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
Alexander Ehm is known as a soundtrack composer. In 2001 he founded his new musical side project EHM.
Two celtic pop albums, Celtic Hearts and Celtic Power, were released in 2011 and 2012.
In Februar 2013, the new album Roads, a mixture between Country, Bluegrass, New Age and South American Music, hit the stores.
Alexander Ehm was born 1977 in the GDR. His first attempt in the musical buissness was the EP Soldaten, released in 1994.
After various other independent albums, he signed a contract with the german Label Haute Areal in 2002. He released two albums, Love Killer and 13 ways to burn as Aphrodites Son. Then he went on to the Soundtrack Genre and was involved in many productions. He is still working as a soundtrack composer.
EHM – The Race ( official musicvideo )
” Let´s do something different “, said Yanni to Alexander Ehm.
” What did you mean? “,he asked and turned his head to him. Yanni looked to the ground and after a few secons he answers, ” Now, we have done two celtic pop albums. I think it is time to move on…for a new musical experience “.
Alex was thinking for a moment. Then he said ” You´re right. We WILL do something different on the third album.”
Said and done.
After a few weeks, he came up with his work,…the notes for fourteen new tunes.
Another few weeks later, after spending many hours in recording with the guys, after days of sadness and after many days of fun, the work was done.
The result is ” Roads “, a high concept album, a mixture between elements of Country and Bluegrass, traditional south american music and sixties surf sound, that has never ever done before. The sound of electric guitar, steel guitar, Banjo, Flute, Oboe, Orchestra Strings and Percussions, is absolutely unic and give the listener the feelings and the personal freedom, to be ” on the road “.
Chris Hanners has one of the most unique voices in Country music today. His smooth, strong delivery on a song keeps you listening and wanting to hear more.
A Columbus, Georgia boy, Chris first discovered music on the front pew of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in LaGrange, Georgia with his “Momma Hanners”, who encouraged him to sing Southern Gospel at a young age.
Soon he was performing with the well known trio, “The Sky Is The Limit”. They performed at local high school dances and proms, county fairs, and concerts.
In 2007, Nashville producers and songwriters discovered his talent, and he recorded three tracks to be included on his upcoming CD. Nashville producer, Eddie Gossien, produced all three tracks. His first single, “He’ll Be Home Soon”, written by Randy Jack Wiggins, was released to radio stations in the United States and Canada on April 29, 2008. The song will be available soon on iTunes, Rhapsody, and other online music stores.
The upcoming ten-song album will be available later this year with more radio releases due. He is on CLH Records and is distributed by Select-A-Hit Distribution, Memphis, Tennessee.
Members: Preston Corley,
Sounds Like: Chris Young, Jonny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Randy Travis, Josh Turner
Label: Little House Records Nashville
Manager: Little House Records Nashville
American Workers ” More Power to Ya”, Chris Hanners
It’s My Lie by Chris Hanners
We are a Richmond Va area established band with a dynamic blend of music from the 60′s to today country/rock/blues blended with classic and modern rock. Add to it some of today’s contemporary artists, and you have the well rounded “ROUTE 64″ band! We will be your GO TO band for all the songs you know well, and some you have not thought about, or are not expecting to hear! Route 64 is your surrounding Richmond area choice! We are the band that isn’t shy about making a road trip! Please note the “similar” artists thing we put artists that are wonderful there but the truth is Kristen Johnson has her own style..give us a listen!
Members: Kristen Johnson Blanton Gordon Rob Moss Brian Legere Dan Gillespie
Sounds Like: Sugarland, Miranda Lambert, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Adele, Lady Antebellum
Manager: Blanton Gordon 804-938-2001
“I Hate Myself for Loving You” sung live by Route 64 Band – by Joan Jett
New Single and Music Video
“Welcome To America” Released June 18, 2012
4D recording artist Denae Gardner’s music is Country, is very fresh and current sounding, and her love and respect for Traditional Country is obvious. There’s no doubting that. Take a listen to her recent radio singles, the Bluegrass tinged “Heartache Train” and, “My Love Will Not Change,” or her new single “Welcome To America” a Rockin’ Country/Blues song released June 2012, and you can hear how unique her talent is. But, at the same time, the Idaho-based singer has a deep appreciation for what has come before her. She feels that’s important.
“You have to appreciate where music came from,” the stunning 20-year-old songstress says. “That’s a really big thing with me. That’s why I listen to so much of the old stuff. It’s all related. Music, as we know it today, came from Country and Blues. Obviously, I know they are different sounding, but I just love it all.”
It was the legendary band Led Zeppelin that was one of her biggest influences growing up, as she recalls.
“What really inspired me to want to get involved in music as a career was that I watched a live DVD of Led Zeppelin when I was in the eighth or ninth grade. Watching that DVD really inspired me, and then, I heard the music of Etta James. That’s when I knew that’s what I wanted to do the rest of my life.”
Gardner blends those sounds all together into a style that she calls “Rockin’ Country with a Blues/Bluegrass twist.” That style is very much in evidence on such tracks as her new single “Welcome To America” (Rockin Country Blues).
“Welcome To America”, Denae Gardner’s new single and music video released June 18, 2012 , impacting radio on July 8, 2012 is a departure from the usual popular Country fare of “love songs-meet-beer hall songs”. It is a message song, not preachy, just the straight dope about society in this current era. Gene Vail, Darrell Morris, and Denae Gardner are the writers of this moving song.
“Denae Gardner’s video and track “Welcome To America” is an eye opening, in your face look about what our country is and has become. With her lyrically graphic descriptions, this is one political song and video that are right on point. Done in the country music style, Gardner and her band are serious. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that she’s the Bob Marley of country music. This is an excellent video that is well shot, and the story it tells is profound. Her voice is very good, the band is excellent, and this could very well be a hit. The music and flow of “Welcome To America” are very moving as this singer tells it like it is with a very emotional delivery and great style.” ~Music Dish TV Worldwide
Gardner was out and about during mid-2011, putting names and faces together on her first radio tour. The tour, which took her to forty radio markets in a two month period, is a vital part of getting an artist noticed by radio. Denae says the importance of getting to know the Music Directors and On-Air talent can not be underestimated.
She definitely made quite an impact on the listeners and radio stations, as her single “Heartache Train” reached #87 on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart. In some cases, live performances of songs she did on the radio tour, like “Sky Is Crying,” also netted airplay, as well.
With a new single “Welcome to America” set to impact radio, Denae is in this career for the long haul.
Denae wants to carry the torch for artists such as McEntire, Loretta Lynn, and Connie Smith, who kept the ‘twang’ in their music.
“It’s really important to me that we keep Traditional Country flavor in our songs. I grew up with Traditional and Classic music, and I really want to keep that strong.”
If you ask her about her biggest influence, you might be surprised. When asked what performer she would most love to sit down and seek their career advice, she said
“Hank Williams, III, hands down. I would love to sit down and have a conversation with him. I love what he stands for. I would love to ask him about how he has kept his sound so traditional.”
She also hopes to bring out the emotions in her music to the listeners, and if her music inspires them, she knows the feeling.
Denae says that as much as she loves recording, she really wants to take her music out on the road to the people. That’s where she feels right at home.
So, when listeners hear “Welcome to America,” on the radio, what exactly would Gardner want people to think about her?
“I want them to think that this girl has a deep passion for America. She is not afraid to venture away from the ‘love song-meets-beer hall songs’ that are so popular in Country music. She will sing about society and some of the things that we must deal with to keep our Country the wonderful land of freedom and hope that it was created to be. I hope people think that I have genuine talent. I hope they feel what I am doing, and that I am sticking to my roots. I just want them to appreciate it!”
Denae Gardner’s 4th single, “Welcome To America” was released June 18, 2012. The “Welcome To America” music video will be released at the same time.
Members: Brian Palmer, Diane Johnson, Chris Gunderson, Zack Tyr, Randy McKluskey, Scott Sumner
Sounds Like: Reba McEntire, Tanya Tucker, Patty Loveless, Deana Carter, Wynona Judd
Label: 4D Records
Manager: Don Tunnell
Welcome to America – Denae Gardner
MELODY Vocalist – Country Pop Rock
MELODY MOROS IS AN EXTREMELY VERSATILE VOCALIST THAT WAS BORN IN THE SUBURB’S OF DETROIT..HER PASSION FOR MUSIC AND SINGING HAS BEEN ONGOING SINCE THE AGE OF TEN WHEN SHE BEGAN SINGING IN HER CHURCH CHOIR AND STATE FAIRS..SHE HAS AN AMAZING CHECKLIST OF SONG’S RANGING FROM GOSPEL TO HEAVY METAL.MELODY’S STAGE PRESENCE CAN BRING ENVY TO EVEN THE MOST SEASONED PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS.SHE HAS BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO WORK WITH SOME INCREDIBLE MUSICIANS IN BAND’S SUCH AS “MEDUSA”,”SHOT GUN”,”THE RANDY BLACK BAND”,”DANGERPOINT” AND “WISH”.WORKING WITH THE J.W.STONE AGENCY HER BAND DANGERPOINT TOURED JAPAN”HER KEYBOARD PLAYER FROM DANGERPOINT JIMMIE BONES TROMBLEY IS NOW WITH KID ROCK AND HAS WORKED WITH HANK WILLIAMS III AND UNCLE KRACKER.I CONTINUE TO BE AWE STRUCK BY MELODY’S SINGING RESUME WITH IT’S LONG LIST OF ACHIEVEMENT’S, HONOR’S AND AWARD’S”INCLUDING:FEMALE VOCAL FINALIST CATCH A RISING STAR COMPETITION AT “THE FAMOUS EDEN ROCK HOTEL” IN MIAMI – MODELING & FEMALE VOCAL FINALIST. ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOC. FLORIDA COUNTY FINALS(OBCMAI) 2ND PLACE FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR IN NEW COUNTRY CATEGORY 2ND PLACE FOR ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR IN NEW COUNTRY CATEGORY. ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOC.FLORIDA STATE FINALS(OBCMAI-NACMAI)4TH PLACE FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR. CAT COUNTRY RADIO 107.1 COUNTRY’S NEXT STAR?CONTEST THIS WAS AN ONLINE CONTEST TO SEE WHO WOULD OPEN THE SHOW FOR CRAIG MORGAN AT THE COCONUT FESTIVAL in CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA..HER VERSION OF”UNCHAINED MELODY” WAS CHOSEN IN THE TOP 27 AND MADE THE TOP TEN FINALS!!!!!TODAY SHE IS ACCOMPLISHING ANOTHER GOAL’S AS SHE PREPARE’S A DEMO DISC OF HER ORIGINAL SONG’S..SHE WAS DESTINED TO BE A BRIGHT SHINING STAR..HER ONGOING SHINING LIGHT CONTINUE’S TO ILLUMINATE THE HEART’S OF ANYONE THAT HEARS HER SING TODAY..HER BUBBLEY UPBEAT PERSONALITY IS A BLESSING TO FAMILY AND FRIEND’S..I CONSIDER IT A PLEASURE TO KNOW SUCH AN AMAZING TALENTED ARTIST AS MELODY.
“THE WAY IT USED TO BE”
THANK YOU for stopping by my fan page! I always dreamed of the day when I would have the chance to thank those people who believed in me and my dream of becoming a successful recording artist. It’s not often you get the chance to do something you truly love in life and I am so blessed to finally have this opportunity to live the dream and so I THANK YOU from the bottom of my ♥!
I’ll try to make this brief, but those who know me also know that’s gonna be hard to do, so I’ll do my best to keep it short and sweet =) …
I am married to my super sexy husband for 18 years, and have two amazing teenagers who love to keep me on my toes. We live in the suburbs of Long Island and all have a profound love for all kinds of music. I’ve been singing since I was eight years old and I’ve always been a “rock and roller” at heart, but I’ve always loved the incredible story telling that is spoken through country music. The release of my first solo album “Me Time” is a compilation of everything I love about rock and country music and is my personal take on what I consider to be Long Island Country – a mix of high energy rock with a little taste of home town country – it’s where Nashville meets Bayville and becomes one big happy family! I am honored to have worked with the most talented people from both my past and my present on this album. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did bringing it to life.
I’ll tell you what I tell my kids, “You have to love what you do in life because then it will never feel like work. And when you have an idea or a dream in mind, it’s almost like striking a match, and whether that match creates a flame that flickers or catches fire, you won’t really know until you strike that match. No matter how the odds may be stacked against you or how old you may be in life, strike the match, and see how bright you can burn”.
Lisa Matassa – The Christmas Song
OCONUS is the culmination of years of musical ensembles and solo work that finally merged through the help of several long deployments in the United States Marine Corps.
Drawing from musical influences and experiences ranging from Bach to Clapton, plus nearly everything in between and even some additional genres, Noel & Anthony have teamed up once again, producing dynamic covers and inspiring original songs and recordings.
Collectively, Noel & Anthony possess a vast wealth of experience and training in the musical field. They share formal musical education from institutions including: The Julliard School, Berkeley School of Music, Concordia College, University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Eastern Kentucky University.
Between the two of them, Noel & Anthony have performed live over 400 times, to audiences as large as nearly 20,000. They have collectively participated in over 15 album recording projects, and in addition to their brand-new OCONUS album slated for release in Spring 2012, they are both working on individual recording projects as well.
Although they are only a duo, with the addition of various technological advances, OCONUS is able to provide venues with an acoustic, piano/guitar/vocal presentation, or they can amp it up a bit, providing the sound and texture of an entire 5-piece band.
OCONUS is one of the most versatile duo-ensembles around, and your venue will benefit greatly by adding them to your roster of musical entertainment.
Barley Station is a double-fronted band whose music combines the roots of Americana, Pop/Rock, Country,
and Folk and puts them in a blender with a dash of amaretto pouring out a tasty glass of sound.
The result is a distinctly alternative blend that draws deeply from its roots yet looks forward and to the future.
The music features two and three part harmonies, driving rhythms, and contagious melodies.
The songwriting covers the whole gamut of emotions moving from upbeat bright material to
darker or introspective moods. The sound is punctuated throughout with rootsy alternative country,
bright pop/rock to progressive folk and alternative pop/rock sensibilities.
Real instruments – real voices – real harmonies
“Many hardcore genre purists even like what we’re doing, though some don’t, but its who
we are, and we can’t change that. It’s just how we write and how we’ve been
influenced”, explains Randy. He adds, “I was once told by a hard core country fan that
mixing pop into country (or folk) in one of my songs is like spitting in beer! Though
he seemed to come across as rather offended by our genre bending, the person proceeded
to say he couldn’t help but like that particular song.” That kind of response comes as
no surprise as songs penned and sung by Randy and Brian in their prior band had won several male
vocalist awards at garageband.com and had been featured tracks despite fitting more
into an “other” category rather than neatly into any one genre.
Barley Station’s core is a trio of two singer/songwriters, Randy Wayne Belt and Brian
Kious, and background vocalist and songwriting partner Casey Wollberg, who worked
together in the midwest based group, The Barnacles, honing their songwriting, stage,
and composing skills for over 10 years. Their music reflects the influence of the roots
of the three writers who are products of the crossroads of music in the midwest, St.
Barley Station is no stranger to radio and press. Under the banner of their previous
group, The Barnacles, they achieved the release of several CDs, national and regional
tours, given radio interviews, and had airplay on over 200 land radio stations,
including college, public, and some commercial radio. They received medium rotation on
TABC’s ‘Best of Rock’ show and enjoyed everything from light to heavy rotations on
other stations. Their genre blending sounds gave them a constant #1 pick up rate (over
90% consistently) with their radio promotion firm. Barley Station will be a group to
watch as they take those previous successes to new levels.
The group is currently working on their first CD and has just released 3 singles in
anticipation of that release. ‘Common Knowledge’, the first single, explores some
rockin shores along the edge of dreamy melodic landscapes, and a punchy driving rhythm
section that captivates to bring you on the plain of the lyrics. While ‘I Found You’
sticks to roots but combines the elements of melodic pop and rock with a distinctive
Johnny Cash kind of country feel. The third and latest single, ‘Close To One’ follows
suit but with a pop vocal and delivery inserted into a country beat and feel.
You can find music by Barley Station under their old band name, The Barnacles, here: