Purcellville, VA, April 14, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Multimedia music production company Goose Creek Music, of Purcellville, Virginia, announces an upcoming live-audience recording session for award-winning Washington DC area songwriters Naked Blue, ellen cherry, and Todd Wright. The concert is part of Goose Creek Music’s “Songwriter Sessions” and will feature individual performances of original material by the songwriters as well as collaborative ensemble performances featuring all of the artists. The session will be at 8pm on May 20, 2011 at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Takoma Park/Silver Spring, Maryland. Tickets are available for purchase from the Goose Creek Music website at www.goosecreekmusic.com, and are $15 in advance, and $18 at the door. Senior and Student prices are $12 advance and $15 at the door.
Jen and Scott Smith (Naked Blue) met at Gordon Miller Music in Towson, MD in and began a writing, recording and personal partnership that has produced 5+ recordings and won critical acclaim. Their dynamic live performances, either as a duo or fronting a full band, have taken them all over the country and to Europe, creating life-long loyal fans wherever they go. Naked Blue’s pop songwriting combines acoustic folk, alternative rock and a mash up of contemporary styles that draws comparisons to Aimee Mann, Alanis Morissette, and Sheryl Crow. Their songs have been licensed by Columbia Tristar, CBS, MGM, Warner, Lifetime, and many independent film makers for film and TV. Jen and Scotts’ musical collaborations extend beyond songwriting and performing into promoting independent artists through their own studio, The Wood and Stone Room, where they’ve produced some of the best acts in the Mid Atlantic region as well as started a vibrant live video series, Live @ the Wood and Stone Room.
Emmy nominated singer/songwriter ellen cherry is a full-time touring and working performer based in Baltimore, MD. She has licensed her music to the Oxygen Network, MTV, and Soap.net. In 2009, she wrote, recorded and performed a TV campaign for FOX Networks and also composed the score for a shadow puppet piece entitled "Alonzo's Lullaby" which has been awarded the prestigious UNIMA Citation of Excellence. She has been awarded Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards for Vocal Performance (2007) and Music Composition (2009) and founded her own studio and label, Wrong Size Shoes, in 2004. Recording continuously since 1997, her most recent album, (New) Years, crosses genres, artfully displaying her talents in folk, pop, jazz, and instrumental music. ellen cherry mesmerizes her audience with her powerful voice and uses her keen, on-the-fly sense of humor to weave history, storytelling, and melody together.
Singer-songwriter Todd Wright spent the early part of this century with his band GetawayCar who's song "Superstar" was the soundtrack for the 2003 Pontiac Vibe. As a guitarist and keyboardist, Todd has toured with Lucy Woodward and The Pat McGee band in the US, Japan and New Zealand. In addition to these artists Wright has worked as an occasional sideman for Adam Richman and Better Than Ezra. In 2006 Wright left the touring world to focus on writing and producing. He has written songs for Aaron Barnhart, Courage Call, Lucy Woodward, Chelsea Lee, Pat McGee, and Toby Lightman and Lisa Hordijk. Wright’s crisp songwriting and pop recordings reflect modern rock sensibilities, with influences from the Beatles and Crowded House, and comparisons to David Gray, REM, and Tears for Fears.
Goose Creek Music was founded in 2008 by Mike Pugh, a Virginia musician and producer interested in emerging online media outlets and communities of interest. Goose Creek Music utilizes web 2.0 distribution channels, including their multimedia website and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Myspace. Music Videos of Goose Creek Live performances are broadcast as a television series on Comcast channels in Northern Virginia. Videos and information on Goose Creek artists can be viewed at http://www.goosecreekmusic.com.
Goose Creek Music’s proprietary recording process produces very high quality audio recordings of live performances, which are published through online distribution channels such as iTunes, Amazon.com, and CD Baby, and available for sale at The House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, Maryland.