At the moment Logan Brill emerged into the world and drew her first breath, Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” issued from a boom box in the delivery room. Her parents had selected the strings-driven classic to provide a soothing welcome to the world.
Engaged as Logan was in the process of being born, it’s questionable whether she fully appreciated the gesture, but who knows? The important point is that, from the very beginning, music was present in the life of this Knoxville native whose new album you now hold in your hands.
The offerings on Shut Eye, Logan’s second album—all products of the storyteller’s art—range from gritty blues (Shut Eye) to country (Far Cry from You) to roots (Tupelo) to newly crafted songs that have the soft patina of revered old ballads (Wish You Loved Me).
“Recording my first record, Walking Wires, was enormously rewarding, but it presented me with a pretty steep learning curve,” says Logan. “When I began to work on Shut Eye, I had a much stronger sense of myself as an artist, and I built a collection of songs—a little blues and Americana and a lot of country and rock—that would reflect my tastes, demonstrate my growth and evolution as an artist, and get people out of their seats and onto the dance floor.”
It’s only fitting that Logan would want her music to incline people tomove. By all accounts, she was an active baby, and the adjective her parents most frequently plied in describing her waswiggly. During her first year or two her store of energy was inexhaustible but, as yet, largely undirected. In short, she just wiggled.
12-string guitar virtuoso. Singer. Songwriter. Playing guitar since she was seven Sam has made her mark in standard jazz, hard rock (with two touring power trios), steel guitar and modern acoustic 12-string. Her rich alto voice showcases her insightful lyrics and solid songwriting.
Kēvens is a 21st Century renaissance man. He’s a globally informed musician, performing artist, actor, writer, and world citizen who began his entertainment career as a DJ, spinning records in South Florida’s top night clubs. Eventually, his desire to express himself musically in a more natural, organic way, led him to create and be the front man for the groundbreaking, progressive Reggae group, Le Coup, along withAnthony and Richard Booker. The band was creatively and musically light years ahead of its time and it’s still revered in South Florida.
Kevens’ music and lyrics are presented in a modern, innovative Reggae style, which reflects his wide musical influences. His message of peace, brotherhood and personal growth transcends all cultures, and his sole purpose as an entertainer is to bring people together through music. His knack for being timely and profound has enabled him to share the stage with an eclectic group of legends, including Steven Tyler,The Jacksons, Carlos Santana, Steel Pulse, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk and Tiesto, to name a few.
In an increasingly divisive world, where age, nationality, race and religion are creating an ever-widening gap between people, Kevens’ message of hope is clear: “Positivity is a Necessity”
Pierre and Strings original members of reggae band Fourth Dimension have started a new Project 2 Paradise, Big Harvest.
Big Harvest is an upbeat feel good reggae experience. The music features Marley style authentic roots rock reggae, bi-lingual English-Spanish reggae flavors, soulful guitar riffs, festive instrumentation (at times augmented by live horns). Pierre and Strings are passionate about music;
they believe music can make the world a better place.
As Fourth Dimension they were dubbed “reggae legends” by the Miami Herald. They toured across Canada, the U.S.A and
shared the stage with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Matisyahu and SOJA. Fourth Dimension’s last album was produced by Karl Pitterson, the legend who recorded and mixed Time Magazine’s “The Best Album of the 20th Century”, Bob Marley and The Wailer’s Exodus Album. Karl’s credits include: The Rolling Stones, Peter Tosh, Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Jimmy Cliff).
Pierre & Strings’ last collaborations before shifting into Big Harvest included works with Inner Circle, Snow (Informer) and Mykal Rose (Black Uhuru).
Big Harvest is comprised of Pierre Arnau on vocals/keyboards, Carlos “Strings” Calderon on vocals/guitar, Akil Karam on bass guitar, Junior on drums and at times David Zeidell on the trumpet.
Its a new season and now Big Harvest is ready to reggae rock the session!
Bringing a fresh and energizing new reggae sound that is sure to make you feel irie.
FREEBO-Folk-Rock Blues Icon
From world renowned bassist (Bonnie Raitt 10 years, CSN, John Mayall, Maria Muldaur, Ringo Starr, Neil Young, Dr. John, Loudon Wainwright) to award winning singer/songwriter, Freebo's music touches your heart with songs of life, love, dogs, and the human condition. He is well regarded for his high level of musicality coupled with his thoughtful and powerful use of words in song lyrics as well as in prose and narrative. He has also appeared on the classic TV shows Saturday Night Live, Midnight Special, The Tonight Show, and in concert with the legendary Spinal Tap. Here’s what critics are saying about Freebo:
"Freebo is more than one of LA's best players, he's also a richly gifted and distinctive songwriter, as expressive in his writing as on a bass" (Paul Zollo, Songwriters On Songwriting)
"Freebo's intimate and go-down-easy personable vocals tie in light-hearted fare, social commentary and spiritual quest with love-sweet-love, and make it sound seamless." (Janet Goodman, Music News Nashville)
"Standing Ovation is an astounding song which encompasses a profound view of life, destined to become a classic." (Russ Paris, Folkworks.org)
"Listening to Freebo is like riding on a cumulus cloud of peaceful awareness, a cosmic blend of folk/country/rock/soul ear-pleasing genre-defying music." (Walt Falconer, Cool Album Of The Day)
"'Freebo sounds as if he's not really singing to you; he's talking to you. One of the best albums of the year." (John Shelton Ivany, jsitop21.com)
Jess and George met at party in 2009, with their spontaneous duet of the Prince song, "Pussy Control". Soon after that they formed a band around a principle of originality and ruthless editing of their work. The name of the band draws inspiration from southern author William Faulkner who would tell his writing students that 'sometimes in writing you must strangle your darlings'.
The have written and toured as a full band but once they decided to tour the US full time and live in a 20 foot RV, there was only enough extra room for the little dog. Jess is a trained classical violinist but pick up cello and discovered that she was actually a bass player. George found his degree in English Lit pays better as an indie musician and so learned the mandolin.
The music is built on deep sense of rhythm and groove. Mandolin like you’ve rarely ever seen, somewhere between a snare drum and a slalom of notes. The solid body custom cello weaves an intricate counter melody and and percussive groove. The voices and the lyrics are the hidden third member of the band and the story behind the music.The songs work with nontraditional subjects for inspiration. Some song subjects include: the works of great authors (Faulkner, William Blake, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Donald Bartheleme, Anna Ahkmatova) as well as witchcraft in the Civil War, the morality of Somali piracy and the media impact of Neil Armstrong.
Strangled darlings have released 2 full length albums and one EP, receiving praise from hometown and national press alike. They tour the US from Fairbanks Alaska to the Florida Keys and cities and towns in between.
Leah & The Aviators
From the flat vistas of the Florida Keys to the capital, Leah and the Aviators bring a style that is profoundly different to the scene. Combining the influences of alternative rock, jazz, and modern electronic sounds, the Aviators play music with energy and genuine emotion that will rock your socks off the clock. Their debut EP, "Air Ride" is now out on iTunes!
JOE MOORHEAD BAND
WE ARE JOE MOORHEAD BAND
Like A Rum Soaked Cool Breeze Off An Island Shore, Joe Moorhead, Offers A Musical Escape From The Daily Grind.
Like Jack Johnson, Sublime and the Dave Mathews Band before them, Joe Moorhead creates a laid back groove with insightful lyrics about love and life from a wholly original sound that provides an escape from today's tough times. Not taking themselves too seriously (No Sting like attitude here) the band's shows are fun and original celebrations designed around escaping from the pains and horrors of the real world.
Ready for a musical trip? An around the world escape that is sure to free your mind and move your body? Then you're ready for Joe Moorhead.
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