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DownTown Blog On E Street

On December 1, 2017, UK Label Nub Music (via ADA/Warner Music) released the new DownTown Mystic EP, On E Street featuring Max Weinberg and Garry Tallent for the Holiday season in the UK & Europe. As you probably know, Max and Garry form the RocknRoll Hall of Fame rhythm section for Bruce Springsteens legendary E […]

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DownTown Blog Rage Against The Brexit Machine: Way To Know

Way To Knowwas released as a single by Nub Music in the UK on October 20, 2017 as part of theRage Against The Brexit Machineproject. The project, spearheaded by business author/musicianPeter Cook, had released 3 previous singles. What madeWay To Knowdifferent was the fact that it was from an American ArtistDownTown Mystic. So how did […]

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DownTown Blog RocknRoll Romantic: RocknRoll

To quote Pete Townsend of The Who, Rock is dead they saywhatever. This is a tired old chestnut that they bring up over and over. Im not sure who they are, and Im not sure what “they” mean by rock. Are we talking ROCK from the 70s, 80s or 90s onward? Or since the turn […]

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DownTown Blog RocknRoll Romantic: Tommy Mastro

In the last blog entry I wrote about one of the musicians involved in the making of RocknRoll Romantic who I owed a debt of gratitudeGarry Tallent from The E Street Band. In this blog entry I want to talk about someone not as famous as Garry, but just as important to the making of […]

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DownTown Blog RocknRoll Romantic: Garry Tallent

It occurred to me that just about everyone involved in the making of RocknRoll Romantic is, like me, a RocknRoll Romantic at heart. I think thats very cool and it certainly helped make the project come alive. Since I’ve made it my business to help promote all those kind souls who have helped me, my […]

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DownTown Blog – Brian Jones: The Golden Stone

February 28, 2017 would have been the 75th birthday of the man who started The Rolling Stones—Brian Jones, the man they called the Golden Stonebecause of his perfect blonde hair. There’s a reason why I wrote the song Brian Jonesand why it’s the centerpiece onthe RocknRoll Romantic album. The main reason for the song […]

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DownTown Blog 2016 Year In Review: Part 2: RocknRoll Romantic

I did not expect DownTown Nashville to get the reaction at Americana Radio that it got. Within the first 4 weeks of its release it had surpassed everything I could have hoped for. Compared to the DownTown Mystic release 3 years earlier, it was a smash! This was a total surprise! If I had serviced […]

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DownTown Blog 2016 Year In Review: Part 1: DownTown Nashville

Its that time of the year again when we take some time to look back and assess what weve done before heading into a new year. As usual, its hard to believe were at this point again as another year just seemed to fly right by. You think wed be used to it by now. […]

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DownTown Blog – 50 Years of REVOLVER

On August 5, 1966 The Beatles released their 7th albumREVOLVER. I bought it the next day when it was released in the US. It was a somewhat odd time for a Beatles albumin the middle of summer. Making it a bit odder was the fact that all we had been hearing on the radio was […]

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DownTown Blog – Being #1

The only problem with being #1 is theres no place to go but down. I should know. Recently DownTown Mystic was #1 for 3 weeks in Europe and this is the 1st time Ive had a chance to talk about it. Being #1 is kind of odd because its not something you expect to happen. […]

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