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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”
Trespass Music – Folk, Americana, Country, Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter
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?
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
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
A new JJ Cale album featuring previously unreleased material, Stay Around, will be released in April.
The singer, songwriter and guitarist, who wrote “Call Me the Breeze,” a hit for Lynyrd Skynyrd, and “After Midnight” and “Cocaine,” made famous by Eric Clapton, died in July 2013 at 74.
Compiled by his widow, the musician Christine Lakeland Cale, and his friend and longtime manager Mike Kappus, Stay Around is set for an April 26 release via Because Music. It’s the first new Cale album since 2009’s Roll On.
You can check out the album’s first single, “Chasing You,” below.
” ‘Roll On,’ the title track of Cale’s last studio album, was 34 years old,” Kappus said about Stay Around. “He would burn me CDs of demos, and one time I said, ‘You’ve got two good albums on here.’ Some of the tracks had detailed information, some of them had nothing. Some songs might be a full band of his buddies, others were him playing everything. These were songs he really did intend to do something with because they were carried to his typical level of production for release.”
In compiling Stay Around, Lakeland Cale said, “I wanted to find stuff that was completely unheard to max-out the ‘Cale factor,’ using as much that came from John’s ears and fingers and his choices as I could, so I stuck to John’s mixes. You can make things so sterile that you take the human feel out. But John left a lot of that human feel in. He left so much room for interpretation.”
You can check out the album art and full tracklist for Stay Around below.
JJ Cale Stay Around track list:
1. Lights Down Low
2. Chasing You
3. Winter Snow
4. Stay Around
5. Tell You ‘Bout Her
6. Oh My My
7. My Baby Blues
8. Girl Of Mine
9. Go Downtown
10. If We Try
11. Tell Daddy
12. Wish You Were Here
13. Long About Sundown
15. Don’t Call Me Joe
Sam Bush and Jerry Douglas both perform on North Country’s kickoff track, “Let It Go,” whose lyrics tell the story of two lovers drinking up the nightlife of New Orleans.
My roots run deep and in my blood…Canadian, Transylvanian, Scot!” — Tia McGraff
PORT ROWAN, ONTARIO (ON), CANADA, February 5, 2019 — “Nothing short of gorgeous, Stubborn In My Blood is a must-listen” – Canadian Beats
Tia McGraff makes ear friendly, universal, valve warm, comfortable leather sofa rootsy music with veins of back road Gospel, passion and a touch of vim and vinegar to temper the sweetness.” – Northern Sky Mag
Tia McGraff had quite a year in 2018. The award-winning singer-songwriter and children’s author released her latest album. The critically acclaimed “Stubborn In My Blood” yielded the singles “Let ‘Em See Your Strong,” which was adopted as an anthem of empowerment by the #metoo movement, and “One Tin Soldier,” her cover of Coven’s seminal chart hit. The latter placed Tia among her peers on the Canadian iTunes Country Songs chart, reaching #22. The track also received international airplay, charting on the Roots Music Report and Airplay Today charts, among others. In September 2018, Tia and her husband/musical partner, Tommy Parham toured the UK in support of the release, performing for standing room only crowds.
Now, Tia is ready to kick off the new year with her autobiographical title track and video release, “Stubborn In My Blood.” Written by Tia and Tommy, the song tells the tale of Tia’s roots and background, that has led her on this musical journey.
“My roots run deep and in my blood….Canadian/Transylvanian/Scot!” says Tia. “I’m so blessed and honored to carry the torch for those who made being a dreamer a part of my DNA!”
Tia will celebrate the release with a February 11th lyric video World Premiere on CanadianBeats.ca. That same day, Tia will appear on Fox TV 2 News in St. Louis, MO. She will also perform on February 12th at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and at the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, IL on February 14th.
ABOUT TIA MCGRAFF: Hailing from just south of Toronto, Ontario Canada, Tia McGraff is an internationally-renowned, award-winning americana/singer-songwriter and author. Accompanying Tia on her musical journey is her life/musical partner, Tommy Parham. The two met and married while both were living in Nashville, TN and have enjoyed an extensive career performing, songwriting and recording together for more than 12 years. They bring such an honesty and passion to their music that they have even been described as the modern day, Johnny and June!
A gifted author, Tia’s children’s book, Jake The Road Dawg has helped raise funds and awareness for her local chapter of The Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Seven international CD releases, various film/tv placements, and numerous nominations and awards (including Americana CD of the year first round nomination for 2016 and 2018 Grammy Awards and a 2019 Posi Awards nomination), have earned Tia and Tommy a respect in the music industry and a global fan base. The duo have a gift for ‘getting to the heart of the matter’ and writing relatable songs about life, love and this crazy world we live in.
SHORT BIO (11/2018) SONiA (Rutstein) disappear fear releases her highly anticipated 19th CD By My Silence worldwide -January 2019. Currently, SDF has 18 award winning CDs including first round Grammy entries. “Her songs are a vivid celebration of the human spirit in all its infinite manifestations”, writes Don Kening-Chicago Daily Herald, “her music has a singular sound that makes labeling and categorizing a waste of time.”
SONiA Rutstein is a world class composer and artist. Her awards include 6 GLAMAs and one being Female Artist of the Year, GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian American Anti Defamation) Award for Best Album (previous recipient Elton John), Coin Of Honor from a joint coalition of the United States Military for her humanitarian efforts and (2017) Spirit of Folk Music Award from Folk Alliance International. SONiA’s talent of writing in a variety of genres and languages has garnered her a vast following worldwide. SONiA’s double CD “LIVE at MAXiMAL” was in the first round running Grammy for Folk Album of the Year. Looking at her touring schedule past and future one can trace decades of dedication to various humanitarian and animal rights’ causes.
From the Sydney Opera House to the Kerrville Folk Festival and a bomb shelter in the Negev, SONiA has shared stages and caves with many of her heroes; Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Nickel Creek, Green Day, Emmylou Harris, GEORGE, John Fullbright, Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams, Joan Jett, Bruce Springsteen at the Light of Day Benefit concert(2014),Ani Difranco and Indigo Girls. She is honored to be endorsed by 7 international manufacturers including the SONiA Signature Model of Santa Cruz Guitar Company, ShubbCapos, Fishman Transducers, D’Addarrio, John Pearse Strings and Audix. “The honesty of her songs touches the hearts and minds of people from a wide spectrum of social and ethnic backgrounds who share a positive world vision”, says Rounder Records. SONiA has performed in 20 countries and will return to Europe in February 2019 then back to the USA and onto Australia and New Zealand in December 2019-2020.
Rutstein on guitar and piano and a small circle of friends create lean yet surprisingly colorful folk-pop. – Mike Joyce, Washington Post
SONiA of disappear fear had the audience actually holding our collective breath in awe. It was one of the most electric live ‘performances
I’d ever seen. In SONiA, I found a contemporary artist with Lennon’s way with a phrase. From that night until this, she’s been my favorite
singer/songwriter.” – Cliff Weimer, In the Balcony
“Quirky and smart, a poet with a guitar, SONiA is a master of crafting songs that make you want to simultaneously dance, sing,
and change the world.” – Georgia Voice, Atlanta USA
“….with a voice that is raspy yet pure and lyrical melodies reminiscent of Bob Dylan, Springsteen, and Joni Mitchell.” – Waiheke Jazz Festival, New Zealand”
SONiA has returned with her best album in years, Broken Film …and it’s high point is the breathtaking “The Banker”
–Gregg Shapiro, Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco/Chicago USA)
There is an exuberance and passion shining from SONiA as she warms the audience with her humanity, charm and a touch of glamour. –Roger Dietz, Sing Out Magazine (USA)
“I came to the concert learning she was Dylan’s cousin, 2 minutes into the first song I forgot about that and was just mesmerized the entire night” Fan from Kassel, Germany 2017
“Everybody loves SONiA” —Dar Williams, performer
Veteran performer, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Johanna Chase, released her first cover video and song of 2019. In a one-shot/one-take video and audio collaboration with videographer, Mike Miller, Chase slams a 100 year old hollow-body fretboard against her mic stand to summon the special sauce of Robert Plant and Led Zeppelin to complete her garage rock recipe, a Lez Zeppelin dish.
Chase doesn’t care to keep a pretty face while howling this rock anthem and singing her own gender bending energy into her recording rig:
“Wanna give you my love…Wanna give you every inch of my love.”
The video was filmed by Mike Miller, as an energetic one-shot piece. The song was re-arranged, recorded, mixed and produced by Johanna Chase, herself. Johanna was first prompted to record covers by her then drummer, Robert DeLong (Glassnote Records), who has since become a rising EDM artist and producer. Since that prompt, Johanna has recorded many cover songs on her YouTube channel and beyond.
Johanna is setting out record new original material this year that she has been in studio arranging and writing for the last year.
Classic pop EP from singer/songwriter Damon Mitchell entitled ‘Elise”. Mitchell’s music is inspired by mid 60’s Beatles mainly the writing of Paul McCartney with aspects of his music also reminiscent at times of late 70’s classic rock radio giants in particular ‘Comes a Time’ era Neil Young and ‘Aja’ era Steely Dan.
Damon – a songwriting, singing, southpaw six-stringer – recently appeared on stage as a guest guitarist/vocalist with America on their timeless hit, “Horse With No Name.” Furthermore renowned drummer, Tris Imboden (Chicago, CS&N),is one of many notable guest artists on Damon’s CD – proving that this young artist’s respect for his influencers is clearly reciprocated. “There’s unity amongst players within multiple genres on this record,” Damon understates!
“Music has power. It is an act of creation. It is a language. Music is a conduit to something bigger than ourselves; something far beyond us. It is a conduit, and yet is simply how we tell our stories.”