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1. Where are we talking from today?

A. I am from Chicago originally but Florida currently has my heart.

2. Where did you get your artist name from?

A. Well, I went through maybe 3-4 name ideas but I ultimately went with the name I was born with, Dahshanae. It felt the most right and really further pushed the motive of truly showing my audience who I am.

3. Music wise what are you working on right now? Are you currently promoting a single or album?

A. I just finished working on my first mixtape, "Relapse" and it is truly my most personal project yet. "Relapse" will be available on all platforms June 17th and the first single and visual from the project, "R.I.A" will be out April 19th followed by a few more really amazing releases so I'm very excited about it.  I found my sound while writing this project. I learned so much about myself and what is and isn't love through this project. More importantly, I learned how to accept my flaws and to take everything that I've learned to make better decisions in life and hopefully be a beacon for others that hear this project and relate to it in some way to help them understand that repeated behavior will have the repeated results. 

4. Who or what were the most significant influences on your musical life and career?

A. I would say who inspired me most was definitely Janet Jackson and Beyoncé. I was literally 4 years old staring at my TV studying Janet Jackson's music video choreography until I had it completely down packed. Same with Beyoncé as I got older. I've just always been obsessed with their confidence, their creativity, their drive. Everything they did was completely genius and legendary and I think myself as well as many girls growing up saw that as an example of true brilliance. When I got more so into my teens, I got into Erykah Badu and fell in love with her voice and her vision. I would say I definitely look up to so many strong women that inspire me to be the artist that I am today.

5. Who are your favorite musicians?

A. I love so many artists and I'm always finding new ones to add to the already long list of my favs but off the top of my head, I'd say Jessie Reyez, Mickey Shiloh, Chloe X Halle, Jhene Aiko, Erykah Badu, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande.



6. What have been the greatest challenges/frustrations of your career so far?

A. My greatest challenges have definitely been feeling unsure of myself and allowing others to make me feel unsure of myself when I am confident in something. I'm a Libra so I'm already very indecisive by nature so getting to a point where I'm completely happy with something can be a long process and can become an even longer process when I have other people in my ear telling me they don't like something I do and that I should do this instead than someone coming behind them and saying they don't like that. I kind of had to come to the realization that not everyone is going to like everything I do and no matter how hard I try, you simply can not please everyone. I had to give myself a mini pep one day and tell myself that I got this and to just go with my gut and that has definitely helped me overcome some of my self-doubts.

7. As a musician, what is your definition of success?

A. Being a musician, many people would say success is selling out shows, getting a #1 on Billboard, and having millions of dollars. Don't get more wrong, I think those things can play a factor in the look of success but I'm more worried about the feel of success. Being able to connect with your audience through your music is huge to me because there are so many people around the world going through things and always have that feeling that it's just them feeling crappy or low key weird or whatever is it. With my music I want my audience to see that they are not alone so people messaging me or coming to my shows saying that one of my songs made them feel better about their situation or made them feel empowered then that means true success to me.

8. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A. My idea of perfect happiness is being able to create art. Rather it's music, visuals, performances, paintings, etc. As long as I'm creating freely and being able to fully express myself through my art, that is the definition of a happy Dahshanae. Well...that and food.

9. What is your present state of mind?

A. My present state of mind is solely on making my mark. I remember seeing something Left Eye from TLC said in an interview and it really stuck with me. She said that if you can see something you want in your head clear as day, then it is possible. When you believe in it, It starts manifesting into reality. For me, always believing in myself and keeping the doubters far away from my creative thought process and execution is key.

10. What is your most treasured possession?

A. My most treasured possession is hands down my laptop. I feel like my entire life is on it so I'm super protective over it. You can take away my entire studio but as long as I got my laptop, I'm good.

11. What do you enjoy doing most?

A. I enjoy being in my studio from sun up to sun down just writing. For my "Relapse" project, in particular, I really freestyle many of the songs and now it is probably one of my favorite ways to create. You never really know what you're going say so sometimes the melody is everything but I have to go in a switch a few words around and sometimes the melody and the lyrics just fit so perfectly that I leave it alone so it's a pretty interesting process for me.

12. Where would you like to be in 10 years’ time?

A. In 10 years, my only real goal is to be happy and to continue to make music that makes people feel human and inspire them to be unapologetic.

13. Where you @ online?

A. You can find me on all social media platforms @IamDahshanae


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15 Questions With DedBuny



1. Where are we talking from today? 

Today I live in the beautiful Southern California’s Inland Empire town of Calimesa.

2. What would you like to accomplish in 2019? 

Completing my first album as an Acoustic Rock Singer/Songwriter.  I go into the studio at the end of this month and hope to have the record finished by end of May.  Then I’ll be booking Album Release Shows around California.

3. What is your take on politics?

I always like to think of myself as Politically Agnostic. While I do have lots of opinions, I don’t really take a political side.  I’ve worked for the government for many years to include 5 straight years in Afghanistan so I’ve a pretty good insider’s view of how things really work and it’s kind of sad.

4. Where did you get your artist name from? 

The short version is in 2003 while living in Queen Creek, AZ I entered a Target Store.  As soon as I go in, I notice all kinds of fake fur items on display to include this scarf that had a little rabbit head at one end.  So naturally I started having it talk to various customers in the store introducing him as DedBuny.  I continued having fun until forced by the Regional Manager of Target to stop (after arguing with him through DedBuny).  After leaving the store I thought that the name DedBuny sounded like a cool Band Name but ended up using it as my Stage Name regardless of being in a Band or Solo.

5. Growing up, how important has music been in your life? Can you recall the moment when you decided that you wanted to be a musician? Was it an easy or difficult choice to make?

 Music has and will always be a big part of my life.  I wanted to be a singer as far back as I can remember.  I remember seeing a Report Card from my Kindergarten year commenting on my talent for making up songs on the piano.  I would sing along to so many bands in my bedroom just dreaming of the day I could sing on stage for real.  Since I was 19 years old, I’ve been in several bands as the primary songwriter, singer and bassist.  Since 2018 I’ve learned to play the guitar and have been performing Solo shows in between my Band gigs.  In 2019 I’m focused on just performing Solo Acoustic Rock Shows.

6. Was there ever a time when you thought about doing something else? If you weren’t a musician today, what could you see yourself doing? 

I wish I could say that I’ve been able to fully support myself playing music and that I never imagined doing anything else, but life has not worked out that way.  I worked in various security related fields for most of my life and now drive a semi to make living expenses. My “day jobs” have always provided the means to purchase any musical related item I need to perform great live shows.  If I could just perform music for a living I would jump at the opportunity.

7. What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career? What has been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all? 

The surprise and challenge combined as been a couple issues.  First, trying to find other band members is so much harder than many people can imagine.  One, is they have to have talent.  Two, is they have to believe in the same musical goals as you.  Three is you have to at the least be able to tolerate their individuality as an artist and person.  Second is finding decent venues that will allow you to play without it becoming a Pay-to-Play situation.  No matter how great you may think you are, the music business is very cut-throat and difficult to gain great success.  For every “known” artist there are literally hundreds if not thousands of unknown, yet equally talented artists out there.  We all dream the dream, and when being truly honest, just love performing.  Even if only 1 person shows up, then that 1 person deserves your best.  The hard part is not to be too discouraged and simply give up.

8. What was it like putting together your EP?

All of my earlier EP’s were all recorded by me.  I wrote, played the instruments, sang, recorded, produced and managed every part of it.  This year will be the first truly professionally recorded album and I’ve very excited.  Having to engineer everything yourself is extremely hard and time consuming.

9. Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely still love to work with in the future? 

My musical inspirations are as varied as my own material.  While I do prefer to stay in the Rock Genre (all varieties) I would name Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, U2, Staind, Shinedown and Blink 182 (and spin offs of Blink) as bands that affect my style of writing and singing.  I would love to work with Aaron Lewis or any of the Original Blink 182 members any time!

10. What has it been like keeping up with your social media accounts and all of the different platforms? Is it hard to stay up to date on it all? What would you say is your favorite way to connect with your fans now?

 I keep up with all the various online outlets myself and it is hard and sometimes tiring to do it all alone.  I really try to use the more popular sites like Facebook, YouTube and Reverbnation to keep my fans updated with shows and new material.  Gratefully I always have some downtime to post updates and I always respond back to fans that send me questions or comments on my various media pages.  I would like to believe that they really appreciate the fact that I really do write back even if it’s just say thanks for the support. 

11. If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island, what musical item would you take with you and why?

My Acoustic Guitar!!  Doesn’t need to be plugged in and I can pass my stranded time writing new material.  Maybe a song about the whole experience….haha

12. If your music was going to be featured on any TV show that is currently on right now, which would you love it to be on? Or if you prefer, what is a movie that you love that you wish your music was featured in? 

The Punisher Series on Netflix would be my choice.  I’ve always been a big Punisher fan up to the point that I have the Punisher Skull on my DedBuny Prop and tattooed on my chest.

13. At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?

Almost all my songs have the message of hope and internal personal strength.  I try to send out a positive vibe in the songs and want to connect with people through music that makes them feel that no matter how low it seems right now; it will get better and don’t ever give up!!

14. When you are not making music what else do you enjoy to do? 

I have always been an avid Cyclists and Hiker.  Through the help of my beautiful girlfriend Mary, I made it the top of Mount Whitney last year (14,508 feet).  I also love to cook and create yummy new food items!

15.  Where you @ online?  My primary sites are: 

www.facebook.com/dedbuny

www.youtube.com/dedbuny

www.reverbnation.com/dedbuny


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Interview With Candice Graham



1. Where are we talking from today? 

Waianae, Hawaii

2. What would you like to accomplish in 2019? 


Have more of an online presence and backing to put singles out and create videos, annnnnd get a new record, publishing and Management deal. Also have a ton of fun touring. I'd like to go on a USO Tour. 

3. Has the government shutdown affected you or anyone you know?


No

4. What is your take on politics? 


I' dont have any.

5. Where did you get your artist name from? 


A Dream about my unborn son Cash

6. At what age did you make music a pursuit? 


I started to really pursue music in college

7. Did your family and friends support you in your pursuit of music? 


Yes, majorly!

8. Do you have an album/EP out now that readers should check out or are you about releasing singles? 


Rockin The Country on YouTube and new music very soon on YouTube.

9.  Do you have any plans to tour?  


Yes if the stars align I'd like to do a USO Tour

10. What artists are you listening to right now? 


Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Amy Whinehouse, Barry White

11. When you are not making music what else do you enjoy to do? 


Swimming, Boating, Reading, Riding Bikes

12.  Where you @ online? 


http://www.candicegraham.com and Facebook Candice Graham
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 Brandon James, one of Chicago’s most popular r&b performers is pleased to announce the expansion of his Soulful Sunday shows in Chicago. 

 The shows are held once a month on Sunday at Reggie's, 2100 South State Street. Reggie's, is one of Chicago’s hottest music joints, hosting the best independent and top acts. For two years Brandon has been the driving force behind Soulful Sundays. The soulful singer has tirelessly worked toward growing the shows by recruiting some of Chicago’s most talented artists to perform. Soulful Sundays, offers music lovers, fans, and fellow musicians a soul saving, unique night of music. Come hang out and hear some of the best music Chicago has to offer. 

 Chicago native Brandon James was born "Brandon James Foster". He states that he "started doing music as an outlet for depression early in life. I wasn't very popular in school and I was considered a latchkey kid due to my mother's work schedule and my father's battles with alcoholism." On a teacher's suggestion to find extracurricular activities, Brandon joined the choir. He finished the eighth grade with a determination to elevate his understanding of music and succeed with his own music. 

 Constantly challenging himself to become better at his craft, he has taken voice lessons from Bobby Wilsyn, Ars Musica, and Andrew Schultze. He has played with Earth, Wind & Fire and performed at some of Chicago’s most notable venues including the UIC Pavilion and the House of Blues. Brandon has also earned a degree in music performance and business from the Columbia College of Chicago. Forever seeking to share his story and testimony, Brandon seeks to inspire, touch hearts and provoke thought with his music.

Links:

Tickets Link:
https://www.bandsintown.com/en/a/901976-brandon-james

Website
https://brandonjmsmusic.wixsite.com/brandonjames2-1


E.P.K
brandonjames.storyamp.com/


Sound Cloud
soundcloud.com/branddo20


You Tube
www.youtube.com/channel/UCK6zbeEhLhhBH1zfHJ6tqcw


Facebook
www.facebook.com/BrandDo20/


Twitter
twitter.com/Branddo20
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Introducing The New King Of Blues


Even though the holidays are over, Joe The Bluesman has a lot to celebrate. The recent release of his first E.P "Seasons," has brought the bluesman a lot of joy. 

Two singles "Ol Black Cat" and "Leisure Time Blues," were soft released in advance on the Sound Cloud platform. Currently the two singles have garnered the bluesman over 40k in streams on the Sound Cloud platform.Tuned Loud Blog, reviewed the singles in advance. They described the two singles as follows, "When listening to Leisure Time and Ol Black Cat, a succession of moods washes over us and at their deepest point they resemble a psychedelic trance." 

Joe The Bluesman aka Joe Campobasso was born in Kansas City in 1954. Early in his childhood, his parents moved to Huntington Beach, California where he would spend most of his youth. A natural musician, he was already playing the violin by the third grade and by high school he was playing in the school's band. Joe also played bass in a band during his teen years known as "Pimit Creek," who mainly played CSN&Y covers. Joe's musical influences include Count Basis and Sarah Vaughn. After high school, he put music as a profession aside stating "I have always had an interest in music but I had to put music as a side interest, like so many people I took the time to raise my family.Three years ago I said goodbye to my day job to make music my number one priority."  
A small tour is planned for the spring and summer to promote the singles and the E.P. 



Listen to "Seasons" E.P on Apple Music -
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/seasons-ep/1445490129?app=music&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Listen to "Seasons" E.P on Spotify -
https://open.spotify.com/album/20p9ZYWuDNmL0plDoICBDz?si=1KW9FOMRTkGUQ0bskyn7kQ

Website - https://www.joethebluesman.com/

E.P.K - https://joethebluesman.storyamp.com/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmQTkhBxu2zjouJjvlGOITA

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/joethebluesman


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Q&A With LUME



1. Where are we talking from today?

Good old Detroit, MI

2. What would you like to accomplish in 2019?

We would like to record our future hit album of existing and performable material with a proper engineer. Perhaps find a proper label that will help us with this and launching our career as artists.

3. Has the government shutdown effected you or anyone you know?
Not specifically, I have friends who needed to renew their medical cards through the government and obviously had to wait a long time to get them processed.

4. What is your take on politics?

We don’t like to talk about politics much, it isn’t proper to bring up in conversation. If we would’t share our beliefs at a dinner party, we certainly wouldn’t share them with the world. Activism is another story, if there is ‘wrong’ happening and we have the opportunity to stand up against it….we will however. We will say that what has been happening in politics the last few years is a ‘JOKE’ fueled by the unethical misuse of media.

5. Where did you get your artist name from?

LÜME(this might turn out wrong through yahoo, its LUME with an umlaut)
LUME is a feeling to us, derived from the abrupt ending of our last indie project. A feeling of loose ends and nostalgia hovering over one’s head. We had a ton of issues finding a name that we agree with so we picked one and gave it definition. We will most likely change it when we have completed recording and have set a plan to attack airwaves.

6. At what age did you make music a pursuit?

We both started playing different instruments in our early adolescences and throughout the years learned as many as we could pick up teaching ourselves. As soon as we got ahold of a few notes I think we both knew it would eventually be our self-made destiny.

7. Did your family and friends support you in your pursuit of music?

Our families allowed us both the time to suck off and create. That is…. focus on music; a pursuit of decay to a strict family. We are really blessed to have the people in our lives. Our friends never said “you suck” so maybe that’s why we never stopped. it’s never to late to speak up..?

8. Do you have an album/EP out now that readers should check out or are you about releasing singles?

We have single demos released on soundcloud.com/lume365 for now as well as a live video onfacebook.com/lume365 facebook.com/lumedetroit and @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTnczIcBxtw
This is all for now until we decide to go one way or another.

9.  Do you have any plans to tour?

No plans to tour for now but like us onfacebook.com/lume365 and we will surely release our future tours as soon as they come to fruition.

10. What artists are you listening to right now?

the Delphonics, always going back to motown R&B and Soul that’s a given:)
as far as todays music the Gorillaz NowNow album. As well as a constant Radiohead, MGMT, Jungle, Tame Impala, Glass Animals. We never stop looking for new influences as you can imagine.

11. When you are not making music what else do you enjoy to do?

Jeremy loves to play video games and even D&D with his friends.
Clay likes to go to as many concerts as he  can and also play hockey when it's not interfering with any aspect of music.
We love cinema, there’s nothing like loosing yourself momentarily in a story that is not your own. We do love our lives and exploring the natural world we were born into.

12.  Where you @ online?

https://soundcloud.com/Lume365
https://www.facebook.com/LUMEDetroit/
https://facebook.com/LUME365/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIHeAn3ZMZqKfSlzH9A_v7w?view_as=subscriber
https://www.musicpage.com/lume
https://incloudorbit.bandcamp.com/releases
https://soundcloud.com/incloudorbit




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THE METAMORPHOSIS OF RAVEN SALVE'



Pensacola, Florida's Raven Salve' is the rising singer/songwriter that is sweeping the country with her angelic sound. From the Gulf Coast to all across the county, Raven Salve' has impacted the lives of music lovers of all ages with her incredible sound.

Raven Salve's musical talent spans over twenty years. With each CD release, she continues to show her ability to keep producing one hit song after another. Her latest project is entitled "METAMORPHOSIS THE TRANSFORMATION" and is the most epic project in her career so far. The album is a must have and definitely offers a variety of songs to everyone.

The EP consist of eight tracks:
Rock With ME
CoCo Brown (remix)
Steppin Out,
Tic Toc,
Keep It Moving,
True Love,
Cry For America,
Victim No More.

Interview:

Where are we talking from today?

A. Pensacola, Fl

2. What would you like to accomplish in 2019?

A. I would like to increase the positive influences on our community through my music.  I want my fans to know real music still exists.

3. Has the government shutdown affected you or anyone you know?

A. No

4. What is your take on politics?

A. I have a deep view of politics.  With all that’s happening in the political arena in this day and time; now is our time as a culture to stand up, take our places and allow voices to be heard.  Right now, is the best time for our nation to stand up and do the right thing.

5. Where did you get your artist name from?

A. Raven Salve’ is a derivative of my birth name meaning Ebony’s healing.

6. At what age did you make music a pursuit?

A. I’ve always had a passion for music since I was around 2 years old, but I finally made up my mind to professionally pursue a professional music career around the age of 23.

7. Did your family and friends support you in your pursuit of music?

A. My family has always supported me in my decision to pursue a music career.  My mom and my sisters are my biggest cheerleaders.  When we were younger my sisters used to yell at me for singing too much but they have always been there for me.

8. Do you have an album/EP out now that readers should check out or are you about releasing singles?

A. Yes, I am in the process of releasing my epic sophomore studio album.

9.  Do you have any plans to tour?

A. Yes, a tour is in the works

10. What artists are you listening to right now?

A. I love and listen to all genres of music.  I listen to a host of artists as well; such as H.E.R., Fantasia and others.

11. When you are not making music what else do you enjoy doing?

A. I am strongly pursuing advocacy for my non-profit.  I am promoting my hair boutique and my new Raven Salve’ clothing line “Verde.”

12.  Where are you @ online?

Go to www.ravensalve.net.  My website will link all my fans to all my social media sites: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and others.

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Bringing Soul Back To The City



 Brandon James, one of Chicago’s most popular r&b performers is pleased to announce the expansion of his Soulful Sunday shows in Chicago. 

 The shows are held once a month on Sunday at Reggie's, 2100 South State Street. Reggie's, is one of Chicago’s hottest music joints, hosting the best independent and top acts. For two years Brandon has been the driving force behind Soulful Sundays. The soulful singer has tirelessly worked toward growing the shows by recruiting some of Chicago’s most talented artists to perform. Soulful Sundays, offers music lovers, fans, and fellow musicians a soul saving, unique night of music. Come hang out and hear some of the best music Chicago has to offer. 

 Chicago native Brandon James was born "Brandon James Foster". He states that he "started doing music as an outlet for depression early in life. I wasn't very popular in school and I was considered a latchkey kid due to my mother's work schedule and my father's battles with alcoholism." On a teacher's suggestion to find extracurricular activities, Brandon joined the choir. He finished the eighth grade with a determination to elevate his understanding of music and succeed with his own music. 

 Constantly challenging himself to become better at his craft, he has taken voice lessons from Bobby Wilsyn, Ars Musica, and Andrew Schultze. He has played with Earth, Wind & Fire and performed at some of Chicago’s most notable venues including the UIC Pavilion and the House of Blues. Brandon has also earned a degree in music performance and business from the Columbia College of Chicago. Forever seeking to share his story and testimony, Brandon seeks to inspire, touch hearts and provoke thought with his music.

Links:


Tickets Link:
https://www.bandsintown.com/en/a/901976-brandon-james

Website
https://brandonjmsmusic.wixsite.com/brandonjames2-1


E.P.K
brandonjames.storyamp.com/


Sound Cloud
soundcloud.com/branddo20


You Tube
www.youtube.com/channel/UCK6zbeEhLhhBH1zfHJ6tqcw


Facebook
www.facebook.com/BrandDo20/


Twitter
twitter.com/Branddo20

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