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Acoustic Music Playlist – A Free Collection of Music for your listening pleasure!

Brett Turner

The music of Brett Turner has something most musicians only dream of. With Guitar riffs that rival Tom Petty, Lyrical story telling reminiscent Sheryl Crow and Bob Dylan, and the ability to portray the rock and roll spirit of Mr. Johnny Cash himself, this talented one man band is inventing his own genre.

Brett Turner - Singer-Songwriter, Ogden, Utah, Folk Rock Music, AcousticBrett Turner is a working singer-songwriter from Ogden, Utah carving out his niche entertaining crowds with his acoustic Americana songs reminiscent of the 50’s west cost folk rock scene. Using a loop pedal to record drums, tambourine, and vocals in real time Brett creates unique sound that people stop and take notice of. A patron going out for a drink one night approached the manager of the venue saying: “I heard the music when I was coming in and was floored to see that much sound coming from one guy. He’s got more energy and sound than most 5 piece bands that I’ve heard.”

It’s that distinctive sound that gets Brett noticed. Last year Brett was offered a distribution deal with the label Tate Music Group (Oklahoma). He spent 2009 performing, recording and producing his project “All Across America” (Available June 2010) in addition to holding down a full-time job at a local Newspaper. As soon as he finished “All Across America” Brett began working on three smaller EP projects entitled the “Red, White, And Blue Sessions” (June 2010). Each CD contains five original songs recorded in a live format. Brett has since quit his job from the newspaper and will be hitting the road and traveling through small to medium sized towns across the USA starting in June to support his projects and earn his living.

Josh Rosenthal

Josh Rosenthal Musical Artist, Salt Lake City, Utah, Texas, Christian Music, Folk, Acoustic, IndieJosh Rosenthal (born January 13, 1983, Brownwood, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He sings about reconciliation after his parents’ divorce, general relationship hardships and his affection for Salt Lake City. His song “Gotta Get Out” is about Lubbock, Texas.[1] He has played at protestant churches, Young Life camps and banquets as well as theaters and auditoriums across the United States. He got a college degree from the University of Utah in Humanities – Strategic Communication in 2009.

Rosenthal’s following consists of Protestants, Mormons and most any other sect of the general Salt Lake City public. His albums: Cordillera, Renaissance and Narratives have sold thousands of copies in Utah. Rosenthal has headlined such venues as Sandy Amphitheater and the Rose Wagner Theater.

Utah’s Deseret News reviewed Rosenthal’s Christmas album:

“ Utah-based singer/songwriter Josh Rosenthal’s five-song holiday CD is not your typical Christmas release. This is evident once the dynamic acoustic-laden, roadtrip jam of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” begins. Rosenthal’s production can be heard throughout on original works “This Changes Everything” and “Before I Go,” and Steve Weisbergs’ “Christmas for Cowboys” and Lyle Lovett’s “Christmas Morning.” “Narratives” is a fresh collection of holiday music available on iTunes.

Early Years

Born in Brownwood, Texas, Rosenthal is the youngest of three brothers. Six months after he was born, Rosenthal moved to Benbrook, Texas where he attended Benbrook Elementary from kindergarten through fifth grade. After that he attended Monnig Middle School for a year. It was at that time is father, David Rosenthal, got a job in Lubbock, Texas to work at a maximum facility prison as an associate clinical psychologist.

Rosenthal’s first band – the Eddie Munsters – came about through AOL. Zak White and Michael Scott posted a need for a guitar player in a music chat room. Rosenthal, eager to start playing, contacted them and set up a time to meet. From there the Eddie Munsters broke up and Mikey Likes It was formed. The summer after his ninth grade year, Rosenthal became a Christian. Out of that experience he began playing in a band named Crash Test Pete with Zak White and Jordan Polk.

Rosenthal moved to Salt Lake City to work with Lee Mashburn at Hidden Valley Presbyterian.

IAMA Acoustic Music Concert Series

Intermountain Acoustic Music Association
2010-2011 Local Concert Series Season Schedule

Local Concerts are held the first Friday of the month and run from October to May.Acoustic Music, Guitar, Concert Series

Concerts begin at 7:30pm, unless otherwise noted.

Suggested donation is $5, unless otherwise noted.

Some refreshments are provided at a small cost and/or you may bring a picnic of your own.

  • Sept. 6 (Labor Day) – 15th annual Murray Park Acoustic Music Festival: Buyin’ Time (Progressive Bluegrass); Blue Sage (Traditional Cowboy/Western); Ed Lyman (folk)
  • Oct. 1 – Andrew Goldring (folk rock); Kristin Erickson (new folk)
  • Nov. 5 – Singer-Songwriter in the Round – Alicia McGovern, Jen Hajj/Utah Slim; Paul Boruff; Shaney McCoy; Karsyn Robb; Lowell Blue
  • Dec. 3 – Lab Dogs (Original Straight Up Bluegrass); Michael Lucarelli (Fingerstyle Guitar)
  • Jan. 7 – Silver Rails (Bluegrass/Celtic); Cosy Sheridan/TR Ritchie (Singer-Songwriter)
  • Feb. 4 – Sons of Other Mothers (original folk); Honey (funk/blues/acoustic)
  • Mar. 4 – Sassafras (folk); Charlie Simmons (Ballads)
  • Apr. 1 – Backwoods (Cowgrass); Otter Creek (folk)
  • May 6 – Bluegrass month! Red Desert Ramblers (Bluegrass/Classic-Country/Swing); Wild Coyotes from Pocatello/Idaho Falls (Old Time)

(NOTE: The cost of the May 6 concert will be $10)

Country Christmas with The Folka Dots

The Folka Dots Band, Indie, Utah, Bountiful, Folk Music, Americana, Country MusicClassic Country Christmas with The Folka Dots and special guests The Trappers

If you’re in the mood for some folky, bluesy, old-timey holiday music, then don’t miss the Folka Dots’ Classic Country Christmas with the Trappers at The Hive Gallery in Trolley Square–December 17th. Come celebrate Christmas the good ol’ fashioned way! Admission is free, and warm, holiday drinks will be served. We can’t wait to see you there! Check out our Facebook page (and “Like” it of course) for updates on this event and others.

The Folka Dots. A local indie band out of Bountiful, Utah. Three-part harmonies, a few instruments and the ghost of old, country/folk wandering somewhere behind the scenes.

Eric McFadden Trio (EMT)

A veteran of celebrated underground bands including Liar, the Eric McFadden Experience, Alien Lovestock and IZM, Eric McFadden’s sinister songs, vampiric vocals and flamenco-rock guitar improvisations have made him an icon along America’s western seaboard. Lest you dismiss the preceding as absurd hyperbole, consider the fact that McFadden has performed and recorded with the lordly likes of Bo Diddley, the late Joe Strummer, and Widespread Panic.

Eric McFadden Trio, Hog Wallow, Utah, Cottonwood Heights, Rock, Music, BandEric McFadden was destined to be different. His mother sang in an early incarnation of the Fugs, the Ed Saunders-led New York ensemble that was arguably the first underground rock band. Bob Dylan slept on the McFadden couch while Eric was still in the womb, and counter culture poet (and neighbor) Allen Ginsberg successfully protested when the family was faced with eviction from their Greenwich Village apartment. McFadden’s father turned Eric on to Jimi Hendrix and the Mahavishnu Orchestra at a young age—influences he would combine with flamenco, punk, and heavy metal to form a unique style.

Free Folk & Bluegrass Festival

Join us on Saturday, August 28th for a Free Folk & Bluegrass Festival present by the Intermountain Acoustic Music Association. Concert will be presented on Gallivan Avenue due to the construction in Gallivan Plaza. Vendors will be available for food & beverage! These free concert is present as a thank you to the members of IAMA and to the general public for the support of Folk, Bluegrass, Americana & Isle music.

Further information is available at: www.iamaweb.org or [email protected]

Playing: Clumsy Lovers, Puddle Mountain Ramblers, Bronwen Beecher, Shaney McCoy, Otter Creek & Frayed Knot String Band

Bluegrass

Texas Swing & Fiddling

Brian Thurber presents Texas swing or contest style fiddling which has its roots in the juke joints and roadhouses of the pre WWII southwest. Many of the basic melodies go back hundreds of years, but the chords that back up the tunes are modern swing chords. He also includes bluegrass, Celtic and contra dance music. Brian Thurber studied classical violin and started playing bluegrass and old fiddle tunes when he moved to Whatcom County in the 1970s. He has played in several local groups and currently plays with Katz and Dogz and the Dunton Sisters.

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