With days to go, Cara Burky’s Blue Jay Listening Room nears fruition

Cara Burky Blue Jay Listening Room
Cara Burky, a musician, has come up with a novel idea for musicians and their supporters by founding Blue Jay Listening Room. (snip: Video bluejayjax at Kickstarter)

Creatives are most definitely what I’ve come to call “thinkative” people. We come up with all manner of ideas, but as with everything else in life, the value is in the doing.

Jacksonville Beach currently has a thinkative musician implementing a sensational idea. With just a little bit of help, this pioneer’s dream can become a reality and our community will benefit too. Continue reading “With days to go, Cara Burky’s Blue Jay Listening Room nears fruition”

Indie author Dawson rejected traditional route to self-publish

author Mark Dawson
Bio pic of Mark Dawson from his amazon page.

Add Mark Dawson to the list of authors who opted to self-publish after dealing with traditional publishers. Dawson’s path to hefty earnings from his books involved a great deal of work and patience.

And a freebie.  Continue reading “Indie author Dawson rejected traditional route to self-publish”

Indie artists: Do you have a written plan?

When I was in college, I took a job with a successful businessman. I worked for him for years, until I got a job in media. I often joked I should have paid him for an education instead of the university I went to.

I learned many things from him, but one of the most valuable was also one of the simplest.  Continue reading “Indie artists: Do you have a written plan?”

Indie artist Aaron Watson tops charts with ‘Vaquero’

Aaron Watson bio pic
Bio photo of Watson from aaronwatson.com

Aaron Watson is defying the pop culture model again as his latest album Vaquero tops country music charts within two weeks of release. Watson has been relentless in his efforts to take his music directly to his supporters, and he’s done it without the artificial persona and synthetic sounds most big studios create for their entertainers.  Continue reading “Indie artist Aaron Watson tops charts with ‘Vaquero’”

Kentucky bluegrass group masters harmonies, evokes heritage and faith

Breakin' Clay
Breakin’ Clay will captivate you with their harmonies. (Facebook image)

Kentucky bluegrass group Breakin’ Clay’s video popped up on my Twitter line this morning, and it took only seconds for their voices to create a welcome moment of joy in my workday. When it comes to bluegrass and gospel, the vocals seem to be a challenge for many bands. Not this one.  Continue reading “Kentucky bluegrass group masters harmonies, evokes heritage and faith”