Americana Media Productions
"American Roots Music Alt-Americana Radio Promotion"
"American Roots Music Alt-Americana Radio Promotion"
aka "Chance Austin" host of
The Last Chance Medicine Show
on WLVR 91.3 Bethlehem PA
M T W -Sat 6-10 am
Fred Boenig AKA "Chance Austin"
"The Chance Austin Anti-Massacre Movement"
M-T-W Sat 6am-10Am
610 967 5948
Keith Parnell AKA "I B Wonderful" host of "Americana 441"
706 797 3771
Keith Parnell- 30 years of Radio Experience
Americana Media Productions is an Americana radio promotion company. Promoting Independent Americana artists to Americana radio stations reporting to the many American Roots Music Charts including:
FAR, Root 66, Euro Americana and Americana Airplay Chart..
We service over 420+ US American Roots Music Stations
130+ International Stations and Reviewers
We have partnered with AirPlay Direct to provide Digital Delivery
Digital Record Tracker - to provide accurate airplay tracking
If you want radio promotion that is focused on
"A Return on Investment for the Artist"
117 S 6th St
Emmaus, PA 18049
610 967 5948
484 239 3219 cell
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So Angelina Jolie (Chip Taylor's Niece) decided that from a test of her "Genes" that the risk of getting Breast Cancer was worth getting a double mastectomy.
On another Note:
(Nashville, TN) May 14, 2013 - The Americana Music Association announced nominees today for the 2013 Honors & Awards in Los Angeles at the Grammy Museum®. The...
Every autumn for the past 11 years the Americana Music Association honors Americana and roots music. Members of the association (of which I am one)...
The Americana Music Association announced the nominees for the association's 2013 Honors & Awards Show
The music that changed the world started as the music of slaves, plowboys and outlaws in five states along the Mississippi River.
BOW THAYER AND JEFF BERLIN, UNCLE LUCIUS, THE WOOD BROTHERS- The Alternate Root Magazine recently published an article called 20 Bands Pushing the Envelope. It's a feature on the bands that are at the forefront of moving the Americana Roots genre boldly into it's own future. We are fortunate to have three of those bands on Show 11. Leading the wave is Bow Thayer and Perfect Trai...
"Peace will only come when we realize the real cost of War"
The Morning Roll Call
Here is the link for the Department of Defense that lists the Casualties daily. Download Updates
Today's unlucky numbers are 2215 and 18,535 up from 2211 Dead and 18,480 wounded in Afghanistan on May 12th, that's 4 dead and 55 wounded in 4 days that's 1 dead and 13 wounded- every day Oh but we are still talking about Benghazi right?
They died May 14, in Sanjaray, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. Killed were: Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey C. Baker, 29, of Hesperia, Calif., assigned to 766th Ordnance Company, 63rd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Stewart, Ga. Spc. Mitchell K. Daehling, 24, of Dalton, Mass., and Spc. William J. Gilbert, 24, of Hacienda Heights, Calif., both assigned to 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. 1st Class Trenton L. Rhea, 33, of Oakley, Kan., died May 15, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, after drowning while attempting to cross a body of water during combat operations. He was assigned to the 603rd Military Police Company, 530th Military Police Battalion, 300th Military Police Brigade, 200th Military Police Command, Belton, Mo.
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Switchback-Kanoka -On YOUR DESK
For over two decades, Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack, known as Switchback, have entertained crowds with their unique American Roots ~ Celtic Soul blend of music. Brian and Martin play an exciting mix of mandolin, guitar, and bass. Their harmonies have won them comparisons to famous duos, such as the Louvin Brothers, the Everly Brothers, and Simon and Garfunkel. Music Connection Magazine said of Switchback: "The words 'American roots & Celtic soul' only begin to describe this unusual act, whose vocal prowess is as pure as it is unique...there is no denying the stunning vocal blends that are achieved by this duo."
None other than the Grammy Award-winning producer Lloyd Maines chose to work with Switchback in producing three of their albums and considers the duo one of the most important acts playing Americana music today. Their latest collaboration has resulted in Switchback's 13th album "Kanoka." With the soaring pedal steel of Maines along with the boxcar-hopping harmonica of Chicago's own Howard Levy, Switchback has created a musical journey that will make every Midwesterner proud of the heartland and every non-Midwesterner longing for it.
The ability to write songs that touch the soul, and to convey those songs in a manner that brings the most diverse audience together, are what set Switchback apart from other performers. FitzGerald and McCormack are more than entertainers; they are more than songwriters. Joseph Woodruff, director for the Campanile Center for the Arts in Minocqua, WI, sums it up best: "Marty and Brian established a connection with the audience better than anyone else we've had play here. They have such a personable delivery that makes the crowd feel like they are playing to them individually."
In 2013, Switchback continues to make strides in the music world. Their television specials "The Americana Sessions" and "The Celtic Sessions" have aired on PBS stations around the U.S. The band has also been working with Paul Mertens (who arranged the music for "Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin") on orchestral scores for "Kanoka: A Postcard from the Heartland" and "Bolinree: A Celtic Journey" suitable for a 50-chair orchestra.
Unusual, honest, heartfelt, humorous, personable, talented, spiritual, and spirited - these all describe the band Switchback.
|Chip Taylor- BLOCK OUT THE SIRENS OF THIS LONELY WORLD|
BiographyBLOCK OUT THE SIRENS OF THIS LONELY WORLD
Chip Taylor follows his string of critically acclaimed albums with 'Block Out The Sirens of This Lonely World,' an astonishing album of moody, sometimes foreboding, songs that find dark clouds everywhere but a few silver linings as well.
After making records for more than 50 years, this album is truly different for Taylor than all of his earlier ones. The songs were born out of a somewhat dark and difficult period for Taylor and are the most somber and serious of his long illustrious career. And for the first time since he was a teenager, Taylor allowed someone else - Goran Grini - to guide the project.
One listen to 'Block Out the Sirens' and you will hear and feel the thread that joins the entire album - the struggle and stress that people endure in their confusing lives and relationships. These songs find Taylor reflecting on his own problems and those of the people he knows - many through his travels all over the world playing music. Despite the often-bleak subject matter, there is a strong undercurrent of hope that runs through the album as Taylor finds solace in the simple and basic connections between people.
Beth Lee & The Breakups-- Jumping up the Chart
honky-tonks, Beth Lee adopted the grit and soul of the Houston music scene at an early age. After maturing alongside the influence of a
musician father, she moved to Austin to find out what the "live music capital of the world" was all about. Longing to
go into the studio and start her own band, Beth enlisted the help
of Ron Flynt and Scrappy Jud Newcomb, two talented musicians in the Austin scene
Jim Gaudet and The Railroad BoysHard-driving, up-tempo acoustic Americana Roots music from the traditions of country, folk, and bluegrass. Jim's creative original story songs (anywhere from food to murder) are the main focus of the band.
ON YOUR DESK
CHECK OUT THE SONG- "Reasons That I Run"
Can be heard regionally in the Northeast on all NPR stations.
The Railroad Boy's sound is steeped in the tradition of "Acoustic Americana Roots Music." They deliver a dynamic blend of traditional mountain music fused with Gaudet's diverse contemporary songwriting. Gaudet's unique percussive rhythms become the perfect springboard for his voice to follow and his melodies are downright infectious. It's typical during any live performance to see the band's fans shouting right along on favorites like "So Far So Good."
Gaudet has assembled a strong cast of characters in the Railroad Boys. Individually the Railroad Boys are Jim Gaudet on guitar and vocals, Bobby Ristau on bass and vocals, Sten Isachsen on mandolin, and Mat Kane on fiddle.
Little Faith- Shelter - Straight out Gospel Soul!!
Left Arm Tan- Alticana -Moving Up the Charts!!
Coming to a town near you
May 24 - Lufkin
May 25 - Hattiesburg, MS
June 6 - Columbia, MO
June 7 - TBA (probably Kansas City or thereabouts)
June 8 - Russellville, AR
I would guess, without actually doing any searching, that "crisp" and "bright" are not the two most used adjectives here on 9B but they are the first two that come to mind whenever I queue up Left Arm Tan's
Alticana. These Fort Worth boys have put together a very well rounded sophomore effort. While their first full length never made my radar Alticana has been in fairly constant rotation on the headphones here at work.
While not quite the usual Red Dirt fare Left Arm Tan managed to produce a polished album without making it glossy. Staying true to the usual alt.country/Americana themes
Alticana manages to make it feel like there's some hope even when things pretty much suck. Now don't get me wrong, there's real pain and very real emotion in the album, it's just that the point of view is a little different than a lot of my usual mainstays and I have to admit it's pretty refreshing. Toss that in with a band that works well together and some pretty cool harmonies and you've got a damn fine album.
Alticana has found place in my catalog for the foreseeable future and as such I have to declare that it's
. It might not be the whiskey soaked, drinking alone late at night music you're used to me putting words on a screen to tell you about but it's damn good anyway.
STELLA- Sorry Stella #4 FAR CHART
Marshall Peery Project- Life's Too Short
This is one great sounding CD and "Lifes Too Short" is one Heck of a Song!!
When two old farm boys were introduced to one another in Blue Springs,
Missouri back in 2005 it was a watershed moment. Since then and as we fast forward to 2013, the Marshall/Peery Project just completed their 4th studio album, "Life's Too Short".
"Lifes too Short" to Cry any more!
Special guests on the record include Texas music hard-hitters such as Lloyd Maines, Earle Poole Ball, Stephen Doster, Redd Volkaert, Dale Watson and a Texas Tornado by the name of Augie Meyers
Big Kev Ploghoft and Fred Boenig record Corb Lumb, Hayes Carll, John Evans doing Bible On The Dash in our hotel room in Nashville TN during a taping of "Motel Time Again". Now that's Alt Americana
Big Kev Ploghoft- and Fred Boenig recording in the Homewood Suites in Nashville TN during AMA Conference- Zoe Muth doing "If I Can't Trust You with a Quarter" Now that's Alt Americana
Big Kev Ploghoft and Fred Boenig taping a "Motel Time Again" show with Chuck Mead (Front man for BR549) during the AMA Conference 2012. Now that's Alt Americana!
Died by Suicide Darrell Webb - Pistol & The Pen
Slaid Cleaves - Still Fighting the War
Pete Seeger - God's Counting On Me, God's Counting On You
Full Ray Wylie Hubbard Concert