Posts tagged with "James Taylor"

VIDEO AND EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW MIKE CAMPBELL

VIDEO AND EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW MIKE CAMPBELL
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Songwriter:  MIKE CAMPBELL Music Video: “Sit Still, Look Pretty” Mike Campbell is an award-winning, multi-platinum singer/songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. He is one of the cowriters of the 2014 Grammy Award winning hit “Say Something” (made popular by the duet of A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera). It sold over 6 million copies worldwide—that’s RIAA certified 6x Platinum status. And... 

VIDEO PREMIERE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW RANDALL BRAMBLETT

VIDEO PREMIERE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW RANDALL BRAMBLETT
  VIDEO PREMIERE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:  RANDALL BRAMBLETT Music Video: “Garbage Man” RANDALL BRAMBLETT DEBUTS “GARBAGE MAN” FROM NEW ALBUM JUKE JOINT AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD—OUT JULY 7 ON NEW WEST RECORDS Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett is releasing his 11th studio album Juke Joint at the Edge of the World early next month. Combining elements of soul and funk, Bramblett... 

MINDY SMITH VIDEO PREMIERE

MINDY SMITH VIDEO PREMIERE
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Artist: MINDY SMITH Song: “Starting Over Again” Songwriters: Mindy Smith & Cliff Goldmacher Producer: Cliff Goldmacher Animation: Paul and Sandra Fierlinger Mmusicmag.com has the exclusive online world premiere of the new video, “Starting Over Again.” This is the third song Mindy Smith has contributed to the Shelter Me project. AllMusic.com describes Smith as a singer-songwriter who “blends... 

VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BONNIE BISHOP

VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BONNIE BISHOP
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:  BONNIE BISHOP Video: “Poor Man’s Melody” Songwriters: Bonnie Bishop & Jimmy Wallace BONNIE BISHOP Web-Exclusive Interview with M Music & Musicians magazine publisher, Merlin David Photo credit: Jeff Fasano “Dreams are lifetime visions,” says Grammy-winning songwriter Bonnie Bishop. “And life is valleys and mountains. And if you can accept that, you’ll be fine.” Bishop... 

VIDEO & WEB-EXCLUSIVE ALISON BROWN

VIDEO & WEB-EXCLUSIVE ALISON BROWN
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician: ALISON BROWN featuring Keb’ Mo’ Video: “What’s Going On” Songwriters: Marvin Gaye, Al Cleveland, Renaldo “Obie” Benson ALISON BROWN Web-Exclusive Interview with M Music & Musicians magazine publisher, Merlin David   Alison Brown has taken an unlikely path in establishing herself as one of the most critically acclaimed banjoists in the world. A former investment banker... 

Video Feature & Interview: RYAN SHUPE

Video Feature & Interview: RYAN SHUPE
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:  RYAN SHUPE Video: “We Rode On”   RYAN SHUPE Web-Exclusive Interview with M Music & Musicians magazine publisher, Merlin David   Ryan Shupe will be touring the country to promote his eighth album, the independently released We Rode On—a fusion of rock themes with an acoustic bluegrass influence. A Utah-based, fifth generation fiddler, as well as an accomplished mandolin... 

JAMES TAYLOR

JAMES TAYLOR
JAMES TAYLOR WAS AT THE HEIGHT OF STARDOM when photographer Norman Seeff shot this session for the 1975 album Gorilla. “It was one of those wonderful weekdays in Malibu when you can go to the beach and no one’s there,” says Seeff. Having previously worked with Taylor, Seeff was aware of his unassuming nature in front of the camera. “I wouldn’t say he was shy, but reserved, retiring,” he explains. “He was very much himself and didn’t... 

JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN This Christmas [UMG] In 1978, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta were that too-cute couple from the blockbuster film Grease, not to mention its smash single “You’re the One That I Want.” Nearly 35 years later, they’re back with This Christmas, a 13-track collection of holiday faves that features such special guests as Tony Bennett (“Winter Wonderland”), Barbra Streisand (“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”)... 

SHAWN COLVIN

SHAWN COLVIN
SHAWN COLVIN Feeling at home with some of music’s greatest singers and songwriters It’s been 15 years since Shawn Colvin’s “Sunny Came Home” catapulted the singer-songwriter into the mainstream. Since then the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has collaborated with artists from James Taylor and Béla Fleck to Mary Chapin Carpenter and Sting. For All Fall Down, Colvin adds to that list producer Buddy Miller (who recorded the album at his... 

SHANNON LABRIE

SHANNON LABRIE
SHANNON LABRIE HOMETOWN: Lincoln, Neb. INFLUENCES: Bob Dylan, Lauryn Hill, James Taylor ALBUM: Shannon Labrie EP, out now WEBSITE: shannonlabrie.com The daughter of an opera-singing mother and guitar-playing father, Shannon Labrie took to music early—she astounded her first vocal coach with her four-octave range, and began writing classical piano pieces as a child. She got her first guitar at around 10 and began learning chords from her dad, who... 

CALLAGHAN

CALLAGHAN
CALLAGHAN HOMETOWN: Boston, Lincolnshire, England INFLUENCES: Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, James Taylor ALBUM: Life in Full Colour, due out May 1 WEBSITE: callaghansongs.com Georgina Callaghan was playing flute by age 6, learned piano shortly afterward, began writing songs at 14 and by 18 made the long trek from her small hometown to London to pursue a life in music. She slept under the kitchen table in her sister’s tiny apartment while gradually... 

FOLK FORWARD

FOLK FORWARD
  FOLK FORWARD How a sound born of tradition is thriving in the modern day   By Peter Cooper It’s the other “F” word. And like its more obscene counterpart, it means different things to different people in different contexts. In the 1950s, it was sweater-vested political subversives. Later, it was shape-shifting musical revolutionaries and introspective singer-songwriters. It has been used to describe troubadours who specialize in journalistic... 

James Taylor

James Taylor
PHOTOGRAPHER HENRY DILTZ WAS ASKED TO TAKE black-and-white publicity shots of singer-songwriter James Taylor. After first setting up in Taylor’s living room, Diltz suggested they head to a farm near the Cahuenga Pass in Hollywood owned by his friends Cyrus and Renee Faryar. Once there, Diltz recalls, “James leaned on a big post, and it looked so good. But I knew it would look really good in color.” Diltz asked Taylor to stay where he was while... 
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