Shania Twain joins critics of radio content

Shania Twain Now Tour poster
Shania Twain tour poster from her page: facebook.com/ShaniaTwain/

If you read here at Indie Art South, you know how I feel about radio content. Regardless of genre, it all sounds the same to me. Country, pop, rock, and rap have all been homogenized in the interest of profit. That’s perfectly legal, but also perfectly boring. Now Shania Twain has added her voice to those of other high profile critics, although her focus is country.  Continue reading “Shania Twain joins critics of radio content”

From 3 hour gigs playing for bartenders to Grammy and more: Now Hootie roars again

 

Hootie & the Blowfish
Hootie & the Blowfish have announced their Group Therapy Reunion tour. (Image snip from band’s Facebook page)

By now you probably know Hootie & the Blowfish have announced a new tour and a new album, their first together in a decade. What some fans may not know is that the band began on indie footing, and according to frontman Darius Rucker, it took about seven years for them to get signed by a label.  Continue reading “From 3 hour gigs playing for bartenders to Grammy and more: Now Hootie roars again”

Misty Posey releases ‘Moon, Oh Moon’, performs for ‘Celtic Christmas’ in Dallas

Photo of Misty Posey used with permission; still shot from video.
Photo of Misty Posey used with permission; still shot from video.

Misty Posey has released a new original, “Moon, Oh Moon”, and she’s aiming for more. In an email, she told me, “I am currently getting my recordings and artwork together for a full debut CD.” She’s doing this after selling out of her EPs at a Celtic-Renaissance festival. This week Posey will head to Dallas to a concert I’d love to hear. Posey will perform in two concerts on Dec. 7 and 8. “Celtic Christmas with the Selkie Girls and Friends” promises an evening of holiday sounds you can bet are honed to perfection.  Continue reading “Misty Posey releases ‘Moon, Oh Moon’, performs for ‘Celtic Christmas’ in Dallas”

During ‘most wonderful time of the year’, think ‘gig-giene’

Christmas and the winter holidays are, for many of us, definitely the “most wonderful time of the year” as the popular tune says. It’s also a time when people travel and welcome travelers to celebrate. It’s also the time of year when you might be gifted with something you definitely don’t want, like a virus.

I travel with the band, and I’m always reminding everyone about taking steps to avoid getting those nasty bugs looking for new hosts. It’s also a wonderful time for those bugs, and it’s a good idea to think ‘gig-giene’ or hygiene in general.  Continue reading “During ‘most wonderful time of the year’, think ‘gig-giene’”

Georgia film fest taps Jacksonville’s Jared Rush for social director

Jared Rush (center), president and creator of Open Door Jax, with Crazy Daysies Rebecca Day (left) and Jennifer Day Thompson (right).
Jared Rush (center), with Crazy Daysies Rebecca Day (left) and Jennifer Day Thompson (right). (Photo used with permission)

Jared Rush, with Third Man Entertainment, is on the road (and in the air) a lot these days as he travels to places on behalf of an industry that’s a perfect fit for him. Rush is a familiar when it comes to local arts of any kind, from music to film to visual art.

Now the Mosaic Film Festival has tapped the Jacksonville native for social director ahead of the 2019 event. Continue reading “Georgia film fest taps Jacksonville’s Jared Rush for social director”