Our distributor, CDbaby.com will be retiring their retail store, as of March 31, 2020. While CD sales are rapidly going the way of the "flip phone", some people prefer having the physical media. Despite the name, CDbaby.com also provided distribution for permanent downloads. Their abrupt shutdown left The Screwtops, well, screwed. Our "brother" band, Mean … Continue reading New outlets for Screwtops’ music
We added "Uncorked" to Soundcloud as well as nearly all streaming services. you can go to our profile by clicking right here or you can play it on the player in the sidebar Or, you can play it right here:
It's a brave new digital world and the Screwtops (like it or not) are in the middle of it. In the post Napster music world, more and more, listeners turn to streaming services for their music. While this has turned the music business on it's ear, so to speak, it has created opportunities (and challenges) … Continue reading Spotify, streaming and other digital fun
The slow blues, "Got no spoons", on our debut EP, Uncorked, had been in the works for a long time. As you may or may not know, I've been in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for over 20 years. When I started, I worked "the bus" (as the ambulance is often referred to here in the … Continue reading Writing “Got no spoons”
It’s been a week since the Sommeliers returned from their road trip to Memphis. Ned and Toby were honored to represent the Massachusetts Blues Society at the 2019 International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, Tennessee. Advancing to the quarter-finals in the Solo/Duo category, they played to a capacity crowd at the Jerry Lee Lewis Café and Honkey … Continue reading One More From the Road
The Screwtop Sommeliers are proud to be representing The Massachusetts Blues Society in the 2019 International Blues Challenge. We'll be making our last area appearance at Capone's in Peabody, at The MJM Trio's Thursday Night jam, this Thursday, January 17th. The MJM Trio (Mike Marino - Guitar, Vocals, Mike "Pirate" Morrison - Bass, Vocals and … Continue reading Last area appearance before the IBC
We are excited to announce the release of our debut EP: Uncorked. It is currently available for download on CDbaby.com and will be available for download through all major distributors very shortly. Recorded at The Bridge sound and stage in Cambridge, MA, Uncorked captures the live sound of The Screwtops without the "sterility" often found … Continue reading Uncorked!
'Uncorked", is in final stages. We're currently reviewing the final mixes, which all sound great. The artwork for the jacket is almost complete. Mastering and some administrative details and we'll be ready to turn it loose on an unsuspecting public. Stay tuned. Days. Not weeks!
We headed back to The Bridge Sound and Stage recently to finish recording our upcoming CD: "Uncorked". We added a new slow blues "Got no spoons" (inspired by Ned's years of work on the ambulance). We wanted a little more "punch" to the tracks, yet wanted to stay true to our live acoustic sound. Fortunately, … Continue reading Wrapping up “Uncorked”
Things are happening fast here in The Screwtop cellars. We will be heading to Memphis next month to compete in the Blues Foundation's 35th annual "International Blues Challenge" next month. With this opportunity in front of us, we decided to fast track our debut CD, "Uncorked". At this point, the majority of the work is completed. … Continue reading Memphis bound!