John Merchant is currently mixing the new album!
It’s finally that time in the recording process to mix! John Merchant (Mika, Celine Dion, Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, & Lenny Kravitz) is at the helm from his mixing studio in Nashville. We have heard some of the mixes he’s worked on and I’m really, REALLY excited! They sound soooooo great and I can’t wait for you to hear them. When mixing is complete, it goes to mastering, then manufacturing & distribution so we are looking at a few […]
DHMC6 COMP – UNRELEASED contains new Diane Ward song
DHMC6 COMP – UNRELEASED by Dan Hosker Music Continuum This compilation features bands/artists that are – or have been – part of the South Florida Music Scene. ALL proceeds from the sale of this release will go directly towards the continued funding of the Dan Hosker Music Continuum. The DHMC is a music scholarship started in 2013 in Dan’s Hosker’s name. The scholarship provides cash awards to deserving students of Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody, MA – Dan’s alma […]
EXCEPTIONAL new album by singer / songwriter Darrell Arnold called “Changing World”
Very proud to have been a part of this wonderful project! Darrell’s new roots rock, Americana album features ten songs that thematically run the gamut from existential thought pieces to love and lost-love songs, all with gripping vocal hooks, grooving rhythms, and layers of guitars, wondrous guitars. Jack Shawde produced the album and plays multiple instruments. In addition to Darrell’s vocals and acoustic guitar, the album features Diane on drums and background vocals, Matthew Sabatella on bass and background vocals, Max Farber […]
Diane Ward/Matthew Sabatella duet cover Fred Neil’s “The Dolphins” benefits Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project
Released on the legendary Y&T Music label, the cover of Fred Neil’s “The Dolphin” was created to raise money & awareness for Ric O’Barry’s, Dolphin Project, a non-profit charitable organization, dedicated to the welfare and protection of dolphins worldwide. Founded by Richard (Ric) O’Barry on Earth Day, April 22, 1970, the mission of the Dolphin Project is to end dolphin exploitation and slaughter, as dolphins are routinely captured, harassed, slaughtered and sold into captivity around the world – all in […]
Co-write w/Jim Wurster song “Sweet Melody in the Wind” featured on double CD benefit album.
Extremely proud to have a song that I co-wrote with Jim Wurster featured on this compilation. ALL PROCEEDS from the ongoing sale of this album & will be donated to 100+ Abandoned dogs of Everglades Florida. They are a FANTASTIC organization of volunteers who work miracles every day saving the lives of abused and neglected animals right here in South Florida. 3 Chords & a Chorus of Lust: Songs of Jim Wurster. Epic DOUBLE ALBUM featuring performances and/or production by The […]
Recording of #6 has begun! Another Diane Ward/Jack Shawde team production feat. The Band of Virgos
I’m so excited to FINALLY be back in the studio! I could no have started this adventure without the incredible help of supporters who jumped in at my Indigogo campaign. I am forever grateful! Basic tracks will be recorded at DogManic Recording Studios & engineered by Jason Sedawie. The album will prominently feature the Band of Virgos: Jack Shawde (guitars), Debbie Duke (bass) Bob Taylor (keyboards) John Yarling (drums). Very excitedthat John Merchant is onboard to mix. The band & I […]
Back from Nashville, THANK YOU Jodi Marr & AbFab Artists for another wonderful adventure!
Just came back from another fantastic writing trip in Nashville for AbFab Artists! During my span of 3 weeks in songwriting bliss, I witnessed crazy weather that went from 87 degrees, down to 20 degrees – within 24 hours, and woke up to 3 inches of snow!! LOL Crazy!!! This pic is one of the writing rooms @ ASCAP. They saved the day when our other writing room became unavailable at the last minute. =O I’m so grateful for them because I wrote […]
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HELLO 2017 and Happy New Year to all! First off, I want to thank you for your continued support. I consider myself to be extremely lucky and blessed to have had the life of an independent artist all these years. Music has been the thread of my life experiences and I am profoundly rich in love and friendships because of it.
THANK YOU SoFla!
Our canned food drive was a huge success! THANK YOU to everyone who came to benefit Feeding South Florida!!! I am humbled by your generosity, goodwill, and glorious hearts! The deal was that if you brought non-perishable food, you didn’t have to pay the $10 cover donation. Most of you brought food AND gave $$!! My car is overflowing with your donations & we also raised 350.00! Your food and money will be directly benefiting an amazing organization, Feeding South Florida (www.feedingsouthflorida.org). They are the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in South Florida that serves 25% of Florida’s food Insecure population.