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Singer-Songwriter and Pianist, Shauna Burns, Announces New Release: “Scarborough Fair,” Coming 10/6/17!

Shauna Burns, the seasoned Celtic inspired artist, is known for enchanting listeners with her soothing vocals, sweeping piano solos, and spiritually healing music.

Salt Lake City, UT, Sep 29, 2017 – Shauna Burns, the seasoned Celtic inspired artist, is known for enchanting listeners with her soothing vocals, sweeping piano solos, and spiritually healing music. The singer-songwriter and pianist is set to release her cover single of an old-time classic, “Scarborough Fair,” on October 6, 2017 through the label Red Rock Music.

Shauna Burns rejuvenates “Scarborough Fair” with her own Celtic spin to this English traditional ballad. Singing the female’s reply to the male’s request to prove true love, Shauna brings her own perspective to this classic tale. Her intricate yet, delicate piano melodies whisk through the entire piece. Shauna’s crystalline and haunting vocal performance is laced between engaging threads and a Celtic harp that broaden the dreamy effect of the song.

“I had been spending a lot of time in green lush places lately and I started to imagine the woman in this song walking through the landscape, says Shauna Burns. I heard her voice so clearly and I went to the piano and started to tinker out the first bit of the song.”

“Scarborough Fair” highlights the tale of a young man who instructs the listener to tell his past lover to complete a series of impossible tasks, in order for him to take her back. Typically the song is performed as a duet, with the women ordering the man to perform equally impossible tasks, as well. In the brand new version, Shauna sings “ask him to find me an acre of land, between the salt water and the sea-sand.”

Shauna continues, “I imagine this couple is probably having a bump in their relationship and are trying to get each other to do the impossible task to win back their love… but I sensed at the end both of them want to forgive, want to move forward, but perhaps their pride is in the way? I felt when I was recording “Scarborough Fair” that ‘her’ soft vocals maybe gave the game away… maybe just a touch. I personally think true love prevails at the end.”

The piano, keyboard, vocals and musical arrangements were done by Shauna Burns. Caroline Kemper ReidReynoso performed on the Celtic harp, and Dee Kei Waddell on the double bass and keyboard. The song was produced by Shauna Burns and James Clark, and was engineered/mastered/co-produced by Dee Kei Waddell.

About Shauna Burns:

Burns had developed her captivating vocal and playing style while growing up in Miami, Florida where she was inspired by her mother’s love for the piano and groundbreaking pop/rock artists like Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos. After releasing four studio albums and countless singles, Burns has hit FMQB AC Charts, was one of WCH Radio’s “Top Songs of the Year” and hit #1 on “Song Vault Radio.” The Moon and the Fire Circle album was selected as “Best of 2008” by Collected Sounds and The Promise Live. Shauna Burns continues to capture audiences across the globe with her heartwarming music. Her profound lyrics and piano driven sound has built her reputation in the Celtic music world and has also allowed her to tour extensively through the U.S. and U.K. For more information please visit: http://shaunaburns.com/music/

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Singer/Songwriter/Pianist Akie Bermiss Slated to Rejoin Lake Street Dive’s Extended National Concert Tour May 5 – Sept 1

Keyboardist/vocalist Akie Bermiss performs a featured duet with Lake Street Dive lead singer Rachael Price on the band’s national concert tour.

New York, NY, April 20, 2017 – Music protégé and cutting-edge solo songwriter/singer/pianist Akie Bermiss, who was snagged by popular indie multi-genre band Lake Street Dive to play keyboards and provide backing vocals on the first leg of their 25-city national concert tour which was launched in mid-February, is scheduled to rejoin the band for most of their newly scheduled concert tour dates. The extended tour will be kicked off on May 5th at the internationally acclaimed New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Lake Street Dive has added over 30 new tour dates that will carry through early September in support of their latest CD, “Side Pony.”

Keyboardist/vocalist Akie Bermiss performs a featured duet with Lake Street Dive lead singer Rachael Price on the band’s national concert tour.

Over the past half a dozen years, Bermiss has become a visible contributor to the fertile Brooklyn music scene as a musician, songwriter or featured vocalist with a collective of upstart groups such as; FutureSoul band Aabaraki, the Screaming Headless Torsos, Miri Ben-Ari (the Hip Hop Violinist) and Rap sensa¬tion Soul Khan. He also birthed the Akie Bermiss Trio, independently released his first self-ti¬tled solo EP (via Rockwood Records in 2014) and continues to mine a loyal fan base performing frequently at cutting edge venues like Rockwood Music Hall , The Falcon, BAM Cafe and The Apollo Cafe, among others.

The Lake Street Dive quartet features lead singer Rachael Price, Mike “McDuck” Olson (trumpet, guitar), Bridget Kearney (acoustic upright bass) and Mike Calabrese (drums). The new leg of their national tour will feature them supporting Jack Johnson on three shows, (July 8, 9, 10), four shows with Amos Lee (July 24-28), and one show with Daryl Hall & John Oates (Sept 1). The tour will also include several dates with special guests appearances by; Sweet Crude, Sarah Jarosz and Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats.

A full schedule of all the new Lake Street Dive concert engagements through September 1 is listed. All dates noted with an asterisk (*) will feature Akie Bermiss on keyboards.

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Lake Street Dive with guest keyboardist Akie Bermiss getting a SO at the end of one of their shows, are gearing up for an extended tour of over 30 dates starting May 5th at the long running New Orleans Heritage Festival. Pictured above is Lake Street Dive guitarist/trumpet player, Mike “McDuck” Olson keyboardist/vocalist Akie Bermiss, Rachael Price, lead singer, Bridget Kearney, acoustic upright bass, and drummer Mike Calabrese.

May 5* New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

May 6* New Orleans, LA The Civic Theatre

May 31* Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

Jun 2* Birmingham, AL Saturn

Jun 3* Atlanta, GA Candler Park Music & Food Festival

Jun 6* LaFayette, NY Beak and Skiff Orchards

Jun 7* Brooklyn, NY BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival

Jun 9* Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center

Jun 10* Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion

Jun 11* Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion

Jun 13* Bethlehem, PA Musikfest Cafe

Jun 16* Shelburne, VT Ben & Jerry’s Concerts On The Green

Jun 17* – Jun18* Croton-on-Hudson, NY Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival

Jun 22 Pittsboro, NC Shakori Hills Community Arts Center

Jun 23 Black Mountain, NC Pisgah Brewing Company Outdoor Stage

Jun 24 Williamsburg, VA Funhouse Fest

Jul 7 Chautauqua, NY Chautauqua Amphitheater

Jul 9 Marshfield, MA Levitate Music & Arts Festival

Jul 14 Mount Solon, VA Red Wing Roots Music Festival

Jul 15 Greenfield, MA Green River Festival

Jul 24 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

Jul 25 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center

Jul 27 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Jul 28 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE

Aug 20* Lyons, CO Rocky Mountain Folks Festival

Aug 25* Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater

Aug 26* Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery

Aug 29* Paso Robles, CA Tooth and Nail Winery

Sep 1* Snowmass, CO Jazz Aspen Snowmass


Chip Schutzman

Miles High Productions

PO Box 93157

Hollywood CA 90093




Singer-Songwriter-Pianist Shauna Burns Reveals New Inspiring Celtic Folk Rock CD, “Violet” Set for October 22, 2013 Release

SHARE/EMBED/STREAM Single “Little Song” on Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/shaunaburns/little-song)

Los Angeles, CA, October 08, 2013 – Celtic vocalist and singer-songwriter Shauna Burns is back with new music that will inspire and empower piano music lovers. With her past releases in 2009 and 2011, she has taken her new music in a new direction for her fans with her October 22 release of “Violet.”

After 2011’s “A Winter Gathering,” Burns feels the new release is “A new seed planted. Almost ready to bloom forth!” The direction taken for this project is focused on women and female empowerment and continues in the tone of her Celtic flare. “Violet,” follows the same structure from A Winter Gathering by having collaborations on the album performed by Burns and her husband, drummer/percussionist James Clark (who also co-produced Violet along with her previous releases), as well as Ryan Whyte Maloney on the guitar, Lindsey Springer on the cello, and Caroline Kemper on harp.

SHARE/EMBED/STREAM Single “Little Song” on Soundcloud

Violet is comprised of a total of 14 songs on the album. With new songs titled “Orchid” and “Portobello”, Burns has stated that this album will have a positive, uplifting spirit. Her first single, “Little Song,” from the album, is already receiving airplay from several radio stations worldwide.

It will express the strengths that all women should carry throughout life. Burns decided to make “Violet” the title track and the name of the album a major focal piece of the album because she feels Violet represents the concept of being free and independent.

The song, “Orchid” will be a vital piece of the album as well because it showcases a deeper level of vulnerability incorporating the cello, violin, and piano. The single, “Little Song” is a sweet introduction to the album that is about the possibility of the future and giving into what a new relationship brings. “Out with the old in with the new, letting go and jumping off the cliff of adventure.”

Shauna Burns on the web:
Official Artist Website: http://www.shaunaburns.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shaunaburnsmusic
Twitter: http://twitter.com/shaunaburns
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/shaunaburns

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093