This is a song that appears to have the raw energy of punk rock but with the easy going realness of acoustic folk. The presentation is acoustic for the most part, it’s an organic sound that generally comes across as part of a live show. It’s a well performed piece with a great sound that fills the room with a beautifully joyful vibe, despite the somewhat negative imagery presented in some of the lines – something that simply makes for a more memorable story line, and actually comes across as more of a laid back set of references than a deep concern.   The melody of the track is a familiar one, the classic country rock structure is immediately recognisable, though the songwriter’s approach to storytelling has that personal stamp all over it and really makes for a fresh bit of energy. The lyrics are unique and interesting, thought provoking yet simplistic – easy to memorise and get into. Without a doubt, the song leaves you echoing its melody long after the music has stopped, that blues rock meets country twang is infectious and always brings about a good mood.   The rhythm of the piece is addictive and uplifting in every way, the leading vocal performance has the grit and realness required to make the whole thing believable, to make it really sink in. As mentioned, a live show is a must – you can feel the energy of the performance by just listening through speakers; on the other side of the world, no less. Even just a solo acoustic performance would bring about the strength of the song and the passion embedded within it. Joseph Pagano’s voice and overall style are consistently enjoyable, and fortunately he has a notable catalogue of songs to his name for new listeners to get involved with.   Listen to the song via Reverbnation. Find and follow Joseph Pagano on FacebookTwitter & Instagram. Tags: Blues RockCountryFolk RockSongwriterJoseph PaganoNew Jersey, USA ” - Rebecca Cullen

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Finally, from New York comes the latest from singer/songwriter Joseph Pagano. His new single "More Friends In Heaven (Than In Hell)" is his first new music in 2 years. It combines the songwriting elements of folk with the high energy of punk to create this undeniably addictive single. To find out more about Joseph Pagano and his music, please visit reverbnation.com/josephpagano.” - JP's Music Blog

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JOSEPH PAGANO KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE Keith Pro Review 6d ago Alt-country americana Joseph pagano More Friendo in Heaven   Making music is a lifelong passion.  Even when life goes in different directions, the passion for creating your own personal sound never disappears.  So when the bug bites just get up and do it.  Whether the song is just for you or the whole world to hear doesn’t matter.  What matters is pursuing your musical passion.  New discovery Joseph Pagano is still living the dream and making music for all of us as well as himself.   The songwriter and guitarist hails from the classic heartland rock capital of New Jersey.  Joseph Pagano has been involved in the scene since his teenage years.  In fact, he played the guitar solo on N-Kuntrol’s 1985 dance hit single “Cecelia”.  He was in and out of some of the essential NJ bands of the time including Profile, Junior’s Farm, and Straight Shoot’r.     The Music of Joseph Pagano Is Alive And Well After taking much too long a time away from his musical dream to pursue a career in software, Joseph Pagano is back at it pouring out new music for the past few years and living the elder statesman rock star life.  2015 saw the release of two records, Graveyard Of Dreams and Time And Colors.  This new prolific musical output and the admiration of fans and critics has pushed him to continue writing songs and sharing them with this growing fanbase.   The latest one to really connect is “More Friends In Heaven (Than In Hell).”  The Americana and folk-based track shows a songwriting skill in Joseph Pagano that cannot be denied.  He brought in some local talent as well in Craig Bleifer, Gary Evans, and Rich Giancamilli to fill out the sound and make for a raucous tone where everyone is welcome to the party.     There is an alt-country feel to the song as well which draws in even more fans and comparisons.  The fun guitar playing will have every listener ready to get up and dance along.   You can dive in and hear more from Joseph Pagano on his REVERBNATION page. ” - Keith Pro

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  Americana Alt-Country Joseph Pagano - 'More Friends in Heaven (Than in Hell)' May 24, 2017 Bryon William Joseph Pagano is an Americana singer-songwriter hailing from the New Jersey music scene.  He has released two EP's:  'Time and Colors' and 'Graveyard of Dreams.'  Both works received critical acclaim.  A tried and true performer, Joseph completed a 21-performance tour across 3 states.  His new single, “More Friends in Heaven (Than in Hell),” showcases his talent for writing inviting and catchy tunes.   The song starts off with a bright guitar that strums us right into the first vocal section. Joseph’s voice enters with a raw, raspy tone presenting a down-to-earth storytelling vibe. After singing the catchy hook along with his guitar, Joseph repeats the hook accompanied by upbeat, driving drums and bass, creating a nice foot-tapping swing. The addition of vocal harmonies adds good Americana flavor. The instrumental arrangement, highlighted by a whistling  chorus, off-the beat clapping and change-ups in rhythmic accents is very engaging.  Easily memorable melodies and fun lyrics seal-the-deal for a song that invites you to join in, smile and sing-along.  This one is sure to be a crowd favorite for years to come.   The lyrics are a humorous, tongue and cheek look into themes of trial and error, redemption and forgiveness and, of course, the benefits of having friends in high places. "I'm surrounded by the Devil so I play Christian heavy metal  and  “I made a living robbing banks I started to give thanks" are two examples of how Joseph uses clever twists to playfully color the song.    In 'More Friends in Heaven (Than in Hell),' Joseph Pagano showcases a gift for writing lighthearted  and inviting songs with truly engaging arrangements that will stay with you long after you hear them; where Joseph stands-out is that he is able to write fun and catchy songs that don't sacrifice musical depth.  A prolific song-writer, Joseph is currently writing and recording new material. This song and other great tunes from "Time and Colors' will be available on all major digital music platforms by June 15th.  For more information, please visit his website. Tags: Joseph Pagano More Friends in Heaven (Than in Hell) Independent Music Review ” - Bryon William

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Joseph Pagano – “More Friends In Heaven (Than In Hell)” by Skope • May 22, 2017 Joseph Pagano sings a song of hope and redemption is “More Friends In Heaven (Than In Hell)”. With a playful attitude to it the way the song unfolds in infectious, with catchy hooks dominating the song. A swinging rhythm comes into play as the way that the song works itself into a glorious rush feels fantastic. By far the heart and soul of the album comes from Joseph Pagano’s expressive, passionate voice. His voice has a light airy quality to it, one that makes it feel so approachable and relatable. The lyricism that drives the song forward has a thoughtful, highly articulate quality to it, possessing a keen understanding of the world.   Stream: https://www.reverbnation.com/josephpagano/song/27985161-more-friends-in-heaven-than-hell   A giddy guitar riff opens the piece. Things truly get started upon the inclusion of Joseph Pagano’s voice which truly serves as the heart and soul of the sound. Upon the rhythm section kicking in the song becomes quite energetic as it darts through the highly descriptive, almost poetic ruminations that instill themselves deep into the lyrics. From the song’s inclusion of melody adds to the overall power of the piece. Small details play a big role, the rather celebratory spirit of the whistle choir which feels like a particularly fine touch grace the latter half of the track. For its finale, the song wraps up in a glorious blur of sound.   http://josephpagano.band/   Carefully crafted and downright joyful, Joseph Pagano creates an inviting exuberant sound with “More Friends In Heaven (Than In Hell)”. By – beachsloth.com ” - beachsloth

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Joseph Pagano – More Friends in Heaven (Than in Hell) Joseph Pagano has been creating music for the last few years, with his second EP Time and Colors being released in 2015. On Joseph Pagano’s current single More Friends in Heaven (Than in Hell), hints of 1960s and 1970s rock, punk, and alternative country can all be discerned. The dynamic between the guitar and Pagano’s voice establishes a quick tempo for the single. A whistle-heavy intermission provides a further boost to this momentum. The production of More Friends in Heaven (Than in Hell) is stellar, allowing each distinct element to shine alone or as part of a greater unit. One will be impressed by the amount of twists and turns that are presented here, as the other elements – punchy percussion and a thick, ropy bass line – will require additional spins to understand alongside the other, more dominant elements.    Fans will be able to single along with the track after a few listens. The subtle (and not so subtle) nods to punk and the grittier rock of acts like Jackyl and The White Stripes by Pagano provides More Friends in Heaven with a proper pedigree. At all points, there is a unique style that plays alongside each guitar riff, drum hit, and complementary bass line.   There is just so much charisma that bubbles through from the beginning note of More Friends in Heaven (Than in Hell) until the song’s final gasps. I feel that Pagano is able to do tick every box with this single, while whetting listeners’ appetites until they can delve in deeper to Joseph’s discography. Give Pagano’s ReverbNation a spin if you would like to see the range present in Pagano’s performances.   Rating: 8.3/10 Joseph Pagano – More Friends in Heaven (Than in Hell) / 2017 Self Released / 2:45 / https://www.reverbnation.com/josephpagano/ ” - James McQuiston

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The Hit Compilation Series 'Independent No.1's, Vol.6' Release Date and Artist List Announced Global compilation Independent No.1's, featuring the best of Independent music from around the world, announces the list of artists who have been selected for its 6th edition     Independent No.1's Vol.6   LEICESTER, U.K. - May 17, 2016 - PRLog -- Independent No.1's Vol.6, the compilation album released annually on W.O.A Records, is one of the Industry's most sought after mainstream multi genre indie compilations that introduces breakthrough indie artists from around the world to fans of Indie Music. The highly anticipated Vol.6 of the compilation is scheduled to release on the 24th of May. The Independent No.1's Vol.6 is compiled and produced by Platinum Selling Vh1 Top 10 and MTV EMA Nominated Musician and Producer Oliver SeanThis year the Independent No.1's compilation will feature multi genre International breakthrough artists, including award winning musicians and bands like Alaska's hottest new export Conway Seavey, American singer songwriter Joseph Pagano, New York City's Jazz Duo Alan & Stacey, Costa Rica's No.1 Rock Band Nagmah, Belgium based Indian musician Shailesh Chandra and a whole host of bands and artists covering several countries including the United Kingdom, Australia, Scandinavia and several other regions.The Artists selected for the Independent No.1's Vol.6 are:Conway SeaveyJoseph PaganoStacey & AlanNagmahShailesh ChandraJimmy D'LiricoThe Color LoudGrace RodsonRamil GanjooRaphael AshantiMoscatoCat FightVickyy KohhliScafidi SoundsMacey MacTerry RomeroBiman BharadwajA.R.X.5To get more details on the artists and the songs that will be featured please visithttp://www.independentnumberones.comThe Independent No.1's Vol.6 is scheduled to be launched on the 24th of May 2016 and will be available across all major stores including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify etc.Artists and Bands who would like to be part of the next Independent No.1's compilation, which receives media and venue support globally, are now invited to submit their music for the Vol.7, which opens up submissions this week. Artists and Fans can stay tuned for the latest updates at the Official Independent No.1's Compilation Website  www.independentnumberones.comThe Independent No.1's Compilation is a property of the W.O.A Entertainment Grouphttp://www.woaentertainment.co.uk###About WOA EntertainmentFormed in 1998 by MTV EMA Nominee and Vh1 Top 10 Artist and Producer Oliver Sean (www.oliversean.com), W.O.A International  and the WOA Entertainment Group (woarecords.com) is a global entertainment company that continues to lead the way when it comes to how music should be promoted. They are pioneering international music in India and Asia and are now synonymous with the region. Their enviable reputation at opening up new possibilities means that they are the go-to company for independent artists wishing a truly international presence. ContactIrene Sequeira***@woarecords.com  ” - Press Release

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Independent No.1's Vol.7 Launched Worldwide The WOA International compilation, Independent No.1's, featuring breakthrough Independent band's from all over the globe releases its 7th edition.   Independent No.1's Vol.7 (WOA International)     PANAJI, India - April 19, 2017 - PRLog -- Its been seven straight years of introducing Independent Music's breakthrough artists from all corners of the globe on WOA International's Independent No.1's Album. The Independent No.1's compilation is compiled and produced by platinum selling artist and producer Oliver Sean and released worldwide on WOA International and supported by all divisions of the WOA Entertainment Group. Over 10,000 hard copies of the album are replicated and distributed for free to media, radio and fans, with the primary aim of bringing much needed attention to these breakthrough artists selected for the Independent No.1's compilation.Working closely with the label is the WOAFM99 Radio Show, which is a nationally distributed weekly radio show hosted by Oliver Sean. The show, known as the best breakthrough Independent music radio show in this region is a platform where indie bands making a dent in the industry are showcased. From these artists the best of the best are given the opportunity to be part of the Independent No.1's compilation (from mainstrem genres), while  smooth jazz, and new age artists from the show are given the major label supported Goa Chillout Zone compilation platform.The Independent No.1's Vol.7 features artists like Andrea Plamandon, Justin 3, Joseph Pagano, Silent Stranger, Louis Colaiannia, Karim Baggili, Ben Labat, Oceanroyal, Rhett May, Bob Birthisel, Christina Custode, Mark Kenoly and  several other highly talented artists making a name for themselves in their respective countries. The album promises to be a great album for fans as it covers songs and artists that are not only critically acclaimed, but is also a multi genre radio friendly compilation album.To know more about the album, win free CD copies and support the artists, fans and media can download a copy and find out more at http://www.independentnumberones.com###About W.O.A EntertainmentFormed in 1998 by Patinum Selling Artist and Producer Oliver Sean, the W.O.A Entertainment Group is a global entertainment company that continues to lead the way when it comes to how music should be promoted. They are pioneering international music in India and Asia and are now synonymous with the region. Their enviable reputation at opening up new possibilities means that they are the go-to company for independent artists wishing a truly international presence. http://www.woarecords.com ContactIrene Sequeira***@woarecords.com

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KamerTunesBlog Year In Review 2015 2015 has been a tumultuous year for me. As suggested in the Wait Until The Summer’s Gone and Long Time Gone posts that bookended my six month break from writing about music…and connecting with my readers, other bloggers and fellow music lovers…a combination of good, bad & time-consuming life events kept me focused on other things for nearly half the year. Whereas in the past I’ve revisited the complete catalogs of ten or more artists, this year I only managed to cover two (Toto and Supergrass), but I also wrote about my Not-So-Guilty Pleasures, my Favorite Debut Albums, my First Five Concerts and my appreciation for the non-stop hook-fest that is Survivor’s “High On You.” Although I was “off the grid” for much of 2015 I still managed to accumulate lots of CDs & LPs (I am an obsessive music collector just like you, after all), and somehow I found the time to listen to each new acquisition at least a couple of times. As I looked through the list of albums I got this year, I expected to vaguely remember most of them but was pleasantly surprised at how many wonderful discoveries I made, in addition to all the excellent new releases by artists I already love. What could have been a down year for me, musically-speaking, turned out to be another winner, with just as many memorable albums as the last few years. Below you’ll find two lists. The first one highlights the albums that were released in 2015 (and some from 2014 that I didn’t get to last year) which made the biggest impression on me, while the second list covers the reissues, live albums, compilations, box sets & other older releases that I spent the most time with. Just like last year, I didn’t have time to include links to audio clips but everything on these lists is worth seeking out, whether it’s via YouTube, a streaming service or a “give it a shot without hearing it first” CD or LP purchase (which is often my preferred method of musical research). Thanks to everyone who stopped by in 2015 and shared your stories, opinions, suggestions and support. I hope you & your loved ones are enjoying the holiday season. Wishing you a happy, healthy & musically adventurous New Year. Albums Released In 2015, and 2014 Releases I Finally Heard This Year (in alphabetical order)The Autumn Defense – FifthMarshall Crenshaw – #392: The EP CollectionThe Dear Hunter – Act IV: Rebirth In RepriseThe Decemberists – What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful WorldSteve Earle – TerraplaneEcholyn – I Heard You ListeningFish On Friday – GodspeedDavid Gilmour – Rattle That LockSteve Hackett – WolflightGlen Hansard – Didn’t He RambleDon Henley – Cass CountyIron Maiden – The Book Of SoulsJason Isbell – Something More Than FreeJoe Jackson – Fast ForwardDave Kerzner – New WorldKnifeworld – The UnravellingMark Knopfler – TrackerMatt Pond PA – The State Of GoldAllison Moorer – Down To BelievingMy Morning Jacket – The WaterfallBen Ottewell – RattlebagJoseph Pagano – Graveyard Of DreamsKeith Richards – Crosseyed HeartSanguine Hum – Now We Have LightSchnauser – Protein For EveryoneSmallpools – Lovetap!Spock’s Beard – The Oblivion ParticleSqueeze – Cradle To The GraveThe Tangent – A Spark In The AetherToto – XIVUmphrey’s McGee – The London SessionSteven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase.The Winery Dogs – Hot StreakThe Zombies – Still Got That Hunger Newly Acquired Reissues, Live Albums, Compilations & Box Sets (And Artists I Finally Checked Out) In 2015 (in alphabetical order)Anathema – Fine Days: 1999-2004Bad Company – Bad Company + Straight Shooter (Deluxe Editions)The Beach Boys – Beach Boys’ Party Uncovered And UnpluggedRy Cooder – SoundtracksCrosby, Stills, Nash & Young – CSNY 1974The Czars – Best Of The CzarsDel Amitri – Into The Mirror – Del Amitri Live In ConcertKevin Gilbert – Toy Matinee Acoustic + Thud (20th Anniversary Edition)Hitchcock, Robyn – Uncorrected Personality TraitsThe Isley Brothers – The RCA Victor & T-Neck Album MastersThe Jazz Butcher Conspiracy – Draining The Glass: 1982-86King Crimson – Thrak BoxLed Zeppelin – Super Deluxe Box Sets of last four albumsJeff Lynne’s ELO – Alone In The UniverseWes Montgomery – Impressions: The Verve Jazz SidesThe Moody Blues – The Magnificent Moodies (Deluxe Edition)John Power – The Complete Studio Recordings 2002-2015Pugwash – A Rose In The Garden Of WeedsEddi Reader – The Blanco y Negro YearsSaxon – The Complete Albums 1979-1988Shoes – 35 Years – The Definitive Shoes Collection 1977-2012Jane Siberry – Love Is Everything – The Jane Siberry AnthologyFrank Sinatra – Portrait Of Sinatra – Columbia ClassicsSuper Furry Animals – Songbook – The Singles Volume OneTangerine Dream – The Virgin Years 1974-1978 + The Virgin Years 1977-198320/20 – 20/20 + Look Out!Wilco – Alpha Mike Foxtrot – Rare Tracks 1994-2014XTC – Drums And Wires (Blu-ray edition)Yes – Relayer (Blu-ray edition)Neil Young – Bluenote Café” - Rich Kammerman

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