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Showing posts with label Tracy Shedd. Show all posts
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

INTRODUCING BAND & THE BEAT [FEATURING TRACY SHEDD]

Ladies & Gentlemen...

It is with great pleasure that we announce the debut release for Band & The Beat.  Tracy and James Tritten (of Tracy Shedd, from Teen-Beat and New Granada Records) have started a new band, called Band & The Beat - a husband-wife dream pop duo, featuring synthesizers and a drum machine, from Raleigh NC - and they have a brand new Digital 45 release due out Tuesday, October 27th.  The single is "21," which is accompanied by the virtual b-side, "Buoy."   You will have to wait a few weeks before you can hear "21," but for now you can take a listen to "Buoy" here:



Band & The Beat is supporting their debut release with a tour through North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia beginning Wednesday, October 14th.  Below are the dates; don't forget to bring your dancing shoes!  PS: Handmade Band & The Beat T-Shirts are going to be available at the shows (pictured below ./ order online here)!

Oct 14 . Durham NC . The Pinkhook . w/ Jphono1, Schooner (solo)
Oct 17 . Raleigh NC . Slim's . w/ Jason Herring & The Mystery Plan
Oct 18 . Chapel Hill NC . Local 506 . w/ Nuns (Oklahoma)
Oct 19 . Knoxville TN . Pilot Light . w/ Bark (mems. of Tim Lee 3), Psychic Baos
Oct 20 . Nashville TN . The Basement - 8:00pm - New Faces Nite
Oct 20 . Nashville TN . The 5 Spot - 10:00pm - $2 Tuesday w/ Derek Hoke
Oct 21 . Nashville TN . The Basement East - New Faces Nite
Oct 22 . Athens GA . Flicker . w/ Tabloid
Oct 23 . Charlotte NC . Petra's . w/ Jason Herring & The Mystery Plan, the Edwards Brothers
Nov 1 . Durham NC . Duke Coffeehouse . w/ Free Pizza (Boston MA)
Nov 7 . Chapel Hill NC . The Cave . w/ Tim Lee 3, Kenny Roby

Band & The Beat T-Shirts:

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BAND & THE BEAT (FEATURING TRACY SHEDD)

Folks, our very own Tracy Shedd and yours truly have a new project called Band & The Beat. To start, we've taken some of Tracy Shedd's hit singles from her career, and we synthesized them; meaning, we are playing them with an analog synthesizer, electric piano, a drum machine, and electric guitars. Rest assure, we've got a number of brand new tunes in the Dream Pop Perculator, as well as plans for an October Tour! There is no pre-programmed sampling going on here, folks; this stuff is coming at'cha' 100% live! Take a listen below, and stay tuned to this site, as we will have more to report out about Band & The Beat soon!

Photo by Steve Haley

Sunday, April 12, 2015

HONEYSUCKLE TEA HOUSE, CHAPEL HILL NC

Just west of the town of Carrboro off North Carolina's State Highway 54 on the way to Saxapahaw is a rural section of Chapel Hill that is home to the Honeysuckle Tea House.  Farm Manager, Nathan Toben, with a team of family and friends, opened Honeysuckle just over two years ago, and have crafted a serene, yet awaking, environment for all of us to experience.

Yes, there is a proper tea house, designed for you to revel in their surroundings.  However, Honeysuckle is much more than the holistic watering hole you might expect.  There is a multi-acre farm where they grow plants to harvest for the teas they serve and berries for various tinctures they sell, all while providing education for the youth in the process.  There are areas for kids to roam free and explore our world, as well as for adults to let their inhibitions go and do the same.

In addition, Honeysuckle Tea House is an amazing venue for live music.  Our very own Tracy Shedd performed at Honeysuckle on Saturday, April 11th on their outdoor stage.  The exquisite settings complimented Tracy's acute melodies to a T (or tea, shall we say; pun intended).  We strongly recommend looking over Honeysuckle's live music calender and going to see a show.  Say "Hello!" to Nathan for us.



Top photo by Nathan Toben; bottom photo by Christy Crowley

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

TEA TIME WITH TRACY SHEDD

Ladies and gentlemen, please join us this coming Saturday, April 11 from 7:00-9:00pm at the Honeysuckle Tea House in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for a free concert from our very own Tracy Shedd.

"Akin to Hope Sandoval's (Mazzy Star) warm-but-irreverent vocal intonation, Tracy Shedd is an alternative singer-songwriter proper. Teaming with guitarist, James Tritten, the 'slowcore songstress' bares slanted insight and honesty on 'Arizona' (New Granada Records), her most minimal and focused LP to date. Honeysuckle is humbled to have her."  ~ Honeysuckle Tea House

Click here for the Facebook Event Page



Photos by Kate Moore (live from Petra's Piano Bar, Charlotte, NC)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

FORT LOWELL RECORDS SPRINGS TO JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA

Hey, hey, hey everyone, this just in: Fort Lowell Records + Petite Bonfire (handmade designs by our very own Tracy Shedd) are heading down to Jacksonville FL this weekend and will have a booth set up at the 5 Points Spring Fest in Riverside on Saturday, April 5th from 2:30-10:00pm.  We will have the entire catalog of Fort Lowell Records' vinyl for sale, including Jacksonville's own moyamoya and Hey MandiblePetite Bonfire will have leather wallets, clutches, and iPad cases, market totes, aprons, hair accessories, and guitar picks (yes, guitar picks) for sale; all made by musicians!  Look for the brown tent, with the Jaguar teal colored table.

Then, at 7:45pm... be sure to catch moyamoya with a spectacular live performance!  You won't want to miss it!

Click here to access the Facebook Event Page for 5 Points Spring Fest


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

FREE DOWNLOAD - "WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE?"

This past Christmas week, our dear friends with New Granada Records celebrated their 20th Anniversary at New World Brewery in Tampa, FL.  To commemorate the occasion, the holidays, and the new year to come... New Granada artists Rec Center and our very own Tracy Shedd shared the stage for a very special performance of Frank Loesser's classic song "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"  While the trio was practicing outside of New World Brewery by the fountain and trolley car in Ybor City for their performance, they just so happened to record the rehearsal via an iPhone.   

As a special gift to help ring in the new year, New Granada Records and Fort Lowell Records have made the track available for all of you to enjoy!   Stream the song, or download it for free, and share with your friends for your own celebration this New Year's Eve!



Recorded live via iPhone at New World Brewery; Tampa, FL - Friday December 26, 2014
Susie Ulrey: vocals; Tracy Shedd: vocals; Michael Waksman: ukulele
Words/Music by Frank Loesser; 1947
Photo: John McNicholas

Monday, December 29, 2014

TRACY SHEDD LIVE PHOTOS FROM NEW WORLD BREWERY IN TAMPA FL

Photographs by John McNicholas

Photographs by Alastair St. Hill

Photographs by Rob Christiansen

Sunday, December 21, 2014

HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY TO NEW GRANADA RECORDS

Our dear friends, Keith & Susie Ulrey, from New Granada Records are celebrating their 20th Anniversary this week with family, friends, and supporters, and we personally could not be happier for them.  New Granada Records is a fantastic independent label that helps many talented artists get their music out to the masses.  This holiday week, if you happen to be in the Tampa, Florida area, we strongly recommend you check in with New Granada Records.  Here is an overview of their activities:


NEW WORLD BREWERY (the location for each day's celebration)
1313 E Eighth Ave, Tampa, Florida 33605
http://newworldbrewery.net

$16.00 3-Day Pass - Purchase Here

$8.00 1-Day Pass - Purchase Day Of Show at New World Brewery 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25 - 8:00PM

POHGOH (Reunion w/ both singers, Kobi & Susie)
PERMANENT MAKEUP
ATLANTIC OCEANS

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26 - 9:00PM
ALEXANDER & THE GRAPES
TRACY SHEDD
REC CENTER

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27 - 9:00PM
SUNBEARS!
DIEALPS!
THE PAUSES (Special Acoustic Set)
ALAMEDA (Special Acoustic Set)


RSVP VIA THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE HERE


As a bonus gift from New Granada Records, their flagship artist - Pohgoh - has recorded a brand new track called "Claude Rains," which they've made available as a free download via New Granada Records' Soundcloud page and below.  It's their first studio track in 16 years.  Pohgoh will be playing December 25th w/ both singers, Kobi and Susie, and they will be selling a very limited (to 20) hand-cut 10" Pohgoh EP.  You don't want to miss it!  



Lastly, the Tampa Bay Times wrote a very nice article about New Granada Records and their twenty years of promoting music.  Here is the link to read the article, but we are also going to re-post it down below.

Congratulations not only to Keith & Susie Ulrey and New Granada Records, but to all of their artists as well!  We are very proud of all of you!  Have fun this week celebrating, and Happy Holidays to all!


Your friends,

Fort Lowell Records

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Tampa Bay Times (re-post)

Thursday, December 18th, by Ray Roa











In his Seminole Heights record store, Microgroove, Keith Ulrey has a listening station stocked with albums from his label, New Granada Records. Photo by Ray Roa.

Searching for CDs or mp3 players makes the music industry's changes over the last two decades feel very real. These days, Virgin and Tower megastores are just Wikipedia pages. Record execs still scratch their heads about the digital revolution that ruined profit margins forever because, as it turns out, selling plastic discs at insane markups never was a sustainable market strategy.


There is one music module that's withstood the test of time, though: The local record label.
Perched cross-legged on a chair in the center of his Seminole Heights record store Microgroove, Keith Ulrey can talk circles around the topic. The red-bearded, bespectacled 43-year-old is the head honcho and general do-it-all force behind beloved local imprint New Granada Records, which celebrates its 20th anniversary with a three-night concert Dec. 25-27 at New World Brewery in Ybor City.
The label boasts nearly 50 releases over the last 20 years, and while many have been long out of print, Ulrey is candid about the less glamorous details of running the operation full time. A room in his house is dedicated to unmoved product, and Microgroove's New Granada listening post stands next to a box of label releases he can't give away (it should be a crime not to add a free copy of New Roman Times' 2008 indie-rock masterpiece On The Sleeve to your shopping bag).
Select titles are teetering on sold out, but he still can't hide subtle, solemn looks of disappointment while waxing about what consumers are missing out on when they don't buy physical.
"If I'm a painter, people come see my painting. Only one person can buy it, but you experience it," he said. "With physical product, liner notes, graphics, packaging — that's the art."
Ulrey knows a thing or two about making good versions of that art. The last year alone has seen New Granada utilize nearly every format to handle multiple releases. There are colored and transparent vinyl 7-inch singles from young, talented locals like Alexander and the Grapes and Atlantic Oceans. St. Pete alt-waltz quintet DieAlps! moved nearly 100 CDs at a recent release show, and Orlampa songwriter MRENC released a soundsmith's wet dream on cassettes dressed up in hand-cut artwork.
Screenprinted sleeves from Pinellas avant-punks Permanent Makeup adorn their 7-inch, and more local artistry is featured on reimagined artwork for a re-release featuring midwest emo legends Braid. The crown jewel of New Granada's anniversary releases, however, is hand-cut vinyl from the Maccabees and Pohgoh, which are manufactured one by one in Jacksonville by Jonathan Berlin, who plays in New Granada psych-freak folk outfit Sunbears!.
Pohgoh — the label's flagship band — enjoyed a dose of popularity following their debut in 1994, and a Christmas night reunion show finds the emo outfit joined by original singer Kobi Finley, who went on two tours and played on three 7-inches before Ulrey's future wife Susie eventually took over vocals. Finley, 36, will play three songs with the group. Richardson will sing during the rest of the set, and all five members of the band have recorded new music together, marking the first time they've been on the same record together.
"It's exciting," Ulrey explained, "but also, we're already nervous."
That energy grows stronger when Ulrey is queried on why someone would commit half his life to such a laborious passion project. He mentions loaning bands equipment when they're in a pinch. He'll do anything to help anyone on the roster succeed, and he says he feels the most fulfilled when a band gets as excited as he does about the way things are happening.
"It could be a good show, or press, or an Instagram," he said. "When they're stoked, I'm stoked."
There are still more releases being rolled out for the big anniversary, and as he excitedly rattles off details, it doesn't look like Ulrey wants to stop anytime soon.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

THE GOOD GRACES + TRACY SHEDD LIVE CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHS


the Good Graces, featuring Kim Ware




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Tracy Shedd


with Kim Ware & Lucas Miré, singing "Broken Arrows"


with Kim Ware, singing "Encourage Me"


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Photographs by John McNicholas
Taken at Steve's Live Music, Sandy Springs GA
Friday, November 21, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

ROGER GUPTON & TRACY SHEDD PLAY THE CAVE - FRIDAY OCTOBER 10


Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/451614698310907/



Roger Gupton (of Silver Skates)


Tracy Shedd


The Cave
452 1/2 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

919-968-9308 

Show starts at 9:00pm
Cover charge is $5.00

See you at the show! ~ FLR 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FREE TRACY SHEDD VINYL TODAY ONLY (7/30)

That's right folks!  Today, July 30th, is our very own Tracy Shedd's birthday!  And yesterday, was the release date for La Cerca's newest album, Sunrise for Everyone.  So we figured, what better way to celebrate than... if you purchase La Cerca Sunrise for Everyone directly from us today, July 30th, we are going to include for you a free copy of Tracy Shedd's split 7inch record she did with Wet & Reckless!  That's two Fort Lowell releases for the price of one!  Pretty sweet deal, and it's today only!  Don't miss out!


Order La Cerca Sunrise for Everyone... Get a FREE Tracy Shedd 7inch! 




Wednesday, March 26, 2014

TRACY SHEDD LIVE PHOTOS

Here are some amazing photographs of our very own Tracy Shedd, who recently performed at The Max Canada in Athens, GA for the New Granada Records Showcase at the Slingshot Music Festival, taken by Nicole Kibert:






Saturday, February 1, 2014

FLR VINYL ON SALE AT EBAY.COM

We simply love it when this happens...


Thanks eBay!
FLR

Thursday, January 23, 2014

HOWE GELB LIVE VIDEO FEATURING TRACY SHEDD

Taken from Howe Gelb's final performance of his 2014 East Coast Tour promoting the new album 'The Coincidentalist' (New West Records), this version of "Erosions" features a duet with Tracy Shedd, as well as Gabriel Sullivan on guitar, Thøger Lund on bass, and Steve Shelley (of Sonic Youth) on drums.

Recorded live at The Pilot Light in Knoxville, TN on Saturday, January 18, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014