Celebrating their first Hollywood Music In Media Award (HMMA) nomination for Best Adult Contemporary/AAA Song “Apparition,” the Steve Palmer Band (SPB) has been added to the bill for a coveted performance spot at the awards show on Thursday, November 18. SPB will perform the title track to their upcoming rock, pop and soul-blended debut album, Apparition.
Held at The Highlands at the world-famous Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Calif., the HMMAs recognize and honor the music of visual mediums, the talented individuals responsible for it, and the music of both mainstream and independent artists from around the world.
SPB’s lead guitarist Bryan Ewald is stepping up as the band’s new Musical Director. As the guitarist and singer for the acclaimed Mid-Atlantic based indie band Starbelly, Ewald has also done stints with other acts including Jarflys, Non-Fiction, Judd and Maggie, and Meg & Bryan. He’s also graced the work of notable talents like Pat DiNizio (Smithereens) and Warren Zanes (Del Fuegos) with his fluid, extemporaneous and versatile playing. Ewald has also held title as Music Director for Baltimore’s Paul Green School of Rock.
With roots in Nashville and Maryland, SPB is enjoying their ongoing successful fall run with acclaimed group Blues Traveler, performing in cities along the East Coast including Hartford, Conn., and Charlotte, N.C. The band recently toured in support of Apparition, which is slated for release on Palmer’s own label Arythmia Records in March 2011.
Drawing heavily from rock, soul and pop, Apparition is produced in a contemporary context and played with fiery soul-dipped passion. It’s a crafted work of songs such as “Living on the Streets” and “Livin’ a Lie,” along with hooky melodies atop dynamic rhythmic shifts and finessed with full harmonies.
Recorded live at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios and Third Story Recording, Philadelphia, Penn., Apparitionwas mixed by Drop Trou Productions in Van Nuys, Calif., with Howard Rosen Productions and mastered by Steve Quick of Traverse City, Mich.
For the latest news and to hear the music, visit www.stevepalmerband.com.
Chrissy Sutphin, (818) 232-4175