February 11, 2018
At the center of the most potent folk music is a shamanistic vessel that’s traveled miles in the outside world and miles within his or her emotional interior to emerge with music that instantly breaks down walls and opens hearts.
Folk singer-songwriter Eli Lev beholds the gifts of such journeys. He’s a searcher, a sage, and a storyteller with a message of unity in song. He pens hymns for everyday enlightenment—songs that resonate because they’re heartfelt, earthy, and they offer wisdom culled from self-discovery. His upcoming two-album release, All Roads East and Way Out West, imaginatively and intrepidly connect spheres and generations with a body of work that’s irresistibly uplifting, emotionally resonant, and groundbreaking.
“When I’ve been on the road, and I can’t speak the language, I’ve always been able to play a song and suddenly everyone’s singing and dancing. There’s a connection there, and, in that instant, there is a community,” marvels the Washington, D.C.-based artist.
Eli has built a robust profile through wowing audiences whenever he picks up a guitar. Select highlights from his national and international performances include appearing at Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada; Music on the Mall Festival in Washington DC; Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for the METRO Performs Series; and playing at the US Capitol building at the invitation of DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.
Currently, he maintains a busy schedule performing on what he has playfully dubbed the “Beltway Tour,” which includes an impressive series of appearances at hundreds of venues throughout Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia in clubs, taverns, festivals, house shows, wineries, art exhibits, markets, resorts, and community events. CBS Radio News has featured an interview with Eli, and ReverbNation has spotlighted four of his songs. As a recording artist, Eli has previously issued the live-in-the-studio EP, Shy Desert Morning.
“To me, folk music represents a tradition of reinterpretation. Before people had a medium to record, they weren’t tied to one version of a song. The music could grow and evolve,” Eli says. “Together, these albums represent an artistic statement about folk music and how songs can be interpreted in many ways.”
February 10, 2018
On this week's Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus: It's the rock and roll throw down for the ages! Grunge vs 80's-Metal. Which rocked harder and WHY do you think so? Noses may get bloodied, spandex may get torn but this is the podcast where it get's decided! Featured Loudini Artists: Wicked Earth Kobra and the Lotus Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
February 6, 2018
It happens in rock and metal more than many would like to admit, but as crazy as it sounds, sometimes a great bands put out bad records. This week Lou, Lily and Keith discuss their top "bad" records by great bands. Featured Loudini Artists: SATE Nova Lantern Defy The Tide
February 4, 2018
LIGHTS AND BRIDGES is what happens when a composer of global, border-dissolving tones and beats decides to condense his symphonic visions into intimate, yet still epic slices of song, lyric and sound. It’s the evocative collision of voice and acoustic guitar stripped to its melodic essence. It’s the lush whisper of breathtaking harmony and atmosphere. It’s echoes of icons like CSN, Simon & Garfunkel, and Nick Drake. It’s a conversation with contemporaries like Bon Iver, José González, and Eliot Smith.
It’s the poetic designation that singer-songwriter Tom Rossi has taken on to imagine a new musical landscape, the kind of collection of song and texture you want to envelope yourself in at hushed dusk or midnight. Rossi’s best known for beautiful, groove laden, wordless world music records like Salma Har, featured on tastemaker programs like BBC/PRI's The World, NPR's Echoes and Talk of the Nation. So LIGHTS AND BRIDGES becomes at once an avenue for reinvention, a return to roots, and a distillation.
Rossi’s a fluent multi-instrumentalist in everything from ceremonial Ghanaian hand drums to African kora. He’s a therapeutic musician, who’s dedicated years to the art of performing for those in the most vulnerable condition of hospice care. It’s both intriguing and rewarding to hear these unusual skills and influences filter through the lens of more conventional instrumentation and song structure on instant classics like Superball (a collab with poet, Rich Ferguson) and Outside The Wall.
LIGHTS AND BRIDGES doesn’t demand attention. It’s the kind of subtle musical spell one has to lean into to truly receive. Producer Guy Erez creates immersive arrangements that magnetize via their purity and restraint. With release set for September 5th, 2017, and the song Lemonade featured in new indie cinema favorite, Gala & Godfrey, LIGHTS AND BRIDGES is already wooing the attention of creators and appreciators alike. This breathtaking four-song debut only promises many more to come.
February 3, 2018
Silk9 is a Pittsburgh PA based hard rock band that was founded in April of 2013 by Anthony
Leone and Jamie Rohr. The" vision" of Silk9 was to "embrace" the essence of the 90’s and add an original spin on today’s hard rock genre. In May of 2014 the band released its first EP entitled “Exit the Pain.” Songs from the EP have been featured on 97.7 fm, Butler PA, Adrenaline 101 internet radio, and 105.9 fm the X and 102.5 WDVE, in Pittsburgh PA., The PAROCKSHOW.COM, 107.5 The EAgle in Wheeling WV, as well as being featured on Lou Lombardi's, Rock n' Roll Circus and, our favorite lady of metal, Kimmi Rudolph's Metal Deli.
We've worked with some great national acts including, Lynch Mob, Adelitas Way, The Art of Dying, Hillbilly Herald, Drowning Pool, Crobot, Skid Row and Jake E Lee's Red dragon Cartel, as well as some of the top local bands in the area
February 3, 2018
Starting in 2012, Dan Douglas (lead vocals/bass) and Sean Kerrigan (guitar), longtime friends and collaborators, began pursuing a new project following the breakup of their earlier bands. They co-wrote a number of original songs while completing the band’s lineup. In time, all of the pieces fell into place. Josh Salant, a talented multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer, joined the fold on drums and backing vocals. Dan, usually a supporting vocalist, honed his skills to become the band's lead singer and lyricist. Lured in by the sounds in the basement, Josh's brother Sean added his immense talent to the mix, filling the remaining spot on lead guitar. These four musicians combine years of experience in the Brooklyn rock scene to bring you - Nova Lantern!
January 29, 2018
This week, we give the drummers a little love. Lou, Keith and Lily lay out THE GREATEST drum beats in rock and metal. We'll be talking about your picks as well as those from rock and metal fans around the world. Controversy and fun are about to ensue! Featured Loudini Artists: Silk 9 After the Fall Reign of Z
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January 27, 2018
Navy Veteran And John Mayer Inspired Blues-Pop Artist Phillip Broussard Signs With MTS For Publicity . Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom Navy Veteran, Phillip Broussard has signed with MTS Management Group for publicity and promotion of his forthcoming debut EP release, "Wavelength." The blues-pop artist hails from Washington state.
January 25, 2018
Treading Paper is the solo project of Michael David Miller from Dayton, Ohio. Influenced by a mixture of punk and indie bands like Thrice, Manchester Orchestra, Bouncing Souls, Operation Ivy, and more. He just released his first Album on June 13th 2017 entitled Comfort Zones.
Michael started playing music early on in his life starting with drums. In High school he decided to explore his love for Punk Rock by starting a band with good friend Alex Boeckman. They went on to start Conflict Theory and Michael switched to Guitar and Lead Vocalist and had Logan Mckenzie replace him on Drums. They went on to play shows and record music for about 2 ½ years. After the band broke up Michael started the early stages of what would become Treading Paper writing songs based off Life experiences. Now after having released his first album, he plans on building his fan base through social media and of course releasing more music.
Michael is currently working on getting Treading Paper’s first album proper exposure and also plans on recording an EP album later this year
January 24, 2018
ASHA PIEPER composes a singular fusion of adult contemporary pop; encompassing jazz harmony, smouldering vocals, and adventurous musical textures. The result is a cinematic aesthetic that entrances the listener with surprise twists in arrangement, and instrumentation. Asha draws inspiration from the past, be it Jazz, Motown, or oldies radio, and is equally inspired by the vivid depths of Classical, Musical Theatre and Film scores.