The Indie Artists Alliance/iMuzic Singer Songwriter Compilation is only available on iMuzic.com $9.99
Tim Ponzek – My Mother’s Quilt
Michael Gaither – High and Lonesome
Michael Gaither – I Miss My Town
Nicolette Aubourg – Wild One
Joy Toujours and the Toys du Jour – Touchez Moi
Tania & the Revolutionaries – Pity the Fool
George Elias – Ghost Town
No Boundaries – My Old Man
Tim Ponzek – Opus Fromus
Tim Ponzek is a prolific composer easily crossing the boundaries of a myriad of genres to create his music. My Mother’s Quilt, a digital-only 5-song mini-album by Tim Ponzek, is a heartfelt collection of Country and Americana songs that commemorate life’s passages and special moments.
Originally from Philadelphia, Tim is a versatile musician whose repertoire ranges from Country, Roots to Americana with a hint of Jazz and Classical. Tim’s CD Every Room An Ocean View celebrates his love of Hi-fi Country and Americana music. This album follows his CDs Faded Blue Dreams and Right To The Edge. Tim has also added to the legacy of the well-loved Christmas classics with his Believing in Christmas.
Michael Gaither was raised on the central California coast and takes the “write what you know” idea to heart. Musically, he wraps acoustic guitar, harmonica, ukulele, and mandolin around songs with stories and tales of day-to-day life: Big cars. Bad drivers. A baby’s first steps.
Dogs and horses. His debut CD, the 2006 release “Spotted Mule and Other Tales”, is an Americana mix of folk, bluegrass, and a little gospel. “Entertaining an Angel,” from that record, was a finalist in the 2007 Indie Artists Alliance “Songwriters and Storytellers” contest. “Good God Man How Big a Car Do You Need?,” also from “Spotted Mule…”, was featured on NPR’s “Car Talk” with “Click ‘n’ Clack”.
“Dogspeed”, the 2009 follow up, is another Americana story collection. Most of the songs are autobiographical this time out and cover similar ground. “Dogs” is the animal motif on this record, as conveyed in “Roselle” the true story of a four-legged hero from 9-11. There are also stories of rock concerts past, a nostalgic trip back to his father’s career building county roads and state highways, and a bittersweet look at a small farm town overrun with development. The humorous “bad driver, big cars” thread from the first record continues on “Dogspeed” with “Hang It Up”, a rant about cell phone abuse.
Besides performing his own material, Michael runs a monthly open mic and songwriter’s night at the Wooden Nickel Bar and Grill on the central California coast has promoted and played at California festivals including the annual “Vintner’s Festival Weekend” at Roudon-Smith Winery and “November-Fest” at Pacific Crest Apiaries (a local honey farm).
Michael also produces and hosts “Songs and Stories”, a bi-monthly songwriting podcast which features stories behind his songs and interviews with other songwriters. (He also appreciates hearing other people’s stories.) “Songs and Stories” can be heard on his web site at www.michaelgaither.com, in iTunes (it’s a free subscription)), on Grateful Dread Radioevery Friday evening at 7 pm (EST), on KC Cafe Radio every Saturday mornings at 9 am and Sunday afternoon at 4 pm (also EST). Michael is available either as a solo artist, as a duo, or with a full band, depending on the venue and size and requirements. He’s also quite fond of in-the-rounds with other songwriters. Contact Michael by email (email@example.com for booking info.
Nicolette was born and educated in South Africa and now lives in Los Angeles. She studied classical guitar, piano, vocal performance and music theory, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English. In addition to her musical career, Nicolette is also an artist, and several of her paintings are featured in her “Grand View Drive” CD artwork.
Nicolette’s acoustic guitar style incorporates unusual chords and unique picking/strumming combinations, which compliment her vocals and songwriting. Literature is her main source of lyrical inspiration.
Nicolette’s début CD, entitled “Grand View Drive”, consists of 11 original songs, and features Nicolette on acoustic guitar, lead vocals and harmonies. “Grand View Drive” was produced bySteve Holroyd, Bob Sheehan and Nicolette Aubourg, and includes cello, violin, piano, B3, electric guitar, drums, bass and percussion from some of L.A.’s finest session players.
joy toujours and the toys du jour
Eclectic Polka-folk-acoustic featuring ukulele, violin, dulcimer, saxophone, accordian, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, megaphone, telephone, tattoo machines, and pretty much anything else we show up with, sometimes a bouncy castle or a sailboat.
Tania & The Revolutionaries
Lani Ford of STARK writes all of the time. Sometimes she writes songs that don’t fit the hard rock genre of her trio. She decided to record a bunch of demos. As she laid them down, she started hearing what could be so she called on her talented friends to come in and play with her. As a result, a new band was formed and an acoustic CD will be released soon. Lani was reading the Patti Hearst story at the time and never liking to use her own name for her bands, she came up with Tania & The Revolutionaries.
“Hello! This is George. My life hasn’t been too great, but it hasn’ t been too bad. Hard times, good times, sad times. I’ve seen them all.
Music to me is a strong form of communication.
A spectrum of words, tones, melodies, rhythm, etc.
I guess that’s all you need to know about me for now, check out my music and art…..I’m sure you’ll get more than just a vague idea as to who I am!”
Michael Turner and Tracy Wittman are No Boundries
About Michael: Music has been more than a love of Michael’s. It has been a passion. His dad gave him a cheap tape recorder and wrote his first song at the age of nine. At twelve he studied guitar and has been playing the instrument ever since. Along the way he also picked up other instruments and slowly learned how to play drums and keyboard. The twelve string guitar is his main writing tool. You just can’t beat that sound. The very first song he can remember listening to was Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean. Michael started playing bar’s and clubs at seventeen. He played in various bands for twenty years. He never really did like playing other peoples songs he wanted to play his own. Michael has written or co-written over six hundred songs. They include Rock, Country, Adult contemporary, Christian and World Music.
About Tracy: Sometime’s things just stick to you! For Tracy it’s music. He has been writing and singing his songs for over twenty years. It all started when he was about eight years old. His cousins taught him a few chords from an Elvis song called “Love Me tender” and the rest is history. Originally from Billings, Montana, he has always tried to seek out a better way to write and play music no matter what. From country to rock, to easy listening and instramentals, he has written a boat load of songs over the years. His current co-writing partner Michael Turner has told him that he can sing a song like an angel, belt out a rock tune or just plain get funky!! Over the years everyone has told him what a great talent he is. He can set down and write a song about anything that stikes him. His goals are simple. To have a #1 song on the charts as a writer or as a performer. And then another, and another, etc!!! Since he and his lovely wife moved to Kansas City, life has done nothing but get better. He is a member of BMI and has had songs pitched to Sony Records, BMI executives, and a few other independent music companies. Currently he is working with local r&b and rap artists to help further their career’s in the music industry not to mention his new CD release with Michael Turner that is guaranteed to make heads turn!