May 2015

Abigail Palmer Group Going for Official CMJ Adds 5/25 & 5/26

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Abigail Palmer Group is going for official CMJ adds with their EP, Abigail Palmer Group.

Abigail Palmer Group encompasses original music by Abigail Palmer and performed with drummer Eric Selby. With insightful lyrics, enchanting and riveting melodies, and intricate rhythms from the drums, Abigail Palmer Group delivers an enthralling sound that is both tightly arranged and leaves room for improvisation. Abigail Palmer Group has been captivating audiences through their dynamic performances, combining Celtic, jazz, rock and classical music into an eclectic fusion for the ears.

For more on Abigail Palmer Group, visit their website, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

Rob Gillette Impacting Top 40/Hot AC Radio

Rob Gillette

Rob Gillette is impacting Top 40/Hot AC radio with “Don’t Push Me”.

Rob Gillette has been rocking out since 1969, when he got his first guitar by stealing it from his brother who couldn’t play it anyway. After turning to jazz and jazz-fusion in the late 70s, Rob returned to his rock and roll roots founding a series of original art-punk and post-punk bands in the lively DC music scene of the mid- and late 80s. These bands include 86% Hype (with members of cult favorites 9353), The Man Upstairs (with Soul Stew recording artist Mary Hott) and The Prawns. . After his move to California, Rob founded the Fabulous Jammies, playing a combination of originals and covers in venues from the Sonoma Film Festival to various biker bars in the San Francisco Bay area. Topic Ends is Rob’s first solo release and embodies his eclectic influences that range from T. Rex to Johnny Winter, from Eno to Little Feat and from King Crimson to the Pixies. Listeners will find in Topic Ends, sounds that are new and at the same time familiar — a retro feel, with a modern esthetic.

For more on Rob, visit his website and Facebook.

 

Desert Dragon Impacting Top 40/Hot AC Radio

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Desert Dragon is impacting Top 40/Hot AC radio with “Flying High”.

Desert Dragon is an Award-winning band from Los Angeles, California formed by guitarist Greg Patnode (Road Angel, No Morals (with shredder guitarist John Levin of Dokken)). Patnode wrote & produced the self-titled debut album aptly named “Desert Dragon”, mixed by Dave Concors (Billy Idol, et al) with the exception of song “Can’t Stay Away” produced by Geri O’Halloran.

With the addition of shredder guitarist from Brazil, Thiago Straioto (TOKSIX), the band has shifted its focus from Blues to more Hard Rock and Psychedelia. This shift has given the band new momentum and will be coming out with several new songs on their next album.

In June 2014 the band split with their current singer and in July 2014 they signed metal singer, Joseph Michael (WHITE WIZZARD/ Century Media Records) as their new lead vocalist. With this addition of their new singer the band’s overall sound is more hard rock leaning towards progressive metal (blues & psychedelia based) with power metal vocals (comparisons have been made to Ronnie James Dio (DIO), Jeff Taite (QUEENSRYCHE), Tim “Ripper” Owens and Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST).

In Aug 2014 the band went into the studio in Los Angeles to mix their new album with James “Jimbo” Barton (Producer/Mixer for RUSH, QUEENSRŸCHE, ERIC CLAPTON, METALLICA) and have re-recorded three songs from their debut album, Desert Dragon, with a more hardrock/metal version and re-mixed by Ralph Patlan (Producer/Mixer for MEGADETH, UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER, BONDED BY BLOOD).

For more on Desert Dragon, visit their website, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

 

Katie G Impacting Top 40/Hot AC Radio

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Katie G is impacting Top 40/Hot AC radio with “Don’t Call Her Cinderella”.

Katie G is a young singer/songwriter from outside NYC. Her unique style of country and pop original songs has given her opportunities to work with some of the best in the music industry. Working with #1 hit songwriter and producer, Zac Maloy (Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry) on her first two EP’s in Nashville has been an amazing experience for the young singer/songwriter.

 

Born outside of New York City, Katie G grew up in New Jersey. Katie has been singing as long as anyone can remember, using the dishwasher as her stage to anyone who was in the kitchen. At age 7, she graduated to singing in front of a live audience when she performed “December” from Anastasia.

Among her influences, she lists Jana Kramer and Taylor Swift. Kramer’s hit, “Why You Wanna” got her interested in country music. After seeing Taylor Swift perform on “Ellen”, a 9 year old Katie decided that she wanted to pursue music as a career.

Katie frequently sang at the local Community Theater and local open mics, but her first big performance was at a talent show in front of 1800 people. She performed her original song, “Heaven”. In 2014, Katie had the opportunity to perform on social media tours such as Magcon & Digitour. The tour took her to Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Nashville and New York City at the famous Best Buy Theater. Katie recalls playing a show in Springfield, MA where 7,000 people waited in the rain. She holds the title of “Youngest Performer at Digifest”.

Don’t Call Her Cinderella is her next single being released in May of 2015. Co-written by Katie G, Zac Maloy, Graham Colton and Nick Wheeler (All-American Rejects) this song has a fun, upbeat tempo and crosses between county and pop. Recorded in Nashville with band leader and percussionist Miles McPhersen (Paramore/Kelly Clarkson).

For more on Katie G, visit her website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds Impacting Top 40/Hot AC Radio

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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds are impacting Top 40/Hot AC radio with “Sugar”.

The Catskill Mountains hid rock ‘n’ roll’s best kept secret for almost 18 years.

Then in 2008, singer and songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe said goodbye to her hometown hideaway and moved to New York City to start Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. In the years since, the group has performed more than 600 shows, released two full-length albums and an EP produced by Randy Jackson (American Idol), and enchanted tastemakers ranging from The Wall Street Journal and LA Times to Glamour, USA Today, and The New Yorker. They have shared the stage with such heavyweights as Gov’t Mule, Dr. John, Trombone Shorty, The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows, and Galactic, and have turned audiences into believers through appearances on the festival circuit at Bonnaroo, Firefly, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Voodoo Music Experience and many more.

On May 19th, the band will unleash their most rambunctious, raucous, and righteous recording to date in the form of The Weather Below, which features the band’s roster of her brother, Jackson Kincheloe (harmonica), Sasha Brown (guitar), Josh Myers (bass), Phil Rodriguez (trumpet), and Brian Graham (saxophones), and Dan Boyden (drums).

So, what is it about this “hard soul collective,” as Arleigh so eloquently puts it, that has engendered such passion from both the press and the people?

“It’s loud, fun, and it’s supposed to make you feel good,” she declares. “That’s the goal.”

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds accomplish that goal tenfold with a saucy sonic brew of rock, blues, gospel, and soul. In order to perfect that signature amalgam, the band retreated to the iconic Bear Creek Studio (James Brown, Eric Clapton), just outside Seattle, WA. Locked in the studio for three weeks, they worked closely with producer Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy) and cooked up ten irresistible anthems.

“In the past, we did every other record while we were still on the road,” says Arleigh. “This time, we blocked out time to immerse ourselves in the recording process. We lived at the studio and worked for 15 hours a day. Ryan was everything I’d hoped for. He saw my vision and added his own flavor. Plus, the studio is so beautiful. We were in a barn in the woods, which was very reminiscent of the Catskill Mountains for me. I felt right at home.”

Ultimately, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds stand poised to shake up rock ‘n’ roll all around the world. “This all stems back to why I loved performing and singing to begin with,” Arleigh leaves off. “I want to make crowds happy and see them smile and dance. Singing brings me so much joy. I hope our music does the same for everyone.”

For more on Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, visit their websiteFacebook, and Twitter.