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Record Store Day 2013

steveparkhurst | April 17, 2013 in Music,Promotional | Comments (0)

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Record Store Day The Parkhurst Group

Saturday is Record Store Day across America. It is a great day to celebrate independent businesses and a great way to celebrate great sounds. Check out to find a location near you and to find out what bands are releasing special items just for Record Store Day. Many record stores will be having live music along with other great specials. For instance, in Houston, Cactus Music will be offering free beer from Saint Arnold, along with free breakfast in the morning, and free coffee, provided by Katz Coffee who has a special Record Store Day blend, called Black Vinyl Blend. How cool is that?

I’ll have a recap after Record Store Day, with many notes and highlights. If you venture out and want to share your day with others, use hashtags #RecordStoreDay #rsd2013 #rsd13 on Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Pinterest…and anywhere else you might share your thoughts, pics and purchases.

Blues Artist John Egan Featured In New York Times Article

steveparkhurst | December 7, 2012 in Earned Media,Music | Comments (0)

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Houston blues musician John Egan was featured in this article about going to record stores recently in the New York Times:

John Egan, “Phantoms” (Gin Diaries)

The son of a former Houston Rockets point guard and coach of the same name, Mr. Egan is a regular presence on the Houston club scene, playing dark but rich-sounding solo blues on a resonator guitar.

“He’s been kicking around Houston for years and just starting to get the credit he deserves,” Mr. Bishop said. “He’s a stomping, hollering bluesman. But in a lot of ways, along with the blues, it’s also got an outsider-folk element to it, like it’s cut from the cloth of a classic Tom Waits record. It’s a really dark and masterful album.”

John Egan Appears At Cactus Music

steveparkhurst | May 12, 2012 in Advertising,Music,Promotional,Visual | Comments (0)

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John Egan appeared at Houston’s famous Cactus Music earlier this year for a live performance and CD signing. This is a great picture, taken and tweeted by @psedillo. One interesting aspect is the unintentional advertising being done with this photo. I think it’s cool to see John jamming some blues, with the Cactus sign above and behind him, along with the sign for Saint Arnold Brewing Company to his left, clearly visible. Both signs are very familiar to Houstonians. So, in a piture John will use nationwide to promote himself, two other entities are also benefiting from John’s efforts.

John Egan at Cactus Music 2012 - The Parkhurst Group