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Nothing else to do as you count down to the NEW? Then join Steve Champagne and Mary E. as they reflect on the past year and share memories of their favorite interviews, share some music of the ArtSees Diner Blue Plate Specials and perform some of their favorites as they kiss 2013 goodbye.
Steve Champagne and Mary E. LaLuna, aka, The Steve and Mary Show host an online radio show. Listen in as they bring to you their listeners an eclectic blend of acoustic music along with independent musicians from around the world. Their show is the embodiment of the ArtSees Diner. ArtSees Diner is an online magazine. For more information visit http://artseesdiner.com
Jiggley Jones won the hearts of ArtSees Diner Radio a spell back and now he is back with his new single, "Walk On Me." When asking Jiggley "how do you classify your genre of music?" Do not be surprised to get an answer such as; "I sing Jiggley-esque!" Some people you just cannot box in, and categorize. Jiggley is exactly that type of singer/songwriter.
However you want to look at this picture, whether it’s Americana, Wide Open Country, or acoustic whatever, this artist represents life, hope, and human nature as only a seasoned person can see it. His Top 5 Roots Music Report debut EP, (#3, Americana/Roots Country, #3 True Country) No Spring Chicken included the singles “Baby Blue” and “Ain’t That Alright,” and the accompanying videos, which received more than 300,000 combined Youtube views. Now, Jones is returning with his first album on Lamon Records Nashville. A Mountain, A Struggle, A Tunnel, A Light was produced by Grammy nominee, Dave Moody. First single and video, “Walk On Me” were released in April 2014.
Jiggley Jones is brought to you by Mike Stover, MTS Management.
It is exactly the way the title sounds. ME, also known as Mary E. The writer of "Flower and Stone; An essay on Life" Blogger, singer, artist, and creator/producer of ArtSees Diner.
Musician Ed Roman joins Mary E. tonight for an exploration of the man and his music. Ed has been brought to ArtSees Diner Radio by promoter Michael Stover of MTS Management Group.
Roman made his solo debut with 2011’s critically praised, Oracles And Ice Cream. With 2014’s Letters from High Latitudes, Ed Roman has created an earthy, funky and magical mix of music to seduce the listeners’ ears! An accomplished musician, Ed performs 90 percent of the instruments on this album, recording drums, bass, guitars, organ, vocals and even sitar! The sound is rounded out with help from some of the top Canadian session musicians like Dave Patel on drums (Sass Jordan) and Mike Freedman on electric guitars (Tia Brazda.) Sit back, get mellow and listen to this truly skillful musician weave a tapestry of enchantment from an eclectic fabric of musical styles. www.facebook.com/edromanmusic
Kirby Matthews is Geja’s Café’s General Manager, wine buyer and force behind the monthly winemaker dinner series. Every month, he creates a new theme for the dinners and recently organized the two-month long Giro d’Italia Wine Festival, running through June.
Join ME aka Mary E., for a journey into one of Chicago's romantic pleasures.
Music for today's broadcast is by Michelle Qureshi. Contact can be made for engagements through her website michellequreshi.com
Special thanks to Noreen Heron and Associates and Ellen Molina for making this interview possible. 1528 W. Fullerton Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 773.969.5206 www.heronpr.com
A follow up blog will be available at ArtSees Diner Blog, ArtSees Diner is a Chicago Food Blogger.
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Dave W. Mac is celebrating the release of his new album "In Someone Else's Eyes" Dave is currently ranked #1 through reverbnation for his genre and location and it comes as no surprise as this story teller entrances and engages his audiences all over Wakefield, Yorkshire and throughout the UK. Listen in as this Scottish story teller shares stories through songs as only a Scot can do.
His love of Folk, country and blues comes through in his songwriting and delivery of songs. He rides on the humorous side of life. Originally from Glasgow he moved to Yorkshire at the age of 12, where he currently lives.
Mary E. is the creator/producer of ArtSees Diner Radio.
Award Winning Vocalist Alyssa Morrissey joins the Ladies of the Diner as she celebrates her newly released single with ArtSees Diner Radio favorite Matt Williams. Make Love Tonight is rapidly gaining listeners/downloands. Alyssa Morrissey hails from Peterborough, Ontario. Discovered by songwriter, Cyril Rawson (Reba McEntire, Gretchen Wilson, Lorrie Morgan) Alyssa's first CD, Let's Not Call It Love received international airplay and charted in her home country. Her 2nd release, Way To Go was released in 2013. Alyssa is a two-time 2014 Wire Awards nominee, and a 2014 Winner!Alyssa went from singing on boxes at age 3, to winning several singing contests and had her first professional performance at age 12. “Some of my icons are Shania Twain and Jennifer Nettles, for their personalities on stage and their ‘feel’ for a song. Taylor Swift is my personality idol! I think she is such a cleaver and creative person! I think country music is amazing. Everything about it is so real, whether it’s the music or the people singing it. It just feels like home to me, and I love being apart of it.” Matt Williams and Alyssa Morrissey are brought to us by Mike Stover of MTS Management Group.
Matthew Abuelo is a writer, professional blogger and award winning poet. He has three books out, Last American Roar and Organic Hotels, His third book "The News Factory" has been released by Plain view Press, the first two can be found at lulu.com.
ArtSees Diner celebrates poetry month. Join Mary E., and house poets as they welcome some of the best poets of our time. Matthew Abuelo kicks off the month long celebration with "Social Commentary Through Poetry!"
Mathew is a former journalist for the online news site Examiner and he most recently worked for the Times Square Chronicles as a housing rights journalist and political commentator. He is currently a political/housing writer for hubpages.com.
Matthew Abuelo has performed around Manhattan including at the forum The Poetry Project's marathon, which also featured, Pattie Smith Susan Vega, Lenny K, Steve Earle and many other icons. He mostly performs around Manhattan but hopes to expand into outside the metropolitan area at some point.
Join Mary E. as she welcomes Patrick Cullars to ArtSees Diner Radio. Patrick is the General Manager of William B's Steakhouse William B's is located in Blue Chip Casino and Spa, Michigan City, Indiana. Patrick is a member of Society of Wine Educators as a Wine Steward/Sommelier. He obtained certification through the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Food and Beverage, as well as Hotel and Casino Management.
Patrick is the consummate professional, and is known for sharing "I have the best job in the world!"
Blue Chip Casino and Spa is a member of the Boyd Gaming Family! Special thanks to the Boyd Gaming Family for sharing Patrick Cullars for this exclusive interview.
Tonight's featured musician is Steve Champagne and a little special something by Champagne and LaLuna!
MERmaids, Mary E., and Diane B., welcome guest Susan Block, advocate for the arts in the NW Indiana region. to explore the genius of artist Garsot. Join the ladies of the Diner as they interview Gallery curator and Art Historian, Christopher Primbas. Music provided by Michelle Qureshi of Indianapolis, Music as Metaphor.
Garsot recently had his artwork as a part of the premiere art exhibit in NYC.
Born in ancient Valta Greece, inspired to draw from the age of 3 and still creating powerful, original works today, Sotirios Gardiakos, known as Garsot (pronounced Ghar-So) remains the quintessential ‘inspirational optimist’ for a more Human Earth. Spanning over half a Century, his paintings, sculptures and mixed media art evoke positive feelings, express masterful technique and showcase unlimited styles. The result is exceptional, technically explosive artwork that is as fresh and unique as today’s ultra-competitive Art Scene. In 2014, he continues work creating at his West Loop Chicago Gallery and Ft. Lauderdale studio. A new series of organic abstracts, prismatic shapes and empowering thoughts on canvas will be unveiled this year at Art Expo New York April 4-6 at Pier 94.
Diane Blanchette is from Kankakee County and with husband Bruce Blanchette have established, B&D Wearable Creations.
Susan Block of LaPorte County Indiana, is a well known contributor to the arts, a member of Southern Shore Art Association and was named Poet Laureate of LaPorte County. She is a frequent guest of ArtSees Diner
Mary E., is creator, producer of ArtSees Diner Radio and ArtSeesDiner.com.
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