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opening for “In A Big Country,” The band’s first album, The Crossing, with its signature song, “In A Big Country,” sold more than 2 million copies in 1983. Since that time, the band has toured Europe extensively, with many hits. Big Country has sold more than 5 million albums. The band performed at Live Aid, was a favorite opening act in the UK for the Rolling Stones and for Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. The group released a new album last month. The Journey is the first studio recording for the band in 14 years. Rolling Stone magazine’s Melanie Deziel wrote about one of the new songs, "Hurt." “The message in Hurt is strong and supportive: ‘No one can hurt you now/ No one can bring you down.’ The heavy guitar, a trademark of the group since they formed in 1981, is also on full display,” Deziel wrote. Listen to "Hurt" by Big Country.
Sounds Like: Bruce Springsteen
Label: Electric Lotus Label
Manager: Cecile Pereira
Bio: AmeriCamera : A Unique Conversation Blending Poetry and Rock
AmeriCamera is the brainchild of Hummer and Cioffi. It is a American conversation. It is an expression of the developing tradition that we call the United States of America, which means that it is also an expression of the music of t...See Full Bio
AmeriCamera is #412 on the ReverbNation Americana charts for US: up 179 points from last month http://www.reverbnation.com/americamera
“Landscape and soundscape collide in words and music on ‘High Minded’, volume one from AmeriCamera. The album is a project that puts the music of Billy Cioffi with the words of T.R. Hummer, a thirty-five year scholastic citizen who has made a career as an essayist, poet and teacher. A chance meeting in 2009 hatched a thought bubble that took form and eased itself into a musical endeavor that beds poetry down on an Americana sound blanket. Casting existing poetry to fit with the music beds was not always an exact match with “Mississippi More or Less” taking four separate poems to create a whole song. The musical backing for the album comes courtesy of The Monte Carlos, whose ace playing has made them fixtures on the LA music scene for over thirty-five years, backing artists such as Chuck Berry, Ben E, King and Gene Vincent. ‘High Minded’ brings re-introduces poetry to music, the delivery of AmeriCamera make them part of one family.”