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Summer Performances

What up with it?

I got two Twin Cities shows coming up that I want you to come check out:

The first being Perjury's Music Showcase on June 6th @ Club Underground in Minneapolis. It will be a lot of talent on display that night and i'll be on the bill playing, should be dope. So come fall through! Doors are at 8pm.

On July 2nd i'll be playing with Kelz, a talented singer/songwriter, at the Finnish Bistro in St. Paul. Dahlia Jones from American Idol will be our special guest that night. We 3 will be doing an acoustic performance of our music, and some covers too. The music starts at 6:30pm, come eat and have a beer / glass of wine and enjoy what we play for you.

See you there. 100!

- Dub

The Making Of "Blue Valentine (Still In My Heart)"

If you haven't yet, check out the behind the scenes of the creation of "Blue Valentine", my epic off THE GIFT OF DISCOVERY.

Watch on YouTube now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtKn4nos7zw

THE GIFT OF DISCOVERY CREDITS

NEO-LEGEND (A. Perkins, L. Lucostic) ASCAP Produced by LUKE-O for Moola Gang Recorded by Paul Shanafelt @ Humans Win! – Minneapolis, MN Mixed by Jose “Chico” Santiago for Music In Focus Studios, Ft. Worth, TX Foreword by Christina Kargbo

Reality Check featuring Hailey Ward (A. Perkins, H. Ward, E. Goble) ASCAP/BMI Produced by Eric “Realistic” Goble Recorded by Eric “Realistic” Goble @ McKern Studio Complex, St.Paul, MN Mixed by Eric “Realistic” Goble @ McKern Studio Complex, St. Paul, MN & Jose “Chico” Santiago for Music In Focus @ Music In Focus Studios, Fort Worth, TX Keyboards & drum programming: Eric “Realistic” Goble Piano: Hailey Ward Background vocals: Marcela Ossa Gomez Vocal arrangements: Hailey Ward & Eric “Realistic” Goble

Blue Valentine (Still In My Heart) featuring Chantel SinGs (A. Perkins, C. Morrow, E. Goble) ASCAP/BMI Produced by Eric “Realistic” Goble Recorded by Eric “Realistic” Goble @ McKern Studio Complex, St.Paul, MN Assisted by Megan Countryman Mixed by Jose “Chico” Santiago for Music In Focus @ Music In Focus Studios, Fort Worth, TX All instruments performed, arranged, and composed by Eric “Realistic” Goble Vocal arrangements: Chantel SinGs & TWAIN Additional vocals: Diana White

Real Nigga Renaissance (A. Perkins, E. Goble) ASCAP/BMI Produced by Eric “Realistic” Goble Recorded by Eric “Realistic” Goble @ McKern Studio Complex, St.Paul, MN Mixed by by Jose “Chico” Santiago for Music In Focus @ Music In Focus Studios, Fort Worth, TX All instruments performed, arranged, and composed by Eric “Realistic” Goble

N4U (A. Perkins, E. Goble) ASCAP/BMI Produced by Eric “Realistic” Goble Recorded by Eric “Realistic” Goble @ McKern Studio Complex, St.Paul, MN Mixed by Jose “Chico” Santiago for Music In Focus @ Music In Focus Studios, Fort Worth, TX All instruments performed, arranged, and composed by Eric “Realistic” Goble Additional vocals: Markeya Knight

Different Girl featuring Jay Jeminii & Travis J (A. Perkins, J. James, T. Judd, R. Mitchem) ASCAP Produced by Jay Jeminii Co-Produced by Robbie Rob Recorded by Robbie Rob, Jay Jeminii & Travis J @ Meta X Studios, Crystal, MN & Paul Shanafelt @ Humans Win! Studios, Minneapolis, MN Mixed by Jose “Chico” Santiago for Music In Focus @ Music In Focus Studios, Fort Worth, TX ProTools: Paul Shanafelt

Executive Producer: Johnnie Perkins II A&R: TWAIN & Eric “Realistic” Goble Photography: Axel Sunstrom Art: Ryan Rud Cover Concept by Markeya Knight Creative Director: TWAIN Mastered by Jose “Chico” Santiago for Music In Focus

THE GIFT OF DISCOVERY Available Now!

TWAIN's new EP, THE GIFT OF DISCOVERY, is out today! On all smartphone music stores and online outlets. Some notable store links are below, as well is the order link for the physical CD:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-gift-of-discovery-ep/id1084915466

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BV378SQ?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Physical CD through Kunaki: http://kunaki.com/Sales.asp?PID=PX00BPERRG

THE GIFT OF DISCOVERY ANNOUNCEMENT

THE GIFT OF DISCOVERY Available March 11th, 2016

Preorder now iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-gift-of-discovery-ep/id1084915466 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BV378SQ?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entr ies*=0

Listen to both “Reality Check” & “N4U” now Stream, Share & Add To Your Playlists ReverbNation: http://reverbnation.com/twainonline SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/twainlo audiomack: http://audiomack.com/artist/twain

Twin Cities Hip Hop Award –nominated recording artist TWAIN announces his 6th studio project THE GIFT OF DISCOVERY (Ill County) arriving on March 11th. THE GIFT OF DISCOVERY, his 2nd extended play (EP) release in a year and a half, is the follow up to The Cost of Living, released in December 2014, his first retail project in 5 years.

To announce the EP, TWAIN has provided the rescheduled date for the previously postponed concert A Night Over South. A Night Over South will take place Saturday, March 26th, 2016 at Fallout Urban Art Center in Minneapolis. In addition, the double single from the EP, “Reality Check” featuring Hailey Ward and “N4U”, was released online last week on his ReverbNation, SoundCloud, and audiomack web pages. THE GIFT OF DISCOVERY is available now on iTunes and Amazon for preorder, and will be available on all online music retailers on March 11, 2016.

Leading up to THE GIFT OF DISCOVERY announcement, last summer TWAIN released “NEO-LEGEND”, which was well received online and by live audiences. On the impactful song, TWAIN documents his journey through the music industry over LUKE-O’s pounding production.

The Cost of Living succeeded TWAIN’s 2009 commercial release, Truth Or Consequences, which included the smooth hits “Be My Love”, “Walk This Path” featuring Chantel SinGs and Petey, and the soul drenched listener favorite “No Regrets”. TWAIN’s previous underground albums and mixtapes include Long Time No See (2012), The Underground Commercial Mixtape (2007), Buzzworthy (2005), and Growth & Development (2004).

A NIGHT OVER SOUTH GIFT CARD DRAWING TERMS & CONDITIONS

A NIGHT OVER SOUTH GIFT CARD DRAWING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Any purchaser of at least one (1) transaction of tickets to A Night Over South is automatically entered into a $50.00 (USD) American Express gift card drawing, for the total of one (1) entry. For the purposes of this giveaway a purchaser is defined as the responsible party who pays for a ticket transaction. And a transaction is defined as procuring a ticket or tickets to the event, in exchange for funds for the respective ticket amount(s). Need not be present to win. All online ticket sales will have a purchaser listed complete with name and e-mail address. During all in person ticket sales seller will try to gather this same information. If winner is not present at least minimal contact information given will be used to notify of win.

All purchasers who are attendees the night of the event have the option to bring two (2) non-perishable food items to donate to charity upon arrival. If choosing to do so, that purchaser will receive an additional entry into gift card drawing.

A purchase of TWAIN’s new EP The Gift of Discovery and a concert ticket bundled together prior to the event start time also equal to an additional drawing entry. Purchaser needs to show proof of purchase / possession of digital or physical EP.

Raffle ticket/numbers will be distributed for each respective purchaser and all entries into gift card drawing. American Express is not a sponsor of this promotion. Other restrictions apply.

A NIGHT OVER SOUTH has been rescheduled!

Saturday, March 26th Fallout Urban Art Center 2609 Stevens Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55408 Doors: 7pm Showtime: 7:30pm $10 GA*

Tickets: http://anightoversouth.bpt.me

*Ticket purchasers are automatically entered into a drawing for a $50 AMEX gift card.

Attendees are encouraged to bring two (2) non-perishable food items for additional drawing entry (BOXED ITEMS & SOUP PREFERRED).

2 New Songs!

So glad to finally give y'all some new music...keep your feedback and thoughts coming on it, it means to world to ya dude.

If you haven't already check out my new songs "Reality Check" f/Hailey Ward & "N4U"!

THE GIFT OF DISCOVERY

Coming 2016

A Night Over South POSTPONED

Heartbreaking news, SMH! The venue is having regulatory issues with the city of Minneapolis and had to cancel all concerts on their calendar, A Night Over South being one of them.

This makes my last 2 dates being cancelled and the city and venue having to do something with it! I love Minneapolis, everybody knows that, but that makes ya boy lose faith in performing inside city limits.

In any case, my team and I are canvassing appropriate venues now and are postponing this concert; to lock in a new venue and date. We will be announcing it more sooner than later.

Stay tuned here, in the meantime we will continue to release new content in the coming weeks.

That being said follow @twainlo if you are not, like my new Facebook music page and subscribe to the ILL COUNTY YouTube page ASAP! Android users get my TWAIN mobile app, I don't want y'all to miss a thing.

I appreciate your support. I'm out. 100