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Chris Strei Signed

Winding Way Records is delighted to announce that Chris Strei has joined the label in a sync-rep agreement. Chris Strei is a singer/songwriter whose style has been compared to Chris Stapleton, Tom Petty, Doc Walker, and Tragically Hip. Chris draws on his life experiences for inspiration in his music. With composition influenced by blues, bluegrass, hard rock, and metal, Chris’s songs tell stories with a sense of universal perspective.

Prison Bound Man – Chris Strei

Strei has opened for the Juno nominated band The Trews, as well as folk and pop singer Dayna Manning. In addition to a cross Canada tour, Strei performed at Canadian music week, Hugh’s Room Live, and most recently made his radio debut on Niagara’s Country89. Chris has signed a Sync-Rep Contract with Winding Way for his song Prison Bound Man.

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.

Valerie Hartry Signed

We are happy to announce Valarie Hartry has joined Winding Way Records in a Sync-Rep contract. Valarie Hartry is an emerging singer and songwriter originating from Ontario, Canada. Valarie Hartry lives and breathes music as she gets her musical roots from her mother who was in a folk band.

Reverse- Valarie Hartry

The rising artist developed her style and sound by trying all genres and not narrowing her vision. Influenced by the songwriting in folk music, to the flow from rap, and rhythm from jazz, Valarie Hartry has a unique style that will have listeners captivated. With negative past experience in labels and feeling stuck in a box, Valarie decided to rebrand herself to what she is today. The Canadian artist is one to keep an eye on and ear out for as she is set to leave her footprint in the music scene.

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

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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!

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)