On average, 115 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose. Through a harm reduction model, there are ways to decrease that number. Videos That Matter made a new video that tells the story of how someone can choose one of those ways and save a life. "Mary" is featured as the soundtrack behind this video. Start the conversation.
Thank you to everyone that came out to the shows on this last tour from Denver to New York and back. I look forward to making my way back out there in April and visiting some of the towns that I missed due to hurricane Irma. A special thanks to the City Winery. I have yet to play a City Winery stage but it was nice to get an invite to play in their basement cellar in New York. Check out the video below or the whole session HERE
I also had the opportunity to play a daytrotter session on my way back home through Davenport, IA. Or Dave-N-Port, IA. They recently added a video session as well. You can check out me talking to a room full of just Andrew HERE. The recording will be added to daytrotter in November. I'll keep ya posted.
Sep 29 : Dick's Tap and Shake Room : Cedar Rapids, IA
Sep 28 : The Jitney : Monicello, IA
Sep 22 : Olive's : Nyack, NY
Sep 15 : Shrimp & Grits Fest : Jekyll Island, GA
I had the honor of being invited to open for SHEL this last week in support of CoreVeritas at The Downtown Artery in Fort Collins, CO. The event showcased "Videos that Matter", an initiative to collaborate with songwriters and video to raise awareness around difficult conversations about critical issues that impact our individual well-being and our communities overall. Topics of conversation include everything from teen pregnancy, depression, self-deprecation and suicide. You can watch SHEL's video on facing FEAR below. My song, Demons and You was released today.
Please check out the CoreVeritas, both videos, and the pics!
You can donate to Videos That Matter HERE!
Check out SHEL's New Album : Just Crazy Enough on iTUNES HERE!
Double Door & SwizzleSteve Welcome...
with Murley * DTCO * Harvey Fox
$10 ADV / $15 DOS
This show is 21+ w/ Valid State or Federal ID
Austin Fillmore grew up in the Chicagoland area, spending time in suburbia as well as the west side of Chicago. Music was always an intense passion of his but it wasn’t until he was in 7th grade that he began rapping. His first experience with the art was in his school cafeteria with an audience of his peers. The thrill of performing live led him to doing shows around Chicago and he got his name from the cross streets Austin & Fillmore where he had his first apartment..After he began working with long time friends and producers 12 tone and Hank Iving he started recording music and dropped his first LP “Anglishh” in February 2014. He later dropped his sophomore project entitled “Sinful Nature” on September 14th 2015 which brought him alot of attention..his third tape “Hear & Now” is set to release in April 2016 with Running Sh%t (Owl Wanted) being the first single off that project..
Murley’s music has been featured in independent films, podcasts, station IDs, and on the area’s largest FM radio station 93.1 WXRT. All members hail from the northwest suburbs, and come from families with rich musical histories. Murley has been a part of the Chicago music scene since 2005, performing at nearly every city venue and countless city festivals in the Chicagoland area. Guitarists Scott Burdsall and Ryan Curtis, drummer David Wilson, and bassist Herf Yamaya have played hundreds of shows over the 10 year history of the band, and many more as regular gigging musicians on the scene.
The DTCO line up will be:
Bryan Sansom : Drums
Kevin Mileski : Keys, Vocals (www.kevinmileski.com)
Wes John Cichos : Guitar, Sax, Vocals (www.wesjohncichosz.bandcamp.com/releases)
Dave Tamkin : Acoustic, Vocals (http://www.davetamkin.com/bio-1/)
Four indie rockers from Chicago partying for the sad kids.
Hey Everyone! I'm happy and proud to release Love Hope Strength today. Thank you to everyone for all the downloads and additional donations that are coming in via iTunes & Bandcamp. I've included the press release that went out two weeks ago below. Please continue to spread the word as we can already see that a little help can go a long way!
- Dave Tamkin
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dave Howard
Date: June 3, 2016
Songwriter Dave Tamkin Donates 100% of Online Sales from New Single
to Charity Love Hope Strength
(Boulder, CO) - On June 15th veteran singer songwriter Dave Tamkin releases his third single in three months Love Hope Strength. This song was written to honor all the dedicated and selfless people who have given up a little piece of themselves to support the leading rock and roll cancer foundation http://www.lovehopestrength.org You can pre-order the song today on iTunes and Bandcamp.
To help bring awareness to the Love Hope Strength Foundation, all online sales of Love Hope Strength will be donated to the organization. Dave wrote this song two years ago while losing someone very close to him to cancer. He partnered with singer songwriter Kevin Mileski of Chicago to finish the song as he had recently lost a loved one to cancer as well. Kevin’s vocals can also be found on the track along with Gina Gonzalez who toured internationally with Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band.
This collaboration of the song started over a year ago with award winning, recording engineer and producer Elliot Hunt in Boulder, Colorado. Elliot enlisted the help of lifelong friend Kip Kuepper of Coupe Studios in Boulder to play bass along with world renowned drummer Shawn Pelton. Pelton plays drums in the Saturday Night Live band and has played on several Grammy winning albums. Dave Tamkin also worked on Love Hope Strength with Tim King at Crown Studios in Cedar Rapids, IA, who brought his unique style and instrumentation to the project. Artwork was contributed by Denver’s own magical Matt Dougherty
Love Hope Strength (LHS) is now firmly established as the world’s leading rock and roll cancer foundation. The organization, co-founded by Mike Peters and James Chippendale, was created in 2007 and registered as a charity in 2008. Mike is a 3-time cancer survivor and an internationally acclaimed singer for the Welsh rock band The Alarm. James, a fellow cancer survivor, is a respected insurance executive specializing in the music industry. Together they had the vision that LHS could literally, “Save lives, one concert at a time!”
For more information or questions please contact Dave Howard at Dave@BigFishBookingCo.com
Don't Miss This Show Chicago!
Come celebrate 16 years of shows with Shoeshine Boy Productions on Saturday, May 7th @ The Double Door in Chicago!
There will be a surprise treat (food related) at midnight as well as complimentary beer. red bull, and vodka drinks from 8pm to 9pm for advance ticket holders ONLY.
Get your tickets HERE today and tell your peeps!
A MUSICAL LIFE PODCAST
Hugh Sung recently interviewed me on his podcast, A Musical Life. It not only helped promote Mary but he also gave me a tremendous shout out on our work together at AirTurn & A Musical Life. He is a brilliant musician, teacher and marketing professional.
I can't thank Hugh Sung enough for giving me the opportunities to become a better marketeer and allow me to be creative in another field. I hope you enjoy the interview and take some time to listen to others. Gregory Alan Isakov is a favorite of mine.
DOUBLE DOOR TICKETS: http://doubledoor.com/event/shoeshine-boy-16th-anniversary-show-chicago-double-door/
There will be a surprise treat (food related) at midnight as well as complimentary beer. red bull, and vodka drinks from 8pm to 9pm for advance ticket holders ONLY. Get your tickets today!
We're planning on selling this puppy out! Buy your tickets for the Shoeshine Boy Production's 16th Anniversary Show above and we'll send you the hard tickets straight to your home with some CEDAR stickers and a thank you note sprayed with Bryan's cologne! We're having a friendly competition with all the other bands to see who can sell the most. Winning band gets a private comedy show from the one and only Paul Farahvar in Vegas!
Another year has passed and Chicago's Premiere Music Management Company is ready to party with some of Chicago's finest music:
Tanks & Guns
Tanks & Guns is comprised of two best friends that grew up in the Chicago music scene. They were former members of The Delivery Boys, Satellites and Action Dallas.
Cardinal Harbor is just music.
Even The Jackals
Formed in 2010, Even the Jackals had multiple incarnations. With the addition of songstress Danielle, the four bring an original mix of roaring guitar and soulful singing to the Chicago music scene.
Heavy original 90's melodic rock.