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New Song will be available on I-tunes

Hi Folks,

Just posted a new song about the environment called "Mother Earth", a depature from our blues roots. Check it out! We are very proud of the wonderful female touch that was added by Bobbie Williams. The song will be available for download this weekend at Take a listen, give me your comments.


the mudcat

Added by mudcat on February 19, 2010 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Video Blog 111: EVIL Cable Microphonics


Added by Ryan Michael Galloway on February 14, 2010 at 12:01am — No Comments

Video Blog 105: Do You GET Indie?

Added by Ryan Michael Galloway on February 7, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Celtic Harmonica with P-zazz!

This Saturday, February 6th, the Trinity River Whalers visit the Trinity Hall Irish Pub in Allen, Texas. Aside from some fantastic singing, guitar playing, mandolin picking music, by Micheal Price, Marj Troyer, Steve and Roger Harrison, Randy Christian plays the congas and blends in some mighty fine harp music. Randy is kinda shy when it comes to his musical talents and the harmonica, whistle, drums, and any other noise maker you can find, but without a doubt his rhythm with the harmonica makes… Continue

Added by Patrick O-Shaun Young on February 2, 2010 at 6:31am — No Comments

5 tunes from the new album!

Dear Members,
Announcing 5 tunes from the new album called "Back in the Game". Hope you all enjoy them. Go to

Added by mudcat on January 31, 2010 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Geeky Software Saves the Day

Some very smart people at Roni Music have figured out a way to take an MP3 file and slow it down, AND change the pitch if needed.


This means the time it takes to learn a song has been cut in half. Ergo, the Amazing Slow Downer can change your life, or at least save you a bunch of time by trimming the learning curve.

In my case, I am learning bass lines, so it helps me pick apart the structure of a song and figure out what should happen when. It doesn't… Continue

Added by Mary Guthrie on January 30, 2010 at 11:17am — No Comments

Got Plans For Valentines Day?


What: Frisco Jazz Band Performs a Valentines Day Special Event

When: Sunday, February 14th from 6pm to 8pm

Where: Lochrann’s Irish Pub (6195 Main St, Frisco, TX. 75034 )

Tickets: free

Reservations: first come first serve.


Frisco, TX. [01/23/2010] – Lochrann’s Irish Pub and The Frisco Jazz Band would like to… Continue

Added by Michael on January 23, 2010 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Ready to bust loose!

Dear members,

What a great week! I went to Houston, played and recorded a song that our producer says is "world music". Song was written by Reames/Folse 2002 called "Mother Earth". Got a chance to expand into a less bluesy feel, different type of

vocal, out of my comfort zone. Producer staring at me through the glass- for the first time in a long while, I didn't know what I should do for this song. I had performed it live many times, but this was different. How would you feel if a man… Continue

Added by mudcat on January 22, 2010 at 3:08am — No Comments

CCSA Members - Ultimate Support AX-90B Apex Column Keyboard Stand for sale - $250


I'm selling one of my two keyboard stands as I'm choosing to go in a differen equipment direction for my keyboards. This is an Ultimate Support AX-90B Apex Column Keyboard Stand, it can take the weight of 88-key rigs and looks great. I have never taken this out on a gig, and bought it only last year, so it's condition is LIKE NEW in shape. All the parts collapse inside the column, contains cable management embedded in the outside surface of the column, and comes with a bag for… Continue

Added by C. Aaron Moore on January 19, 2010 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Our new website!

Dear Members,

So excited, I have so much news. First, Gator and I are launching a new website New pics, videos and songs. Please go by and check it out this weekend, if it isn't up yet, keep checking back.

2nd- Met with some fortune 500 company planners to get TV show sponsored and off the ground. Many ideas some of whom may involve many members of the CCSA.

3rd- Going to Houston to put final touches on the new album....You will find out anyway, but the… Continue

Added by mudcat on January 15, 2010 at 4:38pm — 1 Comment

What do I do next

So I have written an albums worth what I think are some good songs. I did a few solo things to get my feet wet and find out if I was cut out to perform. I took that momentum and founded a band, The Hampton Bridge. We played a few small things to feel out band arrangements and find our "stage grove". After a whole bunch of rehearsing we have recorded quite a few things and blown the roof off of a few local clubs. What do I do next. How do get the music industry to hear my stuff. I really enjoy… Continue

Added by Wade H Bass on January 2, 2010 at 11:43pm — 3 Comments

Irish Sessiuns

Happy New Year.

Traditionally, a Celtic music "sessiun" is a gathering of like minded folk musicians who come together to play a variety of instruments with music that is in the traditions of their Celtic cultures [Irish-Scots-Wales-Americana-etc.]. These sessiuns are usually lead by one person who keeps the group on track with the theme of that purpose. The Trinity Hall Irish Pub in Dallas have been sponsoring sessiuns for a number of years under the direction of the "Traditional… Continue

Added by Patrick O-Shaun Young on January 2, 2010 at 9:53am — No Comments

Happy Holidays

Dear Members,

Gator and I would like to wish the entire membership, a joyous Holiday season. A few special mentions, if you please.

Here's to the past adminstration of dilligent musicians and friends that built the organization steadily and throughly, to make the CCSA over a hundred strong.

Here's to the new administration, may your ideas be plentiful and new, keeping in mind the standard that Diane,Chad Chris and Dan set. A special thanks to our webmaster and our good friend,… Continue

Added by mudcat on December 24, 2009 at 12:04am — No Comments

Things are on the Horizon

Dear Members,

You may remember the posts on the events page to tune in to the Leslie Taylor Hare show at various times throughout the latter part of the year. Dec3 was the newest show, however, I have discovered that this will not be the last appearance either on Leslie Taylor Hare's show or the channel. A DVD is available to the performers for an additional fee, and as I was going to use the footage for our promo pack, this seemed to be a logical expense. I got to the studio, calmly asked… Continue

Added by mudcat on December 9, 2009 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

New Trinity Hall Irish Pub Opening!!!!

For those of you who may be interested in Celtic music and the "Irish" pub scene, the owners of the Trinity Hall Irish Pub (one located in Dallas at Mockingbird) have decided to open up a very nice little pub in Allen, Texas (located in the restaraunt strip along 75 in Allen -- right next to IHOP). They're opening up this weekend (Dec. 4th).

If you have a chance, drop by. Really a nice a place and great little stage area for bands. There's already a line up for Celtic bands and… Continue

Added by Patrick O-Shaun Young on December 1, 2009 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Blane Cox asked me to post this...REALLY good stuff, as usual from Blane

Blane is an amazing resource and is an expert in a lot of stuff. He wanted me to pass these pitch opportunities on to everyone.



SARAH CONANT (label tbc)

Singer/songwriter working with producer Jeff Stevens next Spring 2010.

Style: Soulful country uptempos with meaningful lyrics, or retro pop/soul tunes like Adele. No drinking or party songs.

Deadline: Ongoing

Prefer: CD - MP3s


Send to: Shannon Myers

One Music… Continue

Added by Ryan Michael Galloway on November 26, 2009 at 7:03pm — No Comments

The Next Level?

Dear members,

In the 40+ years that I have been in music, man and boy, I have extensive experience in the field of failure. Being turned down for shows that I felt might make a huge difference, to flail endlessly and ram my head against the stone wall that is the organized music business. This struggle is now showing some signs of abating, the wall is softening, my swimming lessons have started to pay off. In other words, my career is starting to move and move quickly.

Gator and… Continue

Added by mudcat on November 11, 2009 at 11:57am — 1 Comment

Just in time for Halloween [Samhain time]

For those of you who like harps (harmonicas that is), I just got my new harp tune worked up that I've always associated with this Celtic new year [Samhain time for you Celtic folk out there]. Dunmore Lasses is a lively tune, and yet has a mystical feel about it that I've always loved. Hope you do too. Visit my KelticDead Music site at

Added by Patrick O-Shaun Young on October 30, 2009 at 7:09am — No Comments

DU Uncuts finally on the air! CCSA plays prominent part

Hi Folks,

Heres is how the CCSA is gaining some regional exposure. To all members or those of you awaiting your ticket to regional stardom, DU Uncuts is being shown in the following areas: Southwest Missouri on KOZK (3rd Saturday of the month) now showing, Kansas City on KCPT Sundays at 11pm (show started Sept 27th). Oklahoma on OETA (launching in November) and Arkansas on AETN (shows times TBA).

Many of your fellow CCSA members are on many of the shows. If you have friends in these… Continue

Added by mudcat on October 24, 2009 at 5:41pm — 1 Comment

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