Friday, November 7, 2008

Amy Speace Invited To NERFA And Folk Alliance Conferences

Grassy Hill Entertainment singer-songwriter Amy Speace has been invited to showcase the upcoming 2008 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference (NERFA) as well as February's International Folk Alliance Conference.

Amy will be performing her NERFA showcase on Friday November 14, 2008 (11:05 - 11:20 PM) in the Dutchess Room at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY. Amy also showcased last year's NERFA conference on November 9, 2007 at Kutsher's Resort and Conference Center in Monticello, New York.

Amy was also invited to an official Performance Alley Showcase, during the International Folk Alliance Conference being held on February 18-22, 2009 in Memphis, Tennessee. Further details will be announced on Amy site ( ) as they become available.

"Let's get the comparisons out of the way. Yes, there is a vocal resemblance to Rosanne Cash, but as a songwriter Amy Speace is non-pareil. Delving into the heartbreak and melancholy of country music with a folk/rock sensibility and a class and reserve reflective of the best of Alison Krauss, Amy Speace has created an album full of classic tunes that cannot be ignored or denied. Rating: 5 Stars (Out of 5)" Wildy's World

Amy Speace has already won a loyal grass-roots fan base, thanks in large part to live performances that merge warmth, humor and emotional immediacy, and to a tireless touring schedule that's already taken her across the United States. She's also won considerable critical acclaim, with The Village Voice observing that Speace is "taking her Americana away from twangy contemplation toward tangy confrontation" and noting that she's "not another of those breathy would-be child poets, but a real singing writer of songs." Time Out New York stated, "Amy Speace plays sweet, twangy folk music with a clear voice and an innocent vulnerability," while The Nashville Scene noted that she "balances wry humor with open-hearted honesty." And renowned Nashville critic Robert K. Oermann, writing in Music Row, dubbed her a "new star."

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Kenny Martin Has Released A Stellar Rock/Pop CD 'As We Walk'

The multi-talented international adult contemporary singer & songwriter Kenny Martin has released his brand new CD entitled “As We Walk,” which features his chart-topping single “This Train Station.” The album features thirteen upbeat rock songs including the title track and “Benevolent Persuasion” that are hard hitting radio masterpieces of melodic adventures.

“As We Walk” was recorded and produced in the entertainment mecca that is Las Vegas where Kenny has continued to earn praise for his previously released stellar CD "Tomorrow's Memory." Throughout the recording process fans around the world have awaited Kenny's return and he has earned significant interest on a national level with hopes of continuing his success with the release of this red hot new album of songs. As of today, the song “This Train Station” stands at #34 on the FMQB AC Top 40 Radio Charts and it is expected to keep climbing up.

Kenny Martin’s new CD “As We Walk,” is currently available through iTunes, CD Baby, Rhapsody,, and Napster.

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As We Walk Records
Kenny Martin carries a message of hope, dignity and love with humor and compassion. His music is a fusion of rock and jazz influences filtered through a variety of keyboards, kick-ass rhythm section and a smoking saxaphone. His vocal style and harmonies are reminiscent of rock greats, while taking you to new heights in contemporary music.

International recording artist KENNY MARTIN has released a stellar rock/pop CD Tomorrows Memory on As We Walk Records. The CD is characterized by fine songwriting and melodies, rocking guitar, deft keyboards, tender ballads and pop sensibilities. Radio and listeners will be enthralled by such choice cuts as Crazy, Time and the title track. For all Kenny Martin info and CD ordering, please go to

Born in Michigan in 1967, Kenny Martin instantly had an affinity for music and began to play the piano at age four. At that time Ken was inspired by The Beatles, Yes, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and Todd Rundgren. At the age of seven Ken became more serious about music and was inspired by Chick Corea. Gino Vanelli and George Duke. Ken's first gig came at the age of eighteen at the Montauk Yacht Club. He then attended Ithaca College where he studied music and broadcasting. By this time Steely Dan became a big influence and he became more of a writer and singer. Ken played in numerous bands and ended up in Montreal where he recorded many albums including his critically-acclaimed CD As We Walk. After playing and recording in Montreal and Toronto, Ken has returned to New York City and ready to hit the big-time with Tomorrow's Memory.

Peter Kasindorf
by As We Walk Rating: 10
I love to listen to this album while I'm driving. Recently, I noticed myself humming and singing the soothing melodies and catchy lyrics while sitting at my desk at work. This CD was a natural for me and makes me feel great. Thanks Ken!

As We Walk
by G. Richardson Cook Rating: 10
I love this album. Not simply because I know the artist but because it speaks in lyrical truths about the human spirit. The album begins with a rocking, jazz influenced greeting "Welcome" setting the tone for a novella of moving songs that follow. One of my favorites is "Didn't We" which takes us on a journey into our past and the memorable good things we acomplished there. Listening to this song made me happy to be a part of the human race and set a path to the future where we can do good things over and over again. Treat yourself to a remarkable experience in the human condition; hope, sanity and a way to go forward in truth. Listen to this album.

As we Walk
by Lynne Hyde Rating: 10
I thought this CD was truly exceptional, in fact the song As we Walk -brings tears to my eyes every time I listen to it for it's melodic and deep feeling. It delivers a message that's important. I highly recomend this Cd to be listened to. The band is great and I especially enjoyed the female back up voices that are on the last few songs.This artist deserves to go somewhere!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

NYC Rocker Tim Young releases free "Kerouac" MP3

"Listening to 'Keroauc' by Tim Young Band feels like a cross-country adventure that harkens back to the esteemed Beat writer Jack Kerouac, of whom the song refers to. In the song's video, Young is seen playing guitar all over the city of New York on street corners and sidewalks. Young appears to be having a blast - and rightly so. 'Kerouac' is a highly enjoyable song that will conjure up thoughts of hitting the road with only a notebook in hand, just like Jack did so many years ago."

Download the MP3 from Tim Young Band of "Keroauc"

Watch the "Keroauc" video...

Rocker Tim Young (, veteran to the New York music scene, has been performing in Manhattan for years. Together with drummer Sand Edwards he's been able to solidify a great fan base. Young began releasing CDs in 2002 with NO STRANGER, a collection of nine original instrumentals. For his second release RED, his debut as a solo singer/songwriter, he recorded sixteen original songs that explore the emotional landscape of an artist dealing with the way of life in twenty-first-century NYC. Tim Young's third CD THE COST features twelve new songs and a brand new version of his own tune "Renegade" from RED. THE COST takes some similar themes but develops them in a more complex way. Tim likes to call this record rock 'n roll. He takes guitar, bass and drums and puts them together in a classy classic kind of way to create music that envelopes not only rock, but also country and folk influences woven into the fabric of rock 'n roll.

MusicDishTV: Marcome - "Yeku from Seven Seas"

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Voices and keyboards by Marcomé. Percussions by Michel Dupire: key chimes, paddle drum, ankle beads, conga, nuts, shakers. Videoclip from Yeku from Marcome's first album Seven Seas produced and directed by Denis Paquet and Daniel Villeneuve.

"With a brilliant opening harmony reminiscent of classic ABBA, 'Yeku from Seven Seas' quickly transforms into an all-powerful source of meditation: Marcome succeeds in healing listeners with glorious vocals and profound keyboard skills." - MusicDishTV

MusicDishTV is more than an online video channel; it is the place to find out what's happening in the music world and hear brilliant new talent before they hit the radio airwaves. Artists & bands can submit their videos at

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Electro-Ambient artist Ryan Farish releases free "Open Sky" MP3

Top Billboard Charting Composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Farish recently announced the Independent release of his sixth full-length album "Wonderfall." The album, features 16 new original compositions by the Dove award-winning composer, and is being released on Farish's own label, RYTONE Entertainment.

In addition to being on sale through all major online retailers, the second single from the album "Open Sky" is now being made available as a free mp3 download for a limited time.

Download the MP3 from Ryan Farish of "Open Sky"

"'Open Sky' is at once uplifting and powerful, yet also peaceful and serene. Breakbeats will have you nodding your head, while the background choir vocals will send you to another atmosphere. This is Ryan Farish at his best." Eric Hartline, MusicDish

The first single from Ryan Farish's 'Wonderfall', "Holding Hands", first premiered on the smash Midas/EMI compilation release, 'The Weather Channel Presents: Smooth Jazz.' The compilation, featured Farish's song alongside Jazz superstars Chick Corea and Dave Koz, and reached #1 on Billboard's Top Jazz Album Chart.

Rockwood Products & SPEC RECORDS Present "Truckers Tracks Vol 1" (Saddle Up And Ride)

Trucker Tracks Volume 1 CD Combines the Grit of Southern Rock and the Power of Outlaw Country Delivered to all Truckers far and wide.

Spec Records announces its release of the new trucker’s compilation. Saddle up and Ride", it contains 13 fresh new songs honoring the American Trucker and feature hard working artists and musician who wrote and performed songs that truly relate to being a trucker on the road and the story is told in each song.

"This is an absolutely wonderful collection for truckers, families of truckers, country music lovers and Southern Rockers,” raved Michael Smith of Swampland Reviews, "it is a collection of some of Nashville's best artists and songs paying tribute to some of the hardest working men and women in America."

Artists on the compilation include Johnny Neel, formerly of the Allman Brothers, Joe Durham, Greg Crowe, Bob Rea, Mike Cullison and Rodger Mason . The collection is a solid assortment of Outlaw country, Southern rock and has a blues edge. The compilation has widespread appeal to truckers, country music fans and rock fans alike. The CD is dedicated to "all the men and women who move the heavy loads down the highway and the families that they leave behind…"

The closing track "Folded Flag" featuring Johnny Neel former Allman Brothers is a tribute to the service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.....

Monday, November 3, 2008

Best Of The Batch: Gevende - "nem"

Artist: Gevende
Track: nem
Album: EV

"Nem" begins with a flurry of instruments hitting from all cylinders but shortly dissolves into a sea of ambience. Just when you are getting used to the tranquility, the song picks up where it left off and ends with a bang. A gorgeous piece of instrumentation from start to finish. Since they were formed in the year 2000, 'Gevende' have focused on perfecting their unique 'psychedelic folk' sound. Launches As A New Resource For Musicians

New site features gear reviews, factory tours, and interviews with industry experts

Intended as a one-stop shop for all things guitar, officially launched this month. Soon to be the first and only stop for new and seasoned guitar players alike, the site features gear reviews, factory tours, shop spotlights and interviews with industry-leading guitar makers.

The site's publisher, Paul Zoskey, says the idea for the was a result of frustration with the existing resources for musicians, "I had long been looking for a single guitar related resource for the latest news/reviews and info, a Gizmodo for Guitars if you will. The problem was I was never able to find it; so I decided why not make the site I've always been looking for myself?"

The contributors for come from a cross-section of the music industry, including: San Francisco-based audio engineer and musician Phil Manley (Trans Am, the Fucking Champs, Golden, Oneida and Jonas Reinhardt); vintage guitar dealer for Jay Rosen Music and owner of Classic Bar Music Erin McDermott (Guitar Magazine, Top Ten); San Diego-based musician and owner of Louder Records Tim Soete (The Event, the Fucking Champs); and from Oakland musician Dan Brubaker (Long Thaw, Generalissimo). The site's editor is Nikkole Stone of Toronto band First Person Shooter, and Zoskey, himself an avid guitarist based in San Francisco, is most known for his work at Dolby.

Current featured articles on the site include a tour of Rudy's Music Stop in NYC, a venerated Mecca for musicians of all stripes, as well as an in-depth interview with Santa Cruz Guitars founder and champion, Richard Hoover. Hoover gave unprecedented access to his work-bench style factory and speaks candidly about the challenges facing boutique-type companies like Santa Cruz as well as the thrills associated with creating some of the finest crafted acoustic guitars on the market.

An extensive array of stompbox and guitar reviews are already on the site, with more being added daily. Upcoming features include an interview and shop tour with Dot on Shaft guitars founder/CEO Mike Carparelli, and complete coverage and reviews from the LA Amp Show.

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