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Indie Bible 2007 - Get Your Music Heard!

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Feb. 18, 2007

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Hi All,

Have some more news to cap off your weekend. First of all, be sure to check on MKOC's newest Featured Artist, which is listed below.

ALSO.. there's a big sale goin' on at "On Sale" so I've created a whole sale page for y'all to browse through. Hope you find whatever it is you're lookin' for On Sale !

MKOC Store
Find Books, Music, Videos, Software, Electronics, Website Hosts/Servers .... Don't pay the high prices you find in the stores. I've researched the links posted to give everyone an opportunity to buy great things at the best prices.

Artist Info
Artists, be sure to check out the "Info" section as it's been updated with even more info.. web links, sheet music, instruments and more.

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MKOC Official Artists
Song Clips Added.. Just Click a Song Title to hear music in Real Audio - Songs are rotated with each newsletter.
Debbie Miles
Debbie Miles
You Ain't Been Worth A Dime
Harold Hill
Harold Hill
San Antonio Sweetheart
Hoyt Hughes
Hoyt Hughes
Joe Tinoco
Joe Tinoco
Five Cards on the Mantle
Narvel Felts
Narvel Felts
Until The End of Time
Red Johnson
Red Johnson
Veteran's Day
Tecia McKenna
Tecia McKenna
Goodbye's What You Got
Tony Oliphant
Tony Oliphant
Can't Change Your Mind
The song collection above are some of my favorites of the MKOC Official Artists. Please take time to visit their web sites to hear all the music and choose your favorites. Write me, and maybe your favorite will be the next song showcased.

Narvel Felts

New show dates have been added to Narvel's site and the time for his Las Vegas show has been changed. Check the schedule so you won't miss the next show nearest you!


MKOC Featured Artist

Webster & Associates are representing a great new artist, Cody McCarver and he is now the featured artist on MKOC. Visit Cody's MKOC page to read the review and hear his music. Also be sure to visit his official website to find out all the latest on Cody.CodyMcCarver.jpg (4438 bytes)

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Buy "Love, Peace & Coondawgs" Here!

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Johnny Carroll 50 years in Showbusiness

By Roger Ryan

JohnnyCarroll.jpg (3570 bytes)This year Johnny Carroll celebrates fifty years in showbusiness and is still going strong. He is organising a concert in the Blarney Castle Hotel, Blarney, Co.Cork, on Wednesday 28th February to celebrate this historic achievement. The show is in aid of Marymount Hospice, a cause very close to Johnny's heart. The concert starts a 8 .00 p.m. and will feature Louise Morrissey, Trudi Lalor, Michael English, PJ Murrihy and band Sea Breeze, and of course Johnny and his Golden Trumpet. The show is being recorded for RTEs Nationwide TV Prog.
Known far and wide as the Man with the Golden Trumpet, he is one of the most highly regarded entertainers in the country and one of the bestknown faces in Irish show business. That's not surprising because Johnny Carroll has appeared on almost every entertaiment show on RTE in recent years.

He is one of those entertainers who served his apprenticeship with well known showbands as The Premier Aces and The Magic Band. It was his debut solo album, A Touch of Class, that paved the way for this top class instrumentalist on the showbiz ladder. Since then he has been reaping the rewards of his success in both the recording and performing fields. For those who may not be aware, to date, his is the only one to take a trumpet solo right to the top of the charts and he achieved that with the old favourite Oh! Mein Papa. Top selling CDs are nothing new to Johnny Carroll,' A Touch of Class', 'Golden Moments', 'Legends', 'From the Heart', 'Be My Guest' featuring his old pal Jackie Healy Rea and 'Johnny Carroll and Friends', which was recorded with some of the top names in the entertainment business that Johnny has met down through the years to celebrate 45 years in the business, to mention but a few.

One of the highlights of his career was playing in Croke Park with the Artane Boys Band on four separate All Ireland Final Days where he performed to a live audience of 70,000 people and was seen worldwide by viewers in the UK, Australia and America. He is a unique artist who's brand of music gives pleasure to thousands of people, not only in this isle but across the water and further afield.

Johnny and his band are still very much in demand for all types of social and corporate work throughout Ireland, UK and the United States with the style of music that is a sure recipe to turn every occasion into a party.

Johnny is currently in the recording studio working on a new album to celebrate his 50th year in the business.

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Johnny Carroll CDs Here

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Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
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Hi everybody.

Just a little news....

You've heard that we sing "End of the Wine in the new Ashley Judd movie "Come Early Morning", but did you know there is a soundtrack CD album from the movie? We're on it with Willie Nelson, Emmy Lou Harris, Merle Haggard, Troy Cook, Billy Joe Shaver, and a cast of millions. :) We just bought one at Amazon. Doesn't sound too bad.

Our Reflex Computer Paper TV commercial in Australia has been renewed for another year.

We're mastering a great new CD album for our friend Marvin Rainwater.

Our second OMNI Records anthology CD will be released next month. It takes our music from 1973 to about 1976, It's called "Weird Scenes Inside the Birdhouse".

Our webmaster, Jerry has added music, a new photo gallery, the latest dirt, and about four hundred of our stories and columns to our website.... Not to mention a whole new look.

And, thank you, DJ's, for playing our Stardust Records single "Blues Come In from the Rain".

Jack & Misty

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Our friend and mentor, Bill Hall, once told me that somewhere around 95% of all number one hits are love songs.

I think he was trying to get me off my unorthodox writing about birds in dirty underwear, robbery and murder in a dark old city, a guy being buried, and seems to know what’s going on, a country singer falling in love with a fire hydrant, and songs about birth, death, and beyond.

Maybe he was testing me. I loved Bill, but it didn’t work.

I still write songs about odd subjects, but I write love songs too, when they come to me.
I think that good songs come out of the air, from space, or from God.
When this one started to come through, I knew it had to be written.

To hear the song, click here


My ship of life sails stormy seas,
Tossed and turned with every breeze,
But I've found Safe Harbor in your love.

Let the winds of time turn bitter cold
On sails all torn and growing old
I've found Safe Harbor in your love.

Just breathe your love to me.
Let me feel it soft and warm,
And I can weather any storm

If my ship is lost on waves of foam
Just shine your light and guide me home.
I've found Safe Harbor in your love.

Jack Blanchard

Visit the Music Room MESSAGE BOARD .... "it's a little bit different."
Jack & Misty on MKOC

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JokersWildBand.jpg (8955 bytes)Jokers Wild Band The Jokers Wild Band has released their debut original single "And the Rain." “And the Rain” can be found on CDX #416 track 11, CDTEX, Mark Trail’s comp disc, and March’s Hot Disk (Europe).

"And The Rain," a hard driving country power ballad, was written by keyboardist Buck Aaron Thomas and lead guitarist Gary Zaiontz. “If you have ever had a major fight with the one you love, then had to stay awake late into the morning hoping that they would come home, all of which during a monstrous thunder storm, then this is your song!” says Buck.

Jokers Wild's release of the single "And the Rain" is the result of one complete year of recording, fine tuning, mixing and mastering. "We like to refer to this recording as the place where high quality Texas Music meets Nashville Recording Standards”, says Gary Zaiontz. “Some have said that the song is actually a rock power ballad cleverly disguised as a country tune. However it comes across to the listener, few can argue with the hard-hitting emotional power of its lyrics. If you have ever waited up late at night during a rainstorm for the one you love to call or come through the door, this is your song! We took great care to construct it with amazing sounding instrumentation and screaming seamless vocal harmonies. It just had to be as perfect as we could get it!"

The Jokers Wild Band, a 6-piece country / rock band, was formed in the first quarter of 2002, and has since entertained thousands of audience members throughout the larger Texas dance hall circuit. In 2006, Jokers Wild performed at the Toyota National Sales Convention held at the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum, in San Antonio, Texas. Jokers Wild was honored to be asked to perform among a distinguished prior head of state, as well as such legendary nationally recognized talent and comedic celebrities.

"Gaining a strong presence in the international radio market, and attracting a well funded indie or major label are both very daunting tasks, even for a well established regional performance band like Jokers Wild”, says Buck Thomas. “With over two full length albums of our own great original material ready to follow this release, and the continued love and support of our families and loyal fans, I figured we stood as good, if not a better chance of making the cut as anyone else!"

For a copy of “And the Rain” as an MP3, photos, or to schedule an interview, please contact Laura Claffey with Wildfire Publicity at wildfirepublicity@comcast.net or 615-825-0019. “And the Rain” is also available on the Wildfire download page. Radio is encouraged to also contact Airplay Specialists.

Joker's Wild Band EPK

Wildfire Publicity
PO Box 558, Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: 615-825-0019; Fax: 760-437-4633

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CindyLu.jpg (4776 bytes)Cindy Lu Country singer/songwriter Cindy Lu has released “My Biggest Mistake”, the debut single from her upcoming CD, It’s a Girl Thing. “My Biggest Mistake” can also be found on M-T-M #21.

“My Biggest Mistake” was written by Cindy Lu and Warren Hibbert. Cindy says “‘My Biggest Mistake’ is a song about a woman falling for a guy who was just a big BS-er! [The song is] really just a fun ditty about jerks. Instead of going to a therapist, I write songs and tell the whole world what a loser this guy was! Payback is a bitch!!”

While Cindy Lu is completing her third CD, It’s a Girl Thing, new music is available as a four song sampler. "It's a Girl Thing", the title track (written by Cindy Lu), received Honorable Mention among the top 500 entries in the 13th Annual Billboard World Songwriting Contest. Cindy Lu's songwriting skills continue to improve, and her musical outlook continues to break through all boundaries.

Cindy Lu will be performing at the Bottlecap Bar in Key West, FL, on February 19, at 9pm. The performance will be filmed by Studio Zero for Local Paradise Cable TV (channel 79) to air at a later date for their Starbound Series in Key West.

For a copy of “My Biggest Mistake” as an MP3, photos, or to schedule an interview, please contact Laura Claffey with Wildfire Publicity at wildfirepublicity@comcast.net or 615-825-0019. “My Biggest Mistake” is also available on the download page.
Cindy Lu EPK

Wildfire Publicity
PO Box 558, Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: 615-825-0019; Fax: 760-437-4633

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Cindy Lu CDs Here




LeonSeiter.jpg (4385 bytes)Leon Seiter Leon Seiter has released Christian country single, "I've Seen the Devil Have His Way," off of his In the Shadows of a Honky Tonk cd. Leon, who wrote the song, says "I heard Kris Kristofferson sing a song about drinking the Devil's beer for nothing, and I thought I'd write a song about the Devil!"

Leon has been singing in honky-tonks since the early 60’s. This traditional country artist began receiving national attention in country music circles when his record, Sentenced to Live, received national airplay in the United States, Canada, Germany, and France. Leon has since had five nationally charting singles, including “You Can Always Count on Me”, “Love Is Just a Game”, and “Under You Spell Again” from his current album, In the Shadows of a Honky Tonk.

Leon Seiter has had the pleasure of opening major concert tours across the nation with several top entertainers in the world of country music, such as George Jones, Hank Williams Jr., Porter Wagoner, Tanya Tucker, Tom T. Hall, Tammy Wynette, Mel Tillis, Loretta Lynn, Little Jimmy Dickens, and Tex Ritter. Citing Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, Marty Robbins, and Johnny Cash as his inspirations, Leon’s songs of pain, sorrow, love, and country life are a refreshing addition to the country pop artists on today’s country radio.

Leon’s wit and charm has landed him on countless television and radio talk shows, including The Ralph Emery Show. It also aided in his induction in to the Michigan Country Music Hall of Fame in June of 2000 and the America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004.

For a copy of “I've Seen the Devil Have His Way” as an MP3, photos, or to schedule an interview, please contact Laura Claffey with Wildfire Publicity at wildfirepublicity@comcast.net or 615-825-0019. “I've Seen the Devil Have His Way” is also available on the download page and on the latest HMG compilation.

Leon Seiter EPK

Wildfire Publicity
PO Box 558, Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: 615-825-0019; Fax: 760-437-4633

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Leon Seiter CDs Here


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Wildfire Artists available for CRS Interviews

Bryan White, John Berry, Maggie Austin, Big Rain, Skyla Spencer, & Leon Seiter will all be available for interviews at CRS in Nashville. Contact Laura Claffey at WildfirePublicity@comcast.net to schedule a time slot!

Bryan White
• released Out of the Storm & Christmas cds late 2006
• single on All Gone Fishin’ compilation cd
• started production company

John Berry
• booking Love Songs Tour

Maggie Austin
• current single “Georgia Clay Road” on New Music Weekly & Music Row charts

Skyla Spencer
• Armed Forces Entertainment Tour in December
• current single “One More Chance”

Big Rain
• completely redesigned website
• awarded 2006 Best Vocal Group of the Year by IndieWorld; nominated for 2006 Crossover Artist of the Year by New Music Weekly
• upcoming single “Can’t Take That”

Leon Seiter
• released “I've Seen the Devil Have His Way” in January

Wildfire Publicity
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Phone: 615-825-0019; Fax: 760-437-4633

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Trinity Lane

Miranda Artist **Trinity Lane** Has hit the TOP 50 Video Contest on Famecast


Congratulations!!! You’ve been voted in to compete for the next round on the Country Stage! You are now one step closer to $10,000!!!

For this next round, the top 50, you actually have the choice of submitting a new video or resubmitting your original video to be judged in this round of competition. If you choose to keep the same video, you don’t need to make any changes to your account. If you would like to submit a new video for this upcoming round, you have until Thursday February 22nd, 9pm EST to upload this video. If you miss the deadline your old video will automatically advance to the next round. Whether or not you submit a new video is to your own discretion. Voting for the Top 25 begins at 9pm on the 22nd, EST.

If you are selected for the Top 25, you will be REQUIRED to submit a new video to compete in that round. So plan ahead!!!!

Good luck this next week, and don’t hesitate to write if you have any questions.



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Brigitte London

BrigetteLondon.jpg (5882 bytes)New Release - Like A Phoenix

If you don't have an airplay copy please hit reply and we'll one right out to you!
Full length mp3 - On My Lips from Brigitte's red hot new release "Like a Phoenix"

Watch for Brigitte on Timelesstyle Promotions Compilation Disc with "You Asked Me Too"

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Honky Tonk Disciples wear their Alt-Country Roots proudly with Lonely Town

HonkyTonkDisciples-CD.jpg (3199 bytes)Louisiana based Honky Tonk Disciples' debut release is doing just as their album title promises: Kickin' Up Dust
They wear their alt-country roots with pride on this Dan Baird produced project and are definitely on the verge of something special!

Listen to "Lonely Town" and see you don't agree!

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The Authentic Outlaw Blues Sound of The Skeeters Returns!

Skeeters-RhythmOfWorld.jpg (1749 bytes)Alabama based Skeeters push every artistic button they can with integrity and grit. They are poised on the edge of something huge....

Need Proof? Listen to "Late Again" from their current release Rhythm of the World on Freebound Records


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