singer songwriter – Steveazarlive http://steveazarlive.com/ Sat, 26 Mar 2022 07:38:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://steveazarlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png singer songwriter – Steveazarlive http://steveazarlive.com/ 32 32 Ole Miss to present first Medal of Arts to Jim Weatherly https://steveazarlive.com/ole-miss-to-present-first-medal-of-arts-to-jim-weatherly/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 18:23:00 +0000 https://steveazarlive.com/ole-miss-to-present-first-medal-of-arts-to-jim-weatherly/ Singer-songwriter and Ole Miss graduate Jim Weatherly is honored with the medal, which recognizes artistic talent in the Oxford community. OXFORD, Mississippi — The University of Mississippi announced Monday that the late acclaimed songwriter and former UM Jim Weatherly will receive the university’s inaugural Medal of Arts. UM’s music department will recognize Weatherly’s songwriting legacy […]]]>

Singer-songwriter and Ole Miss graduate Jim Weatherly is honored with the medal, which recognizes artistic talent in the Oxford community.

OXFORD, Mississippi — The University of Mississippi announced Monday that the late acclaimed songwriter and former UM Jim Weatherly will receive the university’s inaugural Medal of Arts.

UM’s music department will recognize Weatherly’s songwriting legacy and contributions to many genres of music.

Members of Weatherly’s family will be on hand to deliver remarks and receive the award.

“The Medal of Arts award recognizes artistic talent – ​​acclaimed or promising – or a supporter of the arts who positively affects the University Lafayette-Oxford community,” said Nancy Maria Balach, President and Music Professor and CEO- artistic director of Living Music Resource.

Weatherly, who died Feb. 3, 2021, was a star quarterback for the Ole Miss Rebels, leading coach John Vaught’s teams to Southeastern Conference championships in 1962 and 1963 and a share of the 1962 national title.

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He wrote mostly pop and country music. Originally from Pontotoc, Weatherly started writing songs when he was around 12 years old. He had his own bands during high school and while studying at Ole Miss until he moved to Los Angeles in 1966.

He wrote some of Gladys Knight & the Pips’ greatest hits, including “Neither of Us Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye”, “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me”. In 1999, “Midnight Train to Georgia” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and was named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2003.

Weatherly has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. He was named Country Songwriter of the Year in 1974 by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

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He has also recorded tracks by Marie Osmond, Charley Pride, Dean Martin, Kenny Rogers, Reba McIntire, Kenny Chesney, Joan Osborne, Hall & Oates, Ed Bruce, The Temptations, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker, Widespread Panic, Jennifer Hudson. and much more.

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In ‘The Worst Person in the World’, American music tells a Norwegian story https://steveazarlive.com/in-the-worst-person-in-the-world-american-music-tells-a-norwegian-story/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 23:44:00 +0000 https://steveazarlive.com/in-the-worst-person-in-the-world-american-music-tells-a-norwegian-story/ On paper, the predominant use of sensitive music by American singer-songwriters of the 1970s and 1980s in a modern Norwegian romantic comedy may seem rather incongruous, if not downright anachronistic. But five decades after some of their greatest hits, Art Garfunkel, Todd Rundgren, Harry Nilsson and Christopher Cross are back on the big screen to […]]]>

On paper, the predominant use of sensitive music by American singer-songwriters of the 1970s and 1980s in a modern Norwegian romantic comedy may seem rather incongruous, if not downright anachronistic. But five decades after some of their greatest hits, Art Garfunkel, Todd Rundgren, Harry Nilsson and Christopher Cross are back on the big screen to help Danish/Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s acclaimed “The Worst Person in the World” soundtrack. “, which is nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film at the upcoming Oscars.

Co-written by Trier and his longtime collaborator Eskil Vogt, “Worst Person” has already won Best Foreign Language Film from the New York Film Critics Circle and earned Renate Reinsve Best Actress at Cannes. The film follows Julie de Reinsve as she navigates the turbulent transition from her twenties to her thirties, covering two long-term relationships that raise difficult existential questions about love, fidelity, mortality and the passage of time. Throughout, music is a crucial link in the tale of Julie’s often rudderless existence, as she plans a wedding, stumbles upon mushrooms, bides her time working in a bookstore, and begins creating her own art.

“I wanted that kind of bittersweet feeling – melancholy, but joyful,” says Trier. Variety when asked why those retro sounds worked so well to help tell the film’s story. “There’s something about that kind of 70s music that was sweet and forgiving. Harry Nilsson will make the saddest love song always sound joyful.

Nilsson’s “I Said Goodbye to Me” and “I Will Take You There” illuminate key moments in Julie’s relationship with new love Eivind (Herbert Nordrum) with an intensity that is both hopeful and heartbreaking. In the first 10 minutes, alongside songs by Billie Holiday, Daphni and Cobra Man, Cross’ 1980 smash “Ride Like the Wind” soundtracks as Julie leaves graduate school (first in medicine and then in psychology) to become a photographer instead.

“I establish a musical language in the film very early on that will be like a playlist,” says Trier. “Cross fits into the scene emotionally. It won’t just be about cultural references. I think that’s OK. We live in a retro culture, and there’s a freedom to that. Music supervisor Goran Obad adds, “We wanted music with the duality of being singable but also reflecting a deeper state and experience, which is what the film is about.”

Taken from his 1975 solo album “Breaway,” Garfunkel’s version of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Waters of March” punctuates the film’s powerful conclusion, while 1981’s “The Healing Pt. 1” crystallizes both a generational and personal divide experienced by Julie as she spent a summer weekend at a lakeside house with her boyfriend Aksel and his family.

“In this scene, Rundgren seems to be talking almost spiritually about larger issues of breath, being, and the heart,” Trier says, “while Julie is doing something seemingly very small. She’s witnessing the reconciliation of a married couple with children and thinking about the future. What is his relationship to having children and being with Aksel? There was the big scope of this song and the very small details of being in a hut and feeling lost. Again, the contrast. Music shouldn’t be used one-on-one all the time. It’s terrible. Leave space for the audience to make the connection.

Pictures of Kasper Tuxen/Oslo

Trier’s lineage gave him rare insight into the mysterious alchemy between music and film. His grandfather Erik Løchen was an accomplished jazz musician and director and screenwriter in his own right, and his father Jacob Trier is also a jazz musician turned famous film sound designer. “As a kid, I wasn’t allowed to come on set unless I could be completely quiet and sit next to my dad,” Trier says. “I was also told to be careful putting the needle on the record, because if I messed with it, I’d scratch it. I learned that almost before I could walk.

As a teenager in the 90s, Trier cut his teeth making skateboarding videos that used the songs of Bad Brains and Herb Alpert in equal measure to “create the feeling and elevate the visual”. After studying film at prestigious schools in Denmark and England, Trier released his first film, “Reprise,” in 2006, which quickly made him a hero to a young generation of globally minded filmmakers. Unsurprisingly, Trier is also an accomplished DJ, whose sets lean towards soul, disco and electro when he spins records with his friends Erlend Mokkelbost and Torgny Amdam at their “Noble Dancer” club nights in Norway.

“Wim Wenders had a quote that America colonized our subconscious as Europeans – I accept that,” he laughs. “I grew up learning English reading Thrasher magazine in a culture where, yes, there were cool bands, but I’m glad I got to listen to music from all over the world. Thank goodness! ‘saved my life growing up with Brazilian jazz and 60s British rock. It made me feel like the world of my inner spirit was bigger than the national physical space I was in .

Hence the use of oddities like the song Rundgren, which Trier first heard on vinyl from actor Anders Danielsen Lie, who plays Aksel. “I was like, fuck, how can I use this for anything?” he recalls. It fit perfectly with the aforementioned scene when Julie, already ambivalent about settling down and having a family, remotely watches Aksel’s brother and sister-in-law reconcile after a fight the night before. .

The generation gap is further illustrated in the previous scene when Julie dances blissfully at a party to Amerie’s 2005 R&B jam “1 Thing”, only to have it turned off by Aksel’s brother in favor of the cult classic. 70s ‘Bra’ by British funk group Cymande. “He’s kind of the man-replica that Julie isn’t so sure about, but they’re having fun,” Trier says. “He interrupts his song and puts it on, and she goes, oh, that’s a good song too. They’re happy. They dance. I try to use these songs as a dialogue between generations.

The Garfunkel synchronization “was a Eureka moment”, according to Obad. “Joachim called me from the editing studio and said, there’s something I really like. It really works. Before I fall in love with this, I’ll forget about it, and please work on licensing and rights for a few days. Luckily, it worked, and nine times out of 10, it’s the song or musical moment people have been talking about since the movie.

And while the singer/songwriter’s vintage fare conjures up many evocative thematic moments in the film, syncs from Scandinavian and European artists such as Amulet, Chassol, Ola Flottum and Otto A Totland almost serve as a collective score to help ground the film. action in modern-day Oslo. “These are tracks that captured a vibe brilliantly,” says Obad, noting that cult classic Norwegian band Turbonegro’s “Back to Dungaree High” was just the right substitute in an air drum scene when a live version of ” Number of the Beast” proved far too expensive to license.

Plans are still underway for an official “The Worst Person in the World” soundtrack, and without giving details, Trier and Obad say they are also considering ways to represent the film’s music online from a ” really exciting and new way”.

Perhaps because of the way the diverse soundtrack combines with the specificity of the film’s setting to make it feel like important aspects of humanity can be chronicled, “The Worst Person in the World” transcends geography. and connects with audiences around the world. In four weeks after its release, the film’s worldwide ticket sales have well exceeded its $6 million budget and were enough to place it at No. 13 at the US box office over the weekend of March 4-6.

Trier says, “If you listen to the kind of stream-of-consciousness lyrics from ‘Waters of March,’ you get the feeling it’s about the changing seasons, time passing, the wheel of time turning. , fragments that make a living, seen from afar. But it is also a question of details. It’s a paradox that interests me. It’s a pretty silly movie, with someone farting on the toilet and people running around and falling in love. But it’s also a film about mortality and loss. Music was essential to bridge these contrasts.

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Trending #TheOneShow on Twitter after Cuban-American singer-songwriter Camila Cabello suffers from a wardrobe malfunction | Showbiz https://steveazarlive.com/trending-theoneshow-on-twitter-after-cuban-american-singer-songwriter-camila-cabello-suffers-from-a-wardrobe-malfunction-showbiz/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 04:05:25 +0000 https://steveazarlive.com/trending-theoneshow-on-twitter-after-cuban-american-singer-songwriter-camila-cabello-suffers-from-a-wardrobe-malfunction-showbiz/ Camila Cabello suffered a wardrobe malfunction during an appearance on The One Show. – Photo via Facebook / Camila Cabello KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 — #TheOneShow is trending on Twitter after Cuban-American singer-songwriter Camila Cabello suffered a wardrobe malfunction during the show. Singer Señorita, 25, appeared on the BBC show yesterday to discuss her latest […]]]>

Camila Cabello suffered a wardrobe malfunction during an appearance on The One Show. – Photo via Facebook / Camila Cabello

KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 — #TheOneShow is trending on Twitter after Cuban-American singer-songwriter Camila Cabello suffered a wardrobe malfunction during the show.

Singer Señorita, 25, appeared on the BBC show yesterday to discuss her latest musical collaboration with Ed Sheeran.

The former Fifth Harmony member was trying to show hosts Alan Carr, Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas her dance moves when her flimsy top slipped off showing her bare chest, daily star reported.

After the unfortunate incident, Jones claimed she “didn’t know what she saw”, but comedian Carr’s face was a picture as he placed a hand over his mouth.

Cabello looked stunning dressed in an orange, black and red patterned blouse that was loosely tied with a pair of light denim jeans.

As she tried to brush her hair away from her chest, the star accidentally slid her shirt off instead of her braids.

The singer simply continued her routine while changing her clothes, adding, “Oops, I just flashed you.”

After showing off her routine, Camilla asked, “Hope you didn’t see a nipple?”

Jones chimed in, “Um, well, you know what there was a bit of a wardrobe malfunction, I don’t know what I saw but there was a flash of something.”

Carr was quick to point out, “Cyber ​​flashing. You just did an article on it, what are the odds.

Following this embarrassing incident, viewers took to Twitter.

One tweet read, “Camila Cabello’s nipple slips on #TheOneShow.”

A second exclaimed, “Camila Cabello shows off her boobs #TheOneShow.”

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Jersey Shore Surfer, Songwriter Passes Emotional Audition for American Idol https://steveazarlive.com/jersey-shore-surfer-songwriter-passes-emotional-audition-for-american-idol/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 01:29:27 +0000 https://steveazarlive.com/jersey-shore-surfer-songwriter-passes-emotional-audition-for-american-idol/ MANASQUAN, N.J. (WPVI) — The 20th season of American Idol premieres this Sunday on 6abc. Jersey Shore singer/songwriter’s audition clip is bringing people to tears. Cole Hallman, 22, from Manasquan, only started playing guitar and singing a few years ago. American Idol released his heartbreaking audition for the judges, where he is joined by his […]]]>
MANASQUAN, N.J. (WPVI) — The 20th season of American Idol premieres this Sunday on 6abc.

Jersey Shore singer/songwriter’s audition clip is bringing people to tears.

Cole Hallman, 22, from Manasquan, only started playing guitar and singing a few years ago.

American Idol released his heartbreaking audition for the judges, where he is joined by his younger sister Katie, who has special needs.

“I think it’s the best takeout,” Hallman said. “It’s something she will never forget, and I will never forget either.”

Cole calls himself a latecomer. He says he felt a bit unprepared for this audition and a bit out of place.

None of this is stopping him from going to Hollywood.

Here’s how he describes his style.

“I’m a singer/songwriter, and my vibe changes sometimes,” Hallman said. “Sometimes it’s a full band thing. Sometimes it’s an acoustic thing. It’s mostly musicians inspired by singers and songwriters that I look up to.”

Once a bar-back to the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, Hallman recently got the chance to perform there, like one of his inspirations, Bruce Springsteen.

Catch Cole and other homegrown hopefuls this Sunday at 8 p.m. for the Season 20 premiere of American Idol.

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Former Beatle Paul McCartney announces 14-date US tour, his first concerts since 2019 https://steveazarlive.com/former-beatle-paul-mccartney-announces-14-date-us-tour-his-first-concerts-since-2019/ Sun, 20 Feb 2022 07:20:56 +0000 https://steveazarlive.com/former-beatle-paul-mccartney-announces-14-date-us-tour-his-first-concerts-since-2019/ LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Sir Paul McCartney plans to kick off a 14-date U.S. concert tour of the Pacific Northwest this spring, marking his first string of live performances since wrapping up a world tour in 2019, it has been announced. Friday the former Beatle (February 18). The Got Back Tour kicks off April 28 […]]]>

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Sir Paul McCartney plans to kick off a 14-date U.S. concert tour of the Pacific Northwest this spring, marking his first string of live performances since wrapping up a world tour in 2019, it has been announced. Friday the former Beatle (February 18).

The Got Back Tour kicks off April 28 in Spokane, Washington, McCartney’s first show in that city, followed by back-to-back concerts at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena on May 2 and 3, according to the tour schedule posted on its official website.

The tour is set to stop in 11 other US cities over the next six weeks, ending at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on June 16, two days before McCartney’s 80th birthday.

McCartney’s outing is sure to figure as a highlight of the spring and summer 2022 arena music scene, as recording stars begin to return to live performances after a pandemic-forced two-year hiatus. of Covid-19.

McCartney is widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century in his 1960s collaboration with the Beatles and singer-songwriter John Lennon.

Lennon died aged 40 after being shot by a fan in New York on December 8, 1980.

McCartney was the latest on the concert circuit with a 39-date world tour that culminated in a sold-out show in July 2019 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

“I said at the end of the last tour that I would see you next time. I said, I was going to come back to you. Well, I came back,” the musician said in a statement announcing his last release, alluding to the Beatles’ 1969 hit Get Back.

The writing and recording of the song was featured prominently in The Beatles: Get Back, a recently released documentary film series directed by Peter Jackson that covers the making of the band’s 1970 Let It Be album.

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Singer-songwriter Don McLean brings “American Pie” to Oaklawn https://steveazarlive.com/singer-songwriter-don-mclean-brings-american-pie-to-oaklawn/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 19:48:54 +0000 https://steveazarlive.com/singer-songwriter-don-mclean-brings-american-pie-to-oaklawn/ In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the iconic rock ‘n’ roll song “American Pie,” singer-songwriter Don McLean will perform at the Oaklawn Event Center on May 21 as part of his anniversary tour. Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort announced Thursday that tickets for the show are now available for presale at oaklawn.com. According to a […]]]>

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the iconic rock ‘n’ roll song “American Pie,” singer-songwriter Don McLean will perform at the Oaklawn Event Center on May 21 as part of his anniversary tour.

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort announced Thursday that tickets for the show are now available for presale at oaklawn.com. According to a press release, Oaklawn Rewards members and Don McLean fans can purchase advance tickets today using code AMERICANPIE50. General ticket sales begin Monday, February 7 at 10 a.m.

According to the press release, February 3 marks the 50th anniversary of “The Day the Music Died” – when rock ‘n’ roll legend Buddy Holly perished in a plane crash. McLean wrote “American Pie” as an ode to the late Buddy Holly, as well as the issues of the late Sixties and early Seventies.

McLean released his album American Pie in 1971 and is celebrating the title cut with an extensive anniversary tour, 50 years after the title track hit No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart.

“McLean’s music has inspired millions over the years and among his other hits are ‘And I Love You So’ which was covered by Elvis Presley, ‘Vincent’ which was released on the album American Pie and reached number one on the UK Music Charts, as well as ‘Castles In The Air’ which was McLean’s first single ever released,” the statement read.

According to the statement, McLean is a Grammy Award winner, member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and recipient of the BBC Lifetime Achievement Award. “American Pie” resides in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress and was named one of the top five songs of the 20th century by America’s recording industry. In 2015, one of four handwritten scripts of the New York native’s “American Pie” lyrics was auctioned off by Christies, selling for just over $1.2 million.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and customers must present mobile barcode or ticket printouts at the entrance gate. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m.

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New music from Liam Forde, Wrabel, Sophia and Paul Andrews • Instinct Magazine https://steveazarlive.com/new-music-from-liam-forde-wrabel-sophia-and-paul-andrews-instinct-magazine/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 00:56:15 +0000 https://steveazarlive.com/new-music-from-liam-forde-wrabel-sophia-and-paul-andrews-instinct-magazine/ Liam Forde (photo: Yodai Yasunaga) With a new February stretching ahead of us, we need some new music to move us through the month. Check out these four new tracks ranging from catchy jazzy jams to soaring pop anthems, from smooth R&B to a touch of 80s new wave pop. Pop/jazz singer and songwriter Liam […]]]>
Liam Forde (photo: Yodai Yasunaga)

With a new February stretching ahead of us, we need some new music to move us through the month. Check out these four new tracks ranging from catchy jazzy jams to soaring pop anthems, from smooth R&B to a touch of 80s new wave pop.

Pop/jazz singer and songwriter Liam Forde releases totally catchy single, “When My World’s in Tune”, from his upcoming debut album great to be here Release scheduled for March 25.

“The energy, jazzy beats and melodies of this song are meant to evoke the frenetic sophistication of New York City,” says Forde. “Then we found a cool honk and ‘When My World’s in Tune’ was born.”

The track’s intro is the epitome of New York chill before Forde takes us on a clever organic build of the chorus where we find ourselves rocking on a jazzy hook alongside sassy horns and bold percussive rhythms.

The New York-based singer and songwriter will celebrate the release of the new album with a concert on March 25 at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. You can follow Liam Forde on Instagram here.


Acclaimed singer-songwriter Wrabel releases official music video for his pop anthem
Wrabel (screenshot)

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Wrabel recently released the official music video for “wish you well,” his soaring pop anthem about the passing of a lost love.

In classic Wrabel style, our hero delivers tender, raw lyrics along a sonic journey that goes from zero to sixty and back down to simmering before a final burst of symphonic goodness.

I know we left it a little broken
all tangled up in the unsaid words
a few years now, hope you’re happy
I hope you’re happy to know that someone loves me

Wrabel had his first big breakthrough moment with his 2014 hit “Ten Feet Tall.” This was followed by other hits like “11 Blocks”. and the mighty LGBTQ-themed “The Village.”

In addition to being a songwriter for the stars (Kesha, P!nk, Backstreet Boys), American songwriter dubbed him “one of Hollywood’s finest songwriters for a decade” while Billboard said he was “ready for his breakthrough”. We agree.

Follow Wrabel on Instagram here.


Sophia releases her first album "Brittle"
Sophie (photo: Rebecca Weltner)

Our singer/songwriter/producer Sophiareleased his first album, Brittle. The nine-track collection shows the Dutch-based artist oscillating with equal ease between infectious pop, mellow R&B and silky neo-soul.

“The album is called Brittle, because I am. Songs are fragile too,” says Sophia. “I have never been so honest in my entire life and it scares me to share everything with the world. But I have found in this process that there is strength in being fragile and vulnerable. It it takes courage to be fragile.

In “Questions,” she explores life after losing a parent and finds herself with questions you can never ask. “When you lose someone you have to cry, but I don’t think anyone really knows how to do that.”

“I want my music to be a safe place for you to feel seen and heard,” Sophia says in a press release. “As a queer woman in this industry, I hope to be that example for others.”

Check out “Questions” below, and you can follow Sophia on Instagram here.


Paul Andrews has released his second album, From the Distance.
Paul Andrews (promotional photo)

Paul-Andrew second album, From afarleaves sad songs behind choosing to focus on creativity, authenticity and new beginnings.

“The deeper we got into the pandemic, the more I didn’t want to remember the sad aspects of it,” says Andrews. “I decided to save the slower songs for a different project and focus on the songs that had rhythm, that got me moving, going.”

Throughout the album, Andrews mixes echoes of 70s pop, 80s new wave and 90s dance with his own modern sensibilities. With a touch of Pet Shop Boys here, a bit of Tears For Fears there, Andrews stays focused on his musical identity on many levels.

“Into Existence” combines Andrews’ effortless vocals with a warm pop/synth soundscape as the artist and his lyrics analyze the creative process.

tune to another plane’s song
coming from distance bringing sound into existence
transform the alpha wave into frequencies
changing in an instant dragging the sound into existence

Press play for the groovy vibe and follow Paul Andrews on Instagram here.

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Nashville Airport Features African American Music During Black History Month https://steveazarlive.com/nashville-airport-features-african-american-music-during-black-history-month/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 04:58:39 +0000 https://steveazarlive.com/nashville-airport-features-african-american-music-during-black-history-month/ NASHVILLE – In celebration of Black History Month, Nashville International Airport® Arts at the airport program is set to delight travelers and guests with a spotlight on African American music. The initial schedule for BNA’s Black History Month music series is shown below. Additional performance dates by African American musicians will be listed on flynashville.com. […]]]>

NASHVILLE – In celebration of Black History Month, Nashville International Airport® Arts at the airport program is set to delight travelers and guests with a spotlight on African American music. The initial schedule for BNA’s Black History Month music series is shown below. Additional performance dates by African American musicians will be listed on flynashville.com. To date, the following performances are scheduled from noon – 2 p.m.. in the South Terminal pre-security area near Green Beans Coffee.

  • February 3: Creative Soul Music Academy
  • February 10: Skyler Harris, singer/songwriter/session singer and former contestant on NBC’s “The Voice”
  • February 17: Fisk Jazz Ensemble
  • February 24: The 474 Band with PMRnB

All performances are free and open to the public.

About Nashville International Airport
As critical infrastructure for the region’s growth and prosperity, BNA is a vital asset to Middle Tennessee and serves as a gateway to Music City and beyond. According to a recent study from the State of Tennessee, in 2019 alone, BNA generated more than $9.9 billion in total economic impact. BNA has supported over 76,000 jobs in the region and generated over $443 million in state, local and federal taxes. The BNA does not receive any local tax.

For more information, visit flynashville.com Where BNAVision.com.

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Diverse Artist Management Expands US Presence with New Office in Los Angeles https://steveazarlive.com/diverse-artist-management-expands-us-presence-with-new-office-in-los-angeles/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 13:05:00 +0000 https://steveazarlive.com/diverse-artist-management-expands-us-presence-with-new-office-in-los-angeles/ Alessandro Bosio/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty ImagesYonaka vocalist Theresa Jarvis performing on stage in Milan, Italy as the opening act for Bring Me The Horizon’s ‘First Love’ tour.The band from Brighton, England have signed a deal with Jason Flom’s Lava Records. Various Artists Management, which represents a diverse range of artists, songwriters and producers, has announced […]]]>
Alessandro Bosio/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty ImagesYonaka vocalist Theresa Jarvis performing on stage in Milan, Italy as the opening act for Bring Me The Horizon’s ‘First Love’ tour.The band from Brighton, England have signed a deal with Jason Flom’s Lava Records.

Various Artists Management, which represents a diverse range of artists, songwriters and producers, has announced the opening of a new office in Los Angeles, California to serve as the base for its growing roster.

Various Artists Management, which was founded in London, UK, in 2008, has been operating in the US since 2016. The company has now purchased a new property in Hollywood Hills which will include offices, studios and living quarters for its customers and guests.

Various Artists’ roster of performers includes Loyle Carner, La Roux, Tom Grennan, Ashnikko, The Hunna, Yonaka, Sad Night Dynamite, Barns Courtney and many more. The biggest achievement from the company’s US division in recent times is that of Charli XCX.

Current and upcoming US activity includes English singer, songwriter and musician Barns Courtney, whose singles “Fire” and “Glitter & Gold” both achieved gold status in the US, and who signed a global deal with 300 Entertainment in the United States and moved to Los Angeles.

Yonaka from Brighton, England has signed a new contract directly with Jason Flom’s Lava Records. Sad Night Dynamite signed directly to Elektra Records in the United States and embarked on their first US tour in December. They have been confirmed as special guests for Glass Animals’ upcoming US tour, which kicks off in Phoenix, AZ in March.

Barns Courtney on stage at The Wardrobe in Leeds, England on October 9, 2019. Andrew Benge/RedfernsBarns Courtney on stage at The Wardrobe in Leeds, England on October 9, 2019. The English singer, songwriter and musician signed a worldwide contract with 300 Entertainment and moved to Los Angeles.

Ashnikko continues to build on the success of her US gold-certified single “Stupid,” platinum-certified “Daisy,” and Doja Cat’s double-platinum collaboration “Boss Bitch.” She also recently completed a coast-to-coast US tour, which sold 50,000 tickets in just three days. For example, she sold out Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA, twice in a row, on November 1 and 2, selling 2,139 tickets for a gross of $60,000, according to Pollstar box office reports.

Los Angeles-based band Palaye Royale have also recently signed with Various Artists Management and are currently guests on Yungblud’s US tour, which will be followed by sold-out dates across Europe, including London’s Roundhouse. Signed to Sumerian/Universal, the band will be releasing their third album shortly and have planned a US tour in the fall, culminating in a showpiece concert at the Palladium in Los Angeles.

Last but not least, Tom Grennan, who enjoyed a number one album in the UK last summer, signed to David Massey’s Arista Records in the US. Love”. He will begin his first American tour in 2022.

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Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee Shirley Eikhard Says ‘Anything is Possible’ https://steveazarlive.com/canadian-songwriters-hall-of-fame-inductee-shirley-eikhard-says-anything-is-possible/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 22:29:50 +0000 https://steveazarlive.com/canadian-songwriters-hall-of-fame-inductee-shirley-eikhard-says-anything-is-possible/ Legendary singer/songwriter Shirley Eikhard is on her way back to the top with her latest drop, On My Way To You, and new single, “Anything Is Possible.” The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame alumna shares her songwriting skills and liveliness on an all-new album, packed with 12 future classics honing and highlighting her sensational talent […]]]>

Legendary singer/songwriter Shirley Eikhard is on her way back to the top with her latest drop, On My Way To You, and new single, “Anything Is Possible.”

The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame alumna shares her songwriting skills and liveliness on an all-new album, packed with 12 future classics honing and highlighting her sensational talent as a songbird and performer .

A career spanning more than 40 years, with accolades decorating her tenure in the music community, Eikhard experiments with modern sounds on this new album and taps into her flair for pop music that has made her a fixture on the music scene. writing songs. The author behind the GRAMMY Award “Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About” lets the music take the lead; his robust signature voice follows in turn. Eikhard’s debut single, “Anything Is Possible” is an instant pop classic, with melodic synth and even finger snapping that tells the story of moving forward, growing and calling the human spirit to life. survive the devastation.

His songwriting tenacity – having penned over 500 songs to date – encompasses not only Eikhard’s finely crafted knack for producing a bop that lasts through the ages, but also his abilities as a multi-instrumentalist. . A veteran musician, Eikhard possesses skills on guitar, piano, bass, drums, percussion, chromatic harmonica, saxophone, dobro, banjo and mandolin. If the music calls for a new instrument, Eikhard challenges himself to learn how to play, interpret and produce it.

Beyond an unlimited songwriting ability, Eikhard impresses even more by performing the latest of his nine albums in his own home studio. “I like challenges,” says Eikhard.

On My Way To You takes a musical journey, through a soundscape of wonder and excitement. While Eikhard reminds you of “Anything Is Possible” on the opener, she’s not afraid to get vulnerable on songs like “Good News”; both an inescapable prose of life’s tougher difficulties and a desperate wish to change someone’s narrative. “Monsters In The Dark” is a poppy-jazz number, juxtaposed with dark lyrics, highlighting Eikhard’s unique ability to weave together struggles with a catchy upbeat hook.

Shirley Eikhard shines from song to song on an album that reminds us that this Canadian singer continues to find stories to tell and melodies to offer them. On My Way To You is a catalog of continuous writing at its finest; reflecting decades of being best in class. That’s right – Shirley Eikhard managed to create another album of instant hits. Everything is really possible.

Shirley Eikhard, a native of Sackville, New Brunswick, won JUNO Awards in 1973 and 1974 for Best Female Country Artist and had numerous country and pop hits, including You’re My Weakness and Smilin’ Wine. Her songs have been recorded by Cher, Anne Murray, Chet Atkins, Ginette Reno, Alannah Myles and Rita Coolidge.

Eikhard just completed his induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for writing the blues-rock hit “Something to Talk About” in Nashville in the 1980s, and had the song shelved; and one day received a surprise phone message from American blues singer and guitarist Bonnie Raitt, replaying a recording of Something to Talk About that Raitt had just finished after discovering the song on a demo tape that Eikhard had sent him from years earlier.

“I came home and there was this thing on my machine. There was Bonnie…I was numb,” Eikhard recalled. It may have taken Eikhard seven years to find the right artist to sing his song; but when Bonnie Raitt left that fateful voicemail, the rest is music history.

Raitt’s recording of Eikhard’s composition proved a spectacular success. The single, from Raitt’s Luck of the Draw album, peaked on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts at No. 5 in October 1991 and No. 8 on Cashbox. It charted even higher in Canada, at No. 3 on the RPM Top 100 chart and No. 4 on Adult Contemporary, and made the Top 20 on RPM’s 1991 year-end chart.

Something to Talk About won Raitt the coveted Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and led the album Luck of the Draw to win Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance, boosted by multi-platinum sales in North America. . At home in Canada, Something to Talk About also earned Eikhard a JUNO nomination for Songwriter of the Year, and later SOCAN Classics and BMI Awards for radio favorite status.

Which goes to show, when you’re Shirley Eikhard, “Anything is possible.”

“Anything Is Possible” and On My Way To You are available now.

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