GRAVEL RIDGE, Ark., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern rock band House of Melody have come together to record a new album generating scholarships for music education. The music can be purchased online at outlets including iTunes, CD Baby, ReverbNation and directly from the band page at www.houseofmelodyband.com
Composing of Steve "Kish" Moody, Nick Carter, Steve Shatzer and James "Lynn" Burke, the band cut their teeth performing and mastering their instruments over the past 30 plus years, but this project all started with the support of fans. Burke summed it up this way: "Fans have always asked for something they could buy, but we just didn't want to put something out for the sake of putting something out. We talked with the fans and they came up with the idea of doing it to raise money. So we let them pick their favorite tunes."
Appropriately titled Turn It Up the band assembled a collection of Lynyrd Skynyrd tunes that resonate throughout America's heartland. The song selection includes tracks such as "The Needle and the Spoon," "Tuesday's Gone," "Saturday Night Special" and "Simple Man." The band quickly points out they are not a tribute band. These songs mean something to the guys and they feel the songs will mean something new to a generation. "Lynyrd Skynyrd defines southern rock. That's what we are; a southern rock band. They inspired us to learn how to play and that's what we want to achieve with this new recording," states Burke. One quick play of these tunes and the listener will know a tremendous amount of respect went into recording these songs.
Burke, a FedEx 777 Captain/Check Airman by day and guitar player by night, also owns Blues City Music in Memphis, Tennessee. This shop is a high-end boutique store catering to elite tone fanatics around the world. Kish founded House of Melody Education, a 501(c)(3) organization focused on providing a positive and safe environment for children in Arkansas. The band teamed up at the House of Melody recording studio in Gravel Ridge, Arkansas to cut three tracks. But for the fourth track, the band sought famed engineer, producer and friend, Pete Matthews of Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee to record "The Needle and the Spoon."
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