Shasta | "No More Smoking!"(Remastered Bonus Edition)

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"No More Smoking!"(Remastered Bonus Edition)

by Shasta

Bard Rock in the Dylan Tradition. 100.7 FM in Australia says, “.rootsy sound that simply oozes social conscience. Take it or leave it, but you won't forget it as this is an album that epitomizes modern living.”
Genre: Folk: Political
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1. No More Smoking! (live! Clean Edit)
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2. Outside My Window
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3. It Won't Reach! (My Hose Won't Reach!)
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4. Cold New England Rain
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5. Modern Fixations
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6. No! No Doctor!
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7. America's Home Town (bonus Full Length Edition)
4:40 $0.99
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8. Condo-Commandos
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9. Stand Back! /Drop Down!
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10. Silicon Heartland
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11. Freudian Flowers
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12. America's Child
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13. Chasin' My Ghost
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14. No More Smoking! (live! Explicit Lyric)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
BARD ROCK Songs of Freedom, Wit and Passion!

Reviews of Shasta's Music:
Corbyn Bricie of Unsigned, The Magazine said: "This one is for the Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan fans." "...if you like your Country/Americana with directly clever lyrics with a socially conscious flare then this one is definitely for you." "...he sure knows how to write a song."

In an Option Magazine review, writer Steve Hecox said: "Shasta is clearly a poet with an overriding sense of social awareness." " . . clever lyricist. . . excellent songs," " . . Hot, tight, inventive and totally professional."

Paul van Kuik of Country Express Radio 0 16 2 Dongen, Netherlands says: "The album stands like a mountain!!!" "...your lyrics remind me of Dylan: rough and clear. Waiting for more!"
Tony Bates of Highlands 100.7 FM Australia says, "...rootsy sound that simply oozes social conscience. Take it or leave it, but you won't forget it as this is an album that epitomizes modern living!"

Genre: Americana
Secondary Genre: Rock

A Bard Rock singer/songwriter with a love for poetry and a stylistic blend of philosophy, mystery, political incorrectness, ecology & lonesome love ballads. His definitive Bard Rock style emanates from his Dylan and Neil Young influences during his early years.

Artist Information & Instruments:
Vocal & Harmonica with 6 & 12 string Acoustic Guitars. ("Songs on Albums are fully backed with friends who are excellent musicians I've met over the years!")

Bio:
Shasta, is a prolific songwriter and a native of Connecticut. He made a life-changing sojourn to California years ago, where he gained his nickname and began developing into the artist he is today.
Now, he plunges us deep into a tapestry of Americana, with his latest CD: "No More Smoking!" The title cut, “No More Smoking!”, was recorded live in a Danbury club and is a hilarious politically incorrect rant, written when Connecticut's smoking ban took effect in the bars. It was featured on a smokers rights website.
(http://www.smokersclub.com/audio/srmusic.html)

Shasta began writing poetry when he was growing up in New England and by his teens was considering songwriting. He heard Bob Dylan, became an instant fan and turned his poetic efforts into song writing. On his journey west he wrote, "Chasin My Ghost". Upon his return to the eastcoast (during what he refers to as emotional weather) he wrote the epic, "Cold New England Rain", both included on this CD.

All is not serious however. He also knows how to have fun in a song and get his audiences laughing. The tongue in cheek innuendo of “It Won't Reach! (My Hose Won't Reach!),” is proof positive of his penchant for comedy and tragedy going hand in hand within one recording. Shasta’s gift for the dramatic and politically driven messages is evident too in tracks like, "America's Home Town", "Condo-Commandos" and "Stand Back!/Drop Down!".

Others who inspired him include: Dire Straits, Maria McKee, Fiona Apple, Warren Zevon, Jewel, Arlo Guthrie, The Clash & even Snake River Conspiracy!

The CD is self-produced with talented backup and clocks in at about 61 minutes! Shasta has an uncanny knack for assembling musicians that fit his style, turning his unnerving need to tell the world how he feels about certain issues into songs that keep you listening!

Since the 90's, Shasta has been strong on the music scene. He is receiving air play in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. He has traveled through 44 states playing open mikes and jam sessions in cafes & clubs, benefits and fairs. Shasta is currently working with A&R Select, a leading A&R firm in Hollywood, CA. & is now residing and completing his new album in Nashville, TN.

Review:
“Shasta’s music bubbles over with an over abundance of genre-defying musical skill.” – A&R Select


Discography
New Album CD - "No More Smoking!" @ http://cdbaby.com/cd/shasta3
45 rpm single on vinyl - Little Fugitive
Song (Stronger Than The Storm) on Rodell Record's,"Sounds From The Undergound",
(A Various Artist compilation CD)
1 Album CD -"Stronger than the Storm"
1 Album, "Modern Fixations" on vinyl & CD !" @ http://cdbaby.com/cd/shasta2
Download at http://payplay.fm/shasta2

Visit Shasta’s website & myspace.com/shastaman for updates, performance dates, samples, pictures, and more. Also, available on ITunes & other digital download sites on the left side of this page!

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Steve

New true to life lyrics
Shasta has the talent to put life into words. Combined with his music it all comes together and makes you think of life and the things happening around us. We should all listen carefully
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Tony Bates-100.7 Highlands FM-Victoria, Australia

Well, Shasta has surpassed himself...
Great CD...thanks!

"How can one re-release an album that on first hearing needs no additional work? Well, Shasta has surpassed himself by re-vitalising his previous album and, guess what? It WORKS! The BARD has proved that one can improve on what others feel is a masterpiece and he has done so without either ruining the essential and initial essence of the album or overvamping it. Not many could do that, but that just shows Shasta has an intuitive view of his work. This latest release should be bought as an add on to its predecessor as the two are complimentary.
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