WEEK AT THE
DIGITAL CAF╔ TOUR:
THE DCT WRAP PARTY
August 19, 2006 - 8:30 PM - The DCT Wrap Party with Donovan Chapman, Laura Dodd and Friday's Child, plus sneak-preview videos from all of our artists will be featured on a giant screen during a wine & cheese reception.
Through more than a decade in the military, including five years as an elite Air Force pararescueman who has seen action in both Operation Southern Watch and Operation Enduring Freedom, Donovan Chapman brings his style of modern country with Hawaiian influences to the Digital Cafe Tour's Summer 2006 Wrap Party. Honor, responsibility, faith, love in all its complexities - these all feed into the message this gifted singer/songwriter is determined to bring to America with his debut album, "There Is No War."
A native of Gadsden, AL, Laura Dodd has performed in musicals, on television, and has opened for several internationally-known stars, such as: Maynard Ferguson, Sandi Patti, Patty Loveless, Josh Turner, and Rascal Flatts. Her first single, "WOW," charted at 54 in the MusicRow Magazine Country Breakout Chart. Laura is also very active with the VSA Arts organization, an international organization that supports artists with disabilities, and won VSA's 2003 Panasonic Young Soloist's Award. Laura has toured extensively all over the country, including the Nashville NARAS Grammy Block Party in May 2004, performing with Ben Vereen and Ronin Tynan in Washington, DC in June 2004, the "Florida Salutes its Heroes" concert in June, 2004 and opening for Bruce Hornsby in Bethesda, MD for an ADA Watch Benefit Concert. Laura's steady rise to stardom was punctuated by her invitation to sing the National Anthem at the White House on July 12, 2004 for President George W. Bush. Laura co-produced her acoustic album, "Songbird," with DCT/Friday's Child's Tom Walker, exploring Country, Blues, Pop and Folk genres to sculpt a unique album that showcases Laura's vocal talents.
Since its original formation in 1996, Friday's Child has continued to defy any boundary or category in the music business. Tom Walker, front man for the band, put Friday's Child on the map through a continuous tour of clubs, colleges and in-store performances at Borders Books and Music Stores all over the country. Listed under its own genre, Power Acoustic, Friday's Child's iconoclastic presence in the market has made the band a benchmark in the Indie music world. The crowds the band drew at their in-store concerts were unusually large and sales were continuously high. The band cross-promoted the shows by playing nearby music venues on the tour and compiled and maintained a huge email-marketing list. Friday's Child flourished in the niche it had created. Ignoring the conventional music business, Friday's Child focused the majority of its resources on creating a large Internet audience and constant touring. This concentrated effort caused Friday's Child to be voted Best Rock Band by millions of surveyed Internet radio listeners worldwide, with three songs tied for number 1 in the Rock category for two years running. In July of 2005, Friday's Child partnered with Brian Jude of Dragon Rider Productions to record a concert DVD called "Friday's Child: Live at Luna Stage." The first edited clips of the show were very powerful and reached a large, devoted on-line audience in a very compelling way. The response to the clips led to the evolution of The Digital Caf´??? Tour.
Each show is hosted by our official DCT emcee, WDHA-FM's Jeff Charone. The Luna Stage crew created a top-notch stage and lighting design, while DCT sponsor QSC has provided a state-of-the-art sound system. Don't miss a show! But if you do, you can catch it soon at http://www.digitalcafetour.com!
Call for tickets now, or email the box office at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Luna Stage is located at:
695 Bloomfield Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042
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Doors open at 8:30 PM for all shows. Tickets are $10.00. All shows will be video/audio recorded for internet download & podcasting.
Those of you who haven't visited http://www.digitalcafetour.com... VISIT US! We have live clips in every conceivable genre with more added weekly from top Indie music acts from around the country. We are being inundated with web traffic, but we want more people watching our clips. Therefore, we ask for your help. Please tell ten of your closest friends about http://www.digitalcafetour.com. Send them an email. This isn't a chain letter. They won't have seven years of bad luck if they don't go to the site... They'll just miss some phenomenal live music. That would be a shame.
Indie artists... DCT is taking submissions for the 2007 Summer Video series now. Visit the site and click the label at the bottom right of any screen for more information. Help us spread the music revolution!
Thanks everyone for your support!
For more information, go to http://www.digitalcafetour.com.
Click the image to view the first sample videos of
each artist for the past few shows of The Digital Cafe Tour's
Summer 2006 Live Concert Series:
Produced by Brian Jude and Tom Walker. Directed by Brian Jude. Edited by Steve Maio.
Director of Photography, Bill Scalzitti. Photography by Kevin Jahoda.
MORE VIDEOS COMING SOON AT
On Saturday, June 17, 2006, Friday's Child launched the Digital Cafe Tour's Summer 2006 Live Concert Series at Luna Stage in Montclair with a rare blend of old favorites and first-time performances of new material. Saturday, June 24th was Indie Women Rising, featuring rising Country Blues Pop star, Laura Dodd, and hauntingly confessional singer/songwriter, Carrie Engdahl. Jersey Rocked on July 8 with home-grown rockers The Dark Marbles and a surprise command performance by Friday's Child. July 15th was Indie Women Rising II with Montclair local folk rock hero, Susan Chamberlain and New York's own piano-wielding songstress, Clare Cooper. July 22 was Jazz Night, featuring the critically acclaimed quintet The Mark Tonelli Group and Brazilian jazz artist Monika Oliveira with Portinho Trio. July 29th was Classical Chamber Music Night featuring The New Jersey Saxophone Ensemble. Who'da thunk that Funk & Punk would be such a slam dunk on August 5th with Nashville's southern-fried funk-fest Secret Gossip and local favorites The Audibles! August 12th was a return to a classic rock sound with the all-original bands Stranger's Vibe and The Fakers.
READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE DCT FROM THE MONTCLAIR TIMES!Thanks to John C. Havens of About.com for posting about us in his blog. Look for more news, interviews, and other fascinating DCT info from John soon!
READ THE PRESS RELEASE FROM LUNA STAGE!
Thanks to Frank Edward Nora for plugging the Digital Cafe Tour on his daily podcast, The Overnightscape! Click here to give it a listen!
The DCT'S Summer 2006 Live Concert Series is sponsored by: