SKOPE MAGAZINE REVIEW ON HOMESTEAD VOL THREE on BONGO BOY RECORDS
" Deft storytelling comes into the fray on Annemarie Picerno’s rollicking “Discount Tobacco and Beer”. Guitars weave together further adding to the song’s inherent honesty. Rushing through with such force the piece has a commanding, bluesy presence." 
https://skopemag.com/2019/03/24/bongo-boy-records-release-homestead-vol-3-by-various-artists

 

HOMESTEAD ALBUM VOL THREE

by Various Artists

on BONGO BY RECORDS

REVIEW IN INDIE SPOONFUL MAGAZINE 
" Annemarie Picerno’s upbeat and fun “Discount Tobacco and Beer.” Changing things up, a fat and funky walking bass starts the track. Slick electric guitar riffs and solos add a bluesy vibe. Jamming plucked instrumentation is the icing on this multi-genre cake. Annemarie has a powerful, expressive voice that delivers the gut and groove that this rockin’ country song is made of. Towards the end, she lets loose with an impressive scat-like vocalise that gives the song a live feel. Annemarie is the kind of artist who can combine country, blues, folk, and rock and impress every single genre fan in the house." 
Bongo Boy Records - 'Homestead Volume Three by Various Artists' 
 https://www.indie-spoonful.com/single-post/2019/03/25/Bongo-Boy-Records---Homestead-Volume-Three-by-Various-Artists

BONFIRE WINS BEST SONG ON THE 61ST FYC ALBUM

BONGO BOY RECORDS

Thank you Fans! Thanks and congrats to to Lisa Coppola Jimmy Parker Donna Carroll Steve Owen Benny Pitsinger Gene Pierro and Producer Bob McGilpin
Album details https://bongoboyrecords.com/the61stfyc/
 

REVIEW IN "PLEASE PASS THE INDIE MAGAZINE"

Annemarie Picerno’s “Bonfire" feat. Lisa Coppola, Jimmy Parker, Donna Jo, Steve Owen, Benny Pitsinger, Gene DiPierro and Bob McGilpin.  Bonfire is an Americana gem that paints the stories we tell around the bonfire.  The song opens with a combination of plucked and strummed instrumentation. Cleverly written, the melody is passed around the bonfire as multiple singers sing a line of the song and then sing together in unison.  In true Americana fashion, you are taken away to a moment when friends tell their stories and each voice is unique. At one moment, the singing is layered like a round like fashion.  In "Bonfire", you can hear the “heat sparks” fly lyrically and musically. 

https://www.pleasepasstheindie.com/single-post/2019/02/12/Bongo-Boy-Records---The-61st-FYC-Album-by-Various-Artists

 

"Country vibes return for the wonderful collection of voices featured on Annemarie Picerno’s BONFIRE – a power ballad with a mighty sense of togetherness about it."

https://stereostickman.com/reviews/various-artists-the-61st-fyc-album-bongo-boy-records/

SKOPE MAGAZINE Feb 2019

 "Annemarie Picerno goes for a folksy singer-songwriter tradition on the powerful “Bonfire feat. Lisa Coppola, Jimmy Parker, Donna Jo, Steve Owen, Benny Pitsinger, Gene DiPierro and Bob McGilpin”.  Emphasizing a sense of togetherness, the way the vocals trade off makes the song akin to a conversation. With just the right arrangement it all feels truly honest and tender to its very core."

 https://skopemag.com/2019/02/11/bongo-boy-records-release-the-61st-fyc-album

TROUBLE The New Duet with Kenny Lee hits the Australian Top 40 Charts!

ARTICLE in The Debut INDIES VOICE MAGAZINE March 2019 - Annemarie Picerno 
"WHAT is an Indie Artist? and HOW do they succeed?" 
An indie artist is one that may not be signed to a major record label, yet the perception is by some that an indie artist cannot be on the same playing field as artists that are represented by a big label. 
The challenges may be money, smaller fan base due to less financial backing for greater exposure,or even lack of presence on social media. 
The Josie Network of Brands is evolutionary in creating opportunities for artists that enable us to excel at what we do, provide a platform to showcase our talents, and to recognize creative achievements in the music industry. "Industry" = BUSINESS and the more we strive to compete in the fast paced music world, the more we must learn, participate, and support credible resources that support and help artists reach music success. 
Two years ago, I challenged myself to stop worrying about what big names were doing and firmly plant my feet and soar my voice to be heard as an artist with my own style and music. I also wanted to include my friends who inspired me to come out of a dark place after a serious accident, and the song "Bonfire" was recorded in Nashville. 
On any song release, you must properly register your music with your songwriter pro (Bmi, Ascap) Copyright it, Register with Nielsen Bds, Soundscan, and Sound Exchange. These are the necessary business steps to ensure that you will receive proper songwriter credit, play credits, royalties and also provide the opportunity to get to Billboard if a hit. Additionally, sales, reviews, recognition, charts, and overall quality of the music is reviewed by the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs to become a member. I also released songs on Bongo Boy Records, and indie label that offered radio play, magazine reviews, television exposure, and strong support for credits to apply to the Recording Academy. 
A year ago, I made the goal to join the Academy, and I made this goal one week after the 2018 Josie Music Awards. The Josie Music Awards awarded "Bonfire" Best Musical Collaboration, and that very week The Recording Academy received that news I was granted membership. 
Not only was I honored to receive a Josie Award and to be accepted based on the reputation of the Josie Network and my accomplishments, but in October 2018 my song was accepted on the 61st Grammy 1st ballot in American Roots Song and also for American Roots Performance. 
I am thrilled that these blessings have recognized me as an entertainer and it was not without studying, planning, promoting, and committing to each day, taking the steps to reach those goals. 
Thank you Josie and Tinamarie Passantino for being part of my success and an integral family and support system to enable me to reach my dreams. 
www.annemariepicerno.com 
Photo credit: Sam Lynne Beaver-Pryor 
Steve Owen, Annemarie Picerno, and Benny Pitsinger at the 2018 Josie Awards accepting the Best Musical Collaboration Award for "Bonfire" 

INDIES VOICE MAGAZINE https://www.thejosienetwork.com/store/c2/Magazine.html 
*Magazine ABOUT and FOR Independent Artists*

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