Author Archives: Dan Harr

“Virtue & Vice” By Hornbuckle Wins Mile High Blues Society’s ‘Best Self-Produced Blues CD’

Virtue & Vice,” the critically-acclaimed album by Denver-based group Hornbuckle, has won “Best Self-Produced CD” as voted on by the Mile High Blues Society in Denver, CO. “Virtue & Vice” will now qualify for the International competition judged by the …
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James Otto Returns With New Single “Somewhere Tonight”

Two-time GRAMMY nominee James Otto is back with new music, a new sound and even a new team around him. The country crooner, known for his smash hit “Just Got Started Lovin’ You” and for co-writing the ACM and CMA …
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Celebrity Performers and Appearances Announced for Upcoming 20th Annual ICM Awards

Rhonda Vincent, Danny Gokey, Ray Stevens, John Conlee, The Roys, T. Bubba Bechtol, John Berry and Victoria Jackson Among Celebrities Set to Perform and Appear at Twentieth Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards! Nashville, TN (October 23, 2012) – …
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Paulette Carlson Lands Spot as Nashville Veteran’s Day Parade Grand Marshal

Three time Grammy nominee, CMA/ACM award winner and lead singer of Highway 101, Paulette Carlson, will grace the nationally recognized Nashville Veteran’s Day Parade as Grand Marshal on Tuesday, November 11th at 11am. Where: Nashville, TN Parade Starts: at 14th …
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The Cinematic Feel of Roadburn Festival 2015

The 20th edition of Roadburn, set for April 9 – 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands, is going to be a treat for those who love soundtracks (and screenings). In addition to Sólstafir performing an instrumental soundtrack …
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Citi, Live Nation And Yahoo Introduce New ‘Backstage With Citi’ Interview Series Featuring Katie Couric

Citi® Private Pass, Live Nation Entertainment and Yahoo today announced Backstage with Citi, a new exclusive behind the scenes interview web series on Yahoo Music. Citi is now an official sponsor of Yahoo Live, a pioneering music experience on Yahoo, including …
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Indie Guitar Pop / Rock Band Stuyvesant Release First Record in Three Years

Having developed a loyal following for their infectious, energetic organic power pop sound for almost a decade, NJ’s Stuyvesant are gearing up for the long-awaited release of “Shmyvesant”, on November 25th.  The band’s third full-length release and first for the …
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Small Reactions Premiere “Terrorangles” Video On PureVolume

Small Reactions’ debut full-length album, Similar Phantoms, is a record of dark recesses viewed through a pop lens.  It’s not common—rare, even—that such stream-of-consciousness, death-affected narratives become fodder for pop music, but that juxtaposition defines this record. This is a pop …
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PROTOKULT Playing Metal Divas Fest In Toronto November 29

Beer drinking progressive folk metallers PROTOKULT are proud to announce they will be performing at this year’s first ever Metal Divas Fest in Toronto, ON at the Bovine Sex Club on November 29th that includes Marchenbilder, At Dawn’s Edge and Psycho …
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Anne McCue Swings on Blue Sky Thinkin’

Blue Sky Thinkin’ is the album Anne McCue has been waiting her whole life to make, even though she didn’t realize it. She initially planned to make a bluesy, swampy album as the follow-up to 2010’s guitar-focused CD Broken Promise …
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New Broadway Musical Promises Love, Betrayal, and Conspiracy from Ancient Egypt

Three-thousand years ago, the Pharaoh of Egypt was all-powerful and feared by all, but when Amenhotep IV challenged the Egyptian priests and their hundreds of gods, he became the Pharaoh that time forgot. Now a Broadway show, Akhenaten the Musical …
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Nashville’s Next Generation Country Challenge Set for Dec. 4 & 5

Tennessee Songwriters Association International (TSAI) will play host to the inaugural talent competition “Nashville’s Next Generation Country Challenge” which will be held on December 4 and 5, 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee. “Nashville is one of the hottest cities in America …
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You+Me’s Album “rose ave.” Debuts at #4 on Billboard Top 200

You+Me’s debut album rose ave. (RCA Records) enters the Billboard Top 200 chart at #4, #1 on the Folk Album Chart and #2 on the Digital Albums Chart  with over 50,000 units sold in its first week. Additionally rose ave. topped iTunes in 30 …
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Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias and JBalvin In Concert in Duluth, Ga

Superstar rapper Pitbull and Spanish singer, songwriter and actor Enrique Iglesias are out on a co-headlining tour, along with Columbian Reggaeton singer JBalvin, and the trio made a stop at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. where they performed for a sold-out crowd. Opening the evening was Columbia native JBalvin, the surprise of the…
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Interview with French Guitar Virtuoso Stephan Forte

Every generation needs its guitar heroes. Whenever the topic of shredders comes up the list usually includes (and sometimes exclusively) Malmsteen, Vai and Satriani. While all are still going strong, their heyday was 30 years ago. Who are today’s fans to worship? Enter 36 year-old French virtuoso Stephan Forte. His rise to prominence is taking…
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These New South Whales – Live in Sydney

If Weird Al Yankovic decided to create a garage punk band, These New South Whales are exactly what I would imagine that band would be. Self-described as four cocky underdogs from Newcastle, These New South Whales’ digital album Live in Sydneyhas quite unusual lyrics throughout each of the songs featured.
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Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie – Dancin’ Annie

Inspired by a Bill Monroe recording, Bill Emerson first learned “a simple roll and a few chords” on a Belltone banjo in 1953 when he was 15-years-old, according to a 2010 DC Bluegrass Union interview with the bluegrass legend. He went on to become a founding member of Country Gentlemen and a premier contemporary 5-string banjoist. A few years back…
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What Do Music Producers Do?

Working as a producer for the last twenty years, I’ve recorded all kinds of artists from “fresh off the boat” newbies to artists whose experience in the world of music doubles my own. In every case, my role as a producer stays essentially the same. It’s that role that I’m going to describe in this article. The best way I know to describe what a producer does…
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Deep Sea Diver Premiere “One By One” Video on Entertainment Weekly

Deep Sea Diver are pleased to announce the video premiere of “One By One” via Entertainment Weekly and a new date this month supporting Phantogram on 10.26 in Santa Ana. “One By One” was filmed, directed and edited by the …
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Steve Ladd Guest Artist On Alan Jackson’s Award Winning Gospel Album

Earlier this year in Las Vegas,  Alan Jackson’s gospel album, ‘Precious Memories Volume II’, was named 2014 Top Christian Album at the Billboard Music Awards. The album is a collection of traditional hymns and was released last year as a …
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