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Although Dan Cimaglio has been a musician a large part of his life, it’s only been in recent years that he began to pursue it professionally. This Chicago native moved away for a while when his wife’s job relocated. While in Oregon, and then Vermont, Dan began collecting bits and pieces of original song material. Eventually, they returned home to ...

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Borrowed Stars

Rik Ferrell has been gigging music most of his life. Not long ago, he was with the Road House Clams from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Rik’s latest project though, after a move to the sunny coast of Florida, is Rik Ferrell and the Borrowed Stars. His new single, “Well I Never,” from the upcoming six-track EP, Ugly Babies, is ...

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Rae Leigh Makes Career Debut

Australian artist Rae Leigh recently transposed nearly a life time of timid songwriting into a powerful break-out career, as she discovered the joy and courage in sharing her talent as a strong singer and songwriter with the world around her. Rae said she was just six years old when she found the piano. “My sister, who is nine years older ...

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Songwriter Jeremy Parsons

Jeremy Parsons grew up in San Antonio, Texas surrounded by the rich Texas music heritage. But he was more interested in sports until late in high school when he and a coach came to an impasse. “I do things because I enjoy doing them, and it was obvious sports weren’t going to be my thing anymore, so I began to ...

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Another Way To Play The Piano

Virginia Beach, Virginia musician, David Arn, has been awarded three film festival awards for three different music videos that he’s created from the three different albums he’s released so far in his musical career. His music has been featured on NPR and the BBC, and one of his songs was actually featured on Delta airlines music on their commercial flights. ...

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Three Dimensional Success

Shelburne, Ontario, Canada is home for multi-instrumentalist, award-winning singer/songwriter, Ed Roman. Ed’s music has appeared on more than 600 radio stations world wide over his career. He was a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, a 2014 and 2018 International Music and Entertainment Association Award winner. Twice he was nominated for an IMEA award. In 2015 and 2016 he won ...

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Music Career In Reverse

Kansas City, Missouri is home for musician, Bill Abernathy. Like many, Bill started playing music and writing songs in his early teens, and played music through his high school and early adult years before adulting stepped in and put music on the sideline. As life does to folks, Bill became a family man and had a business career. But on ...

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Dreams Of A Middle-Aged Man

Dreams Of A Middle-Aged Man is Mauri Dark’s autobiographical debut solo album. This Finland singer/songwriter’s deep baritone voice makes his music even more mysterious. A big fan of Johnny Cash, Dark has, on occasion, even played cover sets as a tribute to his inspiration. Mauri started playing drums in his pre-teen years, and was quickly inspired by the American rock ...

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Norway’s Sweetheart

Americana music is not only big, and growing, in the US, many European artists and audiences have also embraced the roots, folk, country themed vibes. Norway is no exception. Relatively new Norwegian trio, Sweetheart, have embraced the more mellow tones of the Americana feel in their new collection of songs written by lead singer / songwriter John-Arne Gundersen. Sweetheart’s self-titled ...

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A Home You Long For

Zurich-based singer-songwriter Timothy Jaromir is excited to share his latest album, Hiraeth. Jaromir says the album’s name is a Welsh word that describes an emotional, bittersweet state of being. He says he hopes the album itself will evoke this feeling in the listener as well. “It’s a place that doesn’t exist literally; It’s a home that you long for, but ...

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