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

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Trespass Music Releases “Follow Your Dream” by Andy and Judy

Trespass Music is pleased to release to radio “Follow Your Dream” by Andy & Judy Trespass_Ad_4_copy

Andy & Judy are a Boston area folk duo who, while remaining true to folk music, draws from a wide range of musical interests. This diversity in their songwriting is the hallmark of “Follow Your Dream“, their third CD. They use guitar, mandolin and piano to set the mood for each of their lyric driven songs -from upbeat, toe tapping folk to traditional to heartbreaking country ballad to gospel, this CD has something for everyone.
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Andy and Judy Daigle have been singing together since 2009. It’s a duo built upon common ground. Each draw from a wealth of experience they received while singing with various choruses and choirs throughout their lives. Their musical interests range from “old-timey” traditional songs right through the folk music stalwarts such as John Prine, Bob Dylan, Ian and Sylvia, and Townes Van Zandt.

As folk singer/songwriters they have been able to explore many different genres and facets of folk music as well as country music. It has been described as “folk with a country flavor“. They effectively use the guitar and mandolin to set the mood and character of each song. In addition, their performances are highlighted by the quality of their vocal work, each individually and joined together with beautiful harmonies. All of these musical elements are seamlessly presented in their three CDs, “Riverbend“, “Dragonfly” and their new release “Follow Your Dream“.

Andy Judy wall (2) (1) Both New England natives, Judy is from southeastern Massachusetts where she was introduced to folk music at an early age through her mom’s Peter, Paul and Mary records. Andy was born in Maine into a musical family. He spent most of his youth in upstate New York where he grew up listening to folk and church music while traveling with his family before eventually settling in the Boston area.

Interestingly enough, Judy is related to Fred Pike, the talented “flatpicker” credited with bringing Bluegrass to the state of Maine. Although Judy enjoys listening to 80’s rock bands, she hasn’t quite convinced Andy to adapt some of those songs into their repertoire.
This talented folk duo performs regularly at many coffeehouses and concert venues where they have been featured artists, openers and headliners.

Andy and Judy WEBSITE HERE
Connect with Andy and Judy on FB HERE
One Sheet HERE

Warmer Season by Britt Connor & Bourbon Revival -Folk DJ Charts

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13322 airplays from 142 different DJs

Top 60- #58: “Warmer Season” Britt Connors & Bourbon Renewal most played by DJ’s the cut “Fine
Trespass Music is pleased to release the highly anticipated second album “Warmer Season” by Britt Connors. WarmerSeasonCoverForWeb

Britt’s new album “Warmer Season” includes her original tunes that are alternately rockin’, country, sweet, rootsy, New-Orleans-street-parade-style, or just plain fun. With its clapping, foot-stomping, and even some whistling, the record could be said to belong in its own category of “Y’all-Ternative” music. Britt’s current working band, “Bourbon Renewal,” is comprised of some of Boston’s most in-demand musicians, a tight working unit that brings her music to new heights. Britt also performs her music solo and in various duo and trio settings for more intimate venues. With her talented band and formidable songwriting and singing, Britt hopes to broaden her music’s reach and play to larger audiences with this new record.

Singer-Songwriter Britt (Sawdon) Connors was born and raised singing in small-town West Boylston, MA before taking her studies to Ithaca College in NY. But, the lure of the talented Boston singer/songwriter scene, the thought that she may someday try her hand at songwriting, and the dream of playing at Club Passim brought her to Boston in 2001. In trying to return to her music, she took a roundabout way, getting certified and eventually making her living as a Pilates instructor. But, she kept her music dreams alive, learning guitar and starting to write her first songs. She then did a 4-year stint as the featured vocalist for the 20-piece Compaq Big Band (swing, jazz, and American Songbook), singing to audiences at Scullers, Ryles, and Regattabar while building a loyal following and honing her songwriting craft. She has been hard at work preparing to release her second album, a follow-up to to her acclaimed 2010 release “The Bad Side of Good,” which was debuted to a sold-out crowd at Johnny D’s in Somerville, MA.

Saturday, November 8, 2014
650 A Congress St., Portland, ME 04101 (United States) – Map
207-774-4111 Set: 8:00 PM
And we’re back at Blue, one of our favorite intimate venues! Yet another epic night of music with Britt and Bourbon Renewal playing at 8pm… then B.R. turns into the John Funkhouser Quartet for their original jazz at 10pm!

DJs preview Warmer Season on AIRPLAY DIRECT HERE
Visit Britt Connors WEBSITE HERE
Connect on FB HERE

One Take Jake by Jacob Johnson #30 Folk DJ Charts

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13322 airplays from 142 different DJs

Top 30- #30: One Take Jake by Jacob Johnson with standout tracks “Big River” and “She’s Got A Way

One Take Jake
One-Take Jake is an all-acoustic album featuring brand new acoustic recordings of some of my older songs, along with some new tunes, and a few covers. Each song was tracked “in one”; vocals and guitar recorded together with no other instruments and no overdubs. I wanted to record an album that was a good representation of what I do live, and for better or worse, this is that album. There are mistakes, and I claim every one of them. But I’ll feel better letting you hear them than I would trying to hide them from you. Such is life.Jacob Johnson
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Jacob Johnson is a young, energetic performer and SC native who has shared stages with songwriting masters from Edwin McCain to David Wilcox, and hangs out with guitar heroes like Tommy Emmanuel and Phil Keaggy (who opened for Johnson one fabled night in Knoxville). While it’s his flashy guitar pyrotechnics that might grab your attention, his songwriting, personality, and performance style are what set him apart from the rest of the pack of other young guitar-slingers. In short, to quote Tommy Emmanuel, “Jacob rocks!”

SONY DSCWinner 2012 Nashville Connection: Hero’s Salute
“Songwriter of the Year”
Official Showcase Artist SERFA 2012
(Montreat, NC)
Official Showcase Artist SERFA/NERFA
One-Day Conference 2014
(Charlottesville, VA)
Official Showcase Artist SWRFA 2014
(Austin, TX)
2014 Featured Performer Walnut Valley Folk Festival (Winfield, KS)
Has toured or performed with: Tommy Emmanuel, Edwin McCain, David Wilcox, Zac Brown Band, Victor Wooten, Tim Reynolds, Darryl Worley, Paula Cole and more!

The audience was really into your show! …You are a remarkable performer.”
Phil Keaggy

Johnson sounds like Norman Rockwell paintings and the open road. He is a virtuoso, expressing a working comprehension of dozens of techniques and styles. He has blended and blurred the lines of genres to craft a sound he calls ‘Neo-Acoustic Folk/Funk‘.”
- The Florence Morning News

Part of the new breed of folk musicians who make their own rules
-The Savannah Morning News

Oct 11 Music at Big Purple Greensboro, NC
Oct 18 Seaside Arts Council Swansboro, NC
Oct 24 Classic Wineseller Waynesville, NC

To preview CD via AIRPLAY DIRECT click HERE
To view ONE SHEET click here

Visit Jacob Johnson WEBSITE HERE
Connect with Jacob on FB HERE

No Passengers by Davey O #28 Folk DJ Charts

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13322 airplays from 142 different DJs

Top 30- #28: No Passengers by Davey O. DJ’s picks were “Long Black Veil” and “Man In Motion

No Passengers
Buffalo, NY based songwriter and 2013 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Finalist, Davey O. proudly releases “No Passengers” – a seven song collection of sparsely arranged songs produced by Neale Eckstein at Fox Run Studios. The title comes from Davey being the lone traveler on this one, performing all of the instruments and vocals. No Passengers coverCompiled of six of the artists own new compositions, the songs on “No Passengers” range broadly on topics of love (“The Song I Wrote”, “The Walk”), personal struggle (“Ask Yourself the Question”), humanity and compassion (“Standing In These Shoes”), rising above adversity (“Man In Motion”), and the songsmiths first foray into the political arena on “The Main Street”. The lone cover, and arguably this EP’s centerpiece, is Davey’s stunning arrangement of the traditional classic, “Long Black Veil” which he learned and arranged for a local Johnny Cash birthday concert at which he was invited to perform. Stories told in song through a simple language of truth and metaphor with an understanding of the human condition based on the writers own experience.

Davey O. and his songs are Buffalo, NY. They are your hometown. Songs born from a work ethic instilled by a factory working father; steeped in time, then written like a conversation with your next door neighbor and as comfortable as a well-worn pair of shoes. These are the stories of American life. Davey elevator
Songs of labor, love, laughter, sorrow, life and death, baptized in waters drawn from a deep and timeless well.
His is a journey dedicated to the craft of drawing the line that connects our common humanity. With a journalist’s eye for detail and poet’s ear for the well-turned observation, Davey O. finds the universal in the particular, turning day-to-day minutiae into dusty paeans to the indomitably of the human spirit. With each tale another slice of life examined.

a rare voice for the actual struggling everyday people of this world–not filtered through legend or tradition, but as actually and personally experienced.
Sarah Craig, Manager, Caffe Lena

Friday, October 10th, 2014
Weasel Boy Brewing Co.
Davey O. - 8:00 PM
126 Muskingum Avenue
Zanesville, OH 43701
Looking forward to a return date at Weasel Boy Brewing!!!!

Saturday, October 11th, 2014
The Purple Fiddle
Will Overman Band with opener Davey O. - 8:30 pm
21 East Avenue
Thomas, WV 26292
Price: $8.00
Second show of the day at The Purple Fiddle, opening the Will Overman Band!

Saturday, October 11th, 2014
The Purple Fiddle
Davey O. - 1:00 pm
21 East Avenue
Thomas, WV 26292
Looking forward to returning to the mountains of West Virginia and the Purple Fiddle!!!

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
The Purple Fiddle
Davey O. - 1:00 pm
21 East Avenue
Thomas, WV 26292
Day # 2 at The Purple Fiddle!!!

DJs preview CD via Airplay Direct click HERE
To view ONE SHEET click HERE
Connect with DAVEY O on FB HERE