Thursday, May 31, 2012

  CHRIS LEWIS CARTER - "CAMP MYTH" (YOUNG-ADULT BOOK SERIES) - UPDATE

 
Hi, everyone. My name is Chris Lewis Carter, and I have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund and promote my new young-adult book series, "Camp Myth." (I've placed the full description below).

If you could spare a moment of your time, it would be so amazingly great if you could visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chrislewiscarter/camp-myth-1-phoenix-watching to view the campaign and show your support.
 
There are some great rewards for becoming a backer, including copies of the first book, t-shirts, and even being featured on an upcoming cover! Even if donating isn't your thing, simply visiting the page to click "Like," "Share," "Tweet," or leave a nice comment. Please, help a local writer showcase his idea on a world stage, and to create a unique new series with a positive message. Thank you in advance to everyone for your help. I really appreciate it. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
 
Have a great day,
 
-Chris-

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Camp Myth is a summer camp built to teach young mythological creatures about the cultures and dangers of their amazing world. Minotaurs, Dryads, Merfolk, Centaurs – you name it! For six weeks, these children live and work together in order to earn merit badges and prove their worth to the mythic community. 
 
But for Felix, a mischievous Fae with a knack for getting into trouble, camp means nothing more than a chance to break free from his overprotective parents and enjoy a few weeks without responsibilities. That is, until a series of accidents turn camp life upside-down, and some of the other campers start disappearing from the grounds. 
 
Together with his cabin-mates, Argee – the world's only nerdy Cyclops – and Moxie – an orphaned Kitsune unable to control her shape-shifting powers, Felix will meet learn about mythological creatures, what it really means to grow up, and how friendship can transcend race and culture.



Current donation total as of May 31/12 is $2,398 (18 more days to reach the goal of $4,000).
 

Email contact:  ccar23@hotmail.com


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M.C. RECORDS - TOUR DATES FOR DEBBIE DAVIES AND RICK HOLMSTROM






 M.C. Artists
Debbie Davies & Rick Holmstrom
Bringing The Music To You!
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Contact: Mark Carpentieri                                         
Phone: 631-754-8725                                              
E-Mail: mc@mc-records.com                                     
 
 
Northport NY - It's summertime (well almost) and that means it's a great time to go to the club, festival or theater to check out some life-affirming music!
 
Our most recent signing is the fabulous Debbie Davies. The guitarist, singer, songwriter's new CD, After The Fall, will be released on July 17.  Debbie and her band will be in the U.S., Canada, and Europe to spread the music. We'll be mailing out promos in a week. If you like, we can send you a digital copy right away. Please get in touch for photos, interviews, bios, etc...

 
 
She wields an electric guitar as if it were a wand. - Los Angeles Times
 
 
Check out Debbie performing the song "Fishnet."

 

Debbie Davies and her band will be touring world-wide to support After The Fall. Stops include major cities in the U.S, Canada, England and Scotland.
 
The Debbie Davies Band is booked by Piedmont Talent 

 
6/1/2012 MINNEAPOLIS MN  - FAMOUS DAVE'S BBQ & BLUES
6/4/2012 THRU 06-09-2012  - EDMONTON CANADA -  BLUES ON WHYTE
6/19/2012 BIRMINGHAM AL 3 WORKPLAY THEATRE
6/20/2012 NEW ORLEANS, LA  - THE MAPLE LEAF
6/23/2012 GOODLAND FL -  LITTLE BAR
6/25/2012 KEY LARGO FL -  DIGIORGIO'S CAFÉ LARGO, BAY
6/27/2012 FORT MYERS FL  - THE INDIGO ROOM
6/28/2012 ORLANDO FL  - 3 MCWELLS RESTAURANT & BAR
6/29/2012 TALLAHASSEE FL  - BRADFORDVILLE BLUES CLUB
6/30/2012 BRADENTON FL  - 3 ACES
7/6/2012 MONT-TREMBLANT CANADA - TREMBLANT INT'L BLUES FESTI
7/9/2012 MYSTIC CT  - MYSTIC RIVER PARK
7/13/2012 ALBANY NY -  PAULYS HOTEL
7/14/2012 NEW YORK CITY NY  - LUCILLE'S BAR
7/21/2012 POINT PLEASANT B NJ -  POINT PLEASANT JAZZ AND BLU
7/26/2012 MANCHESTER ENGLAND -  BAND ON THE WALL
7/27/2012 EDINBURGH SCOTLAND -  EDINBURGH JAZZ FESTIVAL
7/28/2012 CUMBRIA ENGLAND -  MAYPORT BLUES FESTIVAL
8/3/2012 SPRINGFIELD OR -  WILLAMETTE VALLEY BLUES &
8/11/2012 NORTHAMPTON MA  - IRON HORSE
8/18/2012  08-19  VISBY    SWEDEN -  SUDERBLUES FESTIVAL -
8/24/2012  NEW HAVEN CT - CAFÉ NINE -
8/25/2012  WOONSOCKET RI - CHAN'S 

  
 
Rick Holmstrom has spent the last four years recording and touring with the legendary Mavis Staples. Rick will be her guitarist/bandleader this summer and hit the road with Mavis and Bonnie Raitt.  How cool is that? It will be one of the highlight tours of the summer. Be on the lookout for M.C. Records news and Rick coming soon.
 
Here's Rick doing his thing on the classic "One Mint Julep."

 
 
 
6/6/2012 Charleston SC, Spoleto Festival (Mavis Staples)
6/8/2012 Holyoke MA, Mountain Park (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/9/2012 Uncasville CT, Mohegan Sun Casino (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/10/2012 Chicago IL, Chicago Blues Festival (Mavis Staples)
6/12/2012 Charlottesville VA, nTelos Wireless Pavilion (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/13/2012 Portsmouth VA, nTelos Wireless Pavilion (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/14/2012 Vienna VA, Filene Center at Wolf Trap (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/16/2012 Philadelphia PA, Academy of Music @ Kimmel Center (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/17/2012 Baltimore MD, Pier Six Pavillion (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/19/2012 Montclair NJ, Wellmont Theatre (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/20/2012 New York NY, Beacon Theatre (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/21/2012 New York NY, Beacon Theatre (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/23/2012 Boston MA, Harbor Lights/Bank of America Pavilion (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/24/2012 Hyannis MA, Cape Cod Melody Tent (Bonnie & Mavis)
8/10/2012 Regina SK CANADA, Regina Folk Festival (Mavis Staples)
8/18/2012 Kettering OH, Fraze Pavilion (Bonnie & Mavis)
8/20/2012 Madison WI, Overture Hall (Bonnie & Mavis)
8/22/2012 Milwaukee WI, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (Bonnie & Mavis)
8/23/2012 St. Paul MN, Minnesota State Fair (Bonnie & Mavis)
8/26/2012 Morrison CO, Red Rocks (Bonnie & Mavis)
8/30/2012 Sun Valley ID, Sun Valley Center for the Arts (Bonnie & Mavis)
 
 
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825 RECORDS - MAY 2012 NEWSLETTER



From the Studio, to the Masses

Available July 3rd, 2012
Jay Shepard's album Harsh Mistress, slated to drop July 3rd, 2012
From the crazy New York nights to the bright city lights, Jay's inspiration continued to flourish; ultimately leading to the conclusion of his first 12-track album, set for release July 3rd, 2012. Multifaceted musician and songwriter, Jay Shepard, has just completed recording his long-awaited solo album, Harsh Mistress, with prominent producer, Matty Amendola, and 825 Records. The tracks on Harsh Mistress exude speed and power (even though at the core the songs may seem like standard pop tunes). Stylistically, it's in a category unto itself; blending unique rhythmic patterns, contrasting terraced dynamics, heavy fuzzed guitar riffs, lo-fi acoustic guitars and vocals, tight hard-hitting indie rock drums, in addition to a heavy use of electronic instruments and classic analogue synths. With musical improvisation, and extended jams, from the contemporary and catchy hooks on: “Come Back Home,” “Vacant Scene,” “You Wanted,” and “Love on Lend,” to the hard hitting, heavy riffs, and gigantic sounding drums on: “She's the Fire,” “Harsh Mistress,” and “Last Man on Earth;” coupled with eclectic and electronic influences on: “Time Will Never Slow,” “Truth,” and “All You Got,” and the great depth throughout the ballads in: “The City,” and “So It Goes,” Jay's sound is an exploration of music across genres. Available July 3rd on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and 825records.com.

And the Winner Is...

Click here to download the single for free!
With Harsh Mistress approaching its release date early this summer, Jay & 825 Records have allowed fans, and music enthusiasts alike, to choose the first single to be featured. Over the past month, Jay's fans have been able to vote for his free single; and the winner is, "Last Man on Earth," a hard-hitting, and melodic. pop-rock track, with a catchy hook about that harsh relationship you love to hate. "Last Man on Earth" can now be downloaded for free at www.jayshepard-harshmistress.com and streamed from any Smart Phone. Feel free to share this free download with your friends on Facebook; and as Jay looks forward to his fan's feedback, be sure to let him know if you're digging the single, at: facebook.com/jayshepardmusic

Producers: The Industry's New Rock Star

Click here to see more! (Photos by Veronica Puleo)
825's Owner and Head Producer kept all of his followers on Facebook and Twitter in the loop last week, while he was representing 825 Records in Los Angeles, California. Matty Amendola was in "LA LA Land" working for the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, as one of their "Rock Star Experts." Besides jamming, and helping out the campers, Matty also hosted the camp's featured drum master-class (originally started and incorporated into the camp by Billy Amendola), bringing friends such as: Steve Fisher (Roland Drums), Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean), Brian Tichy (Billy Idol, Foreigner), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath), Ryan MacMillan (Matchbox 20), Veronica Bellino (Jeff Beck) and many other great West Coast players. Matty also mentioned that his week was filled with songwriting, demoing new songs on his iPad in the hotel room, and in the studio working with singer/songwriter Kenli Mattus, for the first time since their band, The Classic Futures, disbanded several years ago. Matty capped off the week performing at The Playboy Mansion with the other counselors, and hanging out with 825's favorite mastering engineer, Hans DeKline, and special guest Steven Tyler. "It was a fun week and a great event. I'd like to thank everyone who made me feel at home as an "up and coming rock star," including: David Fishof, Courtney Clonch and fellow rock stars Teddy Andreadis, Vinny Appice, Mark Hudson, Bruce Kulick, John Moyer, Rudy Sarzo, and Kip Winger!"
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If you are interested in featuring, covering, reviewing, requesting a press kit, or playing Jay's upcoming album, please shoot us an email so we can accommodate you.
Christine Herbst (Publicity@825Records.com)
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SEATTLE THEATRE GROUP (STG) PRESENTS "LIFE IS A CARNIVAL"

- A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LEVON HELM OF THE BAND

TRIPLE DOOR, SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 17/12




Seattle Theatre Group (STG), a not-for-profit organization, presents "Life Is A Carnival, Celebrating the Music of Levon Helm" on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at the Triple Door in Seattle.

Seattle musicians band together on Father's Day to pay homage to musician, songwriter, producer, actor and guiding spirit Mr. Levon Helm, who recently passed away from his long struggle with throat cancer. Ian Moore, Jeff Fielder, Lindsay Fuller, Jason Dodson, Choklate, Duff McKagan, Zoe Muth, Jason Staczek, Eric Eagle, Michael Stegner, Andy Stoller, Garth Reeves, Shawn Divine, Kasey Anderson and the Honkies plus more local favorites will celebrate Helm's life and musical career spanning 55 years.

Proceeds to benefit Gilda's Club Seattle.

Sponsored by Seattle Weekly.




Sunday, June 17, 2012
Doors at 5:30pm
Show at 7:00pm
 
Triple Door
216 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Seattle Theatre Group


[As advertised via Office of Film and Music, City of Seattle]


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GRAMPS MORGAN MEET AND GREAT @ FIRST FRIDAYS OF FLORIDA - JUNE 1


Contact: First Fridays of Florida, LLC.
Phone: 954-333-3738
Email: info@firstfridaysweb.com

FIRST FRIDAYS OF FLORIDA TO HOST ALBUM RELEASE PARTY FOR GRAMPS MORGAN “REGGAE MUSIC LIVES”
Pembroke Pines, FL (May 30, 2012): On Friday June 1st, 2012, First Fridays of Florida, LLC, welcomes Gramps Morgan and the Dada Son Entertainment family to the Grand Palms Resort, 110 Grand Palms Drive in Pembroke Pines, FL, the home of their monthly First Fridays event.  Dada Son Entertainment has partnered with First Fridays to host the South Florida Album Release Party for Gramps Morgan's new album, REGGAE MUSIC LIVES; this album features chart-topping titles like "The Almighty" and "Life Too Short".
This event will give the South Florida community an opportunity to socialize, meet and greet with Gramps and the Dada Son team. “We have been blessed to be promoting events in South Florida for over a decade and are honored to add Gramps Morgan to the list of recording artists that have visited our event. The consciousness of Gramps’ lyrics and the positive theme of this album fit well with First Fridays and the month of June, which is Caribbean American Heritage Month’, said Tyrone G. Robertson, CEO - First Fridays of Florida, LLC.
In addition to hosting the REGGAE MUSIC LIVES album release party for Gramps Morgan, this month’s First Fridays event features resident DJ Radcliffe, fresh from his tour of the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) and Special Guest DJ Karyzma, an up-and-coming cross-over DJ hailing from Kingston, Jamaica. These DJs keep the First Fridays Party Zone jumping with the best variety of Top 40, R&B, Reggae, Soul, Dance Hall, Hip Hop, Soca and Oldies. First Fridays also features The Café, an outdoor setting showcasing a variety of foods, including jerk chicken and jerk pork from Dino’s Jerk Joint and peppered shrimp, smoked salmon, stuffed crab and oysters from Ward’s Seafood Bar.
ABOUT FIRST FRIDAYS OF FLORIDA
Founded in the year 2000, First Fridays was established to produce monthly events geared towards quality entertainment, social & business networking, cultural enrichment and community development. These events typically consist of networking followed by a cocktail reception which transforms into an energetic party with popular disc jockeys, featuring current musical hits and oldies from the Top 40, R&B, Reggae, Soca, and other popular music genres.
ABOUT GRAMPS MORGAN/DADA SON ENTERTAINMENT
Gramps Morgan is set to make a major impact with his second album, Reggae Music Lives, demonstrating the prowess of this burly vocalist. A Soul Train Award nominee, Gramps launched an impressive solo career in 2009 with his debut, 2 Sides of My Heart, Vol. 1. The album spawned multiple hit singles and accolades, including ‘Best Crossover Song’ for Therapy – a collaboration with India Arie; ‘Best Song’ for his self-produced composition, "Wash the Tears"; and clinched ‘Best New Entertainer’ as well as two awards for ‘Album of the Year’ in Jamaica and Canada.
Fast forward to 2012, Gramps is unleashing his second independent studio album on his own Dada Son Entertainment label. The album’s first single, "The Almighty", topped the charts in South Florida and New York while "Life Too Short", released on March 28th, advanced in the fight for justice in the case of Trayvon Martin. Consequently, team Dada Son decided to donate part of the sale proceeds to the family of the slain Florida teenager.
 Now, after two years in the making, Reggae Music Lives arrives with inspiration, healing and Gramps’ determination to make positive changes in the world.
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www.grampsmorgan.com
www.firstfridaysweb.com 

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"RIDGEWAY READS" LITERARY FESTIVAL (RIDGEWAY, ON) - JUNE 1-3/12



Ridgeway Reads Literary Festival
June 1st-3rd
Ridgeway Reads celebrates the best of local and internationally recognized
authors of all genres over a three day festival.

The first weekend in June also sees a study and recognition of the Battle of Ridgeway, June 2nd 1866, which propelled Canada into nationhood.

This literary and history gem of a festival takes place in the quaint
village of Ridgeway, close to the shores of Lake Erie.



For Festival Schedule and all info please go to

Ridgeway Reads poster
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Visit THEZine on-line at www.thezine.ca

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

TIM "TOO SLIM" LANGFORD TO RELEASE SOLO ACOUSTIC BROKEN HALO CD





Hot on the heels of his Blues Music Awards-nominated Shiver CD by his band, Too Slim and the Taildraggers, frontman Tim "Too Slim" Langford will officially release the digital version of his second solo acoustic CD, entitled Broken Halo, on June 19, 2012.  His first solo acoustic recording was Pint Store Blues.

Hard copies of the CD are already being sold at live gigs.

For more information, visit:

www.tooslim.org

or

www.underworldindierecords.com


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UK GUITARIST CHRIS ADAMS - NEVIS RADIO/DYNAMIK RECORDS/NEW WEBSITE




I have had a busy April and May and firstly want to thank Nevis Radio for the opportunity to play at their Band Aid gig in Fort William, Scotland, where I'm currently residing.  It was a good gig and good things have come of it.

Since then I have some good things developing for the local area, one of which is a play bus scheme.  We are going to fit an ex-BBC courtesy bus with a recording studio and go out into the local community to offer music production training to people in the Fort William area.  The scheme has been well received by local decision-makers and is well on the way.

Now that Tree Records and I have gone our separate ways, I have been signed by a new label called DyNaMik Records, which is based in Southern Ireland.  DyNaMik has now created a new website for me (see the link below), with some top-notch publicity.  I am looking forward to working with DyNaMik and producing material for a new album in the near future.

As well, I have sent a 5-track EP to distributors.  The tracks are what I did with Tree Records' Javier Ballester on the Vladimir Vysotsky project.  The EP will arrive in stores in a couple of weeks.  Details and the tracks can be heard here:

www.xarnia.com/Releases/chris-adams-vladimir-vysotsky-war-songs


I have formed a band from musicians in my local area, and the live performance situation, including tentative bookings at some really cool festivals, is now on my agenda.  Rehearsals are starting very soon, now that I am back from the family holiday in Corfu.  Perhaps we will soon be visiting a town near you...we are up for requests.

Stay tuned for more great news at my new website:

www.chrisadamsofficial.co.uk

That's all for now, folks...


Chris Adams


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Thursday, May 24, 2012

GREENBELT HARVEST PICNIC 2012 - SAT., SEPT. 1 - DUNDAS, ON

PRESENTS


  Feist,



Emmylou Harris,



Daniel Lanois with Brian Blade,



Gord Downie and the Sadies,



Sarah Harmer, Mix Master Mike, Jesse Cook,



Brady L. Blade, Sr. and the Hallelujah Train,



& more!!



 
 Live at the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic 2012


 Saturday September 1, 2012

Gates at 11AM · Show at 12PM


Christie Lake Conservation Area

1002 Highway #5 West

Dundas, Ontario


TICKETS ON SALE THIS SATURDAY

MAY 26 AT 11AM!!!



Tickets available online at www.ticketmaster.ca,


Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 1-855-872-5000




For more information, please visit

www.harvestpicnic.ca




 

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Sunday, May 20, 2012



 CEE CEE JAMES

Saint Louis, MO
Blues / Roots / Soul

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BLOOD RED BLUES is FINISHED!!!
And our Website has been Revamped!!!
 
OFFICIAL RECORD RELEASE DATE ON FWG RECORDS
JULY 17, 2012
 
HOWEVER...
LISTEN to Soundbites, get your ADVANCE copy NOW and receive a Signed CD and a Download of
** Cover Me With Love **
Click Below to Order:

IF YOU ALREADY ORDERED, YOUR CD WAS MAILED 5/12/12!
 
Big Love...
Cee Cee James


PRESS

"Cee Cee James is one of the GREATEST BLUES ROCK SINGERS out there today. She's someone I call an 'old soul.' Cee Cee's songs are wonderful stories of her life experiences, and backed by Rob's strong Delta Roots/Blues Slide and Rhythm Guitar playing, they make a great team. Her style reminds me of our classic early female blues and rock singers. She's very passionate about giving a great performance."   Jim Gaines, PRODUCER / SOUND ENGINEER


UPCOMING SHOWS

BLUESCAFE T'GOORGooreind, BEFri May 18 1204:30 PM 
EkkoUtrecht, NLSat May 19 1208:00 PM 
BLUES BALTICA/BLUES FEST EUTINEutin, DESun May 20 1208:00 PM 
> SEE MORE / DETAILS

 www.ceeceejames.com

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