Music Industry News Network [02-19-2013]

Acoustic Artists Of The Month


The featured acoustic music artists of the month are Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb, Jon D'agostino, Jonas Friddle and The Majority.

Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb is a virtuoso Acoustic Guitar Duo combining Folk, Bluegrass, Jazz styles. They won Best Instrumental in the 9th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) with their song "Onward". Jon D'agostino is a baby boomer singer-songwriter who was a runner-up winner (Country/Bluegrass) in the 9th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) with his song "All Night Long". Jonas Friddle and The Majority is a Bluegrass/Folk band. The Chicago-based “orchestral folk” group is comprised of an unusual string section, brass, organ, banjo and drums.

Established in 2004, IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) promotes the art and excellence in acoustic music performance and artistry. Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition and originality. Winners are selected by a panel of established artists and industry professionals. Other past winners include: David Francey (2011 Winner), Liz Longley (2010 Winner), The Refugees (2009 Winner), UK singer-songwriter Charlie Dore (2008 winner). Charlie Dore is most famous in the United States for her 1980 pop single, "Pilot of the Airwaves," which hit Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts and shot to international worldwide fame. For more information and to listen to the featured artists of IAMA, go to:


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