Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Maharashtrian Indie Artist Singer-Songwriter Manisha Shahane Featuring CD “When Parallel Lines Meet"
Maharashtrian Indie Artist Singer-Songwriter Manisha Shahane Featuring CD “When Parallel Lines Meet". Manisha’s family descendents originate from a state called “Maharashtra”
West India meaning “Great Nation”. Clearly, the roots of these origins and international exposure are apart of the beautiful influences that is infused within Manisha’s music. Her music is not only beautiful, it’s tranquil, peaceful soothing, and incorporates a powerful message of healing, love, and harmony within the world we live…
As a songstress Manisha Shahane unwittingly launched her career as a performing songwriter when she hung posters around
Central Square and invited friends to hear some of her original songs at the Cezanne Café & Bakery in on November 21, 1999. The coffee shop ran out of bread for sandwiches during what turned out to be a standing-room-only show. Afterwards, she sat on the piano bench and sheepishly passed around a mailing list “just in case I perform my songs again sometime.” Cambridge, MA
Her dedication and consistency, Manisha has since made over 175 appearances as a performing songwriter and countless more as a guest or band member of other groups. Following the 2004 release of her debut album, "Peace in Progress," her shows garnered audiences in numerous cities in the
US, as well as in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and . Combining a coming-of-age in southern London with her Maharashtrian heritage, Manisha’s performances are a musical collage of folk, jazz, and Indian traditions, featuring her original songs & compositions, as well as covers and special arrangements. She’s especially drawn to the sound of the tabla, an Indian percussion instrument, which her father plays. Virginia
Examples of notable invitations have included:
Women in Jazz Festival, UMass
Amherst/ (2005) Vermont Jazz Center
Local Colors International Festival,
(2006) Roanoke, VA
Brihan Maharashtra Mandal Convention,
(2007) Seattle, WA
UCLA Semel Institute Concert Series,
(2007) Los Angeles, CA
With experience in genres ranging from Jazz to Classical to Rock to Indian music to Reggae to Afro-Cuban Armenian Salsa – and her original music - she has worked with musicians such as pianist Vince Evans (Luther Vandross, Dianne Reeves), percussionist Jerry Leake (Ali Akbar Khan, Natraj), bassist Eli Magen (Israeli Philharmonic), drummer Alison Miller (Sheila Jordan, Norah Jones), plus guitarists
Kevin Barry (Mary Chapin Carpenter, Paula Cole) & Prasanna (Joe Lovano, Hari Prasad Chaurasia), and multi-instrumentalist Akili Jamal Haynes (Lenny Kravitz, Roberta Flack). One of her most memorable experiences was singing at Carnegie Hall as a member of ’s Chorus pro Musica. Boston
So, sit back relax have a cup of coffee, tea, or a glass of wine and enjoy some good conversation & music with “Manisha Shahane”.
Come join us Wednesday, 12/29/10 airs live 4:00 – 6:00 Central Time,
– Show Call-in#: (347) 215-6487. USA
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Thursday, December 16, 2010
Chi-Town Indie Artist “Trudell a.k.a Tru” Hip-Hop and Urban Soul Featuring Mix Tape “Dream Turned Reality”. Trudell is an example of someone who was determined, and persevered through his circumstances to success. His observations and lessons learned from experiences taught him that there’s a better way in life, there’s more to life. Trudell has applied these lessons not only for his own journey but to reach back and out to others to show them a new path in life. He’s an inspiration, mentor, teacher and so much more… Living the word’s each one, teach one…
The Chicago native tells the good and bad in his rhymes, not only about his surroundings but also about himself. Having grown up in a single parent household like many kids Trudell (or Tru for short) has seen a lot and that translates to his music. Raised by his dad after his parents divorced, Tru could have followed the path of his older brothers who were both heavily involved in gangs are currently incarcerated (one for murder and the other for an armed robbery). But instead he chose to put his passion into writing, education and his music.
“My dad has been the most influential person in my life. Me and my brothers have a different dad. I bet if my dad was their biological dad they wouldn't be in the situations they’re in now,” says Trudell. “I've had my stints with the streets as far as dope goes but my dad always steered me back straight.”
So, sit back relax have a cup of coffee, tea, or a glass of wine enjoy some good music & conversation. Be inspired, motivated, and encouraged by “Trudell”…
Come join us Friday, 12/17/10 airs live 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Central Time, USA – Show Call-in#: (347) 215-6487
***Please disregard the date link reference of the 18th, the show airs live on the 17th***
Monday, December 6, 2010
New Orleans Jazz Guitarist Indie Artist Davy Mooney Featuring CD “Ghost of Music, Past”. Davy is an internationally known jazz guitarist, singer- songwriter. His music is smooth, relaxing, and tranquil infusing jazz with influences of Brazilian and New Orleans sounds. Davy’s lyrical expressions are reflective of moments in time through his journey in life. This project represents a burning passion of melodies and songs that he has within and the release has been transforming and transcending in his life…
Davy Mooney and the Ghosts is the new singer-songwriter project from world-renowned jazz guitarist Davy Mooney. Mooney has been leading a double life for his entire musical career: he is well known on the international jazz scene as a melodic and harmonically sophisticated guitarist, but for the past 15 years he has been performing solo in coffee houses and small bars singing his bittersweet, nostalgic songs to old folkies and young indie-rockers.
Although some of the songs go back 10 years or more, Mooney hadn't gotten around to recording them until this past year. The CD is "Ghosts of Music, Past", and the band Mooney has put together to perform the music is called, fittingly, the Ghosts. Why the supernatural theme? Because Mooney has been haunted by these songs for years; they come from the past and are rife with regrets and shadowy memories. The record is stylistically diverse, but many of the songs deal with relationships, doubts, and complex, mixed emotions. The Ghosts are a band of virtuoso musicians that bring depth and musicality to Mooney's tunes. Listen and be transported!
So, sit back relax have a cup of coffee, tea, a glass of wine enjoy some good conversation & music with “Davy Mooney”.
Come join us live Thursday, 12/16/10 airs 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Central Time, USA / 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time, USA – Show Call-in#: (347) 215-6487
***Please disregard the date link reference of the 16th, the show airs live on the 17th***
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New York Indie Artist Leslie DiNicola Featuring CD “It Resembles Fiction”, expresses her journey and evolution of life thus far to bring us this awesome CD. Leslie has fused a touch of rock, country, into a soulful expression that allows us to travel through her thoughts of some of life’s experiences. Despite Leslie’s moving from place to place while growing up, she still managed to embrace life and what it has to offer. Leslie hasn’t allowed that to hold her back in anyway she over came any potential negative it could have taken…
One of the wonderful examples of embracing life is Leslie pursued her education and graduated from Syracuse University, nurtured & developed her musical career. Continued to evolve by traveling to places like French Polynesia, Tonga, and Fiji and enjoys sailing.
Sitting across from Leslie DiNicola, you get the feeling that you’re sipping coffee with Sandra Bullock or Jennifer Aniston- the sexy “girl next door.” But when she opens her mouth on stage, she unleashes the soulful blues diva that will rock your world. Not many artists today can dazzle 38,000 people at Citi Field and then, moments later, take the stage at an intimate club like Googie’s Lounge and captivate the audience with merely a whisper into the microphone.
Over the past year, Leslie has built an impressive following of fans and played packed shows at classic NYC venues such as Crash Mansion, Arlene's Grocery, Fontana's, and Googie’s Lounge. This summer she embarked on her first mini-tour, during which, the highlight was being asked to sing the National Anthem for the Atlanta Braves on two separate occasions. Once in Atlanta at Turner Field, then, again, in New York at Citi Field. Since that time, Leslie has been sought after by nearly every major New York sports team to perform the Anthem, including a performance at the famed Madison Square Garden for the NY Rangers. As Leslie DiNicola's songs continue to reach a wider audience, it is easy to imagine her playing sold out shows for thousands of fans every night.
So, sit back relax have a cup of coffee, tea, or a glass of wine enjoy some good conversation & music with Leslie DiNicola…
Come join us live Wednesday, 12/8/10 airs 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Central Time, USA – Show Call-in#: (347) 215-6487
***Please disregard the date link reference of the 9th, the show airs live on the 8th***
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Thursday, December 2, 2010
Indie Rock Artist & Socially Conscious Peter Buzzelle Featuring CD “To Telescope”. Peter’s indie rock fusion stands out like a trail blazer with inspiration and comparison to musicians like Elliott Smith. His commitment and dedication to his craft sets an example for many. Peter extends this passion to his family, and social consciousness for the arts and education. Additionally, Peter has commanded control over his career ensuring that his vision remains on course.
Peter Buzzelle (Vocals, Drums, Guitar) is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and indie rock musician from Boston, Massachusetts. Buzzelle’s main influences are mixed amongst artists such as Elliott Smith, Morrissey and Band Of Horses. Buzzelle is an original singer and songwriter whose lyrics and vocal melodies are memorable. His music tells a story about his life and his experiences, with a blend of unique genres that gives him an emotive sound that has not been heard before in the genre of indie rock.
Buzzelle has written and recorded his newly released debut album “To Telescope” with the help of Chris Zerby, a producer from California. In the beginning of his career, Peter was the founder of a band called Frequency dB that has toured for over half a decade across the west coast of the United States with well known bands such as The Posies. Buzzelle is an independent musician that has learned to market himself and manage his own career over the years. His album “To Telescope” tells a story about his life and his experiences amongst a broad range of genres that creates a unique and refreshing sound. .
So, sit back relax have a cup of coffee, tea, or a glass of wine and enjoy some good conversation & music with “Peter Buzzelle”.
Join us Wednesday, December 15, 2010 airs live 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Central Time, USA / 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time, USA – Show Call-in#: (347) 215-6487
***Please disregard the date link reference of the 16th, show airs live on the 15th***
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