Author Archives: Dan Harr

Pentatonix Announce UK & European Leg of Their “On My Way Home” Tour

Grammy nominated vocal sensations Pentatonix have scored the 5th biggest selling album of 2014 with That’s Christmas To Me.  The certified gold album continues its domination as the #1 best selling CD and MP3 album of the year on Amazon …
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Lineup Announced for Charlie Daniels Band’s 40th Anniv. Volunteer Jam Aug 12

On Aug. 12, 2015, The Charlie Daniels Band’s legendary Volunteer Jam, a star-studded, multi-genre musical extravaganza that has featured artists like James Brown, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Don Henley and Lynyrd Skynyrd (to name a few), returns to Nashville. In …
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Mike Farris Gets Grammy Nom for Best Roots Gospel Album for ‘Shine for All the People’

Vocalist Mike Farris has become one of the first artists to receive a Best Roots Gospel Album Grammy nomination, for his Shine for all the People. The new category was created by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), …
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Star 94 Jingle Jam with The Script, Lindsey Stirling and Echosmith

Atlanta’s Star 94 FM brought their annual Jingle Jam to the Cobb Energy Centre in Marietta, GA, where headliner’s The Script, backed up by Lindsey Stirling and Echosmith, rocked the sold-out crowd. Opening the show, L.A.-based indie rockers Echosmith turned on the power and set the bar for the evening. Comprised of the Sierota siblings – brothers Jamie…
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Fazerdaze – Self-Titled EP

I’d be lying if I said that some sector of this music critic’s shriveled heart doesn’t love the name Fazerdaze, because I really do, but what’s more is that, like the Grinch Who Stole Christmas, my heart grew three sizes while listening to the music of Amelia Murray. Coming out of New Zealand, home of such excellent things as Flight of the Conchords, Lord…
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Are You Playing The Right Guitar?

Guitars come in more shapes and sizes than a casual observer might think. There’s lots of variation in the width and depth of a guitar’s body . The neck may be narrow or wide, with a deep or shallow curve (guitar builders talk about “C” and “D” profile necks). To make things more complicated , you need to take the size and proportion of your fingers, hands, and…
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West My Friend – When The Ink Dries

“I once sat here in the crux of this tree/Watching fruit reach out in front of me/I sat there, holding my fear to my heart/Watching fruit fall one by one ‘cause I refused to take part,” sings Eden Oliver, member of Canadian group West My Friend on their beautiful song “Ode to Silvia Plath.” Described as chamber folk meets indie roots, this four-piece band based…
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Brother Dege Premieres New “Set It Off” Tour Doc and “Too Old To Die Young” Video

Brother Dege has just released his new Set It Off tour documentary. This 45-minute road movie documents the Cajun-born blues-psych-rock musician & his band The Brethren’s U.S. and European summer tours earlier this year. Raw, uncut, nasty and real. From hood house parties to …
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Donna Hughes Tugs on the Heartstrings with her Original Song “Dog On A 10 Foot Chain”

During last year’s brutal winter months, North Carolina Singer-Songwriter Donna Hughes penned the heart wrenching and powerful song, “Dog On A 10 Foot Chain” that has certainly tugged on the heartstrings. The song, and her YouTube video, have been featured …
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The Babys Hit #9 This Week On Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales Chart

Ending 2014 on a high note, The Babys, who released their first new album in 30 years this past summer, hit #9 this week on the Billboard Hot Single Sales chart for “I See You There.” The Babys’ 2014 release …
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Western Canada’s Loudest Open Air Fest Farmageddon 2015 Coming June 11-14

FARMAGEDDON is proud to announce it will be hosting its third annual 2015 edition of Western Canada’s loudest open air metal festival from June 11-14 in Ryley, AB (80 KM East of Edmonton) with a line up of over 30 bands from …
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Country Now To Debut Exclusive Christmas Performances December 18th

Country Now, the first original country music-dedicated YouTube channel, will debut exclusive, Christmas performances from Sara Evans, Angaleena Presley, Natalie Stovall, Frankie Ballard, Tracy Lawrence and Charlie Worsham. The songs, set to premiere on Country Now at http://bit.ly/1AgALd9 on December …
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Fangoria Posts Horrific New TWIZTID “The Darkness” Album Teaser + Launches Exclusive Merch Contest

Horrorcore’s demented duo TWIZTID have just launched a horror-tastic new teaser video for their new album The Darkness, which hits stores on January 27, 2015 (Majik Ninja Entertainment). The moral of this story is – watch your back! The teaser …
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More Artists Announced For New Years Rockin’ Eve 2015

Brantley Gilbert, Ella Henderson, Nick Jonas, Nico & Vinz and Train join the biggest music celebration of the year with special performances from the Billboard Hollywood Party on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2015.” Fergie hosts the Billboard Hollywood …
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Christian Music Newcomer Brittany Jester is Making Noise with Debut Single and Self-Titled EP

Christian music newcomer Brittany Jester is making noise with her debut radio single, “Tell Me” – currently impacting radio stations nationwide. Brittany’s self-titled debut EP, Brittany Jester, is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify and at Cross Way …
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Olivia Lane Ringing In The New Year with Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise

Big Spark Music Group powerhouse vocalist-songstress Olivia Lane is kicking off 2015 with a bang, as she will open for five-time Grammy award winner Wynonna Judd and her band The Big Noise, at the New Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, …
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Versailles Records Announces Digital Release Of Guitar Wizards Vol III And IV

Versailles Records has announced the digital release of  their Guitar Wizards Vol. III and IV compilation. The album features 37 tracks from artists like Bruce Kulick (KISS), Tony Franklin (Whitesnake/The Firm), Jeff Healey, Tracy G (Dio), Chris Poland (Megadeth), Blues Saraceno (Poison), …
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Ed Roman And Jiggley Jones Make No Depression’s Top 100 Best Albums Of 2014 Reader’s Poll

MTS Management Group is happy to announce Ed Roman and Jiggley Jones have made the Top 100 of No Depression’s Best Albums of 2014 Reader’s Poll. Ed Roman’s Letters From High Latitudes (#75, MTS Records) and Jiggley Jones’ …A Mountain, a Struggle, a …
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Music Legend Paul Cotton Releases New Solo Album

Paul Cotton is proud to announce the release of his fifth solo album. 100% Paul Cotton gives the POCO singer a chance to revisit and reinvent 11 of his songs, including “Heart of the Night, Boomerang, and Please Wait for …
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The Sing-Off Live! Tour Adds The Exchange & Melodores To Lineup

Last night during its special one night, 2-hour television event, NBC’s hit a cappella music competition The Sing-Off crowned Nashville-based Melodores the winners of Season 5. The Vanderbilt University a cappella group was the only collegiate group to be selected …
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