Contests

Contests

Tue
07
Oct

CD Giveaway Contest: Joanna Beasley, "Loud Love"

Joanna Beasley, "Loud Love"

God’s unconditional love is the central focus of Joanna Beasley’s new album, Loud Love. About it, Joanna says "We’re singing back to God what He already says about Himself and about us. His love is bold, true, loud, unconditional, and constantly pursuing you wherever you go!”

This contest has ended.

The winner is BARBARA B. of Auburn, KS.

Fri
03
Oct

CD Giveaway Contest: Flow Tribe, "Alligator White"

Flow Tribe, "Alligator White"

"Backbone cracking music." That's how the New Orleans natives in Flow Tribe describe their sound. It's a groove-based gumbo, a mixture of classic Louisiana traditions (funk, jazz, electric blues) and modern-day influences (rock, hip-hop). It's music that moves. Music that hits you in the heart and the feet. Music that sounds as celebratory as the Big Easy itself.

More than anything, though, it's music that gets you dancing.

This contest has ended.

The winner is HEATHER B. of Auburn, ME.

Thu
02
Oct

CD Giveaway Contest: Ben Rabb, "Until It's Gone"

Ben Rabb, "Until It's Gone"

"Living in New York City is like tug of war. I'm constantly going back and forth deciding if I like it here," says indie-folk songwriter Ben Rabb, whose first EP, Until It's Gone, was written after an influential move to NYC. "These songs are about me trying to make sense of my experiences here. New York is a place with a lot of people, a lot of noise, a lot of ups and downs… which makes it a great muse."

This contest has ended.

The winner is NANNETTE R. of Brockport, NY.

Sun
28
Sep

CD Giveaway Contest: Brett Larson, "One of These Roads"

Brett Larson, "One of These Roads"

Minnesota singer/songwriter Brett Larson offers a nice collection of old-fashioned country music on his third album. His songwriting has been featured on the Blood Washed Band's latest, a group composed of some of the Twin Cities’ top alt-country musicians, including several who contribute their talents to Brett's solo effort.

This contest has ended.

The winner is DENISE A. of Flushing, NY.

Sun
28
Sep

DVD Giveaway - The Wonder Years: Season One

Wonder Years Season One on DVD

This contest has ended. The selected winner is Elisa D. of Cleveland, Ohio.

Has it really been that long since we watched Fred Savage and Danica McKellar grow up on the television screen? It seems like it was only yesterday -- which is the same emotion we got from the the adult Kevin Arnold's perspective as we were weekly walked through moments from his formative years.

For six seasons, The Wonder Years captured the angst of growing up in suburban middle-class America in the late '60s, as seen through the life and times of Kevin Arnold (Savage). Audiences eagerly followed his evolution as a typical teenager who remembered every moment of his transition from childhood with excruciating detail and remarkable hindsight.

Sat
27
Sep

CD Giveaway Contest: Derek Fawcett, "Feel Better"

Derek Fawcett, "Feel Better"

Derek Fawcett presents his solo debut, but fans of his previous band, Down the Line, should find plenty to love here. “Where it departs is that I've put down the djembe in favor of the piano, my songs go in some new stylistic directions, and there are more moments of musical chaos and disorder."

“The songs on this album tell compelling, unique stories that are likely to resonate with just about anyone. My hope is that all who listen to this album will hear something that speaks to them, to the extent that it brings them joy, solace, solidarity...and hopefully, even encourages them to sing along for awhile."

This contest has ended.

The winner is MARILYN W. of Miramar Beach, FL.

Mon
22
Sep

Book Giveaway: Holly Black and Cassandra Clare's "The Iron Trial"

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

This contest has completed. The randomly selected winner is: MIKE G. of FORT PIERCE, FL.

I was introduced to Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments series about the same time I was reading Holly Black's Ironside. When I saw the Easter egg crossovers in each book (subtle as they were), I twigged to the fact that these two ladies knew each other, and expected them to someday work together on something.

That day has come.

The Iron Trial is the first book of a new fantasy, The Magisterium, a five-book series aimed at middle-grade -- and which will no doubt be read by their fans of all ages.

Critical Blast is happy to blast a copy of this your way if you're the selected entry in this book giveaway. Simply enter your information in the form below -- no mystical trials required -- and wait to see if you are the lucky random pick.

Mon
22
Sep

CD Giveaway Contest: Liz Kennedy, "Speed Bump"

Liz Kennedy, "Speed Bump"

"I was reasonably accomplished in my other work, but for years, despite my love for music, I never thought I was good enough to write, sing or play it. I kept it inside for years,” says Liz Kennedy, a fourth generation Southern Californian. "I became someone who told people I was writing music but I would never share it. Which began to feel slightly weird. When I finally met my producer, Joel Jaffe, his encouragement allowed me to step inside the studio and record my songs so I wouldn't have to hold them in any longer. And that felt very freeing. Very good. And I improved over time, which led to more and more writing. Meeting and playing with incredibly talented musicians lead me even further along the path."

Sun
21
Sep

CD Giveaway Contest: Rebecca Moreland, "Far From Heaven"

Rebecca Moreland, "Far From Heaven"

"Breaking Free" is the second independent release from Rebecca Moreland's new EP, Far From Heaven. The San Antonio native co-wrote the new single with Scott Whitley and co-produced the song with producer and engineer Leland Elliott at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

"The song is very personal," Rebecca says. "I was reaching a crossroads where I had to choose between fully pursuing music and keeping my full time advertising job. I chose music. I wrote the majority of the song the day after I quit my job."

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