6/19/98

 

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SAMSON MUSIC ARTIST DOUGLAS SEPTEMBER GAINS RAVES, AIRPLAY FOR "TEN BULLS"

 

Additional Dates Announced for U.S. Tour

OMAHA, NEBRASKA - Since it's release in mid-April, singer/songwriter Douglas September's Samson Music debut release, "TEN BULLS," has been garnering rave reviews and heating up the airwaves in an expanding number of radio markets. The album, which spotlights September's diverse repertoire of original material, was produced by Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame drummer Michael Shrieve (Santana) and features brilliant guitar work by the legendary Bill Frisell. The following is what reviewers have to say:

In the April 6 issue of The Gavin Report, Kent Zimmerman called September's album "Blood on the Tracks" for the next millennium. Don't let this one slip by unnoticed. With the most dynamic daunting backing band for a newcomer in recent memory… Douglas September stands tall for his music…." The Album Network said on April 6, "Every now and again, an album by a new artist comes along that grabs you from the first few bars of the first song. Douglas September's "TEN BULLS" is such an album. Notwithstanding the sophisticated, tasty production values of the album (check out who played on TEN BULLS), the real strength lies in September's songs and more particularly the lyrics." And, the April 17 Friday Morning Quarterback reported that "…TEN BULLS is sure to put September in the same company as those he has been compared to like Bob Dylan and Tim Buckley."

Coinciding with the excellent reviews, TEN BULLS is heating up the airwaves and making an impact on the charts. It debuted at #35 on the Album Network Chart and rose to #24 on the Adult Rock grid as of 6/16. It also climbed from its initial position at #48 on the Gavin Chart to reach #33 (non-commercal Triple A Grid) in just three weeks and, still climbing, it also has been designated as grid-bound on Gavin's commercial Triple A Chart.

As the demand for September's music grows, his growing number of fans will have more opportunities to see this talented Canadian-born artist perform live. The following dates (and showtimes) have been added to his current U.S. tour schedule:

June 25 Piermont, NY The Turning Point

June 26 New York City The Bottom Line (WFUV Required Listening)

June 28 New York City The Living Room

June 29 New York City Arlene's Grocery

July 2 Woodstock, NY Tinker Street Café (broadcast live on WDST)

July 3 Portland, ME Raoul's (broadcast live on WCLZ)

More information about these dates and/or additional background on Douglas September and his music is available at the artist's web site at www.douglasseptember.com.

Samson Music is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gold Circle Entertainment, an Omaha, Nebraska-based full-service music-based enterprise. Samson develops, records and markets quality, adult-oriented music from artists/songwriters with very distinctive and highly creative styles. This strategy reflects Gold Circle's overall approach to the music business, which is

driven by a strategic, long-term approach to artist development and the commitment to innovation in

the marketing and distribution of its products. The company was founded by Norm Waitt, Jr., and a team of respected music industry pros in 1997. In addition to Waitt, who serves as Chairman and CEO, management includes Michael Delich, President and COO, and Richard Musil, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Gold Circle and Samson Music headquarters are located at 13906 Gold Circle Drive, Suite 201, Omaha, Nebraska, 68144. Both Gold Circle and Samson maintain sites on the World Wide Web, at www.goldo.com and www.samsonmusic.com, respectively.

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