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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.


ABOUT THE SONGWRITERS:

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.


Sifu Stephen DoeSifu Stephen Doe: Hidden Time (3:33)
From his CD "Playing With Time" ~ © 2006 All rights reserved.

SIFU Stephen Doe is Manchester, New Hampshire’s songwriter, guitar shredder, and recording artist. All the instruments in his songs are played by him. He has a newly released CD “Playing With Time”. The new CD consists of 7 instrumental songs. 2 of the new songs “Awakening" & "Hidden Time” can be previewed on www.myspace.com/sifudoe. Some of his influences are Dream Theater, Chick Corea and Andrae Segovia. Interviewed by Radio Metal Storm . He was also interviewed on 11/30/06 by http://www.artistfirstradio.com/.
Smokin' Joe WisemanSmokin' Joe Wiseman: Everything But Me (2:49)
From his "A Field By The Sea" ~ © 2007 All rights reserved.

Joe Wiseman (Smokin' Joe) has been a lover of music all of his life. Some of his earliest memories are of folks in the kitchen, playing guitars, accordions, harmonicas and singing the popular songs of the times as well as the classic traditional songs. His musical tastes are eclectic and run from rock, blues and folk to the traditional songs celebrated in Newfoundland kitchens. Smokin' Joe currently plays acoustic guitar and lead vocals with Smokin' Joe and the Wolves and Keltic Jam. Smokin' Joe's voice has been compared to Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash and Jim Morrison.
Ona MeyerOna Meyer: Glass(3:36)
From her CD "Holding" ~ © 2005 All rights reserved.

With a silk and honey voice that molds to any genre, Ona brings a broad personal influence to her songwriting that frames her deepest emotions on a lyrical front. Her style has garnered comparisons to Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Annie Lennox, Enya, Sade, and others. Diverse and passionate, her influences range from the angelic, pure sound of Lara Fabian to Enigma's hypnotic grooves, from '80's powerhouse tunes to the plaintive honesty of Everything But The Girl. Ona has been called upon to lend her talents globally, collaborating with artists in Europe, Australia, Singapore, Canada, & the U.S., laying down vocals for new age, rock ballads, jazz, trip-hop, pop, hard rock, mood rock, and Euro-pop tunes.
Emily MaguireEmily Maguire: Keep Walking (4:01)
From her CD "Keep Walking" ~ © 2007 All rights reserved.

Emily Maguire used to write songs in a flat in London until one day she'd had enough of grey skies and concrete and refusing to give up her guitar for a proper job, she got on a plane to see what life looked like from the other side of the world. She now lives in the Australian bush, dodging snakes and spiders in a shack on a goat farm. Described as "music and lyrics of an artist that goes leaps and bounds beyond" (IndepenDisc), Emily's new album, "Keep Walking" is available now through her website or from iTunes.


Gennady ShermanGennady Sherman: Hear Me Out (3:54)
From his CD "Goodbye, My Dream" ~ © 2007 All rights reserved.

He began studying music at the age of 7 in St. Petersburg, Russia. At the age of 10, he debuted with his original tunes in a quarterly school recital. He studied composition, arrangement and recording. Like many other young people of his generation, he went on to pursue a technical career. With that, he had very little time for music, but a strong desire to play and compose that never let him quit. His first CD, "Goodbye, My Dream", released in 2007, is a journey to the world of soul searching, a quest for universal harmony through the Art of Muses.
Buck69Buck69: Someone Like Me(4:31)
From their CD "When She Whispers Your Name" ~ © 2007 All rights reserved.

Like Bob Seger meeting Jonny Lang in a juke joint to talk about Eric Clapton. A father and son blues rock band mixing together the old and the new with a bang. With three members over the age of 45 and 5 members under the age of 30, Buck69 is influenced by more than three generations of music. In 2002 after a short sabbatical to concentrate on wife, kids and career, Tom Clawson formerly of "T.C. Rogers & The Blue's Hamilton Band" 1970's Warren, OH. (Singer-Songwriter-Guitar) along with his oldest son Alex Clawson from the band "BHB" Toledo, OH (Singer-Songwriter-Guitar) decided to start playing out as an acoustic duo. Playing originals and covers in and around the local Toledo, Ohio area. In June of 2004, persuaded by his son, the decision was made to go with a full band. The band offers a diverse ageless genre of "Blues Rock mixed with Roots Rock".
Clay McClintonClay McClinton: Worn Down To The Bone (3:11)
From his CD "Son Of A Gun" ~ © 2006 All rights reserved.

Clay McClinton's musical sound is woven together with rawhide and hemp, barbwire and willow reed. It's that eclectic sound born in Texas where honky tonk, Delta blues and soulful rock meld seamlessly. Clay's music introduces "altnerative country" to "contemporary blues," and the two genres become fast friends. His new CD, Son of a Gun, boasts plenty of gutsy, gritty lyrics laid on a strong musical bed. While he has clearly inherited the talents of his Grammy award-winning father, Delbert McClinton, Clay has carved his own niche in the world of music with his original style and sound that appeals to audiences across the country.
Astronaut DownAstronaut Down: The Dream (5:02)
From their CD "God's Eye" ~ © 2007 All rights reserved.

The music of Astronaut Down strives to achieve a balance between the depth and complexity of progressive metal, and the accessible energy of mainstream rock. Intricate polyrhythms and ambitious song structures coexist with memorable melodies and subtly-evolving thematic progressions, all delivered with conviction and unmistable vitality. Astronaut Down began as a project of instrumental progressive metal pieces at bassist Joe Morse's senior composition recital at Purchase College in 2002. The chemistry between Joe and guitarist Jeremy Daigle that was immediately apparent from this one-time performance, continued into their inception as a trio, playing shows at venues around Westchester County. Now relocated to New York City, the line-up has filled out as a four-piece with vocalist Keith Bowen and drummer Jeff Palermo.
Marie SchumacherMarie Schumacher: Anytime Soon (4:40)
From her CD "Sometimes At Night" ~ © 2007 All rights reserved.

Marie Schumacher is a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, pianist and vocal arranger based in Portland, Oregon, who has released three CDs of original acoustic rock music. She is the director of PDX Vox, an a cappella singing program for adults and families. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Marie has also lived in Washington, D.C.; Mexico City; and the San Francisco Bay Area. Her day jobs include teaching, coffee importing, grant writing, and parenting. Sometimes At Night is Marie's third album of original songs. The themes that run through this collection include the magic of night time, the illumination that can occur in the nocturnal hours, the way that maturity shapes the creative process, and the way one piece of art can inspire another.
Kind Of GirlKind Of Girl: Slave To Your Charms (3:15)
From their single of the same name (a CD is upcoming) ~ © 2007 All rights reserved.

Once bepop guitar-playing, now true-to-the-heart-pop, Sissel Olander makes her lyrics and tunes out of the twisted life that comes out of the soul's desire for love. Influenced by great artists such as the Cardigans, Fiona Apple and Garbage, the music of Kind of Girl is an exciting and almost familiar walk down the road - while still remaining refreshing and inspirational. Their debut album is expected in 2007 and they are already having great success on the music site last.fm, being the highest positioned Danish band in the top 50 of the "most downloaded music" since December '06. More than 100 radio stations from around the world are playing Kind Of Girl. (Editor's Note: Why should we be any different? ;) )
Linq (Diane K. Lincoln)Linq (Diane K. Lincoln): Victim Of The War (4:00)
From her CD "Fast Moving Dream" ~ © 2006 All rights reserved.

At an age when many look forward to retirement, Linq is kicking it up, cranking it out, and defying stereotypes. FAST MOVING DREAM is fresh, uncompromising, decidedly un-stodgy, and lush with life experience. This unique album reflects a woman who has found her groove: strongly vulnerable, irresistibly passionate, and dynamically humanistic. FAST MOVING DREAM is an electric folk and rebellion rock celebration appealing to Woodstock originals and their children, soul-searching idealists, and anyone frustrated with the current state of the world. This project, produced by June Millington, includes songs about war victims, health care, homophobia, longing for love, celebration, and a tribute to a longtime friend who died too young. June Millington, Julie Wolf, Jami Sieber, Allison Miller, Loren Weisman, and Ruth Davies are among the studio musicians who create soulful, gritty, energetic background to Linq’s silken voice, driving guitar, and edgy themes.
Bradley WestBradley West: These Days (3:51)
From his CD "Slow Train" ~ © 2007 All rights reserved.

Introducing Marion, Arkansas native Bradley West, who selected all of the songs on this debut collection himself and is a co-writer on two of them. Although he left the music for studio musicians to perform on this debut collection, he plays several instruments, including guitar, fiddle and harmonica. Bradley likes to perform songs with “meat” on them, songs that stand up for the common men and women of America and have something to say about what both positively and negatively affects hard working, financially struggling working folks. He is a particularly well-grounded and dedicated young traditional country artist, whose future truly envisions unlimited potential.


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