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  • 06/29/2018 9:02 PM | Anonymous

    Just moved here a couple of weeks ago. Relocated because it's a great music scene. Could use a little help from my fellow Riders if you know of any simple affordable  room to rent, I could use all the help I can get. Southern Maryland or Rockville Bethesda area, E-Tec. Let me know. It would be most appreciated. Tom oneill.....oneilmusic@aol.com...keep the music alive

  • 06/11/2018 4:37 PM | Anonymous

    hi folks, just joined and very excited about S.A.W. moved from Colorado, via VT and CT. 7th album just finished today, and jazzed to play some of the tunes out.

    Looking to hook up with serious, mature (sorry kids)writers and players. Serious original material only. Thomas Oneill 

  • 03/19/2018 3:41 PM | Deleted user

    I’m now relasing music under the stage name Zadok Strawberry, and I have a new EP , “Songs For Nemisis”. It is now live on Spotify, Apple Music, etc. I think I’m doing a better production job than my other releases, and trying to make it more compelling and concise. I played and recorded everything you hear, with Shisha McKee adding vocals on one track. I would love feedback, even if you don’t feel as good as I (sometimes) feel about it!

  • 01/17/2018 9:48 AM | Deleted user

    Alice Darling is an American Adult Contemporary singer, songwriter, keyboardist and music producer known for her sophisticated style of writing. Platinum award winning mixer, Benny Steele, raves about Alice in his reviews on SoundBetter as being “a fantastic singer-songwriter!” Who has “superb” abilities to produce “incredibly musical and sophisticated” as well as “classic songs with a lovely vocal delivery”.

    While her hot single “What I Want” premiered in movie theaters across the U.S. and AM1044 radio, Alice’s first album, Alice Darling, dropped world wide on December 9, 2016 and can be listened to on Amazon MusiciTunesSpotify, and Google Play.

    As an ASCAP Composer/Publisher Member, Alice has previously written and sang for the United States Virgin Island International television and film commercials. Presently, she produces music through Venus and Alice Publishing, LLC as well as teaches music production classes to young aspiring musicians in southern Maryland. Alice has plans on continuing to write and produce new music for her second upcoming album.

    Contact Alice Darling:
    Telephone: 443-481-8045

    Cd: UPC- 04023246600

  • 12/29/2017 1:10 PM | Anonymous

    January 20, 2018

    Vienna, VA   Four-time Emmy winner Mike Audick will shoot concert sequences to complete his production of SAW member John O'Connor's Trickle Down Blues  and Habit of You by Jim Wilson. Cargo and the Heavy Lifters return to the Jammin’ Java concert venue January 20th for the sixth time in 2 years. CHL will be performing some new Rock and Blues music and a few of their hit songs from their live CD too. Bushmaster featuring Gary Brown will add their Blues and Funk grooves to the mix. Mike Audick has produced for BET, the Discovery Channel, National Geo TV, The Travel Channel, The History Channel, NBC Sports, Fox Sports, ESPN, USA Network, HBO, Comedy Central, CNN, PBS, BBC, and many more. As always, CHL works hard to be worthy of their DC fan base’s continued support. Premium Plus tickets $25, General Admission $15. Tickets and directions can be found at:


    About Cargo & the Heavy Lifters

    Cargo & the Heavy Lifters formed in the Summer of 2015 and met with immediate success. The powerful and soulfully irresistible voice of Randy McCargo is backed up by the Heavy Lifters, veteran musicians who play slick-tight compositions and arrangements of standards that shatter the expectations of any audience. CHL aggressively tackles any genre from any decade with the same energy and mastery. On any given night they can be as good as the best Rock, Blues, Country, and Soul bands, all at the same time. CHL released their first CD, Live at Jammin' Java in November of 2016. The hit single Hello Josephine! played on over 100 broadcast radio stations and a dozen internet stations worldwide. On any given day you can hear CHL in over 50 countries (including the US of course) on 160 broadcast stations. When Habit of You is released in the Spring it will play in 43 countries on the first day.

    “With groovy guitar licks and bursting soulful lyrics, Cargo & The Heavy Lifters provide an exemplary look at what American music sounds like. With covers and originals, the group focuses on the old school aspects of blues, rock and even country. The booming voice of Randy McCargo make this group a must see, as his dynamic voice is a rarity in the modern scope of music. From the sound to their attire, this band is wonderfully old school, and as their website exclaims “awesome.””
    - On Tap Magazine (Nov 01, 2016)



    John O’Connor

    703 455-1110






  • 12/03/2017 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    the Jingle Jangle Ball with SPUR and friends for raising Autism Awareness will be on Sunday Dec. 3rd at 5:30pm at the Epicure Cafe in Fairfax Va. the show/benefit is sponsored by Mobius Records and EK Screenprints and all proceeds are going to Autism Speaks. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M7M9ZT7/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp. there will be raffles for prizes donated from local businesses as well as t-shirts, cds, and more! there will be many student performers as well as SPUR and Donna Frost and others. Scott Elliott of SPUR has a son on the spectrum. cd and music downloads will also support this effort.    shirts and cds are also available at Mobius Records in Fairfax. Please help support this effort by coming to the show or purchasing the music and/or t-shirts. for more info go to http://www.spuronline.com

  • 09/30/2017 11:07 PM | Anonymous

    In August 2017 I released a 13-song CD entitled "Going Places."  In addition to performing vocals I played all instruments on it, including guitars, bass, keyboards and drums, with additional midi-drum and keyboard programming as needed.  My music is heavily influenced by the British invasion of 1964, and top 40 radio from the mid-60's to the mid-90's.  The CD is available on CD Baby, iTunes, Spotify and other online music stores.

  • 09/29/2017 12:32 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you for reading... a review of my latest EP ... lots of other music available if you want to check it out at http://www.willdiehl.com. Thanks.

    Will Diehl’s latest EP release, “Give It Time” beautifully walks the line between strong acoustic melodies and folk rock tendencies which capture the emotion Diehl puts into his tantalizing lyrics. The Manassas, VA singer-songwriter exhibits fluency when it comes to creating a mood that encapsulates the recording as a whole, making it a remarkable experience for every, and any listener. The record has a lot to live up to, as Will Diehl’s previous work has received critical acclaim from the media and fans alike. Will this release achieve the same feat? I absolutely believe it will.

    The EP starts off with the upbeat and intriguing opening track “I Can’t Get Enough Of Your Loving”, which focuses on the smoky vocals Diehl brings forward on a bed of acoustic guitar and piano driven rhythms. The song gives us a look at what to expect on the rest of the album, setting the organic tone for what’s to come. “Tender Years” slides in on a slow burning harmonica-tinged, mid-tempo ballad, and another luscious dose of Diehl’s gravelly vocal cords.

    Will Diehl

    Will Diehl

    “Give It Time” drives itself forward with a repetitive chorus that hypnotizes the senses, to get the listener to experience the emotion Diehl puts forth, it’s remarkable. Yes, we get bluesy vibes and eerie tones, but the singer-songwriter sticks to his roots, with a simple but heartfelt intimate message, that beautifully brings the listener down to earth.

    “Slow Down” has a different tone than the songs played beforehand, it’s much more layered musically and vocally, but still includes important lyrics. The use of the organ just adds to the effect of the song as a whole.

    What really got me into this EP was the final track, “Long Road Back To You”, the song grabbed me from the very start with an Americana sound that reminded of vintage Bob Seeger. The clear tones lets you pick up exactly what Will Diehl is singing about.

    While he croons, I invite you to try to experience the emotion he conveys, it adds so much to the song, which draws you in and makes you appreciate the EP much better. There’s a lot of things to appreciate on this record, be it from its fluid nature in sound to its passionate storytelling, Diehl will always be a mastermind for putting forward work that hits close to home for so many people.

    Will Diehl’s is a man of great talents, and since the start of his career has been setting himself up by putting together music that is emotive, intricate and personal. There’s no denying that what he writes lyrically empowers many others too.

    With Diehl’s latest offering, “Give It Time”, we see him experiment more with his acoustic-folk sound, resonating an Americana and roots twist to his music. There’s more of a consistent approach in terms of sound with Diehl channeling something that meets the expectation of any Will Diehl record; the ability to make one person feel all kinds of emotions – lyrically and musically. - Review Indie

  • 09/04/2017 12:35 PM | Anonymous

    Is there anyone interested in swapping songs via email for informal critiques/suggestions?  I, for one, could use some additional perspective on my work, and can't always make it to the organized Toolbox sessions.  I figured others might be in the same boat?  If there is enough interest we could even organize such an email group, or something.

    Let me know if you're interested:  lynskey.michael(at)gmail.com

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