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KARLIE BARTHOLOMEW RELEASES DEBUT EP “A WAY TO START”

Nashville, TN (December 10, 2021) – Americana singer/songwriter Karlie Bartholomew recently released her debut EP called “A Way to Start.” You can listen to the album HERE!

“This EP has been a long time coming and it very much feels like my way to begin the next chapter of my music career and my life,” Karlie explains. “These songs follow my timeline over the last nine years – from leaving home for the first time to starting over here in Nashville. I’m so thankful to have worked with such an incredible group of musicians and people on this project.”

Karlie’s first two singles from the EP, Brooklyn Park and Back Bay, received positive feedback from both press and listeners, procuring coverage from Nashville NoiseTinnitist, Six Twelve Entertainment, Blackbird News, New Music Weekly Magazine and more.

Music City Melodies wrote in a review “…Karlie Bartholomew may be a newcomer to releasing music, but she is already a star in our eyes.”

BuzzMusic followed with “Her vocals melt like butter as she soothingly tours us through descriptive lyrical motifs leaping from this sonic canvas.”

About Karlie Bartholomew:
Born and raised in Brooklyn Park, Maryland, Karlie Bartholomew has always had a passion for music. While shy as a child, Karlie was able to use music to find her voice. She started writing her own songs at a young age, participating in every talent show she could beginning in elementary school.

Following in her father’s musical footsteps, Karlie taught herself to play guitar on his old six-string while she was in high school. Heavily influenced by artists like Ingrid MichaelsonNorah Jones and Sara Bareilles, Karlie is drawn to authenticity and strives to keep her lyrics honest. “My songs focus on storytelling, hoping the listener can see themselves in my music,” she explains. Her smooth voice, jazzy chord progressions and folk-inspired lyrics will silence any room.

Before moving to Boston, Karlie performed at notable Maryland venues like Rams Head Live!Baltimore SoundstageThe 9:30 Club (Washington D.C.), DC9 (Washington D.C.), The Ottobar and 49 West Coffeehouse & Gallery.

While attending Berklee College of Music in 2017, she was chosen as a featured soloist to honor Lucinda Williams at the school’s commencement concert. Karlie sang for an entire arena filled with seven thousand people, including Lucinda herself, Lionel RichieTodd Rundgren and Neil Portnow. Karlie graduated the next day with a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Music, focusing in Contemporary Writing/Production and Performance.

Now living in Nashville, Tennessee, Karlie released her latest project, her debut EP A Way to Start, on December 10, 2021. She released her first single, “Brooklyn Park,” on October 29, 2021, followed by “Back Bay” on November 12, 2021 and “May” on December 3, 2021. She frequently performs at local Nashville and Franklin, TN music venues, such as NashHouse Spoon & SaloonAlley TapsBelcourt Taps and Gray’s on Main.

For more information, visit www.karliemusic.com and follow Karlie on FacebookInstagramTwitterTikTokYouTube and Spotify.

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DANGO ROSE RELEASES NEW EP “THE FORGOTTEN YEARS: VOL. II”

Nashville, TN (December 3, 2021) – Singer/songwriter and co-founder of Elephant Revival, Dango Rose, recently released his new five-song EP The Forgotten Years: Vol II. You can listen to the album HERE!

The Forgotten Years: Vol. II is the second release from Rose’s The Forgotten Years EP Trilogy. This volume highlights a more experimental phase with deeper subject matter, into a style Rose calls “Steam Pop” – a hybrid of Pop, Folk, Roots and subtle electronic motifs. The Forgotten Years: Vol I was previously released in October 2021.

The three-volume release consists of songs that the Elephant Revival bassist wrote and recorded between 2008-2018 whilst in-between tours. Together with his longtime songwriting and production partner, Evan Reeves, co-collaboration in the studio offered a reprieve from his hectic life in a busy touring band. When the band went on indefinite hiatus in 2018, the stillness and loss of identity was unexpected, yet palpable. So began a healing journey where recalling and releasing these recordings became essential in redefining Rose’s sense of place and purpose in the world.

“Songwriting for me has always been a vessel for processing work,” Rose explains. “I believe these songs are somehow an expression of this undertaking, an expression of healing. The Forgotten Years: Vol. II is a departure from anything you’ve heard from me before.”

The Forgotten Years: Volume III is expected to be released in winter 2022.

About Dango Rose:
Dango Rose embraces a passion for music as a vital healing influence and spiritual path. He creates and collaborates to support harmony and truth. Born with a poet’s soul and a warrior’s heart, his life’s journey has been one of transformation.

For seventeen years, Dango traveled nationally and internationally in touring bands. In 2006, he co-founded Elephant Revival and spent eleven years performing and recording with this influential outfit that pioneered the genre, “Transcendental Folk.” Rose penned band favorites such as, When I FallThe PastureJet Lag Blues and others.

Rose has shared the stage with the likes of Gregory Alan Isakov, Noah Gundersen, Watchhouse, Hiss Golden Messenger, The Oh Hellos, Billy Strings, Greensky Bluegrass, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Joan Baez, Ani DiFranco, Abigail Washburn, Donovan, Little Feat, Blind Pilot, Amy Helm, Chadwick Stokes, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leftover Salmon, DeVotchka, John Oates, Elvis Costello, Josh Ritter, Joe Pug, Dirk Powell, Yonder Mountain String Band,  Gone Gone Beyond and many more. He was a three-time headliner at Red Rocks with Elephant Revival and performed several headlining shows with The Colorado Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he’s performed at high profile national festivals, such as Newport Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and more.

Since Elephant Revival went on hiatus in May 2018, Dango has begun a solo career, focusing most of his time in the recording studio and behind the writer’s desk. As music journalist Marc Tonglen explains, “He reminds me of a cross between Leonard CohenCat Stevens and Alan Parsons. His voice is distinctive, words penetrating and his arrangements— on the edge, yet engaging.”

Dango is in the midst of releasing a collection of genre-defying EPs dubbed The Forgotten Years. From this collection, fans will hear takes and storylines that Rose has never before shared. Written while touring with Elephant Revival, yet released well thereafter, The Forgotten Years is a culmination of Dango’s seventeen year journey on the road, inviting us to see elements of his transformation from a different point of view.

For more information on Dango Rose, visit www.dangorose.com and connect with him on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information on Elephant Revival, visit www.elephantrevival.com and follow the band on Facebook and Instagram.

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DANIELLE CORMIER GETS INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH “MERRIER WITH YOU”

Nashville, TN (December 3, 2021) – Americana singer/songwriter Danielle Cormier recently released her new Christmas single called “Merrier With You.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With festive lyrics like presents all wrapped up in a bow, sneak a kiss under the mistletoe, “Merrier With You” is sure to get listeners into the holiday spirit.

“Every year I release an original Christmas song,” Danielle explains. “Originally, I had thought about recording a cover of a classic this year, but while I was looking, I became frustrated at my options and decided to write another one of my own. That’s where the inspiration started! I asked my friend, Karlie Bartholomew, to help me write the song and Merrier With You was born! We took our personal experiences of how we celebrate with our respective partners and put those ideas into the song. But, this song isn’t just for couples celebrating the holidays together…families, friends and roommates can all take something away from this. I hope that listeners can relate in finding those people who make the holiday season merrier.”

About Danielle Cormier:
Danielle Cormier is a Nashville based singer/songwriter originally from Pinehurst, North Carolina. She moved to Nashville in 2016 after studying musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.
With honest songwriting and vocals that are similar to Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles, Danielle creates music that is both approachable and captivating. Accompanying her move to Music City, she released a six-song EP dubbed Casino Sessions. Since the launch, she has continued to write, play songwriters rounds and compile a collection of songs for the album Fire & Ice. Produced by Adam Lester (Peter Frampton, Jill Andrews, Backstreet Boys), Fire & Ice is Danielle’s first full-length effort. Track two on the album, “Can’t Quit You,” features guitar legend Peter Frampton after Danielle’s producer showed Peter the song while on tour with him.
Since the release of the album, Danielle performed with Vince Gill at his annual Vinny Invitational Golf Tournament and opened for Trace Adkins at Ft. Bragg’s 4th of July Celebration. In November 2018, Danielle released an original Christmas song which was featured on Spotify’s Christmas Hits playlist and the song itself reached over 3.1 million streams.

Danielle teamed up with Adam Lester once again in August 2021 to record her most recent project Réflexion at The Pilot Lounge in Fairview, TN. All of the songs on this project were written in 2020 and capture Danielle’s experiences and emotions from the year, which was filled with love, loss, and the readiness to move on.

For more information, visit www.daniellecormiermusic.com and follow Danielle on Instagram and Facebook.

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KARLIE BARTHOLOMEW RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BACK BAY”

Nashville, TN (November 12, 2021) – Americana singer/songwriter Karlie Bartholomew recently released her new single called “Back Bay.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With relatable lyrics like I used to take it for granted, like it would always be that way, until my bags sat waiting to leave on graduation day, “Back Bay” mirrors the feeling of homesickness most listeners can identify with.

Back Bay was written in one sitting while reflecting on my time in Boston attending Berklee College of Music,” Karlie explains. “Some of my fondest memories are Sundays walking along the Charles River and finding peace away from the busy city streets. I’m so honored to have this song feature the legendary Sam Bush on mandolin, as well as Brian Allen on cello.”

Karlie’s debut single, “Brooklyn Park, received rave reviews from both fans and press. Music City Melodies published “Karlie’s soft voice had us floating on air…Karlie delivers an effortlessly beautiful tone, with equally beautiful storytelling.”

About Karlie Bartholomew:
Born and raised in Brooklyn Park, Maryland, Karlie Bartholomew has always had a passion for music. While shy as a child, Karlie was able to use music to find her voice. She started writing her own songs at a young age, participating in every talent show she could beginning in elementary school.

Following in her father’s musical footsteps, Karlie taught herself to play guitar on his old six-string while she was in high school. Heavily influenced by artists like Ingrid MichaelsonNorah Jones and Sara Bareilles, Karlie is drawn to authenticity and strives to keep her lyrics honest. “My songs focus on storytelling, hoping the listener can see themselves in my music,” she explains. Her smooth voice, jazzy chord progressions and folk-inspired lyrics will silence any room.

Before moving to Boston, Karlie performed at notable Maryland venues like Rams Head Live!Baltimore SoundstageThe 9:30 Club (Washington D.C.), DC9 (Washington D.C.), The Ottobar and 49 West Coffeehouse & Gallery.

While attending Berklee College of Music in 2017, she was chosen as a featured soloist to honor Lucinda Williams at the school’s commencement concert. Karlie sang for an entire arena filled with seven thousand people, including Lucinda herself, Lionel RichieTodd Rundgren and Neil Portnow. Karlie graduated the next day with a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Music, focusing in Contemporary Writing/Production and Performance.

Now living in Nashville, Tennessee, Karlie is currently working on her latest project – her debut EP. She released her debut single, “Brooklyn Park,” on October 29, 2021 and frequently performs at local Nashville and Franklin, TN music venues, such as NashHouse Spoon & SaloonAlley TapsBelcourt Taps and Gray’s on Main.

For more information, visit www.karliemusic.com and follow Karlie on FacebookInstagramTwitterTikTokYouTube and Spotify.

 

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ELEPHANT REVIVAL’S DANGO ROSE RELEASES SOLO PROJECT “THE SINGULARITY”

Nashville, TN (November 12, 2021) – Singer/songwriter and co-founder of Elephant Revival, Dango Rose, recently released his new single “The Singularity.” You can listen to the song HERE!

The Singularity was written in response to T-Bone Burnett’s request for members of Elephant Revival to submit songs for the second season of HBO’s True Detective. This post-modern, Alt/Indie/Folk ballad explores the not-so-far-fetched dystopian reality of the Internet of Things (IoT) infiltrating the better nature of our humanity.

“The goal of technology is to create efficiency. The goal of art is to create conscience. Art is not efficient. Efficiency is not an attribute of the good. […] Artists contain the accumulated knowledge of generations. Artists create conscience. The artists are our only hope.” – T-Bone Burnett, Keynote Speech at SxSw 2019

In response to this, Dango explains, “T-Bone Burnett asked members of Elephant Revival to write songs in 2015 for True Detective pertaining to the subject of his 2019 SxSw keynote speech. My take on the narrative was through the lens of an AI child, experiencing a revolution of conscience, magnified by unforeseen humanitarian conflicts of the digital age.”

About Dango Rose:
Dango Rose embraces a passion for music as a vital healing influence and spiritual path. He creates and collaborates to support harmony and truth. Born with a poet’s soul and a warrior’s heart, his life’s journey has been one of transformation.

For seventeen years, Dango traveled nationally and internationally in touring bands. In 2006, he co-founded Elephant Revival and spent eleven years performing and recording with this influential outfit that pioneered the genre, “Transcendental Folk.” Rose penned band favorites such as, When I FallThe PastureJet Lag Blues and others.

Rose has shared the stage with the likes of Gregory Alan Isakov, Noah Gundersen, Watchhouse, Hiss Golden Messenger, The Oh Hellos, Billy Strings, Greensky Bluegrass, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Joan Baez, Ani DiFranco, Abigail Washburn, Donovan, Little Feat, Blind Pilot, Amy Helm, Chadwick Stokes, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leftover Salmon, DeVotchka, John Oates, Elvis Costello, Josh Ritter, Joe Pug, Dirk Powell, Yonder Mountain String Band,  Gone Gone Beyond and many more. He was a three-time headliner at Red Rocks with Elephant Revival and performed several headlining shows with The Colorado Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he’s performed at high profile national festivals, such as Newport Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and more.

Since Elephant Revival went on hiatus in May 2018, Dango has begun a solo career, focusing most of his time in the recording studio and behind the writer’s desk. As music journalist Marc Tonglen explains, “He reminds me of a cross between Leonard CohenCat Stevens and Alan Parsons. His voice is distinctive, words penetrating and his arrangements— on the edge, yet engaging.”

Dango is in the midst of releasing a collection of genre-defying EPs dubbed The Forgotten Years. From this collection, fans will hear takes and storylines that Rose has never before shared. Written while touring with Elephant Revival, yet released well thereafter, The Forgotten Years is a culmination of Dango’s seventeen year journey on the road, inviting us to see elements of his transformation from a different point of view.

For more information on Dango Rose, visit www.dangorose.com and connect with him on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information on Elephant Revival, visit www.elephantrevival.com and follow the band on Facebook and Instagram.

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KARLIE BARTHOLOMEW RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE

Nashville, TN (October 29, 2021) – Americana singer/songwriter Karlie Bartholomew recently released her debut single called “Brooklyn Park.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With picturesque lyrics like on the corner lives an old woman in a house dressed in weeds, her eyes peek out behind the blinds and, like me, she’s scared to leave, listeners are sure to fall in love with Karlie’s unique storytelling.

“Brooklyn Park is my hometown and where I grew up,” Karlie explains. “My father built our house brick by brick and the pine tree stood outside of my sister’s bedroom window. It’s a song about how hard it is to leave home and start a new life away from all you’ve ever known. The line if only I could find a way to start somewhere new inspired the title of my upcoming EP called A Way to Start. Brooklyn Park is the first single off of the EP to be released.”

About Karlie Bartholomew:
Born and raised in Brooklyn Park, Maryland, Karlie Bartholomew has always had a passion for music. While shy as a child, Karlie was able to use music to find her voice. She started writing her own songs at a young age, participating in every talent show she could beginning in elementary school.

Following in her father’s musical footsteps, Karlie taught herself to play guitar on his old six-string while she was in high school. Heavily influenced by artists like Ingrid Michaelson, Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles, Karlie is drawn to authenticity and strives to keep her lyrics honest. “My songs focus on storytelling, hoping the listener can see themselves in my music,” she explains. Her smooth voice, jazzy chord progressions and folk-inspired lyrics will silence any room.

Before moving to Boston, Karlie performed at notable Maryland venues like Rams Head Live!Baltimore SoundstageThe 9:30 Club (Washington D.C.), DC9 (Washington D.C.), The Ottobar and 49 West Coffeehouse & Gallery.

While attending Berklee College of Music in 2017, she was chosen as a featured soloist to honor Lucinda Williams at the school’s commencement concert. Karlie sang for an entire arena filled with seven thousand people, including Lucinda herself, Lionel Richie, Todd Rundgren and Neil Portnow. Karlie graduated the next day with a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Music, focusing in Contemporary Writing/Production and Performance.

Now living in Nashville, Tennessee, Karlie is currently working on her latest project – her debut EP. You can catch her performing at local Nashville and Franklin, TN music venues, such as NashHouse Spoon & Saloon, Alley Taps, Belcourt Taps and Gray’s on Main.

For more information, visit www.karliemusic.com and follow Karlie on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube and Spotify.

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CARRIE CUNNINGHAM RELEASES “ROAD BY ROAD”

Nashville, TN (September 13, 2021) – Multi-talented singer/songwriter Carrie Cunningham returns with the ninth single from her Showgirl Series! She released her new Americana track “Road By Road” on September 11, 2021. You can listen to the single HERE!

With poetic lyrics like each time I return, there’s something to learn, so I’ll take it slow, “Road By Road” is one of the most personal songs in Carrie’s song catalog.
“Over the past few years, I have been experiencing a ton of spiritual visions – from dreams where God is talking to me to experiencing past lives,” Carrie explains. “During one of my writing sessions with Jan Edwards and Lucy Leblanc, I was telling them of some of my visions. All three examples in the song are taken from my past live experiences. The first one has been with me since I was a little girl.”

Carrie has been releasing one single per month this year as part of her highly popular Showgirl Series. “Road By Road” is song nine of ten, preceding her upcoming album “Showgirl” – set to be released in November of 2021.

About Carrie Cunningham:
Carrie is based in both Nashville, Tennessee and Huntington Beach, California. She has been a touring artist for two decades and has performed on over 1,000 stages. She has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with over 50 national acts, such as Kacey Musgraves, Charlie Daniels, Jake Owen, Crystal Gayle, Diamond Rio, Collective Souland more.

For more information, visit www.carrielive.com and follow Carrie on FacebookInstagramTwitter and Spotify.

 

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