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Dr Chrispy – VHS Album Release Party – TONIGHT – September 20, 8:00pm at Asiento in SF

20 Sep



Dr Chrispy (AKA Dr. Chris Boshuizen) is an award-winning aeronautical engineer, music producer, and songwriter who has spent the last 15 years tragically torn between two loves: Music and Space Exploration

Come and hear Dr Chrispy’s new album ‘VHS’ in person at Asiento on Thursday 20th September. Meet Chris and some of the contributing artists, and listen to the full album on a full sound system.

Asiento has a full bar and kitchen and drinks and food are available for purchase. The food is excellent and highly recommended. Entry to the event is free.



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For more information about DR CHRISPY please visit: http://drchrispy.com/


To order VHS on digital services please visit: http://smarturl.it/DrChrispyVHS


To order VHS on Bandcamp please visit: https://drchrispy.bandcamp.com/album/vhs


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For more information or to Order the WHERE THE RAIN FALLS EP, please visit KIMIA PENTON’s website and social media pages via: https://kimiapmusic.com/


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SoulandJazzandFunk.com Review: CORNELL “CC” CARTER “ONE LOVE”

17 Sep

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Like many contemporary soul singers California-born Cornell Carter seems to get more love and respect from the UK and European soul fraternity than he does in his homeland. In the States, CC is known as a top session singer – he’s graced records and live performances with people like Ray Charles, James Brown, The Whispers, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, Kool and the Gang and most recently Narada Michael Walden. A few years back he decided the time was right to go his own solo route and two albums (‘In The Moment’ and ‘Vindicated Soul’) and a slew of fine singles seemed to justify his decision. The albums and the singles (especially in their various remixes) did moderately well Stateside but in the UK and Europe they topped all the credible soul charts. Little wonder, then, that this – Cornell’s newest collection has been one of the most eagerly anticipated sets of the year. Two mighty fine singles from the album cranked up the expectation. First there was ‘That Feelin” – a classic and chart-topping modern soul groove; then came ‘That’s My Baby’ – another mini masterpiece. Both tunes, by the way, were produced by Soulpersonna (Morgan Howell) and served as tasty hors d’oeuvres for the album.

Those two songs sit centrepiece on the 12 track LP that is ‘One Love’ but the good news is that there are plenty more cuts to rival those new classics. Be assured ‘One Love’ is no one trick pony (or in this case “two trick”!)

For the rug cutters there’s plenty to please….’Winners’, ‘Relax’ and the two mixes of ‘Something Like’ will fill any modern soul room floor. Ditto the pacier ‘Badeyah’ – a treat for the soulful house crew too, this one.

Fancy some down time…. try the gentle ‘Free’ and the soporific ‘Maybe’, while in between tempos there are the lovely ‘Life’ and the homage to Bob Marley that is the LP’s title cut.

In truth, ‘One Love’ is crammed with great, proper, “old fashioned” soul songs and CC’s time in the studio working with some of the biz’s biggest names has taught him a lot about presentation and production; then, of course, there’s THAT voice – a beautiful instrument (don’t take my word…. why would all those big names have used him?) that delivers every time.

This album opens with a concise spoken intro/tribute from BBC radio presenter John Leech. He opines that that CC Carter has “raised the bar” for modern soul with his “textured music” that “cascades and flows beautifully“. Bob on Mr Leech! We agree! We’re also confident that he’ll agree that ‘One Love’ is one of 2018’s very best and as the year draws on, few will albums will match it.

For more info on Cornell and this album go to out interview section!

(BB) 5/5



For more information about ONE LOVE or upcoming tour dates, please visit CC’s website and social media pages via:  www.cc2000music.com or https://cc2000music.bandcamp.com/


To Order ONE LOVE on digital services please visit:  http://smarturl.it/CConelove






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Renowned Australian Space Scientist, Aerospace Engineer, and Music Producer DR CHRISPY to Release His Debut Album VHS

11 Sep



For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – DR CHRISPY (aka Dr. Chris Boshuizen) is an award-winning aeronautical engineer, music producer, and songwriter who has spent the last 15 years tragically torn between two loves: Music and Space Exploration. DR CHRISPY runs his home studio in San Francisco where he is finishing two albums, the first of which is VHS, set for release internationally in stores and online September 14, 2018. VHS is a collection of instrumental tracks Chris began writing in 2003 while traveling for work as an aerospace engineer. Each track was written in a different location, titled with the name of a city, airport code, or local attraction, and captures the vibe of each place and moment in time. VHS is an auditory travel diary, inviting you along to hear and experience the evolution from Dr. Chris Boshuizen, Space Scientist, to DR CHRISPY, the Artist.

Having worked at NASA for almost five years inventing new kinds of spacecraft, Chris went on to cofound the company Planet Labs, which launched and monitors over 200 spacecraft that create a daily map of the global environment. During all this, Chris spent nearly every spare moment writing music on the one instrument he always had with him: his laptop. Much of his music was written at airports or on planes, and over this 15-year period he has amassed an impressive catalog of material with over 300 tracks. Wanting to get some of his music out to the world, Chris decided to pursue his art full-time, adopting the nickname “Chrispy” that was given to him by his NASA co-workers. Unlike other notable “doctors” in the music industry, DR CHRISPY has a PhD in Physics, and in 2014 he won the Advance Global Award for being the Greatest Australian Not Living in Australia.

Chris did not grow up in a musical household but was always drawn to music and sound. Playing computer games with his friends, he found the dramatic music from the games on the Commodore 64 and Amiga computers to be truly inspiring, and to Chris, more interesting than the games themselves. With unwavering commitment, he set out to find out how that music was made. Chris’s family never owned a computer, so he twisted his friends’ arms into letting him use theirs, and later used the Apple IIs and Macs at his high school. With the Amiga, Chris began to write his own sample-based music, including a remake of the breakout hit “Sadeness” by Enigma. He discovered MIDI and began composing tracks on the school’s Atari ST computer. Hoping one day to be able to solo like David Gilmour, he also began to teach himself guitar. With their synth- and guitar-driven sounds, Pink Floyd remain a big influence, and today Chris still listens to C64 chiptunes for fun!

Finally, Chris bought his own computer in 1998, but using it for homework was an afterthought. Instead he built an audio workstation complete with an 8-channel studio sound card and mixing desk and set out to learn studio engineering and mixing. He also took up frequent guitar lessons and recorded many axe-driven jams. Over time his workstation was replaced with a laptop, and as his space career took off, Chris naturally developed a new habit of producing electronic music while traveling.

After completing his PhD in Physics at the University of Sydney he found a position at NASA Ames Research Center in Northern California, one of NASA’s 10 centers around the US. There Chris worked on several fascinating projects, including a lunar lander, an electric airplane, and he also co-invented the world’s smallest satellite called PhoneSat. With the success of PhoneSat, Chris and his friends were emboldened to try something ambitious, so they left NASA to start Planet Labs. Today Planet Labs has launched over 200 satellites that were designed under Chris’s leadership.

Chris has no regrets about focusing on his space career, but always felt music would one day become his focus. With a lifetime of music production experience and a lower-stress job that afforded him a bit more free time, he assumed his alter-ego as DR CHRISPY, and suddenly he felt he had something to say. Chris entered a prolific phase of writing, completing over 30 new songs. All his previous work on arrangement and melody composition has really paid off, and he deftly explores themes surrounding the world’s hard problems and what we can do about them. DR CHRISPY’s goal as an artist is to connect music and tech while bringing a message of hope and empowerment to his audience.

In 2016, DR CHRISPY began creating lyrical songs in addition to his instrumental music. This material will be released on his next album project following the release of VHS. Chris still hopes one day to take himself beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, and feels he still has the passion to start another space company one day. You can catch more of Chris’s space and technology thoughts on his personal twitter account at twitter.com/cboshuizen.



For more information about DR CHRISPY please visit: http://drchrispy.com/


To Pre-Order VHS on digital services please visit: http://smarturl.it/DrChrispyVHS


To Pre-Order VHS on Bandcamp please visit: https://drchrispy.bandcamp.com/album/vhs


For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com


For Digital Marketing please contact Jerome Forney of Independent Distribution Collective:





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International Violinist and Singer-Songwriter KIMIA PENTON to Release the Soulful and Sophisticated WHERE THE RAIN FALLS EP

10 Sep



For Immediate Release – DALLAS, TX – As a recording and touring artist, songwriter, and classical violinist, KIMIA PENTON uses her music to explore the common themes we share on life’s journey. KIMIA PENTON is proud to announce her WHERE THE RAIN FALLS EP, releasing worldwide in stores and online September 14, 2018. Having garnered favorable comparisons to Norah Jones, Brandi Carlile, Alison Krauss, Sara Bareilles, and Eva Cassidy, KIMIA PENTON’s music is a tapestry of her adventures and travels that covers wide swaths of Jazz, Pop, and Folk, as well as stitches of Classical, R&B, Blues, and Middle Eastern influences.

The WHERE THE RAIN FALLS EP is a soulful and sophisticated celebration of self-compassion, authenticity, emotional healing, and fearless femininity. Kimia’s poignant and relatable lyrics and heartfelt vocals are inspired by her broad cultural background and reveal resonant themes of bravery, vulnerability, and self-reflection. “I like to emphasize the things we have in common and can all relate too,” she says. “I want to build bridges, not fences.” KIMIA PENTON produced her WHERE THE RAIN FALLS EP alongside guitarist, co-producer, and co-writer Kelyn Crapp. The pair shares a self-described “nerdy” love of classical music, jazz, and literature. The two also share a tireless work ethic and an unspoken intuitive connection that began on Kimia’s previous album, Lessons from Life and Love.

Select album stunners on the new release include “Alive Again,” “Stepping Stones,” and “Where the Rain Falls.” The lush and folk-tinged “Alive Again” is a lighthouse beckoning to those lost on a journey in darkness. Kimia’s vocals manage to be sage and sensual on the track, offering the promise of a fresh start. The poignant piano ballad “Stepping Stones” is a message of gratitude to Kimia’s parents, who made many sacrifices so she could soar with opportunities. The elegant rusticity of “Where Rain Falls” recalls Van Morrison. Here, Kimia shares her gifts as a violinist, and showcases some of her finest lyrics, including the standout line “Where the rain falls, life grows.” Another treat is a recent video release of Kimia’s cover of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ In the Wind.”

KIMIA PENTON has earned press coverage and accolades from Jamsphere Magazine, ORSVP Magazine, The NewsHub, Artistviewblog.com, Nashvillemusicguide.com, Jazzu.org, and Sleepingbagstudios.ca. She has a deep love of live performance where she shares her music and message in an intimate setting with her fans and followers, and is able to deliver the strongest impact of the connecting and healing nature of her music. KIMIA PENTON’s vocals are soothing, warm, sweet, and soulful, and she effortlessly sings the haunting and graceful melodies she writes.

Reflecting on her WHERE THE RAIN FALLS EP, Kimia says, “Every song on this album is a message of perseverance, perspective and hope—you’ve got to keep going and living. It is a celebration of when you realize how much you have grown, and how much better things have become because you were courageous and honest in your life.”

KIMIA PENTON was born in the Middle East, raised in London, and now calls Dallas, Texas her home. Her classical training as a violinist started at age seven, and she enjoyed studying both Eastern and Western classics. In her teenage years, she began songwriting and playing the guitar as a way to share messages she was passionate about in a personal way. Kimia’s songs express her love for different cultures and genres of music. Her latest release, WHERE THE RAIN FALLS, follows her successful debut album Lessons from Life and Love.



For more information or to Pre-Order the WHERE THE RAIN FALLS EP, please visit KIMIA PENTON’s website and social media pages via: https://kimiapmusic.com/


To Pre-Order WHERE THE RAIN FALLS on digital services please visit:



For Press and Interview inquiries, please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com


For Digital Marketing, please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com








Sep 6 @ 4pm PT / 7pm ET – Big Blend Radio: Soul Artist Cornell “CC” Carter

6 Sep

Sept. 6: Soul Artist Cornell “CC” Carter – Airs at 4pm PT / 7pm ET. Internationally acclaimed soul artist Cornell “CC” Carter discusses his highly anticipated new album ‘One Love’.

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Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio with internationally acclaimed soul artist Cornell “CC” Carter, who has just released his highly anticipated new album titled ONE LOVE. The album has a variety of Producers on its roster such as Morgan Howell (Soulpersona, UK), Brian Braziel, David Council, and Kirk Crumpler.

Cornell has shared the stage as an opening act for the late great Godfather of Soul, James Brown, and the legendary Ray Charles. He has also opened for other household name brand artists such as The Whispers, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, and Kool and The Gang. As part of Narada Michael Walden’s all-star band, he has shared the stage with other renowned world-class artists such as Neil Schon (Journey), Dionne Warwick, Ronnie Spector, and many other legendary performers! He continues to be one of the most in-demand session vocalists in the San Francisco Bay Area, and was honored to perform with world-renowned, multi-platinum guitarist Carlos Santana, providing vocals on two tracks that appeared on Santana IV and on Santana’s latest album with the legendary Ron Isley.

This episode was sponsored by the National Parks Arts Foundation who creates unique artist-in-residence programs in park units within the National Parks Service.




For more information about ONE LOVE or upcoming tour dates, please visit CC’s website and social media pages via:  www.cc2000music.com or https://cc2000music.bandcamp.com/


To Pre-Order ONE LOVE on digital services please visit:  http://smarturl.it/CConelove





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