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original music, playing several
instruments and doing blues the way I
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More Milestones on my Yellow
A long time ago in a place faraway I had my own
dream, of making music MY way, of recording it as
authentically as I could, of taking the finished
product to the world and asking 'how do you like
Lot of water under lots of bridges as they say,
since then, and I just passed another few major
milestones on my journey.
Being Number One Blues Artist on Reverbnation for
almost 3 years since my first release is
incredible enough, being inducted into the USA
Blues Hall of Fame is huge, enormous, being the
first ever Indie Blues artist to 'open' the Jazz
Network Worldwide with a month long feature I will
not easily forget, having my own radio show on
Womens Radio now aired on 8 other networks in the
USA/UK & NZ is something that I'm proud
Hitting the RootsMusicReport Blues Chart in the
USA at #5 now with my self produced first album In
The Making is a major, major milestone for me -
when I look down that chart and see the calibre
of the artists in there and realise I am the only
non-American artist among them: this feels good.
To realise that airplay put me there feels good.
And..........I finally got this album on CD Baby
which is another tiny milestone for me. The
glowing reviews on there for my work makes me glow
too! I love my music but how wonderful that others
love it too.
There's more!! I got my act together with my blog
site on Blogger and will be using that a lot more;
if you care to read yet more of my words, here's
Lots of thanks too for all the live interviews
that I've done recently - I put 3 of them on my
website in case you'd really like to listen to me
And just now big thanks to Regina Swarn Media &
Entertainment for the month long feature here:
5 years - where did that
This month of October, 2013, I celebrate the fact
that it is 5 years since I first released one of
my blues songs, Can't Leave You Alone, on
Reverbnation. It went to #7 immediately, stayed
there for 15 weeks and put me at #1 blues for NZ
where I have stayed ever since.
It seems a long time ago and yet it also seems
like just yesterday.
So much has happened in that time: I released two
blues albums and saw them chart up to #4 in the
Blues/Roots chart in the US and looked down the
rankings there to some of the icons of blues and
could hardly believe it; I released a spoken word
album, several videos, wrote in total over 400
copyright songs and am still writing new ones
constantly, in many different genres.
I raised a lot of money for children's charities,
did benefit concerts, moved house and developed my
own radio network, Tommie Talks Music which is now
broadcast in the US, the UK, Europe and NZ on over
28 different radio networks. I have blues shows,
World Music shows and my Interview shows.
I created a monster that now has a life all its
And still the music goes on appearing in my
head,my heart and my soul; there are not enough
hours in the day or night; I am music's prisoner
and it never leaves me alone for which I am
I have had happy times and bad times in those five
years, been promised a lot and let down a lot,
learned lessons, picked myself up and carried on.
And always there is music.......always.
So thank you if you support me and my music by
listening or maybe even purchasing, or if you tune
into any of my radio shows. I appreciate you. And
I appreciate Paddy and IM Radio who also have
always supported me.
I was asked by a music journalist last year when I
released my first ever single, what was it that I
wanted from putting myself and my music out into
the world. My answer was that I just
want to be heard.
I have been writing music forever - I started
playing piano at age 4 - and music is my life
my heart and soul - and blues is the genre that
speaks loudest to me
So to be here on IMRadio where the emphasis is
entirely on 'being heard' is just the best!
Tommie mystagemusic Featured
I joined mystagemusic.com only about 10 days ago
after following a link given me by a very very
nice guitarist friend of mine.
One more site to get used to, one more site to
spend hours ( this is New Zealand here folks -
broadband is a figment of someone's imagination!)
uploading mp3s and a few pics, one more
site to browse around and see how many familiar
faces are there.
I think it's a great site actually; it
concentrates on the artist and the graphics are
I like the idea of being able to display your
music in the 'sets' they have up there. Nice.
So, totally stunned to find that I am selected to
be one of the Featured Artists for September -
in fact I am the Featured Blues Artist for
September!!! Thankyou Mystagemusic!!!
The package/backup is very, very good in terms of
support and widgets and so on that
they provide for you to maximise this opportunity
- I like it a lot!
So hope you'll come and check me out and any of
you not on there, I would recommend
you join up.........
For myself, I feel quite proud that, having
finally got my dream out there in terms of
writing, playing, singing, arranging and producing
just a few of my songs, they touch
people enough for them to come back for more!
TommieBrewster feature blues
artist again on mystagemusic
Only few short weeks ago I joined mystagemusic.com
thrilled to be selected as the Featured Blues
Artist for September.
The support from the site is great and it’s
ongoing even after the
month is over.
They decided to run a vote for Featured Artists
and the response
I got from my friends and fellow musicians to this
to be honest, both in the votes and the many
(nice!) comments they
left on my page, so much so that mystagemusic had
to close my
The result was that they again selected me as
Featured Blues Artist
for another month, October, which is quite amazing
to me. So I
have to say a Big Big thankyou to everyone that
and you can if you wish carry on voting for me at
just scroll down and hit the thumbs up icon.
The track chosen to play on that page is Break It
To Me Gently
which is a song that is not playing on my MySpace
many of you won’t have heard this which is a bit
love the reso guitar on it!
It’s playing here now……………..
Do It Some
Which Way To
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