Thursday, March 9, 2023

CLAY MELTON ELECTRIFYING TRAILBLAZING TEXAS BLUES ROCK GUITARIST RELEASING NEW MUSIC: ZOOM TV SPECIAL EVENT WITH RAY SHASHO ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS!

 


 

TEXAS  BLUES-ROCK GUITARIST

 C L A Y

M E L T O N 

Worldwide New Single

 "ALIVE ON A WIRE" 

 Second New Single 

"RUNNER" 

(Coming April 14th) 

ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE

CLICK BELOW

TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY!



They live and breathe the fiery swagger of electric guitars and the irresistible allure of rhythm-soaked sounds. That’s Clay Melton’s musical calling in a nutshell. At only 28, the Louisiana-born and Texas-based blues-rocker has already spent 15 years performing live. His powerfully raspy voice and wicked guitar licks leave no doubt he’s grown up in the school of barroom blues-rock.

Clay’s 2022 release, Live in Texas, which includes ten original songs and one cover, was spun on more than 160 radio stations in the U.S. and abroad. His riveting cover of ZZ Top’s Jesus Just Left Chicago, climbed to the #1 song in the world on the Roots Music Blues Rock chart in June 2022. The album boasts production and engineering credits by 5-time Grammy winner Malcolm Harper (The Black Keys, Mary J. Blige, Keith Urban and many others) as well as Clay himself.

Live in Texas is Melton’s follow-up to 2021’s critically acclaimed release, Back to Blue, where the title track also climbed to the # 1 song in the world on Roots Music Blues Rock chart, and the album climbed to #9.

Clay Melton is quickly establishing himself as a rising star, having played world-famous venues such as Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, opening for Grand Funk Railroad on the Chevrolet Main Stage at the State Fair of Texas, and sharing the stage with Sir Earl Toon, of Kool & The Gang fame. Past credits also include opening for blues-legend Robert Cray and platinum-selling artists Chris Daughtry and Night Ranger. 

At only 27 years of age, the blues-rocker has already spent 14 years performing live. His powerful, raspy voice and searing, wicked guitar licks leave no doubt he’s grown up in the school of bar room blues-rock.

On February 24, Clay will release worldwide a new single, Alive on a Wire, and follow-up on April 14 with a second new single, entitled Runner.  His new album will eventually follow in late ’23 or early ’24.



PURCHASE

THE LATEST RELEASE

BY

CLAY MELTON

LIVE

IN TEXAS



available at amazon.com



ALSO

THE MOST RECENT

STUDIO RELEASE

BY

CLAY MELTON

entitled

‘BACK TO BLUE’

Clay’s most recent studio release, Back to Blue (released in July 2021), has been played on more than 200 radio stations in the U.S. and abroad. The EP received great acclaim when released.

The Roots Music Report (the #1 independent music chart in the world) ranked Clay, at the time of the album’s release, on their Blues Rock charts in three categories:  the #1 song in the world for the title track Back to Blue, the #9 album in the world on their Blues Rock chart, and the #7 album in Texas for all genres of music.

Back to Blue is Melton’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed, full-length debut, Burn the Ships, which climbed the charts to #5 on Billboard Heatseekers chart. 

Back to Blue boasts production and engineering credits by Grammy-winner Danny Jones (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Patti LaBelle, Etta James) as well as Clay himself.

On February 24, Clay will release worldwide a new single, Alive on a Wire, and follow-up on April 14 with a second new single, entitled Runner.  His new album will eventually follow in late ’23 or early ’24.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

CLAY MELTON

VISIT

www.claymelton.com

Official Website

www.instagram.com/claymeltonmusic

Instagram

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4jgBoZGr5tJ656v3J8eLin?si=jGo9Nw_hStaSK5hgTpdNig&nd=1

Spotify

www.facebook.com/claymeltonmusic

Facebook

https://twitter.com/claymeltonmusic

Twitter

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNiGxc2oCyrKNz8qcVZkXsQ?view_as=subscriber

YouTube

www.tiktok.com/@claymeltonmusic

Tiktok


UPCOMING CONCERTS 2023

MAR 02 Dosey Doe The Woodlands, TX

MAR 10 Buckhorn Lake Resort Kerrville, TX

APR 23 Baton Rouge Blues Festival 2023 Baton Rouge, LA

APR 26 Tin Pan Music Hall Richmond, VA

APR 28 Sellersville Theater Sellersville, PA

APR 29 The Drake Amherst, MA

APR 30 Daryl's House Club Pawling, NY

MAY 01 IRIDIUM New York New York City, NY

MAY 03 Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club Portsmouth, NH

MAY 04 Bull Run Restaurant and Music Hall Shirley, MA

MAY 05 Debonair Music Hall Teaneck, NJ

MAY 06 The Stationery Factory Dalton, MA

MAY 07 Courthouse Center for the Arts West Kingston, RI

MAY 11 Mickey's Black Box Lititz, PA

MAY 12 The Music Room Cape Cod West Yarmouth, MA

JUL 21 The Monument Winchester, VA

JUL  22 The Vanguard Hampton, VA

SEP 02 Worthington Country Club Worthington Corners, MA


 





CLAY MELTON
APPEARS WEEK OF 
MARCH 9TH 2023
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
WITH RAY SHASHO


ORDER NOW

 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

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




Saturday, March 4, 2023

JONAS LINDBERG & THE OTHER SIDE PROGRESSIVE ROCK PROJECT FROM STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN ZOOM TV SPECIAL EVENT ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS WITH RAY SHASHO!

 


JONAS  LINDBERG

SINGER...COMPOSER...

MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST

for SWEDISH 

PROGRESSIVE ROCK GROUP

JONAS LINDBERG 

& THE OTHER SIDE

ZOOM TV SPECIAL EVENT

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

CLICK BELOW TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY!


Jonas Lindberg & The Other Side is a Progressive rock project from Stockholm, Sweden founded in 2012 by bass player, songwriter, and producer Jonas Lindberg.

It all started back in 2008 when the EP "IN SECRET PACE" was recorded by Jonas as an exam-project at the college of Music in Piteå, Sweden. The first recordings featured a large lineup of musicians and was originally intended to work as a demo for an upcoming band. But as term ended Jonas moved to Stockholm to pursue a career as a freelance musician and the idea got put on hold. In 2012 "IN SECRET PACE" was finally released on digital platforms as Jonas started to work on new material.

This time the lineup featured a 5-piece band and the second EP "THE OTHER SIDE" was finished and released in 2013. The project was named "JONAS LINDBERG & THE OTHER SIDE" from the title track of the album after its release. Playing on the album is Jonas LINDBERG on bass, backing vocals, keyboards, and guitars together with Jonas SUNDQVIST (lead vocals), Jonathan LUNDBERG (drums), Calle STÅLENBRING (guitars) and Michael OTTOSSON (keyboards). Two more musicians, Nicklas THELIN (guitar) and Jenny SANDGREN (vocal) later joined for the live shows.

Following the enthusiastic reception of the 2016 album "PATHFINDER", Jonas began working on another full-length album in 2019. The album - called "MILES FROM NOWHERE" - is more of a solo effort than the previous album with Jonas playing most of the instruments himself, and features a few more guest musicians. Returning on a few tracks is Simon WILHELMSSON (drums) who some may remember from the first EP, as well as Jonas's brother Joel on lead guitar. Missing is Michael OTTOSSON who sadly passed away in 2020, leading up to Jonas taking on full keyboard duties.


PURCHASE

THE LATEST RELEASE

MILES FROM NOWHERE

BY

JONAS LINDBERG

 & THE OTHER SIDE



The long awaited second album

'MILES FROM NOWHERE' is OUT!!

After months of waiting and preparing, it's finally released worldwide through Inside Out Music.

Available as - Ltd. CD Digipak

LP Gatefold Double 2x Vinyl -

available at www.lindbergmusic.com

and amazon.com



The album is also available as Digital download and on all the regular streaming services as well!

Check out the new single “WHY I'M HERE”, featuring Jonathan Lundberg, Jenny Storm and guest appearance by brother Joel Lindberg on lead guitar. Also available on Spotify as well as all your other regular streaming services.

The 2022 release from Swedish progressive rock outfit Jonas Lindberg & The Other Side. Led by multi-instrumentalist and composer Jonas Lindberg, the album consists of seven songs which spans the full range of the progressive rock landscape - from the soaring “Summer Queen” (led by Jenny Storm) to the folksy instrumental "Astral Journey" to the closing title track; a sprawling 25-minute epic which features none other than Roine Stolt Pale Rider (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic) on lead guitar.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

JONAS LINDBERG

& THE OTHER SIDE

VISIT

www.lindbergmusic.com

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

www.facebook.com/jonaslindbergotherside

Facebook

http://jonaslindbergtheotherside.bandcamp.com/

Bandcamp

www.youtube.com/channel/UC3iXsFDyQ2CbDSFfGECAiSw

YouTube channel

https://soundcloud.com/lindbergmusic-1

Soundcloud

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4cQCLwSvoMEWrtSvneDZBT?si=RjiWngI8RY6ub5JAnF5odA&nd=1

Spotify








JONAS LINDBERG
APPEARS WEEK OF 
MARCH 4TH 2023
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
WITH RAY SHASHO


ORDER NOW

 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

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