Variety is the spice of life, and it certainly spices up the latest installment of our weekly #UMC20 playlist.
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Think you can afford to skimp on the metadata behind your music on digital channels?
That is not the case.
I originally heard about Delta Rae while living up in Bethlehem, PA. The lively country six-piece has come up to Christmas City a handful of times in the past, and even won our hearts with a high-powered song about the rise and fall of Bethlehem Steel on 2015’s “After It All.” Even so, I had never gotten the chance to take in the full, live Delta Rae experience…
…until Wednesday night.
As musicians — and just about anyone, in any creative line of work — we’ve all been asked to offer our products and services for no monetary compensation. That’s right: the old “do it for exposure” trick.
Amy Gerhartz’s forthcoming album, “Hold On,” is scheduled for release in early 2019. If it’s anything like her 2017 release, “Fire,” you’re in for a real treat.
Photo credit: visitmusiccity.com.
I’ve been in Nashville for a week, and I already find myself inspired by this city. I’ve been laying low a bit, taking my time as I get to know my surroundings and the general landscape around Music City.
Now that we’re into December, we plan to make the next few #UMC20 Spotify playlists a bit more festive to line up with the season.
Nashville-based bluegrass artist Sierra Hull announced her ‘Christmas Time Is Here’ tour on Friday, designed to give back to several communities across the midwest and south this holiday season.
Each of the four tour stops will be partnered with Toys for Tots and/or a local food bank, seeking to ease the stress of the holidays for the less fortunate. Each attending fan who donates an unwrapped toy, canned foods, or makes a monetary donation to the local food bank on-site will receive a free, signed poster for Hull’s Grammy-nominated latest release, Weighted Mind, while supplies last.
Together, with her band (Justin Moses, Kai Welch, Eddie Barbash, Ethan Jodziewicz, and Jamie Dick), Hull aims to bring Christmas joy to those attending the shows and those in need this December. Details on each tour stop are below:
Dec. 7 — Sheldon Concert Hall — St. Louis, MO
(Toys for Tots, canned food, and monetary donations accepted for St. Louis Area Foodbank)
Dec. 8 — Franklin Theatre — Franklin, TN
(Toys for Tots, canned food, and monetary donations accepted for Second Harvest Food Bank)
Dec. 20 — Tangled String Studios — Huntsville, AL
(Monetary donations accepted for Food Bank of North Alabama)
Dec. 21 — Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts — Franklin, NC
(Toys for Tots, monetary donations accepted for Macon County Care Net)
Kara Hartzell’s self-titled 4-song EP is a moving story about heartbreak and life’s sudden — and sometimes, unexpected — changes. Recognizing, accepting, and moving on from life-changing events is something we all have to face at some point in our lives. To do so can be challenging and often frightening. It takes strength and courage to fight through it and move on. It’s even harder to share that with the world but, that’s exactly what Kara does with her latest release (July 2018).
In September, I gave you an insider’s look at Canton, Ohio’s Hey Monea. Now I’m giving you a chance to get your own look as they hit the road for their first tour of 2019. If you’re here in the east, there is ample opportunity to catch them live from New York to Florida. I wouldn’t wait too long to get your tickets, though. Great music has a way of drawing people in.