SPECIAL: Mass Solo Revolt - The Band / Bend in Time - The Recording

The guys of Mass Solo Revolt are seriously talented musicians, know how to especially capture an audience at their live shows, and are now working hard to bring fresh new tracks to pleasure our ears and rock out our souls.

For various levels of contribution, you'll get anything from a cd, special edition stickers and shirts, your name in the CD liner, and more!

So come on, and help out. Every bit helps, and besides getting some cool limited edition merch, you can know you've contributed to something the world can never get enough of... the sounds of Mass Solo Revolt.

Click the image below for more information on how to take part.


FEST!: 2nd Annual Mule Fest - Athens, GA - Benefitting Nuci's Space

One of the things I love about Athens, is that they are never short on resources for great music and live entertainment. Just stop by any night of the week it seems...you are sure to find music from all genre and then some!

As if that isn't cool enough, Athens also has numerous festivals happening throughout the year and there's another one coming up!The 2nd Annual Mule Fest is going on from 08/21- 08/23.

Tickets are available at www.mulefest.com, NUÇI’S SPACE at 396 Oconee Street or School Kids Records downtown. You can get a 3 day wristband or individual day passes. Prices are as follows:
3 day pass - $15 adv / $20 day of show
Fri. day pass - $8 adv / $12 day of show
Sat. or Sun. day pass - $10 adv / $12 day of show
An all-ages event, bring friends and family.
Kids under 12 are FREE w/ the purchase of an adult ticket.

Music at this festival includes almost all genres of music: acoustic, jammin', alternative-rock, Americana, blues, funk, jazz and soul. So you are sure to find stuff you love, and even discover something new! Performers include:

The Incredible Sandwich - Photo by Nathan Rodriguez

Ken Will Morton - Photo by Andy Payne
a personal favorite (see recent write up on him HERE)

Lefty Williams - Photo by Kasey Brookshire
  • Pam Blanchard and The Sunny Side Up Band
  • The Lee Boys
  • The Bearfoot Hookers
  • Half Dozen Brass Band
  • Betsy Franck & The Bareknuckle Band
  • BradDowns & Poor Bastard Souls
  • Fly Brothers
  • Free Lunch
  • JazzChronic
  • Laissez Funk
  • Lingo
  • Lefty Hathaway
  • Nathan Sheppard
  • Soulhound
  • Trey Wright Trio
  • The Tropical Breeze
  • Steel Drum Band
    and more....
You'll even find comedy in the Green Room from:
  • Chris Patton
  • Harold Kizzapps
  • Jonathan Lowder
  • Brian Stoltz
Here's the thing...

Not only will you find over two dozen awesome acts to check out, but you will be helping to raise funds for a great cause. Attending the festival raises money for NUÇI’S SPACE, which is a non-profit health and music resource center in Athens, GA. Learn more about NUÇI’S SPACE at www.nuci.org

Nuci's Space - Photo by Buck Sharp

This incredible organization seeks to prevent suicide by musicians who suffer from depression and/or other such disorders. They provide obstacle free treatment for musicians, and assist in their emotional, physical and professional well-being. A long standing, well-respected resource in the Athens music scene, it is a valuable organization to keep up and going.

I think it's really inspiring and I commend everyone involved (festival organizers, pr, the artists, Nuci's space, sponsors, etc) for putting something like this together. What a great sense of community! Sounds great, right? The best part is, you can take part in all this too! Help contribute and do something good, while at the same time having a ball and go to Mule Fest 2009.

For more details and information, check out www.mulefest.com


SITES TO SEE: www.valemmichfans.com

Check out this great fansite created by fellow Val Emmich fan, Mary Berras.

There are lots of photos, news, interviews, etc. to check out. Some contributed from yours truly! ;-) I think it's awesome when devoted fans go the extra mile to show their support for such incredibly talented and amazing artists like Val Emmich. Thanks so much for doing this, Mary!

Here's the thing about Val...not only is he an incredibly creative and multi-talented individual, but one that is in touch with his fans. He recognizes and appreciates the support of fans. I think having that is really key in why his music (among his many talents) can really make a connection.

So, keep sharing your amazing talent, Val Emmich and Mary Berras! It's noticed and definitely appreciated!