Ask Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, or Bono about the roots of Irish Music, and they will point you to the McPeake Family!
Ask Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, or Bono about the roots of Irish Music, and they will point you to the McPeake Family!
The four generations of the McPeake Family are one of those rare Irish gems that have been whispered as ‘folk-royalty.’ Their beloved song “Wild Mountain Thyme” has been on the lips of music lovers across the globe - in Irish pubs, concert halls, and music festivals worldwide - since it was first performed in the late 1940s. This hauntingly beautiful folk anthem has been covered by music superstars such as Glen Frey (The Eagles), Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan and Judy Collins, to name but a very few. It is the Celtic equivalent of Country Music’s “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”.
Francis McPeake I penned “Wild Mountain Thyme;” Francis McPeake II influenced Van Morrison, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan; Francis McPeake III taught John Lennon the Uilleann Pipes; and now Francis McPeake IV - who has worked with iconic Hollywood film companies, such as Walden Media, and Academy Award-winning actors - has formed the vibrant new band McPEAKE.
Figuring prominently in the EMMY Award-winning PBS Special “Music of Ireland,” McPEAKE is taking the world of Celtic music by storm with its own contemporary brand of self-penned songs and compositions. Since their initial tour of USA in 2009, McPEAKE are now on the main stages of the USA festival circuit, performing regularly to audiences in excess 10,000 people. The new generation of this legendary family has developed a distinctive sound that is totally immersed in the popular culture of today, while maintaining a firm anchor in the influences of past generations.
McPEAKE’s unique blend of Indie, Country, Folk and Irish music attracts widely diverse audiences that might not otherwise commingle. Fans consistently use superlatives such as fresh, authentic, original, and dazzling to describe the experience that is – McPEAKE!
Artist Website: http://www.mcpeakemusic.com
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Label: Piper 4 Records, Ltd.
Song IPI# EJNW-311021-0450-00
Songwriters: Paula McPeake
Songwriters’ IPI#: PRS #741161374
Born in Chattanooga, she moved with her family to Atlanta, then to the East Coast of Florida, near Cape Canaveral,...
Born in Chattanooga, she moved with her family to Atlanta, then to the East Coast of Florida, near Cape Canaveral, on the Indian River, where she spent her formative years. After majoring in Music at Florida State University, she lived in Atlanta and was mentored by long time friend and colleague of Ramsey Lewis, jazz musician Paul Mitchell.
With longtime writing partner Mary Ann Kennedy, Rose has been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards and has won praise for her powerful alliance with Mary Ann as the acclaimed duo Kennedy Rose. The twosome won the ear of rock star Sting and recorded two CDs for his private label Pangaea Records, a label he founded for “uncategorizable music”. As an added treat, they were asked to open for him on one of his World Tours. As special guests of Emmylou Harris, Kennedy Rose also performed twice for President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton, and later at the Nobel Peace Prize Presentation in Oslo, Norway.
For the better part of 2016, Kennedy & Rose reunited with Emmylou Harris to tour as an acoustic trio, spotlighting the duo and treating the crowds to their impressive 3-part blend with Harris.
American Blonde’s music video, “Quicksand,” offers mesmerizing viewing. While the focus is on the natural beauty of...
American Blonde’s music video, “Quicksand,” offers mesmerizing viewing. While the focus is on the natural beauty of Nata and Tinka Morris – the siblings who are American Blonde – videographer Ryan Slattery (Jackson Gillies, Rachel Ross, DJ Unieq) deftly crafts a magical world using powerful contrasts between dappled sunlight and dark, “evil” woods, open fields and confining trails, and by alternating spatial separation and intimacy between the actors. Nata’s regal and controlled movements play off Tinka’s wilder, hair-swirling, head-banging drumming. Ethereal silk dresses are offset with delicate chains and kick-a** boots. There is smoke but no mirrors, big city band action in a half-mown hay field, a barn with no livestock and two women but no men. It’s a rabbit hole of the best kind . . . a tidal pull on the senses that creates a compelling aura of urgency and need. The video was filmed at The Gathering Place in Lebanon, Tennessee.
The Southern Rock-inspired anthem, written by Nata and frequent collaborator Jimmy Nash ("More Than Crazy" Jane By Design, "We Are Made Of Stars" Teen Mom 2) “Quicksand” was released to Country radio last month. The tune quickly racked over 200,000 streams and is featured on several Spotify playlists - Fresh Finds: Country, Country Summer Vibes, Today’s Country Hits and more. Produced by Cliff Downs, it is the first single for the duo and is available for purchase everywhere.
ABOUT AMERICAN BLONDE
A powerhouse of talent, principal songwriter/guitarist Nata and drummer Tinka Morris bring to life the energetic and raw sounds of the Delta – and give testament to the land that nurtured them. As youngsters, they were drawn to the extensive live music scene around their Cleveland, Mississippi hometown – the festivals, fairs and fish fries where music was front and center. The sounds of The Eagles, B.B. King, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, Elvis, Stevie Nicks and more echoed throughout their home. Entertainers since their pre-teen years, the siblings have literally lived their lives in the spotlight - and loved every minute of it. Their determination and talent earned them a slot competing in the 2014 Texaco Country Showdown, which led to the release of their first EP (produced by Alabama’s Jeff Cook). Two well-received CDs, released in 2015 and 2018 (produced by hit songwriters Gerald O’ Brien and Catt Gravitt), followed. They landed three Top 25 hits on the MusicRow Chart with “Anything Is Possible,” “I Think Too Much” and “Don’t Let Another Day Go By.” They’ve toured throughout the U.S. and the U.K., sharing the stage with diverse acts, including Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Brantley Gilbert, Easton Corbin, B.B. King, and others. Their high-energy stage shows have earned them spots at CMA Fest, Bluebird Café, The GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi, and The GRAMMY Museum® Los Angeles, among other high-profile venues. The Morris sisters call Nashville home.
Country singer/songwriter/guitarist Amber DeLaCruz grew up in southeast Florida in the small town of Callahan, where...
Country singer/songwriter/guitarist Amber DeLaCruz grew up in southeast Florida in the small town of Callahan, where she began singing and playing at a young age. After high school she continued pursuing music, but the small town couldn’t hold her back from the big dream of Nashville. Amber decided to move to the music city and didn’t waste any time meeting other singer/songwriters and began to write songs that would land her on several albums and featured her singing on three Mud Digger compilations. An example being “I’m from the South” featuring Colt Ford. While she was pumping out song after song, she was hired by HighWire productions to sing and play on Broadway as one of their high energy artists featured 6 days a week where she is still a fan and bar favorite! This past year she has released three major singles “Drunkest Night,” “White Christmas” and her latest smash “String.”
Gary Morris is known world-wide for his vocal mastery, able to hold audiences mesmerized and overwhelmed by the pure...
Gary Morris is known world-wide for his vocal mastery, able to hold audiences mesmerized and overwhelmed by the pure beauty and inspiration of his voice. Morris is known for the 1983 ballad "The Wind Beneath My Wings", although his credits include more than twenty-five other chart singles on the Billboard country charts, including five No. 1 hits. He has also released nine studio albums, mostly in the country pop vein, with his 1983 album Why Lady Why having earned a gold certification from the RIAA.
Looking for Will Carter?
You might start in Katy, his hometown, not far from Houston. Or you could check at some...
Looking for Will Carter?
You might start in Katy, his hometown, not far from Houston. Or you could check at some of the hottest honky-tonks and clubs in southeast Texas, where if you’re lucky you’ll be near the stage as the Will Carter Band hit their opening song. It won’t take long before their true country music sweeps you and the rest of the crowd onto the dance floor.
Unlike so much else of what we hear today, Carter’s music rides on a silent but unmistakable undercurrent. It nourishes his songs with a sense that he writes from experience. It nurtures an impression that he was taught from Day One to work hard with the hand you’re dealt and pursue your passion only when you know you have the knowledge you need to succeed.
These lessons began at home, through the example of his father, who valued self-sufficiency in life and business. After his passing, Carter would take a job at his stepfather’s construction firm. Once he had earned his BS in construction science with a minor in business administration at Texas A&M, he would work for several of the largest general contracting firms in Houston before branching out on his own.
Few performers in any genre can match Carter’s blend of native talent, determination and drive. Good Bad Idea doesn’t just make this clear, it also signals the launch of a career that will capture the allegiance of young and old, those who savor old-school and those who can’t wait for school to let out for spring break. And here’s another sure bet: Carter’s ready to ride, right now.
Ticking down his mental list, he notes, “The band and I are solid. We’ve got our songs together. Our show is tight.” He muses for a second and then laughs. “I guess all that’s left is to hop on the bus, hit the road and get out of town.”
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EPK URL/Link (YouTube / Digital Rodeo/Sonicbids) https://www.willcarterofficial.com/epk
“This is a great version by Stevie Lee Woods . I have listened to people trying to cover Elton songs for many years...
“This is a great version by Stevie Lee Woods . I have listened to people trying to cover Elton songs for many years . The first time I heard this, I thought wow this is great . Giving his own interpretation, giving the song new meaning . Not surprising both Elton and Bernie like it . I’m sure everyone will. Best regards and Every success” - Stuart Epps – producer (Since 1967, British record producer, Stuart Epps has worked with Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, Twisted Sister, Nine Lies, Bill Wyman, Kiki Dee, George Harrison, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen, Paul Weller, Cliff Richard, Bad Company, Barry White and Chris Rea.)
Country Music star Stevie Lee Woods announces the release of his fantastic cover of the Elton John classic, Something About The Way You Look Tonight.
Stevie Lee Woods was born and raised in Bluefield, Virginia in a family with extensive musical background. His Father, Buddy Woods was a lead guitarist and previously had worked as a sideman for such artists as Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Eddie Arnold and a number of other distinguished musicians. His brothers David and Greg are also gifted musicians who played music in Virginia and Florida after Stevie decided to move to Nashville TN in the early 90's.
The move to Nashville ended up being a good move for Stevie as he landed his first record deal in 1993 releasing Two Charted singles one of which went to Number 1 on the then Cash Box Charts and the other made it into the Top 20. "Is There Anything Left", written by accomplished songwriter Jerry Fuller was a song that opened many doors for Stevie as it landed him major representation by such agencies as Buddy Lee Attractions and World Class Talent in Nashville. From such representation Stevie began his career appearing and touring with such artists as Lorrie Morgan, John Michael Montgomery, Martina McBride, Diamond RIO, Brooks and Dunn. He was also an annual guest on the annual Country across America Tour which was a Major Country Music Extravaganza.
After his second single was released, Stevie was asked to be a part of a Worldwide tour covering such places as London, Scotland, Germany, and some parts of Asia with such artists as Freddy Fender and Grand Ole Opry members Del Reeves, Jim Ed Brown and many others which was a huge success and thus was repeated immediately the next season.
Stevie has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry as well as hosted his own Television show in the 90's along with the recording artist Sylvia for the USA Network entitled Today’s Hot Country. Stevie has enjoyed success in music and has had his videos on or still on GAC, CMT, Zuus Country and more Worldwide. His music has been on Radio on a Global Scale.
Stevie’s show Stevie Lee Woods & Friends is a nonstop High Energy show including one of his celebrity guests from over the years, i.e. T. Graham Brown, Baillie & The Boys, Brian White, Billy Dean and many more. Stevie's show is available internationally and he has a World Class Nashville Band that works to back Stevie and his celebrity guests.
The Hammond Brothers are fraternal twins, Dale and Gale. They are Singers, Songwriters, Musicians, Recording...
The Hammond Brothers are fraternal twins, Dale and Gale. They are Singers, Songwriters, Musicians, Recording Artists, Comedians, and Actors.
Originally from Benton, Illinois, The Hammond Brothers are the sons of a Baptist evangelist. They began performing gospel music at the age of 5, traveling throughout the country with their father.
Currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee, The Hammond Brothers perform various styles of music including country, pop, gospel, and rock-a-billy.
The Hammond Brothers tour throughout the world delighting audiences of every culture and creed, bringing smiles and uplifting hearts everywhere. With natural comedic personalities, Dale and Gale have the unique ability to connect to an audience. Their smooth harmonies and catchy original songs makes a Hammond Brothers show an exciting, ’one-of-a-kind’ experience. Dale and Gale have performed at various mainstream country music venues, universities, the Las Vegas Hilton, the Grand Ole Opry, and appeared on numerous national television shows. They have performed on the stage of The Grand Ole Opry, TNN’s Nashville Now, Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree, The Heartland USA, Jerry Lewis National Telethon, Las Vegas Hilton, and Broadway. They have performed with such artists as George Strait, Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, Paul Anka, as well as Donny & Marie Osmond.
On October 12, 2013, The Hammond Brothers were inducted into The Rock-A-Billy Hall Of Fame and received a 2019 Josie Award for Duet of the Year.
Sarah Hobbs embraces the sound of old school traditional country. From an early age music has played an important...
Sarah Hobbs embraces the sound of old school traditional country. From an early age music has played an important part of Sarah's life as well as many generations of her family. She is an independent artist from Northeast Texas. Her songwriting comes from the life experiences she's had, both good and bad, so when she sings, you can guarantee it's from the heart. Her strong East Texas accent reflects in her singing voice, leaving no doubt you're listening to real country music.
She has been nominated for Texas Female Vocalist of the Year the past 3 years and won Big Star 97's New Female Vocalist of the Year in 2017. She was named in Wide Open Country's "15 Texas Artists to Watch in 2018". Her first 2 singles to Texas radio were top 25 hits. Most recently she has obtained her first top 10 single with "I Got Me" and been named the 2019 Texas Female Vocalist of the Year!!