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As an indie artist in Louisville, Andy Burch has had his hands in a variety of musical projects. His involvement with jazz bands, symphonic bands, composing hip hop beats, playing percussion instruments in acoustic bands, drums in southern rock bands, and writing his own music has paved the way for the music he writes now. Being influenced by great writers, such as Damien Rice, Jim James, Glen Hansard, and Josh Ritter, Andrew always tries to convey emotion with every song he writes. One of Louisville’s most haunting voices will embrace you with the first sound of his guitar and vocals which will keep you wanting more. He got his start November 3rd, 2016 at 502 Cafe and has never looked back. In August of 2017, Andy Burch recorded his first EP, “Dartmoor Bungalow” with a release date of November 4th, 2017. If you’re looking for a quality musician with talent, charisma, and a positive attitude; Andy Burch is your man.

What inspires you to make music?
Everyday life and situations. Sometimes short screen plays I see my head and I like to make the music that would accompany those scenes. More often than not, I am just the medium. The music writes itself and I just push it’s message.
Tell us about this project?
This project has taken so many different routes, I don’t even know where to begin. It was originally called, “Thoughts” with different songs than on Dartmoor, but they just didn’t flow quite as well. I knew I wanted to throw an EP out there, but I knew it wasn’t the time. I took a trip to Florida to visit one of my friends and we rented this house off a road called Dartmoor. It was close to the beach, so we called it the Bungalow and there I would sit, watch the sun rise, sway in a rocking chair, listen to different artists that moved me to begin writing again. I just started playing around the city, but I knew that this was something I wanted to do for a long time. After the release, “Desperation” has played on local radio stations a few times and people have enjoyed what they heard. I’ve always said, “If my music reaches only one person, it was more than worth it.” So, it’s definitely been worth it.
Who were your musical inspirations growing up?
My biggest inspiration growing up, hands down would be Damien Rice. His writing style and voice range has always blown me away. I also am very influenced by Frank Sinatra, Eminem, but recently Jim James and Carl Broemel have stolen the show.
Are You Working On Any New Projects?
Currently, I’m working on releasing a couple singles to hold listeners over until Sometime in the Spring of next year. Hopefully by then I will be in the recording process for a new album.
How long have you been creating music?
I’ve been writing for a while now, but the first song that I wrote with a guitar accompaniment was 2012. Before that though, it was mostly poetry and rap verses in a journal hahaha.
Do you want to say anything to the people who support your music?
I am more than #blessed to have friends and family support me. Anyone who supports me I consider family and we are all in this together. Besides wanting to be a Kentucky Colnel, I’ve always wanted to have an “Andy’s Louisville” sign. So if we can make that happen, that’s how we know we made it! The end goal to all of this is that sign =D Love you guys!
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Aces & Eights Classic Country Music

Review:
At a time in which a lot of country music has changed and begin to resemble other genres, Aces & Eights decided to take on the task of creating a classic country music album that goes back to the roots. Fun, relatable lyrics, a clear message within every song, and personal and meaningful lyrics are what you will find in each and every song created by Aces & Eights.

After listening to the album and reflecting about the music the first song that really stood out and touched me was, “Wedding Vows.” Do you know how many people would have played this song at their wedding if they knew it existed? Wedding Vows is such a lovely song that made me want to slow dance with my wife. This song is as real as it gets. You can feel the love pouring out of the music.

Aces & Eights really impressed me with their storytelling abilities. “Across The Great Divide” is another great single on the album. The chorus is a catchy jingle that will have you singing along and I definitely would love to see Aces & Eights perform this song live.

“Same Old Fool” is a fun song with a great concept! I really enjoyed listening to it and anyone who has done enough reflection at some point in their life can really relate to Same Old Fool.

Another song that really caught my attention was, “My Best Years.” This song is very inspirational. It’s very uplifting and will leave you with a great feeling after you listen to it. This song was personable for me because I also believe that my best years are ahead of me. This song will stick with positive thinking people who are optimistic about their and the world’s future.

Overall I was highly impressed with Aces & Eights. They really accomplished their goal for this album, which was to create a classic country album with fun, loving and creative lyrics and stories. The Heart Of Country Music album kept me engaged and wanting more from beginning to end.

Anthony Barksdale

Bio:
Aces & Eights Classic Country Music is a traditional country music duo from the Black Hills of South Dakota. They received 2016 Cd of the Year from two organizations; National Traditional Country Music Association and the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame. Bob Everhart, President of NTCMA for 42 years writes, “America is bombasted with the phony these days, but being a gambler for every CD I listen to, hoping for the real deal, the best one so far is “Aces and Eights” who are not only totally ‘retro’ they have all the elements that make that word reliable and honest. No wonder they took a “CD of the Year” award from the Rural Roots Music Commission in 2016″

Aces & Eights’ CD release tour including 28 venues and five states successfully concluded this fall. They are now in studio recording their next CD “The Heart of Country Music” to be released January 1, 2017. They are committed to bringing back the roots of country music. Listeners find themselves on a journey back to a simpler time when country music was authentic; no fluff added. This very tradition reveals itself in the masterful guitar licks, old time banjo, and sweet mandolin melodies in correlation with the strong leads and beautiful harmonies of Aces & Eights.

They are currently streaming live in the United Kingdom, have had radio play on KCMR and KLMJ radio of Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa. Their release “Dear Child” was chosen as song of the month on KCMR radio for the month of October 2016. In addition, they have had a multitude of press releases and newspaper articles from Globe Gazette in Mason City, IA, Rapid City Journal in Rapid City, SD, Clear Lake Mirror in Clear Lake, Iowa, and Country Music International Tradition Magazine and many more. They are followed nationally and internationally with followers from entire United States, India, Italy, Greece and many other European countries.

Aces & Eights is a duo formed by Harland Allen & Kim Bachman. Harland Allen was born in Missoula, Montana and raised in Lakewood, Colorado. He grew up listening to Hank Williams, Burl Ives, Marty Robbins and several other Folk and Country music artists from the 1950’s and 1960’s. He started his first garage band in Junior High School and spent his teenage years playing Rock and Roll. Returning to his Country and Folk roots he played as a soloist at local night clubs and lounges. His first gig for $$$ was in 1977 at The Ground Round Restaurant and Lounge in Lakewood, Colorado. He continued to perform at local clubs and lounges playing acoustic guitar and singing songs by people like Cat Stevens, James Taylor, The Eagles and a variety of Country and Folk music. Over the years Harland has performed as a soloist and in a number of duos, trios, four and five piece bands. He now lives in Sturgis, South Dakota with his wife and family.

Kimberly Bachman grew up in Iowa on a farm. She bought her first guitar with her money from working in the fields all summer. Kim was surrounded by country music. Family tradition entailed Saturday night gatherings around the kitchen table when relatives would come over to visit and play music. She is firmly rooted in the country music of the 60’s and 70’s with a strong alto voice that carries one back to the day of the women who were the true legends of country music. Kim also plays the banjo and the mandolin, sings lead and harmony. Over the past ten years, she has filled in with a number of small bands until she found her true country niche with Aces & Eights. She lives in Belle Fourche, South Dakota with her husband and family.

If you are looking for artists that will bring the nostalgia of real country music to your venue, festival, or event you won’t need to look any further than Aces & Eights Classic Country Music.

“Kim and Harlan were superb to work with. They were nothing but professional but still had a great time interacting with their audience. Their performance was well received by our guests. I would highly recommend Aces and Eights – their musical talent is awesome. “ Dee @ Buffalo Round Up in Custer, SD.

“I was in total agreement that getting back to basics in Classic Country Music was the goal of their Album “No Fluff Added.” The rest of the board for the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame was just as excited about the album as I was. We were honored to select their CD as Album of the Year. They were very “down home”; a first Class Act that everyone should get out and listen to.” Wini @ South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame.

INFLUENCES: Johnny Cash, June Carter, Hank Williams, Sr.,Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings,George Jones,Tammy Wynette

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Ted and Alice Miller - Adults Don't Speak

Review:
Ted and Alice are not only a music duo but also husband and wife. That special connection and bond shows up throughout this album. The title of this album is, “Adults Don’t Speak”. Ted and Alice take you on a journey through their world. Their very personable lyrics and smooth soothing melodies will keep you engaged and wanting more.

Song number 2 titled, “Crier” was an instant favorite of mine. Crier is very catchy and instantly had me hooked. The breakdown really excited me because of some extra instruments and sounds that you do not usually find in folk music. That showed me creative freedom and individualism within Ted and Alice’s music. It made the song unique and standout in my opinion.

The title of song number 3 “Sarcastic Depression” grasped my attention instantly. The title was very unique and I couldn’t wait to see what the song was about. This song has a great chorus and message; I would highly recommend taking a listen.

My favorite song on the album would have to be track number 7 “Valentine’s Day.” I guess you can say I’m a sucker for love. Valentine’s Day is a well-written love song written and created by 2 people who are in love with each other. Their love and passion is screaming off of this song. You can feel it while you’re listening. That is the reason that this is my favorite song on the album.

Song number 8 is like the theme song to my life. “You Won’t Ruin” is a song about not allowing people to steal your joy. About not letting people get to you and ruin your day. This is a great motivational and inspirational song and I commend Ted and Alice for putting together something so special.

Overall Adults Don’t Speak by Ted and Alice is a well-produced, well-written progressive folk album that expands on the normal sounds of folk music to create something unique, different, with a wonderful sound. I truly enjoyed listening to their music and wish them the best of luck with their music career as well as their marriage.

Anthony Barksdale

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Ted & Alice Miller are a husband and wife duo from Northeast Nebraska writing music about the life they live. Adults Don’t speak is their third full length album to date and they don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. This most recent project shows a definite evolution in their songwriting. You will not be disappointed If you enjoy full harmonies and “big” guitar sound. This album packs a few surprises for the listener for sure. The title track Adults Don’t Speak takes the listener away from the usual Americana/folk sound they have grown so accustomed to hearing and drops them right into the “indie” side of things. Sarcastic Depression is a fun change in pace with Alice taking over lead vocals and Ted being able to solely concentrate on delivering a great driving guitar riff. Crier delivers a great full crunchy guitar solo with fantastic full harmonies and if it is their signature Americana sound you are after you will not be disappointed in One Track Mind and Slippery Slide. Summertime Fades is a lovely duet that leaves the listener longing for the warm days of summer. Silver Linings starts out with a far away haunting acapella intro that comes together nicely as the song takes shape with the two harmonies. The last two tracks on the album are acoustic versions of Cemetery Space Concerns and River (which are from the release Ted Miller- Muscle, Bone, Skin and Fat) and are very close to what you will hear If you catch a live performance of the two.

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