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Country / The Modern Years
Nash East Makes Newspaper Headlines:
Surrounding them at Festplatz were seven photographers snapping pictures of the group performing songs such as Hank Williams' "Hey Good Lookin'" and George Strait's "Write This Down."
Mind you, the photographers were on summer break from middle school but they were adjusting shutter speeds and aperture and checking their lighting just as professional photographers do.
The kids were taking part in a weeklong PhotoPass Summer Camp, run by the Banana Factory, in which children ages 10-13 learn photography and have backstage access to photograph Musikfest acts.
BIG NEWS! 2016 is starting to be a very exciting year for NASH EAST... the band's first corporate booking with Gloria Lynn is for "The Colonel", Nash East was hired to help launch a new KFC "Nashville" style chicken, the Colonel wanted a "Nashville" style country band, so that is the reason they reached out to Nash East. This will be a highly covered new product launch media event.
FYI: They are test marketing this new KFC product in Pittsburgh, PA, and word out it is awesome, as in awesomesauce!
Jeffrey Levine of Back Street Radio and Nash East are on Sounds of Business with Sy Yules and Rick Brutti. Listen to Jeffrey Levine on Sounds of Business.
The Sounds of Business’ Sy Yules welcomed Jeffrey Levine of Back Street Radio and Nash East to the show. Co-host, Rick Brutti of MYOB was our color commentator today (imagine John Madden doing business radio) providing facts, figures, and memories regarding the artists and songs that inspired our guest. Jeffrey Levine is definitely what you’d call a serial entrepreneur and he refers to himself as the Dexter of entrepreneurship. By day he runs a regular business, but by night he becomes a country version of a rock n’ roll star. When he was around 18 years old he joined the Gabis Brothers Band (by the way 40 years later they are still playing). At that time, the three brothers needed a drummer and Jeffrey was in the right place at the right time. Jeffrey soon found himself booking the band, doing the promotion and advertising, along with developing their following. Within two years they played over 300 gigs! These practical basic business skills would serve him well in the years to come.
Jeffrey spent time in Brooklyn selling men’s clothing. He then went into estate and antique jewelry, always honing his skills in sales, marketing, and customer service. He then joined a large medical answering service and received some stock as a part of his compensation. In 2004, Jeffrey sold his shares in the answering service to pursue his passion for music. Jeffrey is the Chief Executive Officer of a very popular internet radio station called Back Street Radio that features homegrown independent artists, including original music that Jeffrey co-wrote, produced and played drums in a band named The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The club owners did not want to pay for an original band to play. The band has to do all the promotion and advertising in exchange for the opportunity to perform and a piece of the door.
Back Street Radio is a startup business and does not make a profit, so Jeffrey subsidizes his income by doing electronic calligraphy printing for a nationwide network of Invitation and Stationery dealers through his company called “Just Calligraphy” and he also plays on weekends in a popular country band called Nash East. Country music has always been his passion. He found players by running an ad on Craigslist that he was hosting a country jam session. Lightning struck again and he found a great group of players. They did a handful of rehearsals and then Jeffrey made some calls to get them booked. They have been playing out ever since. Jeffrey shared that the songs that go over best are the older honky tonk tunes.
Jeffrey shared a few songs from the band with us. “The Wild Side of Life,” by Arlie Carter and William Warren; made famous by Hank Thompson in 1952. Then we heard the classic, “Tulsa Time,” by Danny Flowers, made famous by Don Williams in 1978. The last song, “C’est La Vie,” a.k.a., “You Never Can Tell,” written by Chuck Berry, recorded in 1957. Many of us remember it from the 1994, “Pulp Fiction.” However, Jeffrey fell in love with the song and its lead singer when Emmy Lou Harris performed it along with the The Hot Band: Albert Lee, Emory Gordy, John Ware, Glen D. Hardin, Rodney Crowell, and Hank Devito. Enjoy!