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“To be or not to be”

Syd Barrett, photograph by Mick Rock

Things may appear at a standstill at Fresh Independence, but behind the scenes we are full steam ahead.

Securing cast for, ‘Love Yourself More’ has been an uphill climb as we establish contacts and connections in a world we are not always so closely linked to.

Additionally we are in the process of becoming an official production company and find ourselves knee deep in the development stages of a handful of key projects.

In the next couple weeks we begin our annual road trip to California where we will storyboard, film, and dry out our bones from the wet soils of Vancouver, Canada.

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Jesse Kinch- Long Island, NY

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Blowing into Long Island along with the snow we found our way to a place where songs are born and peaceful harmonies abide. Deep inside the Sanctuary of Jesse Kinch we went back in time, yet felt ourselves breathing in the essence of something new, that can only come from that eternal place where rock & roll lives forever. 

There is more to this winner of Rising Star ABC than meets the eye and we hope you will take a moment to get to know the man behind the music. Looking forward to his new album he has been fighting so hard for.

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Look It Here- Song of the Day

“I got a love so hard I can’t stand it and with a heart so weak and abandoned”

We first discovered Nathaniel Rateliff as a solo artist in the indie Documentary, ‘Austin to Boston’

We are glad the music world is giving him his turn to hit you in the soul. Something real and true.

Enjoy.

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New Music from Ray Lamontagne

Ladies and Gentleman,

I would like to extend to you this humble invitation: to be among a select few of my listening audience to hear a passage from my latest composition titled ‘Ouroboros’.
‘Ouroboros’ is an album musically unlike any I have recorded previously. It did not make itself known to me in sections, sessions, or moments carved out of the clutter of every day life. It presented itself as the simple question: “Will you follow me?”
Of course I couldn’t say no. I had to follow. What else could I do?
I had nothing with which to record the journey that was taken. The album is merely an attempt to recreate, from memory, the landscapes, the colors, the sights and sounds that were experienced. I only thank God for the vividness of those experiences, and for the ease of their recollection.
I realize that in my invitation for you to listen, I am in fact asking something of you as well; for listening is not a purely passive act. Listening takes effort. To listen is to participate.
There can be no conversation without one who is first willing to listen.
And so I both invite you to, and ask if you might, sit, quiet your surroundings, quiet your mind, and listen as I present to you the question that was first presented to me: Will you follow me?

Yrs,
Ray LaMontagne

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