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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.”
 
March 2, 2016 / alunatunes

‘Gumbo Rumble’ Set for Return At Third Annual CrawDebauchery Food & Music Festival


 

Crawdebauchery logoCONTACT: 

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

‘Gumbo Rumble’ Set for Return

At Third Annual CrawDebauchery Food & Music Festival

 POMPANO BEACH, Fla.  (February 25, 2016) – The popular “Gumbo Rumble” will once again be a part of the CrawDebauchery Food & Music Festival, event organizers announced here today.

The third annual CrawDebauchery Food & Music Festival is scheduled for April 2-3 at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater Field. 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 festival will feature top tier musicians over the two days to include the headliner – Galactic – on Saturday night.

Famous master chefs will judge the “Gumbo Rumble” entries to determine who has the best recipe in South Florida. The recipe must contain okra and rice.

“For the first time, we have opened the competition to the public,” said event founder Don Matthews. “We’re looking forward to seeing who produces the best gumbo in the area. It should be a lot of fun.”

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.

“The idea behind this competition is to literally bring a taste of Louisiana to South Florida,” said Matthews. “Most scholars agree that gumbo originated in Louisiana in the early 18th century, so its history is deeply rooted.”

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

 

March 2, 2016 / alunatunes

Krewe Competition Scheduled For Third Annual CrawDebauchery Food & Music Festival


CONTACT: 

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

Krewe Competition Scheduled

For Third Annual CrawDebauchery Food & Music Festival

 POMPANO BEACH, Fla.  (March 1, 2016) – A Krewe Competition has been added to the schedule at the upcoming CrawDebauchery Food & Music Festival, it was announced here today.

Krewes will compete for “Best Booth” prizes and each will have a special area to gather, relax and enjoy the festival.

In addition, each Krewe will nominate a man and woman for King and Queen of the festival.

“By definition, a Krewe is a societal group that puts on a parade or ball for the Carnival season,” said festival organizer Don Matthews. “The term Krewe is best known for its association with New Orleans Mardi Gras, so that makes it a natural connection for us. We’re looking forward to the Krewes helping us crown our first-ever King and Queen of the festival.”

The third annual CrawDebauchery Food & Music Festival is scheduled for April 2-3 at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater field. Featuring New Orleans crawfish and music, thefestival has expanded to two days this year.

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

The event will also include the popular “Gumbo Rumble.” Famous master chefs will judge the “Gumbo Rumble” entries to determine who has the best recipe in South Florida. The recipe must contain okra and rice.

For festival information, please visit www.CrawDebauchery.com. Tickets (priced at $25 to $125) are on sale now.

 

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March 2, 2016 / alunatunes

Florida musician Adrienne Z discuses how The Secret inspired her new song Chameleons


Adrienne Zolondick by Marissa

*Adrienne’s song Blue Day is featured in the Lifetime Movie The Wrong Car
 
The song “Chameleons” from the new Adrienne Z CD of the same name, is based on the book and movie The SecretThe Secret is a best-selling 2006 self-help book by Rhonda Byrne. It is based on the metaphysical concept of law of attraction. The book has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 46 languages.
Adrienne discusses how she was inspired by the message of The Secret.
Adrienne, The Secret talks about positive thinking and the ability our thoughts have on what manifests in our lives. Do you consider yourself a positive thinker?
I am definitely a positive thinker and have always thought that there is good in every situation. I strive to find a solution rather than get negative about struggles! Lol. Not to say that I don’t have my days of being hard on myself, which is for me, my greatest challenge. All in all, I move around in my life and notice the beauty in most everything, and I just love to see love, and tend to smile a lot.:-)
What attracted you to The Secret? Were you seeking advice? Information? Did an event lead you to seek this movie out?A dear friend and one of my past band mates from a duo we had called Aye, Marsia Shuron Harris (AKA Mother Turtle) gave me the book around the same time I was working on a track with a songwriting partner of mine from Boston, Doug Vargas. I had just visited my family in Ma. and we got together and he had a track of music. She handed me the book and while on the plane home I started to read it, listened to the track and Chameleons was born.
Can you tell us how The Secret influenced the writing of Chameleons

I was at a point in my life where I needed to make a drastic change. I was unhappy in a relationship and was feeling the need to move on. The book came at a time when I was ready to make this change. There is so much happening in the world that is butting against the health of the planet and with the economic collapse of 2008 life became very hard for a lot of people. The Secret came to me at a very good time. I was inspired to rise above the darkness I was feeling in my life and the whole concept of our thoughts creating our reality made so much sense to me. I wrote the lyrics in the third person, but it’s really about me “shining in a dark sky”. I am the child “walking for the first time, open eyed to all she sees”.

The Secret reminded me that I am in the drivers seat, creating my reality. I learned from the book that it is what I think in my mind that becomes my reality and to focus on what I want in my life is the key. With this idea it reminded my of a Chameleon which changes colors and I metaphorically used it as we have the ability to bring into our life whatever it is we want, if we focus on it.

February 3, 2016 / alunatunes

April 2&3- CrawDebauchery Food and Music Fest Hotel Deals


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Join us for the 2016 CrawDebauchery Food and Music Festival taking place on
April 2nd and 3rd at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater and receive 2 FREE Two-Day
General Admission tickets to the festival with your stay at one of the hotels below. A twonight
minimum stay is required. Tickets will be issued at check-in.

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort and Spa, 1200 N. Ocean Blvd, Pompano Beach, Fl. 33062

Phone: 954-782-0100   Rate: $239-$299 per night

MUST BOOK BY 2/15/16

Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale East, 5001 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale FL 33308  

Phone: 954-771-8100    Rate: $159 per night

MUST BOOK BY 3/11/16

LaQuinta Inn Fort Lauderdale Northeast, 5727 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale FL 33308

Phone: 954-491-2500    Rate: $119 per night

 

 

 

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