Local composer, arranger and music scholar, Lee Johnson has released his latest CD "Dead Symphony No. 6" which he recorded with the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow.
Ten years in the making (yes, take that to heart), Lee composed this Symphony based upon songs by The Greatful Dead. This symphony will be performed live for the first time August 1, 2008 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the late Deadhead, Jerry Garcia's 66th birthday.
Locally, Lee's known as the Callaway Professor of Music Chair at LaGrange College, often found working with the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State and is a featured arranger on the upcoming MIC CD "Ten Songs from the Edge of Georgia".
You can learn more about Lee Johnson, the Symphony and buy the CD through his website or in a cool article on NPR.
Support your locals!
Take action. Here's your chance to help a local, Keni Thomas get some airplay on GAC...
WEB -- Watch the video. Leave a comment.
Keni may have scooted off to Nashville not too long ago, but this former "Cornbread" songwriter has a new video on GAC (Great American Country) to view and comment on right here.
RADIO -- Request now.
TV -- Coming soon.
GAC will be adding the video into rotation later this week. Look out for a notice from MIC urging you to go VOTE for him.
Be there. Malis Malis will be in Columbus, on stage, at The Loft Saturday night. This talented local band will perform original material that's really tough to categorize -- one song may remind you of RADIOHEAD, another will take you down the road of classic R&B, or you may even feel the influences of YES and PINK FLOYD. The band only gives one explanation of their style, "an iPod shuffle gone rogue". This concert will be an eccentric musical experience written, composed and performed by Columbus musicians . Kudos to The Loft for once again shining the spotlight on promising, emerging talent. Best of all -- they're local.
This concert is the first of several music showcases leading up to the upcoming release of MIC's first compilation CD -- "10 Songs from the Edge of Georgia". Original music can succeed in Columbus. Support the scene.
WHAT TO DO:
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Chris Chaos' new "Homegrown Radio Show" wants your Rock songs.
Here's a chance to hear YOUR songs on Columbus, Georgia's Rock 103. Chris Chaos' new Sunday night "Homegrown Radio Show" (7pm) features local/regional ROCK music exclusively. Rock 103 is on the look-out for new material and Chris has asked MIC to help.
WHAT TO DO:
1. Musicians -- burn a couple of your best ROCK tracks on a CD.
2. Write a brief artist bio + contact info. (one-sheeter)
3. Drop it off at ROCK 103 OFFICES (1501 13th Ave) in c/o "Chris Chaos Homegrown Radio Show."
4. Listen to ROCK 103 Sundays at 7pm.
Get yourself joined-up in the MIC GREENROOM.
In addition to the uploading your original songs, pictures, and videos, all artists, venues and promoters are encouraged to use the newest feature:
EVENT CALENDAR! Yes, now you can add your next event to the Music In Columbus Event Calendar so that everyone "in the know" might finally "know".
Get to promoting your music events and beyond. If you have any questions, leave a comment on my profile page.
Here's JoePaul's video clip of local folk heroes, Rick Edwards and Henry Conley introducing the classic track to the digital generation...
Fred Ezekiel, sax; Ike Alexander, drums
July 13, 2008
The Liberty Theatre and Cultural Center, 813 8th Ave, Columbus, GA 31901
$7 for non-members. Annual memberships are available at the door.
2008 Upcoming JAZZ Events :
August 10, 2008: Trey Wright - guitar
September 14, 2008: The Atlanta Seventeen - Big Band
Ocotober 12, 2008: Dallas Smith - woodwind
November 9, 2008:Mace Hibbard - saxophone
December 14, 2008: Scholarship Fund-Raiser - Kevin Vannoy