The CD Press Release was talked about on the Channel 12 News on Sept 16th for the 1st time.
The following in the link to watch the clip.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
By: Natalie Hastings Sept. ’09
Holly Spears Debuts New Album Oct. 2 at 20th Century Theater
Redemption Road explores self-restoration from a life without direction
CINCINNATI (Sept. 16, 2009)—Holly Spears, a soulful singer/songwriter from West Virginia who made her recording home in Cincinnati after touring with Blessid Union of Souls and opening for the Gin Blossoms and the Spin Doctors, will debut her new album Redemption Road at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley on Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Midpoint favorite Artists & Authors will also perform.
Redemption Road is Spears’ third album, which she self-produced. Her first two were produced by Eliot Sloan of Blessid Union of Souls, and a single she wrote has been featured on Making of the Video segments on MTV, VH1 and MTV2, among other outlets.
“In a world of over-produced, self-indulgent pop rock, Holly’s simple, to-the-point sound is a breath of fresh air,” said local musician Josh Seurkamp. “Her songs have the ability to grab you by the face and make you pay attention, her lyrics are compelling and honest, and her story is amazing.”
The songs from Redemption Road explore Spears’ life journey from the joy of her discovery by Blessid Union frontman Sloan while still in high school to the loneliness of a full-time musician’s lifestyle, with little direction or self-worth, to a sense of peace and fulfillment through a relationship with God. Along the way, her songs explore joy and suffering through seeing intense poverty in Africa, meeting girls in India who are victims of sex slavery and Spears’ own walk back through childhood to redeem her past. Through it all, there is hope, for both Spears and those she encounters in suffering.
Spears wrote all of the songs on Redemption Road and plays both piano and acoustic guitar. The album also features Ric Hordinski on keyboards, electric guitar and bass, and Josh Seurkamp on drums.
The release show takes place at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley on Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information about Spears and to hear samples of her music, visit myspace.com/hollyspears or hollyspears.com To order tickets for the show, go to www.brownpapertickets/event/78478. View her electronic press kit at http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.asp?epk_id=187064.
The CD is off being printed at Disc Makers – YAY!!!!; we gearing up for rehearsal starting next week; tickets are selling! The marque at the 20th Century is advertising HOLLY SPEARS OCT. 2nd; I’ve designed anonline merch store and have samples to show at the show as well as hand made Holly Spears earrings to sell. I can’t wait to share the evening with my friends Artists and Authors and the awesome guys playing with me in the band that night AND ALL OF YOU!!! OOH, and the guys are diligently working on the new website. I’m hoping it will be done this week or next week… to be continued 🙂
Let’s catch up 🙂
Ok so we finished the Album in early August. I picked up the mastered version of the ablum last week from Brian Stritenberger. I have a meeting with the CD art designer on thursday to rap everything up. I’m sending in the paper work and mastered CD tomorrow to Disc Makers and we’ll upload the design templates by early next week in order to get them back for the Release party. OOOH, speaking of the release party, it’s Oct. 2nd at the 20th Century Theater Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45209 Tickets are available there or from me for $10 NOW or at the door at the theare for $12 OR you can order them online at www.brownpaperbag/event/78478
July 31st, 2009
We recorded the background vox and one song’s piano trinket’s today. YAY!!! Ric just has to add the rest of his fanciness on guitar and mix it down. We should have something to listen to by early next week. I get to see the design possibilities tomorrow. After we have the final mix and the final design, I’ll send it off to get printed and we’ll be ready for the release on OCTOBER 2nd!!!!
June 26th, 2009
Last night we looked through the photo shoot pics and picked out which ones to prepare for the new website and which ones to prepare for the CD art. YAY!!!! I am, can I say enough – SOOOOO EXCITED to see them all finished!
June 22nd, 2009
Josh knocked out the drums today. Of course he did a fantastic job! And quickly! YAY 🙂 I’ll be uploading a few pics and such. We’ll be working on the final vox and guitar on friday. WOO HOO! Move out the way, this train is coming through 🙂
June 16th, 2009
Had the second photo shoot today. We re-shot the potential CD cover due to the half rained on road last week. Great shot this time! And we shot some head shots for the website and possibly for the CD…?? Dunno… we shall see. Funny how your body can actually get tired just from posing for pics 🙂 Had a great time, though! Christi has a great eye and Jessi was a fantastic assistant! Really looking forward to seeing how they turned out. Again, check out www.snickerdoodlesphoto.com SHE ROCKS! BOOK HER NOW while you still can 🙂
June 12th, 2009
We had the first session of the photo shoot today. WOO HOO! Fun being girly an silly with the girlies 🙂 i just posted a few behind the scenes pics (only from the first part of the session, as to not give away too much 🙂 that were on my digital camera. Check it… 🙂 YAY for no rain!
June 11th, 2009
YAY! We started recording my new album “Redemption Road” this past monday. Thank you SOOO much to all of you who are making this possible for me to do monetarily! I am really excited and happy to get to experience this process once again! We plowed through the scratch guitar and vocal tracks for all 10 songs and will start recording drums on monday with Josh Seurkamp- incredible drummer and extremely gifted friend o mine. I just uploaded the pics from monday – check it. The words that come to mind that explain how I felt about monday are: happy-joyful-excited-creative release-about frickin’ time- yet right on time. :)Hugs and Blessings,Stay tuned… H.S.