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June 13, 2016 / alunatunes

Meet our new instructor Andrea!


 

Andrea is currently attending Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, towards a Bachelor in Music Education, with an expected graduation date of May 2018. At the university, she’s currently participating in the chorale, chamber choirs, and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Andrea has been involved in music since middle school throughout high school, performing in shows, choirs, ensembles, and solos in her church. She also attended music theater camps while in high school, and was music director at her church for a Christmas program. Andrea has studied voice privately since middle school, piano since high school, and guitar on her own studies since middle school. Andrea has been teaching since 2016, and offers classical, Musical Theatre, pop, and most contemporary styles.

June 12, 2016 / alunatunes

June Journal a Day- June 02


“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers But above all The world needs dreamers who do.” ― Sarah Ban Breathnach Today’s journal is an accordion fold 3×3 scrap journal made of …

Source: June Journal a Day- June 02

May 23, 2016 / alunatunes

Key Largo Original Music Festival presents Adrienne


 

Adrienne Zolondick by Marissa

Photo credit: http://www.motherturtle.com/photography

From Key West to Key Largo, the Florida Keys will host some of the most aspiring and accomplished songwriters in the month of May with two incredible festivals. And to celebrate, the Keys Weekly is honoring some of our own in a series of interviews with local, legendary artists such as Paul Cotton, C.W.Colt, Adrienne Z, John Bartus and more.

This week we profile Adrienne Z., who will be a big part of the Key Largo Original Music Festival this weekend (see keylargooriginalmusicfest.com for the schedule). Her sounds are grounded in influences such as James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, Peter Gabriel, Joni Mitchel and Crosby Stills Nash. Adrienne has been writing, singing and collaborating on original music in the Florida Keys since the ’90s.

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Name: Adrienne Zolondick (stage name: Adrienne Z).

Written: Over 200 songs, 4 solo albums and two band albums (Aye and Injade)

From: Wilmington, MA

BMI member: Since early ’90s

Performs at: My New Joint, Boondocks, Blue Macaw, Gas Monkey, Postcard Inn, and Havana Jacks.

Finish these sentences….

I prefer songs … with really good melodies. I mostly write alone but have written with many people over the years and write melodies and words to their music. It is super fun for me.

My most successful song … at the moment I think my song “Blue Day” is the most popular song from my recent album “Chameleons.” It’s an intense tune. I think a lot of people relate to that feeling of being overwhelmed with sadness. The melody and chords together have a haunting and mesmerizing sound to it.

My most meaningful song … is perhaps a song on my third solo record called “Private Wars.” It was inspired after I watched the movie “Born on the Fourth of July.” My jaw was in a dropped position a good part of that movie. I was pretty sheltered as a child so it hit me hard to see and learn what really happened in Vietnam.

My most recent song … is a tune with Gary Woods called “Louie’s Backyard.” I wrote the melody to his lyrics.

I write songs … because I love to.

People once said … I sounded like Stevie Nicks, Ricki Lee Jones, Joni Mitchel, and now I sound like Jewel, Sheryl Crow and Norah Jones. What about when I sing my songs? Curious about that one.

I can tell when a song is honest … when I am moved inside.

I once cried … when I hurt my wrist while packing up my gear.

A song can … take you back to a place in time.

I never had … that ability some musicians have to be —  as Gene Simmons says of himself — “a shameless self promoter,” though I’m changing that.

I remember listening to … “Dog and Butterfly” [Heart] and I just had to learn how to play it just like the record.

For more, check out Adrienne on Facebook, YouTube or www.adriennemusic.com

May 23, 2016 / alunatunes

Adrienne: The Keys Musician with only one name


Adrienne's Keys Weekly Article 2016-03-06 at 5.07.37 AM

April 26, 2016 / alunatunes

Florida Musician Ericson Holt releases Broken Beauty


Ericson Holt - Hi- Res Photo - Little Room  -
 
 
“Lyrical ingredients: raucous nights in sex-charged backseats, burned out party girls who ache for affection or clutch at sanity, broken-hearted acts of betrayal and double-betrayal, tenuous faith, and that old, company-lovin’ millstone, misery. Ericson Holt lays down a brilliant soundtrack—from rollicking to romantic—for hard living, hard loving, and hard loss. And just enough humor to guarantee redemption—that reclamation we all crave—showing us we can, indeed, patch up our tattered spirits . . . and simply travel on.”
—Suzanne Hudson, prize-winning author of All the Way to Memphis
 
Florida musician Ericson Holt is celebrating the release of
his new CD “Broken Beauty” and will be in concert at The
Sandwich Opera House Saturday April 9, 2016. Holt will
be performing with his band which features well known
Chicago area musicians; Geoffrey Lowe, Larry Ortega and
John Kattke. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are
$25.00.
 
Holt’s debut CD, “The Blue Side”, reached the Top 30 of
the Americana Music Chart and #4 on The Roots Rock
Report. He has toured the world and recorded with
hundreds of artists including The Mavericks, Mike Farris,
Phil Lee, Jim Lauderdale, Mike Farris and The Coal Men,
to name just a few.
 
“Living in Nashville, playing keyboards on recording
sessions and with all those great acts, was a tremendous
opportunity to learn and grow. I was the music director
and a featured artist every week on Billy Block’s Western
Beat Radio Show and opened a lot of shows for the acts I
was touring with. I was also spending 8 to 12 weeks a
year playing my own shows at The Hog’s Breath Saloon
in Key West, Florida and an ever growing list of venues
throughout the Southeast and beyond. I never wanted
to write specifically for the Nashville market, or any
market for that matter. I’m from a family of writers and
I’ve been trying to dig down to my most authentic,
soulful, self. To find my true voice, if you will.”
 
In 2010, he left Nashville and made Key West his home
base, joining the remarkable community of musicians
who perform and record on the island. It is a community
in which he has thrived and built life long friendships.
 
“Like many of my Nashville and Chicago friends, I already
had deep roots there, so it was very comfortable move to
make.” Ericson is profiled in the Ralph DePalma book,
“The Soul Of Key West – Volume One”, a collection of
photographs and profiles of the musicians who make up
the unique fabric of the Key West music scene.
In November of 2015 he was a featured performer at the
Riverhawk festival in Florida and The Mesa Music Festival
in Arizona.
 
“The past four or five years I’ve been singing and playing
at least 250 nights a year,” says Holt. And that hard
work shows on “Broken Beauty”. “I’m more comfortable
singing in the studio now; much more knowledgeable
about studio microphone technique and how to get
myself into the right headspace,” he explains. “There’s
no substitute for singing lead vocals. Like any athlete,
you have to stay in training.”
 
“All of the life experiences that I’ve gone through in the
last years; the loss of my grandmother and one of my
brothers, moving to the one of a kind artist’s community
that is Key West, and the friendships that I’ve formed
there, show in my voice and my songwriting”, adds Holt.
“And I’m thankful for that.”
#gratefulistheword
April 12, 2016 / alunatunes

April 24-Adrienne Z at Smokin Tuna, CD release and Benefit for Montessori School


Adrienne Z’s official release of her new CD Chameleons is set for Sunday April 24, 2016 at The Smokin Tuna in Key West. The event is hosted by The Southernmost Coconut Castaways and doubles as a fund raiser for The Montessori Charter School, where Adrienne teaches music. Event is from 2pm until 5pm.
 
Recently Adrienne was a featured performer at The Ramble at the Key West Theatre, and performed with Paul Cotton (Poco) during the Womens Hope Concert at The Tennessee Williams Theater. She has been featured in the international guitar blog Guitar Nerding, as an expert in acoustic guitar performance and theory as well as recording techniques.
 
Her song “Blue Day” is featured in the Lifetime Network Movie The Wrong Car.
“Adrienne Z and her session musicians weave an awesome and beautiful aural tapestry (of) new folk, pop and americana…do yourself a favor and get this cd…” 
Foley Walker, Florida Keys Magazine
 

Her first single, “Blue Day” was an instant hit on my station – Pirate Radio Key West – and still a top 5 AirPlay request since the day we started playing it.” – Jack Smith Pirate Radio Key West

 
Adrienne’s voice (very reminiscent of Stevie Nicks) holds the hint of a smile as she sings about light, energy and the inevitability of change. Chameleons strikes a note of  bravery and hopeful optimism and is a fitting title track to Adrienne’s newest solo record.
March 25, 2016 / alunatunes

CrawDebauchery Food and Music Festival announces judges in the Gumbo Rumble competition


CONTACT: 

Chris Dirato, Bitner Goodman, (954) 703-7938, chris@bitnergoodman.com

 

Below Deck’s Captain Lee, Radio Hosts Steve O & Rene

To Help Judge ‘Gumbo Rumble’

At CrawDebauchery Food & Music Festival

 

 POMPANO BEACH, Fla.  (March 25, 2016) – Captain Lee Rosbach, from the popular Bravo TV show Below Deck, and radio show hosts Steve O and Rene, will help judge the “Gumbo Rumble” at the third annual CrawDebauchery Food & Music Festival.

 

The festival is scheduled for April 2-3 at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater field, with the “Gumbo Rumble” slated for Sunday afternoon beginning at 12:30 p.m.

 

“We’re honored that Captain Lee as well as Steve O and Rene will be judges for the gumbo competition,” said festival organizer Don Matthews. “Captain Lee said he definitely loves his gumbo and Steve O actually lived in Louisiana for a bit, so he’s keenly aware of a good recipe. It should be a lot of fun having added this celebrity component to the rumble.”

 

A Fort Lauderdale resident, Captain Lee has been one of the featured cast members on Below Deck since the show’s inception. He’s been in the yachting industry for over 20 years.

 

The Steve O & Rene Morning Show debuted a year ago on 1230 WBZT-AM and it continues to draw listeners on a daily basis given the hosts’ broad menu of discussion items. The show can be heard throughout South Florida from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday.

 

Featuring New Orleans crawfish and music, the festival has expanded to two days. In addition to a massive crawfish boil, food and art vendors, the event will feature top tier musicians over the two days to include the headliner – Galactic – on Saturday night.

 

In addition to Captain Lee and Steve O and Rene, famous master chefs will also judge the “Gumbo Rumble” entries to determine who has the best recipe in South Florida, which must contain okra and rice.

 

The entry price for the competition is $100 and each entrant must provide their own 10×10 tent as well as tables and chairs. The festival will provide space and power.

 

Competition prizes will include a customized trophy as well as free entry into the 2017 “Gumbo Rumble.” Additionally, there will be a prize for the best decorated tent.

 

For “Gumbo Rumble” as well as other festival information, please visit www.CrawDebauchery.com. Tickets (priced at $25 to $125) are on sale now.

 

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March 21, 2016 / alunatunes

April 01- Adrienne Z performs with Poco’s Paul Cotton for Women’s Hope Concert


Who: Adrienne Z.

What: Performs In the Heart of the Night with Poco’s Paul Cotton

When: Friday April 1, 2016

Where: Tennessee Williams Theater in Key West Florida

Ticket link:  http://www.twstages.com/?q=node/156

Adrienne on the beach

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this all-star musical variety show headlining many of Key West’s top performers. Hear the best of pop, standards, jazz, blues, country, Broadway, cabaret and Trop rock from your favorite female performers and male guest stars. This one-of-a-kind show features an equally stellar band with production and musical direction by Kim Gordon for the Key West Woman’s Club. It’s a big, fun, musical feast you won’t want to miss! The Woman’s Hope Concert benefits a different local nonprofit each year and has donated $250,000 to help Keys residents in need.

March 16, 2016 / alunatunes

Adrienne Z at The Sunday Ramble at Key West Theater March 20


Artist: Adrienne Zolondick 

If you have been to The Sunday Ramble then you know what a treat you are in for – if you haven’t been, this is a show that puts local Key West musicians on a stage that allows them to showcase their talents to the best audience anyone can ask for!!

Women Who Rock will take the stage for the March 20th Sunday Ramble. Tix at www.thekeywesttheater.com

Adrienne Z’s new tune Blue Day is featured in the Lifetime Movie The Wrong Car.

Adrienne Key West Ramble

Genre: pop rock folk 
With guests Amy Lee (Jimmy Buffet) and Ian Shaw (WarmFuzz Records)
 
 Rock, Pop, Folk fronted by one of the greatest voices ever. Songwriting at its best! 
– Tiny Schlauch, US1 Radio 
 
“Adrienne Z and her session musicians weave an awesome and beautiful aural tapestry (of) new folk, pop and americana…do yourself a favor and get this cd…” 
Foley Walker, Florida Keys Magazine
 
Her first single, “Blue Day” was an instant hit on my station – Pirate Radio Key West – and still a top 5 AirPlay request since the day we started playing it.”

Jack Smith Pirate Radio Key West
 
Adrienne’s voice (very reminiscent of Stevie Nicks) holds the hint of a smile as she sings about light, energy and the inevitability of change.Chameleons strikes a note of  bravery and hopeful optimism and is a fitting title track to Adrienne’s newest solo record.
March 15, 2016 / alunatunes

April 9- Ericson Holt in Concert at Sandwich Opera House (Chicago)


Ericson Holt - Hi- Res Photo - Little Room  -
“Lyrical ingredients:…burned out party girls who ache for affection or clutch at sanity, broken-hearted acts of betrayal and double-betrayal, tenuous faith, and that old, company-lovin’ millstone, misery. Ericson Holt lays down a brilliant soundtrack—from rollicking to romantic—for hard living, hard loving, and hard loss. And just enough humor to guarantee redemption—that reclamation we all crave—showing us we can, indeed, patch up our tattered spirits . . . and simply travel on.”
—Suzanne Hudson, prize-winning author of All the Way to Memphis
Florida musician Ericson Holt celebrates the release of
his new CD “Broken Beauty” and is in concert at The
Sandwich Opera House Saturday April 9, 2016. Holt will
be performing with his band which features well known
Chicago area musicians; Geoffrey Lowe, Larry Ortega and
John Kattke.
Holt’s debut CD, “The Blue Side”, reached the Top 30 of
the Americana Music Chart and #4 on The Roots Rock
Report. He has toured the world and recorded with
hundreds of artists including The Mavericks,
Phil Lee, Jim Lauderdale, Mike Farris and The Coal Men,
to name just a few.
“Living in Nashville, playing keyboards on recording
sessions and with all those great acts, was a tremendous
opportunity to learn and grow. I was the music director
and a featured artist every week on Billy Block’s Western
Beat Radio Show and opened a lot of shows for the acts I
was touring with. I was also spending 8 to 12 weeks a
year playing my own shows at The Hog’s Breath Saloon
in Key West, Florida and an ever growing list of venues
throughout the Southeast and beyond.” says Holt. “I never wanted

to write specifically for the Nashville market, or any

market for that matter. I’m from a family of writers and
I’ve been trying to dig down to my most authentic,
soulful, self. To find my true voice, if you will.”


In 2010, he left Nashville and made Key West his home
base, joining the remarkable community of musicians
who perform and record on the island. It is a community
in which he has thrived and built life long friendships.
“The past four or five years I’ve been singing and playing
at least 250 nights a year,” says Holt.“All of the life
experiences that I’ve gone through in the last years;

the loss of my grandmother and one of my

brothers, moving to the one of a kind artist’s community
that is Key West, and the friendships that I’ve formed
there, show in my voice and my songwriting”, adds Holt.
“And I’m thankful for that.”
 
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