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SARAH BORGES' NEW SOLO CD, RADIO SWEETHEART, DROPS JUNE 24

Singer/Songwriter Adds Tour Dates with Girls Guns And Glory

 

(BOSTON, MASS.) - She's been Boston's singing sweetheart for the past few years as part of Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles. But, now, the singer-songwriter is claiming that title of her own as she readies the release of her new solo record, Radio Sweetheart.

 

The 10-track album, set for release on June 24 via Booneville, Kentucky-based Lonesome Day Records, is a return to self for the artist. "I wrote songs that felt important to me. Before, I had a lot of co-writes, so a lot of opinions in the mix, and this time I was able to think of just what I wanted. It was scary and freeing at the same time," says Borges, who Rolling Stone magazine describes as "friendly pop–rock with bits of twang, rockabilly, and '50 pop."

 

One song in particular, "Radio Sweetheart," was a track that always held a special place in her musical heart, but never had a home until now. "I wrote that song when I was really young, just out of college. For me, it was this version of my childhood self and very personal - it just didn't feel right to record with the Broken Singles. But, now, it means a lot to have it on my new record," says the Taunton, Mass.-born artist.

 

Radio Sweetheart was the perfect title of her new album as well as it represents her newfound optimism as she embarks on a solo career. "I titled the album Radio Sweetheart out of hopefulness about this record. I decided to call myself the radio sweetheart in hope that it comes true," she admits.

 

The album was recorded at Woolly Mammoth Sound, which is owned by Dave Minehan, singer/guitarist of Boston rockers Neighborhoods as well as guitar player for the Replacements. Minehan also engineered the album while Steve Berlin, who played saxophone and keyboards with Los Lobos for 30 years, produced the record, which features a few very special guests - NRBQ's Terry Adams and Lone Justice's Ryan Hedgecock.

 

"I'm a huge fan of NRBQ and we sort of checked a chord from their song, 'Ridin' in My Car' on my song, 'The Waiting and the Worry.' So it was an honor to have their piano player Terry Adams play on it. When I'm writing songs I always like to think of how it'll play live and this is one I really like to perform. It makes people happy. Lyrically, it tells the story of a girl driving in the car, listening to music, and thinking about a boy," she says.

 

Another standout track is "Record on Repeat," which was written with another special guest - Ryan Hedgecock of Lone Justice. "This is the closest to the live show out of the all of the songs. It has lots of energy. I went over to Ryan's house when I was out in L.A. one night. His band, Lone Justice, was instrumental in mixing punk and country, and I am so enamored of them and him. We drank some tequila and ended up writing this song that's just a vignette of a rock and roll; fast girl and guy get together in a burst of flames, personified in the record they can't stop listening to. It was a really fun and natural writing experience," she says.

 

Along with her famous friends, her fans helped Radio Sweetheart along as well. "We did a crowd-funding campaign and within one month, I received more than 150 percent of the money I needed. I couldn't believe it. Donations would come in and there'd be $1,000 from someone I didn't know, and donations from China. Holy cow!" she says.

 

Borges will be touring for most the year with many shows featuring label-mates Girls, Guns, and Glory's Chris Hersch (guitar), Paul Dilley (bass), and Josh Kiggans (drums) as her backing band.

June 14, Bull Run, Shirley, MA

July 3, Natalie's, Worthington, OH

July 4, The Livery 4th of July Show, Benton Harbor, MI

July 11, Black Potatoe Music Festival, Clinton, NJ

July 18, Hungry Tiger, Manchester, CT

 

More dates to be announced...

 

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SINGER SONGWRITER AND 6X BILLBOARD CHARTING ARTIST MARGO REY RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE “COLOURS”

 

 

“COLOURS” CURRENTLY #27 ON MEDIABASE AC CHART; ADDED ON SIRIUS XM “THE BLEND” CHANNEL

 

 

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 26, 2014 – Billboard charting singer/songwriter Margo Rey has released an intimate new music video to accompany her latest moving single, “Colours,” her most personal and emotional song yet after major chart success at AC Radio with “Let The Rain,” “Between Us,” “Tempted,” and her Top 5 Holiday classic, “This Holiday Night,” Margo continues to climb the AC Radio charts. The video was directed by AlecZero and produced by StereoZzilla Productions.

 

“Colours” takes you on a personal journey with moving lyrics written by Margo herself and music by Margo and Barrett Yeretsian. “I am not afraid, I know how to be brave, in the best and worst of days, my colours never fade, impossible they say…”

 

A simple yet empowering song that describes overcoming any obstacles and gaining confidence in yourself to not care about what or who may bring you down, “Colours” sends a message to encourage listeners to believe in themselves. In the minimal music video, we see Margo playing a grand piano in a studio belting out the meaningful lyrics.

 

Following her latest CD release, “Habit” and successfully battling breast cancer for a second time in 2013, Margo hasn’t stopped pursuing her music. Margo recently became the National Ambassador for non-profit organization Brides Against Breast Cancer providing her top 20 Billboard charting song, “Let The Rain”, co-written by legendary John Oates as their theme song.

 

The Indie Music Digest quotes, “Margo Rey’s musical/vocal style is cut from the cloth of Celine Dion, Bonnie Raitt and Shania Twain but I will add she can go toe to toe with any of them vocally.”

 

 
   

EMERGING SINGER-SONGWRITER ROXANNA TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM EXOTICA ON JULY 8

 

 

 

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“I believe the world is hungry to hear songs about love. Enough about bad romance and hate and war. Music should be easy on the ear.”

 

Entering into the music world with a devastating heartbreak, the incomparable Roxanna penned “Unforgotten,” a sorrowful but soulful song, threaded with hope for tomorrow. “That song was my therapy,” Roxanna notes. “It just poured out of me, and helped me believe all of this happened for a reason.”

 

With the introduction to Exotica, lead single “Close Your Eyes” takes you on a personal journey with its dramatic storyline and emotional lyrics, Roxanna’s heartfelt message is strongly emphasized by the elegance of her gorgeous vocals.  “There is a light at the end of the tunnel, after every storm there is a rainbow, just an overall hope in the end.”

 

Roxanna believes, “Music should bring pleasure, it should be elegant and relaxing. It’s all about friendship, pleasure, romance, love and beauty.” Roxanna’s world of experience is translated through her passion for music and songwriting. She was born in Iran in the midst of an ongoing war with Iraq. As a child, she turned to music for balance and tranquility, religiously mimicking the English-language songs of Olivia Newton-John.

 

After traveling the world and experiencing both heartbreak and love, Roxanna has teamed up with the best in the industry to release Exotica, a collection of stories that are universal and inspiring.

 

Roxanna is determined to craft every song and lyric as relatable to whomever will take a listen with the intention to always spread love and healing through her romantic songs and stories.  It was while studying to be a nurse that Roxanna witnessed first hand the healing power of music. Roxanna sang each night to a young man battling cancer. When he was released, the man’s father said to her, “My son is better because of the way you sang to him.” With that, she realized that music, like medicine is a great healer and it was then hat she realized she needed to pursue signing as a career.

 

For her full-length album, she contacted well-known producer Mark Portmann credited with working with Julio Iglesias, Barbra Streisand, and Christina Aguilera. It was her rendition of Aguilera’s “Lift Me Up” that convinced Portmann to bring Roxanna under his wing. And what spawned from their collaboration was Exotica, a seamless, mastered mix of adult contemporary, classic pop, and world music.

 

Listening through the album, you’ll be taken on a journey of love … from the first moment of flirtation to the confidence you find with everlasting love.

 

Featuring a string of romantic songs including new renditions of The Hollies 1972 hit song, “The Air That I Breathe,” and Lionel Richie’s 1984 smash hit, “Hello”.

 
   

SINGER, SONGWRITER, AND ACTOR CARL THORNTON RELEASES DEBUT DANCE SINGLE “GET UP!” ON AMAZON AND ITUNES

 

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“I am a fun loving, live life to the fullest individual, who always sees the glass as half full and firmly believes in the motto "nothing ventured, nothing gained."


LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 11, 2014 – Triple threat talent Carl Thornton debuts the perfect summer dance anthem that will inspire and ignite the clubs with his debut single, “Get Up!” From the opening notes, one can hear a melodic and irresistible drive with an electrifying and pulsating beat that entices you to move with unabashed joy until the song is over.

 

After traveling the world and performing professionally for ten years, Carl has not lost sight of his goals from an early age where he vowed that singing was what he was destined to do. “Get Up!” is the very first song Carl has written where he confidently steps out as an artist.

 

Blending velvety, rich vocals, the song is both rhythmic and the flawless mix of pop and electronic music taking inspiration from Usher, Calvin Harris, and Avicii.

 

“GET UP!” is now available at iTunes, Amazon, and CDbaby.com. Four exclusive remixes will be released soon with an accompanying music video shot at Harlem Gay Pride Parade in June 2014 and will be released later this summer.

 
   

LONESOME DAY RECORDS READIES A FULL RELEASE SCHEDULE THROUGH 2015

LONESOME DAY RECORDS READIES A FULL RELEASE SCHEDULE THROUGH 2015

 

Silver Bullet Bluegrass: A Tribute to Bob Seger Slated for August

 

(Booneville, KY) - Lonesome Day Records is having its most prolific year yet with new releases ranging from a star-studded tribute record to blue-collar rocker Bob Seger to bluegrass stars Tim Shelton, Richard Bennett, Jeff Clair, and Jeff Parker to rock singer/songwriter Sarah Borges and more.

Earlier this year, the Booneville, Kentucky-based label released Boston Music Awards winners Girls Guns And Glory's Good Luck, in February. Good Luck has recently reached Top 15 on the American Airplay Chart and Top 10 on the Roots Music Report, and has received rave reviews from the press. No Depression recently wrote, "If there is any justice, Good Luck will transform the winners of six Boston Music Awards into a national act," while The Day newspaper in New London, Connecticut called Good Luck "the band's finest work."

 

Next on deck is bluegrass artist Richard Bennett's In The Wind Somewhere, which is due May 27. Bennett's fifth solo release features Mark Schatz (Nickel Creek, Emmylou Harris, LindaRonstadt), IMBA Mandolin Player of the Year Adam Steffey, celebrated fiddler Ron Stewart, and Sean Lane of the Grammy-nominated band Blue Highway on tenor vocals. The record was recorded at the Lonesome Day Studio Booneville, Kentucky, and mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Brandon Bell.

 

On June 24, newly signed rock singer/songwriter Sarah Borges will see the release of Radio Sweetheart, her first solo record since disbanding Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles. "I'm really proud of this record. I wrote songs that felt important to me. It doesn't feel like a new me, but it feels like the old me is finally back," says Borges.



The finishing touches are being put on Silver Bullet Bluegrass: A Tribute to Bob Seger, which is tentatively slated for an August release. The compilation features many artists on Lonesome Day Records' roster, as well as American Idol Season 4 runner-up Bo Bice, and singers from the bands Blue Highway, Wildfire, Mountain Heart, the SteelDrivers, and the Boxcars.



"This is a project that I have been wanting to do for a long time, and it is all bluegrass. One of our goals with this record is to make it very easily recognized as bluegrass, and also very palatable to the bluegrass listener. It is not a 'hot pickin' record; the focus is on the songs and the singers, and the arrangements stay fairly true to the originals. These are legitimate versions of great songs that will have some of the best singers in bluegrass contributing to them," Lonesome Day Records owner Randall Deaton recently told Bluegrass Today.



Another release eyed for a potential fall release is a new record by bluegrass artist Jeff Clair, which will start production soon under the helm of country singer Gary Nichols of the SteelDrivers. "I met Gary at the bluegrass festival Rudyfest in Kentucky and we kept in touch. I was a big fan of the SteelDrivers and thought Gary was an excellent singer and was happy to get him on the Bob Seger tribute. He had expressed an interest in producing more and asked if I had any artists. I mentioned Jeff so Gary looked him up on YouTube, they had a few conversations and hit it off, and now here we are," says Deaton.



Meanwhile, Jeff Parker, a bluegrass music stalwart known for his timeless singing and virtuoso mandolin skills and member of Dailey & Vincent, starts production on his next record on April 28. A fall release is planned.



Additionally, Tim Shelton, who fronted Newfound Road on Rounder Records for years, will also begin production soon - sometime this summer - with Paul Kolderie (Girls Guns And Glory, Phish's Mike Gordon) at the helm for an early 2015 release.



Silver Bullet Bluegrass track listing (not final):

1.    Tim Shelton, "Against the Wind"

2.     Girls, Guns and Glory's Ward Hayden, "Betty Lou's Getting' Out Tonight"

3.     Blue Highway's Tim Stafford, "Even Now"

4.     Wildfire's Robert Hale, "Feel Like a Number"

5.     Darrell Webb, "Long Twin Silver Line"

6.     Mountain Heart's Josh Shilling, "Mainstreet"

7.     Larry Cordle, "Night Moves"

8.     Bo Bice, "Ramblin' Gambling Man"

9.     Jeff Clair, "Roll Me Away"

10.   The SteelDrivers' Gary Nichols, "Turn the Page"

11.   Jeff Parker, "We've Got Tonight"

12.   The Boxcars' Keith Garrett, "You'll Accomp'ny Me"

 
   

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