Friday, December 11, 2009

Singer-Songwriter Seth Glier To Embark On "The 12 Days Of Touring" & Teams Up With The Coats For Kids Foundation For Local Coat Drives


Fresh off the heels of his successful debut album "The Trouble With People" (MPress Records), singer-songwriter Seth Glier is preparing to embark on "The 12 Days of Touring" starting in Boston, MA on Dec 30th and carrying on throughout the northeast for 12 consecutive shows; including dates at The Iron Horse Music Hall, The Rams Head Tavern, The Birchmere, & The Ark.

In the spirit of the holiday season, Glier has teamed up with the Coats for Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing new and "gently used" winter coats to every child in need. "The 12 Days of Touring" will also host as a coat drive for the Coats for Kids Foundation before every show. A representative from Coats for Kids will be set up at each show to collect coats, hats, gloves, scarves & donations and will bring all the collections to a local school system in need.

Not only will Seth be performing at venues along the east coast for this special tour, but he has also dedicated two dates Jan 3rd & Jan 9th to giving back to the community by performing for patients at the Philadelphia VA Hospital and Cleveland Children's Hospital. Glier reveals, "I have an incredibly compassionate community of fans who are so willing to give back. They have inspired me, so getting involved with the hospitals just seemed like the most natural next step to pull this all together." Seth will also be rewarding his fans for contributing with a special gift each day of the tour! Stay tuned by becoming a fan of his Facebook or following him on Twitter for all the details.

As a green (environmentally conscious) artist, Glier continues to travel in his hybrid vehicle, promotes fan carpooling, & sells organic merchandise in support of his debut album "The Trouble With People," released November 3rd on MPress Records. Get your copy here or visit

About Seth Glier:
Singer-songwriter Glier was raised on the music of Joni Mitchell, Martin Sexton, and Jeff Buckley, but he considers his brother to be his greatest influence. "My brother is autistic and non-verbal. I learned to communicate with words better once I realized how to communicate to someone without them."

Boston-based Glier is already a seasoned troubadour, having shared stages with John Mayer, Martin Sexton, Erin McKeown and James Taylor. Other notable supporters of Glier's music include acclaimed singer-songwriters Ellis Paul and Livingston Taylor. Glier's accomplishments surpass his age -- he has performed hundreds of shows, including a set for more than 25,000 people on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Livingston Taylor says "Listening to Seth's music gives me hope for what's to come. The next generation is alive and well."

Tour Dates:

Dec 30 - Club Passim (with Ellis Paul)- Cambridge, MA 7:00pm
Dec 31 - Caffe Lena – (3 shows!)- Saratoga Springs, NY - 6, 8, &10pm

2010 Jan 1 & 2 - Iron Horse Music Hall (with Livingston Taylor) - Northampton, MA - 7:00pm
Jan 3 - Philadelphia VA Hospital (Presented by WXPN) - Philadelphia, PA - 12noon
Jan 4 - Brewer's Alley - Frederick, MD - 8:00pm
Jan 5 - Rams Head On Stage (with Edwin McCain) - Annapolis, MD - 8:00pm
Jan 6 - The Birchmere (with Edwin McCain) - Alexandria, VA - 7:30pm
Jan 7 - The Purple Fiddle - Thomas, WV - 8:00pm
Jan 8 - Barking Spider Tavern - Cleveland, OH - 6:30pm
Jan 9 - Cleveland Children's Hospital - Cleveland, OH - 12noon
Jan 9 - The Kent Stage (with Livingston Taylor) - Kent, OH - 8:00pm
Jan 10 - The Ark (with Livingston Taylor) - Ann Arbor, MI - 7:30pm

For further information, or request a press pass, interview or media kit, please contact

MusicDishTV presents: Ylotana - Dance For The Snow Queen

On YouTube: Ylotana - Dance For The Snow Queen

The underlying idea of Dance for the Snow Queen is the concept of disillusionment that can occur in adult romance. The music that accompanies the piece echoes the sentiment luring you into a dark decadent world of whirling melodies and beats.

Taking music, graphic art, animation, video and literature, this multimedia group combines artistic disciplines in a way that seamlessly flows together, offering a never before seen multidimensional encounter.

Visit to get a taste of what this innovative team has to offer before they begin to take the world by storm.

Thursday, December 10, 2009 Review: Bethany & Rufus - 900 Miles


Watch the video on YouTube: Bethany & Rufus - 900 Miles (Music Video)

We are always enchanted by artists who can take an instrument out of predictable context and create a whole new way of looking at its function. This is also significant to mandolinists who seek to push the boundaries of its capabilities, and more traditional roles.

We found some great out-of-the box thinking and musical inspiration in this video from minimalists Bethany & Rufus, in their interpretation of the folk classic, Nine Hundred Miles. Bethany Yarrow, daughter of Peter Yarrow of folk legends Peter, Paul & Mary, is joined by ground-breaking cellist Rufus Cappodicia in this enthralling performance. We've enjoyed researching their other CD discography and YouTube entries.

We haven't figured out whether to label this "Techno Cello" or "Folk Trance." Nonetheless, it's terrific.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Andy Fraser's Daughter Hannah Swims With Whales For Climate Change Video


Los Angeles, CA - December 8, 2009 - Hannah Fraser, along with her sister Jasmine Fraser who both now work with their activist Rock N' Roll icon father Andy Fraser, is seen swimming with a giant whale pod in Fraser 's latest music video release "This is the Big One". The new song and video was produced to bring awareness of the urgent message of 'climate change' effecting the planet.

Rarely seen in the wild, footage in the video was captured during the filming of Hannah swimming with whales in Tonga, VAVA'U Island. "They were so incredibly graceful.. and it is such an amazing feeling when they are curious about us puny humans.. and decide to spend some time with us. It really drives home how insanely bizarre it is that anyone could kill these magnificent creatures", said Hannah.

It seems Hannah may have bigger cahones than even her hot-blooded father, when it comes to issues she believes in. She is also featured swimming with 14 foot Great White sharks during the taping of a National Geographic special on sharks expected to be released in 2010.

View the video This is the Big One at:

Andy Fraser is standing with campaigns such as, TckTckTck, Repower America, and Al Gore, to help promote the message of catastrophic climate change. In his continuing efforts to keep the climate change issue front and center, Andy Fraser is sponsoring a Climate Change Video Competition for all those concerned about our planet.

Andy Fraser has contributed the song This is the Big One, as a worldwide copyright free download, for fellow activists to upload their event videos or pictures, post on YouTube, and win prizes, including an autographed custom guitar.

For complete details of the competition visit

About Hannah Fraser:

Along with being a professional underwater mermaid model, who has been featured in stunning photos, art and films in exotic locations around the globe, Hannah Fraser is also a beauty/commercial/fashion model. Hannah's work has been featured in TV, photographic art, catalogues, documentaries, movies, catwalk, performance and artistic projects. Hannah is also an accomplished commercial photographer. Hannah's art company Flying Colours Creations produces amazing artworks ranging from fairies to cyber computer graphics which are available in a variety of products.

For more details:

About Andy Fraser:

Honored by BMI's 3 Million Play Club for crafting monster rock anthem "All Right Now," Fraser's best known around the world as legendary bassist / founding member of 70s rock band FREE, Robert Palmer's mega-hit "Every Kinda People" and songwriter / composer for artists including Rod Stewart, Chaka Khan, Paul Young, Joe Cocker, Paul Carrick, Wilson Pickett, Three Dog Night, Bob Seger, Randy Crawford, Etta James, Frankie Miller, and Ted Nugent.

Fraser is finalizing his upcoming CD "On Assignment" scheduled for release on McTrax International along with the long-awaited "Alive" concert DVD/documentary.

Find out more at:

SOURCE: McTraxMedia - Andy Fraser is available for comments and interviews by contacting Cyrene Jagger at McTrax International. Hannah Fraser is available for comments by contacting

CONTACT: Cyrene Jagger of McTrax International

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Alvaro Torres Debuts At #3 On Billboard's Latin Christian Sales Chart


NASHVILLE, TN (Dec 2009) - Big Dream Christian Music/Indie Extreme recording artist, Alvaro Torres debuted his newest album, Muy Personal, at #3 on the Billboard Latin Christian Sales Chart. Alvaro is thrilled with the initial success of his first spiritually inspired album because it is different from his previous works. CEO of Big Dream Christian Music, Jorge Tarajano, says, "We are blessed and fortunate for the overwhelming welcome and reception of Alvaro's music in the Christian Ministry."

The city of Miami, Florida, and Puerto Rico have shown their ongoing support for Alvaro. People from these areas have listened to Alvaro's music for years and share a strong personal bond with him. Alvaro's Muy Personal is reaching a new audience through the Christian industry, and unsurprisingly still adored by his huge fan base. The veteran musical artist has won awards and earned numerous Gold and Platinum records in the past, and hopes to achieve the same with this album.

After being involved in a tragic single car auto accident where one person died and all were badly injured, Alvaro realized the power of God. The incident became the inspiration for this album's title and songs because God had approached him in a "very personal" manner. Alvaro is known for his array of love songs, and is now creating songs dedicated to the love of God.

Indie Extreme, which is based in Nashville, Tenn., represents musical acts ranging from folk legend Judy Collins to hit CCM artist Matt Brouwer. The firm partners with Universal Music Christian Group/Fontana for distribution and retail marketing, along with providing various label services to independent labels.

For more information about Alvaro Torres, visit, or call Vanesa Hernaiz at (626) 324-2608. To learn more about Indie Extreme or our labels, visit, call (615) 309-1718 or (281) 890-5034, send an e-mail to or, or write the company at 1507 16th Ave S., Nashville, TN. 37212.

Monday, December 7, 2009 Brand New Site For Emerging Artists


Sounds2Buy is a professional platform for musicians whose music is available for downloading at competitive prices.

Sounds2Buy offers the possibility for signed, unsigned and independent artists to sell their music and be heard by thousands of people over the internet.

Artist/Bands can now enjoy an easy-to-use website with a great design that will help them promote themselves in the big world of music. Many genres of music will be added to our music category page, ranging from Hip Hop to Classical music. will cover a wide range of music that will cater for any types of musical taste.

We also offer the possibility for people to create their own Home-Based Business by joining our great team of Sounds2Buy Agents. By giving their promotional codes to artist and advertisers, agents will receive a commission of 25% of each completed transaction.

The agent's role will consist of recruiting Photographers, Music Managers, Image Editors, Video Makers, Music Publishers, Recording Studios, Music Shops and many more!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ylotana - Dance For The Snow Queen


The music revolution has begun and its name is Ylotana. With a totally new and unique concept to branch from, this electro fusion band is known for its infectious grooves and ground breaking 4D entertainment hybrids.

Taking music, graphic art, animation, video and literature this multimedia group combines artistic disciplines in a way that seamlessly flows together, offering a never before seen multidimensional encounter.

With Anatoly Podkopov at the helm, it is little wonder! This savvy former businessman left behind a hugely successful company in pursuit of his musical goals, and thankfully, his gamble paid off. To date, he heads a group of talented DJ's, musicians, sound engineers, visual artists and writers who enthusiastically bring his artistic vision to life.

What is most exciting about this music/art fusion is that it not only feeds the mind, it replenishes the soul. Dance for the Snow Queen is a prime example of this enrichment, as it is one of five short storylines that embody five individual projects within Ylotana.

The underlying idea of Dance for the Snow Queen is the concept of disillusionment that can occur in adult romance. The music that accompanies the piece echoes the sentiment luring you into a dark decadent world of whirling melodies and beats.

One cannot help but get caught up in the message behind the music, indeed, the Ylotana experience could very well serve to educate as well as enthrall.

Intrigued? The pick up an Ylotana CD today. The music is exquisitely packaged in a digipack format and is also accessible via digital download through over 250 online retailers.

Visit to get a taste of what this innovative team has to offer before they begin to take the world by storm.

Bill Ortiz, Santana's Supernatural Trumpeter, Releases K-Maxx-Remixed Hip-Hop Single, Word Play Featuring Bay Area Soulstress FEMI



December 4, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Ortiz, Santana's longtime Supernatural Trumpeter, who has been receiving nothing but accolades since the July release of his debut CD, From Where I Stand, announces the release of the K-Maxx-remixed Hip-Hop single, Word Play, featuring the vocal talents of FEMI. K-Maxx, aka Ken Hopkins, is a legendary San Francisco Hip-Hop recording artist, producer, also the host of KPOO FM's wildly popular new music program "Ghetto Gumbo".

As a recording artist, K-Maxx has released several popular underground CDs during the Bay Area's 'Rap Reign' in the 90'. As producer, K-Maxx has worked with other leading Bay Area Rap and Hip-Hop artists, including Tower of Power's Lenny Williams, who recently cracked the nation's Top 30 Urban AC charts, Too $hort, Andre Nickatina, and King Tech, to name only a few.

Ortiz is quick to point out, "I've been a big fan of K-Maxx for a longtime, and I love his production skills." While K-Maxx is a gifted Hip-Hop producer, he's also a gifted multi-instrumentalist, who is as proficient on a piano, guitar, and bass as he is with a mixing desk and sampler. "K-Maxx thinks like a musician," continues Ortiz, "and he comes from classic R&B background, like I do, so we share a common music vocabulary that also includes Soul and Hip-Hop. This is what makes his production style so unique."

When Ortiz discovered that K-Maxx was playing the track Word Play from debut CD, From Where I Stand, to his "Ghetto Gumbo" audience, Ortiz states, "K-Maxx is an amazing barometer and supporter of Bay Area music and musicians and it was a complete surprise and honor to receive his recognition. It wasn't long after we got in touch and put the wheels in motion for him to produce a Hip-Hop remix of Word Play."

Word Play was remixed at San Francisco's iconic Pyramind Studios, and final mixing was a done by Steve Heithecker with Bill Ortiz and K-Maxx.

The most authoritative national music industry magazine, Music Connection, states, "Contemporary jazz trumpet greats have a run for their money now that longtime Santana sideman Ortiz enters the urban jazz scene with this chillin', artsy yet infectious, easy grooving debut." Keith Hannaleck of gives Four Stars and states, "It comes as no surprise that his solo effort From Where I Stand turns out to be first rate material." Carlos Santana states, "Bill articulates the beautiful language of jazz without losing the purity and innocence of a child. It's a wonderful experience to share music every night with him."

To receive a review copy of From Where I Stand, or the remix single, Word Play, or to see Bill Ortiz live in February 2010, when he returns to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's Joint, contact Christopher Buttner, at

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