Ace Records Covers Various Genres Well

I think Billy Bickford, aka “Ace,” of “Ace Records,” is one of those rare talents who know hows to both write and perform songs well. Better yet, he can handle multiple genres, from Country to hip-hop. His music is currently on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and other online places. Singing since the age of 8, when his dad advised him to “sing from your gut,” Ace believes you only live…

Commissionaires

From Newworldson to The Commissionaires

It’s hard to keep music groups together. Things like marriage, kids, and egos get in the way. Then there’s the “different direction” thing– where one of the band’s members just wants to do something different and the others are like, “Ummm… okay?” And a life of touring instead of staying home can really take its toll on people. Joel Parisien made a big splash in the Christian music world through…

Good Lovelies

The Good Lovelies

A guy I know named Rob told me he loves listening to Canadian radio and he suggested I check out The Good Lovelies for their harmonies. When I typed their name into YouTube, up came their cover of the 2004 rap song by Canadian rapper “k-os“– “Crabbuckit.” Familiar with the original, it was fun hearing the song done by three ladies! Hear it here: Naturally, I was intrigued. So I visited…

Brielle

Brielle Von Hugel gets “Stronger”

With her powerhouse pipes and undeniable passion, Brielle Von Hugel charmed millions of viewers on Season 11 of American Idol, reaching the semi-finals. The singer-songwriter has already released numerous original singles and cover songs that have garnered millions of YouTube views and Spotify plays. After great success with her single “Naked,” Brielle just released a brand new remix of her song “Stronger” featuring B.O.B., mixed by House DJs Exodus and…

Sparrows Rising

If you like the sound of folk, pop and female harmony, you should enjoy Sparrows Rising. The duo, Stacia Ray and Maygen Lacey, have a new release out called So Close. So Close by Sparrows Rising Stacia and Maygen call Minneapolis home. The two singer-songwriters record songs for the hurting and the lost. In the short time they’ve been together, they’ve had two songs on the radio in 23 markets,…

Ashley Cleveland

Ashley Cleveland

Guest post by Ashley Cleveland Hey everyone—I know you’re dying to hear all about what it’s like to be sixty. For those of you that are younger, it’s probably like watching a car wreck. For those of you that are older, there are notes to compare. But honestly, the view from here is pretty much the same as the view from 59. I did get a little boost recently though…

Mandisa

Mandisa is back with “Out of the Dark”

Mandisa is like most of us. She has battled being fat for the longest time– can you relate? She has been clinically depressed… another thing millions of people go through. She has had her fair share of ups and downs in life. You might remember Mandisa from her time on American Idol. She was the bold contestant to sing “Shackles” by Mary Mary, a Gospel song, which Simon Cowell called…

Roadcase Royale releases “Get Loud”

“Get Loud,” the debut single from Roadcase Royale, is now available on iTunes and all major digital outlets. I like it. The new band, featuring Nancy Wilson of Heart and Liv Warfield formerly of Prince’s New Power Generation, recently released the live performance video of “Get Loud” on their YouTube channel and on the band’s official website. Roadcase Royale’s musical talent shines in “Get Loud.” The song begins with a…

Is the Yamaha P115 worth your money?

Guest Post by Briana Renee As a musician, an instrument is a necessity. Thus, you have to invest in the best. The Yamaha P-series has some of the best quality digital pianos regarding construction and performance – including the latest model, Yamaha P115.   To find out if the P115 is worth your money, I will compare it to the other models, P105 and P255. Starting off with the comparison between…

Breakerbox

Breakerbox teams with Wounded Warriors for touching music video

I remember the moment I first heard the song “Miss You” from Breakerbox. I had downloaded their songs months before, but I was driving along a deserted road in Idaho this past summer when “Miss You” came on the car radio speakers via my iPhone shuffle feature. It was so honest. The music and lyrics arrested my heart. It was one of those “whoa” moments when you think to yourself,…