Check out our interview about the new album, "Salt of the Earth," on Cut n' Dry Talent Radio, featuring our host, Chris Kalt!
The program features excerpts from the interview with three of the band members, Kenn "kLutz" Lutz (Bass), Professor Steve (harmonica) and me, Mobetta Loretta (voice, guitar) along with generous airplay of several of the new songs.
Here are a few links where you may download the podcast:
Salt of the Earth is now available for digital purchase on CD Baby! Other distributors such as Apple iTunes and Rhapsody.com will follow. Keep posted for details on the CD including album artwork, photos and lyrics which will be made available after October 23, 2009.
Part 3 of Promo Videos
Here is the final clip of the 3 part Promotional Video Series for my new album, "Salt of the Earth." The new release date for the album is coming soon -- October 23, 2009.
I was so excited headed Northbound on the 101 to Capitol Records in Hollywood. After having obtained security clearance, I was allowed to enter the landmark, white, round building. The moment seemed surreal to me!
I knew that I was in for the royal treatment today! The walls were decorated with silver, gold and platinum records from artists such as the Beatles to Pink Floyd. I noticed a frame with one of my all time favorite albums, "All Things Must Pass" by George Harrison. As I walked the hallways in awe, I was greeted by Matt Graber, Supervisor, of Capitol Studios and Mastering.
Matt led me to studio one, where he introduced me to Mastering Engineer, Kevin Bartley. The equipment was state of the art. Kevin told me he had seventeen years experience at Capitol Records. But, he didn't look a day over 25! We listened to the mix together. Kevin sat in his chair, tweeking knobs and adjusting controls. We sat and visited.
I told him the story about the album, "Salt of the Earth." He realized that it was special to me because it was about my family roots. For the most part, Kevin left the mix natural sounding. He didn't want to add too much affect. He strove to keep the "loose snare" sounding real and left the Mobetta Loretta sound authentic.
Kevin was quiet and unassuming. He was such an easy-going guy. It was difficult to imagine his post-punk roots, when he used to play guitar and sing in a band named Sixtieth Parallel during the late eighties. I knew that I was in the hands of a Pro because he has mastered hundreds of recordings including Greatest Hits recordings by the Stray Cats, Social Distortion, Blondie, Ziggy Marley, UB40, B.B. King, Motorhead, The Smithereens, Billy Idol, Missing Persons, Sheena Easton, Pat Benatar, Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps, Dee Dee Ramone, Bauhaus, Brian Setzer, Merle Haggard and Dean Martin.
Led by Matt Graber, I was given a tour of the studios. The original consoles from the 60's are in great shape and are still used. I was told they lend a vintage, warm sound to the recordings, which is especially useful in this age of digital recordings. I even saw the original microphone used by Frank Sinatra in his famous recordings. It certainly was a day to remember! Thanks to Matt and Kevin for such great hospitality!
Salt of the Earth Tracks Posted Online
I have just posted the new songs for you to preveiw and listen to on my website! The digital release is coming soon!
The new album, "Salt of the Earth" will be available for download on Apple iTunes and Rhapsody.com, among several other digital retailer distributors within a few short days. So keep posted for details!
The CD will come out on Cdbaby.com and will be made available for sale on my website on October 23, 2009.
We sincerely hope you enjoy the new release!
Physical & Digital Release Dates
My debut CD, "Salt of the Earth," has been delayed in it's release due to artwork development. The artwork was finally uploaded to the disc manufacturer and is in the process of being completed. The CD will have plenty of photos, artwork, lyrical content and a special word from me about writing the album.
The new release date for the physical CD is October 23rd! In anticipation of the new album, we are currently taking orders for the CD. Please send me your name and contact information in an email to: email@example.com. I will contact you to obtain a shipping/mailing address.
I am currently in the process of completing a digital release for you prior to the October 23rd date!!!! As soon as it is available for download online, I will let you know!!!!
Thank you for your support!
Check out my new blog with the latest in news about the new album.
This is Part 2 of a 3 Part Promotional Video Series from Mobetta Loretta talking about the band and the new album, "Salt of the Earth."
New Promo Videos
Check out part 1 of a series of 3 promotional videos from Mobetta Loretta featuring her new song, "Copper Pit Miner."
New Album Progress
The Mobetta Loretta Band has been working diligently at creating their debut album entitled, "Salt of the Earth" scheduled to be released by the end of the summer. The album will feature eleven songs rich with diverse blues, folk and rock influences. There are plenty of hooks and infectious choruses which should support a strong radio air-play presence.
The five piece band includes, Mobetta Loretta (vocals, guitar); Tubbs (drums); Klutz (bass guitar); Professor Steve (harmonica); and Guy James (guitar). The band debuted their official, first live performance together as a band on January 30, 2009.
The newly formed Mobetta Loretta Band sounds like it originated straight from the Delta blues mixed with classical rock influences such as Tom Petty, ELO, and George Harrison -- forming a southern-style rock band, rich with Americana blends.
"There was an immediate chemistry between our musical styles," says Mobetta Loretta. "We fused influences from Rock together with Folk and Blues to create our own unique sound. (The music) still has the Mo' Betta blues flavor."
Additionally, there will be special contributions from various artists on the album including: Geno (keyboards) from the former band the Boxkutters; Mia Mercado (background vocals) also known as BlueBird; the fantastic duo, Sal & Isela will feature their original "Mexican-American" style sound (background vocals); and the talented acoustic stylings of David Robinson (classical, flamenco guitar).
Video from Female Acoustic Showcase (Encore Show)
Chris Kalt, talk show host of Cut n' Dry Talent Radio sent me a video which he has posted on YouTube. The video shows one of our songs, "Freedom of the Heart," which we performed at the Female Acoustic Showcase (Encore Show) last Saturday.
Check it out! I was really impressed with both the way the guitar solo turned out and the bass solo rocks! I'm so lucky to have such wonderful friends and musicians in my band!
Kudos to Guy James on lead guitar and Klutz on bass guitar. Of course, thanks to Tubbs and Professor Steve for their wonderful talent as well.
The Historic Fox Theater Newly Restored
The historic Fox Theater located in the Civic Center in downtown Redlands has been newly restored! The newly entitled, "Fox Events Center" is aimed at providing quality performances to a flourishing cultural center in Redlands.
The popular, "Redlands Bowl" has been providing the public with quality, free outdoor concerts for years.
Finally, we have had someone who has taken an interest in restoring the vintage Fox Theater to provide us with even more opportunities to promote talent in the lovely city of Redlands.
The Fox Events Center will feature a fourth of July Concert Celebration including Big Dave Little, kLutz, The Mobetta Loretta Band plus special guests. The event will begin at 8:00 p.m. and is open to all ages.
So for those of you who are rock and blues music enthusiasts, perhaps you might skip the fireworks show this year and come and check out some live music instead!
Hey Everybody! We just finished up a television taping for the Female Acoustic Showcase at the local television station News Net CA located in Murrieta. It will be the first time that the new band will appear together on television (with the exception of our drummer, Tubby, who couldn't make it). We will be on tomorrow morning Thursday, June 11th and again on Friday, June 12th between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on KVMD - 23 (Channel 31 for Dish Network and Direct TV in some areas). News Net CA is on KVMD 23 and KZSW 27. (Mediacom: Channel 3 and 23, AT&T Channel 23 & 27, Verizon Fios: Channel 23 & 27, Time Warner: Channel 23 VOD 1 Charter: Channel 23 Dish Network and Direct TV: Channel 23 or 31, depending on your area. We performed two songs and had a chance to interview as well for the Female Acoustic Showcase and to tell everyone a little about ourselves. I was so nervous!!!! I'm sure I will laugh as soon as I see myself on t.v., shaking in my boots...Well, I didn't wear my boots this time!!! There are two segments: one with us, the Mobetta Loretta Band and the other with my dear friend, Crystal McKee (Founder of FAS). Only one will be aired on each day. So if you can, try and catch both broadcasts to see both performances. If you're not up at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow and Friday to catch the broadcasts, you will be able to view it online at http://www.newsnetca.com. The broadcast may be viewed under the "Watch Us" tab under the Southern California Life show dated 061109 and the feature is at the end of the program at 41:20. Here's the direct link: http://newsnetca.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=4
Female Acoustic Showcase in I.E. Weekly!!!!
Our official sponsor, the newspaper, "I.E. Weekly" has been running our promo for the Female Acoustic Showcase for over two and a half weeks now and distributing flyers for us at various locations throughout the Inland Empire. Be sure to pick up your copy today for the latest on local news in arts and entertainment.
You may also visit their web site at http://www.ieweekly.com. The FAS promo is located on the front page of their website!!!
I'm in Inland Empire Magazine!
Hey Everybody! Be sure to pick up a copy of the June 2009 Issue of Inland Empire Magazine which is on news stands now! There is a short section on the Female Acoustic Showcase (FAS) which will take place this Saturday, June 13th at the Dos Lagos Amphitheater located in Corona from 6-10 p.m. It is a fantastic promotional piece for the FAS in a very respected publication! The Inland Empire Magazine reaches millions in the area! The photo appearing was taken of me while on location in Pinos Altos, New Mexico by photographer Mike Ingram. The thumbnail size photo is a preview of the look and feel of the photos which were taken for the upcoming album, "Salt of the Earth," scheduled for release at the end of this summer. My heartfelt thanks goes out to the folks at Inland Empire Magazine for being so gracious to publish a promo piece for the FAS! Also thanks to Mike Ingram and his wife, Marilyn for being so gracious. Mike has lent his lens and wonderful talent towards the vision I have for the project, "Salt of the Earth." Marilyn Ingram has lent her wonderful spirit and support towards our efforts as well. Peace, Mobetta Loretta
In the Studio
I just wanted to let you know that we are busy working on the new album!
We just finished laying down the drum tracks last night! Kudos to Tubby for doing a fantastic job!
We will be busy over the next couple of weeks recording the rest of the tracks and finishing up the project.
The album is scheduled to be released by the end of this summer! Keep posted for more details!
Friday Nights Live!
The City of Claremont will be kicking off their Friday Nights Live tonight, May 1st! There will be 19 weeks of concerts (38 bands) through September 4, 2009.
The Mobetta Loretta Band will be featured at the Laemmle Plaza on May 15th @ 6:00 p.m. located at 405 W. 2nd St., Claremont, CA 91711.
The 2nd Annual Female Acoustic Showcase on June 13th at Dos Lagos Amphitheater, Corona, CA
The 2nd Annual Female Acoustic Showcase is coming this summer! The event will take place on Saturday, June 13th beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the beautiful Dos Lagos Amphitheater located in Corona.
The 2nd Annual Female Acoustic Showcase will feature a variety of female musicians, singer/songwriters whose material has either been featured in TV, and Film and/ or have gained public recognition through local music awards, and have been featured in respected publications and more. Bringing all these ladies together on one stage creates a great atmosphere of inspiration!
We are creating an awareness of the great female talent that lies within your local city. Featured artists will be Mobetta Loretta, Crystal McKee, Marina V., Kirsten Proffit, Mika Cole, Vanessa Jourdan and Holly Diane.
We are currently seeking sponsors for the event! If you are a business or individual who is interested in learning more about how you can support this event by becoming an official sponsor, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
I have two cancer survivors in my family who are near and dear to me. Firstly, my dad has been a cancer survivor for over nine years. And secondly, my mother's current husband has been in remission for nearly seven years. Going through the chemotherapy and the aftermath of the surgery is painstaking to those who have been through it.
Those individuals who have fought against cancer are true warriors. The families that have supported those loved ones also deserve accolades for their spirit and support.
I am pleased to announce that I will be playing a benefit concert for the Relay for Life located at the park near the YMCA, San Bernardino. The address is 7793 Central Avenue, Highland, CA 92346. The Highland Relay for Life will be an all-day event that will take place on Saturday, May 30th beginning at 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Bands scheduled to play will be Lin G @ 10:00 a.m., Erin McLaughlin @ 11:15 a.m., Mobetta Loretta Band @ 12:30 p.m., John DeLeon @ 3:45 p.m., Mood shifter @ 5:00 p.m., and Rolling Reunion @ 6:30 p.m. For a complete schedule of events, please see the flyer posted at http://www.myspace.com/meetmobettaloretta.com.
Relay for Life features teams of people from all walks of life that have fun while raising much-needed funds to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer prevention and treatment.
No matter who you are, there’s a place for you at Relay. To participate, form a team, or dedicate a luminaria at your local American Cancer Society Relay For Life, please call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit http://www.cancer.org/.
Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people to:
• Celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer. The strength of survivors inspires others to continue to fight.
• Remember loved ones lost to the disease. At Relay, people who have walked alongside people battling cancer can grieve and find healing.
• Fight Back. We Relay because we have been touched by cancer and desperately want to put an end to the disease.
Back in Silver City
I just returned from a trip back to Silver City, New Mexico. The trip was good for my soul and was long needed to gain more inspiration for my new album and documentary which are both still in the works.
I was able to play at several venues while out visiting. It made for a more meaningful trip to get to debut my songs off the new project to an audience who not only identified with the lyrical content of the songs, but also to pay homage to a very important figure in our history, Juan Chacon.
We did some trekking out to the old mines and took hundreds of photos of the geographical terrain. My friends, Mike and Marilyn Ingram went along with us on the trip to not only capture a glimpse into the history of the region, but to also capture the essence of the story which I will tell on both my new album and the documentary. Both are scheduled to be released this summer.
Troy's Art Show Opening
Latest News: Troy has become a budding new artist! For those of you that don't know yet, we will be having a grand opening exhibiting Troy Silva's new artwork in San Diego on Saturday, March 7, 2009 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Our close friend and photographer, Eddie Gonzalez, will be opening up his personal photography studio for this art show! The studio location is: 2323 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92102. We will have free food and wine available for our visitors!
It will be an evening chock full of nuts, including me!
Fun Shows at the LIttle Fisherman!
Our shows at the Little Fisherman are so much fun! The new band is really starting to gel! The Little Fisherman is also becoming quite the new musical joint. Well, of course the fresh fish is still the big draw but the main attraction is starting to become the new musical buzz in town!
Don't forget to catch our next show at the Little Fisherman coming up on Friday, March 20th with Erin McGlaughlin and Matt Coleman and Spiro (from Rolling Reunion).
Check out some of the new photos courtesy of Mike Ingram just posted in the photo gallery!