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Women of Substance Radio has been on the air for 4 years. We broadcast 24/7 on the Live365 Network and iTunes Radio garnering fans from all over the world. WOSRadio plays the BEST female artists, both label and Indie, in all genres. We hand-pick all of our music starting with icons of the past like Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Tracy Chapman, Mariah Carey, No Doubt, Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, Michelle Branch, Kelly Clarkson, Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, Adele, Carrie Underwood, Amy Winehouse, Feist, Christina Perri and so many more. Women of Substance take submissions from Indies and our review board selects only the best quality artists and songs that can stand up next to the forementioned superstars. Indie artists we have chosen early in their career have gone on to be Top 24 on American Idol, win second place on the Bravo show Platinum Hit, and one artist is currently a chosen contestant on NBC’s The Voice.



Women Of Substance Radio Top 10 Tracks

1. Voodoo Highway – Been A Long Time Baby

Voodoo Highway

Voodoo Highway

Voodoo Highway is known for eclectic musical tastes from straight-up blues and blues-rock to Latin rock, folk-rock, and even reggae. Live shows are about rippin’ rock and blazing blues, but all genres make the playlist including R&B, country, and even, on occasion, a little rap

2. Jennifer Jones – Tell Me

3. Elayne Terranova – Careful What You Wish For

4. Deborah Wargnier – Water Into Wine

5. Jenna Laurise – Letting Go

6. Sheila K Cameron – Oh The Summer Is Coming

7. Deborah Wargnier – Have You Ever Wondered?

8. The BluesMothers – Silver Bird

9. Natalie Nicole Gilbert – Slip & Say

10. Tara Elisha – Obsession

11. Cynthia Brando – To The Bone

12. Bullet Proof Soul – Porcelain

13. Demi Louise – Ruins

14. Adrienne O – Take It In

15. Margeaux O’Brien – Come On Boy

16. The BluesMothers – Dangerous Love

17. Rebecca Tatum – Angel Band

18. Lyn Leichty – Hold On

19. Hillary Reynolds Band – I Surrender (featuring Forrest O’Connor)

20. Jessa Anderson – Everybody Has Those Days


Tony Taylor

Tony Taylor

Tony Taylor is Director Industry and Artist Relations, HorizonVU Music. Tony has been involved with the music scene internationally since his teenage years. He has written for several music publications, most notably the Country Rock and American Lifestyle magazine, Dreamwest, for which he spent five years as the International Artistic Director. His ambition now is to help to bring together the Music, Film, and Fashion scenes in order to spread the message about the dangers of Climate Change.

Patricia Vonne

Patricia Vonne

Patricia Vonne is an American singer and actress. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Vonne, moved to New York City 1990-2001 to pursue her artistic ambitions. She has worked extensively in Europe and America and has been featured in international commercials and film work. She formed her own musical band and performed the New York circuit from 1998-2001 before relocating to her native Texas where she currently tours extensively in US, Mexico and Europe. She toured as a member of Tito and Tarantula in 2002 (band featured in the film “From Dusk Till Dawn”). Her song, “Traeme Paz”, was featured in the film “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”.

Her most recent album, “Rattle My Cage” is a collaboration on songs with some of the most distinguished Texas musicians that have inspired and informed her music; the late Doyle Bramhall, Alejandro Escovedo, Rosie Flores and Johnny Reno alongside some of her other favorite musical talents.

TT: What was it like to grow up in San Antonio in a multilingual/multicultural household, where music and movies became the backbeat for you and your siblings?

PV: It was a nurturing environment in that my parents always encouraged music and the arts in the home. My dad was a drummer in college and a travelling salesman. My mother was a nurse and a home maker. They sacrificed everything for us and put us all through private school. For special occasions they would invite the Mariachi’s to our house which gave us a taste of our musical heritage. My mother would play Spanish guitar and have us sing and harmonize on her favorite Mexican folksongs. This childhood memory inspired all my albums to be bilingual because it’s who I am and I’m proud to be Latina…plus she taught me how to play castanets! My mother would also take us to the movies every week to watch MGM Musicals and Hitchcock double features as well which inspired a love for film. Since there was always an infant, we would sneak in a diaper bag stuffed with hotdogs, hamburgers and soda pop for the ultimate movie experience! hahaha!

TT: You have produced some great albums in your career, but many critics agree that your current album, “Rattle My Cage”, is the best to date. Can you describe the circumstances that led up to the recording of this great album?

PV: I had co-written the title track with Johnny Reno who also plays my leading man in the music video! It was filmed during the hot rod fest in Austin, Texas. I was then on tour in Germany with Del Castillo and the lead singer Alex Ruiz and I started to write “Tequileros” after the show about my grandfather. While on tour I started writing “Dark Mile” and I sent a version of the song from Zurich Switzerland to Doyle Bramhall in Alpine Texas. When I returned from tour we completed it together. “Ravage Your Heart” was also being written on the same tour and I strongly felt Alejandro Escovedo attached to the melody and the mood of the song. I presented it to him once I returned and he agreed to write it with me. While in Paris recording a TV performance, Rosie Flores sent me the rockin’ title to “This Cat’s in the Doghouse” and I began writing it on the spot. We had two days off in Holland so I recorded a demo for “Que Maravilla”. These were the songs I had to get started on the full length album. It was my European tour that allowed me the freedom to pen these songs and to be inspired to write them with these amazing song writers.Vonne_HiRes 2

TT: Listening to the 10 tracks in the album, it feels that not only do the lyrics tell stories, but, that many of the songs could form the basis for movies in their own right. When you create a track, do you vision its lyrics and music as if it were a film scene?

PV: I have to credit my musicians for the epic sound. Robert LaRoche on lead guitar, Scott Garber on bass, Dony Wynn on drums, David Perales on violin. Guest musicians are Rick Del Castillo on Spanish guitar & Alex Ruiz on vocals on “Tequileros”, Joe Reyes on lead guitar for “Dulce Refugio” and “Paris Trance”, Michael Ramos on keys for “Ravage Your Heart”, Carl Thiel on piano on “Bitter Need” & “Que Maravilla” and Johnny Reno on sax and Ian McClagan on piano for “This Cat’s in the Doghouse”. I always try to start with a song title and it seems to write itself. I usually like to start with music first then lyrics to paint the canvas… but my musicians are tremendously responsible for the ultimate result and I am extremely fortunate.

TT: With the album, “Rattle My Cage”, you have included some amazing collaborations with folks such as Peter Kingsbery, Rosie Flores, and your brother Robert Rodriguez, to name but a few. Did you find that each of these artists had a very different approach to the creative process of making a song come to life?

PV: Yes. Rosie brought me that incredible title of “This Cat’s in the Doghouse”. I used her as a muse for the music which is spitfire and a bit cowpunk rockabilly-esq and we wrote it fast as fire. Thanks to you Tony, I found Peter Kingsbery! We tracked him down in France thanks to your help in finding his manager. He went to college in Austin and grew up there and he’s one of my favorite songwriters. I sent a request that I would love to write a song with him and in 24 hours we were in contact with each other. He was scheduled to fly to Austin, Texas the very next week to visit family so we met on his last day. What were the chances of THAT?? I sent him a demo which was initially a rock version and in five days he sent me lyrics to the entire song and an added B verse with just his piano and vocal track. I used every word of his contribution and I replicated his sparse piano and vocal style to keep it faithful to his vision and it sounds so heart breaking. I recorded a rock version as a bonus track on ITUNES. My brother Robert had given me a Stevie Ray Vaughan signature Stratocaster for my birthday and for this album I decided to write an instrumental with him on the very guitar he gave me. This turned out to be “Mexicali de Chispa” the final track and I play the lead guitar on the recording to let my fans know it’s never too late to learn a new instrument!

TT: Although I love all the tracks on the album, I have to admit to being completely blown away by “Rattle My Cage”, “Dark Mile”, “Ravage your heart”, and “Tequileros”. What was the inspiration for these tracks in particular?

PV: “Rattle My Cage” was a full blown rock anthem about steel metal cruisers and mad love running you down like a high speed chase! Reno was the perfect collaborator because he rattles all kinds of cages! haha. “Dark Mile” I used Doyle Bramhall as my muse for the pulsating music and since he was a drummer I wanted the drums to sound powerful and epic. He was a beautiful kind soul. “Ravage Your Heart” I felt Alejandro Escovedo would be perfect collaborator for this romantic tune with the melody and dynamics. We met during his two hour break between a radio show and his performance that night and completed the song. I was so grateful! “Tequileros” was written for my grandfather Valentin Rodriguez. He was a ranchero, curandero, carnicero and a tequilero! He loved to make his own moonshine much to my grandmother’s chagrin so hence the title! It’s a fun sing along!

TT: We have a clip we’d like to share with or readers. Patricia Vonne and “Rattle My Cage” live at Antone’s in Austin, Texas!

TT: As HorizonVU Music is based in Paris, we couldn’t overlook that dreamy French gypsy rhythm that’s found in Paris Trance. Would you say you have a special place in your heart for the French capital?

PV: OUI!!! I love the film “AMERICAN in PARIS” and when I was on tour with Tito and Tarantula, our opening night was in PARIS, FRANCE and I’ve been aching to return. It’s a magical city that fuels my imagination and makes me believe in true romance and ardent love.

TT: Besides writing music for the films of your brother Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, you are also a dab hand at acting and have had roles in the films, Sin City, and Machete Kills, and play the character of “Zorro Girl” in the recently released, Sin City 2 : A Dame To Kill For. How do you manage to juggle the two worlds of music and film and still find time for a private life?

PV: I’m also a rock ‘n’ roll Realtor in Austin, Texas so I feel like I am three people sometimes. But in order to do music and pursue the arts I know it takes hard work to finance everything and I don’t like waiting for investors…so I work twice as hard to forge ahead and do what it takes to get to the next level and to make the next project. My parents have a strong work ethic and they taught me well. Last year I was one of the top salespeople at my realty firm and I was able to go on my spring tour which included the Montreux Jazz Festival, a fall tour and my “Rattle My Cage” CD Release. I felt like Zorro Girl by the end of the year!

TT: Can you share with us your plans for 2015?

PV: I’ll be returning for a European Spring tour and working on a summer tour as well. I’d like to make more music videos, write short stories, do more animation, write more instrumentals, visit friends and family and enjoy each day as if it were my last

TT: Patricia, thanks so very much for your time. It’s always a pleasure to chat with you and we and we hope that you’ll let all of us at HorizonVU Music know when you’re next in Paris.

Visit Patricia Vonne at http://www.patriciavonne.com/


What’s The Buzz ?


CALICO the band Has Been Featured on the ABC hit TV show Nashville &
NBC’s The Night Shift

Album Release Party Set for September 5th at Hotel Café in Los Angeles

The melodically-hypnotic country trio from the San Fernando Valley, CALICO the band, who not only shook the stage at this year’s Stagecoach Festival and whose music has been featured on the smash ABC TV show, Nashville as well as NBC’s The Night Shift, proudly announce the release of their debut album, RANCHO CALIFORNIA on Tuesday, September 2nd via their own label, California Country Records.

CALICO stands for California Country – a musical genre haunted by Western ghosts of the past, but gentle with modern spirits too. It’s about timeless roots music; it’s about voices singing in harmony. Like the expansive spirit of Laurel Canyon that spawned so many famous bands and artists, now comes this new spirit, rooted in the vast valleys and canyons of L.A. CALICO the band will celebrate their album debut release with a hometown show on September 5th at The Hotel Café with more live dates to be announced shortly.

Formed in 2012, CALICO the band (Kirsten Proffit, Manda Mosher and Aubrey Richmond) blends their three part harmonies and classic old country influences against the backdrop of acoustic guitar, mandolin, resonator, fiddle and electrics, to create a new and unique sound in California Country. “We’re here to tell people that Americana music is very much alive,” said Kirsten, “and California is a bountiful source for this style. We love to carry on the traditions of country, seen through a vibrant, new lens.”

Visit CALICO the band at http://calicotheband.com/


Hello! My name is Alison. I’ve been passionate about country music since I was very young. I got to know music by following styles – rock, southern rock and the country music styles of today – and by cruising through the USA. I’ve also bought a lot of CDs! In recent years, I started broadcasting the “Les News de Nashville” on the Big Cactus Country presented by my friend Johnny Da Piedade. You can read my blog post on the Big Cactus Country site as well as here on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP!

Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert broadcast weekly more than 250 times. The BCC network is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

The last weekend, Team News Nashville made its appearance at the 27th edition of the Country Rendez-Vous Festival Craponne on Arzon in Haute Loire. Despite a slightly capricious weather, we enjoyed the stunning live performances of the 15 groups present at the event which came off without a hook.

Thanks to the highly professional audio, video, lighting from the Country Rendez-Vous Festival organization team. Like every year, and for 17 years, Johnny Da Piedade, the host of the Big Cactus Country was on the scene, and always faithful to the his appointment prsenting all the artists of this mega event! I suggest to you a list of our favorite artists closest to our heart. Roving Seats opened the festivities. This excellent French group consisting of talented artists found its leader Manuel Julvez on guitar and vocals. The charismatic Geoffrey Chaurand was on guitar and harmonica along with Ange Amadei. As expected, the group Blue Highway Bluegrass captivated the public.

Roving Seats

Roving Seats

Red Wine

Red Wine

Skinny Molly

Skinny Molly

In the same spirit, but in a more traditional style, the oldest European Bluegrass group, who opened the first edition of the Festival Country RDV 26 years ago: Red Wine group from Italy which also had a huge success! Setting fire to the Craponne scene was American Southern rock band Skinny Molly, whose lead singer, Mike Estes is a former member of the legendary band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Jerry Kilgore

Jerry Kilgore

The songwriter and performer from Oregon, Jerry Kilgore is a specialist in Honky Tonk and he was a huge hit with fans of the genre. He superbly performed conventional songs such as the legendary George Jones hit “He Stopped Loving Her Today”. One of the discoveries in 2014, William Clark Green, is currently number 1 in the Texas Music Charts in the U.S. He offered a superb Americana tinged concert with rock roots and he was followed by another very nice surprise of talented musicians, including an amazing manic guitarist and member of the original group from Lubbock Texas, Hogg Maulies! What show! Another phenomenal success with the public.

William Clark Green

William Clark Green

Hogg Maulies

Hogg Maulies

Whiskey Sisters

Whiskey Sisters

The Whiskey Sisters duo was also a big hit at the Country Rendez Vous with their vibrant country style rock! The last day of the festival was opened by the Acoustic Fivewith pop rock hits and even a Country disco version tainted with Bluegrass. The Texas House Of Martha And The Twang also attracted fans of the genres Honky Tonk and Traditional Country.

Acoustic Five

Acoustic Five

Texas Martha and The House of Twang

Texas Martha and The House of Twang

Then it came time to applaud the great headlining the festival in 2014 with the very talented and friendly Darryl Worley. Darryl gave us a great show in all respects with his beautiful voice, in sunny Craponne giving you goosebumps! Darryl had two encores without restraint from the public. A huge success!

Darryl Worley

Darryl Worley

As usual, it’s a Cajun group that closed the festival. This year dynamic Sarah Savoy literally burned the stage with her show “Cajun Country” authentic and enraged. Sarah was accompanied by her musicians, but also in the presence of her family with her husband on guitar and vocals and her young daughter on the triangle. To complete the festival, all the artists are came on stage to interpret the inevitable “Jambalaya” by Hank Williams!

Jam at Craponne 2014

Jam at Craponne 2014

Sarah Savoy, raging accordion musicians in the presence of Darryl Worley, the Roving Seats, Texas Martha, and the mega star Darryl Worley noteably joined by daughter Sarah on washboard created a crazy atmosphere prevailing throughout the music from Louisiana. A visibly happy audience remained numerous until the last note! The 28th edition of the festival for 2015 will be, as usual, the last weekend of the month of July. Rendez Vous!

Johnny Da Piedade

Johnny Da Piedade


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July Doings
Recording, Teaching, Writing, Sleeping

Photo from Woodyfest 2014

Photo from Woodyfest 2014

Mid July and I’m just getting my Email out to y’all. It’s been a busy month but mostly I’ve been recording and preparing for that. Had a GREAT few days in the studio with the world’s best band, making the next record (as of yet unnamed). It won’t be released until March 2014, but stay tuned here for news soon next month of the impending Kickstarter campaign which will give everyone a chance to get involved and get the record WAY before anyone else does. I can say with confidence that this is the best record I’ve made so far. Neilson Hubbard is producing again and this time playing drums. Will Kimbrough and Carl Broemel (of My Morning Jacket) on guitars/pedal steel. Dean Marold (of Farewell Drifters) on upright bass. Danny Mitchell on keys and Eamon McLouglin on fiddle. Guest singers Garrison Starr and John Moreland, Tim Easton, Rod Picott, Doug & Telisha Williams, Ben Glover. I can’t wait…

This weekend I head to The Swannanoa Gathering to teach at The Contemporary Folk Week with Jim Lauderdale, Jon Vezner, Don Henry, Kathy Mattea. I’m so excited (and a bit nervous). Then the following week I’ll be heading to Colorado for a few dates with Mary Gauthier and to teach at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Song School for the 11th year. Wow.

There’s some House Concert opportunities to the left I’d love to come play for you while I’m in your neighborhood. If you’ve got room for at least 25-30 people (more if possible) and want to partner with me to host a concert in your living room, let me know and I can walk you through how easy it is.

In the meantime, stay cool and safe and take good care of each other out there.

xo
Amy


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The year of 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz – one of the most-loved films of the 20th century, with the most popular of songs… featuring lyrics by Edgar Yipsel “Yip” Harburg, who is perhaps less well-known to the general music-loving public than the immortal songs he helped create.

To celebrate the occasion and bring more attention to Harburg, acclaimed downtown New York City chanteuse Amanda Thorpe has a new recording: “Bewitching Me: The Lyrics of Yip Harburg”, showcasing her reinterpretations of beloved and obscure gems from the legendary American popular song lyricist, including “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”, “April in Paris,” and “It’s only a Paper Moon”.

English-born Thorpe aims to do her part to celebrate and preserve the Great American Songbook, but this project is more than a mere exercise in nostalgia. Having combed Harburg’s catalogue, Thorpe brings her unique style to interpret some of the world’s best-known standards to some relatively obscure finds. A strikingly sad and sultry version of “Paper Moon” (listen here), gives listeners a preview of her fresh approach to such well-covered ground. Determined not to record “just another standards album” Thorpe worked with the songs for weeks, taking them apart and putting them back together to uncover what is new as well what is timeless in Harburg’s songs.

The crack lineup included renowned guitarist Tony Scherr (Sex Mob, Bill Frisell), Broadway and Sesame Street vet Rob Jost on bass, Robert DiPietro on drums, and Don Piper (Syd Straw) producing and playing various instruments. In an early review, New York Music Daily notes that the chemistry between Thorpe and Scherr has been likened to “Julie London with Barney Kessel, or Mary Ford with Les Paul, and while this rocks harder than either of those duos ever did, the comparison holds true. As noir music and torch songs go, it doesn’t get any better than this. Is this album the best of 2014 so far? It’s one of them.”

About Amanda Thorpe

Among other projects, Thorpe is a longtime performer at the popular Losers Lounge series in New York City (under the direction of Joe McGinty), Bedsit Poets founder (with Ed Rogers), and performs with the best-selling NYU neuroscientist Joseph Ledoux in a band called The Amygdaloids. Her acclaimed solo album, Union Square, features vocal contributions from Graham Nash and Martha Wainwright, and her previous release, Promenade features the same dream-team musical line up as Bewitching Me.

Critics have called the English-born singer/songwriter, known for her moody folk/pop retro 60’s style, “Sexy and sensual, sophisticated and haunting” (AllMusic), praised her “Lovely melodies [and] haunting vocals” (People Magazine), noting how she “balances brassiness and vulnerability with panache.” (Variety).

For general information and booking: amandathorpe@horizonvumusic.com


Hello! My name is Alison. I’ve been passionate about country music since I was very young. I got to know music by following styles – rock, southern rock and the country music styles of today – and by cruising through the USA. I’ve also bought a lot of CDs! In recent years, I started broadcasting the “Les News de Nashville” on the Big Cactus Country presented by my friend Johnny Da Piedade. You can read my blog post on the Big Cactus Country site as well as here on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP!

Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert broadcast weekly more than 250 times. The BCC network is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

The weekend of the 4th, 5th and 6th July Team News Nashville returned to Tours for the occasion of the great American Tours Festival.

During these three days, many people attended because of the 100% American program and because of the very attractive price. There were really a large number of visitors!

Something for everyone whatever, fans rock’n'roll, Bikers, Cowboys Rodeo, or fans of good country music, thanks to the famous Canadian Country Music Night, held as every year by Mr. Franck Boucheraud!

Jake Mathews, Franck Bouchereaud, Adam Gregory

Jake Mathews, Franck Bouchereaud, Adam Gregory

For the fourth consecutive year The Big Cactus Country Radio Show was the official partner of the Canadian Country Music Night, so once again, Johnny Da Piedade was the facilitator who had the pleasure and the honor to present Adam Gregory and Jake Mathews.

Johnny Da Piedade Photo:Jean Claude Rizzo

Johnny Da Piedade Photo:Jean Claude Rizzo

I remind you that these two songwriters, musicians and performers, are both real stars Country to Canada and each has a different style, which brought some diversity and to the program as seen by Franck, the organizer, attracting a wider audience. But still, pure Country.

Adam Gregory Photo: Jean Claude Rizzo

Adam Gregory Photo: Jean Claude Rizzo

The talented, young 28 year old, friendly Adam Gregory had the honor of opening the show. Adam gave an excellent performance, with a mix of pop and country music including (here and there) a touch of rock – such as the superb cover of a classic Bruce Springsteen song and another from the repertoire of Brian Adams,

Brian Adams

Brian Adams

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

which immediately affected the audience of connoisseurs, and rightly so, because two of the musicians were also part of the group who recently accompanied the Bryan Adams tour … Adam Gregory, not forgetting his own compositions, often hits in Canada, and known in France, played to an audience responding positively.

Adam Gregory and Alison

Adam Gregory and Alison

In the second part, Jake Mathews offered a more traditional show to a different audience, this time consisting of mainly country purists and more knowledgeable fans. So we were treated to a beautiful collection of superb Country hymns, including some beautiful rearrangements of classic cowboy Alan Jackson or King George Strait not to mention Dwight Yoakam a real treat!

Jake Mathews Photo: Jean Claude Rizzo

Jake Mathews Photo: Jean Claude Rizzo

Jake Mathews put the icing on the cake, and even graced us with a wealth of detail about his career in French. Side surprises – we were spoiled with the arrival on scene of the very young Raffi, a gifted pianist and singer only 12 years who came to sing “Let Your Love Flow” a hit of the Bellamy Brothers. It was a total success for Jake Mathews and a Country show which was very exciting for fans of the genre!

Jake Mathews and Alison

Jake Mathews and Alison

We note that the superb delivery of the little prodigy Raffi literally ignited the audience. And it was still young Raffi who had the privilege of accompanying on piano, with other French musicians, the highly awaited and legendary Wanda Jackson!

Raffi!

Raffi!

Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson

From her 76 years, Wanda brought us a very varied show, mixing country and her greatest rock’n'roll hits. A memorable concert punctuated again crispy and authentic stories between songs, but this time in VO! This is a great success for American Tours Festival and its organizers. All lovers of America and its music, whether or Country Rock’n'Roll parties are absolutely thrilled! Rendezvous is already for next year for the 2015 edition of the Canadian Country Music Night at the American Festival Tours.

dam Gregory, Johnny Da Piedade, Alison, Jake Mathews and Franck Boucheraud

Adam Gregory, Johnny Da Piedade, Alison, Jake Mathews and Franck Boucheraud


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The Women of Substance Radio Mobile App is NOW Available for Apple & Android!

Existing fans along with music lovers & seekers now have even more ways to discover the amazing artists we promote. The station has a new desktop platform a few weeks ago that provides so many convenient listener features. If you haven’t already, check it out and tell your friends and fans to tune in at http://streamdb5web.securenetsystems.net/v5/WOSRADIO. You can also access the player directly from our home page if you prefer www.wosradio.com

WOS Radio adds new popular and Indie music each week (not just ever quarter anymore) so there’s always new music to discover and new artists to follow. We’re constantly amazed at the talent dropped at our doorstep!

Be a part of it! If your music is not playing on the station right now, go to www.wosradio.com. We now offer convenient submission packages directly to our review board if you prefer that over Music XRay or Sonicbids.

If you’d like to place our player on your website go to http://wosradio.com/playerembedcode.htm

And now….

You can listen to WOSRadio anywhere with our Mobile App. Yes, with Live365 you could listen to us with their Mobile App, but we had to share the platform with all those other station. Now, we have our own branded App on both Apple and Android devices. This gives us the freedom to be in control of the listenmer experiemce on all levels.

To access the free apps, just type “Women of Substance” into your App store search. It’s FREE and easy to install.


New York, NY (June 1 2014) – A Call for Entries has been officially announced for the 4th Annual Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival, a celebration of independent film to be held February 25 – 28 2015 in New York City. Filmmakers from around the world will travel to NYC to attend the three full days of film screenings and industry networking after-parties culminating in a glittering awards ceremony to be held on February 28 in the luxurious Empire Room at Club 230 Fifth.

WFA_squareWFA 2015 Festival Submission categories include Narrative Feature, Foreign Language, Short, Documentary, Animation, Music Video and Horror. Outstanding work will be awarded for each category, along with Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, Best Original Score, Best Student Film, the WinterFEAR Horror Award in partnership with FearsMagazine, and the PERSPECTIVES Award for best depiction of the New York multi-cultural experience. Submissions deadlines are as follows: Early Bird Deadline – September 1 2014, Regular Deadline – November 1 2014, Late Deadline – December 1 2014. Entrants will be notified of final decisions by January 5 2014.

Steffanie Finn, WFA Executive Director says “At WFA, we seek fresh voices and alternate perspectives from creative emerging indie filmmakers from the entire world. We offer a truly exciting mixture of film genres, viewpoints and subjects in order to give our attendees the opportunity to see films they might never think to seek out otherwise.” For the 2014 Festival, 61 films from 20 countries were selected for screening, including 17 female directors and 9 student films. Works of all genres, forms, and lengths are considered for Festival screening.

Independent film makers from around the world are invited to submit films online:

…. via FilmFreeway at
https://filmfreeway.com/festivals/1739

…. or via WithoutABox at
http://www.withoutabox.com/login/10803


Things have been heating up in both a literal and figurative sense this month at the ÉCU office. Submissions for the 10th edition of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival are starting to roll in, and we have been thoroughly enjoying going through them while we continue to promote the fantastic films from the past edition. The next ÉCU—The European Independent Film Festival takes place April 10th-12th, 2015 in Paris, France. Attention all indie filmmakers! Submit early for the opportunity to have your work showcased before a global audience at one of Europe’s premier cultural cinematic events.

Because ÉCU is a 12-month event, the fun doesn’t stop when the festival does. The ÉCU-on-the-Road tour kick started the month with a visit to Rome, Italy for the Mashrome Film Festival. Featuring mash up, remix, and experimental cinema, Mashrome presented 4 films that were part of ÉCU 2014 Official Selection: BYE-BYE STARR-FIZZ, experimental film by Charline Branger; NOT ANYMORE : A STORY OF REVOLUTION by Matthew VanDyke and winner of Best Non-European Independent Documentary at ÉCU 2014; POST SCRIPTUM by Spanish filmmaker Santiago Parres; and BABYLON, music video by Felix van Cleeff.

ECU_2015Dedicated to associating with festivals that highlight the most cutting-edge films worldwide, ÉCU was delighted to partner with the Festival of New Cinema, International Festival of Digital Cinema. The 10th edition of this 10-day event featured diverse, daring, and imaginative digital short films free of charge for a multicultural audience.

We ended the month with ÉCU-on-the-Road tour’s stop at the Victoria Film Festival at the foot of the Fagaras Mountains in Romania. Four films from ÉCU 2014 Official Selection were presented: 216 MONTHS by Valentin Potier and Frédéric Potier ; DAMN GIRL by Kira Richards Hansen; SWEET RABBIT by Camiel Schouwenaar; and CRUISE PATROL, animated film by Bobby de Groot and Arjan van Meerten. This special festival aims to preserve culture in a post-industrial society. We couldn’t support the cause more!

As June comes to a close and July appears closer and closer around the corner, the ÉCU team may have beach destinations on our minds…but indie film doesn’t take a vacation! We continue to promote this year’s submissions, organize ÉCU 2015, and work to bring you the best independent films from around the world. Stay posted to find out more!

Published on 27 June 2014


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