Sammi Rae Murciano Performing LIVE at Nahcho Papi in Patchogue, NY This Saturday, April 20th

The Singer-Songwriter Will Perform Alongside Los Vegas On Their Brand New Song “Escapate”


Having recently dropped her single and video for “Dream Bigger” which Vents Magazine called “touching” in their Exclusive Premiere, Singer-Songwriter Sammi Rae Murciano is getting ready to debut another great new single in collaboration with Reggaetón artist Los Vegas! She’ll perform the song LIVE this Saturday, April 20th at Nahcho Papi (224 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772) along with other great music by Los n OB and Erick B beginning at 10:00PM!

WATCH: Sammi Rae Murciano and Los Vegas 4/20 Video Teaser

A Long Island native, Sammi Rae Murciano has been singing for four years, and garnering a ton of praise from audiences nationwide. Inspired by a wide range of talents before her, she has cited her major influences as everyone from Beyoncé to James Arthur, Rihanna, Adele, Dua Lipa and many more. Her strong and soulful voice shows a talent well beyond her years at the young age of 18, yet knowing that you have to believe in yourself and have confidence to be successful has been her continued mantra. On another recent single “Unpredictable”, Murciano continues her mantra saying that the song “talks about not letting anyone stop you from following your dreams”. Rising above any criticisms, she continues “I’ve never let anything that anyone has said to me change me or bring me down, and I like to talk about that to inspire other people who may be going through the same things”.

Helping to give a voice to those who struggle, Sammi has been involved in the anti-bullying movement and even performed at the 2017 Long Island Coalition Against Bullying’s 2nd Annual Fall Gala. Most recently, she took the stage at the Tilles Center at Long Island’s LIU Post to open for none other than the Grammy Award-Winning husband and wife duo of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and was interviewed by!

Now as she gets ready to unleash “Escapate” LIVE this Saturday, April 20th at Nahcho Papi, she’ll add a bit of Reggaetón flavor to her already outstanding collection of new music!

For More Information on Sammi Rae Murciano, VISIT:

Twitter: @Sammi_Murciano

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The Chris Ruben Band Set To Release Brand New Single “Cold Shoulder” For RiseUp TV Tour Event Saturday, May 11th at The Rail in Smithtown, NY

As The Newly Announced House Band for “Live It Up! With Donna Drake” and On the Heels of Their Last Release “Stomach Coil” – The Band Is Set to Drop Their Latest Single and Film Their Performance for RiseUp TV


Coming off their recent performance at the Singer-Songwriters of Cape May Conference and Showcase and announced as the new House Band for WLNY/CBS TV’S “Live It Up! With Donna Drake”, psychedelic funk rockers The Chris Ruben Band are getting ready to drop their next brand new single “Cold Shoulder”! They’ll release the new tune along with a live show filming for RiseUp TV on Saturday, May 11th at The Rail (281 W Main St, Smithtown, NY 11787). Chris Ruben himself will also be a featured character on Season Two of the series.

On their latest release, Ruben explains how the band made a recent decision to completely reboot their musical catalog, starting with “Cold Shoulder” as their first single. “We have stepped up our production quality like never before and we are very excited because it will certainly set a new standard for us. The song is newer and lyrically derived from events in my life when I was separating from a lot of the negativity surrounding me. It was a painful process of eliminating behaviors and people that were toxic to me and also realizing that I myself was a toxic person. It can take a long time to figure out and accept what our problems are in order to move forward and a big factor in a lot of cases is a certain person or thing that we all have to let go of” he says, adding “Sometimes that’s harder than others. It’s absolutely nothing like anything we have ever done before and we cannot wait to begin again”.


WATCH: The Donna Drake Show with The Chris Ruben Band announcing them as the TV show’s House band

The Chris Ruben Band is a funk/rock band from Long Island, New York. The group features five members; Chris Ruben (Vocals, Guitar), Brendan Allan (Bass), Russ Benjamin (Drums), Eugene Iovine(Keyboards, Synths), & Frank Iovine (Synths, Organs). Influenced by classic acts including The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, and Nirvana, together their sound is a blend of modern funk and indie-rock reminiscent of Jamiroquai and Mac DeMarco. The band has become a staple in the Long Island music scene, frequenting venues including Portside Bar & Grill, 89 North, The Velvet Lounge, and BrickHouse Brewery. In addition, they have had the pleasure of performing at SXSW, Froggy Daze 7 & 8, The Space at Westbury,The Bitter End, Alive After Five, and The Jones Beach Bandshell.

“Ever since I can remember I have been surrounded by music. My father repairs woodwind and brass instruments, so since I was little, top-notch musicians have been coming in and out of my home. But music always spoke to me.” says singer/songwriter Chris Ruben. Ruben began as a drummer, and first started gigging with bands at the age of thirteen. By the time he was sixteen, he made the switch to guitar and started writing songs of his own. In late 2014, the first version of The Chris Ruben Band was formed. Over time, Chris added and replaced players until the perfect lineup was created. “We are more than a band, we are family.”

With so much to look forward to including their continued gig as the “Live It Up! With Donna Drake” house band and their upcoming RiseUp TV performance to release their latest single “Cold Shoulder” on Saturday, May 11th at 8:00PM, fans of their incredibly psychedelically energetic live shows have much more to come!

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Taylor Guitars – Bigger and Better Than Ever, Retains Silver Sponsor for 2019 NY Guitar Show & Exposition


The NY Guitar Show & Exposition proudly announces Taylor Guitars will again display in the lobby of the 8th Annual NY Guitar Show and retain Taylor’s Silver Sponsorship for 2019.

David Kaye, Taylor’s trade show manager, notes “We worked with founder Rich Johnson in 2018 to take over the building’s lobby, and it worked out so well for us we did it again this year for 2019. We will have an even larger display of new Taylor Guitars including a NEW round-shouldered dreadnought!”


Established in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, Taylor Guitars has evolved into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium acoustic and electric guitars and through the NY Guitar Show partnership has seen a dramatic rise in the survey responses of those owning and enjoying Taylor Guitars in the NY Metro region.

Again I can’t thank David & Taylor Guitars enough for working with us the last couple of years in the sometimes trying ambience that goes with a full blown guitar show. After some rethinking we were able to come to a new display pattern & set up that will allow Taylor’s Guitars to be heard as they are intended to be, with the full nuance, clarity and complex tones Taylor Guitars offer.” said NY Guitar Expo founder Richard Johnson.

About Taylor Guitars: Established in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, the company is renowned for blending an innovative use of modern technology with a master craftsman’s attention to detail. Taylor guitars are widely considered the best sounding and easiest to play in the world. The company was a pioneer of the use of computer technology, lasers and other high-tech tools and machinery and today, Bob Taylor is widely recognized throughout the musical instrument industry as the visionary acoustic guitar manufacturer.

NY Guitar Show & Exposition: The 2019 NY Guitar Show & Exposition at the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd. in Freeport, NY on April 27 & 28, 2019 will feature the Les Paul Exhibit in all its glory along with new, vintage & used instruments & amps, local dealers/music stores, custom builders and major manufacturers.

Show Hours:

Saturday, 4/27 – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, 4/28 – 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Adults: $10

Children under 12 are FREE when accompanied by adult

For More Information on the NY Guitar Show & Exposition, Contact Show Manager Richard Johnson at (516-435-8382) or VISIT:


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Mark Newman Signs Distribution Deal with WBA Records as He Gets Ready to Hit The Paramount Stage in Huntington Saturday, June 22nd

The Label Welcome’s His Mix of Americana, Blues, and Roots Music to Their Already Stellar Roster Which Includes The John Oates Band, Michael Londra, and The Little River Band

As he gets ready to take the stage at The Paramount (370 New York Ave, Huntington, NY 11743) opening for The Weight Band – Featuring Members of The Band & The Levon Helm Band on Saturday, June 22nd – singer/songwriter and guitarist Mark Newman will have plenty to celebrate. Having recently signed a distribution deal with Nashville-based record label WBA Records, he’ll soon be releasing his third LP “Empirical Truth”, and just hit at #11 on the Reverbnation Singer/Songwriter Charts for NY!

A New York native, Mark Newman’s musical prowess has taken him around the world several times over, playing with an eclectic mix of noted musical talents from Sting to Elvis Costello, and Travis Tritt as well as his own solo work. A multi stringsman, Mark has mastered electric/acoustic/lap steel guitar as well as the mandolin and dobro, and with a voice reminiscent of many rock and blues men before him- it has the familiarity of an old friend yet the power and soul of many of today’s rock, soul, folk and R&B icons. For over five years, Newman and fellow songwriter Naomi Margolin have run the “Music From the Hive”  Singer/Songwriter Series, and for the past three years- “The Original Music Series” for bands, in an attempt to keep original music alive on Long Island.

Although Newman has played a ton of exciting solo and full-band showcases–notably Delbert McClinton at Highline Ballroom just last month and Les Dudek at My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, The Paramount in Huntington opening for The Doobie Brothers, The Space at Westbury opening for the one and only Don Felder and David Bromberg on separate occasions, The Blue Note in Tokyo, Japan, and NYC’s Legendary Bitter End–he has also worked as sideman to so many soul, blues, and rock greats of our time like John Oates (Hall and Oates), Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds), Willy DeVille (Mink DeVille), Sam The Sham, Bobby Whitlock (Derek and the Dominos) and Sam Moore (Sam & Dave)!

Past releases include 2010’s “Walls of Jericho” filled with intricate guitar work and mixed with a plethora of sounds from hard rock to a lighter more Dylanesque folk tinge, and 2015’s  “Brussels” – a live acoustic-driven EP that packs a bluesy punch reminiscent of Clapton’s “Unplugged” album through both the guitar work and raw vocal power. His latest LP “Empirical Truth” is due later this year.

More Upcoming Mark Newman Live Dates:

Thursday, May 16th – Sunday, May 19th @ Montauk Music Festival (Dates, Times, Locations TBA)

Friday, May 24th, 6:00PM @ The Space at Westbury, Westbury, NY

Saturday, June 22nd, 8:00PM @ The Paramount, Huntington, NY

Saturday, August 10th, 7:00PM @ The Jones Beach Bandshell, Wantagh, NY

More on WBA Records:

WBA Records is a Nashville-based independent record label and production  house, specializing in artist development, distribution, and promotion in the digital age. The label was founded by Robert Williams in 1996. Opening their doors in Nashville, Tennessee, WBA Records expanded their offices nationwide and throughout Europe in 1997 as Williams continued to build and developed an elite collection of artistic entities recognizable worldwide as solo artists, musical acts, comedic  performers, actors, actresses, theatrical touring companies, feature films, television series, and much more. WBA Records builds on Mr. Williams’ own past and current history. With multiple artists – the genres range from country to soul.  

Oh his new distribution partnership with WBA, Newman says “I’m extremely grateful to be welcomed as part of the WBA Records family. Having been a big fan of their work for years it’s great to know I have an amazing team helping to get my music out right in the heart of Music City, U.S.A.!”.

Now, that excitement continues as Mark Newman gets ready to open for The Weight Band at The Paramount in Huntington on Saturday, June 22nd!

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Reality TV Show Breaking New Ground In The Music Industry

RiseUP TV to Feature Slate of International Artists Performing Live On Tour, with Long Island’s Own Chris Ruben Band Performing in Smithtown


RiseUP TV is a live musical tour and reality TV show that features musical artists from around the world. The live tours will happen simultaneously in Canada and the USA, with a UK version coming in the fall of 2019. The behind the scenes footage from the tours will be compiled into episodes for release online and for broadcast TV. The focus of the live episodes is to document what goes on when you bring together artists of all ages and genres that have never met, for a series of live shows, while travelling and staying together in hotels along the way.

The live shows will be 2.5 hours long and feature short sets from the TV show characters and longer sets from local artists that represent each city’s music scene. RiseUP TV is also supporting local food bank’s and is asking attendees to bring one can of food as a donation. New York artists The Chris Ruben Band has been chosen as the local headlining artist for the live show and filming on May 11, 2019 at The Rail (281 W Main St, Smithtown, NY 11787). Chris will also be a featured character on season 2 of the series.

The Chris Ruben Band is a funk/rock band from Long Island, New York. The group features five members; Chris Ruben (Vocals, Guitar), Brendan Allan (Bass), Russ Benjamin (Drums), Eugene Iovine(Keyboards, Synths), & Frank Iovine (Synths, Organs). Influenced by classic acts including The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, and Nirvana, together their sound is a blend of modern funk and indie-rock reminiscent of Jamiroquai and Mac DeMarco. The band has become a staple in the Long Island music scene, frequenting venues including Portside Bar & Grill, 89 North, The Velvet Lounge, and BrickHouse Brewery. In addition, they have had the pleasure of performing at SXSW, Froggy Daze 7 & 8, The Space at Westbury,The Bitter End, Alive After Five, and The Jones Beach Bandshell.


More Upcoming RiseUP TV Dates Include (Click Link for More Info and Tickets):

Sunday, May 5th with SILVERSEL @ Cowboys Pub & Grub, Statesboro, GA

Monday, May 6th with The Andy Browne Troupe, Mueziq Entertainment, Kamp Hustle, Ghetto Mafia and MORE @ Tin Roof Cantina, Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, May 7th with Debendetta, Cara Lipman, Clayton Quisenberry and MORE @ The Local, Nashville, TN

Wednesday, May 8th with Horus Maze, Big Atlantic, and Crucible Project @ Mr Smalls Theatre, Millvale, PA

Thursday, May 9th with Real Music Records and MORE @  Skully’s Music-Diner, Columbus, OH

Friday, May 10th with Omnislash, Crimson Orchid, Jordan Gillis Band and MORE @ Angel’s Rock Bar, Baltimore, MD

Saturday, May 11th with The Chris Ruben Band and MORE @ The Rail, Smithtown, NY

Hosted by Kristina Jones of the U.K.’s Rock Solid Talent Entertainment!

RiseUP TV is unlike any existing show on television. The business behind the concept of RiseUP TV is Rosner Management Services, with Rock Solid Talent Entertainment LLC (U.K.) stepping in as an integral part of planning for the filming and tour in the UK. An innovative company called Maxogram has also brought something very special to the RiseUP TV live tours, inventing a business card that “comes alive”. These cards become animated when held up to a device such as a phone or tablet. The technology may just change the way events are ticketed and promoted around the world, as all of the artists in Riseup TV will be using these cards as tickets to their live shows. This has never been done before.

WATCH: “Sociedad Sur” Maxogram Demo

RiseUP TV is seeking media coverage of any kind for it’s live shows and or the episodes being released and distributed worldwide in future. See the contact information below and feel free to contact Mark Rosner at anytime.


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Brooke Moriber Drops Brand New Album “Cry Like A Girl”

Having Released the Debut Single of the Same Name This Past November, Fans Will Finally Get the Full Taste of The Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Parade Magazine Recently Lauded For Sharing “Raw Emotion with Strong Vocals and a Spot-On Delivery



Coming off a recent taping of “Cellar Sessions” at New York’s City Winery just last month where she was able to debut some of her most inspired tracks in an intimate live setting, acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Brooke Moriber has finally released her brand new album “Cry Like A Girl”!

The album was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, with legendary producer Fred Mollin (Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Shawn Colvin) at the helm and mixed by 5 time Grammy Winner Chris Lord-Alge (Carrie Underwood, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen). With Parade Magazine hosting the exclusive premiere of the first single in late 2018, they called it a “high-powered Americana-infused track with an empowering message” with Popdust jumping on board as well proclaiming Brooke a “powerhouse”.

The 11-track release delves into messages of self-discovery, empowerment, and overall growth explored in the single, which Moriber says embodies the collection as a whole. “Itʼs a statement about the strength that comes from embracing your emotions and allowing yourself to heal and grow. The making of this album was a journey of self discovery for me”.

Track Listing:

  1. Cry Like A Girl
  2. Steal the Thunder
  3. The Last Goodbye
  4. The Devil I know
  5. Behind the Scenes
  6. 99 Days of Rain
  7. Here and Gone
  8. It Doesn’t Hurt
  9. Time Takes It’s Time
  10. Long Long Time
  11. Shattered Glass

To celebrate the occasion, Brooke will also be taking the stage LIVE at Rockwood Music Hall – Stage 2 (196 Allen St, New York, NY 10002) on Wednesday, June 12th at 9:00PM. For tickets, VISIT:

“Cry Like A Girl” is available now via iTunes, Spotify, and Deezer!

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WATCH: “The Last Goodbye” Official Music Video

More on Brooke Moriber:

Brooke has been lauded for her “clarion voice” by the Associated Press and songs that are “destined for high rotation”. A native New Yorker, Brooke began her singing career at the age of 8 by snagging a starring role on Broadway as Young Cosette in Les Miserables. No less than The New York Times has praised her acting ability as Brooke went on to star in six other legit shows as well as several roles on TV and in film. Brooke’s remarkable ability to juggle her career as both a recording artist and an actor led to her sharing the stage and screen with such performers as The Gin Blossoms, Cyndi Lauper and Alan Cumming as well as singing the National Anthem for the New York Knicks.

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Monsieur Job Set To Release New Music, Videos, and Short Film In Coming Weeks

Prolific Band Leader Toby Holguin Has Been Hard At Work Both in the Studio and Behind the Camera As He Continues His Work with MSJ and Writes/Directs/Produces/Acts Under New Film Moniker Iye Teblu


From writing and producing Billboard Chart-Topping Hits with his Pop/Latino/Underground group Monsieur Job to shifting focus writing/directing/acting/producing for his new debut short film “Gidi Gidi Gi” and acting in upcoming Peruvian film “Un Hombre Sin Ley” – Toby Holguin has been very busy as of late.

As Holguin, he lives music and gives music life. It was Toby’s vision to create Monsieur Job, a band that will rock you make you move your feet. A band that will make you cry with passion. Formed by Toby Holguin from Cali, Colombia, a beautiful place high in the mountains above the clouds. Toby then asked Stan Kolev from Sofia, Bulgaria, Charlie Illera from Barranquilla, Colombia, and Leo Jaramillo from Bogota, Colombia to become one musically as Monsieur Job. All of them live and breathe their own style of music combined they are Monsieur Job. Toby, Stan, and Charlie spin records as DJs constantly for different pools and venues around the world. Moreover, Toby had the idea to start doing Urban Music besides Chill Out and Electronic Music, which is the vision that created the album “Bass Passi”. They started dropping broken beats with a more festive, shaky, groovy Caribbean Latin flavor turning it into an international exclusive mash up of world talents and a unique blend of genres.

For their debut release, Chow Chow Eyyy Pow Pow, the record has hit the Euro Indie Music Chart at #1 for 9 consecutive weeks as well as progressive singles; “Kick it” Remix feat. Charly Black, “Pica Pica”, Niña Shake Your Body” feat. No Mercy & Vojke Djans and “Chilliando Hangueando” feat. Cholo reaching the #1 position as well, the Digital Radio Tracker Top 10, and Top 200 for Best Albums, #2 for the Billboard Latin Rhythm Albums Chart, and the Billboard Top 10 Heatseekers Albums Chart for their album “Bass Passi”. This album was recorded in Bogota and Miami at Basswalk Studios, Outta Limits Studios in Miami, and Barba Studios in Belgrade and mastered at Sterling Studios, New York.

From Top: Stills from the upcoming Iye Teblu Film “Gidi Gidi Gi” Staring Famed Colombian Actors Alejandro Buenaventura, Susana Rojas, and Oscar Rodriguez from “Sombras De Muerte”. Iye Teblu also stars in the upcoming film “Un Hombre Sin Ley”

WATCH: “Gidi Gidi Gi” – Sneak Peak of Storyboards for Animation Scene of Iye Teblu’s Debut Short Film

Under the name Iye Teblu however, Holguin has been able to shift his focus into filmmaking recently along with his film production group Mierda Frita. His upcoming short film “Gidi Gidi Gi” is a bank-heist thriller that sees himself along with famed Colombian actors (from recently acclaimed Los Angeles CineFest film “Sombras De Muerteproduced by David Vergara at Container Films and directed by Fernando Valero) Alejandro Buenaventura, Susana Rojas, and Oscar Rodriguez in a high-octane thrill ride that explores the true bonds of friendship.

His first venture into filmmaking, Iye Teblu is taking on multiple roles as writer, director, producer and star.


With five upcoming songs and four videos set to be released from Monsieur Job and two film projects on the way, it seems the world will be getting a lot of amazing upcoming content from both Toby Holguin and Iye Teblu in 2019!

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Young Pop Singer-Songwriter Penelope Robin Raising Awareness for Pet Adoption Through #AdoptYourBestie Social Media Campaign

The Young Talent Whose Latest Music Video “Some Girls” Has Reached Over A Million Views On YouTube Recently Did A Photo Shoot For Local Animal Rescue “100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida” In An Effort to Find Homes For Her New Four Legged Friends


Having already brought joy to her many fans both in the U.S. and abroad through her incredible talents as a singer-songwriter, actress, and media personality – 11yr old Penelope Robin is now ready to focus on a brand new endeavor: philanthropy. The young star whose recent release “Some Girls” has been called an “ode to imagination that literally transports us to a dreamy place that many pop singers strive to reach but few ever actually do” (Indie Shark) recently teamed up with animal rescue 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida and fashion photographer Akram Soliman to promote the #AdoptYourBestie initiative!


In a recent interview with Relate Magazine, Robin spoke on her latest endeavor saying “I love animals like crazy so I am very much passionate about helping them”. Having put together a photo shoot with Soliman–who heard about Penelope’s efforts with the rescue through her team at Love Media House–the photos see her posing with a wide range of cuddly friends who she says were “the cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, which were all adopted or up for adoption”. Take a look at some of the photos below!

Penelope2Photos Courtesy of Akram Soliman

WATCH: Penelope Robin “Some Girls” Official Video

WATCH: Penelope Robin – Enamorada (Official Video)

WATCH: Penelope Robin – You’re Mine (Official Video)

WATCH: Penelope Robin & Shaira – Sigo Soñando (Official Video)

Straight from Miami, FL – Penelope Robin began acting at age 5 and since then has developed a true passion for the arts. Most recently she stole the hearts of young Colombian fans when was invited to share the stage with acclaimed Colombian singer Karol G, as well as Puerto Rican singers Yandel, and Cosculluela during the CEG Festival 2017 that took place in Colombia. Penelope’s single’s such as “Little Bitty Heart”, “Lollipops”, and “LIT” are loved by all ages with her most recent single “Sigo Soñando” hitting over 4 million views on YouTube. Currently she is recording the rest of her album which will be released in 2019.

Penelope began acting via comedy skits for the Miami sketch comedy show “The Mr. Melvin Show” and then appeared in various music and art videos. In 2014 she was a part of legendary club dance DJ Tony Moran’s video “Take It All the Way” and later that year she appeared in Scope during Art Basel Miami as “Penny” – a video art love story between a girl and an owl directed by local Miami celebrity Milcho. She’s also been featured as one of the hosts of “Beat on the Street” YouTube videos for the homeschooling software Time4Learning. In 2016 she was cast as one of the faces of Karisma Resorts International Nickelodeon Experience. In 2017 she performed in the Miami Youth Fair and the Locales Festival alongside artists like Fat Joe, Alexis, and Fido and was selected as one of the winners of the Phil Collins Little Dreams Foundation.


100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida is a 501c(3) organization, fully dependent on community support to fund their rescues and veterinary bills for the hundreds of of abandoned dogs found roaming the in the Everglades area of Florida (Florida City, Homestead and Redlands) and the surrounding areas of SE Florida. Their mission is to rescue them, bring them back to health, and show them that not all humans are bad, and that love and a warm bed are just around the corner. Beyond that, they work to raise awareness about this brutal reality happening right in their community, with the hope that their message will result in alternative solutions and more responsible and humane decisions by pet owners.

Now as she begins to focus on helping her new four legged friends find homes through her work with Akram Soliman and 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida, Penelope Robin continues to shine bright and bring joy through her music AND volunteer work!

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Instagram: @ThePennyRobin

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Instagram: @100PlusEvergladesRescue

Twitter: @100PlusRescue

Songwriter Tommy Botz’s Story of Redemption and Helping Others Heal Through Music Rings True in New Country Single “Teddy Bear”

Locked Up In an Ohio Penitentiary, He Helped A Fellow Inmate Grieve Through Song. Now That Single and His Powerful Journey Come to Light


From his battle with alcoholism and living on the street to nearly 15 yrs of sobriety and finally realizing his dream to record his music – Songwriter Tommy Botz’s journey is one of hardship, compassion, and redemption. And through that journey has shined a heartbreaking yet beautiful ballad in “Teddy Bear”.

The powerful country song sang from the point of view of a grieving mother through the stunning work of a female vocalist Logan Wells is one that truly hit home for Tommy Botz, who wrote it for a fellow inmate while locked up in an Ohio penitentiary. “He knew that I wrote songs and came to my cell in tears one night because he just found out that his little girl had passed away” Says Botz, “His wife was losing her mind questioning her faith and he asked if i could write something for his daughter’s’ memory.”. That night he penned “Teddy Bear”, and though having never had children of his own he simply wrote from the heart. Quoting the great country singer-songwriter Hank Williams Sr., he says he believed “I hold the pen and GOD writes the words” which he hoped would help heal the pain of loss.                 

LISTEN: “Teddy Bear” via Music Radio Promotions

In recent reviews, Vents Magazine has said “The real treasure to be sought after in this track is its sterling lyrical content, the substance of which is derived from our songwriter’s exploration of his own relationship with youth, the concept of growing older and our own mortality, as well as a contemplative look at what it means to find wisdom in age.”. Indie Pulse has even called it “A moving, evocative country anthem in an era that has been plagued with inauthenticity and uninspired fodder from the Nashville establishment.”.


Tommy Botz has come a long way. Now sober for 14 ½ yrs, he’s lived in a halfway house after having “crawled through the doors on May 3rd 2004 of The Ed Keating Center a homeless drunk with nowhere to go”. There he met a kind old man named Jack Mulhall who told him that if he followed some direction he would never have to live like that again. “I wasn’t always a homeless drunk. I had dreams and goals like every young man has. I always loved country and gospel music.” says Botz, whose early interest lead him to become the lead singer in two bands – The Chevells and The Caesars 5 early in his music career, winning a Battle of the Bands and winding up with an RCA recording contract. But after the loss of their guitar player and their contract being pulled, Botz’s drinking got worse and soon penitentiaries became a way of life.

From broken marriages to lost jobs, no car, and no licence – living to drink and drinking to live became his routine. Finally, with several years of sobriety and working under his belt  – he made the decision to go for his dream and finally record some of the over 200+ songs he had written over the years.

One night while I was praying I heard in my heart – go for you dream and I will put someone in your life who believes in your music”, and after contacting Ante Up Studios owner Michael Seifert, the two began a collaboration that would become his 6-song EP “Family and Friends”.

Now, with “Teddy Bear” continuing to garner rave reviews and fans listening in on his incredible journey from the street to penning thoughtful and inspiring music – Tommy Botz story is certainly one of inspiration.

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