Francine Honey’s latest single ‘STAY’

FRANCINE HONEY

featuring the single ‘STAY’

 Finalist with Honourable Mention (Americana category) in the
International Songwriting Competition!

 

To Be Continued… is an album that showcases Honey’s most striking and stirring compositions. “I’m so happy,” she says. “I’m really proud of this record and how it all came together.” Cut in Nashville with Grammy-nominated producer Neilson Hubbard (John Prine, Mary Gauthier, Jason Isbell) and first-call players like guitarists Will Kimbrough and Kris Donegan, pianist Dan Mitchell, bassist Dean Marold and legendary fiddler Eamon McLoughlin, To Be Continued… takes Honey’s mix of Americana, Country, Rock, Canadiana and Blues to the next level, capturing the sound she’s been chasing for years. “It’s hard to articulate what you hear in your head and get it to come to life through other musicians,” she says. But after getting Hubbard’s name from singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters, she knew she’d found her man. “I looked up the songs he produced and went, ‘That’s what I’ve been hearing!’

Although she’s made music since childhood — “I wrote my first song in 1976” — Honey never dreamed of making it a career.  However, along the way, the down-to-earth artist has displayed extraordinary dedication to her craft. Francine’s debut self-produced album An Ordinary Woman came out in 2008 and was followed in 2014 by Re-Drawn, produced by Lang Bliss in Nashville.  As a graduate of the Berklee College of Music Professional Singer-Songwriter Certificate Program, Francine regularly makes the nine-hour drive from Ontario, Canada, to song-writing workshops in Nashville, where she has been mentored by icons like Beth Nielsen Chapman (who contributes backup vocals to Honey’s Snowflakes On My Eyelashes), Mike Reid (I Can’t Make You Love Me), Mary Gauthier (Mercy Now), Verlon Thompson (Boats to Build), Gretchen Peters (Independence Day) and Jonatha Brooke (My Mother has 4 Noses). Francine is a member of the Songwriter’s Association of Canada (SAC), Nashville Songwriter’s Association International, Canadian Country Music Association and Americana Music Association. She co-ordinates the SAC’s Leamington/Windsor Regional Writer’s Group, mentoring other songwriters. She has showcased at the Texas Songwriters Symposium four years in a row, the WinterFolk Blues and Roots Festival in Toronto, the Kingsville Folk Music Festival and the Folk Music Ontario conference. Francine’s music and song-writing have not only taken her through Canada and the U.S but to the U.K., Switzerland and Italy.

Now, To Be Continued takes Francine’s listeners on a journey.  Courageously drawing from her own life, Honey’s latest songs run the gamut of emotion. Snowflakes on My Eyelashes channels the grief of loss; Can’t Break Through to You examines PTSD; and the moving Marilyn documents a harrowing health scare. “That’s a very tough subject and a very personal song,” she confesses. “The room goes quiet when I play it. But I’ll see someone wipe a tear from their eye, and know that song has touched someone.”   It’s not alone: Stay was a finalist in the ‘Sing Your Heart Out/Love Songs’ category and a finalist with Honourable Mention in the ‘Americana’ category of the 2018 International Songwriting Competition (placing 7th place out of 19,000 entries), as well as a semi-finalist in the Canada Songwriting Contest. And Mamas Take Bad Dreams Away made the top five in the Canada South Songwriting Contest.

Equally laudable are cuts on the lighter side of the roster: The upbeat driving ode Open Road, the sexy come-hither blues of Honey (a semi-finalist in the Blues and Americana categories of the International Songwriting Competition) and the uplifting title cut that chronicles her romance with a friend who re-entered her life at just the right time. ”

Francine’s music can be heard  worldwide on radio stations from the U.K. to the U.S.A., Ireland, Canada and beyond.  She has been featured on CBC radio, Sirius XM and country stations across North America and she receives millions of views on her videos. She has appeared and been interviewed on CTV News, CFRU’s Folk Roots Radio and more.

Listen to the single ‘STAY’ here:

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Read more about what critics have been saying about Francine Honey:

“Francine Honey has labored mightily to perfect her art and we reap the rewards with every track on her third release.”
THE MUSIC REVIEWS

“…superbly written,..it’s a real pleasure to hear how Honey leans into the chorus vocal and achieves everything she wants without ever coming off ham fisted.”
CARLITO’S MUSIC BLOG

“..a strong singer/songwriter sensibility far outside the purview of many of her peers and contemporaries…brimming over with wisdom and..freewheeling musical spirit.”
INDIESHARK MUSIC

“…particularly thoughtful and well constructed arrangements..”
INDIE MUSIC REVIEW

“..a rich, welcoming adventure for those who who embrace pensive, cautious and gorgeous songwriting.”
TAKE EFFECT REVIEWS

“..a modern sound with rough and ready traditionalist country …Honey’s voice holds everything to together with a zesty performance.”
INDIEBAND GURU

“…heartfelt, inspired original lyrics…freewheeling and full of life..”
NEUFUTUR

“…infectious from the moment that it touches down…you could definitely make the case for this being the most accessible Canadian country album of the year.”
GASHOUSE RADIO

“…a signature all its own…Americana is a popular subgenre in modern music, to be sure, but practitioners the caliber of Francine Honey are a breed apart.”
RAZORFISH

“There’s something for almost every taste among these 11 tracks,..all of the adrenaline of a raging bar band fueling a crowd of excitable cowboys and ramblers looking to dance the night away…. wistful harmonies that ache with a yearning that is anything but disingenuous.”
INDIEPULSE MUSIC

“Another exceptional musical export from the Great White North…an authentic and individualistic interpreter of Americana…”
REVIEWFIX

“…an endearing old world charm that is far from the plasticity of the mainstream….Honey’s vocals undisputedly steal the show.”
IMAAI

“…amazingly tender vocal stylings…Honey is going places fast..”
MUSIC EXISTENCE

“…Honey is in the primetime now, and this is her very best work yet…”
INDIE MUSIC REVIEWS

“…a strong contender for best video and single of the year.”
MOBANGELES

“…spellbinding ballads…Canadian country music simply doesn’t get much better than what this skillful songwriter has done in her new record’s eleven engaging songs.”
VENTS

“…appealing and uncomplicated..”
SKOPE

“..a rousing country tune …This one will get your boots on the dance floor.”
LA MUSIC CRITIC/INDIE VOICE

“…a wonderful calling card for a talented and schooled musician on the move.”
CHALKED UP REVIEWS

For more information please contact:

INTERNATIONAL PRESS/RADIO PROMO:
Last Tango Productions Ltd./Yvonne Valnea/Ethan Mann
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P: 416-538-1838

Americana Singer-Songwriter Shealee’s New Music Video, “World Outside My Window”

Shealee “tells compelling stories, moving listeners with her melodies and shining a brilliant light with Head to the Stone”. – Henry Carrigan of No Depression

 

 

Americana singer-songwriter Shealee releases new music video “World Outside My Window”, through mxdwn. This is one of her songs off her newest album Head to the Stone which was released on May 17th, 2019. This is Shealee’s first full-length solo album since coming off the road touring with her former band Henry River Honey. Head to the Stone is Shealee’s musical torrent with straight-to-the-heart writing that flows over the rough edges of love, loss, and life.

The 8-song full-length album was self-produced by Shealee in collaboration with Musician’s Hall of Fame Inductee and Bonnie Raitt’s former Guitar Player, Will McFarlane (Bobby Blue Bland, Little Milton, Etta James and Johnnie Taylor). The album was recorded at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Head to the Stone blends country, folk, soul, with a little jazz and blues thrown in for good measure. Shealee’s lyrics show her ability to use phrases and words that dramatize a feeling or redirect the emotional flow of a song; Head to the Stone also carries us over the sharp corners of our emotions and delivers a pop-inflected “oooh” to distract us momentarily and add a joyous element to a string of depressing reflections. It’s about “accepting who we are with all of our imperfections internally and externally,” Shealee tells Henry Carrigan from No Depression.

Shealee’s main purpose for writing Head to the Stone was, and still is, to take the listener on a journey through life’s ebbs and flows, moving through the trials and tribulations to the delicate joyous moments in time. “World Outside My Window” showcases just that through Shealee’s dreamy vocals – that can soothe even the roughest of days. Her new video brings you through lyric that were crafted ever so tastefully adding a beautiful backdrop of a hot air balloon ride. But don’t be fooled by the glitz, this song is about “people with ailments or mental illness who can’t leave their house and live their lives by watching the world go by outside their homes,” Shealee explains. Head to the Stone’s songs moves through the album breathlessly like a slow-burn, shuffling through her bright and brisk guitar lines that explores the theme of constancy, loyalty, and the ways we deal with our shortcomings and disappointments in life.

 

You can find more of her songs and videos by following her journey via her website or social media below.
For more information on Shealee:
Media Contact:
Nichole Peters
Jensen Communications
626-585-9575

We love this new video and we think you will too.North of LA (Stripped) bu Blue Water Highway.

Watch our latest music video for ‘North of LA (Stripped)’
LISTEN NOW to our new single ‘North of LA’ from our upcoming Heartbreak City Stripped album, which comes out next Friday, June 7th!

This song has always been a favorite of ours, and we hope you enjoy this version and the video!
–A note about the song–
Most of us have a story of a relationship that didn’t work out in the end, no matter how hard we tried. This is a long distance love story, a true story, and if the original version conveyed the numb feeling of passing streetlights on a night drive along the West Coast, this stripped down version is a lonely piano player in an old New York City church at wintertime.
Huge thanks to the Brauntex Theatre for letting us use their beautiful space, and to our good friend Chris Walker, for his endless video talents.

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to LIKE, SHARE, SUBSCRIBE and ADD these songs to your digital libraries. Hope to see you at a show soon!

Zack, Greg, Kyle, Catherine, Jared

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Julian Taylor Band – Back Again (Official Video) Gypsy Soul Records

Received files from Julia Train @ Gypsy Soul Records for the Album “Avalanche” today and we are really impressed, so we looked out a video from album for your pleasure.

 

 

The voice drifting into the lobby from the soundcheck sounds so timeless it might be emerging from some ancient well of souls at the end of the world, but it’s also fresh and vulnerable. Sometimes he sings in riddles celebrating sexuality, courting, pleading, lonesome and profound. Other times, lost in the dreads, the voice comes up out of the shadow summoning ancestral tones of Maroon resistance or slipping into a high Mohawk register. So…not a monotone experience at all. And well beyond stereo. In fact not of any one genre. Not limited that way. You get doors opening on doors. There’s no dissonance. In fact it’s a harmonic whole. Not a revivalist, but a musical revisionist, Julian Taylor masterfully re-combines and updates the vintage sounds that inspired him, to create bold, innovative songs. Taylor, of both West Indian and Native Canadian decent, is a charismatic frontman, prolific songwriter, and endearing individual – the kind who immediately connects and makes you feel at ease. That character of warmth and generosity permeates everything Taylor does. A calm, somewhat self-effacing person offstage, Taylor morphs into an intense, incendiary and almost shamanistic presence onstage. Toronto poet Robert Priest describes him as “the kind of artist forever in the zone, the voice limitless, the songs full of feeling and memorable hooks.”

East Nashville’s Meghan Hayes Releases Seen Enough Lovers

Today the latest release from East Nashville’s Meghan Hayes, Seen Enough Leavers is officially available. A video of the first single, “A Birthday In The Pawnshop (Morristown)” was premiered on Americana Highways.

 

“Tread lightly but take the time to marvel at Hayes’s courageous and brilliant songwriting. Let the emotions fall where they will.”
-Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine 

“Meghan Hayes proves with Seen Enough Leavers that she’s an Americana artist ready to be recognized throughout the industry and to music fans alike.”
 Tim Jackson, Ditty TV

“I’m also happy to be adding Meghan Hayes and her new one called Seen Enough Leavers. It’s angsty, tough, and feminine all at the same time.”
– Calvin Powers, Americana Music Show

“It is Hayes’ songs that are the star of this album – which are brought to life by the great music and vocals.”
– Joe Wolfe-Mazares, E2TG

“Human emotions and their complexities often force one to cope in the best way they know how. For Meghan Hayes, she poured out her heart into the songs of “Seen Enough Leavers” and brought us all along for an incredible ride!”
– Don Crow, Review

“Opening the gates to a new wave of singer/songwriters that are going to need something on the ball to keep up with this, count this as a hard core winner throughout.”
– Chris Spector, Midwest Record

“The music here is passionate and sincere, and features some excellent lyrics.”
– Michael Doherty, Michael’s Music Log

“a songwriter capable of sharp introspection and character examination… resting somewhere between the literacy of Aimee Mann and the mass market sheen of Sarah McLachlan.”
– Pop Matters

“Meghan Hayes is a prodigious talent, both an imaginative, original songwriter and a singer with a gift for wrapping her voice around a song.”
– The Daily Vault

“Lyric- rich songs by Meghan Hayes will cast their gentle spells on you, while the dark musical layers will earn your devotion.”
– Melissa Clarke, Americana Highways

Review by Will Phoenix
11 Questions with a Nashville Musician – Music City Mike’s

Seen Enough Leavers is the third record from East Nashville songwriter, Meghan Hayes. Coming on the heels of a divorce from a 20-year marriage, the songs have strong elements of pain and loss, as one might expect. Perhaps less expected are the threads of hope that also permeate the album. Coping and moving forward are themes that pushed Hayes not only in life but in the writing and recording of the record. Sonically diverse and lyrically driven, Seen Enough Leavers showcases Hayes’s many strengths. Sometimes folky, sometimes reaching to the realms of pop and rock but always grounded in the art of songwriting itself, this album is by far Hayes’s most ambitious recording to date. Knowing she had a special batch of songs, Hayes reached out her community and invited some heavyweight guest musicians into the studio to flesh out the sound. Those guests include Audley Freed, Mando Saenz, Derry DeBorja and many more. In addition, Dex Green produced and Joe Costa engineered the album. The result is a stunning look and listen into the mind of one of the most promising songwriters working today.

Native Harrow – Something You Have (Official Music Video)

Speaking about the single, singer and composer Devin Tuel says ‘Something You Have’ is written “about a relationship where there is an unbalanced amount of focus on one person. Giving and giving, and giving more even after you’ve sworn not to. Some people seem to have a certain magic about them where they can do no wrong. They are never punished for being a bad friend, lover, child, sibling, etc. I really started protecting my heart and my time this year and at the same time ruminated on the desire I always have to experience emotion as someone else. I struggle with anxiety and bouts of the blues and I look at others from time to time and think, “wow I’d love to know what it’s like to feel this the way you do””

 

“Payday” Video Release – Jim Dan Dee

Hey there, the official video for Payday from Jim Dan Dee is here!!
Filmed at our SOLD OUT LP release show @ Cherry Cola’s Rock’n’Rolla Cabaret & LoungeRyan Brough of Zeebrah truly captured the love exchange between our family of fans and friends.
Also, a  ‘Big Thanks’  to Jesse Karwat and Jules Cardoso for their musical contributions
Like what you hear? Check out the rest of our debut album here.
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Husband & Wife Indie-Rock Duo Turbo Widget Embrace Melancholy Sound in New Video “Love Somebody”

Showing their fearlessness in musical expression and their range in ability, new song and video “Love Somebody” is a sadly sung duet over near-hypnotic pianos.

Love Somebody’ is an example of how we don’t fear to move into uncharted (for us) territory, and our fans seem to truly appreciate that spirit.”

— Kim Hanvy, Turbo Widget

ST. LOUIS, MO, USA, May 3, 2019 — To be in open and honest love with someone and to have those powerful emotions reciprocated is probably the most longed for human experience. St. Louis indie-rock band Turbo Widget, built around a husband and wife combination with other musicians assisting as needed, showcase they understood this drive well in their new song and video “Love Somebody”. With what may take listeners familiar with their past work by surprise is the style “Love Somebody” explores, with haunting vocal over a piano track that inspires a true sense of missing something essential for a fulfilled and happy life.

“We try our best to never got locked in creative cages,” commented Kim from Turbo Widget, “We create music that Ben and I enjoy and lets us express part of ourselves to the world. ‘Love Somebody’ is an example of how we don’t fear to move into uncharted (for us) territory and our fans seem to truly appreciate that spirit.”

The video for “Love Somebody” contrasts the lyrics and style of the song with the stirring colors and skull and bones face paint and symbols of Mexico’s “Day of the Dead” celebrations. It’s a masterful choice and combination that makes the song and its message sink in deeper.

Turbo Widget is around five months into releasing a single and video with none even coming close to being a lackluster work. “Love Somebody” certainly stands on its own for all of the best of reasons as well as being a highlight of Turbo Widget’s growing catalog.

The anticipation for what’s coming next is already beginning to rise.

 

8am Altea, Spain. Easter Saturday 2019. Thunder and Lightning. Rain. Will the Sun ever come out?

Now for reasons best known to Michelle I was requested to be interviewed.

She now knows how the policemen felt during the interview with Sharon Stone in “BASIC INSTINCTS”

INTERVIEW BY

Michelle Fortier

Director of Radio Promotion, Marketing & Publicity

Trespass Music – Folk, Americana, Country, Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter

We promote the music and the musicians we’re passionate about. 
Thanks for keeping the music alive!

DJ Spotlight – Richard Slack – TME.FM – Spain

I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Richard by email – that’s one great thing about the internet – and really enjoy his humour! Enjoy learning more about Richard and take a listen to his station!

Richard, tell us a bit about yourself and TME.FM, how long have you been on the air and your location?
What genres does your station play and do you have a favorite genre?
What/who got you started in radio?

“I started buying cd’s almost the day they were first made and have an extremely large collection.
I began selling them on a website I called The Music Emporium and I decided to start a radio station to stream the music I had, not music that was usually played on radios but music that was created by those wonderful journeymen/women who rarely get airplay or fame but deserve it more than most of the multi-millionaire video stars.
The Music Emporium For Music was rather long so the radio became TME.fm. that was 10 years ago.

I was using a hosting service that limited the number of listeners, the amount of Mb’s used etc. So I decided to get my own dedicated server and have unlimited everything, broadcast at 320 kbps so the listeners could hear the music as the artists made it to be listened to and not low-quality tinny 128kbps.

I started reporting to RMR Charts and very quickly I was receiving music left, right and center, most ended up in the trash but I am pleased to say I have been able to help quite a few artists reach #1 and many get their work into the charts.
I now work with some excellent PR companies giving their artists as many spins as possible. Not enough hours in the day, unfortunately.
TME.fm streams from my little studio In Altea, Spain to the world! If only the world listened.
No talking all music because no one would understand my accent.
Although Shoutcast has the station listed as Country (been trying to get it changed for years without luck) the station plays Americana, country, folk, blues, bluegrass and roots, an eclectic schedule that is peppered with some of my favorite songs from years past.
Folk music was my first love but over the years I have been unfaithful and now love almost every genre except Jazz; jazz sounds like great musicians playing badly to me. Oh, and all the music “youngsters” listen to today with “genres” I have never heard of.

TME.FM RADIO broadcasting Americana, country, folk and Blues music in all its forms, 24/7 @ 320 kbps, some of them hits none of them misses. Listen out for your favorites and those that will be your new favorites. A lot unknown/lesser artists mix it with the famous. Listen to the music you didn’t know you wanted to listen to”


Do you have an all time favourite artist? Past/Current – Favourite live concert/show?
So you want me to offend all the friends I have made in the music industry do you Michelle by not naming them?
I will tell you the one album I could not live without.
Out of the Blue by ELO from 1977.

I have not been to a concert since moving to Spain, the artists avoid me like the plague in case I write a review.

What do you do in your spare time? Any other favourites besides radio?
Sleep.
Keeping the wife happy (by cooking) and
reading while listening to music. Walking without listening to music.

Is there anything folks can do to help your station stay on the air?
TME.fm is non-profit making and all the bills are paid by the station but we do have a little button thingy on our website where you can buy a coffee for the hard working staff, we drink a lot of coffee, probably our greatest expense. A little from a lot can go a long way.

Where can people tune in? http://tmefm.com/  
There they can listen direct or download a file to play the radio on their favorite media player, we are also on TuneIn and shoutcast.
Social media to stay in touch? https://www.facebook.com/TMEfmradio/
I usually try to answer Facebook messenger immediately but sometimes I am asleep
Twitter @TMEfmRadio
I love receiving emails at [email protected]

And the most important question last, WHY?
Why do I spend every spare second on my radio station, why do I spend my hard earned money on a station that does not have hundreds of listeners.
Because I love to help all those wonderful artists who produce great music and never make the “big time” and probably don’t want to.
I love to receive a thank you, I love to read their social media when they get into the charts. You can feel their excitement, it is something money cannot buy.
I love music!      LISTEN  HERE