Free Summer Concert at Willows Park Preserve

Winding Way Records presents, in partnership with the Willows Park Preserve, the second event in our socially distanced outdoor Summer Concert Series. It will be on August 9th at 5:00 pm, and will feature Mia Johnson and The Fractals. The rain date for the event is August 16th. Tickets are free and can be found here. Preregistration is required, as the event is capped at 250 people. Due to limited parking, carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Mia Johnson

Originally from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Mia Johnson has been in Philadelphia making music for over a decade-and-a-half. Mia’s songwriting reflects her interest and love for just about every style of music there is. The sound is rhythmically varied, rich in melody and very-chill-to-really-rockin’ with it’s strongest influences rooted in folk, blues, reggae and of course, rock n’ roll. Check out her website to hear some of her music.

The Fractals – Kevin Hanson (guitar, vocals), Jim Stager (bass, vocals), and Erik Johnson (drums, vocals)

The Fractals are Kevin Hanson (guitar, vocals), Jim Stager (bass, vocals), and Erik Johnson (drums, vocals).   These guys continue to define creative songwriting and performance for the Philly region as  former founding members of Hufffamoose.  Their music is sophisticated, well performed and recorded prime for placement.  Check out their tunes here.

This concert series allows for music to be enjoyed in a safe manner in a time when live entertainment has come to a halt. Spend an evening picnicking with live music at a beautiful and historic outdoor venue. Those of all ages are welcomed to attend this secure and family-friendly series. For more information about the event and others happening throughout the summer, go to the Willows Park Preserve website.

Our New Recording Studio is Open!

We are happy to say that after one year of construction our new in-house recording studio is officially complete! It is open to all of our artists, and anyone who is interested in Winding Way’s fee-for-service resources. Whether it be for voice-over or music, our recording studio is well equipped to handle any needs you may have in the production process.

We now offer professional services including: production, mixing, mastering, photography, videography and more. If you are interested in working with us, please contact us here.

In our studio we have professional recording equipment including a Universal Audio 4-710d preamp, Focusrite Clarett 8PreX, Avid Artist Mix control surface, Yamaha HS8 monitors and subwoofer, Neumann u87, Audio technica 4022 and Mojave MA200 microphones.

We also have a Presonus StudioLive RML16AI, Logic Pro X 16 Ch 96kb 24 bit system, 8 drum mics, four DIs, Shure SM58A and SM7b vocal mics.

Our US made custom drum kit is a DW Green Maple kit, with 10″, 12″, and 14″ snares, 20″ kick, Meinl 13″ Jazz thin hi-hats, Zildjian 16″ thin crash, Zildjean 20″ ride, Sabian 20″ hand hammered ride, and new Reno Ambassador coated drum heads are all set up for the next session.

Pat G Signed

Winding Way Records is thrilled to have Pat G join the label. Pat G is an international rapper based in Austin, Texas. His vision defines the cliches of the hip-hop scene, and Pat is known for his positive and uplifting attitude. His songs are family-friendly, yet energetic and inspiring.

Broken- Pat G

Pat loves to motivate his audience through his lyrics, and knows how to make his message appealing with a massive flow, echoing the work of artists like Nas, Lupe Fiasco or Lecrae, but with a clean and positive twist. We are so excited to work with him on his Sync-Rep deal.

Follow him everywhere: @iampat_g

Check out his music here:

Jason Murray Signed

We are happy to announce that Jason Murray has joined Winding Way Records in a Sync-Rep deal. Jason Murray is a singer-songwriter living in Boulder, CO. Gravitating towards unusual harmonies and personal lyrics, Murray draws on influences  like Jeff Buckley, Chris Cornell, and Peter Gabriel to create music that is both soothing and in pursuit of a greater purpose.

Jason Murray- Antlers

His song Antlers is emblematic of themes present in his debut album Invisible Warmth, which examines themes like love, loneliness, and personal transformation against the backdrop of environmental awareness.

Summer Concert Series Kickoff at Willows Park Preserve

Winding Way Records presents, in partnership with the Willows Park Preserve, a socially distanced outdoor Summer Concert Series. The first event will be on July 12th at 5:00 pm, and will feature Under The Oak and Cookie Rabinowitz. The rain date for the first event is July 19th. Tickets are free and can be found here. Preregistration is required, as the event is capped at 200 people. Due to limited parking, carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Under the Oak

Under The Oak will be kicking off the Summer Concert series with an hour of family friendly music. Comprised of Adam Monaco, Maggie Pope, Chris Peace, and Peter Oswald, Under The Oak crafts a sound rich in harmonies, emotional swells, and intimate lyrics. They deliver songs that play like an ocean-awash with both contentment and longing.

This concert series allows for live music to be enjoyed in a safe manner in a time when live entertainment has come to a halt. Spend an evening picnicking with live music at a beautiful and historic outdoor venue. Those of all ages are welcomed to attend this secure and family-friendly series.For more information about the event and others happening throughout the summer, go to the Willows Park Preserve website.

Jessamyn Rains Signed

We are happy to announce that Jessamyn Rains has joined Winding Way Records. Jessamyn is an experienced singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer living in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Jessamyn’s Land of the Living is a song that first grabbed our attention musically and after learning that the song is about her difficult return to life after a tragic loss through the help of a friend – we were hooked.

Her style and lyricism is redolent of the work of Sara Watkins, Joni Mitchell, Marc Cohn, Iris Dement, and John Denver. Originally from Illinois, she was an English instructor and world traveler before settling in Chattanooga, TN with her family.

Jessamyn Rains

We are so happy that Jessamyn has started on a journey with Winding Way Records in a Sync-Rep deal and we look forward to exploring her new music too – welcome aboard!

https://www.facebook.com/jessamyn.music/

WWR LiveStream Presents

Winding Way Records will be presenting a series of LiveStream performances throughout 2020 to bring live music to you at home. Look for announcements on FB/IG Live and YouTube.

WWR LiveStream Stage

The goal of our LiveStream events is to help everyone through the isolation and loss of live art. In anticipation of the Covid-19 long-term impact on live music, we have built a LiveStream system. Our LiveStream events will have multi-camera with multi-track high fidelity audio. We plan to simulcast on multi-platforms like Facebook Live , Instagram Live, YouTube Live and others.

We know this is not a time to ask for money so we are presenting these LiveStream concerts free of charge and hope these performances help bring some peace and escape for just a moment.

We are producing these events at no cost to our artists and no cost to you. We will accept donations, from those who are more fortunate, on behalf of the artists. Every dollar you donate will help sustain them during this dire time, many of which work in hospitality and have lost all or most of their income.

We wish you well at this time, stay home, stay safe and please do your part to slow the spread of Covid-19.

Winding Way Promotions

The Winding Way Record’s advanced marketing strategy includes media creation and advertising promotions on Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Google, LinkedIn, Spotify, Tik-Tok and YouTube,  Our music release programs can garner 1 million+ impressions that help build a fan base, get music to fans and fans connected to an Artist. Our archetype, mood, style and branding exercises drive custom and consistent video promotions that demo and geo target and reach fans.

We have over 12.3M+ impressions, 5.1M+ reach and 1.3M+ engagement in the past year on our Facebook and Instagram campaigns alone. Please reach out to our office if you would like a free consultation for your next project 610-400-1960 or using our form here.

Sharon Little Signed

Sharon Little (photo by Amie Nicole)

Sharon Little, a CBS Records alumna joins Winding Way Records today to complete her next album “A Thousand Light Years Away” due out in 2020.  Sharon is working with Grammy nominated and award-winning producer Tim Sonnefeld (Elvis Costello – “Look Now”, Usher – “Raymond V Raymond”, Dixie Hummingbirds – “Last man standing”, Wanderlust and our Kira Alejandro).

In 2006, Sharon Little released her first independent album Drawing Circles before being signed to CBS Records in early 2008.  Sharon then toured with Robert Plant, Alison Krauss and T Bone Burnett on their North American Raising Sand tour.  Little continued touring through 2008 and 2009 with Chris Isaak, Al Green, Pat Benatar and Jonny Lang and others.

Her second album Perfect Time for a Breakdown (CBS Records), was released on May 27, 2008 and it charted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart for several weeks.   Several of Sharon’s songs were featured on television programs such as CSI:NY, Sons of Anarchy, The Good Wife, NUMB3RS and NCIS. The song “Follow That Sound” from Perfect Time for a Breakdown was also chosen as the theme for the A&E series “The Cleaner” and “Ooh Wee” placed in “The Ghost Whisperer” “Implosion” episode in March 2010.

Paper Doll, Sharon’s third album, was being co-produced by Grammy-winner Don Was but sadly CBS Records closed its doors at the end of 2011 before its release.  Sharon continued on as an indie artist and we are super excited to work with Sharon and Tim on this new project.

(photos by Amie Nicole)

Women Crush Wednesday

Please come out to our show this Wednesday, Aug 14th  at World Cafe Live featuring Danie Ocean, Evelyn Brown and Lili Añel.  Celebrate Women Crush Wednesday -It will be a fun evening with three great bands, food and drink! 7:30PM Doors at 6:30.

Tix at Winding Way Records $15 (pickup at merchandise table)

Get you special Tix for the show here, pick them up at the Winding Way Records merchandise table on the ground floor the day of the show.  Please tell us you are going on the Facebook Event

Danie Ocean is a singer, songwriter, and producer from the Philadelphia area. Her music is “Nu Soul,” combining elements of R&B, jazz, soul and pop into one unique and eclectic mix. Danie is legally blind since the age of 24 due to a rare eye condition but nothing has gotten in her way from creating music to promote the message that “anything is possible.”   In 2018, Danie was named amongst the Top 40 African American Millennials who are making a difference in Pennsylvania by Governor Tom Wolf. Danie’s latest LP Love Won’t Let Me Fail features production from Grammy award-winning producer Vidal Davis and she is currently working on a new release.

John Fisher, Rochelle Killson-Drayton, Danie Ocean and Bill Giffear

Evelyn Brown found her voice and songwriting style fused somewhere between Motown and Southern Rock after being surrounded by music early in life.  Evelyn grew up in her dad’s recording studio in Austin, Texas, went on to the Berklee School of Music and now resides in NYC. Her song writing is well matched to her vocal chops and the result is a powerful and soulful set of songs that are sometimes delicate and sometimes kick-ass. Evelyn Brown’s self-titled album was released on May 17th 2019.

Lili Añel (pronounced Ahn-Yell) has always considered music a calling. Lili’s music is a hybrid of jazz, folk, soul and pop combined with a powerfully unique vocal style. This six-foot tall singer-songwriter grew up in New York City, where she discovered her passion for music. As a child Añel remembers singing along to her mother’s Cuban, jazz and pop albums, and singing in the church choir. With the support of her mother and grandfather, Lili set her feet firmly on the path of a career in music. Lili continues to win over audiences with her vocal style and support of her band’s incredible musicianship. Lili’s ninth album Better Days is due out this September.

Take Public Transportation

Conveniently located just a few blocks south of Philadelphia’s 30th Station, which includes services from Amtrak, NJ Transit and SEPTA. Driving is easy and there is plenty of metered parking available within walking distance of the venue on Walnut, Lower Walnut, Chestnut, and 31st.

Google Map Here

Plenty of parking the day of the show!

FMC TOWER – Cira Centre South Garage {129 South 30th Street}
EVENING & WEEKENDS (evening= in after 5pm | weekends up to 12 hrs)- $8.00

PENN PARK {31st and Lower Walnut Street} (recommended)
Available for public parking seven days a week. Daily rate for this lot is normally $16/day, but may be higher and/or have limited availability on dates of Penn athletic or other Penn events. It is operated by the University of Pennsylvania.

PENN CHILDREN’S CENTER LOT {3160 Chestnut Street}
Located on the right hand side of Chestnut Street just before 31st Street, this lot is available for Public Parking Monday thru Friday from 7pm-6am and all day Saturday and Sunday. The flat rate for this lot is $12/day and it is operated by the University of Pennsylvania.

LAZ Parking {3131 Walnut Street}
Located next to the Left Bank Building. Entrance is on Walnut Street before 32nd Street. Enter between 6 AM and 8PM Monday thru Friday. Enter between 6AM and 6PM on Saturday. Closed on Sunday. $12/day (pay upon entrance). You can exit at any time.

If you’re staying overnight, check out The Sheraton Philadelphia University City, AKA University City, The Study at University City, and Cornerstone B&B. They’re all close to the venue.

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