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Hello! I wanted to share my biggest news as of late, which is that I have 2 songs (in the intro and closing credits) of Gabriel Sabloff's film, "Revelation Road, The Beginning of the End" .. (view the Facebook page HERE) which is now in bookstores, (esp. Christian) is at Walmart, Target, Netflix.. Barnes & Noble, Amazon..pretty much anyhwere you buy movies. (click the movie poster above to go to the PureFlix website where you can see the trailer for the movie, (the trailer also has a hint of my song, "Staircase" in it, if you listen closely you may catch it.
The film stars David R. White, Brian Bosworth, Ray Wise, Steven "Sting" Borden, Bruce Marchiano, , Eric Roberts, and many other amazingly talented actors. This is a Christian film, when sends a beautiful and haunting message to viewers about holding on to your faith, even when you are in doubt. (There are some mildly violent scenes in the film, but nothing graphic, still, I do not recommend it for very young viewers.)
If you are finding me because of this film, please let me know! I'd love for you to visit me on Facebook, if you're into that. Please say hello! facebook.com/serenamatthewsmusic
|Stephen Savage's "Cosmic Radio" will be coming soon to NetFlix and such... My "Sad Little Song (Broken Bird)" is featured in the movie. Seen above are stars Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas) and Jonathan Sachar. Other names you may know include Michael Madsen, Irene Bedard (The voice of Disney's Pocahontas) Rider Strong, Ricardo Chavira and Wes Studi. My husband, Jeff Hightower, also has a song in the movie! Thanks, Stephen!|
|"The Jester's Aubade"
by Danny Hamilton
I'm excited to say that I've recorded a duet with my most excellent friend, Danny Hamilton and I'd very much love for you to check it out. It's the first time I've ever done a duet with anyone, and Danny made it so easy for me! If you like the song, please support Danny's music and drop $.99 into his wallet via iTunes. (or at amazon.com)
The song is featured in MTV's "My Life as Liz" (Season 2) along with 2 other ukulele tunes by Danny!
You might recognize Danny, as he won 2nd place last year on CMT's "Music City Madness".. So well deserved! (But he should have won 1st place!) Check him out!
[Not later, but right now!]
One of the photographs I've taken has been featured in the January edition of The Bluegrass Special to illustrate an Emily Dickinson poem. She is my favorite poet, so this is very flattering to me!. Once again, I'm thanking David McGee for being such a sweetheart. Thank you, David McGee, for being such a sweetheart! The Bluegrass Special has been so kind to me!
I was interviewed by the legendary David McGee this month (April 2011) for his online magazine, The Bluegrass Special.
I'd love for you to read it, as I'm honored to be mentioned in the same magazine as Steve Martin, whom he also did an interview with this month. I didn't know Steve Martin was actually a musician! So neat.
The article/interview is very long, but I'd be so honored if you could read it and let David know what you thought!
CLICK HERE to read the article.
I've been featured in the Christmas 2011 issue of the Bluegrass Special, as they have mentioned my cover of "Jolly Old St. Nicholas." Check it out here! Thank you, David McGee!
|May 15, 2012
I'm featured on the front page of MadeLoud this week, and will be also in another week in June. It's a great place to find new music, and I'm excited to be there. They also did a little write-up about me.
2012 CD Reviews:
Indie Music Reviewer Magazine
(by Shannon Brown)
(By Jonathan Sanders)
Introducing Serena Matthews -An exclusive interview by William Henry Prince
I would very much love to hear from you! Please let me know how you found me!
Send mail to folk_rock_dreams(a)yahoo.com (without the parenthesis) and in the subject, put the words "Dear Serena" so I know it's not spam. It sometimes takes me a little while to answer.. even a week or longer sometimes.. if you don't hear from me by then, try re-sending.. sometimes mail gets lost in the shuffle.. or I lose my mind momentarily.
My songs are currently available for placement in films, or side projects or whatever.. just ask permission first, please....and give me credit.. And if you're a big-time superstar and you'd like to cover one of my songs, go for it. (Said humorously - we all know this will never happen.)
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