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Several New Releases On Horizon For Multi-Talented Singer, Songwriter, Author and Producer, John Carter Cash
Releases Digital and Physical Versions of 'We Must Believe in Magic' on
September 7, with IG track, “We Must Believe in Magic,” Available Immediately with Pre-Order
'The Cash and Carter Family Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from Johnny and June’s Table'
Now Available for Pre-Order
Plays Americana Music Festival Show at City Winery, Friday, September 14
(Nashville, Tennessee – August 24, 2018) Multi-talented singer, songwriter, author and accomplished award-winning record producer, John Carter Cash, has a lot to look forward to. He will be releasing the digital and physical CD versions of his new album We Must Believe in Magic on September 7, with the first IG track, “We Must Believe in Magic,” now available for pre-order, and the second, “Prayers for St. Regis,” available on August 31. Pre-order your copy here.
The unique collection, released by Reviver Legacy and produced by Cash, features 17-tracks recorded over the last ten years and an astounding host of musical guests, including some of Nashville’s most recorded session players and artists representing Rock, Gospel and Country Music. Artists who appear on the project include: Tony Rice, Ana Cristina Cash, John Cowan, Ira Dean, Jerry Douglas, The Daeger Brothers, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, Eric Hamilton, Tony Harrell, Jamie Hartford, Robbie McCoury, Sarah Peasall McGuffey, Bob Moore, Charlie McCoy, Sam Bush, Dave Roe, and many others took part in the project. The project was engineered and mixed by Chuck Turner at Cash Cabin Studios in Hendersonville, Tennessee, where John Carter worked with his parents Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash on much of their latter life recordings.
The title song, written by Bob McDill and Allen Reynolds, is the essential message of the album. John Carter commented about the track, saying, “I remember believing in MAGIC. I recall the wind in itself being alive and with a voice... It smelled awake, purposeful and spoke in a resounding tongue I perfectly understood. All was vast, open, dazzling and wondrous. I believe this to be the truth of the world......the MAGIC is inside us all. And though it may be forgotten, it can be remembered once again... It is only up to us to do one single thing, and do it purely...BELIEVE."
The release of the digital and physical CD versions of his album marks the first of many significant dates scheduled for John Carter Cash in September. Cash is set to perform at the Americana Music Festival taking place in Nashville, TN September 11-16. Additionally, Cash will feature his new music during a showcase at City Winery in Nashville, TN on September 14. More details here.
Cash is also known for being an accomplished author. His library of work includes three children’s books and two biographies about his parents’ legacy. He is now adding another genre to his portfolio. On September 25, Cash will release his first cookbook, The Cash and Carter Family Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from Johnny and June’s Table. The cookbook is currently available for pre-order anywhere books are sold and shares the stories and recipes that flowed from Cash/Carter Family dinner table, as well as the memories and reminiscences of the musicians and film stars welcomed into their home. Pre-order your copy here.
As the grandson of Maybelle Carter and the only son from the marriage of John R. Cash and June Carter Cash, he preserves the family legacy and is a caretaker to the heritage of his musical ancestors. Having been a producer for over 25 years now, Cash has garnered six Grammy Awards, seven Grammy nominations, and has production credits that includes Alison Krauss and Union Station, Carlene Carter, Roseanne Cash, The Cedar Hill Refugees, Chris Cornell, Elvis Costello, John Cowan, Rodney Crowell, Sheryl Crow, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, John McEuen, Mighty Clouds of Joy, John Popper, Ruston Kelly, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tim O'Brien, John Prine, Earl and Randy Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Josh Turner, Dr. Mavis Staples, The John Randal and Jessi Alexander, Wylie and the Wild West, to many more.
We Music Believe In Magic – Track Listing:
1. We Must Believe in Magic (Bob McDill and Allen Reynolds)
2. Feel Like Going Home (Charlie Rich)
3. Brave Young Man (John Carter Cash, Bill Miller)
4. Dragon Song (John Carter Cash)
5. Runaway Train (John Carter Cash, Sarah Peasall McGuffey, Janie Lidey, Trey Call)
6. Prayers For St. Regis (John Carter Cash and Shawn Camp)
7. The Dungeon (John Carter Cash)
8. Heaven’s Song (John Carter Cash and Justin Miller)
9. Holy Train (John Carter Cash, NatalieAulvin, Dave Daeger)
10. Dance With Me (John Carter Cash and Wesley Orbison)
11. Awake Sweet Dreamer (John Carter Cash and Jack Clift)
12. Jayne Hill (John Carter Cash and Jack Clift)
13. Hurt (Trent Reznor)
14. Let the Lower Lights Be Burning (John Carter Cash)
15. Paradise (John Prine)
16. Poor Boy & the Captain’s Daughter (John R Cash and John Carter Cash)
17. Into the Blue (John Carter Cash, George Daeger, and Dave Daeger)
For press inquiries, contact Christy Walker-Watkins at 615-269-7071 or email@example.com
1620 16th Ave. S. | Nashville, TN 37212 US
Daniel E. Johnson’s EP, All We Ever Knew, Now Available For Pre-Order on iTunes and Google Play
Pre-Order The EP and Recieve Johnson's New Single, "American Hearts" Instantly
(Nashville, Tenn. August 13, 2018) – Country singer-songwriter Daniel E. Johnson has released his debut single “American Hearts,” off of his new 6-track EP, All We Ever Knew, which is scheduled for release on August 31, 2018, and is now available for pre-order. The single is now available through iTunes and Google Play and will be distributed to radio and promoted by Marco Promotions, part of the AristoMedia Group. Johnson describes the song as, “an anthem-sounding, upbeat, rock-influenced track.” The Georgia-native also commented, “The songs I heard as a child that combine elements of Country, Rock, and Alternative music had a huge influence on this song.”
“American Hearts” was produced by industry veteran, John Palmieri (Cole Swindell, Big & Rich, Brett Eldredge), who Johnson describes as “The perfect person to steer this musical ship.” The music on All We Ever Knew is a result of years of learning the musical ropes and developing skills as a performer and writer. “It’s what represents the kind of country music that I wanted my name attached to,” Johnson says proudly. He added, “I really feel like these six songs paint the complete picture of the kind of music I want to make. We really sought out to come up with an original sound for this album that had just the right amount of edge, and tons of energy for live shows. It all starts with good songs, and I think these songs are great."
Johnson credits his move to Nashville as a major turning point in his development as an artist. “I had started writing songs while I was still living in Georgia and one of my co-writers said ‘Man, we should go up to Nashville and record some of these’.” Shortly after, Johnson came to Nashville and stayed on a friend’s (Luke Combs) couch, and cut three songs in a week.
After immersing himself into the Nashville culture, Johnson decided to make the move to Music City permanently. When reflecting on his attraction to Nashville, Johnson said, “What I found is that the competition makes you so much better. I've seen my abilities and confidence as a performer and as a writer just skyrocket. I wish I would have moved here sooner.”
Aug. 18: Private Event
Aug. 23: The Booth, Tuscaloosa, AL
Aug. 24: The Gin, Tifton, GA
Aug. 31: Quixotes, Auburn, AL
Sept. 2: Cowboys & Angels, Helen, GA
Sept. 7: Mad Boar, Wallace, NC
Sept. 8: Mad Boar, Wallace, NC
Sept. 14: Private Event
Sept. 15: Private Event
Oct. 7: Oktoberfest 2018/Cowboys & Angels, Helen, GA
Nov 3: Mad Boar, Wallace, NC
For bookings, press, or label inquires contact: Randy Fields, Jr. at 912-531-0573 or DryCountryEntertainemnt @gmail.com.
About Daniel E. Johnson: Growing up in Thomson, Georgia, Daniel E. Johnson was surrounded by music. Johnson’s first experience with music was playing drums in a punk-rock band as a teenager. He lived less than a mile away from the local radio station WTHO. This is where Johnson would often visit and occasionally perform on the station’s airwaves. While attending college at Georgia Southern, Johnson developed a love for Country music. “I loved a lot of the artists from Georgia, like Alan Jackson,” he recalls. “But, what really got me hooked was the artists that were emerging at the time, such as Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, and The Zac Brown Band,” Johnson said. From that point on, Johnson developed his skills by performing around town. This eventually led to recording his first projects in Atlanta. Since then, Johnson who describes his music as “modern Country with a Southern Rock edge,” has had the chance to open for acts such as Luke Combs, Lee Brice, Craig Morgan and Cole Swindell and is poised to release his brand new EP, All We Ever Knew on iTunes on August 31, 2018, and the debut single, “American Hearts” on August 10, 2018.
1620 16th Ave. S. | Nashville, TN 37212 US
Country Duo American Young Expands International Presence Following Festival Performance in China for Sold Out Crowd of 20K Fans
(Nashville, Tenn. – August 6, 2018) Curb Recording duo, American Young, recently performed at the Chengdu Auto Music Festival in China for a sold-out crowd of 20K fans. The duo, made up of Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson, was the only foreign act invited to perform at this year’s festival. This is a major feat for an American act to have an opportunity to perform at an event of this caliber.
Following their sold-out performance at Chengdu, American Young performed in Beijing at a banquet that was hosted in their honor. In attendance were Chinese artists, television executives, music producers and film directors, who took interest in collaborating with the duo. American Young’s positive impression earned them an invitation to return to China this fall.
“We couldn’t be more humbled and grateful for the opportunity to share communities, art, music, language, and friends with such an amazing country. Cheng Du is the big sister city to Nashville, while Beijing is our big brother! We are so blessed to be able to experience such a rich and vibrant Chinese culture through its music,” Said Osmunson.
The duo’s performance and appearance in China is an encouraging example of the growing cultural and arts exchange between the United States and China. There are 1.4 billion people in China eager to learn and appreciate American music, arts, and culture.
Formal relationships in the states have already begun with the Chinese entertainment industry. Todd Thomas of Curb Records/Brave World Agency has plans to bring other Curb Recording acts to China to begin establishing relationships of their own. During American Young’s visit, China’s Kelly Yu and Kevin Kong hosted the duo and assisted in expanding the cultural exchange between the United States and China. Additionally, a relationship has been formed in the U.S. with Trisha Lum and Nickie Lum Davis of TriNick Entertainment, Marvin Baker of Cafe Nashville and BGTV Direct who will continue to bring American music of all genres like Blue Grass, R&B, Pop, and Hip Hop to China.
American Young continues to have widespread international success in selling out venues throughout various countries around the world. In the last two years, the duo has toured all over the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, Belgium, and Denmark. The Curb Recording artists are looking forward to releasing new music both nationally and internationally in the near future.
About American Young: American Young is comprised of songwriter/musician Kristy Osmunson, and songwriter/producer Jon Stone, who are complete opposites when it comes to personality, but come together to create hauntingly beautiful music stemmed solely from their own personal experiences. Both are established songwriters in their own right and wrote 11 out of the 12 tracks on their debut album, AY.
Kristy Osmunson, born and raised in Idaho, grew up playing the violin. She went from playing at honky-tonks to co-founding the electrifying fiddle-duo Bomshel and writing the Joey + Rory hit “Cheater, Cheater.”Osmunson was well on her way as a songwriter and solo artist before crossing paths with Stone.
Jon Stone, originally from Oregon, is country born and bred, for a while even working as a bull rider. Prior to founding American Young, he was a solo act turned successful producer/songwriter including Kenny Chesney’s “Seven Days,” Blake Shelton’s “Kiss My Country Ass,” and Rascal Flatts’ “Me and My Gang.
2018 CCMA Male Artist of the Year, Brett Kissel, Makes History with Part Two of We Were That Song Tour
Releases New Single and Music Video, “Guitars and Gasoline”
(Nashville, Tennessee – June 27, 2018) The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) reigning "Male Artist of the Year," Brett Kissel just announced part two of his extensive We Were That Song tour, which will kick-off in September 2018. The first leg of the tour, which took Kissel across Canada earlier this year was marked as one of Canada’s most extensive tours. For the first time in recent history, Kissel’s tour will reach nationwide status, with every province and territory hosting a Brett Kissel show.
“My goal for this tour was to play for as many fans as possible. I was so thankful for the response my team received across Canada. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough time to fit all the dates into my schedule,” said Kissel. “I told my agent ‘we just have to organize part two of this tour for the fall’ so we can hit all the spots we missed in the first quarter of 2018. It seems like we’ve now made this one of, if not the most extensive tour in Canadian music history!”
Tickets for the We Were That Song tour are now on sale. Country newcomer, Dan Davidson, who joined Brett on many of his tour dates earlier this year will join Kissel once again as a special guest on select dates for the second part of the tour.
Earlier this year, Kissel received the CIMA Road Gold Award for part one of the Canadian tour, recognizing a high level of achievement during a touring period. The award is proudly displayed on Kissel’s mantle beside his most recent gold single, “Cool With That,” which was certified Gold while on tour.
Among his other accolades, he was the first Country artist in 17 years to win a JUNO Award (Canadian Grammy) for "Breakthrough Artist of the Year" (since Shania Twain) and he was named the "International Artist of the Year" at the 2017 Worldwide Radio Summit in Hollywood, CA (an honor bestowed upon Ed Sheeran and Adele in the last two years respectively). He is the 2017 Canadian Country Music Awards’ "Male Vocalist of the Year;" 4x Winner at the 2016 CCMA Awards, 6x Billboard Canadian Top 10 Singles chart, and more (see here).
This summer, Kissel has kept busy with the recent release of his new single “Guitars and Gasoline,” as well as promoting the release of the corresponding music video, which was captured during the first part of the We Were That Song tour. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/mWeYcbK0wtw.
He made many appearances during CMA Fest 2018, which included performances on The Maui Jim Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe, B.B. Kings, and Margaritaville; and signings at Fan Fair X, Craig Campbell’s Celebrity Cornhole Challenge and The City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game.
Growing up on a cattle ranch in northeastern Alberta played a big role in Kissel's music. His family operates a successful cattle ranch with Angus and Speckle Park-cross cattle. Kissel's ranching background garnered him attention in the agricultural and rodeo communities across Canada.
Visit tour.brettkissel.com or www.brettkissel.com for more ticket information. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
We Were That Song Part Two Tour Dates:
September 19 – Yukon Arts Centre – Whitehorse, YT
September 22 – Midnight Sun Complex – Inuvik, NT
September 28 – Iqaluit Legion – Iqaluit, NU
September 30 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
October 1 – Centre Multifonctionnel – Saint-Ephrem de Beauce, QC
October 3 – Confederation Arts Centre – Charlottetown, PEI
October 4 – Capitol Theatre – Moncton, NB
October 5 – Fredericton Playhouse – Fredericton, NB
October 6 – Imperial Theatre – Saint John, NB
October 8 – Civic Centre - Port Hawkesbury, NS
October 9 – Savoy Theatre – Glace Bay, NS
October 12 – Arts & Cultural Centre – Corner Brook, NL
October 13 - Arts & Cultural Centre – Gander, NL
October 16 – Aultsville Theatre – Cornwall, ON
October 18 – Dottori Hall – Temiscaming, QC
October 19 – Brockville Arts Centre – Brockville, ON
October 20 – Charles W Stockey Centre – Parry Sound, ON
October 21 – Legacy Theatre – Huntsville, ON
October 29 & 30 – Seven Generations – Kenora, ON
November 13 – Coast Kamloops Theatre – Kamloops, BC
November 14 & 15 – Cariboo Memorial Recreation Centre – Williams Lake, BC
November 16 & 17 – Prince George Playhouse – Prince George, BC
November 18 – Della Herman Theatre – Smithers, BC
November 19 – Mount Elizabeth Theatre – Kitimat, BC
November 21 - R.E.M. Lee Theatre - Terrace, BC
November 26 – Frank Venables Theatre – Oliver, BC
November 27 – Kelowna Community Theatre – Kelowna, BC
Indigo Summer intro
Clark Hill Interviews
Billy Ray Cyrus
Live in Clarksville, TN at Appleton Harley Davidson
Sandy Kane - Some Gave All
Somethin’ Bout A Song Sends Ashlyn Grayce to #4 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart and Bestseller List
Ty Herndon Performs Outstanding Rendition of
“America The Beautiful” and “God Bless America”
at 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Eight Years After Her Critically Acclaimed Release,
Pearl Aday Drops New Album, “Heartbreak and Canyon Revelry,”
on June 15
Haley Mae Campbell Fans “Oughta Be”
Listening to New EP “Lovers Lottery”
For more information on Haley Mae Campbell and for upcoming tour dates, visit:
Country Duo, Indigo Summer Releases Music Video
For Follow-Up Single, “Wants What It Wants,” Off Debut Album
Nashville Meets London 2018 Music Festival
Returns with Highly Anticipated Talent Lineup
About Nashville Meets London Music Festival: Launched in August 2016, Nashville Meets London features established and exciting new talent from Nashville, Tennessee and the U.K. The FREE 2-day Nashville Meets London Music Festival is part of Canary Wharf’s Arts + Events programme which offers tenants and visitors over 200 diverse and culturally inspired events. The 2018 Nashville Meets London Music Festival will be held July 28-29 at Canada Square Park in Canary Wharf.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.
Twitter: @CanaryWharfGrp; @YourCanaryWharf; @Level39CW
Tim Mcdonald band
Significant Magazine was recently invited to see Tim McDonald and his crew singing at COACH'S Eastgate Grill outside of Nashville, TN. The crowd appeared to be easily entertained by McDonald . The pianist, singer & musician charmed his fans with his unusual talent to perform on the level of Jerry Lee Lewis.
South of Somewhere
Singer-Songwriter QUEEVA Connects with Gen Z on Love and Animal Rescue with Release of New Single, “How Do You Know,” Feb. 15
(Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 12, 2019) Rising singer-songwriter, QUEEVA, is preparing to release her new single, “How Do You Know” on Feb. 15 with pre-order currently available through all streaming platforms and digital retailers.
The song off her forthcoming full-length album was produced by platinum-selling singer-songwriter, and mentor, Jamie O’Neal, who discovered the young talent in a singing competition when she was only seven years old. The track, which QUEEVA co-wrote alongside hit-songwriter duo, O’Neal and Shaye Smith (who together penned O’Neal’s hits “There Is No Arizona” and “Somebody's Hero,” as well as Martina McBride’s “How Far”), captures the feeling of falling in love for the first time. As the young songstress conveys the story in her soon-to-be-released video, QUEEVA thought to put a different spin on the typical “love interest,” and instead center it on pet rescue and animal adoption, a cause that as an animal lover, is near and dear to her heart. Country Radio Seminar (CRS) attendees will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek of the video, which was filmed, across Nashville featuring local pet retail shops, Happy ReTales and Preppy Pets.
“’How Do You Know’ is a song that talks about young love, and all the questions people have when they are involved in it. I wanted to write this song to let people know that even if someone is young, they can be in love, even when it can be hard to explain,” QUEEVA added.
QUEEVA is scheduled to perform during Country Radio Seminar 50 Feb. 13-15 at the Omni Nashville Hotel, in Jamie O’Neal’s “The Breakout Room,” held in Music Row #3, where she will be joined by O’Neal and other emerging artists who will all showcase their new music. QUEEVA has partnered with Critter Cavalry, a local organization focused on rescuing homeless animals from middle Tennessee, and together, they will introduce a Dog of the Day from the rescue in hopes of finding their furry friends in need a forever home. Critter Cavalry will have representatives on hand with information on all available pets and in an effort to further educate guests on the adoption/rescue process as well as their organization.
QUEEVA already has a list of accomplishments longer than many artists double her age. The 15-year-old powerhouse and high School freshman was recently voted one of Nickelodeon’s Fresh Faces and has garnered over one million streams on Spotify and YouTube. Additionally, her current single "Stand Out," was recently added to Spotify's Wild Country playlist with the corresponding video added on CMT.COM.
Born in Chicago, IL, QUEEVA was raised with five siblings in a creative Irish clan speaking both Gaelic and English and dividing her time between the US and Ireland. In fact, her name, sometimes spelled Caoimhe, means, "gentle," "beautiful" or "precious" in that language. Early on, QUEEVA gravitated to Country music’s greatest storyteller-artists who were skilled in illumining their everyday experiences in a song. She then went on to compete in talent contests all over. QUEEVA started to earn a name for herself at a very early age when she landed national TV spots, including an acting role in an episode of Chicago Fire, a role in a Build-a-Bear commercial, among others. By age seven, she caught the attention of Jamie O'Neal and under O’Neal’s guidance, QUEEVA found her unique, fresh style as a songwriter and artist, which is reflected in her songs.
Performances Scheduled During Country Radio Seminar’s 50th Anniversary Event in Jamie O’Neal’s “The Breakout Room”
SoCal's "Surfing Cowboy" Liam Mogan Signs with
Songshine Media for Exclusive PR Representation
(Nashville, Tenn. -- February 19, 2019) Southern California's emerging country artist, Liam Mogan, otherwise dubbed "The Surfing Cowboy," signs with independent firm Songshine Media for exclusive publicity representation simultaneously introducing his bourbon-smooth vocals and melodic craftsmanship with the release of his debut project Headlights.
"I'm ecstatic to represent Liam Mogan and welcome him on our roster," said Dakota Heflin, Founder/President of Songshine Media. "He showcases a natural star-quality with his inventive songwriting and exemplary country approach, which is 100% authentic as his daily lifestyle marries the iconic cowboy with the waves of Malibu."
"I can’t begin to explain how grateful I am to finally have a crew around me that’s not afraid to work hard and get things done; and that’s why I’m so stoked to join the Songshine roster," said Mogan. "I know that Dakota’s exciting energy and work ethic are going to be instrumental in the coming months as we continue to grow the brand and make our music heard."
Consisting of the clever double entendre "Miss Behave," the auto-biographical "Workin' Man's Banjo," and four other noteworthy tracks, Headlights was recorded entirely in Nashville at Pat Lassiter's Riverfront Recording Studio and has been performed throughout Mogan's hometown of Agoura Hills to Hollywood's world-famous Viper Room.
Mogan's material and remarkable work-ethic captured the attention of Swedish bassist and producer, Victor Brodén (LeAnn Rimes, Richard Marx, Brad Paisley, Thompson Square, etc.), who later dedicated his chops to Mogan's first independent release as a player and producer.
"I’m just extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to work with and be mentored by Victor," adds Mogan. "He’s worked with the industry giants that I only knew from the other side of a radio, and now he’s spending his time to help me. It hasn't been easy getting to this point, but it sure does feel like this train is rollin', and won’t be slowing down anytime soon."
Headlights Track Listing:
1. Headlights (Mogan/Brodén)
2. Miss Behave (Mogan/Brodén)
3. Let the Sun Go Down (Mogan/Brodén)
4. Where There's Smoke (Mogan/Brodén)
5. Body Mechanic (Mogan/Brodén)
6. Workin' Man's Banjo (Mogan/Brodén)
Liam Mogan doesn’t just sing and write country music, he’s country to the core in an age where that’s becoming less and less common. Mogan was born and raised around horses and waves, developing into the quintessential surfing cowboy. He rides the Pacific coast, trains and cares for his self-broken rescue mare, Tulsa, and is a member of the Local 12 Operating Engineers Union, all while pouring his heart and soul into music. Mogan is heavily influenced by the stories and melodies from 80’s and 90’s country, which is something that separates him from his peers. The sound of those records he grew up loving is evident on his newly released EP Headlights, recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, with collaborators who have toured and recorded with LeAnn Rimes, Martina McBride, Shania Twain, John Fogerty, Alabama, Lee Ann Womack, Clint Black and many others. Mogan’s easygoing personality, down-to-earth nature and California good looks are all on full display in his live shows which quickly garnered him a reputation as an engaging entertainer in his native SoCal.
For more information on Liam Mogan, please visit www.liammoganmusic.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Spotify.
RHYTHM & BLUES
Jamie Higdon cover Georgia on my Mind - Ray charles
Ray Charles - Georgia on my Mind - cover by Jamie Higdon Trio LIVE at BB Kings Blues Club, Nashville TN #pianoman
about Keb’ Mo’
Over the past two decades, award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and contemporary blues artist, Keb’ Mo’, has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. In his newest release, Keb’ Mo’ Live – That Hot Pink Blues Album (Kind of Blue Music; 4/15/16), Keb’ delivers some of his best material in the most authentic form, through live recordings. Recorded while on tour in 2015, the double-disc album features 16 live recorded songs from Keb’ Mo’s extensive catalog. Several of the tracks are songs off his most recent album, BLUESAmericana, which garnered Keb’ Mo’ a 2015 Blues Music Award from the Blues Foundation, three 2015 GRAMMY award nominations and multiple other achievements. B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer and Tom Jones have all recorded his songs. His guitar playing has inspired leading instrument makers Gibson Brands to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar and Martin Guitars to issue the HD-28KM Keb’ Mo’ Limited Edition Signature model. He has collaborated with a host of artists, including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke, Little Milton and many others. Keb’ also wrote and performed the theme song for the smash sitcom, “Mike & Molly,” and was music composer for TV’s “Memphis Beat.” He has also been featured in TV and film, playing Robert Johnson in the 1998 documentary “Can’t You Hear The Wind Howl,” appeared three times on the television series, “Touched By an Angel,” and was the ghostly bluesman Possum in John Sayles’ 2007 movie, “Honeydripper.” Keb’ is very involved with the Playing For Change movement, which was created to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music. He has been involved with Playing For Change since its inception and has been featured in many related videos and events. Keb’ was featured on the Playing For Change album: Playing for Change 3: Songs Around the World, which was released in 2014 and features over 180 musicians from 31 countries, including Keith Richards, Sara Bareilles, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Taj Mahal and many others.