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Keaton Simons is truly what the Los Angeles Times called “a triple threat.” He captivates audiences with his compelling, soul-baring songs, masterful acoustic and electric guitar playing, and authentic voice. The energy and passion that Keaton brings to his work, whether in the studio, performing solo or with his full band, is as infectious as his lyrics and as stirring as his melodies. Keaton Simons released his sophomore full-length album, Beautiful Pain, co-produced with Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, One Republic), and soap fans, over 20 of Keaton's songs have been heard on CBS Daytime's "The Young and the Restless" over the last few months as well! We will be discussing how this album has exploded into daytime and new fans worldwide.
It's Halloween weekend and Matt and Shawn attended the Battle For The Bones event to benefit the FTL Sarcoma Fund! Matt also spoke to a Belmont class about his career(s) and attended the Block and White benefit for the Jay Cutler Foundation!
And this week features TWO new artists now out on tour together: Tony Lucca and Keaton Simons!
Tony, who finished third on The Voice in 2012, is an industry veteran working on his 8th full-length studio album, his first self-titled release, and first entirely self-produced effort.
Keaton has enjoyed international recognition for his role in the singer-songwriter/pop world while on major labels Maverick and CBS Records, and even had success in the hip hop world as a writer, musical director, singer, bassist and guitarist with notable acts like Snoop Dogg, Gnarls Barkley and underground hip hop legend Medusa.
Keaton Simons comes back to chat with A&B talking about the Curly Rock Tour 2009, Disneyland, tatoos, flying squirrels, and much more! So if you think you've had a rough week already, grab a mid-week martini, get your pj's on, lock up the kids and snuggle up with a dose of A&B...shaken, not stirred. You'll be cooler just by tuning in!
Things really DO get better when A&B visit with CBS recording artist Keaton Simons. Having worked with some of the hottest names in music, this singer/musician has been described as an "old soul in a young man's body." You also won't want to miss his exclusive acoustic performance of "Currently" that will give you chills! If that’s not enough for you, ABL is pleased to welcome the Associate Producer and Casting Director for the film “Chicago Overcoat” to The Cool Table. With stars like Frank Vincent and Mike Starr, this film promises to be a must see! So join Annie, Burl, RockDog, and Kat and become just a little bit cooler for listening! They guarantee 26 minutes of quality entertainment!
Frank Bang spent 5 years touring with Buddy Guy, has played on stage with Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews and Carlos Santana to name a few. He released 4 albums, and then took time off to raise his family. Now he and his band Secret Stash are back making music. His latest album is Double Dare and will be released on May 21. Frank will join me to discuss his life, career and new album, while we listen to some tunes.
Sterling Koch is a nationally recognized lap steel guitarist who is a touring/recording solo artist and session musician. Sterling specializes in playing Chicago-style, slide guitar blues in a contemporary style on the lap steel guitar. His latest album, Let It Slide is a collection of some sweet music. After years of playing guitar, Koch was told he need to stop once a herniated disc was found in his neck. Foregoing surgery Koch decided to take up the lap steel. Frank joins me as we discuss his career and listen to his music.
Sena Ehrhardt grew up in Minnesota with a blues-loving, guitar-playing dad, so it is no surprise when she followed in his footsteps into music. Her first album, Leave The Light On, earned her a Blues Music Award Nomination for Best Debut Artist. and now, her second album, All In, was just released and it shows the growth she has gained in her songwriting, playing and singing. Produced by the great Jim Gaines, Sena and her band explode through 11 excellent tunes. I will chat with Sena about her life and how much it has changed in the last year and where she is headed in the future.
Keaton Simons joined me back in June of 2012 to discuss his debut album. He is releasing his new album and bringing it to The Couch with him. This young man plays music of different genres, but it all falls under the GOOD STUFF label.
KATY GLORIOSO - POP/FOLK SINGER/SONGWRITER FROM YORK,PA...CHECK OUT HER NEW ALBUM "FINE AND FOOLISH" OUT NOW...SEE HER LIVE @ NAYLOR'S WINE CELLAR IN YORK,PA ON JULY 5TH...MORE INFO,MUSIC & DATES @ www.facebook.com/katygloriosomusic
KEATON SIMONS - ROCK/BLUES/POP SINGER/SONGWRITER FROM LOS ANGELES,CA...NEW ALBUM "BEAUTIFUL PAIN" OUT NOW...RECENTLY PLAYED ON THE ELLEN SHOW...CHECK OUT DATES,MUSIC & MORE @ www.facebook.com/keatonsimonsmusic
Keaton Simons plays music simply because he has to.
With an extensive palate including a degree in Ethnomusicology, Keaton's craving for a diverse musical adventure has pushed him into many different genres.
He's worked as a writer, musical director, singer, bassist and guitarist with notable acts like Gnarls Barkley, Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dogg and Tre Hardson of the L.A. alternative rap group The Pharcyde.
In addition, Keaton has found himself opening for Coldplay, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and Train, writing with Jason Mraz and Hanson, and acting as the face of Advanced Guitar for the new Xbox game Rocksmith.
I will chat with Keaton about his life and career as we play cuts from his album, Can You Hear Me.
Then Robins Banks joins me.
Comfortable with Jazz, Classic R&B and Soul, even Reggae, she's also known for her bold and brassy, classy but sassy, Texas & Chicago electric Blues style.
She has 4 independently released CDs to her credit and makes regular tours to Europe and the Caribbean.
She is a recipient of a Maple Blues Award for New Artist of the Year and twice nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year.
We will chat about her life and listen to her music.
THEN! Omar Kent Dykes joins me again, this time to preview the new Omar and The Howlers album, I'm Gone, which will drop the following day.
Another act bringing us music before it's release. Life is good!
Vocal powerhouse and Troy, NY native Terrell 'T-REX' Simon started delivering soul-stirring music at the age of six, when he discovered his gift singing in the church. He got his professional start in New York City while performing with a traveling choir throughout the region. In 2003, his connections led him to platinum-selling singer-songwriter/producer Lyfe Jennings who took him on the road with his act. T-Rex began touring with such major artists as John Legend, Beyonce, Anthony Hamilton, and Musiq SoulChild. As a huge fan of Dave Hollister, coming up he adopted a similar sound, patterning his voice after the vocal sensation, and later touring with him as a backup singer. His TV appearances include Jimmy Kimmel, Good Morning America, David Letterman, Jay Leno, 106 & Park, and The Monique show, among others. The pivotal moment in his career came when he appeared on MTV Unplugged with Neyo, which gained mass exposure for him.
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KEATON SIMONS - amazing singer/song writer from Los Angeles,California. New Album "Can You Hear Me" out now. www.myspace.com/keatonsimons
Four To Three - amazing rock band from New York. Check out their new EP "Abandoned" Out now...www.myspace.com/fourtothree
Daniel Orlandi Costume designer. After graduating Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in theater design. Daniel started his career working as assistant to Bob Mackie on the film PENNIES FROM HEAVEN as well as numerous Television specials and Mackie’s successful Couture collection. Leaving Mackie’s studio Daniel won a costume design Emmy for work on David Copperfield. He has worked with John Lee Hancock on THE ALAMO, Sandra Bullock’s Oscar winning THE BLINDSIDE, SAVING MR BANKS, for which Daniel was nominated for both the BAFTA and CDG award, and upcoming 2016 film THE FOUNDER starring Michael Keaton. He has collaborated with Jay Roach 6 times starting with MEET THE PARENTS and includes Emmy winning GAME CHANGE, and TRUMBO. Another collaboration is next years HBO production of ALL THE WAY starring Bryan Cranston as LBJ. His other design work includes Ron Howard’s CINDERELLA MAN, DaVINCI CODE and Oscar nominated FROST/NIXON. Orlandi costumed Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor in the 60s styled DOWN WITH LOVE and Queen Latifah in LAST HOLIDAY. He worked with Joel Schumacher on FLAWLESS and PHONE BOOTH. Daniel was nominated for an EMMY and CDG award for his costumes for Ryan Murphy’s Emmy winning HBO production of the acclaimed Larry Kramer play THE NORMAL HEART.You can email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter @123Film
Join host, Blogger and Author Tracy L. Bell as she welcomes Atlanta Chef Richard L. Austin to "Conversations Of A Sistah". A culinary expert who specializes in Southern American and International Cuisine. Chef Austin is rated one of the "top chef's" in the Gold Isles (Brunswick/St. Simons/Jekyll Island, GA). In 2005 he was voted "Best Bar-B-Que" and "Best All Around Cuisine" in Brunswick/St. Simons Island, GA. Owner of "CHEF AUSTIN’S SOUTHERN COOKING AND CATERING" he worked also as a speialized Training/Instructor of the Savannah Bar and Grill in Osaka, Japan. Join Ms. Bell on the air "LIVE" in her "Conversation" with Chef Austin to discuss his latest venture as the manufacture of CHEF AUSTIN’S ONE STEP SEASONINGS. You don't want to miss this!