Chart-topping Country Rocker Donica Knight Says You "Can't Buy A Southern Girl"
Donica’s unique blend of Southern rock, country, blues and old East Memphis music has led to a rigorous touring schedule in the Southeast, performing more than 350 dates, opening for both country and rock superstars, as diverse as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, Hank Williams Jr., Kid Rock, Luke Bryan, Jake Owen, Kenny Rogers, Scotty McCreery, Jamey Johnson, Little River Band, Skid Row, Kellie Pickler, Blackberry Smoke, Joe Nichols, REO Speedwagon, The Band Perry, Chris Young, 3 Doors Down and many others. A self-proclaimed tomboy and sports fan, Donica wrote and recorded “Great To Be,” which was regularly played at her beloved Auburn Tigers’ football games. She has also written and recorded duets with country legend, Ronnie Milsap. Donica’s music can be heard in several television and radio commercials, and on the award-winning soundtrack for the film Halloween Party. She also has two co-writes in the upcoming Tracy Lawrence film, Alabama Dirt. Donica has worked in the studio with Platinum selling and Grammy nominated producers, Mickey Jack Cones, Blake Mevis, and Rob Galbraith. Her most recent collaboration is with producer/guitarist and multi-platinum songwriter, Jim Huff (Joe Bonamassa, Holly Brook aka Skylar Grey and 2015 Grammy nominee Dave Yaden). Recorded in Los Angeles, the self-penned Can’t Buy a Southern Girl EP (out March 17, 2016) features the scorching lead single and video, “Love Ain’t a Prize.” The single debuted at #1 on itunes (New Country Releases), and the video reached #1 on Yallwire’s Most Watched Videos chart, while receiving nearly 200,000 VEVO views, since its release. For more information, visit www.donicaknight.com
Take 2 Songs and Call Me in the Morning
Don MacMannis, Ph.D. is a psychologist and Clinical Director of the Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara. He has specialized in the treatment of children and families for over forty years. He has a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth, a masters in school-child psychology from University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology. He won the title of “Best Family Therapist” in a poll taken by SBParent.com in 2009.
“Dr. Mac” specializesin creative projects for young children. He was music director and songwriter for the PBS hit series, Jay Jay the Jet Plane, and has also written for Mutt & Stuff, the #1 show on Nick Jr. He has most recently produced Happy Kids Songs, an award-winning series of over fifty songs and activities for social and emotional learning.
"Love, Lust And Other Wreckage"
John Vento is often called a chameleon in the Pittsburgh music scene; and, while his critics may use the term as a pejorative, Vento views it as a compliment. He understands that they’re motivated by the frustration of their inability to lock him into a specific musical style. After all, the front man for the high-energy, hard-rockin’ bands, The Businessmen, and the Nied’s Hotel Band, is also known for his introspective, brooding solo recordings.Rather than a drawback, however, Vento considers such diversity to be among his strengths; and his fans agree. They relish sharing his tumultuous trek toward achieving his artistic vision, which he accomplishes by channeling a blend of eclectic influences through his own, raw emotions.Helping to engineer the roller coaster ride is a stout core of collaborators, including John Randall Fox, Buddy Hall, Tim Hadley, and Frank Ferraro, along with renowned playwright/lyricist, Amy Hartman. Many members of this crew have been with him for more than a decade; and it’s easy to understand why, as Vento consistently showers them with appreciation and accolades. Though a one-of-a-kind performer, he professes a great distaste for the word, “solo,” insisting that, “Without my collaborators, I would not have accomplished anything.”That’s no surprise to those who know him, as he truly is a humble, loving, and grateful person, who treasures his family and friends. Certainly, that comes across, loud and clear, in his honest, from-the-heart songs; and that, undoubtedly, is another quality which endears him to his fans.
John’s 2019 MTS release is “Love, Lust and Other Wreckage.” His single, “Rainbows And Lightning” reached the Top 20 on iTunes Canada charts, receiving national and international airplay and charting. John is a January 2019 Billboard Magazine Emerging Artist.
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Valerie Fahren,Recording Artist That Helps Others To Get To The Next Level!
Valerie Fahren's career as an artist started in her teens when New York City radio began playing an original song by her band Gypsy. She has starred in principal roles in Equity productions of Fiddler on the Roof, Carmen, and Three Penny Opera; recorded with The Wilson Sisters, Neil Diamond, Edgar Winter, and Chick Corea; and had her own songs recorded by many other artists, including David Arkenstone.
Valerie also is a seasoned artist development coach and celebrity vocal coach, as well as an active performing singer-songwriter. In her 20-plus years in the industry, she’s worked with the likes of Edgar Winter, Neil Diamond, Juliette Lewis, and award-winning songwriter-producer Andre Lindal – to name a few.Valerie’s unique Artist Development Program addresses a range of skills and disciplines, personalized to each client, including vocal coaching and production, audition preparation, songwriting and music theory, record company pitch preparation, and effective promotion. Many of her students have booked TV shows, films, and secured recording contracts while on her programs. And for more than 15 years, she has produced a twice-yearly showcase, bringing her artists before hundreds of entertainment industry professionals which has resulted in record deals with Virgin and Geffen Records, starring roles in hit Broadway shows like The Falsettos, Les MiserablesSaturday Night Fever, and general career acceleration.As a vocal coach, Valerie works with beginners and young children all the way to established celebrities and working television/stage/studio performers. Her approach rapidly assesses an artist’s primary vocal issues and isolates the fundamental techniques to improve their vocal quality, control, strength and range. Her clients have performed with such artists as Chaka Khan