Fireflight, the Christian rock band from Orlando, FL, is set to release their fifth album titled INNOVA next week on May 5th, which was funded through a successful PledgeMusic campaign, just in time to celebrate the band's 15th anniversary. The album will be released independently through The Fuel Music and features writing and producer credits by Geoff Duncan (Rapture Ruckus), Rusty Varenkamp (whose accolades include four Grammy-nominated albums), Joshua Silverberg (Thousand Foot Krutch, tobyMac) and Kipp Williams (Newsboys, Mandisa).
Born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado, the multi-talented members of SHEL developed a passion for music at an early age, growing up with a professional songwriter father and an artist mother. All four sisters are classically trained musicians who began playing in church, and then in their father’s bluegrass band, before setting out on their own. Working with Grammy-winning producer Brent Maher, they released two EP’s, Try to Scream and When the Dragon Came Down, and a full-length album, Paint My Life .
The Ghost Wolves is a husband and wife duo out of Austin, Texas comprised of Carley Wolf on vocals and guitar with husband Jonny on drums. The duo was formed in 2010 and has been making get strides on the music scene with their eclectic performances, relentless international touring, and collaborations on art and fashion.
To clarify: “last major world tour” does not mean the end of the road. After forty years, twenty albums, and millions of miles, Joan Armatrading wants to make it clear that she is not retiring, not putting an end to touring, and not giving up live shows. She is simply cutting back on extensive global itineraries. Considering how most of us complain when we have to make one connecting flight, with only a carry-on bag, to get from point A to point B, who can blame her?
We had the pleasure of chatting with Kristen May who fronts Flyleaf. Flyleaf will play at The Masquerade here in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, April 19, 2015 as part of the Revolver’s Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour.
All girl trio, Maybe April, hail from various backgrounds, states and culture, yet they share a common and strong bond; their love of music. All three ladies met in 2012 at a summer camp, where their songwriting and musical styles worked in a compatible manner. Katy Bishop, Kristen Castor and Alaina Stacey use their harmonious styles to write and create music. They have several upcoming shows in Nashville, with an additional date at the renowned and coveted The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, California.
San Francisco singer-songwriter, teacher and musician Rachel Garlin releases Wink at July this month which is a compilation of 12 of her works inspired by life experiences, as well as her work as an educator and arist. Growing up in Berkeley, Rachel was exposed to live performances at the Greek Theater and the Golden Gate Park by famed musicians Pete Seeger, Sting, Tracy Chapman, and Atlanta's own The Indigo Girls, among others.
Austin native Jackie Venson began playing piano at the early age of eight and grew up on classical music ultimately attending the acclaimed Berklee College of Music. It wasn’t until after Jackie graduated from Berklee that she decided to pick up the guitar and began a new musical career.
Starting her music career in Minnesota at the young age of 19, Karen Haglof would later join forces with Steve Almaas (Suicide Commandos) and form punk rock trio The Crackers which ultimately moved to New York City. There she was introduced to the art-noise rock scene having the opportunity of playing with painter, sculptor and musician Robert Longo, composer and musician Rhys Chatham throughout the ‘80s, as well as other bands, and then as a guitarist in the early ‘90s for Band of Susans. That would be the last time Karen would perform as she left the music scene for a career in medicine.
Los Angeles musician, Pi Jacobs, will be releasing her latest EP Hi-Rise Ranch due out April 14th which Pi describes in a press release as an “Americana bluesy rock thing.” Containing five originals and one Zeppelin cover (“Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”), Pi is accompanied by band members Kel Pritchard, Rita Soultanian, Jamie Bishop, Fredo Ortiz, Peter Adams, and Producer Eugene Toale (Kanye West, Brandy, Mya) who not only produced Hi-Rise Ranch, but played keys as well.