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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Carrollton

November 19th, 2014 No comments

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.)

The band Carrollton has released a new digital single called “Holding On To You.” Carrollton has roots in two separate cities: Cincinnati, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky. Carrollton began as a worship band and gradually refined their sound by mixing worship music with folk-rock, country-rock, and roots-rock.

Justin Mosteller is the lead vocalist for Carrollton. He was a guest on New Tunes at 9 and shared two separate personal stories, including his own, that underline Carrollton’s new song, “Holding On To You” (You can listen to the conversation here http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/). Carrollton’s EP, Breathe in Deep,” is available now; a full-length project is due in 2015.

For more on Carrollton, go to http://carrolltonband.com/

phil@wjtl.com

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Tenth Avenue North

November 12th, 2014 No comments

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.)

Tenth Avenue North released “Cathedrals” last week. The release of the new record coincided with the Cathedrals tour, and Lancaster was the first stop on the tour last week.

Following the success of “The Struggle” (which debuted at No. 9 on the Top 200), The sound of Tenth Avenue North continues to evolve. Guitarist Jeff Owen was my guest last week on New Tunes at 9. We talked about the role of his guitar being used for creating sonic texture (as opposed to playing a lead role in the music). Jeff also talked about the band’s vision for “Cathedrals,” and in his words, “the crux of the record.” http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/

For more on Tenth Avenue North, go to http://www.tenthavenuenorth.com/

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Abandon

November 6th, 2014 No comments

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.)

Abandon released their third record, “Love Prevails,” this week. 2014 has been a year of change for Abandon. Justin Engler took over the position of lead vocalist following the announcement that Josh, his brother, was moving onto sing with Audio Adrenaline.

“It Was Love” is the first radio single from “Love Prevails”; the song is written from the perspective of the angels as they witness the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. The lyrics state in part: “Forgive them, for they know not what they’ve done. You looked into the sky. Let out a final cry. Hope is won. Let your kingdom come.”

Justin Engler was my guest on New Tunes at 9 http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/; he spoke about the song and explained the title, “Love Prevails.”

For more on Abandon, go to http://abandonrock.com/2014/

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with The Michael Ferrari

October 30th, 2014 No comments

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.)

 

The Michael Ferrari was my guest this week on New Tunes at 9 http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/. Michael stopped by the Junction Center to talk about his latest project, “When You’re a Man,” and provide awareness regarding a Friday night, October 3, event in Manheim. Michael will be performing between 7 and 9 pm, at Gramby and Wolf streets in Manheim, PA. Michael says, “Bring food. Hear music. Eat candy.” (And please bring a donation of non-perishable food items for the Manheim Central Food Pantry.)

 

The Michael Ferrari’s new project, “When You’re a Man,” is a wonderful adventure in sound. Michael is an eclectic artist known for simultaneously singing, playing guitar, and whacking a kick-drum! Michael talked about staying true to himself, and maintaining his vision and integrity as an artist.

 

For more on The Michael Ferrari, check him out on https://www.facebook.com/TheMichaelFerrari.

The new record from The Michael Ferrari, “When You’re a Man” is available on iTunes, CDBaby, and Amazon; and streaming on Spotify.

phil@wjtl.com

 

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Rhett Walker Band

October 23rd, 2014 No comments

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.)

 

The Rhett Walker Band played the Junction Center Tent last night, along with Plumb and David Dunn.

Singer/guitarist Rhett Walker and drummer Kenny Davis were my guests on New Tunes at 9; we talked about the band’s second project, “Here’s to the Ones,” released last week. http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/ The Rhett Walker Band is a Southern-fried rock band with deep roots in South Carolina. Rhett Walker unapologetically cites his musical influences as The Allman Brothers, Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, and John Mellancamp, among others. (His songwriting heroes are a diverse cast of characters; Rhett explained the process of writing for the record, and the importance of taking time to cook on the grill.)

For more on Rhett Walker and the new record, “Here’s to the Ones,” go to http://www.rhettwalkerband.com/

phil@wjtl.com

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with King’s Kaleidoscope

October 15th, 2014 No comments

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.)

This week, I want to introduce to you a new band: King’s Kaleidoscope. King’s Kaleidoscope is a 10-piece band from Seattle—a tentet–that has it’s own unique musical vision. King’s Kaleidoscope classify themselves as alternative worship. So what does that mean? Well, Lead singer Chad Gardner is a former turntablist who is intent upon mixing EDM (electronic dance music) with Praise & Worship Music.

Chad Gardner was my guest last week on New Tunes at 9; we talked about the unusual sound of the band, and the first radio single, “I Know.” Truth be told, the joyous nature of the song belies the deep sorrow that Chad has felt over the past year. (Chad mentioned that he and his wife lost a father-in law to cancer; and they lost their first son to a still birth.)

For more on King’s Kaleidoscope, go to http://www.kingskaleidoscope.com/

phil@wjtl.com

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Lincoln Brewster

October 8th, 2014 No comments

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.)

Worship-rocker Lincoln Brewster has released a new record called, “Oxygen.” “Oxygen” is full of songs designed for corporate worship; anthems of praise, big choruses and stadium-ready guitar solos. After seeing Lincoln in concert recently, one fan commented that he, “always felt the presence of the Lord; your transparency was refreshing.”

Lincoln Brewster was a recent guest on New Tunes at 9: I asked him about the sound, and his vision for the record, “Oxygen.” He said he wanted the songs to be “intact, functional songs full of good truths to sing.”

 

For more on Lincoln Brewster, go to http://www.lincolnbrewster.com/

phil@wjtl.com

 

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with For King & Country

October 2nd, 2014 No comments

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.)

For King & Country’s new record, “Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong” debuted last week at No. 13 on the Billboard 200. For King & Country are led by Joel and Luke Smallbone. For King & Country’s sound has evolved substantially; the brothers’ confidence in each has strengthened their ability to write songs that resonate with their fans worldwide. “Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong” is full of majestic songs, many which were born out of times of struggle and indecision.

Luke Smallbone was my guest on New Tunes at 9; he spoke about how he and Joel write songs for the stage in hopes of taking listeners on a journey. For more on For King & Country, go to http://www.forkingandcountry.com/?frontpage=true.

phil@wjtl.com

 

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Sanctus Real

September 24th, 2014 No comments

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.)

Sanctus Real released their new record “The Dream” last week. Available on iTunes and other digital platforms, “The Dream” stands as Sanctus Real’s finest moment to date; it’s filled with mystery, intrigue, and excellent songwriting. Lead singer Matt Hammitt was my guest and stated that there was “not an uninspired moment on the project.” (Sanctus Real guitarist Chris Rohman also talked about “The Dream” on New Tunes at 9 http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/

For more on “The Dream” from Sanctus Real, go to http://sanctusreal.com/ (You can also go to the staff blogs and facebook page at wjtl.com and click on New Tunes at 9 Roundup.) A reminder: coming up Monday night, September 29, Aaron Shust is our scheduled guest, on New Tunes at 9.

phil@wjtl.com

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Dan & Lauren Smith

September 17th, 2014 No comments

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.)

Worship leaders Dan & Lauren Smith released their new project last week. Entitled “All My Hope,” the record is a major leap forward for Dan, Lauren, and Ben Smither, who plays glockenspiel and keyboards. The Smith’s remain committed to urban ministry in city of Reading, and many of the songs on “All My Hope” center on the theme of faithfulness. Dan and Lauren Smith were guests on New Tunes at 9 and explained their vision for their project http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/

For more on Dan and Lauren Smith go to http://www.thesmithfactory.com/music/

Coming up next week on on New Tunes at 9: Gareth Gilkeson of Rend Collective  (Monday, September 22); and Justin Engler of Abandon (Tuesday, September 23).

phil@wjtl.com

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Among the Thirsty

September 11th, 2014 No comments

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.)

Ryan Daniel from Among the Thirsty was my guest this week on New Tunes at 9. Ryan took a few minutes to talk about the band’s new project, “Who You Say I Am.” The new radio single, “Completely,” is the finest song the band has recorded to date. It’s a very vulnerable song that features Ryan’s melancholy voice set against an acoustic piano and beautiful strings.

Ryan writes: “I’m feeling so small; standing here weeping. I’m coming clean of the secrets I’m keeping. I’ve caused so much pain to the ones I love most. And I’m falling apart as I carry my heart to your throne.” (Listen to Ryan Daniel on New Tunes at 9 http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/)

Fore more on Among the Thirsty, go to https://www.facebook.com/amongthethirsty.

phil@wjtl.com

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