November 2012 Newsletter

Happy November, everyone. Well, it’s not happy for some of you, in particular everyone affected by the wrath of Hurricane Sandy earlier this week. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who is struggling with no power, or with damage or devastation to their homes. I grew up on Long Island, so it’s been particularly difficult to see all of the damage and flooding there, and all up and down the east coast. If you feel inclined to offer assistance to those affected, one of the best things you can do is to donate money or blood to the Red Cross.

And hey, with all of the crazy weather disasters of late, with a critical Election Day next Tuesday, and with folks still struggling in a tough economy—people are testy, rude, and even downright nasty to each other. And all I want to say is this--don’t be one of those people, because negativity is a barrier to progress.

Oh wait, that’s not all I want to say. There is music to discuss and listen to……

New Clients and Upcoming Releases

John Oates Since 1999, John Oates (one half of the legendary duo Hall & Oates) has recorded four solo albums: Phunk Shui, 100 Miles of Life, Mississippi Mile and most recently, a live album called The Bluesville Sessions. He spent most of 2012 touring the world with the John Oates Band performing over 100 shows, and John is currently writing new songs for an upcoming album to be released in 2013.

Todd May Growing up in Ohio, singer/songwriter Todd May was regaled by the girls from Rickenbacker Air Force Base with tales of sweltering summers in Louisiana, holidays in Okinawa, classrooms in England. They made the world seem exciting yet smaller, more accessible. Rickenbacker Girls, May’s first solo record due in February 2013, pays tribute to those girls who entered his life, ever so briefly, and left marks that would last a lifetime.

Heyday Media Music publishing company Heyday Media Group is excited to announce its newest release on the company’s record label, NocturnalSol —a project called In This Together. Set for release on November 20, In This Together is a compilation to benefit Sound Art, a unique non-profit organization devoted to providing underprivileged inner city youth a comprehensive, hands-on music education taught by industry professionals.

Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer’s fall tour is taking them down the west coast, through the Rockies, across the Southwest, through the Bible Belt and up to the Midwest. Highlights include an Illinois show on the outskirts of Chicago, where the two recorded their acclaimed album, Seed of a Pine, released February 2012, and a homecoming show in Flagstaff, where McGraw and Fer will beef up their intimate, harmony-laden sound with a full band.

Canton Symphony Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate, and entertain residents of Stark County and beyond. The orchestra performs classical, holiday, and a variety of educational programs in Umstattd Hall.

Dillon Hodges Roots singer/songwriter Dillon Hodges is set to release “The Proof,” the first single from his upcoming debut album, Rumspringa, on November 20. Hodges’ career hit a high point earlier this year, thanks to “Bullet for a Broken Heart,” a haunting Americana song whose music video attracted nearly 14,000 views on YouTube.

Dolls on Fire Ladies and Gentlemen … (November 13)

War Poets Dulce et Decorum Est (December 4)

A Fragile Tomorrow Be Nice Be Careful (January 8, 2013)

Tim Mahoney Finalist from The Voice Season 1 is gearing up for a brand new studio album due out in January 2013.

David Mayfield Parade Good Man Down (early 2013)

Charlie Parr: Barnswallow (February 2013)

Recent Releases

David Olney: Robbery & Murder The third EP in the thematic mini-album series that now make up the box set,
Body of Evidence.
Forest Sun Just Begun
A Clever Con Mannequin Love Part 1
Dan Miraldi: Sugar & Adrenaline
Brian James The Wild and Free EP
Brian Lisik The Mess That Money Can Buy
Mark Bates: Night Songs
Bedhed & Blondy Down South

Other News

Red Wanting Blue: Columbus, Ohio-band Red Wanting Blue is in the midst of a nationwide “From The Vanishing Point” Fall 2012 tour, and has accentuated its success with an appearance on VH1’s morning show “Big Morning Buzz Live,” and by having a “Daily Download” at Rolling Stone; and a video premiere on Paste. The band is also looking forward to a performance for the NPR program “Mountain Stage” which will tape on November 4th in Huntington, WV with fellow guests Dr. Dog, The Mountain Goats, and Spirit Family Reunion. The concert will air on more than 150 NPR affiliates nationwide in December.

Bill Toms: "The 7th Annual Joyce and Bill Toms Thanksgiving Benefit Concert" will be held November 21 @ Cefalo’s in Pittsburgh, featuring Bill Toms and Hard Rain, Shari Richards Band, The Fabulous Cobra Kings. The event is to raise money and awareness for the Childrens Institute Of Pittsburgh.

Jon Pousette-Dart: It’s been 35 years since legendary pop/rock artist Jon Pousette-Dart released his album Amnesia, but he has revived the title track in time to parody it into “Romnesia.” The song is a nod to President Obama’s coining of a term used to describe the condition his opponent in the election, Mitt Romney, is inflicted with because he keeps changing his mind on important issues and policies.

The Speedbumps Pairing a local band with their local symphony is not an everyday occurrence, but that’s exactly what Kent band The Speedbumps did when they took the stage for one night only with the Canton Symphony Orchestra on October 26 to present a contemporary collaboration of their award winning songs. The show was a rousing success and you can read about it here.

On Tour Now

Paper Bird
Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project:
The Iveys:
Darrell Scott
Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime
Scotty Don't (original project of Badfish members)
Tommy & The High Pilots
Pure Prairie League
Cash'd Out (Johnny Cash Tribute)

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