UNDERGROUND SOUND
April 24th, 1998

Monthly ezine of the
UNITED UNDERGROUND

No regards to format or genre:
Only that it's Underground!

Circulation: 637,804
via email

Reviews: submissions::::::

Underground Sound
c/o Editor
6422 Hwy 140 NW
Adairsville, GA 30103
USA

ugr@compuserve.com
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ugr/sound.html

Available in printed & webzine versions...not a version the same

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THE LIST IS BEING SLASHED!!!

I mean major, this email list is in 3 different formats, on 10 syquest 44 meg tape drives
in different formats even then, and really, is too damn big to actually tell who gets this
son-of-a-bitch because I really don't have time to go through the return emails to see
which ones of you have disappeared, resigned, or died. I took over a week to check
the last mailer and for those who really give a damn, you can see the list has decreased
substantially. Yet, over the next few months, between this issue and the next, I will be
eventually checking every email address and subscriber and can say, if you don't need
this ezine, I will be glad not to send it to you!!

No more sign-up sheets in any of the webzines or usenet ads, or printzine ads, until I
release the next version of this ezine in about three months. I apologize, but this mailing
list is unmanageable and I don't have the patience anymore to watch my clock spinning
while the cheap technology called email tries to rectify it's means for existence. If you
don't get this anymore let me know, if you don't want it let me know.

I will take care of you.

Enjoy the zine, as usual, it's killer...

Toadblaster

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Hi,

I have a booking opportunity a booking / promotional opportunity that may
be suited for one or more of your acts. The promoter is producing monthly
"Battle of the Bands" shows in an amphitheatre in Hot Springs, Arkansas and
is looking for a recognizable headliner for each event. He is specifically
looking for rock & alternative acts or similar styles. The facility holds
2500 people and he said he averaged 1800 people per event last year. He is
looking for acts whose labels will provide promotional support for the
event and is willing to compensate the bands, based in part, on the amount
of advertising support the band's label will contribute on top of his
advertising commitment. This sounds like a great Win-Win formula for all
concerned.

His first show is May 1 & 2. The next show is scheduled for June 19 & 20.
If this doesn't fit your genre of artists, but you know of others that may
benefit, I would appreciate it if you would forward this message to them.
However; if this is of interest to you, please give me a call as soon as
possible at 704/339-0775. Ads for the first show will begin to be run
soon, so I need to know of any possibilities you recommend immediately.

Thanks a million!!!!!!!!!!!

Bill Shefte, President
Gold Leaf Productions, Inc.

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Bill Shefte, President Ph/Fax: 704/339-0775
Gold Leaf Productions, Inc.
P.O. Box 12042
Charlotte, N.C. 28220-2042
U.S.A.

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Compilations From Belgium

Why do we all hate the boring press these days? Yeah . . they never come up
with something new and if they do, you can bet there's a big money machine
behind it . . . The underground is a world apart, loads of people are searching
after that band you miss all your life . . cheers to them! And it's not even snobbism.
I'm ashamed to tell you that Kylie Monogue or Suede are great but I would fear the
thought that one day I die, I'll leave this world without having heard the best band
ever!!! And I'm sure I will discover this through a zine from all you mighty people
or through a label like 25 Records.

Yeah, it's not the first time I have mentioned Mark's label and it defiantly won't
be the last time either. How does the system work? Well it's a bit like Snakebite
City Compilations, this is a call for all bands who want to be heard . . .
send in your demos and if Mark likes your stuff, he'll put it on a compilation CD.
And listening to this CD's is a sort of adventure of having the ultimate in indieland.
Each CD costs L6 or you can have two for L10, and it's all worth the money!!!

Review was taken from The Original Sin, issue 9, Winter 97-98 was written by Didier
Becu. The Original Sin is one of favourite fanzines, write to Didier and ask for a copy,
send 3 IRC's to cover print postage costs.

The Original Sin, Jozef Guisainstraat 6, 9000 Gent, Belgium.
Distribution: The Underground Entertainment Network - Summer 1998
http://uground.net

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PLAY NEW JOWSIE!

Dear friends,

We promote shows in Central New Jersey.

We are looking to hear about bands who will be touring through our area and
are in need of a show to play.

If any of your bands will be touring soon, and will be coming through New
Jersey, please have them contact us!

We can be reached by regular mail at:

        WISEGUYS
        ATTN: Paula/Mark
        Post Office Box 68
        Cranbury, NJ 08512

Or by emailing us:

        Mark@wise-guys.com (for Mark) or
        Paula@wise-guys.com (for Paula)

Or by calling us at (732)833-0210

Also, our website address is... http://www.wise-guys.com (so check us out!)

Thanks for your time. We hope to hear from you soon.

-Mark

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INDUSTRIAL / DARKWAVE BIBLE

Many of you requested more information about the electro/indus/darkwave
'Bible' we are currently working on. So here it is...

The 'Bible' will be 512 pages long + full colour cover. A5 size
(148x210mm). English written (I know we announced German written but too
many of you asked for an English version). It will feature technical cards
about bands, labels and magazines (sorry for halls of concert and radios
but we didn't get enough answers!). There will be about 300 bands, 150
labels and 50 magazines.

Also, some especially made interviews (10 about) will be inserted in the
'Bible'. It will be the occasion to ask questions to great labels, bands
and magazines about the upcoming evolutions of the scenes the 'Bible' will
deal with (electro / indus / darkwave).

Some more previously published in various magazines interviews will be
available next to some bands' technical cards.

Lots of pictures (some full page) and logos will also appear in the 'Bible'.

Of course, one of our main priority is to give to the 'Bible' a highly
graphical look. The smartest, the better.

The circulation will be 10.000. This huge number of copies will be
distributed mainly in German record shops but also via mail order catalogs
from all over the World. If you want to distribute this book, feel free to
ask for special discount prices right now.

It is possible to insert advertisings in that Bible. Ad rates on request.

The price of the 'Bible' will be
Belgium : BeF 1000 + BeF 100 (p+p)
Germany : DM 50 + DM 10 (p+p)
France : FF 170 + FF 35 (p+p)
Rest of EC : US$ 35 + US$ 7 (p+p)
Europe outside EC : US$ 35 + US$ 8 (p+p)
Rest of the World : US$ 35 + US$ 10 (p+p)

BUT, HERE COMES THE GOOD NEWS...
YOU CAN PURCHASE YOUR OWN COPY OF THE
BIBLE RIGHT NOW AT MID-PRICE !!!!!

IF YOU SEND YOUR ORDER IN THE NEXT DAYS,
YOU WILL SAVE 50 PERCENT OF THE
PRICE !!!

So, right prices featuring this special discount for web surfers are...
Belgium : BeF 500 + BeF 100 (p+p)
Germany : DM 25 + DM 10 (p+p)
France : FF 85 + FF 35 (p+p)
Rest of EC : US$ 17 + US$ 7 (p+p)
Europe outside EC : US$ 17 + US$ 8 (p+p)
Rest of the World : US$ 17 + US$ 10 (p+p)

To order, answer to the following and send a postal order made at the name
of Didier Delhez only to our Belgian address (see at the end of this
message) with the right amount according to your location. If you prefere,
we accept cash in a well hidden registered envelop.

Name :
Address :
Zip Code :
Country :
Number of 'Bible' ordered :
Total price :
Money order sent on : .... / .... / 1998

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EVILTWINS::::::::::::::::::IT

 You can pick up our new album "IT" at the following locations:

Borders Books & Cafe - 1212 S. Washington Street N. Attleboro Mass
Borders Books & Cafe - 59 Pavilion Drive Manchester CT
Thom's Tracks - 281 Thayer Street Providence RI
In Your Ear - 286 Thayer Street Providence RI
Luke's - 393 Broadway Pawtucket RI
Record Breaker - 2453 Berlin Turnpike Newington CT
UNDERGROUND ONLINE: http://uground.net

You can also get "IT" through the mail
send $10 plus $3.00 shipping and handling(CD)
        $5.00 & 1.50 shipping and handling (Cassette) to:
(Check or money order in U.S. Funds)

Side A Records
PO Box 3786
Jersey City, NJ 07302
You'll receive your order in one week

We are on the radio too:
Call:
Rhode Island
WBRU 95.5 FM 401-272-9550
WDGE 99.7 FM 401-823-3343
WDOM 91.3 FM 401-865-2460
WHJY 94FM 401-438-6110
WJMF 88.7FM 401-232-6044

Connecticut
WECS 90.1FM 860-465-5354
WESU 88.1FM 203-347-0050
WFCS 107.7 FM 860-832-3750
WKZE 98.1FM 860-364-5800

Mass
WAMH 89.3Fm 413-542-2224
WCFM 91.9FM 413-597-2373
WHMP 99.3FM 413-584-9900
WMHC 91.5FM 413-538-2044
WMUA 91.1FM 413-545-0111

We will have T-shirts for sale along with postcards and stickers for you if
you come out early! Be there or BE ALONE!

www.crazyjane.com/eviltwins

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Stanton Moore's debut album ALL KOOKED OUT! is being released
on May 1st by Fog City Records. A special pre-release is planned
for Stanton's hometown to New Orleans to coincide with the 1998
Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Full information on Stanton and this album project are online:
http://www.fogworld.com/stanton

Stanton will be taking time out from his role as Galactic's
superbad drummer to play a few local gigs during JazzFest, to
celebrate this pre-release.

Worthy of special note is that Charlie Hunter (Blue Note eight
string guitarist / bassist who is currently touring with Galactic)
and Skerik (amazing Seattle based saxophonics wizard), who are both
special guests on ALL KOOKED OUT, will be playing with Stanton
as noted below. Since all three of these players are constantly
on the road with their own groups, this may be the only time this
trio can play together in a live setting... you have been warned...

ALL KOOKED OUT will be available at the New Orleans Tower, Lousiana
Music Factory, and at the JazzFest fairgrounds as of April 24th.
It will be available nationally shortly after that.

Thursday April 23rd - time to be announced (call the club)
live at the Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans
opening for Zigaboo Modeliste
Stanton's lineup is not determined yet
This is the official record release party for ALL KOOKED OUT

Saturday April 25th - 10:30 pm (EARLY SHOW!)
live at the Dream Palace, New Orleans
Stanton Moore, Charlie Hunter and Skerik in the ultimate power trio
configuration, facing off in the circle of funk. Some of the members of
Moore & More may be present as well. Opening up for the Flavor Kings and
Iris May Tango. Get there early, or you will miss it.

Monday April 27th - time to be announced (call the store!)
in-store performance at The Louisiana Music Factory
Stanton Moore, possibly joined by Charlie & Skerik.
Slightly stale but VERY intimate atmosphere (hey, it's in a record
store) should make for a nice afternoon.

Saturday April 25th - 10:30 pm (EARLY SHOW!)
live at Jimmy's, New Orleans
Opening up for Stanley Jordan
Stanton's lineup for this gig is to be announced.

NOTE: THESE ARE IN ADDITION TO STANTON'S GIGS WITH GALACTIC
which are, as always, online at:
http://www.grooveguide.com/galactic

Audio taping of Stanton Moore shows is encouraged.

For specifics (ticket price? advance tickets? show time?
band lineup? all ages show?) please call the clubs listed above.

SEE YOU ALL IN NEW ORLEANS!

p.s. Due to the rush release schedule, we cannot fill mail orders,
or send promotional copies until early May...

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 Dan Prothero - FOG CITY RECORDS
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 FOG CITY - http://www.fogworld.com
 GROOVE GUIDE - http://www.grooveguide.com

 Listen to the entire Galactic CD while online - in stereo!
 http://www.AudioNet.com/jukebox/ram/rap/Galactic_28st.ram
 (requires the free RealAudio 3.0 plug-in from www.realaudio.com)
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   RAW r a d i o is BACK!!!!

    R A W radio - Independent Rock Radio - is back online.

   The new broadcast facility is finally completed and back
   online....broadcasting realaudio streams of the absolute
   finest independent music that the world has to offer!!!!
                           in
                   ((( S T E R E O )))

   Tune in and TURN IT UP! 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!!!
     
                    COMMERCIAL FREE!!!!!

              http://www.ivs.net/fullwell/raw

     Tune your browser into R A W radio and TURN IT UP!!!!!
   
                    Forget Withdrawls!!

                  REHAB IS FOR QUITTERS!!!!
                go ahead and get your fix!!!

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IRON MAIDEN

The official release date for "Virtual XI" is here. We have updated our site to include
some new artwork and track listings. We have also added 3-4 min. audio clips from
each song on the album.
The Virtual XI audio ring.

To hear the audio clips you will need Macromedia's Shockwave plug-in and can be
downloaded for free from http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download.

We also have tour dates for April/May and will be updating dates as they are confirmed.

On Tuesday we will be adding new merchandise to the Cyberstore. The address is http://www.ironmaiden.com/maidenstore.

All this and more at http://www.ironmaiden.com

Cheer's

Bill

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Hello & thanks for your interest in TUNCH!

 That's right, more celeb's have been reviewed and added to the
TUNCH website for your preview. Simply visit the site and search
for your favorites today!

 TUNCH
http://www.tunch.com/

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NEW MANAGEMENT FIRM

NewLite Management is a newly formed creative and spiritually-centered
management organization that was established to manage and promote
independent producers and labels. Our objective is to utilize house music
to spiritually and mentally uplift the human spirit. We intend to adhere to
the highest standards of music quality, client responsibility, customer
service and business practices. Ultimately, it is our intention to embrace
house music as a forum through which all of God's children can be brought
together as one family.

Web site http://home.att.net/~djmar

God bless,
Marcel

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NEW UNDERGROUND SOUND WEBZINE IS UP!!!

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ugr/sound.html

Recording Studios - Funk & Ska Focus Issue

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MUSIC REVIEW

Greetings!

I'm pleased to announce the newest online editions of Raging Smolder Music
Review! Issues number 11, 12, & 13 can be found at:

http://avmcyber.com/rsmr/rev011.html
http://avmcyber.com/rsmr/rev012.html
http://avmcyber.com/rsmr/rev013.html

Please visit Annapolis Online Forum [This is where the old Raging Smolder
e-News(tm) stuff (& lots more) can be found] for articles, essays,
commentary, and opinion on many different topics:

http://avmcyber.com/forum/

Riff Gibson
Raging Smolder Publications
rsmr@avmcyber.com
http://avmcyber.com/rsmr/

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 Hail ,
 Kirby here ! This is the Editor & chief writer from Mass Metal Webzine
. I am looking for people who would like to participate with the crack
staff of writers we have . I hope that you would like to write a little
or send a demo of your band to be reviewed . We like underground metal
,but will use major label band reviews . Please check out our site & if
nothing else please let us link to your metal website .

           * M a s s M e t a l W e b z i n e *

    http://members.tripod.com/~gikk/index.html
 

 Please let me know what you think ! I live for hard metal !

             e-me : kirbyq@hotmail.com

                            Thanks ...

            Lord Kirby Ray

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New releases from Underground Records
Exclusive Distribution
Distributed on-line: http://uground.net

Catalog Number,Artist,Title,Price

Release Date : April 21st, 1998

CD's

2-ddd31029,Lighter Fluid,Sum,9.00
2-ts77821,Tonya Rae,Tonya Rae,12.00
2-lg001,The Lonely Guys,Pretty Pathetic,9.00

Release Date: May 19th, 1998

CD's

2-RH001,Mad Margritt,Cold Sweat (ep), 7.00
2-ugrmb01,YCG & K'Cee, All Alone (ep), 6.00

To have your indie product distributed by Underground Records, send wholesale
pricing info, artist/ label info & 2 copies of new release product to:

Underground Records
Attn: Distribution
6422 Hwy 140 NW
Adairsville, GA 30103
USA

For a detailed promotions / distribution package, see details at:

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ugr/distro.html

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From: Max Gain, INTERNET:rukkus@ihug.co.nz
To: Underground Records, 74777,3354
Date: Mon, Feb 23, 1998, 6:03 PM
RE: Rukkus! - New Zealand's Rock Network

Contents:

 1 Internet Message Header
 2 <no topic> * Binary *

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Rukkus! - New Zealand's Rock Network

Currently featuring:

STICKY FILTH - New Plymouth, NZ Hardcore (images + mp3 sample)
HIS INFERNAL MAJESTY - Finnish Goth Metal

Plus:

The Rukkus! Rock Image Gallery:

THE FEELERS (nz) (+ mp3 sample)
SOUNDGARDEN (usa)
CRAWLSPACE (nz)
THE OFFSPRING (usa)
DOWNER (aust)
SLAMBODIA (nz)
EYE TV (nz)
MIKE MUIR [SUICIDAL TENDENCIES] (usa)
SHIHAD (nz)
RAW MEAT FOR THE BALCONY (nz)

Plus:

Music Mail Order Catalogue
Commander X Interviews
LP Reviews
NZ Music Search
Rock Links

* To add your Web Site or Postal Address details to the Rukkus! Links
Page, navigate to "add your linkz" from the main menu.

Thanks and regards,

Max Gain

Rukkus! - New Zealand's Rock Network
http://crash.ihug.co.nz/~rukkus

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DEMOS TO FRANCE

If your band or record company has not been presented yet, Feel free to
send me a mail or to send your promo package at
BOCQUET Laurent
9/22 Petite rue de l'alma
59 800 Lille - FRANCE
Fax : 33 3 03 20 42 11 52

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Reviews:

Freaky Chakra: Black Light Fantasy

This has turned out to be my favorite Freaky album yet, the first "Lowdown Motivator"
was cool, but BLF has a greater variety and maturity. This Cd mixes up electronica,
trancing dance, and ambient for a well-thought flow of indulgence. It takes FK
(aka Daum Bentley) a song or two to get moving.... you see dance floor potential via
Herbie Handcock retro on Automatic (it's an original, sorry publishers), and the
following cut, #3 "What?", then into #4 "Thing", it is underground classics the whole
route. The whole disc is great for DJ's needing tracks to mix, Freaky lends you a
helping hand on the boards.

FK gets spaced out in ambient wasteland a couple of tense moments throughout the disc,
like maybe the airlock is lettin' in some funky cosmic dust. He regains composure on
"Living In The Future"...more rave fodder. Track #8 "Dreams" is easy money for the
crew at Astralwerks working the armageddon trail via the house of trance. Freaky
Chakra has a huge following among underground DJ's for his work as a live artist and
producer. It is only a short time before the masses get the transmission from Planet
Chakra, Black Light Fantasy is the album to make those waves.

Astralwerks...buy direct from <a href="http://uground.net" target="_blank">UGR</a>..on sale
for $13.50 (normally $15.00)

Carcaiass: Hell On Earth

Flat out this is a cool band. Carcariass play technical speed metal imported via France.
The band is smart enough to do their album cover in english writing, to some this
detracts from its value, but it makes the product much easier to sell in more shops
around the world. They've got rude man Raphael Couturier on bass and vocals,
he may be named after an angel, but if he is he's a dark one! He's got the depths
from hell to prove it! Carcariass shifts gears without a clutch, smooth and freely.
Pascal Lanquetin is an absolute machine on guitar, from riff slave to lead master,
he's smokin'. The album blazes off the launch pad with the title cut, letting you know
the band can definitely play. Next number, "To Be With You In Your Grave" is quality
similar to Slayer's masterpiece, Hell awaits, without the barking vocals, like cookie
monster has replaced oscar!

In bands like Carcariass, it is of course the drummer who must be ultimate, Bertrand
Simonin is tops in his class. He throws double bass runs under hardcore thrash, and
tight rolls. He showcases on "Dream Of Space"...probably where Carcariass would
put you if you had a problem. This whole disc of 9 songs screams for you to mosh!
No slack shit here! There are plenty breaks, over the top playing, grooves and classical
quality. Hardcore speedmetal has fragmented and gotten really dark and full of epics.
Carcariass keep their songs long enough to get what they have to do done, assualt your
psyche and drink all your beer. They play with time and are never out. Other gems
include the roar of "Brain Dead", the screams of "Post Combustion" and the sting of
being "Hopeless" A better metal band in France would have to be bastards of Carcariass.
On sale at Underground. See the bands site: http://www.loria.fr/~couturie/caracariass

Bert: Big Box Schwing

Bert were a group of 3 deer-killin', flesh eatin boys from Bama that rock their balls off!
They are the kings of southern fried slap monkey. Where else could you find kingpins
with names like Anyer Liddeldaug II (bass), Sillin Seggiolino (drums) and Udo Keel
(voc box n stringers)...no, no, Bert are pure Montgomery crud, a more glorious
ensemble of trailor park destructos does not exist. Albini did a piece with this disc.
The drums have that Albini rip, and the guitars have that Albini sting. Bert could be
slightly noisy in concert, but on record they come off as royal painters. This disc is
over a year old now, but Underground just got to kill all local crops with it a week
ago from the hard strokers at Chicken Ranch Records. Outstanding numbers include:
Hard Day's Nacht, Warm Smell Of Colitas, Human Redundancies, and of course
Poke Your Sad Eyes Out. When Udo screams "MULTIPLY" on Hot Sex and
Strychnine is gets scary, you pray the rat poison gets Udo before he and some poor,
unwilling female actually do the deed. I booked a few shows with Bert back in the
mid-nineties, one thing you could count on, and this disc is no different, by the end
of the gig the boys would be playing out of tune, yet the disonance was brilliant.
Hardcore Noise collectors, you must have! Get it from Underground!

Tonya Rae: Tonya Rae

Tonya has done a great job of doing her indie disc and probably stands one more
like this away from getting some good major league offers. There are a few remakes,
and a couple of numbers that don't quite make it here on her debut, but over 90% of
the disc is great. First tune is kind of a novelty, and probably would have faired
better deeper into the disc, but "Your Coffee's On The Table" is real country tongue
and cheek. You have to laugh, it's happening every day to some poor sucker who
tested his luck with a good woman just a big too far (yeah fellas, all you). Following
is a sure hit, "I've Been There Too". This second song really shows Tonya can sing
and has a good range to her voice as it soars with emotion. I have reviewed this song
for quite a few people and everyone agrees this one makes the radio easy. The music
is very tight and clean throught the whole disc. Tonya and her band dabble in some
jazz and swing/ blues a few spots along the way, but stick pretty close to a nice
country/ rock mix. Another good song where Tonya sounds really good is River Of
Love, fans of Bonnie Rait take note, the water is risin, ride it baby, ride it!

Ok, so I'd like to see Tonya stretch out vocally a little bit, but giver her time, she is
climbing that industry ladder. Her band lays a smooth backbeat punctuated with
nice slides and the occasional lead break, they play with feeling. The tune "I Know
Where There's One" would make anyone sentimental, it's just a pretty song. Sniff...
where's my baby, I need a hug! Then Tonya really pulls the strings with her duet
with guitar partner Jim Reith, "The Last One", hey I am not joking, this song will
be a hit with lovers and a wedding staple for years to come. Then another hit is
there with "Love Never Hurt Nobody". Touche!

Tonya is a rising star. A sure bet, the odds are in her favor.

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Till Next Time...Salut!!!

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