December 2012 Newsletter

Every year during the holiday season, we say the same thing—where did the last eleven months go? And believe me -- at least from what I’ve seen -- the older we get, the faster those months and years seem to fly. It’s so terribly easy to become mired in a rut and entrenched in a daily grind, but that’s why it’s even more important to make every day count in some small way, either for yourself or in helping others. Of course, we’re not all in the position to be optimistic every day, but I would venture to say that most of us can leave a little bit of our mark each day a little bit more than we already are.

Think about that this holiday season. Think not about slowing down the days, but about slowing down how fast you blaze through them in body and mind. And you know what helps you stop and smell the roses, so to speak? Music. Seeing and hearing good music makes you feel good, and opens your own mind up to the possibilities life has to offer.

And now that I’ve gone all philosophical on you, I want to slow down for a minute to wish you all the happiest and healthiest of holidays, and an awesome start to 2013…….

New Clients

Jacob Blazer: The front man for Jacob and the Good People, Jacob Blazer is releasing a solo EP, I Am Jacob, with release parties scheduled for his hometown of Kent, Ohio on December 22 and in his current city of Atlanta on January 26. Jacob’s music is easy, breezy acoustic fare along the lines of G. Love & Special Sauce.

JP Harris & The Tough Choices: When you have the Nashville Scene Writer’s Choice for Best Country Album (I’ll Keep Calling) in 2012, you have to be doing something right. JP Harris & The Tough Choices, currently touring in support of that 2012 release, play old school country music the way it was intended to be played.

Other News

War Poets: Twin Cities band will release their debut album, Dulce et Decorum Est at Bunkers on December 7.

Tommy & The High Pilots Santa Barbara band returns for their fourth annual A Tommy & The High Pilots Christmas at The Lobero Theatre December 22.

Red Wanting Blue: Columbus band is wrapping up a stellar year with a New Year’s Eve show on December 31 at The Kent Stage in w/ special guest We Are Public Radio.

Upcoming Releases

War Poets Dulce et Decorum Est (December 4)
A Fragile Tomorrow Be Nice Be Careful (January 8)
Tim Mahoney Shine Through (January 22)
David Mayfield Parade Good Man Down (early 2013)
Charlie Parr: Barnswallow (February 2013)
Todd May Rickenbacker Girls (February 2013)
Paper Bird Rooms (March 2013)

Recent Releases

The Iveys The Iveys Christmas
Heyday Media In This Together
Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer Seed of a Pine
David Olney: Robbery & Murder
Dillon Hodges “The Proof” the first single from his upcoming debut album, Rumspringa
Dolls on Fire Ladies and Gentlemen …
A Clever Con Mannequin Love Part 1
Dan Miraldi: Sugar & Adrenaline
Brian Lisik The Mess That Money Can Buy
Mark Bates: Night Songs

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John Oates
Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project:
Darrell Scott
Cash'd Out (Johnny Cash Tribute)
Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime
Scotty Don't (original project of Badfish members)
Pure Prairie League

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