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Tom Astor – Leben Pur  Sony Music / Ariola  88697 68661 2

1. Du bist der positivste Schock in meinem Leben 2. Strohblumen (Sunflower) 3. Du hast mich vor mir gerettet 4. Jenseits der Zeit (O Waly, Waly) Tom Astor & Michael Hirte 5. Ich brauch’ das Leben pur (Only The Lonely Know) 6. Ein Leben langTom Astor & Agnetha Bräutigam 7. Sehnsucht 8. Oh, Susanna 9. Dieser Typ 10. Diese Zeit mit dir (Du) 11. Ring aus Feuer (Ring Of Fire) 12. Wenn ich bete 13. When It Comes Down To Us (It’s All Up To You) 14. Auf der Autobahn (On The Road Again) 15. Wer hat ein Herz, das nie bricht (Some Broken Hearts Never Mend) Tom Astor & Günter Wewel

Tom Astor, the winner when it comes to country music. Germany has published “Living Pure”, another new album. The question of whether country music should be sung any better in english, will not be questioned, but the fact is that well-produced albums are country music from Nashville, TN. Where as Tom Astor breaks forth again and again, his albums being mostly played. From the 15 songs on the album project as a whole “Oh Susanna”, “On the Highway”, and the duet “When It Comes Down To Us (It’s All Up To You)” show.

The Special Consensus – 35  Compass Records  7 4541 2

1. Dusk ‘Til Dawn 3:31 2. Used To These Old Blues 3:18 3. Danny’s Dance 2:58 4. Land Up In The Air 1:57 5. That’s Tennessee 3:38 6. Working On A Railroad 3:04 7. Fourteen Carat Mind 2:59 8. I Cried Myself Awake 3:00 9. I’m a Little Bit Lonely 3:00 10. Have I Loved You Too Late 2:41 11. Silver Dew On The Bluegrass Tonight 2:25 12. Country Boy 3:16

The Special Consensus are celebrating their 35th anniversary with a bluegrass album that the significant title “35”. Home to the band in Chicago, where more is suggested that there comes a completely different style of music. They mark their 25th band anniversary, they released the album “25th Anniversary”, which is the most successful of the band’s history to date. In 1975, they formed the band, and is still has a loyal fan base.

The Halyards – Fortune Smiles Cheshire Records  CT 108

1. Welcome Home 4:21 2. Marley’s Lament 3:16 3. Earthbound 4:03 4. Lost in Mexico 3:54 5. Another Night’s Distraction 3:16 6. Best Kept Secret 3:31 7. He’s Walking By 4:11 8. The Streets of Laredo 3:15 9. Delicate Touch 3:12 10. It’s Over Now 3:05 11. Fortune Smiles 3:41 12. Heron Cove 3:48

A compilation of different styles one expects to hear from the album of the band The Halyards. With “Forun Smiles”, the band wanted to put an exclamation point. For an album that claims to be successful in the field of Americana to do that is also very good. Especially the song “Earthbound” and “He’s Walking By” and “Lost in Mexico” reflect the skill of the band.


Smoke That Cigarette –

Pleasure To Burn

Bear Family  BCD 16800 AR

1. I Can’t Quit Cigarettes – Martin, Jimmy 2. Cigarettes And Coffee Blues – Robbins, Marty 3. Smoke Rings – Paul, Les & Mary Ford 4. Another Puff – Reed, Jerry 5. One Cup Of Coffee And A Cigarette – Glenn, Glen 6. Smoke From Your Cigarette – Leach, Lillian & Mellows 7. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music – Maphis, Joe & Rose Lee 8. Smoking Woman In The Street – Gates, Rev. J. M. 9. While A Cigarette Was Burning – Page, Patti 10. Dad Blame Anything A Man Can’t Quit – Miller, Roger 11. Does Your Sweetheart Seem Different Lately – Inman, Autry 12. Coffee And Cigarettes (Thinking It Over) – Ray, Johnnie 13. Sad Cigarette – Dusty, Slim 14. You’re The Reason – Edwards, Bobby 15. Nicotine Fits – Dolan, Jimmy 16. Don’t Smoke In Bed – Lee, Peggy with Dave Barbour 17. Smoke – Knight, Baker 18. Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray – Cline, Patsy 19. My Last Cigarette – Clayton, Paul 20. Are You Kissing More Now (But Enjoying It Les – Homer & Jethro 21. Down To My Last Cigarette – Walker , Billy 22. These Foolish Things – Sinatra, Frank 23. Cigareetes, Whusky And Wild Women – Sons Of The Pioneers, The 24. Three On A Match – Guitar, Bonnie 25. Caffeine And Nicotine – Gordon, Curtis 26. What Cigarette Is Best – Carter, Wilf 27. The Smoke, The Bottle And The Wine – Mack, Bill 28. Cigarette Milner – Collins, Tommy 29. Twenty Cigarettes – Dickens, Little Jimmie 30. Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) – Williams, Tex and His Western 31. Dragnet Advertisement (March 20, 1952) 32. Richard Diamond Advertisement (February 2, 1951)

30 classic songs from the 40s and 50s on the Title “Cigarettes” is an unprecedented coupling with hillbilly and pop music with some extremely rare titles with original cigarette ads from the golden era of broadcasting and with illustrated information on how the social attitude to smoking compared has changed – since people smoke, they have also written songs about it. Few things have changed so dramatically since then, as our attitude towards smoking and smokers. These changes are in the unique combination of smoke or smoker songs. It is an amazing cross-section, the music comes mostly from the 40s and 50s, with an emphasis on hillbilly and pop. For the first time we meet Frank Sinatra, Rev. JM Gates and Little Jimmy Dickens on the same compilation. And not without reason, Patsy Cline and Homer and Jethro. And what they could combine all light cigarettes as from enjoy it to learn, such as smoking cigarettes and first as a sexy, sophistication, but were now considered somewhat less desirable. Only half a century ago was a cigarette the man into a cool, tough guy, and this attracted the ladies magnetically. And the women themselves smoking made them beautiful, mysterious creatures, if they smoke around her. Cigarettes once were lean times, romantic phallic symbols and are now seen as toxic, even lethal and they are often referred to as cancer stick. All this happened really fast, and there are still a lot of songs that were written. Of the 30 wonderful tracks, we have added classic cigarette ads from the golden age of radio. Not to forget 9 out of 10 doctors agree that smoking once is good …! After all, who wants to be super cool as John Wayne, Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, creates the fastest with a pack of cigarettes in his hand. And the selected songs to prove this, many of the tracks are relatively rare, such as Peggy Lees original version of their classic “Do not Smoke In Bed” or the extraordinary 1939 recording of Rev. JM Gates sermon on the evils of women in the public puffing. This remarkable coupling also contains humorous and informative comments by the music historian Hank Davis about how the attitude has changed towards smoking, supplemented by carefully selected classic illustrations.

Roland Heinrich – Warten auf den Zug

Bear Family  BCD 17037 AF

1. Vorsätzlich 2. Es ist nicht gut 3. Treib mir die Trübsal aus 4. 400 Kilometer bis nach Essen 5. Für alles was mal war 6. Warten auf den Zug 7. Das Lied vom armen Tropf 8. Betrübter Jodler # 6 9. Ich lauf mir ‘nen Wolf 10. In ferne Länder zieh’n

Bear Family Records released the first CD compilation of Roland Heinrich: “Waiting for the Train” The album closes for the artist, a circle that began with his solo work in 2003. — Roland had sent a demo to the Bear Family – as the artist for a live performance at the 30th Anniversary 2005. Richard Weize liked what he heard and suggested that Roland was to translate the yodeling Jimmie Rodgers-songs into German. This idea led to the Bear Family Album ” Lonely and Blue”. Songs of Jimmie Rodgers and for the concert at the Bear’s birthday party was also a green light. – At the same time sought the American director James Lyons, a musician who was capable in his new play ‘Johnny Cash: “The Beast In Me” to play the role of Jimmie Rodgers. They knew him to the Bear Family, and Richard Weize put you in touch with Roland Heinrich. The play ran successfully from 2004 to 2010 in Berlin and Bielefeld. Since August 2008, also as a musical guest performances of theater management Landgraf – with Roland as a musical director – under the title Johnny Cash “The Man In Black” in Germany and in German-speaking neighbors. That version won the 2009 Prize of the crossover INTHEGA. Overall, Roland has since 2004 in more than 200 performances the Jimmie Rodgers played and helped make the Blue Yodeler in Germany again known. – The cover of “Waiting for the train” Roland shows as ‘brakeman; in “The Man In Black”. The focus of the publication is on danceable grooves and entertainment. It presents some songs of the previous CD “Lonely and Blue” honky-tonk songs of Roland’s Lichterloh” CD (agro berlin) and an unreleased song by Jimmie-Rodgers session, for all that time was (For The Sake Of Days Gone By). There are also two popular cover songs from Henry’s current live show “Cowboy Jazz and tears” I run me a Wolf because of you (Walking The Floor Over You) and it is not good (Right or Wrong). – The impact on Texas “Waiting for the train” is remarkable: In addition to the Jimmie Rodgers-songs are musical tracks by the likes of Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb and Milton Brown recognizable. The laconic word games often resemble Eddie Noack, who is also mentioned in a song by name. All these musicians have passed through the Jimmie Rodgers-school. The circle would be without the influence of Johnny Cash, another admirer of the ‘Singing Brakeman’not quite closed. So on the CD and the previously unreleased trumpets boom-chicka-boom version of 400 kilometers. The CD is available exclusively through Bear Family Mail-order and after the performances of ‘Johnny Cash: The Man In Black’.

Lathan Moore – Love In Your Life Blue Steel Records  BSR0002

1. It’s a Feel Thing 3:53 2. Beautiful Girl 3:27 3. You Can’t Leave Me Like This 3:57 4. Shot Down 4:04 5. Cornfield Cadillac 3:41 6. Angel Fire 3:58 7. Love In Your Life 4:06 8. I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good 3:13 9. That’s the News 3:23 10. Even Angels Have Bad Days 3:31

He looks great! He has an excellent voice! He is a great personality! We are talking about Lathan Moore! At Blue Steel Records, has released his latest album “Love In Your Life”. There are 10 great country songs. He grew up in Harrisburg, Illinois. His musical journey took him from Illinois to Texas and from there he moved to Tennessee, where he found a new home. Each of the songs tells a little story. We asked his producer Norro Wilson, then Lathan Moore, what it takes to leave really big tracks in the music business.

Kellie Rucker – Blues Is Blues Blues Boulevard Records 250256

1. Mississippi Rain 2. Wild wild West 3. Blues is blues 4. Nothin’ to lose 5. You’re leavin’ me 6. In the meantime 7. Life of crime 8. Love and war 9. Church of Texas 10. Talk to me 11. Kiss me 12. Rollin’ & Tumblin’ 13. Had we not

Kellie Rucker has a raspy voice like Bonny Taylor. In addition to the distinctive voice is also the fact that the woman is an excellent harmonica player. On the album, which is home to a total of 13 songs, she presents a mix of rock, Zydeco, swing and Americana. A very daring blend, which clearly shows how changeable Kellie Rucker and her music is.

Doug Adkins – Waltz Across Montana Lyric Mountain Inc

Ain’t Gonna Play, Loved You More, Mary Jane Riley, Why Not, Playin’ To Win, Bismark, One Fine Mamma, Ropin The Wind, Yippee II Yippee AA, Waltz Across Montana, Nothin’ Left, To Santefe

Doug Adkins is one of the artists who made the big leap, but have a loyal and large fan base in Germany and overseas. His latest album, “Waltz Across Montana” is country music from the heart of Montana. Dancers will certainly have their very great pleasure in each song, as Doug Adkins has ensured that almost invite all to dance.

Audie Blaylock And Redline

– Cryin’ Heart Blues Rural Rhythm Records  RHY-1060

1. Cryin’ Heart Blues,  2. All I Can Do Is Pretend,  3. Matches,  4. Can’t Keep Runnin’,  5. You Can Keep Your Nine Pound Hammer,  6. Stay Away from Me,  7. Drink Up And Go Home,  8. Troubles,  9. Pray The Clouds Away, 10. Let’s Part The Best Of Friends, 11. Talk To Your Heart, 12. He Is Near, 13. Rummie’s Run

“Cryin’ Heart Blues” is already a somewhat confusing title for an album that is pure Bluegrass. But Audie Blaylock And Redline halted, as so many bands before them simply uses a track from the album as an album title. And honestly, it’s one we really care but in the end is like the title of an album, as long as the music is good. And the music is good on the album by Audie Blaylock And Redline, easily said. Bluegrass Music is one of the few genres where it depends on the quality of the singers and musicians. The quality is reflected in all 13 songs.

Anna Garrott – Only Time Will Tell Blue Steel Records  AGJV-4808-CD

1. What a Way to Go 3:13 2. Two More Bottles of Wine 3:21 3. Silver Wings 3:20 4. Trouble is a Woman 3:21 5. As Soon as I’m Over You 3:27 6. Pink Roses 4:19 7. To My Heart From Me 3:36 8. Only Time Will Tell 4:18 9. Where We Wanna Go 3:17 10. Get The Hell Outta Dodge 3:22

Anna Garrott, in a fire ignite the passion when on stage. With her passion for country music, she draws rally the people in their spell. With the album “The Only Time Will Tell” her potential shows everything. If you would like to receive more information about Anna Garrott;

Bobby Charles – See You Later Alligator

Bear Family Records  BCD 17207 AH

1. Later Alligator (See You Later, Alligator) 2. On Bended Knee 3. Don’t You Know I Love You (You Know I Love You) 4. Why Did You Leave 5. Watch It, Sprocket 6. Why Can’t You 7. Take It Easy Greasy 8. Time Will Tell 9. Ain’t Got No Home 10. No Use Knocking 11. You Can Suit Yourself 12. Laura Lee 13. I’m A Fool To Care 14. Mr. Moon 15. I’ll Turn Square For You 16. Lonely Street 17. Over Yonder 18. Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey 19. One Eyed Jack 20. Yea Yea Baby (Yeah Yeah) 21. Good Lovin’ 22. Your Picture 23. No More (I Ain’t Gonna Do It No More) 24. I’d Like To Know 25. Teenagers 26. Tell Me Baby 27. Hey Good Lookin’ 28. Lovesick Blues

Bobby Charles’ death means New Orleans has lost a legend! Bear Family, found a true Star honors with a complete edition of his Chess recordings. With its original Hits “See You Later Alligator” and “Do not You Know I Love You (You Know I Love You”), which can also be heard in the movie Forrest Gump. Many rare photos and liner notes by journalist Rick Coleman of New Orleans. – Bobby Charles was a true original. A young white Cajun, who sang entirely straight forward R&B. He was a gifted songwriter with writing the notes of the songs, and could not even play an instrument. After a club gig, he wrote “See You Later, Alligator” and a record store owner played the song Len Chess of Chess Records before, gave the Charles contractwith the thought he was a black man. Although Bill Haley did Alligator and therefore had a bigger hit. They helped Charles in the title of his long career in which he also sang original version of “Do not You Know I Love You (You Know I Love You)”, for the Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, was a success and in Tom Hanks film Forrest Gump. – First published all Bear Family Chess Recordings by Bobby Charles. Besides the hits, a New Orleans classic follows the other, for instance, “A Fool To Care” (a hit for Joe Barry) and “On Bended Knee”, call only two. – This CD is a fitting tribute to one of the always underrated heroes of the music from New Orleans. Fittingly, Bobby Charles, Fats Domino, and the classic “Walkin’ To New Orleans” composed it. Bobby Charles is gone, his music will always be remembered.

Daniel Christian – Hold Your Breath

1. California Song 4:12 2. Deep Breath 5:22 3. Corners 3:38 4. Other Side of the Ground 3:56 5. Flowers & Song 4:47 6. Lover Like Me 3:46 7. Baby Cry 4:06 8. Worse 3:03 9. The Consumer 4:46 10. Summer’s Gonna Roll You 3:48 11. Hymn of the Scarecrow (Peace in this Field) 1:38 12. Neon River 4:00 13. Happy Guy 3:33 14. Autumn Coming Down 3:55 15. California Song (Reprise) 6:01

Singer and songwriter Daniel Christian released the album “Hold Your Breath”, 15 songs into the category of Country – folk. A record set on the fact that he committed a total of 30 guest musicians for the album.

Flynnville Train – Redemption Next Evolution Records

1. Home 3:59 2. Preachin’ To the Choir 3:41 3. On Our Way 3:54 4. 33 Steps 3:42 5. Alright 3:43 6. Friend of Sinners 4:07 7. The One You Love 4:13 8. Tip A Can 2:53 9. Turn Left 3:12 10. Scratch Me Where I’m Itchin’ 3:07 11. Sandman 5:18

The band members of Flynnville Train, are Brian and Brent Flynn, Damon Michael and Tommy Bales. They are proud of their current work. But invested a lot of time and work into this current album “Redemption”. With good reason cannot be argued this is the best album in the band’s history. All 11 songs reveals musical reveals the band entirely. The big question is, can Flynnville Train beat their current album “Redemption”?

Gina Dalmas – Yee-Haw ETC.

1.Live Fast Love Hard Die Young 2:26 2. Honky Tonk Song 2:43 3. Each Night I Try 3:03 4. I’m Ready If You’re Willin’ 3:08 5. Brain Cloudy Blues 3:09 6. I Shouldn’t Have 2:54 7. Smoke That Cigarette 2:42

An album with just 7 songs, few songs you thing. But why should the album appear in a CD rack? Because Gina Dalmas has an unusual voice and the songs are expressive and melodic! A wonderful picture of Gina Dalmas can be found at and more information about them.

Hedy West And Bill Clfton

– Getting Folk Out Of The Country

Bear Family Records  BCD 16754 AH

1. Free Little Bird 2. Maid On The Shore 3. Whitehouse Blues 4. Little Sadie 5. Blow Ye Gentle Winds 6. Curley Headed Baby 7. S-A V-E D 8. Mary Of The Wildmoor 9. Mississippi Sawyer 10. Pictures From Life’s Other Side 11. Pity Me All Day 12. Angel Band

In the 70 years I have booked several American artists in the German folk clubs. Now for the 35th anniversary of Bear Family, I am sentimental and looking back on this days. The artists have included Bill Clifton, Hedy West, Bonnie Dobson, The Strange Creek Singers, Tracy and Eloise Schwarz, Bill Monroe, Ed McCurdy and more. Over the years, Bear Family’s Various productions of Hedy, Bill, Tracy & Eloise Schwarz has been published. Hedy produced for Bear Family LP by Ed McCurdy, which included his first composition, “Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream” sung by him.

In the years before the present anti-war song were interpreted by many other artists, including Pete Seeger and Johnny Cash. They was sung even in 1989 when during Berlin Wall. Ed, who observed the scene on television in Canada, called me and was very excited. In addition to the concerts of the German Bill Monroe (4-CD/1 DVD box), we published the complete studio recordings by Bill Monroe on CD. Several boxes including a fascinating hour of country music star, Walter Fuchs expresses. “Now it is to witness once again, of that memorable meeting of two legends: Hedy West and Bill Clifton, Hedy West, who died in 2005 and Bill Clifton, the 2008 was recorded in Nashville in the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, had 1972 in a studio in London taken to produce an album together. These photographs published in Folk Variety Richard Weize first and shortly afterwards on Bear Family”. The LP caused quite a stir in the scene. Yes, there was even talk of an extraordinary triumph for Country Music. Finally, both artists from every diverse walks of life and different music scenes, Bill Clifton came from the upper class, rather Hedy West from the working class. Both had enjoyed college education, and both are committed to the folklore of the underprivileged.

Hedy West composer, singer, banjo and guitar virtuoso was moving in the field of American folk songs. Bill Clifton a composer, singer and guitar and Autoharp virtuose for many years with great success led many a bluegrass band, such as the Dixie Mountain Boys. He also organized the first bluegrass festival”.

“In hindsight, it would combine the music of both under the name Singer/Songwriter or under Americana. This legendary album from 1974, two years previously recorded by a happy coincidence, now published with the original layout on a CD again. The voices and the instruments of the two actors are charming blend into a timeless work of art. The songs are mostly traditional such as “White House Blues”, “Curley Headed Baby” and “Pictures From Life’s Other Side”. The title ‘Angel Band’ both accompanied by Bill Clifton’s family. The music forces you to listen, it is simply “cool” the album is a must!”

Pat Boone – The Drugstores Rockin

Bear Family RecordsBCD 16498 AH

1. Don’t Forbid Me 2. I’ll Be Home 3. Gee Whittakers 4. I Almost Lost My Mind 5. Love Letters In The Sand 6. Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love) 7. Without My Love 8. Why Baby Why 9. Bernadine 10. There’s A Goldmine In The Sky 11. From A Jack To A King 12. A Wonderful Time Up There 13. Remember You’re Mine 14. Beg Your Pardon 15. April Love 16. Johnny Will 17. Keep Your Heart 18. For My Good Fortune (mono) 19. When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano 20. Moody River 21. Two Little Kisses 22. Jimmie Brown The Newsboy 23. Gee But It’s Lonely 24. Speedy Gonzales 25. Lover’s Lane 26. Delia Gone 27. Rock Boll Weevil 28. For A Penny 29. Walking The Floor Over You 30. Twixt, Twelve And Twenty 31. To The Center Of The Earth 32. A Thousand Years 33. Tonight You’re Mine 34. The Locket 35. July, You’re A Woman

The pop side of Pat Boone! With some of his immortal hits, like “Do not Forbid Me”, “Love Letters In The Sand”, “I’ll Be Home, Speedy Gonzales”, etc. – all in excellent re-mastered sound! The CD also contains rarities. 35 Songs, plus a lavish booklet with many unseen photographs, a meticulous biography and disco graphic information! During his 56 years Pat Boone’s recorded career in the U.S., and 60 Top 100 Hits 1955-1969. In Britain, he succeeded in 1955-1962 over two dozen chart hits. In most of these years, only Elvis Presley fronted him! – Is his best Rock & Roll title is now on a CD with 34 songs in Bear Family’s prestigious Rocks series.

This entire CD – with the emphasis on the ballads and teen favorites and hits. It was an appealing and great listenable compilation of hit singles and rare LP tracks, of which there are many so far only on the two Bear Family box set “The Complete Fifties” and was “The Sixties (1960-1962).

Among the highlights on this CD are “I’ll Be Home”, “Do not Forbid Me”, “Love Letters In The Sand”, “A Wonderful Time Up There” (also known as Gospel Boogie), “Bernadine”, “I Almost Lost My Mind”, “Gee Whittakers”, “Gee”, “But It’s Lonely” , April Love”, “Lover’s Lane”, “Speedy Gonzales”, Johnny and Will Moody River. – With the “Rocks” edition, this CD appears in the fold digi-pack format – as usual with all, for Bear Family obvious marks of quality products, for example with rare photos and all the disco graphic detail about these individual songs.

Ray Taylor Sounds

– Country Birthday Song Album

1. What Can I Do?Rachael Williams 2:59 2. Country Birthday Song (Male)Cal Baker 3:58 3. Loving BevCal Baker 4:07 4. My Sweet Texas BedCal Baker 3:55 5. Designer GirlCal Baker 2:43 6. Country Birthday Song (Female)Rachael Williams

An album with 6 songs. The songs are perfect for a a birthday gift. This CD provides a all-good feel, because who can say to themselves that he has ever received a birthday album titled “Country Birthday Song” Album. No drawback there that the album has only 6 songs.

Teeny Tucker – Keep The Blues Alive TeBo Records

1. Ain’t That the Blues 4:13 2. Make Room For Teeny 3:39 3. Daughter To the Blues 4:56 4. Old Man Magnet 4:23 5. I Wish We Could Go Back 6:57 6. Keep the Blues Alive 3:56 7. I Live Alone 3:16 8. John Cephas 4:07 9. Heartbreak 3:36 10. I Got My Mojo Workin’ 4:00 11. Respect Me and the Blues 4:21

No Country but great blues! That’s for sure. And who of blues music can actually do something with the album “Keep The Blues Alive” from Teeny Tucker. Strong voice, very good songs, and the certainty that this album does not stay on the shelf too long before on the way into the CD player creates.

The Big Bopper – Hellooo Baby

Bear Family Records  BCD 17209 AH

1. Chantilly Lace 2. Little Red Riding Hood 3. Big Bopper’s Wedding 4. Pink Petticoats 5. Strange Kisses 6. Preacher And The Bear 7. It’s The Truth Ruth (version 2) 8. Walking Through My Dreams (version 2) 9. Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor 10. White Lightning 11. The Clock 12. Old Maid 13. One More Chance 14. It’s The Truth Ruth (version 1) 15. Walking Through My Dreams (version 1) 16. That’s What I’m Talking About 17. Someone Watching Over You 18. Monkey Song (You Made A Monkey Out Of Me) 19. A Teen-Age Moon 20. Beggar To A King 21. Crazy Blues 22. Someone Watching Over You 23. Bopper’s Boogie Woogie 24. Gordon Ritter: Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor 25. Donna Dameron: Bopper 486009 26. Ray Campi: The Man I Met (A Tribute To The Big Bopper) 27. Eddie Cochran: Three Stars 28. Jayne Mansfield: That Makes It 29. Don Terry: She Giggles 30. Bill Kimbrough: Egg Head and Chantilly Lace Cha Cha 31. Gordon Ritter: Sweet Lips

The best tribute to the artist, who perished with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens’ on “The Day The Music Died” With the unforgettable giant hit “Chantilly Lace”. With Big Boppers original version of “White Lightning”, hit by George Jones made a hit! The CD also contains extremely rare Big Bopper titles and Tribute and response songs by Eddie Cochran, the rockabilly legend Ray Campi and Jayne Mansfield (yes, from the Jayne Mansfield!) The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens in the same plane crash, post up to, then only, two hits. His tragic death on the day the music died provided both for his artistic immortality. And in fact, his career was much more interesting than the comparable one or two hit wonder. For example, he composed many hits. His own version of ‘White Lightning’ is included here (he wrote the track, which became the # 1 country hit for George Jones), also Johnny Preston’s # 1 pop hit “Running Bear” for never taking the credit.

Unfortunately, he has not seen how these songs were great successes. Of course, this well-featured CD “Bopper Satt” sent to him as his very first recording from 1954 (which was at that time unpublished). It is extremely rare early Rock n roll singles for Mercury. His original recording of “Chantilly Lace” and its original LP , but the offer is even greater: The Tribute and response songs including Eddie Cochran’s “Three Stars”, Ray Campi “The Man I Met” (A Tribute To The Big Bopper), Donna Dameron’s Bopper “486009” and even makes ‘Chantilly Lace’ derived by Jayne Mansfield. There are also rare in the booklet; unreleased photos from the estate of Big Boppers Family and the first comprehensive biography, written by Johnette Duff.

Urbain Lambert – La Nuit Nava Jo Caroline Productions  UP2LOR8/6

1. Le prix d’Amérique 3:53 2. L’impossible 3:49 3. La nuit Navajo 4:11 4. Juste mariés 2:43 5. L’orang-outang du zoo de Vincennes 3:35 6. Madeleine 3:33 7. La cité des fleurs 3:46 8. Rendez-vous 2:16 9. Sens dessus dessous 3:02 10. Le café de l’univers 3:33

The name Urbain Lambert is in many of country music not as well known, but he does have a influences of pop and rock music. “Unforgettable” is his double live album “Up” from 2003, which shows his enthusiasm and ability. he answers back now impressively. With 10 songs, all sung in French, instrumental backed vocally very good by Urbain Lambert.

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Katsy Redstar Artist

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Experience a new degree of acoustic relaxation!

10 songs of very mellow songwriter tunes, played on acoustic guitar with awesome melodic background. Katsy Redstar is perfect for your dusk till dawn highway-drive.

…Katsy makes young and old people enthusiastic with his voice. The audience is positive surprised. Because the music from Katsy Redstar sounds different than a lot of his songwriter pals…‘ Quote about Katsy’s first CD form Mannheimer Citymagazine “Maier”, September 2009

Katsy Redstar CD Beautiful Life, 15.08.2010

About the Beautiful Life CD

The new Katsy Redstar CD ‘Beautiful Life’ contains a wonderful mix of 10 mellow- relaxing songwriter tunes. Modern Americana/Alt.Country meets European Singer/Songwriter style. Steel-string acoustic guitar are in the foreground. Katsy is supported on guitar by Marc Dehnke (Solara, Radiodick) and Olli Seuser (Move On). Harmony and background vocals are added by Tanja Wingerter (Radio DJane) and Alex Goeppert (Rip Torn). Beautiful Life, which is Katsy’s second CD, is produced without any commercial sponsor at Landlord Landliebe Studios in Heidelberg, Germany.

Katsy Redstar is supporting HelpCharity with 20% donation from each Beautiful Life CD sale. HelpCharity is an organization that pay attention to the needs of handicapped children in America and Germany.

About Katsy Redstar
Katsy Redstar was born and raised in Cologne, Germany. He has spent years of his life traveling all over North America visiting important music spots in Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans.
Originally Katsy learned to play Spanish Flamenco guitar during the 80ties and did joint concerts and television broadcasts together with his guitar-master Armin Backer, e.g. on SWF TV.

During the 90ties, Katsy played electric guitar for semi-professional independent and alternative rock bands, like In Fear Of Fear, Tusk, Granny Smith and Rip Torn. Starting in 2004 Katsy turned back to acoustic guitar and introspective songwriter music. Initially influenced by classic country and songwriter stuff, like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, Katsy was fascinated by the alternative country & songwriter music movement. He would see himself influenced by Larry Jon Wilson, David Allen Coe, Guy Clark, Towns van Zandt and Steve Earle.

Today Katsy lives in Hoffenheim, Germany, with his wife Suse, his two kids Elvis & Merlin and Gati the cat.  Watch for an exclusive interview in the future.

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96.5 The Buzz Presents an AEG LIVE event

Rise Against

With special guests:

Bad Religion and Your Year Strong

May 11 7:00pm

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Tickets on-sale beginning February 11 @ 10am

Tickets available at The Midland Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Part of the Bud Light Concert Series–Don’t miss it!

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The Harvey Boys Present

Red State, U.S.A. Tour

Movie SCREENING and Kevin Smith Q&A

Ever since Clerks (co-winner of the Filmmakers Trophy at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival), Kevin Smith has been known for his sharp, subversive, comedic writing. He shifts from comedy to horror with Red State and aptly demonstrates that good writing transcends genre.
Red State begins by following three horny high school boys who come across an online ad from an older woman looking for a gang bang. Boys being boys, they hit the road to satisfy their libidinal urges. But what begins as a fantasy takes a dark turn as they come face-to-face with a terrifying “holy” force with a fatal agenda.  Instead of relying on archetypes and predictable formulas, Smith meticulously fashions all-too-real characters, utilizing exceptional performances (notably by Michael Parks) and an intelligent script. His realistic style gives the film an intimate feeling, heightening the terror to biblical proportions. Red State is a shocking new kind of horror film that aggressively confronts higher powers and extreme doctrines with a vengeance.  (Credit, the Sundance Film Festival)
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MARCH 12 8:00PM

for mature audiences

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New York, NY: Times of Grace are excited to announce that they have solidified the touring lineup for their forthcoming debut tour this February. The core of the band is Jesse Leach on vocals and Adam Dutkiewicz on guitars/vocals, and they will be supported by guitarist Joel Stroetzel, bassist Daniel Struble and drummer Dan Gluszak.

Stroetzel is a familiar name to Times of Grace fans, as he is also guitarist for Killswitch Engage, alongside Adam D., and is an original member who played with Leach while he was singing in KsE. Stroetzel’s involvement in Times of Grace was a happy accident,  as he assisted his former and current bandmates when they recorded acoustic performances for iTunes and SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal late last year. Times of Grace were on the hunt for a live guitarist and Stroetzel just clicked, so he decided to once again pitch in for his friends and act as their touring guitarist.  Struble is the former singer of Five Pointe O, a long ago labelmate of KsE, while Gluszak is the former drummer of Envy on the Coast.

“I am honored to work with such quality people and solid musicians and I can already see the synergy developing and it is very exciting. I truly feel blessed,” Leach said about the touring lineup.

Times of Grace will embark on their first tour on February 1st in Baltimore and wrap on February 27th in Boston. The band’s tour itinerary is as follows.

Feb. 01 Baltimore, MD  @ The Quarter

Feb.02 Atlanta, GA @ the Masquerade (downstairs)

Feb. 04 Dallas, TX @ The Door
Feb. 05 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Feb. 07 Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile
Feb. 08 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Feb. 09 San Francisco, CA@ Bottom of the Hill
Feb. 11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Feb. 12 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Ballroom
Feb. 14 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – Grand Room
Feb. 15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Feb. 17 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
Feb. 18 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Feb. 19 Detroit, MI @ Eagle Theater
Feb. 20 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

Feb. 21 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Feb. 22 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

Feb. 24 West Chester, PA @ The Note
Feb. 25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Feb. 26 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Feb. 27 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

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Below is a sampling of what the press is saying about Times of Grace’s universally praised The Hymn of a Broken Man, which came out last Tuesday.

“Emotionally raw vocals, melodic guitar solos, thundering drums and everything else you’d expect from these guys…so purist it’s almost retro.” –Alternative Press

The Hymn of a Broken Man could very well be a touchstone for metal’s evolution. From the pointed explorations of darkness to the incendiary metallic incisions, The Hymn of a  Broken Man has all the trappings of a classic metal album…Times of Grace are the future. Let the new age begin.” – (5 out of 5 stars)

“An album that combines raging Killswitch-style metalcore with more melody and atmospheric moments.” –Guitar World

“It is unequivocally one of the finest records you’ll hear this year….a truly stunning achievement.” –Outburn (10 out of 10 rating)

“It’s a heavy and eclectic record that augments Dutkiewicz’s signature metalcore with atmospheric hard rock and moody pop.” –Revolver

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Drake Bell With Special Guest:Emily Osment at Midland

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Drake Bell

With Special Guest:

Emily Osment

March 27, 2011 – 6pm

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Tickets on-sale January 28 @ 10am!

Tickets available at The Midland Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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Author’s Book Made into Reality TV Show

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Author’s Book Made into Reality TV Show

‘The Assignment: Journeys to the Extreme’

Debuts Sunday on Direct TV Channel 367

LOS ANGELES, CA – On Sunday, January 30, Author Karl Hargestam’s novel, The Assignment: Journey to the Extreme will debut as a television reality show on Direct TV Channel 367 at 7 p.m. EST and 9 p.m. PST.  The episodes are based on the novel released in April 2010 by Yorkshire Publishing.
The television show, ‘The Assignment:  Journeys to the Extreme,’ is filmed from the Ethiopian outback, where a team of eight Americans are dropped by helicopter amid one of Ethiopia’s most extreme tribes. While there, the crew must complete a number of dangerous missions before discovering the real meaning of the assignment. They face challenges, which test their stamina, their will power and their very desire to survive.
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ALLFLAWS unveil two new releases

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ALLFLAWS unveil two new releases

Alternative Bristol music act Allflaws have just released a brooding new single called Amrak and a somewhat creepy and psychedelic spoken word video called Acid Face.The single Amrak is another deep and layered composition of industrial, electronica, trip hop and rap. Intelligently combining Gabriel Curran’s edgy and evocative vocals with the dark and experimental Allflaws production. The spoken word video Acid Face is an unsettling but intriguing audio and visual experience that artistically evokes feelings of paranoia, anxiety and dystopia. The Acid Face video is created by the talented UK filmmaker and Allflaws VJ Swankoid.

You can check out the new single Amrak and the new spoken word video Acid Face at these links below:

For Allflaws Wikipedia information visit:

About Allflaws:
Vocalist and producer Gabriel Curran formed Allflaws in Bristol in the early days of
2004, looking to bridge the void between the hip hop, industrial, dance and rock scenes.
The Allflaws entity has produced two progressive studio albums to date, (These Walls Are Lies 2007/8) and (Black Box Here After 2009/10). Both these eclectic releases have
helped to propel Allflaws onto the UK underground scene with much attention being on
Curran’s conscious and poetic vocal style.

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Upcoming Events at Beaumont Club

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January 28, 2011: Upcoming Events at Beaumont Club

Cory Morrow in Kansas City!

Friday, February 11th: Cory Morrow w/ the Scott Ford Band and Travis Marvin & Hammer Down
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Win Tickets To See Hawthorne Heights!

Tuesday, February 15th: Hawthorne Heights w/ Mike Loomis, Mayview, Le Grand
Hawthorne Heights is playing their first ever full band, acoustic tour and you can win a pair of tickets. Visit our Facebook to find out how!
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On The Way: All Time Low

Tuesday, April 5th: All Time Low w/ Yellowcard, Hey Monday, and the Summer Set
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On Sale Saturday!
96.5 the Buzz Presents: Social Distortion

Tuesday, May 3rd: Social Distortion w/ Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), and Sharks
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Upcoming Events

Purple Haze & Kosmic Bluez

Friday, February 4
Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix tribute) & Kosmic Bluez (Janis Joplin tribute)
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Saturday, February 5
w/ Eisley, Chapin Sisters
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Cory Morrow

Friday, February11
w/ Scott Ford Band, Travis Marvin & Hammer Down
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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Saturday, February 12
w/ Chamberlin
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Hawthorne Heights

Tuesday, February 15
w/ Mike Loomis, Mayview, Le Grand
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Parkway Drive

Friday, February 18
w/ Set Your Goals, The Ghost Inside, the Warriors, Enemies Laid To Rest
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Gorilla Finals

Saturday, February 19
w/ Ten Thousand One, Burning Symmetry, Driven, A Greater Tomorrow, For the Irony, the Almost Heroes, Pawn Shop, She Cries Wolf
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95.7 the Vibe Presents: Ke$ha Afterparty w/ Irv Da Phenom

Sunday, February 20
w/ B Double E, Cash Image, DJ Chewbacca-Rocka
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96.5 the Buzz Presents: Cage the Elephant

Wednesday, February 23
w/ Sleeper Agent
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Krizz Kaliko

Friday, February 25
w/ B. Hood, Nesto the Owner
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Randy Rogers Band

Saturday, February 26
w/ County Road 5
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Dropkick Murphys

Wednesday, March 2
w/ Against Me!
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Cicada Rhythm Presents: EPROM

Friday, March 4
w/ Miss J, EZ Brothers
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Saturday, March 5
w/ Hanzel Und Gretyl, Troglodyte, Serated
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Black History Feature: Healing of Black Families

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Black History Feature: Healing of Black Families

Former NFL Player Freddie Scott, II, author of “The Dad I Wish I Had,” says let’s focus on the future of our families

Nashville, TN (January 31, 2011) – If you could take a snapshot of the African-American family today and compare it to a snapshot of the African-American family of yesterday, you will see that someone is missing.  Over the years, more and more fathers are “out of the picture” when it comes to being a part of their children’s lives.  This problem is impacting the African-American legacy in a big way.
February is Black History Month.  Former NFL Player Freddie Scott, II is author of the book, The Dad I Wish I Had and says that one of the best ways to honor our past and preserve our culture and our future is to deal with the deterioration of the African-American family structure.
Scott is available to speak on the impact of absentee fathers on African- American communities and the American society as a whole.  He also has tips on how to get our families back to the strong model of hope that we once knew.
Scott speaks from his personal experience growing up without having his father in his life as he would have liked.
To arrange an interview with Freddie Scott, II, or for more information on the author, contact the publicist.
Media may request a free review copy of the book, The Dad I Wish I Had, by emailing
About the Author
Scott has a history as a player in the National Football League. He is a minister at Word of Faith Christian Center in Nashville, youth counselor, public speaker and author.  He is founder and president of Unlock The Champion, LLC., an organization dedicated to people raised in broken homes, especially athletes.  His most recent research has made him aware of the tremendous need, now more than ever, for strong fathers in America’s ever-changing culture and across the world.
Today, Scott travels throughout America speaking on such issues as family, character development, and personal goals. To date, Freddie has spoken to thousands helping to empower people to not be imprisoned to the pain of their past.  He is an NFL Spokesman for All Pro Dad, an Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle TN and the Dean of Word of Faith church’s Spiritual Growth Institute.  Scott is most proud of being a loving husband to his wife of 10 years, Tondalanea, and great father to their five children.  For more info on “The Dad I Wish I Had” or for more background on Freddie Scott, II, please visit
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Belle Brigade Announce Spring Tour Dates

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The Belle Brigade Announce Spring Tour Dates

Supporting Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

and G. Love and Special Sauce

Los Angeles-Based Sibling Duo Are Touring in Support of Their Upcoming Self-Titled Debut Album, Due April 19th on Reprise Records

“Losers” Will Be Available From All Digital Retailers Beginning February 1st

BURBANK, CA–(Marketwire – January 31, 2011) – Fresh off their well-attended month-long residency at Club Spaceland in Silverlake, Los Angeles band The Belle Brigade, fronted by siblings Barbara and Ethan Gruska, will hit the road for a series of spring U.S. tour dates in support of their upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released by Reprise Records on April 19th, 2011. The band’s single “Losers” will be available from all digital retailers beginning February 1st.

The duo, backed by their talented band (bassist Keith Karmen, keyboardist Aaron Arntz, electric guitarist Harlan Silverman, and drummer Mike Green), will open four shows for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in February and March, followed by a series of dates opening for G. Love and Special Sauce in April. Please see below for all confirmed dates. The band will also perform at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, TX, March 16th through the 19th.

Inspired by Barbara and Ethan’s love for Fleetwood Mac, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, and Stevie Wonder, The Belle Brigade’s debut album is chock-full of artfully arranged, freewheeling songs brimming with breezy, California melodies and bracing pop harmonies, fueled by the driving rhythms Barbara plays on drums. A longtime fixture on the Los Angeles music scene, Barbara is a sought-after live drummer who toured with Inara George and Jenny Lewis, among others, before she picked up a guitar and formed the band with her singer-songwriter younger brother Ethan two years ago. Raised in a musical family (their father is songwriter/composer Jay Gruska and their maternal grandfather is renowned film composer John Williams), Barbara and Ethan have a strong familial chemistry, which, along with their obvious songwriting gifts, has resulted in one of the most thrilling debut albums of the year.

The Belle Brigade have recently attracted notable critical praise for their live shows, as well as the first two songs released off the album, “Sweet Louise,” (available here:, which was a Top Tune on KCRW’s website on January 24th, and “Losers,” which is available as a 7″ vinyl single here: They were also featured as one of the Los Angeles Times‘ “Faces to Watch” picks for 2011. Times critic Ann Powers raved: “The Belle Brigade, Barbara Gruska’s band with kid brother Ethan, shows off her big memorable voice and considerable charisma within songs that gleam with hooks and pour over with earnest emotion. … Its misfits anthem ‘Losers’ could be a Top 10 hit.”

Check out video clips for the “Losers” 7″-single here:

Losers (A-Side):
My Old Home (B-Side):

The Belle Brigade’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

02/04 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre*
03/09 New York, NY Irving Plaza*
03/10 New York, NY Irving Plaza*
03/11 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts*
04/07 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theater**
04/08 San Diego, CA House of Blues**
04/09 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues**
04/10 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore**
04/14 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s**
04/15 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst**
04/21 Bend, OR Domino Room**
04/22 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory**
04/23 Boise, ID Knitting Factory**
04/26 Fargo, ND The Venue**
04/27 Duluth, MN Clyde Iron Works**
04/28 Madison, WI The Majestic**
04/29 St. Louis, MO The Pageant**
04/30 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue**

*denotes show with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
**denotes show with G. Love and Special Sauce

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Kathleen Carnali soon to release new cd

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Kathleen Carnali soon to release new cd

“New CD to Come!”

Hey guys!  I pray that your new year is starting off great as you seek first God’s Kingdom in your life.  Not sure if you were affected by last week’s snow storms, but we got to see a winter wonderland in northeast.  Our plane had just landed in Washington DC when the snow began to come down hard.  We finally got on the highway and one by one, cars were spinning out and getting stranded.  We didn’t end up getting to Virginia until the next day, safe and sound praise Jesus!  The ministry there was so rich with God’s presence.  The Holy Spirit moved strong and did a powerful work in all of us.  Whew!  I feel so overwhelmingly full of Jesus, it’s awesome!!  Our last day at Virginia Military Institute was incredible and it was hard to say goodbye.  But as we continue our journey, we keep our eyes on Jesus and eagerly press on toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.  Thank you LORD!!  Our next assignment has been made clear to us.  Beginning in February, I will start recording my next CD called, “Be Still and Know.”  My Spirit leaps with anticipation (literally) and I am so excited to watch Jesus work and prepare this CD for His Bride.  Thank you for your prayers that have so consistently covered us and are all over the music that will be released.  Hallelujah to the Lamb!!  And may he forever receive his honor, glory and praise!

“It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD; So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.” (2 Chron. 5:13-14)

Let your Kingdom come LORD… here on earth as it is in Heaven!  And may we live with its power and presence within us, around us, and through us.  Only you deserve all of our worship!

Hope to see you very soon. : )
In His love and strength,

& Brett

Bringing Truth to Life through Music…

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Booking now for Spring of 2011!
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Biffy Clyro Nominated for Brits and NME Awards

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Biffy Clyro Nominated for Brits and NME Awards

After Ten Years, Scottish Trio Are an Overnight Sensation

Storming Stateside February 10th With Headlining Tour, Second Tour With Cage The Elephant to Follow This Spring

“Serious Contenders for the Title of Greatest Band in Britain” – NME

BURBANK, CA–(Marketwire – February 1, 2011) – Breakthrough band Biffy Clyro has been nominated for three UK music awards. The Scottish trio was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group, alongside The xx, Gorillaz, Mumford & Sons and Take That. Biffy also received nods from the Shockwave NME Awards for Best Live Band and Best British Group, alongside Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian and Foals.

These nominations add to Biffy’s already lengthy list of accolades. Their fifth studio release, the Garth Richardson-produced Only Revolutions, has spawned three Top Ten singles in the UK and is well on its way to being certified double-platinum there. Only Revolutions was nominated for the coveted 2010 Mercury Prize and their single “Captain” won Best Video at both the Kerrang! and NME Awards in 2010.

Only Revolutions has also received substantial critical acclaim in the UK. The Sunday Times, Kerrang and Q each gave it four stars, Esquire labeled it “a blistering triumph” and the NME declared that the release “springs the band instantly level with the greatest rock acts in the world.”

Vocalist/guitarist Simon Neil, bassist James Johnston and drummer Ben Johnston formed Biffy Clyro in 1995 and quickly began honing their unique sound, a mind-boggling mix of off-kilter tempos, itchy, unpredictable guitars, soulful choruses and feral screams. Relentless touring built a dedicated army of followers and turned Biffy Clyro into one of the most celebrated live bands in the UK — they’ve shared the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Linkin Park, filled Wembley Arena on a recent headlining run and became the first band ever to play in the Houses of Parliament.

On February 10th Biffy Clyro will be arriving in America for a headlining tour. The month-long string of dates kicks off in Washington, DC and brings them to New York’s Gramercy Theater February 12th and Los Angeles’ Troubadour March 1st. Biffy will also be supporting Cage The Elephant on several dates of their upcoming US tour, beginning March 31st in Cincinnati, OH.

Biffy Clyro US tour dates are below. For more information please visit

Headline dates:
2/10 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
2/11 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
2/12 – Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
2/13 – TT The Bear’s – Cambridge, MA
2/15 – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QB
2/16 – Garrison – Toronto, ON
2/18 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
2/19 – Double Door – Chicago, IL
2/20 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
2/25 – Venue – Vancouver, BC
2/26 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
2/28 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
3/1 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

Cage The Elephant Dates:
3/31 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
4/01 – Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
4/02 – Rhythm and Brews – Chattanooga, TN
4/04 – Valarium – Knoxville, TN
4/06 – Revolution Music Room – Little Rock, AK
4/08 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AK
4/09 – Blue Note – Columbia, MO

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February 1, 2011 — Los Angeles, CA — Augustana will release their eagerly awaited self-titled third album for Epic Records on April 26th, 2011. The first single from the album, “Steal Your Heart,” will go to radio on February 14th. The band, which is fronted by vocalist/lyricist Daniel Layus, recorded the album in Los Angeles with Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Jacquire King, who is known for his work with Kings of Leon and Norah Jones, among others.

“The creative and musical progression of this record feels like the most true expression of who this band is in its most basic form,” said Layus.  “We worked really hard to bring the sound to a new frontier, but not so far that it lost that sense of organic sensibility.”

The album delivers on the emotionally resonant, rootsy pop/rock that Augustana have become known for since launching themselves onto the scene with their major-label debut, 2005’s All The Stars and Boulevards. The album reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. It also spawned two Top 40 hits, “Stars and Boulevards” and “Boston,” which was certified digital platinum. The band’s follow-up, 2008’s Can’t Love, Can’t Hurt spawned the singles “Sweet and Low,” and “I Still Ain’t Over You.”

Augustana is vocalist Dan Layus, guitarist Chris Sachtleben, bassist Jared Palomar, and drummer Justin South.

The track-listing for Augustana is as follows:

1. Steal Your Heart
2. Wrong Side Of Love
3. On The Other Side
4. Counting Stars
5. Borrowed Time
6. Shot In The Dark
7. Someone’s Baby Now
8. Hurricane
9. Just Stay Here Tonight
10. It Only Means I Love You (You Were Made For Me)

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February 2, 2011 — Burbank, CA — Singer-songwriter Jason Reeves will premiere his new single, “Sticks & Stones,” on AOL’s PopEater []. The track, which will be available for purchase from all digital retailers on February 15th, is taken from Reeves’ upcoming new album, The Lovesick, which is due for release this summer on Warner Bros. Records.

Jason wrote “Sticks & Stones” with Danelle Leverett (the JaneDear Girls) and Jordan Lawhead. “It’s a twisted take on a classic children’s rhyme,” Reeves says. “It’s strength and defiance in the face of a lover’s disintegration. It’s armor for a fragile heart and an anthem for the breaking unbroken.”

The Lovesick was produced by Adam Smith and features Reeves’ songwriting collaborations with Kara DioGuardi, who, as WBR’s Senior Vice President of A&R, signed Reeves to the label, and Reeves’ frequent collaborator, singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat. Reeves co-wrote 10 tracks on Caillat’s platinum debut album Coco, including the smash hit singles “Bubbly” and “Realize,” as well as 10 tracks on the deluxe edition of her album Breakthrough.

Of another track on The Lovesick, “Helium Hearts,” Billboard noted that it “is nicely designed to make girls swoon and solidly position Reeves as a solo artist.” The magazine also raved that Reeves’ “melodic voice carries a hint of Bob Dylan.”

The 26-year-old Iowa City native has toured for the past few years in support of his debut album, The Magnificent Adventures of Heartache (and Other Frightening Tales, which was released by Warner Bros. Records after selling briskly as an independent release in 2007 through Reeves’ MySpace page. The album’s hook-filled songs of love, hope, heartbreak, and renewal, matched with Reeves’ engaging tenor voice, led iTunes to name Reeves one of the Top Indie Singer-Songwriters of 2007.

Reeves will perform three shows in February, at The Hub in Cedar Falls, IA, on the 17th, at The Maintenance Shop in Ames, IA, on the 18th, and at Space in Evanston, IL, on the 19th, followed by a radio promo tour in March with dates to be announced.

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