Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 11

Keith Owens, Sr. Writer for WIRFY, Releases 1st Music CD!

Cross-posted on Facebook  (http://facebook.com/pamelahilliardowens)

My award-winning journalist and writer, and my award-winning hubby, is also a very accomplished blues/jazz/funk musician! Keith is the lead guitarist and vocalist for his new band, “Freedom Underground” (Like them on Facebook!) Keith performs around Detroit; he performed at last year’s Jazz Festival, and the band will be performing again at thePeople’s Art Festival at the Russell Bazaar on August 27. Watch this space for more info!

Keith is one of the awesomely talented Senior Writers at Writing It Right For You, along with Allan Brauer. (http://writingitrightforyoucom/home/about-us/keith-owens-journalist)

We are so excited and proud to announce that the band’s CD has hit on Amazon and iTunes! We’ll post live links so that you can be among the first to get YOUR copy! Here is a portion of the Freedom Underground announcement newsletter:

“Between the Funk” now available for download at Amazon and ITunes!

Welcome to the Underground, Friend.

Well, it’s finally done. Nearly four years in the works, Freedom Underground’s first full-length album is now all done and ready for purchase, which is where you come in. If you’re a fan of Freedom Underground (and we’re assuming you are, which is why you’re receiving this newsletter), then we hope you’ll trot on over to Amazon.com, iTunes, or Virtuoso Music and Distribution and download either the entire “Between the Funk” album, or feel free to only get the mp3 songs you like. For those old-schoolers among you, the release of the actual hard copy CD is expected to be early this fall. Stay tuned for updates via our newsletter.

Also, for those of you located in the Detroit area, where Freedom Underground is based, we have a great gig coming up in a few weeks at the Peoples Arts Festival at the Russell Bazaar, which is located just off I-75 (Clay exit) in Hamtramck. Start time is 3:30 and is over quick, as in at 4 pm. So don’t be late or you’ll miss the fun.

To all of you who have encouraged/supported us throughout the years, that means more than we can say. We appreciate you. And a huge special helping of recognition to our main man Vic McLean at Virtuoso Music and Distribution, and the rest of our Virtuoso family, without whom a whole lot of this never, ever would have happened. Much love, Vic.

We anticipate more cool band announcements to come in the future, along with other fun stuff. Stay tuned, and we’ll be in touch.

And remember, don’t forget to get yourself some Between the Funk! Here, here, and especially here.

Oh yeah, one more final thing. Very important. If you’d like to know more about the band, check out either our Facebook band page here, or check out our Reverb Nation page here. Or you can contact us freedomunderground1@gmail.com. Love to hear from you.

Or you can just ask us.

Keith, Cody, Randy, Corneliusand Billy

Meet the band! Randy Streicher, bass; Cornelius Fortune, trumpet and keyboards; Keith Owens, guitar and vocals; Cody Morales, drums, background vocals. Billy Furman (saxophones, flute, harmonica) not shown. But we know he’s here. Honest. We wouldn’t lie to you about that. Neither would Billy.

Copyright © 2011 Funky Skull Records, All rights reserved.
Keith Owens, Writer, Journalist, and MusicianRandy, Cornelius, Keith, Cody–Freedom Underground BandBilly–Freedom Underground

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