Red Line Roots Music Blog Announces Winners

At Trespass Music we believe in community. A strong music community means everyone works together to help one another thrive. Sharing music, collaborating with each other, giving voices and performers a stage, mentoring youth and supporting each other in any way possible. The music community takes ownership of one another.
Red Line Roots Music Blog is a mainstay in the Boston community and has a strong, well earned reputation as a highly respected music blog, made up of reviews, go to see shows, and random thoughts about the Boston and area music scene. We’d like to thank Red Line Roots for their support of the Boston music scene and ask you to read Brian’s blog and share it with others in your music community and beyond.

Trespass Music is thrilled that some of the peeps we work with have been nominated and won their peers votes at the Red Line Roots Music Blog. All the nominees are winners too and are also congratulated!

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Favorite Local Female Songwriter-

Danielle Miraglia
http://www.daniellem.com/

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Danielle Miraglia Pic

Danielle Miraglia Pic


Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm, and harmonica. Her tunes range from heartfelt to socially conscious and will move both your heart and hips. Danielle’s latest release “Box of Troubles” is a bare bones expression of all these attributes, exploring the highs and lows that life has to offer. It has already received rave reviews. Acoustic Root says “Danielle Miraglia’s guitar work keeps Delta traditions alive. Her steady thumb and playing style trace a direct line to the blues of the field and chicken shacks. Vocally, Danielle’s voice digs in, twisting within the delivery, seeming to break but more likely soaring before the fall. ‘Box of Troubles’ balances good times with the bad, her characters roles’ defined and believable.” Danielle is also the co-host of “Let’s Put It Off” Podcast of which you take a LISTEN HERE.

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Favorite Local Bad Ass Rock n Rollers

Ryan Fitzsimmons Band

http://ryanfitzsimmons.com/

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Ryan Fitzsimmons Photo by Denise Maccaferri

Ryan Fitzsimmons Photo by Denise Maccaferri

Ryan Fitzsimmonsis a brutal force of nature on acoustic guitar. Often breaking multiple strings during a performance, he plays with a fire and fierceness that cannot be tamed, or faked for that matter. His songs are as authentic and emotion-driven as they come, ranging from beautiful and moving ballads to raucous and rambling dirt stompers. There is no doubt that Ryan is as enticing a musician as they come.Redline Roots, Boston, MA.


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The Local Unsung Hero

Tom Bianchi

http://www.24hourtom.com/
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Tom Bianchi 24 HouR Tom UNSUNG HERO

Tom Bianchi 24 Hour Tom UNSUNG HERO


Tom Bianchi: Noun. {Be-On-Key} — A Singer/Songwriter/Bassist/EmCee and all around nice fellow who performs and presents music in the Boston area. Tom is also Band Leader at Baker Thomas Band, Emcee/Host at Lizard Lounge Open Mic Challenge and Performer / Booking Agent at The Burren’s Sunday night “Back-room Acoustic Music” Series / Producer of the Podcast “Let’s Put It Off”

Tom Bianchi

Tom Bianchi


A Look at Tom’s Week ~
Monday’s!!! Lizard Lounge Open Mic!!!
Tuesday’s!!! I’ve been hard at work recording and producing Mally Smith’s brand new project, Fertile Void!!!
Wednesday’s!!! I produce “Let’s Put It Off,” the new podcast by Jenee and Danielle!!! At night I’m usually playin’ upright bass at The Burren!
Thursday’s….. EVERYBODY’S IN THE BAKER THOMAS BAND at TOAD
Friday’s!!! Sometimes I’m an Alligator… Sometimes I’m a Glory Junky… it all depends on the phone call.
Saturday’s!!! Maybe grab a bite to eat… usually on my way to another gig!
Sunday’s!!! I’ve been booking acoustic acts for The Burren Brunch and then running the Burren Acoustic Music series in the back room at night!!!

MORE AREA WINNERS
Favorite Local Male Songwriter – Ian Fitzgerald http://ianfitzgerald.com/
Favorite Local Picker: Guitar – dead on tie -Andy Cambria http://andycambria.com/ Mark Kilianski www.markkilianski.com/
Favorite Local Picker: Banjo -Maggie Mackay http://maggiemackaybanjo.wordpress.com/
Favorite Local Picker: Mandolin – Joe Walsh http://skinnyelephantmusic.com/
Favorite Local Fiddler- Eva Walsh http://www.evawalsh.com/
Favorite Local “Too much (or never enough) twang” guitarist- Duke Levine http://dukelevine.com/
The Multi-player- Dinty Child http://sessionamericana.com/index.php?category=06–Individual_Photo-slash-Bios&display=25&page=bio
Favorite Local Roots Americana Act -The Whiskey Boys http://www.whiskeyboys.com/
Favorite Local Duo - Ian Fitzgerald and Courtney Gallagher http://ianfitzgerald.com/
Best Local Roots Music Venue - Club Passim http://passim.org/
Best Local Community Residency- Lizard Lounge Open Mic Challenge https://www.facebook.com/LLOMC

Red Line Roots Music Blog

Red Line Roots Music Blog

Red Line Roots Music Blog
About Red Line Roots Music Blog “With the ever present increase in Roots music in the Boston area and surrounding northeast there seems to be a small presence of music publications that will pay attention to the “little guy”, the indie artist, the first record releasers, and folks that otherwise wouldn’t get picked up in any press. My first and foremost mission is to provide those folks with an attentive and new ear to listen, review, and provide feedback on their most recent projects…some days may include ramblings, live reviews, or simply CD, EP, single reviews that are sent to my attention.

Visit Danielle Miraglia Website HERE
Connect with Danielle on FB HERE

Visit Ryan Fitzsimmons WEBSITE HERE
Connect with Ryan on FB HERE

Visit Tom Bianchi AKA 24 HouR Tom Website HERE
Connect with Tom on FB HERE

Visit Red Line Roots Music Blog HERE
Connect with Red Line Roots Music Blog on FB HERE

Greg Klyma “Another Man’s Treasure” Debuts #20 on Folk DJ Charts

Greg Klyma, an old school troubadour with contemporary savvy,” and his new album Another Man’s Treasure, debutes at #20 on the Folk DJ Radio Charts for November 2013 as compiled by Richard Gillmann of FOLKDJ-L radio playlists and based on 11735 airplays from 129 different DJs Another-Man's-Treasure_318

Top Album
#20: “Another Man’s Treasure,” Greg Klyma with DJ favored cuts from the album ~”Time Does Fly” ~ “You Are My Sunshine” ~”Wolf
Top SongTime Does Fly” comes in at #23 and of the Top Artists of November Klyma comes in at #26

Greg Klyma

Greg Klyma

Greg Klyma is a prolific songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and seasoned performer, bringing to every stage a catalog of material that assumes his audiences are both smart and able to laugh. His birth date puts him squarely in the middle of Generation X, but Greg is an old-school troubadour. His enduring themes, articulate and amusing stories, and populist ideals make him one of those rare young artists who is carrying the torch of Woody and Ramblin’ Jack. He rolls in off the road, pulls out a guitar, and proceeds to take us back to the basics: family, love, gratitude, and laughter. It’s the timeless art of the true troubadour, keeping alive the American folk tradition.

15 years into a career that has yielded seven albums, dozens of national tours, and the acclaim of folk’s most prestigious reviewers, Greg’s eager fans paid for his new album. Completing the online fundraising well ahead of schedule, Klyma delivers an emotionally charged blend of fan favorites from recent tours, and plenty of never-before-heard material on his eighth album, Another Man’s Treasure.

Long known as a passionate and largely positive populist, Klyma’s new album showcases an impressively matured songwriting talent. Travelling the perilous landscape of love, Another Man’s Treasure admits sadness, anger, regret and profound tenderness. Going beyond the Woody Guthrie/Mark Twain sass of recent years, Klyma shows himself navigating intimacy as a thoroughly modern man. But this blue-collar boy knows when to swallow the heartbreak, and so the album rallies with an equal measure of punky sing-alongs and bootstrap lifters.
Solo tracks feature Klyma’s adroit guitar and banjo picking, while the band numbers rollick with great energy and a chorus of harmonies, thus welcoming the listener to Klyma’s universe: long drives alone full of solitary contemplation, landing somewhere in America to shake the rafters and remind everyone of the love and dedication that keeps us going.

The stories blend seamlessly into songs, evoking a flavor of Mark Twain, Woody Guthrie, and David Sedaris.
Sarah Craig, Caffè Lena

Catch a show! Greg’s tour consists of dates all over the US, including his official CD Release Show January 25, 2014 at Sally OBrien’s in Sommerville, MA. For full and up to date show information please visit Greg’s website HERE

Greg Klyma

Greg Klyma


DEC 07 New Haven, CT
New Haven Folk Consortium Doors:$20
This is a private party. Contact Barbara at shilleragain@yahoo.com to request an invitation.
DEC 08 Livingston, NJ
House Concert Start: 3:00pm $15 – $20
RSVP to Amy at hopeandjoy@verizon.net or call (973) 992-7491.
DEC 08 Montclair, NJ
Radio Nowhere with host Joltin’ Joe Pszonek www.wmscradio.com 7-10pm
DEC 09 Somerville, MA
P.A.’s Lounge Doors:8:00pm FREE 21+ Americana Mondays.
DEC 10 Rockville, MD
Focus Music Doors:8:00pm $15 / $18 All Ages
DEC 12 Landsdowne, PA
Concerts at the Beach House Doors:7:30pm ALL AGES Suggested Donation $15
Contact Bob at bob@bobbeach.net or (610) 626-0012 for information and to RSVP.
DEC 13 Newtown Square, PA
Burlap and Bean Doors:8:00pm ALL AGES Supporting Michael Braunfeld.
DEC 14 Bay Shore, NY
The Eclectic Cafe Doors:8:00pm $10 ALL AGES
DEC 16, DEC 23, DEC 30 Somerville, MA
P.A.’s Lounge Doors:8:00pm FREE 21+ Americana Mondays.
JAN 09 Norman, OK
Norman Music Institute:Start: 7:30pm $10 ALLAGES
JAN 11 Albuquerque, NM
Sandia Heights Coffeehouse Doors:7:30pm $5 – $15 ALL AGES SHHA members and children under 5 are free.
JAN 25 Somerville, MA
Sally O’Briens Doors:

Start: 9:00pm
9:30pm $5 21+ Official CD Release show with full band, and with the Ryan Taylor Band supporting.

Greg Klyma is also honored to have been nominated for RedLine Roots Big Red Recognitions amongst lots of great artists and friends. RedLine Roots is an awesome local online mag that is supportive of the local musicians. Worth checking out anytime, but if you have a moment, stop by and vote here! http://redlineroots.blogspot.com/2013/12/and-polls-are-open.html

“1-40, Roland Oklahoma”
Video courtesy Kathy Sands-Boehmer

“You Are My Sunshine”

Visit Greg Klyma WEBSITE HERE
Connect with Greg on FB HERE

Steve Allain Releases Singles Volume 2

Trespass Music is pleased to release Steve Allain’s new project “Steve Allain Singles Volume 2” on September 1.

Steve Allain Singles Volume 2 CD Cover

Steve Allain Singles Volume 2 CD Cover

Steve Allain Singles Volume 2” is Produced by Brian Minisce along with Engineer Ross Lenzing. “Paper And Whiskey” and “When I Sleepare finally finished,” says Allain, “I am so happy to share them with everyone.

Allain will have “Paper And Whiskey” and “When I Sleep” available as FREE download on his website September 1.
Join Steve over the course of the next 12 months, as he releases brand new and much anticipated singles, two by two!

Steve Allain ~Photo by Jess Razzi/Razzi Entertainment

Steve Allain ~Photo by Jess Razzi/Razzi Entertainment

Inspiration behind the project:
I am a true DIY(do-it-yourself) artist. I released an all original, full-length album titled thirteen, in 2011. Artists who have written, revised, rewritten, arranged, recorded, helped with the mixing process, designed packaging, sent off for duplication, promoted, and released an album, know how time consuming the process is. Even though this can take an incredible amount of time and money out of pocket, it is a labor of love and I never felt like it was “work”.

The process feels like you are climbing a mountain, and when you reach the top, it’s all over quite suddenly. What I have decided to do this time around is to release “singles”; two at a time. It’s kind of like the old days of A-side, B-side records. I released two singles in December of last year and now I am releasing the next two, hence vol. 2. I will continue to release two at a time over the next year or so until I’ve reach 10 songs. This way I can put more thought into each release, and put out only the best material. By doing this, I can enjoy each stage of the mountain for a little longer. “-SA

About Steve:
Born about a half an hour west of Boston, Massachusetts, in the city of Marlborough, to French-Canadian parents, Steve Allain was raised on country music and Elvis Presley records. He always daydreamed about playing in a band. When Steve was nine, his family returned to New Brunswick, Canada. Family get togethers with uncles, aunts, and cousins gave him his first experiences with live music. Although many relatives played instruments, it would be nine more years before Steve bought his first guitar. By this time, he had been exposed to Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pink Floyd and The Beatles.

Check Steve’s website HERE often for updates, and sign up for his newsletter. Take a listen at Airplay Direct HERE and connect with Steve on FB HERE

http://www.steveallian.com

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Danielle Miraglia and Mark T. Small Bring an Evening of Blues to Amazing Things Arts Center, Saturday August 17

WHO: Danielle Miraglia and Mark T. Small
WHEN: Saturday, August 17 at 8:00PM
WHERE: Amazing Things Arts Center zingppclogo

Tickets: $18 Stu/Sen $17, Mem $15, Child U12 $9
Call 508-405-ARTS (2787) OR Buy Tickets ONLINE HERE https://tickets.amazingthings.org/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent1113.html
WEBSITE LINKS Danielle Miraglia ~ www.daniellem.com
Mark T. Small
Amazing Things Arts Center

Danielle Miraglia & Mark T. Small

Danielle Miraglia & Mark T. Small

Danielle Miraglia and Mark T. Small will join forces to bring a powerful night of Blues to Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St, Framingham Massachusetts, Saturday August 17 at 8:00 PM. Tickets for the event are available by calling Amazing Things or online.

Danielle Miraglia Pic

Danielle Miraglia Pic

Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica. Her tunes range from heart-felt to socially conscious and will move both your heart and hips. Danielle’s latest release “Box of Troubles” a bare-bones expression of all these attributes, explores the highs and lows that life has to offer and has already received rave reviews. Alternate Root says “Danielle Miraglia’s guitar work keeps Delta traditions alive. Her steady thumb and playing style trace a direct line to the blues of the field and chicken shacks. Vocally, Danielle’s voice digs in, twisting within the delivery, seeming to break but more likely soaring before the fall. ‘Box of Troubles’ balances good times with the bad, her characters roles’ defined and believable.”

Danielle is featured in Alternate Root Magazine‘s “List of Omissions” as part of the “30 Women Burning Up the Blues” list! HAVE A LOOK HERE

Mark T. Small‘s live performances include many great traditional Delta Blues numbers with a Chicago Blues slant that transforms each tune into a tour de force. Included are the blazing flat-picking techniques that grabbed audiences in Mark’s Bluegrass days. Hatti Barrett, President of the Down Home Blues Society in Boston remarks, “He reminds me of the days sitting on the porch every Saturday evening with my Granddaddy listening to Lightnin Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and Howlin Wolf – all rolled up into one. I wish my Granddaddy could have met him!”

“The Amazing Things Arts Center brings together a diverse community of artists, arts supporters and arts appreciators of all ages, cultures and interests, through the transformational power of rich and varied art forms that provide a nurturing environment in which to meet, understand and accept each other. Amazing Things Arts Center is the place to find the best in music – from jazz to classical, visual arts – from sculpture to paint and theater – from comedy to musicals.” star-underline

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Connect with Danielle Miraglia on FB HERE
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DANIELLE’S EPK

Visit Mark T. Small HERE
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Trespass Music Monday Presents Stefilia’s Stone and Miss Brown to You Appearing at Cotuit Center for the Arts Monday, July 22

Trespass Music Monday Presents Stefilia’s Stone and Miss Brown to You Appearing at Cotuit Center for the Arts Monday, July 22

Trespass Music Monday Logo

Trespass Music Monday Logo

What:
Trespass Music Monday: Stefilia’s Stone and Miss Brown to You
Where:
Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Cotuit
When:
Monday, July 22, 7:30 PM
Admission:
Free, donations appreciated

Trespass Music Monday series presents two musical duos—Stefilia’s Stone and Miss Brown To You—on Monday, July 22, at 7:30 PM at the Art Barn at Cotuit Center for the Arts.

Stefilia's Stone ~ Adrienne Fawkes & Carrie Rowan

Stefilia’s Stone ~ Adrienne Fawkes & Carrie Rowan

Stefilia’s Stone, a Massachusetts duo made up of Carrie Rowan on guitar and Adrienne Fawkes on piano, plays indie adult contemporary, modern folk, and funk music. Both women sing, offering lush harmonies and songs about empowerment.
The duo is named after Stefilia’s stone, a rare blue variety of pectolite, also known as Larimar, which is found only in the Dominican Republic.
“This stone has a strong harmonious feminine energy and that pretty much sums up what we are all about,” said Rowan.

Their original music has been described as “a warm summer breeze across your skin,” showing influences of Bach, Shawn Colvin, Tori Amos, Carole King, Jewel and Karla Bonoff.
Stefilia Stone’s debut CD, “Like the Moon,” features both bright and dark, spirited and lyrical works, from rock to ballads. Bill Copeland describes the CD as “..treat for the ears. The two women blend their voices with a smooth, lush beauty and their assertive vocals give their songs deliberate, purposeful forward motion.”

Miss Brown To You

Miss Brown To You

Miss Brown to You is Mary Reynolds and Louise Goldberg, from Oklahoma. They offer subtle ballads, soulful blues, sophisticated bop, and swinging classical jazz.

Reynolds is a classically trained vocalist and instrumentalist, playing guitar and bass. She composes music for the group and also interprets the songs of Emily Kaitz, Linda Waterfall, Ilene Weiss, and others, drawing from an eclectic repertoire of traditional material and American popular songs. Pianist Louise Goldberg has played reggae music with The Street People and Whale and Flea, Latin music with Salsa Nueva , jazz with Talk of the Town and Los Locos, rocked out with Roger Lienke and played folk music with Wende Allyn, Emily Kaitz, and Freefall.

She has composed music for Oklahoma City Children’s Theatre productions and has served as director and/or musical director of numerous theater productions. Miss Brown to You recorded their first album, “Nightingale,” in 2011. Reynolds has recorded two solo albums, and Goldberg, one.

Trespass Music Monday is presented on the fourth Monday of every month from March through November. Each performance features professionally touring songwriters.

Doors open at 7 PM. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. All donations are split among the performers; both Cotuit Center for the Arts and Trespass Music donate their time and location to help support homegrown music.
Wine is available for purchase.

cotuitcenterCotuit Center for the Arts is at 4404 Route 28 in Falmouth. For more information, visit trespassmusic.org or artsonthecape.org or call 508-428-0669.