Monday, April 28, 2014
After Gig Party at Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival
Alabama Music Office.com goes to Alabama's Gulf Coast to attend Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival 2013.
****Adult Humor****NOTICE****Adult Humor in this video****
After gigging the songwriter's gather to spend time with each other and to sing their latest creations. This songwriter's festival began as a way to honor Frank Brown, an intrical part of early Flora-Bama. After closing Flora-Bama most of the crew showed up to party with the songwriters. A good time was had by all. This video does contain adult humor. The songwriter's at River House these two nights reads like a who's who of songwriting.
Shawna P and Adam Tyler Brown at Flora-Bama for FBISF
Alabama Music Office.com goes to Alabama's Gulf Coast to attend Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival 2013. Shawna P and Adam Tyler Brown did what they do to perfection on Flora-Bama's main stage.
Since appearing on NBC's "The Voice," Shawna P has garnered praise from Rolling Stone magazine- "shawna p mopped the floor with her rendition of Janis Joplin classic "Piece of My Heart", People magazine, and E-Online. among others. She even received a personal message of praise and support from vocal phenomenon Kelly Price. More importantly, at the age of 45, she has encouraged people of all generations to never stop dreaming and never stop believing in their dream.
Out to prove that it's never too late to become what you are destined to be, Shawna P is revived and stronger than ever. Nowadays, she has her sights set on "EarthFunking" the world.
She is currently working on her autobiography, writing songs for her new, yet-to-be-titled album project and offering vocal coaching to a lucky few aspiring vocalists. She and The EarthFunk Tribe have plans to perform at music festivals and tour America and Europe as soon as the new album is completed.
Jed Clampit, Johnny Barbato and Matt Hoggatt at Flora-Bama for FBISF
Alabama Music Office.com goes to Alabama's Gulf Coast to attend the Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival 2013. Jed Clampit, Johnny Barbato and Matt Hoggatt performed at Flora-Bama on the main stage.
is the quintessential musical artist. His devotion to his craft is self-evident. It's in the music--the way he feels it, plays it and delivers it to an audience that he hopes will embrace it. In his own words, Jed makes it crystal clear. "The thing that supersedes everything is a person's soul. I work an audience so that I'm able to reach their soul, no matter if they're 3 or 83. I sing to that part in each of us that is the same--the heart."
From his humble beginnings in Monticello, Arkansas, Jed has traveled cost-to-coast for more than four decades, developing his unique brand of music. He calls it "Front Porch Contemporary"--a perfect name for the warm, welcoming vocals and easy acoustic melodies that have charmed audiences for so many years.
After a sabbatical, Jed is back on tour with big plans for the future. Currently promoting seven albums; Jed Clampit, Mississippi to Arizona, Gotta Keep on Movin', from which he launched his first national music video, "The Local Girl and the Cowboy". A fourth album Jed Clampit-Front Porch Contemporary Musician, number five Gospel Songs My Family Sang are now on the market.
Born and Raised in New Orleans , LA, Johnny had a dose of Coonass. Boogie from Birth. His music originated in The World Famous French Quarter and evolved from there. Moving to Alabama in the 70 s and being introduced to The Early Days of Florabama, Johnny cut his teeth on Heros such as Jimmy Louis , Jay Hawkins and Ken Lambert.
Johnny moved on to earn Headlining Status at World Famous Florabama then on to a Southern Rock Record Deal in 2004
Recording with Legendary Producer ( Paul Hornsby ) Johnny and The Lucky Doggs toured and opened for such acts as Hank Jr , Skynard , Allman Bros , Black Crows and many more.
The Band is currently under contract with ( Blues Pros) out of Florida and set to record a new Record and TourThe Blues World !
The Matt Hoggatt story reads like a page from "Soldier of Fortune" and "Rolling Stone Magazine." An ex-Army soldier and police detective, turned recording artist and music journalist, Matt has performed all over the country racking up several accolades along the way including being the subject of a Jimmy Buffett Song. Signed to Jimmy Buffett's record label Mailboat Records, Matt has been on tour promoting his new album "Hotter Than Fishgrease." Matt is also the CEO of BarSinger.net, a podcast and music review website dedicated to independent artists and the music they make.
Sam Cooper and Kaylan Loyd at Flora-Bama for FBISF
Alabama Music Office.com goes to Alabama's Gulf Coast to attend Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival 2013. Sam Cooper and Kaylan Loyd share their craft with us at Flora-Bama on their main stage.
Born in Richmond, VA, Sam moved to NJ in 1972 at 19. He loved sound early on. 1st grade--he started on drums--& quit when forced to use a practice pad--he wanted to hit a real drum. Grade 4, he started playing trumpet and guitar. With no formal musical training or guidance and encouragement from family or counselors, Sam gained confidence getting gigs without actually looking for them. It had not dawned on him that he could study music-related courses before he dropped out of college his sophomore year or that he'd make money performing or writing songs until he played guitar and sang in bands. He learned other instruments and how to produce/engineer to create music in genres that had influenced him as a baby boomer.
Sam married the love of his life, Dawn, in 2001. By previous marriages, he has 3 sons and she has 1. Sam had performed his original songs and cover tunes in bars, shows and for private engagements for decades, but it was Dawn who encouraged him to make the jump into the music "industry". In 2005, the plans formed and in 2006, he visited Nashville for the 1st time. He immediately realized that this was where he belonged. Within months, he was commuting back & forth between both homes, 2 weeks at a time. About three years later, it became a lopsided situation with most of his time spent in Nashville. In 2010, he officially became a resident of Nashville, where he writes/produces music in several genres at his own and other various studios.
Kaylan Loyd is in an American singer-songwriter born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1992. Raised by a musical family, Kaylan began studying music at the early age of 2, learning vocal exercises from her Dad. By the time she was seven years old she had landed her first paying recording session singing background vocals with her sister as the 'Snowflakes' on Liz Anderson's "Fairy Grandmother" CD.
At the age of 10, Kaylan began singing the National Anthem at the March of Dimes Walk-a-thon in Nashville, TN, and she continued to sing it each year until she was 17
At age 11, Kaylan competed and took 1st place in Talent Search TV talent contest, wowing the audience with her powerhouse performance of, "His Eye Is On the Sparrow", from Sister Act II.
At 15, Kaylan competed in Page High School's Patriot Idol and took 1st place, winning a host of musical prizes as well as a music video shoot.
At 16, Kaylan auditioned for American Idol and made it to the last day of Hollywood, going all the way to the top 51. What a thrill it was for her to perform 3 songs on the stage of the Kodak Theatre, and she was given much face time on the show.
Kaylan began getting hired to do gigs such as "Jonesborough Days" music festival in Jonesborough, TN and in her senior year, she auditioned for and got to play the role of Cinderella in the Rogers & Hammerstein's musical. She also had the extreme honor of singing the National Anthem at her high school graduation as well as the Nashville Sounds Baseball games on several occasions.
Since graduating high school, she has performed in Nashville at The Bluebird Cafe, Douglas Corner Café, The Listening Room, The Basement, and The Tin Roof just to name a few. She has also performed at the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival the last two years. She performed on "Tennessee Mornings" on Fox Network, June 17th 2011 with father songwriter/producer Gary Loyd as a tribute to Fathers Day.
Currently Kaylan is writing and recording a CD with her Dad, multi-platinum award winning songwriter/producer Gary Loyd. She is currently writing for publishing company, County Girl Swag, SESAC.
Tori Allen, Sherrie Austin, Will Rambeaux and Brooke Eden at Flora-Bama for FBISF
Alabama Music Office.com goes to Alabama's Gulf Coast to attend Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival 2013. Tori Allen, Sherrie Austin, Will Rambeaux and Brooke Eden played the main stage at the place FBISF originated, Flora-Bama.
Tori started very young, she has been playing piano since the third grade, and also the guitar at 12 years old, it didn't take long for her to begin to find that music was her best emotional outlet.As Tori Allen writes the stories of her life, we will all sit and listen as we grow with her. Her fan base is one that is very loyal; she is a friend to us as we to her. With someone with such poise and talent, I think we all know it won't be long before we see Miss Allen on the road to fame. Tori Allen and Megan Gertken have formed Nashville's newest country duo.
Sherrie Veronica Krenn (born 28 August 1970, Sydney, Australia), known professionally as Sherrié Austin, is an Australian actress and singer. Active as a singer since her teenage years, Austin initially recorded as one half of the duo Colourhaus, which also featured Phil Radford. After leaving Colourhaus, she recorded one album in her native Australia before moving to the United States in pursuit of a singing career. There, she recorded four studio albums, and charted several singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Her highest-charting single was the No. 18 "Streets of Heaven" in 2003. She has sold over 430,000 albums and 288,000 singles in her career, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Her fifth album was released on 15 November 2011. Source-Wikipedia
Will Rambeaux fronted his own original roots-rock band for years, but really hit paydirt with his first cut as a songwriter in 1993. Recorded by Warner Bros.artist Faith Hill, "Wild One" took the country charts by storm staying at 1 for four weeks and breaking all records for a new female artist. He then had a pair of back-to-back 1 songs for country crooner John Michael Montgomery, the first one, "How Was I To Know", followed by "Hold On To Me". He has also had several other Top 10 singles, including "Nobody Gonna' Rain On Our Parade" (Kathy Mattea) and "Can't Get Enough" (Patty Loveless) and his songs have been recorded by such diverse artists as Dolly Parton, Hal Ketchum, Jo Dee Messina, Trick Pony Tammy Cochran, Lee Greenwood, Danielle Peck and Ronnie Milsap.
Will's songs have also garned many BMI "Most Performed Songs of the Year" awards, as well as several BMI "Million-Air" awards. More recently, Will has been dividing his time between songwriting and record producing. He has recorded four albums for singer/songwriter Sherrie' Austin, "Words", "Love In The Real World", "Following A Feeling" and "Streets Of Heaven" which have yielded many chart singles including "Lucky In Love", "Put Your Heart Into It" and "Never Been Kissed".
Brooke Eden graduated from the University of Florida. "I am a Gator girl! Whether you're chomping back at me, or you're throwing up your college sign, there's always a conversation to be had about college football!" says Brooke. While attending UF, Brooke had the honor of performing at UF's Gator-Growl - the world's largest student-run pep rally - where she was honored to open for the legendary southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Brooke has performed all over the state of Florida, opening for major
recording artists including Florida Georgia Line, Brooks N Dunn, Sara Evans, Dustin Lynch, Alan Jackson, and several others. She is currently living in Nashville, Tennessee where she is writing her EP. She also travels to Florida 2 weeks out of the month and sings in her hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida. Follow her as she continues to follow her dream.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Don Henry, Jim Femino and Rusty Tabor at Flora-Bama for FBISF
Alabama Music Office.com goes to Alabama's Gulf Coast to attend Frank Brown Songwriter's Festival 1013. The Flora-Bama Dome Stage had Don Henry, Jim Femino and Rusty Tabor to entertain.
Grammy Award winner Don Henry's songs have been recorded by legends like:
Ray Charles, Patti Page and Conway Twitty
By country crooners like: Gene Watson, John Conlee and B.J. Thomas
By young hit makers of today like: Blake Shelton, Lonestar and Miranda Lambert ....
.....and the list goes on.
And he's shared the stage with performers as diverse as Joey Ramone to Keith Urban.
The wit and wisdom of Don's songs are widely renowned whether it's campfire favorites, the hilarious "B.F.D." and biker lullaby "Harley", to the wonderfully poignant tribute to Martin Luther King "Beautiful Fool", and of course his Grammy Award winning country classic "Where've You Been".
In addition to a Grammy, Kathy Mattea's version of "Where've You Been" won Don (and co-writer Jon Vezner) song of the year honors from ACM (Academy of Country Music), CMA (Country Music Association) and NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International).
"Where've You Been" was the first song in country music history to be awarded all four honors in the same year!
JIM FEMINO is one of the greatest living entertainers and singer-songwriters alive today, and is a true American treasure. After entertaining crowds both large and small all through the seventies and eighties throughout the entire eastern hemisphere, he "retired" to Nashville to become a professional songwriter. His abilities garnered him everything from Grammy nominations to having his songs recorded by some of the biggest names in Country music, including the highest honor any pro songwriter can achieve; he co-wrote the Billboard 2008 Most Played Country Song Of The Year, "JUST GOT STARTED LOVIN' YOU", by Warner Bros. recording artist James Otto.
Kentucky born singer/songwriter Rusty Tabor was born to entertain.
His first taste of success as a songwriter came when Billy Ray Cyrus recorded the poignant "Back to Memphis." The song was a single from the Sony Records release "Time Flies," and is also a selection on a recent greatest hits project. Cyrus also recorded Tabor's "Wouldn't You Do This for Me" on his critically acclaimed gospel project "The Other Side." "No matter what else happens for me from here on out, I can say that Billy Ray Cyrus believed in two of my songs strong enough to record them. I remember being in the studio the day he cut "Back to Memphis," and Billy told me 'Rusty, you're a hell of a talent kid; don't ever give up on your passion' and after all of those years of hard work, it made sense to me."
Newbury Syndicate at FloraBama for Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival
Alabama Music Office.com goes to Alabama's Gulf Coast to attend Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival 2013. Newbury Syndicate performed at Flora-Bama on the tent stage. A large crowd of locals came to see some of their hometown talent. Newbury Syndicate is Preston Stanfill, Mike Locklin, Buzz Kiefer, Chris Newbury, and Mel Knapp. Chris Newbury is the son of songwriting legend Mickey Newbury.
Newbury Syndicate was to release their first full length CD at the 2013 Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival.