True Inspiration

So there I was… Sitting in an Irish bar in NYC minutes after finishing my set at their weekly open mic.  I was talking to a good songwriter friend, St Eloise,  who happens to be struggling with the same frustrating issue all writers face at one time or another… writer’s block. At one point she asked about…

Footwerk: A music lover’s perfect blind date

Many thanks to Susan Newmeyer for turning me onto her nephew’s band, Footwork Footwerk’s Music Besides providing an intense, high energy performance; this Washington D.C. based 6 piece band describes themselves as Source I thought blind dates are supposed to be weird & awkward?!?! Not this time, I loved the music & hope for a…

Rexford: a planet of pop, moons of soul & indie

Sometimes it takes just 1 line to capture interest in a new band. The other day one of my twitter followers, Samuel Patrick Fink suggested I check out New York City’s own Rexford. The ‘line’ in question actually came from an interview they did for riffyou.com who claimed they were… Source Wow… With such an…

Trevor Hall: Grandma’s Heartfelt Wisdom

Here’s another special thanks to one of my newest Twitter friends: Mike Hummell for introducing me to Trevor Hall. The thing I love about Trevor is the close relationship he has with his grandmother. Here’s what Trevor has to say…   Source He continues by explaining how his grandmother’s wisdom helped open his mind. Time…

The Airborne Toxic Event: 1 Song That Changed Everything

Here’s a band one of my newest Twitter friends recommended… The Airborne Toxic Event. Thanks PartyBearLA for the awesome tip! 🙂 What I love most is what can be found on their Facebook page. Mikel Jollett (vocalist & guitar) say’s   Source  Sometimes the lightbulb just comes on! Here’s a rally cry to every artists…

Sam King: Living His Musical Dream

Here’s a huge shout-out to one of my newest Twitter friends,  davidpolanx who introduced me to Sam King, singer/songwriter from New York, NY… a town so nice they named it twice!  (HAHAHAHA Sorry I couldn’t resist.  I love that joke 🙂 ) Sam’s had the blessing of traveling the world doing what he loves… play…

Mumford & Sons: Live Music At Its Best

Many, many thanks to PoopRainbowMama for recommending the music of Mumford & Sons, this British rock band out of London, England defines hard work. In their own words Source mumfordandsons.com That’s exactly what I love to hear, hard work that pays off! Connect with them via the links below: mumfordandsons.com twitter.com/mumfordandsons facebook.com/mumfordandsons

New House Concert Smacks Your Fuzzy Feeling

House concerts are the wave of the future & one of the most effective ways for an artist to connect to his/her audience.   Why? There’s some exciting stuff coming out of Montreal Canada, with their new “Mothlight House Concert Series” which showcases local talent in an intimate setting.  This is EXACLY why my goal for…

Indie Music Videos Gain Acceptance

This is a HUGE development for Independent musicians! Stockhouse.com reports that: The tides are starting to turn… we are the media! Soon the day will come where records won’t be needed.  The internet is changing the world for artists everywhere!

I Prevail’s Viral Video

Now here’s someone who completely “gets it”… Through 100% focus & determination, Brian Burkheiser’s hard work is finally paying off. His band, I Prevail, redid the Taylor Swift song “Blank Space” & it went viral: The cover, released in December, reached No. 1 on the iTunes rock charts for a straight week followed by I…

Q&A With Indie Artist Robyn Bonucchi Marriott

I’ve always been a huge fan of Reverbnation.com. For the independent musician it gives a free platform to promote their work, and for the music lover it’s an excellent place to discover new & interesting artists. Needless to say, since I fall into both categories I visit Reverbnation.com quite a bit. One day a few…

Hydria Cover Version of Entangled (Genesis)

Anyone close to me will attest to the fact that I’m a huge fan of the progressive rock band Genesis. Although old school fans may shutter at this fact, “Invisible Touch” was my introduction to the band. However in my defense, I was only 16 at the time and had yet to understand the overall…

Victoria Smith: Artists Supporting Artists

Victoria Smith is an independent singer/songwriter hailing from the great state of Massachusetts. We met on Twitter of all places; social media is a wonderful way to bring people together from all over the world. One of the many philosophies we share is the idea that indie artists need to support each other (Artists Supporting…

Desperately Seeking Songs Samples from Melanie Dekker

For today’s Tim’s Show & Tell post I’m very please to introduce Melanie Dekker. The story: It was June 2012. At the time I was living in Seattle WA however on this particular Sunday afternoon I was in the middle of a day trip to Port Townsend WA. On the way home we passed the…