September-December 2018 – May 2019 News
Black Bamboo Recordings – 21 degrees north 159 degrees west – Island of Kauai – Hawaii – earth – third planet from the sun…
**Thank you Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts for naming my new album ‘Two Sides To Every Story’ a finalist in the 2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards in the best Jazz Album of the Year and Best Engineered Album of the Year categories. Looking forward to seeing all my Hawaii fellow nominees on Oahu in May. Big thanks to all the wonderful and amazing musicians on the recording and to my mixing partner Paul Northfield. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/04/05/hawaii-news/finalists-named-for-2019-na-hoku-hanohano-awards/
*AT interview with French internet radio show and podcast Late Night Dream ~ by Thomas Splett:
Rhythm and Beach ~ AT Interview with French Internet Radio Show and Podcast ~ Late Night Dream. ~ By Thomas Splett
Posted by Allan Thomas on Wednesday, October 31, 2018
*The Garden Island newspaper article: Talk Story With Allan Thomas:
Talk Story with Allan Thomas
*Aloha from Kauai. Some updates regarding AT’s 6th album release ‘Two Sides To Every Story‘.
*The BBR team spent August contacting and mailing CD’s to over 175 community and public radio stations across the US. While Peter Holmstedt of Hemifran in Sweden has started his ‘Two Sides…’ promotional campaign for Europe. http://www.hemifran.com
*Radio News in the U.S.
‘Two Sides To Every Story‘ has started to catch some overhead airwaves at the following locations: KKCR-FM Kauai Hawaii – KQNG-FM on Kauai Hawaii – KMNO on Maui Hawaii, KRCB-FM in Santa Rosa California, WXPR-FM in Rhinelander Wisconsin, KUOS-FM in Sedona Arizona – WQNR-FM in Auburn Alabama – **KAFM** Grand Junction Colorado – WEFT-FM Champaign Illinois – WXOJ Northampton Massachusetts – KMUD Humboltd California – WHFR-FM Dearborn Detroit – KAOS Olympia Washington – KZMU Moab, Utah – KBUT Crested Butte Colorado – WGDR Plainfield, Vermont – KOTO-FM Telluride Colorado Stay tuned for updates…
*Radio News Elsewhere:
*DJ Vasja Ivanovski of 94.1 FM Radio 2 in Skopje Macedonia is playing ‘15 Minutes’ and ‘Could’ve been Worse’ on her Mojo/Alt show.
*DJ Karen Miller of long-running Americana music podcast The Miller Tells Her Tale based in UK, adds ‘Is That Asking Too Much?!’ to her latest show #697 http://www.themillertellshertale.net/?fbclid=IwAR1-P9qmwLsMyjTFgeZEvzO8RIPz7LB2h0CQSQP_PskLrLzWcwQRdKXhWPA
*DJ Jean-Paul Ribbs is playing ‘Is That Asking Too Much’ ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ and ‘Dating Game’ on his West Coast Golden Radio show direct from France http://www.westcoastgoldenradio.com/powerplays.html
*Dj’s Malone Di Mano and David Lucarotti in Paris, France, added ‘Good To Go’ to The Border-West Coast Yacht Rock Best of Sessions 2018 part two internet radio show! https://hearthis.at/late-night-dream-ag/late-night-dream-presents-the-border-westcoast-yacht-rock-best-of-sessions-2018-part-two/?fbclid=IwAR2R6UluXk7HgNhZ2K-b1GJlEzMc_lKX43L_8GRu_uypKIpYuDUUkWAr8Zg
*DJ Thomas Splett added ‘15 Minutes’ to his Late Night Dream Flying To California show in France: https://hearthis.at/late-night-dream-ag/late-night-dream-presents-thomas-splett-flying-to-california-ep3s2/?fbclid=IwAR3GSWvCSaEmGwrriaqN_EHWQkl5QwGGGvAPEkV4IWOtGU_bQ2a5PCpRJ5w
*DJ Patrick Boensof TRQL.fm radio in Belgium added ‘Is That Asking Too Much?!’ and ‘If Only’
*DJ Chris Morrisis playing ‘Could’ve Been Worse‘ and ‘Troubled Times’on his California Spirit Radioshow in Montpellier, France
*DJ Brian Mullen of the BBC Northern Ireland show Caschlár plays ‘El Sueno De Repitido’ ~ https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/m0000m32 Caschlár
*DJ Massimo Ferro of the Italian Radio Voce Spazio show Highway 61 plays ‘If Only’ ~ http://radiovocespazio.it/podcast/highway-61-puntate-settimanali/
*DJ Anita Luchies of the Dutch radio show Undercurrents playing ‘If Only” and ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ ~ http://www.rootsparadise.com/undercover/index.php
*DJ Roberto Rossi of the Italian radio show Mystery Train on Ascolta PNR FM radio plays ‘El Sueno De Repitido’ ~ http://www.radiopnr.it/programmi.html
*DJ Bertwin Bijleveld Dutch radio show Blues & Friends on RTV Baarn FM, Netherlands playing ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ https://www.facebook.com/bertwin.bijleveld/posts/1126821744139851
*DJ Jean Philippe Réjou of radio/podcast West Coast Rendezvous sur WKFM Paris, France has been playing ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ ~ https://www.facebook.com/westcoastrendezvous/?__xts__=31.[644824087%2C%22intro_card%22%2C%7B%7D]
*DJ Kamasami Kong of FM Cocolo in Osaka Japan playing ‘If Only’.
*Planete Indie Belgium Radio playing ‘Dating Game’ http://www.pierregerard.be/planete/playlists/playlists/octo18.html
*Eine Kleine Weltmusik, Radio ZuSa, in Northern Germany playing ‘Dating Game’ and ‘In Search Of…’ www.zusa.de
Keith Carlock Steely Dan drummer: “Man, this stuff sounds so great! YOU are a bad mo fo! Love it. Thanks for having me be a part of it! Great songs, lyrics and production, love it man… Thank you Keith”
Jack Tempchin songwriter for the Eagles hits ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’ and ‘Already Gone’: “Fantastic songs amigo. ‘Geezer Talk’ killed me!!! Super great album. You have a sound and as far as I know no one else sounds like your records… I love them. thanks, Jack”
Jim Wilson noted piano master: “Steely Dan meets Joni Mitchell meets folk meets pop meets jazz… Just really good, authentic music. Really well written songs, GREAT production. Will definitely get more milage out of this record. congrats man. … you weren’t on my radar before, but you are now.”
Wouter Kellerman renown South African Flautist: “Stunning album, you had me from the first track ’15 Minutes”, beautiful composition and love your vocals Allan. Thanks for sharing ‘Two Sides To Every Story” with me. Cheers Wouter”.
Brian Elie DJ @ KRCB Northern California Public Radio: “We have been playing this cd over and over at our house. Rarely do you get a cd of music with this much variety and depth, with this kind of superior song writing and superb musicianship all in one package. Then there are the instrumentals that you the listener get to interpret yourself, they take you wherever you want to go. ‘In Search Of…’ totally knocks me out, feels the the heart is speaking. Well done Allan and friends! I will feature this cd next Monday night on KRCB 91.1 FM KRCB.org”
*Thank you David Lucarotti for including my song ‘Good To Go’ on your amazing playlist/podcast LATE NIGHT DREAM Presents The Border from Paris, France https://hearthis.at/late-night-dream-ag/late-night-dream-presents-the-border-by-david-lucarotti-ep2s2/
*Big thanks to Kenneth Bremer & Henrik Bohm at Blue Desert – The World of West Coast Music – in Denmark, for spotlighting ‘Two Sides…’ CD release along side such greats as Michael McDonald and Steve Lukather! https://www.westcoast.dk/allan-thomas-two-sides-to-every-story/
*’Two Sides…’ can be heard and purchased here:
CD Baby website: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/allanthomas5
Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/allan-thomas/7399212
Spotify: Two Sides To Every Story
*’Two Sides…’ insights:
Blending elements of rock, blues, jazz and soulful vocals the album contains 15 songs comprised of eight vocal tracks and seven instrumentals. Ranging from a solo acoustic slack-key guitar instrumental to full-blown ensemble settings with some of the world’s tastiest musicians including players from Steely Dan, the Steve Gadd/James Taylor bands, the Yellowjackets and Crosby Stills and Nash. Plus many other studio luminaries from Kauai, Nashville and Los Angeles. ‘Two Sides To Every Story’ was mixed in Montreal by multi-platinum engineer Paul Northfield (Rush, Dream Theater).
Several compositions aim to lighten things up a bit entering the smirk-inducing territory of ‘The Dating Game’ – a dude’s-eye look into some of the head-scratching aspects of on-line dating, and ‘Geezer Talk’ – a lighthearted laundry list of the daily ailments thrust upon unsuspecting baby boomers. A few tunes present the wistful and wishful thinking of one who dreams big as in ‘Is That Asking Too Much?!’ and ‘If Only’. While ‘Troubled Times’ takes an unflinching look at a few of the darkly disturbing aspects of the present world we find ourselves in. Many of the tunes have been written recently, but the instrumental ‘In Search Of…’ goes all the way back to Malibu California, 1973. Some things take a while…
Instrumentals and vocals. Humor and deadly serious. Two sides…
Produced and recorded by Allan Thomas
Mixed by Paul Northfield and Allan Thomas
Associate producer Bryan Kessler
Mastering Paul Northfield
Allan Thomas – vocals, acoustic, nylon string, electric guitar and percussion.
Bryan Kessler (Hawaiian Style Band) acoustic and electric guitar.
Kirk Smart (Donald Fagen, Donavon Frankenreiter) bottleneck slide and electric guitar.
Jim Kimo West (Weird Al Yankovik) acoustic guitar.
Jimmy Johnson (James Taylor, Steve Gadd) bass.
Keith Carlock (Steely Dan, Sting) drums.
William Kennedy (Yellowjackets, Herbie Hancock) drums.
Joel Taylor (Joe Sample, Allan Holdsworth, Rock Band video game) drums.
Michael Ruff (Bonnie Raitt, Rickie Lee Jones, David Sanborn) keyboards.
Russell Ferrante (Yellowjackets, Joni Mitchell) acoustic piano.
James Raymond (Crosby Stills and Nash, Jackson Browne) keyboards.
Charles Judge (David Bowie, Miley Cyrus) keyboards.
Michael Whittaker (the Bottom 40 Band, Keith Carlock) acoustic piano.
Judd Miller (Michael Brecker, Danny Elfman) EVI muted trumpet, pads, chromatic harmonica, flute.
Sylvain Carton (Mitch Marcus Quintet) tenor sax.
Kate Markowitz (James Taylor, Don Henley, Shawn Colvin) backing vocals.
Karen Blake (Randy Newman, Michael McDonald) backing vocals.
Amanda Frazier (The Keepers) backing vocals.
With deep gratitude to Paul Nortfield, Bryan Kessler, Stephen Barncard, Bill Gillette, Jeff Richman, Eric Bronstein, Graham Nash, Ed Haaker and Charleen Dyer and Margaret Gill
CD front cover artwork Bret Linford
Photography Aaron Feinberg
Inner CD sleeve Jordan Thomas
In memory of Michael Shipley.
More News and Reviews: *The cool and diverse web-based radio show/podcast Late Night Dream based in Paris, France named ‘Two Sides To Every Story’ album of the week: https://www.latenightdream.com
*Thanks Calle Magnusson of Ervik Surfshop in the Stadlandet Peninsula, Norway for using the track ‘If Only’ on your new music video: https://youtu.be/hAY03nyHML0www.erviksurfshop.com
*Bruno Fabrigues in Paris, France, adds ‘Two Sides…’ to his Top-Ten Cool Night – Winners 2018 Westcoast – AOR collection of wonderful artists! 🎸
*‘Two Sides…’ review in Belgium magazine/website Rootsville: http://www.rootsville.eu/2018%20album%20reports/reports/allan%20thomas.html
…In 1966 Allan signed his first contract with the famous and eccentric South Texas producer Huey P. Meaux (The Crazy Cajun). Huey was known for the magical touch with hit sensitive records and was also known as a quick talker. In his time he produced a series of great artists and hit records from the south, including Lightenin ‘Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton, BJ Thomas, Freddy Fender, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sir Douglas Quintet, Johnny and Edgar Winter and many more. Allan Thomas has been singing professionally since his twelfth, released his first single at the age of 17 and became a songwriter at 19. All his life was filled with music which also led to this new ‘Two Sides To Every Story’. An album with 8 sung and 7 instrumental songs that contain a mix of soul, blues, jazz and rock. Ranging from a solo acoustic guitar to complete ensembles with a selection of the world’s best musicians. 15 originals that came to this album under the mixing ear of Paul Northfield and himself. Opening with the soul injected ’15 Minutes’ you come from ‘note one’ to establish that these ‘Two Sides To Every Story’ will give you 15 songs long fun and enjoyment. The instrumental delights on this album such as ‘Aquadesiac’ and ‘El Sueno de Repitido’ can be categorized under the heading of cool jazz. Great to listen to. The more than pleasant timbre made me think of another great songwriter in the beginning and this thought was perfectly captured at ‘Could’ve Been Worse’. With somewhat of the ‘Tulsa Sound’ of JJ Cale in mind, however, this song could have been from him, which can and should be regarded as a compliment. The fact that the album is divided equally into vocal and instrumental songs is also a more than positive fact. One of Allan Thomas’s musical accompanists comes from Steely Dan and ‘If Only’ can also be attributed to the sound of this American jazz-oriented pop group. Songs like this and ‘Is That Asking Too Much?!’ emphasize the thoughts of someone with big dreams. Most of the songs have been written recently, but the instrumental ‘In Search Of…’ goes all the way back to Malibu, California, in 1973. They finish with the talkin ‘bluesish’ ‘Geezer Talk’ and that is the way it is done. Beauty record without further comment!
Allan Thomas has now released his sixth studio album Two Sides To Every Story. Allan says in an interview that he has sung professionally since he was 12 years old and has been a songwriter since the age of 19. His whole life has been about the music. The latest album has a long maturation process and is a result of songwriting and recording over the last six years. There are no less than 17 musicians on the record.The sounds are not that far from STEELY DAN, but maybe a bit more laidback. It feels a little PAUL SIMON sometimes too. It sounds really good. Songs to start with: ’15 Minutes’, ‘Could’Been Worse’ and ‘Dating Game’.
Hawaiian artist ALLAN THOMAS released his first solo album already in 1971. My first acquaintance with his music, though, was the 1989 CD “The Island”, which is a nice recording with some westcoast vibes. This is a 15 track CD which takes us into both light instrumental jazz/fusion songs as well as songs with vocals. The opener “15 Minutes” is like DONALD FAGEN meets PAUL SIMON. The same STEELY DAN and Fagen vibes in “Good To Go”! And there are other songs in more or less the same nice style, like “Dating Game”. Nice and soft rock/soul/pop, with some westcoast hints. “Aquadesiac” is one of the instrumental ones, with vibes of YELLOWJACKETS. Lovely saxophone by SYLVAIN CARTON. And take “El Sueno De Repitido” which reminds me a bit of SPYRO GYRA. “Could’ve Been Worse” brings some DIRE STRAITS spices, and some of CHRIS REA as well. Good stuff! On the instrumental side, again, the soft “Still Life” and “There Are No Words” (well, the latter has some humming) are very nice tunes. Some of the artists included on the album: JIMMY JOHNSON (bass on all songs!), MICHAEL RUFF (lots of keyboards!), RUSSELL FERRANTE (keyboards), CHARLES JUDGE (keyboards), KEITH CARLOCK (lots of drums!) and WILLIAMS KENNEDY (drums). A cool album, quite close to a 4 out of 5 in grading too.
*Swedish Magazine/Website Thirsty Boots review of “Two Sides…” 12/6/18 – https://thirsty-boots.blogspot.com/2018/12/dag-6-allan-thomas.html Allan Thomas’s last album “Deep Water” came in 2012 and his new album follows the same pattern. A little laid-back attitude, a lot of jazz feeling and a great musical knowledge. Allan Thomas delivers delicate to his guitar and competency is 100 percent. The music takes you straight and takes you on a pleasurable trip, time after time. The harmonies are perfect and Allan Thomas sings nicely without focusing on the musical. The instrumental songs are, however, more this time and they are the ones I will return to and it may be right often. “Aquadesiac”, “El Sueno de Repitido”, “On Another Note”, “Still Life” and a song with the appropriate title “There Are No Words” are all so cozy that they spread a harmonious feeling and peaceful peace. The acoustic “In Search of …” is so intense and maybe my favorite right now …
*Dutch Magazine/Website Strutterzine 1/16/19 – http://strutter.mysite.com/site_header.html – Allan Thomas ‘Two Sides To Every Story’ (Black Bamboo Recordings/Hemifran)
While listening to the new album of American singer/songwriter Allan Thomas, I was totally surprised by the instrumentals ‘El Sueno de Repitido’ and ‘Aquadesiac’, which happen to be both beautiful relaxing westcoast-jazz pieces, complete with tenor sax and piano, basically offering a pure smooth classic approach like in the old days, which is in slight contrast to the rest of the album. Although there are definitely more jazzy fusion/westcoast touches here and there (‘If Only’ and ‘Is That Asking Too Much?!’ for example that both have Steely Dan similarities and instrumentals like ‘Still Life’ and ‘There Are No Words’), Allan’s music is also offering singer/songwriter calmer pop/rock like Paul Simon. Not bad either, but he now seems to balance between these 2 genres and basically I would prefer him to go in a full jazzy fusion/westcoast direction like shown during the mentioned tracks. Interesting for sure and upon checking his bio, he is already 70 years old (!), starting his career way back in the 1960s, so he has seen the whole music world changing I guess. Allan is definitely a gifted singer/songwriter and let’s hope he can deliver more great records like this. Jazzy westcoast or singer/songwriter pop/rock, Allan can do both and we’ll wait and see if the future brings more new music of this talented musician, with a fingers crossing for mo re jazzy westcoast fusion! More at: http://www.allanthomas.com/wordpress/ (Points: 8.1 out of 10)
*German music magazine/website Folk World Short & Sweet review of ‘Two Sides To Every Story’: Easy listening with part dark, part humorous overtones! Allan Thomas sends his 6th recording of original material from Kauai, Hawaii, taking inspiration from pop, rock, blues, jazz and soul music. Watch “On Another Note” @ YouTube! – http://www.folkworld.eu/68/e/cds9.html#thom
*No budget YouTube music video of ‘On Another Note’ directed by Stephen Quinn Barncard – Kauai videography by Michael Rain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uwC8cFLMUk&feature=youtu.be
*Spotify Playlists featuring AT Tracks – Allan Thomas music is now being streamed on over 216 musician curated Spotify playlists:
*Major thanks to Pekka Martikainen of Finland for adding ‘El Suenode Repitido‘ and ‘Aquadesiac’ to his wildly successful Smooth Jazz – Instrumental Spotify playlist.
*Vic Cracknell adds ‘Halfway Round The World’ to his ‘Around The World’ Spotify playlist.
*Susan Moss adds ‘The Navigator’ to her new ‘Paradise Coffeehouse’ Spotify playlist.
*Denis Turbide adds ‘Makani ‘Olu ‘Olu’ to his ‘Relaxing Instrumental Music’ Spotify playlist.
*Thanks Tracy Colletto for adding ‘In My Automobile‘ to your ‘Acoustic Road Trip‘ Spotify playlist.
*Thank you Vic Cracknell for adding ‘Fall In Love To Easy’ to your ‘Lazy Acoustic Vibe’ Spotify playlist.
*Thanks Tracy Colletto for adding ‘The Navigator’ to your new thought provoking ‘Acoustic Journeys’ Spotify playlist.
*Mahalo Susan Moss for adding ‘Way Of The Heart’ to your moody and heart felt ‘Sing Me To Sleep/Into Sweet Dreams’ Spotify playlist.
*Mahalo Susan Moss for adding ‘Coconut Culture’ and ‘The Island’ to your sizzling ‘In A Tropical Fantasy’ Spotify playlist:
*Thanks Susan Moss for adding ‘If Only’ to your sizzling ‘Cool For The Summer/ Hot For The Winter’ Spotify playlist:
*Thanks Barry McLaughlin for adding ‘Makani ‘Olu ‘Olu” to your ‘Acoustic Autumn’ Spotify playlist:
*Thanks Barry McLaughlin for adding ‘In Search Of…’ to your ‘Acoustic Winter’ Spotify playlist:
*Emilio Bonito’s Spotify playlist Fingerstyle Favorites features ‘Makani ‘Olu ‘Olu’.
*Thanks to Burro Borracho Records for adding ‘Makani ‘Olu ‘Olu’ to their Instrumental Folk playlist on Spotify:
*Mahalo Matt C White for adding ‘Makani ‘Olu ‘Olu’ to his Relaxing Acoustic Folk playlist onSpotify:
*Mahalo two-times to Matt Carl White for adding ‘In Search Of…’ to his sweet Rainy Day Acoustic Guitar Spotify playlist.
*Mahalo Spotify for creating a new Hawaiianish Spotify playlist featuring ‘In Search Of…‘ for its title and including 5 AT tracks from two albums.
*Another new cool Hawaiian playlist on Spotify featuring ‘15 Minutes’.
*Thanks Theo Tol for adding ‘In Search Of…’ to your chillaxing Instrumental Ambient Spotify playlist.
*Thanks Steve@talkaboutpopmusic for adding ‘Fall In Love Too Easy’ to your Sunday: Sombre, Sad but Satisfied Spotify playlist.
*Emilio Bonito adds ‘In Search Of…’ to his deep and beautiful Instrumental Delight Spotify playlist.
*Great to have my song ‘Island Girl’ included on the the eclectic Hawaiian compilation I’ll Weave A Lei Of Stars For You Spotify playlist:
*Mahalo Magnus Murel for adding ‘Makani ‘Olu ‘Olu’ to your Beautiful – Solo Instruments Spotify playlist:
*Thanks to Serissa Records for adding ‘In Search Of…’ to your moody and thoughtful Spotify playlist Acoustic Instrumentals:
*Andrea Young adds ‘El Sueno De Repitido’ to her Jazz From Aspen Spotify playlist
*Barry Mclaughlin adds ‘In Search Of…’ and ‘Way Of The Heart’ to his Acoustic Winter Spotify playlist
*Thanks Will Moore for adding ‘Makani ‘Olu ‘Olu’ and ‘In Search Of..’ to your Will Moore Curates: Acoustic Fingerstyle Spotify playlist.
*Thanks Peter Holmstedt for adding ‘Geezer Talk’ to your cool Hemifrån 2018 Spotify playlist.
*Sherry Finzer adds ‘In Search Of…’ to her Spa Retreat – Music to Massage the Body Mind and Soul Spotify playlist.
*Susan Moss adds ‘Dating Game’ to her Brand New Music You Must Hear Spotify playlist
*Line Munch-Peterson adds ‘Coconut Culture’ to her With A Happy Smile Spotify playlist
*Timo Pääkkäo adds ‘Troubled Times’ to his In The Clouds – Collaborative Spotify playlist
*Mathew Campney adds ‘Soldier Of Misfortune’ to his Spotify The Difference Spotify playlist
*Barbara Borgelin adds ‘Deep Water’ to her Lovesong Collection Spotify playlist
*Valley View Records adds ‘Still Life’ to their Made For Movies Spotify playlist
*David Lewis adds ‘Troubled Times’ to his Music for Really Attractive, Smart People Spotify playlist
*Xesar Coloma Pezo adds ‘Is That Asking Too Much’ and ‘Fall In Love Too Easy’ to his Insomnio Spotify playlist
*Marilyn McNeal – Chantmagick adds ‘15 Minutes’ to her Indie Everything Bagel Spotify playlist
*Joey Edwin adds ‘The Island’ to his Spotify Island Music playlist
*Andrew Hossack adds ‘The Longest Ride’ to his Disparate Tunes Vol 1 Nautical Nights Spotify playlist
*David Slater/Musical Artizans adds ‘El Sueno’ ’15 Minutes’ and ‘Still Life’ to his Jazz Spotify playlist
*Kyle at Sonderhouse Music added ‘In Search Of…’ to his Instrumental Guitar Focus Spotify playlist
*Denis Turbide added ‘Makani ‘Olu ‘Olu’ to his Picking and Grinning Acoustic Guitar Spotify playlist
*Jake Mimikos added ’15 Minutes’ to his Indie Pop Unsigned Spotify playlist
*Randal Meek added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his Acoustic Guitar Magic Spotify playlist
*Randal Meek added ‘The Longest Ride’ and ‘In Search Of…’ to his Life on the Deck Spotify playlist
*Dima Haritomov added ‘Aquadesiac’ to his Music Discovery Spotify playlist
*Dima Haritomov added ‘Aquadesiac’ to his Sky.fm-Radio Tunes-SmoothJazz Spotify playlist
*Barbara Borgelin adds ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to her Sleep My Child Spotify playlist
*Susan Moss adds ‘Across Blue Water’ to her Blue Like The Sea Spotify playlist
*Mathew Champney adds ‘Deep Water’ and ‘Ray Of Hope’ to his Silent River Spotify playlist
*Susan Moss adds ‘The Navigator’ to her Chilling Out at the Moondreams Coffeehouse Spotify playlist
*Raighes Factory – Roberto Diana adds ‘In Search Of…’ to his Instrumental Music – Relax and Chill Spotify playlist
*Susan Moss adds ‘Coconut Culture’ to her Tropical Dreams Release Party Spotify playlist
*Peter Davies adds ‘Leap Of Faith’ to his Indie Risings Spotify playlist
*Gary Lee DC adds ‘Makani Olu Olu’ and ‘The Longest Ride’ to his Friday’s Creation Spotify playlist.
*Billy-Joe Clark adds ‘El Sueno De Repitido’ to his Monday Morning Chill Spotify playlist
*Billy-Joe Clark adds ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his Coffeehouse Mix Spotify playlist
*David Slater adds ‘Still Life’ to his Fruit Of The Spirit Spotify playlist
*Gary Lee DC adds ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ to his Mid-Week Rock Boost Spotify playlist
*Randal Meek adds ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his Life On The Deck-Hawaiian Style Spotify playlist.
*Bruce Forst added ‘Butterfly Jesse’ to his Instrumental Awesome Spotify playlist
*Susan Moss adds ‘It All Comes Down To Love’ to her The Love Channel Spotify playlist
*Cosimo Schena adds ‘In Search Of…’ to his Classical Music Spotify playlist
*Agustin Tagliabue added ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ to his Amazing Indie Rock Songs Spotify playlist.
*Ken Smith adds ‘In Search Of…’ to his Tranquil Acoustic Guitar Spotify playlist
*Mathew Champney adds ‘Good To Go’ and ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ to his Shelter Skelter Spotify playlist
*Matt C White Adds ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his Guitar Zen Spotify playlist
*Vincent Boot adds ‘In Search Of…’ to his Inspirational Music Spotify playlist
*Mark Grundhoefer adds ‘In Search Of…’ to his Guitar Instrumentals Spotify playlist
*Andy Salvanos adds ‘Aquadesiac’ to his Purely Instrumental Spotify playlist
*Andy Salvanos adds ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his New Age Of Guitars Spotify playlist
*John Clark adds ‘Aquadesiac’ to his InstruMentalists Of Spotify playlist
*Joseph Sullinger adds ‘In Search Of…’ to his Instrumental Acoustic Guitar Spotify playlist.
*Brian Southall adds ‘Deep Water’ to his Global Emerging Artists Spotify Playlist
*Gary Lee DC adds ‘Could’ve Been Worse’, El Sueno De Repitido’ and ‘15 Minutes’ to his Rhythmic Euphoria Spotify playlist
*Mathew Joseph adds ‘Ka Wai Aloha’ to his Guitars Without Borders Spotify playlist.
*Kent Wilgraff adds ‘15 Minutes’ to his Movement Of Sound Spotify playlist
*Shawn Stewart adds ‘15 Minutes’ to his The Music Machine Spotify playlist
*Susan Moss adds ‘15 Minutes’ to her Billboard Top Hits & Indie Delights! Spotify playlist
*Haven Yates adds ‘15 Minutes’ to his Artist Jukebox Spotify playlist
*Leif Johansson includes ‘Troubled Times’ and ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ on his fresh and spunky Radio Music Spotify playlist
*Barry McLaughlin includes ‘Way Of The Heart’ on his sweet Acoustic Love Spotify playlist
*Matthew Joseph includes ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on his wonderful Exquisite Instrumentals Spotify playlist
*Mathew Champney for includes ‘Geezer Talk’, ‘Is That Asking Too Much?!’ and ‘Other Than That’ on his wacky Quintessential Quirky Monster Spotify playlist
*Mathew Champney adds ‘Aquadesiac’ on his Instrumental Imaginaries and Atmospheric Architects Spotify playlist
*Meerdavon includes ‘If Only’ and ‘Good To Go’ on his flowing Singer Songwriter Surf Music Spotify playlist
*Nach Villoch includes ‘Coconut Culture’ on his Musica para Navagar, Innovar y Emprender Spotify playlist music to navigate innovate and undertake.
*Leah Dungo includes ‘Coconut Culture’ on her island music Someone To Lava Spotify playlist
*Lise Jonsson in Norway includes ‘Across Blue Water’ on her new and moving tribute to mothers In Our Hearts Spotify playlist
*Patricia Garrett includes ‘Aquadesiac’ on her Relaxing With The Best Spotify playlist
*Pete Izzard includes ‘In Search Of…’ on his inspiring Fingerstyle Favorites Spotify playlist based in U.K.
*Vin Downes includes ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on his righteously curated Fingers and Strings – Acoustic Guitarists Spotify playlist.
*Vin Downes includes ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on his sweet melodious Calm and Peaceful Guitar Spotify playlist.
*Trevor Clawson includes ‘Is That Asking Too Much?!’ on his Americana upbeat Roots Jukebox Spotify playlist emanating out of UK.
*Patricia Garrett includes ‘El Sueno De Repitido’ on her Jazz Guitar Experience Of Awesomeness Spotify playlist
*Alberto Lombardi added ‘In Search Of…’ to his Fingerstyle Guitar Bar Spotify playlist based in Italy.
*Carlo Rogall includes ‘El Sueno de Repitido’ on his eclectic Jazz Vibes Spotify playlist
*Carlo Rogall includes ‘Aquadesiac’ on his Backseat Spotify playlist
*Collin Hill added ‘In Search Of…’ and ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his beautiful Relaxing Guitar Spotify playlist, honored to be played alongside such amazing guitarists.
*Aniello Guerra added ‘Dating Game’ to his trippy Me And My Friends Spotify playlist based in Germany.
*Line Munch-Petersen added ‘The Gift’ to her heartfelt Close To Me – Love songs Spotify playlist originating from Denmark
*Barbara Borgelin includes ‘It All Comes Down To Love’ on her lovely Romantic Lovesongs Spotify playlist originating from Denmark.
*DoubleStone DoubleStone includes ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on her diversified Charming Guitar Spotify playlist.
*Marco Pisani includes ‘In Search Of…’ on his Unplug And Relax Spotify playlist originating in Italy.
*Thomas Jongsma adds ‘15 Minutes’ and ‘Dating Game’ to The Best Indie-Pop-Rock Unsigned Spotify playlist based in Netherlands.
*Mathew Champney adds ‘Dating Game’ to his incredible Artists Of Sound Spotify playlist based in UK.
*Lalo Diener and Joey Edwin included ‘Ka Wai Aloha’ on their Caribbean Guitar For YouSpotify playlist based in Vancouver, Canada.
*Jacky Stoneygate includes ‘Monkey Business’ on her very cool Folk Chill Spotify playlist based in UK.
*Carlo Rogall included ‘Still Life’ on his Instrumentales Spotify playlist based in Germany.
*Kalani Flores includes ‘Island Girl’ on his Keali’i Reichel Kamahiwa Collection Spotify playlist based in Hawaii.
*Paolo Sereno included ‘In Search Of…’ on his beautiful Melody: Guitarists Do It Better)) Spotify playlist originating in Italy.
*Mark Bowers adds ‘Fall In Love Too Easy’ to his Vocal Velvet Spotify playlist originating in England.
*Haven Yates added ‘Dating Game’ to his ever-growing Acoustic Is My Jam Spotify playlist based in U.K.
*Barry McLoughlin includes ‘Way Of The Heart’ on his sizzling Acoustic Summer Spotify playlist originating in Ontario Canada.
*Luna Keller included ‘It All Comes Down To Love’ on her Why Doesn’t Everyone Know These Songs? Spotify playlist originating in Spain.
*Lalo Diener adds ‘15 Minutes’ to his steamy Coffee Music For You Spotify playlist originating in Vancouver, Canada.
*Gary Lee DC includes ‘If Only’ and ‘Good To Go’ on his Rock My World Spotify playlist.
*Lalo Diener includes ‘El Sueno de Repitido’, ‘Aquadesiac’ and ‘In Search Of…’ on his Smooth Jazz For You Spotify playlist based in Vancouver, Canada.
DoubleStone DoubleStone includes ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on her Acoustic Guitar – Instrumentals Spotify playlist originating in Taiwan.
Shoshana Michel added ‘In Search Of…’ and ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to her Guitar Peacefulness-Beautiful Acoustic Guitar Spotify playlist originating in Brooklyn, NY.
*Jürg Kindle includes ‘In Search Of…’ on his Acoustic Guitar Planet Spotify playlist originating in Switzerland and bursting with interesting compositions, arrangements and players from all over the world.
*Oscar Pascasio Monzón added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his New Age-Piano, Guitar, Flute Spotify playlist originating in Spain.
*Susan Moss included ‘Good To Go’ on her brand new Storytellers Over the Decades Spotify playlist.
*Jim Stubblefield added ‘El Sueño de Repitido’ to his Instrumental Smooth Jazz & World Beat for Driving Spotify playlist. Buckle up!
*Karen Biehl includes ‘Still Life’ on her dreamy New Age Music Gems Spotify playlist originating in NYC.
*Noise Of Dreams adds ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ and ‘El Sueño de Repitido’ to their New Classic Singers Spotify playlist originating in Spain.
*Less Records includes ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ on their Indie Selection Spotify playlist originating in Spain.
*Alessandro Onali includes ‘Aquadesiac’ on his Acoustic Dreamers 1 Spotify playlist originating in Italy.
*Randal Meek added ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ and ‘It All Comes Down To Love’ to his rockin’ Life On The Deck-Amped Up Spotify playlist originating in Colorado.
*Sofia Kapfer added ‘Aquadesiac’ and ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on her interestingly blended playlist L’art de Musique on Spotify originating in Argentina.
*Jacky Stoneygate included ‘Monkey Business’ on her Chilled Indie/Unsigned Spotify playlist originating in UK.
*Erik Wilcox added ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ and ‘Soldier Of Misfortune’ on his Best Up And Coming Rock Spotify playlist originating on the big island Hawaii.
*Thomas Jongsma included my duet with Graham Nash ‘The Navigator’ on his Unplugged & Unsigned; Acoustic Treasures Spotify playlist originating in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
*Marco Antonio Marciano included ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on his deeply comprehensive Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Spotify playlist based in Brazil.Honored to be amongst some the greatest acoustic guitarists on the planet.
*Albert Ketalar added ‘Everybody Gets The Blues’ to his It Smells Blues Spotify playlist originating in Paris, France.
*Haven Yates added ‘The Navigator’ – a duet with Graham Nash – to his Newgrass-Acoustic-Organic Spotify playlist originating in U.K.
*Susan Moss included ‘Fall In Love Too Easy’ on her New Story Tellers Over the Decades Vol 2 Spotify playlist.
*Aniello Guerro added ‘Fall In Love Too Easy’ to his Mary Had A Lamb!-love ballads Spotify playlist containing some of the biggest names in music and originating in Germany.
*Haven Yates included ‘Dating Game’, ‘Good To Go’ and ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ on his brand new To Be Continuumed., a collection inspired by John Mayer tunes Spotify playlist originating in UK.
*Jazzfy included ‘El Sueño De Repitido’ on their great Early Morning Jazz Spotify playlist.
*Jazzfy included ‘Aquadesiac’ and ‘El Seuño De Repitido’ on their Coffee Jazz Spotify playlist, honored to be among the jazz greats.
*Dan McClellan added ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ to his Discover Hot New Music Spotify playlist.
*Carlo Rogall included ‘Coconut Culture’ on his new Summer Mix Spotify playlist originating in Germany.
*John Clark included ‘Dating Game’ on his Best Of Indie Rock 2019 Spotify playlist.
*Roz Kat included ‘Butterfly Jesse’ on his cool and diversified instrumental collection Unlock Your Mind Spotify playlist originating in Italy.
*Thaddeus Lerew Zaminski included ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ on his Loners and Rebels Spotify playlist.
*Don Alder added ‘In Search Of…’ with Bryan Kessler – on his brand new Acoustic Guitar Duets Spotify playlist originating in Vancouver Canada.
*Haven Yates included ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ on his new Rock-Grunge-Indie Spotify playlist originating in the U.K.
*Lionel Scardino added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his Relax Neo Classical Spotify playlist originating in Argentina.
*Barry McLoughlin added ‘Coconut Culture’ to his Acoustic Beach Spotify playlist based in Ontario Canada.
*Fans of Robb Murphy added ‘Deep Water’ to their tasty Coffee and Tea Spotify playlist originating in Belfast.
*Martin Lindholm added ‘El Sueno De Repitido’ to his amazingly deep curated Acoustic Guitar Jazz Tunes Spotify playlist based in Sweden.
*Fans of Robb Murphy added ’15 Minutes’ to their Happy Acoustic Spotify playlist based in Belfast.
*Aniello Guerra added ‘Butterfly Jesse’ to his new Undiscovered Indie Artists/ But Brilliant Spotify playlist originating in Germany.
*Jesse Brown included ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on his melodic and moody Early Morning Instrumentals Spotify playlist originating in Saskatoon, Canada.
*Vic Cracknell added ‘In My Automobile’ to his new Don’t Bore Us Get To The Chorus Spotify playlist originating in the U.K.
*Barry McLoughlin included ‘Way Of The Heart’ on his superb singer songwriter Indie Artists Spotify playlist based in Ontario, Canada.
*Pranjal Uniyal included ‘In Search Of…’ on his beautifully curated Saviour Of Acoustic MusicSpotify playlist originating in India.
*The Adagio Trio added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to their beautifully curated Chill to dreamy, relaxing, peaceful, beautiful instrumentals Spotify playlist based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
*Tim Farrell for included ‘In Search Of…’ on his great traveling companion Songs For The Acoustic Highway Spotify playlist.
*Andy Jackson added ‘In Search Of…’ and ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his Peaceful Calm Soothing Instrumentals for Sleep & Study Spotify playlist.
*Nicholas Clement added ‘15 Minutes’ to his Indie Artists Spotify playlist based in Geneva, Switzerland.
*Susan Moss added ‘Our Little Secret’ to her new Bad Girls & Good Girls Spotify playlist.
*Sly Chappel included ‘In My Automobile’ on his rockin’ and rollin’ Roadtrip Spotify playlist based in Montreal. Quebec.
*Basil Wahn added ‘In Search Of’ to his groovacious Groovy Instrumentals Spotify playlist emanating out of Germany.
*Major spotify playlist supporter Susan Moss included ‘Soldier Of Misfortune’ on her new Bad Boys & Good Guys Spotify playlist.
*Thanasis Vaharelis included ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ on his Worlds Best Indie Artists Spotify playlist originating in Vólos, Greece.
*Jack Haigh added ‘Makani Olu Olu‘ to his really well curated Soothing Acoustic Spotify playlist based in London U.K.
*Thanasis Vaharelis including ‘In Search Of…’ on his Worlds Best Instrumentals Spotify playlist curated in Vólos, Greece.
*Mathew Champney included ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on this beautiful tribute to the great acoustic guitarist Randal Meek on his Maui No Ka Oi and friends of Randal Meek Spotify playlist curated in U.K.
*DiscoverNewMusic included ‘Kindred Spirits’ on their Missing John Lennon Spotify playlist emanating out of Denmark.
*Giuseppe Sessa added ‘Butterfly Jesse’ to his Guitar Top Spotify playlist based in Salerno, Italy.
*Singer songwriter Haven Yates included ‘Good To Go’ on his brand new Waves & Wind Spotify playlist launching from U.K.
*Mark Grundhoefer includes ‘Boyish Man’ featuring Ken Emerson on his Slide Guitar into the DMs Spotify playlist.
*Curator extraordinaires DiscoverNewMusic includes ‘The Real Thing’ on their Summer Love Spotify playlist emanating out of Denmark.
*Valley View Records included ‘Butterfly Jesse’ on their Summer Chill Spotify playlist beaming in from Perth, Western Australia.
*Lorenzo Tempesti added ‘Aquadesiac’ to his beautiful and moody Il Respiro Del Mare (Breath Of the sea) Spotify playlist surfing the airwaves out of Italy.
*Nick Swanson added ‘Hold On Tightly’ to his Retrowave Sounds Of The 80’s Spotify playlist broadcasting worldwide from Nelson, New Zealand.
*Giovanni Bianchi added ‘Aquadesiac’ and ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his excellent Instrumental Relax Spotify playlist originating in Rome, Italy.
*Jens Hausmann included ‘In Search Of…’ on his new musically diverse and rich Friends & Favorites Spotify playlist emanating out of Detmold, Germany.
*Cody Trafford adds ‘15 Minutes’ to his Rise and Shine 2019 Spotify playlist beaming out of Brockville, Ontario.
*Appreciate DiscoverNewMusic adding ‘You Take My Breath Away’ to their Romantic Soft Rock Spotify playlist reaching across the oceans from Denmark.
*Pranjal Uniyal included ‘In Search Of…’ on his new Acoustic Asylum Spotify playlist excellently curated in India.
*Druesukker added ‘Aquadesiac’ to his excellent Ocean Spotify playlist sailing in from Germany.
*William Ogmundson included ‘Butterfly Jesse’ on his new All Things Great and Small Spotify playlist based in New Hampshire.
*Andy Feldman added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his Deep Thinking – Piano and Guitar Spotify playlist.
*BestMusic added ‘15 Minutes’ to their diverse Undiscovered Talents Spotify playlist.
*Alexander Howard Millett included ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ on his Best Indie/Alternative Rock Spotify playlist originating in Essex, U.K.
*Jazz pianist Alfonso Gugliucci included ‘El Sueno De Repitido’ on his Late Jazz Night Spotify playlist based in Italy.
*EDM master Carlos Rogall added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his new and very diverse Instrumental Spotify playlist based in Germany.
*Pianist William Ogmundson included ‘In Search Of…’ on his uplifting and positive Hope Springs Eternal Spotify playlist.
*Whalebone Music – Charlotte Watson included ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on her beautifully curated Instrumental Mellow Chill Spotify playlist originating in U.K.
*Susan Moss added ‘The Downturn’ to her smile-cracking Seven Rings Parody – I Want it, Can’t Buy it Spotify playlist alongside Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell and many others.
*Robert Linton added ‘In Search Of…’ to his musically rich Reflective Melodies Spotify playlist.
*Jimmy Wiltfalk included ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ on his beautifully curated Cosy Folk vol. 2 Chill Indie Pop Rock Spotify playlist based in Sweden.
*Giorgio Grandi included ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ and ‘Dating Game’ on his rockin and fabulous Bikers Bar Voghera Spotify playlist originating in Italy.
*Nik Davies added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his Gentle Instrumentals Spotify playlist based in U.K.
*Maurizio Lucchetti included ‘In Search Of…’ on his deeply moving Romantic Instrumental Spotify playlist curated out of Fontana Liri, Italy.
*Susan Moss included ‘Coconut Culture’ on her hot new That Summer Feeling Spotify playlist.
*The great nylon string guitarist Andrew York and Annette York added ‘Aquadesiac’ to their wonderful Quintessential Guitar Spotify playlist.
*Andrew York and Annette York added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ and ‘In Search Of…’ to their beautifully curated By Candlelight Spotify playlist including so many of today’s greatest players. Honored.
*Andrew York and Annette York added ‘El Sueño De Repitido’ to their deep and enchanting Aerosonic: Piano, Guitar and more… Spotify playlist.
*Matt Withers added ‘In Search Of…’ and ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his soothing Classical Guitar Favourites Spotify playlist originating in Canberra, Australia.
*Peter and Ella Davey included ‘Across Blue Water’ on their new Spotify collection of songs on love and loss ~ Too Young Too Soon based in Brisbane , Queensland, Australia.
*William Ogmundson added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his new Quiet Beauty Spotify playlist.
*Aniello Guerra added ‘Dating Game’ to his Indie/Indie Pop/Alternative Sunshine Spotify playlist originating in Germany.
*The great Swedish pianist Kristoffer Wallin included ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on his rich and deep Morning Guitar Spotify playlist originating in Sweden.
*Kristoffer Wallin also added ‘In Search Of…’ to his Coffee or Tea Instrumentals Spotify playlist based in Sweden.
*Guitar wizard and skilled curator Mark Grundhoefer included ‘Homegrown’ and ‘Love or Something Like It’ on his stellar Sunday Morning Jam Spotify playlist alongside some of the greats.
*Susan Moss for including ‘Aquadesiac’ on your new blazing hot Sultry Summer Spotify playlist.
*Will Moore included ‘Ka Wai Aloha’ on his new for traveling Commuter Moods Spotify playlist based in the U.K.
*Vic Cracknell adds ‘It All Comes Down To Love’ and ‘Is That Asking Too Much’ to his Change The World Spotify playlist.
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