September 2012 Newsletter


September 3. Seriously?

I know I write about time whizzing by every month, so I’ll spare you for the rest of this newsletter. I will say, though, that I am thrilled that it’s time for football season again, and I’m ready to watch my Giants defend their Super Bowl title starting this Wednesday night. And because I sometimes like to make these missives interactive, and if you feel so inclined—send me your pick for the two teams you think will reach the Super Bowl, which team will win, and why. I will compile the replies in some fun way somewhere, be it in another newsletter or on one of my blogs.

Meanwhile, we have some new projects and album releases coming up that I’m really excited about. So let’s get to it…

New Clients and Upcoming Releases

Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project: For the past two decades, Atlanta native Ed Roland has been the front man and heart of the platinum-selling rock band Collective Soul. He’s written seven # 1 radio hits, and has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. With the Sweet Tea Project, Roland has teamed up with a group of friends and musicians for a new approach to his classic hit-making style. www.thesweetteaproject.com

The Speedbumps Pairing a local band with their local symphony is not an everyday occurrence, but that’s exactly what Kent band The Speedbumps will be doing when they take the stage for one night only with the Canton Symphony Orchestra on October 26 to present a contemporary collaboration of their award winning songs. The Speedbumps incorporate a combination of hollow-bodied instruments like cello, upright bass, ukulele, and acoustic guitar to create an eclectic but approachable sound, perfect for blending with a full orchestra. www.thespeedbumps.com

A Clever Con Mannequin Love Part 1 (October 16) “Katy Perry Sex Tape”??... “I Am Spartacus”?!? A Clever Con (ACC) must be back -- and they are with the follow-up to their 2009 debut, The Robot EP and a brand new music video too. There have been a few twists and turns, but the snarky, witty and fun foursome is ready with a high voltage batch of songs that are musically more mature than anything they’ve done before. facebook.com/aclevercon

Brian Lisik The Mess That Money Can Buy (September 18) www.brianlisik.com

Forest Sun Just Begun (October 2) www.forestsun.com

War Poets Dulce et Decorum Est (October) www.warpoets.net

David Mayfield Parade’s new album, Good Man Down, is now due in early 2013, but meanwhile this Tennessee based road warrior continues to tour. www.davidmayfieldparade.com

Recent Releases

Charlie Parr 1922 and Glory in the Meeting House (re-releases/House of Mercy Recordings). www.charlieparr.com

Dan Miraldi: Sugar & Adrenaline www.danmiraldi.com

Mark Bates: Night Songs www.markbatesmusic.com

Bedhed & Blondy Down South www.bedhedandblondy.com

Mason Bros “Game of Cards” (single) (we also serviced their 2011 release, Ghost Season, last month) www.masonbrothersmusic.com

Brian James The Wild and Free EP www.brianjamestunes.com

Starroy Ocho For Willow www.starroy.com

Jesse Terry Empty Seat on a Plane www.jesseterrymusic.com

Other News

Josh Harty Madison based singer/songwriter will play his last show in town for a while, as he is set to return to Europe for a two-month tour, followed by a US residency tour. www.joshharty.com

In the Studio and Playing a Few Shows

David Olney David Olney with Sergio Webb continue regional touring this fall, with a new thematic mini-album, Robbery & Murder, due in November. www.davidolney.com

Poco Long-awaited new album is on the way from this legacy act. www.poconut.org

Tim Mahoney Finalist from The Voice Season 1 has a new EP on the way www.timmahoney.com

On Tour Now

Red Wanting Blue www.redwantingblue.com

Tommy & The High Pilots www.thehighpilots.com

Darrell Scott www.darrellscott.com

Cash'd Out (Johnny Cash Tribute) www.cashdout.com

Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime www.badfish.com

Scotty Don't (original project of Badfish members) www.scottydont.com

Pure Prairie League www.pureprairieleague.com

The Iveys: www.theiveysmusic.com

Paper Bird www.paperbirdband.com

Tab Benoit www.tabbenoit.com

Burning River Ramblers: www.reverbnation.com/theburningriverramblers

Rose's Pawn Shop: www.rosespawnshop.com

Jon Pousette-Dart www.pousette-dart.com

Natalie Stovall www.nataliestovall.com

Bill Toms www.billtoms.com

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