Showing posts with label Streaming Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Streaming Music. Show all posts

12/15/2017

Blind Macon Guitar Legend Joey Stuckey Live FaceBook Concert Friday, December 29


Macon, GA - End the year with a rockin' concert from the Joey Stuckey Trio. The best part? You don't even have to get out of your pajamas! Blind Macon guitar legend Joey Stuckey and his band will be doing a 45 minute concert right here on Facebook for their friends and fans to enjoy on Friday 12/29 at 8pm. We'll be streaming live from Senate Records & Shadow Sound Studio in Historic Downtown Macon-Bibb!

The concert will feature popular songs from Joey's catalog of originals.

LIVE on Facebook with the Joey Stuckey Trio
Public · Hosted by Joey Stuckey
Friday, December 29 at 8 PM - 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/731072247098967/

Chances are that if you are a true music enthusiast, especially of guitar-driven Southern rock and blues, you have heard of Macon, Georgia’s official music ambassador Joey Stuckey. The blind producer and recording artist launched a new music festival in his hometown on September 29, 2017. The festival, “Joey Stuckey’s Alive Day,” hosted an array of talented musicians from across the state of Georgia. This free, family-friendly event was held in celebration of the anniversary of Stuckey's surviving brain tumor surgery as a child. While the brain tumor left Stuckey blind and with other health challenges, his parents started celebrating the anniversary of the successful removal of the brain tumor as a way to turn what could have been a traumatic experience for a child into a triumphant experience!

Stuckey sees his “Alive Day” as a chance to connect with family, friends and fans and to revel in the joy of living and music. It is a day dedicated to positivity and to uplifting the community. The inaugural concert featured 8 artists, a variety of activities for families, food trucks, perfect weather and over 500 music-lovers in attendance! Mayor Robert Reichert honored Stuckey by issuing a proclamation naming September 29th “Joey Stuckey’s Alive Day in Macon/Bibb.”

Says Stuckey, “The outpouring of love and support was humbling. It was great to have so many people gathering to enjoy the beautiful weather and outstanding music. I am excited about the continued growth of the festival and am already looking forward to next year.”

To learn more about Joey Stuckey's Alive Day check out the Mayor's proclamation and the Alive Day PSA below:
Mayor's Proclamation https://youtu.be/nJrnnbsrQa0 ;
Alive Day PSA https://youtu.be/e71pIKr8saI

For more information: www.joeystuckey.com

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

10/30/2015

Spooky Streams: Ultimate Halloween Playlist

Legacy's Halloween Survival Guide: Whether you are getting ready for a night of trick-or-treating, putting the final touches on the perfect scary costume, or throwing the ultimate Halloween party for all of your friends, we have the playlist you need for a hauntingly good time this Halloween...

1/21/2015

Featured Track: The D/A Method-Janissaries

The D/A Method hails from Karachi Pakistan and however far you may be away from where they reside, there is no distance between them, listeners, and their own brand of progressive rock. Music is universal like that, its makes us one world, a union of souls with a love for music.

With their recently released taster EP Janissarieswhich is the focus of this feature, they serve up over 9 minutes of rockin' progressive diversity. I think if they were looking to show what they bring to the table this was a good choice.

The track features marvelous instrumentation, an ever changing pace and fantastic vocals. It's the whole package. This clearly defines progressive rock in every way.

MuzikMan Rating: 5/5 

 
More About The D/A Method:
https://www.facebook.com/TheDAMethod

The D/A Method are:
Umair Dar
Talha Alvie
Usama Siddiq
Istvan Csabai

The D/A Method is a progressive rock band from Pakistan. With its members having spent significant portions of their lives in both Pakistan and the West, the band combines influences from classic rock, grunge, and metal with a touch of traditional Pakistani flavor to create their unique, progressive sound.

1/12/2015

Featured Track: McCormick Percussion Group-Between Rock and a Hard Place I-Hard Light-Hybrid Night


The McCormick Percussion Group is an intriguing prospect for music enthusiasts looking for something different and challenging. The featured track is "Between Rock and a Hard Place I-Hard Light-Hybrid Night." 

It's where classical meets heavy metal and although it is very percussive in nature I think that metal fans will find interest in hearing this interesting composition. It clocks in at just over nine minutes.

The intent is clear here, to present classical music with a different twist to garner interest from a large cross section of listeners. That mission is accomplished and the track will challenge and inspire aspiring and expereinced musicians alike.

Give it a good listen and judge for yourself!



More About The McCormick Percussion Group:

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The McCormick Percussion Group was formed for the purpose of recording new classical music in the percussion ensemble idiom.  The  McCormick Percussion Group has received world wide recognition in Fanfare Magazine, Gramophone, American Record Guide and other leading journals. They have recorded over 2 dozen CDs, many available on Capstone Records and Ravello Records. (Ravello is distributed by Naxos)  Their latest CD on Ravello Records (published 2014) titled: Soli for Soprano with Percussion Orchestra (with Jamie Jordan) received three Global Music Awards! Many of our CD’s are also available on iTunes and major internet sites. Often our CD’s feature well known non-percussion artists  to provide the best available contemporary literature at the highest performance level. The McCormick Percussion Group uses Grover Pro Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals and Encore Mallets. Please contact us for a list of CD’s and upcoming projects.

Percussionist and conductor Robert McCormick is a Professor of Music at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He has won many awards for his teaching and percussion composition.  He served as Principal Percussionist of the Florida Orchestra for 20 seasons, and is a former member of the Harry Partch Ensemble. He is also a member of the McCormick Duo, a well known flute/percussion chamber group.  Bob is available for concerts as conductor, percussionist or clinician. His email: bobpodrum@gmail.com

12/15/2014

Featured Track: Michael Dulin-My Beloved

Michael Dulin's new album My Beloved is set for release in January of 2015. The title track is most impressive and puts the album into proper perspective while delivering the intended message.

Dulin's piano expertise brings forth images of what commitment and love should be. Without words you would think that would be difficult to express however he gets it done through his nimble fingers.

Sit and back and listen to "My Beloved" now.

MuzikMan Rating-5/5



More About Michael Dulin:

 http://www.michaeldulin.com

Michael Dulin is a native of Brookside, Alabama. From the age of two, it was apparent that he had an exceptional gift for music. After attending Alabama School of Fine Arts, he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance at Birmingham-Southern College, where he was twice awarded the Alys Robinson Stephens Piano Prize. He completed his musical studies at The Juilliard School in New York, working with master teacher and concert pianist Adele Marcus.

He was a finalist in the Carnegie Hall International Piano Competition, and was awarded the Silver Medal in the Second Annual International Audio-Video Competition in New York. In addition to performing his original music throughout the United States, Michael appears both solo and with orchestra in performances of classical music. He has also toured as keyboardist with the legendary Motown group, the Temptations.

Michael’s albums of original music have twice been awarded the prestigious Lifestyle Music Award. Three of his albums have reached the #1 spot on NAR World Airplay Charts. His music has been licensed for release in South America, Korea, Japan and Malaysia.

Dulin and business partner Daniel Whiteside own and operate PSI Studios, a digital recording facility in Birmingham, Alabama. Michael is president of Equity Digital and Equity Digital Music. In addition to being an award-winning composer of music for radio, television, theater and film, he is in demand as session musician and producer.

Michael Dulin is a Christian, and is happily married to the woman of his dreams, with whom he shares a spoiled chocolate Lab named Riley. His hobbies are languages, hiking, travel, and tennis.

10/29/2014

Featured Track: Fletch Towell Band-Its Just the Same

The Fletch Towell Band knows how to keep things simple and still make a point with their music.

"Its Just the Same" is a slow burner with elements of pop and jazz intertwined to tell the story.

There is something to be said for the simplicity of a ballad and being straightforward. The Fletch Towell Band get it done nicely on their new track. There is some nice rhythmic guitar placed just right and the addition of some sax makes it that much better.

MuzikMan Rating-4/5



More About The Fletch Towell Band:

http://www.fletchtowellband.com/home.html

Omnia est unum (One Is All)

Stylish, contemporary and fresh, with a broad range of influences and genres, one of the new breed of musician's collaborative breaking ground as the new millennium begins. With uninhibited exploration of technology, and dedication to perfection and originality, creating music with a unique combination of blues, jazz, pop and fusion. From ballads to high energy hybrids, remaining unencumbered by conventions and tradition.  Live large, break the mold.  You are looking for something real and tangible, its here.

9/09/2014

Free Download: Lunatic Soul - Cold (from Walking on a Flashlight Beam)

Ahead of the release of the brand new album, Lunatic Soul are giving fans a glimpse into what to expect from ‘Walking on a Flashlight Beam’ with an opportunity to stream and download new track ‘Cold’ http://bit.ly/1rKEfF9
Pre-order the album: http://bit.ly/1js34Qc

Commenting on the new album Lunatic Soul’s creative force Mariusz Duda comments: “The new album is about self-imposed solitude and is a prequel to the black and white history. Musically – it will be slightly different, less oriental, more… alternative. I think it’s one of the best things I’ve ever created – the most elaborate, diverse and coherent Lunatic Soul release.”

‘Walking on a Flashlight Beam’ is due for release on 13th October (UK, France & RoW) / 17th October Germany / 28th October USA & Canada, through Kscope and Mystic Production in Poland.

 

9/05/2014

Featured Track: Stone Ticket-Black

Stone Ticket and the voice of Vince Quinn packs one powerful punch! I loved the drive and energy "Black" has. Its juggernaut bass and drums and the hard rocking rhythmic guitar are hard to resist. Putting rhythm and such a hard rockin' sound together does not always work, it does here! I wouldn't change a thing on this track, simply put, its killer! It is Rock influenced by Blues and you can't beat it. If you dig bone crunching rock with tough vocals to match jump aboard this train!

MuzikMan Rating: 5/5 

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9/02/2014

Featured Track: Thadeus Gonzalez-Our Connection

Thadeus Gonzalez's "Our Connection" is off his new album Utopian Society. The is solid, it rocks hard and true and brings to a light this marvelous talent. Gonzalez was part of the reason why his former band Electric Sister was so good.

"Our Connection" is one example of many that show why this musician can play and sing with the best of them recording today.

The track covers life, love and the purity of real sexual energy. The musicianship is top notch, especially the lead guitar of Dennis Hill. He kills it from start to finish. Gonzalez's vocals are polished, professional and spot on. Its all here and you can download it now for free!

https://soundcloud.com/spinner-pr/our-connection-thadeus-gonzalez/s-bScIM

This is the #1 track on our sister site now, visit Rate The Tracks!


8/30/2014

Progressive Rock Review: Farpoint-Paint the Dark

Release Date: 17thJune 2014
Label:   10T Records

I am no stranger to the band, Farpoint, as they have been featured several times on the radio show after I stumbled across them with the 2003 album, Grace, and more recently with the superb 2011 release, Kindred. Now, landing on The Ancient One’s desk is album No 6, Paint the Dark. Farpoint hail from as far back as 1997, which makes them veterans in comparison with some bands, but relative newcomers compared to others. The music of Farpoint is relatively difficult to pigeonhole, which I tend to view as a “good thing,” mainly because to put a band in a particular category may, in fact, be to the detriment of the spread of the band. They have honed several styles that have influenced them and their music transcends several genres including prog, folk, rock, Celtic, classical and even shades of New Age and bluegrass. (Yes, I did indeed use the term bluegrass!)
The band is a 5 piece made up of Kevin Jarvis (guitar, keyboards, mandolin and backing vocals), Rick Walker (drums, percussion and backing vocals), Frank Tyson (bass and backing vocals), Dean Hallal (lead/backing vocals and rhythm guitar) and Abby Thomson (lead/backing vocals and keyboards). Kevin and Rick were founder members, although only Kevin has been present for all 17 years Farpoint have been in existence. Frank joined in 1999, Dean in 2006, with Abby being the newest recruit, joining in 2011. There are a couple of guests also appearing on the recording and they are Christi Hunter Brownlow on violin and Jennifer Meeks Weich on flute.
Paint the Dark is a 9 track album with a total playing time in excess of 60 minutes, with the final track, “Power” being the shortest on offer on the album at 2:56 minutes. The longest of the available tracks is track 7, “Vision Quest,” running on past the 12 minute mark. (12:16)
The opening track, “Up To You” (7:45) is an up-tempo affair which initially reminded me of early Rush, but this moves into some superb harmonized vocals from Dean Hallal and Abby Thomson over an acoustic guitar theme. Beautiful keyboards and electric guitar themes move the track into a rockier sound but those vocal harmonies soar over the music. There is a return to the keyboards/guitar passage around the 5 minute mark and the constant changes within the music certainly grab the attention. The 7+ minutes actually pass very quickly and this track forms an excellent starting point for the album.
Track 2, “Part of Me” (4:30) takes the acoustic/electric guitar style from the opener and with some superb little guitar runs between Abby’s voice, there is almost a folky feel to the music. The acoustic guitar passages after the 3 minute mark interspersed with those electric guitar moments are very satisfying.
“Gone” (7:44) has a gentle acoustic start which slowly leads into the “laid back” vocal style of Dean with some lovely guitar passages and strings/violin washes. A different style of track, but somehow maintaining the Farpoint sound and also has a little of both vocalists with Dean being the more prominent.
There are little “hooks” running through this track which reel you in very quickly. The last couple of minutes have a very Pink Floyd style guitar sound soaring over the bass/drums with those strings/violins adding to the atmosphere.
Next up is an almost “poppy” style song,”Half A World Away” (5:17), very catchy, but a bit lightweight in comparison to previous tracks, although there is still some of that exquisite electric guitar work. There then follows another change of style with the track “Who Are You” (6:04) which has a superb piano as the lead throughout the track and works amazingly well behind Abby’s voice, before there is a more insistent guitar which drives the track along. The strings also add to the atmosphere of this track.
“Stand” (8:18), “One More Sunset” (5:39) and “Power” (2:55) all demonstrate superb musicianship and remain firmly footed in the gentler side of this genre of music. There are times when, I feel, it would not have been difficult for any of the musicians to “let rip” but the band are restrained throughout but never does this let the music down in any way.
The longest track on offer, “Vision Quest” (12:15) has a spacey feel to the start before the violin suggests an almost medieval scenario, also supported by the drums, and slowly the pace picks up with some superb guitar work behind the violin/strings and the track then settles with acoustic guitar and keyboards. Around the 3 minute point there is a soaring electric guitar passage leading into a terrific acoustic guitar section, with the violin and electric guitar acting as backup and this section also sees the vocals reappear. There is a very country feel to this section with terrific drumming and keyboards. Just prior to 7 minutes, the track merges into sweeping synths with stunning acoustic guitar work and then a majestic flute passage with an electric guitar filling in the background. Terrific interplay between the acoustic and electric guitar moves the track back into the “country” feel again. Some wonderful spacey sounds return after the 11 minute mark and that electric guitar is so “floydesque” as it takes the track out.
Paint the Dark is a superb album and a worthy successor to Kindred. Paint the Dark is an album that transcends many different genres, mentioned in the introduction, throughout the 9 tracks. Once the album has finished, your mind is filled with all sorts of little hooks that have embedded into your brain almost without you being aware of it happening. Stunning playing by all the band highlights the fact that all the band members obviously enjoy what they are doing and that feeling leaps out the speakers at you.
Very simply, a “must have” album, Paint the Dark gets both “One to Buy” and “The Experience will last Forever” stickers on the cover and also comes with an instruction to “clear a space on your CD shelves as quickly as possible.”

5/5 Stars

Key Tracks: Up To You, Gone, Vision Quest

Tracks:
Up To You
Part Of Me
Gone
Half A World Away
Who Are You
Stand
Vision Quest
One More Sunset
Power

Jim “The Ancient One” Lawson-Sr. Reviewer Prog Rock Music Talk

August 30, 2014

Review Provided By Prog Rock Music Talk


6/20/2014

Progressive Rock Feature: Froskull

Nashville's premier progressive rock band, Froskull captures a technical eloquence, a dynamic caprice, and an aggressively cosmopolitan style that defies easy classification.

Froskull's holistic musical style has placed them in the spotlight of Jazz, Fusion, and Rock talk shows. Froskull has shared the stage with a spectrum of artists: from Nashville Country stars Chris Young and Lee Brice to Rock and Roll legend Derek St.Holmes.

Though nothing short of a fastidious progressive rock band, Froskull's wild expressiveness and "pan-genre" feel emote with average listeners while provoking more particular music lovers to lend an ear.



6/17/2014

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4/30/2014

Prog Rock Feature: DIVUS-AURELOA

Divus is a four-piece band from the North West Switzerland, which is dedicated to instrumental music. The friendship the band members have always formed the foundation of their unconventional and experimental way of making music together. The release of their debut work Aureola represents an important step in the band's history.

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