Artist Update: Tony Lucca

Tony Lucca

Today is release day for Tony Lucca’s new album, so naturally I sat down with him to discuss Tony Lucca and the journey to getting it made. Head on over to Examiner to read the fresh interview and please go and downoad his new record today. You can also check out my review of the record.

It is also release day for the new album from Kat Robichaud and her band the Darling Misfits, and I will have an interview with Kat later this week.

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Artist Update: Gwen Sebastian

I had the opportunity last week to catch up with Gwen Sebastian, the fabulous Voice alumni who went from our show to singing with Blake Shelton and being nominated for an American Country Countdown Award. Click above to check out Gwen’s new music video, “Small Town Soul,” then click on over to Examiner to find out what Gwen’s up to now and into 2015.

Click here to read my interview with Gwen Sebastian at Examiner.

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Top 8 Becomes Top 4

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We’re now into our Voice finals! (And I’m now tired, since I had to get up this morning to wait around for the wild card announcement, instead of being able to write my article last night.) Congratulations to Chris, Craig, Matt and Damien on making it into the finale.

Here’s all the stuff you might not have seen this week:

Top 5 Performance Show Highlights

Wild Card Announcement

Top 5 Artists Climb The iTunes Singles Chart

Team Adam’s Nicolle Galyon Is A Grammy Nominee

and Maroon 5 Crashed A Wedding

‘The Voice’ By The Numbers: Were Season 7 Auditions Easier?

The Voice

Since Tuesday night’s episode of The Voice was a clip show, I took some time to finally break down the numbers (most of them anyway) and discovered some interesting trends about my favorite reality show. Click on over to Starpulse to find out how season 7 fared against season 5 a year ago, and which coach is the easiest to impress, among other things.

Click here to read my statistical analysis at Starpulse.

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Tony Lucca’s New Album Is Coming – Check Out My Early Review!

Tony Lucca

I had the pleasure of getting a very early listen to the fantabulous Tony Lucca‘s new album, which will be coming your way in January. Tony remains one of my favorite indie artists to listen to and to work with. Click on over to Starpulse to find out what’s on his self-titled record.

Click here to read my review of Tony Lucca at Starpulse.

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Artist Update: Pip

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Pip was one of my favorite artists from season two of The Voice, and he’s been one of my good friends ever since. So I’m excited to report that he has a lot of interesting stuff going on – he’s signed a distribution deal with a company that’s tied to Universal Music Group (the record label behind the show, remember) and just came off a few shows on The Voice Tour. Click on over to Examiner for the latest from Pip!

Click here to read my interview with Pip at Examiner.

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News Roundup: June 2, 2014

The Voice

It’s only been about two weeks since Josh Kaufman was named champ of The Voice Season 6, but the show’s coaches and alumni are already making offseason moves. We’ve compiled the notable happenings for you below in this first June edition of our The Voice news roundup.

Adam Levine’s Feature Film Debut Is Almost Here

We’re just a few weeks away from seeing coach Adam Levine make his acting debut. Begin Again, in which Adam plays musician Dave Kohl, has its limited release Friday, June 27 and then expands everywhere on July 11.

The cast also includes Keira Knightley as Dave’s jilted girlfriend, Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers) as a music producer, and coach Cee Lo Green as…well, he seems pretty much like a fictionalized version of Cee Lo Green.

You can check out the new trailer for Begin Again below. It includes Adam singing a new track, “Lost Stars,” which we assume will be included on the movie soundtrack that Adam’s own 222 Records is releasing at the beginning of July. You can pre-order your copy now.

Jake Barker Has A New EP

Fresh off being spontaneously added to The Voice Tour, Season 6 alumni Jake Barker – pictured at the top of this article, and probably best known for taking on Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved” before being eliminated in the first round of playoffs – has released a new EP. You can download the four-song Stage Fright on iTunes now.

James Wolpert’s Kickstarter Comes To An End

Team Adam’s James Wolpert was one step shy of making it to the Season 5 finals; he’s been working hard to parlay his exposure into the funds needed to release new music. James’s Kickstarter is almost over, but you still have time to donate and help him reach his goal.

As of Sunday night, when we went to press, James was less than $3,000 shy of his $25,000 target. His campaign ends tomorrow, June 3, just before 9 PM PST. To get more information or to donate, go directly to his Kickstarter page (kickstarter.com/projects/584074878/james-wolpert-makes-a-record).

Casey Weston’s Recent Music Video

Season 1 semifinalist Casey Weston recently dropped a new music video, “Back To The Start.” Take a look at it below.

New Tour Dates For Tony Lucca

One of the busiest alumni is Season 2 finalist Tony Lucca, who’s almost always on the road somewhere. This summer, he’s touring with both Tyler Hilton and Tonic’s Emerson Hart.

Tony and Tyler take to the road beginning July 8 in Louisville, KY and they wrap up July 22 in Nashville, TN. Then in August, Tony jets over to the West Coast to join Emerson for a short stint that runs from August 2 in Phoenix, AZ to August 9 in Seattle, WA. For all the tour dates and locations, hit up his website (tonylucca.com).

If you’re on either coast, these are great opportunities to check Tony out live – we’ve been to several of his shows, and he never, ever disappoints.

Blake Shelton Has A Pizza

You’ve probably seen the billion commercials for this, but it’s just too amusing not to mention. Blake Shelton has teamed up with Pizza Hut, and they’ve given him his own “Blake’s Smokehouse BBQ” pizza – which consists of bacon, ham, and pork covered with honey barbeque sauce. We think it should’ve come with a special latte.

The Voice season 7 will begin airing on NBC this fall; The Voice Tour launches in San Antonio, Texas later this month. For more updates on artists after the show, visit our sister site Big Red Chairs (bigredchairs.com) and follow it on Twitter (@bigredchairs).

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