Listening Room Festival
Video: Music Like Mozart!
Video: Daniel Boling plays "The Old International"
Video: Meet Daniel Boling & "Jesse"
Video: Vinx performs "My TV 10"
Video: Meet Vinx
Catch Daniel Boling, Vinx and a host of other talented performers performing as part of the inaugural Listening Room Festival. For information on artists, dates and venues visit www.ListeningRoomFestival.com
About Daniel Boling
Daniel Boling is a folksinger/songwriter with a storyteller's eye for detail. His songs are inhabited by interesting characters drawn from Daniel's life, family and friends: the vagabond running off with a tiny circus to tour the West; an aging Viet Nam veteran looking back with surprise at his departed youth; a young rancher inheriting his grandfather's now worn out rangeland and hoping he can hold on and live up to the family legacy; a passenger on Flight 93 calling his wife to say goodbye. His finger-picked guitar and banjitar support a good, clear tenor voice that evokes his characters' emotions perfectly.
Daniel's 4th CD, He Dreams, was released in 2009 and features 13 new original songs recorded with a sparse, almost live feel and includes cameo appearances by several great friends: Jack Williams, Meredith Wilder, Jimmy Abraham, Jim Schwar, and Suzanne Shelton. Daniel's newest CD project, "LIVE! from the Winter Folk Festival 2009" also came out in 2009 and showcases his live MainStage set at this outstanding festival. His 3rd CD, The Old International, was released in 2003 and features a supporting cast of dear friends from the road including Bill Ward, T.R. Ritchie, Still on the Hill, Dave Nachmanoff, Susan Clark, Orrin Star and a few more. His previous releases are Welcome Home in 2000 and Perfectly Stable in 1999.
International recording artist and Berklee College of Music educator, Vinx is as close as you'll find to a 21st century Renaissance Man. Known to music fans as a percussionist and vocalist, his music is classified by some as jazz, by some as world music and by others as soul. With a style all his own, he has been compared to the likes of Nat "King" Cole and Harry Belafonte as well as Sam Cooke, Bobbie McFerrin and even Fred Flintstone. Most often, Vinx is remembered from his opening act on Sting's Soul Cages Tour but he has also worked with numerous other artists as varied as Stevie Wonder, Cassandra Wilson, Darius Rucker, Vance Gilbert, Taj Mahal and the Spin Doctors to name a few. No matter where or when you've heard him, one thing is for certain..."Vinx is the gift you give to someone that you really care about" ~ Stevie Wonder
To learn more about Vinx visit www.vinx.com.
About the Listening Room Festival
Dozens of concerts and music workshops are scheduled for the inaugural Listening Room Festival in the Tampa Bay area, March 14 - 18, 2012. The festival is a week-long celebration of house concerts and other intimate listening rooms.
Listening Room Festival provides free tools for music fans to host personalized concerts in their living rooms, offices, clubhouses - unique settings for music.
Hosts can choose their favorite local acts or use the festival website for access to professional touring artists coming from as far away as New York and New Mexico. Hosts also receive invitations to attend other private concerts associated with the festival.
"We are bringing back the dinner party in a fun and interesting way," said Fran Snyder, Listening Room Festival founder. "What better way to enjoy live music than in a cozy living room with good friends."
The festival also includes daytime workshops for musicians March 16 and 17 at the Hideaway Café in downtown St. Petersburg. Topics include Fan-Funding, From Musician to Artist, Touring Profitably and Finding Your Voice. Featured instructors include Vinx (Berkley College of Music) and Nashville singer-songwriter Suzahn Fiering. Workshops are limited to fifty registrants.
Hideaway Café will also feature more than 20 showcasing artists Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Host registration is free and easy at ListeningRoomFestival.com
Artist festival registration: $25
Conference workshops: $50 (includes lunch both days)