(9 October 2013 – Hanson, MA) Leap Dog Music is proud to announce that veteran indie pop rock artist, John Taglieri, has signed a worldwide distribution deal with Vanity Music Group. John’s latest Ep, Southern Paradise will now be available in physical and online retail outlets worldwide. Produced and mixed by the team of Sean Mormelo and Mark Cohn in Nashville, and mastered by five time Grammy winning engineer Richard Dodd, Southern Paradise is a six-song affair of upbeat anthems that reflect the time Taglieri spends in his adopted home of Key West, Florida. On the new record, Taglieri takes a page from Jimmy Buffet’s approach to life – a beer in one hand and a guitar in the other just hanging out on the beach. “It was such a natural progression for me. I came to Key West four years ago and fell in love with it. The vibe here is so happy and upbeat and the songs on this Ep reflect that.” The infectious title track has found it’s way onto a plethora of country and pop radio stations and the accompanying video which can found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK093ROaab8 has already been viewed nearly 5,000 times.
“The song “Southern Paradise” was written by my producers Sean & Mark.” says Taglieri. “When they played it for me it just hit home for where my life is right now. I connected with the song immediately! I co-wrote “When I Think About” with my good friend Bobby James from Nashville. It’s a really fun, upbeat song with a cool groove and a sing-a-long chorus about all those things in a relationship that turn into everyday life examples and how things can remind you of your favourite moments. “Turn Around” was written by myself and Brad Whitley. It’s a cool song in that the whole song is a conversation that takes place in your head in one second when an old friend turns up unexpectedly…great vibe and feel and one of my favorites to sing.”
John has also just returned from his third international tour for Navy Entertainment and MWR. This time he went to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as three stateside bases, along with celebrities from SPIKE TV, The Food Network, UFC and more to entertain the troops and bring a little bit of home to them. “It’s truly one of the greatest things I ever get to do with my career. Letting those guys and girls know that we are there for them and want to bring some home style fun to them is an honor and something I will always do whenever asked. They put their lives on the line for us all everyday and that deserves respect. For my small part, bringing them a show that allows them to have them smile, sing and have fun is an honor in every way.”
Southern Paradise is available at iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers, and now worldwide through Vanity Music Group.