Archive for the Pop music Category

ROCK IT – David Shriver Tribute is now Launched!

Posted in I Have A Dream, Independent Music, Indie Music, Kickstarter, Memorial, Pop music, Short Film, Soundtrack, Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 13, 2012 by damngoodtunes

Full speed ahead! That’s what Bruce Maier and his dedicated team are saying now that phase 2 of the Kickstarter.com fundraising campaign has launched as of Monday. There is a brand new introduction video in place which will give the potential donors much more of the information and even a sneak peek at David’s live performance on the Ed Sullivan Show, along with a clip of actor-musician and author Mickey Jones who Maier recruited to play drums on the soundtrack for the film. Mickey was seated in the control room of the recording studio hearing back the song Rock It for the very first time when he is captured on  camera offering an emotional response.

This is a worthy project and there is an inspirational message of hope for anyone who loves music and has considered putting all their faith in the Dream of making it in music.

David Shriver and Mickey Jones along with their band-leader Trini Lopez sold millions of records and played the most important shows and broadcast in the world . But all this fame would come just a few years after David’s first time becoming famous as the electric Bass player for Rock icon Eddie Cochran. Cochran will killed in a tragic car crash in England, leaving behind millions of saddened fans and a young David Shriver asking the question of what would be next. After a stint with the Kelly Four, David was at the famed PJ’s in Hollywood when he meets with Lopez and Jones who were just then needing a good Bass player. The rest is an amazing history which includes moving from Malibu and buying a  farm in Washington state, joining with Northwest music legend Clayton Watson and performing in symphonies and Big Bands! David Shriver as the song says,  ” lived his life with passion ! ”

In order to tell this story in Rock It, we need your help. Please go to our Kickstarter page and watch the video and read the details. Rock It!

See The Video Here

Image

Interview with Platinum Hit writer!

Posted in Country Music, Gold Record, Independent Music, New Country Music, Pop music, songwriter with tags , , on January 17, 2011 by damngoodtunes

Join us this week as our Nashville reporter James Dean Fisher brings us an interview with Roy August who enjoys the distinction of being a songwriter who has scored multi-platinum records including “Sitting Here Fancy Free” for the Oak Ridge Boys back in the 1980’s. Mr. August has written over 1000 songs to date and is able to live the lifestyle that many up and coming writers would one day love to emulate. The pre-story appears right now at damngoodtunes.com so stop on by today!

Roy August with some of his Gold and Platinum records

Steve Miller Band

Posted in Blues Band, News, Pop, Pop music, World News with tags , , on December 26, 2010 by damngoodtunes

The Steve Miller Band once again is taking the world by storm as they have traveled across North America and now into Europe. Correspondent for damngoodtunes.com, Rocky Nelson brought us the Steve Miller Interview part 1 last month and now the very candid and personal follow-up has been posted.

Steve Miller press picture by T. Brown

 This part 2 interview takes place in Paris France where Nelson meets up with Miller again is a real bonus for avain Steve Miller fans and certainly for the DGT. One would have to agree that there are not many journalists who will be stateside and tell an artist like Steve Miller, ” hey man, I’ll see you in Paris this Fall. What do ya say? ” And that’s exactly how it went down. Rocky had some time to travel and hang out in Europe before he had to return to his ” day ” job working for the Army Corp Of Engineers over in Afghanastan where he was expected December 13th.

Rocky Nelson

Anyway, this is a great interview and you out to just start with part 1 if you haven’t already done so, then go on to the conclusion. Once again damngoodtunes.com has reached world-class status with this classy interview of one of the coolest guys, hottest guitar players on the planet, Steve Miller. Also we have included Miller’s own video interview and sound-stage preparation for the world tour as an extra feature.

New Steve Miller Band - BINGO

Enjoy this great feature along with the New damngoodtunes.com look and navigation rebuild. You’re gonna love what we did to the house!

 Bruce J Maier