Sam Hurwitz

 Throughout time, various people have come along and made an imprint in human culture, for instance J.K. Rowling, Ron Howard, and Paul McCartney. What has set these people apart from many others is, they are visionary’s. People like J.K., Ron and Paul are dreamers who look beyond the obvious, and creates something that impacts people. Sam is one of these people who has the ability to see things differently, and create something that those who listen, can find themselves being part of his story. 

Sam’s ability to create began showing itself at an early age. At just two years old, Sam would play a toy guitar and make up songs. When he turned eight years old he began performing for others. It was his guitar teacher who invited him to his first performance, which was a songwriters circle.  

Big dreamers often demand big audiences, well Sam got just that. He got to perform a song at a NY Knicks halftime show at Madison Square Garden. Of course this was a favorite of his. “I had never played to an audience anywhere that size and it was very exciting” says Sam. Another performance that has become one of his favorite shows was at a gala for Stuttering Association for the Young. For this gala, Sam was asked to write a song just for it. “This was the first time I had to write a song on demand. I remember the songwriting process leading up to this gig well; getting ideas, scrapping them, forming melodies, until finally coming up with a song I thought was good” says Sam. For this performance, he was accompanied by a professional band, which he really enjoyed.   

The creativity Sam has as a songwriter has started to catch the attention of various people in the industry. He was an American Songwriting Magazine Daily Discovery and an American Songwriting Awards nominee for his song, Without a Rhyme. Also a weekly independent chart in the UK called, Fabchart has picked up several of his songs. 

Unlike most new artists, Sam doesn’t generally perform many cover songs, but he does like to learn them, mostly the instrumentals. However his favorite artist is Wilco. “I like them because of how memorable and unique each of their songs are” says Sam. Another favorite band of his is, Avett Brothers. He says their songs are very catchy and musically interesting, especially their album I and Love and You.  

Getting out and performing to showcase the songs he has written, is something he loves. Sam says he likes to see the feedback his songs get. “It is also fun to play numerous songs as a set, bringing together different projects that I’ve been working on” says Sam.  He also says, it is interesting seeing what the environment and location of each performance is, and who is attending.  



Sam’s dream is to always do something involved in storytelling and fiction. It doesn’t matter if it is through writing songs, writing stories or film-making. “I am fascinated by fiction; how one thought can create a whole universe, how one sentence that anyone can write can create characters and settings. I always want to be involved with stories” Sam says. He wants to harness his creative energy and always study , create, and experience fiction.    

To master the art of songwriting a person needs creativity and imagination to bring the story that is in a lyrics alive. These skills along with many others can be found in the songs Sam writes. He officially started writing songs at the age of six, he is now fourteen with sixteen songs complete. One of the songs he loves is, Without a Rhyme. He remembers the writing process and creation of the video very well. “I wrote it while I was at a creative writing camp and the process and place I was in, was very special” says Sam. The music video for this was his first and has gotten the most attention.  In four of his songs he adds harmonica and this gives a great flavor to them. His latest song, Everlasting Oak, he has combined the guitar and harmonica which brings back to life an old era from Neil Young and Bob Dylan. Sam felt this was the perfect song to add the harmonica. The guitar he used can be seen by another icon who used one like it, his name, Buck Owens. “The guitar I play in that song was a gift I received that came from the collection of my favorite musician Jeff  Tweedy of Wilco. It’s a 1969 Buck Owens American guitar and using the harmonica just felt perfect with this song and guitar” says Sam.

Creativity and imagination is not only needed in writing a song, but also, to inspire ideas. When he was younger, he said he would just pick up the guitar and start singing, and that would be the song. As he got older, his ideas came from books he was reading or more often, a theme he is interested in. “For Everlasting Oak, I thought trees and forests had a lot of great imagery and potential for thoughtful lyrics” Sam says. He also says, he likes to write his lyrics as poetry, and strive to make the audience think. “I don’t just say the theme straight out, or tell the story in a very literal way” says Sam. He likes to weave a more complex tale that will leave the listener making his or her own interpretations for it.  It is songs written like this, that stick with him. 

As of right now, he doesn’t have any up coming gigs to attend, however he is starting high school this fall. During the summers is when he works on all of his passions that he doesn’t have time for during the school year. “I was lucky that I got to attend amazing programs this summer for film-making, creative writing and music” says Sam. He also self published his first book in a fantasy series that he has been writing for two years. He hopes to publish the second this fall. 

Somewhere inside of Sam lies sort of a lake of creativeness that is growing deeper by the day. It is being fed by many tributaries of imagination, wonder, fiction and reality. It is felt in what he creates, that this is not just what he does, but who he “is”. He is the modern day Bob Dylan, much of who Bob was, can be felt in Sam’s music as well. Sam is not just an artist, he is a visionary. He looks at things at different angles, not just straight ahead like most. The stories that he tells are not empty, they are full of substance. The music he creates is what music was meant to be. This is only the beginning. Where will his name be in the future? Beside Ron, J.K., Bob, and Neil, could very well be!

Chloe Jane, “Superstar”

Chloe Jane’s single Superstar is a “hit”. People are cranking up the song over and over. The title Superstar is perfectly fitting for Chloe, she is a Superstar. Everything about this song is fun, exciting and well written. This could all be in part by the fact that Meghan Trainor a Superstar herself, wrote it. Chloe was thrilled to receive this song. “I was so excited and honored. Superstar is a song I can relate to as can my friends” says Chloe. She had met Meghan and her producers, who got along well with her. Meghan and her producers told Chloe they had a song for her to record, so Superstar became her’s. It appears Meghan sees the Superstar in Chloe just like everyone else. 

Chloe says Superstar is a song her and her friends can relate to, but according to the high numbers the video is getting, so can thousands of other young people. The video was filmed all around New York with Chloe and many of her friends having a blast just like Superstars. The upbeat catchy song and video has caught the eye and ear of tweens worldwide. 

The road to success for Chloe started a few years back when she began playing the piano. It all progressed from piano, to singing to songwriting. She decided since she loved to perform, that the best thing for her to do, was to be an artist. Great decision, the artistry and creativity for entertainment, exudes from her. Chloe has been singing for four years now and has performed in Ibiza Spain, St. Barths in the Caribbean, and New York. 

 


While Chloe does excel as a singer, she is also becoming a legend as a DJ. Being a DJ is something she dearly loves. “I love DJing because I get to play and sing my songs as well as all the other great music I love and I get to see the audience have fun and enjoy themselves” says Chloe. She has been DJing for two years now. Chloe has a residency at Amnesia, which is the most legendary club in Ibiza Spain. She has her own glow party for teenagers at this venue. She also DJ’s in St. Barths in the Caribbean at places like Shell Beach and Le Ti. Chloe can also be found at various places around New York.

There’s a lot of exciting things coming to Chloe’s fans this year. She has a new video coming out for her song, Backseat. She says this may be her next single after Superstar. Chloe has another song which she has written called, My Life which will also be out this year. Be on the look out for some performances around New York this fall, that will be something you wouldn’t want to miss. You can keep up with her on her YouTube channel, Chloe Jane’s World. Chloe is also signed with Awesomeness TV and producing content for their YouTube channel.

The entertainment field is a huge place, but Chloe is carving out a big slice for herself. Her dream is to create a worldwide tour, combining singing, dancing and DJing. She loves what she does and puts all her time and efforts into her career. Being successful takes hard work and she wants to entertain for many years to come.   

Singer/Songwriter, Marisa McKaye

Singer/songwriter Marisa McKaye will steal the heart of any boy in the crowd, with her infectious smile and voice. She will get the boys attention, along with with everyone else in the audience. Marisa is a person that once you meet her, you will never forget. People will find themselves stuck to her. Her smile, personality and exquisite voice sticks to you, much like glue, once it sticks, it’s there for good. Artists like Marisa, are the ones that become stars, who others look up to. 

At just twelve years old, the maturity can already be heard in her voice. Much of this maturity could be attributed to the fact she has been sing all her life, nearly non-stop. She made her first performance early in life as well. Marisa was only five years old when she sang at the Jackson, Tennessee fair. This got it all started. 

Nashville and the surrounding areas have now become Marisa’s musical playground. Marisa can be found performing in many different places, but she also has her very own shows. On Thursday nights she can be heard at, Sopapillas and every Saturday at Margaritaville. Marisa always enjoys seeing and meeting her fans at her shows. “Most everyone that I meet at my gigs are super nice and supportive and I am so thankful for that” says Marisa. She has made appearances at The Listening Room Cafe, and the iconic Bluebird Cafe.

Marisa has had some great opportunities to sing. One of those opportunities was being part of the Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room.  The Song Suffragettes is a female singer/songwriter showcase. “They support women of country music and I love what they do” says Marisa. For this showcase, it is necessary to audition, but Marisa earned her spot and had a lot of fun.  

Marisa not only loves performing, it has become a way of life that she looks forward to each day. “Performing is so much fun, but I also love seeing people happy, dancing or singing along” says Marisa. Usually at her shows she performs, Don’t Stop Believing to help get the crowd going. She is a fan of Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride and feels they are great role models as well as being powerful singers. 

Colorful Girl is the title of one of her EP’s, and reflects her as an artist. In her songs can be found, boldness, brightness and depth each helping to bring the story to life. The story in every song is brought to life and can be felt inside. The songs were co-written by Marisa and produced by Studio 31 West. One of the songs on the EP is called, Warrior. Warrior was written for a friend of her’s who’s battling cancer to cheer her up. This song is one that people request most often as well. 

Being a singer/songwriter who inspires people is what Marisa dreams of being. This is all being realized already in her career. Her songs help take the listener to places, and makes them feel good about themselves and life around them. Writing meaningful songs to help someone else. Having the ability to lift a person up with words and plucking a guitar string. It is abilities like these that gains an artist respect, and inspires others to be like them, and do the same. 

Creativity, is what highlights her as a songwriter. Marisa is gifted in creating lyrics and the ability to deliver the lyrics in a manner that the listener can relate or dream. Her vocals are unique, people can identify her once she begins to sing. Marisa does have many things going for her vocally. There’s a wonderful character to her voice, subtle breaks, growls and squeaks, all adding to the flavor. On top of all of that, can be found a bit of, RaeLynn, Kelsea and Miranda. All of these things together makes for a beautifully tasteful voice, like a well blended coffee. They both have the ability to bring a smile to your face. Marisa is without doubt, one of the top female country artists coming up in music today. Be sure and catch her live and see for yourself. Catch her at her regular gigs, or on July 28 in Indiana for a cancer benefit called, Care For Kids and The Bluebird for Sunday night writers round on September 17.

Pop Sensation, Dylan Conrique

 

Dylan Conrique, a pop sensation who is turning the pop world on it’s edge. Her vocal abilities are at the top of the charts, perfectly tuned for pop. Recently Dylan released her new song and video, Heartbeat.  This is an upbeat love song that is sure to get lovers moving on the dance floor. People fall in love on the dance floor, the beach and many places in between. Falling in love is what it’s about. “Heartbeat is about someone falling in love and combining two hearts into one” says Dylan. The video is a blast to watch, everyone loves the beach.

There has been a great deal of accomplishments in Dylan’s career. Her journey that led to the accomplishments all started many years ago. Before Dylan could even talk, she was singing, although hard to understand, but it was still singing. Over time she has progressed, but not without setbacks. One of her biggest achievements for Dylan was stage-fright. When it was her turn to go on stage, her mom would have to drag her out of the bathroom, but once on stage singing, she was fine. Now, you would never know she was shy about anything, she can perform with the best of them.  She used to be part of a singing group as well. They would travel to different malls, festivals, amusement parks to perform. 

When it comes to talent, triple-threat is what comes to mind. Besides being a pronominal singer, she is also a dancer and actress. She loves dancing, and creating her own choreography. Acting is a challenge for her, especially when it comes to auditions. The audition it’s self is not the challenge, it is the large number of others going after the same part.    

Dylan is big on anti-bullying and attends the Anti-bullying festival. She would love to perform for them if the opportunity came about. She has not performed any charities yet, but hopes to in the future. 

Being in the entertainment field it can be difficult to manage time, but for a teen, they have the added schoolwork to go along with it.  Dylan says it is a juggle managing everything. 

Pop music has always been great, but with the addition of Dylan, it has gotten even better. The charisma she has is so strong, it draws people in instantly. In her videos, her many talents can be seen in full swing. She is gifted and likable. Don’t miss anything from Dylan, keep track of her on  Facebook and YouTube

Actress, Model, Artist The New Triple Threat On The Rise, Erin Reese

Erin Reese, a multi-talent who is quickly gaining popularity through her many talents. Erin has been involved in acting and modeling for quite sometime. Some of her print and commercial work include, Disney and Party City. However most people will recognize Erin as the school girl in Dolly Parton’s movie, Coat Of Many Colors and then again in, Christmas Of Many Colors; Circle Of Love playing, the school girl and Shepard. Now, Erin is making her own way in music with her newly released recording and video of Kelsea Ballrini’s Peter Pan. It can be easily heard where her true roots lie, “country”. Without doubt she will own the airwaves very soon. 

Erin first got hooked on performing when she was just six years old. When she was six, she was cast in a children’s theater production as a Hoo in Suesical. This, is what started it all.

Up until this past year, performing live was mostly done as a dancer and in theater. Now that she has added singing to her resume, she can be found at open mics entertaining the audiences. She loves singing, and being on stage. “I think what I like most is just being on stage you’re nervous, but excited at the same time” Erin says. Entertaining people when on stage is what it is all about, but she does like the attention too. “Not going to lie I do like the spotlight, its fun expressing myself to audiences” says Erin. Being a multi-talented entertainer, Erin will capture people from all corners.

Erin is a huge country music fan, and gravitates to that genre of music when performing herself. She is a huge fan of Carrie Underwood, and has lately become obsessed with Raelynn’s new album, Whitehorse. Country music is what Erin sees herself pursuing. Her sound and storytelling abilities will take her a long way in country.

Her dream is to inspire people. “I want my music to tell a story that audiences relate to and enjoy” Erin says. She also goes on to say, “that’s what I love about music I listen to”.

Currently she has been out performing cover songs, but that is soon about to change. Erin has co-written her first original called, Right Where I Belong with Xander James. It is a song that tells her story. It’s about her journey so far and being grateful. She says, her heart and soul goes to her one year old niece Makenna. Erin says she will probably write a song about her in the near future. It is easy to see, that Erin’s heart is in the right place. 

Erin has some great things coming up to keep an eye on. She is working on some new covers for local events, but she is most excited about getting in the studio for her original song. She will also be joining the Orange County Fair on July 15, be sure and catch her there. 

In general, Erin is a down home country girl. She loves to spend time with her family, it makes her happy. When it comes to the outdoors she is all in, fishing, boating, hunting and the beach. Very well rounded, down to earth girl with a big career. Her personality is going to win the hearts of millions. It will not be long before her extreme talents land her on a sitcom or major film soon. This girl is one to watch out for. 

The Heartbeat Of Music, Sina

Out of a small village in Germany, rises one of the greatest drummers in the world of music, eighteen year old Sina  She has gained the attention of music lovers around the globe. Sina “is” the heartbeat of music. When performing solo or collaborating with others, she is the heart, spine and breath of the music. The drummer is the person who brings the personality to the music. Sina has a great sense for rhythm, and groove. Her own individuality can be heard and seen in all performances. The thrill and love of it all is seen in her face. One day she will be found on the cover of Rolling Stones where she belongs.

Sina started bring the beat to music when she was ten years old. The drums are an instrument in which she doesn’t have to worry about notes or chords, which she likes. She does play other instruments like piano and bass, but it is the drums she gravitates to and has become famous for.

As her musical abilities began to grow, she didn’t have many opportunities for performing. Sina, living in a small village and underage left little chance of her playing anywhere other than in a school Big Band. So at the age of fourteen, she started doing videos. Her YouTube channel has, exploded!

Since Sina started posting videos online, here in just four years, she has become an internet sensation known by many, but she seems unaware. “That seems slightly strange to me and don’t quite understand why these people are interested in me” Sina says. People love Sina because of the passion and the feeling you get when listening to her play. It is the fascination of her performances from each stroke of the drumstick, to the presentation in itself, her showmanship. This all draws people to her.

Her dad has been a musician for many years. He has worked for a distributor in Germany for Gibson Guitars. In the 90’s he started touring with a professional Beatles Tribute show. By the time Sina was eight, he had stopped touring and started recording. Her dad’s niche was, teach German kids English with music. He was also involved with creating the biggest collection of English Nursery Rhymes available in the world. With the credentials her father has, it is easy to see where her greatness stems from. He is a big influence with her music. “He encourages me to go for new challenges everyday” Sina says.

  Sina is a session player, and is involved with many projects for her dad and other artists around the world. She has done many collaborations with people from all corners of the planet. “Collaborations are my way of compensating for the lack of fellow musicians in my village” Sina says. Sina’s dad does the editing and recording for her, but she says one day she might give it a try herself. 

There are many videos of her collaborations with various artists and loves working with them all. She does say it is a lot of fun to work with other young musicians and artists. Here in the past few months Sina has worked with Emma Marie, Lucy Gowen, Lauren Isenberg, Avonlea and Jadyn Rylee just to name a few. Together they have made some amazing videos that thousands of people have enjoyed. Every one of these performances are of the highest quality, keeping music lovers coming back day after day. 

Mixed in with her cover songs is an absolute brilliant original called, Doing The Wrong Thing The Right Way. This song was written by her dad as part of the Chi Might project (Chi Might is her first album). When they started recording the album they were looking for singers on YouTube when they saw, Lauren Isenberg. Sina and her dad knew the song was just right for Lauren. It was a perfect fit. The entire production is brilliant, the instrumental, the vocals, all of it.

Her album, Chi Might consists of fifteen original songs. They did a call out for musicians, songwriters and singers, with a great response. Quite a few of the people who contacted them became part of the album. Kara Glazer, who had written an amazing song that she performed herself called, Fate. And Shontrash, a band from Bangladesh. Of course her dad contributed songs as well, but they kept looking for songwriters. They found Avonlea, who contributed  a song called, Kylie Jenner. She sent the piano part and vocals, then Sina and her dad added drums, bass, and guitar that same day. The finished product is first rate and should be on every radio. It has a wonderful jazzy sway to it, catchy, great flow, just a fun song. 

Sina is constantly working on original songs, but she does not write any songs herself, she does however create the drum parts. They have already been thinking of making a new album, but they do need to find the right musicians. With Sina’s popularity that should not be much of a problem. 

None of these projects would have been as exciting without drums. Drums are the heart of an instrumental/song. It is people like Sina who creates that heartbeat, that gives it life. A great drummer can make your heart pound, make you wonder, feel intensity or get up and dance. This is what Sina does, adds meaning to music. Throughout the years drummers have become legends through their creativity, people like Ringo Starr, Kenny Aronoff, Alex Van Halen and others the list goes on. Sina is putting her spin on music, and the world is listening, and they love it. Her name will be alongside all of these legends very soon.

 

Indiana’s Triple Threat, Adia Dant

Introducing Indiana’s triple threat, Adia Dant. Adia is extremely skilled in dance, acting and singing. She has toured the country singing and dancing her way into people’s hearts as the beloved Annie. Here recently Adia released her first original song, Wings On Your Dreams produced in Nashville. She continues to astonish people with her skills and creativity in entertainment. At just twelve years old she has already accomplished a great deal and has proven there’s no limit to what she can do.   

Adia’s recording project, Wings On Your Dreams was her first original song. It is a song that has meaning and letting people know not to give up on their dreams.”My song has so much meaning not only to me but hopefully to other people to keep reaching for the stars and not to give up on your dreams” says Adia. The song was produced by Jonell Polansky at DaCapo music, and written by legendary Kim Williams. Adia delivered the song well, you can feel the passion and heart in its delivery. She is a true credit to music. 

Wings On Your Dreams:

The adventures Adia has had up to this point was started several years ago. She was a dancer first, then began to sing where she could. Adia first performed at the age of six or seven at Footlite Musicals summer camp as Ancestor Meng in Mulan and at Ben Davis Performing Arts Center as Kate in Annie. This all lead her to tour the country playing the iconic role of Annie. 

During the tour, Adia played the role of Pepper and Annie. The tour lasted one year with 310 shows in 32 cities with Martin Charnin directing the production. She loved being part of the tour. “It was an honor playing the title role of Annie 38 years after the first production on Broadway” says Adia. She said, she was blessed to have been picked to play these roles. “When I was on stage playing Annie, I had a real connection with her character and with Daddy Warbucks” says Adia. She loved working with the entire cast and crew. Adia says they became like family and are still very close. 

While touring the country Adia had the opportunity to spend a week performing in her hometown Indianapolis. They also made a stop in New Orleans which she enjoyed very much. They were there two weeks before Mardi Gras. “I remember how much fun it was to throw/receive the beads from all of the people on the roof tops and there were parades everyday” says Adia.  The most fun for Adia was meeting all the fans in all of the cities, signing the autographs and doing talk backs with the fans, everyone loves the story behind Annie. “I also loved being on stage 8 times a week and being involved in what I love to do, it’s like a dream come true” says Adia. 

Along the way she meet some amazing fans, but there was one family who she continues to stay in contact with. In the family were two girls and a baby boy, they were at the show in Ft. Myers Florida. Adia met them on the way out after the show. “They were too scared to talk to me at first until after I hugged them and asked if they liked the show” Adia says. Adia said they were so cute and after the tour, she sent them Annie t-shirts and a hat. No doubt Adia left a lasting impression on that family, but you can bet many others were touched by her along the way. She loves each and everyone of her fans. 

Adia continues to sing anywhere she can. She was honored to have been chosen to sing at the 54th Circle Of Lights in November 2016. “I felt so blessed to have been chosen to perform in my hometown in front of 100,000 plus people” says Adia. She will be performing in Nashville this June during CMA week if you would like to catch one of her performances. She loves to be able to perform at so many places, this lets her be herself, and singing lets her express the emotional side of the song. 

She dreams of pursuing a career in acting, singing and dancing. “I really love being on stage in music theater productions and I am also interested in trying out some TV and film projects” says Adia. She puts a great deal of time in sharpening her crafts to help her realize her dreams. This summer she will be participating in a summer theater camp in July, and then she will be traveling out of town for dance nationals. 

Being versatile in the entertainment business leads to success. It has been Adia’s versatility that has allowed her to live part of her dreams thus far. With her continued efforts more of her dreams will come. Adia works hard and her achievements are testament to what can happen to those who strive. It will be exciting to watch her grow in the entertainment field. The sky is the limit for someone as talented as Adia. 

Pop Artist, Kevin Kolk

Kevin Kolk is a new teen heartthrob taking on the pop scene. Being a Nashville resident, people may assume that he is all country, but they would be wrong. His unique voice and delivery style is all pop. Performances by Kevin are captivating, you become hooked immediately. When he picks up the guitar and starts to sing, you can feel the energy from him fill the room. Without doubt the world of pop is his home.

For all his life, Kevin has been drawn to music. He grew up watching and listening to his mom play guitar, piano and sing. By his mom’s side, Kevin would try and play as well, it was in his blood. Kevin’s debut performance was singing the National Anthem with his sister at the Milwaukee Bucks game when he was five. He picked up the guitar at the age of nine, his mom showed him a few chords and he was hooked. Now at age thirteen he plays the guitar like it was part of him. His fingers working the guitar are smooth and rhythmic, making for an enticing sound.  His heart and passion come through in his playing. 

Recently Kevin had the pleasure of having his first EP party. He was thrilled about the party. “It was my first opportunity to share my music from my EP with friends and family who have all been so supportive” says Kevin. He is excited to begin doing shows featuring music from his EP for everyone to enjoy. 

Kevin is drawn to the pop genre, he likes it because it seems to fit his style, and he likes to have his music centered around the guitar. He said it was much like Ed Sheeran does. “Ed Sheeran is a huge influence for me. His music is also centered around the guitar so it fits my style” Kevin says.

Performing is something Kevin loves, he says there’s nothing compares with the feeling of being on stage. Kevin longs for a successful music career, he loves what he does. He always enjoys hearing from his fans. You can follow Kevin on his Instagram at Kevinkolkmusic he will respond to his fans. 

Kevin is not just a gifted singer and guitar player, he is also a talented songwriter. “I am always writing. I have about 20-25 original songs” says Kevin. Everyone loves their mom and Kevin is no different, so he wrote a song just for her called, Beautiful As You. This is a special song for Kevin, because she is so important to him. 

Pop music has gained a new artist that will set the pop world on end. Kevin is highly gifted with music and lyrics. His voice, with his creativity in delivering songs, will capture and melt the hearts of the audience. If you happen to be in the Nashville area, and Kevin is performing somewhere, make it a point to see his show. He is quickly gaining fans, and he is sure to be climbing the Billboard Charts very soon. 

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