In sad news this week, David Beckham has retired from professional soccer. Now women across the world will only be able to see him with his shirt off every week in TV commercials, magazine ads, and tabloid covers. In more exciting news, the Powerball jackpot is now estimated at $600 million. The odds may be 1 in 175,223,510, but we are forever the optimists that those numbers we found in a fortune cookie will finally pay off! Just in case though, we have our own Powerball jackpot with much better odds – Jimmy Nash’s upcoming EP, “That’s What I’m Here For.” It features 3 brand new original songs for the Summer, produced by Todd Hannigan. The title song will be released as a single, along with a new music video. It’s all coming to you June 4th from Cloverdale Music. We’ll have samples and more info for you soon, but you can sign up now for Jimmy’s e-mail list, and receive a free download!
We at Cloverdale Music try our best to say abreast of the current news in all facets of our society. However, we were quickly distracted by the news that Justin Bieber has a pet Capuchin Monkey that was seized at the Munich airport. Maybe next time, he’ll be able to hold on to his monkey, but in other German news, Stevie Tombstone’s “Greenwood” is selling like hotcakes…or maybe Schupfnudeln all across Germania from München to Hamburg.
In other news, the latest images from a European satellite shows that the Universe may be around 80 million years older than previously thought. How does this effect Jimmy Nash’s new album scheduled for release this fall? We’re not sure yet, but we have applied for a research grant to find out. We do know that we are excited it about though, and it contains all original tracks produced by 2 Grammy-Award winning producers, Todd Hannigan (Jack Johnson, Mumford & Sons), and Peter Wade (JLO, Marc Anthony, MNDR).
Stay tuned here for all the latest news…well all the latest news that we find interesting anyways.
Congratulations to our resident producer, Todd Hannigan, for his Grammy win for Mumford & Sons’ “Big Easy Express.” As many of you know, Todd produced our Jimmy Nash’s first album, “The Road to 33,” and has been hard at work producing new tracks for Jimmy’s sophomore album. We are proud to have him as part of our team at Cloverdale Music, and know this is the first of many Grammy’s to come!
We are sad to hear about Saturday mail going by the wayside. This cuts one day out of the delivery schedule, so now a letter may take up to 8 weeks to be delivered instead of the current standard of 45 days. We were excited though to hear about the latest discovery of the largest object in the universe. This Large Quasar Group measures over 4 billion light years across, is over 9 billion light years away, and they still have a Starbucks and Pinkberry on every corner, and have better data coverage than Downtown.
More to the point though, it is Grammy week, and we are excited to see who will be the big winners (Keeping our fingers crossed for Grandmaster Flash!). Also, earlier this week, Cloverdale Music was proud to be a part of the first annual Founder’s Forum, which hosted panels on Digital Media, Technology, New Industry Startups, and diverging Market Trends. The CEO’s of UMG, Sony, Disney, and many other large global media companies were all in attendance and gave great insight into the future of music, and we were all ears.
As for our Cloverdale stable of artists, they are all off and running in 2013. Jimmy Nash will be playing on Grammy night for Koffeehouse music. He is also in the studio putting the finishing touches on his new album produced by Grammy-winning producers Todd Hannigan, and Peter Wade due out later this Summer. Stevie Tombstone is still riding high on “Greenwood,” but is working on a super secret full-band project with some of his friends from some of our other favorite bands which we can’t name at this time (*cough* Jason & The Scorchers and the Georgia Satellites). Charlie Floyd, still just getting warmed up after his December EP release, is busy working on songs for his full album, gearing up for the road, and just generally being a nice guy.
So here’s to the Grammy’s, delayed mail, and clusters of quasars, now it’s time to get back to work!
Merry Christmas Everyone, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanza and Festivus alike! 2012 has been a wonderful year for Cloverdale Music. Our first full calendar year is under our belt, and we had 2 full-length releases from Jimmy Nash (The Road to 33), and Stevie Tombstone (Greenwood), which were both picked as New and Noteworthy and “What We’re Listening To” on iTunes, and an EP release on Charlie Floyd (That’s The Way I Am). Thank you to everyone for your support. We hope you have a Happy New Year and we will see you again in 2013…the year the Mayans never saw coming.
Charlie Floyd’s “That’s The Way I Am” is now available digitally everywhere music is sold. He is gearing up to hit the road and will be heading into the studio to begin work on his full length album for 2013. Tour dates will be announced soon. Download the full EP by clicking on the link below. Tell Charlie how much you love his new work too at http://facebook.com/charliefloydofficial.
And he is saddled up at the Cloverdale Music stable!! His “really, really, ridiculously talented” country music stylings are now going to grace the airwaves again. Strong yet lubricious (yes that’s right, lubricious) vocals with extremely real lyrics make this EP something we have all been waiting for. Charlie Floyd is Carolina born and Southern Raised! In “That’s the Way I Am,” he speaks his mind and just remember-dude, don’t call him dude. We at Cloverdale are releasing this on Dec 11th and will release a full album in the spring. Another song that will make your heart race is “Racers and Rednecks.” A fine little ditty co-written by Terry Foyt, yep, AJ’s daughter! This song is so in touch, you may want a restraining order. With lines like “Racers and Rednecks we all know who we are” coming at ya, best you get to the finish line fast. Curious? Confused? Well you won’t be once you get your hard workin’ hands on these songs!! Play ‘em all the way to the farm, race track, fishing hole and don’t ever look back! Buy it and enjoy!! He’s that little bit of ‘Merica you been listening for!
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Well the time is finally here and “Greenwood” by Stevie Tombstone is available now on iTunes, Amazon, and wherever digital music is sold. Not only that, but Stevie got picked as “New & Noteworthy” by iTunes for their Country page. Thanks so much to iTunes for picking another Cloverdale release. We will also have a Vinyl release soon, so keep checking back!
…because our artists are getting such good press.
Stevie Tombstone has been turning a lot of ears his way with the upcoming October 30th release of his new album, “Greenwood.” Steve Terrell, in his review says “No, I’m not declaring Tombstone ‘the new Dylan,’ but I bet a lot of Dylan fans would appreciate his music.” Even a slight comparison to Dylan is a compliment, so we’ll take it Steve! Mark S. Tucker from FAME (Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange) says “Tombstone is a rare lyricist, and the title cut, Greenwood, in its refrain stanza alone displays a downplayed wisdom conveying itself best in intimations tendered rather than made explicit,” and “That damn slightly scratchy voice of his is attractive as hell too.” Our friends across the pond at American Roots UK gave the album 4 stars saying “Tremendous album of roots music that whilst predominately rooted in country also blends perfectly with the blues!” He’ll also be on tonight with Greg Lonesome on the Rock n’ Roll Manifesto on Real Punk Radio at 9 EST.
As for our Jimmy Nash, his new music video for “Before You Go” was featured 2 weeks ago on ArtistDirect.com where they said the song “tugs at the heart strings.” Right after that, he sat down for a wonderful interview with Andrew Liscio from Buzznet. He asked Jimmy some very engaging questions, so if you want to find out his guilty pleasure, you can read all about it here. Also, for all you vinyl lovers, Jimmy sat down with his record player and wrote up an article for the Vinyl District’s First Date feature. He shares childhood memories of watching vinyl melt and then discovering its other purpose, playing music.
Don’t forget that “Greenwood” is available for pre-order, and “The Road to 33″ is available everywhere now, and check out these new music videos below from Stevie and Jimmy for “Best of Worst Intentions” and “Before You Go.”
Well time flies when you’re making music. Cloverdale Music has had a very busy summer with the release of Brian McKenzie’s video for “Waiting For You,” the announcement of a new album coming this fall by our freshly acquired Stevie Tombstone, and some very exciting placements for Jimmy Nash.
If you haven’t heard the music of Stevie Tombstone before, now is a great time to start listening. His latest project, “Greenwood,” is full of beautiful, soulful lyrics, and guitar arrangements that reflect a lifetime in music. Slated for a fall release on Cloverdale Music, you’ve still got a couple months to wait, but you can preview his song and music video, “Lucky” here.
Finally, we were all very excited to hear Jimmy Nash’s song, “More Than Crazy,” in episode 1013 of “Jane By Design” on ABC Family on June 19th. Not only was it his first TV placement, but more than a minute of the song was used during a full on teenage romantic montage! Also, he just was interviewed by Fox 4 when he performed in his home town of Houston about how to write a great song. You can view the full interview here.
Here’s a little freeze frame from Jane By Design featuring Jimmy’s music. (we swear we didn’t edit it at all)