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
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.
In my never ending passion to unite the world through music I share music from Pakistan, Israel and Norway so let's get on with it already!
JHOOM released this week by Pakistani artist Umair Jaswal who I am celebrating 5 years of promoting and friendship. I am always thrilled to see the fan response on his Official Fan Page which is now closing in on 3/4 million fans, a Million can't be far off ! JHOOM also featuring Zoe Viccaji is become a fast fan favorite with 2 million views and counting in past week alone. Umair loves his fans and their support means and they love him back, it is a beautiful thing to experience !
YOSSI SASSI BAND
This week I received the latest release from the Yossi Sassi Band their album Roots and Roads made its had a long journey from Israel to Boston where it was quickly taken on my daily 100 mile commute from the city to country.My SUV is my favorite place to listen to music, I like to drive fast and listen to my music ever louder, speeding through cow country with music on full blast I am sure the cows were enjoying Yossi's latest release as much as I was! The above is Palm Dance featuring Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal to purchase a copy for yourself visit the band's main site.
J & B BAND
Just released by J & B Band based in Norway featuring Jere-Maya and Borge I encourage you to check out on their main site. Everything About You was directed by Ray Kay in Cape Town and I just loved watching the band promoting it on their facebook site leading up to the launch.
Jermiah as I fondly refer to him as is a long time friend and I think I am one of the 1st people to hear him sing almost a decade ago and I am so proud of him and really looking forward to future releases!
2016 begins my 11th year with my company Eva Dowd Productions International so much has changed but at same time so much is the same especially about my love for Music and the belief that it unites people regardless of our religion,politics or language.
I am looking forward to continuing to support my featured artists Umair Jaswal , Sanjeev T and the Motherjane fan base.
I am also super excited to be back as a Global International Judge for VIMA the South Asian International Music Awards founded by Siva Zaphod Chandran who I respect for his dedication in moving the Indie Music Scene forward in these uncertain times for musicians. Below is my Intro as a Judge, Pleas make sure to join VIMA Music Awards for all the latest updates.
VIMA 2016 GLOBAL JUDGES ANNOUNCEMENT : Eva Dowd (USA)
As we countdown to the submission date of VIMA 2016 (Malaysia, Brunei & Singapore) , we are pleased as peach to unveil our cool set of global judges who will comprise of celebrities, models, personalities, music experts, label heads, media and even the next generation of judges from across the world.
Global and Celebrity judges will make up 60% of the total scores while 40% will be scores from the public.
Today we present the second of our 100 global judges, Eva Dowd (USA)
Eva Dowd is an Award Winning International Public Relations Manager and CEO of Eva Dowd Productions International Located in Boston, MA.
Eva Dowd Productions International is all about the power of Music to unite the world in the one language we all share 'Music' with its passion and emotion that speaks to us all as individuals but unites as a global community no matter our native tongue, where we reside, our political or religious views music brings us together.
She is passionate about sharing Indie music with the World from countries where rock music is often not accepted and even banned, to herself and the Artists she works with as well as their fans. Rock Music is not a type of music, but a way of life.
An Industry Member at the Grammy Recording Academy, Music Ambassador at the global sensation Playing for Change as well as International Ambassador at the Music Industry site Music2Deal joining other Ambassadors the likes of Charles Foskett - UK (Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello) Stuart Epps (Elton John, Led Zeppelin) and in Michael Bisping – Germany A.S.S. (Russ Ballard, Bob Geldof).
Eva represents a small exclusive artist roster that she feels a kindred spirit with their passion and the music they create that speaks to her personally and hopefully the world. Her current Artists include Umair Jaswal (pictured right ) who has won numerous National and International Awards for his vocals including IndieGO Best Rock Vocalist in Asia in 2012 and is currently setting Pakistan on fire with his Coke Studio Mega hit Sammi Meri Waar, Umair will be touring globally in 2016 as well as launching his acting career.Umair has close to 500,000 followers on his FB page and we expect his following to soar past 1 million very soon.
Other long term artists include India's motherjane who have become one of India's most awarded rock bands including AVIMA's Best Rock Band in Asia in 2009 and will have the amazing accomplishment of sharing their music with the world for two decades very soon, this month they are opening for Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.
Her other Indian artist Sanjeev T (pictured below) was honored as Avima's “Most Inventive, Innovative and Creative Indie Act in Asia” in 2010 which anyone who has followed his career will realise it is just as true today. Sanjeev has also toured the World with Grammy and Oscar Winner A.R. Rahman as his guitarist.
"I was super excited when Siva asked me to be global judge because I know how much VIMA Awards and other the Awards SIva has spearheaded through the years to support Indie Music Scene can help take an artist to another level because of my 1st hand experience with my own artists. I love being introduced to new artists that are unique , fresh and full of passion and I am sure as a Judge I will not be disappointed in the talent that is presented.
One of the Artist's that is chosen by VIMA 2016 I will showcase on my Grammy page, Music2Deal Industry site for a month in hopes of expanding the reach of their music."
Do visit her main site Eva Dowd International (http://www.evadowdinternational.com/) to learn more about her passion promoting Indie Artists and the incredible artists past and present she has had the privilege to work with. Eva will sit on the USA Panel of judges for VIMA 2016 together with Greg Jackson who was featured yesterday.
Just a Rock n Roll Lover who loves meeting kindred spirits through Music & anything that tickles my toes and maybe yours too.