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Zig at the gig is a long-form interview-style show. The host Dave Deitke is a full-time Musician from Cleveland, OH. Who plays in an original band called C-level and teaches an adapted music class. Zig at the gig started as a podcast for Negative Space, a non-profit art gallery, promoting events and artists from the galley. The show has grown to include all facets of entertainment, including artist authors and musicians.


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Zig at the gig is a long-form interview-style show. The host Dave Deitke is a full-time Musician from Cleveland, OH. Who plays in an original band called C-level and teaches an adapted music class. Zig at the gig started as a podcast for Negative Space, a non-profit art gallery, promoting events and artists from the galley. The show has grown to include all facets of entertainment, including artist authors and musicians.







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The first podcast ever with Melt-Banana !? Interview with Yako and Agata of Melt Banana. Melt-Banana is a Japanese noise rock band that is known for playing extremely fast noise rock and hardcore punk mixed with experimental, electronica and pop-based song structures. Since forming in 1992 the band has released ten albums and toured worldwide extensively. Besides making their music, MELT-BANANA hopes to empower and encourage their fans and fellow musicians by example. They’ve foregone the convention of a full band line-up for over a decade and recorded and toured as a two-piece since 2012. Yako’s wildly careening, staccato vocals ignore every convention of Pop and Alternative singing, guided solely by her own unique artistic vision. For 25 years, they’ve been in the vanguard of bedroom players and Egg Punks facing the challenge of mixing homespun digital creations with live instrumentation head-on with consistently brilliant results. While Melt-Banana has explicitly explained the meaning behind the album’s title, 3 + 5, prime numbers symbolize mathematical integrity and independence, which could represent? Melt-Banana's Info http://www.melt-banana.net/ https://www.patreon.com/melt_banana https://www.facebook.com/Melt-Banana-192954987398661 https://www.youtube.com/user/xxxMELTBANANAxxx https://twitter.com/melt_banana/ https://www.instagram.com/melt_banana/ http://www.a-zap.com/


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Boris Pelekh

Boris Pelekh (Boris Peleh′; born Boris Fridrikhovich Pelekh, Russian: Борис Фридрихович Пелех, 17 November 1981) is a singer-songwriter, composer, guitarist, most notable as the guitarist of the Gypsy Punk band Golgol Bordello. He moved to New York City in 1991, at 9, and joined Gogol Bordello in 2015. Aside from his work in Gogol Bordello, he also worked with the Nickoldoenon duo Nat and Alex Wolf from 2008 to 2011. Pelekh is the frontman, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Hey Guy and now Boris and The Joy. July 24th Catch Boris live at Negative Space Cleveland OH. https://www.facebook.com/share/1UHhwnUGeviWpBxE Boris's info https://borisandthejoy.com


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Charlie Musselwhite

Interview with Charlie Musselwhite. Mississippi-born, Memphis-raised, Grammy Award-winning music legend Charlie Musselwhite doesn’t just sing and play the blues; he is, in every sense of the word, a bluesman. Growing up, he not only learned the music first-hand from many of the genre’s most influential artists, he also absorbed the lifestyle. “It’s an attitude,” Musselwhite says of playing the blues. “A way of living life.” Over the course of his six-decade career, Musselwhite has released nearly 40 albums. He is renowned worldwide as a master harmonica player, a seasoned, truth-telling vocalist and an original songwriter rooted deep within the blues tradition. As many of his fans know, he’s also a country blues guitarist of great depth, warmth and subtlety. Charlie's info https://www.charliemusselwhite.com Shows https://www.charliemusselwhite.com/shows


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Don Rauf of Life In A Blender Part 2

Interview with Don Rauf of Life In A Blender Don returns to talk about Life In A Blender's new album Bent By The Weather. DON RAUF loves W.C. Fields, Preston Sturges, and Nikola Tesla. He lives with his lovely beekeeping wife, Monique, and his cartooning, surrealistic son, Leo. He is a writer whose books include Killer Lipstick and Other Spy Gadgets. He is the proud founder of The Blowhole Theater, an annual Brooklyn variety show featuring the Blowhole Theater Players and their characters Puckerballs the Garbage Can Elf, Scottish Jesus, and Abraham Lincoln. Life In a Blender A SHORT HISTORY For over 25 years, Life in a Blender has been the canvas for singer and songwriter Don Rauf's blackly comic landscapes. The group has released albums ranging from screaming punk to orchestrated chamber pop, and has brought the high theatrics of its live act to stages from Berlin to Austin to Toronto to Brooklyn and Seattle. Don Rauf formed the band with high school friend Dave Moody (then bassist, now cellist), and within a couple of years had acquired the drumming services of Ken Meyer. Guitarist Al Houghton and bassist Mark Lerner joined in 1992, and violinist Rebecca Weiner Tompkins signed on in 1993. While the band's core lineup has remained remarkably constant for the past 18 years, the list of former members, guest artists, and collaborators includes Chris Butler (The Waitresses, Tin Huey), Chris Rael (Church of Betty), Jonathan Gregg, John Linnell (They Might Be Giants), Gavin Smith (Les Sans Culottes), Susan Hwang (Debutante Hour), Brian Dewan, and Olivier Conan (Chicha Libre, Las Rubias Del Norte). Life in a Blender's "Friend from Quebec" was featured in Michael Moore's Canadian Bacon, and "Mobile Wash Unit" appeared in Sara Lamm's documentary, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox. The band's most recent album, SATSUMA, is being released on November 20, 2020. Don's Info http://www.lifeinablender.net/index.html lifeinablender


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Steve Dawson

Interview with Steve Dawson 2024. Ghosts is the sixth solo album from Chicago-based musician and songwriter Steve Dawson. It’s being released June 7 on venerable Chicago label Pravda Records on CD, 12” LP vinyl, digital download and on streaming platforms. Steve's info http://www.stevedawsonmusic.com http://www.instagram.com/stevdawso https://www.youtube.com/c/SteveDawsonMusic https://www.facebook.com/steve.dawson1 https://twitter.com/stevejdawson


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Chelsea Nenni of Late Slip

Interview with Chelsea Nenni of Late Slip. Late Slip’s ringleader, Chelsea Nenni, was born on the East Coast but grew up in California. Elvis Presley was her first love and Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’” her first favorite song. She studied opera in college, but Gwen Stefani gave her the guts to be in a band. Nenni moved to New York City in her mid-20’s to pursue a life onstage. There she weaved through singing Sondheim, 1920’s jazz, and then, during an especially fierce winter, taught herself how to play guitar. What started as a means to stave off seasonal depression turned into a vessel for big feelings. Now armed with a handful of chords, pangs of unrequited love and homesickness turned into the first Late Slip songs. I Love You is the first full-length album from Brooklyn-based retro-pop outfit, Late Slip. Thealbum was produced at the hands of Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, FIDLAR, Nikki Lane, Poolside)and is being released on 12” LP vinyl, CD, as a digital download, and via streaming platforms, June 7 th on Party Mermaid Records. Pesacov’s transportive production delivers a nostalgic soundscape with a little bit of twang, alittle bit of surf, and a whole lotta heart. Nenni’s sun-soaked, tear-stained gems tap into the tenderness we tend to lock away. I Love You offers the invitation to cozy up close, let your feelings flow, and dance it all away. Late Slip's Info Website: https://lateslipmusic.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7e5N34OVNyOB26btN8p9Ly Bandcamp: https://lateslip.bandcamp.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lateslip / Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lateslip


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Angelo Moore

Interview with Angelo Moore, aka Dr. Madd Vibe! Angelo Moore is an American musician best known for his work as lead singer and saxophonist for the Los Angeles ska and funk metal band Fishbone. Moore also performs and records under the stage name Dr. Madd Vibe. Angelo's info https://www.drmadvibe.com/shows drmaddvibe May 19th Cleveland OH, Angelo Moore and C-Level Show Info https://thewinchestermusictavern.com/tm-event/angelo-moore-of-fishbone/


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David Nagler of As For the Future

Interview with David Nagler of As For the Future. As For the Future is a new Brazilian music-inspired group based in NYC. Drawing on avariety of styles – bossa nova, samba, MPB (Música popular brasileira) – andcombining them with rock, jazz, folk, and soul influences, the group mates their distinctive sound with vibrant, original lyrics. As For the Future’s self-titled / self-produced debut album will be released on Friday,June 14 on their own As For the Future Music imprint. The record will be available ondigital/streaming, LP, and Deluxe Edition CD featuring nine bonus tracks (alternatemixes, dub versions, and edits). Over 90% of the record was recorded entirely remotely at an assortment of home &professional studios. The record was mixed by D. James Goodwin As For the Future's Info instagram.com/asforthefuture soundcloud.com/asforthefuture facebook.com/asforthefuture tiktok.com/@asforthefuture youtube.com/@AsForTheFuture asforthefuture.bandcamp.com


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Interview with Mark Scully of WORLDSUCKS The world sucks—but it doesn't have to. WORLDSUCKS is a band born from friendship and fueled by frustration. Our songs and shows deal with the injustices of the world, channeling our own fury and seeking out others who feel a similar sense of rage and exasperation. This is activism rock, just one action of many we're trying to take to stand up for the liberation of all people. We are not hopeless—justice is inevitable. WORLDSUCKS is the ongoing evolution of 30 years of friendship and music making between Mark (guitar/vocals) and Nick (drums/vocals). Our music expands and deepens along with our consciousness. As part of that sonic exploration comes Tony Doucet, whose bass playing and creativity is adding new dimensions to the WORLDSUCKS sound. Now it's 2024 and we are armed with a new single, "NO!/GO!", that showcases our progression and our way forward, ferocious and frustrated as ever at the world around us. Eight new sonic onslaughts will be recorded this year, with a new album due out in 2025. WORLDSUCKS is heavy music for heavy times. Power to the people. 5/29 Cincinnati OH 5/30 Youngstown OH SHOW INFO IN LINKS WORLDSUCKS'S info worldsucks worldsucks https://www.instagram.com/worldsucks66/?img_index=1 https://worldsucks.bandcamp.com/


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The Baker’s Basement

Interview with Kate Dedinsky & Adam Grindler of The Baker’s Basement Cleveland alternative folk duo the Baker’s Basement (tBB) features the eclectic musical stylings of vocalist/drummer Kate Dedinsky and vocalist/guitarist Adam Grindler. At their rhythmic core pulses an orange striped, homemade, bucket-drum concoction, the funky back beat on which Dedinsky performs standing up with both swagger and sway. The duo’s intimate sound, rooted in a whimsical flavor of Americana music and topped with playful vocal layers often volleyed to-and-fro across the stage, offers a humorous yet heart-wrenching sonic signature that’s altogether their own. A hidden gem of the midwest, tBB’s affectionate and direct spoken word vocal delivery bounces atop their unusual percussive foundation of odds & ends, a drum apparatus that the group calls the “Tempeh Kit”—when matched with Grindler’s acoustic & electric guitar methods, both finger picked and strummed, their playful and oscillating sound is solidified. Between songs, the duo endears themselves to their audience through storytelling and fond recollections of past creative experiments. All and all, a performance by this dynamic pair is an invitation into an intimate world of creative fancy and captivating chemistry nurtured over years of playing both stages and street corners. Always active live and in studio, tBB released back to back singles in February & March of 2024: “Love I Can Love” & “Sure Enough Another Swell,” a glimpse into their forthcoming record “Down Down Domino" which is set to release in late 2024. TBB performs the midwest and beyond, and has shared bills with artists such as Melvin Seals (of the Jerry Garcia Band) and Keller Williams through multiple festival appearances at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park. TBB has also appeared at Cleveland’s Brite Winter Festival & Ingenuity Fest in addition to residencies at Cedar Point. Recently the music video for their song “Wild Wild Sheep”, which the band scripted, filmed, and directed, was nominated at the 2023 Cordillera Film Festival in Reno, Nevada Show Info: Johnny Habu & The Baker's Basement, Aqua Cherry, and Ziggy D of C-Level at The Five o'Clock Loung in Lakewood, OH April 7th, 9PM Free show https://www.facebook.com/events/1918286711941376 Baker's Basement Info: https://thebakersbasement.com/home


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Straight Gone, Silvia Mori, OrangeG,The RedLines, The Plutophonics, Mindful Dynasty

Zig At The Gig with Straight Gone, Silvia Mori, OrangeG, The RedLines, The Plutophonics, Mindful Dynasty. Ziggy D of C-Level embarks on a mini solo tour and wants to share the new friends he made! Show info 4/1/24 Straight Gone, Ziggy D from C-Level, & Silvia Mori at Dirty Dungarees Laundromat And Bar. Straight Gone, Ziggy D from C-Level, & Silvia Mori at Dirty Dungarees Laundromat And Bar. 4/2/24The Plutophonics, Ziggy D from C-Level, & Mindful Dynasty at Gate Keeper Games The Plutophonics, Ziggy D from C-Level, & Mindful Dynasty at Gate Keeper Games 4/3/24The Redlines, Ziggy D of C-Level, Clever Medicine, OrangeG at Poetry Lounge The Bands info: The Plutophonics ThePlutophonics The RedLines https://www.facebook.com/theredlines Mindful Dynasty mindfuldynasty OrangeG orangegmusic Straight Gone straightgoneband Silvia Mori https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100087376164409


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Stephen Bluhm

Out of the Nowhere. Into the Here is the sublime second album by singer, songwriter, and performer Stephen Bluhm. It’ll be available as both a vocal version and a companion all- instrumental set. Recorded, mixed, and produced by Bluhm and featuring a host of gifted guest musicians, the orchestral opus is an elaborate aural feast of strings, horns, flutes, piano, reed instruments, and other timelessly evocative musical sounds — ambitious, but intimate and confiding as well. Out of the Nowhere. Into the Here is being released on 12” LP vinyl, CD, digital download, streaming platforms and 2xCD set including both vocal and instrumental versions on April 19. The instrumental version is being released separately on the same date on digital download and streaming platforms. While Bluhm has been “making songs ever since I can remember,” in his teenage years it was his older siblings’ Lou Reed and David Bowie records that ignited his adolescent musical obsession. While attending Temple University, he took the plunge into live music via campus open-mic nights and from there burst upon the bustling Philadelphia scene, prompting the Philadelphia City Paper to dub him “an old soul, writing Tin Pan Alley-ish fare and singing croon-y folk jazz in a voice that’d make Morrisey swoon.” Relocating to New York’s Hudson Valley, he further honed his expressive performing style: Belying the serious slants of some of his songs, Bluhm’s shows often find him dancing madly among delighted audience members. “The music (and Stephen) is utterly charming,” raves famed musical theater actor and composer Tom Judson, one of Bluhm’s avowed fans, about Out of the Nowhere. Into the Here. “The halting, clipped vocals, with a sudden appearance of sumptuous string writing, are unexpected and elegant. The music, at first blush, appears naïve. But on a close listen, it’s very assured, and complex writing. And the arrangements are really just wonderful. Sufjan Stevens meets Kurt Weill meets Stephen Foster.” “As I put these songs and arrangements together for the album, I became more and more confident in them,” says Bluhm. “I just hope people sense the beauty in them, the genuineness that I put into them.” With one listen to Out of the Nowhere. Into the Here, no doubt people will sense exactly that. Stephen's Info https://linktr.ee/stephenbluhm Bandcamp: https://stephenbluhm.bandcamp.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephenbluhm/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100066550085802 stephenbluhm.fun


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Bex Marshall

UK British Blues Award winner and 4 time European Blues Awards nominee Bex Marshall’s unique style of guitar playing is a combined technique of slide, blues rock, ragtime and roots pickin’. Her voice is a powerful melting pot of old black woman’s heartache and rock diva soul. Bex is a writer of distinction and notability, she pushes the boundaries of blues, her songs have been called timeless, touches of genius, and now she tours internationally solo or with a three piece band which augments her unique style of of virtuoso playing, Born In Plymouth Devon she was the product of two very different family’s, one blue blooded landed gentry (her great grandfather was the Squire of Cornwall) and her mothers side Irish Romany (her great Grandmother was the original fairground fortune teller Madam Olga) As a child at family gatherings her uncles would always play and stand her on the table to sing, at 11 years old she was given a 1963 Gibson Hummingbird by her Uncle David and started playing, she got hooked on instrumentals and classical guitar standards which stretched her fingers and gave her a great basis for her own music to develop, flamenco, ragtime, country chicken pickin’, rock and on to blues and roots where she is now in her element. She always had a passion for travelling, its in her blood and trained as a croupier at 18 began her travels around the world working gaming tables on cruise liners to Park Lane even dealing illegal poker games in Amsterdam. She hitch hiked the coast of Australia on cattle trains and always with a guitar on her back living and storing tales. Bex was asked to be the guest JANIS by ‘Big Brother and the Holding Company’s original guitarist Sam Andrews on their their 2014 European Tour. Bex's Info http://www.bexmarshall.com\ http://www.facebook.com/bexmarshallblues https://www.instagram.com/bexmarshallblues/


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Lynn Drury

Interview with New Orleans-based singer-songwriter Lynn Drury. Lynn Drury has been performing, in one arena or another, her entire life. At the ripe old age of five she won a 4-H state competition in Mississippi in pole bending. If you don’t know what pole bending is, it’s alittle like barrel racing, Lynn says. That’s horse talk. In a word, rodeos. Once you know that much about Lynn, you understand her approach. She picked up the guitar at 26, went at it like a pro, and she’s never stopped working. Her inspiration is her environment and since the late nineties, that environment has been New Orleans. The transition for the Yazoo City-born Drury was smooth. She says jasmine smells like honeysuckle, and you believe her. Sultry, sweet songs turn funky, and it’s all in the same neighborhood. https://www.lynndrury.com/


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Jim Coleman & Michael Wiener of The Children...

Jim Coleman & Michael Wiener of The Children... join us on the show to talk about their second album, A Sudden Craving. The Children... is an loose collective initially formed and maintained by Jim Coleman and Michael Wiener. Contributing members include Phil Puleo, Kirsten McCord, John Nowlin and Rock Savage. Their live shows are sprawling, experiential and theatrical, integrating song structure, improv, performance and projections. The Children...'s info the-https://www.jimcolemanmusic.com/the-children @thechildren_now


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Brenda Sauter Of The Feelies & Wild Carnation Part 2

Interview with Brenda Sauter Of The Feelies & Wild Carnation Part 2! Brenda joins us again to talk about Wild Carnation's re-release of their second album Super Bus! New Jersey-based trio comprising Brenda Sauter (The Feelies) on vocals and bass, guitarist Rich Barnes and Chris O'Donovan (Grey District) on drums and vocals.. Way back in the 1990s, a young Delmore stumbled into now-defunct NYC nightclub Wetlands (during the sadly also now defunct, NYU Independent Music Festival), just as Wild Carnation were about to begin their set. Having lived in NYC / Brooklyn / Hoboken the previous decade, where countless mesmerizing gigs by The Feelies, Yung Wu, Trypes and Speed The Plough, all with Brenda Sauter on bass, had been experienced, it was the chance to see her fronting her new group that drew Delmore in. A few songs into their set, it was apparent however that this trio was more than a Feelies offshoot project, despite melodic similarities, and Brenda's cool vocals / presence. Wild Carnation played raw, loud and fast (and occasionally out of control), with Rich Barnes’ distorted, jangly guitar lines perfectly colliding with Brenda's propelling bass notes, while Chris O'Donovan kept it together, pounding the living hell out of his drums. It was a garagey, indierock mess, more reminiscent of Hib-Tone / Chronic Town era REM, and emergent New Zealand bands like The Bats and The Clean, than The Feelies. Brenda's Info http://www.wildcarnation.com/home.html https://wildcarnation1.bandcamp.com http://www.thefeeliesweb.com/ https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...


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Harvey Gold

Interview with Harvey Gold of Tin Huey, Golems of The Red Planet, Half Cleveland, and The HiFis. Harvey Gold is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter based in Akron, Ohio. Harvey's Info https://golemsoftheredplanet.bandcamp.com https://harveygold.bandcamp.com/album/its-messy-vol-1 https://www.tinhuey.com


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Gary & Laura Dumm

Interview with Gary & Laura Dumm Gary is a life-long Clevelander. Gary’s mom helped teach him to read using comic books as a kid, so they’re kind of in his blood! He attended Cuyahoga Community College in the sixties where he took classes in painting and printmaking. He married Laura in 1971, and they started a life of artistic collaboration as well as creating their own art. In 1974 Gary met author Harvey Pekar through a friend of Laura’s who worked with Harvey, and began a 30+ year association drawing comics art for his ground-breaking autobiographical comic book “American Splendor”, and Laura added color as needed. Many other comics projects and art show exhibitions have followed for this husband-and-wife team. Laura has had solo art shows, as well as exhibiting with Gary in numerous group shows. They have worked on many publications, independent comic books and graphic novels. They have even co-curated a couple of successful art shows in Cleveland that extolled the virtues and importance of their city's current and storied comics’ history., Laura was born, raised and still resides in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a self taught artist who was lucky enough to have gone to a high school (West Tech) that was trying out a new program called “Specialized Art Class” with 6 periods of art a day. Basically a college education for 3 years. She married cartoonist/artist Gary Dumm in 1971. In 1986, after working for various magazine publications, she made the decision to become a freelance graphic artist/illustrator and started her own graphic art business to pay the bills. In 2009 she retired to be a full time painter. First and foremost she is a painter. “I’m a typical Gemini, I need change. I have never worried about having a signature style, painting the same way over and over is a bit boring to me.” For example, from 2008 to 2011, she was painting people/animals in abstract quilt like patterns, paying homage to the women who created quilts as a way to express themselves as well as keeping their families warm. In 2014 she changed to a more realistic pop art style. The one constant in her work is always bright color palette. Gary & Laura Dumm's Info https://www.dummart.com


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Paul Reed Smith

Interview with internationally-known guitar maker and musician Paul Reed Smith. 2024 Paul Reed Smith - Eightlock is a band of high-level musicians who are friends and have “locked” together recording and performing a new kind of groove with its roots in Baltimore funk, DC go-go and New Orleans swing. The band’s sound is a heady brew of blues, soul, rock, funk and other roots sounds, all stirred-up into a groove-alicious gumbo. The line-up is three drummers, a bass player, a female singer and three guitar players, and the excitement around their three drummer groove is infectious. The band’s three drummers are: Dennis Chambers (John Scofield, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, John McLaughlin) who was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2001; Gregory Grainger (Whitney Houston, Acoustic Alchemy); and Ju Ju House the legendary DC Go-Go drummer (Roberta Flack, Trevor Horn and The Chuck Brown Band). Bassist Gary Grainger has performed with John Scofield, Nancy Wilson, George Duke and Bill Evans. Vocalist Mia Samone Davis has a beautiful multifaceted voice that got its start in gospel music at a very young age. Guitarist Mike Ault regularly performs with high caliber artists including Rachelle Ferrell David Grissom, and Davy Knowles. Guitarist Bill Nelson is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center where he was introduced and invited to join the band in their efforts to raise money for cancer patients and families. “This group of highly respected and world-renowned musicians have a lot to say musically and spiritually,” Paul Reed Smith says. “It’s been an absolute joy to be the catalyst for their gifts resulting in the music found in Lions Roaring in Quicksand.” Added guitarist/vocalist Dr. Bill Nelson: “The musicianship in Eightlock is extraordinary, but what amazes me most is that the music - both the recordings and live performances - just keep getting better and better. Locking into an Eightlock groove is a dream." And dynamic lead singer Mia Samone summed it up by saying, "Creating this CD reminded me that, ‘Peace is the price when the mind is at war’......inner peace is priceless." In addition to performing and recording with his own band, Paul Reed Smith has played with artists such as Santana, Alter Bridge and the Doobie Brothers. He was honored by Vintage Guitar Magazine as a Hall of Fame inductee in 2011. Paul has countless industry connections through all of the artists that endorse his guitars, plus invaluable marketing opportunities through his guitar company and all of the music stores around the world that sell his guitars. Grammy-award winning Mexican rock band Manaì had him open their residency at the LA Forum this year, John Mayer and Santana have taken him on tour. In addition to 10 powerful original songs on Lions Roaring in Quicksand, the new album features a cover of a Manaì song in English, “Ay, Doctor,” that the band has agreed to share on their social media to their millions of fans, as well as scintillating versions of the Al Green soul classic, “Love and Happiness,” the legendary Edwin Starr song, “War,” and “99,” a chart hit for the original version in France. Paul Reed Smith Eightlock Social Media Links: https://eightlockband.com/ https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063641798882 https://twitter.com/PEightlock https://www.instagram.com/eightlockband_official/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv-7c7kNFEo0nfpvsim2Gsg


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Benjamin Jayne Part 2

Broken is the latest release from ‘Benjamin Jayne,’ a project that is sustained by Benjamin Wright out of Brattleboro, Vermont. The album was recorded in Wright’s home studio, produced by him and Drew Skinner. It’s being released by WhatAboutMusic as a digital download and via streaming platforms on October 13. Benjamin Jayne’s music has been compared to such acts as The National, Nick Drake, as well as Beck, and his baritone vocals have been compared to Leonard Cohen. However, his new record reveals an entirely new vocal range. The music tends to be on the darker side, melancholic and reflective, and is typically considered folk rock. Though he does use interesting electronic elements and at times gets a little too heavy to be called folk. The latest album continues in the realm of melancholia. It primarily deals with people trying to reconcile who they are now compared to who they remember themselves to be before the current of time got a hold of them. It is about seeing our reflection and being unrecognizable to ourselves and then facing the challenge of unraveling all of the elements we have wrapped ourselves in that don’t feel genuine. The album is seeking truth and rebirth. His work under Benjamin Jayne is a solo venture, but he does enjoy the input and occasional song from his sister Amanda Jayne who is an artist based out of Barcelona. He also consistently enlists Drew Skinner for engineering and production, though Benjamin co-produces on all of the albums. Benjamin practices psychiatry by day at the country’s smallest hospital, where he is the Director of Psychiatry. He also has a background in performance and songwriting, having studied film scoring and jazz performance at Berklee College of Music. He played in multiple bands over the last two decades and worked as a professional multi-instrumentalist in Los Angeles for a while before changing fields from music to psychiatry. Benjamin's info https://www.benjaminjayne.com/#home-s... https://open.spotify.com/artist/2fKjh... https://www.tiktok.com/@benjaminjaynemusic https://www.instagram.com/benjaminjay...