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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.

Kira Alejandro – Signed

Kira Alejandro

Kira Alejandro has joined Winding Way Records for a new record deal in 2019. Kira is a charming indie/rock singer-songwriter who expressively plays piano, ukulele and guitar. Her voice is enchanting and her songs are intense and full of emotion.

We discovered Kira at the Ladybug Festival (Delaware) after hearing her alluring voice from many blocks away. When we got closer and saw her performing, we knew the universe had conspired to join us together. Check Kira Alejandro out here.

Kira’s debut EP Stone Cold Killer was produced by Kira Alejandro and Tim Sonnefeld. The EP was recorded at Retro City (Philadelphia) and Redstar Recording (Los Angeles). It features Kira on vocals, piano and Ukulele, Tim Sonnefeld on guitars and drums, and Sam Nobles on bass and synths; This EP captivated us and is worthy of heavy rotation on any playlist.

Kira Alejandro appeared on a compilation album (along with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart and others), playing her song “Better Days” to benefit the Red Hook, Brooklyn community after Hurricane Sandy. Kira is a graduate of the Interlochen Center for the Arts (MI), and has since recorded with Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning engineers and producers. All of us at Winding Way Records are elated to be part of her journey and career.

Huffamoose performs live at WXPN’s Free At Noon

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Huffamoose at WXPN’s Free At Noon Nov 23rd.  SOLD OUT!!!!

WXPN- Free At Noon

After a well deserved break (ha ha), Huffamoose is back with a new LP “…and That’s When The Golf ball Hit Me In The Head

These guys started this project in January and after recording and mix sessions in Jersey, Philly, LA and mastering in New York the album is incredibly delicious!  Album Dropped Get it here.

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Lili Añel Signed

Lili Añel is officially signed to Winding Way!  We are super excited to work with Lili and her bandmates Dale Melton (keys), Jeffrey Blount (bass) and  Johnathan W. Whitney (drums/percussion).

Lili Añel (nee Eulalia Añel) is an American singer-songwriter and performing artist originally from New York City.  She was born in El Barrio, Spanish Harlem and raised in the South Bronx.  Lili has recorded and performed with many legendary musicians over her career.  She moved to Philadelphia,  performs at shows and festivals and has enjoyed radio airplay and listed on USA Today’s Playlist by Steve Jones.

Lili Añel Discography

Look for the ‘In Spirit’ best-of album release soon and then her new album in the Spring 2019.

Band Photo by Brea Morgan

Chris Peace’s ‘Lawless’ (feat. Maggie Pope)

Lawless (feat. Maggie Pope)

Chris Peace Presents Songcraft -Songcraft  is a series of well-crafted songs by Chris Peace currently featuring Sharron Little; Maggie Pope; Rob Pallet and Margo Cisneros and Christine McAlister.  Check out the new single ‘Lawless’ featuring Maggie Pope – available everywhere today.

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Maggie Pope

Chris Peace Presents Songcraft

Chris Peace Presents Songcraft -Songcraft  is a series of well-crafted songs by Chris Peace currently featuring Sharron Little; Maggie Pope; Rob Pallet and Margo Cisneros and Christine McAlister.

 

Maggie Pope – Signed

Maggie Pope (Under The Oak) has signed with Winding Way Records! We love Maggie and are delighted to team-up with her on her first self-titled EP solo release.

Maggie Pope

Feels like home. It’s a theme that comes up every so often in the moments of community and connection that follow a performance by singer-songwriter Maggie Pope.  With a vocal described as having “a purity to it that we rarely hear” (Ear to the Ground Music);  it’s folk music at it’s best – honest and raw, with an air of homespun simplicity.  We are so happy to help Maggie on this journey!

Winding Way Marketing

The Winding Way Records marketing strategy actively employs online social media promotions.   As part of our advertising process we design and run advanced promotions on Google, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Spotify and Amazon.  Our programs can garner 10,000+ impressions that help build a fan base, get music to fans and fans connected to our Artists all with the goal of helping our Artists succeed.

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Chris Peace – The Worry – feat. Sharon Little

Chris Peace (feat. Sharon Little) ‘The Worry’

Chris Peace’s first Songcraft single, ‘The Worry’ featuring Sharon Little, drops Friday, August 17th! Chris Peace is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and live performer from the Philadelphia area. With Songcraft, he enlisted the help of friends he’s made along the way, matching his lyrics with their unique voices.

Buy it here

Sharon Little began her music career in 2007 with her independent LP release ‘Drawing Circles,’ which got her noticed and signed by CBS Records later that year. She released two albums on CBS Records – ‘Perfect Time for a Breakdown’ (2008) and ‘Paper Doll’  (2010).  Sharon recently released her ‘Hole in My Heart’ EP.

Sharon Little

Sharon Little’s music has been featured in a number of hit CBS Television shows including NCIS, NUMB3RS, and The Good Wife. Her song, ‘Follow That Sound’ was also the theme for A&E’s The Cleaner.  Sharon performs as a soloist at shows and festivals and has toured with Robert Plant, T Bone Burnett, and Alison Krauss.