Music Notes for Monday

A few notes about updates and music news:

Bret Michaels will release his newest single “A Beautiful Soul” on April 1. It will be available on iTunes and other digital retailers as well. Checkout bretmichaels.com for more information.

He will also release the video for the song on April 2 in conjunction with his appearance on Oprah’s Lifeclass on Oprah.com.

Michaels’ official YouTube Channel –> http://www.youtube.com/bretmichaelsofficial

Next, a reminder that you can pick up Peter Keys‘ CD at CDBaby, iTunes and Amazon. Autopsy-Turvy is a funky mix of styles and topics that you won’t be able to turn off. Toe-tapping, head-bobbing fun for all. You can also keep up with Peter by subscribing to his YouTube Channel.

Charlie Daniels will release “Off The Grid – Doin’ It Dylan” on April 1. For more information visit CharlieDaniels.com.

My Photographs

I setup a Shutterfly Pro Gallery nearly a year ago, but only got around to actually putting photos into it tonight.

I am starting with some of my nature photographs. They include shots of the sky, landscapes, the recent ice storm, wildlife and more.

I will be adding and updating the Nature gallery periodically.

Here’s the link – http://www.shutterfly.com/pro/CreativelyMusical/nature

Thanks for checking it out!

Be sure to check out Tattoo Militia Clothing

Be sure to check out the newest venture from Tattoo Tony Rodriguez from Under My Skin Tattoo – Tattoo Militia Clothing featuring designs created by Tony and other tattoo artists.

The clothing line is designed to bring tattoo artists, fans and friends together with tattoo inspired designs.

For more check them out on the web at http://www.tattoomilitiaclothing.com

 

Upcoming and New Music Releases

Sources: Webster PR, Facebook

Charlie Daniels – 4/1 release – “Off The Grid – Doin’ It Dylan”
Tracks:
Tangled Up In Blue
Times They Are a Changin’
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
Gotta Serve Somebody
I Shall Be Released
Country Pie
Mr. Tambourine Man
Hard Rains A Gonna Fall
Just Like A Woman
Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)

The Oak Ridge Boys – 4/15 – “Boys Night Out”
Track Listing:
You’re The One
American Made
(I’m Settin’) Fancy Free
Love Song
Y’all Come Back Saloon
Sail Away
Dream On
This Crazy Love
Trying To Love Two Women
Come On In
Make My Life With You
Thank God For Kids
Elvira
Bobbie Sue

Dolly Parton – 5/13 – “Blue Smoke”
TRACK LISTING:
Blue Smoke
Unlikely Angel
Don’t Think Twice
You Can’t Make Old Friends
Home
Banks of the Ohio
Lay Your Hands on Me
Miss You-Miss Me
If I Had Wings
Lover du Jour
From Here to the Moon and Back
Try

Peter Keys – “Autopsy-Turvy” – Available Now at PeterKeys.com
Track Listing:
Always Never
Freaks
Last Great American Joke
Slave To Prime Time
Universe Within You
Whole Head

Cowboy Troy – 3/11 – “King of Clubs”
Track Listing:
Drink Drank Drunk (feat. Big & Rich and Big Smo)
Club Criminal (feat. Bubba Sparxxx and Sinister)
Giddy Up (feat. Sinister)
Rope It Off
Daisy Dukes And Cowboy Boots (feat. Big & Rich)
Mack Truck (Hick-Hop Version) [feat. Moonshine Bandits, D. Thrash of Jawga Boyz, and John Rich]
Buzzed Up (feat. Goodnight Fellows)
Is Everybody Doing OK (with Mickie James and “The Cowboy” James Storm)

Jo Dee Messina – 3/18 – “Me”
Track Listing:
Not Dead Yet
Strong Shot of You
Love On a Maybe
Breakin’ It Down
Peace Sign
Me
Like a Kid Again
A Woman’s Rant
Take It
I’m Free
He’s Messed Up
Say Goodbye To Superman

MIDNIGHT RED SET FOR THE TODAY SHOW ON MARCH 10TH

Source: Webster PR

NEW YORK, NY (March 3, 2014) – America’s Boy Band, MIDNIGHT RΞD, will be bringing the redheads back to The Today Show on March 10th just as they wrap up their tour dates with Austin Mahone.  Anthony, Thomas, Colton, Eric and Joey will be reuniting with their honorary redheads, Kathie Lee and Hoda, for a performance during the fourth hour.

“Being invited back on the Today Show is something we are really excited about. This time we get to show Kathie Lee and Hoda our sick dance moves,” says Eric Secharia.

The boy band made their last appearance in October being introduced as Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month and performed an acoustic version of their hit single, “Take Me Home.” Their fans traveled from all over the U.S. to witness the performance in Time Square by greeting them with wigs, signs and even staying over the night to have the best seat in the house. Kathie Lee and Hoda were crowned with two personal red wigs to match the MNR fans who are dubbed as the Redheads.  After the show, the fans traded their red wigs for red sauce as they were treated with a pizza party and a free performance byMidnight Red to show their appreciation.

Midnight Red will be back on tour starting April 8 with The Wanted.

About MIDNIGHT RΞD:
United by their intensely pure talent and passion for music of all kinds, MidnightRed’s members hail from all over the U.S.  As the second signing to the partnership between Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter RedOne’s 2101 Records and Capitol Music Group, Midnight Red is now teaming up with RedOne (Lady Gaga, U2, J.Lo, Pitbull) to create a debut EP that showcases their powerhouse vocals and harnesses the combustible energy of their live show.

Near-lifelong singers and dancers hailing from wildly different backgrounds,Midnight Red saw its inception when Anthony and Eric met through their mutual vocal coach. A star dancer for Monsters of HipHop, Anthony had tried out as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson at age 12, then made it to the final round of auditions only to find he was too young to go on tour. After Anthony connected with Eric (through a vocal coach), the two reached out to Thomas, who soon relocated to L.A. from his rural Texas hometown to join the group. A self-described music obsessive “raised by MTV,” Thomas devoted his high school years to scouting out any opportunity to sing onstage, and had crossed paths with Eric through a singing competition when he was 15. Next, the group tracked down Colton after stumbling across a YouTube video of the aspiring singer/school-chorus star covering Jesse McCartney’s “Leavin.’” To round out the lineup, Midnight Red’s then-manager tapped Joey, another aspiring singer who was attending California State University, Northridge (and whose singer/songwriter father, Joey Diggs Sr., had recorded vocals with the likes of Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, and Rod Stewart).

CATCH MIDNIGHT RΞD IN A TOWN NEAR YOU:
MTV / Austin Mahone Tour
3/04 – Silver Springs, MD – Fillmore
3/05 – NYC – Hammerstein Ballroom
3/06 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
3/07 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
3/09 – Pittsburg, PA – Stage AE

The Wanted Tour
4/08 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
4/09 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore
4/11 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
4/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
4/14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
4/15 – Montreal, QU – Metropolis
4/17 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
4/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
4/19 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
4/21 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
4/23 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
4/25 – Vancouver – Orpheum Theatre
4/26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
4/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
4/29 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
5/01 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
5/02 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica
5/04 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
5/05 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
5/07 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
5/09 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
5/11 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
5/14 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavil
5/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
5/16 – Kansas City – The Uptown Theatre

Watch MIDNIGHT RED’s latest video, “Hell Yeah” on VEVO or YouTube

SISTER TRIO MICHAELIS SIGNS WITH APA

Source: So Much Moore Media

Nashville, TN (March 4, 2014) – APA has signed the sister trio MICHAELIS.  The Michaelis sisters – Meagan (25), Mallory (21) and Madeline (18) have been winning over audiences with their soulful, sultry harmonies for more than a decade throughout their native Texas.  Meagan sings lead vocals, with Mallory providing the low harmony and rhythm guitar, while Madeline offers high harmony and multi-instrumental talents.  The trio is currently featured in Season 3 of the popular national syndicated documentary series, “Troubadour, TX,” where they appear along with Kris Kristofferson, Wade Bowen, Roger Creager, Randy Rogers and others.

 

“These young ladies are a breath of fresh air,” notes their agent Cass Scripps at APA Nashville.  “Incredible harmonies, stand-out songwriting and a vibrant stage presence are the trio’s calling cards, and we’re excited to be on board so early in their career.”

 

“We’re in a good place right now,” notes Meagan Michaelis.  “We’re thrilled to be partnered with APANashville and excited to get back out on the road.”

 

Over the past two years the trio collaborated with visionary producer Dave Brainard (Jerrod Niemann, Brandy Clark) before releasing their well-received single, “Shoot Straight,” last July.  The single was featured as a Highway Find track on SiriusXM Radio’s The Highway Channel, which inspired the video that aired on CMT, MTV and VH1.

 

The Michaelis sisters are managed by Artist Management Partners (AMP), headed by Tim DuBois in Nashville, TN.  Pete Olson handles day-to-day management for the siblings, who join a roster that boasts Charlie Worsham, Wade Bowen, Neal McCoy and Roger Creager.

 

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Megadeth Launches 2014 World Tour in April

Source: Webster PR

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine to Appear as Featured Soloist
with San Diego Symphony on April 12th, 2014
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SAN DIEGO, CA. (March 5, 2014) – Multi-platinum selling thrash metal band Megadeth is set to embark on a world tour in over 25 countries across four continents starting in April.  The tour follows a first-ever performance at Copley Symphony Hall on April 12, where Dave Mustaine will collaborate with the San Diego Symphony, demonstrating his classically-influenced technique as a featured soloist in “Symphony Interrupted.”

Beginning at 8:00 PM, Mustaine and the Symphony will perform renditions of the “Summer” and “Winter” movements from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”, and Bach’s “Air” (on the G string), in a completely original way.  Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” and Antonin Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” will also be performed by the symphony during the concert.  For more information, visitSanDiegoSymphony.org.

When asked about “Symphony Interrupted,” Mustaine said “I love the challenge.  I really admire this genre of music because of the level of skill required and there are great dark undertones in these incredible pieces.  The marriage of two such distinctly different genres is one thing, but cross-pollinating different societies is a whole new level of badass!  I’m used to them being before me, but it’s a bit unnerving to know so many talented eyes will be on my back.  It’s a bit intimidating, and to be given the opportunity to interpret these melodies – to meld what I am best at with what they incredibly present, it is a great honor.”

Tour Dates
4/12 San Diego, CA – Copley Symphony Hall
4/17 Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater
4/19 Tuscon, AZ – Pima County Fair
4/22 Quito, Ecuador – Agros Casa de Cultura
4/24 Montevideo, Uruguay – Teatro de Verano
4/26 Santiago, Chile – Movistar Arena
4/29 Córdoba, Argentina – Plaza de la Música
5/01 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Estadio Cubierto Malvinas
5/04 Sao Paulo, Brazil – Espaco Das Americas
5/06 Bogota, Colombia – Royal Center
6/06 Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
6/10 Paris, France – Le Palais Des Sports
6/11 Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg
6/13 Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell Festival
6/15 Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock
6/16 Budapest, Hungary – Aerodrome Festival
6/17 Prague, Czech Republic – Aerodrome Festival
6/22 Clisson, France – Hellfest
6/23 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
6/26 Rome, Italy – Rock In Roma @ Ippodromo Capannelle
6/27 Milan, Italy – City Sound @ Ippodromo Del Galoppo
6/28 Winterthur, Switzerland  – Eishalle Deutweg
7/24 Tolmin, Slovenia – Metaldays Festival
7/26 Oulu, Finland – Qstock
8/01 Rejmyre, Sweden – Skogsrojet Festival
8/02 Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air Festival
8/04 Istanbul, Turkey – Rock Off Festival
8/09 Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into The Grave
8/10 Derbyshire, England – Catton Park

For the latest Megadeth tour info, visit 
http://www.megadeth.com/tour

About Megadeth:
Formed over 30 years ago, heavy-metal band Megadeth features Dave Mustaine (vocals, guitars), Chris Broderick (guitars, background vocals), David Ellefson (bass, background vocals) and Shawn Drover (drums, percussion, background vocals).  This past year they released their latest album, Super Collider, which debuted at no. 6 on the Billboard 200.  Megadeth has sold over 38 million albums worldwide, were nominated for 11 GRAMMY’s and earned five consecutive platinum albums.  Together, Megadeth has helped pioneer the thrash metal genre and have been one of the most influential bands of the last three decades.

MIDNIGHT RED UNITES WITH 1-800-FLOWERS JUST IN TIME FOR PROM

Source: Webster PR

Partnership launches in advance of Today Show performance on Monday, March 10th

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CARLE PLACE, NY (March 6, 2014) – As spring blossoms, Midnight Red hooks up with the world’s leading florist and gift shop, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, to arrange smiles to fans, proms and music lovers everywhere.

Before the Christmas holiday, America’s boy band surprised the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM’s team with a private performance at their headquarters in Carle Place, NY. They had the chance to meet with the staff and enjoy their time before their performance in Long Island.

“We fell in love with the band and their talent and asked them to help support our prom program,” said Lisa Hendrikson, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM VP of Retail Marketing.  “We are looking for Midnight Red to help us deliver smiles this spring for prom season.”

1-800-FLOWERS.COM Prom Program offers corsages and boutonnieres online or at one of their retail floral shops nationwide. In early March, the deal was brokered by Creative Artists Agency on behalf of Midnight Red and with this budding relationship, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM will be offering downloads ofMidnight Red’s music.  Plus, by teaming up with the leading florist and gift shop, there’s a guarantee that every show will have flowers for the boys to hand out to fans. And to spring some more surprises, Midnight Red may be coming to a school near you to perform.

The partnership is launching just in time for Midnight Red to be performing on the Today Show and hot interviews with HuffPost Live, Entertainment Scoop, MTV, FUSE-TV and Sirius XM – Hits 1 with Kid Kelly.  Currently, Midnight Red is on MTV’s Artist To Watch Tour with Austin Mahone and will be on tour with The Wanted starting on April 8th.

About MIDNIGHT RΞD:
United by their intensely pure talent and passion for music of all kinds, MidnightRed’s members hail from all over the U.S.  As the second signing to the partnership between Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter RedOne’s 2101 Records and Capitol Music Group, Midnight Red is now teaming up with RedOne (Lady Gaga, U2, J.Lo, Pitbull) to create a debut EP that showcases their powerhouse vocals and harnesses the combustible energy of their live show.

Near-lifelong singers and dancers hailing from wildly different backgrounds,Midnight Red saw its inception when Anthony and Eric met through their mutual vocal coach. A star dancer for Monsters of HipHop, Anthony had tried out as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson at age 12, then made it to the final round of auditions only to find he was too young to go on tour. After Anthony connected with Eric (through a vocal coach), the two reached out to Thomas, who soon relocated to L.A. from his rural Texas hometown to join the group. A self-described music obsessive “raised by MTV,” Thomas devoted his high school years to scouting out any opportunity to sing onstage, and had crossed paths with Eric through a singing competition when he was 15. Next, the group tracked down Colton after stumbling across a YouTube video of the aspiring singer/school-chorus star covering Jesse McCartney’s “Leavin.'” To round out the lineup, Midnight Red’s then-manager tapped Joey, another aspiring singer who was attending California State University, Northridge (and whose singer/songwriter father, Joey Diggs Sr., had recorded vocals with the likes of Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, and Rod Stewart).

About 1-800-FLOWERS:
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is the world’s leading florist and gift shop. For more than 35 years, 1-800-FLOWERS® (1-800-356-9377 or www.1800flowers.com) has been helping deliver smiles for our customers with gifts for every occasion, including fresh flowers and the finest selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections, candles, balloons and plush stuffed animals. As always, our 100% Smile Guarantee backs every gift.  1-800-FLOWERS.COM has been honored in Internet Retailer’s “Hot 500 Guide” for 2013. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM was recognized for our mobile site with a Gold Award in the Ecommerce/Shopping category of the 2012 Horizon Interactive Awards1-800-FLOWERS.COM was also rated number one vs. competitors for customer service by STELLAService in 2011 and named by the E-Tailing Group as one of only nine online retailers out of 100 benchmarked to meet the criteria for Excellence in Online Customer Service in 2011. The Company’s BloomNet® international floral wire service (www.mybloomnet.net) provides a broad range of quality products and value-added services designed to help professional florists grow their businesses profitably. The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM “Gift Shop” also includes gourmet gifts such as popcorn and specialty treats from: The Popcorn Factory® (1-800-541-2676 orwww.thepopcornfactory.com); cookies and baked gifts from Cheryl’s® (1-800-443-8124 or www.cheryls.com); premium chocolates and confections from Fannie May® confections brands (www.fanniemay.com andwww.harrylondon.com); gift baskets and towers from 1-800-Baskets.com®  (www.1800baskets.com); incredible, carved fresh fruit arrangements from FruitBouquets.comsm (www.fruitbouquets.com); wine gifts from Winetasting.com® (www.winetasting.com); top quality steaks and chops from Stock Yards® (www.stockyards.com); as well as premium branded customizable invitations and personal stationery from FineStationery.com® (www.finestationery.com). The Company’s Celebrations® brand (www.celebrations.com) is a source for creative party ideas, must-read articles, online invitations and ecards, all created to help people celebrate holidays and the everyday. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is involved in a broad range of corporate social responsibility initiatives including continuous expansion and enhancement of its environmentally-friendly “green” programs as well as various philanthropic and charitable efforts. Shares in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, ticker symbol: FLWS.