Wednesday, December 7, 2016

AJ Bigler to Celebrate New Album With Concert on Dec. 9

         NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 2016) -- Americana/pop/inspirational Singer-songwriter-guitarist AJ Bigler will celebrate the release of his new album "AJ and Friends" with a concert and CD signing from 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 9 (Friday) at Radio Cafe', 4150 Gallatin Pike in East Nashville. 

          Bigler will be joined on stage by vocalist/keyboardist Jake Hill. The 12-song CD features performances by Bigler and noted musicians such as vocalists Frankie Statton, Tia McGraff, Elizabeth Capel, and Sean O'Shea; keyboardist Josh Rosen, bass player Jared Palmer, and drummers Lis Ficalora and Lois Hess. 

          Highlights from the album include the upbeat pop song "Love Is The Reason", the romantic ballad "Inside Job" (performed by vocalist Tia McGraff), and the inspirational anthem "You're The Reason" (performed by vocalist/keyboardist Sean O'Shea). 

          Admission to the concert is free; complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided. For more information about AJ Bigler and his new album "AJ and Friends", visit

Big Shot Records Launches 'The Business of Music' Radio Show

            WASHINGTON (December 2016) – Big Shot Records and Washington Entertainment Connection are premiering the new bi-monthly radio show "The Business of Music" at

          The show, which is co-hosted by veteran drummer Brian Choper and music photographer Mickie Hill, provides insights for members of the general public who are interested in bands and/or live music, reviews and where bands will be performing. For their second episode, Choper and Hill discuss how a band's first meeting can result in success or failure. 

             "When a band's in the basement (or in someone's home), they are performing and listening to each other for the first time," said Choper. "They try to see if the chemistry is there, if the music sounds good together, and if everyone's on the same level musically and plays in the same style. Until you put musicians together, you don't know what you have." 

            Other show highlights include music industry news, music career tips and insights, and reviews of Mid-Atlantic area bands and live shows. WEC is an artist management, recording, video and booking firm based in Beltsville, Maryland. Its Big Shot Records division signs, develops, records and books musical acts of all kinds. Company founder/CEO Brian Choper is an internationally known percussionist who performs with popular acts including The Brian Choper Jazz Project with Peter Cannella, Nexus Rock Band, and Kol Haruach Orchestra. 

            For more information, visit,, or

Monday, December 5, 2016

Songwriters to take Stage for Holiday 'Tunesmithing' on Dec. 14

         NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 2016) -- "Tunesmithing" will celebrate the holiday season with a special show from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 14 (Wednesday) at The Well Coffeehouse, 690 Old Hickory Blvd. in Brentwood. 

          Attendees will enjoy original and classic holiday songs and/or stories by AJ Bigler, Katie Brooks, Everette Brown, Butterfly, Kelley Cline, Wil Comstock, Gordon Ellis, Dar Frantz, Donna Frost, Lisa Hannah, Mark Horwitz, Paul Nielsen, Candy Paull, Angel Pontier, and Chuck Whiting

          Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Publicist Chuck Whiting will emcee the show. Songwriter/audio engineer AJ Bigler will handle sound. "Tunesmithing" songwriters showcase is sponsored by Music City Arts Network and Shine Time Books and Music. The monthly show was founded in 2003 to spotlight emerging, professional and hit songwriters, as well as artists of all kinds. The event offers mentoring, career growth and networking opportunities for artists at all levels. 

          For more information about "Tunesmithing", call (615) 423-9857, write, or visit