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Kevin King - a.k.a. Kevin King - a.k.a. "BlindDog" - runs Blind Dog Audio, a Christian recording studio in Longmont, Colorado. A passionate guitarist and occasional songwriter with a practical, no-nonsense approach to the music industry, Kevin's true love is in achieving the impossible, shattering perceptions, and helping artists find their voice and personal success by matching aspiration to inspiration.


Here is a bit of information on each of the songwriters included in this Radio Muse Webcast (in order of their appearance in the show). I hope you'll take a moment to explore their own web sites (linked to from their names) or purchase their CDs if they have them. We don't have anything if we don't support each other. If you like what you hear, let the songwriter know! Words of encouragement are always welcome.

The Goran Ivanovic GroupEastern Blok: Blacksmith's Dance (3:52)
From their CD "Goran Ivanovic Group" ~ © 2005 All rights reserved.

Goran Ivanovic, a guitar virtuoso noted for his lightning-fingered finesse and his complex interpretations of even the simplest melodies, has teamed up with Doug Rosenberg on saxophone, Matthew Ulery on bass, and Michael Caskey on drums. Together, they take a fluid, cohesive approach to their compositions and consistently create beautiful music without borders. The Los Angeles Times considers their music “relentlessly innovative work.” Time Out calls the Group “an agile Bela Fleck in Croatia, a simile not as crazy as you’d imagine—Ivanovic was born there.”
Joe GriecoJoe Grieco: You Can Dance(2:57)
From his CD "More Than Meets The Eye" ~ © 2006 All rights reserved.

Joe Grieco is a Connecticut based singer, keyboard player, songwriter, and bandleader. He has played keyboards and sung on numerous recording projects with various artists including Phoebe Snow, country songwriter and NRBQ alum, Al Anderson, and Aztec Two Step's Rex Fowler. He's scored TV commercials for Pilot Pen, Northeast Utilities and Spaulding, and has sung commercials for Subway and the Army National Guard. This is his first solo CD, backed up by some of the Northeast's finest musicians. It's been compared stylistically to Steely Dan and David Gray, bluesy and insightful.
Nashville Session PlayersNashville Session Players: Country Girl Who Was A Princess (Diana's Song) (3:30)
From their CD "American River" ~ © 2007 All rights reserved.

Tired of being told by various music industry insiders that many of his songs are good in quality but will never be recorded in Nashville due to political and social content, songwriter Richard Aberdeen rounded up some of Nashville's top musicians and session vocalists and began to record material content that many in Nashville (and elsewhere) believed should be heard on 21st Century American radio, given the dire straits certain members of both major political parties in the US have managed to drag that nation into. CD's released include, "Homeless in America: Twenty-One Songs of Social Content for the 21st Century" (June 2005), "Gonna Rise Up: Twenty More Songs of Social Conscience for the 21st Century" (October 2006) and "American River: a song for Tara Cole" (January 2007).
Bill WatsonBill Watson: Bridge of Life (3:47)
From his Demo CD ~ © 2006 All rights reserved.

An insatiable Christian, fun-loving guitarist, and consummate songwriter, Bill leads prison worship with Shekinah Christian Ministries in Longmont, Colorado. With a deep and uncompromising passion for the Lord and for reaching the lost, as well as an unparalleled sense of humor, Bill is definitely hard to miss and even harder to forget.

Priscilla HernándezPriscilla Hernández: I Steal The Leaves (3:51)
From her CD "Ancient Shadows" ~ © 2006 All rights reserved.

Ancient Shadows is the full-length debut of spanish ethereal gothic singer-songwriter, composer and fantasy illustrator, Priscilla Hernández. This album brings you a world of fantasy: dark fairy tales, romantic ghost stories, and hypnagogic hallucinations that dwell in the boundaries between dream and awareness. Written, arranged and performed by herself accompanied by some remarkable musicians, Ancient Shadows is a collection of evocative poems and melodies. 19 illustrated song-tales that take you to a ride through the haunting and spectral realm she creates with her sorrowful eerie but sensuous music, led by an angelic and silky voice that invites you to shed your own cultivated defences. Wistful, evocative, pure and meaningful. An album that will delight both new age and gothic music lovers.
Glyn BaileyGlyn Bailey: Down Amongst The Living(5:11)
From his CD "Songs Form The Old Illawalla" ~ © 2007 All rights reserved.

Glyn Bailey, erstwhile egg delivery-man, MP's assistant and bed salesman. His new album, Songs From Old Illawalla is fashioned from the eclectic soup of this life experience. Citing his influences as Nick Cave, David Bowie, Jacques Brel, Divine Comedy and Lou Reed, doesn't tell the whole story. The cliché 'impossible to pigeonhole', often used but so rarely true, genuinely fits here, though try to imagine alt-folk-pop subjected to several degrees of perversion and you're coming close. Bailey bends it with the best of them, capturing lyrically whatever he finds moving or disturbing, the music perfectly reflecting his chosen direction.
Chemystry SetChemystry Set: Cobblestone Below My Feet (5:28)
From their CD "Cobblestone Below My Feet" ~ © 2006 All rights reserved.

Produced by Dickie Ogden and the Set, Chemystry Set's fifth CD, Cobblestone Below My Feet, ferments three years of travel, storytelling, friendships, and recording magic into a rich and highly intoxicating elixir. On their fifth release, the band that has made a name for itself over the last ten years with boundary-defying music and message-driven songs is coming of age in this beautifully dynamic tapestry of tightly-arranged and rockin' compositions. Written during and after their 2003 European tour, Cobblestone Below My Feet is an invitation across language, culture, and consciousness. Like a carriage ride through history, hitting the cobblestone with an amalgam of sounds and an ever-fresh poetic luminescence, this album takes the listener into another time zone, all along establishing connections not only to the present, but the future of humanity.
Slings & ArrowsSlings & Arrows: Birthday (5:22)
From their "Animal Grammar" EP ~ © 2006 All rights reserved.

Chicago's Slings & Arrows is an unstable mélange of rock and pop left too long on the stove. Beatles-esque hooks compete with ferocious dance rhythms and synth-scapes to create a tense, electrifying music that has earned the quintet comparison to such notable predecessors as Radiohead and Spoon.

Jed & LuciaDick Prall: Copperhead Town (3:16)
From his CD "fizzlebuzzie" ~ © 2004 All rights reserved.

Iowa-bred and Chicago-based, Prall is steadily building a nationwide porch-pop following. The Chicago Sun-Times calls Prall’s music “smart, introspective and filled with great hooks.” Time Out Chicago recognizes that "Prall excels at morphing the smallest of melodic chunks into grandiose statements of purpose.” Performing Songwriter notes: “Prall has captured the excitement of youth…he’s a real gem.”

Danielle AntonioDanielle Antonio: Hurricane (4:03)
From their CD "Elements" ~ © 2006 All rights reserved.

Combining pop, rock, jazz and blues, this New York native has a soulful sound that is sure to groove listeners of all genres. Piano playing chops, rich vocals, and poetic songwriting, Danielle expresses her music unabashed and undeniably. She delivers original tunes through catchy arrangements with personal and passionate lyrics. Her resemblances include the likes of many female singer/ songwriter/musicians from the 90s including Fiona Apple, Nikka Costa, Abra Moore, Patti Griffin, Sheryl Crow, Paula Cole, Jewel, Joan Osbourne, Alicia Keys, and from childhood years, Carole King and Carly Simon. She has performed as a singer/songwriter since 2001 and currently lives in NYC.
Liza & the WonderWheelsLiza & the WonderWheels: Song About A Pigeon (3:41)
From their CD "Meet The Animal" ~ © 2006 All rights reserved.

Starting where the Velvet Underground left off, the music of Brooklyn rockers, Liza & the WonderWheels, lands someplace in between Jefferson Airplane and the Pretenders. Reviewers have described songs as "almost reggae in a Blondie kinda way," "a blend of jangly guitar and some wild lead parts in a pretty savage broadside against the corporate media," and "The album's opening track throws down the gauntlet: something of a come-on, the vocals smolder and burn all the way through." A "killer rock band with a sultry, captivating front-woman, a Richard Lloyd-influenced lead guitar" and "arrangements that are at times damn near magical", this "politically charged, fiery psychedelic rock" "sounds even better live."
Ross DouglasRoss Douglas: Town for tired people (4:10)
From his CD "The art of you and I" ~ © 2006 All rights reserved.

Canadian, Ross Douglas, has been a musician, songwriter, performer and award-winning musical director for many a theatrical production. So not surprisingly, his songwriting has a certain theatrical bent - drawing from a wide variety of styles and often relying on characters and great humour to tell the tale. His songs have been praised for their wit, intelligence, poetry and emotional power.
A review of this - his third album: "Great tunes, great lyrics, great playing, great variety and a wonderful sense of humour. This guy is a pleasure!"

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