Album #1 on the Roots Music Report Folk Internet Airplay Chart weeks of of 10/26 & 11/4/13.
"J.J. Crowne" album & "Toy Soldiers" song awarded Best Album/Song (Folk/Singer-Songwriter category) -- The Akademia Music Awards, Beverly Hills, CA., Oct. 2013.
"Nominated 2013 CD Of The Year - Crowne is world-class" -- Indie Music Digest
"A passionate and timely musical and lyrical vision...a powerhouse career statement" -- N.Y. Times Music Contributor Phil Sweetland.
"Featured Artist - August, 2013...After listening to (the new CD 'J.J. Crowne') I was indeed totally blown away...As a seasoned songwriter/performer myself, I was and remain completely impressed! Only in recent years has this musical wizard stepped out on his own for all the world to see and hear what contemporary excellence in music is all about. "
-- Songwrtiers' Net Best Magazine
"He can really write a lyric...songs were compelling nicely woven tales of love, loss and Lennon." -- The Miami Herald
"A singer/songwriter for the 21st. Century... a true troubadour." -- MusicEmissions
"Emotionally charged… a masterpiece" -- JuniorsCave Online Magazine
"J.J. Crowne writes and sings authentic acoustic songs dealing with types of love... with great acoustic guitar melodies" -- AudioCred Music Blog
"Crowne manages to touch many powerful emotions...knows how to push the right buttons and pluck your heartstrings with his grace and impressive musical finesse" -- Vents Magazine
"J.J. Crowne's songwriting ability is poetically impeccable... the genuine spirit and pureness... is really second to none in my book" -- SkopeMagazine
"What the world needs - more J.J. Crowne... WOW!”-- DJ Uncle Earl, KCLA FM Los Angeles
J.J. Crowne is an award-winning singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who started his career as a composer, performer and producer of theatrical music, radio jingles, and TV cues & themes for Fox, PBS and Univision TV amongst others. In his home of Miami, he opened shows for acts as diverse as The Mavericks and Marilyn Manson in the early 1990's. His debut album “Songs Of Innocence And Experience” was released July, 2011 and was later awarded “2011 Indie CD Of The Year” by IndieMusicDigest – selected over 300 other entries.
After gaining music industry and international press recognition for his self-produced debut album in 2011, J.J. Crowne teamed-up with gold-record producer Stephen Wrench (Hank, Jr., Missing Persons, Vince Gill) and well-known mixing/mastering engineer Jeff Silverman (Rick Springfield, Prince, Stephen Bishop) to complete a 5-song EP released July, 2012.
As of May 2013, over 1000 land, internet and syndicated radio stations worldwide were airing songs from the 5-song EP, entitled "Another Day Of Love." Its title track became the #2 listener-voted song on www.worldtalentsradio.com out of 280 songs and stayed in their TopTen for 3 months, and "Best Of Intentions" was recently the #3 listener-voted song on that same station. His song “Only Time” was downloaded over 6,200 times in its one-day feature on Songshooter.com. "She And He" was voted by listeners into the Top 20 Chart of Europe's www.musicworldradio.com.
This new CD -"J.J. Crowne"- contains newly-mixed and mastered versions of the 5 songs from his 2012 EP along with 5 new recordings -- all mixed and mastered by legendary Nashville engineer Jeff Silverman along with J.J. Crowne. All vocals and music are performed by J.J. Crowne. It is now available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and all other major outlets in digital and hard-copy form.
As of January 2014, the album has been picked up for airplay in over 70 U.S. markets. It's been in the AMA Chart since Sept 2013. The single "Only Time"climbed to #27 in the Spins Tracking System (STS) Chart; and the album remained in the Top Ten of the Roots Music Report (RMR) Folk Internet Airplay Chart for 12 weeks -where it was #1 weeks of Oct. 26 & Nov. 4, 2013.
J.J.’s music has also been featured on numerous popular internet podcasts – including being selected for regular rotation on the well-known NewMusicTampaBay podcast, as well as on RadioCrystalBlue and RockWiredRadio. J.J. has been featured on the Home Pages of major music websites including Rockwired, TargetAudience, Suite101, Carlito’s Blog, MusicEmissions, IndieMusicDigest, and Penseyeview; and Home Page interviews with him have appeared in Skope Magazine, Song Revelation, and Junior’s Cave. He was recently a Finalist in the 2014 South Florida Folk Festival National Songwriting competition.
J.J. Crowne writes and performs diverse emotional, heartfelt songs ranging from folk/rock to alt-country to pop ballads - each telling its own unique story and reminiscent of some of the great singer/songwriters of the ‘60's & ‘70's - but made for the 21st. Century.
Music, video, all press reviews and more at www.jjcrowne.com, www.reverbnation.com/jjcrowne & www.facebook.com/jjcrowne.
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