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"Powerjounalist" Markos Papadatos interviews Artie 

Markos Papadatos Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for music news interviewed Artie about his new cd, Americana Music and a surprise question. Papadatos has interviewed some of the biggest names in music including George Jones, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, Hank Williams Jr.,Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts,The Marshall Tucker Band,Charlie Daniels, Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart, Susanna Hoffs and Vicki Peterson from The Bangles, Matchbox 20, David Cook and Phillip Phillips from American Idol, Ron Block and Jerry Douglas from Alison Krauss and Union Station among countless others.

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Eric Schuurmans from Rootstime in Belgium chimes in on Aberdeen 

Here is the link to the original article, below that is a translation with a few problems. Enjoy!

Singer-songwriter Artie Tobia is an American Americana / roots artist from NY, which since 2001 solo, as a duo or performing with his band. He shall live, and his albums his oeuvre, which is a blend of acoustic rock, country, blues and folk. Artie is a teller of stories, which are often very recognizable and help to better understand your own life.

It took a while before we even got to hear something new from Artie Tobia. His convalescence after an accident took a lot of time, but now he is back with his new studio album "Aberdeen". It's an album with new songs, which he recorded in The Loft Studios in Bronxville, NY, with his band. In the studio he sat with Mark Barden (guitar), Mark Bridgman (bass), Stuart Stahr (drums), Kevin Myers (keys) and Nicole Alifante (backing vocals).

That Artie Tobia a singer-songwriter is interpreted by us from the beginning. He opens with the roots rocker "Kryptonite", the story of a temptress, he somehow came across and made a great impression on him. It is clearly not the "Kryptonite", the fictional substance that lives its own in the Superman comics and in the number, the kingfisher which is based on that we know Chris Barron and his Spin Doctors from 1991. In "Big Bosom Lady "is also about encounters, but with people (often not the most appetizing) along the way. The title song "Aberdeen" is a love story between a wolf and a hawk who, despite their own challenges, never lose sight of one another. The song will acquaint the listener with the complexity of Artie's songwriting, which he put us through the day and the night, the forest and the sky leads. That Artie also can increase the pace, we hear the rockers' Mommy Calling Me "(with Kevin Myers on piano) and the lament of a failed relationship in" River Of Tears ". In the ballad "First He Was My Father" Artie is very personal and he tells us about a sick man, sometimes a cowboy sometimes he was a chief, but always in the first place was his father. Also, "Faces Of War (Ballad Of Johnny Garcia)" is a great ballad, with poignant and truthful song writing about loss and sorrow over all the agv war. With "Boom Boom Boom" the pace is again the height and Artie takes us for a walk, which starts in the center of the city and ends in the forest. The valve is literally (a) "Farewell", a sprawling Latin groove (the backing vocals are sung by Nicole Alifante), the end of a beautiful musical journey ...

Nine years after his album "Chasing The Sun" Artie Tobia went back into the studio and took nine numbers. They are personal stories, some of which you will perhaps recognize there and he wants to share with us. The album is a beautiful and varied album that everyone I very much recommend!

Eric Schuurmans


Thank you Cathy Benedetto for the translation.

Wunderbare Entdeckungeen!

Wonderful Discoveries!

Paul Rostetter writes once a month about singer-songwriters - from folk to blues - from Americana to Rock

If one is out and about at the right time and can look at something of the countless new names in the American songwriting scene, one can always discover great programs, largely only of local importance, but supplying wonderful material. A downright brilliant example in this direction is Artie Tobia, a name that has been unknown in this country - until now.

Artie Tobia (Aberdeen. Red Tail Hawk Records) As unknown in this country as the record label is, is the protagonist Artie Tobias himself. Artie already has three albums. The new work, "Aberdeen", according to insiders and experts, is becoming among the best of his publishings. He has been, here and there, previously designated with big names on the stage divided between Chip Taylor or Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Already this entry shows why the new work is being praised. "Kryptonite" is a rocking love song of everything that distinguishes American rock these days. He reminds one of Springsteen, closer to John Mellencamp, or early Bob Seeger. That means good - accessible, strongly rhythmic songs with clean arrangements and engaging melodies. Outstanding is the fitting front voice of Artie Tobia together with the solid line work that characterizes the album. Also his songwriting you can see or hear for yourself. Not only driving love songs, but also intense tragic ballads very quietly intoned. Outwardly respectful, "Faces of War (The Ballad of Johnny Garcia) ", brings in a personal song that expresses the many of the tragedies of war. My favorite is the title track, "Aberdeen," with fine poetry packed in quiet sound but sometimes [zunftig] to and fro. "Boom Boom Boom" is a driving blues, "Mama calling Me," is one piano powered rock song, while "Farewell" verges towards a Rhumba and contains a little bit of guitar licks that are reminiscent of Carlos Santana. Then comes the much quieter remembrance of his dead father in "First He Was My Father," where the strong voice penetrates well. The recordings were produced in the Loft Studios in the Bronx, New York with small additions providing a delightfully good example of timeless American sound. A masterwork that only lacks commercial possibilities, barely in the racks to appear in our CD handlers.


River of Tears ~ Track for the Day ~ Internationally 

John Godfrey's The Troubadour Show coming out of Spain, picked up on River of Tears and selected it as the Track of the Day for the week of October 14, 2015.
John is a True Americana Man check out his show as he supports the artists and the music of Americana. He really puts together a great show. An absolute honor to be sharing a a show with the likes of Emmy Lou, Neil Young, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Townes, Steve Earl and Bruce Springsteen. Wow! This is a fun ride! Cant wait to see what is around the bend.

Charting in the month of October AT #18 

We kicked off our Radio campaign in early October and got immediate results. The First week we were at #28 on the Americana/ AAA ADP Chart chasing Roseanne Cash, as well as Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. The following week we climbed to #13. The last week of the month we were at #19 just behind Gregg Allman and John Mellencamp which would have been special enough to share the chart with two artists who certainly have helped shape and influence my  writing and voice. But at #3/ Elvis Presely... the King.... If I was ever told I would one day be on a chart with ELVIS.. i wouldn't have believed it for a second but there I was.

Aberdeen also cracked the Top 50 Albums ADP Chart sneaking in at #49 across the country.
For the month we ended up at #18 for the month of October 2015.

Very pleased and looking forward to the next phase of the radio promotion!

Americana Rhythm Music Magazine Audio and interview 

I was happy to take time with Greg Tutwiler from Americana Rhythm Music Magazine for an interview on "The Inside Track" about my music and my new cd Aberdeen.
Here is a link to the full audio interview which was then transcribed and a portion was published in the September issue which went to the Americana Music Festival in Nashville.


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