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This Week on Music Friday: New York Americana and Swiss Alps soul - the music of Bellehouse and Indiana Grace
This Week on Music Friday: Taylor Jahn, El Dusty
This Week on Music Friday: Mariana Veega, Guila Milanta
This Week on Music Friday: Two young award winning artists, Salvador Santana and Ally Venable
This Week on Music Friday: Eljuri, KC Porter
This Week on Music Friday: Karen Dezelle, Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars
This Week on Music Friday: Joanna Wallfisch, Locos por Juana
This Week on Music Friday: David Martinez, Spark & Whisper
This Week on Music Friday: Guns N' Roses Manager Vicky Hamilton - Stick Against Stone
This Week on Music Friday: Meli Malavasi
This Week on Music Friday: Adam Hawley and Sandy Carrol - Memphis Blues and Jazz with a Ph.D
This Week on Music Friday: Vanessa Compagna, Dessy DiLaura
This Week on Music Friday: MAKU Sound System, Diana Rein
This Week on Music Friday: Heavy Metal Emotion - Solus Deus and Athena
This Week on Music Friday: Bob Malone, ARI
This Week on Music Friday: Jessika Dawn, Irene Diaz
This Week on Music Friday: Salme, Nick Valentini
This Week on Music Friday: True Violet's Jessie Covets, Jeff Plankerhorn
This Week on Music Friday: Eric Zayne, Jayson Won, Buika Kawehi
This Week on Music Friday: Brandon Stansel, Polaris Rose
This Week on Music Friday: Dirty Revival, El Dusty
This Week on Music Friday: My Brothers and I, Van Wilks
On Music Friday This Week: Militia Vox, Rashmi
On Music Friday This Week: Allison Iraheta (Halo Circus), Heaps n Heaps
On Music Friday This Week: Athena
On Music Friday This Week: Mekaal Hasan, Noctambule
On Music Friday This Week: Jim Pugh, Bryan McPherson
On Music Friday This Week: Tarralyn Ramsay, Olivia Penalva
On Music Friday This Week: Corinne West
On Music Friday This Week: Cunao, Joanna Borrowmeo
On Music Friday This Week: Denny Tedesco, Dona Oxford
On Music Friday This Week: Jasmine Jordan, Jon Williams of the Little Brothers Blues Band
On Music Friday This Week: Militia Vox, Eleanor Goldfield
On Music Friday This Week: Marky Ramone - Among the most revered rock bands in music history, the Ramones have been ranked by Spin Magazine as the #2 "Greatest Band of All Time," second only to the Beatles. Renowned drummer Marky Ramone joins us to play some music and talk about his new memoir, PUNK ROCK BLITZKRIEG: My Life as a Ramone. He joins us at 11:05 am PT and you can call in and talk with him on the air! Next we hear from Lee Presson, leader of Lee Presson and the Nails, a swing band from San Francisco albums and a very active tour schedule. With as many as a dozen players, dancers, exotic instruments and a complete floor show, Lee Presson and his band the Nails is a consummate entertainer!
On Music Friday This Week: Cylvia, Midnight Nort
On Music Friday This Week: Cylvia, Midnight Nort
On Music Friday This Week: Amy Rose, Brent Buffan
On Music Friday This Week: Rayvon Owen, Walter Strauss
On Music Friday This Week: Salvador Santana, The Bylines
On Music Friday This Week: Natalie Gelman, Alex Nester
On Music Friday This Week: The Kin, Lorelei Carlson
On Music Friday This Week: Salme Dahlstron, Mallory Tunnel
On Music Friday This Week: Jack Kovack; Sa'ra Charismata
On Music Friday This Week: Rory Partin; Ransom and the Subset
On Music Friday This Week: We are the West, Britany Brochard
On Music Friday This Week: Jasiri X; Jeff Nisen
On Music Friday This Week: Ret Smith; Jessie Smith
On Music Friday This Week: Ivar Pall Jonsson, Salme Dahlstrom
On Music Friday This Week: Dark Beauty, Joy Collins
On Music Friday This Week: Eliza Rickman, Cold Blood Club
On Music Friday This Week: Dona Oxford, Corinne West with Pam Delgato, Jeri Jones
On Music Friday This Week: Justin Dzuban, Polaris Rose
On Music Friday This Week: Jill Jack, Poopie
On Music Friday This Week: Michael Harris, Roses and Revolutions
On Music Friday This Week: Maggie, Bella Gaia
On Music Friday This Week: Grayce, David Batts and Miranda
On Music Friday This Week: Undermine and Billy Kay
On Music Friday This Week: Irene Diaz opens in Segment 1. She is a twenty-six-year-old, LA –based singer/songwriter trained in classical piano and steeped in blues and jazz. Inspired by artists such as Nina Simone, Ella, Fiona Apple, with tones reminiscent of Eva Cassidy Irene just released her debut EP, I Love You Madly. We will play cuts from it, including the stunning single, "Crazy Love" which will haunt your mind and hypnotize your ears in a riptide of emotion.
In segment 2, singer/songwriter Karen Dezelle combines honest narratives with soft, soothing vocals, creating vulnerability with wide appeal. Karen has lived all over the world and it shows in her deft blending of beats and melodies. Inspired by artists such as Jewel and Joni Mitchell, Karen', emotionally-complex lyrics are offset by a minimalist song structure and innocent vocals in a moving sound, both calming and exciting.
On Music Friday This Week: Michael Addison is a songwriter that fearlessly explores all aspects of human emotion and how it responds to music and the melodic human voice. His acoustic guitar carries the ebb and flow of vocals that sometimes whisper and sometimes soar, but always make a connection. Addison has four albums under his belt, including the critically acclaimed rock album "Blinding Shadows" that was released in late 2012. Michael will release his fifth EP, "Resisting Fate" on April 15. We welcome him to MusicFridayLive! this week.
Twenty-five year old Charlotte Sometimes has a resume that very few aritsts her age can beven approach. She was a The Voice finalist, has released five albums and innovated a way for her fans to select songs for her latest EP, and plays "kick-ass" live concerts. Her music ranges from angst-laden pop-blues to bare bones romantic ballads. Every song is precisely crafted, demonstrating the lessons she learned from her The Voice coach, country star Blake Shelton.
On Music Friday This Week: Dona Oxford is one of my favorite high-powered female musicians. In fact, she is one of my favorite musicians, male or female, of any power. Her skill on the keyboard is unmatched. Her songs and lyrics always on point, and her vocals energize audiences like no one else can. Her live shows have been blowing the roof off of venues from Los Angeles to London and she is here on Music Friday Live! If you don't know her, check out the video on the Music Friday website.
Regular listeners to Music Friday Live! will recall last month when we tried to interview Claudia Schmidt and found her digging snow out from under a car that was trapped. She was on a cell phone and not in a good place for the scheduled interview, both geographically and otherwise. So we rescheduled for this Friday and, weather permitting, Claudia will join us, sans snow but with her songs from her latest album. She is talented, funny, opinionated and a greata guest!
On Music Friday This Week: Singer/songwriter Karen Dezelle combines honest narratives with soft, soothing vocals, creating vulnerability with wide appeal. Karen has lived all over the world and it shows in her deft blending of beats and melodies. Inspired by artists such as Jewel and Joni Mitchell, Karen', emotionally-complex lyrics are offset by a minimalist song structure and innocent vocals in a moving sound, both calming and exciting. She has a new singel out and we will play it and learn where it came from.
Los Angeles based indie-soul band Memoir fuses elements of rock, blues and jazz for a genre-defying sound that is equal parts vintage soul and contemporary pop. The band was formed was formed in 2013 by spouses Zed Kelley (guitar) and Dena Deadly (vocals), who joined with Garner to write hit singles for Cee-Lo Green, Will-I-Am and Jonas Brothers, among others. Their music has been featured in television shows and films like Failure to Launch, "The Lying Game" and the theme song for "Vanderpump Rules." In spring 2013, the trio released their debut self-titled EP, "Memoir." Fire In Me, the band's first full-length album, releases spring 2014. Program note: since the band will be on cellpones and standing on a corner outside their next gig, there will be distortion and background sounds, but the conversation is great.
On Music Friday This Week: Born in Southern Ontario, Marshall Dane grazed on a rich fix of music, from the country sounds of his preacher dad, to the pop music of his mum through his own musical discoveries from John Denver to Michael Jackson. He has taken those influences and created what I call, high energy down and dirty country rock - an infectious blend of country and rock inflected with a watermelon-sized helping of hope, love and salvation, Marshall's new album, One Of These Days will be featured on his guest spot 3/7/14
James Clay Garrison was raised with a guitar in Spain and became a virtuoso guitarist at an early age, recording his first album at 15. Already an experienced performer by the late 80's, he toured the US, Europe and Asia with various bands, perfecting his chops and building a network of musicians that would serve him well over the years. He moved to Los Angeles when he received an offer from Eddie Van Halen to record and the WB label and went on to work with artists like Ray Charles and Stephen Stills. Garrison is currently in the studio finishing up his new album, "1000 Million Miracles", featuring many of the people he has worked with over the years like Todd Sucherman of STYX, and Chris Frazier, currently with Foreigner.
On Music Friday This Week: Eric Zayne is a soul infused pop-rock musician and record producer who blends electronics to create a sound that is edgy and unique. Zayne started his career at 13 by playing in multiple bands in Montreal. His first major gig was a five year tour across Asia where he played keyboards, guitar and sang in a funk band. He is now in Los Angeles focused on pop alternative and great rock, like his break out hit, "Maneater".
EXIST ELSEWHERE is an emerging rock band quickly gaining traction nationally with positive lyrics and lush instrumentation. Led by Noah Benardout, they raised over $20,000 on their IndieGogo campaign to complete and promote their debut EP "413," released last August 2013. Their single, "Can’t Fall" was featured in a national Pantene commercial featuring Zooey Deschanel. Exist Elsewhere are the first ambassadors for the BE UPSTANDING campaign for NVEEE against bullying and about to start on the REACH 2014 tour.
On Music Friday This Week: Claudia Schmidt has traversed North American and Europe in venues ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000 seat theatres, and 25,000 festival stages. She has recorded fourteen albums of folk,blues, and jazz on 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer playing.
Scarlet Roads is on the road constantly with their dynamic R&B/Rock that keeps fans dancing. Formed at Hollywood's Musician's Institute, this six member band rocks like seasoned music veterans although their average age is 24. They are now recording original songs with Grammy-Award winning producer Bob Cutarella for a new album to be released early 2014.
On Music Friday This Week: Junk Parlor is a Northern California-based gypsy junk rock band born from the mind and musical wanderings of Jason Vanderford featuring rock, gypsy jazz rhythms and a 50's tinge supporting Vanderford's throaty howling voice. Backed by drummer and cajon player Rt Goodrich and the electric fretless bass of Tim Bush, Junk Parlor's debut album "Wild Tones" was released October 2013. They recently completed a Pacific Northwest tour and are now touring in Southern California.
In segment 2 we are joined by Robin Yukiko, a Pennsylvania-based eclectic pop and blues singer/songwriter and a music producer. Robin has operatic and choral training and an international background. She left her opera training to produce her debut album Me & My Apathy, an eclectic suite of 11 original songs. She released a second album, "Love War" and performs locally, writes and produces songs for other bands while keeping up with her new baby.
On Music Friday This Week: Maggie - on her way to stardom; Kris Guen - seasoned folk troubadour with new CD
On Music Friday This Week: American Beauties and Terese Taylor
On Music Friday This Week: Kris Guen, singer/songwriter on tour in California, Niki English, lead singer for Western Avenue and Nashville Awards nominee and Rory Partin, big band leader and blues rock singer.
On Music Friday This Week: Xander Demos is one of today's premier shred metal guitarists. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, he currently fronts his own band, XDB and national tribute act, James Rivera's Sabbath Judas Sabbath, as well as playing in Rivera’s solo band. Xander performs in excess of 100 times a year and records with artists all over the world. His style ranges from the beautifully melodic to the jaw-droppingly insane, encompassesing much of what he has learned artists like Shawn Lane, Eric Johnson, Neal Schon, and John Sykes. One constant in his music is a focus on strong guitar melodies. In February 2012, Xander released his full-length follow-up to his EP Road To Guitarcadia.
Diane Cameron is an international recording & performing artist, actress and teacher. Her music celebrates the beats and melodies of Africa and the Afro-Carribean music community. She writes songs that echo the natural world, she plays percussion, produces and sings. Her albums are heard worldwide and she travels worldwide establishing performing arts and sports programs for youth, orgainizing Summer Camps for the Performing Arts, while teaching acting at Georgia Tech. Her youth environmental play, "Trash Tawkin" was recently debuted at the 2011 Hilton Head Island, SC., Earth Day Celebration.
On Music Friday This Week: Billy Kay is an American Country songwriter and performer who holds the distinctions of being the most downloaded artist in Las Vegas and in South Carolina. Now taking Nashville by storm, this homeless veteran travels America writing, recording and performing with top musicians on his now-famous "Abject Poverty Tour". He donates a share of all royalties and merchandise sales to shelters for homeless people and battered women. Billy organized 2011 "Country for a Cause" CD, which featured some of the most talented and award winning indie musicians in country music. He will play his breakout hit "Ready... Set... Gone!" and other songs that have put him at the top and tell us what makes him go.
Maxton Waller and Chuck Riviera, aka, Handsome as Sin, join us Friday to kick off their debut album, Tell Me How You Died. People call them alt. rock, bad-ass rock, just rock. Whatever you call them, they put on a hell of a show. Based in LA, they make people listen and dance in the clubs and we get to find out how at 2:30 pm ET this Friday.
On Music Friday This Week: Amy Rose has already earned a reputation for being one of Canada's best-known country music exports. Her soaring vocal range and pop country sensibilities have garnered high praise and international airplay for "I just Want You to Know" and "Party Like a Redneck", which hit #6. She has received a 2013 Ontario Country Music Association nomination for "Rising Star" and was named Country Music Entertainer of the Year by the International Music and Entertainment Association. She is assembling a new project for 2014 joins us at 2:05 pm ET to play some of the songs and talk about it.
Brent Buffan is a Toronto born singer/songwriter with 2 unreleased full length albums and the edge of success. He has spent years performing and recording, giving him a solid foundation for his next step. After assembling albums and touring alone, he joined up with four highly talented and versatile musicians in the band "The Ride." Together they have raised the bar for themselves and are now on tour in Southern California, successfully introducing this true troubadour's songs in one of the most competitive markets in the country. Brent joins us at 2:30 with his new songs and a preview of the tour.
On Music Friday This Week: Toby Lightman has been described by People Magazine as "no small talent..." With 5 hit albums plus an EP she has landed on national television on Letterman, Conan O'Brian and The Today Show and her songs have been featureed on over a dozen TV shows and movies. Typical of her enrgy, Toby has launched a new initiative, EKOB - Every Kind of People - an album to be produced with crowd-sourced funding and input from her fans. Toby joins us Friday, 12.13.13 to tell us about it and give us a peek and what she is planning for next year.
"Nashville's Darling" is what they call the determined and prodigiously talented Sarah Darling whose sexy, summery hit "Little Umbrellas" single followed acclaimed country releases "Every Monday Morning", "Angels and Devils" and the "Home to Me" EP. In her latest album, Have a Merry Little Christmas, Darling does the near impossible - she makes the overdone holiday songs we hear on the radio and in elevators and shopping malls new and fresh and a joy to listen to. Whether or not you are a country music fan, Sarah Darling belongs on your playlist and we are more than delighted to welcome her to Music Friday, this Friday, 12.13.13
On Music Friday This Week: Mindy Smith, the iconic singer-songwriter who crosses genre lines with hits in country, pop, and alternative rock returns to Music Friday with her new Christmas EP, Snowed in. Her career took off in 2003 when she was invited to contribute to a Dolly Parton tribute album by her label, Vanguard, and appeared with Dolly on national television. She hasn't stopped since: she has produced five critically acclaimed and very successful albums and seven hit singles, one, Come to Jesus, which hit the Billbaord 40 at #32. She is appearing at the Grand Ole Opry December 14 with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and we are delighted she is taking the time to talk with us this Friday.
Jason Vanderford is an eclectic, entrepreneurial, jazz, rock and gypsy/cajón genius who assembles musical projects/albums/tours/bands, his latest being the Junk Parlor. Junk Parlou is gypsy rock - a combination of jazz, rock, 50's 4-4 beats and Vanderford's vocals ranging from smooth and low to hot and howling. Joining Jason are Jimmy Grant on the Django-infused lead electric guitar, drummer and cajon player Rt Goodrich, and Tim Bush on the electric fretless bass. The effect ranges from mad genius to pure fun. Junk Parlor just wrapped up its Northwest tour with a final set of concerts in Seattle and will head to southern California right after Friday's show.
On Music Friday This Week: Next week film Director Sini Anderson releases her new documentary, The Punk Singer, on Kathlenn Hanna, the founder of teh punk band Bikini Kill and the national riot grrl movement, and we have Sini on the show for an extended interview. Sini worked closely with Hanna to document the genesis of Bikini Kill, her later bands Le Tigra and Julie Ruin, her near death from a mystery disease and her current work in politics and music. Hear the interview, then see the film. 2:30 pm ET.
World class guitarist Bruce Victor teams up with Accordian Babe, singer, songwriter, musician and artist (and Bruce's new wife) Marla Fibish on a stunning debut album, Travel in the Shadows which sets classic poems to great music. The band is called Noctambule and joins them on the air to travel through their vivid dreams and imagination and superb music. Call in and talk with them both at 2:05 pm ET.
MUSIC FRIDAY is where we listen to music, interview bands and get ready for the weekend. Every kinbd of music with an emphais on rising stars. We also interview film directors of docs on music and musicians. You tell us who you would like to hear and talk with and we try to get them here for you. Nominate bands at http://musicfriday.nationbuilder.com.
On Music Friday This Week: Reuben and the Dark lead off the show at 2:05 pm ET with their new single "Rolling Stone". Reuben and the Dark is the newest project from Calgary's Reuben Bullock and which I cxaught at a club in LA and had to have on the show. Fresh off the release of his second solo album, Bullock has formed a band of some of Alberta's finest musicians, quickly building a reputation as a killer live band. Their soaring four-part vocal harmonies achieve epic heights woven into hammering beats, always leaving crowds hungry for more. At the core of all this are Bullock's songs, which manage to achieve a balance between seemingly disparate elements: the introspective with the anthemic, and the feat of sounding simultaneously ancient and uniquely contemporary.
Irene Diaz returns to Music Friday at 2:30 pm ET with her unique, aching blues and ukelele-backed pop rock. She will also talk with us about the Womyn of Color Conference she is a participant in at Cal State Univesity.Born in the heart of Los Angeles, Irene Diaz has emerged as an independent artist with a tremendous sound and a huge future. A singer/songwriter who plays both guitar and piano, accompanied by her very talented collaborator Carolyn Cardoza,Irene is at home in a recording studio, a showcse or a big hall - she maintains the same intimacy with her audience through a very personal voice. Her initial exposure to music came at a young age, at only 15 years old she developed her own writing/playing style that sets her apart now at 25. We are delighted she can take a break to talk with us.
Nominate your favorite band to be on Music Friday. Go to our website, navigate to the Your Choice page at http://musicfriday.nationbuilder.com/your_choice and tell us who you want to see.
On Music Friday This Week: Adam Levy is an in-demand session player and one of the nation's outstanding guitarists. His work has appeared on recordings by Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman, Sex Mob and Ani DiFranco. He released Portuguese Subtitles in July.
Jessica Fleischer is a rising young LA singer/songwriter. She released her first album last year, Lots of Love and wrote and performed the title song for the award winning documentary "Without A Home". Her new video, "It's Hard" is racking up views on YouTube and we talk to her on this episode!
On Music Friday This Week: Palter Ego was founded by vocalist Jesse Palter and keyboardist Sam Barsh, combining jazz, pop, soul and rock. Their music has been featured on Keeping Up The Kardashians, Around the World for Free, and The Real World, and commercials for Coca Cola, and the Webby Awards. We talk with them about their new album Above the Covers and the album of original songs, Id Ego.
Claudia Russell is singer and songwriter who has shared stages with Tracy Grammer, Loudon Wainwright III, Kris Kristoffersen, Willie Nelson, and Rosalie Sorrels among others. She is accompanied by the Folk Unlimited Orchestra. Her music ranges from evocative to fun and rowdy, soulful ballads to Buddy Holly to folk.
On Music Friday This Week: American Idol alum Lea Marie joins us for a full interview - she popped in last week for a few minutes to talk about her show at LA's venerable Whiskey A Gogo. We will play cuts from the new EP, Undercover Lover, including her new single, Take Me for a Ride". And if we are lucky, we can hear some of Lea Marie's soft, personal songs - just her and a piano.
Eddie Grey, legendary guitarist and singer fresh from sold out shows joins us to play cuts from his new album Metamorphoses, released last month. With influences ranging from John Mayer and Jason Mraz to Crosby, Stills and Nash and Sting, his music and style defy any classification but superb.
On Music Friday This Week: Salvador began playing the drums at age 3, shifted to piano at 6, studying at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts and Cal Arts. His education, passion and lineage have turned him into a monster on the keys.
Portland-based The Bylines are grounded in a big-band past and a present of intricate pop. They focus on grand live spectacle, but are equally at home in jazz halls, large rooms and intimate venues.
On Music Friday This Week: Mickey Church of White Arrows; CRSB (Chris Ramos and Sonny B)
On Music Friday This Week: Dream Aria; CANTO
On Music Friday This Week: Naomi Greenwald; Jackie Bristow
On Music Friday This Week: Jordie Lane; Lisa Sniderman
On Music Friday This Week: Polaris Rose; Jessica Fleischer
On Music Friday This Week: Irene Diaz; Karen Dezelle
Patrick O'Heffernan (Host, Producer of Music Friday)
Music Friday Live is a weekly hour music and interview show show hosted by Patrick O'Heffernan. Patrick talks to musical artists from country to rock, from metal to jazz and everything in between. He spins their tunes and he invites the audience to join the conversation on air about their influences, their road trips, their gigs and their songs. Patrick especially loves to spin tunes with emerging tune masters and mistresses and premier their albums and be the first to announce their tours.
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