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Audio Still Magazine Kicks off a Big Year

Audio Still Magazine is gearing up for what is to its biggest year yet. As the first few months of the new year sometimes start off a bit slow and then build as we move from month to month, things just keep getting bigger. The slow time has allowed us to brainstorm and plan out the year ahead. Now we are ready to get to work!

Our Chief Editor/Photographer, Nate Dean of N&D Images starts the journey of the next busy 3 1/2 months on May 29th as House Photographer at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford NH. This will be the first of 28 shows the Nate will be photographing at Meadowbrook alone. The next two night will be spent at Mohegan Sun working with Brian Davis who is opening for Brantley Gilbert and Kristian Bush of Sugarland fame.

Next week, Nate will take Audio Still Magazine to Nashville for CMA Fest. “I am very excited to be heading to Nashville for Audio Still Magazine’s first CMA Fest” says Nate. Be sure to keep an eye out on http://www.audiostillmagazine.com for coverage. Once returning from Nashville, Nate and Audio Still Magazine will be hard at work to put you in the middle of CMA Fest.

“I would like to thank all of you that have made Audio Still Magazine what it is today and I hope for your continued support” says Nate.

So make sure you are signed up for our email list to get the latest from Audio Still Magazine this summer!!!

 

 

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JT Hodges Lays it Down at the Wolf Den

 

JT Hodges
JT Hodges

Show Dog-Universal recording artist, JT Hodges brought his eclectic sound to the Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Casio in Uncasville, CT on Thursday April 3rd. Hodges has been hitting it hard since his 2012 self titled debut release and brought a selection of new songs that he has been hard at work on to incorporate into his live show. Sticking true to his roots, Hodges continues to write from the heart, the way song should be written.

The 90 minute show consisted of crowd favorites such as “Goodbyes Made You Mine”, “Sleepy Little Town” and his first single “Hunt You Down” with a great mix of covers such as

JT Hodges
JT Hodges

“Hurts So Good” by John Mellencamp and the ever popular “Sledgehammer” from Peter Gabriel. Hodges has picked more of the unique covers to add to his set rather than some of the mundane ones that you hear every band play. I feel that this sets JT apart at brings out who he is as a musician.

 

JT Hodges
JT Hodges

Hodges brought the rockin’ beat of his new single “Lay It Down” that was released just the week before this show. This edgy new track, co-written by Eric Paslay is a perfect opening into what JT’s sophomore album is going to bring and if this is the direction, big things are about to happen for JT Hodges.

If you have not seen JT Hodges live, check out his website, jthodges.com and find a show near you. You can also go to iTunes and get the new single “Lay It Down” here

JT Hodges
JT Hodges

JT Hodges Kicks Off The Fall Season

The fall season was kicked off at the Washington County Fair in Richmond Rhode Island. This typical fall fair has all that you could ask for; Fried dough, tractor pulls, animals and live entertainment. Many acts grace the stage over the 4 day long fair. To close out the fair was Nashville recording artist, JT Hodges.

JT Hodges, along with his 3 piece band, entertained the ever growing crowd with not one, but two shows on the fairs last day. There were some big fans of Hodges at the fair that claimed their spot early to get that prized viewing spot. There were some fans that stayed for both performances.

Hodges has been hard at work, working on the follow-up to his 2012 release “JT Hodges” Along with playing favorites such as “Hunt You Down” and “Goodbyes Made You Mine”, JT gave the audience a preview of some of his new material. After listening to his new material, I am eager to hear the entire album when it gets released (No release date as of yet).

Still a relative newcomer to the scene, Hodges has an old school vibe to his voice. Seeing him perform, you get a sense of some of Hodges idols; Elvis, Buddy Holly and The Eagles…….just to name a few. Having had the privilege to see and work with JT on several occasions, he just keeps getting better and better. This is one performer to keep an eye on.

So keep your eyes and ears open for those new songs from Hodges, including the November 5th holiday release “Joy To The World.” Also catch JT Hodges in the Hallmark Channel’s “Finding Christmas” on December 15th. This is just the start of the next big thing from JT Hodges.

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Summer Nights in Hartford

The Live & Loud tour featuring Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry and Cassadee Pope played to a sold out Comcast Theater in Hartford Connecticut in June. With a line up such as this, you are in for a real treat and a perfect summer night made the night even better.

For those of you that watch the TV show, The Voice may remember Cassadee Pope. This young 24 year old was the winner of season 3 of The Voice. This was my second time in a matter of weeks seeing and photographing Pope, and I can see why she was crowned the winner of The Voice. She is such a natural and has a voice that just carries over the summer air.

Once the crowd was warmed up, Neil, Kimberly and Reid, better known as The Band Perry hit the stage. Only having signed to Republic Nashville during the summer of 2009, this is one band that just keeps getting bigger by the day. Having just turned 30, Kimberly, the oldest of the three siblings makes the stage her home along with her brothers. You might think the Perry’s have been doing this for far longer. Their high energy shows are filled with their hits such as “You Lie”, “If I Die Young” and their latest hit “DONE”.

Then came the band everyone was waiting for all night, Rascal Flatts. This is a band that you could say has stood the test of time. Having been together for more than a decade, Rascal Flatts might be bigger now than they ever have been. Having seen Rascal Flatts many times over that last few years, their shows continue to pack a punch every time. Drummer and bandleader, Jim Riley lays the foundation down to a “T”. Rascal Flatts entertains the audience with their catalog of hits like “Prayin’ For Daylight”, “Fast Cars and Freedom”, and “Me and My Gang”.

If you have not done so, or even if you have seen them a dozen times, get out this summer and catch Rascal Flatts.

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