Friday, May 17, 2024

Raquel Bitton

Raquel Bitton's new album is here and it's Magnifique! Sambas, Bossa Novas and Boleros. Latin flair is all over this pulsating compilation, sung in French & Spanish. Some of the Top Latin Grammy® Award Musicians are on this album, including Alex Acuna, Leo Amuedo to name a few amongst 24 stellar musicians. "C'est Magnifique" is available on vinyl,

Produced by singer Raquel Bitton and co-produced by 19x Grammy® Award winner producer/engineer Rafa Sardina.
24 piece orchestra
Orchestrator/Arranger Jorge Escobar
Featuring Leo Amuedo on guitar
Alex Acuna, Percussions and 24 other luminary award-winning musicians.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Chris Doohan

Chris Doohan has been a singer-songwriter since his teens and has been in several bands. He has always been a lover of country music and even portrayed Garth Brooks in the show "Your Big Break". The country ballad “Haley’s Song” was written after his daughter was born during a California earthquake. There were some complications, but she pulled through.

The song was released on Facebook (his artist page) and currently has over 200k views. It was also released on TikTok and currently had almost 250k views. The response had been amazing. Many people say they cry every time they hear it.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Darryl Scotti

Driven by his passion for songwriting and recording, Darryl formed his band ‘Big Yard’ in 2002 to tour in the Northern California CCM market while winning the NACAS Song of the Year title for ‘Take out the Trash’. He was then signed to Fair Oaks Records in 2005 and released his first solo CD ‘The Will & The Way’ produced by Bob KIlptarick featuring guest appearances with legendary Christian Artists Randy Stonehill and virtuoso guitarist Phil Keaggy. Today, Darryl lives with his wife, Yvonne in Cave Creek, AZ enjoying an Arizona lifestyle while actively writing and producing new music. With his sights set on developing new upcoming artists while supporting and collaborating with other songwriters and producers for BigYard Nation, the future is bright. “God’s not done with me yet”, so he says. The new 6 song EP release '54th St. on BigYard Records produced by Alex Chacon and mixed by Aaron Howard features co-writes with Bill Dutcher and Arizona blues legend, Chuck Hall. You can join and follow Darryl & BigYard on FB, IG, YouTube and TikTok @BigYardNation.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024


The second single from the forthcoming album "Cautionary Yell". The song is a reflection of the polarization in the USA and all over the world. We used to just ignore people who would rant and scream nonsense. But now they can become leaders of their countries. We've seen this repeat on and on and on... throughout history. But hey... let's have fun anyway!

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Jesus Set Me Free

The Christian music world is ablaze with the release of "Jesus Set Me Free" and "Revival Fire," two groundbreaking tracks celebrating the writing and collaborative genius of JJ Michael Smith, Coty Roberts, and the D28 Band. These songs, deeply rooted in themes of revival and renewal, have quickly ignited the hearts of listeners worldwide. With their powerful messages and captivating sound, "Jesus Set Me Free" and "Revival Fire" have soared across social media platforms, amassing over 400,000 plays in six short weeks, demonstrating an undeniable impact. Their official music videos further amplify each song's reach, drawing viewers in as revival is celebrated.

Thursday, May 2, 2024



"American Marionette" is the first single from the The Dobermans' forthcoming, fourth full length album "Penniless Philanthropist".

Like Tame Impala, LCD Soundsystem, Bon Iver and others, The Dobermans comes completely from the mind of Archduke Chris Doberman (Chris Beck). Chris has amassed tens of thousands of listens over multiple social media outlets. His music has also been played on over the air radio in North America, Europe and Africa.

The Dobermans were recently featured on Reverbnation's Monthly Mix playlist and garnered interest from London's The Animal Farm record label. The Dobermans offer a unique mix of energy, songwriting, storytelling and heart that is at once quirky, funky and sincere.

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Rosetta West

Rosetta West is an eclectic blues rock band from Chicago.  Their music frequently includes elements of psychedelia and world folk music.  Founder and songwriter Joseph Demagore handles vocals, guitars and occasional keyboards.  Jason X plays bass and keyboards, and Nathan Q. Scratch is the drummer.  Formed in the 1990's, they have released a number of independent albums, plus one release with Alive Records.  They have played countless shows and have a fan base around the world.  "Labyrinth," their latest release, is a magical whirlwind of blues rock folk and psych.

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Caroline Cotto

Fiery blues, rock and soul songstress Caroline Cotto’s first full album is a musical tribute to her quest for her own individual truth. Before landing permanently in her now home of New Orleans, she spent years soaking up experiences while living in New York, Paris and London, walking the same inspirational paths of her artistic influences, writing her own music and poetry, and playing in downtown bars and clubs. Her album Bayou Sun, out now, is Cotto’s own stunning autobiography, with each track divulging crucial weaves that have formed her life tapestry of faith, love, and self-understanding.
Cotto’s track “Young Girl in the City” takes us to the start of her journey which began in New York City, a city Cotto refers to as the first love of her life. “I wanted to capture the rhythm of New York in my song,” she explains. “I see myself vividly walking up and down the avenue with desire in my soul to make a name for myself in the world. I feel the grit of the sidewalk and footsteps of my heroes. I see the young girl with a guitar performing in cafes rambling through the night with love and passion.”
Her success in musically seizing the sound of New York in “Young Girl in the City” is delightfully enchanting, as pounding heart drum beats from Country Hall of Fame drummer Eddie Bayers seem to thrust our senses directly into the routine of Manhattan’s bustling streets and sidewalks. Ronnie Eades’ – the co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Horns Section - saxophone then provides the illusion of scurrying taxi cabs, as Nelson Blanchard’s piano suggests varying conversations and crowded movements. Cotto’s guitar and soulful voice soon lure us in further with the lyrics “Paint my pain into a starry night/I know, the stars ain’t a dime/But dreams are better in moonlight,” reassuring us that any painful learning experiences here have only made her dreams grow clearer and stronger. As she continues on singing “Radio blasts, I’m free at last/All my tears slip through the sidewalk cracks,” we are made confident that music is the outlet that makes her pain disappear, before she leaves us with the hopeful lines “But I’ll find my way/I’ll find my way/I’ll find my way.”
Cotto is also quick to mention that both “Young Girl in the City’s co-producer, David Hyde plays bass on the song, and “Mystery Ride,” another track from her album, were inspired by Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run album. “His adventures of rock ‘n’ roll and romance in New Jersey captured my heart” she explains. “I love how Springsteen captures the magic of one night in his music.” Much like “Young Girl in the City”, “Mystery Ride” bursts musically with the excitement of endless possibility and wonder, though this time we are jolted into a shared adventure with someone we love and adore, while Cotto’s lyrics rouse “I see love written on the wind tonight/As we go down and down and down this/Mystery Ride.”
Cotto states that she has a curiosity not only for the capacity of love in the human soul, but also that of suffering. As we head toward the end of the album we hear Caroline Cotto’s solid musical versatility stretched and showcased even further in her track “Awake to Love”, a song that integrates bouncy reggae undertones and saxophone with deeply powerful and provocative lyrics such as “God bless the innocent/They learn from lies/Man throws bombs/In a child’s eyes/Hate grows when one’s asleep/Awake to love on the city streets.” Cotto addresses the heartbreak that innocent people often end up adjusting themselves due to evil, and that those who close their eyes to violence contribute to a growth of hatred. “‘Awake to Love’ is my song for the world,” she explains. “I remember myself in Audubon Park in New Orleans with my pen and paper looking at my reflection in the water and reflecting on the state of the world. ‘Awake to Love’ is my message to the global consciousness that Love is always the answer in any situation, especially in the face of war and destruction.”
Cotto insists that she has learned from her years of travel and through making this album that faith, daydreaming, and love are her greatest powers. “I daydreamed how I wanted my life to be every day until it was. I still have flashes of that young girl with a guitar and suitcase in hand going into the depths of the unknown riding the path into the Bayou Sun.”