Jessup Cellars’ TasteMaker Forum Explores the Resurgence of Busking with Award-Winning Author Heather Jacks During

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Jessup Cellars’ TasteMaker Forum Explores the Resurgence of Busking with Award-Winning Author Heather Jacks During Napa Valley’s Arts in April Month-Long Celebration    Paradigm shift in music business’s economic model inspires artists of merit to return to the streets for fiscal independence and success   Jacks receives SF Bay Area book grant, launches crowd-funding   (Yountville, CA, March 26, 2015) — The Jessup Cellars 2015 TasteMaker Speaker Series returns on Thursday, April 9th from 7:00pm to 9:30pm with Busking ~…

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Pray for Rain, Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra Review


  Melancholy, derivative of nothing, reminiscent of everything and proudly out of step with current music trends, Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra, give us 12 tracks of inspiring lyrics and delicious melodies of roots/rock that are well worth digging into. From Santa Cruz, California, a high end beach town of liberal values and progressive politics, hails the improbable trio of young musicians who elevate and captivate. Wildly ahead of their time, they take us back to the era of…

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Nicola at Pianos, NYC: A Sultry Zwischenfach Siren

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Thank you to Singer/Songwriter/Busker, Samantha Echo for sharing the following review about Nicola at Piano’s. At 8 pm at the illustrious Piano’s NYC (which has a mean Thai chicken burger special at Happy Hour, I might add), the versatile indie singer-songwriter Nicola walked onto the stage wearing one of the most impressive necklaces I have ever seen in my entire life. It was a Cleopatra-looking collar-like necklace featuring blue circle rhinestones interchanged with gold circles. She was also wearing a black tutu-style…

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Santa Rosa Rockers, Kingsborough in Review


In his thick rimmed glasses, Fedora style hat and an effortless cool, Billy Kingsborough, comes across like the intelligent and loveable ‘boy next door’.  On the backdrop of Chroma Gallery in the beautiful Sonoma County, Jessup Chardonnay, gently sloshing in glasses, the warm buzz of good people and great conversation filling the air, I entered into a conversation with four young gentleman; musicians with an array of stories and experiences, from busking in Argentina to playing the world renowned festival…

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Greta Keating; An Intimate Conversation


Samantha Echo has an intimate conversation with Greta Keating @ Le House of Cole: Empowered Girls Are Empowered Women   Samantha Echo: How did you first become involved with music and songwriting? Greta Keating: I’ve always been surrounded by songwriting, since I was little. My dad is a musician, so I think he influenced me a bit, and what really made me first want to be a rock star was seeing Avril Lavigne when I was six. Although I wouldn’t exactly consider myself similar…

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Mr. Moonshine Delivers Humor and Heart in Debut Album


On their debut album, slated to drop March 3, the four piece alternative rock band, Mr. Moonshine, has cast a wide net proving that they have a handle on anything from hard rock anthems to the Vaudevillian obscure.  Over the course of 12 tracks, they show they have the ability to paint in many styles. Think circa ‘80’s Red Hot Chili Peppers meet Metallica, and then go to a rodeo to down some ‘shrooms.  Well, here it is; gooey, glowing…

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Jesse Macht’s New Video Rings in Holiday Tradition With Feel Good Sentiment


Christmas is coming. The goose is getting fat. Your hair is turning gray, you can’t sleep, and your ulcers are flaring up. If this sound like your typical holiday pre-show, it’s time to start doing things differently. Take a break and enjoy a new music video from Jesse Macht, “This Light”. It’s a feel-good holiday piece that reminds you it’s okay to change how you celebrate. It’s your holiday, after all. And if you feel just a little pick me…

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Country Duo, Two Way Crossing, Delivers in Debut EP

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Today, the world of country music is being inundated from every direction by mainstream artists taking their turn at slide guitar and lyrics laced with pickup trucks and hound dogs, (ie: Aaron Lewis, the front man of Staind, Bon Jovi and Jeff Tweedy, to name just a few). What this means is that most of Nashville’s artists are putting out music that’s a tiny bit country and mostly pop, or party music with little substance. This isn’t a criticism, as…

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Scribble Victory Exclusive Single Premiere, Stalemate


We are excited to welcome Scribble Victory to The Noise Beneath the Apple®, and present for your listening pleasure an exclusive premiere of Stalemate; the first single from their upcoming album, Confidence, slated for released in October. Scribble Victory is making the leap from across the Big Pond with a laid, back, acoustic sound akin to Bon Iver or Bright Eyes. The lyrically strong and harmonically rich duo, hail from the small English town of Derby in the UK. The…

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