In with the new and out with what no longer ignites my passion and tickles my toes. It has been six months since i posted an update... for Indian followers big news I am back assisting
Baiju Dharmajan "The God of Small Strings " in his solo endeavors, many from India know me as Motherjane Angel that is where I met and fell in love with Baiju's gift. Please visit featured artist with all the links for Baiju and his amazing catalog of music both as solo artist and with Motherjane. Be sure to check out his viral sensation Sweet Indian Child of Mine.
Part of the new is The Secret Saints are a new band that I have highlighted on my site, they recently opened for Guns n Roses they currently on tour in the USA you can learn more by following them on facebook and reading my introduction to them on my site.
Still tickled to promote Yossi Sassi and he music with the World and encourage you in joining me and many other fans of incredible music in crowdfunding his next album what the video from Yossi below and here is the link to be part of the creation , it can't happen without you !
My long time showcased artist Umair Jaswal was just featured on Coke Studio Season 10 you can watch all 5 seasons here . Even more exciting for me is he is working on his solo album !
Stop by his main site check out his adventures with his Harley and so much more...
As for updates from moi I spend too much of my life working in corporate USA and not enough time pursuing my passions. In my spare time I am working on writing my memoir Dancing through Life with one Broken High Heal while living my life on my own terms . Trying to hold grudges against those who wronged me and focusing on the sweet cherries not the sour ones. And oh yes I have a new SUV which I just love and look forward to all the adventures we will take together listening to incredible music of the artists I love and assist !
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.
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 !
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.
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.
If you been following my sites you know I am highlighting Yossi Sassi who's own bio pens him as "Oriental Rock Bouzoukitarist, Founder@Yossi Sassi Band, Composer/Producer/Co-Founder of Orphaned Land"
Being a new fan of Oriental Rock I am having a great time learning from both the fans and the musicians of the genre and I may I add interacting in emails with Yossi is a joy... the man is really uplifting and his message of Uniting the World through Music makes us kindred spirits :) but enough of that on to the just released video Palm Dance featuring Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal from the soon to be released album "Roots and Roads" my copy promised to be on the way, yes I not only promote but support Indie Artists, you can read the review here and even better support here , only you can keep Indie Music alive and well so support the artists you love and who's message speaks to you !
Just a Rock n Roll Lover who loves meeting kindred spirits through Music & anything that tickles my toes and maybe yours too.