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Poptarts: The Season

These “seasoned” OurStage veterans (yes, pun intended) have caught the eyes and ears of fans on the site ever since they joined back in 2008. The Season, comprised of Kurtis Parks, Josh Kim, Jordan Metzger and Jason Jolly, boast an impressive record with six Top 10 finishes in both our Pop and Rock Channels and a 3 Number 1 spots on the Soft Rock Channel.  Lead-singer Kurtis Parks himself has won many industry accolades including Vh1′s Song of the Year for his track “Everything That You Are” and a spot in the Top 50 on the fourth season of American Idol. (Check his solo work out on OurStage right here)

After having found perfect musical balance while attending Virginia Tech, Kurtis Parks and Josh Kim packed up and moved to Nashville to create their first album under the moniker “The Season.” The success of their self-titled debut album jump-started a whole string of great opportunities for the group, including the chance to perform with acts such as Ben Folds, Howie Day, Relient  K and Saving Jane. Thanks to uplifting melody lines paired with the great emotional depth of Kurtis’ voice, The Season’s powerful lyrics are both relatable and moving. It’s no surprise that their songs have connected so effectively with fans both on OurStage all over the world.

Although currently on hiatus and performing separately, The Season hasn’t called it quits. Keep an eye out for stuff coming from these guys in the near future, but in the meantime, check out this OurStage playlist below!

A Q&A With Mike Flynn

It’s nearly inevitable that within ten minutes of turning on any Top 40 radio station you will hear a song produced by Mike Flynn. With acts like The Fray, Sara Bareilles, Howie Day and Kris Allen under his belt, Flynn’s responsible for quite a bit for popular music today. OurStage was able to catch up with this A&R rep and staff producer for Epic Records. Check out what he has to say about the different projects he’s worked on and the future of artist-label relationships.

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Get Your Song Produced by Mike Flynn, Staff Producer and head of A&R at EPIC Records

This month OurStage is giving Rock, Pop and Country artists the chance to work with the head of A&R at EPIC Records, Mike Flynn. Mike has a solid track record in A&R and production, working with acts like The Fray, Howie Day and American Idol winner Kris Allen to name a few. His production work on The Fray’s 2005 album How to Save a Life helped the band sell over 4 million copies worldwide. Enter your best original song before March 23rd in the “Get Your Song Produced By Mike Flynn” Channel for the opportunity to be guided by one of the music industry’s finest. One grand prize winner will be selected from the Top 20 artists and flown out to either New York or LA where Mike will personally produce their next single.

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50 States In 50 Weeks… Week 29: Maine

OSBlog02_50States_MEFun Facts: State Flower: White pine cone and tassel, State Song: “State of Maine Song,” State Animal: Moose

Home of: Stephen King, Paranoid Social Club, Rustic Overtones, Howie Day, Ray LaMontagne

The VenuesThe Asylum in Portland boasts three bars and a live music venue that’s hosted the likes of Ghostface Killah, Rakim and The Greyboy Allstars, along with regional bands. This 21+ complex is also home to Maine’s only weekly Goth/Industrial night. 103 Ultra Lounge in Orono is a bar and restaurant offering music from metal to hip hop star Lloyd Banks.

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Like Guster? Discover The Whatnot

This Portsmouth based trio has opened for O.A.R., Matt Nathanson & Howie Day. “Thunderclouds” boasts poppy bongos, clean acoustic progressions and sweet, soulful vocals that hint of Guster’s Americana pop jangle sound. Check it out and let me know what you think!
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