DownTown December Newsletter
Rock’n’Roll spoken here!
Happy Holidays! December is finally here and Winter is just a few weeks away. Actually, the Mercury Retrograde is also here and it will last until a couple of days after the Winter Solstice, going direct in time for Christmas. Oh what fun!!
NEW NEWS…On December 1, Nub Music released the new On E Street EP by DownTown Mystic just in time for the holidays in the UK and Europe. In late October Nub Music released the “Way To Know” single as part of the Rage Against The Brexit Machine project, which dovetails nicely since the single is part of the On E Street release. Here’s the press release:
LONDON, ENGLAND, December 03, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Sha-La Music, Inc. announces the release of On E Street, a 4 song EP by US Rocker DownTown Mystic on UK Label Nub Music. The EP features rare studio performances by the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section from Bruce Springsteen's legendary E Street Band—drummer "Mighty" Max Weinberg & bassist Garry Tallent. The EP is available online and digitally distributed via ADA/Warner Music for the UK and Europe.
On E Street offers a rare look at one of the greatest rhythm sections in rock history playing together in the studio with an artist other than Bruce Springsteen. Despite having played with The Boss for over 40 years and doing studio work for various artists, Max & Garry have played together on the same session for only a few artists. This puts DownTown Mystic in some very exclusive company, like iconic rocker Ian Hunter, who was backed by the E Streeters after he left Mott The Hoople.
Coincidently, Steve Holley and Paul Page, the current rhythm section for Ian Hunter's Rant Band, have played on every DownTown Mystic album helping to cement the rocker's connection to both artists. DownTown Mystic writer/producer Robert Allen comments, "For Rock'n'Roll currency, playing with the guys who have backed up 2 of the most accomplished rockers in history is about as good as it can get!"
The 4 songs on the EP-- Way To Know, And You Know Why, Hard Enough & bonus track Sometimes Wrong, are new to the UK & Europe, but readily known in US Radio and TV circles. Way To Know had success at Americana Radio, going to #1 on the Roots Music Report Singles Chart, as well as appearing on NBC Universal TV's The Voice. DownTown Mystic recently contributed Way To Know to the Rage Against The Brexit Machine project that was released as a single in the UK last month by Nub Music.
The emotionally charged And You Know Why is a song with a history of being recorded by female singers. Previously, Robert co-produced a Pop/Rock version with Garry, and another Dance/Pop version that Robert produced became a big sync placement. Top LA Music Supervisor Alexandra Patsavas/Chop Shop Music heard the track and placed it in the short lived TV series The Carrie Diaries.
On E Street is a showcase for DownTown Mystic's motto,"vintage yet modern", thanks to the "old school" rock'n'roll vibe it gets courtesy of the 2 E Streeters. Robert adds, "It was such an honor to play with Max & Garry...I never wanted the sessions to end. They play so intuitively together--just a look from each other and they instinctively know what they're going to play or where to go next. It was very cool to watch and be a part of." Now everyone can be part of it too.
Here’s a link for the Press Release: https://shar.es/1M6qjr
RADIO…This week marks the 90th consecutive week that DownTown Mystic has been on the Americana Music Assn. Radio Chart!! It all started back on March 21, 2016 with the DownTown Nashville EP release, which was still on the chart in October 2016 when the Rock’n’Roll Romantic release made its appearance, and has continued on the chart since.
Meanwhile, the new On E Street release is already getting airplay on over 30 radio stations in the UK and Europe!
Next week DownTown Mystic will be a Featured Artist on the MM Music listening page. MM Music is the #1 Indie Radio Promoter to AAA. Thanks Rene! Check out the Listening page: http://www.mmmusicsite.com/listening/listening.html
SYNC…We’re very thankful for another good year of having music sync licensed on TV. We want to thank our sync partners for helping to make it happen. We couldn’t do it without you!!
DOWNTOWN BLOG…The latest blog post is all about the new On E Street release with behind the scenes info: http://downtownmystic.net/downtown-blog-e-street/
VIDEO…Check out the Lyric Video for “And You Know Why”: https://youtu.be/5ubaXW6Qss4
SOCIAL MEDIA…Stay up to date with DownTown Mystic via Social Media. Hook up with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/shalaman and https://twitter.com/DTMysticBand
Until next time…Have the Most Rockin’ of Holidays and a Very Happy and Healthy 2018!!
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