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Here is a cool video where you will learn how to play the intro riff to Led Zeppelins Heartbreaker.
Best known as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the Philadelphia-based Blues-Rock band Cinderella, Tom Keifer is making his debut as a solo artist with the release of his long-awaited and highly anticipated solo album, The Way Life Goes, April 30 via Merovee Records (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group).
“The Flower Song,” the album’s first single, will be serviced to AAA radio stations nationwide on February 4, while “Solid Ground” will be serviced to all Rock formats on March 11.
The Way Life Goes is a raw, introspective look at the roller coaster ride that has been Keifer’s life for the past 15 years. From being told that he would never sing again as a result of a partially paralyzed left vocal cord, to the emotional and personal battles that followed, his solo debut is a story of perseverance, a testament to the power of passion and will, when combined with a true love of music.
In touring news, Keifer will launch his first-ever solo tour on February 9 in Winston-Salem, NC at Ziggy’s. The 14-city trek of small, intimate rooms is an up-close and personal preview of songs from The Way Life Goes along with some Cinderella classics. Dates beyond February 28 are currently in the works.
Check out Tom Keifer at any of the following stops:
DATE CITY VENUE
Sat 2/9 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy’s
Mon 2/11 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
Wed 2/13 Philadelphia, PA JC Dobbs
Fri 2/15 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
Sat 2/16 Salisbury, MA Blue Ocean
Sun 2/17 Portland, ME Asylum
Tue 2/19 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
Fri 2/22 Chicago, IL Viper Alley
Sat 2/23 Lexington, KY Buster’s
Sun 2/24 Detroit, MI Magic Bag
Tue 2/26 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
Wed 2/27 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century
Thu 2/28 White Marsh, MD House of Rock
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Ernie Ball is proud to announce the 2013 Play Crossroads contest, where the legendary string company will be partnering up with Guitar Center, Guitar World, UltimateGuitar, and ReverbNation in a global search to give the next best undiscovered guitarist a chance to perform live on stage at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden on April 12th-13th.
Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival Presented by Chase draws thousands of fans from around the world to see live performances from legendary guitar players. Past festivals have included great sets by Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Steve Winwood, Vince Gill, ZZ Top, and many more.
“Ernie Ball is thrilled to offer this incredible opportunity to undiscovered guitarists,” says Brian Ball of Ernie Ball Inc. “Partnering with Eric and his fantastic foundation is something we greatly look forward to. We’re excited to find the next great guitar legend, and look forward to helping the winner grow and establish their career. Hopefully this opportunity acts as a massive springboard for the winning artist!”
Beginning today, unsigned musicians are invited to enter the Play Crossroads contest for free at www.playcrossroads.com by completing a short informational profile and uploading one MP3. Entrants are encouraged to use ReverbNation’s promotional toolkit provided on each band/artist profile, to promote their entry all over the web and drive traffic to their profile.
The winning artist will earn the opportunity to perform live on the Madison Square Garden Stage (the world’s most famous arena) at Crossroads Guitar Festival Presented by Chase in front of thousands of fans alongside main stage headliners such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, BB King, The Allman Brothers Band among others.
Prize pack for the winning artist also includes:
• Performance Slot on the Main Stage of the 2013 Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival at the world renowned Madison Square Garden.
• Ernie Ball String Package and Endorsement
• Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar Endorsement
• Guitar World Feature
Shure recently announced its second annual “Get the Gig” Artist Relations internship competition. Entries are now being accepted for the summer 2013 program, where one winner will get an “inside look” at the music industry and learn how to provide some of today’s most talented artists and bands with the right equipment to produce the best sound possible in the studio or on stage.
“If you love music and you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty…you could be our next summer intern,” said Cory Lorentz, Artist Relations Manager for Shure. “Our requirements are simple – be hungry to learn and be ready to expect the unexpected. While artist relations has its perks, it’s definitely not a ‘walk in the park.’ There’s no such thing as a typical day.”
Shure Artist Relations manages the relationships between musical artists and bands and the Company, providing product and technical support and assisting their front of house, monitor, and studio engineers as needed. Fans around the world enjoy music created by Shure artists such as Cage the Elephant, Foster the People, Jason Mraz, Matt & Kim, Mos Def, The Band Perry, The Black Keys, and Toby Keith, among others.
During the summer, the “Get the Gig” intern’s responsibilities may include providing support for social media initiatives, helping to manage Shure artist endorsers, assisting in the evaluation of potential endorsers, working with the Company to negotiate endorsement contracts, and coordinating Shure-sponsored events, including clinics and trade shows.
How to Enter: “Get the Gig” Competition Requirements
College juniors, seniors, and recent graduates from the class of 2012, who reside in the U.S., are eligible to enter and take part in up to three rounds of competition to demonstrate why they deserve to be the next Shure Artist Relations intern.
The submission process consists of the following:
Round One (Deadline: January 31, 2013)
• Online application – now open!
• Resume submission
• 140-character Tweet, detailing why the applicant deserves the internship
From the initial pool, 20 applicants will be notified by February 19, 2013, and will advance to the second round.
To get more information go to: http://www.shure.com/
If you are an artist that has allot of talent I want to show you how to find record labels looking for artists. One of the best ways to do this is with the Indie Bible Online. This is one of the best resources on the Internet to find record labels looking for artists. And we’re talking about companies not only in the United States but all over the entire world. This great online directory will help find a home for your music career in a few clicks.
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Check this out! Guitar Tricks is now offering four free guitar lessons without signing up on their site. Check it out if you like these you can sign up on their site and get 24 free lessons. These lessons are really good and very well done. You will learn something. Check it out by going here: http://tinyurl.com/ctk5cc3
My friend Dan Griffith went to Nashville and recorded one of his tunes. He also created a cool funny video. This is a real good example on what a good professional demo recording can sound like. Check it out and let me know what you think of it!