February 2017 Newsletter

Well then, it’s been an interesting start to the year. I’ve always been hesitant to share my political views here, and I’m not going to start now. Many of you already know where I stand anyway, but I will share this….while I’m holing up in my bunker in Madison afraid of things I’m watching and hearing, I was reminded this morning of how therapeutic music is for me. In fact, all my life music has been a constant that I could always turn to in order to ease pain, lift me up, help me brood when I want to brood, make me pump my fist in rock anthem lockstep, or ease me out of a Saturday night bender on Sunday morning. Or right now, helping to allay fears and tamp down on anger. Boy, do I need music right now, and I’m going to listen to it as much as I can going forward (or definitely most of today. How about you? Oh wait, about that….here is what we have on tap, and there are also several new releases slated for the spring and early summer. Have a good February, everyone….

New clients/Upcoming releases

Tim Mahoney "Right By My Side" (March 3)--Growing up in Minneapolis, popular rocker and alum of The Voice, Tim Mahoney, grew up idolizing the rock band Boston. So the untimely death of Boston’s lead singer, Brad Delp in 2007 hit Mahoney harder than most casual fans of the band. Ten years later, Mahoney is thrilled to announce the March 3 release of “Right by My Side,” a single that he and recorded with original and former Boston guitarist Barry Goodreau. www.timmahoneysinger.com

The Gage Brothers self titled (May 5)--The Gage Brothers started in March 2014 when two brothers, Ben and Zach Gage, spent a Sunday afternoon kicking around old folk songs and singing some harmonies. From there the group has evolved naturally and quickly, gaining the reputation as one of the hardest working groups in Northeast Ohio. Writing comes naturally to them both, and you will find that their straightforward lyrics and relatable songs capture their roots and spin tales that all walks of life can make their own. Their new self-titled release is due May 5. www.thegagebrothers.com

Previously announced upcoming releases

Jessie Smith Like the Sun (March 24) www.jessiesmithmusic.com

Recent Releases

Josh Swenson I’ll Call You When I Reach Two Harbors www.joshswensenmusic.com
Tim Mahoney Brooklyn www.facebook.com/timmahoneycmon
Bravo Max Bull Fighter Blues (St. Cait Records) www.ilovebravomax.com

Companies We Represent

Concord Music Group — We are currently working with the following artists under the Concord Music Group umbrella: Boney James, Curtis Stigers, Danielle Nicole Band, Dianne Reeves, Doyle Bramhall II, Dr. John, Javier Colon, Kristin Chenoweth, Lee Ritenour, Lizz Wright, Melissa Etheridge, Mindi Abair, Peter White, Peter Wolf, Richard Elliot, Southern Avenue, and The Record Company. There are some new releases that these artists are supporting, so check them out at www.concordmusicgroup.com

Other Artists Currently on Tour

Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime www.badfish.com
Albatross www.albatrossmusic.org
Flow Tribe www.flowtribe.com
Cowboy Mouth www.cowboymouth.com
Michael McDermott www.michael-mcdermott.com
Brian Lisik www.brianlisik.com
The Quebe Sisters quebesisters.com
Poco www.poconut.org
Firefall www.firefallofficial.com
Pure Prairie League www.pureprairieleague.com
Ruby & the Rogues www.rubyandtherogues.com
Big Sam’s Funky Nation www.bigsamsfunkynation.com
Will Kimbrough www.willkimbrough.com
Red Wanting Blue www.redwantingblue.com
Chris Knight www.chrisknight.net

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