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My Radio & The Floorboards CD Release Party

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My Radio & The Floorboards CD Release Party
Saturday, September 23, 2017 8:00 PM
Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, VA
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  • Ticket Price: $24.00
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
  • Show Type: Rock
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MEET MY RADIO My Radio serves up big, multi - layered pop - rock sound in original compositions that have earned it movie placements and opening gigs for the likes of Blondie, Cracker, Gin Blossoms, The Psychedelic Furs and The Smithereens . The band was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia when JP Powell ( songwriter, vocals, keyboards, guitar) met Hunter Johnson (drums) in a local coffee shop. Both had previously played and toured in ensembles , so they bonded over an appreciation for making music and a desire to do something new . Powell and Johnson were joine d by Brett Lemon (guitar), Jeff Hofmann (bass), and Jake Zuckerman (guitar) to make up My Radio. The band has released two CDs, “Give Us t he Sun” (2009) and “Starts in the East, Falls in the West” ( 2012; released via RedEye Distribution and produced by Bleu and Ducky Carlisle ), as well as one EP, “Stand Up” (2010). The newest album, “Tada IV,” is scheduled to be released Sept. 23, 2017. After releasing “Give Us t he Sun,” My Radio signed with Ocean Pa rk Music Group of Santa Monica, California. The song “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah” (produced by Micah Wilshire and Mitch Easter) soon landed Fox Sports placements and was featured in “The Joneses,” a movie starring Demi Moore and David Duchovny. The song also appears in t he film trailer and soundtrack for “The Joneses.” About that time, My Radio was tapped as a “Needle in the Ha ystack” artist on MTV.com. OurStage Magazine, an MTV affiliate, has said My Radio writes “ridiculously catchy songs” with “hooks and grit culled from years of listening to the Stones and Elvis Costello, with some Remy Zero pop sensibility thrown in.” “Yea h, Yeah, Yeah” continued to set Hollywood on fire in 2011, when it earned a featured placement i n the pilot episode of Showtime’s award - winning series “Homeland.” I n 2015, the song “I Need Someb ody Tonight” was included in the movie “Baby, Baby, Baby” starring Kelsey Grammer and Adrianne Palicki. Absolute Punk , which compares the band to Elbow, Starsailor, Coldplay and Snow Patrol , writes that My Radio has “inherent musicianship that was meant to b e heard , ” while Maximum Ink describes it as having “headstrong songs equipped with delicious riffs, nuclear - powered bounce and melodic brawn.” In addition to print praise, both of the band’s records have received regular airplay on college and commercial radio in the U . S . , as well as the U . K . and Europe. My Radio has performed live at venues ranging from The Harvester Center in Rocky Mount, Virginia, to The Mercury Lounge in New Yor k City . D espite turning heads nationally and internationally, the members of My Radio happily maintain their hometown sensibilities. Powell and Johnson are the founders and co - owners of Lucky and Fortunato , two successful restaurants in Roanoke, Virginia , that specialize in unique, locally sourced cuisine and imaginative craft cocktails. They also co - own Stellina Cocktail Bar in Roanoke. Zuckerman is a founder and co - owner of Fortunato and Stellina; Lemon owns Brett Winter Lemon Photography ; and Hofmann owns Jeff Hofmann Photography and lends his talents on bass to other local bands. Visit http://www.myradioband.com/

The Floorboards
The Floorboards are an Appalachian Roots Rock Ensemble hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The band marries rock & roll and country roots with the sights and sounds of southern mountain towns. Jake and George shake the leaves from the trees. Bob wails like a steam whistle cutting through the pines. Chris coaxes stringed cries from the hills and hollers. Matt tells the story. In their first year as a band, The Floorboards quickly have become a staple in the southeast and are branching out with purpose. Having co-billed with bands such as Trampled by Turtles and performed at venues and festivals in the southeast along side Drive by Truckers, Jackson Brown, Matisyahu, Allison Krause and Union Station, and many others, the band is picking up steam like the 207.