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Freeform Wednesday Music: Beth Hart performing “Over You”

Beth Hart, soulful vocalist: what a voice! I first heard Beth Hart on her collaborations with Joe Bonamassa. Astounding. Here she is on piano and a searing vocal performance with “Over You”. I hope you enjoy and share. Thanks!

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Visit: Beth Hart official site

What is Freeform Wednesday?
Each week I post tips for freelancers and the self employed on Tuesday (Tuesday Tips) and, on Wednesdays, something that I find entertaining, beautiful, funny or engaging in some way (Freeform Wednesday). I hope you enjoy these posts and I appreciate your visits to this site, and comments on the blog posts.

Got a Suggestion, Comment or a Funny Story?
Please share in the comments section below. THANKS, Trace

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Trace Ready "The Social Freelancer"

Trace Ready “The Social Freelancer”

Trace Ready is a Director of Photography, Writer, Producer and Vocalist based in Dallas, Texas. His band Trace Relations has released their debut studio CD “Prosperity Street”
Connect with Trace: TraceProductions.com

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Song in my head: Ain’t too Proud to Beg – The Temptations

Song in my head this morning, who knows why?

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I know I heard this as a kid, probably on am radio riding in the back seat of my parents station wagon. Later, when I got heavy into music, lyrics and singing, I began to understand what drew me to like a song like this; the beat, a great lyric, melody and out of this world harmonies. It stands the test of time, in my book.

I often wake up with songs in my head, and I have no idea why. I don’t think there is some lyrical message connecting me to the song on this specific day. It feels more organic than that. I believe there is a touch point in my brain that triggers, at random, great melodies tied to my memory.

But I am no shrink.

What do you think? Please comment below, I like to hear from you…

Wikipedia: The Temptations

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Trace Ready "The Social Freelancer"

Trace Ready “The Social Freelancer”

Trace Ready is a Director of Photography, Writer, Producer and Vocalist based in Dallas, Texas. His band Trace Relations has released their debut studio release “Prosperity Street” “12 tracks of Texas groove, guaranteed to improve your mood.”
Connect with Trace: TraceProductions.com

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Great Internet Radio! Jammin’ Jango over Pandora

I’ve been a Pandora radio listener for more than a decade. I loved it and told others about the streaming music service often. They pioneered the idea of streaming songs based on listener choices for songs and artists to play. Today, there are many choices for streaming music online. Pandora and Spotify are arguably the biggest names in the market for capturing listeners but I have largely abandoned these in favor of Jango.
Try it! Yes, it’s free to listen. HERE: JANGO RADIO

Jango / Radio Airplay

Jango / Radio Airplay


Jango, a service of Radio Airplay gives a clear path for indie artists to get their music heard, in a stream that is attractive to the casual listener.

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Stories Behind the Songs: “Prosperity Street” by Trace Relations

I am a big fan of the old VH1 standby “Behind The Music” because knowing the stories behind the songs makes the listening more interesting to me. Since releasing the debut CD “Prosperity Street” from Trace Relations I’ve been asked about how the songs were selected for the record and what went into making it.

Trace Relations (L-R) Kevin Lewis, Sparky Montoya, John Echols, Tracy Ready, Mike Beall


“Prosperity Street” by Trace Relations Band is “twelve tracks of Texas groove guaranteed to improve your mood.”

For the next 12 weeks I will be posting stories behind all of the songs on the CD. Today, we start with the title track, “Prosperity Street” Read more…

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Indie Music: “Open Mind, Open Eye” a Trace Relations Original

I am very thankful for the kind response we’ve had on the release of this song “Open Mind, Open Eye” a Trace Relations ™ original. The lyric was inspired by a single line from my friend, guitarist Kevin Lewis. I posted the story about the lyric HERE> A Crash A Day.

Today I am posting the track (click play on ReverbNation box below) along with the full lyric, for those of you curious about the words. I hope you enjoy our song and look forward to your feedback. Please post in the comments section below, that would thrill me!

Trace Relations - The Band


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