Beloved author Nicholas Sparks and masterful songwriter JD Eicher have teamed up to create an incredible multimedia collaboration. “Two by Two” is both a novel and an EP and both are available starting today, October 4! [For details on how you can get the highly-anticipated book and music set, visit twobytwo.com.]
"...there’s authenticity and warmth in his vocals. You can hear him seeking out a personal connection to the listener, and the way he conveys the inner workings of his broken heart, you’ll appreciate his bare honesty."
"One of the first songs I wrote for the album was the first track, ‘Fighting a Ghost.’ The second verse contains the line that the title of the album came from. A lot of the ideas behind a lot of the other songs came from that – feeling a little lost amidst all the noise and commotion of culture and society. There’s a lot of struggling and wrestling with faith in the record, too.”
"'Save Me From Myself' is about taking responsibility for one's decisions -- and belatedly admitting our own fallibility in previous life choices. In the song cycle on the album, it is from the perspective of acceptance of the character's current reality. It was inspired by seeing strong people ask for help and not repeat past mistakes.
Razor & Tie Music Publishing has added singer-songwriter Christian Lopez to its roster.
Lopez, who is managed by Rock Ridge Music, released his debut full-length album Onward via Blaster Records in 2015. The project was produced by Dave Cobb.
Brad Kennard, VP of Creative for Razor & Tie, commented, “I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Christian on the RTMP team. He is a true artist, heart and soul… the whole package – incredible vocalist, songwriter, musician and performer. We’ll all be talking about him for years to come.”
Lopez added, “I’m honored to be working with such a passionate and prestigious publishing company. Not only is Razor & Tie just that, but they’re staffed with truly amazing people that I’m so glad to have on my team. I’m excited for our future together, and even more excited about the songs to come.”
Singer-Songwriter JD Eicher and Best Selling Author Nicholas Sparks Join Forces On Soundtrack To Accompany “Two By Two”
JD Eicher, the Youngstown, Ohio-born and bred musician, has teamed with author Nicholas Sparks in a unique collaboration to celebrate Sparks’s 20 years of publishing books. Eicher has produced an original song and musical companion for Sparks’s forthcoming novel, Two By Two, which will be published on October 4, 2016. The music will be available to fans for free via one of the author’s websites starting September 6 through December 6, 2016.
Ann Arbor, Michigan acoustic string band the Ragbirds may be based in the American Midwest, but from there they explore a myriad of sounds from around the world. Drawing influence from gypsy, Celtic and African musics, the Ragbirds have shown themselves to be consummate artistic travelers.
Read more about the track "Breakdown" from the forthcoming release THE THRESHOLD & THE HEARTH coming March 25th.
I hear Springsteen, I hear John Hiatt, but mostly I hear a veteran act burning with great songs, great talent and a great hunger to get it down on tape long after a lesser man might have given up in the face of inattention. It's raucous, catchy, exhilarating and kicks ass.