INDIE ARTISTS MAGAZINE
Codie Prevost “Radio” coming early 2018.
As a special offer you can get early access to the album now by joining The Codie Prevost Diaries at www.codieprevostmusic.com. The Album was produced by Award Winning Producer Jeff Johnson (George Canyon, Wes Mack) and Jesse Weiman.
NOVEMBER VOL #1 2017
Article By Randy Lockhart
“Radio” consists of 8 songs including the lead off radio single entitled “You Won’t Sleep Tonight” that was penned with one of Prevost’s favorite songwriters Adam Wheeler.
Prevost worked along side producers Jeff Johnson and Jesse Weimen and played a big part in the arrangements and productions of the songs.
The album “Radio” is Prevost’s most personal album to date and really signifies who he is as an artist and person.
The creative design and packaging for the “Radio” album was done by Hal Schrenk Graphic Design.
Schrenk also did the creative design work on Prevost’s “Get Loud” and “All Kinds Of Crazy” albums.
The album “Radio” is currently available exclusively through The Codie Prevost Diaries.
Join The Codie Prevost Diaries and gain access to the new album at
On Nov 7th 2017 Codie held a Twitter Party and gave away 3 Autographed "RADIO" Albums Sponsored by Randy Lockhart and Indie Artists Magazine. There was a great time had by all that attended and got to chat with Codie and myself. If you have not had a chance to join in on one of his parties just type #CodiePrevost in your Twitter search bar next time to join in.
COVER Codie Prevost
Article 1 Codie Prevost
Article 2 Kate Grom
Article 3 Preston Ary
Article 4 Rosie Gordon
Article 5 Robert Davis
Article 6 Kamber Cain
Article 7 Eldon Huff
Article 8 Abby Stewart
Article 9 Geary Nelson
Article 10 Shellee Lynne
Article 11 Hector Ward & The Bigtime
Article 12 Lissa Hart
Article 13 Dirty Mind Detroit
Back Cover Randy Lockhart - Jennifer Mlott
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Hector Ward & The Bigtime
Dirty Mind Detroit
Story By Randy Lockhart
Kate Grom resides near her family’s farm in the historic hills of western New Jersey, which provided the setting for the “Whistle Cry” music video, directed by Blake Farber.
She is a world champion horsewoman, so it was natural to have her riding Beauty Queen (aka Beauty) and Perfect Vengeance (aka Ace), with her leading man (on screen & off!), actor Chase Burnett, on Hancock Gray Bar (aka Blue) in the making of clip.
The tracks from her debut album Heroine was produced by the Grammy Award-winning Stewart Lerman, who has worked with Willie Nelson, Sharon Van Etten, Elvis Costello, Neko Case and Patti Smith, among others. The nine tracks feature world-class musicians who have recorded with artists including Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, My Morning Jacket, Brandi Carlile, Lana Del Rey and the Eagles, resulting in an album described by No Depression Magazine as ‘when country meets smooooth’.
Preston Ary is an aspiring singer songwriter from southern Missouri. With musical influences such Brantley Gilbert, Jason Aldean, Guns N Roses and Nirvana, he covers a wide variety of musical taste with his music. With his unique sound and undeniable lyrical talent, Preston hopes to be the next big thing in the Nashville scene. At the age of 20 Preston joined a country rock band called southern edge. The band heard him perform a few original songs at an open Mic night in west plains Missouri. Shortly after maybe 5 songs, they asked him if he would be interested in joining the group. It became a great decision, as the band was highly sought after in the area, and they got to open for confederate railroad, and the lacs.
In a couple instances. Those shows gave Preston Ary the same adrenaline rush he used to have every Friday night when he played ball.“I began to fall in love with the music scene more and more. As I continued to write and grow as an artist and a performer, I began working on solo projects in friends garages and using all my hard earned money to try to create an album.” says Preston
After 5 years of putting in money to record his songs the best Preston could, he met Cathy Lemmon, who runs an artist development business. Cathy helped him to meet Kent Wells, and a few local writers in Nashville. Preston spent a week writing songs and picking out his favorites to record with Mr wells. He spent the last bit of his hard earned money and hoped that his songs would finally come to life. Preston says “I know i have at least 3 more songs as good if not more, but I can not release them with low end quality that will not do the songs justice.
By Randy Lockhart
Kate Grom: singer of songs, rider of horses, teller of tales. Kate’s music draws influences from a vintage vinyl collection of classic rock and country greats, ranging from Patsy Cline to Emmylou Harris to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
She explored the Nashville music scene while at Belmont University, and her years in Paris, London and Manhattan provided inspiration for the romance and courage revealed in her lyrics.
The tracks are lushly produced, yet also pair perfectly with an acoustic guitar to connect with audiences on her Fall 2017 mini-tour.
Robert Davis, is the sole member of the alt/rock-alt/country band Skeleton Creek.
He lives in Yukon Oklahoma. A recording artist (not a band) he does not perform anywhere, he’s a song writer. His first (12) song album (The Deal) was released in Nov. 2015. His song (Dairy Queen) was a finalist at http://www.americansongwritingawards.com/
His second (12) song album (Small Town USA) was released in Nov. 2016. Robert also released a single (Sing A Song For Me) in Aug. 2017 and his third (12) song album (Masquerade) was released Oct. 15 2017.
Better late than never said Rob Davis, the sole member of Skeleton Creek. A recording artist/musician from Yukon Oklahoma, I think I’ve always been a songwriter, I have been writing songs since I was 15 years old, a year before that I picked up a guitar and never sat it down. Right now I have 36 songs ready to be recorded and that doesn’t count my debut album “The Deal” (A twelve song album released in Nov. 2015) “The Deal’ is a interesting album, it was meant to be a demo, Rob said, I’m not trying to be a performer I just wanted to record my songs and let someone else perform them. However that’s not what happened. I couldn’t get anyone who was anyone to let me send them my music, so Skeleton Creek was born, I didn’t think anyone would remember Rob Davis but no one would forget Skeleton Creek.
I knew I had the talent and the song writing skills but I wasn’t sure about my vocals, I quit smoking in 2012 and was amazed how much better I could sing! I thought it was time to get these songs done.
Robert’s website is
STORY BY - Randy Lockhart
Story by Randy Lockhart
Canadian born, Rosie Gordon had an interest in singing/acting since childhood. She began singing in theater productions initially, progressing to pop music eventually.
Her dream of singing in the public came to reality a few years ago when her first track Tough Love was chosen to be performed in a film.
Rosie began songwriting at just 10 years of age, has written over 25 songs to date and still writing.
Currently, she is working on a few new music videos as well as her first album. Lastly, Rosie sang her first track Tough Love, in her own TV Series last year,which was a huge goal/success for her.
Rosie also is an actress, producer, writer in film and television. She produced a Reality TV Series, a short film and is producing Season Two of her Series named Life and Times of Railee.
She is also in the midst of writing/co producing another film.
Rosie is a go getter, hard worker and striving towards her music/film goals.
• B.A. Psychology
• Singer / Songwriter (Range: Mezzo-Soprano to Soprano)
• Voice Over
• B. of Education
• English / some French
“Eldon Huff has a very unique style that draws you in. He is a true artist and puts his soul into everything he performs. Not only is Eldon an amazing singer, he’s also one heck of a guitar player! Wow! Just wow!
We came across Eldon Huff through a social media post on twitter praising him for his great music and upcoming new release #Addicted. We decided to check out what all the hype was about him and we have to say we were not disappointed by his performance as an Artist and decided to contact him for an article in the Magazine.” from the editor’s desk.
Born and raised in Harlan, KY, he began his career at just 12 years old playing in a house band at a local V.F.W. Throughout his teens he honed his skills in the dive bars and honky-tonks of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.
“I’m back to doing what brought me to Nashville, writing great country songs and playing them to the best of my ability. I’m looking forward to making a new record and playing these songs for the fans.” says Eldon
“I’m doing things I never thought I’d do. Like Nashville. How did that happen? I’ve stood on the stage of the Opry twice now with my buddy Andy Griggs and man what a feeling that was. It just made me even more hungry for a chance to play there as an artist and stand on that sacred circle.” says Eldon
A journey that is far from over and a new chapter that will no doubt bring the success he’s worked hard for. The future looks bright for Eldon Huff.
Kamber Cain from El Dorado Springs, Missouri is no stranger to the stage. She currently splits her time between Missouri and Nashville, Tennessee.
She has been singing on stages since the age of four and has won numerous talent contests over the years in many area venues.
Kamber has been a State Finalist for 12 years in the Colgate/Texaco Country Showdown. She has opened shows for Billy Dean, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Jamie O’Neal and Headliner LONESTAR.
She has claimed the title of “2014 Missouri State Fair Idol”, “Pittsburg Idol” and “Route 66 Idol.” In May 2016, Kamber won Indie Ville TV’s “Country Artist of the Year” Award in Nashville, Tennessee.
In September 2017, Kamber won “Modern Country Female Vocalist of the Year” at The Josie Music Awards held at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville and she also was selected to perform out of a field of over 700 submissions.
Branching out to writing her own music, Kamber has co-written several songs. Some of her co-writes were in Nashville with Rich McCready and Brian Maher. Brian writes for many known artists including Justin Moore. Kamber has also co-wrote with Don Quinn of Mississippi and Mark Alan Peters of Nashville.
Kamber has 3 music videos out for her songs “Ain’t Nothin Like A Night Like This” and “Maybe I Just Might”, and the newest one released in early 2017 ,“I Don’t Think Of You.” “Ain’t Nothin Like A Night Like This” was featured on the VisitMO Facebook page to promote Missouri Tourism and part of the song was placed on an episode of the hit Netflix series “House of Cards”. Other websites that have featured Kamber are: “Today’s Best Country Music Videos” and “Country Rise.”
Read more about Kamber
STORY By Randy Lockhart
Abby Stewart is a 16 year old singer/songwriter from Kingston, Ontario. A true Canadian girl, she plays hockey and softball but feels most at home on the music stage achieving some pretty impressive success in her budding career.
In 2014, she opened for Hunter Hayes on his “Tattoo your Name” Canadian Tour dates along with Dan + Shay, and sang the duet “Bounty” on stage with Dean Brody.
She’s opened for many award winning Canadian talents, most recently Brett Kissel in Ottawa on his “Ice, Snow and 30 Below” Tour, as well as opening for Tebey, Michelle Wright, Emerson Drive, Tim Hicks and many others.
In addition, she has had the great pleasure of performing at some of Canada’s biggest music festivals, including Boots and Hearts Music Festival, Havelock Country Jamboree and Ottawa Bluesfest.
After multiple trips to Nashville to write and record, Abby released her EP “Firsts” in 2015 which included her radio release “I’m Still Faster” produced by CMA nominated Max T. Barnes.
For more on Abby please visit www.abbystewartmusic.com
STORY By Randy Lockhart
Abby Stewart and Beamer Wigley are two teenage artists who have individually been recognized as outstanding Country music performers from a very young age. Fate brought them together when the two performed together in 2016. The magic between them was obvious, and within a short time they started dating and writing songs over Skype. They have now recorded their first single together, “What If They’re Wrong?”.
Just Released on Oct 10 2017 www.indieartistvideos.com/abby-beamer-theyre-wrong/
Geary Nelson has been a singer-songwriter for more than 40 years, at the end of 2015, Geary’s release of “Continues to Burn” was charted at the #06, #07, and #09 th most requested song on European Independent radio, France and Russia.
This lasted into the middle of April 2016; Geary it was a great feeling to have the song requested that much.
Born in Jonesboro, AR, Geary’s family moved to Illinois when he was 2 years old, and was raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Geary gained success as a teenager after his band won second place in a notable contest.
The prize was a recording session. “I was part of a band in Chicago called the ‘Panik’ Geary says, we were in a national band contest at McCormick Place with hundreds of bands competing…. We recorded a record and played local TV in Chicago and the majority of teen clubs that were around at that time.
The exposure allowed “Panik” to tour the country. We toured the South through Memphis, Tenn., and played on the ‘Dance Party’ TV show there.
Photos by Eden Grove Photography
Story By Randy Lockhart
Born and raised in a small community of kentucky, known as Duck Run, Shellee lynne’s family had a passion for country and Bluegrass music.
“I remember looking forward to the weekends. It was a time for family and friends to gather to share our passion.” says Shellee
It was like having their own Music Festival right in the backyard. One day her uncle put a mic in her hand and told her to sing .
Being nervous as any young girl would be, “I just said I can’t sing.” My uncle replied “Girl it is in your blood, you can sing.” “My uncle inspired me and sparked my dream.” says Shellee.
Loretta Lynn was also a big inspiration and had a lot of influence in her music, she was always inspired by Loretta, she was always her favorite, and tends to have an influence in her music.
Shellee loves Country and Bluegrass music and she loves to sing.
You can follow Shellee on:
Twitter .. https://twitter.com/Shellee18169549
Hector Ward-Lead Vocals, Guitar
John Kalny-Drums & Vibes
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Stir up some Gritty Funk, Rock n Roll and New Orleans’ Blues with a dash of Latin seasoning and you’ll have what Hector Ward & The Bigtime are serving up!
From Austin, Texas The Live Music Capital of The World, Hector Ward & The Big Time is an original 8 piece Latin Grooves Funk Orchestra seared in Blues and Rock & Roll. Endeared to audiences worldwide, the son of Cuban refugees twenty years of experience in the Austin music scene shows in the band’s ecclectic high energy, dance-floor filling shows.
The Big Time’s engulfing sound mesmerizes and surrounds their audience with tasty horn-rimmed roots, raunchy guitar licks, powerful vocals and good times. HWBT delves into many different styles that captures Blues, Soul, Country, Funk and Afro-Cuban Roots.
With several Austin music scene accolades including Austin Chronicle’s Best New Local Acts list, one Writer’s Top 25 songs, a Best Of Criticks Pick in the Austin Music Awards, two albums under their belts, their impressive annually running SXSW “Blackfinger Festival” (https://www.facebook.com/BlackfingerDayParty/ ), new music in the works and a just released 22 song live record, ‘Evolution – Live From The Saxon Pub’, Hector Ward and the Bigtime are coming at you like a runaway freight train.
Lissa Hart is no stranger to the Music Industry. Growing up in Arkansas, Lissa had always dreamed of being a Professional Country Music Singer. After finishing school, she moved St. Louis, to begin her dream.
After a few years of performing with Nick Nixon and having her own bands, someone mentioned she should be in Branson. So Lissa decided to give it a try and soon landed a job as a backup singer for Andy Williams at the Moon River Theater, for one year. While working for Andy Willam’s, she appeared on the Tony Orlando Show and performed his favorite song.
Later she went to work as Comedian/Singer with Presley’s Country Jubilee, during the Christmas Show ’94. Then went to work in Group Sales for Moe Bandy, after 6 years, he decided to leave Branson, so she started Group Sales for a hotel, she also performed Southern Gospel and some Classic Country in the breakfast room and performed Classic Country, in Lampe, MO, at the Ozark Mountain Resort.
Lissa has performed in many Tribute Shows and Traveling Country Western Music Shows.
In 2012, she decided to move to Nashville, to continue her dream.
She appeared on the Ernest Tubb’s Texas Trubador Theater. Also, won several contests while in Nashville. Ready to record her first album, Lissa spent a year looking for music to put on her new album, she says, “I’m not a poet and I know it, I don’t write, I just sing other people’s songs.”
After looking for a year for material for this project, she ran into a friend, Kent Goodson (former keyboard player for George Jones).
She told him she wanted to record a Classic Country CD, he mention he had a song he wrote called “Take Me To Heart”, she listened to it and decided to record it.
I had a chance to speak with Don Miller about his love for music and his lifestyle of being a truck driver for many years.
Don comes across as a true Rock musician with so many wonderful stories to tell about his band members and himself.
I recently heard an online live interview with the band and learned a lot about them and they are the kind of people we look for to feature in the magazine.
You can go to the links provided below to listen for yourself to their great tunes
The Band – Dirty Mind Detroit with Bob Melendez Bass, Mike Delp Drums, Steve Demyan Keys and Vox, Don Miller Guitar and Vocals, Melanie Parker Vocals. They have been together on and off for 30 plus years .
They broke up 14 years ago when they were called “Ratzass” and they were nominated for a Detroit Music Award. Their tunes have been played all over the world on online Radio and regular Radio.
They are a Rock and Blues Band and have Shows all over the Detroit area. They do many great covers as well such as Elton John, Reo, The Doors, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray, Hendrix, Grand Funk Railroad, Led Zepplin, and have been in the top ten played bands on online Radio from Detroit .
Check them out and Rock It with the Dirty Mind Detroit Band. Their new Cd “Almost Extinct” is going to Rock you.
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