WAMA News - 03-18-2011

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WAMA News - 03-18-2011

Postby askmike » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:51 pm

National Music News

Japan Earthquake Impacts Music Industry;
Jack Johnson, National, Iron Maiden Postpone Tours

March 14, 2011
Rob Schwartz, Tokyo
http://e2ma.net/go/6999469442/208501622 ... 3102.story

"The disastrous 8.9-magnitude earthquake that occurred Friday in northeastern Japan, as well as the resulting tsunami and nuclear reactor disruption, have profoundly affected every segment of Japanese society, including the music industry."

Japanese Musicians, Industry at SXSW
Focus on Relief, Rebuilding Efforts

March 17, 2011
Evie Nagy, Austin, TX
http://e2ma.net/go/6999469442/208501622 ... 9162.story

"Less than a week after the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Japanese musicians and representatives at South by Southwest are focusing their efforts on keeping their music industry vibrant and helping families of musicians."

SXSW Social Network Panel Explores How A Band
Can Capitalize on Social Success

March 16, 2011
Gabriella Landman, Austin, TX
http://e2ma.net/go/6999469442/208501622 ... 8082.story

"So you've got thousands of Twitter followers and you're a Facebook rockstar, what do you do next? That was the premise of a SXSW panel entitled "You've Built a Social Network, Now What?" moderated by Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde."

Gemini Introduces FirstMix USB DJ Controller for Aspiring DJs
Edison, NJ March 10, 2011
http://e2ma.net/go/6999469442/208501622 ... iled.shtml

"Gemini, a division of GCI Technologies and a leading innovator of modern DJ technology, is excited to unveil the FirstMix USB DJ Controller for aspiring DJs. This easy to use, yet feature rich controller with two touch sensitive jog wheels that allow anyone to scratch like a pro.

A Best in Show winner at the 2011 Winter NAMM show, FirstMix connects via USB and allows users to DJ using their iTunes or other music library."

March/April issue of the A&R Registry Released

You can order at http://www.musicregistry.com or by calling 800-552-7411 (or 818-781-1974). Or you can download a PDF copy of an order form for all of their Music Industry directories. The new issue of the Music Publisher Registry was also updated and is available.
http://e2ma.net/go/6999469442/208501622 ... r_Form.pdf

Local Notes

Two local artists, Loralyn Coles and Andrew McKnight and Beyond Borders have been selected to perform Official Showcases at the 4th Annual SERFA (South East Regional Folk Alliance) Conference in May in Montreat, NC. http://www.serfa.com

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band had a review in Planet Music for their CD, "Chopteeth Live." http://www.planet-mag.com

Warren Haynes announces that the touring version of the Warren Haynes Band will be saxophonist Ron Holloway, vocalist Ruthie Foster, keyboardist and vocalist Nigel Hall, drummer Terrence Higgins, and bassist Ron Johnson.

Video Views

Great piece on the brilliance of Danny Gatton
http://e2ma.net/go/6999469442/208501622 ... r_embedded

The late great guitar virtuoso Danny Gatton is profiled in this 1990 story from the WUSA-TV Sunday morning news magazine show Capital Edition. Segment written, produced, and narrated by Jamie McIntyre


Sound Reinforcement for Acoustic Musicians Workshop
with Flawn Williams
Sun. March 20th
1 - 5 pm
at the Archie's Blues Barbershop, 4701 Queensbury Road, Riverdale, MD
Cost $40

Amplifying acoustic instruments may sound like an oxymoron, or even a recipe for disaster. But it doesn't have to be. There are ways to make your acoustic music accessible to larger audiences without having the show end in mayhem. This workshop will introduce you to the basic concepts of operating a sound amplification system for yourself or for other musicians. Bring your instruments and voices for a hands-on immersion in gentle amplification.

The New Orleans Connection:
The Funky Roots of Jazz

Sun. March 20th
2 - 6:30 pm
at Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington DC
Tuition: $170, Auditors $125
Call 410-295-6691 or visit the Registration page of http://www.indepthjazz.com

Explore roots of jazz in the rich and complex music of New Orleans: Follow the genre from spirituals to marches to blues and other elements of Dixieland to the modern sound of The Meters. Discover the challenge in playing tunes like "Royal Garden Blues" and "Cissy Strut." Attend faculty demos, theory and master classes and loads of playing - in combos grouped by ability level.

Faculty: Smithsonian Masterworks trumpet player Tom Williams, Prince trombonist Greg Boyer and Army Blues drummer Harold Summey are joined by critically acclaimed inDepth favorites: bassist Amy Shook, pianist Wade Beach and saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk.

Sierra Hull Mandolin Workshop

Sun. Mar. 27th
7 - 8:30 pm
at Airshow mastering, 7014 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park, MD
$50, limited to 15 people
Register at http://www.imtfolk.org (also order concert tickets)

The day before her IMT concert in Rockville, Sierra Hull will present a mandolin workshop in Takoma Park next to the House of Musical Traditions. Participants should bring their instruments and be prepared to listen, play, ask questions and generally have a good time with one of the bright young stars of mandolin playing. Workshop difficulty and content will be determined by Sierra and the participants.

Tom Saputo's Harmony Technique Seminor for Vocalists
Sun. April 3rd
3 - 5:30 pm
at Burke, VA
Register by contacting Tom at tomsaputo@msn.com
Limited to 12

Tom presents "The Simple Six Method of Singling Great Harmony." For beginner through advanced. Wine, sodas, bottled water, snacks, and coffee provided.

Selected Events

V.O.I.C.E.S March Hip Hop Fundraiser
Thurs. Mar. 24th
6 - 9:30 pm
at Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC
$5, with additional donations accepted
Music: DJ RBI and WBL providing the sounds of progressive and global hip hop

Voices Organizing for International Change, Empowerment and Support event featuring DJ's spinning, live hip-hop, multimedia presentation, food, wine, and networking. VOICES is a monthly event series designed to raise funds and awareness for grassroots organizations across the globe that support empowerment, development and leadership.

This month supporting AMURT, a 501 c3 and a volunteer-led international organization founded in India. AMURT's work in Kenya has been focused on youth and community improvement by creating nine youth resource centers in Nyanza, Central and Coast provinces, that provide youth with a safe place to meet, sports opportunities, IT classes, language classes, and life skills training that will assist them in finding a job.

The Columbia Pike Documentary Project
Artist-talk and Reception on March 18th
7:30 - 9 pm.
at Artisphere Town Hall Gallery, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209
Free, but accepting donations to support CPDP

Acoustic Blues Musician Rick Franklin will perform some true Pike Blues. Wine, light refreshments and snacks will be served courtesy of the Arlington Community Credit Union.

The Columbia Pike Documentary Project Photographers will exhibit their takes on Columbia Pike and on the people who live and work in its many neighborhoods, during one week, from March 14th to March 20th. Photographers Lloyd Wolf, Duy Tran, Paula Endo, Xang Mimi Ho, Aleksandra Lagkueva & Elayna Tursky will be exhibiting their body of works as part of an ongoing project which consists of photographs and oral histories documenting the community's life, culture, businesses, physical environment, historical trends, and neighborhoods.

Collective Change Benefit Concert
Sun. April 3rd
7 pm
at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA

Performers: Pretend and Release, Talk Like They're Famous. Collective Change is hosting another benefit concert, this time to send 22,000 children's books to schools across Senegal in West Africa.

American Youth Chorus Spring Sing
Sat. April 9th
7:30 pm
at The Lang Theater, Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, WDC
$15 adults (16 & up), $10 seniors & students (6-15), Free under 6
Purchase at http://www.atlasarts.org or 202-399-7993x2

With Artistic Director, David Simmons, the American Youth Chorus presents their annual spring program with eclectic choral works and a choreographed "Salute to Broadway." The American Youth Chorus is an educational outreach program sponsored by the Congressional Chorus. http://www.americanyouthchorus.org

Studio News

Omega Studios School Spring Open House 2011
Sat. March 15, 2011
12:11 - 3 pm
at 5609 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD
For information on the studio tours and to RSVP, go to:

New Releases

Cristopolis has released a new song,"Remarkable," featuring Heather Renee. This song is available as a free download at http://www.cristopolis.com.

Jeff Severson has a new CD, "Flashback," a fingerstyle guitar collection of cover tunes with Mike Miller. Available on ITUNES or CDBABY. http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JeffSeverson

Cathy Jean has a new blues-rock CD, "In the Remains." Available at CDBaby, and will soon be available at amazon.com. http://www.cathyjean.com

WAMA News compiled by Mike Schreibman and Loralyn Coles

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