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Shawn D. Stoddard / Blog

Gift Giving Idea!

Know somebody who loves Alternative/ Country Grunge/ Pop Rock music? Here is a great holiday gift idea that serves a dual purpose. Anytime you purchase a song from Singer-Songwriter Shawn Stoddard, you simultaneously give to charity.

Songs from Stoddard Live (released 8/4/13) by Shawn Stoddard, as well as songs from his debut EP Further Down that Road (released 2/15/13) are available for download now with 50% of the proceeds to benefit Love Hope Strength and 50% of the proceeds to benefit The Fender Music Foundation.

Give the gift of music to somebody today. Go to www.reverbnation.com/shawnstoddard Click the buy link of the song that you would like to purchase. Add all the songs you would like to purchase to your cart and proceed to check out. Once the purchase has been completed, money will automatically be split between Shawn Stoddard’s two charities.

It is that easy! This is the ideal holiday gift that keeps on giving even after you have spoiled the music connoisseur in your life!

Support local music while giving to charity. Happy Holidays and Keep Rocking!

In the Media

Thanks to David Garlow and Modern Music Asylum for their media support!

Upstate NY musician doing it the right way http://modernmusicasylum.com/shawn-stoddard--upstate-musician-doing-it-right.html

Local Musician Shawn Stoddard http://www.examiner.com/article/local-musician-shawn-stoddard

Guitar Center’s Singer Songwriter III with Don Was.

Vote for Shawn Stoddard to be one of the 10 Finalists who will receive one trip to Hollywood, CA to perform live in front of the Judging Panel in March 2014 and compete for a chance to win the Grand Prize. Voting starts now and will continue until November 9.


Ten finalists will receive one trip to Hollywood, CA to perform live in front of the Judging Panel in March 2014 and compete for a chance to win the Grand Prize. Finalists will also receive an AVID Fast Track Duo with Pro Tools Express to Pro Tools 11 Crossgrade, Akai Professional MPC Studio Slimline, M-Audio Pair of BX5 Studio Monitors, TC-Helicon VoiceTone Harmony Singer, PolyTune, Shure SM58-LC, SM57-LC, X2U, SRH440, Martin DCPA4 or GCPA4 (Finalist’s choice) Acoustic/Electric guitar, Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar (choice of color) Mustang III Electric Combo Amp, Korg KROSS 61-key Workstation, Zoom Q4 Recorder, Bose L1 Compact System, 1 year supply of winner’s choice of D’Addario strings- 60 sets, Converse $100 gift card, 1-year free subscription to American Songwriter Magazine, and a Free single distribution on TuneCore.

The grand prize winner will win a trip to Los Angeles, CA to record a four (4) song EP Recording produced by Don Was, including studio time, engineer, mix and master. The grand prize winner will receive $25,000 cash from Guitar Center, Studio time at the Converse Rubbertracks Studio in Brooklyn, NY, One AVID Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt w/ 8x8x8 HD I/O, One Akai Professional MPC Renaissance Controller, One (1) pair M-Audio BX8 Studio Monitors, One of each of the following: TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2, VoiceLive Touch 2, TC Electronic Transition Delay & Looper, Gravy Chorus, Arena Reverb, Vortex Flanger, Shaker Vibrato, One (1) of each of the following: Shure KSM42/SG, KSM137/SL, SRH940, BETA58A, BETA57A, One Martin Custom DCPA1 or GPCPA1 (winner’s choice) Cocobolo Acoustic/Electric Guitar, The American Design Experience- winner will design his or her own electric or bass guitar at the Fender Visitor Center in Corona, CA, One Fender Hot Rod Deville 60W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp, One Korg Krome 88-Key Workstation, One of each of the following: Zoom R24 Multi-track Recorder/Interface/Control, H6 Handy Recorder, A3 Pre Amp Acoustic Guitar Effects Pedal, G3 Guitar Multi Effects Pedal and Looper, One Bose L1 Model II System with B2 Bass Module and one (1) T1 ToneMatch engine, One D’Addario Grand Accessory Package- featuring 2-year supply of coated EXP strings (100 sets), (2000) custom imprinted planet waves picks, (4) 15’ Planet Waves American Stage inst cables, (2) 25’ Planet Waves American Stage Mic cables, Planet Waves Guitar Care Package, One Converse $500 gift card, Recording time at the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in NYC, One full-page spread feature in American Songwriter Magazine, TuneCore blog feature, free 1-year album music distribution, and publishing administration account.

Out of the Garage

Help Shawn Stoddard Get Out of the Garage by viewing and sharing his channel. http://getoutofthegarage.revimage.com/channels/Shawn+Stoddard

Guitar Center & Converse are giving one band the opportunity of a lifetime! You’ll get to: record with Dev Hynes of Blood Orange at the Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn, $25,000 cash, a slot at The FADER Fort in Austin, TX, tons of new gear, and worldwide distribution of your music from TuneCore.

Voting Has Begun!

Voting has begun! You can now cast your votes for Now She's Gone by Shawn Stoddard at The Texaco Country Showdown Songwriting Contest. Remember without the fans there would be no local music. Thanks for your continued support. http://www.countryshowdown.com/contestant.php?id=53388

New Videos Uploaded

On July 24, 2013, Shawn D. Stoddard performed "Now She's Gone" and "Are You Out There" from his debut album Further Down That Road on 95.3 The Wolf (100.1 Lowville). Both videos are available on his YouTube Channel. Stoddard's acoustic cross-over album features music ranging from country to hard rock and everything in between. Stoddard is currently ranked #1 on in the all genres charts on ReverbNation for Ogdensburg, NY and he is #291 in the Alternative charts for the US. He was ranked #5 in the top 10 most viewed profiles on The Texaco Country Showdown website for the week of July 12-19, 2013. Shawn Stoddard also gives all proceeds from songs downloaded to charity. For only $1.29 per song download, you can give money to two charities; Love Hope Strength and The Fender Music Foundation.

The Best Of...

Had a great time last night performing at The Best of The Texaco Country Showdown 2013 at Cascades inside The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort! 95.3 The Wolf did a great job with this event!

Exclusive Performance

Tune in to 95.3 The Wolf (100.1 in Lowville) tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM to hear Shawn Stoddard play an exclusive performance for the Friends of the Den.

Shawn Stoddard was ranked #5 in the top 10 most viewed profiles on The Texaco Country Showdown website for the week of July 12-19, 2013.


Texaco Country Showdown

Shawn D. Stoddard will be performing as part of the Texaco Country Showdown on Friday, July 26 at the Ogdensburg Seaway Festival. July 26th 6:00 – 7:00 pm at the Ogdensburg Seaway Festival.

This is a free, all ages show http://www.reverbnation.com/show/10971896

The “32nd Annual Texaco Country Showdown” is coming to the North Country! 95.3 The Wolf will host America’s largest country music talent search and radio promotion this June through July with three qualifying rounds, and one grand finale at the St. Lawrence County Fair in Gouverneur on Wednesday, July 31st at 8:15pm.

Approximately $200,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded nationwide including the Grand Prize of $100,000 cash to the National Winner, presented at the National Final televised special. Designed to find the most promising country music talent in the United States for the past thirty years, the Texaco Country Showdown gives aspiring artists a chance to launch their professional careers. Thousands of performers compete annually for the Country Showdown title.

Each year, hometown talent contests sponsored by over five hundred local radio stations across the country pave the road to stardom. Local winners advance to over forty state contests where the prizes include $1,000 in cash and the opportunity to compete at one of five regional contests in the fall. The five regional winners receive an expense-paid trip to the National Final to compete for $100,000 and the coveted National Title. “We consider the Texaco Country Showdown one of the most anticipated events in country music each year,” said 95.3 The Wolf Program Director Ray Knight. “It is an exciting community event that provides aspiring artists in our area an opportunity for state, regional, and national exposure while promoting a greater appreciation of country music.”

Open to vocal and/or instrumental performers, the Texaco Country Showdown welcomes individual acts or groups with up to seven members to compete. Acts also must not have performed on a record charted in the top 100 country format of Billboard within eighteen months preceding local competition.

A $20.00 entry fee is required of all acts entering the Texaco Country Showdown competitions produced by participating country music radio stations. To ensure fairness, a uniform judging system is used on all levels of competition.

Contestants will perform at one of our three qualifying rounds where they will be judged. June 29th 7-9pm at the Old Smokehouse in Madrid July 11th 4-5pm at the Potsdam Summer Festival July 26th 6:30 – 7:30pm at the Ogdensburg Seaway Festival

Then the top scoring act from each round will advance to The Grand Finale on July 31st 8:15pm at the St. Lawrence County Fair’s main stage in Gouverneur, where crowds are expected to number in the thousands!

“95.3 The Wolf is excited to continue our partnership with the Texaco Country Showdown in representing the North Country,” said Station Manager Michael Guimond. “We believe in our local talent, and as an added bonus, will be highlighting contestants during our morning show with Wolfman Ray Knight!”

Entry forms are available at 95.3 The Wolf Studios during normal business hours, or by calling (315) 393-1100.

Or contact Wolfman Ray Knight at wolfmanrayknight@gmail.com

Visit www.countryshowdown.com

Fans Please Help!

Hoping to get airplay and/or be featured at the following media outlets but I need your support. Please follow the links and request Shawn Stoddard on their Facebook walls. Thanks for all the love and support. Without the fans there would be no local music. Much love!! iHateRadio! http://rvrb.fm/15V55tA Hip Rock Magazine! http://rvrb.fm/MkAe5J ReverbNation Home Page! http://rvrb.fm/nb123P Colorado Music Buzz featured band! http://rvrb.fm/P9o2AG Country Radio! http://rvrb.fm/Xn5nuP Revolver Underground's playlist! http://rvrb.fm/10ofvOE Label Recruit! http://rvrb.fm/10ZD4xJ 360 Music Review! http://rvrb.fm/14EhNyZ Whiskey Blues Radio Show! http://rvrb.fm/10cIdDZ The Radio Cafe Indie Music Countdown! http://rvrb.fm/xSfEUl KZKO's "Rudaroo Live"! http://rvrb.fm/10xnB99 KUKQ's! http://rvrb.fm/XxDF8m