Americana

Music Submission, Tom Alford

Artist or Band Name: 
Tom Alford

Former member of the Point and Wednesday week

Music Submission, The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!

Artist or Band Name: 
The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!

Gary Van Miert is a singer, songwriter, musician and all- around entertainer who specializes in American Roots Music. He has his own unique interpretation of traditional American music - classic Country tunes from the fifties and sixties, and time-honored Blues numbers that go back to the greats hailing from Mississippi and Chicago. His electrifying singing and performance style is a throwback to the down home spiritual songs and performers from the golden age of Gospel. He performs and records under the moniker of “The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!”560

Music Submission, James Ethington III

Artist or Band Name: 
James Ethington III

After several years of busking, also known as street performing, that led to trips to Santa Monica Beach California, Phoenix Arizona, and Austin Texas to name a few, Alamogordo, New Mexico has an exciting new emerging star. Home to Eric Burton of the Grammy Nominated  “Black Pumas”, this obscure place might just be a hotbed for undiscovered raw talent. James Ethington III hits the scene with a debut killer EP entitled “Rheacycle”, an eclectic five song mix reminiscing of the glory days of alternative acoustic music. He has been described as Van Morrison mixed with Prince and a dash of Dave Matthews but the singer-songwriter remains himself throughout the project. It’s obvious that he is influenced by these Rock and Roll Hall of Fame caliber artists. Stand out tracks include “Becca” and “Sexy, Juicy, Bouncy.”

Production and Engineering work was handled by Eric Gubala a Virginia native, who’s mentor is Orlando Gomez who handled production duties on Khalid’s debut album. Eric is a part time employee at Beacon Hill Recording Studios, a prestigious large scale studio located in El Paso, Texas. Beacon Hill has seen the likes of recording artists such as aforementioned Khalid, B.o.B, and Kali Uchis. He is also actively involved in projects from a few local artists and Rap Innovators, a Hip-hop collective. Eric is also an active duty military member serving in the United States Air Force currently stationed at Holloman AFB, New Mexico.

James Ethington III has decided to take the Austin route to success. He is represented by Luster Talent 512 a premiere Talent Company based in Austin Texas. Follow him and Eric Gubala on all socials and always remember to “Reduce, Reuse, and Rheacycle!”

James Ethington III Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/james.ethingtoniii

https://www.instagram.com/jamesdethington/

Eric Gubala Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/eric.gubala.5

https://www.instagram.com/gubala.e/

James Ethington III Spotify Artist Link:

https://open.spotify.com/album/4X6V2L9xnLdvbpMMllQyOg?si=YAce8cQvSLGaIqCB_SFfww

Music Submission, John Rowdy

Artist or Band Name: 
John Rowdy

Press Release (8/25/2020)

John Rowdy - Beautiful Resilience

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John Rowdy Delivers Atmospheric & Motivating Rock Album With ‘Beautiful Resilience’

About The Release

John Rowdy delivers his newest captivating rock album, “Beautiful Resilience.” The twelve-track release contains every element to get the listeners uplifted and reminiscing. Through this release, John Rowdy delivers pure raw talent that will have listeners hooked and wanting more. The catchy riffs, atmospheric drumlines, and energy-filed vocals in “Beautiful Resilience” will deliver a dose of energy. John Rowdy’s talent is elegantly spelled out throughout the entire album. From the empowering “Heartshine” to the strong message in “The Old Roads,” John Rowdy delivers power combined with lyrical depth. Moreover, the artist recalls a nostalgic rock sound while adding a modern folk touch. Make sure you check out this stunning album from the rising artist as he is set to carve a unique, unparalleled sound that is completely his own. It’s a must-add to any playlist as it will infuse energy into you!

About John Rowdy

John Rowdy is an emerging heartland rock artist, singer, and songwriter originating from Kingman, Kansas. The talented artist is quickly making waves in the scene with his unparalleled sound and style. Inspired by his life experiences, John Rowdy seeks to create music that will connect people worldwide. The talented musician aims to push the envelope with his sound and bridge various elements from different genres to make a well-rounded, dynamic style. With every release, the Americana/rock artist will have listeners engulfed into the world he creates with his storytelling lyricism and realness. John Rowdy is an artist to keep an eye on and ear out for as he is set to cement himself in the music industry for years to come.

Music Submission, Noel Smyth

Artist or Band Name: 
Noel Smyth

Hello,

I hope you’re all doing well during these crazy times.  My name is Noel Smyth and I'm a performing, songwriting musician originally from a town outside New Haven, CT.  I have played in and around the Boston area for the past decade or so where I also teach English Language Arts to seventh and eighth graders. I just finished my fourth full-length album, 'Sugar Suspension'; a collection of 13 of my original songs.  This work includes a vast array of unique musicians living in and around the New England area.  Here is a link to a Boston Globe story about my music and my career!

Something I worked so hard on came out in April despite not having a show to promote it (unless my already rescheduled August 1st show at The Midway or August 13th show at The Burren capriciously and miraculously happen).  My music isn’t red or blue; it’s American.  I have songs on there about my love for New England, my daughter, songs of my suffering, songs of being merry, and songs where I just try to emulate Allen Ginsburg’s stream of consciousness.  Here is a link to a review in the MetroWest Daily News of my new album, "Sugar Suspension"!!

I know you guys are super busy, but if you get a chance, I’d greatly appreciate you taking the time to listen to my music.  I genuinely believe it will be a great fit for your station.  Read a Redline Roots Review that features one of my singles in their series, ‘Singled Out’ Here!!

If there’s any information I’m leaving out please let me know.  My music can be found virtually in any online music store.  If you’d prefer a physical CD, just let me know.  Otherwise, here are my WAV files as well as links to various locations where you can listen to my music and read about (potential) upcoming events.

My album on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4PWlEU2I5LPKR6QFdqH3As?si=emITFLRVRV-ZJK83ZG82dQ

My album on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwbZ7hO7-QA&list=OLAK5uy_nH5b5AxahtWVSj838yjWBx5...

Music Page: https://www.facebook.com/noelsmyth2012

Track List: “Sugar Suspension”

  1. Beautiful Curse
  2. Feed the Spark
  3. East Coast
  4. Destination
  5. Funny Feeling
  6. Rock n’ Roll, Noel
  7. Brief Flashes of Love
  8. I Am
  9. Still Tryin’
  10. Stroller Ride
  11. Lucy
  12. Con Man
  13. Such a Loser (lyrics violate FCC regulations on this track only)

Sincerely,

Noel Smyth

Music Submission, Melissa D

Artist or Band Name: 
Melissa D

Experience a coffeehouse vibe with Americana/folk-rock artist Melissa D! The New England vocalist has been described as having "the style of Karen Carpenter with whisperings of Melissa Etheridge."  Her music is relaxing with reflective lyrics, a hiatus from the hustle and bustle.

Melissa D is from the green rolling hills of rustic Vermont,USA. She is a classically trained vocalist and former rock front-woman for The Alley Katz and previous member of CHILL, a folk rock duo. She is currently a solo artist. She is passionate about animal rescue and humanitarian causes.

Music Submission, Michael J. Valentine

Artist or Band Name: 
Michael J. Valentine

Michael Valentine is a songwriter and musician /multi-instrumentalist playing acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin bass, drums, and piano. His distinctive style defies categorizing as it distills elements of a melting pot of influences from a life steeped in everything from rock to gospel.  Valentine’s focus is on timeless music that both uplifts the soul, and makes you think. He has taken his deep musical background steeped in church and spiritual music combined with his love for rock and modern music to create positive songs with a message of faith, hope, and love.  

Orlando-born Valentine’s musical journey encompasses a lifetime growing up in a close family with diverse tastes in music and a respect for musicianship.  From an early age he immersed himself in rock, soul, folk, Motown, funk, blues, gospel and R&B. Early concerts solidified his will to play and his father obliged his interest by providing a piano and drum set. After years spent mastering the drums, he switched to guitar quickly adopting acoustic and electric guitars as his main instrument.  Influences include Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac, Pete Townshend, Led Zeppelin, Jeff Tweedy, Steve Wilson, Prince, Jackson Browne, Beatles, Crosby, Stills Nash, and especially Neil Young who Valentine admired because he could play a beautiful acoustic song and then also play blistering distorted chords that would be music to his ears.  Their musicianship was good but songwriting was always key. 

Valentine’s first foray into forming a band began after dropping out of college after one year, restless to play music full time.  That band, called Valentine, was formed in 1986.  The band played the club circuit and toured across Florida for two years playing five hour long sets with a mix of original and cover songs.  Meanwhile Michael would also play guitar and sing in his church choir. Many nights spent in clubs until 3AM in the morning inspired him to take his art to the next level and he enrolled in Full Sail University in Orlando and studied recording arts.

Valentine moved to Los Angeles in 1989 landing his first job at Devonshire Recording studios where he worked with artists, producers, and engineers such as David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Ozzy Osbourne among many others. He joined several bands including Faultline and another incarnation of the Valentine Band over the next couple of years. He realized the most important thing for him was writing good songs with a deeper, thought provoking meaning and uplifting as he was honing his songwriting skills performing stripped down acoustic solo gigs at coffee houses and café’s. 

Valentine’s passion also lies in documentaries and after 13 years of filming, he produced and directed Comix—Beyond the Comic Book Pages—an Indie Fest and Los Angeles Indie Film Award-winning film showcasing the  creators, writers, artists and publishers and most importantly, the fans in the world of comic books which was released in 2016.   It’s also his first foray into film soundtracks as Comix features the original track “Everyday Hero.”

Throughout, Valentine has been writing and has amassed a wide-ranging repertoire of over 100 songs. Recent songs like “Believe,” “Thy Will Be Done,” and “Light From Light” focus on solid themes such as an individual’s spiritual calling, inner strength through God’s will and the energy of positivity.  He also writes and is pursuing Sync / licensing opportunities and recently recorded a song called “Dreams Come True” with Lourdes Mae on vocals, that is a perfect fit for a Disney project.

Music Submission, Gítabel

"Sounds From Gítabel" EP Cover Art
Artist or Band Name: 
Gítabel

Gítabel is a young four piece band, currently based in Argentina. The four of us came to this project after a good number of previous experiences, which spanned virtually any form of rock, and some more. Those projects were as diverse as the places where they were developed (Spain, USA, England, Argentina), shaping a particular and eclectic -but never forced- style that the band does not stop cultivating in its desire to reflect the universality of its imprint. We chose the songs for our first independent EP as a cover letter to our musical universe, but there is more material in the constant process of composition and recording. In the meantime, we have recently begun to articulate our networks to help drive the project, and to perform live; and we are in the search for the always important support of a suitable producer, label, media, etc...

Music Submission, Luca Algaba Band

Artist or Band Name: 
Luca Algaba Band

Hi there, 

we are the Luca Algaba Band, a newcomer Band from Aalen, Germany and we just released our first single “My love” from our upcoming debut album. Our music is 100% handmade and can be classified somewhere between Rock, Pop and Country. Who we are? We are four musicians between 22 and 25 - Piano, Drums, Bass and Vocals/Guitar - and we want to share our passion for music with all of you.

Give it a try! http://smarturl.it/luca.algaba.band

If you have enjoyed listening to our music we would be very happy to get a slot in your playlist. That would be awesome! If you have any further questions or just want to get a little bit more information about us and our music, feel free to contact us via mail: lucaalgaba.music@web.de 

Attached to this mail there is a mp3 of our song “My love”. 

You also find us on Facebook: Luca Algaba Band

Best

Luca Algaba Band

Carry Park

Carry Park
Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter and Producer, Cary Park is an in demand and celebrated session and touring musicians in the entertainment industry
Artist or Band Name: 
Carry Park
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
CD Information
Cary Park, song titled, You Matter To Me
CD Name: 
You Matter To Me - single
Song Names: 
You Matter To Me

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