The Cutting Room Presents:
James McCartney with Special Guest
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
James McCartney with Special Guest
Following a year that introduced him to international success, James McCartney is already headed towards an exciting and unprecedented 2013. McCartney is fresh off the release of his two digital EPs, Available Light and Close At Hand, and his first physical release, The Complete EP Collection, produced by his father, PAUL McCARTNEY and DAVID KAHNE that includes the debut EPs in their entirety along with five bonus tracks.
Now in the studio once again, James McCartney is preparing to release what will be his first full-length album in 2013. The US tour will bring McCartney to over 50 cities coast-to-coast as he performs a unique solo-acoustic show of never-before-heard material mixed with fan favorites.
Accompanying himself on guitar and piano, McCartney's soaring vocals, songwriting, and musicianship are highlighted in this intimate and powerful setting. The success of The Complete EP Collection catapulted McCartney to national awareness in America with his U.S. television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman. McCartney followed with his first tour of North America.
Of McCartney's performances The NY Daily News writes: "An infectious set . . . [he] has clearly forged a winning sound of his own." The Boston Globe adds: ". . . the younger McCartney's promising pop-rock tunes make clear he's learned a few lessons about melody, phrasing, and charm." Looking forward to the thrilling year ahead, the next phase of his career is beginning to take shape and McCartney's goals are clear. "Some artists are happy doing the same thing again and again, but my favorite artists are the ones who evolve and grow, and I want to be one of them."
With a new album and multiple tours on the way in 2013, James McCartney continues raise the stakes, and in doing so he succeeds in filling some very big shoes . . . his own.
“Maverick recording artist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Blake Morgan’s studio chops, smart lyrics, and gift for the melodic twist have earned him a loyal critical and commercial following.”
—All Music Guide
Now, Morgan returns with the Summer 2013 release of his new album, Diamonds In The Dark (ECR Music Group).
Billboard Magazine writes, “Morgan has a voice that was made to be heard on the radio . . . inspired songwriting and passionate performances.” The Washington Post adds, “He’s got killer pop-rock instincts, something that leaps out at you . . . a natural when it comes to fashioning sharp melodies and catchy choruses.”
Native New Yorker Morgan has juggled multiple commercial and artistic successes as national recording artist, award-winning producer, and label-founder, all since courageously freeing himself from a seven-record deal with Phil Ramone’s N2K-Sony label over a decade ago.
The move would prove to be serendipitous, as Morgan would go on to form his own label born from humble beginnings in a one-room makeshift recording studio and office and launched on Morgan’s laptop computer. That label has since flourished with Morgan’s idealism at its core to become the globally distributed family of artists and labels it is today—ECR Music Group.
“Music is so relevant and so important to what it means to be human. It reminds us what we’re fighting for,” says Morgan.
The acclaim for his previous albums Anger’s Candy, Burning Daylight, and Silencer has fueled the anticipation for this new album’s release—an album Morgan feels is both the culmination of the journey he’s taken, and the most visceral and powerful of his work to date. “I think that when you write about something specific that’s honest about what you’re going through, there’s a much greater chance that it will lend itself to other people and what they’re going through. And I think that some of the best art does that.”
Diamonds In The Dark will be released exclusively on iTunes June 18th, 2013, and everywhere else music is sold and streamed July 30th, on ECR Music Group.
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