Monday, 24 Nov 2014

Music News

Neon Artist Todd Sanders Showcases Work At First Pop Austin International Art Show

neonartistNeon artist Todd Sanders, who is based in Austin, has been invited to show four pieces during Pop Austin: one at the Fair Market show and three at the VIP Opening Event including the Red Luchador (61.5”h x 43.5”w).
The first annual POP Austin International Art Show is a three-day interactive event that merges art and lifestyle. Work from more than 35 acclaimed and emerging contemporary artists from around the globe will be at the show, located at Fair Market in the burgeoning East Fifth Street district of Austin. Daily “Pop Talks” will feature speakers who are specialists in various aspects of the arts industry.

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The Roys Ready For IEBA And IBMA Weeks With Several Nominations

roysviewcoverNashville, TN (September 26, 2014) - THE ROYS' new single, "No More Lonely," reaches #1 on the current Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart as the siblings ready for performances at IEBA and IBMA, garner two key final-round ICM nominations, and enjoy the addition of their new video to the VEVO lineup.

"It's heartwarming to see The Roys on top. A well-deserved spot for a great song and band!" - Terry Herd, Bluegrass Radio Network / Bluegrass Today

"This is our first #1 on the BT chart," observes Lee Roy. "It's huge and, with the honor of our nominations, a great way to kick off the talent buyers' convention and World of Bluegrass Week," adds Elaine. The siblings are enjoying final-round nominations for ICM Inspirational Bluegrass Artist and Vocal Duo or Duo Performance Awards. Winners will be announced at the Faith, Family & Country Awards' 20th anniversary spectacular in Nashville on November 13.

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Human Nature To Release Christmas Album

humannatureLAS VEGAS, NV (October 6, 2014) – Human Nature, Australia’s #1 vocal group, is celebrating the spirit of the holidays with the gift of music and have produced an album with some of the most loved holiday songs ever. Human Nature – The Christmas Album is also accompanied by a portfolio of 6 music videos including an extraordinary clay animation video of “White Christmas” which captures Human Nature’s sentiment of the season with their own interpretation of the story. This project is being released on HN Entertainment and Distributed by RED Distribution through BFD on October 14, 2014.

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Metroplex Bands Gather For Important Fund Raiser

bandARLINGTON, Texas (Oct. 2, 2014) -- Musicians from across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex will gather on Oct. 12 from 3 to 11 p.m. at South Street Patio, 400 E South St, in Arlington to pay tribute to Texas music icon Brad Herring and raise funds to help defray medical costs for the popular musician. Herring, guitarist/bassist/vocalist for two of the most popular bands from Texas in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s, Lic and The Pengwins, was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer earlier this year. Bands on hand to honor their ailing friend will include The Lannie Flowers Band, The National Secrets, Legends of the Mind and The Nobodys. In addition, international recording act, The Pengwins, will make a rare live appearance. "Brad has been a good friend and a significant influence on all of us," said Alan Petsche, owner of SpyderPop Records and lead guitarist for The Pengwins.

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Aaron Lewis To Headline 4th Annual Boot Ride


aaronlewisAustin, Texas (September 22, 2014) – Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and guitarist Aaron Lewis to headline 4th Annual Boot Ride and Rally presented by Low T Center & HerKare is Sunday, November 2, 2014 in San Antonio, TX. This annual motorcycle ride and rally benefits the nonprofit, Boot Campaign, which is dedicated to cultivating awareness, promoting patriotism, and providing assistance to military, past and present, and their families. An hour-long motorcycle ride with cast members of FX’s Sons of Anarchy along with Aaron Lewis, will roll through the scenic Texas Hill Country and end at the iconic John T Floore Country Store where Aaron Lewis, Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, and Taddy Porter will keep boots stomping all afternoon.

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Austin's Guitars Campaign For Give Back To Swaziland Kicks Off

swaziland(Austin, Texas) Guitars from Swaziland has been included in a national marketing campaign by Acoustic Guitar magazine. To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Acoustic Guitar is giving back. 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the organization of your choice when you order a one-year subscription. Use this very long link to order this wonderful magazine and help Guitars for Swaziland send more instruments to Africa. (https://www.acousticguitar.com/Subscribe/Anniversary?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=AGD_MasterTemplate%20%2829%29&utm_content=&spMailingID=11189012&spUserID=NTE3MzQzMTU4MDIS1&spJobID=344319567&spReportId=MzQ0MzE5NTY3S0) Thanks for your support!

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Austin's Pecan Street Festival Celebrates 33rd Year

pecanstreeetAUSTIN, Texas – The fall edition of the Pecan Street Festival, Austin’s oldest, largest and most beloved arts festival, returns for its 33rd year to downtown’s Sixth Street Historic District on Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28. The free, family-friendly festival, ranked among the city’s top five by the Austin Business Journal, draws hundreds of local and national artisans offering original handcrafted creations, plus musicians performing on three stages, children’s activities, festival foods and other attractions.

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