DOVE AWARD-NOMINATED ARTIST DARA MACLEAN RELEASES FIRST IN A SERIES OF FIVE VIDEOS FROM “DARA MACLEAN LIVE: THE OCEAN WAY SESSIONS” TODAY
Fervent Records’ soulful recording artist Dara Maclean releases the first in a series of five videos today from “Dara Maclean Live: The Ocean Way Sessions.” The videos were filmed at Nashville’s famous Ocean Way Studios as she recorded a rare session with the entire band in the room together playing live. This week, Maclean also embarks on the Winter Jam 2012 West Coast Tour headlined by TobyMac. In addition, the singer-songwriter recently released her Bethlehem Skies EP which is available now online. Maclean co-wrote the title track with Grammy-nominated songwriter Dave Barnes who is also featured on vocals.
“A project like ‘The Ocean Way Sessions’ is a special one,” said producer Seth Jones. “These days when we make records like cars, assembling each piece in a line, it’s a novel approach to put a bunch of musicians in the same room and press record. Rather than flawless takes and perfectly in tune vocals, we were looking for life in the recordings. We wanted music that breathes; Music where you feel like you’re in the room when you hear it. Needless to say, not only does it take talented musicians, but it takes a talented artist. Dara doesn’t just thrive in that kind of situation, she was built for it.”
Over the next five weeks, Maclean will release one video per week from “Dara Maclean Live: The Ocean Way Sessions.” The videos can be viewed on her official YouTube channel: YouTube.com/DaraMaclean.
“Dara Maclean Live: The Ocean Way Sessions” Release Schedule:
Nov. 6: “What Love Looks Like”
Nov. 13: “For Once in My Life” (Stevie Wonder Cover)
Nov. 20: “Had To Be You”
Nov. 27: “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing” (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell Cover)
Dec. 4: “Home”
This Friday, the seven-date Winter Jam 2012 West Coast Tour kicks off in Ontario, CA. The tour features Maclean in addition to TobyMac, RED, Sidewalk Prophets, Jamie Grace, Chris August, Group 1 Crew, Jason Castro, Capital Kings and speaker Nick Hall. Admission is $10 at the door. For further information and a list of dates please visit www.jamtour.com.
At the end of the month on November 29, Maclean is set to depart on the Acoustic Christmas Tour presented by K-LOVE Radio and 25 Entertainment with Sanctus Real and label mates Sidewalk Prophets. The packed 15-date schedule kicks off in Oklahoma City, OK and concludes on December 16 in San Antonio, TX. For a listing of dates and additional information, please visit www.acousticchristmastour.com.
Dara Maclean, 2012 “New Artist of the Year” Dove Award nominee, is a soulful singer of incredible grace, power, and control – as well as a gifted songwriter – whose debut album, You Got My Attention, peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart. Influenced by contemporaries like Adele, Natasha Bedingfield, Ray LaMontagne, John Legend and Marc Broussard, she has since charted two Top 10 singles on the Christian charts (“Suitcases” and “Free”). Maclean and her unique blend of modern pop, ‘70s soul, and R&B was recently featured during the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, Christian music’s largest annual tour. “Maclean has a power set of pipes and a smooth, clean delivery that works well whether she is grooving on a soul-tinged R&B number, bouncing around the dance floor, or pulling back for an intimate acoustic ballad,” says Christianity Today.
For additional information on Dara Maclean, please visit www.DaraMaclean.com.