3/26/18

2018: Flourishing Advertising Playlist

We work in the spring, and hope the season’s rebirth and optimistic attitude can saturate the world.

I have New York City shows from Hank Wedel, whose song LISTEN was covered by the great Irish folk singer, Christy Moore.
Friday, March 30: Saints & Sinners, 59-21 Roosevelt Ave., Queen
Sunday, April 1, 9 PM: Tom Clark's Treehouse at 2A, 25 Ave A (Upstairs), NYC 
Monday, April 2, 11 PM: Rockwood, 196 Allen, NYC
Sunday, April  8, 9 PM: Tom Clark's Treehouse at 2A, 25 Ave A (Upstairs), NYC 
Wednesday April 4:  The Harefiled, 769 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn 

One of Hank’s recent songs is “Living in the Land of Love.”
My West Coast friends are invited to a Tribute to Allan Holdsworth at the Alvas Showroom in San Pedro, CA, Saturday, April 14 at 5 PM. That was Allan’s hometown venue. 


Vintage Guitar Readers chose Allan as 2017’s Featured Artist AND Jazz Player.  Scroll down at this link for a stupendous and sweet write-up for Allan’s contribution to music and also to see a gorgeous illustration by Sean Thorenson/VG Archive. http://www.vintageguitar.com/28719/2017-readers-choice-awards/.


Listen to 2018’s advertising reel either on SPOTIFY at spotify:user:leightonmedia:playlist:6Fm9lYqYlUEFjBZwYFrQsC.
 or SOUNDCLOUD at https://soundcloud.com/leightonmedia/sets/songs-for-advertising.

It's been an amazing few years working with Phoebe Legere. I came in as she was working on Americana music, which she'll be playing festivals for this year. We're on the road to confirming Maine and Ithaca. Recently I got to see her create a project from beginning to premiering in front of an audience. Her play SPEED QUEEN just finished at Dixon Place, and will be at more venues. TBA: Florida and more New York City.


AMAZING LOVE Phoebe LegereCaribbean influence. Reggae. She plays accordion on this. The song is about #Love finding her when it was most needed.




BORN BEAUTIFUL Jon Mullane 
Upbeat pop song like Maroon 5, with an important message for anyone with low esteem. What’s inside a person is more important and meaningful than outward appearances.  Recently the “Born Beautiful” video won it's fourth award from the Music California Video Awards.


FAVORITE FEELING John Brodeur
Alt pop, joyful song “I’ll stick around, this is my favorite feeling, floating in your arms” with reverb. A pop-punk version of “I’ll Melt With you.” A little “happier together”-ish interlude.


GLOGG Emily Hurd 
Classic Christmas pop music, clever lyrics like “Let’s go shovel the sidewalk in a relative sense.” There is an underpinning lyric “Because there’s wine” throughout the song. bells and electric guitar.



Two Songs with Traditional roots:

WORRIED MAN BLUES Elliott Murphy
It takes a worried man to sing a worried blues. Sounds like Tom Waits, Sylvester the Cat, and a howling dog.


FROM EVERY MOUNTAINSIDE Dan Berggren
Same melody as “My Country ’Tis of Thee.”  This version is about fighting for liberty to keep us strong. The song takes a political stand for democracy and freedom. flute, guitar, male and alto female folk voice.


Our 2018 Flourishing Advertising Playlist