5/16/2023

Josie Music Awards Female Country Vocalist of the Year Christine Radlmann and Her Band Southpaw Sign On With Deko Entertainment and Release Unhitched

Stockton, NJ - Out of New Jersey comes Southpaw with a savory mix of country music simmered in rock, pop, and R&B influences. Southpaw is fronted by 2022 Josie Music Awards Female Country Vocalist of the Year, Christine Radlmann, and multi-instrumentalists Sean Garnhart and Colin McConnell. It serves up hooky lyrics, soul-power vocals, and infectious melodies supported by undeniable grooves and meticulous instrumental arrangements.

Since the independent digital release of Unhitched, Southpaw has been played on more than 400 radio stations worldwide. It was named a top-ten national finalist in the 2021 Jack Daniels Battle of the Bar Bands with its cheeky honky-tonk number “Ain’t As Easy As You Drink I Am.” Unhitched has 12 more tracks including the CD-only extended version of “Up in Smoke” and the featured stand out track and video for “Within You.”

View video here: https://youtu.be/ev6nCr82pFM

Southpaw is set to release Unhitched for the first time on CD through its new partnership with Deko Entertainment. “We’re really excited about joining the incredible roster of musicians at Deko Entertainment,” says Southpaw lead singer, Christine Radlmann. “And after two years of streaming-only, we can’t wait for fans to have access to the CD version of our debut album, Unhitched.” Southpaw is also wrapping up its next release tentatively scheduled to drop later this year and will embark on a set of shows in 2023. Deko President, Bruce Pucciarello, comments, “The best country songs make you listen. Then after you listen, you think and you feel. Southpaw’s music will keep you busy doing all this and more. My favorite country band…ever.”


Tour Dates:
May 21: Greta’s Run 5K, Roosevelt Intermediate School, Westfield, NJ
June 10: Food Truck Fest, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Cliffwood Beach, NJ
July 9: RiverFest, Shawnee Golf Resort, Shawnee on Delaware, PA
August 6: NJ State Fair, Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ
September 23: Hamilton Park Conservancy BBQ Festival, Jersey City, NJ
September 30: Crossroads, Garwood, NJ

You can order the limited edition autographed Unhitched bundle here: https://www.dekoentertainment.com/southpaw

Tracklist:
“Headstands”
“No Honor”
“Giving Up on You”
“Shake”
“Ain't As Easy As You Drink I Am”
“Within You”
“We Need a New Love Song”
“Let Me Be Me”
“Toe the Mason Dixon Line”
“Hang My Cross”
“Undiscovered”
“Why Do I Think About You”
“Up In Smoke” (Extended) CD ONLY

This Bundle Includes:
One (1) Autographed Unhitched CD
One (1) Southpaw Men's T-Shirt

For more information:
https://www.southpawcity.com/
www.dekoentertainment.com
Deko Entertainment–Art Has Value

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

5/15/2023

Rediscover the Enigmatic British Nirvana With the Reissue of Their 1996 Album “Orange And Blue”

Think Like A Key Music is thrilled to announce the long-awaited reissue and remaster of British Nirvana's mesmerizing 1996 album, “Orange And Blue.” Set for release on May 26, 2023, this captivating musical masterpiece will be available on CD and vinyl, with the vinyl edition featuring a stunning blue colored vinyl. The reissue marks the first time the album has been released on vinyl, and the audio has been fully remastered by Prof. Stoned. The CD even goes further with the addition of previously unreleased recordings.

“Orange And Blue” effortlessly weaves the duo's distinctive quirks with a contemporary nineties flair, taking listeners on an enthralling musical journey that showcases British Nirvana’s unparalleled versatility and creativity. The album features twelve diverse tracks, including the sci-fi pop gem “Lost In Space” and the tender ballad “Our Love Is The Sea,” penned specifically for Fran├žoise Hardy. Fans can also delight in the curiously daring cover of Kurt’s Nirvana’s “Lithium” and uncover the many surprises “Orange And Blue” has to offer.

The reissue also includes rare session photos and new interviews with the band and key collaborator Keith Smart, providing invaluable insights into the creation of this enigmatic album. Additionally, the CD booklet will feature the lyrics to all the songs on the album, giving fans an even deeper connection to the music.

A notable highlight of “Orange And Blue” is the off-the-cuff track recorded at John Lennon’s former Tittenhurst Park home studio. The fascinating tale of how this album materialized, as with all things Nirvana, is anything but ordinary and is elaborated within the enlightening liner notes, titled “The Story of Orange and Blue.”

Don’t miss the chance to experience this extraordinary resurgence of songs crafted in the Sixties yet never released until 1996. The definitive edition of “Orange And Blue” is a must-have for avid music collectors and fans of the enigmatic British Nirvana.

About British Nirvana: Formed in 1966, British Nirvana is an enigmatic duo consisting of Alex Spyropoulos and Patrick Campbell-Lyons. Their music is characterized by its versatility, seamlessly blending baroque pop, soft psychedelia, and contemporary sounds. Though their commercial success remained modest, the duo's influence and allure have only grown over time, resulting in a dedicated fanbase and enduring fascination with their unique musical journey.

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/orangeandblue

For more information: https://bio.to/nirvana-uk

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

5/10/2023

NINE MILE STATION Featuring WILL HAWKINS & FERNANDO PERDOMO To Release New Self-Titled Album July 21, 2023

Mixed by multi-grammy award-winning producer AL SCHMITT, Engineered by grammy-award winning Niko Bolas

Spirit of Unicorn Music are delighted to announce the release of a brand new album from Nine Mile Station, featuring Will Hawkins (WILL HAWKINS solo) and Fernando Perdomo (ECHO IN THE CANYON, FERN & CELLI, MARSHALL CRENSHAW).

The self-titled album features 11 original cuts of modern Americana, with influences as diverse as Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Nick Cave, Neil Young and Bob Dylan.

Hawkins, who released two solo albums in the 2000’s, first came up with the concept for the band in 2019 whilst nursing his gravely ill mother, seeing the therapeutic effects his music had on her.  After her passing, Hawkins began writing songs of hope and optimism and vowed to make his Nine Mile Station concept a reality.

Hawkins first came across Perdomo whilst watching the documentary Echo In The Canyon. Hawkins comments “Fernando just jumped off the screen. I couldn’t take my eyes off of him. His  sheer joy of playing was so apparent.” Through a mutual friend, the two connected and a few weeks later Perdomo joined the band.

Mid-January 2020 saw the new Nine Mile Station already writing together. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit in early Spring of that year, the next 18 months saw Hawkins and Perdomo locked in the studio carefully crafting new material which would eventually become this brand new album.

Perdomo adds, “I always wanted to be in a band like this. It’s a real band, with real membership, real teamwork. Will represented everything I wanted in a musical partner - he’s honest and committed and determined.” He continues, “Nine Mile Station feels like a perfect outlet for my Americana side. Will gives me the space to be who I am and throw in some elements which might not necessarily be considered Americana and so we can create a sound that’s all our own.”

The album has been described as having a lot of heart and warmth. Something which resonated with legendary multi grammy award-winning producer and sound engineer AL SCHMITT (Duke Ellington, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Jefferson Airplane, Madonna).  Hawkins had previously worked alongside Schmitt as a studio assistant. Sending him copies of the Nile Mile Station recordings simply for comment, the band were amazed when Schmitt responded with such resounding positivity, he insisted on mixing the album. As it turned out, it was to be the very last project Schmitt would work on as he passed away on April 26th, 2021. Hawkins continues “As this was Al’s last project, it gives us an incredible responsibility to make sure that this record is heard. Even in the Winter of his life, he was producing amazing work. So this album is an important part of Al’s legacy.”

Al introduced the band to Grammy award winning mixer and engineer NIKO BOLAS (Toto, Prince, Melissa Etheridge). Hawkins comments, “Niko was a Godsend.  He really set the bar high for us and we welcomed the challenge and did everything we could to meet his expectations”.

A hard-working live band, Perdomo describes their work as “music designed to be played live”. Indeed, Coachella Valley Weekly recently described the band as delivering the best heartland rock music since Tom Petty’s Hard Promises, Steve Earl’s Guitar Town and Bruce Springsteen’s The River.

NINE MILE STATION are:
Will Hawkins - Lead vocals and guitar
Fernando Perdomo - Lead Guitar
Nick Moran - Drums
Brendan Vasquez - Bass

Produced and Engineered by Will Hawkins and Fernando Perdomo
Mixed by Al Schmitt, Niko Bolas, Will Hawkins and Fernando Perdomo

TRACK LISTING:
1. California
2. Caught In The Rain
3. Fall Into The Sea
4. Who You Love
5. Santa Ana winds
6. Open Highways
7. Theme From Nine Mile Station
8. Hit The Ground
9. Breathe
10. She Walks
11. California Moon

To pre-order: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/nine-mile-station-california-vinyl-edition/

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

5/09/2023

MVI (Mark Vickness Interconnected) To Release "In The Rain Shadow"

Following the release of “Places” in 2017 and “Interconnected” in 2020, composer/guitarist Mark Vickness announces the release of “In The Rain Shadow” with a newly expanded group, MVI (Mark Vickness Interconnected) comprising two time Grammy winning violinist, Mads Tolling, Matt Renzi on oboe/English horn and saxophone, cellist Joseph Hebert, Dan Feiszli on upright and electric bass and a percussion section featuring tabla virtuoso, Ty Burhoe and Grammy winning percussionist, MB Gordy in addition to Mark’s acoustic and electric guitars.

Says Mark, “Most of the music on ‘In The Rain Shadow’ takes its inspiration from moving to the high desert (California’s Owens Valley) in late 2020. We live literally in the rain shadow, which is a meteorological term meaning on the sheltered side of a mountain range where there is less precipitation because of the wind patterns. Most of the titles on this recording are taken from geological or meteorological features we experience daily. Composed throughout the years of the pandemic, the compositions on this album are, in some sense, a musical response to the isolation we all experienced as a result of the pandemic. They are also intended to reflect a new appreciation for the opportunity to absorb the wonders of living in the rain shadow. It is humbling, awesome, peaceful, thrilling, tranquil and beautiful.”

Featuring:
Mads Tolling, violin; Matt Renzi, oboe/English horn/sax; Joseph Hebert, cello; Dan Feiszli, bass; Ty Burhoe, tabla; MB Gordy, percussion; Mark Vickness, guitar

Says Mark, “This is my dream ensemble. Each musician is an accomplished soloist adept at many different types of music. They all bring an astounding breadth and depth of musical understanding and experience. There is almost no style of music we cannot draw from. From a classical trio to a jazz quartet, from funk to raga style improvisation, from interwoven counterpoint to rock power chords, from a fast Irish 12/8 romp to an ambient textural tapestry and more – these virtuoso players bring an infectious energy that is palpable on every track.”

Track list:
1. High Desert
2. The Gorge
3. Alluvial Fans
4. Stillness (for Will)
5. Roadrunner
6. Rupak (for Ty)
7. Cloud Shadows
8. On the Cliffs of Mohr
9. In The Rain Shadow

RELEASE DATE: May 15, 2023

In The Rain Shadow” – Album Credits:
All compositions by Mark Vickness. Co-produced by Mark Vickness and Dan Feiszli. “In The Rain Shadow” was recorded, engineered and mixed by Dan Feiszli at his studio in El Cerrito, CA and at 25th Street Recording in Oakland, CA. It was mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering in Portland, ME. Video by Maximum Flavor Media, San Francisco, CA. Album cover painting by Brian Judd. CD design by Sara Glaser.

Setting the tone with intricately plucked guitar, and layered violin and oboe, as the composition expands with cello, bass and rippling tabla, we are totally hypnotized by Alluvial Fans. The brainchild of composer Mark Vickness, who also plays guitar on the dimensional track, Alluvial Fans is a transcendental piece that fuses cultures, rhythms and soundscapes from all over the planet. The composition amps up a third of the way through, generating a playful energy juxtaposed to the more immersive start. We love the return of the tabla as it ripples through the song bridging the production and adding cerebral dimensionality. There is an epic bass solo riff from Dan Feiszli two-thirds of the way through the track that truly has us in awe. We can definitely see the composition as the score to a great cinematic movie, and have been exploring the imaginative mind of Mark Vickness further by listening to his album, ‘Interconnected.’” - Karlismyunckle.com

The fingerstylist makes the most of this opportunity to showcase the limitless sounds and textures that can be achieved primarily with his custom Michael Greenfield steel-string guitars.” - Pat Moran, Acoustic Guitar (on Places)

“’Vickness’ acoustic compositions allow him to use his wonderful technique to convey atmospheric, emotional music that immediately draws attention. His stunning harmonics, perfect chord changes and ability to use the guitar as a percussion instrument are an amazing blend.” - Vintage Guitar Magazine

Mark Vickness has created something so special and timely. It’s such a hopeful album, packed with artistry and stirring, deeply personal pieces. “Interconnected” is not only the title of the album but the driving force it seems, the purpose and the reason. What better way to perform songs full of power and whimsy, melancholy and heart than with a real sense of togetherness. I love this album! A breath of desperately needed grace and sweetness . . . with a perfect balance of skill and passion . . . glorious harmony of guitar, cello, viola, bass and tabla. Brilliant!” - Samantha Simmonds-Romceros – NoHoArtsDistrict.com.

“In The Rain Shadow” is scheduled for release in May, 2023. The group is looking forward to touring in support of the new album release.

To purchase:
“In The Rain Shadow” will be available on Spotify, Apple Music and all streaming platforms. CDs will be available at www.cdbaby.com.

For more information:
Website: MARKVICKNESS.COM
Facebook: facebook.com/mark.vickness
YouTube: youtube.com/@markvickness3641

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

No AI was used in the composition, recording or production of this music.

5/08/2023

Reggae Legends Chalwa’s Extensive Archive of Live Show Recordings and Studio Sessions Streamed Live on NewRootz Radio

Presented by NewRootz Studio streaming live 24/7 on YouTube

Inspired by the Earth, Blues, and Roots Reggae, Chalwa took root in 2005 in the Ancient Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. This 8-member Mountain Reggae powerhouse packs it full of roots meditations and high grade jams that awaken your spirit and soul! Chalwa’s high energy shows are one of a kind, featuring smooth vocals, percussion, bass, lead guitar, keys and saxophone. Their extensive collection of original music is interlaced with music from some of the Greats including, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer and even Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead.

After hitting the scene, Chalwa toured throughout the southeastern US and Jamaica. They have shared the stage with reggae greats such as: The Wailers, Steel Pulse, Midnite, Groundation, The Meditations, SOJA, Pato Banton and many more. Chalwa released their first CD in 2009 and were voted one of the top World Music Reggae bands by the ASHEVILLE entertainment paper the MountainXpress in 2010. Chalwa recorded 3 more albums over the past 10 years, continuing to cultivate and grow both their sound and impressive crew. Chalwa performs every Sunday at French Broad River Brewing in Asheville and every Tuesday on-line from New Rootz Studio in Canton, N.C.

In 2020, Chalwa released their latest album “NewRootz”, honoring their producer and engineer J Ferris of NewRootz Studio, dropping a powerful album that solidified their current sound. Surfing the resonant frequencies, Chalwa followed the release with 2 more singles, “Questions” and “What’s it Gonna Be?”, as they watched the world turn upside down in 2020… They became busier than ever in the studio. Chalwa has blasted both themselves and NewRootz Studio into a new realm of recording sessions & releases, putting them on track to create the biggest archive collection of their time.

Says producer, sound engineer and radio and video curator J Ferris, “Most bands put out a CD - we put out a radio station! Featuring 800 live songs in rotation including videos and extra stuff like animated visuals and AI art, which I do. I had all these live recordings I recorded from the past 12 years along with studio live performances. Also included are the band’s latest singles which are studio recordings.”

Check out NewRootz radio: https://youtube.com/@ChalwaMusic

For more information:
https://chalwaroots.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chalwaroots
Instagram: @chalwaroots

Chalwa YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/live/K3DuRjRnXYs?feature=share

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