#1 Album for 2 weeks in the Roots Music Report Folk Internet Airplay Chart - 10/24 & 11/1/13.
'Only Time' enters Spins Tracking System Main Country Top 50 Radio Airplay Chart - 11/4/13.
'J.J. Crowne': Winner Best Album (Folk/Singer-Songwriter):"Beautiful, textured acoustic layers, a distinct voice and expert songwriting characterize this excellent collection of songs." -- The Akademia Music Awards, October 2013
'Toy Soldiers': Winner Best Song (Folk/Singer-Songwriter): “J.J. Crowne delivers this haunting tale with the right combination of spare acoustic instrumentation and profound lyrics.” -- Akademia Music Awards, Beverly Hills, CA. September 2013
"Crowne is world-class...Nomination 2013 CD Of The Year" -- Indie Music Digest
"A passionate and timely musical and lyrical vision...a powerhouse career statement" -- N.Y. Times Music Contributor Phil Sweetland.
"Featured Artist - August, 2013...After listening to (the new CD 'J.J. Crowne') I was indeed totally blown away... Only in recent years has this musical wizard stepped out on his own for all the world to see and hear what contemporary excellence in music is all about. "
-- Songwrtiers' Net Best Magazine
"He can really write a lyric... songs were compelling nicely woven tales of love, loss and Lennon." -- The Miami Herald
"A singer/songwriter for the 21st. Century... a true troubadour -- MusicEmissions
"J.J. Crowne writes and sings authentic acoustic songs dealing with types of love... with great acoustic guitar melodies" -- AudioCred Music Blog
"Crowne manages to touch many powerful emotions...knows how to push the right buttons and pluck your heartstrings with his grace and impressive musical finesse" -- Vents Magazine
"J.J. Crowne's songwriting ability is poetically impeccable... the genuine spirit and pureness... is really second to none in my book" -- SkopeMagazine
"What the world needs - more J.J. Crowne... WOW!”-- DJ Uncle Earl, KCLA FM Los Angeles
J.J. Crowne is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who, after attending Oberlin Music Conservatory, started his professional musical career as a composer, performer and producer of theatrical music, radio jingles, and TV cues & themes for Fox ("America's Most Wanted"), PBS ("Florida's Bicentennial") and Univision TV (1st. Place song for internationally-aired series "Yo Quiero Ser Estrella") among others. In his home of Miami, he opened shows for The Mavericks in the early 1990's. A true Renaissance Man, Crowne completed law school along the way, and devotes his "day job" legal career to representing the indigent.
J.J.'s debut album “Songs Of Innocence And Experience” was released July, 2011 and was later named “2011 Indie CD Of The Year” by IndieMusicDigest – selected over 300 other entries. The album received only excellent reviews from over 20 music publications both here and abroad.
After gaining music industry and international press recognition for his self-produced debut album, J.J. teamed-up with gold-record producer Stephen Wrench (Hank, Jr., Missing Persons, Vince Gill) and well-known Nashville mixing/mastering engineer Jeff Silverman (Rick Springfield, Prince) to complete a 5-song EP released July 2012. The EP contains “Another Day Of Love,” “Only Time,” “Best Of Intentions,” “Toy Soldiers,” and “She And He.”
As of June 2013, over 1000 land, internet, satellite and syndicated radio stations worldwide were airing songs from the EP. The title track became the #2 listener-voted song on www.worldtalentsradio.com out of 300 songs and stayed in the Top Ten for almost 3 months. The song has since re-entered the chart as #3 once again in August, 2013. In May 2013, "Best Of Intentions" became the #3 listener-voted song on that same station. “Only Time” was downloaded over 6,200 times in its one-day feature on www.Songshooter.com. And in February 2013, "She And He" was voted by listeners into the Top 20 Chart of Europe's www.musicworldradio.com.
The new CD "J.J. Crowne" was released May 1, 2013 featuring newly mixed and mastered versions of the five songs from last year's EP, along with five new songs - all mixed and mastered by legendary engineer Jeff Silverman along with J.J. Crowne. J.J. performs all vocals and instrumentation himself on each of his songs. The CD is now available in both hard-copy and digital form on most major outlets.
Radio stations in over 60 markets across the U.S. have added the new album to their playlists. The album was recently #1 on the Roots Music Report Folk Internet Airplay Chart during the weeks of Oct. 24 & Nov 1, 2013. It entered the Americana Music Association's (AMA) national radio spins chart as of August 2013; and the single "Only Time" is currently in the Spins Tracking System (STS) Main Country Top 50 Radio Airplay Chart as of Nov. 5, 2013.
J.J.’s music has also been featured on numerous popular internet podcasts – including being selected for regular rotation on the well-known NewMusicTampaBay podcast, as well as on RadioCrystalBlue and RockWiredRadio. He has been featured on the Home Pages of major music websites including Rockwired, TargetAudience, Suite101, Carlito’s Blog, MusicEmissions, IndieMusicDigest, and Penseyeview; and Home Page interviews with him have appeared online in Skope Magazine, Song Revelation, and Junior’s Cave. He has also been interviewed on several radio broadcasts across the U.S., and has been a featured performer at the Key Largo Songwriters Festival for the past 3 years.
J.J. 's styles range from folk/rock to alt-country to acoustic pop ballads. He writes emotional, heartfelt songs - each telling its own unique story. Reviewers often say his songs are reminiscent of some of the great singer/songwriters of the '60's and '70's, but as the Editor of MusicEmissions adds: he is a "singer/songwriter for the 21st. Century... a true troubadour." This Is Vibes Magazine writes: "In a nutshell, this is John Lennon meets John Mayer."
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