Friday, August 1, 2008
Get Ready for Newton Faulkner
Newton Faulkner believes in accidents which is why this 23-year-old singer-songwriter makes music full of serendipity and happenstance, coincidence and luck. As his new album's title suggests, Hand Built By Robots contains acoustic music for the digital age: Faulkner croons in a voice shaped by years spent listening to Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Tom Waits and plays guitar with a distinctive tap-pick-and-strum technique that allows him to use the instrument as guitar, bass and drums all at once. Call it folk-pop for the future, and get ready to hear quite a lot of it as Faulkner goes about spreading his success to these shores.
Comedian Pat Dixon spends much of his time in New York City when he's not on the road performing. And while he's there, he often reads thew news. And being that he's a comedian, he can't help but have an opinion on the goings on in the world. And what better outlet for those stories, ripped from the headlines, than the BOB&TOM Show. In other news, Pat Dixon is has a brand new comedy CD titled, Goodbye Forever Fatty that is also now available on iTunes. Follow Pat on twitter and facebook and check out his new podcast, "The new York City Crime Report w/ Pat Dixon."
While most comedian's dream of one day working in Las Vegas, comedian Karen Rontowski's career actually began there, well, sort of. She first found work in "Sin City" as a Cigarette girl, however, at the same time she was also moonlighting at The Riviera Comedy Club, learning the ropes of stand-up. After her years of studying the trade, Rontowski took the plunge and moved to San Diego where she found a home at the Comedy Store and Improv. These days, Karen travels all over the country performing which proves that not everything that happens in Vegas stays there. Her comedy has been featured on HBO, Comedy Central and MTV.