Friday, July 26, 2013

Robert Ross in Atlantic City tonight & tomorrow night #music #blues

The Robert Ross Band

Two Time NY Music Award Winner & NY Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee

Quote: "A blues icon. One of the great blues spirits." Bob Fass (Radio Un-nameable, WBAI-FM Pacifica Network).

Felix Cabrera & Robert Ross @ Atlantic Club Casino Hotel (BB's Lounge)
Friday & Saturday, July 26 & 27, 2013

9:00pm - 12:40am  
Atlantic Club Casino Hotel (BB's Lounge is on the 2nd floor)
Boston Ave & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: 609.347.7111
Featuring: NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee Felix "El Gato" Cabrera (vocals, & harmonica); Two time NY Music Award winner & NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee Robert Ross on vocals, guitar, slide guitar, & harmonica Friday and Saturday at The Burgher Bar on the 2nd floor from 9pm to 12:40am on Friday & Saturday. FREE Admission!! Music, food, drinks, and gambling. What more could you want? Thank you to the "Agent of the New Millenium" Kirk Yano, and my old pal Ron The Mon "the man, the myth, the legend" for hooking it up !!!

Cole Hermer and the Ravens #music #rock

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Cole Hermer and the Ravens

Blues, Rock, Punk, Metal

Kurt Cobain, Robert Plant, Jack White, Layne Staley
Toronto, ON

If you like Kurt Cobain and Robert Plant, you'll love @colehermer


About Cole Hermer and the Ravens

Cole Hermer exhibits rare artistic wisdom for a teenaged musician—his creative focus is on songcraft and emotionally direct lyrics. After exploring the white-knuckle ride of metal, and the twists and turns of prog rock, he discovered his musicality in tightly written rock and roll that spans woolly riffage to pastoral folk. Under the band name Cole Hermer and The Ravens, he releases his promising debut EP Quoth The Raven.
“I have a theory that every kid goes through a heavy metal phase because that’s the genre to express extreme emotions, but it made me feel limited,” Hermer explains. After a brief foray into the labyrinthine expressiveness of prog rock, he started writing powerfully concise tunes in his basement, recalling Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, and Simon & Garfunkel, as well the modern swagger of White Stripes, Queens Of The Stone Age, Nirvana, and The Black Keys.
The Toronto, Ontario Canada based artist is already a local legend, having played venues such as the legendary El Mocambo and the Waterfront Bistro. He’s earned accolades in an intimate performance setting with an acoustic guitar and fronting the rock n’ roll behemoth Cole Hermer and The Ravens . In both guises he’s won talent shows and performed at esteemed festivals such as Singer/Songwriter Festival Concert Series Durham, Love146 Benefit Concert, Music By The Bay Festival, Ajax on Stage, and Pickering ArtFest, among others. In addition, he’s performed on daytime television for Roger’s Cable Network. Recently, he wowed renowned producer Michael Hanson (Glass Tiger) who helped Hermer nurture the modern vintage aesthetic on the Quoth The Raven EP.
“My philosophy is take every chance you get because it will lead you to an interesting place. I got cast in this reality show about musicians in the Durham region, and that’s where I met Michael,” he says. “He is a big deal; the well-known songwriter-drummer of Glass Tiger. He heard me work with this music group on the show and liked my voice. Out of the blue he offered me chance to do an EP.”
While working with Hanson on an unfinished tune, Hermer’s natural instincts and Hanson’s extensive song writing experience turned theirs into a true creative partnership. The result was the glorious folk rocker “Maybe In The Morning.”
Quoth The Raven is rife with musicality that recalls a classic blues-rock heritage but vigorously updates it with a contemporary pop-rock sensibility. Hermer’s vocals are sweet and gritty, his songs are packed with burly blues rock motifs, hip-shake garage rock riffs, and gorgeously quaint folk. His lyrics are introspective and refreshingly earnest. On “Friends” he sings: I must admit although I’m stuck in the pit /I’ve learned a thing or two/My mind is clear a lot can change in a year you gave me a new point of view /I can finally breathe it’s a bitter sweet symphony so thank you for your honesty/So many women and so many questions that still torture me. The brawny “Teenage Creed” boasts a snarling attitude and big hooks. The beefy bite of “Exploitable Youth” is wise without being jaded. “That song is about young people being exploited through music industry, people use each other, and that divides kids and their parents,” he says. He sings with a honeyed rasp: Hey kids do you want to be the star of the season?/Into the abyss where mom and dad make every decision/Burn your salvation when you’ve got nothing to lose/And follow blindly till they find someone new.
Hermer was weaned on classic rock like Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper, as well as the more songwriter-oriented sounds of Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Simon & Garfunkel. At age 10 his mother bought him a guitar. “I have a writing disability; my signature is terrible. My mother thought learning guitar would help me with my writing skills. Unfortunately, she was wrong and I fell in love with the guitar,” he says laughing. In 7th grade he wrote his first song.
By high school Hermer began exploring contemporary trailblazers like Mumford & Sons, The Decemberists, The Back Keys, The White Stripes, and Queens Of The Stone Age, and started incorporating their fresh approaches into his songwriting efforts. Quoth The Raven euphorically captures this inspired period of self-discovery through offering an eclectic palette. “As I was recording, my music tastes were growing so much, the EP reflects that diversity,” he says.
“There have been some real surreal moments,” he says thinking back on his path. “After the EP came out, I went on vacation for a week and came back and it was on iTunes and I had 26,000 Twitter followers. That was a nice surprise!” Up next for Cole Hermer is writing his second EP, only this time as the sole songwriter. “It’s a little bit scary, but I feel ready,” he states.


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July 26, 2013

Hey Everybody!

As to avoid going on and on about everything going on and on in the world today (that will be for another time) I will stick to the music, and where I will be performing it next month. We’ll be building our set lists for these shows around the tunes from my new album Reckoning, which continues to bring in lovely feedback from critics and from so many of you who’ve taken the time to share your thoughts with me and online at places like CDBaby, Amazon, and iTunes. (Thank you!) I’m planning to also bring back our version of Bruce Springsteen’s amazing song “41 Shots (American Skin),” for Trayvon Martin, and for all the parents having that tragic but crucial conversation with their sons…

Thanks for listening,

Reckoning Videos
“Go Away” by Nathan James Leatherman

“Feed Your Baby” by Maria Eugênia with Nick Matias

Jen Chapin’s Reckoning (Pledge Music video) by Kate Chumley

The Making of Insatiable by Rich Sullivan

Upcoming Shows
Thursday, August 8th * 9 am
Live on the Radio, WUSB with John Tabacco
90.1 on Long Island NY, Live streaming at everywhere

Thursday, August 8th * 11 am
Live on the Radio, WPPB’s “Eclectic Café” with Bonnie Grice
88.3 on eastern Long Island and coastal CT, Live streaming everywhere

Friday, August 9th * 8:45 set (8 pm open mike)
Grounds & Sounds Café
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook
northbound side of Nicolls Road (Route 97), East Setauket NY
$15, childcare available

Saturday, August 10th * 8 – 9:30 pm
Oakville Jazz Festival
Oakville, ON

Sunday, August 11th * 4 - 7 pm
Wolfe Island Grill
1222 Highway 96, Wolfe Island Ontario, Canada
Wolfe Island
Chris Koster opens at 4, we play at 5 pm

Thursday, August 15th
Private Event
Pembroke, MA

Friday, August 16th * 7:30 pm
Lansdowne House Concerts
56 Lansdowne Street, Fredericton NB, Canada * 506-457-0826
$20, payable by cash or cheque at the door — for information and reservations please contact Paul or Liz at 506-457-0826 or e-mail to:

Saturday, August 17th * 7:30 pm
Lansdowne House Concerts
538 Highway 616 (Keswick Ridge Road)
Fredericton NB, Canada * 506-457-0826
$20, payable by cash or cheque at the door — for information and reservations please contact Paul or Liz at 506-457-0826 or e-mail to:

Sunday, August 18th * 1 pm
The 27th Chapin Family Concert By The Sea
Ovens Natural Park
326 Ovens Road, Riverport NS (Canada) BOJ 2WO * 902-766-4621
$25.00 - adults / $15.00 kids (ages 5 - 16, under 5 free)

Monday, August 19th * 8 pm
Ol' Gold Miner Diner @ Ovens Natural Park
326 Ovens Road, Riverport NS (Canada) BOJ 2WO * 902-766-4621
$15 — our 3rd annual evening in this most special of out-of-the-way music venues!

Friday, August 23rd * 8 pm
a fundraiser for WSCA - Portsmouth Community Radio
Red & Shorty's House
Dover, NH
$20 -- All proceeds to the good folks at WSCA
email for reservations

Friday, September 27th * 9 pm
The Winchester Tavern and Music Hall
12112 Madison Avenue, Lakewood OH 44107 * (216) 226-5681 * $12

Saturday, September 28th * 8 pm (7 pm doors)
Presented by Segment of Society Promotions
The Irving Theater
5505 E. Washington St, Indianapolis IN 46219 * (317) 442-0029
$12 adv./$15 day of show * Tickets On Sale

Sunday, September 29th * 8 pm
Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music
5601 North High Street, Worthington OH 43085 * 614-316-2625
$10 adv./$15 day of show