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.
Just watch and listen.
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.”
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
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.
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””
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.
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.
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