How quickly time flies it almost three months since my last update and thrilled that Winter is about to tour to Spring in New England, I love Spring it is all about transformation and rebirth, can't wait to get my toes into the grass and wander around in nature but I have a few more weeks before my naked toes touch mother earth :)
In musical news there is a new showcased artist Abdullah Chhadeh a Virtuoso on his chosen instrument of the Qanun you can learn more about him here on my site below is a taste of his gift.
I could not be more proud of Umair Jaswal he has once again been nominated at the prestigious Lux Awards, this time for Song of the Year with Sasu Mangay for Khaki Banda, voting is ongoing and your support is greatly appreciated Awards https://www.luxstyle.pk/lsa2017/ Search for Song of the Year click on picture and verify check mark to know it was accepted. The Coke Studio Video follows.
Last but not Least Anis Jouini of Myrath is gearing up for an exciting year kicking off the concerrt season 14th of April in Tunisia , more details here is it possible 2017 could be more incredible for fans than 2017 !!!
“Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything & anything else can have in common.”
So glad to meet so many kindred spirits on the road less traveled, till next time , remember you do have the power to make your dreams come true... never settle...never give up <3 Eva Dowd
It has been awhile since I blogged but thought I start the New Year with a few new music releases ,some news and some musings by yours truly. First off my music taste has no genre, I like what I like and make no apologies for doing so, the older I get the less I care about approval so in 2017 I will try to highlight here more of the things that just tickle my toes, hopefully I will meet a few more kindred spirits during the process. First up Krampus by Snowy Shaw this is one of my favorite finds of the past month....
Next up the beautifully shot and performed Maiden of Stone Fairy Tale of Love and Loss by Velian a Bulgarian metal band.
My long time friend 2 Blue just released Chammak Challo Beat It (Rock Mashup) I love his passion and his dedication to living life on his own terms. He would love subscribers on his new You Tube Site . Also check out the latest artist I am highlighting on my site Anju Brahmasmi she also lives life on her own terms :)
In other news my spotlighted artist Anis Jouini with his band Myrath were just voted at the Global Music Portal Myrath Breakthrough International Band, Best Music Video of the Year for Believer and 2nd Place for album of the Year for Legacy with Metallica taking the top spot. Do take the the time to manage Anis's main site I created to share his amazing bass playing with the world. Below is the USA release for Believer.
In closing looking forward to sharing more music from around the globe with kindred spirits, working on my latest personal projects Hard Rock Ink and Bohemian Life, assisting my incredible artists and yes I have a few personal goals but none of that resolution bullshit that gets forgotten in 3 weeks, I will only share once I accomplish my goals... In mean time Live and Let Live and Love the way you want to be Loved , focus on Progress not Perfection !
Roots and Roads from the Yossi Sassi Band has is now in the hands of the Grammy voting society. I am proud to have been able to nominate them in the World Genre if you are a voting member you can find them in the For Your Consideration Area at the Grammy Pro Web Site.
The Band Members also part of the nomination include:
Yossi Sassi – Vocals, Guitars, Producer
Or Lubianiker – Electric Bass
Shay Ifrah – Drums
Ben Azar – Guitar
Sapir Fox – Vocals
Roei Fridman – Percussion
Yossi Sassi band is touring and you can find all details on their FB page as well as reviews from around the World with numerous accolades for Roots and Roads and you can also find more on my page about Yossi Sassi under featured artists. Most important have a listen for yourself of Roots and Roads <3 Eva Dowd Music really does unite us all !
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Anyone who follows me knows I am the proud Publicist of Anis Jouini the bass guitarist of Myrath, Anis is celebrating 10 years this year with Myrath .
Oct. 8th the band took their Tunisian Metal to Japan at Loud Park and I must say I am in awe at the response from the Japanese fans Myrath even trended #1 on Twitter in Japan during their performance.
I will soon work with Anis to share the tour diary but in mean time you can check out prior tour diaries as well as well as so much more on his main site.
For all things Myrath follow them on FB and Anis's FB Fan Page that I oversee with Anis's full support to bring fans around the globe the the latest updates. Music really does unite us all <3 Eva Dowd
Few images from Japan:
Myrath is Coming to USA in 2017 !!!
First let me start with the most exciting news my artist Anis Jouini bass player for Myrath, the band is coming to the USA in 2017 for ProgPower USA, the artists I work with live in distant corners of the world so always great when I get to meet them face to face. Here is the full roster for the Concert. There is a lot happening with Anis these days, endorsements, interviews and touring with Myrath read full details at his update blog.
Below from ProgPower 2013.
Umair continues to win the heart of fans around the Globe.
Yossi Sassi Band Roots and Roads Album submitted for Grammy Review.
I was thrilled to be able to submit one of my favorite artist Yossi Sassi and his Band for Grammy consideration for his album Roots and Roads, I really hope you take the time to read the entire post right here and yes I finally have my replacement CD that I had to submit to Grammys but this one is much more special with a message from Yossi, now time to take it on a road trip ! The band is on tour and you can find out all the details on the band's main site.
I could not be prouder of my artist Umair Jaswal this is 4th time on Coke Studio and while Khayaal is near and dear to my heart I found something new to love in each season he took part in, you can view all the videos and the behind the scenes on Umair's YouTube Playlist.
Today I want focus on the latest the just released video as well as the behind the scene and do join in all the feedback on Umair's Official Facebook Page.
Anis and I have been working closely together with creating the vision for his social media sites, I may create and manage the many sites while he focuses on the more important use of his valuable time of making music for all of you but trust me Anis is very involved and cares deeply for his fans and is as active on the social media sites as time permit.
Would love you to check out his main site with so many nooks and crannies for Anis's and Myrath's fans and do sign the guest book as well read the latest tour photo diary when Myrath opened for Megadeth in Bucharest Romania.
Be sure to check out upcoming Myrath Tour Dates and Anis Jouini Official Fan Page on FB.
Working with so many dedicated musicians makes me realize how much time they sacrifice to share their art with all of us, it may appear glamorous and so "Rock n Roll" but they give up so much of time traveling , their personal life's and even money to fund their passion.
Being a full time musician is not for the faint of heart and that is why I give them so much respect and donate my time to few kindred spirits I have met on this road less travel I chosen for myself.
PS: My own main site Eva Dowd International has been totally been revamped hope you like the new look and you are always welcome to connect with me on FB or LinkedIn.
Just a Rock n Roll Lover who loves meeting kindred spirits through Music & anything that tickles my toes and maybe yours too.