‘New Boy’ one of the standout tracks written by Mike Connell from the album ‘Ring’ released in September of 1993 (produced by Lou Giordano). In some parts of the world, this was the backing side to ’74-’75 which was a top 20 single in over a dozen countries. ‘New Boy’ was the lead track on an EP of the same name which was released in 1994 which included songs recorded during the Ring sessions — ‘Logan Street’ and ‘Wonder Why.’ The EP also included a Jethro Tull cover “Living in the Past’ and two live versions of ‘Fun & Games’ and ‘New Boy’ recorded live at Purple Dragon Studio in Atlanta, GA, for broadcast on Live X (WNNX).
Expect music from each decade and… well much more than three songs from The Connells during the show tomorrow! Trivia will be discussed, show plans will be made – it will be more than worth your time! We promise. Also expect discussion of The Motel Beds who are playing MPMF this weekend. Plus you can expect much music love for MPMF 2014! They have an amazing list of artists for the festival this year. It promises to be a great weekend of music in Cincinnati, Raleigh, NC, and in our hometown of Dayton, Ohio!
Hometown institution The Connells bring their distinct brand of guitar-oriented, melodic, power pop to The Lincoln Theatre for their annual holiday party! With new material in the works and most of their catalog now available through Amazon and iTunes, the band continues to play throughout the southeast US at festivals, fundraisers and clubs. The Connells current lineup features:
Mike Connell – Guitar, Vocals
David Connell – Bass
Doug MacMillan – Vocals
Mike Ayers – Lead Guitar
Steve Potak – Keyboard
Rob Ladd – Drums
Joel Rhodes – Trumpet
“Five men, one mission: musical stratospherics, stellar arrangements and guitar heroics. Coming soon to a theater near you!” Sixteen Tons is a brand new ensemble from North Carolina composed of an all star lineup of veteran musicians including:
Rod Abernethy – Guitar
Jon Heames – Bass, Bass VI
Mike Krause – Guitar
Chris Stephenson – Drums
Bo Taylor – Guitar
They have performed and/or recorded with a wide spectrum of established artists from North Carolina and beyond including Arrogance, Paul Rothchild (The Doors, Bonnie Raitt), John Anthony (Roxy Music, Queen), David Lord (Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, Tears for Fears, The Pretenders), Let’s Active, Motocaster, Tonk, Bandway, Tift Merritt, Caitlin Cary (Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Ryan Adams), Big Al Anderson (NRBQ, World Famous Headliners), Chris Stamey, Thad Cockrell, International Orange (Ben Folds Five, The Old Ceremony, Bus Stop), Andy Kuncl, The Connells, John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff and members of Patty Griffin, Levon Helm, The Jayhawks and the Dex Romweber Duo among others.
Known for her multi-faceted artistic expression and fearless individuality, emerging musician, photographer and actress Hanna Elsie Chapman is just as likely to capture imagery through her lens and jump into character as she is to compose a piece of music. Angelic and hypnotic, bold and melodic… Chapman challenges her listeners to see ones vulnerability in lifes fleeting moments . “I am always absorbed in some medium of person-to-person communication. Striving for artistic expression is like burning into nothingness during atmosphere re-entry; vulnerable, risky, terrifying and necessary” says Chapman. Make sure to arrive in time to see Hannah kick the night off at 8:30!