Members: Don Bailey, Brandon Turner, Kevin Saak, Tom Sweet, Mike Solle, Dierdre Kniffen
Prone to the fiery attitude of indie punk rockers and body surfers this music is a raw shot through the soul that’s not missing any bones of drunken amphetamine induced reality. These guys consciously hit farther into the raw cornering attitudes of rebellious country music. Their ‘matter of fact’ rockgrass style dawns the likes of ratrod jackets and Dead Kennedys shirts while footed up with Jack Purcells. Hailing from the Midwestern United States their evident diversity has taken them from performing melodies with Mickey Gilley to an all stage rock fury with Reverend Horton Heat and two international tours. A ‘UK’ fan described. “The Bob band has a lyrical skill of spinning a dark and twisting yarn with the raucous heavy playing and energy of a pub-brawl.” Noted by news journals to have “a live show of music passion so unexpected, it’s seen to be harmoniously epic.” Maverick Magazine Europe described them as “an outfit that knows how to balance energetic songs with emotionally created tunes which impress continually. They are a song writing gem.”
Formed by singer/songwriter Don Bailey in an abandoned train depot in Millstadt, Illinois in 1994. They released their first 10 song album(Earl) on compact disk a year later(1995). The second album, a six song EP(Black) was released on compact disk in 1998. Opening an original music venue in Belleville, Illinois using proceeds from album sales, Bailey and the band took ten years off from recording and only performed live shows at venues across the midwest. Bailey returned to the studio in 2009 and began writing the 3rd release(Greasy Side Down) It was originally intended to be a ‘backporch” solo style recording. The band caught wind of it after Baileys’ tracks had already been recorded. They joined in, recorded parts over Baileys’ original recordings and the album was released in 2010. The excitement of the new material brought Bailey together with Brandon Turner(bass) Kevin Saak(drums) and Jon Clark(guitar) to record the forth album ‘Time Served’ released December 11th, 2012.
The BOB Band-GREASY SIDE DOWN
Europe’s Maverick Magazine Review – July 2011
Releasing their third album, this four-piece band certainly knows how to create a well produced song that can only be described as awesome. This thirteen song record shows to the world that this Illinois band are steeped in country music history and their musical veins are saturated with, what I suspect, is many bottles of Southern Bourbon. The record does not always go for the jugular as this outfit knows how to balance energetic songs with emotionally created tunes which impress continually. As its title suggests, the stomping beat on Pickin Flowers allows for impressive guitar to be used in the mix. The same wondrous spirit can be linked with Black Hat which is the concluding track. With sublime guitar on this tune with the inclusion of a fine lap steel helps sum up this record perfectly as its care-free attitude is refreshing good.
-Russell Hill – Maverick Magazine / EUROPE
“Once again The BOB band impacts the scene with a 3rd release that undeniably proves they are the locomotive cutting edge that drives the convoy of progressive country rock in America. And we’re lovin’ it.”
-Texas Music Magazine – Feb 2011
“literate, rural-tinged imagery that powers the best of Americana”
-L. Kent Wolgamott -Focus, Lincoln Nebraska Star
“Amazing Show!” -KPNT 105.7FM “The Point”
“Choral-like, almost epic in scale, I recommend opening a line to the Bob band” -Jim Cult -Spotlight Magazine
“a band with solid roots in music that matters”
- Mike Blake – CIceros -Riverfront Times- St. Louis
“the midwest based Bob Band can do no wrong”
-Get Out Section – St. Louis Post Dispatch
“see them now before they go national and never return ! “
-Patrick Hambrecht -Senior Reporter Daily Nebraskan
Don Bailey (singer/guitarist/The Bob Band)
–featured on ‘Roadside America’
courtesy: Atlas Media/History Channel, New York, NY 2001.
–Featured in No Depression Magazine 1998 and 1999.
–Owner/Operator of Three-1-Three Music Venue
Belleville, IL 1997 to 2006.
–Honored for achievement in music performance with the MWR division of the Pentagon at Guantanamo Bay, Hailti, Honduras and Puerto Rico.
–Producer/Promotor of the MRMF Showcase 2011.
– Founder, Bird Records Recording Studio – Millstadt, Illinois
– Written and Performed with The BOB Band 1994-present.
Brandon Turner (bassist/supporting vox/The Bob Band)
–former Lead singer, performer with 12 Summers Old
2002 to 2009 (myspace.com/12summersold) courtesy: Snapdragon Records, Milwaukee,Wisconsin/ MRI Associated Labels
bob band on youtube
Matthew Schultz feat. Jim Jones – Money or Me
Matthew Schultz & Jim Jones Highly Anticipated Single “Money Or Me” Now Available!
The wait is over for the highly anticipated hip hop single from Matthew Schultz & hip hop legend Jim Jones! This track is a unique blend of hip-hop and rock!
“Money or Me” was written and recorded by Matthew Schultz and originally featured King Dave. An original track produced by Armando Guarnera it brings the essence of hip-hop with a smooth rock twist! This is a fresh new edgy sound for Urban Music. Not his first rodeo, Matthew got his start in a band with rocker Chris Daughtry and has been involved in many industry projects. Schultz is excited about his new version of the song with hip -hop legend Jim Jones.
Jim brings a gritty street edge to the track and Matthews guitar solo makes it just the right blend of hip-hop and rock. Matthew has been creating a lot of buzz in the music industry and among the industry heavy hitters! Ranked #1 on Reverbnation for singer/songwriter in northeast, #2 in the US and #2 in the world. His deep soulful voice has been recognized as a new age “Johnny Cash” with a suave “Hollywood look and swagger”. YMPR put out “He has a James Dean type look & demeanor with a little bit of a rock star edge; Matthew Schultz is James Dean and Johnny Cash in one!”.
Joseph Guillermo Jones II better known by his stage name Jim Jones, is an American rapper and actor featured on VH1 Love & Hip Hop and Chrissy & Mr. Jones. He is an original member of hip hop collective The Diplomatsalso known as Dipset. Jones is also a noted video director under the name Capo for artists including Cam’ron, Remy Ma, and State Property. Jim is known worldwide for his talent and considered a legend in the hip-hop game!
Matthew Schultz voted “The Hottest New Artist ® 2013″ was selected to place his new EP/CD in the Official Grammy Award Giftbag
Follow Matthew Schultz on twitter @mschultz33
Members: Maria “Betty-Bull” Edmonds.- Lead Vocals, Writer & Rob “Bull-E” Edmonds.- Producer, Writer, Vocals
Label: Brazen Entertainment Group
Ready or not its here, the revolution is Providence. The sound is a mixed genre of alternative, hip-hop/rock, . Their musical palate is unique, born to itself. A mixture of raw emotion, hard beats and riffs, thought provoking lyrics, soul and fire. Providence is comprised of two members, Maria “Betty-Bull” Edmonds.- Lead Vocals/ Writer & Rob “Bull-E” Edmonds.- Producer/ Writer/Vocals. As a producer, Rob embarked on experimenting with the marriage of hip-hop and rock elements, eventually materializing a fresh revolutionary musical fusion. Maria, a poet, singer-songwriter, was more than ready to lend her talents and Caribbean influence to his distinct sound. With a plethora of musical tastes and backgrounds ranging from Alternative to Rock to Reggae to Hip-Hop to Jazz and Nu-Metal, the duo shows no limitations with their writing ability and style. Starting in June 2007, “Providence” has done nothing but try to break the mold of today’s homogenous repetitive music. Rob’s aggressive hard-hitting production and Maria’s bouncy effervescent hooks and lyrics, that have a definite social conscience, provide the perfect juxtaposition on this euphonious musical odyssey.
Providence – Bled Dry
Chicago Blues All-Stars
Location: Chicago, IL
Blues, Rock, Experimental
“Killer” Ray Allison, Chicago Slim, Anji Brooks, C.C. Copeland, Bible Black, All-Star Horns
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Chicago BLUES ALL-STARS are a musical revue that features some of the most talented, entertaining and legendary artists on the scene today. Together they have created a singular sound that is uniquely eclectic, while drawing on all styles of Americana for inspiration. “KILLER” RAY ALLISON & CHICAGO SLIM, whose musical stylings reflect their lifelong commitment as blues disciples, lead CBAS.
The talent of these performers is only matched by those legendary artists that CBAS has shared the stage & recorded with domestically and internationally. Chicago Blues All-Stars have recorded with and worked along side legendary artists such as: Chuck Berry, Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert King, B.B. King, Magic Sam, Gary Moore, Ohio Players, Rolling Stones, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, Big Mama Thornton, Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan, Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter.
“KILLER” RAY ALLISON (GUITAR/VOCALS): First broke into music during the early 1970′s. Now a regular on the national touring circuit for over four decades, “Killer” Ray has been an integral tour-de-force in bands by James Cotton, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells and Muddy Waters. In 1998 and 2000, Ray was nominated for the W. C. Handy Award as an instrumentalist.
CHICAGO SLIM (GUITAR/VOCALS): Is a studio veteran of imposing stature. He cut his teeth at the tender age of 18, as the musical director for legendary bluesman Otis Rush. Slim’s shared the stage with Rock’n Roll Hall-Of-Famers Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan and Johnny Winter.
ALL-STAR HORNS: R&B veteran Johnny Cotton anchors this line-up, featuring some of the country’s hottest horn players. They’ve played with and arranged for a virtual Who’s Who of R&B/Soul. From legendary performers such as James Cotton, Junior Wells, Syl Johnson and Ohio Players, to modern rockers like Lenny Kravitz, Liquid Soul & Lubraphonic . . . All-Star Horns put the ‘unk in your funk.
Members: “Killer” Ray Allison / Chicago Slim / All-Star Horns / C.C. Copeland / Bible Black
Sounds Like: James Brown, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters
Label: Azure Music Group
Manager: Odysseus E. Johnson III M.Div.
Members: Glen Carroll – vocals, Waddy Wachtel – guitar, Kenny Aronoff – drums, Bobby Keys – saxophone, Kenny Aaronson – bass, Bernard Fowler – backing vocals
Sounds Like: The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin Official, John Lennon
Manager: Dr. Gail Mason
Brilliantly written and recorded hard-driving universal rock-n-roll. Sticky Fingers is comprised of some of the greatest music legends in roll history. The band features Glen Carroll-Vocals, Waddy Wachtel-Guitar, Bobby Keys-Saxophone, Kenny Aronoff-Drums, Kenny Aaronson-Bass, Bernard Fowler-Backing vocals and Ian McLagan on keyboards.
Sticky Fingers Australian Tour – September 2009
Glen Carroll, leader of the premier Rolling Stones tribute band “Sticky Fingers”, has entertained all over the world. He says that the Australian tour was one of the very coolest of his star-studded career.
This presentation is to acknowledge the life-changing experiences we had – with the kind help of our friend and benefactor, Australian entrepreneur Richard Bell.
Oz will forever be in our hearts as one of the greatest counties in the world…
The kindness that we were shown, the wonderful people we met, and the majestic natural wonders we encountered, all made this trip a dream come true.
Long Live Australia… CHEERS, BELLY!!!
Growing up in Riga, Latvia (formally the USSR) and now residing in Long Beach California for the past twelve years, Maxim Senin learned early on the value of learning to play and perform music. With both parents playing the piano it was their desire to give him a solid musical education, and for him to understand and appreciate music; learning with classical music training. When he was in the first grade, his parents got him a violin, but he quickly lost interest. They attempted to teach Maxim the piano. The problem was that the family was poor and could not afford a piano for him to practice on. While in the fourth grade, his parents bought him a clarinet which he learned how to play classical and jazz relatively well. At this point, Maxim’s interest in music subsided. It wasn’t until college when many of his friends played music and were in bands that his interest in music was once again peaked. Since then he has not looked back and continues to write and perform music.
A software engineer by trade, and also a private pilot, Maxim Senin’s love for music is now a large part of his life and is deeply engraved in his daily thoughts and actions. His preference in music is laid-back rock and a touch of folk with an emphasis on his lyrical composition. Choosing love and love triangles as themes for his music and songs, betrayal and unanswered love looms over and is easily detected in his sound. Aside from love tragically gone wrong, Maxim has a great appreciation for songs that are reflective, with a twist and plot in the story line, and that have hope and humor in them. His music comes both from what he observes around him and emotions within that is vented through his lyrics and musical composition.
Citing influences such as Mark Knopfler, J.J. Cale, and Eric Clapton, Maxim finds himself inspired by the likes of Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Sting, and Roxette while also enjoying the music of other icon artists like Coldplay, Duran Duran, U2, The Who, Grateful dead, and Oasis. Although at this stage in his music career, Maxim has not really played any high profile arena type performances mainly because that’s not really his thing. “I’m not a big fan of large crowds”, states Maxim, I also think that my music, at least at the moment, is to be heard by people on their couches or in their cars, not 10,000-seat stadiums. Although, if I had one dream I’d like to fulfill, I wouldn’t mind playing a duet with Clapton or Sting”.
As a multi-instrumentalist, Maxim played every instrument on his debut EP release “The Taming of the Wolf” including the acoustic guitar, piano, ukulele, harmonica, keyboard, and all percussions. Maxim has great aspirations for the success of the new release. When asked if he could retain his artistic integrity with increased commercial success he replied with no hesitation, “I think yes. I’m open-minded about learning from other artists and listening to friends’ advice, but at the same time I think I am on the way of developing my own unique style. That doesn’t mean, however, that this style won’t evolve over time”.
With his debut EP release The “Taming of the Wolf”, Maxim Senin has only just begun. He has plans to promote the record vigorously and hopes to release a full length album by the end of 2012. The Taming of the Wolf is available for sale at CD Baby and by digital download on iTunes along with many other online distribution outlets. For more information on this innovative emerging artist you can listen to his music, and download songs at http://www.facebook.com/MaximSenin.Music.
Rick Parnell walks a road less travelled, sidelining an enviable corporate career to explore Folk/Rock roots. His music has texture and nuance that’s easy to listen to and has fans asking for more. He is an original voice, with intriguing lyrics in the tradition of Dylan, Cohen and Donovan with some Lennon, Nillson, Harrison and even Johnny Cash mixed in for good measure.
Members: Rick Parnell featuring Hart Parnell on lead guitar, Ian Lopez-Ganoza on bass, guitar and keyboard, Terry Martyniuk on drums and various guest musicians.