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Jason Hillenburg of Skopemag.com writes, “Originally born in the rather exotic environs of Calcutta, India, Rhett May enjoyed the fruits of living in such a vibrant culture for many eyars and started his first band early on in life after the sounds of 1960’s music like The Beatles, Steppenwolf, The Yardbirds and Cream migrated from the distant west into eastern culture.” This is an all-encompassing first take on the musical inspiration behind Rhett May’s music. His affinity towards both western and eastern influences turned Rhett into an incredibly well rounded artist in many musical spheres. Having worked with incredible artists... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at purpledarts's blog
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Music nowadays is starting to sound all the same. Switch on the radio the same song seems to be on all the stations. However our own Jan Daley is emerging to finally change this routine we all seem to getting tired of. With her beautiful voice singing the amazing smooth jazz lyrics, she has written herself, she is really changing the music game. Jan creates smooth jazz that is thoughtful and expertly executed. Her latest album “The Way of a Woman” is no exception. Her knack for swooning vocals, intricately written smooth jazz arrangements and pouring her heart into a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at purpledarts's blog
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With changing times, comes changing music, the trombone used to be very prominent in music but the times changing, it was pushed to the back of peoples minds. Thanks to Geoff Alpert’s incredible hard work and marvelous talent he has been able to make the trombone something people can’t live without! Alpert put his heart and soul into his new album Open Your Heart, and people are taking notice. With his contemporary jazz tunes and his talented use of the trombone Open Your Heart will easily become your new obsession. “Open Your Heart” has an emotional intention behind it that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at purpledarts's blog
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Jan Daley has a beautiful voice that carries so much feeling any smooth jazz fan is bound to fall in love with her. On her new album “The Way of a Woman” you can hear this raw passion and beauty and all the hard work she has put in over the years. With every new release she just keeps getting better and better. Bette Midler fans are swooning over Jan’s elegant voice and dazzling sound! Jan’s recently released new album titled “The Way of a Woman” absolutely holds up her reputation of consistently stellar smooth jazz. The easy-listening album shows... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at purpledarts's blog
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In honor of Memorial Day coming up, smooth jazz singer Jan Daley, has released a special version of her song “The One She’s Been Waiting For”. The original song can be found on Jan Daley’s newest smooth jazz record which was released in April 2017 called “The Way of a Woman”. She made a few lyric changes in touching tribute to all the men, women, families and friends of the Armed Forces including her father who perished in Germany in 1945 while on a mission to pick up P.O.W’s, after World War II, whom she never got a chance to... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at purpledarts's blog
Looking to spruce up your upcoming Holiday parties or even make decorating for the Holidays even more fun? Then there’s nothing like adding some great smooth jazz Christmas music from Jan Daley into your life. Jan Daley’s There’s Nothing Like Christmas, is the perfect addition for any Holiday playlist and it will be sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Jan gives the perfect smooth jazz twist to your favorite Holiday classics, like “White Christmas” and “O Holy Night”. So if this sounds just like what you need this Holiday season, then be sure to pick up a copy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
Does a mix of the sounds of Fleetwood Mac and Daft Punk sound interesting? Well, it’s probably a mix you would have never thought would work, until you listen to Deep Touch. Deep Touch has released their latest single, Taunt In Me Muse, which has quite the interesting mix of sounds but if you’re a fan of experimental music, then this is perfect for you! Deep Touch’s latest single has created quite the buzz among the Indie Music Blogs, including the Swedish blog, LYSSNA. See what they had to say about the band’s debut single here. They’ve also been picked... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Mike Love of the Beach Boys has a provocative biography out called “Good Vibrations: My Life As A Beach Boy” in which he dives deeper into what it was like for him growing up and his experiences as a Beach Boy. As a founding member of the Beach Boys, Mike Love has spent an extraordinary fifty-five years, and counting, as the group's lead singer and principal lyricist. The Beach Boys, from their California roots to their international fame, are a unique American story -- one of overnight success and age-defying longevity; of musical genius and reckless self-destruction; of spirituality, betrayal,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Looking to curl up by a fire (or a beach) with a good Book, eBook, Kindle Book or AudioBook over the Holidays? Mike Love of the Beach Boys has a provocative biography out called “Good Vibrations: My Life As A Beach Boy”. Check out an audio preview here. The book delves into the back story of how his family wound up in Southern California living on a beach in a tent, as well as the story of the relationship with the Wilson cousins – and what it was like growing up. When we all listened to the Beach Boys, every... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Singer songwriter Stephen Parker, as we know, has a great love for music. But many don’t know that he also has a great love for tennis. When Stephen Parker isn’t in the studio writing amazing music, he’s on court coaching for the Cabrini University Men’s Tennis Team. Stephen Parker talks about how his time as an English major in college sparked a big interest in poetry which then lead to his love for music. You can see how that plays a big role in the way he writes his lyrics. His lyrics tell a beautiful story that sends you on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Still working on your holiday gift shopping this season? Well, if there’s someone in your life that is lover of all things music, then we have something for them! We selected our favorite albums, audio books, and singles that make amazing gifts for everyone on your list! Our list of over 10 great albums/singles/audiobooks can be found in our Official Holiday Music Guide, here: bit.ly/NovHolidayMusicGuide. All the titles are available and easy to find on iTunes (just click the album cover pictures). On the list you will find a little bit of everything from country to folk, reggae, children’s music... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Indie Artist Shane Burke recently released his fourth studio album, Say. His sound is best described as a common ground between the sweet sacredness of Jeff Buckley and the gritty soul of Otis Redding, it’s no wonder why Shane snagged two Global Music Awards earlier this year. If you haven’t given it a listen yet, then be sure to pick it up on to iTunes or CD Baby . Shane’s has caught the attention of many with this album and continues to strengthen his hometown fan base in Fort Collins. His music has been so well received in fact that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Country Artist Sammy Sadler’s new single, “In America”, has moved up five spots on the HotDisc Top 40 Chart this week. The single continues to have momentum on this chart as the weeks have gone by, so keep your eyes peeled for what the future holds for Sammy Sadler. If you’re a fan of Blake Shelton – you’re gonna want to add Sammy Sadler to your playlist! Keep up with Sammy on his Facebook, ReverbNation, Twitter and his official website www.SammySadler.com. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Indie Singer Songwriter Shane Burke has released his new album “Say”. This is Shane’s fourth studio album and it has already caught the attention of many people. He had a very successful show at this Summer’s Arise Music Festival in Colorado and also won a bronze Global Music Award for Best Male Vocalist this year. Shane’s new album is now available on iTunes or through CD Baby . Keep up with Shane on Facebook , ReverbNation, and his official website www.shaneburke.net. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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You can now buy handmade band merch the LA native alternative rock band The Elizabeth Kill. The lead singer, Sarah, makes her own jewelry and paints drum heads which are all available for purchase online on Etsy or at any of their live shows. Check out the shop on Etsy. In addition to the merch, Sarah has also just directed the bands new music video for their single “Criminal”. Criminal is off The Elizabeth Kill’s latest album The Other Side of Vain. You can watch the video on YouTube This album marks the return of The Elizabeth Kill from their... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Indie singer songwriter Shane Burke has just released his brand new album “Say” on CD Baby this week. This is his fourth studio album which people are taking notice of Shane. Not only did he wow crowds at this summer’s Arise Music Festival in Colorado, he’s also won a bronze Global Music Award for Best Male Vocalist this year. You can preview and buy “Say” on CD Baby. Shane’s overall sound is best described as common ground between the sweet sacredness of Jeff Buckley and the gritty soul of Otis Redding; executed in a manner The Beatles would be proud... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Country artist Sammy Sadler moves up to spot #19 on the HotDisc Top 40 with his new single! “In America” is his most recent release off his third studio album and is the perfect hook for his Takin’ TheCountry Back Tour. Make sure to keep in the scope to listen to his new single live as well as his openers Jeff Carson and Ken Mellons. Check out why he’s a HotDisc favorite by tuning in to his new single “In America” which is available on iTunes and CD Baby. In the meantime, keep up with Sammy on his Facebook, ReverbNation... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Australia’s blues band, Stormcellar, is bringing their music to the United States. They will be performing at the Noble Order Brewing Company in Richmond, Indiana. They are very excited to be sharing their music with everyone. If you are lucky enough to be in the area I definitely recommend stopping buy for a beer and some blues music. If you’re not, you can still listen to and buy they’re music on CD Baby at: http://bit.ly/SC-CDbaby. Stormcellar’s new album that just came out on August 12th (Kansas City Gold) is full of different genres. Depending on the song, you might get... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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From Naples, Italy, the five piece band The General Brothers recently released a video for their song “Bye Bye Baby” on their YouTube page here. The band recently released their self-titled debut (all songs in English) available for FREE DOWNLOAD – YES THE ENTIRE ALBUM IS FREE, here. The album features seven tracks of original English spoken music written by the band’s lead singer Angelo Esposito. Before adding the rest of the band’s lineup, Esposito started the band as an acoustic duo with his brother Andrea until they later decided to go for a more developed sound. They are influenced... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Italy’s very own, The General Brothers, will be performing at the Sagra della Tellina on August 25th. The Sagra della Tellina is a type of food festival on the coast of Rome! “Sagra” is the term Italians use for food event and “Tellina” means seafood. The General Brothers have been the first band to be invited to play and they are extremely excited! They also released their debut album on NoiseTrade and is available to download for free here: http://bit.ly/GB-FreeDownload. The General Brothers are all about spreading positive vibes through their music and it’s evident in their catchy pop sound.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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On Saturday July 30th, the boys of artist Sammy Sadler’s “Takin’ the Country Back” tour performed at the 2016 Tater Melon Day benefit for Molino Fire & Rescue in Fayetteville, TN. He performed songs like his latest single “In America” available on iTunes and CD Baby. Sammy is an emerging country artist who sounds similar to artists like Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton. He has the country charm and flair of both and is continuing on his “Takin’ the Country Back” tour with great reviews for his show. The talent coordinator of their latest gig even said,“Out of the ten... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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The General Brothers, a pop rock band from Italy, are ready to take their music worldwide with the video for their latest single “Bye Bye Baby.” You can check out the video on their YouTube page. Be sure to check out other interviews, music videos and live shows on their YouTube channel. Their debut album The General Brothers is also available on NoiseTrade for free. Their album is all about spreading positivity through music and it’s evident in their catch, upbeat sound. Stay up to date with the General Brothers on Facebook, Instagram and their official website www.thegeneralbrothers.com. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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LA rock native The Elizabeth Kill release their new alt rock album “The Other Side of Vain” on iTunes and Amazon. This album marks the return of The Elizabeth Kill from their hiatus. This fourth studio album is reminiscent of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Garbage and The Cure. You can buy “The Other Side of Vain” on iTunes and Amazon. These gifted musicians have decades of experience behind them that has shaped their signature sound and their epic theatrical live performances. If you’re in the LA area, keep your eyes peeled for any of The Elizabeth Kill’s upcoming shows; you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Metal Band Junkyard Prophet has been hard at work on their new album, “Stand Your Ground”! They are excited to release their newest single, Day Turned to Night. With their powerful and energetic lyrics this song will appreciated by metal fans everywhere! Their overall sound is definitely for fans of bands like Alice in Chains, Jane’s addiction and Metallica. In the past, they have played shows with bands like Head East, Disciple, Guardian and the list goes on. They’ve also shared the stage with Savage, Pantera and Regime. Their goal as a band is centered around today’s youth and what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at purpledarts's blog
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Nashville country singer songwriter Maddie Logan releases new album featuring the award winning song “Freedom Fighter.” . Her new album titled If it’s Not Forever, is the follow up to her self-titled EP and is available on iTunes . Maddie dropped her album on June 24th with her track “Freedom Fighter” winning Best Overall in the Country/Pop genre that very same month at the Global Music Awards. This win and her win for Best Country/Pop Emerging Artist has generated buzz around Maddie’s music. Her debut EP featured her hit song “Breakup Survival Guide,” which established Maddie as a country artist... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at purpledarts's blog