Monday, February 25, 2013

Artists You Need to Know: Gary Clark Jr.!

Dear Friends!

Not since the days of the Master of the Telecaster Albert Collins have we been so excited about a new Texas bluesman who really shreds! Meet Gary Clark Jr.: born in Austin, TX, raised in the cradle of Texas Blues: the famous Antone's. He's touring with everybody, from Alicia Keys to the Rolling Stones and John Mayer. This guy will be HUGE!

"There's a new bluesman on the block and both fans and critics alike have been describing him as being the future of the more fiery greased lightning brand of the genre known simply as 'Texas Blues.' Austin born and based Gary ClarkJr., started playing guitar and writing songs at the age of 12 and has been groomed by many luminaries of the Austin music community, most notably Jimmie Vaughan ( American blues rock guitarist and older brother of the late guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan.) He's shared the stage with B.B King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and the list goes on! In addition to this song being a solid rocker, the video was shot in the "living room" of The W hotel in Austin, which looks every bit as soulful, seductive and scintillating as the song sounds! Hats off to Starwood Hotels!! " ~ DJ Matt Cornwall 

Talking about Starwood, we are looking forward to seeing our friends this week!

Happy Monday!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Wishing You a Wonderful President's Day - with Jimmy Fallon.

Dear Friends!

We can't help but chuckle along to today's rather naughty song choice, the somewhat irreverent Jimmy Fallon's President's Day Song!

"Happy President's Day everyone! Sometimes, you just gotta let'er rip! While we may not necessarily condone every little mention in comedian Jimmy Fallon's spirited song dedicated to today, we do delight in celebrating our always much deserved days off, and a good laugh !" ~ DJ Matt Cornwall

Enjoy the Day!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Confessions of a DJ! Discover New Music from Austria

Dear Friends,

You may wonder what Austria can deliver in terms of music - but then please remember that the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart hailed from Salzburg. No wonder that DJ Matt Cornwall keeps an ear on the country.

"As a DJ (and for as many years as I have been one now... don't ask!~ ; ) many people ask me the same question over and over which is this: "what kind of music do you like? " My answer is this : I play for many different groups of people, and one of the trickiest aspects of being the kind of DJ that plays for literally everyone is finding common ground. I tell people I'm a fan of only one kind music … good music ; ) I love it all, and listen to literally every genre, but it has to be really good, mainly meaning for me, original, authentic and often different from the others. 
Austrian musician Parov Stelar has taken over the global music scene like a phantom in recent years. His retro-influenced music is born out of an aura of elegance, wickedness and pure energy. Inspired by styles and samples from the most varying of genres (soul, pop, jazz and swing) and combined with modern beats and grooves, he creates an incomparable and peerless sound and has achieved an enormous fan base, making his music both popular and recognizable anywhere I play it. WARNING : this music contains highly infectious feel good beats! ; ) enjoy. " DJ Mattt Cornwall

Ja, Servus! Wishing you a great week!

Monday, February 4, 2013

See What's Hot on Spotify

Dear Friends!

In our efforts to get you rocking on Monday mornings and keep you informed about the event music scene, we are constantly looking for new sources. Thankfully, Matt keeps his eyes and ears on the scene 24/7. The online music streaming site Spotify declared February to be "Fleetwood Mac Month" Many of us have today's tune in their album collection: "Second Hand News" from the album "Rumors". Rumors turns 35 this year and Fleetwood Mac (minus Christine McVie) are hitting the road!

"I'm sure many of you have jumped aboard the "Spotify" online music site (I know because I'm friends with many of you on it!) If not, Spotify is an online music streaming and download site that also allows its members (membership is free, with downloads for purchase and payable upgrade available) to stream other members' collections. They also have monthly features and trends, and I'm happy to report that February is officially "Fleetwood Mac" Month! 2013 marks the 35th Anniversary of one of the best records of all time (that is a fact, not an opinion! ; ) "Rumors."
Go on Spotify now to hear rare unreleased session recordings and live performances! I'll see you on Spotify and don't hesitate to check out my playlists on there!"
DJ Matt Cornwall
Simply "matt cornwall" on Spotify.

Long live rock'n roll!