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Matt & Rebecca Stuart (Minstrel Streams): News

Minstrel Streams Featured in Sounds of the Circle VII - May 16, 2015

About The New Age Music Circle & Sounds from the Circle VII

The New Age Music Circle – an online community of over 1650 artists, industry professionals and fans –presents its seventh MP3 compilation in as many years with Sounds from the Circle VII.  Produced by Suzanne Doucet, founder of the Circle, the compilations have become favorites among music fans as well as professional radio programmers and wellness practitioners who appreciate the ability to play almost four hours of music without stopping. 

Just a sampling of the New Age music sub-genres included are Mystical, Chill, Ambient, Meditative, Vocals, Nature, Trance, World, Solo Piano, Space, Electronic and more!  Sounds from the Circle VII is available in both physical format and duplicated in online playlists in Spotify and iTunes for all tracks available there by our launch date of 5/12/15.  The Sounds of the Circle compilations are always eclectic, showcasing the wide range of inspiration, interpretation and musical vision within the New Age genre from countries across the globe including the USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil, England, Scotland, India, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Malaysia, South Africa, Spain, Venezuela and more.

Sounds from the Circle VII will have increased promotional presence this year, including YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Spotify, iTunes and Instagram.  Find out more about this music, or join the New Age Music Circle at http://newagemusik.ning.com  For more information, or for media review copies, event distribution, and promotional giveaways, contact The B Company, bethhilton@theBcompany.com, at 310-560-8390.

"New Horizon" Nominated for Best Acoustic Album - March 4, 2015

Congratulations to Minstrel Streams who have just been nominated for the award of BEST Acoustic album of 2014, for the album, New Horizon, you can see all the nominations here.

http://www.oneworldmusic.co.uk/#/owm-awards/4581224063

Minstrel Streams At Barnes & Noble - March 3, 2015

 

 

We are happy to announce that the entire Minstrel Streams catalog featuring their hit album "New Horizon" is now available at your local Barnes & Noble store and online at BarnesandNoble.com.

If you can't find it on the shelf, please ask a salesperson and they will happily order it for you...members get free shipping.

#1 On ReverbNation - November 23, 2014

We are happy to announce that Minstrel Streams is #1 on ReverbNation. We invite you to become a fan.

http://www.reverbnation.com/minstrelstreams

GRAMMY Entry "New Horizon" - July 2, 2014

We are excited to announce that we have submitted our entry "New Horizon" to The Recording Academy for consideration as Best New Age Album in the 57th GRAMMY Awards.

"New Horizon" in Top 10 Worldwide Radio - June 5, 2014

"New Horizon" has been in the top ten of the Zone Music Reporter top 100 for the months of March, April, and May! Thanks to Ed and Stacey Bonk of LAZZ Promotions, and to all the radio stations and listeners. http://www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Amazing Moment with Noel Paul Stookey - March 31, 2014

This is one of the highlights of our lives. Peter, Paul, and Mary has always been our favorite folk group. Last night, after his concert in Ventura, we had the honor to meet Noel Paul Stookey. We have all of Peter, Paul, and Mary's CDs...they have brought us great joy. Now he has our new CD "New Horizon." So cool!!!

"New Horizon" on Celtic Radio - March 15, 2014

Visit Celtic Radio for the best in Celtic Music!

Minstrel Streams is excited to announce that our new CD "New Horizon" is being played on Celtic Radio.

Release of "New Horizon" - February 28, 2014

PRESS RELEASE – “NEW HORIZON” by Minstrel Streams
Released February 28, 2014

Minstrel Streams is proud to announce the release of their much anticipated new CD “New Horizon.”

Last fall, Minstrel Streams ventured to Will Ackerman's Imaginary Road Studios in Windham County, Vermont to record their latest CD. Musical magic happened in the mountains of southern Vermont.

This beautiful album features Matt Stuart playing a Steinway B Grand Piano and Taylor acoustic guitar; and Rebecca Stuart playing a Gemeinhardt flute and Native American flutes. They were also joined by many wonderful musicians such as:
Eugene Friesen (GRAMMY winning cellist); Jill Haley (English Horn); Paul Kochanski (string bass); Matt Heaton (Bodhran drum); Noah Wilding (vocals); and Tom Eaton (percussion and accordion).

This inspired CD covers a spectrum of styles...from the classically flavored "Ancient Mariner" and "Come to the Waters" to the Native American themed "Dawn Rising" and "Visions for Tomorrow." World music elements can be found in "Memories of Kyoto" and "Celestial's Rainbow" (Celtic and Spanish).

Special thanks to Tom Eaton for his excellent job of recording, mixing, and mastering; and Will Ackerman for inspiring and enabling this project.

Reviewers are saying:

“New Horizon is one of those instantly enjoyable, immensely accessible, and just downright friendly and inviting albums that come along once in a blue moon. Listening to guitarist/pianist Matt Stuart and his wife Rebecca, a flutist, is like having life-long friends come over to the house, sit a spell, and play for you…
Charming may seem a weak descriptor of music to some, but if you actually examine the definition, it reads "the power or quality of giving delight or arousing admiration… delight greatly." I was greatly delighted every time I spun this disc and I doubt any acoustic music lover will feel differently.”

Bill Binkelman
Zone Music Reporter

“Absolutely Beautiful! This is one of my favorite releases of 2014. Heartfelt compositions with exquisite performances and instrumentation. This music will take you on a relaxing and blissful journey. Highly recommended!”
Laura Sullivan, GRAMMY winner

Links to sample the music and purchase “New Horizon” –

Minstrel Streams Website: http://www.minstrelstreams.com/  

CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/minstrelstreams  

Facebook Artist Page: http://www.facebook.com/minstrelstreams1
(click on Music Store)

Also available on Amazon and iTunes

Recording at Will Ackerman's Legendary Imaginary Road Studios - September 3, 2013

Minstrel Streams is excited to announce they will be recording their new CD "New Horizon" at Will Ackerman's Imaginary Road Studios in Vermont.


"Winterpeace" Review - October 1, 2012

"Winterpeace - A refreshing new age record by Matt and Rebecca Stuart. Well produced with lovely songwriting, arrangements and good engineering. The soulful sounds of Matt's piano and guitar playing are complemented beautifully by the sounds of Rebecca's flute. On no track is this more evident than Under the Terebinth Tree, arguably the best track on the record. From the cinematic vibe of West of Eden to the beautiful melody on Cathedral, to the uplifting sounds of Epiphany and Reflections, be prepared to be taken on a delightful journey" -
Arun Shenoy, Record Producer and Composer

www.arunshenoy.com

Release of "Winterpeace" - September 30, 2012

Matt and Rebecca, Minstrel Streams, have created musical magic again with their newest CD. This wonderful album, once again, features Rebecca on the flute and Native American flute; and Matt on the keyboards, acoustic guitar, and vocals. These eleven original compositions are sure to bring you into a place of peace and joy.

This new musical journey begins with the title track, “Winterpeace”… a classically inspired flute and keyboard duet that will elicit images of a peaceful snowfall in a mountain forest. “Love One Another” is their new folk song inspired by the love chapter of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13. “Under the Terebinth Tree” provides a musical retreat to refresh your spirit. “Song of Living Waters” features Rebecca on the Native American flute and Matt on his acoustic guitar. This song has soft and lovely tones with a mesmerizing melody. “Reflections” features Rebecca on flute and Matt on keyboards in a piece inspired by Gregorian Chant. “Cathedral” features Matt on solo keyboard in a work inspired by a Russian Orthodox hymn.

Join the journey and experience the wonder of “Winterpeace.”

Minstrel Streams on Twitter - June 24, 2012

You can now follow Minstrel Streams (Matt and Rebecca) on Twitter.

Here is the link: http://www.twitter.com/minstrelstreams.

Have fun!

Minstrel Streams on You Tube - May 13, 2012

You can now enjoy Minstrel Streams on You Tube performing their signature tune "Minstrel Streams" at The WAV, Ventura, CA.

 

Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rje-sNh4G58

Minstrel Streams on Facebook - January 7, 2012

You can now follow Minstrel Streams on Facebook: www.facebook.com/minstrelstreams1.

Check it out and have fun.

Parlour Concerts - August 6, 2011

Minstrel Streams has performed for enthusiastic audiences throughout California at venues including concert halls, coffee houses, art galleries, weddings, outdoor events, spiritual gatherings, churches, and private parties. Now, you can have them play in the comfort and intimacy of your own home!

The Parlour Concert series will bring Minstrel Streams' beautiful music into your own home for your own private concert. You make the guest list, including your family and friends.

Minstrel Streams' mission is to promote peace, love, joy, healing, and mercy through their music. For more information, please use the contact page of this website.

 

 

Minstrel Streams - The Magazine - September 9, 2010

Exciting news! Minstrel Streams now has its' own magazine  available. Our friend John Rodrigues is the magazine's publisher and photographer. He has done a magnificent job of capturing the artists in action.

This beautiful magazine can be purchased at the following link: www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/109510

 

CD Release Party for "Minstrel Streams" at The WAV - August 27, 2010

Matt and Rebecca are happy to announce the release of their new CD, "Minstrel Streams," at The WAV Theater and Gallery. Their concert and CD release party was a huge success...complete with a standing ovation! They were joined on stage by their friend and show producer Saint Pierre and Pamela Lourant, a wonderful flamenco dancer.

"Minstrel Streams" can be purchased through their distributor by using the link on the Order CDs page.

Recording Our New CD - May 24, 2010

We are happy and excited to announce that we will begin recording our new CD, "Minstrel Streams," Memorial Day weekend at Sound Garden Studios with our friend Rocky as chief engineer.

We have composed many new pieces of music and are excited to share this with our listeners. Our mission is to promote peace, love, joy, healing, and mercy through music.

"Minstrel Streams" should be available this summer. Stay tuned for release details and CD Release Party information. Have a great and wonderful summer.

Peace, love, and blessings,

Matt and Rebecca

Special Thanks - November 3, 2009

We are truly blessed to have friends and family in our lives who have generously nurtured and supported our creative endevours. These wonderful people include:

Pat and Jerry Thompson, Elizabeth Laurel Crossley, Marilyn and Glen Noorda, Ileana Ramos, Pastor Carlos Sanchez and the Miracle Center, Bob, Robin and Jim Rosso, Gay Lanzarotta, and Jubilee Church in Camarillo,CA.

We are very grateful and love you.

Matt and Rebecca

Welcome To Our New Website - November 2, 2009

We would like to welcome all visitors to our new website. Special thanks to Rob Teifeld for his beautiful web design (www.CinematicElegance.com). Also, thanks to our friends at www.Hostbaby.com for their creative support in developing our website. We would also like to give a very special thanks to our friend Mack McCoy for his original cover art for our CD.

Peace and love,

Matt and Rebecca

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