LEGENDS of LOVE! FUNK! & SOUL! Pre-Valentine’s Day Concert! Michael Henderson & More!

Michael Henderson! George Johnson (of The Bros. Johnson) Ray “Ghostbusters” Parker Jr! The Dramatics! Jean Carn! In what is sure to be an incredible evening of entertainment at it’s finest by these Legends of R&B/Soul Music at The Bill Harris Arena, Birmingham Al!

The Love Funk and Soul Concert

Birmingham, AL, USA — Birmingham Al readies for a legendary concert! A historic CONCERT EVENT! With a 3.5 – 4 octave vocal range is 4 time Grammy Nominee, producer/composer of “Wide Receiver” “You Are My Starship” “Be My Girl” “Take Me, I’m Yours” “At The Concert” and so many more Michael Henderson (bass player, singer songwriter, producer) with “Strawberry Letter 23” “Get The Funk Out Ma Face” “Tomorrow” “I’ll Be Good To You” “Stomp!” and more… George Johnson (of the Bros. Johnson) guitarist, singer/songwriter producer) “Ghostbuster,”A Woman Needs Love.. Just Like You Do” “I’m In Love (with the other woman) “Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame” “Academy Award Nominee” “Grammy winner” Ray Parker Jr (guitarist, singer/songwriter producer)

Joining these Funk/R&B Legends Onstage are the smooth vocals of legendary group “The Dramatics” known for such chart-busters as “Hey You!… Get Off My Mountain” “Whatcha See…Is Whatcha Get” “I Wanna Go Outside..in the rain!” “Get Up…Get Down” (from the cult classic movie “Dead Presidents”) “Me and Mrs. Jones ” and so many more!!!

The Internationally Acclaimed songstress “Jean Carn” performs her chart-toppers “Don’t Let It Go To Your Head” “Closer Than Close!” “Love Don’t Love Nobody” and more at The Bill Harris Arena at The Complex! This group of artists have created a legacy of music and received a multitude of grammy awards, music certifications, nominations, municipal awards for music created that is loved, lives on today and between them have sold untold millions of records! Millions worldwide have enjoyed, danced the night away to their award winning music! With music being sampled, re-recorded, rediscovered by a new generation of musicians, and an array of NUMBER ONE’S to their credit, this night promises to be a very special event, a magnificent night of “live” music played by “real” musicians who helped shape r&b, rock and funk and continue to inspire and influence.

Reserve your up-front seats today for hours of hard-core Love! Funk! and Soul!!!
Tickets: Bill Harris Arena Box Office: 205.279.8900
Historic Boutwell Auditorium – 1930 8th Ave N. Birmingham, Al 35203

Online: http://www.magiccitytix.com
Get ready to rock!
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SRI Label Group Releases Free Holiday Songs

SRI Jazz, SRI Records releases special gift of free holiday songs by classic artists until the end of the year.

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Los Angeles, CA, USA — As one of the oldest sites on the internet, SRI Label Group announced that they are giving away free holiday songs to all visitors of their website as a gift for the holidays. “We want to thank our customers for another great year by giving away holiday classics by major artists as free song downloads on our website with no purchase necessary” said Shelly Liebowitz, CEO at SRI Label Group.

Free Holiday Songs From SRI Label Group

The songs include classic holiday favorites “Jingle Bells”, “The Christmas Song”, “Frosty The Snowman”, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and more. “We are very grateful to our customers for their loyalty and business here since 1999 and giving a gift of free songs our way of saying thank you and happy holidays”, added Liebowitz.

The free songs are available immediately and will continue until the end of the year. This is part of SRI Label Group’s commitment to deliver the greatest jazz, blues, country and rock songs and to show our appreciation to our customers. The songs can be downloaded. They invite everyone to come and discover the free songs, newest features and latest releases and see for themselves why SRI Records is such a popular destination on the web.

In addition, the company has reduced their prices to songs for 45¢, ringtones for only 25¢ and videos for $1.25.

SRI Jazz, SRI Records and Flamingo Jazz are all part of SRI Label Group providing quality, collectible Blues, Jazz, Country and Rock & Roll from major artists past and present. As one of the first websites on the internet to offer collectible music, SRI Records established itself as a pioneer on the web since 1998. With industry veteran Shelly Liebowitz at the helm, SRI has strived to provide a standard of excellence in the world of music.

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SRI Label Group, Inc.
(SRI Jazz • SRI Records • Flamingo Jazz)
556 Monteleone Ave
Oak Park, CA 91377

The All Stars Project Inspires Hip-Hop Artist Lecrae

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Two-Time Grammy® Winner Mentors Inner City Youth at National Non-Profit Dedicated to Transforming Lives Through the Developmental Power of Performance.

Hip-Hop Artist, Lecrae

New York, NY, USA (July 14, 2015) — Grammy® Award-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae‘s visit to the 42nd Street headquarters of the All Stars Project last year – to meet and mentor the inner city young people engaged in the organization – turned into so much more than expected. The All Stars Project has released a video of Lecrae’s inspiring visit. Produced by Diane Mayer in partnership with MTV, the video can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/cG5UjPW04N4.

A privately funded national nonprofit organization founded in 1981, the All Stars Project transforms the lives of youth and poor communities using the developmental power of performance, in partnership with caring adults. The All Stars Project involves over 10,000 young people every year in its afterschool programs in six cities across the country.

In a conversation facilitated by Antoine Joyce, Senior Program Manager/Development Officer for the All Stars Project Dallas, Lecrae shared that growing up he turned to hip-hop to find purpose, but instead found a lifestyle that included gang life, drugs and alcohol. After turning his own life around, he is now known for his music and outreach to inner-city youth. Lecrae has sold over two million albums, and his latest, Anomaly, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 and across several other sales charts as well.

The All Stars youth in attendance then introduced themselves to Lecrae and spoke about their personal experiences and hardships growing up. They shared how life-changing their involvement in the All Stars Project has been, and let Lecrae know that his music supported their choice to be positive and move forward.

Afterward, Lecrae said of his participation, “I was brought out to inspire, but left inspired.”


For more information on All Stars Project, please contact: Erin Vadala, Warner Communications – erin@warnerpr.com or 978-468-3076

For more information on Lecrae, please contact: Edwin Banacia, Schure Media Group – eb@schuremediagroup.com


Kelly Krueger, ‘stache media – kelly.krueger@stachemedia.com




Blue Moon Harem Releases “Finland”

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Blue Moon Harem Releases “Finland”, the title track off the “Finland” album. The single is promoted via “Stephen’s Indie Picks” originating out of Muscle Shoals, AL.

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Muscle Shoals, AL, USA (March 3, 2015) — Who knew what being hit on the nose by a violin teacher could lead to?

As a child, Jonathan Bix was forced to take violin lessons by his well-meaning mother. What made the situation worse is the fact that his teacher would hit him on the nose when he seemed to be losing focus.

Once freed from this tyrannical teacher, Bix began to teach himself guitar and to take inspiration from the likes of early LP gifts of Glenn Campbell and Willie Nelson, later discoveries by John Lennon and The Beatles, and the Steve Miller music his schizophrenic next door neighbor played every night before bed. As a member of Misguided Youth, Bix toured China and Mexico, opened for the likes of Foghat and appeared with Jane Pauley on NBC’s “Today” Show.

Demetri Joannou became interested in the guitar at the age of eight and began to write songs at 19. A prodigious writer and arranger, Joannou worked with many popular artists in town before finding his true match.

Bix and Joannou first met as members of the popular Boston band Requiem in the mid 1990s. Guitarist Joannou was looking for a vocalist to put his musical ideas into motion when his guitar teacher told him about a common friend who was down on his luck and in need of a job and a musical direction. Joannou got Bix hired in his father’s company and began to collaborate with him in the studio. The result was an album that received airplay all over Boston and was featured three times on Harvey Warfield’s famed Boston Music Showcase. ?Working with rhythm players from such legendary Boston bands as Scissorfight and Two Ton Shoe, Bix and Joannou recorded a full-length Requiem CD in 1997 that landed them a spot on the DiscMakers New England Battle of the Bands. Though the album and the band both well received from Charlestown to China, Bix and Joannou soon felt a need to change their sound and go their own way.

Encouraged and engineered by producer Jim Siegle at The Outpost in Stoughton, MA, the duo began to experiment with looping and other instrumental technologies that allowed them to achieve a band sound without having to deal with the pitfalls of supporting a full band, The result was a new album that the pair released under the name Blue Moon Harem.

After years of extensive touring and constant performing, Bix and Joannou decided to slow down and refocus their creative energies. As Bix had been writing songs on the road on his acoustic guitar, they decided to put together an album that was more focused on song craft than technological wizardry yet which still maintained a rich, full sound. The result is “Finland,” a collection of highly personal songs that are supported by the likes of drummer Steve Hart who has previously worked with Aerosmith axeman Joe Perry, among others.

With their simple, honest sound and thoughtful songwriting, Blue Moon Harem is ready to hit the road again, building slowly from coffee house gigs to arena stages. Their ambitions are great, but so is their talent and wealth of experience. Already ,they are a top selection on such popular Internet stations as Jango Radio and Reverb Nation and the fan base continues to build with every song and every set. Flush with new energy and ideas, the band is already working on their third album and look forward to bringing their music to all corners of the heart, mind, and soul.

“Our message is clear,” Joannou says. “We want people to listen to our music and become inspired.” And all without any damage to the nose!


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Cathead Blues Music
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Sheffield, AL 35660

Jerry Velona Releases New Album Entitled Love Radio

Boston based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jerry Velona has released his sixth album entitled Love Radio. The record contains 9 tracks ranging from rock to funk, soul, country and blues.

Jerry Velona Love Radio

Boston, MA, USA (November 12, 2014) — Boston based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jerry Velona has released his sixth album entitled Love Radio. The record contains 9 tracks ranging from rock to funk, soul, country and blues.

Love Radio features six original compositions by Velona as well as three covers including the lead track, Looking for Lewis and Clark composed by Sid Griffin and a hit for his band The Long Ryders in the mid 1980’s. Velona updated some of the song’s lyrics with Griffin’s permission and about Velona’s version he commented: “Jerry Velona once again proves his musical worth in a balls-to-the-wall cover version of the Long Ryders’ ‘Looking For Lewis & Clark’, a pounding yet melodic take which begs the question: where are the great and fearless leaders of the present day? Velona’s committed vocal and approach to the lyric may not provide a complete set of answers but oh Mercy, they frame the question so very, very well.” A video for the song can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmAAaMoalag&feature=youtu.be.

The record features an assortment of some of the finest musicians in the Boston area including several faculty members of Velona’s alma mater The Berklee College of Music. Local singer Debbie Pierre is featured on background vocals on many of the tracks as well as the lead vocal on The Ghetto (ain’t going back). Hip hop artist and spoken word poet J Ivy is also featured on the same track which was adapted from the Donny Hathaway tune Ghetto first recorded in the 1970’s.

“I’ve spent a great deal of time over the past couple of years composing, arranging and recording these songs,” said Velona, “I’m very proud of the record and I think some of the tracks represent my best work to date.”

Velona produced the record in addition to singing most of the tracks and playing drums and percussion on many of them. The songs were recorded at Woolly Mammoth Sound in Waltham, MA and Q Division Studios in Somerville, MA. Mastering was done by Bill Bromfield at Clockwise Records, Nashville.

In addition to Looking for Lewis and Clark, Love Radio features several straight-ahead rock tracks including the humorous When I Wake Up, the semi-biographical First to Last and the subtly political The Bureau of Whatever.

Other highlights include the deft funk of Our Own Devices which Velona playfully describes as, “our ode to analog fun.” The album also features the bluesy Just Don’t Feel Like Christmas about which Velona says, “I was trying to express the melancholy that often accompanies the Christmas season.” The record is balanced out by covers of the Robbie Robertson song Forbidden Fruit and the somewhat obscure soul chestnut Baby What’cha Got (for me) recorded by the late soul singer Darrell Banks in l967.

Love Radio is available for sale at CDBaby.com http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jerryvelona5. More information on Velona and the release can be obtained at http://www.jerryvelona.com.

Jerry Velona is a Boston area singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He’s played and sung in a number of Boston bands and has written songs which have appeared on HBO, MTV and elsewhere. His voice has been featured in commercials and the theme song for the independent film “Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown”. He can be reached through his website at jerry@jerryvelona.com.

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Carolyna Lovely Releases “I Can Give You Love” To Global Radio

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Carolyna Lovely’s newest release “I Can Give You Love” is a haunting solo performance.

Carolyna Lovely

North Port, FL, USA (October 10, 2014) — Carolyna Lovely’s newest release “I Can Give You Love” is a haunting solo performance, an Americana Gem – “I Can Give You Love” is the love letter of a woman, entirely enamored, but with little else to give her Great Love this holiday season – Sultry, feminine, loving, heartwarming…

Carolyna Lovely makes her way around the world, playing her music for her fans, no major label deal, but in the midst of everything a writer/performer could wish for: acceptance of her songs in her own time.

The Musicians say:

“Call anytime. I love your work” – Dave Krusen (Pearl Jam, Unified Theory)

“I’ll play with you, anywhere, anytime” – Brian Griffith (Dan Lanois, Lucinda Williams, Emmy Lou)

“Great Songs! Only once every five years does someone walk into my studio that has it ALL.”. – Bob Doidge – Producer, Grant Avenue Studio (Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Gordon Lightfoot)

“Holy sh!t! Why aren’t you famous?” – Chris Robinson

“Carolyna Loveless is the Real Deal” – Ric Taylor, CFMURadio

“The best thing to happen to the Hamilton Music Scene…” – Lou Molinaro, Indi 101 Radio

For more information, please visit:
Website: http://www.carolyna.com
ReverbNation: http://reverbnation.com/carolynalovely
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/carolynalovely

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Cathead Blues Music

Greg Shirley Set To Release “Hillbilly Girl” on October 14

Stephen's Indie PicksCountry Singer Greg Shirley Set to Release Debut Single and Accompanying Video for “Hillbilly Girl,” on October 14 from Garage Door Records.

Chattanooga, TN, USA (October 7, 2014) — Chattanooga-based label Garage Door Records announces an October 14 release and radio add date for “Hillbilly Girl,” the debut single from country music singer Greg Shirley, along with its accompanying video. The new single, written by Jason Blaine McEwen and Willie Mack, precedes the release of his first album, Raised on the Run, which will street in late winter, 2015, and was produced by T.W. Cargile and Greg Shirley.

The “Hillbilly Girl” video was directed by Lance Goodman for The Beauty of Music Productions and perfectly captures the upbeat, fun-loving spirit of the new single.

Supporting Alabama-based Greg Shirley on his debut is a virtual “who’s-who” of Nashville players. Jim Moose Brown, a veteran multi-instrumentalist who has lent his talents to recordings from Waylon Jennings, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, and Bob Seger, plays keys. Drummer Eddie Bayers has earned the prestigious Academy of Country Music Drummer of the Year award for eight years straight. Bassist Kevin “Swine” Grantt’s resume includes work for Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Colt Ford, and Willie Nelson.

Co-producer and engineer T.W. Cargile recorded Greg’s vocals at Jamey Johnson’s Big Assed Studio in Nashville. The co-producer of Johnson’s Grammy-nominated “In Color,” Cargile’s track record with Alabama-based songwriters is undisputed.

In addition to Greg’s own compositions, the forthcoming album includes contributions from some of Nashville’s most celebrated songwriters, notably Bernie Nelson and Chris Wallin. Kenny Chesney, Chris LeDoux, and Randy Travis have all taken Nelson’s songs to the top of the charts, and the smash, “Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind,” earned him Million Airplay status in 2002. Wallin has enjoyed his share of chart success as well: his recent “Something to Be Proud Of” kept Montgomery Gentry at number one for weeks. His songs have appeared on albums by everyone from Trace Adkins to Confederate Railroad and Diamond Rio.

Greg Shirley on the net: http://www.gregshirley.com and http://www.garagedoorrecords.com.

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