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10 / 01
Well my CD release party on March 22 in Niagara Falls,
Ontario went fantastic. I re-united with the original
Rick Rose Band.There was also 10 other local songwriters,
comedian and bands that showed and jammed all night.
There is one in the planning to take place in Norwic
, Connecticut . I'll keep you posted. One of my earlier
bands, "Perfect Affair" recorded an album produced by
Mick Ronson and the CD has finally been re-released.
Some great audio books that I had the pleasure to listen
to on some of my travels are "Couplehood", "The Art
Of Happiness"by The Dalai Lama.
Also in this month's issue of CANADIAN MUSICIAN, I have
my own column on songwriting. I will have the next 2
Feb. 14 / 01
Hello everyone and Happy Valentine's Day. First of all
I like to thank WFM 107.1 in Holland, BRTO Radio also
in Holland, 103.1 FM in Belgium, KSER 90.7 FM in Washington
and 103.7 FM at Brock University in St. Catharines,
Ontario for all playing songs of my debut CD. The response
on the CD has been very positive!
There's an official CD Release Party in Niagara Falls,
Ont. Canada on March 22 / 01 and I'll update you on
the location in the next few weeks. Also, my CD is in
the process of being added to MP3.COM and VITAMINIC.COM
17 / 01
Hello everyone, my CD now has been out for one month
and the sales are consistent and it looks like I'm putting
a new band together to go out and promote my CD. It's
gonna be a 4 piece rocking band. I still will be active
in the UNPLUGGED thing that I've been doing for years,
but I think it's time to start rocking again! I'll let
you know that players in the next few weeks. As for
my friends in the business, a little update, RON SEXMITH
is recording a CD in Nashville and it's being produced
by classic songwriter/producer Steve Earle.
In the Big Apple ANTON FIG is just completing his solo
CD, which is sounding fabulous. It's got great grooves
and fantastic songwriting.
Back in Music City USA, singer/songwriter ANNA WILSON
(Monty Powell's wife) is recording some great sounding
songs. Her voice & songwriting are amazing. As for the
Honeymoon City, keep your eyes & ears open for a great
new artist PAUL ANTONIO.
As for a bit of television news , I was watching a Behind
The Scenes special about Tina Turner, and I just gotta
say for her age now 60 years old, it is totally awesome
that she looks and sounds that great. I respect her
so much for doing her thing. Long live rock & roll !!
Jan 04 2000
Hello everyone , I hope you all had a great Christmas
and a New Year's Eve. Here in Niagara Falls we had a
house party for New Year's, with alot of good company
and classic 70's a.m. songs. A good old fashioned HOUSE
My CD is now available and I'm starting to get radio
airplay in Holland, Belgium, Seattle, Washington. Many
other stations are contacting me, wanting to add my
CD to their playlist. I guess the category I'm falling
under is ROOTS ROCK, AMERICANA, MODERN COUNTRy - that's
the overall vibe that my CD is getting. The online sales
are starting to happen and everything is very exciting.
I now have 8 of my songs being released in the next
2 months, I will post the name of all the artists in
my next newsflash!
Thanks, and I'll talk tou you soon!
Dropping you all a line from the great USA, I'm just
wrapping a little tour.
George W. Bush is now officially the President, great
choice! I hear that Buffalo got hit with 3 feet of snow,
it should be an adventure driving home. Well I gotta
tell you, I stumbled upon a site via Little Steven's
site, SINGER-SONGWRITER "Wllie Nile" this guy is great!
Totally refreshing to listen to and it's worth checking
out his stuff.
"ATOMIC" formerly "Drop Kick Me Jesus" out of Toronto,
Canada are just getting ready to go in the studio to
record their CD with highly respected record producer
I just finished working on a song with band leade /
songwriter Nik Lombard - this dude sure knows how to
write songs. What I heard so far from these guys is
hot!!! It won't take long for the record iIndustry to
recognize their talents & originality. Also it looks
like I'll be starting to put together a great live band
to promote my C , can't wait to stand up for a change,
I've been doing the unplugged thing for quite some time.
Thanx to Angela Seeger from"BLUSH" for stopping by and
singing a few songs with me at The Press Box in Niagara
Falls, Canada. This girl can sing !!!!!!!
Also Jeremy Hoyle from "Strictly Hip" thanx for singing
a few at Roadsters. His web site should be up and running
very soon. I'll be back in the studio in Nashville recording
some new originals for my publisher Sony Tree Music
in early January.
Some good driving CD's to bring along ------ALICE COOPER
, JETHRO TULL , BAD COMPANY
Just got off the road folks and I gotta say there is
some real live entertainment going on! ONLY IN AMERICA.
First we had the OJ Simpson " the glove won't fit story"
then President Clinton " Monica's stained blue dress
story," Fantastic Subway series " Yankess & the Mets."
Now Decision 2000 " the pregnant chad case."
If I was an American (which I'm not , I'm Canadian)
, George W. Bush would have my vote. He seems to have
a fire that's been lacking in past US presidents.
Word form overseas is that Joe Elliott & Phil Colin
of Def Leppard will have a Mick Ronson Tribute CD released
in Japan. I worked with Mick on a few of my records,
and again like I say many times, he was the greatest
& kindest man I think I will ever meet in the music
business. I admire, respect & thank Joe & Phil for keeping
Mick's spirit alive!!!!
I'm just wrapping up some of the final edits on a video
for the song "YOU KNOW WHO I AM" which is one of the
songs off of my CD. The video footage is taken on all
the backstreets and rural areas of NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA
- the parts of town that tourists & visitors don't get
to see. This is where I grew up and hung out. The video
will be on this site very soon.
Well, my driving music this last trip was sort of funkier
than usual - The Spinners, The Stylistics, Average White
Band, Billy Preston, Isley Brothers, The OJays, - some
great bands. Go get their greatest hits CD's.
I'll touch base with you all next week!
"Rick, we want to thank you for the excellent music
you have brought to the film and soundtrack album. We fully
appreciate how difficult it is to deliver fine music under
the enormous pressures which film production demands. It
is a direct result of your professionalism and caring that
all of the music for the film and album is nothing short
Paul A. Rothchild
Producer for The Doors, Janis Joplin and one time chief
in command of Elektra Records
"Rick taught me how to put my thoughts into music. Now,
I either write alone, or with Rick Rose and that's it!"
Actor - starred in Robert DeNiro's "A Bronx Tale" ,
Tina Sinatra's "Young At Heart " & episodes of NYPD BLUE
, FALCONE , SAVED BY THE BELL , KIRK
I first saw Rick Rose play back in the late 70's, with his
bar band, Lennex. They were doing a lot of old R&B, Styx,
and some Mott The Hoople covers, and they used to draw a
pretty good crowd.
They were successful enough that it took them across Canada
a few times, and all the way to Japan. Then Johnny Dee left
to form Honeymoon Suite, and that's when Rick's career as
a songwriter began. In the early to mid 80's Rick was packing
them in night after night with his own Rick Rose Band. The
group was modelled on Eddie and the Cruisers, and they were
doing the same sort of stuff; very Springsteenish, Jersey-style
rock. The difference was that this time the songs were Rick's
own for the most part, and they were great songs, full of
passion and drawing from Rick's experiences growing up in
a border town.
Now Rick has entered the third stage of his career, heading
down to Nashville each month and writing with some of country
music's finest songsmiths. The results have been extraordinary.
From what I've heard so far he's been creating some of the
best music of his life. His first ever solo album should
prove to be a fine marker of how far he's come since those
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