The Tod Pronto Band
September 22, 2012
$10 Adults – $8 Seniors and Students. Tod Pronto has performed his own music since the age of 16. On stages from Nashville to Vermont and many others in between. He has been featured in Music Row magazine, BMI magazine among others. His involvement on Shut Eye Records United State of Americana saw a #20 placement on the Roots Rock Airplay Report in 2005. The song was Money and a Suitcase and has enjoyed airplay on radio, satellite radio and internet radio. Tod shows no signs of slowing down, following his Nashville album Dodge Darts and Broken Hearts in 2007, comes a new album out this year (Name not available at this time)being produced in Los Angeles, California. Check out the new album atwww.todpronto.com or on iTunes.
Wayne Warner - New Studio Album
It’s been a few years since Warner “Turbo Twanged” radio. And what a “few years” it’s been. The forced time off for the “hermetic” artist allowed time for recovery from health issues as well as lessons in becoming a single dad and to mourn the loss of one of his best friends. The “messy with elegance” singer looks at the time as a “growing” period on all fronts. “You can get lost out there on the road in more ways than just geographically”. Say’s Warner, “The time off in “artistic hiding” allowed me to refocus on myself, my faith, my music and my children. It also allowed me a lot of time to work with my associated “Melodical Hearts Foundation” and to record an album I have wanted to make void of committee” As such, the album title “WHAT LINES ?” is the obvious title for the new album. It’s Wayne, but even better.
A voice stronger, confident and seasoned with more of life. His catch phrases still hold hidden but strong transmissions with unbelievable hooks. His onetime producer, the legendary Harold Shedd, stated that, With Wayne Warner, you don’t just hear the songs, you feel them”. One listen to “Unbroken” and you will find that there are no speakers covering fabrics in existence that can hold back the emotion with breathless authority yet with some vulnerability. “Sung with the emotion of a thousand men crying” says Fox News Joey Salvia“. The album is a ride, a journey that only seems to last seconds but leaves you refreshed with its own sound, fun beats, ballads, feelings and thoughts. It still has his signature sound but a bit more in your face. It’s an “Artists Album” that colors and paints many moods and audio art that asks – “What Line’s”?
The album includes many of his friends and artists for whom Warner is “such a fan.” The Duet with Bonnie Tyler “SOMETHING GOING ON” was a great honor for Wayne. “Singing with Bonnie was a WOW in caps” says Warner. “She is as amazing, tuff and sweet as her voice is.” When the studio musicians knew this was a record with Bonnie, an energy filled the air and made its way to digital format. She is an “artist’s artist” and I will always view the experience and the song as a career highlight.” While the song was originally recording with a top country artist, personal conflicts kept the song in limbo and Warner is now very happy that the song was not released. “Bonnie has always been ahead of her time and is perfect for this song. When you listen to “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” it sounds like it could have been recorded yesterday. She is timeless and sounds fantastic.” The song is a fun back and forth up-beat and Warner and Tyler play off each other in a rhythmic way that only such pros could do.
Wayne Warner doesn’t fit the mold.” Says Music City News: “Which mold, you ask? Doesn’t matter: Pick any mold you like; Warner doesn’t conform to its expectations. He is, for example, a rebel by appearance, from the tattoo on his arm to his careless coiffure. Yet in his conversation he is the soul of gentility, deferentially polite, not to mention urbane and imaginative; he speaks the way many musicians wish they could write, in a flow of witty twists and metaphors that suggest a rare verbal virtuosity.”
From a musical family in Northern VT., He makes several trips to Nashville aligned himself with famed producer Harold Shedd and joined the Atlantic Records roster until their closing. Now on B-venturous Records, the intensely private artist has many ascending projects in the works with his music and with “The Melodical Hearts foundation”. An organization he founded to use the power of music to make a difference. “For me“ say Warner, it’s not about how high you can get on a chart, it’s about what you can do with however high you get”. www.waynewarner.com
Emily has entertained audiences from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont to the Jersey shore, including New Hampshire (the Highlands Inn), Massachusetts (Provincetown and Northampton), Rhode Island (Stone Soup), New Jersey (Martini Beach and Coffee talk), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Pride), and internationally at Quebec’s Adair Hall. Local venues have included the North Woods Stewardship Center, The Music Box, Goodrich Memorial Library, the Haskell Opera House, Catamount Arts, Turner’s Café at the Woodknot Bookshop, Brenda’s Home style Cooking, and St. Johnsbury First Night. She has also provided music for Hospice patients and their families through North Country Hospital and Bel Aire nursing home. Emily has appeared on the CBS/WCAX TV Morning Music Showcase and Tim Kavanaugh’s Late Night Saturday show. Her music has been aired on Vermont public radio, WOMR Provincetown, 365 Internet radio, Rainbow World Radio and Sirius radio. With several original songs to their credit, Emily and Lynn have been featured in “Out in Jersey” and “Boston Spirit” Magazine. They have also applied their songwriting talents to theater, providing original music and cover tune adaptations for a reader’s theater production of senior women’s essays entitled “Memoirs.”
Emily’s music “resonates with poignant remembrances of childhood, peaceful moments, painful realizations, personal sacrifice, and unconditional love. Words to warm the heart; Music to caress the soul.” Tommy Raniszewski, Jersey magazine.“This woman really sings!” Lisa Sammett, The Music Box.
Emily has “a pure and beautiful voice, effortlessly right on every note, combined with an immediately engaging personal presence… Her repertoire of (cover and original) songs has fine melodies and meaningful, poetic lyrics.” David K. Rodgers, Hardwick Gazette.