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The best kept secret in music

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"Voters give blessing to new winners, old favorites"

RAPID CITY -- Bragging rights for everything from the best hamburger to the best hardware store were up for grabs during the second annual Best of the Black Hills Reader's Choice Awards.

More than 800 Rapid City Journal readers named their favorite foods to eat, their favorite things to do and their favorite places to shop in more than 80 different categories. ...Abby SomeOne replaced DD and the Fayrohs as Reader's Choice for best local band. - Rapid City Journal


"Communing with Abby SomeOne on the Road"

Rapid City Journal (Steve Thorpe)
...I was planning a trip to California...All the other regional CDs I brought along stayed in their jewel cases. "Schizosonic" is still in the CD player, and I'll listen to it all the way back. Pick a favorite song? Out of the question...The entire collection is an uplifting message set to a danceable beat. This incarnation of the band is the best ever, and there's an energy in the music that is rare in recordings. Musically, there aren't any missteps, and that, combined with the energy of the recording, makes "Schizosonic" compelling. If the right people heard "Schizosonic," Abby SomeOne could easily be all over the radio.
- Rapid City Journal


"Industry Review"

"Abby SomeOne is a true slice of Americana, their music captivates you and draws you in. They were the surprising favorite at our Rockin' the Hills Fest this year, and with their polished production and sound, have all the ingredients necessary to make it in the music business..." - Jeff Lawrence - Artist Representation and Management, St. Paul, MN


"Radio on the Records"

This band from South Dakota plays moving music with undeniable lyrics that leave you wanting more. This group will become one of the next big things, or I'll eat my hat.
- Mei Young, KQRS Minneapolis


"Radio Review"

Heartfelt emotion best describes the latest effort from Abby SomeOne. All the pieces to this musical puzzle fit with great vocal presence and rhythm that won't let you sit still! ASO has more promise than most other bands I've heard in awhile!
- Charlie O'Douglas, OM Rushmore Radio Group


"Radio Review"

It's exciting to see such an entertaining group with the energy, passion, and drive that ASO brings. They're a true original and one to keep your eye on.
- Chad Carlson, PD, KSQY 95.1


"On Chambers Waller"

This son of the Black Hills casts a blues sensibility and an artistic sensitivity beyond his years and geography. Chambers Waller is SomeOne who will make a name for himself- and his band.
- Paul Dahlsied, Pure Sound, Inc., Minneapolis


Discography

Schizosonic (2004)
Nervous Breakthrough (2002)
back to me (2001)
FIST (2000)
Pennies From Kevin (1998)

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Bio

Hard hitting AAAmericana music born in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Fronted by Shawn Michael Bitz and 17 year old guitar phenom, Chambers Waller, Abby SomeOne continues to rock the region with a sound that has been compared to Train, the Black Crowes, and John Mellencamp--soulful songs, compelling lyrics, and radio friendly hooks.

* 10,000 units sold regionally
* Eight singles in regional rotation
* #3 most played, XM Unsigned, Feb 2005
* #1 radio play on 2 stations for 16 wks--50 counties/5 states
* Four songs licensed to television and film
* 6 CD's, Live DVD and interactive CD-ROM are available

Six years and six CD's later, Abby SomeOne has endured a fire, tornado, flood, 3 car wrecks, a penetentiary, and a heart attack. A&R guys no longer scare them.

The band's new material is being produced by up and coming DC producer Blake Althen of Human Factor Productions. Blake produced the band's current radio single, "Fall Down," which has received airplay on commercial CHR/Hot AC stations in 22 states. The band's next single, "Without Light", also produced by Althen, is already getting regional airplay.

With over 75 festival and club dates performed this year, ASO has appeared with Styx, Live, Johnny Winter, Sheryl Crow, the Georgia Satellites, and Kentucky Headhunters, and is road tested, radio friendly, and ready to reach the next level.

Visit www.abbysomeone.com for more information.