VIDEO OF THE WEEK: STATE OF TEXAS

Our Video of the week is Mark McKinney’s United State of Texas. The video was designed to help those affected buy Hurricane Harvey. On September 11th the video was released it has over 2,883 views and 75 shares in less than one week. This video was produced using photos and video taken from the town of Port Aransas, Texas.

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The before and after content reflects the devastation this town suffered. The Mckinney’s felt they had the ability to help beyond just a private donation so they reached out to friends and peers. In a short period of time they produced a video, put together a benefit concert and created several ways to make a donation.

Mark McKinney never imagined this would be the video to accompany his song “United State of Texas” but he is so proud of the HEROS of Port Aransas and through out Texas.

Mark  and  Cassie McKinney call Port Aransas, TX their second home. It is where Cassie was raised, where she went to high school and started her business Third Coast Theater along side her parents Seashell Resort. Hurricane Harvey ripped through this beautiful beach town and left devastation behind.

The McKinneys and residents of Port A are strong resilient proud Texans. They will get the job done but not with out our help. This past Saturday, Cassie and Mark Mckinney are hosting this benefit to help the citizens of Port Aransas, TX at the River Road Ice House. 100% of donations and proceeds went directly to victims.

Fellow Texas artist also donated their time & talents to help the McKinneys raise funds. You can help as well click the following:

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You can purchase items such as paper towels, cleaning supplies, diapers, batteries, etc….Ship them to the address shown and Mark & Cassie will deliver them straight to hurricane victims and their families.

Visit www.StateOfTexasBenefit.com to learn how you can help.

Thank you in advance for your donations.

TRU: TALENTED, RELIGIOUS AND UNIQUE

Soul Artist: TRU

Can you guess the one thing all these artist have in common? Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, the late Teddy Pendergrass, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Hall and Oates, Barbara Mason, Jean Carne, Bruce Springsteen, Dennis Edwards, the Temptations and Chaka Khan.

TRU is the answer.

TRU has performed with all the above artist. They originated from their hometown of Camden, NJ.  They began there musical journey in 1994.  They have been able to travel the world and build a strong fan base.  The meaning behind the bands name is TALENTED, RELIGIOUS AND UNIQUE

“It’s a Shame” takes me back to my childhood playing on the sidewalk in Staten Island, NY, while the parents gathered around drinking tab, listening to R & B.

To hear more from TRU, check out their music page at:

http://www.getconquer.com/tru/

Relax with Swann

Meditation Artist: Kathleen Swann

Relax with Swann.

It’s like a gentle swan gliding along a glass-like pond…Kathleen’s soothing voice softly caresses the rhythmic ripples of Kaufman’s music as though in a tender dance.

Kathleen is a natural wellness workshop leader and Registered Nurse, and has been utilizing music therapy and progressive muscle relaxation throughout her nursing career to create positive changes in her patients’ emotional and mental states. This has led to the development of her relaxation series, Relax with Swann. With a strong belief in the powerful mind-body-spirit connection, she recorded guided imagery stories aimed at easing stress and promoting a sense of peace and tranquility.

Kathleen’s dream is to create a nurturing, soothing, peaceful ambiance around the world. She also has a passion for fellow musicians. Through Relax with Swann Music Publishing, they help independent artists to maintain 100% control over their music while building toward a residual income.

With so much noise in the world today, it is great to stop relax take a deep breath and focus on our inner core. Whether you are going to sleep, doing yoga or just need to clear your mind, Relax with Swann can help.

Check out some of Swann’s music by clicking the music icon below!

Hey Y’all: Celebrating Country!

Dust off your cowboy boots, pull out your hats get ready for some good country music with a side of BBQ to celebrate National Cowboy Day! July 22nd was the day for celebrating the western lifestyle, and honoring cowboy roots. We are going to the place that has it all “TEXAS”!

Country music is not hard to find in Texas. There are however some historical locations that make you feel like everybody is somebody. That is right I am talking about Luckenbach. Know for its old west style saloon, dance hall & general store located in Fredericksburg, TX. It all started back in the summer of  1973 when Jerry Jeff Walker, along with the Lost Gonzo Band, recorded the live album Viva Terlingua at the Luckenbach dance hall. The album became an outlaw country classic. Later in 1977, after Crouch’s death in 1976, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson vaulted Luckenbach in the national spotlight with the #1 country and #25 Pop charting song “Luckenbach, Texas” (Back to the basics of Love)

Texas barbecue has no peer on earth. Usually they are small establishments with little décor but the warmest atmosphere and delicious food that will have you coming back to savor over and over. Once in a while you will find them located out in a field with picnic tables seating over 800 and a barbeque sauce that has no tomatoes so it won’t burn. The Salt Lick has over 50 years’ experience cooking their slowly over an open fire fed by live oak. On a Saturday night you may have a little bit of a wait they serve over 2,000 in just one night.

The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is located in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. It features more than 100 inductees. Well-known names include country music legend George Strait and 9-time world champion rodeo cowboy.
You can also visit the Frontier Times Museum located in the Cowboy capital of the world. You certainly don’t want to miss The Fort Worth Stockyards while celebrating the American cowboy. It was named “The best tribute event” by American Cowboy Magazine. If you are ready for some live rodeo action head over to the historic Cowtown Coliseum of the Forth Worth Stockyards. There’s nothing that says cowboy better than hopping on horseback for a trail ride.

BROADWAY HERE SHE COMES!

Singer Songwriter: Jeneen Terrana

Jeneen Terrana just spent the last two months performing in her very first play the Shakespeare production – Macbeth! It makes perfect sense she would fit well into the Broadway scene. She spent her life listening to her Sicilian Grandfather act out full operas every Sunday around the dinner table.  He would play every role and on occasion ask Jeneen to jump in and play a character.
When asked if she would like to play the role of one of the witches of Macbeth she jumped at the chance. The director was pushing the envelope with his version of Macbeth. Rather than the stage being set in cold, foggy Scotland, a place whose spirit seems to permeate the play, it was being re-set on a tropical island in the Pacific. Jeneen was cast for the role of Kaiwhatu (a Maori name) that translate as the Three Fates in Greek mythology. They embody the spirit world of the island’s indigenous people. The performance was held in Brooklyn at the Theater 2020116 Pierrepont St. BrooklynNY and Cadman Plaza ParkBrooklynNY  Jeneen is currently auditioning for future roles in other plays.  You can Watch the Trailer and Visit the Theater on Facebook 

Jeneen will also be in the studio recording some tracks for songwriter Dennis Bergman’s upcoming album. They will be performing together July 26 At The Ridge 1281 Salt Springs Rd Chittenango, NY. She will perform a duet show with Silbin Sandovar Aug 2 in Queens. Then a show with her band for the Queens of Queens festival on August 27th. Make sure to also stay connected to her schedule of events on her website. She’s been writing some brand-new tracks, and is looking forward to recording a new album this fall.

SHOW OFF YOUR LOVE OF MUSIC

Strung

With creativity time and love anything is possible. That is exactly what Jenny and Tim were thinking when they created their first-ever Strung bracelet. The duo are part of a band called Blameshift. They have been around the music industry for over 10 years, traveling half a million miles and playing over 2,000 shows. They know just about everything there is to know about the music industry.

In mid-July 2014 in Clifton New Jersey as Jenny watched Tim change his guitar strings her eyes glanced over to see the strings wrapped in a circular fashion. Her mind wandered to the idea of re-purposing these old guitar strings that she had seen for years laying around the bus. With some creativity time and a whole lot of love they formed the first strung bracelet. The fans went crazy they sold out the first night. Jenny was under extreme pressure to have enough bracelets ready for the next show the following night. They worked through the night. Fans from all around the country we’re soon telling them that the bracelets brought them good luck it made them feel happy. Jenny and Tim soon realized that they had a secondary stream of income that was helping propel their musical dreams.

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SHOP HERE: http://www.getconquer.com/strung/

MIXING SWEET TREATS AND MELODIES

Singer/Songwriter: Jeneen Terrana

Jeneen has been making music since the age of five. Growing up around a Sicilian Italian Table where her grandparents would sing during Sunday dinners it is no wonder why Jeneen Terrana created a career around music and food. She recalls how her mom used to bake a lot and she’d always give her the leftover batter to put into her Easy Bake Oven. After studying Opera in college she moved to NYC to make a name for herself. While chasing her dreams she realized she needed to stand out in the crowd. What better way then to blend together a little music and a little sweet treat. Jeneen would bring her homemade sweet treats for the crowds to enjoy but she realized they would disappear before she even finished her first set. The crowds were growing larger and the demand for her sweet treats grew as well. After her first cheesecake raffle she realized she could take this passion even further. With the help of Internet technology rocket hub she was able to do a fund me campaign. Janine had a target of raising $4000 to help get her into the studio to record her album. She was in the kitchen non stop and after 3 months she exceeded her goal she hit $4,500. This not only got her into the studio but it also got her noticed by The Food Network. Jeneen shared her recipe for her four-layer chocolate cheesecake for the first time ever on “Homemade in America” with Sunny Anderson

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Jeneen continues to wow her fans. Stop by one of her next shows and see what she is serving up!

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Jeneen with Dennis Bergman

Wed, Jul 26 @ 7:00 PM

The Ridge, 1281 Salt Springs Rd, Chittenango, NY

Jeneen sits in with Dennis Bergman in upstate NY.

 

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Jeneen Terrana & Silbin Sandovar

Wed, Aug 2 @ 8:00 PM

LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Blvd, LIC, NY

Jeneen & Silbin do an evening of duets. Some old some new, some originals, some covers!

 

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The Queens of Queens

Sun, Aug 27 @ 6:00 PM

LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY

The annual festival celebrating Queens based Singer and songwriters. Show starts at 5pm, Jeneen is at 6pm.

NIGHT-SWIM ANYONE?

Alternative Band: Glass Mansions

Glass Mansions takes pop music and rock and roll and blends them together on their terms. The band has been making music since 2010 they have had some ups and downs in their musical career but never let that slow them down. They give the audience everything they’ve got at every show.Recently at SXSW in Austin Texas the band was performing at one of the local venues and lead singer Jayna Doyle took the mic left the stage and went right into the street to really get the crowd riled up. You walk away feeling like you really just experienced something magical.

Glass Mansion work hard they manage their own tour, they do all the PR for the band, they are the Roadies and Merchandise creators. As a hands on band they take pride in every aspect of the business. No matter what hour they get done no matter how tired  they may be they will always stop and speak to a fan.

Take advantage of the opportunity to experience a glass Mansion show They will be performing their latest summer hit called “NIGHTSWIMMING” on July 14th in Greenville South Carolina at the Radio Room 110 Poinsett Highway. The band will be hitting the studio in July to record some new music. Plus they will be performing once again at in Charleston SC Aug 30 – Sept 3 for an amazing weekend at Charleston Music Confab. To stay connected to Glass Mansions make sure to follow them on Facebook Twitter and Instagram

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