Thursday, February 28, 2008

Johnathan Rice and Matt Costa on tour


Two of today's most exciting young singer-songwriters have embarked on a two-month-long, coast-to-coast tour together. Don't miss Johnathan Rice (a part-time actor) and Matt Costa (a part-time skateboarder) when they play near you!

Proving, again, that multi-tasking is easy for the talented: The tour started in Chicago last week - the remaining dates on tour are listed below along with some new rock videos and mp3s. Definitely check these out:

2 Exciting New Artists -2 Must-Have Albums

Johnathan Rice

Matt Costa

Johnathan Rice is a tremendous talent. His "Further North" CD has not been out of my CD changer since I got the album. He's already been named an One to Watch in 2008. I look to his album (a late 2007 release) to be named as one of my 2008 records of the year.


I have spent a few hours over the last day enjoying the songs of Matt Costa. The man is a risk-taker. Having already tasted success on 2006's "Songs We Sing" - he followed that up with some daring songs - some representing a considerable departure - in the late 2007 release "Unfamiliar Faces." The songs really work for me. I think even his oldest and die-hard fans will find Costa has broadened his world for the effort. Below you will find one of my favorite new videos of the year. I look forward to hearing more from this artist - who I am positive, now, is destined for great things.


2/28 - Montreal QC - Le National
2/29 - Boston MA - The Paradise
3/1 - Brooklyn NY - Music Hall
3/3 - New York NY - Bowery Ballroom

3/4 - Philadelphia PA - First Unitarian Church
3/5 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
3/6 - Carborro NC - Cat's Cradle
3/7 - Charleston NC - Music Farm
3/8 - Atlanta GA - The Loft
3/9 - Nashville TN - 3rd & Lindsley
3/12 - Austin TX - Stubbs (SxSW)

Johnathan Rice residency in LA:
4/7 - Los Angeles CA - Spaceland
4/14 - Los Angeles CA - Spaceland
4/17 - Los Angeles CA - Spaceland
4/21 - Los Angeles CA - Spaceland

Win Win Win Win:
Autographed 12-inch vinyl copy of "Further North"
and Johnathan Rice t-shirts!!!

Here's How to Win. Drop me an email with your contact information and mailing address. Enter the words: "Johnathan Rice Giveaway" in the subject line of the email. Tell me your tee-shirt size too. The Winner will be notified via email and will receive their prizes through the mail.

Johnathan Rice: Myspace / Web
Matt Costa: Myspace / Web

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