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Music Submission, Faith Bardill

Artist or Band Name: 
Faith Bardill

Hello, 

My name is Faith Bardill. I'm an independent singer/songwriter from Sanford, NC.  

A little bit about me: I'm the 2018 Carolina Country Music Awards Female Artist of the Year, the 2016 Carolina Music Awards Female Country Artist of the year, and the 2015 Carolina Music Awards Teen Artist of the Year. I perform solo shows and full band shows throughout the country, as well as Belize. I am currently on Music Mafia Radio with my original “When The Dust Settles” which placed in the top 30 several weeks this year - recently placing in the #1 #2 and #3 spots. Current music can be found on Spotify, Amazon, Reverbnation, and other streaming sites.

I've attached my latest original, “Not So Broken”, recorded at OmniSound Studios in Nashville and released 04/01/2020. I am looking to get radio play and any exposure that I can get on this song.

About this song: I wrote this song for anyone who has ever felt broken. This song was written over a 3-year period because it was so important to me to tell this story right since it’s the story of my life. My mother left me when I was 4 years old. So, in dealing with the aftermath of that I became far too familiar with that broken feeling. However, I was blessed to have grandparents who not only adopted me but have supported my dreams since they first heard me sing. Through music, the Grace of God and love of my family I now know the beauty in overcoming that brokenness. This is my story and my hope is that anyone who feels broken for any reason can find a sense of strength through the words of this song. Maybe you’ll find that you’re “Not So Broken” after all. 

Please give “Not So Broken” a listen. Any airplay you could give me would be greatly appreciated. I'm open to doing radio interviews in person or via phone call or Skype. This song will be playing on 93.9 Carolina Country, Myrtle Beach, SC this month, as well as 94.7 WQDR in Raleigh, NC. I'm just looking to get as much exposure as I can with “Not So Broken” and several additional Nashville recorded songs that will be released over the next several months. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

https://open.spotify.com/track/4iGbnvEglPcyeb4IW8Z3NM?si=fLzGUhjaQaKnt_zV_qkBaA

The Jayplayers

The Jayplayers
Award winning Americana / Roots Rock act based around the songwriting of Keeley McCue and Chris Weidensaul
Artist or Band Name: 
The Jayplayers
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
CD Information
The Jayplayers, song titled, I Still Love You
CD Name: 
I Still Love You - single
Song Names: 
I Still Love You

Steve Hewitt

Steve Hewitt
British singer, songwriter ‘Steve Hewitt’ has crafted a beautiful and accomplished debut studio album release mixing acoustic rock, country, pop, blues and folk with an intimate and soul-bearing honesty that is rarely heard
Artist or Band Name: 
Steve Hewitt
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
CD Information
Steve Hewitt, song titled, Light Gone Out
CD Name: 
Light Gone Out - single
Song Names: 
Light Gone Out

David Starr

David Starr
David Starr possesses, "a compelling voice, something truly special, both accessible and passionate" (Elmore), that has been honed releasing nine albums, touring internationally, and opening shows for esteemed artists
Artist or Band Name: 
David Starr
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
CD Information
David Starr, song titled, Rise Up Again
CD Name: 
Rise Up Again - single
Song Names: 
Rise Up Again

Music Submission, The Jayplayers

Artist or Band Name: 
The Jayplayers

The Jayplayers - Bio 

Our first rehearsals were in a local park; something of singing outside, in summertime, for no one in particular, that speaks to the natural ease of our collective relationship with music” – remarks The Jayplayers, of their formation in 2013 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Their songwriting is unassumingly authentic, derived from a shared, somewhat unconscious viewpoint. It seems their process was one in the same – to not really have a process; to write without intention, merely recording song ideas as they overcame their minds. “Our songs are most simply commenting on the human condition; words and music in harmony, made to strike a chord in the hearts of many.” 

The award winning Americana/Roots Rock act, based around the songwriting of Keeley McCue and Chris Weidensaul, has developed from an acoustic duo into a full electric band set up as well. This has resulted in their debut LP, Glitter & Wine (2016) and sophomore EP, The Jayplayers: Little Bit Country (2018), which was recorded in the renowned MilkBoy Studios in Philadelphia. Furthermore, they have just released their highly anticipated single, I Still Love You, in January 2020 across all digital platforms worldwide (iTunes, Spotify etc.).

Over the past six years, not only has their collection of songs grown into multiple records, but they have also gained great notoriety for their hundreds of live performances. Most recently They debuted at such nationally recognized festivals as the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Kutztown Folk Festival, and MusikFest, as well as, received the 2018 PHLlive Center Stage Country/Folk music award from the Philadelphia City Council. You will surely be hearing even more from The Jayplayers soon - so stay tuned!

Music Submission, Butta B Rocka

Artist or Band Name: 
Butta B Rocka

Oleathia “Butta B-Rocka” Robinson is a highly versatile and internationally acclaimed artist and musician. Her career includes work as an actress, composer, and model. She’s also the best-selling author of "Fear of Failure", a playwright” I Cheated So What”, Editor-in-Chief (for Defiant Ones Teen Magazine) and is the CEO and founder of the 501c3 non-profit "Artists Rock the MIC Foundation". Oleathia “Butta B-Rocka” Robinson has been diligently putting in work across all markets and borders.

Butta has redefined the term “versatility” by showcasing her vocals and composed pieces for ears all over the world, across genres from pop, rock, gospel, country, and rap. Between her background vocals, demo recordings, and stage performances her résumé boasts work and assistance with international superstars, Grammy winners and performers like Janet Jackson, Akon, TLC, Kanye West, Nas, Collective Soul, Zac Brown, Dream, Japanese star Namie Amuro, Belgium artist Sandrine and countless other talents across the globe. Butta is a triple threat, your one-stop-shop!

Unequalled in its diversity and flexibility- Butta B-Rocka’s unique and powerful vocal range has allowed her to sing enchanting, soulful melodies in a wide variety of genres- ranging all the way from R&B, pop and rock, to country, rap, and even gospel, from the US, UK, Germany, Holland, Japan, Canada, Portugal, Caribbean Islands, Chile, Puerto Rico, Antigua, and throughout Africa, these are just a few of the many places that have heard her soul-stirring music.

Butta B-Rocka’s mesmerizing and distinctive musical style has allowed her to play in some truly prestigious performances. She performed at the presidential inauguration and has also played before multiple royal families. A few examples include when she played for the CEO Network Bahamas Conference before the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, for the Moradeun royal family of Nigeria, at the City Gala, on BET Hip Hop Awards, for the KY Derby and on Multiple International Cruise Lines. 

 Her singing performances have wooed crowds of all sizes, both domestically and internationally- performing equally well in intimate settings, and in massive crowds that numbered well into the thousands.

Music Submission, Trevor Bystrom

Artist or Band Name: 
Trevor Bystrom

Trevor Bystrom is known for his multi-cultural sound, which blends elements from many genres, including world, rock, reggae, latin, and blues. He and his band create world melodies and afro-rhythms using many unique instruments from a wide range of cultures, including flute, violin, didgeridoo, ngoni, Weissenborn slide guitar, and world percussion. 

The group fuses sounds and rhythms from around the globe to create memorable songs with captivating instrumentation and inspirational lyrics. The band's original music largely centers around current and persisting social and environmental issues. It acts as a call for listeners to break their acceptance of the status quo and become individual ripples for positive change in the world. Their message appeals to a sense of communal responsibility, protection of the earth and all living beings, and a movement towards sustainable living!

Sound a-likes: String Cheese Incident,Manu Chao,Rusted Root, Paul Simon (Graceland), Ben Harper, Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson

Music Submission, Two Hats Blues Band

Artist or Band Name: 
Two Hats Blues Band

The concept of the Two Hats Blues Band came to Rambling Rob in a vision.

Lying in that hospital in Rovaniemi, he had seen it all - a blues band like no other; 

combining slide fingerpicking guitar mastery with porch stomping foot 

percussion, wailing blues harp and thumping double bass. 

Three of them, howling in harmony, swirling echoes of country, bluegrass, gospel 

and R & B, creating an evocative vocal sound all of their own. 

Using old, primitive tools from an era before electricity took hold, channeling

everything that came from the blues, back into the blues. 

From the Mississippi to the Irwell, strange currents and tides flow through these 

songs. Feelings of euphoria and desolation, soaking and reviving dusty old ideas, 

making them shimmer in the sunshine stolen from other lands, other times.

Music Submission, August Knight

Sister America August Knight
Artist or Band Name: 
August Knight

Singer/songwriter August Knight acquired his first guitar at the age of 10 and by 15 began writing songs influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson and Neil Young… all of which continue to influence his songwriting style to this day.

Knight is currently writing and recording new material for his soon to be released CD.

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