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One As Beautiful As You

In Hear this, Lyrics, Music, See this, Songwriting on April 9, 2012 at 7:30 am

vangogh_self_portraitGrowing up in high school I ran with the crowd that thought it was cool to listen to retro music.  Artists like James Taylor, Janis Joplin, and Don McLean.  Listening to this music takes me back to a time when I thought about life and all its possibilities.  The poetic lyrics allowed my mind to dive in to search for the story they are telling between the lines.

I remember Mr. Phillips, teacher from my Gifted and Talented class from grade 7 – 12.  He is one of the champions of my life.  He was so inspirational.  Learning and self-discovery “turned him on” and he gave that passion to us.  Whether is was a movie, a book, a poem, a song lyric, he always challenged us to go deeper.  “What else could it mean?”  In a literal world full of rules, regulations, and black & white answers, that class helped my mind break free of the obvious answers in life. Read the rest of this entry »

Mary Gauthier: The Foundling

In Best Practices, Best Practices, Favorite Song, Hear this, Industry News, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Advocate, Music Business, People that Rock, Performance, Songwriting, You HAVE to on March 12, 2012 at 1:03 am

Just now coming down from the musical high that The International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis delivered, we bring you a conference highlight – Mary Gauthier (pronounced GOH-shay).  Let’s start with a quick wiki bio to open you up to who Mary is; at least briefly in black and white…

Gauthier was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Given up at birth by a mother she never knew, Gauthier was adopted by an Italian Catholic couple in Thibodaux, Louisiana. At age 15, she ran away from home, and spent the next several years in drug rehabilitation, halfway houses, and living with friends; she spent her 18th birthday in a jail cell. Read the rest of this entry »

In Like Lions

In Best Practices, Hear this, Industry News, Live Music Venue, Music, Music Business, People that Rock, Performance on March 6, 2012 at 12:30 am

An African proverb suggests that, “Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.” In this day and age when it seems like musicians are stepping as solo acts to find nothing but industry comparisons and rejection – some artists are on the right track by banding together.  Boston-based Rock band In Like Lions knew there was power in numbers when they formed around three years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Chasing Summer

In Co-writing, harmony/BGVs, Hear this, Industry News, Live Music Venue, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Business, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on February 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Sun. Cool breezes. Warmth. Eternal Summer. What would life be like if you never encountered Winter’s seasonal chill? Evading the brittle trees waiting for leaves and snow covered ground dreaming of green would place you in a category of gypsies chasing Summer. With a good travel agent, you could traverse the globe in search of mild climates, always landing in sunshine… never seeing Winter again.  That’s what Tammy Rochelle and Joseph Bamber have in mind. Read the rest of this entry »

Space Capone: Somebody Still Knows How To Perform Live

In Ability, Best Practices, Crowds, Hear this, Industry News, Live Music Venue, Melody, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Recommended Music Venue, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on January 26, 2012 at 7:17 am

If you are stuck on thinking there is only one kind of music in Music City, can that and think again. Their ain’t nothing Country about what was bursting out of The Mercy Lounge this past Saturday night. Read the rest of this entry »

Wish I Was 19: Evan P. Donahue at The Exit/In

In Crowds, Hear this, Live Music Venue, Music, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on January 9, 2012 at 3:11 am

Evan P. Donohue

Friday nights in Nashville, TN offer a buffet of options for the music lover. From rock to blues to singer-songwriter and more, crowds are drawn in to passionate performances all over town.  The all black room at The Exit/In offered a 4 band show headlining Evan P. Donohue with The Weeks, What Up, English?, and The Orbit Funeral. Read the rest of this entry »

Singer-Songwriters Growing Younger By The Year

In Best Practices, Co-writing, creativity, Hear this, Music, Music Advocate, Music Business, nashville, Networking, NSAI, People that Rock, Songwriting, Trends, You HAVE to on July 18, 2011 at 7:20 am

Turn on the radio, tune into your favorite music video channel on TV, or watch the latest viral sensations on YouTube and you will find stars in the making getting younger and younger. Has it always been this way?  Are we now so saturated with media and the internet that we are simply more aware or is it a trend in the making? Read the rest of this entry »

Lucy Angel

In Best Practices, Country Radio Seminar, harmony/BGVs, Hear this, Industry News, Live Music Venue, Music, Music Business, Networking, People that Rock, Performance, Radio, See this, Singing, You HAVE to on March 3, 2011 at 6:38 pm

The Ladies of Lucy Angel

Country Radio Seminar (CRS) is a gold mine for publicity and making connections.  Groups like Lucy Angel are making the rounds with the media at their tail clambering for interviews, radio and TV spots as well as the ever present fan photo.  This is a great jump start to a radio tour with so many communicators in one place. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 7 Songs for Thanksgiving

In Favorite Song, Hear this, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music History, People that Rock, Songwriting, United States, You HAVE to on November 24, 2010 at 8:01 pm

As you take this day to rest and reflect, may you truly realize your blessings and know you are loved.  Enjoy the food and the football, but don’t miss the chance to tell someone you love what they mean to you and how grateful you are for them! If you are looking for music to listen to, enjoy the following songs. Did we miss any – leave your thoughts and comments below… Read the rest of this entry »

GRACEful Halloween

In Ability, Best Practices, Best Practices, Crowds, expression, Hear this, Live Music Venue, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Recommended Music Venue, Road Musician, Singing, Songwriting, Stage Fright, You HAVE to on November 2, 2010 at 7:09 am

© 2010 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

The club music comes to a stop,  sending out a silent warning enticing the crowd to cheer – the show is about to begin… Read the rest of this entry »

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