Formed in the Winter of 2011, Crimson Crux is a Christian/Folk/Rock group from the High Desert of Southern CA, consisting of husband/wife duo Nathan Petty (founder/songwriter/acoustic guitars) & Tanya Petty (vocals) accompanied by Paul Martinez (lead guitars) & Daniel Flores (percussion). In May 2012, Crimson Crux entered into the studio with their longtime friend/engineer Eric Dorse from The Noize Lab to record their debut 17-track indie LP, "Through Divers Temptations". In May 2013, after months of labouring endlessly in the studio, Crimson Crux's debut indie LP "Through Divers Temptations" was pressed, released via CD Baby & distributed to their various online partners currently carrying the LP. Immediately after the album's release, the band embarked on two local tours that same year ("The Revival Tour 2013" & "Feed The Bears Tour 2013" ), followed by another studio session in February 2014 to re-record/re-release the single "Ye Serpent of Olde", followed up once again by extensive local touring via local community outreaches & venues such as the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds & the local "2014 HALO Festival" at Mavericks Stadium. In October of 2014, Crimson Crux entered into the studio once again to record their sophmore EP "Of The Times & Seasons" which was released late March 2015, followed by a music video for their first single "Not of the Night" off the new EP. Today, Crimson Crux is heavily involved with participating/performing in various local outreaches around the High Desert of Southern CA & still continues to be the music ministry of Nate & Tanya Petty with more music & lyrics that are yet to be written..
Of The Times & Seasons" is a lyrical depiction of this world's present state, human heartaches & the truth of Divine hope presented musically in a Western/Steampunk style
The tracks "Not of the Night" & "Down the Road" deal with the state that this present world is in, as well as the mindset of this current generation as prophesied in the Bible.
Whereas, the tracks "Shake You Off" & "Through These Eyes" describe the longing to experience the true love that God has for us & the way He truly sees us.
Finally, the tracks "Ye Serpent of Olde" & "Scarred'' deal with specific struggles & emotions that many of us as humans endure.
1 - Let's Just Ride 2 - Cow Tippin' 3 - It Ain't Love 4 - Death Train 5 - 4 Shots of Jager
Moaning Lisas - 100% ABV Produced/Mastered by Stacy Heydon Big Al Staggs - Vocals Ron “Anvil” Augustin – Drums, Backing Vocals Jim Cahoon - Bass, Backing Vocals Richie Bohr - Guitar Special Guests: Guitars by Gene Temple, Conrad Bauer, and Paul Kamanski; Backing Vocals by Caren Kamanski; Keyboards by Devin Norris; Bass on Four Shots of Jager by the late Lee Staggs.
1. Let’s Just Ride written by Paul Kamanski 2. Cow Tipping written by Big Al Staggs and Gene Temple 3. It Ain't Love written by Paul Kamanski 4. Death Train written by Paul Kamanski 5. Four Shots of Jager written by Big Al Staggs and Richie Bohr
Tracks 1 - 4 drums, guitar, bass and backing vocals engineered and recorded by Skip DeRupa Audio Productions, Chesapeake, Virginia (email@example.com); Tracks 1 - 4 Big Al Staggs vocals recorded at Animal Farm Studio by Stacy Heydon, Mission Viejo, California; Paul Kamanski guitar and Caren Kamanski vocals recorded at Kamanski Studio, San Diego, California; Track 5 recorded at Daily Planet Studio by Stacy Heydon, Virginia Beach, Virginia. All songs mixed and produced at Animal Farm Studio by Stacy Heydon, Mission Viejo, California. The Band would like to thank Stacy Heydon, Skip DeRupa, Paul Kamanski, Caren Kamanski, Gene Temple,Conrad Bauer, and Devin Norris. This EP is dedicated to Lee Staggs, original Moaning Lisas bass player.
Big Al Staggs would like to thank his late brother Lee Staggs RIP, Shelly Staggs, Jake Staggs, Kendall Staggs, Fred and Barbara Staggs, Stacy Heydon, Coley Heydon and Smokey the studio dog Heydon for putting up with me in the studio, Paul and Caren Kamanski for the songs and for letting me hang out in the Kamanski Studio, Skip for the East Coast studio engineering and those hot sausages on the snack tray, Gene Temple for the slide work on Cow Tipping, and all the boys in the band. Randy Holmes for his awesome Graphic abilities. Conrad Bauer for his smoking guitar parts, Lance Bailey and Rick Kuhns. Anvil would like to thank his beautiful wife (and original groupie), Theresa, for putting up with and even encouraging all the band nonsense for all these years! And to all our fans, friends and family – thanks for 20+ years of support for the Moaning Lisas! Jim Cahoon wants to thank his wife and daughter for their tolerance, Kohlman Bassworks for their most excellent basses, to Skip DeRupa for letting me borrow his blower elbow, and to Russell’s Music World for always stocking the strangs I like. Richie wants to thank his wife Stephanie and his entire family for supporting/putting up with his love for music. Without them, none of it would be possible. Album Cover Photo Shelly Staggs Album Cover Design Randy Holmes
For the last 20 years Mike has been writing, composing, performing, and recording many of his originals along with helping others achieve their musical dreams. Mike’s songs tell passionate stories that will move your heart.
If it were possible to meld the heart of Mazzy Star, the soul of PJ Harvey, and pure poetic prowess of Throwing Muses’ Tanya Donelly into a solitary star she’d go by the name Chantel Van T.
In 2013 Van T played Oppikoppi’s acoustic Ray-Ban Stage. Twenty-four months later she’s signed, sealed, and delivered a five track EP, Tides.
Van T saw the release of her highly anticipated, full-length debut album, We’re Still Running in 2015. Recorded by Matthew Fink (Matthew Mole, Tailor, The Black Hotels, Shadowclub) and Chris Tucker at Dark Pop, strings captured at Jazz Worx, with production concluded by Fink, "We’re Still Running" kept good company in attracting some of South Africa’s finest talent to the Van T pool. 11 unfaltering, beautiful tracks, each with a tale, a purpose, and armed with ability to turn lovers of detailed and delightfully engaging stories, sung in song, into loyalists.
A couple of weeks ago we came across a single release from a new artist from Ontario, Canada, Chelsey Danfield.
‘All We Ever Do’ was intriguing because it sounded like something that Taylor Swift would have recorded about 3 years ago. A good pop country song with fiddles and a slight ‘attitude’ about the vocals.
She has now released her debut album ‘Cowboy’ which doesn’t include her single or the B side ‘Headlights’, but does include hugely enjoyable traditional country dancehall tunes that deserve our attention.
It seems that the Taylor connection barely extends beyond the single. Chelsey imposes her own style and personality on the album and it’s as good a debut as we have heard for some time. Crank up the speakers and cue ‘Die Alone’ which opens the album.
I defy you to sit perfectly still throughout this one! A mix of classic country and rockabilly that combines to produce an authentic dancehall favorite. ‘Drank The Town Dry’ takes the pace down a notch, to begin with but soon explodes into another swinger that retains the infectious toe tapper that won’t disappoint.
She seems to be rubbing shoulders with the Nashville players having shared a stage with Little Big Town, Kenny Chesney, and Dwight Yoakum, so let’s hope that this album is the start of something special.
There is certainly room at a higher table for Chelsey and I certainly recommend checking this one out on the usual streaming platforms.
From the fields of her family’s soybean and miniature pony farm, this 24-‐year-‐old singer/performer/songwriter has just released her 1st album entitled “Cowboy” featuring 12 original songs. It is currently available on streaming and retail outlets worldwide. “Growing up outside of a one stoplight farming town called Maidstone Ontario, I realized quickly that country music told my family's story. It was who we were and what we did. Whether it be bailing hay, riding a skittish pony, attending a funeral, anniversary, or birthday party, country music was how we communicated, celebrated, mourned, worked
and lived.” “The songs that I write are inspired by the lives of my grandparents and sometimes slightly exaggerated recollections of events that have occurred in my personal life. Regardless if it be about an honorary ex or a valiant escape from the hospital, my songs come from a really genuine place. I'm passionate about country music that tells a story and either transports you to another place and time or makes you fall in love with where you are at that very moment.“
Chelsey has shared stages with the likes of Little Big Town, Dwight Yoakum, Mark Chesnutt, Kenny Chesney, Lone Star and most recently at Ft. Irwin Army Training Base at Ft. Irwin Nevada for four thousand U.S. Army troops opening for Blue Oyster Cult. Chelsey hooked up with Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit producer and former Iggy Pop/David Bowie lead guitarist Stacy Heydon. This collaboration led to her 1st album release “Cowboy” on AMG Records.
Her “Cowboy” album was recorded in one of Nashville’s treasured location Ronnie’s Place. Ronnie Milsap’s studio has been a mainstay in the Nashville recording community for over 50 years and continues to inspire modern day artists with the same walls of resonance that recorded and shaped the familiar sounds of the legends of country music’s past and present. Chelsey and the band laid down every track “live off the floor” capturing a live feel ensuring an honest and true musical rendition targeting the very heart and soul of each song