New from Bill Madison – ‘Only a Dream’ and ‘Trying To Be A Friend’.



FFM Records are proud to bring to you the latest releases from Bill Madison. You can download Bill’s latest directly from FFM. 

Madison’s musical career spans more than 50 years; performing in the Folk Music venues of Boston, New York City and Montreal during the Folk Revival of 1960’s, and playing in the ski resorts and honky tonks of Northern New England from the 1970’s to the 1990’s.

Sample, Trying To Be A Friend.

Trying to be a friend
Click to download

Sample, Only A Dream.

Only A Dream
Click to download



Latest releases from Bill Madison – ‘Penance’ and ‘All She Wanted’



FFM Records are proud to bring to you the latest releases from Bill Madison. You can download Bill’s latest directly from FFM. 

Madison’s musical career spans more than 50 years; performing in the Folk Music venues of Boston, New York City and Montreal during the Folk Revival of 1960’s, and playing in the ski resorts and honky tonks of Northern New England from the 1970’s to the 1990’s.

Sample ‘Penance’

Penance
Click to download Penance

Sample ‘All She Wanted’

All she wanted
Click to download ‘All She Wanted’



 

Bill Madison, a man who puts his stuff out there! – ‘If I Had The Time’



By Merle Burke

In Bill Madison’s latest album, “If I Had The Time,” you’ll find some solid musicianship, some, quite good, in fact. You’ll also find lyrics that connect brilliantly with life, not all primroses but, mostly challenged by love and hard living and journeys that maybe should have been taken or, maybe not. It’s somewhat folksy, somewhat Americana, this latest album, offering a compilation of songs that are so uniquely Bill in their style and composition.

We’re talking about a special breed of entertainer here – a man who puts his stuff out there, with apologies to no one. In this day of fake this and fake that, there is something to be said about one who, after so many years in the music business, still brings it. I’ve been a fan of Bill’s for many years and, I wasn’t disappointed with his latest work. Buy it. It’s a gem…

Merle Burke,
music reviews, Life, Music & Everyday Stuff
merleburke.blogspot.com

Here is a gem from Bill Madison, Steve Young’s hauntingly beautiful ‘Seven Bridges Road’

More about Bill Madison




An evening with Bill Madison on the FFM Live Lounge – Saturday 25th August 5:00pm Eastern Time


“An inspiring blend of Folk, Country, Originals, Blues and Oldies!”

Bill Madison
Click to go to the FFM Live Lounge

FFM are proud to present an evening’s live music from Bill Madison on our very own Live Lounge. Just click on Bill’s picture to go to the gig. Saturday, August 25th, 5:00pm Eastern Time (9:00pm GMT)

Bill Madison’s musical career spans more than 50 years; performing in the Folk Music venues of Boston, New York City and Montreal during the Folk Revival of 1960’s, and playing in the ski resorts and honky tonks of Northern New England from the 1970’s to the 1990’s.

In 1973, he produced and released his first album called “Sunday Mornin’ Hayride”, on his own label called “Saloon Records”. That album has been re-released by Riverman Records and Yoga Records and was voted in the top ten retro re-issues for 2009 by the Acid Archives. As was predicted, the album has become a “classic in the folk/blues idiom”.

new hayride cover

 In 1974, Bill took part in forming ‘Them Fargo Brothers’ which became New England’s Premier Country Rock Band. They toured extensively throughout the Northeast and Bill toured with the band until 1990. Pictured below is a group picture taken at their last band reunion in 2011.

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 Bill Madison is currently writing and recording in his studio and marketing his music through his web site. Bill’s music is on Spotify, Standing O Project, iTunes and other streaming sites, and his music is available for licensing and is included in several licensing libraries such as Songtradr, Hummingbird Music and Audiosparx.

 Here’s some links to Bill Madison’s music

Lobsta Stu   My latest release!

Barefootin’ Boogie

Friends In Love

When I Get There

Trying To Be A Friend

Only A Dream

Farm Boy


“Lobsta Stu” – Latest release from Bill Madison



FFM Records are proud to bring to you the latest release from Bill Madison. You can download Bill’s latest directly from FFM.

Madison’s musical career spans more than 50 years; performing in the Folk Music venues of Boston, New York City and Montreal during the Folk Revival of 1960’s, and playing in the ski resorts and honky tonks of Northern New England from the 1970’s to the 1990’s.

Lobsta Stu
Download “Lobsta Stu” by clicking here.

Preview “Lobsta Stu”

More about Bill Madison




FFM are proud to introduce our latest recording artist, Bill Madison.

Bill Madison’s musical career spans more than 50 years; performing in the Folk Music venues of Boston, New York City and Montreal during the Folk Revival of 1960’s, and playing in the ski resorts and honky tonks of Northern New England from the 1970’s to the 1990’s.

 In 1973, he produced and released his first album called “Sunday Mornin’ Hayride”, on his own label called “Saloon Records”. That album has been re-released by Riverman Records and Yoga Records and was voted in the top ten retro re-issues for 2009 by the Acid Archives. As was predicted, the album has become a “classic in the folk/blues idiom”.

new hayride cover

 

In 1974, Bill took part in forming ‘Them Fargo Brothers’ which became New England’s Premier Country Rock Band. They toured extensively throughout the Northeast and Bill toured with the band until 1990. Pictured below is a group picture taken at their last band reunion in 2011.

2011-11-08_14-11-07_39 (2)

 

Bill Madison is currently writing and recording in his studio and marketing his music through his web site. Bill’s music is on Spotify, Standing O Project, iTunes and other streaming sites, and his music is available for licensing and is included in several licensing libraries such as Songtradr, Hummingbird Music and Audiosparx.

 Here’s some links to Bill Madison’s music

Lobsta Stu   My latest release!

Barefootin’ Boogie

Friends In Love

When I Get There

Trying To Be A Friend

Only A Dream

Farm Boy

FFM will be live streaming a performance from Bill Madison in the near future

Bill Madison
Click to visit Bill Madison’s website for more

David (Pete Blue) Powell – Now on itunes with the debut album, ‘Long Time Coming’



FFM blues Artist, David Powell, is now available to download at itunes. David’s debut album, ‘Long Time Coming’ is a fantastic showcase for this brilliantly talented guitarist, singer and songwriter. FFM are planning to release more from this up and coming blues man.


FFM Artist – David (Pete Blue) Powell and ‘Long Time Coming’



Many people possess a talent,  great singing voice or a natural ability in music but are never heard. Occasionally, a few of these unsung heroes will surface after many years of quietly honing their skills and become an ‘overnight success’.

One such musician is Blues guitarist and singer David Powell. David’s voice sits somewhere between Joe Cocker and John Lee Hooker with his authentic and powerful guitar playing completing the package.

FFM are proud to release David’s debut album, ‘Long Time Coming’. 16 of his own songs including the moving Jesus is Crying, You, Her & Me, and this music fan’s favourite Crawling into Yesterday. This song caught my ear as it demonstrates David’s classical guitar technique fused with the blues feel and powerful vocals.

You can download the full album here and FFM will pay directly, to David, his royalties. There are no middle men at Freedom for Musicians.

Sample ‘Jesus is Crying’

Sample ‘You, Him & Her’

Sample ‘Crawling into Yesterday’

Click the album cover below to download the full album

David Powell
Click to download the album

Also available on itunes



Our first Freedom For Musicians Recording Artists from across the globe

It is with great pride that we present to you, FFM Records’ catalogue of our very own recording artists. As FFM grows, so does our record label and our first artists come from four different continents and musical genres.

Introducing

Miss Dee by Dita Nurdian

FFM Artist – Dita Nurdian

Dita Nurdian is an Indonesian writer of electronica and dance music. Her passion for this genre is evident in her prolific output. At FFM Records, we have released 4 of Dita’s latest tracks and you can download them here, Beatport and stream on Spotify.

Measure of Abstract by Slawomir Rataj

FFM Artist – Slawomir Rataj

Slawomir Rataj is a guitarist and composer from Poland. Recently released under the FFM Records label,  Slawomir’s debut album ‘Measure of Abstract’ is an instrumental album that combines electronica with Slawomir’s phenomenal guitar playing.

You can download the album here, at itunes and stream on Spotify.

Transformation by Paul Hinman

FFM Artist – Paul Hinman

Paul Hinman is a UK based singer songwriter whose songs reflect  events that he has experienced in a rich and varied life. You can download Paul’s debut album here and stream on Spotify.

Raag Puriya Dhanashree by Ankur Biplav

FFM Artist – Ankur Biplav

Ankur Biplav is an Indian Classical Music singer specialising in South Indian Carnatic music.

Indian classical music has two foundational elements, raga and tala. The raga forms the fabric of a melodic structure, while the tala measures the time cycle.

The raga gives the artist a palette to build the melody from sounds, while the tala provides them with a creative framework for rhythmic improvisation using time.

FFM Artist – Andy Anies

Andy Anies is a Songwriter with thirty years of songwriting experience who has made it in the Gospel Music arena with 5 Albums. He has written songs for various artists as a ghostwriter. Andy is a versatile Stage Performer who makes it live on Stand-up Comedy, as he plays on the Solo Guitar over his mouth-organ.

FFM Artist – Debdeep Misra

Born in 1993, Debdeep Misra the grandson of legendary vocalist Pandit Bishnu Sebak Misra of Benaras gharana(piyari gharana) loved music enough to start listening, appreciating and learning at a very tender age of four under the guidance of his mother smt. Banani Misra-one of the desciples of Pt. A.kanan and Vidushi Girija Devi and his father who is disciple of pt. Mani lal Nag.



The unmistakable sound of David Powell



By Roger Moisan

Many people possess a talent,  great singing voice or a natural ability in music but are never heard. Occasionally, a few of these unsung heroes will surface after many years of quietly honing their skills and become an ‘overnight success’.

One such musician is Blues guitarist and singer David Powell. David’s voice sits somewhere between Joe Cocker and John Lee Hooker with his authentic and powerful guitar playing completing the package.

David is building a catalogue of his own songs including the moving ‘Jesus is Crying’, ‘Desecrated‘ and ‘At The Bottom‘ with this music fan’s favourite being ‘Crawling into Yesterday‘. This song caught my ear as it demonstrates David’s classical guitar technique fused with the blues feel and powerful vocals.

This amount of talent in one place cannot go unnoticed for long and as David Powell is experienced by more and more lovers of the genre, I am sure we will soon be able to enjoy David’s first commercial release. I for one would be more than happy to release a Powell debut album at FFM Records, but I imagine we will be beaten to the post by the big boys in the industry.

David Powell
David Powell and son