The Music Gardener’s December Pick of the Month ends 2012 with a bang! Holly Starr recently released “Focus” which is quickly gaining momentum on the Billboard radio charts. Please visit the Pick of The Month page to hear more about this independent artist who is quickly gaining the attention of Christian radio and fans of Britt Nicole and Jamie Grace.

 

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October Pick Of The Month

Imagine mixing up Mumford & Sons, The Civil Wars & NeedToBreathe into one cool duo…thats what I thought! The Music Gardener’s October Pick of The Month introduces StompTown Revival. The duo consists of Gabe Martinez (frontman for Circleslide) and artist/producer Brandon Bee. Their new blend of music they like to call “spiritual stomp” is apparently something music listeners are hungry for. Incredible doors are opening for StompTown Revival as the world discovers their infectious blend of music. Currently sitting at #3 on the iTunes Album Chart, StompTown Revival is off to a great launch with their debut release on Save The City Records. Please visit the Pick of The Month page to hear more about this incredible new duo.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I am the President of Artist Garden Entertainment, an artist management and marketing company that manages this artist. Regardless of that fact, I only recommend music that I personally believe is exceptional and would be enjoyed by my readers. I am not compensated directly for reviewing this record or for the “Pick of The Month” with the exception of normal management income received from the artist . I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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August Pick of The Month

Yes. It has been way too long since I posted a Pick of The Month. Reason being is that I haven’t run across music that I am super passionate about. That is, until Je’kob released the digital EP “Faith” on July 31. Je’kob possesses an incredible gift of  weaving hip hop beats with pop melodies and lyrics that move one’s soul from deep within. I am finding “Faith” to be the perfect soundtrack for transitioning from Summer to Fall. Please visit the Pick of The Month page to hear more about Je’kob “Faith”

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I am the President of Artist Garden Entertainment, an artist management and marketing company that helps with marketing for this artist. Regardless of that fact, I only recommend music that I personally believe is exceptional and would be enjoyed by my readers. I am not compensated directly for reviewing this record or for the “Pick of The Month” with the exception of receiving free music for review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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October Pick Of The Month

Switchfoot

October is my favorite time of the year and the October Pick Of The Month will most likely be my favorite record of the year. I have been anticipating this release quite a while after hearing the guys perform some of the songs live throughout the year.  The new Switchfoot release Vice Verses has been set to repeat on my iPod since its September 23 release. Please visit the Pick of The Month page to read more about Switchfoot Vice Verses.

 

 

 

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I am the President of Artist Garden Entertainment, an artist management and marketing company. I only recommend music that I personally believe is exceptional and would be enjoyed by my readers. I was not compensated in any way for reviewing this record or for the “Pick of The Month”. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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September Pick of The Month

Pro

It has been a couple months since my last Pick of The Month. Frankly, I haven’t ran across new music that has excited me enough to recommend to my readers. That all changed two weeks ago when I received the new release from rap/hip-hop artist, Pro.

Pro got some attention with his last record on Reflection Music but he recently signed with the Reach Records family, placing him on an even bigger platform. Pro has a host of friends join him on the new record “Dying to Live” record including LeCrae, Tedashii and Trip Lee.

I am really excited to to introduce you to Pro if you aren’t already familiar with him. If rap/hip-hop isn’t your cup of tea then trust me on this one, this would be a great gift for your kids, nephews/nieces, grand kids etc. Great positive lyrics with slamming beats! Please visit the Pick of The Month page to hear more.

 

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I am the President of Artist Garden Entertainment, an artist management and marketing company. I only recommend music that I personally believe is exceptional and would be enjoyed by my readers. I was not compensated in any way for reviewing this record or for the “Pick of The Month”. I did receive a gratis promotional copy of the record for review,  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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June Pick of The Month

Shawn McDonald

My favorite posts are when I get to announce the new Pick of The Month. June’s Pick is EMI Recording artist, Shawn McDonald , and his new record Closer. Shawn’s new record was recommended to me by one of the artists we manage, Holly Starr. I have been listening to the record for a month now and I discover something new with each listen. Closer has definitely found its way into The Music Gardener’s “favorites” playlist.

The is a record you don’t want to miss! Please visit the Pick of The Month page to hear more about Shawn McDonald.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am the President of Artist Garden Entertainment, an artist management and marketing company. I only recommend music that I personally believe is exceptional and would be enjoyed by my readers. I was not compensated in any way for reviewing this record or for the “Pick of The Month” . I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

April Pick of The Month

Brandon Bee

Brandon Bee

I am so thrilled to announce that the Music Gardener’s Pick of The Month for April is Brandon Bee! This week Brandon is celebrating the release of his sophomore record, Inside These Walls. The record is being released on Save The City Records and distributed through Sony/Provident. I had the privilege of experiencing this record from it’s infant stages. One of the songs was even birthed in our home on our piano while Brandon was visiting Nashville. This record shows the depth of Brandon as a songwriter and showcases his creative innovative production. I truly believe that Inside These Walls has the potential to be a Grammy contender. Do yourself a favor and buy this record. You won’t be disappointed! Please visit the Pick Of The Month page to here more about Brandon and sample some of the music.

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Inside These Walls - Brandon Bee

Disclosure of Material Connection: I am the President of Artist Garden Entertainment, an artist management and marketing company that manages this artist. Regardless of that fact, I only recommend music that I personally believe is exceptional and would be enjoyed by my readers. I am not compensated directly for reviewing this record or for the “Pick of The Month” with the exception of receiving free music for review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

January Pick of The Month

Holly Starr

Holly Starr

I am excited to announce that Holly Starr is the first Pick of The Month for 2011 for The Music Gardener. Holly recently released her sophomore release “Tapestry” which reached #11 on the iTunes Christian Album chart.  “Tapestry” was produced by Dove Award winner for Producer of The Year, Rusty Varenkamp. Please visit the Pick of The Month page to hear more about this fantastic new artist!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am the President of Artist Garden Entertainment, an artist management and marketing company that manages this artist. Regardless of that fact, I only recommend music that I personally believe is exceptional and would be enjoyed by my readers. I am not compensated in any way for reviewing this record or for the “Pick of The Month” with the exception of receiving free music for review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

October Pick of The Month

Circleslide

Circleslide

If you read my blog on a regular basis you have probably already guessed that The Music Gardener’s October “Pick of the Month” is Circleslide. It has been over three years since the public has heard anything new from Circleslide. Unfortunately, the band found themselves in a record deal that prevented them from releasing new music for a while. Fortunately, Circleslide was able to break free from that deal and sign a new deal with Seattle based label Save The City Records.

Circleslide teamed up with producer Brandon Bee to create a record that promises to be a “game changer!” ‘Echoes of The Light’ is the record that has been impatiently stirring in the band’s soul for over three years as they waited for an opportunity to once again express themselves through recorded music. If you are a fan of U2, Kings of Leon or NeedtoBreathe, then I think you will enjoy this amazing record. Please visit the Pick of The Month page to hear a bit more about the record and listen to some of The Music Gardener’s favorite songs from the new release.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am the President of Artist Garden Entertainment, an artist management and marketing company that manages this artist. Regardless of that fact, I only recommend music that I personally believe is exceptional and would be enjoyed by my readers. I am not compensated in any way for reviewing this record or for the “Pick of The Month” with the exception of receiving free music for review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

September “Pick of The Month”

Beth Whitney

Beth Whitney

The Music Gardener has found the perfect new music to usher in the fall season! The September “Pick of The Month” is a wonderful singer/songwriter out of Snohomish, WA named Beth Whitney. I am so thankful that her producer, Brandon Bee, introduced me to her music. Beth’s new record “Yellow” has become a favorite around our home. Her perfect blend of pop and folk pairs well with any dinner, coffee or hang time on the porch like my wife and I do so often . If you enjoy music heard on TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy or Brothers & Sisters, then I think you will really like Beth’s new album titled “Yellow” Please visit the Pick of The Month” page to hear more about Beth and sample some of her music.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am the President of Artist Garden Entertainment, an artist management and marketing company. I only recommend music that I personally believe is exceptional and would be enjoyed by my readers. I was not compensated in any way for reviewing this record or for the “Pick of The Month”  I did receive free music for review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”