Free Song Promotion and What You Get

Sometime in the fall of 2016, I made a social media post about free song promotion.  A friend of mine suggested I pursue the idea and thus started the Original Music Spotlight.  Being a musician today is about networking, being an entrepreneur, constantly learning about how to manage your music affairs, and for some, having a […]

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Dale Sechrest “Life Is Changes”

I met Dale Sechrest through Twitter.  Dale is from Indiana and has some interesting information in his bio about his music history.  Through his music, you get a sense of his faith and he has a unique tone to his sound.  Click play on “Life Is Changes” and read Dale’s words about the song. “Life Is Changes” […]

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Three Reasons Why My Crowdfunding Failed

The story of why my crowdfunding failed started with my last album.  When planning a new album, I thought of the lessons learned from my previous album.  I read, did research, and drafted a plan for the five months prior to release.  Thinking of the release shows I planned, I knew I’d have an ok […]

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Mike O’Cull “Inside Out”

Check out some Chitown flavored groove with Mike O’Cull.  I met Mike through Twitter and took to a few of his bluesy tracks.  When you encounter a blues player from Chicago, not going to lie, the expectations are high.  Mike easily handles those expectations and gives you a good dose of blues goodness.  Click play […]

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Smooth Hound Smith House Concert

Last night I had the pleasure of meeting and opening for Smooth Hound Smith.  Smooth Hound Smith is a Nashville blues duo, by way of California, made of Zack and Caitlin.  Before either of us played, I had a good deal of time to chat and hang with them.  They  are two genuinely nice artists.  Click play […]

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Jack Blake aka Battle Weary “She’s Gone”

Usually, I meet artists for the Original Music Spotlight through Twitter.  Jack Blake contacted me through my site–which shows that doing this helps with exposure.  Jack using the musical tag of Battle Weary is from Buffalo, NY. With a newly released album online, he’s ready to share his music.  When browsing his songs, “She’s Gone” […]

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The Fur Trade “Stones Of Rome”

A vital music community is a good thing.  From having awesome venues to attracting artists, music is a cultural magnet.  The Fur Trade is another Wisconsin area musical artist I met through Twitter.  I really like the clean, minimal recording of the song “Stones Of Rome” mostly because the song sounds great and secondly because this […]

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Kyle Walz At Stone Spiral March 24

I have my first solo show at Stone Spiral Coffee and Curious on March 24.  Music runs from 7pm to 9pm.  The evening will be a good preview of the album release shows planned for May and June.  Stone Spiral has lots of events, check their calendar to see if anything else appeals to you, well, […]

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Cyndi Washburn “There’s The Door”

When messaging with artists, a fun part is getting a glimpse into who they are as well as their music.  When communicating with Cyndi Washburn, I got an immediate sense of honesty.  Cyndi is in Antioch, TN which is a short distance southeast of Nashville.  I had just watched a documentary on The Eagles and they […]

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Freestone August “Follow You”

When I clicked play on “Follow You” and listened, I thought of a singer friend of me. Something about the voice and sound of the guitar got me thinking. The best part about networking with other musicians and checking out their sounds is that I get be a fan. I get to find new sounds. […]

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