Loretta Hagen – Just Plain Folks Music Awards 4 Time Nominee

Loretta Hagen – Just Plain Folks Music Awards 4 Time Nominee

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Trespass Music congratulates Loretta Hagen for yet another industry nod for her album New Folk Album Nominee for “Mud and Stone” plus 3 more nominations
New Folk Song – “MONEY”
Traditional Folk Song – “WHEN MY YEARS ARE STACKED”
Holiday Song – ” SANTA IF YOU’RE LISTENING” all from her current album “Mud and Stone.” cov_forMichelle

Loretta is also set to release her brand new album April 1 to folk and Americana radio entitled “Lucky Stars.” Take a listen to “This World Of Ours” a cut from the upcoming album.

Reviewers describe Loretta Hagen as ‘heart driven, soul filling, award winning, Folk Americana.‘ Her rich alto voice and strong songwriting skills have led her to win many awards, including a 2013 JAM Awards’ (Jersey Acoustic Music Awards) “Top Female Songwriter of the Year,” JAM nomination for “Album of the Year,” winner of the NJ Folk Festival Songwriter Competition and designation as a CT Folk Festival finalist.
Hagen’s third CD, “Mud and Stone,” features uplifting folk ballads, up-tempo country swing, and cool, bluesy grooves. “Mud and Stone” debuted at #10 on Folk DJ Charts, consistently #1 on the Roots Music Report for NJ, #5 Top 50 Folk Albums RMR, and continues to receive airplay throughout the US, Canada and Europe. She has performed at premiere venues across the Northeast and Nashville, sharing the stage with Pete Seeger, Roger McGuinn, Sloan Wainwright, Steve Forbert, Richie Havens, Kim Richey and Marshall Crenshaw among others.
Following her critically acclaimed CD Something More, co-produced by Pat McInerney (Nanci Griffith), Hagen released Sundown Till Dawn, a CD that garnered rave reviews and radio play across the country. Sundown Till Dawn is extremely personal, with the title track written about her mother who suffered with Alzheimer’s Disease. Loretta’s Mom passed away peacefully this summer at her home. The emotionally charged ballad is included on the soundtrack of a film called “10 Mountains 10 Years” chronicling the journey of a group of mountain climbers who are raising awareness about the disease. Loretta performs primarily with her trio consisting of husband/guitarist Gary Hagen and djembe players Linda Lambiase or Curtis Kretz.

This effort [Mud and Stone] is first class, top tier. Loretta Hagen is a true contender as an artist to reckon with.
John Apice ~ No Depression ~ Loretta Hagen “Mud and Stone”
No Depression Review HERE

VISIT LORETTA WEBSITE HERE
LORETTA’s EPK HERE
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Ronstadt Generations

Trespass Music is proud to support RONSTADT GENERATIONS Y LOS TUCSONENSES in their bid for a Grammy nod! If you are a voting member, please take a listen and share with your friends too.

“In celebration of being on our first Grammy Ballot with our latest release ‘In the Land of the Setting Sun,‘ you can stream the full album for a limited time at this link HERE. It’s the last recording with our founding member, the late ‘Papa’ Mike Ronstadt (1953-2016), and captured some of his best performances. We hope you enjoy it! Share it with your friends.
If you are a voting member we hope that you will consider it.”
Thanks,
RGYLT
RONSTADT GENERATIONS Y LOS TUCSONENSES

Ronstadt Generations

Representing five generations in North America, Ronstadt Generations continues the family’s musical traditions. Started by Michael J. Ronstadt (younger brother of Linda) and his sons, Michael G. and Petie. Multi-instrumentalists and solo performers in their own right, they present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage while offering innovative original material. New compositions place them on the cutting edge of multiple, blended genres, stretching the boundaries of folk, blues, jazz and beyond. Rich harmonies sung in English and Spanish are accompanied by outstanding cello and guitars. Individually and together, Stateside and across the pond, the trio’s worldwide touring and recording credits include such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Dixie Hummingbirds, David Bromberg, Nydia Rojas, Tish Hinojosa, Muriel Anderson, and Mariachi Vargas, to name a few.

In 2012 three veteran musicians – Alex Flores, Sam Eagon and Aaron Emery – came on board with versatile talents to form the six-piece ensemble Ronstadt Generations y Los Tucsonenses (the Tucsonans). First performing with Ronstadt Generations at a local Tucson gig, the sextet cemented the relationship with the recording Prelude. Alex, Sam and Aaron bring to the table a variety of experience and influences. Playing tenor saxophone, bass and drums, respectively, they add a colorful dimension to an already powerful presentation that respects tradition while exploring innovation.

Michael J. Ronstadt passed away on August 7, 2016. His sons and Los Tucsonenses carry on his musical legacy with Ronstadt Generations Y Los Tucsonenses.

For more information please visit the website HERE
For a limited time listen to ‘In The Land of the Setting Sun’ HERE

Matt Borrello – “A Dollar & A Kiss” Earns Rave Review

Matt Borrello‘s brand new CD “A Dollar & A Kiss” has earned a rave review from John Apice, contributor at No Depression. Read the full review HERE

Review by John Apice - No Depression

Review by John Apice – No Depression

Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Guy Clark are all aging Outlaws. Townes Van Zandt, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings are gone. Where are the new Outlaws?
Well, maybe Matt Borrello could fill one spot. His country is a little edgy, not too much, but he’s taken the singer-songwriter effort, the troubadour folk-singer style and he’s effectively applied it to an alt-country / outlaw recipe. He may appear young but, there’s nothing wimpy here. He has this music, style and presentation down solid and proficient.

John Apice – Contributor – No Depression

READ the full review by clicking HERE

A Dollar & A Kiss“, is the second studio album from Boston area singer-songwriter Matt Borrello. Eleven original songs range from solo acoustic folk to full band electric blues and rock. Recorded at Fox Run Studios in Sudbury, MA, the tracks are well arranged and expertly recorded by producer Neale Eckstein and co-producer/percussionist, Steve Jagoda. The album features the talents of musicians Pat Wictor (slide guitar), Tom Bianchi (bass), Matt Nokoa (piano), Brian Strange (organ), and Steve Latanision (violin, mandolin, pedal steel).

Matt Borrello is a traveling singer and guitar player with a repertoire of traditional folk, classic rock, and contemporary original songs. Matt’s insightful songwriting often blends political and personal themes. He performs his own songs and also offers energetic interpretations of classic folk, rock, and blues from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. dollarkiss2 Born and raised in the small town of Dighton, MA, Matt started playing guitar at 14. Within a year he was writing and gigging and he hasn’t really done much other than that since. Now in his mid-twenties, Matt plays regularly in the Boston, Southern Mass, and Rhode Island area, usually as a solo acoustic act. His passionate performances have earned him recognition in various New England talent showcases and songwriting contests, most notably at the Boston Folk Festival Youth Songwriting Contest. He has also traveled to perform at prestigious venues in the Mid-Atlantic and the Carolinas. He has a not-so-secret fondness for Bob Dylan songs, and performs with Art Tebbetts from New Bedford and Danielle Miraglia from Boston in a handful of annual Bob Dylan Tribute Shows. Matt is also a guitarist-for-hire and loves spontaneous collaborations with other musicians. He has always appeared comfortable on coffeehouse stages, and is equally at home playing a rowdy bar room, intimate house concert, or big festival.

Matt Borrello’s debut album, “Don’t Turn Around”, was self-released in 2010. Since then he has released a few live and studio EPs, gaining some airplay in the Northeast and elsewhere.
Matt in my opinion is one of the finest folksingers I’ve heard in years. He has natural ability and he is both contemporary and traditional.
Vic Wotherspoon, Dean of Folk, New England Country Blues Legend

Borrello’s singing hints of the desperation like that of Dylan and Springsteen (with a better voice).”
Steve Ide – Folk, Bluegrass, and Traditional Music Blog dollarkiss12

Matt will be touring extensively in the coming year in support of the album and has shared the stage with Paul Geremia, Craig Bickhardt, Danielle Miraglia, Buddy Mondlock, Livingston Taylor, Brooks Williams, John Flynn, Ryan Fitzsimmons, Meg Hutchinson, Tripping Lily, The Baker Thomas Band and more at premiere venues such as Club Passim, The Lizard Lounge, The Burren, The Third Fret Coffehouse, The Narrows Center for the Arts, The Cotuit Center for the Arts, The Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series, The Church Street Coffeehouse, World Café Live at the Queen, Burlap and Bean, Mountain Spirit and many more.
Upcoming shows include
Feb 06 7:00pm Spire Center for Performing Arts Plymouth, MA US
Mar 25 8:00pm Amazing Things Arts Center Framingham, MA US

By listening to the mp3’s and watching the videos I knew Matt was a very good musician. But by seeing him live I learned what a great performer he is. And of course his music is even better live. He relates to the audience really well. He makes a connection with his listeners that so many musicians his age don’t understand. And it’s all natural for Matt.
Don Ash, Black-Eyed Susan Cafe, Angelica, NY

From Fox Run Studio:

READ the full review by John Apice – contributor – No Depression click HERE
DJ’s preview AIRPLAY DIRECT HERE
View ONE SHEET HERE
Matt Borrello’s WEBSITE HERE
Connect with Matt on FB HERE

Randall Kromm Releases Holiday Video

Randall Kromm has released a brand new holiday video. “Cleveland,” is a pretty acoustic ballad about a mid-western couple’s road trip for the holidays, that starts with apprehension and ends in hope. Recorded live at the Walnut Street Cafe in Lynn, MA on December 11, 2015.

A lifelong musician, Randall reinvented himself as a folksinger in 2009, playing at coffeehouses, open mikes, and clubs in the greater Boston area. Since then, he has performed two sold-out shows at Club Passim, New England’s premier folk venue, released two CDs, Water Wheel and Holidays and Homecomings (debuting #16 RMR), and received a multitude of accolades from the music community, including Christine Lavin and Don White.

The music of Randall Kromm is now available at www.randallkromm.com. You can also connect with Randall and follow his music via his facebook page, www.facebook.com/randallkromm

Matt Borrello’s New CD A Dollar and A Kiss Released to Radio by Trespass Music

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Trespass Music is proud to release to radio “A Dollar and A Kiss” by Matt Borrello. Trespass_Ad_4_copy

A Dollar & A Kiss“, is the second studio album from Boston area singer-songwriter Matt Borrello. Eleven original songs range from solo acoustic folk to full band electric blues and rock. Recorded at Fox Run Studios in Sudbury, MA, the tracks are well arranged and expertly recorded by producer Neale Eckstein and co-producer/percussionist, Steve Jagoda. The album features the talents of musicians Pat Wictor (slide guitar), Tom Bianchi (bass), Matt Nokoa (piano), Brian Strange (organ), and Steve Latanision (violin, mandolin, pedal steel).

Matt Borrello is a traveling singer and guitar player with a repertoire of traditional folk, classic rock, and contemporary original songs. Matt’s insightful songwriting often blends political and personal themes. He performs his own songs and also offers energetic interpretations of classic folk, rock, and blues from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. dollarkiss2 Born and raised in the small town of Dighton, MA, Matt started playing guitar at 14. Within a year he was writing and gigging and he hasn’t really done much other than that since. Now in his mid-twenties, Matt plays regularly in the Boston, Southern Mass, and Rhode Island area, usually as a solo acoustic act. His passionate performances have earned him recognition in various New England talent showcases and songwriting contests, most notably at the Boston Folk Festival Youth Songwriting Contest. He has also traveled to perform at prestigious venues in the Mid-Atlantic and the Carolinas. He has a not-so-secret fondness for Bob Dylan songs, and performs with Art Tebbetts from New Bedford and Danielle Miraglia from Boston in a handful of annual Bob Dylan Tribute Shows. Matt is also a guitarist-for-hire and loves spontaneous collaborations with other musicians. He has always appeared comfortable on coffeehouse stages, and is equally at home playing a rowdy bar room, intimate house concert, or big festival.

Matt Borrello’s debut album, “Don’t Turn Around”, was self-released in 2010. Since then he has released a few live and studio EPs, gaining some airplay in the Northeast and elsewhere.
Matt in my opinion is one of the finest folksingers I’ve heard in years. He has natural ability and he is both contemporary and traditional.
Vic Wotherspoon, Dean of Folk, New England Country Blues Legend

Borrello’s singing hints of the desperation like that of Dylan and Springsteen (with a better voice).”
Steve Ide – Folk, Bluegrass, and Traditional Music Blog dollarkiss12

Matt will be touring extensively in the coming year in support of the album and has shared the stage with Paul Geremia, Craig Bickhardt, Danielle Miraglia, Buddy Mondlock, Livingston Taylor, Brooks Williams, John Flynn, Ryan Fitzsimmons, Meg Hutchinson, Tripping Lily, The Baker Thomas Band and more at premiere venues such as Club Passim, The Lizard Lounge, The Burren, The Third Fret Coffehouse, The Narrows Center for the Arts, The Cotuit Center for the Arts, The Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series, The Church Street Coffeehouse, World Café Live at the Queen, Burlap and Bean, Mountain Spirit and many more.

By listening to the mp3’s and watching the videos I knew Matt was a very good musician. But by seeing him live I learned what a great performer he is. And of course his music is even better live. He relates to the audience really well. He makes a connection with his listeners that so many musicians his age don’t understand. And it’s all natural for Matt.
Don Ash, Black-Eyed Susan Cafe, Angelica, NY

From Fox Run Studio:

DJ’s preview AIRPLAY DIRECT HERE
View ONE SHEET HERE
Matt Borrello’s WEBSITE HERE
Connect with Matt on FB HERE