Friday, May 7, 2010

Logan: Hallowed Ground

We wanted to share this video for a couple of reasons. First, it's awesome, and totally rocks. Which is the reason we wanted to work with them, but secondly, we wanted to direct you the the comments on this video, because it makes us feel good that we aren't the only ones out there excited about this band and what they can do!

Click here to view the video on YouTube with comments.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Some JuJu Music

Today we just wanted to share some fun King Sunny Ade Videos for your enjoyment. We promise this album is getting closer to release, and we're very excited about it!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Logan on

Since Logan is a new band to most of our fans here in the U.S., we thought you might appreciate them a little more if you were able to connect them with some artists you might already know. So today we wanted to share with you some links to their page on Last.Fm. On you'll be able to read about the band, listen to tons of samples off of their previous albums, see what others are saying about Logan, and listen to "Logan Radio."


Click on the links above or simply visit Last.Fm to view the page below!

Monday, April 19, 2010

King Sunny Ade North American Tour Cancelled

Since we had posted the information for the King Sunny Ade tour, we thought we better also let you know about the cancellation.

Here is the information from the L.A. Times:

King Sunny Adés spring tour of North America has been canceled for a combination of visa and personnel issues. After two members of the Nigerian Afro-beat band died last month in a car accident, the U.S. Embassy had been slow to approve visas for replacement members.

“At the same time,” according to a statement issued Monday by Adé’s representatives, “it became clear that the artist and the band had neither recovered from the impact of the tragedy, nor were they able to find consensus on how to move forward with normal touring.”

“As a result, [the tour] has been canceled until such a time as King Sunny Adé and his group have sufficiently regrouped and are ready to face the rigors of an International tour again,” the statement said.

But, don't forget we are going to be releasing an amazing new King Sunny Ade album very soon!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Did You Know? Steven Santoro

Today we thought it would be fun to do a little "Did You Know?" game and give you some fun facts about our artist Steven Santoro!

Did you know that Steven Santoro won one 2009 Just Plain Folks Music Award and was nominated for another for two different songs on the Mesa/Bluemoon release "Whisper My Name"?

His song Baby I'm Sorry won second place in the Vocal Jazz Song Winners category and Waiting For Grace was nominated in the R&B Song Category!

Did you know his song Hail Columbia was featured on the album project "Song For America" which featured 50 tracks on 3-CDs and was accompanied by other great artists such as John Mellencamp, The Black Crowes, Martha Wainwright, Andrew Bird, The Wilders, and Take 6?

Check out the amazing story of Hail Columbia by clicking HERE!

Did you know his real name is Steven Kowalczyk, and the last name Santoro comes from his grandfather Libertore Santoro, who was the saxophonist that inspired him to play the same instrument?

Did you know that Mesa/Bluemoon plans on releasing another album with Steven Santoro? Make sure to stay in touch for more information on the upcoming release by subscribing to this blog, following us on Twitter, and becoming a fan of Mesa/Bluemoon on Facebook!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Antonia Bennett - Music on MySpace

As we are getting excited about Antonia Bennett's upcoming digital EP release, we can't help but share some of this excitement with you. So today we wanted to direct you to Antonia's wonderful MySpace Playlist with some previously recorded tracks.

So Make sure to check out these tracks from Antonia Bennett:

Sail Away

Under the Cherry Moon

You're A Lucky Guy

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Rasaki Aladokun - The Master of the Talking Drum

Today we continue introducing those involved with the upcoming King Sunny Ade album, but this time we aren't introducing a guest artist, but rather someone who has played with King Sunny Ade for over twenty years!

Rasaki Aladokun

Rasaki Aladokun, Nigerian talking drum miracle artist with over twenty-five years of experience. He was a valued member of King Sunny Ade’s band for over twenty years. During that period Rasaki participated in the recording and release of over 50 albums and CDs.

Rasaki’s incredible energy and mastery of the talking drum has probably contributed to making King Sunny Ade what he has become in the music world. Rasaki is well traveled having performed in several musical engagements in Asia, Europe, the US, not to mention in several parts of Africa. Rasaki’s expertise has earned him the respect of music lovers all over the world. He has been a featured artist in the recordings of many notable musicians, among them, O.J. Ekemode, Stevie Wonder, and Babatunde Olatunji of Drums of Passion among others.

Also watch Video #1 and Video #3 on YouTube!