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AM

Background information
Born Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Genres Folk rock, Alternative rock, Adult Alternative
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Labels Filter US Recordings, AM Sounds
Website www.amsounds.com
Notable instruments
Gibson Guitar, ukulele

AM is an American songwriter, musician, and poet born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, raised in New Orleans, and currently residing in the Los Angeles Echo Park neighborhood in California. AM or A.M. refers to his band and is also the moniker for this artist. AM has had over 75 songs featured in television shows and movies.[1]

AM's critically acclaimed debut album Troubled Time has had all 10 songs featured in films and television shows. When Gary Jules brought his PA into a little coffee shop and began booking songwriter nights, he invited AM to come up and play and this was the beginning of what is now known as one of the most established singer/songwriter venues in the country, the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, California. AM credits KCRW's Nic Harcourt who started playing AM's demos for being the first to play his music on the radio show "Morning Becomes Eclectic".

AM was featured as an "Indie Spotlight" artist in the iTunes Store

AM was won the "Best singer/Songwriter of the Year"award at the LA Weekly Music Awards where Brian Wilson also accepted the award for Lifetime Achievement [2]. iTunes named AM's debut album "Troubled Times" "Best Singer/Songwriters Album of the Year" on iTunes.

AM is an alumnus of Loyola University [3] in New Orleans, Louisiana and has a bachelors degree in Philosophy.

In addition to the above, his music has also been featured on shows such as MTV's The Hills, and HBO's Big Love, ABC's Men In Trees, and he has been given reference in the music publications Billboard (magazine) and Performing Songwriter Magazine.

AM performed on the main stage at the 2009 Voodoo Music Festival in New Orleans with Duran Duran, Flaming Lips, and Pete Yorn. AM performed on the main stage at Dfest in Tulsa, Oklahoma with The Roots, All American Rejects, and Paramour. He is often compared to Wilco, Beck, Jackson Brown, Coldplay, and the late Elliott Smith.

AM has cited The Flaming Lips, Wilco, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jorge Ben, The Byrds, Johnny Cash, McCoy Tyner, and Lou Reed among his influences.

Contents

Television Song Appearances

  • "What You Hide"
  • "Playing The Game"
  • "Playing The Game"
  • "Troubled Times"
  • The_Real_World:_Washington_D.C. - episode 2303 (Playboys and Proper Proportion)
  • "Live A Lie (Instrumental)"
  • "Stepping Stone"
  • "Live A Lie"
  • iCarly - episode 213 (iKiss)
  • "Running Away"
  • "Gone Away"
  • "Troubled Times"
  • “City Syndrome”
  • Kyle XY - episode 210 (House Of Cards)
  • "We Will Remain"
  • Kyle XY - episode 210 (House Of Cards)
  • ""What You Hide"
  • Kyle XY - Season 2 (Hands On A Hybrid)
  • ""We Will Remain"
  • "Troubled Times"
  • "Playing The Game"
  • "Mainstay"
  • "Playing The Game"
  • "City Syndrome"
  • Reunited: The Real World Vegas - episode 01
  • "Wayside"
  • "Wayside"

Film song appearances

  • Spread - Directed by David Mackenzie, Starring Ashton Kutcher
  • "Mainstay Unsettled Mix"
  • "Hear Me Sing"

Discography

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Albums

  • Future Sons & Daughters (Filter US Recordings/ AM Sounds)
  • Troubled Times (Defend Music)
  • Soul Variations(AM Sounds)
  • Side By Side- Duets Vol. 1(AM Sounds), featured in "What's Hot" iTunes. Duets album featuring AM performing duets with friends and notable singer-songwriters Buddy, Meiko, Julianna Raye, Tina Dico, Susie Suh, and Rick Garcia.

Covers

  • "I'll Be Your Mirror" - Velvet Underground written by Lou Reed, duet performed with AM and Julianna Raye
  • "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - written by George Harrison duet performed with AM and Tina Dico, or Tina Dickow as she is known in her native country of Denmark.

Music videos

  • "Grand Opinion" directed by Blake West

Radio

  • Regular rotation airplay on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” “New Ground” and the Nationally-syndicated “Sounds Eclectic”

Notes

References

External links


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