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Thursday, July 21, 2022

Torsten Kinsella of Space Rock 'God Is An Astronaut' Talks 'The Beginning of The End' ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE LIVE FROM IRELAND WITH RAY SHASHO ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

 


 

IRISH PROG/SPACE ROCKERS

GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT

NEW RELEASE

'THE BEGINNING OF THE END' 

ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE 

FROM IRELAND

WITH

GUITARIST...SONGWRITER...

KEYBOARDIST...PRODUCER...ENGINEER

T O R S T E N 

K I N S E L L A


CLICK BELOW 

TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY


Post-rock masters GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT transform their superb debut after 20 years, live in studio! In 2022, with 20 years and a strong collection of masterful, acclaimed albums to their name, Irish post-rock maestros GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT come full circle with their live studio output, The Beginning Of The End. Recorded live at Windmill Lane Recording Studio in Dublin, Ireland on October 3, 2021, the album features modern transformations of all of the songs from their debut album, 2002’s The End Of The Beginning, encompassing each track’s evolutionary changes throughout the band’s years of live performances while allowing the original melodies and songwriting to shine through.

Stage classics such as "From Dust to the Beyond" and "Route 666" can be heard in a new light, with clear, transformative variations originally heard during the band’s captivating live performances now incorporated. Plus, in addition to these live expansions, technical advances have been applied to each track. Originally limited to just a keyboard sequencer and an Akai S3000 sampler on The End Of The Beginning, 20 years later on The Beginning Of The End, the band seizes the opportunity to breathe new life into these live versions, allowing them to bring more feeling, experience and expression to the music and songs.

In addition to audible advancements in musicality, the release of The Beginning Of The End could not be more relevant than in these current dark times. War themes are strikingly evident on tracks such as the aforementioned "From Dust to the Beyond", as well as "The End of the Beginning" – named after a quote credited to Prime Minister Winston Churchill during the WWII era.

Influenced by the chaos and futility of war, these themes are also reflected on the album’s cover, created by the band in collaboration with returning artist David Rooney. Featuring a war-torn concert hall and a piano, the art is a defiant message reflecting that the power of music transcends war and time. GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT’s new release, The Beginning Of The End, provides a sonic snapshot of the evolution of the Irish post-rock band over two decades. Made enthralling and memorable with live momentum, The Beginning Of The End belongs in every well-curated post-rock record collection.



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The Beginning 

of The End

By

GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT

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Originally limited to just a keyboard sequencer and an Akai S3000 sampler on The End Of The Beginning, 20 years later on The Beginning Of The End, the band seizes the opportunity to breathe new life into these live versions, allowing them to bring more feeling...

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GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT

ON TOUR

2022

JUL 10 Fabrik Cagliari, Italy

AUG 20 Motocultor Festival 2022 Saint-Nolff, France

SEP 02 Musikzentrum Hannover, Germany

SEP 03 MEETFACTORY Prague, Czechia

SEP 04 Szene Vienna, Austria

SEP 06 Plaza Zürich, Switzerland

SEP 07 Backstage Halle Munich, Germany

SEP 09 Knust Hamburg, Germany

SEP 10 Beatpol Dresden, Germany

OCT 20 Monroe's Live Gaillimh, Ireland

OCT 21 Cyprus Avenue Cork, Ireland

OCT 22 Opium Dublin, Ireland

2023

APR 17 2023 Melna piektdiena, klubs

Riga, Latvia 

APR 18 2023 Rockclub Tapper

Tallinn, Estonia

APR 19 2023 Tavastia Club

Helsinki, Finland

APR 21 2023 Debaser Hornstulls Strand

Stockholm, Sweden

APR 23 2023 Hotel Cecil

Indre By, Denmark

SEP 21 2023 Hiroshima Mon Amour 

Turin, Italy

SEP 22 2023 Auditorium San Domenico

Foligno, Italy

SEP 23 2023 Kino Šiška

Ljubljana, Slovenia

SEP 24 2023 Močvara

Zagreb, Croatia

SEP 25 2023 Dürer Kert

Budapest, Hungary


GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT

Discography

The End of the Beginning (2002)

All Is Violent, All Is Bright (2005)

A Moment of Stillness (2006)

Far from Refuge (2007)

God Is an Astronaut (2008)

Age of the Fifth Sun (2010)

Origins (2013)

Helios | Erebus (2015)

Epitaph (2018)

Ghost Tapes  (2021) 

The Beginning Of The End (2022)








TORSTEN KINSELLA
APPEARS
WEEK OF JULY 21st 2022
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
WITH RAY SHASHO
NOW STREAMING ON

The Classic Rock Music Reporter

    Classic Rock Here and Now

Music Tried and True   www.rockmusic.show 

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RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE  


CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS

 AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC

 LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE!


BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...  

AUTHOR RAY SHASHO 


Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover or E-book at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST

 

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS


The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO


Sunday, March 6, 2022

MICKI FREE NATIVE AMERICAN GUITARIST DESTINED TO BE LEGEND! ZOOM TV INTERVIEW WITH A HENDRIX DISCIPLE DISCOVERED BY GENE SIMMONS OF KISS

 

M I C K I

F R E E

GRAMMY AWARD WINNING

ROCK & BLUES GUITARIST/SINGER/SONGWRITER

RELEASES NEW CD

'TURQUOISE BLUE'

EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW

CLICK BELOW 

TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY


MICKI FREE has been managed by, performed and or recorded with the following: Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the super group KISS, Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones, Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Shalamar, Little Steven Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman-Santana, Cheap Trick, Sam Moore of Sam & Dave and many more.


 Micki Free’s newest CD titled Turquoise Blue is heralded by Carlos Santana and Billy Gibbons, among many others. Grammy-winning blues-rock guitarist Micki Free’s new disc showcases his mastery of tone on its 13 originals, plus a scintillating cover of Jimi Hendrix’s classic “All Along the Watchtower.” Micki is a former member of acclaimed R&B group Shalamar (“Dancing in the Sheets”). The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Ken Riley at Rio Grande Studios in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Special guests on Turquoise Blue include Gary Clark Jr., Steve Stevens, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and Cindy Blackman Santana. Free teased the album’s release with his debut single, “Bye 2020,” featuring additional guitar pyrotechnics from long-time Billy Idol six-stringer Steve Stevens. 


PURCHASE

THE NEW RELEASE

By

MICKI FREE

entitled

Turquoise Blue

Available NOW at amazon.com

 

For More Information

 about

M I C K I   F R E E

visit

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official website

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instagram

M I C K I   F R E E

DISCOGRAPHY

 

Gypsy Cowboy 1995

Experience 2003

Sedona Free 2009

The Sun~Chaser 2009

Comanche 2009

Micki Free American Horse 2009

American Horse 2010

The Native American Flute As Therapy 2016

Tattoo Burn-Redux 2017

Turquoise Blue 2022









MICKI FREE APPEARS

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with RAY SHASHO

NOW STREAMING ON

The Classic Rock Music Reporter

Classic Rock Here and Now

Music Tried and True

www.rockmusic.show

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FACEBOOK

apple

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iHeartRadio

Podcastics

Podchaser

Spotify

PANDORA

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TuneIn


RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE

CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE

BY RAY SHASHO


 …Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover  or E-book  at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS


The Rock Star Chroniclesby Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO



Tuesday, January 26, 2016

THE RAY SHASHO SHOW WELCOMES WORLD-RENOWNED SINGER AND SONGWRITER BETH HART

BETH HART INTERVIEWED ON
 THE RAY SHASHO SHOW


Our Very Special Guest Today is Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Beth Hart who has been recognized across the world as one of the great live vocalists of our time. For 20 years, she has been leveling audiences with her incredible power, range and soul. Four of the greatest lead guitar legends in the business knew this, which is why they asked her to perform with them: in concert with Jeff Beck, in concert and on two spellbinding albums (Don’t Explain and Seesaw) with Joe Bonamassa, on two powerhouse records with Slash (on Beth’s own track, Sister Heroine, and on Slash’s Mother Maria) and on a very special blues album (Rhythm and Blues) with Buddy Guy.

It’s no wonder she’s been nominated for two Blues Music Awards. Time and time again Beth has sold out venues around the world. But maybe her greatest live performance to date was seen by millions of television viewers, when her tribute to Buddy Guy on the Kennedy Center Honors Special received one of the only 2 standing ovations of the evening, led by President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. Every live performance gets a standing ovation, because no one knows how to rock the house better than Beth Hart.
Beth Hart’s latest release is entitled Better Than Home.
This album isn’t about the problems Beth faced in her life. Instead, she’s choosing to find the good things that have been there all along: accepting and loving her parents for who they really are, appreciating a good husband, facing her fears head on and ultimately finding ways to heal and convert that positive energy into music that moves people. This is an incredibly moving, self written and composed, album that’s going to reach people on a very personal level, because a one-of-a-kind artist found the perfect formula for exposing her very private inner voice and empowering it with her legendary outer voice. Because of that, it simply doesn’t get better than Beth Hart’s, self written and composed, ‘Better Than Home.’

Track Listing:
 01 Might As Well Smile
 02 Tell ‘Em To Hold On
 03 Tell Her You Belong To Me
 04 Trouble
 05 Better Than Home
 06 St. Teresa
 07 We’re Still Living In The City
 08 The Mood That I’m In
 09 Mechanical Heart
 10 As Long As I Have A Song
 11 Mama This One’s For You (bonus)* *Bonus track: available on limited edition only.

Official website www.bethhart.com

"The first time I heard or watched Beth Hart was on a You Tube video several years back. Beth and her band sang the Humble Pie classic “I Don’t Need No Doctor” (In a stunning live performance in Amsterdam) and I immediately thought to myself …This chick can save rock and roll! Then I watched “Am I the One” again (Another live thriller from Amsterdam) I became completely mesmerized and I just knew I was watching a legend in the making.

Nobody can naturally interpret the heart, soul, and talent reminiscent to the glory days of Rock, Blues and R&B like Beth Hart. I truly believe that Beth alone can revive the genre of rock and the blues. She is the rock and roll savior and should be a household name very soon here in the USA, because she is in just about every other place around the world." -Ray Shasho Music Journalist

Please welcome to the Ray Shasho Show … Dynamic singer and songwriter … … savior of rock and the blues …Beth Hart. 
BETH HART INTERVIEW
POSTED ON YOU TUBE
VIA BBS RADIO 1


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