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Come take your chances at the elegantly appointed Trout Towers Casino in muddy down town Orleans. Located it the notorious wild west side of the rail trail, one never knows what could happen. Periodically, we feature top talent. And by top talent, I mean the very best talent we can convince to play here, based on the hope that you, our listening audience will flood the interwebs with cash making us rich rich rich. So get some popcorn, sit back and get ready because when we light this candle it's going be a hell of a ride.
Summer Osborne is an award winning American singer-songwriter, Artist Activist, and Spiritual Teacher from Vandalia, IL. She entertains audiences throughout the US and Canada with her magical brand of melodic and lyrically potent genre-jumping performances. “This is Your Call” (As I Am, 2013) earned a nomination from the International Music and Entertainment Awards for Best Spiritual Song and won a RightOutTV Music and Video award for Best Song with a Social Message. But it is the title track, “As I Am” (As I Am, 2013) that is regularly healing spirits and being used by therapists and Spiritual Congregations in several settings. Summer is currently touring to promote her newest album, Spiritual Revolution, which was released July 2015. Summer has performed at numerous churches, gatherings and spiritual centers that embody new thought. These are comprised of Christian, Atheist, Pagan, Unity, Unitarian Universalist, and Emmanuel Lutheran congregations in the Mid and Northwest US. She also headlines festivals throughout North America, including Pagan Festivals, as well as Pride Fests. Summer’s music masterfully amalgamates the human condition, spirituality, truth, love and healing. That is why people everywhere want what she has to give. Love.
paul pfau's pfriend zone.
welcome to the pfriend zone. a place where you can hear acoustic versions of new and old songs by nashville singer/songwriter paul pfau. requests are welcome and conversation is encouraged so please comment through out the broadcast. thanks for stopping by! don't forget to check out the rewards. enjoy the show!
Kulak's Woodshed on La...
Please send an email to the artist/s during the show to: kulakswebcast@y ahoo.com Having trouble viewing on a Mac desktop, ? Try using Firefox. Sample video of past shows at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyxn_XUdwFA Kulak’s Woodshed is a live music venue and multi-camera broad cast standard HD recording studio with Pro Tools multi-track audio. All shows are webcast live with chairs and couches for 49 people. Created by Paul Kulak in 1999 for the promotion and celebration of singer songwriters, it evolved into a community labor of love, run by skilled volunteers and supported by audience donations. Everyone is welcome, all ages, and music styles. Artists range from beginners to Grammy winners. On-going music, TV, audio production workshops and classes. Self serve snacks, soft drinks, tea, and coffee available. Pet friendly. No alcohol permitted. Kulak’s Woodshed 5230 1/2 Laurel Canyon Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91607 818-766-9913
Aces & Eights Classic ...
Aces & Eights Classic Country Music is a traditional country music duo from the Black Hills of South Dakota. They received 2016 Cd of the Year from two organizations; National Traditional Country Music Association and the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame. Bob Everhart, President of NTCMA for 42 years writes, “America is bombasted with the phony these days, but being a gambler for every CD I listen to, hoping for the real deal, the best one so far is "Aces and Eights" who are not only totally 'retro' they have all the elements that make that word reliable and honest. No wonder they took a "CD of the Year" award from the Rural Roots Music Commission in 2016" Aces & Eights’ CD release tour including 28 venues and five states successfully concluded this fall. They are now in studio recording their next CD “The Heart of Country Music” to be released January 1, 2017. They are committed to bringing back the roots of country music. Listeners find themselves on a journey back to a simpler time when country music was authentic; no fluff added. This very tradition reveals itself in the masterful guitar licks, old time banjo, and sweet mandolin melodies in correlation with the strong leads and beautiful harmonies of Aces & Eights. They are currently streaming live in the United Kingdom, have had radio play on KCMR and KLMJ radio of Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa. Their release “Dear Child” was chosen as song of the month on KCMR radio for the month of October 2016. In addition, they have had a multitude of press releases and newspaper articles from Globe Gazette in Mason City, IA, Rapid City Journal in Rapid City, SD, Clear Lake Mirror in Clear Lake, Iowa, and Country Music International Tradition Magazine and many more. They are followed nationally and internationally with followers from entire United States, India, Italy, Greece and many other European countries. Aces & Eights is a duo formed by Harland Allen & Kim Bachman. Harland Allen was born in Missoula, Montana and raised in Lakewood, Colorado. He grew up listening to Hank Williams, Burl Ives, Marty Robbins and several other Folk and Country music artists from the 1950's and 1960's. He started his first garage band in Junior High School and spent his teenage years playing Rock and Roll. Returning to his Country and Folk roots he played as a soloist at local night clubs and lounges. His first gig for $$$ was in 1977 at The Ground Round Restaurant and Lounge in Lakewood, Colorado. He continued to perform at local clubs and lounges playing acoustic guitar and singing songs by people like Cat Stevens, James Taylor, The Eagles and a variety of Country and Folk music. Over the years Harland has performed as a soloist and in a number of duos, trios, four and five piece bands. He now lives in Sturgis, South Dakota with his wife and family. Kimberly Bachman grew up in Iowa on a farm. She bought her first guitar with her money from working in the fields all summer. Kim was surrounded by country music. Family tradition entailed Saturday night gatherings around the kitchen table when relatives would come over to visit and play music. She is firmly rooted in the country music of the 60’s and 70’s with a strong alto voice that carries one back to the day of the women who were the true legends of country music. Kim also plays the banjo and the mandolin, sings lead and harmony. Over the past ten years, she has filled in with a number of small bands until she found her true country niche with Aces & Eights. She lives in Belle Fourche, South Dakota with her husband and family. If you are looking for artists that will bring the nostalgia of real country music to your venue, festival, or event you won’t need to look any further than Aces & Eights Classic Country Music. “Kim and Harlan were superb to work with. They were nothing but professional but still had a great time interacting with their audience. Their performance was well received by our guests. I would highly recommend Aces and Eights – their musical talent is awesome. “ Dee with the Buffalo Round Up in Custer, SD. “I was in total agreement that getting back to basics in Classic Country Music was the goal of their Album "No Fluff Added." The rest of the board for the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame was just as excited about the album as I was. We were honored to select their CD as Album of the Year. They were very "down home"; a first Class Act that everyone should get out and listen to.” Wini with the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame.
"Andrew Calhoun is a powerful songsmith, a quiet and sly performer, and fine traditional singer as well... fascinating and unpredictable." -Phil Shapiro, Bound for Glory Andrew Calhoun's music is innovative and rooted in tradition. In forty years as a performer he has evolved an increasingly varied repertoire including original songs, Irish and American folk songs, Scottish ballads, African-American spirituals, hymns, historical background, comic songs and poems and songs by writers such as Dave Carter, Mary Oliver and Robert Frost. At age seven, Andrew memorized W. B. Yeats' "Song of Wandering Aengus," thus earning a nickel from his mother. He got his first guitar in 1967 at the age of ten, and began writing songs at twelve. By the late seventies, he was performing in the Chicago folk scene. Six months of janitorial work at the DAVEA Center in Addison, IL, funded a trip to Europe in 1977 leading him to hear Martin Carthy at the Cambridge Folk Festival in England, and Carthy along with Leonard Cohen have remained guiding musical inspirations. He has since toured internationally, performing at folk clubs and festivals, pubs and house concerts. In 1992, Calhoun founded Waterbug Records, an artists' cooperative folk label which has grown to 115 titles, bringing some of the brightest singer-songwriters and folk musicians to an international audience. His own recordings have been released on Hogeye, Flying Fish and Waterbug Records. Recent projects include a comedy book, The Trilogy Trilogy, and his twelfth recording, Living Room, a collection of original songs. Recently he has worked with Andrew Calhoun and Campground; the band Zozo; and in a duo and trio with daughter Casey Calhoun. In October 2012, Andrew was given the Lantern Bearer Award for twenty-five years of service to the folk arts in the Midwest by the Folk Alliance Regional Midwest.
California native Amelia Blake combines folk/rock, singer/songwriter introspection and alternative country to form a sound that is all her own. The ninth of ten daughters, she’s been playing guitar and writing songs since childhood, heavily influenced by the standards of both her parents’ and grandparents’ musical eras, as well as the sixties’ folk sounds she learned at her older sisters’ feet. The granddaughter of a vaudeville musician and the daughter of a musician father and operatically trained mother, she absorbed the musical surroundings of her upbringing and it shows in her music. During an hour or 90 minute show, you're as likely to hear a crooner from a classic musical as you are to hear songs from the Beatles or Cat Stevens mixed in with her originals. She refuses to be locked into any one genre, borrowing from country or jazz as the mood hits her. Amelia’s voice has been described as reminiscent of Eva Cassidy, Emmylou Harris and Nanci Griffith, but her singing style harkens back to the golden age of movie musicals. She has opened for some of Americana music’s finest performing songwriters, including Slaid Cleaves, Mike Graham and Chuck Pyle. The release of her first studio album, Old Horses, in 2003 opened new doors, one of which was the inclusion of her music on the nationally syndicated radio show, Laney Goodman’s Women In Music. Her songs have been cut by Shanna Crooks, Klancy Johnson, Shelby Downing and Stacy James. In 2008, Amelia was one of only 19 songwriters chosen by Nashville writer Skip Ewing for a scholarship to attend his brainchild: songwriting retreat/workshop, “Horse & Writer“. 2008 was the first year that songwriters were chosen to attend for free based on their writing abilities, and Amelia was thrilled and honored to be included in the lineup. For several years, Amelia performed in the virtual world Second Life as Carmel Daines, allowing her to win over fans throughout the world via live internet streaming shows. Amelia married singer/songwriter Dan Garner in 2013; both were members of the acoustic trio Airheart, which featured Amelia, Dan and Paula O’Neal. The trio is an honorary member of the Louisiana Hayride, and Airheart's 2014 album, All Dressed Up, was on the ballot for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. These days, Amelia is based in northwest Louisiana, and works as a music therapist when she's not playing gigs live or online.
Bored with the music being fed to you by the media? I'm here to help! Every Wednesday evening at 9pm Central (that's 7pm for you west coast people) I bring in the most talented people I can find in Nashville (we've got a never ending supply here) and hang out and play music for you guys while you get to interact with everyone else in the room including us! What better way to spend a Wednesday evening?
Rochester, NY native Jess Klein is known for staking out brave lyrical and musical territory with such albums as Wishes Well Disguised (1998), Draw Them Near (2000), Strawberry Lover (2005), City Garden (2006), Bound to Love (2009), Behind A Veil (2012) and Learning Faith (2014) which Folk Radio UK calls “unquestionably the finest album of [her] impressive career.”
RYAN HAMILTON BIOGRAPHY Growing up in the heart of a music loving state like Texas, it would have been hard for acoustic singer songwriter Ryan Hamilton to avoid being exposed and eventually fall in love with music. Even as young as eight years old, whilst traveling in his Dad’s truck listening to John Cougar Mellencamp, the music bug had already bitten. Once he discovered The Eagles, with their unbelievable musicianship and vocal harmonies, the young Hamilton realized that music was a journey he wanted to take. Initially tasting nationwide success with the indie folk band SMILE SMILE, Hamilton found himself signed to a record label and out on the road supporting several successful album releases. Their track ‘Sad Song’ received a nomination for ‘Best Folk Song in the Los Angeles Independent Music Awards’ and the band was nominated for ‘Best USA Artist’ in the Toronto Independent Music Awards. It was whilst performing at the South by SouthWest Festival in 2010, that Ryan met Jaret Reddick (front man for pop rock band Bowling For Soup). The pair struck up an unlikely friendship, which led to both bands heading out on tour with Reddick and Hamilton deciding to write songs together. The instant chemistry, and mutually similar influences growing up, led to the formation of PEOPLE ON VACATION. The unfortunate demise of SMILE SMILE, gave both Hamilton and Reddick time to focus fully on their new project. PEOPLE ON VACATION was growing at an incredibly fast pace due to them embracing social media, crowd funding and online concerts which allowed the band to be continually in touch with their fan base all over the world. In the short time POV have been together they have already released three full length albums, an EP and toured the UK on several occasions. Ryan continued to write and record material on his own while also showcasing his other artistic talent of painting. Already his unique abstract pop culture paintings have attracted attention from the world famous Thomas Crown Art Gallery who have recently commissioned several of his works. Ryan recently finished recording his debut solo album, entitled 'Hell Of A Day'. The album is full of infectious melodies and showcases Hamilton's skills as a world class songwriter. Though he's been at it in one form or another, for several years now, 'Hell Of A Day' marks a new chapter and a new beginning. Hamilton really shines on his solo debut and the sky seems to be the limit for this "up and coming" artist. www.ryanhamiltonmusic.com <p> www.fannypackrecords.com
Across his three indie releases, internationally touring Nashville-based singer-songwriter Robby Hecht has distinguished himself as the second coming of James Taylor, a gentler Damien Jurado. But, whatever the comparison, it’s hard to miss that his songwriting is distinct and individual. He doesn’t shy from the obvious rhyme, but manages it with a delicate audacity, placing it only where it best serves the story or the mood. Robby has won many prestigious performing songwriter awards including Kerrville New Folk, Telluride Troubadour and the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriting Competition. "Robby Hecht sings like a whisper, like a hesitant truth that simply can’t go unsung anymore. His songs can invoke starry nights and fog rolling in on the beach. Lights turning off. Front porch silences and morning walks alone. Holding hands for the first time, letting go for the last." -No Depression "Pitch-perfect, gutbucket country" -Wall Street Journal "It’s his ability to capture the oft-inexpressible details in a relationship that make many of his songs really stick with listeners" -Paste
Bing Futch is an award-winning singer/songwriter and all-around entertainer who performs on Appalachian mountain dulcimer, Native American flute and ukulele. He also incorporates digital technology to create dynamic, pulsing mash-ups of traditional and modern music. From Celtic and Old-Time to blues and rock 'n' roll, Bing's high-energy shows have been enjoyed by audiences from California to New York.
Ryan Van Slooten
Ryan Van Slooten is a singer/songwriter in the Minneapolis metro area. Having spent 16 years in the Duluth area, he established a strong following as both a member of several notorious bands, and most recently as a solo artist. In fact, Van Slooten's latest album, "Victory March", was voted 2013 Album of the Year by PerfectDuluthDay.com. He has released three albums in as many years, each one showcasing the growth of an emerging talent. Already writing and recording demos for his fourth album, due out in 2015, there are no signs of slowing down for this ambitious artist.
Lex Land began recording her debut album, "Orange Days on Lemon Street" (which critics deemed “a fantastic mix of honey sweet folk and dense, beat driven folk-rock”), at age 19 . In 2011 she followed it up with a more eclectic, electrified, and genre-hopping sophomore record, "Were My Sweetheart To Go." Both records earned “Best of iTunes” honors and also received several featured song placements on television programs, including “Private Practice”, “Castle”, and “Bones.” In the midst of supporting her two previously released albums, Lex represented Austin, TX as a Team-Blake-finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2012. She has also been invited to perform multiple times on late night television's "Last Call with Carson Daly," as well as over the radio airwaves on tastemaker stations such as KCRW’s venerated “Morning Becomes Eclectic.” Originally aspiring to a career in classical music, Land attended Chapman University in Orange County, California (where she grew up) until leaving early to pursue her pop ambitions. In 2009, she left Los Angeles to make Austin her home. In Texas Lex has truly blossomed- taking the state by storm with her solo Jeff-Buckley-esque cabaret performances, hitting home-runs with her band, or stealing the show sitting in at jazz clubs. Quotes: • “When you think 'singer songwriter,' 'fierce' is not a word that often comes to mind. But there is something slightly fierce about the opening seconds of Lex Land’s new album 'Were My Sweetheart To Go.' It’s the track 'Oh My!' and it just reaches out and grabs you…”- KCRW – Artist You Should Know • “She’s a great songwriter. She makes herself very vulnerable and her lyrics are revealing about relationships and all those universal themes we love. She really separates herself from the pack with her demeanor and her lyrics. She’s got attitude, she’s cool.”- Jason Bentley - KCRW • “When I think of great female artists, past and present, some of the names I think of are Stevie Nicks, Fiona Apple, Patsy Cline, and Ann Wilson. Among that list, Lex Land deserves a spot. Not only is she one of the most underrated artists on the scene right now, but she somehow molds her voice so well, she’s able to sing any and every genre. If I had to put together a soundtrack of my life, Lex Land would be the prominent artist featured on it.” - Sounds That Matter • “Easily, one of the best singer-songwriters in town right now and one of the finest voices we have ever heard, period. Believe it...”- LA-Underground • "…give a listen to album standout 'If I,' which showcases Land’s subtle-yet-powerful control melody as well as her undeniable vocal prowess."- KUT – Song of the Day
Through the years God has been shaping and molding this dirty piece of clay into the masterpiece He in visioned when He created me. He is doing the same for you, if only we allow Him to take our lives and transform them. I pray that the songs that He has allowed me to write down will be a blessing to you as much has they have been to me. I'm not trying to be famous, just make Christ name famous. I don't want riches, I just want to serve my King. Matt Fawcett