Angela Peterson

Summing up her passion in a single statement, “I’m a country soul singer deep in my heart. I love telling stories, performing live, and getting to know my fans.” Singer-Songwriter Angela Peterson has taken over Nashville with a vengeance and is thrilled to release her newest work of art.

 

Born and raised on Texas country music, the pint-sized firecracker performed over 3,000 shows while still in her teens; singing the National Anthem at the Astrodome and headlining the Texas State Fair.

 

Beginning a touring career before she could legally drink, Angela has performed with the great legends of country music, including the

king Willie Nelson, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley and Gary Allan. 

 

“The petite Peterson has a glossy chestnut mane Shakira should envy, a great smile, mischievous green eyes and tawny skin. On stage she dances with Tae-Bo kicks and boot-scootin shuffles-showing a lack of inhibition not usually seen outside of slumber parties.” (Houston Chronicle)

 

While touring with her very own Angela Peterson Band in Los Angeles, the beautiful Texan performed on the Sunset Strip in the legendary clubs; Whiskey A Go Go, Troubadour, The Viper Room & the El Rey Theatre. The AP Band’s West Coast tour culminated by her headlining performance at the Playboy Mansion’s Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Wounded Warriors.

 

“Peterson, even singing a cappella has a silky, liquid voice with a touch of twang.” (Edith Sorenson-Houston Chronicle)

 

“Up and coming Houston native Angela Peterson has pipes that would put most American Idols to shame.” (Dan Oko-The Austin Chronicle)

 

Now living in Nashville, Angela has become a songwriting and producing force; creating over 500 songs while collaborating with some of the biggest songwriter/producers in Nashville-And she still made time to co-produce her new album Topsy-Turvy.

 

“Angela Peterson has true star quality. She has the audience in the palms of her hands as she works the stage. All of this and great songs to boot!” (Jeff Howard-APA Representative)

 

After overcoming all of the Entertainment world’s obstacles and challenges Angela Peterson feels thrilled and blessed to be alive performing, songwriting, and living her dream!

 

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Stories

Discuss your personality.

I’m quiet, and I think way too much. I have way too many interests, so it’s hard to put me in a box. I don’t know, I’m kinda socially awkward. I’m not good at small talk because I prefer having deep conversations.

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Brief us about you as a musician. 

I rap, but I’m trying to make music. If you listen carefully, most songs have an influence from several genres at once. The idea of a genre is helpful as a way to organize music into categories for conversation, but it’s all music. I have lots of influences, from Joy Division to Young M.A., from Paul Simon to Eminem. For example, I love the philosophical and neurotic lyrics of Ian Curtis, as much as I love the street level conversational lyrics of Young M.A.

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Go into details on what have changed in your life for choosing music as a career.

Music has always been a part of my life. I was writing songs and putting them up on Myspace as a teenager. I won two consecutive years of talent shows in high school (lol). I went to college, and I have a Masters in theological studies from Vanderbilt University. I was planning on being a professor of theology at a university. The timing never felt right for rapping though. I’m 29 now, and I feel like I have more to say now than I would have if I started pursuing music professionally in my late teens. Part of what I want to do is take what I’ve learned through school and translate it into songs and albums. I’m still teaching, but through my music now.

 

(As a footnote, I don’t see music merely as a mode for teaching or getting across a “message.” It’s more than that. Music is feeling oriented too. It makes our bodies want to dance or sleep or relax. Not every song has to be “meaningful” in a rational sense.)

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Tell us the benefits and drawbacks of choosing music as a career. 

I’m someone that gets bored doing the same thing every day, so I think a benefit is that it engages the creative aspect of my personality that always needs to have something new to do. The drawback is that people don’t understand. It’s awkward going to a party and telling people I rap, while everyone at the party is pursuing a professional career. Maybe it’s just in my head, but I low-key get the feeling people think I have a Peter Pan complex.

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Tell us how you will manage fame as an established artist.

That’s impossible to answer, but I’d maintain a close group of friends and family to keep me grounded and accountable.

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Elaborate on the story line of this song. 

The song is supposed to be an introduction or teaser to my music career. It’s the first song I’ve released professionally. It’s big. It’s raw. I wanted the first song I put out to be aggressive. It demonstrates what I’m capable of as a rapper. I think people will come back to it in a year or so and realize what I was going for in the context of the rest of my songs, and why I put it out first.

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Tell us means of connecting you and purchasing your music online. 

Follow me:

Twitter

 

Instagram

 

Sonic will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, and all streaming services on February 2nd.

 

My website will be live on February 2nd as well:

Website

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Let us know the greatest moment of your music career. 

So far, putting out Sonic is the greatest moment of my music career.

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Tell us the highest amount of money you have ever received from your music career and how it happened. 

None. At this point, I’ve only invested money into my music career but I haven’t earned anything – Yet!

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Discuss your experience pertaining live performances, gigs, shows and tours.

I’ve never toured, but I’ve performed at open mics.

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Tell us how you relate with your fans. 

I try to be personal and vulnerable with my fans.

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Tell us what you will like to change if you have the chance to turn back the hands of time.

Nothing. Every time I start to think like this, it spirals into wasted time feeling like shit about myself.

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Tell us the most important people that have boosted your music career and how you met them. 

My older brothers. I wouldn’t be making music if I hadn’t grown up around music and hip-hop.

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Brief us on what you have in mind before considering music as a career. 

I thought about Tupac a lot before I decided to pursue rap as a career. He’s someone who had something to say. I feel like I have something to say, and that’s why I rap.

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Discuss your good and bad experience in life. 

I love traveling. I went to Buenos Aires a few years ago, and it was just one of those moments in life when you feel like everything is perfect. I was on a class trip. Me and a friend went out the first night we were there and met this cool dude who showed us the local spots.

 

The funny thing is, right around the same time I had a mental health breakdown before my second year of grad school. Mostly it had to with some drama related to a girl I was talking to. My life was out of balance, and I was repressing the creative part of my personality. I started making music as a form of therapy for myself after this.

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Name the artists that have influenced the world. 

Tupac, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Joy Division, Paul Simon, Eminem, Wu-Tang, Atmosphere, Hank Williams. There’s too many to name!

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Tell us about your moment of rejections as a musician and how you are able to cope and move on. 

Me and my producer go back and forth about our opinions of how a song should sound. There are been times when we yell at each other, but it’s all part of the process. We are mostly on the same page at this point. My skin has become much thicker in the process, and I’ve become a better lyricist in light of his critiques.

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Tell us the most negative comment you have ever received about your music. 

Nothing comes to mind at this point. Lots of people have issues with my delivery; they say it lacks energy and emotion. Some people love my delivery though. It’s all so subjective. I take every critique to heart and try to improve.

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Tell us how to become a famous artist. 

I subscribe to the idea that good music rises. It’s important to be consistent in putting out music, performing, and building a relationship with your fans, especially on social media.

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Tell us how you plan to make an impact on the society. 

I see my music itself as my way of making an impact on society. If I can help someone cope with their day, I’m happy.

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Elaborate on the recording process of this song.

I wrote “Sonic” around the time the Chicago Cubs won the world series. There was a feeling of pride around Chicago. You could see it in people’s eyes, wherever you went. I think this song conveys that emotion.

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State the official date of release.

“Sonic” was released on January 19th, 2018. It will be available on streaming services on February 2nd, 2018.

Tim Brick

 

Tell us everything will need to know about you.

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, band leader and all around working man are just some of the words used to describe Tim Brick. Born the son of a hard living long distance trucker, Tim’s music reflects a soulful edge that isn’t afraid to get rowdy, while at the same time, is tempered by a surprising vulnerability.

Standing on the stage since the early age of twelve, Tim is right at home entertaining audiences. His ability to engage the audience and draw them into his songs is what separates him from the average entertainer. His characteristic hard work ethic has led to four independent releases…. Boderline (2009), Free To Run (2011),  Three of a kind EP (2013) & his latest effort,  Just Passin’ Through (2017). Subsequently, his passion for music was rewarded when he was nominated for ICoMA(Independent Country Music Association) Best Country Male Artist in 2013 and again in 2014. His album Just Passin’ Through, was recently awarded the September 2017 Akademia Award as well as The 2017 Tammie Award for “Best Country Album”.

Wanting to further his musical experience, he relocated to Austin, TX in January 2015. Proceeding to play clubs throughout central Texas, he introduced his brand of country to an entirely new audience. The exposure eventually led to the opportunity to open for country artist, Hal Ketchum at the 2015 Blanco River Flood Festival. Tim has since returned back to the roots of his Green Mountain Home to continue his musical journey.

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State your favorite genre of music and your reason.

I love Outlaw Country…. Overall just a good country rock sound! Love it.
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Tell us your experience as a musician.

For the most part, my experience as a musician has been good. I’ve had the opportunity to meet and play with great people as well as performing in great venues. Music has been the driving factor in regards to the people and places that have decorated my life. Any bad experiences I’ve had have usually derived from the “business” part of the “music business”. You have to be aware of your surroundings when dealing with things in this business that’s for sure.
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Tell us the theme of your song.

I would say simple living is the theme of “Country Style”… laid back, cruisin’ with the top down.

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Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform.

I guess the primary people would be Colin McCaffrey (producer) for bringing out the best in my songs and for bringing in great musicians like Russ Lawton (Drums) & Eric O’ Hara (Steel Guitar). My road band…. Gary Spaulding (Drums), Scott Cornielle (Bass) & George Seymour (Steel guitar). All the DJs who spin my music on the radio and support indie music. And of course, all the fans that spend their hard earned dollar to hear the music and support live music.
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Tell us about your future goals.

Write and record another album and stay on the road and stage bringing the music to the people.
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Go into detail about your opinion on religion and politics.

Religion is good for starting conflicts and controlling the masses. I consider myself to be a spiritual person, but I have never felt a connection to organized religion. The only thing that ever spoke to me was music.

As far as politics, I’m an independent thinker and voter. I feel the times we’re in call for true patriots and leaders who put country before party. The lies and deception the flow through our political system doesn’t differentiate between Democrat or Republican. Democracy is a fragile thing that must always be looked after and protected against the constant erosion of corruption. Bruce Springsteen said it best… “Blind faith in anything, including your leaders will get you killed”.
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Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans.

For the most part, my songs attempt to connect on a basic emotional level with the listener through feelings and experiences that most people can relate to. I think my fans can enjoy my songs being a part of the musical tapestry of their lives.

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State the artists you cherish most and your reason.

I would say Waylon Jennings is the artist I cherish most. I love his music and his voice. Especially, the 70’s era of his career. Even though he wasn’t a prolific songwriter, whatever song he did, he immediately made it his own. I also respect the fact that he stood up for what he believed in and proved that an artist could achieve success doing it his/her way.

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Give us the links to your social network and stores.

Website

 

Facebook

 

Twitter

 

YouTube

 

SoundCloud
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Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.

I usually work off of a feeling which tends to develop from the inside out. Sometimes a phrase, imagery or a personal experience might trigger an idea or theme. I also go through editing stages and rewrites throughout the process until I find what I’m after.
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Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist.

I certainly don’t mind collaborating with other artist on occasion, but I decided early on that ultimately, I would be the pilot of my own ship.
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Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people to dance or making the kind of music with genuine message that inspires them.

I used to struggle with this as an artist/entertainer. I guess each person has to decide, but I decided that I have to do what makes me happy. Whether it is a danceable song with or without a message, I have to feel the song in order to perform it. I’ve always thought the difference between a pure artist and entertainer is an entertainer will generally do what makes the audience happy, while an artist will always do what makes him/her happy. Of course, there are examples of having the best of both worlds too.

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Tell us what you know about copyright.

All my songs are copyrighted through The Registrar of Copyrights at The Library of Congress.
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Discuss the impact of a Performing Rights Organization.

Being associated with a PRO such as ASCAP/BMI is an important step in an artist career. They’re crucial in tracking your song plays on radio as well as live performances, while collecting the proper royalty payments for you and your publishing company.

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Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.

My songs always begin with me and an acoustic guitar. From there I develop the arrangement while working with the band developing further instrumentation. Once I’m in the studio, my producer Colin McCaffrey, contributes a lot of ideas for additional instrumentation. His ability to play many instruments and having incredible ears makes him a great asset to have guiding me through the studio process.
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Go into detail on the recording process of this song.
We started by recording a rough demo of the vocal with an acoustic guitar. Once the arrangement was set we rerecorded the acoustic guitar, and then laid down the drum tracks along with the bass. After that, the pedal steel parts were recorded, then the electric guitars. Next on the list were the main vocal tracks… once those were completed, the harmony vocals were added.  The song was completed in 4 sessions at the studio before moving onto final mixing and mastering.

 

When I go into the studio, I’m all business. I love to work in the studio, but time is money so you have to get the most out of the time you have.

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Discuss your music performance.

I always approach my performances with passion. I feel the music I play and I try to connect with the audience through the music instead of relying on choreography and smoke and mirror gimmicks.
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Tell us how you will rate yourself as an artist.
A constant work in progress.
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State the official date of release.

July 28, 2017.