 1999. That same year Fremont John returned to full time performance, honing a professional music career on the stages of the popular Key West venues. He continues to be a favorite both solo and trio performer at Sloppy Joe’s, The Bull, Virgilio’s and Willy T’s in Key West where he still does a monthly tour.
Record producer Larry Baeder, wowed by FJ’s songwriting, initiated a collaboration with deeply talented seasoned musicians and recording technicians in NYC’s Pyramid Studio in 2004. The 2005 indie CD release of TIMELINE included Richard Crooks(Dr John, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan) on drums, Fernando Saunders(Lou Reed, Pat Benatar, Jeff Beck, Jan Hammer) on bass, Charlie Giordano(Bruce Springsteen, Pat Benatar) adding keyboard, Crispin Cioe(Joe Cocker, Rolling Stones) on sax, with Larry Baeder(James Montgomery, Carly Simon, Apollo Theater House)adding electric guitar licks. This collaboration resulted in a national radio campaign with airplay in many US cities and global airplay via hundreds of Internet stations. The CD received strong reviews in the industry and continues to enjoy strong sales at live shows and online.
GUITAR SONGS, the first all-instrumental effort, was brought on by years of requests from fans for "more guitar!". The CD features Fremont John's identifiable melodic and distinctive acoustic style that captivates his live audience. Tampa Bay's premier online music e-zine, The Bay Buzz (www.thebaybuzz.org) writes, “John's sound is clean and his acoustic lead tone is wonderful; clear and crisp but also warm.¨. And then, “If you enjoy melodic acoustic guitar, buy this disc.”.
"A good instrumental CD is difficult to make but this one (Guitar Songs) is excellent."
- Pete Gallagher, WMNF 88.5FM, Tampa, FL
Fremont John’s solo live performance is a relaxed and comfortable way to kick back and enjoy the music. Whether it’s a remake of a classic or an original selection, the guitar work is sure to please and the stories surrounding the songs are delightfully entertaining. When backed by a rhythm section for a trio sound it’s sure to be a rocking good time as he incorporates an ‘electric’ sound into his trademark Blue Taylor acoustic guitar. With an uncanny ability to ‘read’ his audience, Fremont John tailors his vast musical selections to the mood of his listeners like a master entertainer.
Currently working on Indie CD number 4, CONTRARIAN, he is once again collaborating with some of music’s most notable players. Due for release in Fall 2012, it is collection of uniquely arranged classic hits and well penned originals ranging from foot tapping rock to thought provoking ballads, and of course, the impressive guitar work.
He will return to his home in Northern Michigan September 2012 to host the Second Annual Fremont John and Friends Concert to benefit the local food bank. Last year’s show raised over $7,000 and took in over 800lbs of food to benefit the hungry in Mason County. A full stage show with a 9 piece backing line up delighted last year’s audience. The second show promises to offer even more as he continues to pull in the younger set in the community for exposure.
Fremont John has received many accolades from industry notables to his ‘Contrarian’ fan club. His uniquely down to earth and easy-going style makes him a sought after performer across the country.