Stories

Tank And The Bangas – A Masterclass in Fusion Music

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The year was 2011. It was open mic night at the BlackStar cafe in New Orleans, a weekly event dubbed Liberation Lounge. Glasses clinking against each other, musical instruments getting tuned, vocalists doing their warm-ups, and butterflies dancing in the bellies of excited performers. This open mic show was special … Continue Reading →

Birdy: From Soaring Talent to Full-Grown Artist

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Experience can refine your abilities but natural-born talent defies the limitations of youth. For Birdy, the daughter of a concert pianist, the gift of music graced her at a young age. She began writing her own songs when she was just eight years old. In 2008, at the age of … Continue Reading →

Desi Valentine: Healer and Singer with a Unique Vocal Tone

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In September of 2016, Desi Valentine’s unique vocals got universal attention when his power ballad, “Fate Don’t Know You”, played in the midseason finale of Suits. The song was released as a single the same day as its feature in season six of the legal drama series and it received … Continue Reading →

Monique DeBose – A Musician with Soul and Transformational Power

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Soul music is a genre, but music with soul is Monique DeBose’s calling. For her, it’s not simply about making music, it’s about creating an experience that will transform whoever listens to her songs. DeBose is not only a beautiful singer, she’s also a motivational speaker and life coach. In … Continue Reading →

Grapefruit Season: James Vincent McMorrow is feeding the eclectic music lover

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If you’re like me, the period of time the world has gone into lockdown has been a time of self-reflection. Time spent figuring out what I want to do with my life, trying out a new hobby and attempting to learn a new language. Or maybe you improved things you … Continue Reading →

Grace Pettis sings an Anthem to the Working Woman

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It’s time to pay attention because Grace Pettis’ master class on feminism is in session. Born from a travelling songwriter and a poetry scholar, the love for beautiful music and powerful lyrics is in her blood. She authors or co-authors all of her songs, putting a little bit of herself … Continue Reading →

TJ Jackson and the New Generation of a Music Dynasty

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When music fans talk about the most talented and successful families in the business, the Jacksons are most likely an essential part of the discussion. In 1965, soon after a young Michael Jackson and his brother Marlon joined their older brothers Jermaine, Tito, and Jackie to form The Jackson Five, … Continue Reading →

You Live and You Learn: Maria Mena’s healing Journey

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Following the success of Maria Mena’s debut album, “Another Phase”, in her home country Norway, the gifted singer-songwriter from Oslo has developed quite a following throughout Europe. With her delicate voice, heart-on-the-sleeve songwriting, and lush pop arrangements, she is certainly an artist on track to advance within the global music … Continue Reading →

BJ Barham and American Aquarium are not afraid to speak out

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Frontman BJ Barham and his band American Aquarium have shown that when it comes to social and political topics, what you need is a lot of empathy and some rocking country music to start the conversation. The band’s latest album, “Lamentations”, has shown the true depths of Barham’s songwriting and … Continue Reading →

Clairdee inspires with A Love Letter To Lena

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To be truly inspired is an experience many crave for. To be moved to the point of inspired expression is a feat worthy of admiration and acclaim. For jazz singer Clairdee it was her youthful captivation by a woman who demonstrated remarkable prowess as a vocalist, actress, and civil rights … Continue Reading →