Today marks one year since the release of my latest project, "Light of Day". I am totally blown away by the response that this record has received over the last year and will never run out of thank-yous for all of the people that contributed to its success, my family and friends, the artists, the Deejays, all of the crowd-funding supporters that believed in me and lent their support in getting the project across the finish line, and of course, the fans!
A few of the good things that have happened over the last year:
– Remained on the Album charts for over one year
– Came in #138 in the Top 200 Blues Albums for 2019
– 7 of the 16 songs made the national singles charts
– The opening track, "Two Tons of Fun" has been on the singles charts for over a year!
– The track "Quicksand" made the semifinals in the 2019 International Songwriting Competition
And to top it off, we're currently up for three Independent Blues Music Awards:
– Best Contemporary Blues Album
– Best Blues Rock song for "Blues 99"
– Best Contemporary Band
Please be sure to stop by and vote for a brother if you haven't already: http://www.makingascenesurvey.com/survey/index.php/885179…
As an Independent Artist, it can be rough at times, but there are two things that as an artist I am unwilling to compromise: artistic freedom, and ownership of my art! Besides, no self-respecting label, Blues or otherwise would ever let me release the kinds of records I make! That being said, my fledgling little label, Rocketnoodle Music, will remain my label home for the foreseeable future. This record, for me, serves as vindication that perhaps I am on the right path after all, and that if you push really hard and use the tools that are available to us all in these exciting times, you CAN get your music heard without being signed to a label.
I was so looking forward to the opportunity to play these tunes live for folks but that'll have to wait for now. In the meantime, I'm hunkered down here working on new material for future projects. I can't speak for other artists, but this has turned out to be a great time for writing. There's definitely no shortage of subject matter these days!
LIGHT OF DAY is available on all digital outlets and signed copies can be ordered directly from my site: www.vinceagwada.com
BE SAFE FOLKS!