Showing posts with label Solo Album. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Solo Album. Show all posts

8/30/2023

Guitar Legend Juan Carlos Quintero Releases New Album “Desserts”

As with all good meals, the sweets are the most memorable!

It’s no wonder that guitar legend Juan Carlos Quintero’s critically acclaimed chart-topping 2022 release, “Table For Five,” segues so effortlessly to the sequel – the new album, “Desserts”…

Quintero’s new album expands the music menu producing tasty treats while skillfully blending authentic grooves – originating from South American & Caribbean regions – culminating in a thread of meaningful performances honoring the beauty and breadth of Latin-Jazz traditions! Enticing gems include “The Gift,” “All or Nothing At All,” “How Insensitive,” “Tangerine,” “A Night in Tunisia,” “Along Came Betty” & crowd favorite, Van Morrison’s “Moondance”!

Says Juan, “For me, the experience producing this music brought me closer to my parents in so many ways…It’s been 10 years since we lost dad and I think of him daily…looking back, I can remember him playing the piano and working out the hit melodies of the time…little did I know then I would be doing the same years later…the message is check out your parents, remember them and preserve their melodies…”

The album features music from the early 1960s and focuses on traditional Latin rhythms to serve as the foundation for all the arrangements performed. As with the last album, the music features Quintero’s electric jazz guitar along with the backing by his extraordinary band: Eddie Resto (upright bass), Aaron Serfaty (drums), Joey DeLeon (Percussion), Joe Rotondi (piano). The album was recorded and mixed by Talley Sherwood and mastered by Peter Doell.

This seasoned Quintet never disappoints as it navigates an array of well-crafted classics re-imagined with newly fine-tuned arrangements! Led by JCQ’s signature guitar voice, the music transcends protocols merging stylish overtures in company with traditions of romance, charm & melody.

This party is seated and sticking around for more! Now serving desserts… A seamless follow up that converts to a staggered double-album experience prompted by “Table For Five” – It’s the final course topping off a delicious five-star feast! Bon appĂ©tit!

Here’s what the press has said about Juan Carlos Quintero:

A comfortable middle ground between authentic Latin roots, and contemporary, polished tones” – Jazz Times

By virtue of imagination as well as style, Quintero clearly out classes many of his modern Latin guitar-strumming contemporaries… Quintero sets high standards with cross-cultural sound… One of the best” – Los Angeles Times

By tracing his heritage back to Colombia, Quintero has forged ahead with personality and style.” – JAZZIZ Magazine

JCQ’s brand of world beat, Latin flavored pop/jazz provides a highly rhythmic, passionate guitar voice that captures the energy and excitement of his live performances” – Latin Style Magazine

To Purchase: https://lnk.to/juancarlosquintero_desserts

For more information: www.juancarlosquintero.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Digital Marketing/Distribution: A-Train Entertainment/Bob Williard/bob@a-train.com

Radio Promotions: New World ‘n’ Jazz/Neal Sapper/neal@newworldnjazz.com

Management: Amy Worthington - Innerknot Management email: amydgm@aol.com

8/14/2023

Sixties Hitmaker Tommy Roe Releases New Album “From Here to Here”

American Singer/Songwriter Tommy Roe had several top hits in the 60’s and 70’s starting in 1962 with “Sheila.” That same year Tommy headlined a British Tour with Chris Montez - their warmup band was called, The Beatles! After that tour other hits followed, “Everybody” (1963) “The Folk Singer” (1964), “Sweet Pea” (1966) “Hooray for Hazel” (1966), Worldwide #1 “Dizzy” (number #1 hit worldwide!)  (1969)", “Jam Up and Jelly Tight” (1970). Tommy also wrote other hits for other artists.

He continued to write throughout the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. Many times with songwriting partners Mac Davis and Freddy Weller of Paul Revere and The Raiders fame. Tommy’s catalog continues to be recorded by artists worldwide.

This new album called “From Here to Here” is a collection of new songs recorded at Solar Studios and produced by Michael Franklin. Tommy and Michael have been lifelong friends and the band on many of the tracks, Paul Parker, Tim Franklin and Michael Franklin, were in Tommy’s touring band for many years. Four of the songs were originally recorded in 2012. “Devil’s Soul Pile” which went to #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts.

Tommy’s catalog continues to be recorded by artists worldwide.

Track listing:
Devil's Soul Pile
Traffic Jam
Midnight Lights
Without Her
A Rose, A Candle and You
Frenchy and The Cowboy
If I were a Carpenter
Heather Honey
LA I Belong to You
Kick Me Charlie

Tommy Roe - Guitar and Vocals.
Tommy Calton - Acoustic 6 String and 12 string Guitar, Electric Guitars
Tim Franklin - Electric Bass and String Bass,
Michael Franklin - Wurliter, Bosendorfer Grand, Kurzweil and B-3
Paul Parker - Drums
Matt Brown - Drums on “Heather Honey,” “Frenchy” & “Traffic Jam”
Steady Joseph - Percussion on “Midnight Lights”
Randie Paul - Backing Vocals on “Devil’s Soul Pile”
Suzie Parks Hosmer - Backing Vocals on “Traffic Jam”
Charlie DeChant - Harmonica on “Kick Me Charlie,” and Sax on “Traffic Jam”
Danny Jordan - Sax on “Midnight Lights”
Brian Snapp - Flute on “If I Were a Carpenter”
Benoit Lajeunesse - Volin on “A Rose A Candle” and “Heather Honey”
Olga Kopalova - Violin on “If I Were a Carpenter”
Paul Fleury - Cello on “If I Were a Carpenter”
Tim Franklin - String bass on “Traffic Jam” and “If I Were A Carpenter.”

Recorded at Solar Studios, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Matt Brown
Produced and arranged by Michael Franklin for Solar Music.
“Devil’s Soul Pile,” “Without Her”, “If I Were A Carpenter” & “Kick Me Charlie” Mastered by Rodney Mills

“Traffic Jam” written by Tommy Roe and Mac Davis published by Bike Music
“If I Were A Carpenter” written by Tim Hardin published by Faithful Virtue Music BMI
Frenchy & Cowboy written by Tommy Roe & Mike Stewart published Roeboat Music BMI
All other songs written by Tommy Roe published by Roeboat Music BMI
Solar Music @2022

To purchase: https://solarmusic.com/tommy-roe/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

7/24/2023

Guitarist Alan Gowa Signs with Blue Buddha Productions, Unveils Captivating Solo Album “Gowa-Tronic”

Blue Buddha Productions is thrilled to announce the signing of guitarist Alan Gowa. Known for his extraordinary solo performances and innovative looping technique, Gowa has captivated audiences with his mesmerizing musical prowess. With this exciting new partnership, Gowa is set to release his highly anticipated solo album, “Gowa-Tronic” pushing the boundaries of musical innovation and captivating fans with its fusion of Prog Rock, heavy electronic beats, and aggressive rock guitar.

Gowa's mastery of the looping technique allows him to create intricate layers of music in real-time during his performances, using a looping delay pedal. As the guitar melodies are played, they are recorded and layered, while additional elements such as guitar synthesizer sounds (including bass, keyboards, orchestral tones, and percussion) are added “live." The result is a remarkably full and dynamic sonic landscape that transcends traditional solo guitar performances. Gowa's versatility enables him to seamlessly blend various musical styles and genres, ensuring an unforgettable and unique experience at each performance.

“Gowa-Tronic,” the highly anticipated album, showcases Gowa's exceptional skills on a multitude of instruments. The album features drum, percussion, and synth loops in addition to Alan playing bass, keyboard, guitar and E-bow (an electronic device providing infinite sustain to guitars), creating a groundbreaking fusion of Prog Rock, heavy electronic beats, and powerful rock guitar. This eclectic blend promises to captivate fans across different musical preferences and leave a lasting impression.

In addition to his solo career, Alan Gowa has established himself as a remarkable opening act for renowned blues and classic rock icons, including Chuck Berry, The Marshall Tucker Band, Dick Dale, Edgar Winter, John Mayall's Blues Breakers, J. Geils, and many more. He has opened shows for esteemed artists such as Mark Egan, Emmett Chapman, and the Stickmen featuring Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, and Markus Reuter, leaving audiences in awe of his musical dexterity.

Furthermore, Gowa's musical journey extends beyond his solo endeavors. As a member of the band Fresh Fish, Gowa and his bandmates performed his original compositions throughout the vibrant New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Their remarkable achievements include being finalists in the prestigious Aquarian Band Contest. Fresh Fish's music video for their hit song “Waiting” received notable recognition, airing on MTV's “120 Minutes” and numerous local cable outlets. They were also featured on acclaimed national TV shows, including interviews on Joe Franklin and the “Uncle Floyd Show.”

Alan Gowa's musical versatility has led him to collaborate with diverse artists, such as poet John Lunar Richey, with their captivating live performance being released as “Live at Lucky” on Robert Musso's esteemed label. Moreover, Gowa has performed with Carlo Martini (The Italian Elvis) at Howard Stern's sold-out New Year's Eve Show, showcasing his exceptional guitar skills on a prominent stage.

With his signing to Blue Buddha Productions, Alan Gowa embarks on an exciting new chapter in his musical career. Blue Buddha Productions is renowned for nurturing exceptional talent and supporting artists in their creative endeavors. Gowa's exceptional artistry and unique approach to music make him a perfect addition to the Blue Buddha Productions family.

As the release of “Gowa-Tronic” approaches, the anticipation among music enthusiasts continues to grow. With its groundbreaking fusion of genres and Gowa's captivating looping technique, the album promises to captivate fans across various musical landscapes. Prepare to embark on a sonic journey like no other as Alan Gowa invites listeners to experience the boundless possibilities of his captivating music.

Gowa-Tronic” Tracklist:
1. Fresno 9
2. G's No Waiting
3. bAcksPLash
4. Pink and Black
5. Prog Rock Dance Party
6. Cold Snowy Peaks of Hoboken
7. Another Sleepless Month
8. 1821
9. Big Giant Fragment
10. Big Giant Continuous Mix

To purchase: https://bluebuddha.bandcamp.com/album/gowa-tronic

For information:
https://www.facebook.com/alan.gowa/
https://www.instagram.com/alangowa/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

7/19/2023

Revered PiL Bassist JAH WOBBLE Makes His Long-Awaited Return To The Post-Punk Sound He Helped Invent With New Album A BRIEF HISTORY OF NOW, Shares First Single & Video!

Los Angeles, CA – After an astounding 45-year music career that began as the bassist for John Lydon’s post-Sex Pistols band, Public Image Ltd., earning immense praise for his trailblazing musicianship, through his solo career and collaborations with the likes of Can’s Holger Czukay and U2’s The Edge, not to mention his later work with  Brian Eno, Ministry’s Chris Connelly and Killing Joke’s Geordie Walker, one would think that Jah Wobble would have said all he had to say. Turns out, he was just getting started.

Today, Wobble announces a brand-new solo album, A Brief History Of Now, that finds the eclectic troubadour returning to the post-punk genre that Wobble had a key role in developing both in his brief tenure in PiL and after. Co-written, produced and performed with another post-punk hero, Jon Klein of Siouxsie & The Banshees and Specimen, A Brief History Of Now packs a powerful punch both musically and lyrically as these two veterans deliver an energetic and innovative collection of musical treatises.

For proof, just check out the album’s first single, the pulsating psychedelic-tinged lead off track that interweaves Wobble’s distinctive bass with a quirky syncopated spoken-word vocal and Klein’s razor-sharp guitar. Wobble uses the song to both provoke and process current events and attitudes that continually threaten to suffocate us before we escape. The accompanying music video, done in collaboration with Vicente Cordero of Industrialism Films, vividly brings the song to life and offers a captivating musical catharsis for the post-post-postmodern age.

Or as Wobble himself declares in his inimitable style, “It’s all about the dopamine rush. Assault on the senses. Bang! bang! bang! Rush after rush after rush. But never satisfied. No satisfaction. Never any conclusion. Always moving. Appearances arising. Ephemeral. Lacking substance. But often so beautiful and exciting. Glorious esoterica.”

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/y2_3uk9Ey8o

Stream/download the single: https://orcd.co/jahwobble_lastexit

A Brief History Of Now will be available on digital, CD and vinyl starting August 4!

Order the CD/Vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=jah+wobble+brief+history&post_type=product

Pre-order/pre-save the digital: https://orcd.co/jahwobble_abriefhistoryofnow

Photo by Tina K

TRACK LIST:
1. Last Exit
2. Wrong Side Of The Line
3. SOO 135
4. I Am, I Am, I Am
5. Fashion World
6. A Brief History Of Now
7. I Am The Fly
8. Driving
9. This Is The Love
10. Master Of Time
11. 80 Beats Per Minute
12. Socially Functioning Psychopath

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
Billy James
PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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7/18/2023

Bay Area Rock Songstress KARNEY Weaves Images of Nature Throughout Her Sonically Diverse and Powerful New Full-length Album CREATURES IN THE GARDEN

Featuring members and former members of Santana!

San Francisco, CA – Throughout her storied music career, Anna Karney has performed across the country and released an incredible catalog of chart topping and critically acclaimed music. Always keeping her mind on social justice and positive messages, KARNEY channels her love for the planet and the beauty of the earth into her powerful new full-length album CREATURES IN THE GARDEN, set for release August 18, 2023.

Using themes of climate change awareness and respect for the planet as a focal point for her writing, CREATURES IN THE GARDEN showcases an incredible blend of soulful and dreamy acoustic arrangements, easy indie rock beats, dusty distortion, winding bass lines, and astounding indie, emo, and shoegaze rock styles, all as KARNEY weaves images of nature throughout and incorporates a high-spirited positive message about finding solutions to our current climate crisis.

CREATURES IN THE GARDEN features several prominent Bay Area musicians. Longtime drummer Jeff Herrera plays on several tracks including “Peace Is More,” which also features guitarist Erik Smyth and bassist David Doucet. A special lyrical addition to this track is the quote by Fred Rogers (aka Mr. Rogers), “Peace is far more / than the opposite of war.”

The title track along with “Sinners and Saints” and a powerful cover of “Rainbow In The Dark” by Ronnie James Dio all feature James Deprato on guitar, Kevin White (Chuck Prophet Band) on bass, and new addition to the Karney crew, drummer Kyle Capistra. The Dio cover particularly resonates with KARNEY as a contemporary comment on the recent unjust laws that are hurting the lives of LGTBQ+ people.

KARNEY is honored to feature two Santana band members on CREATURES IN THE GARDEN, trumpet player Bill Ortiz on the track “Across The Planet (remix)” and percussionist Karl Perazzo on the track “Wildfire.” The track “Eternity (remix)” features slide guitarist Gawain Matthews. It was an overwhelming experience for KARNEY to work with so many creative and talented musicians, in addition to the great collaborative chemistry shared with her co-producer Michael Rosen (Rancid, Tesla). Everyone poured their hearts into the music and achieved heights far beyond anything she could have ever imagined.

Anna Karney’s lyrical content offers an impassioned and straightforward approach to many of the issues facing people today. Her musical influences include Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Patti Smith, John Lennon, Sheryl Crow, Chrissie Hynde, and Joni Mitchell. As an arranger, pianist, and guitarist, she has worked with artists such as George Clinton, Linda Perry, and Dennis Bovell.

In 2022, KARNEY released Gonna Be Beautiful, an exciting collection of originals along with some freshly conceived versions of old favorites. In 2021, songs from the KARNEY EP release Better received stellar airplay on Triple-A and Americana radio stations, including the title track and her powerful cover of “Ramble On,” one of Anna Karney’s favorite Led Zeppelin songs. She released a series of singles throughout 2021, including her personal and heartfelt original track “Be Together,” and a cover of the Neil Young classic “Heart Of Gold.”

Other previous KARNEY releases include her 2018 album No Mercy; a series of singles from 2016 called Manifest Destiny, Vol. 1 EP and Restless Wind, Vol. 2 EP; the 2012 album Love & Respect; the 2003 album All Connected; and her debut release Karney from 1999. Anna Karney has worked with producers and artists in the SF Bay Area such as Producer/engineer Mark Pistel (Michael Franti, Grace Jones, Chuck Prophet), Producer/Engineer Michael Rosen (Rancid, Tesla, Smashmouth, Santana, and Papa Roach), and Adam Munoz (Herbie Hancock, Dave Mathews, Branford Marsalis, Joshua Bell, Chester Thompson, and Lyle Lovett).

Anna Karney has had a diverse musical career, having spent many years composing music for games such as Star Wars Galaxies, Monkey Island IV, Armed and Dangerous, several SimCity titles, Metal Dungeon, Death Jr., and many more. She received the esteemed “Dreamcatcher” Award from the Visual and Performing Arts division of the San Francisco Unified School District for her work as a choral teacher and conductor for middle and high school students, as well as her contribution to the furthering of music education in the San Francisco public school system. Additionally, Anna Karney has scored ballet and modern dance pieces as an artist in residence at Mills College and San Francisco State University. She also composed her Opus 1 Chaconne Sur Sept for nationally renowned contemporary music group Earplay Ensemble.

Visit the KARNEY website for more information: www.karney.org or https://karney.bandcamp.com

To order or stream CREATURES IN THE GARDEN on digital services please visit: https://lnk.to/CreaturesintheGarden

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR at (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing please contact Jerome Forney of Independent Distribution Collective at jerome@independentdistro.com

For Radio inquiries please contact Peter Hay of Twin Vision Radio Promotion at TwinVision@aol.com

7/10/2023

Wishbone Ash and Trapeze Lead Vocalist Merv Spence Announces the Release of His Interpretations of the 'Phenomena' Catalogue – OUT NOW!

Merv Spence is an Irish musician and former member of Wishbone Ash and Trapeze, as well as an established solo artist. He will be touring to support the release and this album features all of Merv Spence’s covers of the Phenomena tracks, both previously released and newly recorded.

Phenomena is an all-star series of albums created by Tom Galley which saw its debut album sell 1.2 million copies, and its follow-up deliver a #1 hit single ‘Did It All For Love’. Merv Spence is the former rights owner of the Phenomena albums and previously recorded his own renditions of the best-known songs.

Lead singer, musician & music producer Merv Spence said of the release: "'Phenomena Recovered' is a very important album for me. A lot of creative blood, sweat and tears went into producing these songs and the results make me feel incredibly proud. I embraced the challenge, and gave it my own signature. I hope 'Phenomena' fans will also embrace this production, and I look forward to performing these great songs live, both in a band capacity and solo, acoustically".

Phenomena Recovered is OUT NOW and available from:
Amazon CD: https://geni.us/PhenReCoCD
Apple Music: https://geni.us/PhenReCoAM
Spotify: https://geni.us/PhenReCoSP

The album is also available directly from Cherry Red: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/merv-spence-phenomena-recovered-cd/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

6/26/2023

Twink of Pink Fairies, Pretty Things and Tomorrow Fame Announces the Release of his New Solo Album, Think Pink V, the Follow-Up to His Iconic Think Pink Album. OUT NOW!

This new studio album from psychedelic rock icon Twink, best known as a member of Tomorrow, The Pink Fairies and The Pretty Things is a follow up to his seminal 1970 solo album Think Pink which is held in high regard as one of the founding albums of the psychedelic genre.

Think Pink V, the next instalment of this epic journey, was recorded in 2022 and mixed in early 2023.

Twink was playing tour dates around the world, even in countries such as China, before lockdown and he’s now looking forward to returning to the live scene armed with this album of new material.

Twink said of the release: "The time of Five has arrived. I am wondering what you will make of it? That’s the same question I had when the original Think Pink was finished in 1969 and released in the US in 1970 & in the UK in 1971. It has been fabulous working with Ed Sykes & Dionne Corona again. We did have fun putting it together…"

The album is OUT NOW and available from:
Amazon CD: https://geni.us/ThinkPinkVcd
Apple Music: https://geni.us/ThinkPinkVam
Spotify: https://geni.us/ThinkPinkVsp

All orders of Think Pink V via the Cherry Red website will receive (while stocks last) a free hand-signed postcard: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product-tag/twink/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, Billy James, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

6/21/2023

Texas Blues Guitar Phenom LANCE LOPEZ Invites Fans To “JAM WITH ME” On The First Single From His New Studio Album!

Los Angeles, CA – In a world where pre-programmed keyboard patches, stock digital samplers and now AI-generated melodies threaten to dominate the musical landscape, the people have been calling out for a transformational figure who can usher in a new age of truly organic, soulful music. Guitar hero Lance Lopez is ready to answer that call!

A veteran of the Texas blues music scene that birthed not only the great Steve Ray Vaughan but also legendary southern rockers ZZ Top, Lopez has earned numerous accolades over the course of his 20+ year career from the likes of such foundational guitar figures as Jeff Beck, B.B. King and Johnny Winter, and even counts ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons as a mentor. Today, Lopez is ready to unleash his most passionate and visceral album to date, an album that could very well spark the kind of musical revolution we’ve all been waiting for!

Trouble Is Good, set for release July 14, is Lopez’s first new album in over 5 years, and from the very first notes, it’s clear that Lopez has not only been hard at work honing his musical and songwriting chops, he’s also been moving toward a more southern rock sound than on previous outings. Just check out the album’s first single, the jubilant “Jam With Me.”

Based on a fiery, ZZ Top-inspired riff, “Jam With Me” is a classic mid-tempo rocker, with its familiar “let’s get the band together” vibe that takes on enormous significance in light of the quarantine, both physical and spiritual, the world has been under these recent years. The song’s theme of collaboration is embedded in the song’s origins as well, having been written by Lopez’s new songwriting partner and Trouble’s producer Joey Sykes, and featuring a guest performance from superstar drummer Gregg Bissonette.

And don’t miss the accompanying music video for “Jam With Me” where Lopez and his gang of cohorts revel in the simple act of being in the presence of one other and celebrating the magic of a live performance, something that was so easy to take for granted in a pre-pandemic world.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/9gkXhdALmJc

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/lancelopez_jamwithme

"I'm really excited about the new single, 'Jam With Me.' Greg Bissonette has been one of my favorite drummers going back to the David Lee Roth days. The song really captures the emotions I was feeling throughout Covid on to the end of lock-down. And during that dark time, we made this incredible album and I'm very proud of every song on it. If you like big guitars and loud rock and roll, welcome to TROUBLE IS GOOD.”

Trouble Is Good will be available on both CD and digital as well as limited edition ORANGE vinyl! Pre-order your copy today!

CD/VINYL: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=lance+lopez+trouble+is+good&post_type=product

DIGITAL: https://orcd.co/lancelopez_troubleisgood

Lopez is also taking the central theme of “Jam With Me” to heart in an exciting social media campaign. Starting today, Lopez fans can submit a video of themselves performing or interpreting the primary guitar riff from “Jam With Me” to their social media sites with the hashtag #JamWithLance. Lopez will view the entries and select a winner who will win a 30-minute virtual jam session with Lopez himself!

JEFF BECK: “A very exciting and intense Blues guitarist.”

BILLY GIBBONS: “Lance is one of my most favorite guitar players.”

B.B. KING: “Lance Lopez got 3 standing ovations when he opened a show for me and I was among those standing.”

GUITAR MAGAZINE: “Lopez is bone-rattlingly powerful.”

VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE: “Lance Lopez is a guitar-slinging blues machine that burns like Texas hot sauce in August.”

TRACK LIST:
1. Easy To Leave
2. Jam With Me
3. Trouble Is Good
4. Uncivil War
5. Wild Country
6. Take A Swing
7. Trying In The Tri Star State
8. Slow Down
9. Reborn
10. Voyager: Sunrise, Voyager, I Am Ra

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
Billy James
PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com


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6/12/2023

Composer Steve McAllister To Release New Album “I hope you are okay.” Featuring Members of XTC, Zappa, Leonard Cohen and Robert Plant July 1, 2023

Composer Steve McAllister is releasing his new album “I hope you are okay.” featuring members of XTC, Zappa, Leonard Cohen and Robert Plant on July 1, 2023. Ten songs, recorded primarily during COVID with everyone working from home, featuring amazing, stellar players.

Says Steve, “It was a fun process: I’d write a song and form, send it to the drummer. It’d come back to me, I’d make a few additions then send it to Mike or Dave. Back it’d come, more tweaks, then on to the next person. Finally, off to the mixer. Then we’d go ‘round with the next one. Despite it being recorded in California, Arizona, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Texas, and England, it sounds like a band in a room.”

Featuring:
Rafael Bernardo Gayol (Leonard Cohen, A-ha, Robbie Robertson) - Drums
Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai) - Guitars
Dave Gregory (XTC, Peter Gabriel) - Guitars
Dana Colley (Morphine) - Saxes
Dony Wynn (Robert Palmer, Robert Plant) - Additional Drums

Wonderfully intelligent melodicism is Steve McAllister’s stock in trade. The world will always need songwriting as good as Steve’s, and his unerring instincts for finding the right players to embellish his instantly catchy, sardonically witty tunes makes his music an utter pleasure.” – Mike Keneally

Says Steve, “I’ve been a musician my whole life. I’ve composed film scores, written jingles, dabbled with game music, performed with an orchestra, toured in a van, and composed a few hundred works for an enormous variety of clients.”

In-between drawing maps of places that don’t exist and trying to learn Portuguese, Steve McAllister has had a bizarre and entirely unique relationship with songwriting. He wrote the conference music for the World Economic Forum for some years. Those globalist’s ears were feasting on his music and didn’t even know it. At least two members of the RnR HOF have played on his records, and at least one sitting President has listened (in addition to a Texas Governor). Music for commercials and film work. A ballet.

Slipping through the cracks were day-jobs, tangents, asides, and about 15 albums worth of songs, as either leader or co-leader. Plus assorted singles, EPs, and such. Slippery things, songs. Along the way he’s hidden behind a variety of alibis, aliases, band names, pseudonyms, and nom de plumes. So many, it’s hard to keep track.

This is his first album under his own name.

To purchase:
https://stevemcallister.bandcamp.com/album/i-hope-you-are-okay
Also Apple Music, Spotify, etc.

For more information:
www.stevemcallistermusic.com
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008702520228

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/SteveMcAllisterMusic

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

6/08/2023

Composer, Pianist Leah Waybright To Release New Album “Dreamed” Featuring Members of Happy The Man, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Steely Dan

LEAH WAYBRIGHT is a life-long Composer, Pianist, Recording Artist, Teacher, Floral Artist, Wildflower Preservationist, and Dreamer. The common thread that connects these many professions is her role as a Storyteller. Hundreds of lectures and the wide variety of special floral programs she has presented for Garden Clubs and Civic Groups are the most obvious examples of her Storytelling.

However, her ability to tell a compelling story is not limited to words. Despite the instrumental nature of her music, her unique approach to composition and instrumentation means that each vignette reveals an unfolding and ever-evolving story rich with meaning. As a steward of the Earth, Leah’s creativity and mindset benefitted from the pauses in older projects, and the development of new projects, but throughout she consistently creates new music through improvisation and then hones it with a nurturing process similar to the way she cultivates her beloved plants and wildflowers.

Her newest CD, “Dreamed” will be released by Invasion Merch on July 17, 2023 and is the culmination of years of compositional crafting. In some ways it picks up the floral storytelling narrative where “Beauty Gone Wild” left off, and is a compositional masterpiece. Leah’s musical DNA is immediately noticeable in the melodies and the rhythms, but are even more elegant, captivating, and mysterious. What consistently leaps out of the speakers is the luscious sound of the grand piano, as there is more of a focus on her piano with “Dreamed.” Leah commands this fine instrument and presents each composition with confidence and verve.
Somehow without using a single word, she pulls the listener into her private world where a story for each dreamy piece unfolds like a new plant in spring.

Leah has always been an active dreamer, both in a literal sense as well as in a more figurative sense. Her dreams have a huge influence on her, and she sees power and wisdom in exploring dreams. After experiencing a vivid dream she often incorporates elements of that dream into a piece of music.

Says Leah, “My DREAMED collection is gathered from a wide arc of experience and time travelled. This ‘new’ music is captured from the first song I ever crafted, to pieces invoked by powerful moments and turning points in my life. There are vintage songs from the past as well as imaginings through to my most recent compositions. Each piece emerges for me as special and meaningful.”

The innovative orchestrations on “Dreamed” reveal numerous, subtle aspects of the melodies. The skillful contributions of the other players support the harmonic and rhythmic content when needed, but at other times they shine via tasty solos. In particular, the guitar work of “Happy the Man” alum Stan Whitaker is stunningly effective, especially on the track “Dreamprints.” As with “Beauty Gone Wild,” Gary Blu, who has worked with Boz Scaggs, Donald Fagen and Steely Dan was the only choice for saxes, flutes, piccolo and clarinet. His flute and piccolo work on “Candlewink” is breathtaking.

Mark Wood, master violinist and Trans-Siberian Orchestra co-founder uses violins of his own design to add bold and exciting swaths of sound. A fierce player, his Paganini-like virtuosity never overwhelms Ms. Waybright’s brilliant compositions. His playing on the somewhat classical-leaning “Sunwise” emphasizes complex interplay between violin, piano, and flute. Leah’s complex, shifting piano work in the piece is slightly evocative of both Erik Satie and Claude Bolling. Similarly, “Happy the Man” bassist Rick Kennell manages to both underpin and accent Leah’s every twist and turn. Rick deftly provides movement and support that reveals the glorious details of Leah’s sonic landscape. Rick also handled the production chores.

This is one of those rare albums that rewards the attentive listener with insights and delights. Play these tracks on your stereo or on your best headphones and let Leah’s dreams unfold around you. When you do, this master Storyteller will transport you to a wild world where anything can happen.

Featuring:
Leah Waybright: Compositions, piano, keyboards and vocal musings
Gary Blu: Saxophones, flutes, clarinet, piccolo
Rick Kennell: Bass, drums, percussion, orchestration
Stanley Whitaker: Guitars on tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 8
Mark Wood: Violin on “Sunwise”

Here’s what’s been said about Leah Waybright:

Waybright’s compositions are intensely melodic and brilliantly orchestrated, each with its own spirited vision and expressive purpose; even though this is a concept album, any of these pieces could easily stand on its own: zero filler… nothing short of superb, and there is plenty here within to satisfy the tastes of even the most discriminating progressive rock listener. Highly recommended.” – Expose

Smoothly woven orchestral tapestry of melodic and rhythmic cross-currents, though heavier moments reflect hints of old Happy the Man.” – Progression Magazine

A classically trained keyboardist, Waybright is first and foremost a floral artist, and with this album, combines both her passions successfully. The music is reminiscent of Happy the Man; new agey, serene, yet always with a solid, bouncy feel to propel the music along.” – Gnosis

Leah Waybright has a very smooth sounding recording here. The songs are thoroughly addicting. Leah has a wonderful talent to make her keys sing. She is a very creative composer, who can really get to your heart. I'm impressed as this is a work of art and it is a must for any modern jazz, modern age, or easy listening music lover.” – Electronic Musician Magazine

To purchase: https://ffm.to/leahwaybright-dreamed

For more information: www.leahwaybright.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, Billy James, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

5/22/2023

Automatic Man Legend Todd Cochran Releases “From The Vault: Notes For The Future”

A Narrative Exploration and Foray Into Cochran’s Jazz, Classical, and Electronic Music Palettes Available June 23 via Blue Buddha Productions

Notes for the future are the “imagined sometime in the past” tropes of a storyteller. Freed from every day “isms” of convention and released from the symbolic containment of the vault, the music is an allegorical exploration in futurism. The stream running throughout the musical narrative is a speculative commentary about our human search for meaning, and we’re reminded that as a version of our ancestors’ vision, this quest never ends.

“From The Vault” is structured around a sequence of recurring themes and develops as an unfolding tour of references, hints, and clues. Moving from one perspective to another, we connect with how our planet is perpetually in a state of seeking solutions. Within the soundscape, without words, an underlying language is speaking. Nature evolves for the sum of us, not the few. We are in a continual state of becoming. We are connected. Love is passed along, as is happiness. Nevertheless, expressly for the listener, an implied sense of reasoning encourages us to feel free and let go of all things familiar. And then, “over there” in the distance, we get a passing glimpse of the sacred structure.

Todd Cochran is an American pianist, composer, keyboardist, electronic musician, and conceptual artist. Early in his career he was also professionally known as BayetĂ©. Cochran started his career as a teenager with saxophonist John Handy. Two years later he joined vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson’s Quartet, and made his jazz recording debut composing and performing on a benchmark album for Hutcherson, “Head On” (Blue Note Records). Cochran’s first solo project “Worlds Around the Sun” became a #1 jazz album. From the mid-1970s forward Todd has experimented with and incorporated synthesizers, electronic and mixed-media concepts in his creative projects while collaborating with a wide range of artists in the genres of jazz, art rock, pop, R&B, and twenty-first-century classical.

Todd released two albums on Prestige Records in 1972 and 1973. He was keyboardist, principal composer and lead singer of Automatic Man from 1976–1978 which also featured drummer Michael Shrieve and guitarist Pat Thrall. He was also a member of Fuse One, a coalition of jazz musicians who released two albums on CTI Records in 1980 and 1981. The shortlist of his collaborations include Peter Gabriel, Joan Armatrading, Maya Angelou and Stewart Copeland.

Track list:

1. PAINTED BY THE SUN
Mountain peaks, sea cliffs, oceans, opaque forests, desert savannas – and human faces colorized by the paintbrush of nature. The entirety of our planet is inhabited by intuitive human beings – all sun worshippers – collectively marking time in communal practices of decoding the mysteries of our existence.

2. IN YOU I SEE ENDLESS MEMORIES
An imagined conversation between the sky and the wind.

3. ISMS PRISMS
Not one thing, but all things… spontaneous change shuttles us through the cycles of life.

4. TRANSPARENCIES
Being transparent is naturally imperfect and intensely human.

5. WE MAKE TWO, TWO MAKE WE
Music is a language of interacting tones and colors through which one is able to experience the other; the abstract and the personal. The notion of two streams of thought merging into a unified idea makes for a wellspring of originality. At once distinctly different, yet in combination, resonating wildly.

6. EYE DREAMING
“Within you, my love, I see endless mystery.”

7. MOON GLOW
This duet of a middle-sized plucked string instrument and Balinese gong expresses energies I’ve experienced in Indonesia, where the nighttime sky sometimes seems so vast there appears to be an aura around the moon.

8. HYMN FOR THE HIDDEN PEOPLE
This is a tonal essay – an homage to the poor, the rebuked, scorned, unseen, and unheard. The music challenges our lack of compassion and moves us to feel the many who toil and struggle in silence, yet stay in the light, with hope and determination.

9. THE SPINNING CIRCLE
There are no simple explanations or a single equation that defines a circle. A circle has no beginning or end, there’s no start, finishing point, or conclusion. Only infinite revolutions rhythmically intertwined.

10. INSEPARABLE
Balance in our lives and the spaces we occupy is a dance of opposites. “Om” and “Amen” are the same thing.

Blue Buddha Productions | Release Date: June 23, 2023

To pre-order: Bandcamp: https://bluebuddha.bandcamp.com/

For more information on Todd Cochran, please visit:
toddcochran.com | Instagram

For more information on Blue Buddha Productions, please email: bluebuddhaproductions@gmail.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

5/03/2023

Eclectic Pop Music Artist Anthony W Rogers Releases 5th Solo Album “High Five” On Limited 180 Gram Vinyl

Wildflow records and Independent Appalachian singer songwriter Anthony W Rogers announces the release of Rogers’ fifth solo album, “High Five.” Recorded again independently in the West Virginia hills, “High Five” features Rogers on a multitude of instruments and vocals on ten new original tracks with longtime collaborator multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Bart Lay, saxophonist Rich Norwood, percussionist Steve Heare as well as regular contributions from his two children Blake and Joe Rogers and family friend and Indian royalty, violinist Sajaad Bodine. Recorded over the past two years following up on the last 2021 release under the alternate name “babyflow – oblivious.”

“I just keep moving. This one is less of a group thing, more singular or personal, I guess.” says Rogers “I’ll probably get back to that a little more the next time out. Actually, I know so, we’ve already started”

In keeping with past Wildflow tradition, “High Five” is again very stylistically diverse and highlighted by the side one ending epic tale “Kensington” propelled by heartbeat like tom tom about a Western PA truck driver who escaped the addiction of life on the Philly streets only to be tragically lured back down again decades post recovery by thoughts of “that first time.” The middle of Side B contains the epic and tragic “Slava Ukraini” addressing the war waged upon its citizens and their once normal way of life-all for seemingly no purpose at all. An English translation of their national anthem - it is a shocking reminder as to how close we all are. “The springtime melts away the snow. So shall melt away the foe”

The other eight tracks run the gamut from the mission statement guitar-oriented pop opener “Whether You Get Me” to the reverb ghost laden dance with the spirits on “The Sky King of Georgetown.” Rogers says “I’ve tried to tone down the ratio of backgrounds to the leads and maybe bring them upfront a tad on this one. That will likely change on the next one. All of the songs on this one are equally important to me.”

“I limited the political to a Krautrock/Dinger/MES-The Fall like rant about the idiocy of this new right wing buzzword “woke.” Rogers says “They’re basically training you to be conquered. All time dumb dumb.” “Missed It” is a bird-like flighty jazzy almost scat-like vamp. Lyrically, it’s “at least partially about a ‘high school killer on a YouTube program,” says Rogers. Side A of “High Five” adds a slow spooky vibe with an icy ride through the cold seas on “Slow Boat Ride” chronicling a lifetime of mental struggles against the hopeless sea to the point is reached where right and wrong are not easily discerned. “Frog Eyes” is a “little quirky three part vignette about a French custom steel kitchen appliance maker’s waking dream about the futility and foolishness of him trying to manipulate the real world as he watches the tide turn away,” says Rogers. “Better to spend your time handling it as Michael Singer would say.”

“High Five” stops to celebrate the great state of “West Virginia” - particularly the eastern panhandle residents-the access (duck in duck out) and special relationship they have with the DMV. The album closer is the part delicate but part rocking “Not Waiting” - an almost Marvin Gaye “After The Dance”-ish styled album closer feel-wise. Lyrically, a small lament against the disrespect of waiting for anything, the track reiterates and projects the DIY themes expressed on “All Saints”.

“I really feel like we’ve made progress this time out. We seek to keep moving in that direction,” promises Rogers. “This is album number 5 and we’re obviously high on it”

In keeping with all Wildflow releases, “High Five” is available in limited edition vinyl of 250 and on all digital and streaming services.

To purchase:

Apple music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/anthony-w-rogers/1438451369
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BYQ6C49M/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/79HUjCbr17LcjkQMGoxXSZ
Vinyl: Solar Mountain Records: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=706212141298399&set=pcb.706212184631728

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158(US) glassonyonpr@gmail.com

4/28/2023

Legendary Pretty Things Bassist Wally Waller Presents His One-Man-Band Album “Kitchen Rock” - A Journey Through Intimate Home Sessions

Wally Waller, the renowned bass player of The Pretty Things and accomplished producer, is set to release his first-ever solo album, “Kitchen Rock,” on May 19, 2023. The album will be available in both CD and vinyl formats, with the CD version including additional material not featured on the LP.

“Kitchen Rock” is an enthralling and deeply personal album, born from the raw and intimate solo acoustic sessions that Wally Waller recorded in his kitchen amidst England's 2020 lockdown. This exceptional collection showcases a selection of iconic songs Waller penned alongside his lifelong friend Phil May for The Pretty Things, as well as cherished rock ‘n’ roll classics from his formative years during the golden era of Rock, providing listeners with a truly unique musical journey. Tracks such as “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and “Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover” are presented in an authentically intimate manner, with Wally’s signature rasp taking center stage.

The album’s charm lies in the authenticity of these home sessions, as Wally effortlessly transitions from solo takes to full ‘one-man’ band productions, demonstrating his undeniable talent and versatility. DDME.net describes the results as “pretty amazing,” highlighting the honesty and special nature of “Kitchen Rock.”

The CD and vinyl release of “Kitchen Rock” will include liner notes featuring song commentary by Wally and lyrics, allowing fans to delve deeper into the album's creation and meaning.

Watch the promotional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIwtbPtW9Zc

About Wally Waller: Wally Waller, born Alan Edward Waller in Barnehurst, grew up in Bexley, Kent. He began his music career in the early 1960s with Bern Elliott and the Fenmen before joining The Pretty Things in 1967. Waller played bass and wrote songs alongside lead singer Phil May, contributing to albums such as “Emotions,” “S.F. Sorrow,” and “Parachute.” In 1971, he left the band to work as a producer for EMI, collaborating with artists like Barclay James Harvest and Marcus Hook Roll Band. Waller later rejoined The Pretty Things on multiple occasions, contributing to the band’s legacy.

About Think Like A Key Music: Think Like A Key Music is an independent record label devoted to the promotion and production of frequently underrepresented music. The label’s objective is to produce timeless, inspiring, and uplifting music releases for an ever-evolving world. Possessing a wealth of experience and talent, Think Like A Key Music offers a fresh perspective to the music industry by crafting releases that resonate with listeners for years to come. We invite you to embark on a musical journey with us, exploring our diverse catalog, and uncovering new favorites as well as revisiting cherished classics.

To purchase: https://tlak.rocks/kitchenrock

For more information:
Facebook: https://tlak.rocks/unicorn
www.thinklikeakey.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

4/24/2023

The New MICHAEL VINCENT Album ELECTRIC FOX Delivers an Exciting Infusion of Positively Electric Energy!

San Francisco, CAMICHAEL VINCENT is a well-known SF Bay Area singer/songwriter and recording artist who performs with his backing band U No Who in clubs, bistros, and concert venues across the country; and occasionally as a solo artist in more intimate settings with his trusty lead guitarist Scott Warren. Available worldwide on May 26, 2023, the new MICHAEL VINCENT album ELECTRIC FOX showcases an exciting new direction in Michael’s writing style that displays a range of genres from Power Pop to Alternative to Blues to Americana/Roots music, and even edgier Garage Rock influences while always maintaining that signature MICHAEL VINCENT feel.

In addition to featuring some exhilarating new material like the single “Together,” a frenetic and fast-and-furious depiction of a couple trying to make it against all odds, the new MICHAEL VINCENT album ELECTRIC FOX is also a compilation of personal and audience favorites from the last 10 years, including a redux of three songs previously recorded on an earlier Americana/Roots project that have now been updated with an exciting infusion of positively electric energy! The first four tracks of ELECTRIC FOX were produced by Keith Greeninger at his Wind River Recording Studio in Santa Cruz, CA (Keith also co-wrote the lyrics for the surf rock track “Last Summer”)!

MICHAEL VINCENT and U NO WHO will be performing at Barterra Winery in Half Moon Bay, CA, on Saturday, May 27 in celebration of the ELECTRIC FOX album release on Angel Blossom Records, Michael’s own Bay Area independent label that he and his wife Janet Klein Hollingshead formed over the last few years to cultivate a hand-picked collection of talented local artists.

U No Who is comprised of guitarist Scott Warren (NYC’s White Collar Crime); bassist and backup vocalist Dave Mendoza (Lydia Pence & Cold Blood, Gismo, Mick Gilette, Ronnie Beck); and percussionist Anthony Fulgar (Santana, The Tellez Band, Pete Escovedo). With influences from across the spectrum including New Order, The Strokes, Nada Surf, Fruit Bats, Snow Patrol, Malo, Azteca, and Jaco Pastorius, the band came together in 2018 to perform live with MICHAEL VINCENT. Michael’s influences are originally from the Folk-Rock era of the singer/songwriters of the ’70s, along with these day’s more contemporary influences. All the guys – Scott, Dave, and Anthony – bring a whole set of flavors to their performances, from Blues to Classic to Pop to Progressive Rock to Latin, and even Jazz-Fusion.

MICHAEL VINCENT began writing and performing in his early 20s and has released seven solo albums since his debut Lines and Wonders in 1993. He’s made music in some of San Francisco’s more notable music haunts and has recorded with nationally known artists such as Mark Karan (The Other Ones, Rat Dog, Phil Lesh and Friends), who was featured on the MICHAEL VINCENT album Radio (2007).

Other previous MICHAEL VINCENT releases include Upside Down (2012) Jump! (2016), The Longest Time (2018), and For the Record (2020); and he has opened for phenomenal artists such as Jeff Pehrson (Further, Box Set, The Fall Risk) and the stellar Ruth Gerson (who herself toured with Dave Matthews).

Michael’s songwriting and performance philosophy is change it up! “You don’t listen to one kind of music; I don’t listen to just one kind of music,” he observes, “So why in the world would I only want to make just one kind of music?” Find out what he means on May 26 with the new MICHAEL VINCENT album ELECTRIC FOX!

To order or stream ELECTRIC FOX please visit: https://lnk.to/MichaelVincentElectricFox

For more information about MICHAEL VINCENT please visit: www.michaelvincentmusic.com

For press and interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For digital marketing please contact Jerome Forney of Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

4/17/2023

UK Solo Artist TIM ARNOLD To Release New Concept Album SUPER CONNECTED

A Concept Album about Social Media, Big Tech and Mental Health, Which Culminated in Arnold's Unexpected Diagnosis of Autism.

UK Solo Artist TIM ARNOLD announces details about forthcoming studio album SUPER CONNECTED – A concept album about social media, big tech and mental health, which culminated in Arnold's unexpected diagnosis of autism.

Produced by Arnold with additional production from Jethro Tull bassist Jonathan Noyce, the album spans an elective mix of genres, and includes a vocal cameo from actor Stephen Fry on Track 6 “A Commercial Break”.

Released on May 5th 2023, Super Connected lifts a magnifying glass up to the technology vs. humanity debate. Conceived with guidance from Arnold’s mentors Kevin Godley and the late Lindsay Kemp, the album fuses tech addiction, consumerism, family trauma, and compassion for those affected by screen dependency into 12 new songs.

Similar to the theatrical style of his 2015 album The Soho Hobo (BBC Radio London Album Of The Year), Arnold wrote Super Connected ‘in character’. Each song is sung from the perspective of different people, each with a unique mental disorder. Five years into the project, Arnold was unexpectedly diagnosed with his own real-life disorder, Autism.

A conceptual lyrical narrative taking aim at big tech’s insidious footprints across our lives” - Prog Magazine

“A gorgeous, swooning and smart piece of melodic drama”- Big Issue

“Tim Arnold’s voice is as beautiful as it is sincere”- Neurodiverse Review

Lead single “Start With The Sound” is out now and was premiered on BBC Radio’s Gary Crowley Show on World Autism Day. Super Connected is released on limited edition gatefold vinyl, CD and all DSPs on 5th May 2023. The album launch show takes place at London’s Roundhouse Studio theatre on Friday 12th May.

Ticket Link: Album Launch at The Roundhouse: https://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2023/tim-arnold
Please contact nim@tamusic.co.uk for press accreditation passes for live reviews.

CONCEPT VIDEO SINGLE: “Start With The Sound” https://youtu.be/h8seTisXw_w

Super Connected is released on limited edition gatefold vinyl, CD and all DSPs on 5th May 2023.

Pre-order the digital album/Vinyl/CD on Tim’s Bandcamp:
https://timarnold.bandcamp.com/music
Pre-save to your preferred streaming service: https://ditto.fm/start-with-the-sound

TRACK LIST
01. Start With The Sound
02. Super Connected
03. You Like My Pictures
04. The Touch Of A Screen
05. Start A Conversation
06. A Commercial Break (feat. Stephen Fry)
07. Everything Entertains
08. Send More Light
09. The Complete Solution
10. Where Am I In All Of This?
11. Finally Everybody’s Talking
12. Make Me All Right

Super Connected is also a feature length film drama directed by Arnold in collaboration with the designers of Terry Gilliam’s Brazil and Kate Bush’s The Line, The Cross and The Curve (private screener available by request)

For more information:
www.superconnected.technology
https://linktr.ee/timarnold
www.timarnold.co.uk
Tim’s Autism blog: https://bit.ly/3ZgEYzj

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158(US) glassonyonpr@gmail.com

3/16/2023

Pianist/Composer Larry Kutcher Releases Debut Album For Solo Piano “Kindred Souls” Balancing Technical Virtuosity With Raw Emotional Expression

Having been a session musician for over 20 years, playing, writing, and arranging on other artist’s albums, pianist/composer Larry Kutcher decided it was time to release his own music. His debut album for solo piano entitled “Kindred Souls” was released on March 1st. Each of the album’s 10 tracks tells a personal story, an audio diary of the highly personal journey that led to this debut release.

Says Larry, “This debut album has been nine years in the making. I first intended to release it in 2014, but then life took me on an unexpected roller coaster ride of one serious health crisis after another. As a result, I had to put it on hold for long periods of time. Each piece on the album expresses a unique emotional and spiritual aspect of my nine-year odyssey. Written, recorded, and produced by me in my home studio, much of this music came through me instantaneously and was captured as such. My best work happens when I get out of the way and just let the music flow through me!”

Larry Kutcher began his musical odyssey with the study of classical violin at the age of six. He moved on from there to the drums and guitar, eventually settling on the piano, with which he could more fully realize and express all the music flowing through him.

Influenced by Surrealism, The Beat Poets, The Firesign Theatre, and Frank Zappa, in particular, Larry also developed theatrical and comedic skills. This led him to recording and performing with Zappa alumni, guitarist Steve Vai. You can hear Larry’s stream of consciousness performance art piece “Little Pieces Of Seaweed” on Steve Vai’s CD/EP “Flex-Able Leftovers”.

An aficionado of Prog Rock as well, Larry helped co-write “The Emperor’s Clothes” with Alan and Neal Morse of Spock’s Beard, for their 2010 CD release of Spock’s Beard “X”.

Larry’s extensive musical explorations throughout the years have helped him become very well versed in a variety of genres including classical, jazz, progressive rock, ambient soundscapes, musical theater, and film scores. He is best known for his powerful and intensely personal solo piano work, balancing technical virtuosity with raw emotional expression.

Plans to release a couple videos and to set up some gigs in the Los Angeles area are in the works and will be announced as they happen!

Kindred Souls” Tracklist:

01 Joyous
02 I Still Remember
03 Haunted
04 Within Her Tears
05 Renewal
06 Ocean Raga
07 Barcelona
08 The Weary Sojourner
09 The Hidden Path
10 To Dance Once More

To purchase: larrykutcher.bandcamp.com

On March 31st, 2023 it will be available on most streaming platforms including:
Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Pandora

For more information:
Website: https://larrykutcher.com/
Bandcamp: https://larrykutcher.bandcamp.com/
Facebook Music Page: https://www.facebook.com/LarryKutcherMusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/larrykutchermusic/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LarryKutcher
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LarryKutcher

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

3/06/2023

Drum Legend Neal Smith To Release the Fourth in His KillSmith Solo Series “KillSmith Goes West”

Founding member of the original Alice Cooper Group and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee

Neal Smith’s newest album, ”KillSmith Goes West,” the fourth in his KillSmith solo series, is heading in a whole new direction partner. Neal’s percussive, musical and songwriting contributions and influence to the world of rock are undisputed. From the ground breaking shock rock direction of the multi gold, multi-platinum legendary band “Alice Cooper,” until the present, Neal has always taken on the challenge of exploring new musical directions.

Neal’s early music influences were not only rock, big band swing, theater and movie music, but also country western. Growing up in Ohio, his mother, who loved live music, would often take Neal and his sister Cindy to Fixler’s Ballroom in nearby Sharon Township. Neal would often dance the “Mash Potatoes” solo with a clapping crown encircled around him, to the live band’s rousing version of “The Orange Blossom Special.” That band consisted of a drummer, guitarist, fiddle player, upright bassist and a blind piano player named Clarence. Now any band with a blind piano player named Clarence has to be a great band and this was a great country band.

In the story-telling spirit and tradition of great singer songwriter legends like Franke Lane, Johnny Horton, Jimmy Dean, Tennesee Ernie Ford, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, Neal continues in that Western spirit with “KillSmith Goes West” and his ten new Outlaw Country Rock songs!!!

Track List
01) Shaughnessy Highway
02) Tequila, Tamales & A Woman
03) Big Wheels Rollin’ West
04) Coffee, Beer & Borrowed Time
05) Pull It Out Smokin’
06) Sunsets Of Gold
07) If Jesus Was A Gunfighter
08) Jukebox Rose
09) Evil Wind
10) Tattooed Cowgirl

Featuring:
Neal Smith (rhythm guitar, keys, drums, percussion & lead vocals)
Rick Tedesco (lead, slide, rhythm, bass guitar, keys & backing vocals)
Peter Catucci (bass guitar & backing vocals)
Pete Hickey (keyboards)
Stu Daye (slide guitar, rhythm guitar & backing vocals, on Tattooed Cowgirl)
Arlen Roth (lead guitar)
Gary Oleyar (fiddle)

To purchase: http://nealsmithrocks.com/store

For more information:
www.nealsmithrocks.com
https://www.facebook.com/NealSmithRocks

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

3/03/2023

Hugh Hopper of Soft Machine’s Legacy Enhanced With the Re-Release of “Jazzloops” and “The Stolen Hour”, Featuring his Soft Machine Bandmates – OUT NOW!

Hugh Hopper was a key member of Soft Machine and an accomplished solo artist but passed away in 2009. His legacy is now being celebrated with the re-release of two of his solo albums which had been hard to find until now.

Both “Jazzloops” and “The Stolen Hour” feature his Soft Machine bandmates guesting throughout including: Robert Wyatt, Elton Dean and John Marshall.  Other guests include Gong alumni Didier Malherbe and French guitarist Patrice Meyer.

This double disc re-mastered set includes “The Stolen Hour’s” comic, created by Matt Howarth, in the booklet and has been endorsed by Christine Janet Hopper, Hugh Hopper’s wife, who also plays trumpet on some of the recordings.

Peter Pardo of Sea of Tranquility reviewed the original releases of these albums by saying, “Hearing Hugh Hopper, Elton Dean, Robert Wyatt and John Marshall, all former Soft Machine members, jamming together again is another reason to celebrate…”

The albums are OUT NOW and available from:
Amazon 2 CD Set: https://geni.us/HH2CD
Jazzloops Spotify: https://geni.us/HHjazzloopsSP
Jazzloops Apple Music: https://geni.us/HHjazzloopsAM
The Stolen Hour Spotify: https://geni.us/HHstolenhourSP
The Stolen Hour Apple Music: https://geni.us/HHstolenhourAM

This double disc set is also available directly from Cherry Red: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/hugh-hopper-jazzloops-the-stolen-hour/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

2/10/2023

Roots Rock Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Griff Peters To Release Debut Solo Album Canyons and Waves Feb 10, 2023

Nature has always been spiritually grounding for singer-songwriter and guitarist Griff Peters. A few years ago, when the San Diego, California-based roots rock artist was mired in a heart-wrenching personal struggle, he went out to the beach and sat down on a rock formation. There, Griff asked himself this question: if he was told he had a year to live, what would he do?

The answer was simple—make his solo debut, Canyons and Waves (Impropriety Records), a deep and sincere body of work crafted by a skilled and experienced artist with a worthy message of hope within darkness. That very rock formation graces the cover of the album, and from that fateful day on, Griff’s life has been powerfully transformed. Griff says “This is the long-awaited showing-up for my own life as an artist. The music paints a picture of an inner-knowing and the rekindling of hope when we feel lost. Canyons and Waves is a musical journey illuminating the Healing Path from darkness and pain back to gratitude and presence. Imagine the “Canyon” as the mysterious and intricate groove on a vinyl record. The “Wave” is the transformative sound energy coming forth… amplified, multiplied… leading lost souls homeward.”

Griff’s signature musical voice is best described as “artistic roots-rock,” an amalgamation of rural Americana, blues, folk, elements of avant-garde, prog, and album-side rock.  Besides being a sage and sensitive songwriter, and soulful vocalist, Griff is a subtly virtuosic guitarist and a tone poet. He can coax a bevy of soundscapes with just his hands, from dirty Delta-blues, to stinging and firey rock, to pastoral folk, to sensual and lyrical slide playing, to sweet country filigree, and beyond.

Griff is a musician’s musician who as a sideman guitarist has performed, recorded and toured internationally with artists such as John Mayer, Billie Myers, Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani, The Aristocrats, Dethklok), Nina Storey, and the Mike Keneally Band (Frank Zappa, Andy Partridge, Steve Vai). Griff is the founder of Hilltop Frog Recording Studios, and the indie label Impropriety Records.

Griff Peters plays gorgeous guitar” - Mike Keneally

Born into a musical family in Southern California, Griff started playing piano when he was very young. He quickly infuriated his piano teacher by neglecting beginner’s classical studies in favor of learning intricate ragtime and boogie-woogie songs by ear.

After discovering his grandfather’s old electric guitar at age 14, Griff discovered his passion and innate abilities to play Chicago electric blues and more modern blues rock. By his senior year in high school, he was sneaking out early to study music at the local college. Soon, Griff was a teen professional musician with a full schedule. He attended college classes in the morning; gave guitar lessons in the evening; and gigged in smoky bars late at night. Eventually, he graduated with honors from Berklee College of Music.

Griff would go on to have an impressive career in music, but the need to create his own solo album was always present. “I finally dispensed with all the excuses, purged my calendar and focused my mind towards creating a serious artistic statement. Immediately, musical ideas just flooded in,” Griff reveals. Canyons and Waves is the result of this all-consuming outpouring of songs. “The songwriting and recording stage was a prolific period of happy insanity. I wrote, recorded and produced all the music at my own facility, Hilltop Frog Studios in California. From the very beginning, I envisioned the Canyons and Waves album as a vinyl release. Vinyl enjoys undeniable appeal and clout, especially in modern times. The proven combination of both sonic excellence and time-tested longevity remains the artistic high-water mark of the recorded music medium. I’m very blessed to see my vision of this album fulfilled as a deluxe double-vinyl album with exceptional artwork and quality, like my favorite records from the past.”

Outside of music Griff enjoys exploring the deep spiritual aspects of nature, art, photography, and the Zen practice of rock balancing. Griff’s photography is intrinsically linked to the Canyons and Waves experience, with his 24-page liner notes of breathtaking images featured as a visual compendium to the music on the deluxe 45-RPM 180-gram double-vinyl available at griffpeters.com. “I wanted to compliment the auditory experience of the songs with striking visuals of peace, hope, and joy from different stages of my life,” Griff shares.

Griff will be promoting Canyons and Waves with shows and videos of the songs being performed live in the studio, onstage, and in breathtaking natural expanses. He will also be performing and releasing more new songs in the months ahead. Reflecting back on his epiphanic journey, Griff says: “Music says things that cannot be said otherwise. It reaches people’s hearts in places that cannot be reached by any other way. I’m using music this time around to transcend barriers and gently say ‘Hey - I’ve been there, too, but now I’ve found a better way.’”

Release date: February 10, 2023

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