THIS PRESS RELEASED WAS SENT OUT FAR AND WIDE WHEN JAMIE'S RECORD DEAL WAS ANNOUNCED A FEW YEARS AGO: Acclaimed Southern California singer-songwriter-guitarist Jamie Reno has signed a major record deal with 33rd Street Records, the burgeoning label that also recently signed rock legend Peter Frampton, among others. Reno's highly anticipated new solo record, "All American Music," a country-rock road trip featuring 15 new songs and an all-star cast of American music greats, is now available for purchase at record stores nationwide.
Among those sitting in with Reno on this project are Southern rock legend Charlie Daniels, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Randy Meisner of the Eagles, guitar hero Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers, country music legend Charley Pride, country and bluegrass great Ricky Skaggs, country and folk star Suzy Bogguss, virtuoso guitarists Jerry Donahue of the Hellecasters and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter of Steely Dan & the Doobie Brothers, multi-instrumentalist Dennis Caplinger, rising singing stars Eve Selis and Randi Driscoll, and many more.
A heartfelt and at times heartbreaking slice of Americana, "All American Music" is filled with bittersweet, soulful traveling songs written, sung and performed by Reno, who last year took Best Song honors at the San Diego Songwriters Guild Awards. His songs have been featured on NBC network television shows and in upcoming films.
The new record was co-produced by Reno and veteran musician-producer Josquin Des Pres (Bernie Taupin, Young Dubliners) and engineered by Grammy nominee Bernie Torelli. Reno, by day an internationally known journalist with Newsweek, has seen his music career blossom the last few years. His last three independent releases, "My Side of Paradise" (2000), "Reunion" (2001), and "Favorite One" (2002) were each well received and met with critical acclaim and are still selling well nationally.
A portion of the proceeds from "All American Music," like all of Reno's records, will go to cancer-related causes. Reno, a survivor of stage IV non-Hodgkins lymphoma cancer, hopes to support research that will lead to new therapies for this and other types of cancer.
Lyndon Stambler, author of The Folk and Blues Encyclopedia and a veteran correspondent with People magazine, says of Reno's new release, "I recommend listening to 'All American Music' on a car stereo because it works best as a road album. This is Reno's world and it's deceptively simple, just as you'd expect from an Iowa boy who moved West. He never lost that shrewd Midwestern wit. There's a sweetness about this album, but it rocks. Reno lifts our spirits with his beautiful melodies and lyrics. His songs, which are about living, loving, longing, surviving, laughing, and crying, are well-crafted. Some would call this record heart felt. I'd call it gut felt. 'All American Music' gets an A."
Jamie Reno's "All American Music" is distributed by Bayside Entertainment. If you would like to contact Reno, you can email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the latest updates on Reno's music, please stay tuned to this website! Thanks, friends, and enjoy the music!!