Friday, April 8, 2011

Charly And The Outlaws im Schlosskeller-Windecken am 09. April 2011

CHARLY AND THE OUTLAWS


Vier Mann im Outfit des „Wilden Westens“ und die alten Song mit neuem Sound. Man fühlt sich zurück versetzt in die Zeit, als der „Colt“ noch das Hausrecht hatte und das Pferd Dein bester Freund war.

CHARLY - Song-writer, Sänger und Gitarrist, ein Urgestein aus den USA.
MIKE - Lead-Guitar, Vocals
JOHN - Bass-Guitar, Vocals
JÜRGEN - Drums

THE OUTLAWS - Drei Mann, bei denen es zum Bankraub nicht reichte, weil sie sich nicht einigen konnten, in welche Richtung es zur mexikanischen Grenze geht. Da sie von irgendetwas leben mussten, entschieden sie sich, das zu tun, was sie wirklich können: zusammen Musik zu machen.

CHARLY AND THE OUTLAWS definieren Country Music als Zusammenschluss all dessen, was Spaß macht! Dabei gibt es auch reichlich Anleihen und Ausflüge in Sachen Rock und Rock’n Roll. Im Repertoire finden sich Songs von Johnny Cash, CCR, Dwight Yoakam, The Eagles, Eric Clapton und vielen anderen Stars der Country-Szene - selbst vor Elvis wird nicht halt gemacht.

Wer auf gut gemachte Country Music steht, sollte sich auf jeden Fall diese Band nicht entgehen lassen. CHARLY AND THE OUTLAWS sind ein hundertprozentiger Garant für gute Laune und machen Lust auf mehr.

Where Country Music Rocks The House 
Schlosskeller Windecken
Schlossbergstr.7
61130 Nidderau 2
0170-4877682

Lena nimmt kleinstadthelden mit auf Tour

kleinstadthelden gehen mit Lena auf Tour

Dass sie ihre Rolle als Anheizer beherrschen, haben kleinstadthelden zuletzt im Januar 2011 bewiesen, als sie NENA auf vier Hallen-Konzerten begleiteten und mit ihrem „Trash Pop for truckers in love“ für gute Stimmung sorgten. Und auch Lena dürfte sich über die Support-Band aus dem hohen Norden freuen. Im Vorfeld des Bundesvision Song Contest 2010 hatte sie kleinstadthelden als eine ihrer Lieblingsbands des Wettbewerbs bezeichnet. Da kommt also zusammen, was zusammenpasst.

Seit 2004 folgen die kleinstadthelden Simon Lam (git/voc), Felix Weidenhöfer (git/piano/voc), Nils Freesemann (bs) und Uli Wortmann (dr) ihrem Motto: „Raus aus der Kleinstadt, rein ins Leben.“ Die aktuelle Platte „Osterholz-Scharmbeck“ ist seit September 2010 über mossBEACH music / kleinstadtplatten / rough trade in den Läden. Mit der Single „Indie Boys“ vertraten kleinstadthelden ihr Bundesland Bremen beim Bundesvision Song Contest 2010. Inzwischen stehen insgesamt über 200 Konzerte zu Buche, darunter zahlreiche Support-Shows für u.a. Silbermond, New Model Army und Revolverheld, außerdem schon erste Auslandsreisen nach Island, Holland, Frankreich, Österreich und in die Schweiz.
Termine:
13.04.2011 BERLIN - o2 World Berlin – Support bei der Lena LIVE Tour 2011
14.04.2011 HANNOVER - TUI Arena - Support bei der Lena LIVE Tour 2011
15.04.2011 FRANKFURT - Festhalle - Support bei der Lena LIVE Tour 2011
19.04.2011 DORTMUND - Westfalenhalle 1 - Support bei der Lena LIVE Tour 2011
20.04.2011 HAMBURG - o2 World Hamburg - Support bei der Lena LIVE Tour 2011
21.04.2011 LEIPZIG - ARENA - Support bei der Lena LIVE Tour 2011
30.04.2011 TARMSTEDT - Rock den Lukas Warm Up Party
07.05.2011 BREMERHAVEN - Wissenschaftsfestival - weitere Infos
14.05.2011 HAMBURG- Into the Blue Festival @ Kaiserkeller
28.05.2011 DARMSTADT - Schloßgrabenfest
02.06.2011 AURICH OLDENDORF - Himmelfohrts Pardy
24.06.2011 BISCHOFSWERDA - Guitar Fight Club Festival
23.07.2011 OYTEN - Fufstock Festival
04.08.2011 MÜNCHEN - Free & Easy Festival @ Backstage
13.08.2011 SOLINGEN - Sommerparty
20.08.2011 SCHEEßEL - Feuerfest Open Air
27.08.2011 GROßEFEHN – Jubiläumsfest

Cherish the Ladies Founder and Leader Joanie Madden to be Awarded Prestigious 2011 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

 
Cherish the Ladies Founder and Leader
Joanie Madden to be Awarded Prestigious
2011 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

"(Joanie Madden) is the best flute and whistle player Irish America has ever produced."
Paul Keating, Irish Voice Newspaper 


NASHVILLE, TN (April 7, 2011) - After decades of touring the world while playing the music of her ancestors and paying tribute to her Irish heritage, Cherish the Ladies founder and leader, Joanie Madden, will be awarded the distinguished 2011 Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award.  This year the event will take place on May 9 on Ellis Island.
 
The Ellis Island Medals of Honor are awarded annually to a group of distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service and family, people who preserve and celebrate the history, traditions and values of his/her ancestry and who dedicate themselves to creating a better world. The honorees are said to exemplify outstanding qualities in both their personal and professional lives, while continuing to preserve the richness of their particular heritage.  
 
The award ranks as one of the United States most prestigious national honors and both the United States Senate and House of Representatives have officially passed resolutions recognizing the Ellis Island Medals of Honor.

Each year, Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipients are listed in the Congressional Record honoring those who have made enduring contributions to our nation and to the world.  Other luminary distinguished American citizens who have previously received this honor include 6 United States Presidents, US Senators,  Congressman and Supreme Court Justices, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Barbara Walters, Colin Powell, Muhammad Ali, Gregory Peck, Henry Kissinger, Donald Trump, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Quincy Jones, Rudy Guiliani, Itzhak Perlman, Yogi Berra, Vice President Joe Biden, Diane Sawyer, Astronaut John Glenn, Deepak Chopra, Madeleine Albright and Michael Douglas.
 
Cherish the Ladies have widely been considered one of the most beloved Celtic groups in the world for decades. As founder, Joanie Madden has helped take their notoriety to new heights, receiving numerous awards and achievements including; named Best Musical Group of the Year by the BBC, Top North American Celtic Group at the Irish Music Awards, Entertainment Group of the Year by the Irish Voice Newspaper, chosen the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's International Group of the Year at the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and voted Top North American Celtic act by NPR Radio "Thistle and Shamrock" program. In 2010, the ladies were immortalized as they were bestowed a street naming, "Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies" as a permanent street sign on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, New York.
 
They have shared the stage with such noted entertainers as James Taylor, Joan Baez, EmmyLou Harris, The Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, The Chieftains and dozens of symphony orchestras. The "Celtic Album", their collaboration with the Boston Pops Symphony led to a 1999 Grammy nomination.
 
The Ladies have recorded over a dozen highly acclaimed albums which were all released to rave reviews including their Christmas Album which was chosen as one of the top Albums of the Year by The New York Times, Washington Post, The Village Voice and many other nationally syndicated Newspapers.
 
Cherish the Ladies have appeared on CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, Evening at Pops, C-Span, PBS and National Public Radio in the United States and on BBC and RTE radio and television overseas. At the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, they were chosen to represent Irish music and culture at the Official Cultural Olympiad.

 
For more information on  
Cherish The Ladies, please visit –

KIM FIELDS, JENNIFER HOLIDAY, GREG JENNINGS, MANDISA, CHONDA PIERCE, KEVIN SORBO, RUBEN STUDDARD AND MORE TO PRESENT AT THE 42ND ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS HOSTED BY SHERRI SHEPHERD

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
KIM FIELDS, JENNIFER HOLIDAY, GREG JENNINGS, MANDISA, CHONDA PIERCE, KEVIN SORBO, RUBEN STUDDARD AND MORE TO PRESENT AT THE 42ND ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS HOSTED BY SHERRI SHEPHERD
 
The 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards Takes Place at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, April 20 and will be Televised on GMC on Easter Sunday, April 24 at 7 p.m. ET
 
NOMINATED ARTIST JASON CRABB TO HOST PRE-TELECAST AWARDS
 
NASHVILLE, TN (April 7, 2011) – The list of stars keeps growing for the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards being held on Wednesday, April 20th at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA. Celebrities from across the entertainment landscape will present awards during the televised awards show. The 42nd Annual Dove Awards, hosted by Sherri Shepherd, will take place at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, April 20th at 8 p.m. ET.  The awards show will be televised on GMC, America’s favorite network for uplifting entertainment, on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 7 p.m. ET.
 
Super Bowl and Green Bay Packer standout Greg Jennings, actresses Kim Fields and Yvette Nicole Brown, comedienne Chonda Pierce, actor Kevin Sorbo, singers Mandisa and Ruben Studdard, Leigh Anne Tuohy and Collins Tuohy round out the list of presenters. The pre-show event will be hosted by artist Jason Crabb, who is a multi-Dove Award nominee.  Brian Courtney Wilson and Guy Penrod will perform at the pre-show.
 
Previously announced performers and appearances during the televised show include Audrey Assad, Francesca Battistelli, Natalie Grant, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Deitrick Haddon, Kirk Franklin, LeCrae, Mary Mary, Britt Nicole, Chonda Pierce, Point of Grace, Kerrie Roberts, Kenny Rogers, Smokie Norful, Marvin Sapp, Chris Tomlin, Laura Story, Tenth Avenue North.  
 
The year’s new location and excitement surrounding the awards show have tickets selling at a record pace.  The ticket sales are already exceeding 60% over the past years at this date leading up to the April 20th awards show. “This is exciting and unprecedented for the GMA Dove Awards,” states INO’s Dan Michaels, who is overseeing the sales for this year’s event.
 
In addition to the already announced appearances, the GMA launched a very successful campaign inviting churches to submit video of them performing a praise and worship hymn. With nearly 100 entries to date, the winners will be part of this year’s telecast and awards show.
 
The 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards are produced by GMC, in association with Encore Entertainment.  Michael Johnson is director.  Tommy Sims is musical director. Rex Humbard is executive producer for GMC.  Ed Leonard and Mitchell Solarek are executive producers for GMA.
 
Many events will be taking place throughout the week in Atlanta surrounding the awards. The nominee luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 19.  Various record labels will host special events and the annual Holy Hip-Hop Awards will be given out.
 
For more information on the awards, please visit www.wortmanworks.com/clients/doveawards for more detailed information on the show and all the participants or visit www.doveawards.com.
Tickets to the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards are now on sale at the Fox Theatre box office in Atlanta or at www.ticketmaster.com
 
Follow us on TWITTER @gmctv and Facebook.com/gmctv
 
About GMA:
Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles including Pop, Rock, Praise & Worship, Urban Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country and more. The GMA community consists of members including agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards, GMA Dove Week and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit  www.gospelmusic.org or contact the GMA directly at 615.277.1376.
 
About GMC:
GMC ( www.watchgmctv.com) is America’s favorite channel for uplifting music and family entertainment. In 2010, The Parents Television Council™ awarded its Entertainment Seal of Approval™ to GMC for being “an authentic family-friendly cable network.” GMC was the only television network to receive the highly coveted honor last year.
 
GMC can be seen in nearly 48 million homes on various cable systems around the country, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on channel 224.
 

Ten Historic WEBCO Classics Now Available Online

Ten Historic WEBCO Classics Now Available Online
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Long out of print, these classic WEBCO recordings are now available for download at your favorite online retailer including Amazon MP3 and iTunes. Pinecastle Records purchased WEBCO Records of Virginia in 1993 which marked the beginning of fruitful relationships with artists like Larry Stephenson and The Reno Brothers. These ten recordings were either existing releases on the WEBCO label or, in the case of the WEBCO Classics series, compilations released after the Pinecastle purchase. Additionally, Radio DJs and radio stations may download these and other albums from the Pinecastle catalog from AirPlay Direct.

About Pinecastle Records:
Pinecastle Records has been a key player in the transmission of bluegrass music to the masses for the last 20 years. Orlando, Florida business man Tom Riggs started the label in 1989 as a favor to a friend who was looking for an outlet for their newly recorded CD. Pinecastle has long developed young artists including Kristin Scott Benson, Terry Eldredge, and Josh Williams and has also been the home to bluegrass legends such as the Osborne Brothers, Jim & Jesse, and Charlie Waller & the Country Gentlemen. In all, it has released nearly 250 projects.
Today, Pinecastle is situated in the mountains of southwestern North Carolina owned by businessman and medical doctor, Lonnie Lassiter. After taking ownership on August 1, 2010, Dr. Lassiter brought two of the company's former executives on board to head up the new venture. Ethan Burkhardt was named the company's Vice President of Operations and Matt Hood its Vice President of Public Relations.

ROYAL WADE KIMES FOUND A WAY TO “SMILE THROUGH A TEAR”

ROYAL WADE KIMES FOUND A WAY TO 
“SMILE THROUGH A TEAR”
 Royal Wade Kimes may be the most versatile recording artist Nashville’s Music Row can lay
claim to today.  He has a single on several charts “I’m An Ole Song” which sets at the top of more
than one chart.  His new CD “Crossing The Roads” hit the street April 5th and is doing well, and
while most would be satisfied, that isn’t the case with Royal Wade. His new novel “Smile Through
A Tear” hit the street April 6th right behind his new CD project. It is being published and released
through Books in Motion a leading literary publisher in audio, who are based out of Spokane
Washington.  “Smile Through A Tear” is the second release for Royal Wade Kimes as an author for
Books in Motion, but there is something very different about this novel. It comes with a surprise.  
The title “Smile Through A Tear” is the name of one of the songs on his first album release on
Wonderment Records in 2000, a project titled “Hangin’ Around The Moon.” Royal Wade has written
a very compelling and dramatic story around the song, which by the way was actually titled “Smile
Through A Tear (part one) making the novel “part two.”  The song actually starts the book, as the
novels are in audio with John Pruden one of the Nation’s top voice over’s doing the characters.
Lynn Pisar who represents Books in Motion is very high on Royal Wade’s style of writing. His first
novel “A Braver Man” has done well in that most books die off in sales after several months where
Royal Wade’s actually picked up.  “I’ve been asked by many entertainment people and the fans
when I was going to give them part two of “Smile Through A Tear” and now I have. I love the
surprise of it all, they had no idea it would be in an audio book.” Who knows what Royal Wade will
do next; one thing is certain, through all the heartbreak both in the Record business and the Book
world, Royal Wade Kimes takes his licks and stays on top, all the while finding a way to, ‘Smile
Through A Tear’.

For More Information - www.royalwadekimes.com

RAY STEVENS A YOUTUBE PHENOMENON WITH MORE THAN 15 MILLION HITS

 RAY STEVENS A YOUTUBE PHENOMENON
WITH MORE THAN 15 MILLION HITS

Stevens Readies New Politically-Themed Video For May 2011 YouTube Release


Nashville, TN (April 7, 2011) – Ray Stevens understands the power of the Internet.  Less than two years ago the 2 x Grammy winner created a YouTube channel and began releasing all-new videos to the public.  The idea proved to be a brilliant one.  In no time, Stevens’ channel began racking up hits and recently barreled past 15 million unique views.

In typical Ray Stevens fashion, the iconic funnyman plays lead role in each of the new videos; most of which are topical in nature.  Thus far, the channel’s biggest hits have been “Come To The USA,” with 5,060,861 unique views and “We The People” with 4,293,043 unique views.

Stevens was recently quoted as saying, "In years past the way people heard new music was in music halls and theatres and then it was radio and TV but more and more every year the people are hearing the music for the first time on the Internet. You have to put your music in front of the people and today the people are surfin' the web."

Stevens’ most recent upload, “This Skies Ain’t Friendly Anymore,” released in February, is already raising eyebrows.  The comedic video pokes fun at the TSA’s recently implemented enhanced airport security procedures.

Yet another new politically-themed video from the upcoming Ray Stevens: "Spirit of ’76" album is scheduled for release next month.  In addition, Stevens is currently in-studio working on the tentatively titled, Encyclopedia of Recorded Comedy Music, a 100+ song collection of most of the greatest comedic tunes recorded throughout history.

Multi-Platinum selling Ray Stevens has spent more than 50 years in the music business, with a career that includes more than 25 million albums and five million videos sold, two GRAMMY wins and 11 nominations. His music spans the pop, country, rock and comedy genres and includes such favorites as “The Streak,” "Mississippi Squirrel Revival," “Mr. Businessman” and “Everything Is Beautiful."

For additional information on Ray Stevens, visit www.raystevens.com.

Steel Guitar News

Hello fellow players,

Here we are being surrounded by the warm days of spring. This means that employers for us steel guitar players are going to be ringing our phones and telling us of their magnificent plan to pay us fortunes and make us famous. I know their plans are all authentic, but did you ever notice that a club manager or star singer will promise you everything to get you to join a group and work as cheap as possible.

However, when things get real good, they never seem to share the wealth with you. In Nashville here, when a star needs a free band for a charity event, he’ll promise you everything, but when the next job comes around, he’ll hire totally different musicians.

His excuse is, “I would’ve used those guys I used last time, however they work for me free so they must not be any good.” What I’m saying here is, you set your own price. If you charge too little, the people who hire you will think that’s all you’re worth. Not just on that show, but forever.

And if you charge too much, they’ll hire somebody else because they can get them cheaper. However, they may go around saying wonderful things about you because they think you’re great. Have you ever heard the expression, you need to have a job in order to get one? But if you have one, you don’t need one.

As I was coming up through the ranks, I remember my band leader in Philadelphia telling me how stupid Weldon Myrick must have been to quit his job with Bill Anderson. I told him as well as Weldon plays, he’ll be doing something much more important than that very soon. My bandleader laughed at me and said, “What can be better than a job with Bill Anderson?”

I said, “Just watch and see.” Weldon immediately got the staff job playing on the Grand Ole Opry and doing such monster hits on recording sessions as all of Connie Smith’s sessions which included a song called “I’ll Come Running”. Then he recorded one of the greatest intro and turn-arounds ever for the Pointer Sisters in a song called Fairytale, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXkllqtya90 which opened up all the pop and rock sessions that were coming through Nashville and he has done wonderfully well ever since.

Weldon and I did many of the great Mickey Newberry songs like Heaven Help The Child, Sweet Memories, If We Ever Get To Houston, American Trilogy and several other monster hits.

So as far as getting a job, this is a wonderful time of year to do it. Remember we have computers these days, so it may be a good idea to do some basic looking and job checking on the computer since it’s free, before you get in your ‘49 Dodge and just take off in a panic. Make sure your equipment is tip-top with extra cords, an extra volume pedal and strings etc. Keep a smile on your face and if you have to audition anywhere, do it with a smile and remember to play the game well. Those hiring you are looking at you as a commodity that will make them money and care very little about you personally or your plight. Until your next tips newsletter, best wishes and good luck.

Check out our monthly specials at http://www.steelguitar.net/monthlyspecials.html and we’ll try to save you a lot of money.

Your buddy,
Bobbe

Steel Guitar Nashville
123 Mid Town Court
Hendersonville, TN. 37075
(615) 822-5555
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Lynchburg Native Phil Vassar Coming Home To Play A Benefit Concert For The Miller Home Joined by friends and fellow country artists Little Big Town

Lynchburg Native Phil Vassar Coming Home To Play A
Benefit Concert For The Miller Home
Joined by friends and fellow country artists Little Big Town
 
NASHVILLE, TENN (April 7, 2011) – Lynchburg, VA native Phil Vassar is returning to his hometown of Lynchburg, VA today, April 7, 2011 to play a third annual benefit concert for The Miller Home For Girls at the E.C. Glass High School Auditorium at 7:30 PM.  Phil is being joined by his friends and fellow country artists Little Big Town.  For tickets or for more information, please contact The Miller Home at (434) 845-0241.
 
Phil and Little Big Town are giving 100% of the proceeds from the show to The Miller Home, a safe haven for young girls ages four through eighteen, and are encouraging everyone to join them in supporting this wonderful institution in Lynchburg.  The Miller Home survives solely on private funding and ticket purchases will not only benefit the girls of The Miller Home but will provide an energetic and captivating performance by Lynchburg’s own hometown star, Phil Vassar and his friends Little Big Town.
 
About Phil Vassar
This Virginia-born singer/songwriter has made his mark in Nashville as an acclaimed performer and musician. Known not only for his knack for hit songwriting, but for his compelling and highly entertaining skills on the piano, Phil has achieved a long list of Top 20 hits on country radio, including 9 #1 songs throughout his career.  His accolades include two-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, Billboard® Magazine Top New Country Artist, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, Music Row® Magazine Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and The Academy of Country Music Top New Male Vocalist of the Year as well as numerous appearances on national television shows. Phil is releasing the new single "Let's Get Together," co-written with fellow Virginia native Tony Mullins, later this month as the debut single from the forthcoming release on his own label Rodeo Wave Entertainment.
 
About Little Big Town
Critically acclaimed platinum-selling group Little Big Town—consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook—first entered the music scene over 12 years ago with hits such as “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” and “Good As Gone,” but it is their fourth studio album and recent chart-topping release on Capitol Records Nashville, The Reason Why, that really has people talking.  The Dallas Morning News' Mario Tarradell writes, "There's so much vibrant authenticity and heart in Little Big Town's sound.”  Collectively, the group has earned eight ACM nominations, eight CMA Awards nominations, and, as of late, their fourth GRAMMY nomination.  Currently on tour nationwide, fans can hear their GRAMMY nominated top Billboard hit “Little White Church” as well as new single, “The Reason Why,” by visiting www.littlebigtown.com.
 
About The Miller Home
The Miller Home was established in 1875. The purpose of the Miller Home is provide short term or long term care and guidance to non-delinquent girls, ages four through eighteen, who cannot live with their own families. Miller Home endeavors to provide care and guidance within a non-institutional, supportive environment which encourages each girl to grow and develop to her highest potential. It is the goal of the Miller Home to assist these girls in directing their lives that they may become caring, productive adults. More information is available by visiting www.millerhomeoflynchburg.org.

08.04.2011: CD Veröffentlichung / News / TV Hinweise / Konzerttermine / Videos Deutschland


Newsletter 07.04.2011
Haudegen: Single: Flügel & Schwert

Haudegen

Single: Flügel & Schwert
VÖ: 05.04.2011

Flügel und Schwert - die essenziellen Symbole im Kosmos der beiden Ostberliner Gossenpoeten Hagen und Sven, alias HAUDEGEN. Und eine einfache (Ab)rechnung, die die beiden imposanten Deutschrocker auf dem ersten Vorboten “Flügel & Schwert” zu ihrem am 27. Mai folgenden Debüt-Doppelalbum “Schlicht & ergreifend” aufstellen. HAUDEGEN: Zwei Typen, eine Erscheinung. Harte Gesichtszüge, weiches Lächeln. Hochgekrempelte Ärmel, warmer Händedruck. Schiebermütze, Kippe. Tätowierte Fäuste, Herzen groß wie Planeten. Und Stimmen wie Engel, wie man(n) bereits auf seiner gleichnamigen EP sowie der Single „Großvater sagt“ bewiesen hat. Eindrucksvoll, und das ist im Falle von Hagen und Sven ausnahmsweise wörtlich zu nehmen. In allen Belangen.
Die HAUDEGEN sind einzigartig, und das liegt nicht allein an ihrer optischen Erscheinung. Denn kaum eine andere deutsche Band vereint Gegensätze so gut wie die Haudegen aus dem Ostbezirk der deutschen Hauptstadt. Kommen die beiden gestandenen Kerle auf einen zu, ergreift man die Flucht; singen sie, will man sie umarmen. Das seit dem 05.04. als Free Download auf www.haudegen.comerhältliche „Flügel & Schwert“ ist HAUDEGENS eindringlich-rockige Ballade über den Ernst des Lebens, über den Kampf für die gute Sache. Gegen die Widrigkeiten des Schicksals; für Rückgrad, für Visionen. Die Letzten einer aussterbenden Art. Dramatik, bombastische Breitwandmelancholie. Überlebensgroßer Liedermacher-POWER-Pop im raubeinigsten Sinne des Wortes, der sich vor arrivierten Namen wie HAUDEGENS erklärten Helden Klaus Lage, Konstantin Wecker oder Reinhard Mey keinesfalls verstecken muss. Aufbau Ost, willkommen zum Mutmacher-Workshop, wie Lindenberg es wohl nennen würde.
Max Mutzke: Single: High On Your love

Max Mutzke

Single: High On Your love
VÖ: 20.05.2011

Da ist sie wieder: die unverwechselbar kraftvolle Stimme MAX MUTZKEs, die das Publikum bereits in Stefan Raabs „SSDSGPS“-Show begeisterte und 2004 auf dem ESC in Istanbul Platz 8 erreichte. Auf High On Your Love, der dritten Single nach Let It Happen und Fever vom vierten Album Home Work Soul, präsentiert der Mann aus dem Schwarzwald seine bluesig-soulige Seite, und das nicht zu knapp. Ausgerüstet mit einem klassisch-rauen Soul-Arrangement, zu dem auch eine bodenständige Blues-Mundharmonika gehört, lebt MAX MUTZKE in diesem Song die geballte Leidenschaft eines Vollblutsängers, der sein Publikum mühelos aus den Sitzen reißt. Seine Deutschland-Tournee im Februar war komplett ausverkauft, und die Nachfrage nach „Mehr Mutzke“ ist so groß, dass kurzfristig acht weitere Dates im Mai angesetzt wurden! Das ist zugleich eine Happy Birthday-Tour, denn am 21. Mai feiert MAX MUTZKE auf der Bühne der Stadthalle seiner Heimatstadt Waldshut-Tiengen seinen 30. Geburtstag!
Metronomy: Album: The English Riviera

Metronomy

Album: The English Riviera
VÖ: 15.04.2011

Jeder, der die gleiche digitale Melancholie wie auf dem allseits gefeierten Vorgänger Nights Out erwartet, wird geschockt sein – auf eine angenehme Art und Weise. The English Riviera, das dritte Album von METRONOMY (und ihr zweites auf Because Music) ist ein erstklassiges, schamloses Popalbum, ein prachtvoller Silberling voller träger Sonnenuntergangs-Funk-Songs, das METRONOMY auf ihrer Reise vermutlich noch weiter nach vorne treiben wird als bisher. Das köstliche Everything Goes My Way, dem Roxanne Clifford von Veronica Falls ihre Stimme leiht, ist ein zurückhaltender Sommer-Klassiker. Die Orgel-Hook der ersten Single The Look gräbt sich in deinen Kopf und verweigert danach die Wiederausreise. Ebenfalls nicht gerade unwichtig: Das neue Album ist noch tanzbarer als sein Vorgänger!
 
LIVE: THE ENGLISH RIVIERA TOUR
08.05.11 Köln – Luxor  // 09.05.11 Berlin – Lido  // 10.05.11 Hamburg – Uebel & Gefährlich  // 16.05.11 Munich – Atomic Café  /// 15-17.07.11 Melt Festival, Ferropolis
VIDEO "She Wants": http://vimeo.com/19133341
www.metronomy.co.uk  // www.myspace.com/metronomy
Plan B: Single: Love Goes Down

Plan B

Single: Love Goes Down
VÖ: 27.05.2011

The Defamation of Strickland Banks. Ein überwältigendes, in seiner Soulfulness tief berührendes Amalgam aus Northern Soul, den besten Motown-Momenten, modernen, aber retro-orientierten Produktionen und so manchem toughen Rap, mit dem Plan B alias Ben Drew die Herzen, Beine und Köpfe aller trifft. Nachdem die erste Single She Said in der zweiten Woche nach VÖ völlig zu Recht den Weg in die Top 10 gefunden hat und gleichzeitig zu einem der meistgespielten Radiosongs des Jahres 2010 wurde, platzierte Plan B auch das Album aus dem Stand auf einem fantastischen siebten Platz der deutschen Album-Charts. Nun kommt mit Love Goes Down der nächste potentielle Hit des frischgebackenen Brit Award Gewinners um die Ecke. Ein weiterer Beweis für das große Talent Ben Drews, seinem Publikum genau das zu geben, wonach es verlangt: Großartige Musik und ganz viel Gefühl.
Wolf Gang: Single: Lions In Cages

Wolf Gang

Single: Lions In Cages
VÖ: 27.05.2011

Gut möglich, dass Sie schon mal von WOLF GANG gehört haben. Der 23-jährige Sänger mit bürgerlichem Namen Max McElliott, hat bereits mit Florence And The Machine, Miike Snow und Metric zusammengearbeitetund sich somit den Status „den muss man 2011 definitiv auf der Liste haben“ erspielt! Vor kurzem hat WOLF GANG die Aufnahmen zu seinem von Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev) produzierten Debütalbum abgeschlossen. Inspiriert von Ikonen wie den Talking Heads oder David Bowie aber auch aktuellen Indie-Größen wie Arcade Fire, ist der Sound von  WOLF GANG ein Mix aus charmantem Schwung, ohrenbetäubenden Beats und herzzerreißende Melodien. Das musikalische Multi-Talent Max studierte in London. In dieser Zeit war er fester Bestandteil der Partyszene, z.B. im legendären, mittlerweile geschlossenen Café Royale. In dieser Zeit lernte er seinen Manager kennen, der sofort von Wolf Schlafzimmer-Demos begeistert war. Mit einem Mal wurden auch die Elstern der Musikindustrie auf den rätselhaften Künstler aufmerksam wollten ihn unter Vertrag nehmen. Auf dem seit jeher coolen Hit Club Label veröffentlichte Max schließlich The King And All Of His Men, bevor er schließlich bei Atlantic gesignt wurde. Mit zerrissenen Gitarren, Pop Noir und traumhaften Harmonien ist WOLF GANGs Sound so unglaublich betörend, dass Bands wie The Shins dessen mitreißende Innovation wohl nur zu gerne kopieren würden.  Nur bewaffnet mit Talent, einem der einnehmendsten Produzenten der Welt und unterstützt von Musikern, die seine Songs auch live unterstreichen, hat es den Anschein, als würde Max’ Bestreben, ein wahrhaft großer britischer Künstler zu werden, endlich Früchte tragen.
Sollten sie also bis jetzt nichts von Wolf Gang gehört haben: Merken sie sich diesen Namen!
Emmylou Harris: 4Track Album

Emmylou Harris

4Track Album
VÖ: 22.04.2011

„Es gibt legendäre Sängerinnen - und es gibt Emmylou Harris“, so schrieb unlängst das New Yorker Magazin Time Out, und mit ihrem neuesten Album Hard Bargain, das am 22. April erscheint, beweist die in Alabama geborene Singer/Songwriterin einmal mehr, dass sie auch nach einer 40 Jahre währenden Karriere in der Lage ist, immer wieder für musikalische Überraschungen zu sorgen. So präsentiert sie sich auf Hard Bargain mit einem ausgeprägten Hang zum Rock, der ihre Folk-Wurzeln mit großer Eleganz in kraftvolle Gitarrensounds einbindet. Dabei ist sie nach wie vor eine enorm talentierte Erzählerin, die in ihren Songs ernste, heitere und durchaus nachdenklich stimmende Ereignisse anspricht.
Graziella Schazad: Album: Feel Who I Am (Deluxe Edition)

Graziella Schazad

Album: Feel Who I Am (Deluxe Edition)
VÖ: 08.04.2011

Sie spielt Geige wie andere Leute Gitarre. Quer vor dem Bauch, ohne den Bogen. Dass das ungewöhnlich ist, fällt ihr vermutlich gar nicht auf, es passt zu ihr. Graziella Schazad ist ein wandelnder Widerspruch. Eine klassisch ausgebildete Musikerin, die ihre von klein auf studierten Instrumente Klavier, Violine und Gitarre ganz in den Dienst ihrer Stimme stellt und ihre Songs gelegentlich vokalakrobatisch mit Beat-Box unterlegt. Eine Singer-Songwriterin, die Beastie Boys oder Jungle Brothers zu ihren Lieblingen zählt und die man, ganz gegen die Genre-Gewohnheiten, nie eineinhalb Stunden am Stück mit akustischer Gitarre auf der Bühne sehen wird. Vermutlich würde ihr dann auch langweilig. Es steckt zu vieles in ihr, an Talenten, aber auch an Geschichten. 
Ensemble Theater Am Potsdamer Platz: Album: Hinterm Horizont - Das Musical über das Mädchen aus Ostberlin

Ensemble Theater Am Potsdamer Platz

Album: Hinterm Horizont - Das Musical über das Mädchen aus Ostberlin
VÖ: 08.04.2011

„HINTERM HORIZONT-  Das Musical über das Mädchen aus Ostberlin mit den Hits von Udo Lindenberg“ feierte am 13. Januar 2011 eine umjubelte und bundesweit gefeierte Weltpremiere im Theater am Potsdamer Platz.
Die Show gehört schon nach den ersten Wochen zu den erfolgsreichsten Produktionen von Stage Entertainment in Berlin. Mit rund 200.000 Eintrittskarten feiert HINTERM HORIZONT den besten Kartenverkauf einer Show in Berlin überhaupt.
Jetzt ist endlich das Cast Album zum Musical erhältlich. Wie hört sich Udos Musik als Musical an? Erleben Sie alle 21 Songs aus der Show und einen Bonustrack! Lassen Sie sich mitreißen von einer beeindruckenden Liebesgeschichte, großen Gefühlen und grandiosen Udo-Songs, die durch Andreas Herbig, einen der erfolgreichsten deutschen Musikproduzenten, wunderbar neu arrangiert wurden.
Einfach genial – einfach Udo eben!
Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH


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STEALING ANGELS HIT THE RUNWAY AT SEAN CONNERY'S DRESSED TO KILT IN NEW YORK CITY

STEALING ANGELS HIT THE RUNWAY AT SEAN CONNERY'S DRESSED TO KILT IN NEW YORK CITY

April 7, 2011...(New York, NY)...Stealing Angels Caroline Cutbirth, Tayla Lynn and Jennifer Wayne took to the runway earlier this week sporting Scottish fashion in support of Sean Connery's 9th annual "Dressed To Kilt" in New York City. The event is recognized as the most prestigious and highest profile Scottish fashion event in the world. The theme of the 2011 show, “Country Chic,”  had country music superstars Gary Allan, Kix Brooks, Kellie Pickler and Stealing Angels strutting their stuff on the runway. Monies raised from the event benefits the Wounded Warriors Project and Paralyzed Veterans Of America. 



ABOUT STEALING ANGELS: Caroline Cutbirth, Jennifer Wayne, and Tayla Lynn are STEALING ANGELS.  In case any of their last names sound familiar…they should! These young women are descended from American icons, including country great Loretta Lynn, film legend John Wayne and American folk hero Daniel Boone. But it is their music, not their background that promises to make their names as well known as their famous families.  The debut album from Stealing Angels, featuring “Paper Heart,” is expected to release this fall. To learn more about Stealing Angels, visit www.StealingAngels.com and follow them on twitter @StealingAngels.

Pictured left to right: Stealing Angels Caroline Cutbirth, Tayla Lynn, Jennifer Wayne

The Roys Are Riding LONESOME WHISTLE Up The Billboard Chart

The Roys Are Riding LONESOME WHISTLE
Up The Billboard Chart

"Coal Minin' Man" Video Featured On GACTV.com's Top Picks Channel & Now On Ballot For Top 20 Country Countdown

Lonesome Whistle COVER

Nashville, TN (April 7, 2011) -- The Roys are riding their brand new CD, LONESOME WHISTLE, straight up the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart, landing at #7 this week. The disc, released March 22 on Rural Rhythm Records, features the brother/sister duo's latest single, "Coal Minin' Man." The video is airing on GACTV.com's Top Picks Channel (http://www.gactv.com/gac/video/), and is now on the ballot for the site's Top 20 Country Countdown. Fans can vote for Lee, Elaine and coal miners everywhere at http://bit.ly/VOTE4THEROYS
The Roys' music continues to excite their fans - and a targeted CD launch campaign which included major media outlets introduced them to a variety of new audiences. Interviews and performances aired on several Fox Television Network programs, Better TV, ABC-TV's What's The Buzz, Daytime, GAC-TV and Daily Buzz. Music critics are also embracing The Roys, saying:
"LONESOME WHISTLE is more than a bluegrass album. The 11-track recording issomething of a painting of American life and an appreciation of those who keep the faith in bleak times."
- Nancy Dunham, AOL/The Boot

"The pair's strong, pure voices are way up front on solos, but the album really flies when they go at it together in a blend of that special harmony only siblings can achieve."
- Ed Symkus, Boston Herald

"They have a down-home, natural style that is given room to breathe in this straightforward album. Their positive message is in every note, and their souls whistle through the spaces in between. It's a ride well worth taking."
- Greg Victor, ParcBench.com

"... a telegenic brother-sister bluegrass and country duo with a passel of thoughtful, deeply felt original songs, engaging personalities and boundless energy. The harmonies are captivating, the voices evocative, the songs impressive and arresting, the playing impeccable."
- David McGee, TheBluegrassSpecial.com

LONESOME WHISTLE is pulling out of the station - jump on board at theroysonline.com and purchase the CD at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Walmart and other retailers.

ARIZONA COUNTRY THUNDER HAS ARRIVED AND IS TAKING FLORENCE BY STORM!!

ARIZONA COUNTRY THUNDER HAS ARRIVED AND IS TAKING FLORENCE BY STORM!!

Award-winning bluegrass band THE GRASCALS join Crown Stage line-up
Florence, AZ (April 7, 2011) – Country Thunder has arrived! Today marks the kick-off of the 4-day festival, packed with music, fun, and attractions for everyone! A special announcement has been made that the award-winning bluegrass band, The Grascals, has joined the Crown Stage line-up and will be kicking off Sunday's festivities at noon.Country Thunder
 

For those already attending, don't forget the essentials, sun-screen and plenty of water. Also please be aware that the Pinal County Sheriff's Office is enforcing a non-cruising rule after dusk, so park those cars! Parking passes are $10/day or $40 for the entire weekend.

Taking place April 7 -10, 2011, music fans can still cowboy-up for a full 4-day general admission pass for the price of only $200. Day tickets are available for purchase online or at the gate, pricing as follows: Thursday ($50), Friday ($90), Saturday ($90), Sunday ($90).
The full line-up includes:

Thursday, April 7th Kick-off Party
Music begins at 5:00 pm

Craig Campbell
Jason Jones
Steel Magnolia
Sawyer Brown


Friday, April 8th
Music begins at 12:30 pm

Brother Trouble
Ryan Laird
JaneDear Girls
Brantley Gilbert
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Eric Church
Jason Aldean


Saturday, April 9th
Music begins at 11:00 am

Ryan Laird
Brother Trouble
Rio Grand
Neal McCoy
The Bellamy Brothers
Rodney Atkins
Little Big Town
Martina McBride


Sunday, April 10th
Music begins at 12:00 pm

The Grascals
Eden's Edge
Troy Olsen
Gloriana
Sara Evans
Clay Walker
Toby Keith


Resource tickets and additional information online: www.countrythunder.com

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