I hope that this week finds you all well…The air conditioner has been turned on because it already feels like summer here in Nashville! It is so wonderful to finally see the sun again…!!!
It’s been a hectic week. The word on “Out the Box” seems to spread like wildfire. The live chats grow every week…and we’ve got another station that will be carrying the show. It’s so exciting to be able to see a demand for my format and vision for the show.
This Sunday on www.jazzsyndicate.co.uk, I will be joined by gospel legend Karen Clark-Sheard and author LM Ross. I promise you that you do not want to miss EITHER interview…Karen and I will be talking about the new Clark Sisters release (“Live: One Last Time”) and author LM Ross and I will be discussing his new book, “Manhood: The Longest Moan” (which I highly, highly recommend) as well as the greats of soul music…My friends from SOBO Magazine will also be joining me to talk about the upcoming “Soul Sister” edition of their publication. Tune in at 8 AM or 6 PM CST and join me for live chat during the broadcast at www.timdillinger.com/forum (Register early so you’ll be ready to go when the chat starts, okay?)
On Sunday, April 8h, we will be airing a special edition of “Out the Box” to honor the 10th anniversary of the passing of singer/songwriter Laura Nyro. Michele Kort, author of Laura’s biography “Soul Picnic”, will be co-hosting the show with me. It will be two hours of nothing but Laura’s music. Sarah Dash of Labelle and others will be joining me in the forum for live chat to talk about one of the greatest songwriters of past century.
Starting on Saturday, April 7th at 9 AM EST, a 60 minute edition of “Out the Box” will begin airing on Rhythmflow.net. Our first edition on Rhythmflow will be the legendary Tramaine Hawkins, discussing her career and scorching hot new release “I Never Lost My Praise” (which I have not stopped playing since I got it 4 weeks ago…) Be sure to spread the word!!! We are excited about this new partnership with Rhythmflow.
And finally, I can talk about MY music!! Thanks to all of you who have been spreading the word about “You’re Gone”, the latest single from “The Muse”…Again, the response has been incredible…so continue to email or call your radio station of choice (land or internet stations) and request it…It really does help! If the station doesn’t have the single, they contact us and ask for it…so THANK YOU for the doors that YOU help open! It’s been kind of trippy to log onto various pages on myspace and hear the song playing back at me!
Next week, we will finally be announcing summer and fall performance dates. I’ve spent so much time in the lab producing these shows and interviewing other artists, the thought of getting on a stage again is exhilerating!!!
I can’t tell you how much your love and support means to me…
Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/timdillinger and download the past episodes of “Out the Box” on iTUNES for FREE! (Just look up Tim Dillinger and “Out the Box with Tim Dillinger” will appear…
Til The Six Is Nine-