Tuesday, December 31, 2013

GI Blythe Offers Free New Instrumental Single for the Holiday Season: “Unsure”

GI Blythe, one of the funkyist bands on the scene today, is offering a free holiday instrumental digital download written by leader and founder Geoff Blythe as a New Year’s gift for their fans.  Their new single release “Unsure” is a great dance tune, perfect for all your holiday celebrations that is sure to get the party rolling and listeners out of their seats and into the festive mood of the holiday season.  In the wake of a highly successful national radio campaign and last year’s triumphant CD release tour of the East Coast for their successful CD Lost in Space, GI Blythe will be offering further free song downloads in the months to come, so stay tuned!  As many fans are already aware, GI Blythe is a group of seasoned musical pros from a variety of impressive musical backgrounds who’ve come together to fuse a high-energy hybrid of wit and horn-centric good-time funky Rock, amply established on Lost In Space and further confirmed with their new release “Unsure”.

Lost in Space is an exhilarating introduction to a band that has already piqued some discerning ears and raised some diverse eyebrows.  And now “Unsure” extends that phenomena with the band’s trademark spot-on funkified/rocking drums, bad-ass bass, tight syncopated guitar rhythms and scorching high-flight horns.  Just like the cuts on Lost in Space, “Unsure” just might bring you out of your chair.  So be forewarned:  before you put on this music be sure to put on your dancing shoes!
GI Blythe: Lost In Space
GI Blythe is a band of exceptional players from the U.K. and the U.S. that have outrageous chops and share a pure joy of making music that is both exuberant and street savvy.  Several members of GI Blythe have worked together in various music settings over the years—including Dexy’s Midnight Runners and Black 47—and along with Geoffrey Blythe have collectively played and/or recorded with a number of diverse artists from Elvis Costello, Paul Simon and Nick Lowe to Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and The Funk Brothers (of Motown fame), to name but a few.  The band’s foundation is provided by drummer ­­­­­­­­­Crispin ‘the Pump’ Taylor and bassist Joe ‘Bear Claw’ Burcaw—and these guys cook!  They provide a solid pocket that energetically propels the band and allows lead singer Archie Brown and the horns of Blythe and ‘Big Jim’ Paterson (trombone & backup vocals), along with the keys of Pete Levin and guitars of Larry Baeder, to alternately punch the rhythm section and float above the smooth ride effortlessly.  Although the band’s players are accomplished pros, they retain a raucous, authentic post-punk attitude resulting in a sound that’s soulful, sometimes Jazzy (with tasteful flashes of dissonance—and a funky beat!), rockin’ and audacious—all at the same time!
In these sometimes ‘unsure’ times add some sure joy to this holiday’s jubilations by bringing in the new year with the sure-fire funky beat and celebratory sounds of “Unsure”!
Contact Info for GI Blythe:  Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment, Inc., 212-543-9998 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Cliffs FREE Download!

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The Cliffs is available for FREE download today only, so download it it for FREE while you can, listen to it, and if you don't enjoy it just delete it from your computer, but you might as well download it while it's FREE!
"smokin’ and tasty dub, made with a dry rub of Spanish spices...Refreshing dub licks melt into rich harmonics that ping softly into sweetly picked melodies" --- Hypnagogue

Friday, May 17, 2013

Ian C. Bouras Music Store

"Fused with Latin dance, dub, reggae, and electro, it’s a Spanish sound wrapped in Jamaica and American rock."--- J-Sin (Smother Magazine) ________________________________ “Take a rock drum-kit, latin percussion and guitars, and reggae-style bass, and you've got a surprisingly unique and fresh sound that is Ian. Artists like this are responsible for the evolution of musical genres." --- Blips and Beeps __________________________ "soars with the orchestral beauty that might accompany a wordless, slow-motioned scene from a love story. Then, in turn, it plunges the listener to the stark depths of longing and loneliness with a guitar that pulls at the heartstrings. Ian is definitely an artist with a creative ear for unexpected sound directions that lead to wonderful discoveries." --- Lily Emeralde and Emma Dyllan Phosphorescence Magazine _________________________________ A "remarkable ambient artist"--- Happyday New Age __________________________________ "There are a lot of nice layers of simple melodies that intersect in epic, tragic waves." --- The Music Snob ________________________________ "moody, engaging, multi-section composition draws the listener in like a movie, as if each section (including Spanish guitar, reggae melodic) is a character in a drama that’s unfolding" --- Music Connection_________________________________________ "cool musical experience...deep emotions in every track...pure mind clearing music" --- T.H.I.N. Magazine ___________________________________________ "keeps you on the edge of your seat...contains unexpected elements that make the listener question his or her perception...an air of mystery to the entire collection...Way Cool!" --- Phosphorescence Magazine __________________________________ "smokin’ and tasty dub, made with a dry rub of Spanish spices...Refreshing dub licks melt into rich harmonics that ping softly into sweetly picked melodies" --- Hypnagogue __________________________________________ "unexpected thematic twists...quite intriguing...something a bit different for the discerning listener” --- Awareness Magazine ________________________________________________

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Larry Baeder and The MuseGurus

The wildly popular Key West based band, Larry Baeder & The MuseGurus, is Americana Music at its finest. They combine well crafted, timeless songwriting, vocals from the heart and disciplined arrangements, with flashes of virtuosic solos, all amply displayed on their forthcoming self-titled CD release, Larry Baeder & The MuseGurus. The heart of the band is the writing team of the three principals: the crystal clear voice of Dora Gholson, backed by legendary guitarist/producer Larry Baeder and famous French Rocker/Bassist Francois Gehin. The songs are in the great tradition of classic American songwriters. Influenced by old school R&B, Soul Music, Bluegrass, and Americana Rock, the music reflects its own unique, contemporary flavor. “The MuseGurus have a universal appeal while staying true to their own sound.”—Michael Haskins Guitarist/Producer/Songwriter Larry Baeder is the real deal. Here is a seasoned, legendary contemporary guitarist with such an impressive musical past that it’s difficult to verbally do justice to his multi-faceted talents and accomplishments. A simple look at his most recent endeavors reflect this diversity: his performance at the Apollo in NYC with Chuck Jackson, Ashford & Simpson and Smokey Robinson; his guitar work on GI Blythe’s recent compelling self-titled EP release, GI Blythe; his production of Jambalaya Brass Band’s well received CD It’s a Jungle Out There; and finally, Larry Baeder & The MuseGurus will be releasing their self-titled highly anticipated collaborative debut CD in the fall of 2011. Berklee grad Larry Baeder is a gifted and virtuosic guitarist of significant depth, and one whose dizzying, dynamic musical career reads like a who’s who of authentic American music of the past thirty years. He has played guitar with jazz legends Jay McShann, Illinois Jacquet, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, and singer Diane “Mama” Rae. He has performed and recorded with jazz greats Jeremy Stieg and Eddie Gomez. Baeder has collaborated with Evidence recording artist Nora York, and legendary Canadian songwriter Jane Sibery. He also spent five years touring and recording with Capricorn recording artist James Montgomery. During that time Larry played with legendary blues artists Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Albert King, and Dan “Elwood Blues” Akroyd, while also producing tracks for several Boston artists. In the recording studio, the late Jimmy Miller, producer for The Rolling Stones, Steve Winwood, Traffic and Blind Faith, included Baeder on much of his later work. By the mid-eighties, Larry was recording sessions with Buddy Guy, James Taylor, and Carly Simon, as well as playing on jingles and film scores. Baeder has performed in Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Africa. In addition, he has strong ties to New Orleans and has frequently worked with piano genius Henry Butler as well as other NOLA musicians including Ivan Neville, Brian Stoltz, Rebbecca Berry and Shannon Powell. He has worked with Blues legend Tracy Nelson and is a featured soloist on Heracio “El Negro” Hernandez and Robbie Ameen’s criticlly acclaimed CD Robbie and Negro from the Third World War. Baeder's 2000 solo-artist CD release Maximo Strut reached #5 on the Blues charts nationwide. Michigan native Dora Gholson, songwriter, co-guitarist and lead vocalist for Larry Baeder & The MuseGurus, is a poetic lyricist and an astonishingly engaging singer. She can turn a one-syllable word into a five-syllable word that encompasses six notes and two octaves and has the vocal agility to sing all around the note and land squarely on pitch. To top it off, Gholson has a rich and heart-felt vocal sound which she employs in a skillful and soulful manner that remains with the listener long after the performance is over. She has been singing most of her life and professionally in the Key West area since 2006. Francios Gehin, born and raised in Paris, is not only an incredibly disciplined musician on 7-string bass, but also brings savvy digital studio skills and brilliant engineering to Larry Baeder & The MuseGurus. He provides Gholson and Baeder a steady hand at the helm, both on stage and in the studio. With major credits as varied as opening for the Ramones in Brazil to the recording of three major label releases with French Rock band, Little Bob Story (with a ‘Record of the Week’ award from the British music magazine New Music Express), and a stint with Jimmy Vivino of the Conan O’Brian Show, his musicianship is now in high demand with visiting and local artists in the highly diverse Key West music scene. Contact: Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment, Inc. (212) 543-9998 info@RedwoodEntertainment.com

Between Love and Loneliness

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Redwood Entertainment

Be a friend of Redwood Entertainment and independent music. As a thank you gift, we have several great songs for you for free download on our Soundcloud page. They are fantastic songs, and they are yours FREE! Download them below: