[danews]WEBSTORE SALES, CORNERSTONE, GRAMMYS, NEW WEB SITE, & MORE
Sun, 1 Sep 2002 23:03:44 -0500
From: "audiori" <audiori@DanielAmos.com>
Date: Sun Feb 3, 2002 11:57 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM WARM & FILLED ARTIST MANAGEMENT
WEBSTORE SALES, CORNERSTONE, GRAMMYS, NEW WEB SITE, INTERNET
DISTRIBUTION, RIKI MICHELE AND MORE...
2nd Annual 77's and Daniel Amos Mid-Winter Webstore Sale --
Last year we began a grand tradition of a once-a-year, mid-winter
webstore sale at 77s.com and Danielamos.com. This year
theLostDogs.org will also join the price roll back. The 77's, DA and
the Lost Dogs will feature a one month sale on all items in stock at
each webstore. EVERY item will be marked down 20%! This sale is
only available at our websites (www.77s.com, www.DanielAmos.com and
www.theLostDogs.org). The sale will run throughout the month of
February and availability on any item is first come/first serve. As
mentioned, every in-stock item has been reduced. The sale is not
available for special order items and out-of-stock merchandise.
Order that item you've been putting off today! Stock selections
include Michael Roe's newly re-issued "DayDream," Daniel Amos' double
disc epic, "Mr. Buechner's Dream," the 77's, "A Golden Field of
Radioactive Crows," and many, many more.
Cornerstone 2002 Festival, Bushnell, IL --
For those of you still open for suggestions as to summer vacation
plans, we suggest Cornerstone 2002 in Bushnell, IL! The 77's,
Michael Roe, Daniel Amos, Terry Scott Taylor, and the Lost Dogs have
all been confirmed for the July festival. As usual, the Cornerstone
festival will take place at the JPUSA/Cornerstone Farm in Bushnell,
IL during the first week of July, 2002. As specific dates and stages
are confirmed, details will be posted to all Warm & Filled and artist
websites (as well as the official Cornerstone website --
www.cornerstonefestival.com). Your favorite artists and Warm &
Filled will have a major presence at the fest and you can visit us at
our booths in the main Exhibition tent just across from the food
vendors and the volleyball courts.
MichaelRoe.com to Launch --
On February 14, 2002, www.MichaelRoe.com will launch! Of course, you
have come to expect only the highest quality and best maintained
websites from the Warm & Filled family of artists. Any you have come
to expect lively debates and intelligent exchanges of ideas on the
related bulletin boards and live webchats. MichaelRoe.com will
exceed your expectations and more! While MichaelRoe.com will feature
the customary product updates, live show details, discography,
biography and related information, the website will also be haunted
by Roe himself. Designed as a website by which Roe would interact
with the fans, it will include not only a bulletin board service, but
also Roe's pictures, quotes, articles, and musings of the week.
Regular webchats with Roe will be held and direct communication
between Roe and the fans will be encouraged by all. Michael himself
has had a major hand in the design and structure of the site and
recently indicated his excitement regarding the launch. Says
Roe, "For a long time I've wanted a website where I can add a
personal touch -- quotes, internet articles of interest, pictures of
the week, and all that. I've wanted something that is personal to me
and which I can share with the fans. I like the idea of real
contact. This is going to be *my* website!"
And that's not all! One of the site's focal points will be it's
extensive Michael Roe bootleg catalog! That's right, years and years
of high quality ADAT recordings and bootlegs of Michael's solo shows
have been cataloged by date, venue, city, state and song. Through
the webstore at www.MichaelRoe.com, fans will be able to purchase
their favorite bootleg by show, tour or song. If you want a
particular show -- you've got it! If you want a particular song (or
various versions of that same song) -- you've got it! If you want to
make your own bootleg containing your favorite songs from many shows -
- you've got it! It's this simple -- browse the archives and
catalogs, tell us what show, shows or songs you want to purchase, and
we will burn an exclusive CD-R for you, complete it with artwork and
track listing, and mail it to you from our webstore. New bootlegs
will be added each month as the archives grow. Both private and
public recordings will be featured! Been looking for that specific,
elusive bootleg for years? Look no further than MichaelRoe.com --
launching in mid-February, 2002.
77's and Daniel Amos Sign Internet Distribution Agreement with Paste -
We are both honored and pleased announce that Paste Music
(www.pastemusic.com) will be distributing all new material by both
Daniel Amos and the 77's. Under separate agreement with BEC Records,
Paste has also begun to distribute the Americana stylings of the Lost
Dogs. Of particular import to both the Sevens and DA is that Paste
is a mainstream market distributor, thus affording us general market
opportunities and exposure. While we encourage all fans to first
shop at our webstores, Paste Music will provide distribution to
potential new fans, those unfamiliar with our websites and others.
Check out www.pastemusic.com.
Additionally, we've always said that we won't "sell" your email
addresses and we will continue to abide by that promise. However, as
we have solidified our internet distribution agreement with Paste, we
will need to share with them all email addresses from folks and fans
interested in Paste Music, the other artists they distribute and our
artist's news and marketing through Paste. Paste will send you all a
welcome letter, and likely add you to their lists so that you'll get
weekly updates from them. They're an excellent, honest general
market company that has a great inventory of music (including
Americana, Rock, Jazz, Pop, Bluegrass and more) and you can
unsubscribe from their email list at any time if you later change
your mind. Now, if you DO NOT WANT THIS, don't do anything and your
name and email address WILL NOT be provided to Paste. Otherwise, if
you are interested, please send an email to Eric and Jason Townsend
at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know of your interest and we
will provide your name and email address to Paste. As a personal
note of encouragement, please know that the more fans interested in
joining the Paste email list the better our initial marketing and
exposure -- the more names we can provide, the more marketing and
advertisement Paste will provide.
The Lost Dogs to Be Featured in Movie and On Soundtrack --
The Lost Dogs song "Golden Dreams" from their latest BEC
release, "Real Men Cry," will be featured in the upcoming motion
picture "Joshua", starring F. Murray Abraham (who received an Oscar
for his work in the film "Amadeus"). "Joshua" is set to release this
Spring on over 1,200 screens. The song will also be on the "Joshua"
movie soundtrack, which will be released on March 5, 2002 through
Word Records. The Dogs will be featured alongside Amy Grant, Michael
W. Smith, Phil Keaggy, Jaci Velasquez and others including yet-to-be-
named country music stars.
Our Friends, The Choir, Have Been Nominated for a Grammy --
Innovative and influential Christian rock band The Choir received
their first Grammy nomination ever on Friday January 4th 2002,
announced as part of the Recording Academy's 44th Annual Grammy
Awards Nominee Announcement. Their latest album, Flap Your Wings, is
being considered for Best Rock Gospel Album, along with Solo by DC
Talk, T-Bone's The Last Street Preacha, a live album by Big Tent
Revival, and Sonicpraise by Sonicflood.
Although the group has been recording for almost twenty years, this
is the first time they have been recognized by the Recording Academy.
Their previous release, Free Flying Soul, won the Gospel Music
Association's Dove Award for Best Modern Rock Album in 1997. Flap
Your Wings was released independently by the group's own Galaxy21
Music, and is available online at www.thechoir.net and at retail
outlets nationwide. The album, the band's tenth full-length recording
and the debut album for the label, was met with critical praise and
garnered grassroots support nationally.
While it isn't yet understood how the album placed out front for the
voting members of the academy, the band is both overwhelmed and
grateful for the nomination after twenty years of toiling under the
radar. "What a complete shock! said lead singer and guitarist Derri
Daugherty. "It's hard to believe this happened". "What a great
surprise," adds drummer and lyricist Steve Hindalong. "Sure, it's
pure lunacy...We all realize that. Flap Your Wings is pretty much
Indy. No budget, really. Just 16 tracks of ADAT. A couple of
weekends and a few scattered days in Derri's basement. A Grammy
nomination?! Hmmm. Mystifying. Anyhow, we're proud of the album.
Hopefully more people will check it out now."
Michaels expressed 'wild astonishment when he heard the announcement,
adding that the band is "indebted to those who voted to nominate this
record as it gave me hope that there are people that listened and
cared about this quiet release. I'm proud of this record and feel it
is among our best work, but could never have imagined that it would
be nominated for such an honor."
Our Friend, Riki Michele, Releases a New Album --
Adam Again member and solo artist Riki Michele has just released a
new album entitled "Surround Me." This disc, her third, was produced
and engineered by Julian Kindred (The Choir, City On A Hill), and
features appearances and contributions from Steve Hindalong (The
Choir), Mark Byrd (Common Children), Tim Chandler (Daniel Amos / The
Choir), Kevin Robinson (Viva Voce and Francis), James Gregory
(Bullets Of Orange) and others.
"Surround Me" is a classy-funk, chill-out, electro-soul party,
blending elements of trip-hop, dub, funk, soul and ethereal pop. Riki
has always been known for exploring progressive music with a soulful,
funky beat, and this latest effort finds her mining new territory
once again. Fans of Everything But The Girl, Dido, Sade, Esthero,
Bill Withers, Kate Bush and Ian Pooley will find plenty to love
with "Surround Me."
Online e-zine THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH has praised the album, with such
wonderful press material copy as: "... this is a perfect album, there
is not one thing wrong with it... [Riki] has a voice that is pure,
sweet and sensual all at the same time... It has the kind of vibe
that forces you to want to move around." 5 tocks (out of 5)
Chris MacIntosh aka Grandfather Rock
The album is currently being shopped for a major label deal, but in
the meantime, music fans in the know can find the CD at her web site:
As always, thank you for your support, prayers and encouragement.
Please direct questions and comments to JT.
Jonathan T. Feavel
Attorney at Law (and)
Warm & Filled Artist Management
325 Busseron Street
Vincennes, IN 47591