March 2012 Newsletter


Hey everyone, welcome to March 2012. In February, I had my back surgery, am (slowly) getting back to normal, and my Giants won the Super Bowl. Apologies to my clients and friends who are Patriots fans. And the Michael J. Media train rolls on, with a few new releases and several that are coming soon, as well as tours supporting them.....have a look and listen!

New Clients and Upcoming Releases

David Olney: The Stone (March 20)--Following 2011’s David Olney presents Film Noir, The Stone is the second installment in Olney’s current series of “mini-album” releases. The new collection features three of his previously released songs completely reinterpreted and three new tunes to round out the story. It’s no mystery what story is being told, but this is in no way a religious thing. It's just another telling of the Greatest Story Ever Told presented by a great storyteller. www.davidolney.com

Josh Harty: Nowhere--Originally from the Dakotas, this Madison based Americana singer/songwriter is releasing his new album, Nowhere, in the US after a successful European run. Harty's music has been described as "authentic as American music gets." www.joshharty.com

Treasa Levasseur: Broad--Her EPK says it best--"Funny, ballsy, the type of old-school dame who can get away with wearing a three-piece suit and hold her own with the gents. That’s Treasa Levasseur. Now she has completed a third full-length album which represents both a return to her roots and a gutsy move into uncharted territory — and she’s cheerfully titled it Broad." www.treasalevasseur.com

Tumbledown House: Fables and Falsehoods (March 20) They write about gambling, murder, booze and bicycles; and they do it against the backdrop of a musical landscape that has been described as “gritty saloon jazz,” “modern speakeasy music,” and “Tom Waits in a cocktail dress.” Tumbledown House, the Montana group fronted by sultry vocalist Gillian Howe and eclectic indie jazz guitarist Tyler Ryan Miller, is back with a new album, Fables and Falsehoods (due March 2012), the follow-up to their self-titled 2009 debut. www.tumbledownhouse.com

Russell Howard: City Heart (March 20) Sometimes it’s the turns taken along life’s road that turn out to be the most scenic. Charlotte based and Dallas bred singer/songwriter Russell Howard knows about such detours, and he wound up seizing a potential lost opportunity in 2010 while in the midst of recording a project that turned out to be his new EP, City Heart. www.russellhowardmusic.com

Boom Chick: Boom Chick is Frank Hoier on guitar & vocals and Moselle Spiller on drums. Formed in Brooklyn, NY Sept 2009, their sound is a reflection of their ecstatic love for early American rock & roll, surf guitar, early country music & Delta blues. They have released one album to date, Show Pony and as of February, 2012 a 7" single "Shake Can Well." Currently on tour with David Mayfield Parade. www.boomchickboomchick.com

Recent Releases

Erik Brandt: The Long Winter www.ErikBrandt.com

The Iveys: Days & Nights www.theiveysmusic.com

Brad Brooks: Harmony of Passing Light www.bradbrooksmusic.com

Martin Zellar: Roosters Crow www.martinzellar.com

Tommy Womack: Now What! www.tommywomack.com

New Releases Coming Soon From....

A Clever Con www.aclevercon.com

Jesse Terry www.jesseterrymusic.com

Tim Mahoney www.timmahoney.com

Recent Releases and Touring Acts

Charlie Parr: Keep Your Hands on the Plow www.charlieparr.com

Sunspot: The Slingshot Effect www.sunspotmusic.com

Dan Miraldi: Rock N Roll Band www.danmiraldi.com

Red Wanting Blue: From the Vanishing Point www.redwantingblue.com

Bill Toms www.billtoms.com

David Jacobs-Strain www.davidjacobs-strain.com

Darrell Scott Long Ride Home www.darrellscott.com

Tommy & The High Pilots www.thehighpilots.com

David Mayfield Parade: www.davidmayfieldparade.com

Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime www.badfish.com
Scotty Don't (original project of Badfish members) www.scottydont.com

Poco www.poconut.org

Burning River Ramblers: self-titled www.reverbnation.com/theburningriverramblers

Zach Williams & The Reformation: A Southern Offering www.zwrnation.com

Pure Prairie League www.pureprairieleague.com

Chris Knight www.chrisknight.net

Cornflower Blue: Run Down The Rails www.cornflowerbluemusic.com

Me and The Machine: releases from Joel Meeks, Nathan Griffin and Adam Burrows www.meandthemachine.com

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