NEAL SCHON Releases Hotly Anticipated, Solo Album, ‘Universe’

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JOURNEY Founder NEAL SCHON has released his highly anticipated solo album, UNIVERSE, a 15 track mixture of symphonic classical blues, R&B, soul and rock-fusion. It’s the latest release from the iconic virtuoso guitarist and composer who’s soaring melodic and soulful playing will guide you through a journey of your senses and emotions in only the way his mastery of the instrument can, where each listen feels different and fresh every time. Experience the energy, beauty, and the musical healing nature of one of the most important artists of our generation with NEAL SCHON UNIVERSE produced by Narada Michael Walden. Neal Schon joined Santana in 1971 and founded Journey in 1973, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.

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Track List: 1. Something In The Heart 2. The Eye Of God 3. The Universe 4. Caruso 5. Voodoo Child 6. Third Stone From The Sun 7. Purple Rain 8. She’s For Real 9. What Has Become 10. Lights 11. Silent Voyage 12. Chrome Shuffle 13. Be Happy 14. I Believe 15. Hey Jude

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Neal Schon Performs with Journey on the Journey & Def Leppard 2018 Tour

Neal Schon founded Journey in 1972 and has been the only consistent member, having participated in every album and tour to date. Schon is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist who is not only the founding member of Journey, but was a member of Santana at the age of 15 and has performed with a variety of other acts including Bad EnglishJan HammerHSAS, and has released 10 solo albums.

Neal Schon’s guitar style has been described as soulful and melodic, infamously admired by such fellow legends as Eric Clapton and Prince.

In 2005, Neal Schon and Journey received a Star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Neal Schon and Journey were further recognized by Billboard Magazine with the Legend Of Live Award at the 2011 Billboard Touring Conference.

Neal Schon was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of Journey in 2017. Tulsa, Oklahoma Mayor G.T. Bynum honored Neal with the announcement of June 5th to be Neal Schon Day in Oklahoma. The announcement was at the Woody Guthrie Center Museum on 6/4/2017, and Neal also made an archival contribution to the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture (OKPOP) in July.

Schon has also received honors for his philanthropic work including John HopkinsRainforest FundCalifornia Fire Relief, and numerous additional charitable foundations. He has also organized numerous fundraisers for military services and first responders.

In 2019, Neal was voted Guitar Connoisseur Fan Favorite Guitarist in a social media poll over the course of 15 rounds, consistently topping the list among his fellow legends.

Journey’s worldwide sales have reached over 100 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with a wide selection of chart-topping hits like “Don’t Stop Believin­'”, the most downloaded song of the last century. The band’s album sales have resulted in twenty five gold and platinum albums and nineteen Top 40 singles in the US. The band’s Greatest Hits album is certified fifteen times Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified album-holders.

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THE ROAR Releases Official Music Video for Cover of BRYAN ADAMS Rock Classic “Heaven”

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Corona, CA based Rock Band has released the official music video for their cover of the 1985 BRYAN ADAMS hit single, “Heaven.” Off of their new LP, Ninja Kitties, “Heaven” was filmed at Musicians Performance Studios, Inc..

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“I became interested in covering ‘Heaven’ by Adams in the 90s when I noticed that many melodic punk bands covered his song ‘Summer of 69’. I wanted to do a different song, and I always thought Heaven would sound better in a faster tempo with heavier guitars. The song is nostalgic for 80s love songs. It reminds us of the innocence of love and hope. Maybe a trip into the past is what we need…, albeit reimagined.” – THE ROAR

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Track List:
1. Ninja Kitties
2. Someone to Listen
3. Super Girl
4. The Driver
5. Claddagh Ring
6. Heaven
7. Decay
8. Crossfire
9. Till The End

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The Roar is a power rock act and the culmination of a decades worth of work in roots music ranging over Blues, Jazz, Rock n’ Roll, and Soul. The band creates a unique sound by combing blues and other roots techniques with hard rock and melodic punk.

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Klassik – “What Do I Know” (Feat. B~Free)

With the first anniversary of his critically-acclaimed debut LP In The Making rapidly approaching, Klassik delivers the first sounds from his upcoming EP YRP (Young Rising Phenom) entitled “What Do I Know?”, featuring multi-instrumentalist and soul-songstress B~Free.

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Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/iamklassik/what-do-i-know-feat-bfree

Klassik’s Website: www.iamklassik.com

B~Free’s Bandcamp: http://bfreemusic.bandcamp.com/

 

Originally released as part of the motion picture soundtrack and opening title theme of “Role Play”, a film directed by Rubin Whitmore III in January 2013, the undeniable groove is receiving new life as part of the new EP from Radio Milwaukee’s 2012 Solo Artist of the Year.  Heavy on funk but light on the mood, “What Do I Know?” questions relationship roles and the dreams we sell, or fall short of, to maintain those roles.  With the help of B~Free’s heavenly, light harmonies in the mix, and a bright, jazzy flute solo in the outro, Klassik continues to find a way to turn the harsh realities of this world into a luscious musical escape; because with so many uncertainties in this world, what do we really know?

We know Klassik will keep the melodies pumping, your feet (and mind) moving, and your musical pallets satisfied when YRP drops this Fall. See Klassik perform this new song and other new music on September 6th with Chicago artist Show You Suck and Midwest trio RAGELIFE at the Stonefly Brewery in Milwaukee, WI. 

SONGSTRESS SHELEA RELEASES NEW VIDEO “LOVE THE WAY YOU LOVE ME” ON VEVO TODAY

Debut Album, Love Fell On Me Featuring Brian McKnight, Stevie Wonder and Collaboration With Narada Michael Walden Available Now

 

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Los Angeles, CA – August 13, 2013 – Vocalist Sheléa (shuh-LAY-uh) releases the new video for her single “Love The Way You Love Me,” a soulful ballad off her debut album Love Fell On Me,available now from Breath of Life Records via CEN/RED Distribution, a division of Sony Music. The new video can be viewed by visiting VEVO.ly/KiYnHt.

 

Sheléa‘s debut album Love Fell On Me encompasses a classic blend of soul, R&B, and jazz, and captures the true essence of romance. Love Fell On Me boasts production from the legendaryNarada Michael Walden (Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross), together they co-wrote and co-produced the up-tempo song “Have I Ever Told You.” The album also features multi-platinum selling R&B singer, songwriter, producer Brian McKnight on “Can’t Play It Cool” and the iconic Stevie Wonder on harmonica for the title track “Love Fell On Me,” a song which was chosen as the musical theme for the film Jumping the Broom (Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Mike Epps).

 

SheleaFresh off a spell-bounding performance at this year’s44th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards, the talented songstress caught the attention of fans and music critics in 2012 for her astounding YouTubetribute to the legendary Whitney Houston. One of Sheléa‘s biggest supporters, Stevie Wonder, was instrumental in booking her for a performance at the White House for President and Michelle Obamawhere she honored composers Burt Bacharach and Hal David with the Gershwin Prize.

 

Sheléa has performed on a number of top-rated morning shows including Good Day Sacramento, Good Morning San Diego, The Morning Blend Las Vegas andStudio Fox 11 in Los Angeles, and  featured as Clear Channel’s NEW! Discover & Uncover artist. You can also hear Sheléa sing lead on “Break The Chains,” the official anthem for the global movement to stop violence against women with One Billion Rising (Rosario Dawson, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Jessica Alba, Debbie Allen).

 

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Hiatus Kaiyote Announces US Tour + Debut Album

“BAND TO WATCH: They could serve as the soundtrack to pretty much anything”

– Stereogum

 

Melbourne’s internationally acclaimed “future soul” band HIATUS KAIYOTE announces their US tour kicking off in Las Vegas on July 25th including stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, Miami and others. In addition to headlining club dates they will open up for Erykah Baduand D’Angelo in Columbia, MD and Detroit, MI and for Shuggie Otis in New York City at Central Park’s Summerstage.

 

A new version of the band’s debut album Tawk Tomahawk, featuring Q-Tip, will be available digitally on July 16 and physically on July 30 via Sony Masterworks’ new imprint Flying Buddah.

 

In little under two years, the band has gained legions of fans from all over the world including highly-respected artists like Questlove, Flying Lotus and Erykah Badu, plus tastemakers and audiophiles like London-based DJ Gilles Peterson, Stereogum and KCRW. The band attracts such a diverse following because the music doesn’t fit within the boundaries of a single genre. Each track is like a key ingredient in the listening experience that adds to a fusion of jazz, hip-hop, electronic, opera, rock and soul.

 

“Music has always been medication to us,” lead singer Nai Palm explains. “It’s a force for self-healing that we’re ready to share with the world.” Through a musical symbiosis, the band has created its own lane and Tawk Tomahawk showcases the breadth of their talent and love for music lyric by lyric, beat by beat.

 

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TOUR DATES:

Thu-Jul-25                Las Vegas, NV                       The Cosmopolitan

Fri-Jul-26                  Las Vegas, NV                       The Cosmopolitan

Sat-Jul-27                  Las Vegas, NV                       The Cosmopolitan

Sun-Jul-28                San Francisco, CA               The Independent

Wed-Jul-31               Los Angeles, CA                   Bootleg Theatre

Thu-Aug-01             Chicago, IL                             Subterranean

Sat-Aug-03               Columbia, MD                      Merriweather Post Pavilion

(with Erykah Badu and D’Angelo)

Sun-Aug-04              Detroit, MI                             Chene Park Amphitheatre

          (with Erykah Badu and D’Angelo)

Tue-Aug-06              Cleveland, OH                      Cambridge Room

Sat-Aug-10                Philadelphia, PA                 Trocadero

Sun-Aug-11               New York, NY                     Central Park Summerstage

   (with Jose James and Shuggie Otis)

Mon-Aug-12             Brooklyn, NY                        Knitting Factory

Wed-Aug-14             Atlanta, GA                             Vinyl

Thu-Aug-15              Raleigh, NC                            The Pour House

Sat-Aug-17                Miami, FL                               LMNT

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“Maybe September” produced by well renowned engineer of U2, The Rolling Stones & Depeche Mode

Photographer: Louise Trandum
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Check out “Maybe September”, recorded at Amazing Space Recording Studio,  mastered and finalized by well renowned mastering engineer Pete Maher who work with among other U2Katy PerryThe Rolling StonesKelly ClarksonThe KillersSnow Patrol,Linkin Park & Depeche Mode on a daily basis. This is a huge opportunity for Johannes Holt Iversen and he is very pleased to have worked with Pete Maher on this record, as well as worked with producer Joachim Hejslet Jørgensen developing the final mix in his studio. “Maybe September” was one of his first official studio recordings and one of his earliest songs.  He wrote it when he was about 15 years old in High School.  Johannes also sends ‘special gratitude to the studio musicians and a huge gratitude to his U.S. representation and agent Donnie Osborne who managed the communication between Pete Maher and I regarding this collaboration. Pete Maher has furthermore mastered The Dream Project and our latest single “The Dreamology”’.

Maybe September | Credits:
Vocals, Guitar: Johannes Holt Iversen
Lead Guitar: Jakob Nielsson
Bass: Ulrik Bering Keiding
Drums: Niels Vestergaard Sørensen
Cello: Lene Holt Nielsen

Written & Performed by Johannes Holt Iversen
Produced by Joachim Hejslet Jørgensen & Johannes Holt Iversen
Mixed by Joachim Hejslet Jørgensen
Mastered by Pete Maher

 

Listen to the complete “Maybe September – EP” here

 

Listen to the complete album “Maybe September (Deluxe Version) – EP” in following stores:
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Winslow To Release New LP ‘Left Of The Right Direction’ March 26th

Cleveland’s heralded soul/rock band Winslow, is set to release their much anticipated sophomore album Left of the Right Direction on March 26th via Little Fish Records and RCR Recording Studios. The 6-piece teamed up with Grammy-Award Winning Producer Edwin “Tony” Nicholas (Barry White, Mary J Blige, Gerald Levert) and Grammy-Nominated engineer Nick Chahwala (Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, Gym Class Heroes) to produce the new album.

In celebration of the announcement, the band premiered the album’s first single, “Alone Tonight” on WJCU Cleveland 88.7FM. Purchase “Alone Tonight,” here: http://bit.ly/WinslowAT

Winslow’s unique blend of soul, funk, rock and jazz has been described as a musical breath of fresh air. This sound, combined with the group’s polished and passionate live show has led them to sharing the stage with such major acts as Incubus, Earth Wind & Fire, OAR, Robert Randolph, Keane, Lupe Fiasco, Rusted Root, and many more.

Maurice Martin, vocalist for Winslow, explains how the band’s four years of growth and changes has led them to creating Left of the Right Direction. “We have grown a lot since our first album. I feel like our songwriting really has come a long way. We aren’t trying to fit into a mold of a certain genre or style. Our real goal was to create an album that we could be proud of. Call it pop. Call it soul. As long as people listen, they can call it what they will.”

Winslow is Maurice Martin (vocals), Matt Tieman (saxophone), Curtis Tate (keyboard), Charlie Trenta (guitar), Danny Kolliner (bass), and Jesse Marquardt (drums). Each member of the band has a background studying diverse styles of music and it comes through in the music. Subsequently, all of Winslow’s tracks can be heard as their own individual vignettes, highlighting one distinct part of the group’s musical background. Martin’s hooks and signature vocal style serve as the bond that ties the songs together and make the album cohesive.

Winslow will release Left of the Right Direction on March 26th. Please head to http://www.winslowsoul.com for more updates.

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Track Listing:
01. Ain’t That A Shame
02. Alone Tonight
03. Nothin’s Easy
04. Quarter-life
05. Stand Up
06. Everyday
07. Clarity
08. Mo’s Joint
09. Last Goodbye
10. The Change

Upcoming Shows:
Feb 15 Millenium Music Conference @ Rods Roadhouse Harrisburg, PA
Mar 1 Musica Akron, OH
Mar 2 Lemon Grove Youngstown, OH
Mar 8 Buzzbin Art & Music Canton, OH
Mar 14 Red Gorilla Music Fest Austin, TX
April 13 Mojos Jamestown, NY
Apr 15 University of Akron Akron, OH
Apr 27 Brother’s Lounge Cleveland, OH
May 3 WJCU 5th Birthday Party Cleveland, OH

Songstress Sheléa To Release New Christmas Tunes Nov. 20

Vocalist Sheléa (shuh-LAY-uh) will release two new Christmas songs on November 20 with Breath of Life Records via CEN/RED Distribution, a division of Sony Music. “Don’t Want To Wait Til Christmas” is an original upbeat tune, and Sheléa added her sultry spin and soulful vocals to a remake of the Christmas classic, “Christmastime Is Here.”

Listen to “Don’t Want To Wait Til Christmas”

Listen to “Christmastime Is Here”

The talented songstress caught the attention of fans and critics in 2012 for her astounding tribute to the legendary Whitney Houston. One of Sheléa’s biggest supporters, Stevie Wonder, was instrumental in booking her for a performance this past May at the White House for President and Michelle Obama honoring composers Burt Bacharach and Hal David with the Gershwin Prize.

Sheléa has lent her stellar vocals to various soundtrack projects including Hotel Rwanda, Akeelah and the Bee and Be Cool. The title track off her 2013 debut album Love Fell On Me was chosen as the musical theme for the film Jumping the Broom (Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Mike Epps) and features the iconic Stevie Wonder who adds his signature, lyrical harmonica licks to the track. Sheléa also wrote and produced two songs on Chanté Moore’s last album, Love the Woman, including the album’s single “It Ain’t Supposed to Be This Way.”

The stunning depth of Sheléa’s talent will be revealed with the release of her debut album, Love Fell On Me in early 2013. The album encompasses a classic blend of soul, R&B, and jazz, and captures the true essence of romance reminiscent of the greats Natalie Cole and Anita Baker. The lead single, “Seeing You,” showcases Sheléa’s vocal range and features actor Christian Keyes in the official music video.

Eve is Back with New Single “She Bad Bad”

The return of EVE with her single “She Bad Bad” now on iTunes with a new album due 2013…

Eve reunites with Ruff Ryders at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards

Eve featured in XXL’s special edition mini-mag at Best Buy:
“I feel like that record (“She Bad Bad”) is Eve as far as what people remember from me back in the day. I think lyrically, it’s there and and it’s in your face. The beat is ridiculous!”

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Ralph ‘Soul’ Jackson Premieres “For Just One Second”

Click Here To Listen To “For Just One Second” On PopMatters

“I grew up in the country, a hard working environment where your ass had to get out there and work,” laughs Ralph ‘Soul’ Jackson from Phenix City, AL, a rural city deep in the Black Belt across the Chattahoochee River from Columbus, GA, where the last battle of the Civil War was fought. During Jackson’s childhood, this Southeast corner of Alabama was called the Las Vegas of the South. The city’s infamous club-lined main drag became such a hotbed for organized crime there were city ordinances calling for a weekly drag of the River. Jackson was sneaking into those same clubs throughout the 60s, learning how to turn out a crowd and entertain the ladies. Now a sleepy hub city to Columbus, he finds his hometown, neighbors and country living the greatest influences on his nearly 50 year career as an entertainer and The Alabama Love Man.

Jackson began writing as a teenager and after hearing Otis and Pickett on the radio he sent a demo to Rick Hall at FAME. Hall brought Jackson to Muscle Shoals for his fiery debut recordings, christened him ‘Soul’ and released his first single in 1965. Like in the local juke joints, he watched Hall pull sounds from instruments and the angles of his studio, saw Spooner Oldham run one-take live sessions and experienced the marriage of what Jackson calls “honky-tonk” guitars and driving, church-influenced rhythms, the blueprint for southern soul. “Steve Cropper, Jimmy Johnson and the white bands playing those country licks made a lot of hit records. I was expecting to show up in Muscle Shoals surrounded by black musicians. Growing up, we were all dancing to “Hi-Heeled Sneakers” not knowing it was a country and western song.”

The overwhelming theme in Jackson’s music is the love of a good woman. “I’ve learned. Women dogged me out when I was 18, 20. I got burned, man. Finding a good, trustworthy woman of virtue takes years and when you find one, well, it makes you want to moan. They tell me “I get chills when you scream from the stage.” See, I may sing my songs from the gut but they come from my heart. I learned very early that women appreciate attention, I’m not singing for women, I sing to them.”

‘The Alabama Love Man’ is Jackson’s debut album The process began three years ago with a core group from Alabama and Chicago cutting the rhythm tracks live in Jackson’s home studio during a wicked March cold snap. Over the next couple years, overdubs and vocals were recorded in Chicago with the help of Todd Rittmann, Adam Fitz, Nellie ‘Tiger’ Travis, and members of The Drastics, Mucca Pazza, Detholz!, US Maple and Dead Rider. Not trying to recreate the magic of an era disconnected by our analog to digital world, the album captures a living document of Ralph ‘Soul’ Jackson in his prime. After all, Jackson is constantly advancing his craft and he believes you’re never too old to entertain, “I’m still up at 3 AM writing songs or performing two sets or learning how to get the most out of my access to technology as an independent artist.” He understands he’s not in this alone, “The Lord gave me this gift and it’s been good to me. With him on my side I’m able too keep moving forward.”