FORMER SOLDIER AND FRIENDS RELEASE VIDEO HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM

Carl Conge – Roger Kirby – Dave Gibson

In celebration of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, Mar. 29, retired US Army Captain Carl Conge and fellow songwriters Roger Kirby, and Dave Gibson have released a new video honoring those who served in Vietnam.

Conge (who was featured in Webhost Magazine http://webhostmagazine.rocks/carl-conge/ in February 2016) and his friends have knocked it out of the park with this one.

Gibson – who is featured in the video, and sings lead on the song that accompanies it – is an Academy of Country Music Award Winner who has penned hits for some of the biggest names in country music.

“These Days (He’s Just Tryin’ to Get By)” tells the story of a young man who was drafted, sent to Vietnam with the company that participated in the My Lai Massacre, and returned home a much different person than the one who left to fight in Southeast Asia.

It was inspired, in part, by Conge’s older Brother – a Vietnam veteran who passed away in 2010 due to health issues related to the exposure to Agent Orange, and by Michael Franklin – a close family friend who also served in Vietnam.

The color photographs of the My Lai Massacre that appear in the video capture what is considered by many to be one of the darkest moments in the history of the United States military.

Sergeant Ronald Haeberle – the Army Photographer who took those photographs in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 16, 1968 – was gracious enough to give Conge and the others permission to use them.

The majority of the other images that appear in the video were taken by photographers who were assigned to the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) during the war.

One of those photographers, Specialist 5 Robert Lafoon, acted as an unofficial consultant during the making of the video.

 

“These Days (He’s Just Tryin’ to Get By)”

 

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More About Carl Conge

Carl was born and raised in Rochester, New York, and has been interested in music ever since he can remember.

As a teenager, he would entertain the girls who lived across the street by placing speakers in his bedroom window, playing music, and mimicking the DJ chatter that he would hear between songs on the radio.

A few short years later, Carl started his own Mobile DJ business, and – in the years since – has entertained thousands of people at weddings, reunions, birthday parties, and the like. In the late nineties, one of his early dreams of being on the radio was realized when Carl was selected to appear as a Guest DJ on “The Drive at Five with Mike Vickers” on WBBF-FM. Today, Carl still has his hand in the DJ business, his real love is songwriting.

Carl wrote his first song in the seventies, and has been writing ever since. Over the years, he has been fortunate enough to write with some truly talented people, including multiple Grammy-nominated songwriter, musician, arranger, and producer Larry Dvoskin; Academy of Country Music Award Winner Dave Gibson (The Gibson-Miller Band); former Capital Records Recording Artist Don Mancuso (Black Sheep, The Lou Gramm Band, D Drive); and former United Artist Records Recording Artist Mason Tyler (Pookah).

In late 2014, Carl (who is a retired Army Captain) teamed up with fellow veteran Roger Kirby to write a tribute to those who served in Vietnam. The song, called “These Days (He’s Just Trying to Get By”, tells the story of Corporal James Johnson – a Vietnam Veteran who returned home a slightly different man than the one who left to fight in Southeast Asia. “These Days (He’s Just Trying to Get By)” was inspired, in part, by Carl’s older Brother Michael – a Vietnam veteran who passed away in 2010 due to health issues related to the exposure to Agent Orange.

Michael was a big fan of older country music, so when the song was written, they kept that in mind, and tried to write something that he would have enjoyed listening to.

“These Days (He’s Just trying to Get By” is currently the theme song for a radio show called “The Veteran’s Manual” which streams live each Monday evening from 7-9PM EST on Liberty Tree Radio (http://www.libertytreeradio.4mg.com).

The show – which is hosted by Vietnam Veteran “Machine Gun” Randy Phillips – encourages veterans to call in, and talk about their time in the military, their experiences in dealing with the Veteran’s Administration, living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), etc.

Late last year, Carl co-wrote a song called “Come Home” that is slated to appear on the debut album for Long Island New York’s most popular band, Hopefully Forgiven. The album is being produced by Carl’s co-writer, Larry Dvoskin.

When asked about his musical influences, Carl said “The Beatles were a tremendous influence on me.

To this day, I still consider them to be the band by which all others are measured. I’ve also been influenced by the Eagles, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Jim Croce, and others like them.” When asked what current music he listens to, he said “I like John Legend, Ed Sheeran, The Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley, and Tim McGraw. No doubt, there are many others, but those are the ones that immediately come to mind”.

We also asked Carl to tell us about some of his favorite songs.

This is what he said: “Wow. Tough question. I mean, there are so many good songs out there. I’d have to say that Don McLean’s “American Pie”, Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again (Naturally)”, John Legend’s “All of Me”, Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”, and Joe Diffie’s “Ships That Don’t Come In” would all appear near the top of my list”.

Carl’s songs can be heard by following the links appearing below. A number of other songs are also in the works.

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Jerhiame

Whether it’s his soothing yet powerful voice or his heartfelt lyrics.. One thing that most would agree on is that Jerhiame is a star on the rise.

Singer-Songwriter “Jerhiame” was born on September 13, 1995, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Throughout his high school campaign, he started to find a joy and passion for writing and performing at local talent shows and venues.

During the year 2016, he released his debut single “Sad Song” which launched his career.

 

 

Jerhiame grew up in a musical inclined family.

His family, filled the household with sounds of big name and classic artist such as B.B. King, Michael Jackson, Prince, etc.

These music legends encouraged Jerhiame to chase his dream of becoming the young star he is today.

Jerhiame’s (once very small) platform now stretches to hundreds of thousands of “Sad Song” loving and “Elizabeth” screaming fans. -Various Sources

 

 

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Fallen Heirs 2018 Tour

Canada’s #1 Award Winning Hard Rock Band is the one to follow and get Tickets for this years 2018 Tour. They’re EP ‘Eyes Wide Open’ is amongst the best rock EP’s I have heard and the band’s high energy and amazing guitar playing makes you want to hear more..

They are a powerhouse lineup of rock musicians with a steady repertoire of hard rock songs and power ballads. In 2013, their full throttle single ‘Wake Up’ was released and later licensed for use in Don Cherry’s Rock ‘em Sock ‘em video. In 2016, their EP ‘Eyes Wide Open’ was released, and Fallen Heirs was nominated as ‘Hard Rock band of the year’ by the Toronto Independent Music Awards.

Fallen Heirs’s high energy live performance has made them THE go-to hard rock band called to open for top hard rock bands when they tour Canada. Buckcherry, LA Guns, Scott Weiland, Lita Ford, The Wild, Age Of Electric, One Bad Son, HoneyMoon Suite plus many more international and local artists have hired Fallen Heirs as the opening performance to warm up the stage and audience.

Did you know?
Fallen Heirs was the opening band for Scott Weiland in Toronto, two days before he passed away. Sadly, this makes Fallen Heirs the very last band to ever open for Scott Weiland live.

 

 

 

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Fallen Heirs Tour Dates
FRI 4 MAY
The MansionKingston, ON, Canada
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SAT 5 MAY
Mavericks Ottawa, ON, Canada
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THU 10 MAY
Warehouse Concert Hall Saint Catherines, ON, Canada
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FRI 11 MAY
Stix & Stones Billiards Trenton, ON, Canada
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SAT 12 MAY
The Back Stage Windsor, ON, Canada
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FRI 8 JUNE
The Moustache Club Oshawa, ON, Canada
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SAT 9 JUNE
Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ON, Canada
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SAT 16 JUNE
Red Dog Peterborough, ON, Canada
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FRI 13 JULY
The Corktown Pub Hamilton, ON, Canada
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Craig Ewan – Dead Defined

Craig Ewan from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. is a recording artist affiliated with Voodoo Records Canada.

A Self taught Vocalist/Songwriter/Composer and I want to introduce his debut solo project ‘Dead Defined’.

Having been part of the Toronto Alternative/Rock’n Roll music scene for over 15 years and in this time he has developed a solid following of fans, friends and fellow musicians.

Craig played countless live shows at some of Toronto’s finest live rock venues such as The Opera House, The Phoenix, The Horseshoe Tavern, Tattoo Rock Parlour and The Hard Rock Cafe to name a few.

 

 

He has spent an immense amount of time in various studios writing, co-writing and composing with fellow indie artists and a handful of signed artists in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).

His home base for writing, recording and composing is Voodoo Records Canada in Scarborough, Ontario and INEO Studios in Uxbridge, Ontario.

‘Dead Defined’ is a debut solo project written and composed by himself (Craig Ewan) and Producer/Engineer – Mike Dmitrovic of Voodoo Records Canada.

 

 

 

His debut single for 2018 is titled ‘I Fear Nothing’

Dead Defined – I Fear Nothing
A solo project by Craig Ewan
‘Debut Single’ I Fear Nothing – Available now on all digital platforms
‘Music Video’ released April 6.2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjM29wu-mew

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William Sherry Jr.

Aerugo Productions

For over 18 years now, the objective here at Aerugo Productions is to provide quality song demos at very affordable prices. There’s no need to spend $500.00 – $800.00 to demo 1 song when you can have 2 or 4 songs with comparable quality recorded for the same amount of money.

Getting a professionally cut demo is this easy: send a lyric sheet, a cassette/CD/mp3 of a rough version (i.e. guitar/vocal) of your song, and check or M/O made out to Aerugo Productions PO Box 22242, Nashville, TN 37202. You only need to pay for half of your demo upfront, the balance will be owed after the song is complete and delivered and you like it. We don’t send “snippits” or lower quality recordings of your song and “hold the final version for ransom,” we will send you the final mastered recording. The honor system applies!!

In 4 – 5 weeks you’ll have your song fully produced on a CD! If you do not have a rough demo or do not play an instrument, many of our clients simply sing into a cassette player or just send a lyric sheet with written examples of how they want their song to sound (i.e. tempo, feel, and comparisons to existing songs). All songs are digitally archived for future copies. Mp3s are available too at no extra charge.

If you write poetry/lyrics but do not write music, we will put original music to your words for the same prices!! Just send your poem/lyric sheet (and any notes you might have for how you want your song to sound) and we’ll take care of the rest!

All songs are digitally archived for future copies at no extra charge. Also at no extra cost we will provide you with a track containing only the music in case you want to record your vocal over it, use it for performances, or if you want to make any vocal changes later.

There are also no contracts to sign or any back end percentage deals –you retain 100 % of all copyrights and publishing to your song.

An audio mixing desk from a recording studio with sliders, buttons, knobs and displays, monitors and speakers
We have several professional Nashville vocalists and musicians available ready to make your song sound like a hit (our former female demo vocalist, Gretchen Wilson, however, is a little busy these days!!)

So what are you waiting for? Get that song professionally cut! You never know if you have a future chart topper on your hands. Please visit our website at www.aerugoproductions.com https://twitter.com/AerugoPro

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The Cliff Wheeler Band

The Cliff Wheeler Band is a four-piece alt-country/southern rock band based out of Lemon Springs, NC USA.

Cumulus Media’s 2017 “Nash Next” North Carolina winner – Music Mafia Radio’s Artist Of the Year First Runner Up – Six #1’s on multiple indie charts worldwide. A new CWB album “To the Bone” is scheduled for release in May of 2018.

At the encouragement of his son and now CWB bassist Garret Wheeler, Cliff wrote a batch of songs in 2016 and brought a group of musician friends together to record a solo album. Along with Cliff, the lineup included seasoned regional performing musicians Gary Orlando on guitar, Kevin Griffin on drums, Robert Watson on slide and acoustic guitars, and Cliff’s teenage son Garret on bass guitar. After four rehearsals the band went into the studio and recorded “Wheeler” in seven days. “Wheeler” was released on April 1, 2017 and soon thereafter began garnering attention from internet based indie radio stations and music blogs around the world along with a few over the air stations.

In July 2017 Cliff was notified that his song “Judgement Day” had been selected by WWQQ FM 101.3 out of Wilmington, NC as a finalist for Cumulus Media’s “Nash Next 2017” competition for the state of North Carolina. The next step in the “Nash Next” experience was a live performance at the finals in Carolina Beach, NC. Cliff was reluctant to continue, but after much encouragement from family and friends decided to carry on. Bringing together the lineup that recorded his song “Judgement Day” which includes Cliff, Gary, Kevin and Garret, they won the competition in their very first live performance as a group. Following this success, they decided to stay together as the Cliff Wheeler Band or as they call it, The CWB. They continue to have radio and live performance success including multiple songs charting in the US and abroad with six indie chart #1’s. They have spent the past nine months on Music Mafia Radio’s Top 30, never leaving the top five. The CWB performs primarily in NC but is expanding into the southeastern US and other areas including a recent show in Nashville, TN. The CWB is currently working on their sophomore album “To the Bone” which is scheduled for release on May the 16, 2018.

Band Members
Cliff Wheeler – Vocals

This son of North Carolina has been a journeyman player for nearly four decades and has played venues from coliseums to theaters to clubs to backyards across the state and the southeast, and it’s all been good! Cliff began his musical journey playing bass with the hard rock band Knight Heir in the early eighties. A converted guitarist he quickly learned to love the lights of the stage. Always the songwriter, Cliff wrote all of the lyrics and helped with the arrangements for this band’s original songs. After a few years, Knight Heir had run its course.

Meanwhile, Cliff had met a guitarist new to the North Carolina music scene, Gary Orlando. The two joined forces to form MZ Dangerous and several bands thereafter including Synergy and again, Cliff wrote the lyrics and the two together wrote the arrangements. The bands including this combo thrived and found themselves opening for national acts passing through the region and garnering interest from record labels. In the early nineties Cliff and Gary began to go their separate ways musically and Cliff returned to his roots doing one-man acoustic shows with Gary joining him occasionally. The two reunited in the late nineties for a short run with Cliff’s newest musical venture “Twister”, an alt-country band. Although the band met with modest success at the club level and released an EP, it didn’t last and was likely ahead of its time.

Following the end of Twister and being a new husband and father, Cliff took a hiatus from performing and writing. Meeting Robert Watson several years later changed that. Cliff and Robert began performing as Watson-Wheeler doing acoustic shows which they still do today and also with a full band as The FOG Blues Band, a blues rock band covering Texas, Delta and Chicago Blues. Cliff’s time with the FOG reignited the fire to write that had been smoldering for nearly a decade. In the summer of 2016 Cliff went into seclusion on Oak Island, North Carolina for ten days and the songs on Wheeler are the result.

Gary Orlando – Electric Guitar

Gary started his professional musician career on the New Jersey club circuit with the bands Ruffian and The Priscilla Harriet Band before moving to North Carolina in 1985. Soon after his arrival in North Carolina Gary and Cliff hooked up to lead several bands such as MZ Dangerous and Synergy that had regional success. Later, Gary joined Cliff in his first foray into alt country or as they called it “acid-country” with the band Twister which released an EP in the early 90s. Their musical collaboration now spans four decades.

Kevin Griffin – Drums

Kevin is a native North Carolinian and played his first professional gig with the stage orchestra for the play “The Music Man” at the age of fourteen. He has dedicated his life to music. His career includes stints with NBT, Calibur, the Lee County Community Orchestra and the prog rock band Method To Madness which released two albums that were met with critical acclaim. Kevin is also an endorsing artist for Soultone Cymbals. Kevin and Cliff came together when the FOG Blues Band was looking for a replacement drummer. There was an instant bond and the two have been rocking together since.

Garret Wheeler – Bass

Garret was born to play. As Cliff’s son, some of Garret’s first memories are listening to Twister rehearse in the family’s garage. After experimenting with drums, guitar and keyboards, Garret found his true calling, bass. After learning the basics with a little input from his dad, he soon began wowing Cliff’s contemporaries at jams in the barn. His ability to improvise with much more seasoned musicians forecast the future. After a couple of public shows with Cliff to gain stage experience, he spread his wings and formed the award winning power trio Bad Sign. Garret is currently a full time student when not performing with the CWB.

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Doctor Paul

Doctor Paul, as he’s known to his fans, is a troubadour in every sense of the word. After appearing on NBC’s The Voice in Season 9, the Doctor has been traveling on his “I Ain”t Done Yet” tour, bringing his music to as many new fans and friends as possible.

From the Gulf coast of Florida, to Music City and all points in between, fans of his acoustic solo performances have fallen in love with his utterly original interpretations of the work of songwriters great and small.

In his deft hands familiar songs are rendered fresh, as though being heard for the first time, and lesser-known songs are thoroughly owned and yet oddly familiar.

The Doctor has collaborated with some of the great names in the business, and has recorded with some of Nashville’s top session players, but it is in his live shows that you’ll experience him as nature intended: Unadorned, accompanied by only his acoustic guitar, his unique, powerful voice carried by a flurry of finger-picked notes that pass like mile markers on a very heady trip.

 
So here is an invitation to join him as he takes you somewhere new yet familiar, and anyone who has experienced one of his intimate performances knows one thing for certain: You will both treasure the company.

Doctor Paul’s latest release, “The Old Home Place”, and others, are available at his web store at https://squareup.com/store/doctor-paul/

The Doctor grew up in New Jersey. An avid electronics experimenter, Doctor Paul’s first introduction to musical performance was building a custom amplifier for a friend who owned an electric guitar. Acquiring his first guitar in his early teens, Doctor Paul performed for friends at parties and barbecues.

Early musical influences included country & western, doo wop, R&B, soul, jazz, folk, and of course rock & roll. After a tour in the United States Army, Doctor Paul returned to New Jersey in 1971 and joined a group of friends in his first band as the lead singer and bass player.

 
Musical performance became more than a hobby, leading to a career in music playing acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, and electric bass in both solo and group settings.

Touring the United States throughout most of the 70’s and early 80’s, Doctor Paul met his wife, Dawn, in Tampa, Florida.

A musical hiatus followed for the next 25 years while they raised a family of five daughters.

Moving to the mountains of North Carolina in 2005 allowed Doctor Paul to reconnect with his musical past.

 

 

 

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Mark Stone & the Dirty Country Band

Hailing from Minnesota, Mark Stone & the Dirty Country Band originated in 2012 as a solo project by Mr. Stone himself.

Since then, it has evolved into a full unit, comprised of Mark Stone (Guitar/Vocals), Todd Jameson (Bass), and Johnny Strutt (Drums).

Mark Stone on the first 2 EPs wrote and played primarily all the instruments himself (with some help from some other fellow musicians), which received some critical acclaim.

 

The song “Drink the Pain Away” was nominated for “Best Country Song” by I Love Music Awards.

The success of the song took the band down to Austin, TX to record the album, “The Sequel” at Music Lane Studios.

The band has been gigging regularly, putting out new music, and has performed at many notable venues and events across the country, such as SXSW (twice), The Red Fly (before their doors closed), Moondance Jamming Country Fest, amongst many others.

The band was also chosen as 1 out of 8 bands (from over 1,000 entries) for the Hard Rock Rising Midwest Regional Battle of the Bands.

With the band fully lined up and ready to take the country by storm, Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band are currently continuing their winning streak and have no intentions of slowing down anytime soon, or at all!

The band released there newest EP “Trifecta” on April 1st, 2017.

They are currently working on a new release “For Stories” to be released Spring of 2018.

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Sugarspun, Gear Up to Release Debut Single, Spaceman Dreams

Astronaughty But Nice! Indie Heroes, Sugarspun, Gear Up to Release Debut Single, Spaceman Dreams – Single (Release date April 6 2018)

Word of mouth counts for a lot and this is certainly the case with Sugarspun. Despite no releases other than a handful of Soundcloud demos, they have forged an army of fans from coast to coast who have bombarded them with requests for more tracks and who have turned up en-masse to sell out venues they have played.

Having developed from a two-piece acoustic outfit to a full-on 5-strong indie juggernaut, they capture the triumphant euphoria of prime Stone Roses and the classic 60’s song-writing chops of The Faces and early 90’s acts like The La’s.

Formed in the unlikely rock n roll hotbed of Carlisle in Cumbria, Sugarspun started out as an acoustic duo, comprising vocalist Jamie and Steven (guitar), though rave reviews emanating from their BBC Introducing plays and feverish fan support at their live shows caused the pair to revise their plans and expand to a much larger vision in all senses.

Having recruited the members who now complete their line-up – Michael (rhythm guitar); Luke (bass) and Andy (drums) – from their local music scene, they moved away from acoustic tracks and bedroom demos to their first studio-recorded work: “Spaceman Dreams” and “Hide”.

“Spaceman Dreams” is the antithesis of the trend of gloomy introspection and negativity, with hooks flying around like hand grenades and the chorus racing in at speeds Virgin Trains can only dream of.

With a message to never give up on your dreams, however distant they may seem, this is the perfect launchpad for a band who remind you how 90’s indie changed the musical landscape by combining musical talent with optimism, irreverence and fun.

Artist: Sugarspun
Title: Spaceman Dreams
Release: Single (Release date April 6 2018)
F.F.O: The La’s; Stone Roses; Oasis

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