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Toontrack releases Singer-Songwriter EZkeys MIDI

Toontrack releases Singer-Songwriter EZkeys MIDI
Toontrack releases Singer-Songwriter EZkeys MIDI Toontrack announced the release of the Singer-Songwriter EZkeys MIDI pack, a collection of MIDI playing variations inspired by some of the most iconic singer-songwriters of the past few decades. This release marks the twenty-ninth individual title in Toontrack’s line of piano MIDI for EZkeys. About the Singer-Songwriter EZkeys MIDI pack For decades now, the piano has been a natural vehicle to help... 

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016
Americana Music Fest Portrait Sessions 2016 Nashville Tennessee Photography by Jeff Fasano   Whitney Rose   William Clark Green   Wanda Jackson      Read More →

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016
Americana Music Fest Portrait Sessions 2016 Nashville Tennessee Photography by Jeff Fasano   The Accidentals   Vandaveer   Tommy Womack   Town Mountain        Read More →

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016
Americana Music Fest Portrait Sessions 2016 Nashville Tennessee Photography by Jeff Fasano   T Bone Burnett   Sonia Rutstein Disappear Fear   Ted Russell Camp   Tami Neilson      Read More →

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016
Americana Music Fest Portrait Sessions 2016 Nashville Tennessee Photography by Jeff Fasano   Smooth Hound Smith   Seth Walker   Shawn Mullins   Sons of Bill        Read More →

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016
Americana Music Fest Portrait Sessions 2016 Nashville Tennessee Photography by Jeff Fasano Sara Watkins   Sarah Potenza and Ian Crossman   Sarah Potenza   Russell Morris        Read More →

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016
Americana Music Fest Portrait Sessions 2016 Nashville Tennessee Photography by Jeff Fasano Robbie Hecht   Reckless Kelly   Rhiannon West   Rob Baird        Read More →

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016
Americana Music Fest Portrait Sessions 2016 Nashville Tennessee Photography by Jeff Fasano Paper Bird   The O’Connor Band   Paul Burch   Renee Wahl          Read More →

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016
Americana Music Fest Portrait Sessions 2016 Nashville Tennessee Photography by Jeff Fasano My Bubba   Matt Lorenz The Suitcase Junket   The McCrary Sisters   Mary Bragg        Read More →

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016
Americana Music Fest Portrait Sessions 2016 Nashville Tennessee Photography by Jeff Fasano   Lori McKenna   Luke Bell   Martin Sexton   Manda Mosher        Read More →

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016
Americana Music Fest Portrait Sessions 2016 Nashville Tennessee Photography by Jeff Fasano   Hollis Brown   Larry Campbell   Teresa Williams   Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams      Read More →

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016
Americana Music Fest Portrait Sessions 2016 Nashville Tennessee Photography by Jeff Fasano   Jim Lauderdale   Kris Hughes   Janiva Magness   Michaela Ann    Read More →

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016
Americana Music Fest Portrait Sessions 2016 Nashville Tennessee Photography by Jeff Fasano     Emma Swift   Kasey Chambers   Anne McCue   Tim Easton   Emma Swift   Kasey Chambers   Anne McCue   Emma Swift   Kasey Chambers      Read More →

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016
Americana Music Fest Portrait Sessions 2016 Nashville Tennessee Photography by Jeff Fasano   Chely Wright   Dawn and Hawkes   Derek Hulquist   Eliot Bronson  Read More →

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016
Americana Music Fest Portrait Sessions 2016 Nashville Tennessee Photography by Jeff Fasano   Bonnie Bishop     Calico     Charlotte Berg   Brent Cobb      Read More →

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016
Americana Music Fest Portrait Sessions 2016 Nashville Tennessee Photography by Jeff Fasano   Becca Mancari   Becky Warren   Bill and The Belles     Anthony D’Amato      Read More →

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016

Americana Music Festival Portrait Sessions 2016
Americana Music Fest Portrait Sessions 2016 Nashville Tennessee Photography by Jeff Fasano 10 String Symphony   Alice Wallace   Anne McCue   Amanda Platt The Honeycutters      Read More →

VIDEO FEATURE & INTERVIEW BILLY CROCKETT

VIDEO FEATURE & INTERVIEW BILLY CROCKETT
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:  BILLY CROCKETT Music Video: “Rabbit Hole”     BILLY CROCKETT Web-Exclusive Interview with M Music & Musicians magazine publisher, Merlin David Tell us about the song “Rabbit Hole” coming to you in a dream. When I started writing again last year, my dream life began to stir—as though it was saying “Oh, well if you’re paying attention, finally, dig this.” I’d... 

Butch Walker at The Cannery Ballroom Nashville Tn.

Butch Walker  at  The Cannery Ballroom  Nashville Tn.
IMAGES BY JEFF FASANO PHOTOGRAPHY                Read More →

Butch Walker at The Cannery Ballroom Nashville Tn.

Butch Walker  at  The Cannery Ballroom Nashville Tn.
IMAGES BY JEFF FASANO PHOTOGRAPHY            Read More →

Butch Walker at The Cannery Ballroom Nashville Tn.

Butch Walker at The Cannery Ballroom Nashville Tn.
   IMAGES  BY JEFF FASANO PHOTOGRAPHY                              Read More →

Butch Walker at The Cannery Ballroom Nashville Tn.

Butch Walker  at  The Cannery Ballroom Nashville Tn.
  IMAGES BY JEFF FASANO PHOTOGRAPHY                            Read More →

Summer NAMM Show

Summer NAMM Show
Music Industry Day at the Summer NAMM Show What: Music Industry Day at the Summer NAMM Show Where: Nashville’s Music City Center – 201 5th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203 When: Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $10 advance price (until Friday, June 24) and $20 day of event at the door – buy online now and save! http://www.NAMM.org/musicindustryday Ticket Pick Up: Can only be picked up Saturday, June 25 beginning at... 

Malibu Guitar Festival 2016

Malibu Guitar Festival 2016
Malibu Guitar Festival 2016 Photography by Jeff Fasano Robert Randolph   Malibu Guitar Festival 2016 Photography by Jeff Fasano Steve Ferrone     Malibu Guitar Festival 2016 Photography by Jeff Fasano Eddie Money and The Empty Hearts            Read More →

Malibu Guitar Festival 2016

Malibu Guitar Festival 2016
Malibu Guitar Festival 2016 Photography by Jeff Fasano Lyric Dubee     Malibu Guitar Festival 2016 Photography by Jeff Fasano Pete Pidgeon     Malibu Guitar Festival 2016 Photography by Jeff Fasano Zepparella    Read More →

Malibu Guitar Festival 2016

Malibu Guitar Festival 2016
Malibu Guitar Festival 2016 Photography by Jeff Fasano Kenny Wayne Shepherd     Malibu Guitar Festival 2016 Photography by Jeff Fasano Laurence Juber     Malibu Guitar Festival 2016 Photography by Jeff Fasano Dale Watson      Read More →

Malibu Guitar Festival 2016

Malibu Guitar Festival 2016
Malibu Guitar Festival Photography by Jeff Fasano Cody Simpson   Malibu Guitar Festival Photography by Jeff Fasano Eddie Money     Malibu Guitar Festival Photography by Jeff Fasano The Empty Hearts        Read More →

Malibu Guitar Festival 2016

Malibu Guitar Festival 2016
Malibu Guitar Festival 2016 Photography by Jeff Fasano Kenneth Brian     Malibu Guitar Festival 2016 Photography by Jeff Fasano Cody Dickinson     Malibu Guitar Festival 2016 Photography by Jeff Fasano Albert Lee            Read More →

Video Feature & Interview: ERIC TINGSTAD

Video Feature & Interview: ERIC TINGSTAD
VIDEO FEATURE & INTERVIEW Artist:  ERIC TINGSTAD Song:  “MISSISSIPPI” ERIC TINGSTAD Web-Exclusive Interview with M Music & Musicians magazine publisher, Merlin David Eric Tingstad is a songwriter, composer, record producer and phenomenal fingerstyle guitarist. His 1985 debut, The Gift, with woodwinds player Nancy Rumbel has gone on to sell over half a million copies. A multi-album contract with independent new-age music label Narada... 

Video Feature & Interview: LAUREN DAIGLE

Video Feature & Interview: LAUREN DAIGLE
VIDEO FEATURE OF THE DAY Artist:  LAUREN DAIGLE Song:  “How Can It Be” Lauren Daigle is the fastest selling new artist in Contemporary Christian music in the past decade. Her debut album reached #1 on the iTunes Christian Gospel Top Albums Chart with more than 270,000 album sales and 730,000 track sales. She has almost 50 million YouTube and Vevo views, with about 200,000 subscribers. “How Can It Be” alone has had more than 14 million... 

EXCLUSIVE SONG – RACHAEL SAGE

EXCLUSIVE SONG – RACHAEL SAGE
  EXCLUSIVE SONG FEATURE Artist: RACHAEL SAGE Song: “Loreena” (Acoustic)   Web-Exclusive Interview with M Music & Musicians magazine publisher, Merlin David How did the idea of “Loreena” come to you? I actually wrote this song in a dream! That’s only happened to me a handful of times, and not recently. I woke up, or probably a New York City siren woke me up, which is the only reason I may have remembered my dream—with the... 

VIDEO PREMIERE – DARRYL PURPOSE

VIDEO PREMIERE – DARRYL PURPOSE
VIDEO PREMIERE Artist:  DARRYL PURPOSE Song:  “Prince of the Apple Towns” Web-Exclusive Interview with M Music & Musicians magazine publisher, Merlin David How did the idea of “Prince of the Apple Towns” come to you? This song is about the poet from Wales, Dylan Thomas, whose last words were said to be “Eighteen whiskeys, I think that’s a record.” But this song is mostly about happier, early days when he called himself, “Prince... 

Video Feature & Interview: BILLY CROCKETT

Video Feature & Interview: BILLY CROCKETT
VIDEO FEATURE OF THE DAY Artist: BILLY CROCKETT Song: “21 Times” Website: BillyCrockett.com Web-Exclusive Interview with M Music & Musicians magazine publisher, Merlin David How did the idea of “21 Times” come to you? Awareness of our finiteness dawns on us eventually. I had read Paul Bowles’ novel, The Sheltering Sky, in which two travelers begin to understand that opportunities for experience, and for reconciliation, are numbered.... 

Video Feature: EMMETT SKYY

Video Feature: EMMETT SKYY
©Noah Schutz EMMETT SKYY Song: “Love Leads to Nothing” Website: EmmettSkyy.com Web-Exclusive Interview with M Music & Musicians magazine publisher, Merlin David   How did the idea of “Love Leads to Nothing” come to you? It came from feeling you’ve invested so much love and energy into a relationship, and it falls by the wayside. But even though that relationship ended, you still feel something. It’s coming to terms with yourself—and... 

Tom Prasada-Rao “Sleeping Beauty”

Tom Prasada-Rao “Sleeping Beauty”
VIDEO FEATURE OF THE DAY Artist: TOM PRASADA-RAO Song: “Sleeping Beauty” Website: TomPrasadaRao.com How did the idea of “Sleeping Beauty” come to you? I wrote this song for my ex mother-in-law. She found the love of her life later in life, and she transformed from someone who stayed in her bathrobe all day, to someone who closed down the VFW hall every night. It was a beautiful sight to see. But soon after they got married, they got the call... 

MERLE HAGGARD

MERLE HAGGARD
MERLE HAGGARD Okie From Muskogee Anniversary Edition Anniversaries. The 20th anniversary of the notorious Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding relationship, as celebrated by two specials coinciding with last month’s Winter Olympics, caught me by surprise. So I had my own celebration by reposting Loudon Wainwright III’s transcendent tribute to the bygone days of women’s figure skating and sportsmanship, “Tonya’s Twirls,” which eventually surfaced... 

Ryan Shupe – Just Say Yes

Ryan Shupe – Just Say Yes
Ryan Shupe – Just Say Yes When asked about his new video, “Just Say Yes,” Ryan Shupe said, “Sometimes you just want to hit the road and leave everything behind. That’s the vibe I wanted to capture with the song ‘Just Say Yes.’ I love the imagery of hitting the road, driving all night and wind blowing through your hair. I think the production has a nice building effect, with the piano and mandolin, that creates a feeling of anticipation... 

2016 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

2016 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES 2016 RECIPIENTS FOR THE ELAINE WEISSMAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS  RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT, SONNY TERRY AND BROWNIE MCGHEE AND THE ENGLISH FOLK DANCE AND SONG SOCIETY TO BE HONORED AT AWARDS GALA   FEBRUARY 17, 2016 28TH ANNUAL FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 17-21, 2016 IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI Folk Alliance International is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of The Elaine... 

28TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

28TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
  FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES   KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND ARTIST SHOWCASES FOR THE 28TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE FEBRUARY 17-21, 2016 FOLK LEGEND JUDY COLLINS CONFIRMED AS SPEAKER AND PERFORMER ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19 MORE THAN 190 ARTISTS FROM 11 COUNTIRES SLATED TO PERFORM DURING CONFERENCE AT THE WESTIN HOTEL CROWN CENTER IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 2016 ARTIST HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE DARLINGSIDE (USA), JEFFREY FOUCAULT (USA), LOS TEXMANIACS (USA),... 

Six String Theory Competition

Six String Theory Competition
Grammy-winning guitarist/producer Lee Ritenour hosts the biennial Six String Theory Competition for the 5th time with applications accepted in Guitar, Bass, Piano/Keyboards and Drums. Registration is open from January 15, 2016 through May 15, 2016 on the website by submitting two YouTube videos. For Guitar, applicants may register in the genres of Rock, Blues, Jazz/Fusion, Acoustic/Country, Classical/Flamenco and Rhythm Guitar which includes Pop,... 

Country Guitar Tones for EZmix 2

Country Guitar Tones for EZmix 2
Toontrack releases a new collection of Country Guitar Tones for EZmix 2 Toontrack released Country Guitars EZmix Pack, a new expansion for its widely popular multi-effect mix tool EZmix 2. This is the first release of Toontrack’s ongoing Country Month, a month-long celebration in February 2016 of all things country music-related. The Country Guitars EZmix Pack presents a diverse collection of settings for all walks of vintage and modern electric... 

TOONTRACK ANNOUNCES COUNTRY MONTH

TOONTRACK ANNOUNCES COUNTRY MONTH
TOONTRACK ANNOUNCES COUNTRY MONTH Swedish drum sampler pioneers Toontrack announced today that they will be presenting the company’s first-ever theme month centered around country music in February. The month will include four new releases, all of which will be announced weekly throughout the month. In addition to this and several other efforts, Toontrack will be hosting a player based on customers’ songs. Individual tracks will be selected weekly... 

31st ANNUAL NAMM TEC AWARDS

31st ANNUAL NAMM TEC AWARDS
NAMM TEAC AWARDS – Les Paul Award to Don Was CREATIVE & TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE  31st ANNUAL NAMM TEC AWARDS    PRESTIGIOUS LES PAUL AWARD PRESENTED TO DON WAS JEFF “SKUNK” BAXTER and RECORD PLANT’S CHRIS STONE AND GARY KELLGREN INDUCTED INTO TEC AWARDS HALL OF FAME   Evening hosted by comedian Sinbad Presenters included: Joe Walsh, Nathan East, Peter Asher, Ed and Rose-Mann Cherney, Sylvia Massy,... 

Americana Music Fest 2015

Americana Music Fest 2015
Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano The Surreal McCoys     Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano Lucious   Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano Town Mountain     Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano The Wood Brothers    Read More →

Americana Music Fest 2015

Americana Music Fest 2015
Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano The Grahams     Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano The Hello Strangers     Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano The Honeycutters     Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano Whitney Rose      Read More →

Americana Music Fest 2015

Americana Music Fest 2015
Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano The Carmonas     Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano Ted Russell Camp     Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano The Contenders     Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano Whitehorse    Read More →

Americana Music Fest 2015

Americana Music Fest 2015
Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano Robyn Hitchcock and J.P. Harris     Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano Tall Heights   Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano Robyn Hitchcock     Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano Liz Longley    Read More →

Americana Music Fest 2015

Americana Music Fest 2015
Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano Nora Jane Struthers     Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano Oh Pep     Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano Olin and The Moon     Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano Nora Jane Struthers and Joe Overton      Read More →

Americana Music Fest 2015

Americana Music Fest 2015
Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano Michaela Anne     Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear     Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano Manda Mosher     Americana Music Fest 2015 Portrait Sessions Photography by Jeff Fasano Sarah Borges    Read More →
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