at The Granata Agency
Save Our Stages
Most of the people that visit this website either work in the live music industry, or are signed up because they love live music.
The venues and artists we love have been devastated by the COVID emergency and we see little changing before late spring 2021.
The live music industry employs many more people then industries like the airlines, yet you don't hear about billions going to bail out venues, or pay crew or the guy who parks cars at the Staple Center.
Why? Because we have not been organized to get our voices heard in Washington
That is changing
Two new organizations NIVA (National Independent Venue Association) and NITO (National Independent Talent Organization) have come together to amplify our individual voices.
And its working.
Two pieces of legislation have been introduced
S. 4258 (Save Our Stages Act) and S. 3814/H.R. 7481 (RESTART Act) to help venues survive the next six months.
I ask that you go to the NIVA website, and use the form you can find here to urge your representatives to sponsor and/or support these bills
We are in an election year, and there is no better time to pressure politicians who need our votes to stay in office
We'll need all of our voices to save live music and I hope you'll take a few minutes help
Mary and all the artists at the Granata Agency
NIVA-National Independent Venue Assoc
NITO-National Independent Talent Org
We are so proud to announce that The Mexican/ Americana super group, The Texicana Mamas, have joined our roster
Their songs take the best elements of two musical cultures to forge a vibrant bilingual fusion of Tex-Mex sounds snd stories. Songs of borders and walls and the yearning for a new life. Songs of family and celebration. Songs of sisterhood.
Three women, harmonizing flawlessly in a bi-cultural, groove laden collection of joyful music that is governed by a passion for story telling and their shared heritage
Now booking for the winter of 2020/2021 and beyond
Check out their first single -
Cocina de Amor (Kitchen of Love)
🎵 Our artists are streaming on line
If you are interested in a concert or workshop, please contact us, we'd love to help you keep the music alive🎵
Enjoy the rest of your summer, we'll see you soon!
We are all in this together
Lets face it, its a brave new world out there. Everyone is affected, but the touring community has been particularly devastated. All tours for March, April and May had to be canceled but we are hoping that the summer and fall will return to some kind of normalcy. We want our artists to get back on the road, where they are happiest and spread some cheer.
People have asked “how can we help?”
Pitchfork has a great list, check it out here.
Buy a CD, watch an online concert, become a supporter on a website like Patreon When this is all over go out and see some live music, your favorite venues are counting on you.
Another great help, host a house concert! Money goes directly to the artists, and helps pay some bills while we all get back to our regular schedules.
I’m happy to help you through the process if you’ve never hosted before
has released a powerful new single, "White Noise". 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Color of Change, which "leads campaigns that build real power for Black communities" (including their current fight for justice for Breonna Taylor). It is currently available exclusively via Noisetrade as a donation-based download.
just released a new video, "Rescued" off their upcoming self titled CD
This is the third single, following the critically reviewed "Tiger" and "Kansas"
John Hall and Jonell Mosser
released “Little Black Dress” a live recording of their concert at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock NY
Find out how to purchase a digital copy here
We were just starting to book a tour in to support, so if you’re interested in a date this summer or fall, let talk!
Pierce Pettis’s year long CD release tour, for “Father’s Son”continues, well after this is all over
Dates include solo shows, shows with David Webbaccompanying him and a few dates with his old pal, Dana Cooper
Did you know that Pierce is also a gifted speaker, teacher and lecturer?
Ask me for more information