Posts Tagged ‘Eric Gorfain’

Sam Phillips – Troubles Won’t Stay

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New music from Sam Phillips is 100% just-what-the-doctor ordered about now! We’re so excited to bring you “Troubles Won’t Stay” as this week’s top tune from Sam’s new eight song mini-album Human Contact Is Never Easy.

With Phillips stalwarts Jay Bellerose on drums, Jennifer Condos on bass, Eric Gorfain on guitar, keys, string arrangements, violin, and Richard Dodd on cello, Sam tackles themes of hope, love, and faith in a way that leaves us with a healthy dose of all three. The collection comprises four brand new songs produced by Sam, two never-before-released live versions of “Reflecting Light” and “If I Could Write” from the upcoming concert film, Live at Largo at the Coronet and two favorites from Push Any Button.

Sam sat down with Vox recently to discuss her busy year composing the score for the massive upcoming Gilmore Girls revival, A Year In the Life. Four new 90 minute episodes of the iconic show will premiere on Netflix just after Midnight this Friday November 25th!

Phillips maintains that “putting music to picture, when done right, is one of the more powerful mediums. Because you have writing, acting, visuals, and music all supporting each other. And the role of art” she says, “is to move us, to inspire us, and to mean something”. Legions of “La-La’s” fans all over the world tuning in to Netflix at 12:01AM on Friday will be attesting to that!

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Contact & Licensing info:
Sam Phillips is published by Eden Bridge Music/Some Kind Of Music, LLC (ASCAP) contact: Damon Booth – info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing – contact: Sean McGraw seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. Master controlled by Sam Phillips.

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Sam Phillips – Listen to the Rain

We just found out that a limited number of SIGNED copies of Sam Phillips‘ critically acclaimed 2013 album, Push Any Button, are now available at Sam’s webstore. Plus, Phillips recorded bonus tracks for everyone who purchases the album, in any format.

This week’s Top Tune (click song title above to play) features one of those bonus tracks, the beautiful “Listen to the Rain”.

“I wrote this song years ago when T Bone Burnett and I were thinking of making a country record together, but never recorded a version to release.” explains Sam. “When I sing or write country music it gets filtered through the other kinds of music I like and doesn’t sound like country to me…or perhaps it sounds like a different country.”

The track features excellent performances by Jay Bellerose (Ray LaMontagne, Elton John, Alison Krauss) on drums, Jennifer Condos (Bettye LaVette, Ray LaMontagne, Joe Henry) on bass, Eric Gorfain (The Section Quartet, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Fiona Apple) on electric guitars, strings, and Sam on acoustic guitars, vocals. Whatever your definition of country is, Listen to the Rain is country we want to live in.

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Contact & Licensing info:
Sam Phillips is published by Eden Bridge Music/Some Kind Of Music, LLC (ASCAP) contact: Damon Booth – info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing – contact: Sean McGraw seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. Master controlled by Sam Phillips.

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LA Times: Section Quartet plans tsunami benefit. Sam Phillips, Jenny O., & others guest.

6a00d8341c630a53ef015436e71fca970c LA Times: Section Quartet plans tsunami benefit. Sam Phillips, Jenny O., & others guest.Read this great LA Times piece about this Sunday’s benefit concert at Largo! The Section Quartet will be joined by Sam Phillips, Jenny O., Van Dyke Parks, Linda Perry, Mike Watt, Lisa Germano, former Prince associates Wendy & Lisa, Murry Hammond of the Old 97s, Matt Sharp, Grey DeLisle and others still to be announced also will participate. Comedian Margaret Cho and singer-songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips will host. In addition, journalist Xeni Jardin will be on hand to discuss her findings from a recent visit to the affected areas for a report on PBS’ NewsHour. Notable Music is a proud sponsor of this event. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

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Sam Phillips, Jenny O., Mike Watt, Linda Perry & others Join Upcoming Benefit Concert

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On November 20, 2011 at 7pm at Largo at the Coronet in West Hollywood, CA, The Section Quartet hosts “A Concert to Benefit School Music Revival”. Co-MC’ing the show are comedienne Margaret Cho and singer/songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips.  Artists scheduled to perform are Sam Phillips, Jenny O., Linda Perry, Mike Watt, Lisa Germano, Wendy & Lisa, Matt Sharp, Van Dyke Parks, Murry Hammond (of Old 97s) and Grey DeLisle, with more guests to be announced.  All the artists will perform in collaboration with The Section Quartet who’ll act as “house band”, promising an evening of unique and unforgettable musical moments.  In addition, journalist and co-founding editor of BoingBoing.com Xeni Jardin will speak about her recent trip to Japan to report on the ongoing nuclear crisis for PBS’ News Hour program. One week after the concert, Eric Gorfain of The Section Quartet will be traveling to Japan to hand deliver 100% of the concert’s proceeds to Mr. Naoyuki Seo of the School Music Revival foundation in Tokyo.

The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in the Fukushima region of Japan decimated the immediate area and created an ongoing nuclear disaster; the images of the disaster beamed around the world in real time shocked and horrified all. As a musician who has spent much of the last 21 years repeatedly visiting and making music in Japan,as well living there for a four year stretch, Eric Gorfain, leader of rock string ensemble The Section Quartet, wanted to help in some way, large or small.

Then, Gorfain discovered that composer Ryuichi Sakamoto had co-founded School Music Revival, an organization devoted to repairing or replacing school instruments damaged or lost in the disaster.  While human life was lost in incomprehensible numbers, lives are being put back together, and music plays a large role in mending the mind as well as the body, so he wanted to help the children of the region get back to “normal” life with their music studies as quickly as possible and organized this benefit concert.

Tickets for this very special event can be purchased HERE.

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