Happy Native American Day fka Columbus Day. Just got back last night from an incredible three days in Denver for the Durango Songwriters Expo. What a wonderful time of reconnecting with old friends like Warren Sellers, Steve Garvan, Bobby Rymer, Richard Harris, Jim Attebery, Vince West, Jill Sobule and Scott Krippayne and meeting wonderful new friends like Elise Wunder, hit songwriter Chris Lindsley, budding superstars and twins Carly and Martina, Chloe Tang and others. Got to be a part of Steve’s DIY panel, as well as attend some amazing showcases, listening sessions and panels. Watch for my review this week.
TVMAs HANDED OUT
Congratulations to Tim Moyer and the Temecula Valley Music Awards for another successful year. We also congratulate all the winners which were announced over the weekend. Here is a list of the winners:
Best Blues Out of Town – Sarah Rogo
Best Country – America’s Kountry
Best Cover Band – Endeavor
Best Jazz – David Maldonado
Best Pop OOT – Dree Mon
Best R&B/Soul – Shea
Best Rock – Midnight Satellites
Best Rock OOT – The Crooked Stones
Best Singer/Songwriter OOT – Savannah Philyaw
Best Singer/Songwriter- Dulaney and Company
Best Youth Cover – Makayla Phillips
Best Youth Original – Minor Strut
People’s Choice – Minor Strut
Artist of The Year – Ben Allen
We wanted to spotlight some new singles from performers we saw at Durango this weekend. First up is Marion, who has an amazing new EDM single, “Electric Gold.” If this one doesn’t get you up and dancing, then you need to wake up.
Next up is Gracie Day, whose new single is already getting rave reviews. Check out “I Don’t Want Whiskey.” The song starts at about 1:35.
Our third single is “Home” from Rachel Price. She is an amazing singer songwriter that definitely has a huge future in music. Check out this live recording from her performance at The Mint in Los Angeles.
NEW MUSIC VIDEOS
First up today is a favorite of this blog, and many of you in addition. Katie Costello is becoming the queen of DIY and is an extremely gifted artist. Check out her video for her latest “Hearts on Fire.”
Next up is a lyric video from amazing UK artist Hannah Trigwell. She has joined up with Captive on her song, “I Could be the One.” This is another one that will make you want to get up and dance.
Last but not least this week is a live video from another of this blog’s favorite acts, Calico the Band. Check out “The Leaving Kind.”