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Just like the journey on the previous interview, I had to travel to the other side of the state to link up with the artists I was interviewing for the 18th interview and state of this project, in Jackson, Wyoming. Along with some more reflection, online artist discovery, heards of Buffalo, a few speeding tickets, breaking over 100k miles, my car dying in the middle of a long stretch empty two-lane highway, causing me to walk by foot to the nearest gas station to fill up a gas jug, (multiple times)...the drive was blissful and mentally productive and necessary. The majority of my views to my left and right was a flat sea of land, hay and farm, but by the time I got closer towards Jackson it became more mountainous. I wasn’t really prepared on how massive and beautiful driving through the edges of the Rockies was going to be.

 


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Besides the amazing views, why Jackson, Wyoming? Well, by the time I was done with the interview in North Dakota, after many streams through social hashtages and bandcamp searches, I hadn’t connected with a sound yet in Wyoming, so I figured I reach out to someplace that for sure had some type of connect with the local music culture--a popular local radio station.  

I found a contact from the Wyoming Public Radio Station who referred me to a few locally-known artists. After going through the music suggested, the sound from the Canyon Kids  stood out—they had a soufull folk-rock band sound to them, and whenever I feel soul, I feel intrigued.  I reached out and got connected with one of the founders, guitarist Dusty Nichols, who invited me to do the interview after their show at one of Wyomings Top Media Marketing Agencies, Orijin, last summer concert series of 2018 at the Anvil Hotel in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with proceeds benefiting the Grand Teton National Park.  

 

It was an organic experience to drive for hours across the state listening to the music culture of Wyoming, listening to their music, and then meeting them in person right before a live performance, outside of a Boutique hotel in a cosy town nestled within a valley of Mountains. Canyon Kids, Jackson Holes perfect Americana soufull rock n' roll backdrop, as defined by source of Wyoming culture, is a big part of the growing music scene in the state, having performed at several events over the years, releasing 3 albums and even was featured on NPR's "Here and Now" program back in 2016.

 

 

 

One aspect, of many, on what makes them unique is their passion for making music.  Life can make our dreams and visions so complicated but it's that passion that keeps you driven to your purpose as an artist.   As of 2019 the lead singer and creator of Canyon Kids, Bo Elledge moved to Seattle, Washington, however that didn't stop the rest of the members nor himself from staying on track of their creative visions.  Bo has recorded 3 solid singles since the move, one of which already making it on to Seattle's top public radio station for alternative rock.  

 

 

Dusty Nichols, the other founding Member along with Canyon Kids existing bandmates Leif Routman (Bass) and Shawn Fleming (Drums) are also using this opportunity to create another vessel of music forming a new folk-rock band called Inland Isle. Dusty brought on friend and also one of Wyomings Top Ten Musicians, Patrick Chadwick, and togehter in just 30 days, succesuflly completed their Kickststarter project in March 2020 for their first Album release.  As for the Canyon Kids, the passion for making and playing music together remains intact as more projects to be releasesd are in the works and Bo now being in Seattle could offer the band great way to expand their name.

 

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We were only able to get a snippet of this funky tune by Pindhurst Farms.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeY5DVYfbnU

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We were only able to get a snippet of this funky tune by Pindhurst Farms.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeY5DVYfbnU

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Monday, 20 June 2016 23:50

Pindhurst Farms - Live February 27th - NYC

Pindhurst Farms performs live in Brooklyn, February 27th, 2016.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8s_hUXHKFA

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Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:00

Part 2 of Galaxy Dynamite video from VB

This is a longer segment, part 2 of the performance on March 16th, 2013 in Va Beach.  The memories, the vibes, the colors, the energy, the music! Gotta love some Galaxy Dynamite.  

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Sunday, 25 January 2015 04:00

Pindhurst Farms

Pindhurst Farms

"You probably have a lot of questions surrounding the name ‘Pindhurst Farms.’ Well, our answer to any of those would simply be, use your imagination. The Long Island based band was officially formed in spring 2011 by Jeff Johnson and Drew Pouliot as a jam/indie/pop project. The band was soon joined by Drummer Jenna Noe. After some time, bassist Pouliot, had stepped up to guitar and the band then obtained bassist Nicole Lovisa. By Taking inspiration from rock, pop, and ska music and mixing in a jam aspect, Pindhurst Farms has created a sound that sets them apart from other bands today" - Pindhurst Farms

Download on Itunes!

 

Published in Music
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 19:00

Jonah Ramirez

Jonah RamirezSinger/Songwriter 

Biography

"Jonah Ramirez is an emerging Singer-songwriter from Venezuela.
His debut album Mientras EstemosJuntos which in English translates to
while we're still together, had its digital release on December of 2014.
The album goes thru different styles like, Reggae, Rock, Electronica and Folk" - (Source: Bandcamp)

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Nacido en Araure, estado Portuguesa, en el año 1987, su vida cambió cuando en el principio del nuevo milenio se mudó con su madre a Orlando, Florida, en medio de este nuevo horizonte este cantautor se enamoró de la guitarra un amor que marcaría el rumbo que hoy recorre día a día.Luego de 8 años y muchas experiencias vividas Jonathan vuelve a su ciudad natal convertido en un cantante y compositor lleno de ideas y con ganas de mostrar su talento desde Venezuela para todo el mundo.

El estilo y la forma de afrontar la música de Jonathan se plantaron rápidamente en la escena musical local, luego de unos cuantos toques privados ya la gente empezó a conocer el talento de este portugueseño en su tierra.

La polifacética carrera de Jonah, como también se le conoce, pasó por géneros tan radicales como el metal, para luego de tantas metamorfosis bailar entre acordes de reaggae, R&B, la voz única de Jonathan es su carta de presentación sin duda alguna.

Trovador, productor, bohemio y con muy buena vibra Jonathan admite que detrás de los sombreros y las bufandas que marcan su atuendo quiere llevar un mensaje positivo a quién pueda disfrutar de su música.

Un mensaje cargado de toda esa paz y ese amor que tanto le hace falta al mundo, todo esto lo motivó a recopilar todo lo que había estado creando y de manera independiente se montó en el tren de su primer disco.

“Mientras estemos juntos” es el nombre de su ópera prima que viene cargada de toda la creatividad de Jonathan para él este trabajo es el néctar del esfuerzo que durante años le ha puesto a la composición, “Vida” es el primer sencillo que se desprende de la producción que consta de 11 canciones que se pasean por géneros con los que la gente ya asocia artista como el Reggae y el R&B, y experimentos con sonidos electrónicos de vanguardia.

Precisamente y en las palabras del cantante, esta canción Vida, “es un tributo a la felicidad que Dios me dio con la llegada de mi hija Vida Sophia”, la canción suena insistentemente en las radios nacionales y ha recibido muy buena crítica en toda Venezuela.

El disco se completa tanto con canciones compuestas en años anteriores por Jonah y que cuentan con nuevos arreglos como parte de lo que en estos momentos le ha dado la musa a este brillante músico emergente.

Jonathan asegura que sigue en busca del sonido como le fluye el viento y como le brota el sentimiento sin ataduras a una banda o a un género, y todos los que han escuchado las

diversas notas que da su guitarra pueden dar fe de la forma en que este artista ve la música, universalmente.

Published in Music
Sunday, 04 May 2014 00:00

The Children of the 90's

The Children of the 90's

Hailing from Ukraine, The Children of the 90's takes us back to the 90's with that acoustic and classic 90's vibe.  Although native to Ukraine, the lead singer does a great job blending that alternative 90's voice with the grungy acoustics and percussions.  While the catalog of music may not be large, a few of their tracks were made into videos which can be seen here, on their YouTube page.

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Download their latest EP

The children of the 90s - one man band...created by singer,producer,musician and director Saint Andrew.the children of the 90s - one man band...created by singer,producer,musician and director Saint Andrew.

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