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 and stream at Humbolt.

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

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



A great Country song from Harry Edward Pridemore, jr. – Rainy Day Day



HARRY EDWARD PRIDEMORE,JR. 

Let’s face it, we’ve all been there Harry. Rainy Day Day somes up that ‘stuck feeling’ when we just can’t move on. Check out Harry’s youtube channel, subscribe and share the love.




Haunted Tillman Bus – Spirit communication through musical inspiration.



Spirit communication through musical inspiration. A short film featuring Tim Foster  aboard the infamous Floyd Tillman tour bus. A musician attracted the ghosts of famous country music personalities. A psychic translated the comments. A paranormal investigator recorded the actual spirit voices. “Fun and entertaining” “She loves you” “Can you see me?” “more please”

Tim Foster

You can download Tim’s latest album ‘Clearwater’ at apple music  and CD Baby 

Clearwater’s Story

Thank you for making this journey with me into the minds of musicians I have worked with. My first recording project was in 1987 at Began Sound in Ft. Worth, TX. The release on cassette tape featured Jackie Moore (guitar, vocals), Glenn Shelton (guitar), James Mayfield (drums), Drew Thomas (harmonica) and myself (bass), “Back to the Brazos” and “It’s So Peaceful” remain with me on quarter inch reel to this day.

We produced a series of RiverConcerts and performance venues to raise awareness of the impending dam project on the Paluxy River with the tour lasting four years. The second was in 1998 at Cedar Valley Community College studio, “Ode to a Fisherman” (poem by David Lilly), “Take Me Back To Texas”, “South of the Four Sixes” and “Old Time Cowhand” (poems by TL Thompson) was a class project where Bryan Clark was tasked in the role of producer and not allowed to play the drum tracks himself.

The day of the session, Bryan searched the corridor at the school and came back with a drummer to fill in. His name is not known for credit here. Hank Black (guitar, harmonica) on these tracks with myself (guitar, bass, vocals and songwriting)…Bryan got an “A” on the project. In the summer of 2001 with funds earned from a major construction project, I decided to fulfill a long standing promise to again record Jackie Moore (songwriter, acoustic guitar, vocals).

We had been performing off and on throughout the decade. We selected the Diamond D studio on the Brazos River in Granbury and did several sessions on one inch analog tape. With Dan Hodan (lead guitar, mandolin) and a couple of failed drummers and engineering challenges, we abandoned the project when Jackie first introduced “Poet of the Prairie”. We needed a better studio so I found The Kitchen Recording Studios Dallas, TX to record three songs.

We came out with eight. The studio percussionist was Jeff Hennon and JP handled the ProTools. Very excited about these results, we scheduled another RiverConcert with Rusty Wier and Tres Hombres to headline the show in October. We were on KNON radio and Songwriter Showcase on DCTV with Lisa Byrn. Then came the infamous 9/11 event.

I was begged to cancel the RiverConcert and called Rusty to ask if he was afraid to do it. You would not believe what he said. The RiverConcert production was a huge success. The attendance; however, was not. As producer, I retained this project and in 2003 reentered the studio and replaced Jackie’s vocals with my own version of “Poet of the Prairie”, “I’ve Crossed the Brazos” and “Goodbye to a River” (not included).

I added Tracy Fletcher (tambourine, background vocal) to “Poet” with the assistance of Mark Dove during the 2008 sessions in Azle, TX where “On My Way” and “Fisherman’s Paradise” (written by Jackie Moore not included in the 2001 sessions) were recorded with Mark Dove (piano, harmonica) and myself (vocals, acoustic guitar and bass). During my many travels developing a solo career, I have written about and performed in various unique places.

There remains songs which need recording. In Stephenville, TX, I met Clif Hunter whose poem “Does Anyone Really Care to Know?” captured a standing ovation at the Irish pub at Branson Landing. It also captured the spirits on the Floyd Tillman tour bus near Galveston where “they” gave me the nickname “Clearwater” hence the title to this album and email address. The DVD movie production by Paranormal Investigations of Texas (paratexas.com) titled “Haunted Tillman Bus” and the original Jackie Moore and The Roadrunners CD are available on request. Thank you again for listening…see y’all while ago.




Introducing Our New Feature – Spotlight on a Music Student


At FFM, we want to highlight new and aspiring musical talent wherever we find it and where better than the many Music Colleges, Universities and Schools around the world. Our new feature ‘Spotlight on a Music Student’ is an opportunity for you or someone you know to step into the spotlight and share your talent, dreams and ambitions with the musical world.

All you have to do is send us your information, pictures, videos, sound clips and links  and we will compile your feature.

email direct to rogermoisan@yahoo.co.uk

Much love and happy music making,

The FFM team

Today’s FFM Stage Belongs to Claudio Fava


Singer songwriter Claudio Fava hails from Milan, Italy with his latest track ‘Hello Hello’. Spread the love by subscribing to Claudio’s Youtube channel and downloading the track at Google Play.

Cantautore milanese, impegnato in una corsa contro il tempo, alla ricerca di suoni parole e melodie senza tempo. “SIAMO TUTTO SIAMO NIENTE”

Claudio Fava on Facebook.

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Much love and happy music making,

Roger Moisan