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Modern Day Moonshine’s New Album Slated For November Release

Independent band Modern Day Moonshine has created a new album that is scheduled to hit the streets on November 23.

Refuge is an album of soulful blues-based rock that features grand elements of jazz, funk, and roots-Americana.

This musical diversity has made Modern Day Moonshine practically impossible to accurately categorize, and will undoubtedly leave listeners emotionally charged and excited to explore the multiple layers of the recorded sounds.

Indie Band Fo/mo/deep Wants to Expand Your Mind with Eclecticism

fomodeepRHMedia is proud to announce the release of Eclecticism by fo/mo/deep. Eclecticism explores the limitless boundaries of contemporary jazz that is blended with funk, world and afrobeat.

Best known for their sizzling live performances, the fo/mo/deep groove is rooted in the experimental school of the 70s a time when jazz, soul and funk were one and the same.  Seeking to defy the ordinary, this diverse collective of seasoned pros keeps things stirred up with unpredictable energy that moves.

With lyrics like “expand your mind and your heart will follow”, the music of Eclecticism harkens back to the days when super groups hypnotized the world with bass driven ensembles and a full-bodied sound that reigned supreme. Once you listen to “Eclecticism,” you will understand that fo/mo/deep plays music like it’s meant to be hot, incalculable and emotionally satisfying.

Indie Artist Tom Grant Serves a Musical Feast with Delicioso

TomGrant_CoverNu-Wrinkle Records is proud to announce the CD release of Delicioso (dee-lish-e-oso) by pianist Tom Grant.  The single, “Cute New Car,” will be added to radio playlists on Aug. 30, 2010.

The all original songs featured on the new album, Delicioso, are a soundscape of radio friendly tracks that infuse memorable hooks with refined arrangements, giving fans the center stage quality they demand from a returning chart-topping recording artist.

The supporting cast of the album is a team of power players.  From guitarist Marlon McClain (Kenny G, Jeff Lorber, Smokey Robinson and more) to guitarist Dan Faehnle (Diana Krall and Pink Martini), the musicianship on Delicioso is a feast for the senses. Like Tom Grant’s previous work, Delicioso is destined to be one of the top selections played in 2010.

The Protégé Podcast Seeking Indie Artists for Compilation Mix Tape

Protege Podcast Mixtape Press ReleaseThe Protégé Podcast will be releasing a mix tape featuring the hottest indie artists titled “Gossiping Heifers Indie Exposure”.

The mix tape will be distributed as a free download to be distributed to the public and music industry professionals.

The preferred genre of the mix tape will be urban format (R&B, Jazz, Reggae and Hip Hop) with comedy commentary with the hosts of the Protégé Podcast in between the music tracks.

Airborne New Horizons CD Release Party Today

new horizons smallJoin Airborne today from 6-10pm at Leon’s Restaurant in New Haven as the boys officially release their seventh CD, New Horizons.  You can get an advance copy of New Horizons here, which the boys will be happy to autograph throughout the night.

Expect to see and hear some very special guests and live performances of some of their new tracks. Your favorite 24/7 jazz station, Blue Plate Radio, will be there with some giveaways and news about upcoming shows.

Veteran Radio Personality Lynn Briggs Launches Online Radio Destination

LynnBriggsVeteran radio personality Lynn Briggs will launch www.lynnbriggsunplugged.com on April 13, 2010.  A boutique online radio destination, LynnBriggsUnplugged.com has been designed with an expanded demographic of radio listener in mind.

“I believe that radio listeners of today demand a certain quality from the music. They know what they want and aren’t afraid to ask for it,” said Briggs. “What they crave is a destination that understands who they are. Our listeners are highly educated and successful people from a broad range of social and ethnic backgrounds.

“They want music that reflects their eclectic taste and a radio station that isn’t afraid to take risks.”

By understanding what it is that the listeners want, LynnBriggsUnplugged.com intends to erase some of the borders that exists in music today. It will be a destination where contemporary jazz, R&B, neo soul and other forms of music are melding into a colorful sonic tapestry.

Vocalist Jeff Hall to Perform at Lone Wolf Coffee Company with Special Appearance by Pianist Monika Herzig

JeffHallVocalist Jeff Hall (Mahogany Digital label), discovered by renowned Kansas City crooner Kevin Mahogany, will appear at Lone Wolf Coffee Company (Ballwin, MO) on May 20, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. with a special appearance by pianist Monika Herzig (Owl Studios label).

Hall recently released his “Cadillac Club” and “Detour Ahead” singles to radio that is spinning across the nation on both traditional and smooth jazz stations.

Lone Wolf Coffee Company is located on the south side of 15480 Clayton Road, just west of Kehrs Mill Road and is quickly becoming a local hangout for music lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of wholesome coffee house cuisine. www.lonewolfcoffeecompany.com.

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Indie Artist Connie Lansberg Releases High Expectations

ConnieLansbergConnie Lansberg is a singer/songwriter who performs original Pop-Jazz and Smooth Jazz on her latest release, High Expectations.

She is a vocal interpreter of the wonderful stories told by the American Song Book and beyond.

The indie artist uses her voice in such a way as to reveal and tease out even the most subtle of nuances that define these beautiful songs.

Reminiscent of Blossom Dearie and June Christy, but with the modern edge of Sade and Sting, Connie Lansberg creates light and shade and sings with an unselfconscious joy that is truly infectious and enfolds the listener within the melody so that each performance is a shared experience that leaves no one out.