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Producer,Arranger,Instrumentalist,song writer,and D.j. Lee Crouse owner of Cherrywine Records studied jazz music from the time he was 8 years old and spent his formative years mastering guitar,bass,drums,piano,synths,and Audio recording,Being a D.j. helped to diversify him and immerse himself in any genre or musical style that he wants to produce or play,He is a teacher of music as well,and plays with and is a member of a variety of different bands,genres,and projects,his goal as an artist was to have a record label where you could release anything you wanted without overhead dillution of his creative vision and work ethic,Cherrywine Records is this vision fullfilled,Cherrywine was founded in 1995 under the name nitelife records at that time,no releases were available until 2001.In 2001 Shawnte Damien released "I want your body"as a one off single and was used in the independent film "Love Lettars".Today under Cherrywine records our acts include Shawnte Damien,experimental art-rock band that also is used as Lee Crouses D.J. name in the house,Latin Soul,Electronica scene,"Basically,Its like this"quotes Lee Crouse"The Shawnt'e Damien name is a title i use to release albums of my own solo and rock band material,It can be what i want it to,For instance,the Hottsoulsexxaphonic album is all House,Latin Soul,tracks and smooth jazz i produce alone as a way to promote my D.j.ing and production skills in the electronica genre,And i have an upcoming album of 80's synth,new wave,rock,with live musicians ive worked with as well that will be under the Shawnt'e Damien title,It means it can be anything i want it to be,it can change,its very free and as an accomplished jazz musician i can not be trapped to just one thing or genre when i have the talent and capabilities to do so much more than staying stuck to one thing,that is why i had to open my record label,This kind of thing has never been done before,Im breaking new ground,eliminating structure,freeing minds,and opening people up to musical possibilities beyond imaginations,I am deeply spiritual,so i have to have a platform that expresses that with no particular allegiance to any form,structure,or genre,I want to take music to that next level,away from american standards and more into foreign music and places,Americas music is cheap,trite,and petty,it does not do anything for your spirit or soul,and it actually clogs your mind with someone elses vision of what sounds good,I like to think of this kind of music as a spiritual place for intelligent people.Another act we have signed at Cherrywine is a group of Skateboard,motorcross,hip-hop loving,party starters The,Smoked out click,a pro-marijuana rap group from Indiana,That gained a loyal cult following in 2006 by recording some demos just for fun between 2 friends who shared a love for rap music,rock,punk,and admiration for Cypress Hill,and the Kottonmouth Kings,They have released the album with new tracks on there label unedited and are currently working on the follow up to there Tongue-in-cheek style that the fans have come to love"I do a lot of projects,and this is just so fun to do because i know a lot of people who say they are rappers but they are the sameOl' same,,Its just a wanother way of self-expression,My buddy wanted to record it and release it and i ok'd the idea because it may not be the best rap you have heard but it is definitly unique and thats what I like to produce as far as rap goes,i used to be a huge fan of hip hop i have just seen its digression over the years,but have been inspired recently with the underground and a lot of our stuff,Its really just to friends clowning around on the mic and its always a fun time in the studio! We are developing our live band to rework some of our tracks into a band setting,its really forming well and wil be shown on the upcoming full length we are currently working on in the studio!,this is just a release for me as a favor to a good friend who never knew i could rap,but its good that people love it,it makes me happy for my partner! and its all just talk,we dont condone any of the stuff we rap about in our personal lives,Its just a project from our youth that still makes us laugh and the fans love it,they are die-hard,so we keep it going for them,Im more into the more sophisticated stuff i do as an accoomplished musician,but this is still fun!!!Another act is,Attredies,a Funk,pop,Soul,group that is my tribute to prince,Funk,Soul groups of the 70s and 80s,It is not as developed as I would like yet but we will be releasing an album soon.Lee Crouse is the primary producer,mixxer,and arranger of all these acts as well as vocals,and all instrument playing on all of Cherrywines recordings...We will be updating this site monthly until the release of Summer singles,and then we will be updating weekly.Thanks for all the love and support to,God,all our friends past,present and future. Here is to future days!!!And a new change in music!!! God blesss.
ALL INSTRUMENTS PLAYED,PROGRAMMED,AND PRODUCED AND RECORDED BY LEE CROUSE
ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY LEE CROUSE FOR ELECTRIC BARBERALLA PUBLISHING GROUP ALL INSTRUMENTS AND PRODUCTION ON THE SMOKED OUT CLICK ALBUM DONE BY LEE CROUSE FOR CHERRYWINE RECORDS.ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY ROBERT COPAS AND LEE CROUSE FOR SMOKEHOUSE PUBLISHING