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LadyLake Music Indie Awards Top Ten Independent Artists of 2014

LadyLake Music welcomes you to join us in congratulating the following outstanding independent musicians for excellent achievement this year. The staff of LadyLake Music hosts these awards annually as our way to 'pay it forward' to the independent music community in thanks for their support throughout the years. Based on music submitted freely to our agency by independent artists or their representatives, we give you, in reverse order, the BEST OF 2014. 10. Tamika Dunning - All I Am Rich, sultry tones from this stunning R&B singer resonate on standouts 'Just The Two' and 'Paper Chase'. Available on MGE Records. 9. KARA - Waters so deep... Beautiful vocals by Daria Kulesh and hammered dulcimer of Kate Rouse transport on this CD. Favorites include 'Hunter's Moon' 'Mermaid's Lullaby'. Beautiful visual presentation as well. 8. The Forrest McDonald Band - Turnaround Blues Great funky blues. Title track and 'River of Tears' stood out to us. 7. Curse and the Cure - Norma Hopson and Jason Touchette offer sexy harmony on 'Leave The Light On' and the gorgeous '3 AM' which was our favorite track on the self-titled EP. 6. Sidelined - Infectious power rock/pop from Adrian Swisher and company will get you out of the chair and rocking on this self-titled demo. A bit of a throwback to The Ramones mixed in. One to watch. 5. The Autumn Stones - In With The Out Crowd An absolute Bowie-esque flair with a side of Depeche Mode on 'In With The Out Crowd' and 'End Of Faith'. Interesting. Quirky. We dig! 4. Lisa Martin - Winter Songs An exquisite collection of seasonal songs coming from Mark Thayer/ Signature Sounds Studio of CT. Full-bodied music perfect for a family gathering, a great bottle of wine, or a countryside drive (or at least a vision of those things!) Standout tracks include 'Snowbound' and 'Christmastime Is Here', but 'Mary Did You Know' absolutely blew us away. Lisa Martin delivers a rich, velvety vocal accented by Cathy Day on fiddle. Highly recommended. 3. Elm Treason - Days Of Reaction Rarely do we find an indie act that is this damn groovy. From the opening track, 'Days Of Reaction', with its wicked guitar to 'With You', with its Kinks influence, to our personal favorite - 'Honey Feet' with its Grateful Dead nuances, Bobby Steel and Andy Roman serve us the best of hippy rock with a cool, current twist. You need to buy this. 2. Chuck Brunicardi - Where Sunset Meets The Beach Shades of Simon & Garfunkel on this lyrically rich collection with outstanding tracks 'Roland' and 'Do Not Stand'. The funky 'Waiting For Mail' will have you jiving along. A favorite track here is 'Hawaii' which starts off slowly, then evolves into a lush tropical chorus. Very highly recommended. And the TOP CD OF 2014 goes to: Bob Rylett - Winter Driving www.bobrylett.com All songs written by Bob Rylett. Band: Bob Rylett, Allan Rodger, Steven Drake, Jay Riehl Producer: Allan Rodger We have followed Bob for years, and always loved his music, but this CD of Americana/roots music rings every bell! The album opens with 'Stumble', with a great hook and Bob's distinctive Dylan-esque voice. Track two, 'Shudder', rocks us along with 'a hug and a kiss, buttercup'. 'Step Right Up Here', Bob's next track, will have you dancing for sure. 'Sizing Me Up' is a sing-along song that you will love, as Bob engages the listener to truly get into the song. 'Slippery' is great fun, fabulous to jam along to, with a honky-tonk feel. The pace shifts with 'Skid', a philosophical track, then picks up with the humor in Bob's 'Story Of Itchy Weed'. 'Shun' follows with some beautiful harmonies, and 'You Can't Win Them All', a finger-snapping, upbeat tune, stands out as a favorite on the album. The CD closes strongly with 'Street Easy' with an unexpected hint of reggae. An all-over fabulous CD you MUST BUY!!

Dead End Drivers on Denver Loft Sessions

LadyLake Music's FANTASTIC band - The Dead End Drivers on TV!! If you missed this live on Denver 8 TV, have a listen!! Thanks Denver Loft Sessions and Denver 8 TV!! http://youtu.be/hus5slIoJsE

LadyLake Music Awards - Submit Today!

Attn. Indie Artists!! Ladylake Music is once again accepting CDs for our Annual Indie Awards. Winners will be put into a press release and blog, and aired on two radio showcases in the US and UK! Past Top Ten Winners include The Jellybricks, McAlister Drive, The Plastic Revolution, Anita Camarella e Davide Facchini Duo!! Contact us for submission details!

Marie Chabot
Marie Chabot  (over 1 year ago)

How do I submit to the awards opportunity?

Cosmic Crash
Cosmic Crash  (over 1 year ago)

Please let me know how / where to submit!

Red Reign
Red Reign  (over 1 year ago)

Red Reign would like to submit our album chasing shadows.
Please Email us redreigninfo@gmail.com



(Seattle, WA, January 16, 2014) Match 1 Entertainment and Indie On Air! Records are excited to showcase multi-talented indie artists: LoveBettie (Pittsburgh, PA), David Martinez (Corpus Christi, TX), Jason Jeka (Chicago, IL), Rorie Kelly (NY, NY), Sofia Talvik (Sweden), MCShella (LosAngeles, CA), Darrius Willrich (Seattle, WA), L.W. Perry/100 Proof Justice (Buffalo, NY), Jennifer Sullivan (NYC-Austin) and other special guest artists as part of SXSW week artist traditional showcase, to be held at their main event location the ‘Red Shed Tavern’ in Austin on Wednesday, March 12 and Friday March 14 from 5pm to Midnight during SXSW 2014.

The showcase at the ‘Red Shed Tavern’ is presented and hosted by Match 1 Entertainment and Indie On Air! Records, in association with the Red Shed Tavern venue also collaboration promotional support from Brag It On Promotions and LadyLake Music PR.

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LadyLake Music Hosts 'Rockstar 101'

Listen to Cindy D'Adamo, head of LadyLake Music, give advice for aspiring musicians on 'Rockstar 101' on The David Bowers Show: http://t.co/pWkK0zTc3D

What Can LadyLake Music Do For You?

Indie artists, are you considering the next step in your career? Consider us at Ladylake Music!! Here is what one of our artists, Lori Diamond, of duo LDFA MUSIC, says about working with us: "The Ladylake team offers us their knowledge, passionate enthusiasm and tireless support for our musical and creative expansion. Just knowing that we have a smart team that isn’t afraid to think out of the box, empowers us more than we ever thought possible." - Lori Diamond, LDFAmusic.com

Jeneen Terrana
Jeneen Terrana  (over 2 years ago)

Hi Ladylake,
I'd love to submit! What's your address?
xo, Jeneen Terrana

New Artist Submission Information

Hello! To answer your questions, YES, we are looking for new artists for our roster and for our annual Indie Awards. We require a hard copy CD and press kit for both opportunities. Inquire: cindydadamo@comcast.net

David Martinez CRAZY RIDE Tour

Tour dates coming up for the CRAZY RIDE East Coast USA tour for number one alternative act David Martinez of Corpus Christi, TX!! http://www.reverbnation.com/davidmartinezmusic

Lori Diamond Final Rounds Of Rising Star Contest

Lori Diamond needs votes in the final rounds of the Rising Star Contest. Just one click http://ow.ly/kzIPy voting code is 2 B 10