KANSAS CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR IN ENID EVENT CENTER May 10, 2014

April 18, 2014 in News by Indie Artist Radio

kansas40thlogo-blk2Global Spectrum the managers of Enid Event Center and Convention Hall have announced classic rock band, KANSAS to perform in Enid Event Center on Saturday, May 10.  KANSAS will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album in 1974.  Tickets priced at $35.50, and $49.50, will go on sale Friday, February 21 at 10 am by calling 855.TIX.ENID or visiting EnidEventCenter.com.  A limited number of VIP meet & greet ticket packages are available at www.kansasband.com.

KANSAS has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show) and a million-selling gold single, ‘Dust in the Wind.’ KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70′s and ‘80′s.  Their single, ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ was the #2 most played track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997.

KANSAS2013NEW2“We are excited to announce KANSAS coming to Enid Event Center on Saturday, May 10,” said Global Spectrum’s Keller Taylor, General Manager of Enid Event Center and Convention Hall. “Having a legendary classic rock band such as KANSAS join our first year events in Enid Event Center continues to exemplify our commitment to bringing in a diverse set of world-class entertainment options to Enid and North Central Oklahoma.”

Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages more than 115 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 23-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers SkateZone, a series of community ice skating rinks.

Emma Cairo Passionate Country Rock Singer

April 18, 2014 in News by Indie Artist Radio

Emma CairoEmma Cairo Release
“Southern Songs from the North”
I am a passionate country rock singer, residing in Los Angeles, yet I am originally from Denmark, Scandinavia,
The tranquil darkness and melancholy of the North is the backdrop of my music. I mix it with the emotional and feisty temper of the South. Along with a profound love for the US, this creates my soundscape. And, now, the time has come to share it with the world! I have just released my EP, Southern Songs from the North.

 

After having toured in Asia and the Middle East, I realized that we are all flakes of dust in an infinite universe. This realization filled me with inspiration and love for the universe and for music – the magical vibrations of the cosmos. The art of controlling these vibrations is my calling.
I am often referred to as “The Uncrowned Viking Princess of Country Music.” However, I plead for your help in retrieving my actual crown! Even princesses need exposure.
Your services to the crown will not go unnoticed!
Sincerely,
Emma Cairo

 

Mike Vale – A Life in Music

April 18, 2014 in News by Indie Artist Radio

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Mike ValeMike Vale has been doing what he does best for 55 years now: writing and recording great music. His new CD, ‘In My Dreams’ marks his 20th album as either a solo artist or part of a band. In an age when pop and rock careers seem to survive not much longer than Andy Warhol’s notorious 15 minutes, that in itself is something to be applauded.
 
But more than that, this new collection of 10 original songs is as fresh and true a picture of a musical life as you are likely to hear this year. 74-year-old Vale has put all he has learnt over five decades in the business into a heartfelt record that is at one time sad, poignant, uplifting and beautiful.

His music on this album, as it has been throughout a long and successful career, cannot be pigeon-holed into genre. It is certainly rooted in the blues and country, but there are elements of pop, rock and even soul in this wonderful, timeless mix. With influences spanning Ray Charles, Van Morrison and, latterly, Ray LaMontagne, it is no surprise that ‘In My Dreams’ encompasses a wide range of styles.

As Mike himself says, this is “music for music’s sake” and these are songs that will appeal to anyone who loves what music should be about: the heart. That has been the case throughout Mike’s career. He has performed as a member of The Raconteurs and, more famously, Tommy James And The Shondells, whose 60s hit ‘Crystal Blue Persuasion’ penned by Vale & James, enjoyed a renaissance when it was used to soundtrack an episode of cult TV series ‘Breaking Bad’. Vale’s new album employs the talents of Donna Groom, Don Garvin and Jack Hunt, with technical assistance coming from former Shondells ally and long-time friend Tommy James. It’s quite a line-up of talent, and it is quite a record. The feedback from the industry has already been impressive and the tracks have been played on more than 50 radio stations across the US and beyond.

For those who don’t already know the incredible sound of Mike Vale, ‘In My Dreams’ is the perfect introduction.

STARTR3K JONES to Release His First Single, ALIEN

February 25, 2014 in News by Indie Artist Radio

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STARTR3KJON3SDC’s premier rock/alternative pop/hip-hop recording artist & songwriter STARTR3K JONES will release his first single, ALIEN, from his highly anticipated debut album BEYOND, which is expected to be released in mid spring 2014. ALIEN, which will be released everywhere music is sold worldwide under independent DC-based record label Itrinity(e) Music Group, falls more on Startr3k’s hip hop spectrum and will have its listeners dancing in the club.
When asked about his inspiration behind ALIEN, Startr3k had this to say “The inspiration behind Alien came from people’s misperception of me. So many people assumed that I wouldn’t be able to produce a song like Alien, let alone execute it then keep rolling with the punches. I made Alien for all the people that underestimated me. I also gathered inspiration from people who told me to be the best at whatever I do and by being different my music harder to replicate.
A lot of artists just stick to one sound and stay in that same box.  I’m an artist; I create best with no limits and no boundaries.I want and need I have a tenacity to be different. I need my music to be a platform for real talent. I’m here to set the bar HIGHER. This is no longer an earthly issue; this has become a war in the cosmos. Dare to be different.  I did….”
”I’m taking particularly sensitive care with this project and artist Startr3k Jones.. “ says Itrinity(e)’s CEO, Dwight “Turbo” Dillard “so much so that I’m hand picking specific collaborative artists for Startr3k Jones’ new album ‘Beyond’, which is slated for release in early spring 2014 and features Fat Trel, David Correy and many more well known artists”.

Allen “Ace” Vega – Guitar, Arrange

February 25, 2014 in News by Indie Artist Radio

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Allen Vega1Allen grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and first started playing guitar at age 15. As a teen, Allen was greatly influenced by his musically talented family, which includes his uncle, Grammy winner, Gold album recipient and West Coast Blues Hall of Fame inductee (Guitarist) David “Dynamite” Vega of Graham Central Station fame. Soon Allen developed a powerful blues guitar style, and began appearing at Bay Area jam nights.

At age eighteen Allen joined his first professional band, Jack Rudy and The Blues Voodoo’s playing throughout Northern California. They won the west coast “Best Unsigned Band” contest at JJ’s Blues in Mountain View. Allen began making a name for himself within the local blues scene while with the Blues Voodoo’s

In 1987 Allen formed Smokin’ Gun, a powerful blues trio. Smokin’ Gun went on to win BAM (Bay Area Music) Magazine’s Battle of the Bands, being chosen over 50 other bands. This win led them to opening for such acts as Elvin Bishop, Joe Louis Walker, Edgar Winter, Leon Russell, Lowell Fulson, Lenny Williams, J.J. Malone, Cool Papa, and many others.

In 1993 Allen joined with Frankie Lee (a.k.a. Little Frankie Lee), a noted San Francisco Bay Area soul and blues artist on the road. As bandleader and music director for the Frankie Lee Band, he showed his capacity as he played his way criss-crossing the United States and Canada for five years. He not only showcased his powerful lead work, but he showed his sensitivity while backing a singer and provided leadership while maintaining a high standard of musicianship. Allen’s powerful show openers and endless energy-packed finales caught the attention of many. His showmanship, stage presence, and his playing ability reflect the influences of Albert Collins, Albert King and Freddie King.

While with Frankie Lee, Vega shared the bill with such fabulous acts as Bobby “Blue” Bland, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Bobby Murray, Sonny Rhodes, Lucky Peterson, Luther Allison, Kenny Neil, Coco Montoya and many others. He played such venues as Antone’s, House of Blues, Buddy Guy’s Legends, Morganfield’s, B.B. King’s, and many many festivals, including the Monterey Bay Blues Festival and Portland’s waterfront Blues festival performing for a crowds of over 40,000 people.

In late 1997 Vega left the Frankie Lee Band to develop and present his own music as singer, songwriter and guitarist. Appearing at local Bay Area blues clubs. Allen was also regularly working and recording with Bay Area Blues Legend, J.J. Malone.

After touring for nearly ten years Allen settled in Livermore California with his wife to raise their family only performing at private events and local clubs. For the past couple of years Allen has teamed up with recording artist Big

Cat Tolefree and has been tearing up the Blues scene performing at most of the major festivals and venues throughout California and even opening for the Legendary B.B. King at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, Ca. Allen’s passion for the blues proved too powerful for him to hold back. Recently Vega said good bye to BC and has formed a powerful cast of musicians portraying Allen’s excitement for the blues, bringing back energy and tunes that have not been played for years. Allen is looking to soon release his second album featuring Vega’s long love for the blues. Soon Allen will once again be expanding his playground to include the States, Canada, Europe and wherever Blues Festivals may lead him.

Knaggs Guitars

February 24, 2014 in News by Indie Artist Radio

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Knaggs Guitars was founded in 2009 by World renowned designer and luthier Joe Knaggs and Branding/Marketing expert Peter Wolf, two well respected industry veterans with a vast history and experience in their respective fields.

All designs/creations are named after American Indian river names. Chesapeake line models Choptank, Severn, Potomac & Patuxent are named after tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay while the Influence line Kenai, Keya, Chena, Sheyenne are named after rivers in North America.

Wood & Materials are carefully selected and processes are state-of the art. A skilled team of experienced senior guitar builders are making sure the end result is as good as it can possibly be: creating the finest instruments and providing the best tools for players and guitar aficionados.

Everyone at Knaggs guitars is a highly skilled professional – together we have over 150 years of experience in creating extraordinary instruments.

We look forward to building one for you!

Rock Artist Dot Legacy

February 23, 2014 in News by Indie Artist Radio

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Among a multiple choice of music styles, Dot Legacy, not wanting to know where to stand, decides to dig in them all while keeping a solid rock ‘n’ roll base.

These four young french rockers make you jump between Stoner, Noise and even Post-Rock, often using wild or sophisticated subgenres absolved from meaning whatsoever. They fought to find a unique mark and sound plus developed a stage act worth skipping bowling, between And So I Watch You From Afar and Health.

From skeletons to lost souls, with only one song they make you whizz, buzz, fuzz.

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