Cary Morin - Cradle To The Grave (Music Video)

The Indies music video by Cary Morin for the song Cradle To The Grave on TheIndies.Com

Cary Morin is a Native American blues artist based in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is a all around tasty singer, songwriter and recording artist with a unique fingerstyle guitar sound and a distinctive singing voice that sets him apart.

He has earned many accolades, his most recent in March 2018, when his album titled Cradle To The Grave won the 2018 Independent Music Awards catagory for Best Blues Album.

The Indies is proud to present the beautifully shot music video for the title track to Cary Morin's album, directed by Blake Miller of CSI Films and filmed in the Northern Colorado Redfeather Lakes Region. Enjoy! GC

Cary Morin - Cradle To The Grave

Connect direct with Cary Morin at CaryMorin.Com, Facebook.com/CaryMorinBlues, Twitter.com/carymorin, store.cdbaby.com/cd/carymorin and reverbnation.com/carymorin

The album was recorded by Rich Werdes at Studio Underground in Ft. Collins, Colorado and was mixed and mastered by James Tuttle of Subtle Sound in Boulder, Colorado.

Connect direct with the music video director, Blake Miller, at csifilms.com 

The cabin in the above music video is on the property of Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch at beavermeadows.com

This post was created by Greg Chamberlain on April 25, 2018 with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for The Indies Network

Janelle Loes - Stranger and Always on My Mind (Music Videos)

The Indies Music TV presents Janelle Loes and her music videos for Stranger and a Elvis Presley cover of Always on My Mind

The Indies is pleased to present a fine up and coming songwriter, performer and recording artist named Janelle Loes.

In this first performance below, she plays guitar and sings her own original song titled Stranger with her angelic voice. It was recorded and filmed live at 3 Leaf Recording Studio.

Janelle Loes - Stranger

This next music video below is a cover of the classic song titled Always On My Mind written by Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher and Mark James that was made very famous by Elvis Presley, followed by many other greats.

Janelle Loes - Always on My Mind

Connect direct with Janelle Loes at JanelleLoes.com, Facebook.com/janelleloesmusic, Twitter.com/JanelleLoes and Instagram.com/janelleloes

Connect direct with 3 Leaf Recording Studio at 3-leaf.com, Facebook.com/3leafrecording and  Twitter.com/3leafrecording

This post was created by Greg Chamberlain with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for The Indies Network

Callista Clark - Billy Jean + PYT (Michael Jackson Covers)

TheIndies.Com featuring Callista Clark covering Michael Jackson's Billy Jean and PTY. Photo by Eric Ison

The Indies is not traditionally a place that celebrates cover songs, however, every once in a while that rule is broken for something very special such as with this emerging 14 year old female guitarist and singer from Georgia named Callista Clark.

In these two different one shot music videos featured below, her guitar skills and the uncontrived genuine soul of her vocals are excellent as she covers two Michael Jackson songs: Billy Jean and PTY. Enjoy!

Callista Clark - Billy Jean (Michael Jackson Cover - Acoustic Funk)

Callista Clark - PYT (Michael Jackson cover)

Connect direct with Callista Clark at Facebook.com/CallistaClarkMusic, Instagram.com/CallistaClarkMusic, Twitter.Com/CallistaClark and YouTube.com/callistaclarkmusic

Photo of Callista Clark at the top of this post by Erin Ison at Facebook.com/photographyevergreen

Burt Byler & the Bearded Souls - Slave Dog (Music Video)

Junior Pereira filmed music video of Slave Dog by Burt Byler & the Bearded Souls presented by The Indies

Filmed by Junior Pereira, this music video below is to the song by Burt Byler & the Bearded Souls titled Slave Dog. Burt Byler's Twitter page description states: "Carefree Mississippi folk singer turns protester."

More music videos by the group may follow on this network, starting with this earliest music video by the group. Enjoy!

Burt Byler & the Bearded Souls - Slave Dog

Connect direct with Burt Byler & the Bearded Souls at BurtByler.comFacebook.Com/BurtByler, Instagram.com/burtbyler, burtbyler.bandcamp.com, Soundcloud.Com/BurtByler and Twitter.com/burtbyler

Connect direct with Junior Pereira Twitter.com/juniorpereiratv, Vimeo.com/juniorpereira, Facebook.com/juniorandpereira

Photo at top of this post by Gloria Byler @ Facebook.com/gloriabylerphotography and Instagram.com/gloriabyler 

Jess Bishop - Pull Me In (Live camcorder in Port Isaac)

The Indies featuring Jess Bishop filmed live recording her song Pull Me In, featuring Max Rafferty of The Kooks on guitar.

Jess Bishop is a songwriter, singer and guitarist from Brighton, England.

Even though this is a rough/raw and under-produced recording, shot by a single camera on a tripod with no operator, the beauty of the music written by this artist and the musical spell she can cast is apparent and transcends any lack of production.

Jess Bishop wrote this song and she is accompanied by Max Rafferty (formerly of The Kooks) on guitar. It was filmed in Port Isaac, a fishing village in Cornwall, England.

Jess Bishop - 'Pull Me In' (Live in Port Isaac)

Connect direct with Jess Bishop at Facebook.com/jessbishopmusic, Instagram.com/jessbishopmusic, Twitter.com/jessbishopmusic, ReverbNation.com/jessbishop and Soundcloud.com/jessbishopmusic

Hear more Jess Bishop on our network at the following links:

The Kills - List of Demands (Reparations) (Music Video)

The Indies Music Television music video of The Kills song List Of Demands Reparations by Saul Williams

The Indies presents The Kills and the music video directed by Ben Strebel, to a their rendition of the song titled List of Demands (Reparations), originally written by rapper, singer-songwriter, musician, slam poet, writer, and actor, Saul Williams. In reference to The Kills covering the song, Saul Williams wrote the following letter:
The entirety of my creative career has been bent towards disrupting the dumb-down of the listener. As a kid, growing up in NY in the 80's & 90's, I was a dedicated rapper and a dancer. It was on the dancefloor that I learned that music with a political bent made me dance harder. When I felt like the music spoke to me and to the times, and if the beat was right, I could pull off the moves and acrobatics that i found impossible without. So given the opportunity to record my goal was always to make hardcore dance music using the formula that inspired me: punk energy, mind-fucked beats, & political courage. Even in poetry, I've been driven by the desire to disrupt and engage the reader or listener on the same grounds. "List of Demands (Reparations)" was written with these direct intentions. Fuck up the dancefloor & open a mind.

I've always been a huge fan of covers & re-interpretations. I always felt envious of the way the 60's generation shared songs and ideologies. Jimi singing Dylan. Rotary Connection singing Otis Redding. The Stones singing the blues. This is all part of the beauty & power of music and it reverberates deeply in me. All this to say, I'm honored.

The times are divisive, particularly under poor leadership, yet the voices of the politically disenfranchised are louder than ever. The amplification of these voices gives rise to new insights and a chance to break away from the normative thinking and behavior that has held women, people of color, and the poor, in a holding pattern for centuries. The role of the artist in these times is crystal clear: be present, be courageous, put your heart on the line.There's a passage in a Maya Angelou book which says, "Anything an artist writes should be written with the urgency of what they would write if someone were holding a gun in their mouth." That gun is every divisive tool that politicians, lobbyists, nationalists, and their short-sighted followers use to silence us and thwart human, female, & ecological progress. Progressive music, on the other hand, disarms, uplifts, & harmonizes. That Bob Marley refrain, "Hit me with music" is straight from the trenches and exemplifies the kind of energy and sound we need to disrupt the dumb-down.

I liked The Kills before they chose to cover LOD. If they can feel themselves in that song it's because they are as much a part of it as I am.
Saul Williams
The Kills - List of Demands (Reparations)

Connect direct with The Kills at TheKills.tv, Facebook.com/TheKills, Instagram.com/TheKills and Twitter.com/TheKills

Connect direct with Saul Williams at saulwilliams.com, facebook.com/saulwilliams, instagram.com/saulwilliams and Twitter.com/SaulWilliams


Music video director: Ben Strebel
Music video commissioner: Dilly Gent
Album cover art: Shepard Fairey

SYCDVK - Pie

The-Indies-Music-Television music video for song titled Pie by the indie rock band from Denver titled SYCDVK

SYCDVK, pronounced sik-duhk, is a Denver-Colorado based indie rock band with a soulful psychedelic/jazz edge. The band weaves in an out of genres and may remind listeners of Blood Sweat and Tears, meets Frank Zappa, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Chicago and at other times, obscure, but great guitarists like Frank Gambale and/or Carl Verheyen.

This band is seems to presently be way under the radar, but is very worthy of a bigger audience, especially people who like new music with integrity and an old soul.

The video featured below is for SYCDVK's song titled Pie. It was directed by Peter Warekois and stars Hellen Boyer French. Enjoy!

SYCDVK - Pie

Connect direct with SYCDVK at sycdvk.com, facebook.com/Sycdvk, instagram.com/sycdvk, twitter.com/sycdvk and soundcloud.com/sycdvk

Music Video Production Credits
Director: Peter Warekois
Actress: Hellen Boyer French.
Alien 1: Nic Jay
Alien 2: Tony Milano
Key Grips: Nick Milano and Chris Geary
Editors: Michael Potts and Peter Warekois
Produced by SYCDVK in conjunction with Image of Colorado
Location and Props provided by Nico Pisani and Jenny Filipetti

This post was created by Greg Chamberlain on March 3, 2018, with subsequent research, edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for The Indies Network.

Austin Brown - Smile (Official Video)

Music-Television music video of Austin Brown song titled Smile, director Pierre Rabagny
The Indies is pleased to present Austin Brown and the music video to his song titled Smile, which is track #7 from his album titled Canyon Sessions. The music video was directed by Pierre Rabagny.

Austin Brown - Smile (Official Video)

Connect direct with Austin Brown at AustinBrown.com, Facebook.com/TheRealAustinBrown, Instagram.com/AustinBrown, Twitter.com/AustinBrown and Soundcloud.com/austinbrown_music

Connect direct with Pierre Rabagny at Twitter.com/pierrerabagny

AdELA - Crown (featuring Royce da 5'9" and Jon Connor)

The-Indies music video of AdELA song titled Crown featuring Royce da 5'9 and Jon Connor

The-Indies presents a animated hip-hop music video by AdELA for her song titled Crown, featuring the rap of Royce da 5'9" and Joe Connor. Crown is track #2 from her album titled Dreamers & Thinkers. The video was directed by STREETRUNNER.

AdELA - Crown (featuring Royce 5'9" and Jon Connor)

Connect direct with AdELA at AdelaMusic.com, Facebook.com/theadelamusic, Instagram.com/adelamusic, Soundcloud.com/adela-off-the-burner and Twitter.com/adelamusic

Connect direct with Royce da 5'9" at Royce59.Com, Facebook.com/royceda59official, Instagram.com/royceda59 and Twitter.com/Royceda59

Connect direct with Jon Connor at Facebook.com/JonConnorMusic, Instagram.com/jonconnormusic, Soundcloud.com/jonconnormusic and Twitter.com/JonConnorMusic

Connect direct with STREETRUNNER at streetrunnerbeats.comTwitter.com/SRbeats and Instagram.com/streetrunnermusic

Music Video Production Credits for Adela - Crown
Project Coordinators:
Atuanya Priester: arealgrip.com, Facebook.com/atuanya and Twitter.com/atuanya
Clemm Rishad: Facebook.com/clemmrishad, Twitter.com/clemmrishad and Instagram.com/clemmrishad
Illustrations by Nathan Walkington @ Behance.net/Nathannyil, Twitter.com/nathannyil and Facebook.com/nathan.walkington.9
After Effects Artist: Ruth Alexandria
Editing, Titles and Visual EFX by DeadEyez

Lolo Zouaï - High Highs to Low Lows (Music Video)

The-Indies music video featuring Lolo Zouaï for her song titled High Highs to Low Lows

The Indies stumbled on this interesting song and music video from a up and coming indie solo artist named Lolo Zouaï for her song titled High Highs to Low Lows. The DIY video was directed by Lolo and Hanna Hotchkiss and edited by Lolo herself. The song was produced by Stelios.

Lolo Zouaï - High Highs to Low Lows

Connect direct with Lolo Zouaï at LoloZouai.com, Facebook.com/lolozouai, Instagram.com/lolozouai, Twitter.com/lolozouai and Soundcloud.com/lolozouai

Connect direct with Stelios Phili at SteliosPhili.com, Twitter.com/steliosphili, Instagram.com/steliosphili and Soundcloud.com/steliosphili

Directed and shot by Hanna Hotchkiss and Lolo Zouaï
Edited by Lolo Zouaï
Produced by Bad Bitch Ent. and KidSuper Studios

Genevieve Artadi - Nowhere to Go (Music Video)

The-Indies music video of Genevieve Artadi song titled Nowhere To Go

The Indies presents Genevieve Artadi and the music video to her song titled Nowhere to Go. Enjoy! 

Genevieve Artadi - Nowhere to Go

Connect direct with Genevieve Artadi  at genevieveartadi.bandcamp.com, patreon.com/genevieveartadi, facebook.com/genevieveartadi, soundcloud.com/genevieveartadi, Instagram.Com/genevieveartadi and at Twitter.Com/genevieveartadi

Genevieve Artadi - Nowhere to Go - Music Video Production Credits
Directed by Daniel Sunshine and Genevieve Artadi
Cinematography, Editing, and Special Effects by Daniel Sunshine
Shot in sunny Rochester, NY
Special thanks to Emiliano Lasansky and Ike Polinksy for helping out bigtime on the shoot.

Song writing and production Credits:
Written, Produced, and Performed by Genevieve Artadi
Additional Production by Henry Haliwell
Bass Played by Andy McCauley
Mixed and Mastered by Michael Stegner

Lyrics for Genevieve Artadi's song: Nowhere to Go

get out of my brain you've got to leave me alone, stop this echo
let me have the way it was before you came and cast your shadow
get out of my way you've got me seeing nothing, cycling, falling
shrinking into something i don’t wanna be i’m nowhere with nowhere to go

nowhere to go
nowhere to go
nowhere to go

get out of my head you’ve got to let me let go, let me let be
let me have the way it was before you came and cast your shadow

get out of my way u’ve got me seeing nothing, cycling, falling
shrinking into something i don’t wanna be i’m nowhere with nowhere to go

nowhere to go
nowhere to go
nowhere to go

This post was created on February 18, 2018 by Mariana L. Villanueva for The Indies Network

Macyn Taylor - Candy Man

Macyn Taylor performing banjo and singing a cover of Taj Mahal's interpretation of Candy Man, originall written by Reverend Gary Davis

The Indies is pleased to present somethig a little bit different.

Just below is a nice one shot home video made approximately six years ago of a young musician named Macyn Taylor on her next door neighbors front porch. We like everything about it down to the back country feel of the porch and her bare feet keeping tempo. She performs the banjo with excellent picking style and sings a cover of the song titled Candy Man the way Taj Mahal released it in 1969. Enjoy!

Macyn Taylor - Candy Man

Connect direct with Macyn Taylor at MacynTaylor.com and Facebook.com/macyntaylorguitar

Just below is Taj Mahal's interpretation of Candy Man for his 1969 album titled Giant Step/De Ole Folks at Home, which was a unique double album in that one of the vinyl's, Giant Step is electric, while the other vinyl record, De Ole Folks at Home, is acoustic.


Connect direct with Taj Mahal at TajBlues.com, Facebook.com/tajmahal, Instagram.com/tajmahalblues and Twitter.com/tajmahalblues

The song was originally written and performed by Reverend Gary Davis as "Candyman". Davis, who was born on April 30, 1896 and died on May 5, 1972, was a gospel and blues singer who also played guitar, banjo and the harmonica. His unique picking style has influenced many other guitarists and banjo players.

Reverend Gary Davis - Candyman

Happy 18th Birthday to The Indies

TheIndies.Com Turned 18 years old today. TheIndies was founded on February 9, 2000

On February 9, 2000, "The Indies" was born when it's founder,  Greg Chamberlain registered TheIndies.Com with a mission of advancing substantive independent music, filmmakers, story tellers, artists, thinkers and more. Today #TheIndies has officially reached adulthood :)

This post was created by Mariana L. Villanueva on Feburary 9, 2018 for The Indies and The Indies Network

Miraa May - N15 (Produced by Salaam Remi)

The-Indies presents the music video to the song titled N15 by Miraa May

Miraa May is a stellar emerging songwriter and recording artist from Tottenham, England.

The Indies is pleased to present a music video for the title track of song that Miraa May wrote and performed for her second EP titled N15. The song grooves under her unique sticcato/soul rap that blends beaufiully with the soulful R&B voice that comes out of her colorful personality. She's got something in her rap/soul blend that reminds us of a modern day Melaaz, which is a good thing.

The track was produced by Salaam Remi. The music video was directed by WVRSONLY and shot and edited by R+B.

Big Big Love! Enjoy!

Miraa May - N15

Connect direct with Miraa May at miraamay.london, Twitter.Com/Miraa_May, Facebook.com/Miraa-May-776139285859987, Instagram.com/miraa_maysoundcloud.com/miraa_may and at Spotify

Just Like Fruit - Funfair (Music Video)

The-Indies music video presentation of Just Like Fruit for song title Funfair. Directed by Sheridan Griffiths

The Indies presents Just Like Fruit, a tasty Brighton England based act on the QM Records imprint. Just below is the music video to their debut song titled Funfair, a song that reminds us of early Joe Jackson meets The Plimsouls. Members consist or Kieran Matthews on rhythm guitar, Dion Mason-Poole on vocals, Ryan Melbourne-Hurley on bass guitar, Erwin Lotasz on drums and Taran Pring on lead guitar.

The photo at the top of this post and the music video was directed by Sheridan Griffiths, with special effects by Leah Sophie. The song was mixed and mastered by Gary Poole. Enjoy!

Just Like Fruit - Funfair (Music Video)

Connect direct with Just Like Fruit at Facebook.com/Justlikefruit, Instagram.com/justlikefruit, Twitter.com/justlikefruit and Soundcloud.com/just-like-fruit

Connect direct with QM Records at QMrecords.com, Facebook.com/qmrecords and Twitter.com/qmrecordsmusic

This post was created by Greg Chamberlain on February 6, 2018 with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for The Indies and The Indies Network

Elise Trouw - Awake (Music Videos)

Elise Trouw music videos for Awake on The-Indies at TheIndies.Com, Photo by The Joelsons

The Indies is proud to present, Elise Trouw, a inspired emerging 18 year old drummer who has a lovely voice, with additional skills as an arranger, one girl band as a looper, multi-instrumentalist and technical/gear geek who proudly to offers up lists of what electronics and gear she used to make her recordings.

Nonchalant or laid back best describes her style. Her music is never rushed and maintains a certain stillness to it, such as in her most recent viral music video of a mashup of a FooFighters song titled Everlong meets Bobby Caldwell's song titled What You Won't Do, (listen/view here at TheQuietStorm.Com). That smooth groove mashup recording she made may just be what landed her debut network television appearance and two song performance on ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live on January 30th, 2018.

Outside of the viral cover song mashup referenced above, she is a very good original songwriter who musters up talented people to help her make well done audio recordings, music videos and filmed live performances.

The two videos featured below are different versions of the same song titled Awake. Awake is track #10 on her independent debut album titled Unraveling.

It is a tossup between which version is The-Indies favorite, so a flip of a quarter picked the minimalist piano/voice version first and the studio version of Awake and it's conceptual music video next. Enjoy!

Awake (piano version) - Elise Trouw

Elise Trouw - Awake - (Official Music Video)

Connect direct with Elise Trouw at EliseTrouw.com, Facebook.com/elisetrouwmusic, Instagram.com/elisetrouw and Twitter.com/EliseTrouw

Hear more of Elise Trouw featured on our network at the following links:
Photography Credit
Thank you to Kevin and Rebecca Joelson of The Joelsons for permission to feature the Black & White photo they shot of Elise Trouw at the top of this post. Connect direct with The Joelsons at TheJoelsons.Com, Facebook.com/thejoelsons, Instagram.com/thejoelsons and Twitter.Com/TheJoelsons
The stylist for the above photo was Julia Reeser - Connect direct at JuliaReeser.Com and Instagram.com/birdlands
The hair and makup artist for the above photo was Victoria McGrath of VIXAVAGE. Connect direct at Vixavage.com, Facebook.com/vixavage and Instagram.com/vixavagemakeupartistry

Elise Trouw - Awake - Piano Version Music Video Production Credits
Audio and Video Production by Scott Lehman at Blowhole Sound. Connect direct at Facebook.com/blowholesound, Instagram.com/blowholesound, Twitter.com/blowholesound
Filmed in San Diego, California.
Gear: Neumann M147, Yamaha MOX8, Apollo Twin.

Elise Trouw - Awake - Official Music Video Production Credits
Produced by GKC - Connect direct at GKC.media
Directed by Dewald Brand - Connect direct at DewaldBrand.com, Facebook.com/mrdewaldbrand and Instagram.com/dewald_brand
DOP : Daniel Walsh
Producer : Chase Musslewhite
Gaffer: Thomas Klopfner
Editor: Jess Viljoen
Colorist: Josh Borrill
Creative Director: Herman Du Toit
1st AC: George Kirkinis and Joshua Rijneke
Production Assistant : Dylan Der Kinderen

This post was created by Greg Chamberlain with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for The Indies Network of entertainment brands.