Tag Archives: Country

Here’s The RUNDOWN (4/16-4/24) [CHARTS]

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Colm Lynch [VIDEO]

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Lynch’s much-anticipated debut album, A Whisper in a Riot oozes with a confidence, passion and steely determination unusual in a first offering……. might be the most exciting thing you’ve heard in years.
Colm O’ Hare, Hotpress

Lyrically and musically, Lynch is a super sized cut above the rest with songs that stick in your memory.
Orla O’ Brien, In Dublin.

The lyrics are more Dylan than Rice, the energy more Paul Weller than Paddy Casey.
Bianca Lukyx, TV Now.

Cinematic, stylish, different……..very different and very good.
Dave Fanning 2FM
Colm Lynch is possibly the best Irish newcomer to emerge from 2006. A Whisper In A Riot is one of the albums from last year

that just shouldn’t be missed.
In Dublin.

Superb debut……..it is the lead man’s vocals that will ultimately win you over.
Gareth Maher, Totally Dublin.

I don’t know why he’s not in everyone’s record collection. I think he’s fantastic.
Michelle Harding, Acoustic Highway, RTE Radio1

Exceptional debut album.
Eddie Rowley, Sunday World.

I heard Colm play in Dalkey recently and I thought he was super so I asked him to come in today to sing a few songs……his version of Hallelujah is really beautiful.
Karen Coleman, The Wide Angle, Newstalk, Christmas Eve 2006

Colm does seem to have a direct line to the spirits of Dylan and Mike Scott.
Kevin Courtney, Irish Times

It’s fair to say that Killiney native Colm Lynch is entering a hugely crowded market of singer/songwriters, but his debut major-label single indicates that Damien Rice et al might be able to squeeze out just a little more.
Shilpa Ganatra, Hotpress

………..a captivating live performer with fantastic songs. Machine-gun percussuve playing accompanies unusual lyrical content and a vivid stage presence.

Best Male 2007
BalconyTV Awards,Sugar Club June 9 , 2007

…comes on like a one man hoedown.
Tim Smyth, Trinity News

….his expressive vocals and narrative style carry occasional echoes of the Blood on the Tracks-era Dylan…… it is his literate and incisive lyrics that really distinguish him from dozens of other Irish artists.

This album is a great addition to any collection…6 out of 6

…glorious, beautifully crafted songs of a real troubadour whose lyrical edge will knock you for six……delighting audiences with his charismatic live performances
Sinister Pete, Phantom 105.2

……reminiscent of latter-day Van Morrison…….even a hint of Springsteen in Lynch’s passionate, soulful delivery..
Stephen Errity, Hot Press

Find out more and keep up to date with Colm @ his Facebook page

By: Shayne Byrne | Beat-Play Ambassador Ireland | @shaynewithMWL| Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Truth and Salvage Co. [MUSIC]

I think it’s safe to say LA has an extremely diverse music scene.  That’s pretty much a no brainer.  It’s also a place where musicians from all walks of life and musical tendencies can come/ meet up and create something like Truth and Salvage Co.  They are comprised of six members with four lead vocalists who are all also song writers.  Sounds like a creative control nightmare, but they have recently release a self titled record and its really good.  Interesting…

Hail Hail – Truth and Salvage Co.

The members of Truth and Salvage Co. hail from the southeast and midwest part of the country.  They met in LA emerging from the famed Hotel Cafe and the popular/ crowded singer songwriter scene.  No doubt about it, they draw from country and southern rock.  That made me quiver a little bit when a friend told me to check them out.  This band definitely has their fair share of country sounding tracks, but when you make the transition from that part of the country to LA and are influenced by such powerhouses as Tom Petty and The Eagles the blend of country and rock can be delicious.

This record does it for me.  Maybe it’s the LA themed lyrics that remind me of why I love living here or the fact that its just easy to listen to.  So with that said here another track off thier self titled debut.  It’s a little bit country and a good example of the LA theme throughout the record (hence the title), but I think you’ll like it.

Welcome to LA – Truth and Salvage Co.

Ok fine it was pretty much hard core country.  But hey a little Southern rock isn’t necessarily a bad thing sometimes.  My favorite track on the record is called Rise Up.  It’s a much bigger sounding tune and arguably the best one on the record.

Rise Up – Truth and Salvage Co.

Truth and Salvage Co are on tour and you can buy their self titled album here.

I never thought I’d find myself gushing over this kind of music.  It’s just not my thing, but the record as a whole is a tribute to the sounds of LA past just maybe not Gun’s n’ Roses or Motley Crue.   Truth and Salvage Co. definitely bring a classic rock and roll heart.  I love the band and I love the record.  I guess even the most die hard country and southern rock haters can be converted.  Here’s one last gem.

See Her – Truth and Salvage Co.

Truth and Salvage Co. are playing the famous Troubadour in LA tonight (March 18th, 2011).  I will be there and you should be too.

By: Steve Rippin | Beat-Play Ambassador Los Angeles | @stevewithMWL |

Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Amy Stroup – “Redeeming Love” [VIDEO]

Yesterday, I featured a duet called “Odds of Being Alone” by Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup. Recently, Amy’s single, “Redeeming Love,” was feature on Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family. Dabbs is spot on in his description of fellow songwriter/artist Stroup: “Amy has a tender gracefulness to her voice that takes the listener into a song and has them hanging on her next word.” Check out the official music video to “Redeeming Love” below:

Kyle C. Stilley | Online Marketing Strategist | @stillz | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC


Rachel Williams – “Once” [VIDEO]

2-hours ago I’d never heard the name Rachel Williams. After listening to her songs for the last hour, I can say that it’s a shame that it took so long, but I’m glad I’ve learned about her. “Once” is a new single, presumably from her upcoming EP (set to be released Spring ’11). She’s got a great voice and brings an awesome vibe to her music.

Check it out.

Kyle C. Stilley | Online Marketing Strategist | @stillz | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

The 99s – “Oh Me, Oh My” [VIDEO]

Meet the 99s. Their music reflects where they come from. From the foothills of Saddleworth, (Northwest Manchester, UK) the 99s bring a rock/country/whatever-you-want-to-call-it style to their music, inspired by where they came from. As for full disclosure, I dig these guys, not only for their music, but because they are all Manchester United supporters (even their name, the “99s” is inspired by the magical year that United won the treble.) With that said, I hope I didn’t lose any Liverpool or City fans that follow the Beat-Play Experiment.  Check out their video “Oh me, Oh my” below:

And the Reds go marching on, on, ON!,

By: Kyle C. Stilley | Online Marketing Strategist | @stillz | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Rhyne McCormick – Live at The Cap Theatre [Album Review]

Rhyne McCormick is a strong believer in music and that its healing power could save one’s soul.  He is constantly proving that statement with each song on Live at The Cap Theatre. McCormick, a blend of folk, country, and the blues, hails from the great state of Pennsylvania.  Armed with simply an acoustic guitar, McCormick brings his musicianship alive with powerful vocals and catchy guitar riffs.

Being a solo artist, it is truly amazing how much musical presence he brings with just his voice and guitar.  McCormick is an extremely talented guitar player and even a better vocalist and song writer.  If you are in PA and have a chance to catch Rhyne out on the road, I promise you will not be disappointed.  If not, you’ll have to wait til he continues his musical journey to a music venue near you but either way, Live at The Cap Theatre will definitely keep you entertained until the time comes..

**Check Out Rhyne McCormick HERE for music, photos, & tour dates**

The Mile Markers – [Band Review]

Deeply rooted in folk music, The Mile Markers will take you back to the traditional sounds of American music.  Lead singer Julie Stratton takes every day stories of love, loss, and laughter and beautifully narrates each tale over an acoustic guitar, fiddle, banjo, and other traditional instruments that have made folk music so powerful over the years.

Fans of Bob Dylan will absolutely adore the sound of The Mile Markers.  The band truly represents the American folk sound and has an impressive live set to go along with their fantastic recordings.  Trust me, if you are a fan of bluegrass, folk, or country, The Mile Markers are a band that needs to be in your music library.

For more music from The Mile Markers head over to their MySpace by clicking  HERE and check out their WEBSITE for more information and upcoming performances.

How Much Brad Paisley would have Made on Beat-Play

Co-Host of this year’s 44th Annual Country Music Awards, Brad Paisley has reportedly sold over 10 million albums. Yesterday I did an estimation of How Much Eminem would have Made on Beat-Play(there’s a “b” in there). Since the Country Music Awards are tonight, I figured I’d do another estimation on Brad Paisley.

Brad Paisley has released 14 albums all together, with a total of 148 tracks. That gives him an average of about 11 tracks/album. On Beat-Play, if each on of those 11 tracks were listened to only 3 times by each of the 10 million people who bought a copy, Brad Paisley would have made $4,950,000 dollars, at $15/1000 plays (ad space price).

However, Brad Paisley has 148 tracks. If all of those tracks were available to listen to for free, all in one place (the conditions on Beat-Play) and each track were listened to only 3 times by 10 million people, Paisley would have made $66.6 million dollars at $15/1000 plays. The truth is that Brad Paisley probably has more than 10 million fans total, since he has 10 million that are willing to actually pay for his music, and I’m sure each of his tracks has been listened to more than 3 times on average by all of his fans.

Paisley is only estimated to be worth $22 million dollars right now, and that includes touring and merchandise money. The $66.6 million on Beat-Play was just music. Look at the difference! Beat-Play not only will distribute and promote the music for free by allowing it to naturally spread throughout people’s social networks, but it will give the artists the control over their income that they deserve, and give them the opportunity to make the kind of money they should be making, without dishing out huge portions to record labels.

Beat-Play will be released to the public as a social radio Facebook app in several months. If you would like to help us test our radio, please email me directly at Dante@musicwithoutlabels.com. We hope to hear from you!

Written by: Dante Cullari Founder & CEO Beat-Play, LLC