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The Echoes – Most Philanthropic Band Of The Year – Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors

After spending more than a decade, playing drums and traveling the world in the back of a plush tour bus, with his multi-platinum band, Rusted Root, Jim Donovan chose to walk away in 2005, to spend time with his young family and pursue a career as a college professor. However, all through Donovan’s eleven-year hiatus, he still had music bubbling in his soul and after a couple of health scares, the...

The Echoes – Songwriter Of The Year – Griffin House

Griffin House may be receiving the award for 2018 Artistic Echoes Songwriter Of The Year, but we want this award to acknowledge his entire career and pay tribute to the depth and breadth of this songwriter’s extraordinary library of work. In a career that spans fifteen years, ten albums and the release of more than one hundred original songs, Griffin House, who currently makes his home in Nashvill...

The Echoes – Pop Artist Of The Year – Mike Bauer

Artistic Echoes 2018 Pop Artist Of The Year, Mike Bauer, is a Los Angeles District Attorney by day and a hard working musician by night. Where does his passion and drive for both professions come from? The simple answer, with a poignant and powerful story behind it, is his mother. That story, will be told by this author, in the near future, but for now, just know that Mike Bauer’s mother is tender...

The Echoes – Blues Artist Of The Year – Samantha Fish

“Everything I do is rooted in blues” ~Samantha Fish Samantha Fish may be Artistic Echoes’ 2018 Blues Artist Of The Year, but her musicianship goes far beyond the blues genre. From Chills & Fever, her soulful, obscure, 60’s R&B covers album, to the stripped-down, raw and emotional, Belle Of The West, it’s clear Samantha can’t be leashed to one genre. Releasing both albums in 2017 was a risk...

Mike Bauer Tells It Like It Is In His New Single – “The Truth About Happiness”

“This was a very fun track to both write and record,” says Los Angeles-based, Mike Bauer, of his new single to officially be released worldwide on September 7, 2018. “The rhythm section (bass, drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar) were all recorded at the same time via live tracking. Anyone who is nerdy and into music production will hopefully appreciate that little tid bit,&#...

Been jilted? Eight Tunes You Need On Your Breakup Playlist

Better – Charlie Millikin Charlie Millikin picked up a guitar when he was 18 and never looked back. His silky smooth voice is a requested fave here at MMR and he is a must-see live performer, as he incorporates looping into his shows that would make that Ed guy proud. In this song, Charlie reminds you that you’re better off without them and no matter how down you are about the loss in ...

Old Fave or New Release – Ten Songs You Need On Your Playlist This Summer

Whatever your plans for the summer, you need some seriously dope jams to serenade you. Never fear, we’re here to help. JONNIE MORGAN BAND ~ WALK AROUND THE SUN In 2017, Orlando, Florida’s Jonnie Morgan was voted the number one songwriter in the nation by JBL Pro. A distinguished panel of judges, including 27-time GRAMMY®-winning music artist and producer, Quincy Jones and recording artist, A...

We See Through It – The Veracious & Emotive Sophomore Album By Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors

Full of insightful lyrics, mesmerising melody, rhythmic guitar jams and driving Donovan-drums, every song on this brilliant album stands alone and as a whole is rock solid – a billet-doux to life, love and music. The Last Dance is a romping chant about the circle of life, You Are My Everything begins with a powerful guitar riff and the line “I share my bed with your cold-ass feet” then just ...

#Songstories – One For The Kokonut – So Much Love

“When someone passes away there is a tendency for the rest of us to put that person on a pedestal and glorify them in a way that is not necessarily representative of the way they lived their life. When it comes to Ali, I truly believe this is not the case.” ~Ben Drysdale Ben Drysdale, frontman for the Australian band East Row Rabble met Alison  Colclough, whom he lovingly referred to a...

#SongStories – Charlie Millikin is Turning Fear into Hope, One Song at a Time

When an artist is able to take their own pain, fear and suffering and turn it into a song and then send it out to the world to support others going through the same thing – that’s the mark of a true star. Charlie Millikin was born into a musical family and started performing for family & friends at the age of six. Once he picked up a guitar at age 18, there was no looking back. But...

#SongStories – Sometimes Wishes Do Come True, Just Ask Brady Wade

By his late forties, California singer-songwriter, Brady Wade had all but given up on love. He was living in a little 100 square-foot room in Agoura Hills where he was tending his battle scars from a recent divorce, when once again he turned to his healer – music. “This has been where music and songwriting has been so instrumental not only in my emotional survival during life’s most di...

The Five Most Popular #FandomVideos Of 2017

As an avid listener of independent music, I am constantly hearing amazingly fun songs that make clips of TV and movies fly through my mind. So, I started putting the clips together to make what I call #FandomVideos. What started as a fun pastime for me, has turned into a wildly popular YouTube channel for  #IndieArtistsRule. As the year closed, there were 20 #FandomVideos made and here’s the Top 5...

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