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Fervor Records Presents: 7 Burning Questions for Kailey Swanson

Fervor Records is proud to announce the 9.30 release of “Nashville Stickup” – songstress Kailey Swanson’s debut EP – out 9/30/16. We sat down with Kailey to help get to know her a bit, and shed some light on her career for fans both new & old. Get to know Kailey below, and check out the video for “Nashville Stickup” here and order your copy of her debut EP today!

1. Having working in theatre, television, and now music – how do you describe yourself? 

I would describe myself as someone who is passionate about performing and telling stories. There are so many different mediums through which to portray a story. Storytelling has been a passion of mine from a young age and one of my favorite things to do is to explore new ways to share my stories.

2. What is an artist? 

I believe an artist is someone who is fearlessly baring their genuine self to share their talent with others. An artist is real. An artist is driven only by the love of their craft.

3. You’re known to play some songs by Patsy Cline live, and have cited other artists as influences on your music, but who are some musicians that have played a role in your development that might come as a surprise to your fans? What current artists have caught your ear? 

I would say some artists that have influenced me that may be a surprise would be Elvis Presley or the Stray Cats. I love the rockabilly style and the whole country rock swing.

4. What was the first concert you attended, and who did you go with?

Well, the FIRST concert I actually attended was Hilary Duff in Las Vegas! I think I was 7 or 8 years old? I went with my mother and some friends. I do remember loving those lights!

5. “Nashville Stickup” is something of an introduction to your songwriting – what kind of statements were you hoping to make? 

There are many statements behind “Nashville Stickup”. I think some are rather apparent and maybe others are a little more subtle. Because my roots are old country, Nashville Stick Up is about country music going back to its roots. Perhaps the most important one is simply “I’M HERE.” I wanted to kick off what I have been working on for most of my life with a big statement that lets everyone know who I am in a memorable format. I aim to say and do what very few are doing and I believe Nashville Stickup accomplishes just that.

6. Since recording “Nashville Stickup,” what have you been up to? 

Writing!! I’ve co-written many more songs and recorded a few. I’m very excited about some of the new stuff as well. I also attended a songwriters retreat in Northern France. It was awesome to collaborate with songwriters from all over the world, a truly life changing experience!

7. If you could play your music anywhere in the world (not just venues or stages!) – where would it be? 

I think a better question would be where wouldn’t I play? I love to travel and explore new cities, so I hope one day I get a chance to see the world and share my music.

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Fervor Turns RED

red-release-blogAcross both decades and continents, Fervor Records is proud to have unearthed a time capsule of pure London power pop from 1998. RED was the brainchild of John Kwiecinski, Julian Emery, and Tim Goodyer. They laid down these tracks after gigging extensively throughout London & neighboring cities. With tight playing & top-notch production, these 90s gems make for an exciting addition to the Fervor catalogue! Keep your ears open for RED – and in the meantime check them out on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and beyond!

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Sanford Clark – Once Upon a Time

cover_sanfordclark-x300Sanford Clark burst onto the national scene in 1956, lighting up radio airwaves with his recording of Lee Hazlewood’s “The Fool.” The song peaked at #14 on the Billboard Country Singles chart, #7 on the Top 100 chart, and #5 on the Black Singles Charts. Sanford continued his recording career with releases on Dot, Jaime, Ramco, Ember, London, and LHI Records. He also kept busy touring with the likes of Roy Orbison and Ray Price. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Sanford Clark’s chart topping success, Fervor Records offers up: Sanford Clark “Once Upon A Time,” a collection of songs from the mid 1960s. Experience this amazing compilation, available worldwide via AppleAmazon and/or Spotify on September 23rd, 2016.

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Kailey Swanson’s Nashville Stickup

kailey-nsu-x300Outlaw Country songstress Kailey Swanson has inked with Fervor Records and her debut EP drops on 09.30.16. The talented Ms. Swanson is definitely turning heads with her leadoff video single, “Nashville Stickup.” Kailey belts out, “It ain’t about the fame it ain’t about the flash, it’s about Country music and kickin’ ass!” And Kailey’s video is indeed kickin’ some serious ass. “Nashville Stickup” is already lighting up flat screens globally and has begun rolling out to over 1750 locations including: colleges/universities, restaurants, bars, casinos, nightclubs, bowling alleys, salons, fitness centers, retail stores and beyond. Stay tuned for more exciting news from Kailey Swanson and experience the “Nashville Stickup” video now on YouTube! Grab the full release on Apple or Amazon.
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Christopher Blue – Happy Just To Be Alive

Christopher blueIn 1970 singer/songwriter/producer Doug Davis inked a deal with Floyd Ramsey’s Phoenix, AZ based Ramco Records. Doug’s band Christopher Blue quickly churned out their first single; “Happy Just To Be Alive” b/w “You’ve Got What I Like.” The success of their debut convinced Ramco to offer Davis his own label imprint. Dubbed “Blue Ram,” the new label issued their first release in 1971, Christopher Blue’s “It’s Not Too Late” b/w “Don’t Worry Tracy.” The label followed up in 1972 with Christopher Blue’s “I’m Gonna Let Her Know” b/w “Floating On A Cloud.” The three 45s were the only recordings from the band, and by the mid 1970s they had faded into obscurity. Enter Fervor Records, who began looking after the Ramco catalogs in 2007. Fervor has breathed new life into these classics, seriously escalating the band’s cult status. This was accomplished via numerous high profile film, television, and major motion picture soundtrack placements including; Mad Men, Vacation (film & soundtrack), The Conjuring 2, Ashby (Main Title Theme & soundtrack), Red Oaks, Hot In Cleveland, The Bridge, Carnage Park and many more. Now you can enjoy the sensational sounds of the 70s with this definitive collection of all of Christopher Blue’s recordings on the Fervor Records release: “Christopher Blue – Happy Just To Be Alive.” Experience now on AmazonApple, Spotify and beyond!
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70s Rockers City Kids Fire Away

Fire Away_CityKids_2016In the mid 1970s bassist Mike Kunes and keyboardist Mike Korte found their way to Phoenix, AZ by way of Texas and Los Angeles. Already seasoned live and studio players, the duo added drummer Keith Rosenbaum and guitarist Bruce Herring to form the hard rocking quartet City Kids. The band was quickly packing venues six nights a week and setting their sights on the recording studio. The boy’s solid musicianship also caught the eye of booking agents who sent them on tour with the likes of Iron Butterfly, Steppenwolf, Bloodrock, and as a backup band for Chuck Berry. Fervor Records has uncovered a handful of the band’s 1970s recordings and now offers up “City Kids – Fire Away.” You can experience this bad-ass foursome on AmazoniTunesSpotify and beyond!
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