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Lost in the Shadows
Far from the Current
Willamena Aug 18, 2019
Cool to see a Willamena tune ("Open Up the Stars") on a great playlist by a person who works with WGFR. Thanks Kylie Thomas and WGFR!!
Willamena Aug 07, 2019
The Other Side of Loneliness just got its 600th @Shazam.
Willamena Jun 21, 2019
Looks like The Other Side of Loneliness got on the air in the Philippines - DZMZ and Wave 91.5 FM. World-wide Willamena!
Willamena Jun 15, 2019
To a good friend of Willamena who is no longer with us. He inspired this song and other people in the world though his selfless acts: Diggin’ His Life Digs his hands into the dirt, throws his fate into the soil sun beat down on a baseball cap the summer breeze it blows for a while Day fade into afternoon and the flowers give their sweet perfume, and when the day is done he hangs his hat and dreams of the sun And he’s Digging His Life, by planting time, he’s watching the world grow up and he doesn’t care if it leaves, no he doesn’t care if it leaves him behind When he was younger he drifted like the pollen floatin’ on the wind, settled down just long enough to find out where to begin again And the war gave him something to do and he shipped out sometime in Forty Two, and when the shootin’ was done he hung his helmet and dreamed of the sun And he’s Digging His Life, by planting time, he’s watching the world grow up and he doesn’t care if it leaves, no he doesn’t care if it leaves because… He dreams, he dreams, he dreams of the Sun He dreams, he dreams, he dreams of the Sun
Willamena May 15, 2019
Maybe Willamena's best song? From the 2015 Willamena album The Light Ahead. Recorded in Grand Rapids, MI almost as an after thought. Released nationally to Triple A radio, didn't chart but grabbed a TON if attention and spins. In fact the tune is still being played by a number of stations nationally and is Willamena's second highest Shazam count to date. This song feels more relevant every day:
Willamena Apr 26, 2019
Always awesome to get airplay on @onUndercurrents, an uber-prestigious syndicated radio show. Seven years later, Broken Heart's still right in there with the big dogs, like Stevie Wonder and Tom Waits. Playlist 4949, hour 2, here:
Willamena Mar 04, 2019
Bonjour, Quebec! WKND 91.9 FM @WKND919 plays "Open Up the Stars" by request 2/18/19. Thanks and merci to Marie-Christine Morin @MorinMiss for getting it on!
Willamena Feb 01, 2019
When You Close Your Eyes is now our third song over the 400 mark @Shazam.
Willamena Dec 21, 2018
185 stations in the U.S. & New Zealand, one of the coolest programs ever - and our "Broken Heart" still gets on @onUndercurrents with Old 97s, Elvis Costello, John Lennon and more legends. Top of hour 4, show #4840 here:
Willamena Dec 20, 2018
We are sorry Willamena news has been a bit slow recently. A new album is in the works but the steps are slow going. The project IS taking shape. Please stay tuned and stay ready for a new release from Willamena in 2019! On that note thanks to all the stations and shows STILL spinning Willamena including the nationally-syndicated Undercurrents ("Broken Heart" 12-19-2018, 4th set opener next to the Beatles, Old 97s and Elvis Costello, and KRVM ( just to name a couple of many. AND, as the holidays are here again, we like to share "The Things That I Forgot" which always seems right to listen to this time of the year. Thanks again everyone.
Willamena Nov 06, 2018
Salutations to Kent, UK and Europe via digital satellite radio - European Klassik Rock @EkrRock spins The Other Side of Loneliness
Willamena Oct 21, 2018
April 2018..."Strong Enough to Last" live acoustic performance in Grand Rapids, MI.
Willamena Oct 17, 2018
From the Willamena's self-produced 2004 Far From the Current album, this is Back on You. A weird rockin' tune that feels right to listen to now:
Willamena Oct 10, 2018
Thanks for the incredible support! Very cool.
Willamena Sep 16, 2018
Willamena's Strong Enough to Last is still one of the top albums of the year for 2018 so far. Beating out some great acts like Weezer, Bleachers, Cage the Elephant, the Killers and many others. #18 on the AAA top albums of 2018. VERY cool:
Willamena Sep 11, 2018
Guess who just cracked the 2000 mark @Shazam?
Willamena Sep 04, 2018
I can't remember if we shared this record review from November 2017 but just in case here it is! Some cool things said about the newest Willamena EP "Strong Enough to Last" including: "All things considered, this latest effort from what is – in this critic’s ears – one of the music industry’s best kept secrets is more proof that the indie music industry has just as much to offer audiences if not more." "Tom Petty-esque," "All things considered, Strong Enough to Last proves that even after a little more than 20 years Willamena is itself still strong enough to last and that the record itself is easily one of this year’s top new EPs." "The songs featured in this 24-minute record will appeal to a wide range of fans, including fans of Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox 20, Counting Crows and other similar acts. "
Willamena Sep 03, 2018
Throwing out a big thanks to KEPC for spinning Willamena's song "Edge" from 2013s "Lost in the Shadows." Very cool. The last spin was on 8/29/2018 at 7:25 AM (you can search by date and time to see this killer playlist). KEPC in in Colorado Springs, CO. Thanks Sharon!
Willamena Sep 02, 2018
What's cooler? Broken Heart still spinning on one of the world's best syndicated radio shows - @onUndercurrents - or having Tom Petty playing right next to it? 8/29, top of hour #2, here: The shows play on different days, so maybe you can still catch it?
Willamena Aug 21, 2018
More folks are using @Spotify these days; probably time to let everybody know where to find us there --
Willamena Aug 16, 2018
Thanks 92.6 The Blitz for including Willamena's song "Broken Heart" as part of your playlist on Spotify. Very cool. Thank you for the support!
Willamena Jul 25, 2018
Thanks for being patient with us folks. Recording is ongoing and tracking in happening. Our next record is well under way and we are working hard to get that finished. News as it happens. Thanks again everyone. We hope you are enjoy your summer!
Willamena Jun 25, 2018
It was just over a year ago that Willamena released our newest EP "Strong Enough to Last" and we wanted to take a moment to thank every one for supporting this record and all the past Willamena recordings. To date Willamena has over 2,600 Shazams ( from fans all over the world based on radio support from stations and shows that broadcast everywhere but especially in America and Canada. That Shazam amount is really strong for a 100% independent band. Outlets like Paste, Skope, Local Spins and many others featured "Strong Enough to Last" and even more outlets support our radio singles. Willamena has five nationally charting Triple A radio singles to our credit so far too. Thanks for all the support folks! The quick update is that a new album is being mixed and recorded right how. Plans are being made to finish recording the last one or two songs and we hope to have a new release in a few months, sometime in 2018 still. This new record will be a reflection of the just over twenty years that Willamena has been making music and releasing albums including re-mixing some songs that are out of print, never before released and a couple live tracks too. Exciting!
Willamena Jun 01, 2018
Bubble Gum Radio, Quito, Ecuador spins As Long As I Can - our 250th outlet @radiobubblegum