Twilight Red Sky
Music Awards: -WINNER: Best International Folk Song, 'Evergreens' 2008 Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards -WINNER: Best International Folk Male Artist, 2007 Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards -RUNNER UP: Best Acoustic Artist, 2008 Port Folio Magazine Music Awards -NOMINATED: Best Folk Song, 'Two Step Too' 2008 Indie Singer-Songwriter Song Contest -NOMINATED: Best International Folk Album, 2007 Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards -NOMINATED: Best Album, 2008 Port Folio Magazine Music Awards NOMINATED: Best Americana Artist, 2009 Meona Outdoor Music Awards FINALIST: Best Acoustic Folk, 2012 Veer Magazine Music Awards -HONORABLE MENTION: song Twilight Red Sky, 2007 We Are Listening Singer/Songwriter Awards Press: 'Friel's guitar work is exceptional. His voice recalls the tone and phrasing of Randy Newman, Leonard Cohen and, at times, Van Morrison. The mix of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, pedal steel and violin is nearly perfect .... 'Twilight Red Sky' would be a natural for heavy play list rotation.' --- Jeff Maisey, Virginian-Pilot, Jan. 19th, 2007 'Acoustic artist Skip Friel is no stranger to local radio'. --- Jeff Maisey, Virginian-Pilot, March 16th, 2007 "Local fans should especially appreciate one of Friel's original tracks, 'Virginia Beach Blues'.' --- Phyllis Speidell, The Beacon, The Compass, The Clipper, The Currents, The Sun, June 10th, 2007 'Things are looking up for singer/songwriter Skip Friel.' --- Bill Bass, Port Folio Weekly, July 10th, 2007 Featured Artist of the Month, September 2007 --- Lifestyles Magazine Online Acoustic/Folk and Album of the Year nominees Skye Zentz and Skip Friel stole the show with their quirky version of Hall & Oates' 'Maneater,' featuring Friel on acoustic guitar and Zentz on ukulele. --- The Editors, Port Folio Weekly, March 18, 2008 Skip Friel is a great player. -- Jeff Maisey, Veer Magazine, Jan 25, 2012 Quotes: 'His wonderful debut CD, 'Twilight Red Sky,' is full of gems, enabling the listener to truly feel the joy and pain that only a talented singer can convey. There's a raw emotion to both Friel's songwriting and performance. I was immediately impressed with the depth to which his music was able to resonate with me. 'Twilight Red Sky' is one of my top picks for 2007.' --- Barry Graham, Folk Music Producer, WHRV 89.5 FM, June 10th, 2007 'A very talented vocalist with a big and unique voice." --- Don Joyce, President, Toronto Exclusive Magazine, Oct.22nd, 2007 'Skip Friel is on my list of 2007 Best Local Artist.' --- Paul Shugrue, Alternative Music Producer, WHRV 89.5 FM, Dec. 13th, 2007 'one of the most talented songwriters I have discovered' .... 'an awesome talent' --- Joyce Marie Morrin, Promotions Director WRRW 100.9 FM, Jan. 29th, 2007 Radio Play: - WHRV 89.5 FM Norfolk - WFOS 88.7 FM Chesapeake - WPYA 93.7 FM Norfolk - WRRW 100.9 FM Williamsburg - WNIS 790 AM Norfolk - WXMM 100.5 Virginia Beach - Live acoustic sessions and interviews with Skip Friel have aired on: - WHRV 89.5 FM on June 17th, Sept 2nd, and Dec 23rd, 07' - WPYA 93.7 FM on March 18th, 07' & January 20th, 08' - WRRW 100.9 FM on Febuary 17th and December 29th, 07' - WHRV 89.5 FM on Nov 16th and Dec 21st, 08' Press Release: Jan. 8th, 2007 New Moon Music announces the release of Skip Friel's debut album, Twilight Red Sky. The album is a heartfelt, insightful collection of songs examining life experiences to which everyone can relate. Tracks include 'Jump in Nathaniel'-a moving 'welcome to the world' from a father to his young son and 'The Universe Changed'-a powerful account of hurt, hope and forgiveness. Each song is a lyrical picture framed by a unique musical idea, and Friel's brand of progressive acoustic rock carries a fresh tone throughout. Best known for his emotion-filled vocal performances and innovative guitar techniques, Skip has been a popular mainstay at Eastern Virginia venues. He is the brother of New Moon Music founder, Randy Friel, who produced this album. This recording reunites the musical brothers who last performed together more than two decades ago. We are very excited about releasing these compositions. The lyrics are richly layered and supported by sublime instrumental accompaniment. Perhaps the album's most striking sonic trademarks are seamless harmonies and vocal blends. Skip's compositions draw inspiration from a deep well of American music. Elements of blues, nuevo-folk and rock come alive in a journey across fresh, yet familiar musical landscape. From the opening track's infectious melody to the final track's instrumental refrain, this dynamic album has the spirit to catch your interest and hold your heart. CD Credits: All songs written by Skip Friel Skip Friel - lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, background vocals. Randy Friel - keyboards, background vocals, percussion. Michael Maiorano - bass guitar. Bill Trueluck - drums, background vocals. Ernie Triomfilo - pedal steel guitar on "Two Step Too" and "Sherry's Other Song', slide guitar on "Jump In Nathaniel." John Workman - electric guitar on "Virginia Beach Blues" and "Your Fun." Sharon Sable - background vocals on "Jump In Nathaniel," "Twilight Red Sky," "Two Step Too" and "The Universe Changed." Drew Dillard - bass guitar on "Sherry's Other Song" and "Virginia Beach Blues." Larry Larrabee - Harmonica on "Virginia Beach Blues" Lew London - Violin on "Resonate." Recorded & mixed at Scullville Studios, Scullville, NJ. Produced by Randy Friel. Cover Design by Bart Morris. --- NEW ALBUM 'PASSAGE' AVAILABLE MAY 5, 2012 ---.