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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thirty days...

...for 30% off and your copy of "Their Love of Music" is personally signed by Steve!!

Offer ends September 30th...right here>>>>> www.quietlightpublishing.com


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

What better way to close out summer’s ‘official’ run than with some live music! Here is just a sampling of where our featured artists can be found around the country next weekend…

Dave Mason – A Taste of Colorado, Denver

Aaron Neville – Belleayre Music Festival, Belleayre, NY

Ramsey Lewis – Chicago Jazz Festival, Grant Park

Dumpstaphunk – Head Jamz Music Festival, Nashville, TN

Buddy Guy – American Music Festival, Daytona Beach, FL

Shawn Colvin – Westhampton Beach PAC, Long Island, NY

Shemekia Copeland – Taos Mountain Music Festival, NM

Allen Toussaint – Detroit International Jazz Festival, MI

Michelle Malone – Crimson Moon CafĂ©, Dahlonega, GA

…and, as they say, “check your local listings”!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

"Spectified"


From the SPACE website for Wednesday August 25th...

Dave Specter CD Release Party: Spectified

Come celebrate guitarist Dave Specter's new release "Spectified" on Fret12 Productions . "Spectified" is Dave's 9th album and first studio release in 6 years.

Recorded at the League of Creative Musicians studios behind SPACE, the album features Specter's soulful guitar tones on 9 original tracks and 3 covers. Featuring special guest David Hidalgo from Los Lobos on "Rumba & Tonic" as well as The Bo' Weavil Brass on 4 tracks led by former Tower of Power trumpet man, Mike Cichowicz. Brother John Kattke and Pete Benson share the keyboard chair, with the rock solid rhythm section of Harlan Terson and Greg Wyser-Pratte laying down the grooves - thick and blue. Latin percussionist Victor Garcia also makes a guest appearance on two tracks.


Come out and join Dave and Fret12 Productions for an evening of drinking, dancing and some of the the finest blues tones in Chicago.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Our Publisher


It should come as no surprise that Steve Azzato chose Quiet Light Publishing as the company to make his project come to life. Its founder and principal is Richard Mack, himself an award winning photographer. Richard’s incredible landscapes along the Lewis and Clark Trail or in the Great Smoky Mountains have been variously called, ‘rapturous’, ‘beautifully rendered’, ‘serene’ and ‘absolutely gorgeous’. Photography and publishing awards have been many and include the prestigious New York Book Awards, The Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, a couple of Eric Hofer Book Awards and the International Photographer of the Year Awards – Best Nature Book 2006.


A mutual friend introduced the two photographers and the kinship was immediate. “I knew of Richard’s amazing talent as a photographer and once I saw the books produced by his company, my decision was made”, said Azzato. Likewise, Mack was equally keen to take on Their Love of Music at QLP after meeting Steve and seeing his work. “Several things drew me to Steve’s work. First, the expressionism found in his portraits which pull into each frame something about the individual. But he also clearly listens well when interviewing and draws out intimate details of what makes them pursue their own careers in music.” Mack added that “the blend of Steve’s artistry as a photographer and as a person able to connect with others, leads to a wonderful combination which lets the reader into the lives of his subjects in a way I have never seen before. And that makes for a great book.”

Their Love of Music is QLP’s first non-traditional-landscape book but given Mack’s eye for the expression of the serenity and essence of a subject, the “landscape” of music is well captured and presented in the portraits and words of the musicians included in this book.

What a fantastic pairing this has turned out to be!

And be sure to check out Richard’s work at www.quietlightpublishing.com .

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Dave Mason Band continues...


...an amazing summer tour:

Aug 17 Annapolis, MD – Ramshead
Aug 20 Natick, MA – Performing Arts Center
Aug 21 Londonderry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Not JUST about the music...

...for lovers of fine photography who live in Chicago or are just passing through, this is NOT to be missed!

Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibited en masse at Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago Tribune
articles.chicagotribune.com
Forget about his three years as a German prisoner of war, or the fact that, presumed dead thereafter, he resurfaced to contribute to what was meant to be his posthumous exhibit at the Museum of [MORE HERE]

One of the web geek's favorites...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

How fun is this??

Two music legends (one a featured artist in the book) and a 'news legend', Lester Holt of NBC News and author of our forward...jammin'. Check it out...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

What do these three women have in common...

...other than their love of music??

Featured video on our MySpace page!! Check it out...