Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/16/2013 -- “Penny” is the first release from the forthcoming EP ‘”Erik Rico’s Juke Box Vol 1” a project rooted in Vintage Soul with infusions of Alternative, Blues, Hip Hop, Jazz and Dance Hall flavors. “Penny” is available on ITUNES, Spotify and various digital download stores.
Originally from North Carolina and New York, Erik says, “I grew up listening to all types of music and absorbing various art forms, I definitely have many influences from Sly Stone, Prince, Michael Franks, Roberta Flack, but more importantly for me are musical genres and not so much particular artists. I'd say soul, jazz, various forms of rock, reggae, gospel, blues and anything soulful with a positive energy touched and motivated me very early on in my development. My first musical purchase was the 7 inch of "One Nation Under A Groove" (Parliament/ Funkadelic) and indeed it made a lasting impression on who I am musically and my overall artistic outlook, it really spoke to creative freedom.”
With the emergence of new technology, Erik Rico would release his first full length album “Journey Back To Me” followed by tour dates in Europe, Asia and the U.S., resulting in collaborations with artist: Marc Mac (4 Hero), DJ Spinna, Groveman Spot, Ron Trent, and Opolpopo to name a few.
In a program sponsored by the US State Department's Performance Arts Initiative, Erik would tour the Middle East and Southeast Asia promoting positive examples of African American artist to the international community.
Recognizing the trend in social media and emerging mobile technology, Erik founded, LifeNotes Music, to establish his own platform for releasing and promoting music globally, regardless of genre, operating without physical boundaries or compromise. Looking to reconnect with a grass roots level of music, Erik relocated to Austin Texas, eager to contribute to their highly regarded live music scene and creative community.
“Penny” will be reviewed by blogs, ezines and promoted to college, independent, satellite and internet radio, followed by live promotional dates to be announced.
To obtain more information, promo requests, or to set up an interview please contact Erik Rico at lifenotesmusic.net
About LifeNotes Music
LifeNotes Music (http://www.lifenotesmusic.net) is an Austin, London & Los Angeles based Creative collective founded by Erik Rico. He is an independent producer/artist, whose clients include: All major TV & Film networks, international advertising agencies, private events and celebrity clients such as Elton John, Gene Simmons, Mariah Carey, Jessica Alba and many more.