Monday, June 27, 2016

New Release Backroom Blues Volume Three on Bongo Boy Records

Bongo Boy Records Backroom Blues Volume Three is a compilation release with 10 Blues songs by 9 International recording artists. This compilation is a part of the Blues series volumes on Bongo Boy Records with Worldwide digital distribution and promotions.

ASIA RELEASE: 6.7.16 | WORLDWIDE: 6.28.16 | UPC 686751361999 | ISRC: USPXQ

Bongo Boy Records is excited and totally thrilled to present to you the hottest smokin, Blues Compilation - Backroom Blues Volume Three.

This release follows the successful footsteps of Backroom Blues Volume One and Backroom Blues Volume Two in distribution and promotions around the Globe including Asia, Africa, India, The USA, Europe The World.

Backroom Blues Volume Three includes exclusive never released Blues songs together with Blues from across our Nation and from across The Pound

BACKROOM BLUES VOLUME THREE
1. All Your Love - Topham McCarty Band 4:21
2. The Ringing Phone - Plainfield Slim 2:45
3. Work Me Baby - Mia Moravis with The Trevor Sewell Band 3:41
4. Can You Tell Me - Big Bone Daddy 4:18
5. Must Be Somethin� Going On - C. C. Bronson 3:57
6. Still The Same Young Man - Alvin Madison feat. Plainfield Slim 3:57
7. Stuck To My Shoe - Lisa Coppola 4:12
8. Luv Me Up - Big Bone Daddy 2:41
9. Pay Some Money - Billy Hamilton & The Lowriders 3:00
10. Moon Madness - Blind Lemon Pledge 4:29

BACKROOM BLUES VOLUME THREE ARTISTS:
1.TOP McCARTY BAND � ALL YOUR LOVE 4:21
From The UK, the long lost rarity from the never before officially released album until 2014 by two of the founding members of The Yardbirds...Jim McCarty and Top Topham comes the leading track on Backroom Blues Volume Three. Top was the original lead guitarist for The Yardbirds but was forced to leave the band when they turned pro. His parents wanted him to stay in school. But 50 years later Top is BACK in The Yardbirds here on this track. Recorded in London, England 1990. Remastered.
Executive Producer for Mooreland St Records LLC-Russ Garrett.
Jim McCarty (drums) and Top Topham (guitar) along with Yardbird John Idan on guitar and vocals. Andy Cleveland on bass. "All Your Love" is the leading track on Bongo Boy Records Backroom Blues Volume Three.

2.PLAINFIELD SLIM - THE RINGING PHONE 2:45
From Jersey Delta Juke Joint Blues Land The Blues Man is back!! Plainfield Slim is bringing a brand new Blues track "The Ringing Phone" to Backroom Blues Volume Three.
Plainfield Slim aka Gar Francis is an award winning songwriter and guitarist with The Doughboys and is also known for the comeback album "Life Out Loud" by Mark Lindsay (former lead singer Paul Revere & The Raiders) as co-producer and co-writer. Bongo Boy Records is thrilled that Plainfield Slim found his BLUES and is bringing AN EXCLUSIVE NEW RELEASE "The Ringing Phone� to Backroom Blues Volume Three. WOW !

3.MIA MORAVIS with THE TREVOR SEWELL BAND - WORK ME BABY 3:41
From Keene, NH, New England and The UK, England comes Mia Moravis with The Trevor Sewell Band. They are Award-winning songwriters and Bongo Boy Records artists; Mia Moravis and Trevor Sewell unite with award-winning musicians Trevor Brewis, Ray Johns and James Ward of The Trevor Sewell band to bring you "Work Me Baby", a rockin', rompin' dance hall Blues original by Gar Francis! This piece brings you forward to the future and back in time to a place where a girl knows she'll be well understood! EXCLUSIVE NEW RELEASE "Work Me Baby"

4.& 8. BIG BONE DADDY � CAN YOU TELL ME 4:18 & LUV ME UP 2:41
Big Bone Daddy is a SMOKIN' Rock & Blues band from Eastern PA and Western NJ and has joined Backroom Blues Volume Three with two great Blues songs.
"Can You Tell Me" and "Luv Me Up" both written by Bill DeHart. Big Bone Daddy also is featured on Backroom Blues Volume One and Backroom Blues Volume Two.
They have rocked clubs and festivals from New Jersey to Pennsylvania to North Carolina. Look for them at the Mustang Festival in Corolla, NC this year! The band members are Bill DeHart, guitar & vocals, Paul Berger, guitar and vocals, Ric Carhart, Bass and vocals, Jim Flynn, drums and vocals, and Ray Higgins on harmonica. These are experienced professional players who know how to bring it to audiences everywhere.

5.C.C. BRONSON � MUST BE SOMETHIN� GOING ON 3:57
From Naples Florida, C.C. Bronson is joining Bongo Boy Reords on Backroom Blues Volume Three.
C.C. Bronson Blues song "Must Be Somethin' Going On" is a great Blues track that is also a welcoming addition to this hot smokin' Volume Three. Her influences range from her mother Ruby Lee a church musician to Ray Charles to Etta James, B B King, Tina Turner, Tracy Chapman, Aretha Franklin, Buddy Guy and so many others. What sets this artist apart is that she performs traditional blues with the same love and intensity that she performs contemporary blues and soul.She has been featured on national and college radio and television around the country and has opened for national and international blues artist such as Sue Foley and Chris Cain.

6.ALVIN MADISON feat. PLAINFIELD SLIM - STILL THE SAME YOUNG MAN
From Plainfield, New Jersey, Alvin Madison feat Plainfield Slim "Still The Same Young Man". A Chicago Blues song written by Gar Francis aka Plainfield Slim for Blues singer Alvin Madsion.
This song is a faster Blues with a steady beat, lots of energy. Great instrumental 3/4 into the song. In General a very happy Blues song with a catchy beat and lyrics.
The Story behind the Song: As most of the songs Gar Francis writes; they are based on live experiences and situations he has lived through as a musician and songwriter. This is a great sample. Mature but still have a lot of spark! EXCLUSIVE NEW RELEASE

7.LISA COPPOLA � STUCK TO MY SHOE 4:12
From New Jersey - Lisa Coppola is a dedicated, ambitious and gifted singer/songwriter. A life long Jersey Girl with a four and a half octave vocal range, Lisa has a passion for music and has developed a style that blurs the lines between love-gone-bad country and heartfelt, confrontational rock and the Blues. Lisa's performing credits include backing vocals with Billy Joel on Saturday Night Live ("River of Dreams" and "All About Soul') as well as Billy's "All About Soul" video. She has sung with Pat Dinizio (The Smithereens), Marshall Crenshaw, John Eddie, Glen Burtnik (Styx), and Mitch Malloy. She has opened for acts like the Smother's Brothers and The Charlie Daniels She teamed up with Robbie Viola to bring us their Blues song "Stuck To My Shoe"

8.BIG BONE DADDY (see No. 4)

9.BILLY HAMILTON & THE LOWRIDERS � PAY SOME MONEY 3:00
Billy Hamilton founded The Lowriders band in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA back in 2001. after three decades in the music business. Playing blues, soul, and old-school R&B, the group performed at venues throughout southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky for the next five years. During that time, Billy Hamilton & The Lowr iders recorded three CDs: Blues/Soul/R&B (2002), Live at the Oxford Music Festival (2005), and Campesino Blues (2006). Armed with these recordings and 30 years of experience, Billy Hamilton left the U.S. for Europe in early 2006. Bongo Boy Records is excited to welcome Billy Hamilton & The Lowriders.

10.BLIND LEMON PLEDGE � MOON MADNESS 4:29
Blind Lemon Pledge is a San Francisco based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who plays a combination of blues classics, re-imagined rock/pop standards and crowd-pleasing originals. His sound has been described as "Muddy Waters meets Hoagy Carmichael meets Bob Dylan meets Randy Newman." Since 2008, he has released five critically acclaimed albums with international airplay and rave reviews. His latest album "Pledge Drive", released March 2016, has been critically hailed as a "masterpiece", while Blind Lemon was called "a national treasure" by one writer. He both records solo albums and leads an eponymously named Blues and Americana band playing all over the Bay Area. As a producer and multi-instrumentalist, his albums are sophisticated and layered with Pledge supplying most of the instrumentation himself. His original songs are known for their eclectic music and diverse themes, with styles incorporating elements of hard core blues, jump jive, jazz, blues rock and even salsa and Caribbean influences. His new album is a combination diverse musical styles and lyrical content ranging from Bo Diddley beats to slide guitar driven rock to saxophone dominated R&B to a modern take on Jug Bands.

OFFICIAL WEB PAGE:
https://bongoboyrecords.com/backroombluesvol3

Alicia G Hot New Single Ca$h & Nap Released WorldWide June 9, 2016 Through LRT Music Group

Alicia G has officially released her highly anticipated single "Ca$h & Nap" worldwide. The single will be distributed to over 2,000 digital retailers and is a spotlight feature on Spotify. Via LRT Music Group/INgrooves, the track will be averaging over 10,000 active streams per month and 31,000 in total as of July 1st. The connection between Alicia G and her international and North American fan base is ultra-intricate and purely organic on all levels. Consumers in North America are captivated with the Alicia G lifestyle, fashion presence, and musical veracity. Alicia G is fearless and limitless in a world filled with insecure millennials, superficial image marketing, and cyber bullying. Her voice speaks directly to Young America and her music strongly resonates within the current culture. The genre of pop music is a super competitive market and only superstars emerge and survive in such an arduous playing field. The commercial appeal and impact of "Ca$h & Nap" has placed Alicia G in a position of strength in multiple radio markets. The DJ pools and program directors are adding the single in their perspective markets and the list continues to increase.

Viacom, VH1, and BET have taken interest in Alicia G and approved her performance/appearance at the BET Experience! Alicia G is one of the leading characters in the music video "We Hustle" featuring one of the biggest stars in music: Lil' Wayne. From her music training at the tender age of thirteen to being on stage with Lil' Wayne performing in front of 4,000,000 people worldwide, Alicia G is leaving superstar footprints.

Alicia's experience in the world of music/entertainment has allowed her to be featured in mainstream magazines in Las Vegas, Miami, NYC, Atlanta, Houston, and more. The international crowd has embraced her music, swag, and fashion as their own. Alicia G is currently reading film scripts for projects launching in 2017 and starring in music videos, reality TV shows, and promotional print ads in 2016. Alicia's music is gaining momentum in multiple international markets and receiving over six hundred spins per week in Houston, Miami, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Tampa, Las Vegas, and New York.

The management of Alicia G is prepping a 2017 international, twenty-city tour, North American Showcase Tour, clothing partnerships with Pushers Collective, Alicia G mobile app to be launched in 212 countries, and more. The brand and life of Alicia G is moving full-speed ahead and her raw ambition will ensure she continues to thrive! The hype of "Talk to The Hand" is real! Stream the single on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Deezer, and all other digital streaming services worldwide.

Website: http://www.aliciagworld.com
Music: http://soundcloud.com/aliciagworld/cah-nap-alicia-g-maste-2

Saturday, June 25, 2016

SRI Records Celebrates Harry Nilsson's 75th Birthday With "Dream On Nilsson"


In celebration of Harry Nilsson's 75th birthday, SRI Records is pleased to release "Dream On Nilsson, a tribute to the great Harry Nilsson, who would have turned 75 on June 15th this year. Dream on Nilsson, (Kai Anders Stenlund - Vocals, Guitar, Bass; Joshua Parlanti - Piano, Guitar, Bass, Vocals; Kyle O'Brien - Percussion; Ian Stenlund - Guitar; Joe Downing - Electric Bass, Upright Bass), a talented group of musicians who recorded the album, are dedicated to the talents of Harry Nilsson and recorded this album in an effort to bring his great music to a new audience.

The interest in Dream On Nilsson's release was near and dear to CEO Shelly Liebowitz's heart. A long time close friend who spent lots or time with Harry and John Lennon, Liebowitz first met Dream on Nilsson when they joined the effort trying to convince the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame that Harry Nilsson should be inducted. According to Liebowitz, "I was very impressed with their love and respect for Harry's work and desire to bring it to a new young audience. The recordings show true respect to Harry's original renditions yet sound much more current. Harry's music is known to everyone even if you don't realize it. From 'Everybody's Talkin' At Me' from Midnight Cowboy, to writing hits for The Monkees, Three Dog Night and many other artists, to his animated children's story 'The Point' or the silliness of 'Lime In The Coconut', Harry is still very much with us. He was a very unique artist and person. He never toured or even performed live. His songs touched us in a way that most never do whether it's 'My Best Friend' from the television show The Courtship of Eddie's Father, 'Me And My Arrow', 'One Is The Loneliest Number', 'Gotta Get Up' or even the outrageous 'You're Breaking My Heart' - everyone has a Nilsson favorite. Harry was the first artist to decide to record an album of standards and I remember when I asked him why he just said, 'my voice is as good as it will ever be so now is the time.'"

"The group of us trying to get "Harry In The Hall" is quickly growing and includes many songwriters, rock stars, fans and friends. It is my hope that the release of Dream On Nilsson will help spread the word and showcase a few lesser known Nilsson originals," says Liebowitz

You can preview a selection of songs from the album on the SRI website and the album will be available for purchase on the website, on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon and all major digital outlets.

SRI Jazz, SRI Records and Flamingo Jazz are all part of SRI Label Group providing quality, collectible Blues, Jazz, Country and Rock & Roll from major artists past and present. As one of the first websites on the internet to offer collectible music, srirecords.com established itself as a pioneer on the web since 1998. With industry veteran Shelly Liebowitz at the helm, SRI has strived to provide a standard of excellence in the world of music.

For additional information contact Shelly Liebowitz by email at shelly@srirecords.com or by phone at 818.299.6297.

Website: http://www.srirecords.com
Music: http://srirecords.com/index.php/rock/1669-dream-on-nilsson

Thursday, June 23, 2016

VersusMedia Launches New Cord Cutting Channels

The pioneering and successful networking business, which has helped to connect independent filmmakers with talented musicians for 15 years, is now launching its own cord cutting channels. The new stations feature some of the best independently produced films, documentaries, and music videos from VersusMedia's impressive client database.

Cord cutting is a growing trend in home entertainment whereby users cancel paid television subscriptions and leverage the benefits of high-speed internet connections to avail of cheaper web-based alternatives, such as internet television. VersusMedia is initially releasing its new channels to users of three popular media streaming devices - Roku, Amazon Fire Tv, and Android TV. The channels are available to a worldwide audience via a downloadable app and the company is planning to have Apple TV compatibility in place by Fall 2016.

Ryan Vinson, the founder of VersusMedia, is enthusiastic about the release. He has encouraged independent filmmakers and musicians to get in contact with him about having their content featured on the new channels. Ryan has always championed the value of original independent media. VersusMedia's extensive database of aspiring musicians has led to some collaborations for movies that have aired at world-renowned film festivals such as Cannes and Sundance, so viewers can be assured that the new channels are chock-full of quality entertainment.

"It seems today that the term 'independent film' is too broadly defined. The subsidiary companies of major film studios are masquerading as small studios, producing so-called 'independent films'. The end result of this is that real independent filmmakers aren't getting noticed. We are focusing on helping such artists make their content available to a worldwide audience. We're looking for additional independent films, shorts, documentaries, and music videos to add to our channel. All licenses are on a non-exclusive basis. We accept content from all genres and languages. You are welcome to contact us for more info. For people wanting to view our new channels, you can easily find the app by searching for 'VersusMedia' on your particular device."

The service provided by VersusMedia has been commended by filmmakers around the world. The company is unique in that it embraces producers of every budget, from film school students to larger independent studios. Producers who work with VersusMedia have a direct connection to a pool of talented musicians where they can seek out suitable music for their movies. Musicians have also praised the service for giving them a fantastic platform to market their talents.

The company has spent the last few months selecting the best films, documentaries, music videos and more from its extensive client database, so viewers can expect high-quality content from all over the world.

About VersusMedia
VersusMedia has been helping independent filmmakers work with musicians since 2001. To find out more about the new cord cutting channels, visit http://www.versusmedia.tv. If you would like to find out more about the networking service that the company provides, head to the main website at http://www.versusmedia.com.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Americana Duo The Ormewoods Release Debut CD "Delaware Avenue"

tlanta based Americana duo, The Ormewoods, whose music is described as "sexy, folk, pop, country" release their debut album "Delaware Avenue" on Friday, July 2, 2016 at Eddie's Attic.

The album, named after a street in Ormewood Park, the neighborhood where both Claire Pearson and two time Grammy award winner Don McCollister live, details their budding love story.

The duo chose to record most of the album in Claire's bedroom (on Delaware Ave.) and affectionately refer to the project as #thebedroomsessions.

Their song "Year of Mercy" was a runner-up in the 2016 International Songwriting Competition in the category of folk.

For more information, check out their website www.theormewoods.com. For tickets, go to www.eddiesattic.com.
For booking email theormewoods@gmail.com.

Music: http://www.reverbnation.com/open_graph/song/25475022?pwc%5Bbranded%5D=1

BET Awards Weekend Features Industry Showcases For Artists To Showcase Their Talents To Industry, Media, TV Talent Scouts, Movie-TV Soundtrack Supervisors, & More!

BET AWARDS celebration of the year's greatest Artists, Songs & Creative Teams is here June 23-25!

The Hottest Industry Showcases & Events for Artists to Perform at & Expose their New Releases are :

� Thursday June 23 : BET PRE-PARTY � NEXT BIG THING SHOWCASE!
at Universal City � Universal Studios region; 9-11:30pm Live Performances, Industry Mixer

� Saturday June 25 : COUNTDOWN TO BET! SOUNDKLASH : Brought to you by T-MOBILE *
REAL NETWORKS * RHAPSODY * INDIEPOWER * DIGITAL MINDSTATE & other industry leaders! The Day Before THE AWARDS with a Big Music & Fashion Extravaganza at a major
Club on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood / L.A.! Live Music Performances, Celebrities, Live Fashion Show, Red Carpet Interviews & Special Guests to Celebrate BET WEEKEND! 3-8pm

� Sunday June 26 : INDUSTRY BET AFTERPARTY! Celebrate the Winners & Best of the Year!
Live Music Performances, with Industry Guests, Media, Radio DJs, & celebrations!
Twin Towers High Rise Hotel location, & Special Guests! 9pm-12:30am

Artists Promo Packages including PRIME PERFORMANCE Slots, Media Coverage
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Industry & Media looking to get on the VIP Guestlist, email: info@VIPawardShowcases.com

SHOW THE WORLD WHAT YOU GOT at the VIP BET WEEKEND INDUSTRY SHOWCASES!

Mixer Rob Chiarelli Enjoys Two #1 Hits

This week, GRAMMY� winning mix engineer Rob Chiarelli has been enjoying two #1 hits.

According to Billboard magazine, "This One's For Me and You" has been at the top of the Urban Adult Contemporary Charts for the last 4-weeks. The song was produced and written by GRAMMY� nominated producer Gregg Pagani and mixed by Chiarelli at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California.

Chiarelli also mixed the #1 Gospel/R&B song "Wanna Be Happy?"(RCA Records/Fo Yo Soul Entertainment) for 7-time GRAMMY� winner Kirk Franklin. The song has been on top of the charts for 38-weeks and was mixed at Encore Studios in Burbank, California. According to Billboard Magazine, the song has been #1 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart for 38-consecutive weeks. Franklin抯 album, 'Losing My Religion', was also mixed by Chiarelli and held the #1 spot on the Top Gospel Albums chart for 10-weeks in a row.

TWITTER
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WEBSITE
http://www.finalmix.com

FACEBOOK
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Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci-0k9GojM4

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Phantom Records in Association with ZTraxx Music Group presents: On July 30th, 2016 International Recording Artist Zaina Juliette kicks off her Girl Power Benefit Pre-Tour Concert free to the public. This show is dedicated to Mothers and Daughters. First stop, Las Vegas, Nevada. This show is all about Empowerment of women. Zaina Juliette's hot new single "Warrior" coming to radio world wide, is now being called the New Female Anthem. Its all about girl power and how women of the world can bring positive change. Zaina and her Warriors will be helping to make the world a better place by helping others and charities after each show. This show, Zaina Juliette and her team will be trying to "Fill The Truck" with items that will be donated to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, helping those in need. The Warriors are asking those who are attending to bring simple items for from a list provided by the Rescue Mission. Attending Zaina Juliette's Concert will be many Celebrities and Music Industry Executives from Hollywood and New York all coming to Las Vegas for this event. Radio stations street/promotional teams and Radio personalities from 88.1 and iHeart Radio, & 103.9 FM. Radio Vans will be there during the day and for Red Carpet, with give-aways and fun for all. There will be 2 Female opening acts who will be announced soon. Red Carpet is from 4:00 to 6:00pm Show Time starts at 7:00 PM. The Location is at the beautiful The Cashman Theater in Las Vegas 850 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Zaina Juliette is an outstanding entertainer who has been performing since the age of 5. She write music, screenplays, produce, direct films and Live shows. But most of all Zaina Juliette touch people in a powerful way on all of her performances. Zaina as an Artist has been compared to Michael Jackson, Prince, Bruno Mars, Tina Turner. Zaina Juliette is surrounded by some of the most influential and powerful music industry executives. They are gearing her up because they all share the same belief, that Zaina will be one of the best entertainers of today. Zaina is on a mission, she want to do great shows around the world and help those in need. This is her true passion. We'd LOVE to have you join us in Las Vegas for this amazing show and help us support The Las Vegas Rescue Mission. Get you free tickets at www.ZainaJuliette.com There are also 200 VIP Tickets for sale, only 100 left. There are 2,200 free tickets available. Download them at the site. You can also sign the guest list on the site. On information on how you can be involved or become a sponsor please email John Sims at jsims93@gmail.com or Dale Cross at Dale@ZtraxxMusicGroup.com Website: http://www.ZainaJuliette.com Music: http://www.702events.com/calendar.php#/event/5599116-girl-power-pre-tour-benefit-concert-featuring-z


Phantom Records in Association with ZTraxx Music Group presents:

On July 30th, 2016 International Recording Artist Zaina Juliette kicks off her Girl Power Benefit Pre-Tour Concert free to the public. This show is dedicated to Mothers and Daughters. First stop, Las Vegas, Nevada. This show is all about Empowerment of women. Zaina Juliette's hot new single "Warrior" coming to radio world wide, is now being called the New Female Anthem. Its all about girl power and how women of the world can bring positive change.

Zaina and her Warriors will be helping to make the world a better place by helping others and charities after each show. This show, Zaina Juliette and her team will be trying to "Fill The Truck" with items that will be donated to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, helping those in need. The Warriors are asking those who are attending to bring simple items for from a list provided by the Rescue Mission.

Attending Zaina Juliette's Concert will be many Celebrities and Music Industry Executives from Hollywood and New York all coming to Las Vegas for this event. Radio stations street/promotional teams and Radio personalities from 88.1 and iHeart Radio, & 103.9 FM. Radio Vans will be there during the day and for Red Carpet, with give-aways and fun for all. There will be 2 Female opening acts who will be announced soon.

Red Carpet is from 4:00 to 6:00pm
Show Time starts at 7:00 PM.

The Location is at the beautiful
The Cashman Theater in Las Vegas
850 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101.

Zaina Juliette is an outstanding entertainer who has been performing since the age of 5. She write music, screenplays, produce, direct films and Live shows. But most of all Zaina Juliette touch people in a powerful way on all of her performances.

Zaina as an Artist has been compared to Michael Jackson, Prince, Bruno Mars, Tina Turner.

Zaina Juliette is surrounded by some of the most influential and powerful music industry executives. They are gearing her up because they all share the same belief, that Zaina will be one of the best entertainers of today. Zaina is on a mission, she want to do great shows around the world and help those in need. This is her true passion.

We'd LOVE to have you join us in Las Vegas for this amazing show and help us support The Las Vegas Rescue Mission.

Get you free tickets at www.ZainaJuliette.com
There are also 200 VIP Tickets for sale, only 100 left. There are 2,200 free tickets available. Download them at the site. You can also sign the guest list on the site.

On information on how you can be involved or become a sponsor please email John Sims at jsims93@gmail.com or Dale Cross at Dale@ZtraxxMusicGroup.com

Website: http://www.ZainaJuliette.com
Music: http://www.702events.com/calendar.php#/event/5599116-girl-power-pre-tour-benefit-concert-featuring-z

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mysterium Music To Preview Native American Flute Album By Micki Free At MIDEM

What could Mysterium Music have in common with Gene Simmons, Diana Ross, Prince, Eddie & Charlie Murphy, Shalamar, Dave Chappelle, Little Steven Van Zant, and Cheap Trick? Micki Free! This weekend, the artist and label will attend MIDEM in Cannes, France to share a preview of his forthcoming album with international distributors; Suzanne Doucet and Beth Ann Hilton are facilitating their meetings.

Mysterium Music and its founder Trisha Bowden are renowned for the label's unique, high-quality, award-winning meditation and relaxation music. Today, Bowden announced that Mysterium is welcoming GRAMMY Award winner Micki Free to the label for the release of his next Native American flute album titled The Native American Flute as Therapy in August 2016. Free joins Mysterium's roster of beloved New Age artists including Peter Kater (also attending MIDEM), Agrelia's Castle (Paul & April Brown), Paul McCandless, Paul Lloyd Thomas and vocalist Trisha Bowden.

The album, incorporating a unique blend of flute, spoken word and instrumentals, promotes relaxation and enlightenment. The collection will feature among its spiritually-uplifting song titles "Candle Light," "Scented Oil," "Positive Energy" and "Pressure Points." He recorded "The Lavender Touch" on the day Prince passed away, and renamed it "Lavender Kiss" as a soulful lament for his friend, in the legend's honor.

This new project is the latest addition to an instrumental music catalog that includes The Sun Chase, Free's first love song flute CD written about his trials, hopes and loves through his travels on Native American Flutes; Sedona Free, written about the "sacred spiritual red earth" and Native American ancestors/peoples of Sedona, Arizona; and Comanche, which he dedicated to his family and the Comanche tribe.

In May, Free will take a break from collaborating on the recording with producer/keyboardist Paul Brown in Nashville; he's set to make a live guest appearance in Carlos Santana's Las Vegas Show, record an interview for VladTV in Los Angeles, and attend MIDEM in France to establish international touring and distribution for both his Native American music and his Blues/Rock Band, American Horse.

Free became well-known to a younger audience in 2004, when his manner of dress and appearance during the late '80s (and that of Prince) was parodied by Dave Chappelle in his Chappelle's Show sketch "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories: Prince: Uncensored." The skit is included in many "Top 10 Best" comedy lists, and according to BILLBOARD (4/25/16) it was viewed over 600,000 within days of Prince's passing, generating interview requests and new interest in the long-term friendship between Free and Prince.

When Micki Free picked up the guitar for the first time as a young teenager after seeing Jimi Hendrix play live in Germany, he set a multi-faceted course with musical destiny that would alternately embrace and conquer the distinct worlds of rock and roll, pop/R&B and � drawing inspiration from his heritage as a mixed blood Cherokee/Comanche - Native American flute music. Over the past four decades, the GRAMMY Award winner and five-time Native American Music Award winner's eclectic muse has inspired him to find an artful cultural balance between the rock world and new age music as a renowned guitarist and flutist.

Discovered by Gene Simmons when his Illinois based band Smokehouse opened for KISS, Ted Nugent and REO Speedwagon, Free joined funk-soul group Shalamar in 1984, the year they reached the Top 20 with "Dancing In The Sheets" from the Footloose soundtrack; the following year, they won a Grammy (Best Album of an Original Score Written For a Motion Picture) for "Don't Get Stopped in Beverly Hills," from the multi-platinum Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack.

After an eight-year run with Shalamar, Free hooked up with Jean Beauvoir and formed Crown of Thorns, which was managed by Amazing Management (Simmons and fellow KISS member Paul Stanley). Launching his solo career in the early 2000s, he earned recognition from the Native American Music Awards, where he won Top Male Artist (2002) and Pop Rock Artist (2004). In 2002, Free created the Micki Free Electric Blues Experience and also worked with LA & Babyface, Queen's Roger Taylor, Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin, and others.

Over the years, Free has performed and/or recorded with Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones, Diana Ross (who also managed his career), Janet Jackson, Little Steven Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band), Prince, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman-Santana, Cheap Trick, Sam Moore (Sam & Dave), and many others. In 2004, the Seminole Tribe purchased Hard Rock Caf� International and invited him to be a worldwide ambassador and Director of Promotions and special events. Free appeared each year from 2007-2010 at the massive Hard Rock Calling Festival in London's Hyde Park in front of 100,000 fans.

Find more info at www.mickifreenativeamericanflute.com/ and www.MysteriumMusic.com

Please direct MIDEM and media requests to Beth Ann Hilton, m: 310-560-8390 or BethHilton@TheBCompany.com

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Steve Saluto New Album "The Power Of 6 Flowers" Out On June 6, 2016


After 7 months from his latest "Rainbow" the Italian guitarplayer, singer and songwriter Steve Saluto, (known to be "a recording studio genius" ) is releasing "The Power of 6 Flowers" on Monday, June 6, 2016 via The Orchard. Fans will be able to buy online the album on all the music digital stores. In the meantime, 3 days ago, the video from the single "GET OUT" has been uploaded on the Official Steve Youtube Channel... A song that brings the fans directly to the seventies, to Woodstock, to the flower power and hippies era... and you won't able to stop dancing.

Written, Performed, Recorded and Produced by Steve himself "The Power Of 6 Flowers" is an album that transcends genres; It's a journey of 6 songs through happy and sad and intimate moments of life� as Steve said "The 6 songs are pictures of moments; Life is Love and Loss. Period... But, you know, it ain't over till it's over so never give up ... "... As a result, "The Power Of 6 Flowers" is a remarkably diverse album that pushes boundaries on Saluto's evolution as an artist and it has much to offer to the listeners. Whether it's slick beats, guitar slinging or vivid storytelling, Saluto's 15th effort launches the artist into new territories showing exactly why it's absolutely necessary to keep a watchful eye on him.

TRACKLIST:
1) GET OUT
2) WORDS
3) CRUCIFY THE VISIONARY
4) DON'T TOUCH ME
5) THE COLDNESS THE DISTANCE
6) IT AIN'T ME

Website: http://www.stevesaluto.com/
Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D02oWAGR5k