Some not as well know people with really good albums out recently are as follows.
Ian Maksin – Soul Companion
Tim Cheatle – Trust In The Music
Serpent Underground – Death Symphony
Brian Mackey‘s new single America is out with a video on the way.
Other music out and worth getting….
Train – Bulletproof Picasso
Weird Al – Mandatory Fun
Lenny Kravitz – Strut
One Republic – Native
Brain Mackey is currently recording a new album (in Nashville)which he hopes to have put mid-2012.
And he has a new video, you can see on YouTube.
Billy K Band will be in Nashville in Jan to record a new album.
Red Light Survival has released their Debut album “All That Remains”, you can get it at iTunes, Amazon and other places on the web.
Oleander has released a new single and have an album coming soon.
Dec 6 Common will be at Macky Auditorium, University of Colorado Boulder and has a new album coming out on Dec. 20th.
Nickleback has a new album out “Here and Now”, debuting at #1 on the Billboard chart.
Foreigner Acoustique The Classics Unplugged will be at the Paramount Theater in Denver on Jan 17th.
Also coming to the Paramount is Kingston Trio on Feb. 18th & Peter Frampton on March 27th.
Coming to the Pepsi Center in Denver, Brad Paisley with The Band Perry and Scotty McCreery on Jan 21st, Lady Antebellum on Feb 15th, Kelly Clarkson on March 18th.
At the Boulder Theater, YONDER MTN STRING BAND will be their from Dec. 27 to the 31st.
Brian Mackey, I know some of you haven’t heard of him before, but I’m hoping to change that.
He lists his music as Indie/Pop/Rock. You can find a number of stories about him by checking out his MySpace, ReverbNation or Facebook.
Lucky for me I asked him if he would come to Colorado and play, and he asked back where would be good.
I gave him some places to check out and then asked him if he wouldn’t mind giving me a small interview with some information you couldn’t find just anywhere on him.
So I asked him what instruments do you play and who is the manufacturer?
Instruments I play:
Acousitc Guitar – Martin
Electric Guitar – Fender
Bass – Fender
Piano – Hallet Davis & Co Upright Piano for writing
Piano Recording – M-Audio Keyboard
What music do you like to listen to?
Classical music, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin
I also like any kind of music really, anything that makes me think or feel.
My most recent great find is George Fromby from the 1930s and 40s he was from the UK.
He did some really cool offbeat singer/songwriter storytelling that makes me smile..
What makes you happy?
Eating, writing, staying up way too late, sleeping way too late, Flying my kite, Pretending like I’m from the cast of a Dickens Novel, and drinking..
What’s do like to do in your spare time?
Hang out with friends, write, eat, play shows.
Tell me a few things that not everyone knows about you?
I had a 140 IQ in 5th grade, so I’m sort of smart I guess, or maybe I’m just a smart ass, or just remove the word smart… 🙂
I want to be a pilot.
I was told I’m a good graphic designer, I’ve had no education on the subject, or really much education to speak of, but I read alot and I do know what I like,
and sometimes I’ve helped people design certain things, and I’ll help people that went to school for it and they ask, “Where did you go to school?” and I’ll lie and say, “Cal Arts” just because I like the way it sounds.
Thanks Brain for the interview, please check out his video on YouTube “Honest Love”.