Friday, August 5, 2011

Bluegrass Meeting am 2./3. und 4. September 2011

Die Country & Western Friends Kötz 1982 e.V. laden euch zum 3. Intern. Bluegrass Meeting am 2./3. und 4. September 2011 in und um das "Kulturgewächshaus Birkenried" in 89423 Gundelfingen-Birkenried ein.
In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Kulturgewächshaus Birkenried e.V.  präsentieren die „Country & Western Friends Kötz 1982 e.V.“ von Freitag, 2. September bis Sonntag, 4. September 2011 ein international hochkarätig besetztes Bluegrass-Meeting mit Bands aus den USA, der Tschechischen Republik, Holland und Deutschland.

Nach den großartigen Meetings der Jahe 2009 und 2010 gleicher Stelle haben die Country & Western Friends Kötz erneut beliebte Künstler eingeladen, um damit viele langjährige und hoffentlich auch viele neue Freunde mit traditioneller Bluegrass, Country & Western Music zu erfreuen.

Kernthema ist in diesem Jahr der 100. Geburtstag des Gründers der Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe, der am 13. September 1911 in Rosine, Kentucky, geboren wurde. Im Rahmen unserer 4. USA Reise im Jahre 2009 führte unser Weg auch nach Rosine und dort stattfindenden Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Festival, worüber wir an diesem Wochenende natürlich auch in Worten und Bildern berichten.

Am Freitag, den 02. September werden ab 19.30 Uhr erstmals das tschechische Bluegrass-Quinntett Bluegrass Crwkot erleben, das in seinem lebendigen Vortrag Bill Monroe extrem nahe kommt und zudem einen äußerst hohen Unterhaltungswert bietet. Schon optisch wird man bei dieser Formation in die Zeit von Bill Monroe versetzt. Der Bandname reflektiert die Lauterzeugung bei Grillen (Stridulation) und „Cwrkot“ wird ausgesprochen wie „swirkot“. Dazu gesellt sich mit den bewährten Sacred Sounds of Grass aus Hessen Europas Bluegrass-Gospel Band No. 1. Die vier Musiker von Sacred Sounds of Grass setzen im Zeitalter der elektronischen Klänge mit ihrem rein akustischen Sound Kontrapunkte. Der Bandsound ist charakterisiert von vokaler und instrumentaler Perfektion.
 
Am Samstag, den 3. September startet das Meeting bereits ab 15.00 Uhr mit einer „open stage“, einer CD, Platten- & Bücherbörse“, dem Bluegrass-Cafe und um 17.00 Uhr mit einem Vortrag von und mit Eberhard Finke aus Ulm über den „Father of Bluegrass“, Bill Monroe und seine Musik. Ab 18.00 Uhr spielen dann im Kulturgewächshaus „Way out West“ aus Tucson, Arizona. Das Trio  spielt Western-orientierte akustische Music, die von der Band auch gerne als „Bordergrass“ bezeichnet wird und deshalb auch TexMex-Einflüsse beinhaltet. Die dynamischen Blue Grass Boogiemen aus Holland zählen zu den besten Bands des Genre in Europa und geniesen auch in den USA großes Ansehen. Von Bluegrass über Honky Tonk bis hin zu Rockabilly reichen die Einflüssse, welche auch von Bill Monroe mitgeformt wurden.  Die „Rolling Hills“ sind eine relativ neue Formation, bestehend aus zwei jungen Damen und zwei Bluegrass-Veteranen der Münchner Szene.

Der Sonntag, 4. September beginnt um 10.30 Uhr an der Birkenried-Kapelle mit einem Wortgottesdienst von Diakon Peter Trapp und mit „Sacred Songs“ von Mandy Strobel (Ulm) und den Blue Grass Boogiemen. Zusammen mit den "Rolling Hills" werden wir alle Künstler dann ab 11.30 Uhr nochmals zum Country-Frühschoppen im Kulturgewächshaus nochmals ausgiebig erleben können.

Weitere Infos zu den Bill Monroe, den Künstlern des Meetings, den Veranstaltern und Veranstaltungsort unter:

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Monroe
http://www.cwrkot.ic.cz/index.php?page=uvod&top=Home&enhttp://www.sound-pool.net/details.asp?id=1100
http://www.bluegrassboogiemen.nl/
http://www.myspace.com/wayoutwestmusic
http://www.mandystrobel.com/
http://www.cwf-koetz.de/42905/home.htm
http://www.birkenried.de/

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WAYNE MILLS BAND RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SHE KNOWS THE WORDS TO EVERY SONG” http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/08/wayne-mills-band-releases-new-single.html



SUZI ORAVEC TO APPEAR AT VERMONT’S RHINOFEST 2011 THIS WEEKEND http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2011/08/suzi-oravec-to-appear-at-vermonts.html







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Interview with Jacqui Sharkey

Interview with Jacqui Sharkey


Following on from the CD Review Jacqui Sharkey very kindly agreed to be interviewed for CMNI.

Livewire: Describe Jacqui Sharkey in a few words ?

Jacqui Sharkey: Wow! I don’t think I could describe myself in a few words. I am far too complicated for that…but I suppose mostly passionate, positive and without prejudices.

Livewire: Were you born in Scotland and when did you move to Donegal?

Jacqui: Yes, I was born in Scotland after my family moved there, and I came back to Donegal almost 20 years ago now. I love Scotland, and the Scottish people…but it is hard to see myself as being Scottish as such, because my roots and heart are in Ireland, through and through. It must be the strong Irish spirit!

Livewire: What were your musically influences growing up?

Jacqui: I had many musical influences growing up, from Led Zeppelin, Queen, Clapton, Chrissie Hynd & Stevie Nicks to Dolly Parton. I was a bit of a rocker...still am, if I am honest…but I also love Classical music, Folk, Traditional, Country, Jazz and Blues…and lots of things in between. I listened to a lot of music back then, and I played a lot of different types of music as a teenager in my first gigs. The audiences probably didn’t know what to make of me, as they never knew what was coming next! I learned songs from week to week, and sang and played everything from Clapton to John Denver! Liam Reilly from Bagatelle inspired my writing back then. I love his songs…

Livewire: Did you study music at Glasgow University?

Jacqui: Surprisingly, no! I wish that I had! My only musical study was guitar and piano lessons when I was growing up. I studied law, actually! I think it was the drama of the courtroom that attracted me to law, as I love acting, but music is definitely my passion.

Livewire: Which artist inspires you the most musically and how deep do your musical roots run?

Jacqui: Beth Nielsen Chapman for sure. She has it all. I can only aspire to write and perform songs which are even half as good as hers, and her voice is incredible. My musical roots run very deep! I come from an area and a family steeped in music. My great-grandmother used to sing in the hills of Thor in Donegal. She wrote songs as well. My mum plays fiddle and my dad the flute, and we have many singers in the family, including my little niece, who, despite being only 2 years old, can sing ‘When I Dream’, so I think the roots are spreading! I live music most of the time in one way or another…

Livewire: What inspired you to become an artist and make you want to play live before an audience?

Jacqui: I have wanted to perform since I was about 10 I think. I just loved to play guitar and sing, and I have always been fascinated by the cleverness of songwriting. I remember watching ‘The Jazz Singer’, one of my favourite movies, over and over, and thinking, “Wow! I have to do this!

Livewire: You played keyboard and sang lead in a band called The Jury’s Out - Is this an Irish band?
Were you asked to join? What style of music did you most enjoy performing?

Jacqui: Yes, the Jury’s Out was an Irish Band, and I formed the band in 1996. We had a ball during those years. It was wonderful! I loved to mix up the songs, but we played mostly Rock and Pop songs and really good classics. That is the style I loved to perform during that time. And I got my fix of other styles of music through musical theatre. It was great!

Livewire: When did you decide to make a solo record?

Jacqui: About 6 years ago! I am really bad at making decisions, so it took until the summer of 2010 for me to get started. I started a project with Manus Lunny of Capercaillie, which I fully intend to finish, but I decided to put it on hold to do this album following the release of my single, ‘When I Dream’ last October.

Livewire: How long did it take you with the album song selection process for A New Dawn?

Jacqui: About 3 or 4 months. I wanted to love every song on it, so I took time to think about a blend of songs of my own which suited the style of music on the album, and songs which I love. I got there in the end!

Livewire: The recording process took a relatively short time did it come naturally to you in the studio?

Jacqui: Yes, the album was recorded in a few short weeks. I waited for years, and then couldn’t get it finished quickly enough! I think it did come naturally to me in the studio. I have done studio work before, but it is always harder to adapt to singing in a studio rather than live. I tend to sing out a lot live, and this album is much softer, so that was a challenge! I loved every minute of it and can’t wait to do the next one…

Livewire: What is your favourite track on the album?

Jacqui: I think ‘Midnight Symphony’, as I am very proud of it. It is always great to hear your own composition being played. That song came to me late one stormy night, and the words and melody flowed, which doesn’t always happen. I am so pleased that we got it finished to go on my first album.

Livewire: What will your next single be?

Jacqui: I will be releasing a new single in the next two weeks and it is called ‘If I Had You’. It is also my own song. I wrote it with George Clooney in mind…(Only kidding!)

Livewire: You picked some wonderful songs to cover on A NEW DAWN. How did you discover Mary Chapin Carpenter and Beth Nielsen Chapman’s music?

Jacqui: The bass player in ‘The Jury’s Out’ introduced me to the music of Mary Chapin Carpenter many years ago and I played a few of her songs with the band, although not the ones on the album. She is really inspirational. I was introduced to Beth’s music about eight years ago by Ian Smith, who had met her in Nashville. We have mutual friends out there and I was lucky enough to meet her after one of her concerts here in Ireland a couple of years ago. She is a lovely person as well as being an incredible artist. I hope to meet M.C.C. some day as well. I think the three of us should form a band! What do you think? Ha!

Livewire: I really like the track “Midnight Symphony” - When did you first meet with your co-writer Ian Smith and do you plan to write songs together again in the future?

Jacqui: Thank you so much. As I said, I am very proud of it, as is Ian. I met Ian when I was playing as a teenager, and he had just moved to Donegal from Scotland. (He is a Scot from Ayrshire). We have written another song together, which is partly recorded, and I will be finishing that with Manus Lunny soon. Ian and I plan on writing many more songs together. He is a wonderful artist himself. He is due to release an album shortly.

Livewire: I love the track “If I Fell From Grace With You” how did your meeting with its co-writer Tom Kimmel come about?

Jacqui: I met Tom in 2007 when he was playing “in a round” at the Bluebird Café, Nashville with my good friend, Michael Kelsh, Blue Mother Tupelo and a couple of other artists. I was blown away by Tom. His songs are fantastic and he has a gorgeous voice. He is delighted that I have recorded the song. He says he and Lisa are very proud of it…and so they should be. I think it is a gorgeous song…

Livewire: What inspired you to become a songwriter? Do you remember writing your very first song?

Jacqui: As I said, I was always fascinated by the cleverness of songwriting and music composition in general, so it was always on the cards! I wrote my first song when I was about 14. It is called ‘A Taste Of Paradise’ and it is about the part of Donegal we are from. It isn’t my favourite of my songs! But then I was only 14!

Livewire: Will you be writing and recording more songs on your next album than doing covers?

Jacqui: Absolutely. I will be recording mostly all original material from now on…that is the plan anyway…although I wouldn’t rule out a cover song or two if I think it would work.

Livewire: As you co-produce the album is creative control something that’s very important to you?

Jacqui: It is very important to me, as my co-producer would tell you! He was probably ready to kill me! I think it is vital that you can listen to your work and be happy…and mostly true to yourself, as mixing etc. can totally change a song. But I am a firm believer that musicians are musicians and producers are producers, and I am not one of the very few privileged who are both, so I know when to take a step back and leave it to those who are producers.

Livewire: Who's your biggest critic, yourself or others?

Jacqui: Myself, for sure. No doubt. I am hugely critical of myself when it comes to music.

Livewire: Your video ‘You Needed Me’ which is being shown on Showcase TV what was the experience like making that?

Jacqui: It was fun. It was only my second video, so I am still getting used to being filmed, but I enjoyed it. It was done very simply and very quickly! I will be working on another one in the next few weeks for my new single and that will be a little different.

Livewire: What’s your favorite thing being in the studio, songwriting or being on stage?

Jacqui: On stage, no doubt about it. I absolutely love it! I get such a buzz from it!

Livewire: How was the last year for you? What were the highlights?

Jacqui: The last year has been hectic. There were ups and downs, as there are for most people, but it has been exciting, and the highlights were getting the album out there and all that happened after that. I have had great fun doing live sessions, interviews and performances, and I have been amazed at all the lovely messages and comments I have received through my website. Opening for the Irish singer, Tommy Fleming, was also great fun. I mixed up the music with some Celtic folk and had a ball!

Livewire: Do you have any interesting stories about how fans have been affected by your music?

Jacqui: Not really, unfortunately, as having fans is a fairly recent experience for me. Most fans tell me my voice makes them cry. I am not sure if that is so good!

Livewire: Tell me the strangest moment on stage that you've ever experienced?

Jacqui: The strangest moment I have ever had on stage was years ago, when I was singing a few songs with musician friends of mine who were doing a gig here in Donegal, and I looked down to see John Forsyth looking up at me, smiling. (He played Blake Carrington in Dynasty). It was crazy! Who would expect to see old Blake in front of them at a gig in Donegal. He was so lovely! I had a photo taken with him, but it will never see daylight, due to my awful hairstyle at the time. It is locked away!

Livewire: What can your fans expect to see when they come to see you in concert?

Jacqui: I sing much better live than on record, and I like to mix it up, so there will always be a few surprises! And they can expect to see some amazing musicians I am blessed to have around me. I hope my shows are a memorable experience for anyone who comes.

Livewire: Will you perform solo or will you have support musicians?

Jacqui: I will, on occasion, be having support musicians, but my concerts are still in the planning stage. The only solo concert which has been confirmed to date is An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny, Donegal, on 15th September, and I will be having guest artists. I will also be accompanied by at least 5 musicians. I can’t wait!

Livewire: What's the best compliment a fan has ever given you?

Jacqui: That the two best songs on my album are my own songs. That is cool.

Livewire: How important do you consider social networking via the internet is when promoting your music?

Jacqui: It is incredibly important these days. No doubt about it! It is an amazing way of marketing music. I have learned a lot about that over the past nine or ten months.

Livewire: If you had the chance to change something about the music industry, what would it be?

Jacqui: I would make it easier for new artists to break through, but I don’t think that will ever happen, unfortunately. It is tough.

Livewire: What's your favorite song that you wish you could have recorded?

Jacqui: I would never say never to recording any of my favourite songs. I am not done yet, so I would tell you, but then I’d have to shoot you! I don’t want to spoil any surprises…

Livewire: What music are you currently listening to?

Jacqui: I am currently listening to Imelda May. She is an Irish artist from Dublin. She is incredible.

Livewire: If you had to choose an album as your Desert Island disc what would it be?

Jacqui: ‘Queen’s Greatest Hits’ or ‘The Jazz Singer’. I would never get tired listening to either.

Livewire: Who is your favourite singer?

Jacqui: I think my favourite singer, past or present, has to be Elvis Presley. I didn’t always like every song he sang, but his voice was amazing and so unique. He wasn’t too bad looking either!

Livewire: What artist would you like to duet with in any genre? Dream as big as you like!

Jacqui: Sting would be cool…or Elvis, if time travel is invented before I die!

Livewire: If you were invited onto CMT Crossroads (which pairs a country artist with someone from another genre) who would you pick?

Jacqui: Springsteen. That would be the business.

Livewire: What’s the best live concert you’ve ever seen?

Jacqui: Probably The Eagles at the RDS , Dublin on their ‘When Hell Freezes Over’ Tour. They opened with ‘Hotel California’ and I didn’t stop smiling for a week!

Livewire: How do you like to relax?

Jacqui: I love watching movies. It is hard for me to clear my mind sometimes, even when listening to music, as I am always thinking of ideas, so I can lose myself in movies.

Livewire: Describe what a perfect day is like for you?

Jacqui: A late rise, the sun shining its warmth and nothing to do but whatever I like.

Livewire: From pictures on your website it looks like you enjoy to travel abroad. If you could travel anywhere in the World, where would you want to go and why?

Jacqui: Yes, I have travelled a lot. I love seeing different places and experiencing different cultures. I would really love to visit more countries in Africa, and do voluntary work and help where I can. I fully intend to do that some day. It must be so rewarding.

Livewire: What countries outside of Ireland and the UK would you like to tour with your music?

Jacqui: I would love to tour Europe, the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand for a start. Everywhere! It would be great!

Livewire: What’s your favourite colour?

Jacqui: I think blue, but everyone tells me that I wear a lot of black, so maybe I am fooling myself!

Livewire: What’s your favourite food?

Jacqui: I love most food…and lots of it. Italian is my favourite type of food and Cannelloni is my favourite dish. I love Italy. I could easily live there.

Livewire: Favourite TV show?

Jacqui: I think Criminal Minds, a show about criminal profiling. Is that weird?

Livewire: Favourite time of year?

Jacqui: Summer, for sure...although it is always hectic!

Livewire: What advice would you give to other artists considering career music?

Jacqui: Keep the Faith and go for it, despite the knocks that you will surely get. It is a tough business, but worth the pitfalls.

Livewire: What message would you like to send out to European music fans?

Jacqui: I hope to be sharing my music with European music fans for years to come, and only for them, that would not be possible. For that, I am truly thankful to them. Bless them all for keeping music alive…

THANK YOU so much Jacqui!



Livewire

WAYNE MILLS BAND RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SHE KNOWS THE WORDS TO EVERY SONG”

WAYNE MILLS BAND RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SHE KNOWS THE WORDS TO EVERY SONG”

Wayne Mills Band Debuts First Single Off of New Album Long Hard Road

August 16

NASHVILLE, TN (Thursday, August 4, 2011) --

Alabama-based Wayne Mills Band will release their first single, "She Knows the Words to Every Song," to radio August 16. Mills co-wrote the track to be featured on his new album, Long Hard Road, which will mark the first project for new Nashville record label Diesel Records. "She Knows the Words to Every Song" will also be available on Itunes and www.waynemillsband.com August 16. Seasoned producer, Denny Diante, produced the track for the label's flagship artist.

"This song is a reflection of the emotions anyone, who works out of a suitcase, may go through while they are away from the one they love," says Mills. "My wife has been my biggest support system through the years and I wanted to express to her what she means to me and how I can't wait for us to just getaway with 'She Knows the Words to Every Song.'"

Wayne Mills Band

Wayne Mills will soon release his 7th studio album, Long Hard Road, where he worked with powerhouse producer Denny Diante under new Nashville record label, Diesel Records. Mills, a native of Arab, AL, showcases his versatility as a singer/songwriter with tracks including “I Need the Country, Whiskey Bent and Jail Bound” and the title track “Long Hard Road” which tells the lonesome tale of a man making bad decisions and working through the consequences. With more than fifteen years of touring experience under his belt, Wayne has proved himself the consummate performer with a huge following in the Southeast while gaining influence in other markets. This outlaw's traditional country style blended with an edgy rock sound will please new and old country music fans alike with Long Hard Road. His music is the soundtrack to his life: leaving no stone unturned when it comes to lyrics and his life.

April Taylor is Back!

Ready to hit Nashville hard, April Taylor is in the studio putting together an album that is sure to raise the bar.
April Taylor Front Nashville, August 3, 2011 -
The name April Taylor might sound familiar but her music sure won't. Yes, she's bringing back her amazing vocals but they will be reaching new heights. It's a new revelation of music for April. It wasn't that long ago that April Taylor began making a name for herself in the music industry. With multiple singles charting on Music Row she is a seasoned artist ready to reclaim her rightful spot in Nashville. Her single "I Wanna Live Like That" reached number 21 in 2007. The year 2008 was also incredibly successful for April as she was named Music Row's Top Female Independent Artist of the Year. After a three year break she is back in the studio again. Her new album, produced by Ron Corneilus, CEO of Gateway Entertainment Inc., shows April's no holds barred side. Ron has high hopes for April and says "April Taylor is not only a gifted singer, she has that extra personality trait that sparkles from the first time you meet her.  I had the feeling right from the start that, on stage, she would put it all out there - - and believe me, she does. We are in the process of delivering a true 'arrival' album on April and she will be able to compete with the best.  Major publishers have come forward with 'Top Drawer' material and the initial sessions have totally excited everyone involved. To her fans and future fans, I can say one thing - - GET READY!" Since day one April has had a loyal following but they have yet to see the total package!  

April took the stage at B.B. King's this June during CMA Fest. Gene Higgins, President and CEO, of HMG Nashville noted April's talent and knew she was destined for big things. Gene says, "Her live performance was incredible and she had a stage presence that everyone noticed. She's a true performer and artist." April and her manager, Renee Valdov, have since teamed up with HMG Nashville. Together they have set up a plan of attack on the music industry. New sound, new music, and new videos.

April's fans got a small taste of her revamped style when she shared the stage with The Band Perry last month. That very day April was asked if she would return in 2012 and she has already added that to her calendar. April is a solo artist but she travels with a full band that rocks out as much as she does!  With that amount of talent on the stage April's team can undoubtedly say there are some good things to come. April's first single from her new album will drop this Fall. She is currently scheduling tour dates locally, nationally, and internationally. April is going global! Be on the lookout!

John Prine in 2011 - Arizona & New Mexico Added

John Prine has just announced four more concerts for 2011. Three will take place this November in Arizona and New Mexico and will feature Loudon Wainwright III as the support act. Here are the details:
 
Wednesday, November 16 - Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque, NM at 7:30pm
Friday, November 18 - Fox Tucson Theatre in Tucson, AZ at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 19 - Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, AZ at 7:30pm
 
For the Albuquerque and Tucson shows, the MusicFansDirect presale runs from Friday, August 5 at 11am MDT/10am MST until Friday, August 12 at 11am MDT/10am MST, or while supplies last. Click here or on the ticketing image at the bottom of this email to be re-directed to the ticketing page at the appropriate time. General public onsale is Monday, August 15.
 
For the Phoenix show, the MusicFansDirect presale runs from Friday, August 5 at 11am MDT/10am MST until Monday, August 8 at 11am MDT/10am MST, or while supplies last. Click here or on the ticketing image at the bottom of this email to be re-directed to the ticketing page at the appropriate time. General public onsale is Monday, August 8.
 
The fourth concert is a free show as part of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco at Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. While there are three days of great music, Prine will only appear on Friday, September 30. Here are full details:
 
Friday, September 30 - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco, CA around 4:15pm
 
Click here to be re-directed to John's tour webpage for more show information on these shows and all the others.
 
Saturday, August 20 - Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, WI / Buy Tix
Sunday, August 21 - Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, WI / Buy Tix
Friday, August 26 - Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA / Buy Tix
Saturday, August 27 - Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, MD / Buy Tix
 
Friday, September 9 - Chateau Ste Michelle Winery in Woodinville, WA / Buy Tix
Friday, September 10 - McMenamin's Edgefield in Troutdale, OR / Buy Tix
Monday, September 12 - McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR / Buy Tix    
Wednesday, September 14 - Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane, WA / Buy Tix
Friday, September 16 - University Theatre in Missoula, MT / Buy Tix
Saturday, September 17 - Mother Lode Theatre in Butte, MT / Buy Tix
Wednesday, September 28 - Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA / Buy Tix
Friday, September 30 - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco, CA / More Info

Friday, October 21- Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario / More Info

Wednesday, November 16 - Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque, NM / Buy Presale Tix
Friday, November 18 - Fox Tucson Theatre in Tucson, AZ / Buy Presale Tix
Saturday, November 19 - Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, AZ / Buy Presale Tix

Sunday, February 5, 2012 - Cayamo Cruise departing Miami, FL / More Info

SUZI ORAVEC TO APPEAR AT VERMONT’S RHINOFEST 2011 THIS WEEKEND

SUZI ORAVEC TO APPEAR AT VERMONT’S RHINOFEST 2011 THIS WEEKEND

Continues the promotion of her debut album Love and Lies



(Plainfield, VT – 08/04/2011) Pop/country artist Suzi Oravec will continue her promotion of her recently released debut album Love and Lies when she appears at the 4th annual Rhinofest in Plainfield, Vermont this upcoming weekend.



Oravec will be hosting the event as well as promoting Love and Lies at her vendor booth on the festival grounds this Friday and Saturday, August 5th and 6th.



Oravec says on the opportunity to appear at the Rhinofest and of her first trip to the Northeast to promote her new album, “I'm honored to go rock Vermont! Can't wait to make some new friends and bare my soul to them through my music. Love and Lies has been gaining wonderful momentum and I can't wait to share it with their community!"



Rhinofest brings together a variety of music styles throughout the weekend making this festival one of the most eclectic in the Northeast region and it’s setting, a natural amphitheater that sits tucked into the hills landscape atop Maple Hill, makes for a unique atmosphere and concert going experience.



For more information on Suzi Oravec, and to hear music from her debut album Love and Lies, please visit her on the web at: http://www.suzioravec.com

04.08.2011: CD Veröffentlichung / News / TV Hinweise / Konzerttermine / Videos Deutschland

Frida Gold: Single: Unsere Liebe ist Aus Gold

Frida Gold

Single: Unsere Liebe ist Aus Gold
VÖ: 30.09.2011

Eine Welt ohne Frida Gold - dass es sie vor nicht allzu langer Zeit irgendwann einmal gegeben haben muss, ist eine unwiderlegbare Tatsache. Auch wenn sich dies heute nur noch schwer vergegenwärtigen lässt, hat sich das geheimnisvoll glitzernde Popphänomen um Frontfrau Alina doch in buchstäblicher Schallgeschwindigkeit aus dem Ruhrgebiet auf die ganz großen Bühnen gespielt. Hin zu den Menschen und in ihre Herzen. Mit „Unsere Liebe ist aus Gold“ veröffentlichen Frida Gold die mittlerweile dritte Erfolgsauskopplung aus ihrem sensationellen Top 18-Chartbreaker-Debüt „Juwel“.
Pop all the way, und ein weiterer Schritt in Richtung einer sprichwörtlich Gold` enen Zukunft. So konnten Frida Gold mit ihrem ersten Outtake „Zeig mir wie Du tanzt“ bereits die Singlecharts auf einem unglaublichen Platz #38 und die iTunes-Hitliste auf Platz #15 entern; die sanfte Durchschlagskraft des melancholisch-prickelnden Nachfolgers „Wovon sollen wir träumen“ bescherte dem Quartett neben einem Chartentry auf Platz 39 einen Supportslot als gefeierte Vorband für die Queen Of Pop, Kylie Minogue! Das, und noch viel mehr: So mussten sich Frida Gold unlängst als Special Guest kein bisschen hinter „unserer“ Lena beim Eurovision Song Contest vor mehr als 120 Millionen weltweiter Zuseher (davon 14 Millionen in deutschen Haushalten) verstecken. Und auch als ESC-Jurorin befand sich Alina im Anschluss neben Ina Müller, Gerd Gebhardt, Edi van Beek und Eva Briegel in äußerst illustrer Runde und belegt durch ihre Nominierung, dass Frida Gold schon jetzt, obwohl sie gerade erst ihr Debütalbum veröffentlicht haben, im Musikbusiness geschätzt und ernst genommen werden. Und nicht zuletzt avancierte „Wovon sollen wir träumen“ kürzlich zur inoffiziellen Hymne der vergangenen Frauenfußball-WM 2011.
Judith Hildebrandt: Single: Mitten Im Leben

Judith Hildebrandt

Single: Mitten Im Leben
VÖ: 05.08.2011

„Mitten im Leben“, die zweite Radiosingle aus Judith Hildebrandts aktuellem Album Ganz Nah. Schauspielerin, Sängerin, Moderatorin und Mutter, Judith Hildebrandt steht mit beiden Beinen „Mitten im Leben“. Bekannt aus der erfolgreichen TV-Telenovela „Sturm der Liebe“, beweist Judith Hildebrandt mit Mitten im Leben einmal mehr, dass sie ein echtes Multitalent ist. Nachdem sie in den 90er Jahren mit englischen Titeln Erfolge feierte - ihre erste Single „We gonna stay forever“ erreichte Platz 13 der deutschen Singlecharts – schlägt sie nun mit deutschsprachigen Titeln eine neue Richtung ein. Das im Juni erschienene Album Ganz nah ist nach „Judith“ und „Thank You“ das dritte Album der hübschen Münchenerin. Hier zeigt sich Judith Hildebrandt von ihrer ganz persönlichen Seite, beeindruckt mit emotionalem Gesang und einer unverwechselbaren Stimme. Mitten im Leben - ein wunderschöner Song mit ganz viel Gefühl!
„Mitten im Leben
Schlagen zwei Herzen weit und laut“
Weitere Informationen unter: www.judithhildebrandt.de
Sean Paul: Single: Got 2 Luv U

Sean Paul

Single: Got 2 Luv U
VÖ: 23.09.2011

An ihm führt kein Weg vorbei; man muss ihn einfach lieben: Auf seiner brandneuen Single „Got 2 Luv U (feat. Alexis Jordan)“ sorgt der Grammy ausgezeichnete Dancehall-König Sean Paul endlich für das nötige Sommerfeeling, welches man im Freien momentan vergeblich sucht! Die längst überfällige Doppel-Vitaminspritze direkt aus dem Herzen von Kingston-Town, Jamaika!
Mit „Got 2 Luv U“ veröffentlicht Ryan Francis Henriques alias Top 10-Dauergast Sean Paul nun das erste Lebenszeichen seit seinem 2009er Release „Imperial Blaze“ - eine funky-entspannte Sommerhymne und erste Auskopplung aus seinem 2012 folgenden, noch unbetitelten Studioalbum. Nach mehr als zehn Millionen weltweit über die Ladentische gegangener Einheiten, erfolgreichen Kollaborationen mit Rihanna, Carlos Santana oder Busta Rhymes sowie gemeinsamen Hits mit Größen wie Beyonce, Keri Hilson und Sasha meldet sich Sean Paul demnächst mit einer weiteren Superstar gespickten Songsammlung der Extraklasse auf der internationalen Bildfläche zurück. So hat man die letzten Monate zusammen mit dem norwegischen Produzentenduo von Stargate (u.a. Rihanna, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo...) verbracht, um diesmal mit Specialguest-Verstärkung von Benny Blanco, Akon oder der US-Sängerin und Schauspielerin Alexis Jordan die Dancehallwände wackeln und die Dancefloors erzittern zu lassen! Das volle Gute-Laune-Rundum-Sorglos-Paket also von dem Mann mit den portugiesisch/ chinesisch/ afrikanischen Roots!
Joshua Radin: Album: The Rock And The tide

Joshua Radin

Album: The Rock And The tide
VÖ: 05.08.2011

Mit seinem Debüt We Were Here katapultierte sich JOSHUA RADIN im Jahr 2006 auf die #1 der amerikanischen iTunes-Charts, und sein international hochgelobtes Nachfolgewerk Simple Times knackte auf Anhieb die UK-Top-10. Am 5. August kommt sein drittes Album The Rock And The Tide, das mit einem brillanten Popsound und einer guten Portion Rock-Groove überzeugt. Produziert von Martin Terefe (James Morrison, Cat Stevens) und gemixt von Mark Endert (Rihanna, Maroon 5), dürfte The Rock And The Tide zur großen Überraschung des Jahres werden, denn auf dem Album zeigt sich JOSHUA RADIN von seiner sonnigsten Seite. Melodische Gute-Laune-Songs wechseln sich mit vorwärts drängenden Rock’n’Roll-Nummern ab, aber natürlich kommen auch die nachdenklichen Songwriter-Perlen zum Zug. Ein gelungenes Album, das eine ausgewogene Balance zwischen ambitionierter Pop-Produktion und dem eigenwilligen Stil des vielseitigen Songwriters findet!  „Es ist ein viel größeres Album, das von einer vollständigen Band live aufgenommen wurde“, erklärt Radin. „Es ist mehr Rock ’n’ Roll als die ersten beiden Alben, die eher sanft, reduziert und intim waren. Ich wollte einfach mal etwas Neues ausprobieren.“  Mit der ersten Single aus dem Album, I Missed You, präsentiert JOSHUA RADIN eine mitreißende Liebeserklärung mit Hitpotenzial. Dass RADIN sein traumhaft sicheres Gefühl für berührende Melodien nicht verloren hat, versteht sich von selbst. I Missed You ist ein wunderbar lockerer Uptempo-Song, der sich als perfekter Begleiter für diesen Sommer herausstellen dürfte. 
Death Cab For Cutie: Single: Stay Young, Go Dancing

Death Cab For Cutie

Single: Stay Young, Go Dancing
VÖ: 23.09.2011

Bei ihrem siebten Studioalbum lassen viele Bands oft kreativen Dampf und originelle Ideen vermissen. Doch im Fall von DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE könnte wohl nichts weniger zutreffend sein – schließlich ist „Codes And Keys“ in puncto akustischer Erkundung und textlichen Ehrgeizes in der langen Vita der Band absolut einzigartig: Noch nie haben sie aufgeregter mit Strukturen, Wörtern, Sounds und dem Aufnahmeprozess selbst herumexperimentiert.„Wenn es ein Gefühl von Heimat auf dem Album gibt, dann steht es in engem Zusammenhang mit den Veränderungen, die in meinem Leben geschehen sind“, sagt Gibbard. „Ich bin von Seattle nach Los Angeles gezogen, habe geheiratet und die Definition von Zuhause für mich wiederentdeckt.“ Das spornte ihn sogar dazu an, einige seiner älteren Texte noch einmal bewusst zu reflektieren und überdenken.Die Textzeile „Life is sweet in the belly of the beast“ zum Beispiel, aus „Stay Young, Go Dancing“, mildert die eisernen antikalifornischen Empfindungen eines „Why You’d Want To Live Here“ vom „The Photo Album“. Die Vogel-Metapher aus „Talking Bird“ von „Narrow Stairs“ wird unterdessen auf den Kopf gestellt und auf den Protagonisten von „Monday Morning“ übertragen. „An der ein oder anderen Stelle des Albums gibt es so etwas wie Umarbeitungen alter Lyrics“, verrät Gibbard. „Einfach nur, weil ich ein altes Gefühl wiedererlangen und es neu evaluieren und präsentieren will.“ Harmer weiß zu schätzen, dass die Lyrics von „Codes And Keys“ tatsächlich viel fokussierter auf das Hier und Jetzt sind. „Ich freue mich wirklich, dass seine Songs ein viel reiferes Level erreicht haben und nun auf einer Stufe der Weisheit angelangt sind, die sein Alter und seine Abenteuer reflektiert. Sie klingen einfach glaubhaft.“ Walla schlägt in die gleiche Kerbe: „Ich kann mich so mit dem Album identifizieren und fühle mich so mit den Lyrics verbunden, wie ich es nur selten auf den vorangegangenen Alben gewesen bin.“ Im Gespräch wird klar, dass die Mitglieder von DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE immer noch größte Fans voneinander sind. Noch wichtiger: Sie genießen es, miteinander Musik zu machen und gemeinsam eine Band zu sein. Ihre einzige Motivation ist, Musik zu kreieren, die sie mögen, und sich gegenseitig zu beeindrucken und zufriedenzustellen. Vielleicht mag ihre Geschichte nicht die einer kontroversen Rock’n Roll Band sein – doch es ist eine, die auf beständiger, konstruktiver Brüderschaft basiert.
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