Hello everyone! Fall is off with a bang! Settles Connection members were in the studio - yes, with other artists of course. They recorded on *Rifles & Rosary Beads by Mary Gauthier, *Pretty Birds by Kathy Mattea, *Other Arrangements by Parker Milsap, and Pony Bradshaw's soon to be released project. We're grateful to be included in their creative processes. *Submitted for Grammy 61 Considerations. Wishing each of them the best of luck.
Odessa enjoyed working with Dave Cobb on music for the TV series Damnation. The show aired on USA and unfortunately, ended after the first season. Reruns are available online. Odessa traveled to Boston MA to film a pilot to be considered for a TV series Conjure Man by Ej Ouellette (band Crazy Maggy) and Lisa O'Donnell. Odessa was transformed into an 85-year-old healer and teacher of the main character. Awesome story! The filming took place in a 400+ year old home. We will keep y'all updated as the story unfolds.
Odessa also recorded with Ej on a song he and Lisa wrote entitled *Waking Sleepy Maggy. She traveled to Boston to shoot the video for the song. The song was named a winner in the Clouzine International Music Awards for Best Americana Soul; so, is now reaching world-wide exposure. Ej has submitted it for Grammy 61 consideration – wishing them the best of luck. Song is available on iTunes.
Settles Connection is near ready to get back to their own stuff and will keep you posted. In the meantime, if you need some awesome background noise, collaboration, workshops, performances, or just a shoulder to cry on, we're here for you. Send your contact and your needs. Looking forward to hearing from you.
The summer was challenging and busy. Settles Connection is still making music in various capacities. Wayne Settles & Friends perform the first Friday every other month at The Nashville Rescue Mission. Our friends Ashley Cleveland and Mary Gauthier joined us in April and Ashley just joined us in August. Calvin and Odessa conducted a workshop on music from the Civil Rights Movement to ~90 attendees at Lipscomb University. Odessa recently performed a private event at the Lipscomb University President's home with Lee Camp, Buddy Greene, Jeff Taylor, Matt Combs, and Byron House. Add weddings and a performance at 3rd & Lindsley with Odessa, Maura O'Connell, Jonell Mosser, Siobhan Kennedy and band members John Mock, Tom Britt, Nick Buda, and Paul Ossola, then you will know just how busy Settles Connection has been.
Check Settles Connection on YouTube - shot at Pilgrimage Music Festival by "Sixthman"