Saturday, January 5, 2008

Alfie Smith - January 5, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Alfie Smith from Hamilton, Ontario as Artist of the Day.

Alfie Smith plays acoustic, roots and blues music. Alfie's amazing musical talents and growling voice have made him an excellent choice for many awards and endorsements. Alfie's website is full of interesting facts, history and where you can check out pictures or purchase his music. Check out Alfie and his band Hard Cases myspace to hear his awesome sounds, watch video's and check out when Alfie will be in your area

Cheers and Inspire :)

Friday, January 4, 2008

A Storybook Murder - January 4, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, A Storybook Murder from Aurora, Ontario as Artist of the Day.

A Storybook Murder plays screamo music. The Storybook Murder website has a bit of dated information on it although it does say it is being updated To listen to some of the screamo music, join the fan club check out The Storybook Murder myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Hardly Heroes - January 3, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Hardly Heroes from Portsmouth, UK as Artist of the Day.

Hardly Heroes plays rock, indie, pop rock type music. Hardly Heros consists of 4 boys that will pop rock your socks off. Although the Hardly Heroes website is under construction you can hear Sam, Dave, Luke and Darrell on their myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Siusan O'Rourke, Zig Zeitler & Stonecross - January 2, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Siusan O'Rourke, Zig Zeitler & Stonecross from Michigan as Artists of the Day.

Stonecross plays celtic, acoustic, folk music. Siusan O'Rourke is Irish American with an alto voice to match. The song "Another Day" is about her bout with cancer with proceeds going to Cancer Research and Siusan (I can't think of a better way to spend .99 and it all goes to a good cause). Zig Zeitler ( is the other half of Stonecross and is an amazing songwriter with 16 cd's to show for it. Zig also works on many music projects including Cornpone ( Together Siusan and Zig along with Jeff Schrems also have a trio called Holy Crow.

Siusan and Zig also are a part of the White Crow (this taken from myspace)

The White Crow hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Our Concert Series' First Season Ran from Sept thru May 2006/07!Five Days a week were filled with Concerts and workshops by Local, Statewide, National and International Performers.We Had Band Class Concerts, Open Mics, Irish Sessions and Performers, Acoustic Blues, Bluegrass, Gospel & Christian Music, Hillbilly Swing, Jazz, Americana roots of All Kinds, Poetry Readings and a variety of Church Services on Sundays!We have had some wonderful Concerts and we have been excited to see so many new faces come through...SO if yours hasnt been one of them yet... get here soon!Dont forget that alongside of the Great Live Music The Crow also offers:Lessons in all Stringed instruments, Piano, Whistles, Drums and Band instrumentsFull CD ProductionWhite Crow Instruments showcasing Handbuilt InstrumentsConsignmentsMichigans Own Wechter GuitarsGoldtone Banjos and MandolinsCigar Box Ukeleles by PAPAs Boxes, Syracuse NYHigh Spirit Flutes and Handmade Pennywhistles by Ralph SweetCoffee and Tea always being served and Cold Drinks for Sale!

To take a listen to Siusan, Zig and Stonecross, check out their myspace at

and don't forget to purchase "Another Day" to help Siusan and others beat cancer.

Cheers and Inspire :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Thoughts for 2008

WOW, it's 2008 all ready, this has been an amazing journey as I get the privilege of listening to many awesome, wonderful, great, not so great and down right horrible music (they just haven't found their niche yet ;).

As I listen everyday, there are some musicans that stand out more than others. As I posted on my page, not everyone will enjoy all the music, but it is universal and the LOVE of music is what keeps us all going. Every musician is unique in their own style and some just are not sure of the style that they should be in, but in the long run, for the love of music they will find their niche. When I run across those unique bands or musicians, one member from country, punk, metal, rock and jazz and see what they have put together as one band, I am totally amazed the diversity that can come about. When listening to different music genres (and please do), do it with an open mind, as what do you all have in common?


Collaborations are formed when you put two or more musicians together to make that special sound, song or cd. Don't be scared to get out of your comfort zone because truthfully, you might be amazed.

As 2007 comes to an end and 2008 begins, my job is to try and showcase as many musicians as I can for all to enjoy. I do listen to EVERYONE that sends me a friend request, maybe today won't be your day, maybe not tomorrow either, but one day will. When I get mail that says "I am so much better than them, why didn't you pick me" stop and think about it. Your day may come, but it just wasn't today. I showcase one "Artist of the Day" and try to mix the genres of music as there are just so many. So take the time to inspire others with your music, instead of pointing fingers.

One great thing about "Artist of the Day" is the love you feel, when you hear the music. I have been there, done that and can totally relate to those that put the hours and hours of pain, tears and dedication into their music. Who am I? I am a nobody that at one time shared your dream of making music come alive. It wasn't my calling, but my love of music never died. It is something in your blood that will long out live an indifferences that you engage in life.

Artist of the Day began with a dream. My dream is bigger than the universe. I hope that I can inspire everyone to keep that open mind (to listen to all genres of music) and enjoy what we have been given, the LOVE OF MUSIC! Ever wonder why most of my posts say I am thankful? It's because I am thankful for all the music, musicans and others that INSPIRE me everyday.

I would like to take the time to tell everyone to keep up the awesome work, live for your dreams, inspire others to listen and play and most importantly reach where you have never reached before. Get out of that comfort zone! The one nice thing about trying something different is that you can ALWAYS go back ;)

Cheers to 2008 and all it inspires :)

P.S. My son has decided to go on his own by starting a Musician of the Month, so I will be doing Artist of the Day solo ;) I wish my son all the best and will promote his site when he is ready to go :)

Brian O'Neal - January 1, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Brian O'Neal from West Bloomfield, MI as Artist of the Day.

Brian O'Neal plays nu-jazz, jazz, healing and easy listening music. Brian's website is where you can purchase his music through cdbaby. Now Brians myspace is full of interesting things about Brian, Edna, his hats, videos, and his on-line store. Brian has a Q & A on his blog, which is great way to learn more about Brian and his favorite top 20 people is really amazing. To find out who Edna is, check out Brian and his 2 myspaces to share some of his music, so take a listen to this amazing musician

Cheers and Inspire :)

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year to all

GJK Promotions,
Artist of the Day and the Artist of the Day Street Team
would like to wish everyone a safe and
Happy New Year :)

Please remember
"Don't Drink and Drive"
so you can keep the love of music coming :)

Artist of the Day - Old Man Pie - December 31, 2007

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Old Man Pie from Huddersfield, United Kingdom as Artist of the Day.

As the year 2007 comes to an end, we thought it be appropriate that we feature a band with such a unique name and sound to help us end the year.
Old Man Pie plays anti-folk, dark country and pie type music. The Old Man Pie has some amazing cartoon videos of their music and so much more on their website You just have to check it out ;) To listen to some of the amazing fun they have in creating music that we really need to listen to once in a while, check out the Old Man Pie myspace at

Take the time everyday to laugh (at least once), Cheers :)

Happy New Year, and don't forget to subscribe to our blog for more amazing things to come in the New Year :)

This video came from the OLD MAN PIE Site,

Artist of the Day - Rott - December 30, 2007

GJK Promotion proudly presents, Rott from Spirit Lake, Idaho as Artist of the Day.

Rott plays metal, gothic, rock type music. Rott's name was inspired by Molly's rottwieller, Alika. The release of Out of Time in September brought Rott to the European market. The Rott band website is full on info and photo's To listen to Rott, check out their myspace at

Cheers :)