&Jupiter, FL/Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 26, 2007
Little Silver Records and Size Thirteen Music are pleased and proud to announce that IKO IKO frontman, Graham Wood Drout, has received the Blues Critics Choice award for SONG OF THE YEAR with "The Ghosts of Mississippi" [p Big Bolt Music - BMI] that was featured on three releases in 2006.
The song was recorded by Drout on his live acoustic release with Albert Castiglia, The Bittersweet Sessions, as well as Castiglia's own version on his BluesLeaf release, A Stone's Throw. Joey Gilmore recorded the song and won the IBC award for Best Blues Performance in 2006 with his version and it was the title track of his current release on Bluzpik records.
"Graham has a great way of painting pictures with his songs and they inspire me to add my own twist." -- Albert Castiglia
Visit http://www.bluescritic.com/2006contemporarybluesawards.htm for the complete list of winners.
Graham Wood Drout & Iko-Iko perform live at the following upcoming appearances:
February 8, 2007 Tobacco Road, Miami, FL
February 9, 2007 Legend's, Boca Raton, FL
February 10, 2007 St. Ann's Church Mardi Gras Festival, West Palm Beach, FL
February 16, 2007 O'Hara's Jazz & Blues, Hollywood, FL (Mardi Gras Weekend)
February 17, 2007 Sebastian Beach Inn, Sebastian Beach, FL
February 18, 2007 Feista Tropical Mardi Gras, Hollywood, FL
February 20, 2007 Seminole Hard Rock Casino Mardi Gras, Hollywood, FL
February 22, 2007 Clematis By Night, West Palm Beach, FL
February 24, 2007 Gina's Jazz & Blues Cafe, Delray Beach, FL
March 2, 2007 Zane Gray, Islamorada, FL
March 3, 2007 Zane Gray, Islamorada, FL
March 4, 2007 Sound Advice Riverwalk Blues Festival, Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 9, 2007 The Green Parrot, Key West, FL
March 10, 2007 The Green Parrot, Key West, FL
March 24, 2007 Harriet Himmel Theater, WetPaint/ArtStart, West Palm Beach, FL
March 29, 2007 House of Blues, Orlando, FL
March 30, 2007 Lou's Blues, Indiatlantic (Melbourne), FL
March 31, 2007 Frisky Mermaid, Amelia Island, FL
April 1, 2007 Gainesville Inn, Gainesville, FL
April 4, 2007 University of Miami, Miami, FL
April 13, 2007 City of Tamarac, Tamarac, FL
April 14, 2007 River Cities Music Festival, Miami Springs, FL
April 21, 2007 Cocowalk Night in New Orleans, Coconut Grove, FL
For complete appearance and press information, visit them online at the following web sites:
Highlighting his more than 25-year career, Graham Wood Drout IKO-IKO's work has received multiple awards including both Best Blues Band and Songwriter of the Year from New Times Magazine and a Jammy Award for Best Blues Band. Blues Revue Magazine described his music as "Soul filling ideas that flow out of [Drout's] pen and into the heart of the listener...the result is breathtaking."
Artists of all genres cover Drout's songs and, most recently, Living Blues has The Bittersweet Sessions in the top 20 CDs of the year. Drout currently has the #1 song on MusicChoice with The Ghosts of Mississippi, and #2 on the Contemporary Blues Radio charts with Big Toe - both performed by Albert Castiglia on his release, A Stone's Throw, that is tied for second place as 2006 Blues CD of the Year on Sirius Radio networks. Today, the band is more energetic, vibrant and musical than ever with live shows that will reassure anyone that their mojo is definitely workin'!
For more information, contact:
Daniel M. East
Size Thirteen Music for
Little Silver Records
5500 Military Trail, 22-365
Jupiter, FL 33458 USA
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