MI2N
Music Industry News Network
FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Music Events (more headlines) 10-05-2012

A John Lennon Birthday Celebration - John Lennon Re-Imagined By The Nutopians

Bookmark and Share
Website: http://www.www.thehbt.com
New York ¨C October 9 John Lennon would be 72 years old. To honor and celebrate the genius and artistry of the music icon, the unique and compelling 8-piece ensemble The Nutopians will perform at The Historic Blairstown Theatre October 20. Showtime 8:30pm. 30 Main St, Blairstown,NJ Tickets: $30 advance/ $35 day of show, available at www.thehbt.com or by phone 908-362-1399

Created and led by Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step and Tom Dean of Devonsquare, the ensemble gives remarkably fresh treatments to Lennon¡¯s best and least known Beatles and solo song compositions that often inspire a whole new appreciation for the icon¡¯s music.

The band's name was given to them by Yoko Ono Lennon to both tribute ''Nutopia,'' the fictitious country of peace that she and John envisioned, and to honor her late husband¡¯s social and political activism. In that vein, as members of WhyHunger's Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program, the band will donate a portion of their proceeds from the performance and CD sales.

Founded by Rex Fowler (Aztec Two-Step) and Tom Dean (Devonsquare) in 2010, the show has been gathering momentum and inspiring a whole new appreciation for Lennon's music with poignant song introductions, soaring lead vocals, and three-part harmonies. Concert goers will be treated to exquisite renditions of Lennon¡¯s legendary songs, often weaving melody, lyric and song together in a series of singles and mini-medleys. The Nutopians are touring with material from its Independent Music Award-winning debut CD "Imagined: Celebrating The Songs of John Lennon," as well as songs from its follow-up album ¡°Lennon Re-Imagined¡± to be released later this year.

Rex Fowler and Tom Dean emerged as prominent folk/rock artists in the 1970s. Rex¡¯s band, Aztec Two-Step, burst upon the scene with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records in 1972. This and their three subsequent albums on RCA Records were staples of college and progressive FM radio and helped usher the music of the 1960s into the 70s and beyond. Tom Dean¡¯s band Devonsquare was signed by Ahmet Ertegun, the legendary chairman of Atlantic Records, after hearing Dean¡¯s ¡°Walking On Ice¡± from their self-released album of the same name. Devonsquare went on to record another CD for Atlantic titled ¡°Bye Bye Route 66¡å which spawned several critically acclaimed singles including ¡°If You Could See Me Now.¡±

Collectively Rex and Tom have toured worldwide, been reviewed in Rolling Stone, performed on David Letterman and shared stages with such musical luminaries as Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and The Band. Along with their passion for interpreting the songs of John Lennon, the two lads continue to distinguish themselves as esteemed songwriters, performers and recording artists.


The Nutopians band:
Rex Fowler -- rhythm guitar and vocals; Tom Dean ¨C six- and 12-string guitars, mandola and vocals; Alana MacDonald -- violin and vocals; Jordan Jancz -- cello and percussion; Teg Glendon -- bass guitar and vocals; Robby Coffin -- electric and acoustic guitars and vocals; Gary Schreiner -- piano, accordion and chromatic harp; Maggie Coffin -- vocals and percussion.

Artist Website: www.theNutopians.com
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkEUKoUba50&feature=youtu.be





Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

New Album "Believe In His Promises" The Mighty Men Of Faith

Award Winning Guitarist Actor Releases New CD

Zen2u Releases Album "Echoes Of Industry"

Gathering Time Sweeps March Folk Radio Chart

NYC-Based Producer & Songwriter Ayhan Sahin Releases Fourth Single 'Love Everybody' From Award-Winning Album 'Pop'

MusicDish*China @ MEF Connects China

The Blue Danes Release Highly Anticipated Debut Album "Invisible And Untouchable"



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Universal Audio And Fender Musical Instruments Announce Development Partnership
» Emerald City Glistens Like A Gem With Beautiful New Studio By Carl Tatz Design
» Insomniac Launches New Underground Brand, Factory 93 With Debut Warehouse Show In Downtown Los Angeles
» Utor Goes Global With Snapchat
» FULLEE LOVE’S SINGLE "SURFBOARD CALI" CONTINUES ITS MOMENTUM WITH 105 RADIO ADDS, 58 IN ROTATION, WHILE CONTINUING ITS STEADY PACE
» Dominic Pandiscia Appointed CEO Of PledgeMusic As The Leading Artist-to-Fan Platform Embraces Growth And Expansion
» Bandzoogle Releases Powerful Theme Design Customization Tools
» TAMC - The Asia Music Conference
» Ep 'Undeniable' On Target For Hot Summer Drop
» Billy Ray Cyrus Joins List Of Artists Standing Up Against Anti-LGBT Bills


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» MusicDish*China @ GMIC Beijing 2016
» Venues Refuse To Pay Songwriters While Profiting From Their Music
» Streaming Is More Than A Wave, It's Now The Sea In Which The Music Business Swims
» Beijing-based Alpine Decline Release "Life's A Gasp" On Maybe Mars Records
» GigCave Reaches Milestones Of 10,000 EPKs And 35,000 Artists
» MusicDish*China Premieres Rainbow Chan's Music Video "Nest"
» Tourism Promotions Board Philippines Partners MTV To Bring Back The Award-Winning MTV Music Evolution Manila
» Billy Ray Cyrus Joins List Of Artists Standing Up Against Anti-LGBT Bills
» Girls With Guitars #8
» Abigail Washburn: The China Update
» Submissions Now Open For The 2016 She Rocks Summer NAMM Showcase In Nashville
» TAMC - The Asia Music Conference

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.