Creative Law Network
Posted on May 17, 2013
SEG wants to give a shout out and huge thanks to our legal team at Creative Law Network and principal, Dave Ratner. Since the inception of Sweetwine Entertainment Group, Dave Ratner and his team have provided exceptional legal council to SEG for all of our entertainment needs. We highly recommend their services to anyone in the entertainment industry.
“For more than five years, Dave Ratner has provided outstanding legal counsel for my company and is always easy to work with. Dave’s extensive knowledge of the law and careful attention to detail, deadlines and organization prove to be invaluable time and time again. Dave’s communication skills are unparalleled. It truly is a pleasure working with Dave Ratner and having him as a part of our team.”
- Ira Sweetwine, founder and president of Sweetwine Entertainment Group
Visit the Creative Law Network online at: www.creativelawnetwork.com
Cyril Neville & Birds of Chicago join the SEG roster!
Posted on Mar 12, 2013
We are thrilled to announce more exciting signings here at SEG and as 2013 progresses, so does our incredible lineup of stellar artists!
Grammy Award winning New Orleans Neville Brother and co-leader of Royal Southern Brotherhood, Cyril Neville has been called a philosopher, poet, and one of the last great southern soul singers. Mr. Neville has appeared on recordings with artists such as Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Edie Brickell, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, The New Orleans Social Club and many others.
A legend in his own right, Cyril Neville is gearing up to tour the nation leading the Cyril Neville band. Be on the lookout for this exciting act to stop in your town.
BIRDS OF CHICAGO
Birds of Chicago is a collective based around JT Nero and Allison Russell. Whether touring as duo or with the full family band, Nero and Russell have emerged as two of the most compelling new voices in North American Roots music. They have toured extensively throughout Europe, Canada & the US. Some of their Festival highlights include: High Sierra Music Festival, Hillside Music Festival, eTown, Strawberry Music Festival, American River Music Festival and more! Birds of Chicago’s self titled debut album released in October of 2012 received critical raves and won them new fans on both sides of the Atlantic, and created a great deal of excitement for the first official Birds of Chicago album.
GS3 – Garrett Sayers Trio to release a live CD etc…
Posted on Feb 15, 2013
GS3 / Garrett Sayers Trio has been in residency at the Highland Tap & Burger in the Lohi neighborhood in Denver for a year and a half now, performing on Wednesday nights. The residency has in fact kick started this band to get on its feet and also excite fans with new music and a Funky, urban flavor from the minds of Garrett Sayers, Patrick Lee & Jonny Jyemo!
Needless to say, the band would not be here today without the fans who came out week after week. So in celebration and HUGE gratitude, GS3 has mastered tracks from live recordings from the residency and pressed their very first CD titled, “The Tap Sessions”. The CD will be handed out for free to all in attendance at this final show at the Tap on February 27th.
And to top it all off, we are leaking one track from the new album for FREE DOWNLOAD!! Follow this link >> https://soundcloud.com/garrettsayerstrio-gs3/cant-deny-it
Selina Albright to tour with Brian Culbertson in 2013
Posted on Feb 12, 2013
Selina Albright has received an invitation by the incredible Jazz artist, Brian Culbertson, to join his “big band” as a featured guest vocalist throughout his world tour in 2013! The tour will take them throughout the US and abroad to many incredible locations and festivals. Some of the tour highlights that have been announced thus far are: Berks Jazz Fest, Seabreeze Jazz Festival, St. Lucia Jazz Festival, San Diego Jazz Festival, Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, and many many more! If you make it to any of the festivals or shows with Brian Culbertson featuring Selina, be sure to stop by the merchandise tables. Selina will be touring with an exclusive CD of her own released special for this up-coming tour and other fun merchandise.
Announced dates with Brian Culbertson as of 2/12/13 are:
4/4 – Jazz Alley, Seattle WA
4/5 - Jazz Alley, Seattle WA
4/6- Jazz Alley, Seattle WA
4/7 - Jazz Alley, Seattle WA
4/9 – BB Kings, New York City NY
4/11 – PAC @ Rockwell Hall / Buffalo State, Buffalo NY
4/12 – John Lyman Center, New Haven CT
4/13 – 23rd Annual Berks Jazz Festival, Reading PA
4/14 – Rams Head, Annapolis MD
4/15 – Birchmere, Alexandria VA
4/17 – Seabreeze Jazz Fest Dinner Cruise, Panama City Beach FL
4/20 – Seabreeze Jazz Festival, Panama City Beach FL
5/12 – St. Lucia Jazz Festival, Castries St. Lucia
5/25 – San Diego Jazz Festival, San Diego CA
6/5 – 9 – Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, Napa CA
many more to be announced……
New signings and a huge start to 2013!
Posted on Jan 31, 2013
SEG is full steam ahead in 2013! Phil Einsohn, agent at SEG says, “I have never been this busy in the first month of the year. Our artists are in demand and 2013 looks stellar.” Festivals are calling, tours are being booked, five SEG artists are currently recording new albums and more artists are being signed!
With all the excitement, we are pleased to announce the following additions to the SEG: Sweetwine Entertainment Group roster:
Tommy Malone has had a musical love affair with fans for over 30 years. As the ‘heart and center’ front man of the legendary Americana act The Subdudes, he has carved his way as a gifted singer, player and songwriter with a distinctive musical voice. Tommy’s self-assured exterior masks a writer who mines heartache and elation, the surreal and the everyday, and who crafts the experiences into instantly memorable tunes. He is an artist who exudes a laid-back, down-to-earth, instantly familiar style that epitomizes Americana Rock Music. In Tommy’s solo band, as lead guitarist and singer, he punctuates soulful, heart-felt vocals with playing that is at turns joyful, incendiary and melancholic.
Described as “High-Octane Rocky Mountain Dance-Grass”, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft its’ sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. The Colorado-bred quintet combines the elements of mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums and vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres and to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations.
Based out of the south bay of San Diego, neighboring the highest crossed border in the world, STRANGER is turning heads through multicultural and musical diversity with a soulful blend of reggae roots, rock and jazz combined with conscious lyrics and unparalleled musicianship. The name says it all: STRANGER does not fit into a mold. Even from the inception of the group, its diverse mixture of influences set the band apart from the other acts in the reggae genre and led to the band’s mysterious, yet creatively appropriate name.
Worth describes his solo music as “bohemian blues hop” or “folk gospel.” he claims to have developed most of his vocal style and performance ability on the street. To the listener his voice evokes an intense emotional response, even a full body experience. It is simultaneously timeless and new, recalling contemporary influences like Jeff Buckley, Martin Sexton, and Amos Lee and classics such as Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. The songwriting is eclectic and infuses lyrical depth with memorable melodies.
Catch Trout Steak Revival live and you can’t help but notice the band’s gift to thrive in the moment. The sounds of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, dobro, and accordion blend in TSR’s bluegrass-inspired mountain music. While each member of the band composes original tunes, harmonic contributions are added by the entire band, following the bluegrass tradition and creating a unique sound.
Welcome Inner Circle!!
Posted on Nov 16, 2012
It is with great excitement for SEG to welcome Grammy winning, 4 X Grammy nominated & one of the most legendary Reggae artists of our time, Inner Circle, to our booking roster. You may know them by their hit, “Bad Boys”, the theme song from the popular show, “Cops”. Inner Circle has been in the scene since the early 1970′s and have sold millions of albums and literally toured through every corner of this planet! Now ready to jump back in to the US, Canadian, South and Central American touring markets, Inner Circle has turned to SEG to revitalize their presence to fans old and new! Keep an eye out for tour dates in 2013!!
Check the Inner Circle Website at: www.badboysofreggae.com
SEG welcomes West Water Outlaws
Posted on Sep 10, 2012
SEG is pleased to announce the signing of The West Water
Outlaws, out of Boulder, CO for exclusive North American booking
representation. The West Water Outlaws have been gaining heavy momentum,
touring throughout the US, selling out the Fox Theatre to 650 people and
turning heads nationwide with their high-energy Rock N’ Roll. These guys are
steadily gaining a solid fan base and will be one to watch as they try to break
out as the next big band from Boulder, CO. The band’s new EP “Real Killer”, is
a must hear and by far the band’s best to date! We’re delighted to welcome The
West Water Outlaws to the SEG family!
Check out the bands website: www.westwateroutlaws.com
Giving back to our community in need
Posted on Jul 31, 2012
The summer of 2012 has proven to be quit tragic throughout our home state of Colorado. Countless wildfires have taken thousands upon thousands of acres of forest, homes destroyed, neighborhoods leveled and of course the recent senseless act of violence in Aurora where so many were killed and injured at the movie theater incident. As Sweetwine Entertainment Group calls Colorado home as well as a handful of our clients, we are assembling to do what we can to raise money and give back to our greater community and the organizations helping our neighbors in need.
Now more than ever it is crucial to do what we can to help as a company, as artists, as neighbors, friends and citizens. Even if it is as simple as going to one of the shows where the proceeds of a purchased ticket goes to the benefit or if you are able to make donations or volunteer time, it is clear that any amount of effort is so needed at this time. Please – Do what YOU can to help. There are several organizations collecting food, clothing, furniture etc.
SEG and some of our local artists are partnering on two CO shows of which both will directly benefit and donate money towards Wildfire Relief efforts. We would so appreciate your support by attending, spreading the word and simply being a part of these efforts. Thank you in advance.
August 10 - Wildfire Relief Benefit @ The Summit Music Hall – Denver
>> Details and tickets HERE <<
September 7 – GRATEFUL FEST – A celebration to benefit the Poudre Canyon Fire Department
>> Details and Tickets HERE <<
Selina Albright signed to SEG
Posted on Jul 26, 2012
We are thrilled to announce the signing of artist Selina Albright to the SEG roster for exclusive management. Selina is an R&B vocalist and songwriter with versatility that comes from years of listening to many genres and languages of music. Her soulfulness and angelic tone add character and emotion to any ballad, yet her powerful wailing and stage presence commands attention. Selina has been featured on many well known artists albums including the electronic heavyweights, Manufactured Superstars and 5 X Grammy nominee, Gerald Albright and more. She has toured throughout the world playing festivals, cruises etc as a featured vocalist. With her debut album about to drop complete with a label and distribution, Selina will be an artist to certainly keep your eyes and ears open for. Welcome Selina!
Visit Selina’s website >> HERE <<
SEG welcomes The Blackberry Bushes Stringband!
Posted on Jun 29, 2012
SEG is pleased to announce the signing of The Blackberry Bushes Stringband, out of Olympia, WA for exclusive North American booking representation. The Blackberry Bushes Stringband has been gaining heavy momentum, touring throughout the US and Europe, performing at many favorite Bluegrass/Folk Festivals including Telluride Bluegrass Festival (CO), Strawberry Music Festival (CA), Rockygrass (CO), Northwest String Summit (OR), Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival (NC), Humboldt Hills Hoedown (CA), Fairwood String Fest (WA) and more. The band’s new EP “At The Break” , was recorded at Empty Sea Studios, is a must hear and by far the band’s best to date! We’re delighted to welcome The Blackberry Bushes Stringband to the SEG family!