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"Amethyst releases New Album - Nostalgia!"

Amethyst, Returned US Soldier from Operation Enduring Freedom, Releases New Album, "Nostalgia"

Album release party at Buzzplay.com's annual Holiday event at The Knitting Factory this Thursday, December 15, 2005. Albums are available onsite as well as online at http://www.amethystlive.com

(PRWEB) December 14, 2005 -- The No. 1 artist on Buzzplay.com, The Newbury Park resident Amethyst keeps burning up the charts with her songs from her new album recorded at Insomnyac Entertainment in Oxnard (www.insomnyacentertainment.com). While some of her songs are exclusive to buzzplay.com, she is also on other indie music stations like Funender. At Funender, in the Indie Pop Section, this week, one of her Songs, the title cut from her album is #2 and climbing!

http://www.funender.com/music/chart.php?genre=Indie%2BPop&submit=go

My space seems to be the place to go for most artists and you can certainly find her there - www.myspace.com/Amethystmusic as well as www.myspace.com/12923802. Amethyst can also be found on iac.com, purevolume.com, garageband.com, audiostreet.net and many other indie sites.

Amethyst (www.amethystlive.com) is the #1 Artist on www.Buzzplay.com but not so long ago she was "Just another Soldier", playing for thousands of our Soldiers in Uzbekistan, Kuwait, Quatar, Afghanistan and all the US camps in Iraq. She was inspired to use music to heal by her collective life experiences. She wears a necklace that embodies her commitment to God - Charms say, "Faith, Love, Heal, Inspire" and those are the what Amethyst stands for. In a word, "Inspired" could be taken to new depths in song writing.

Singer/Songwriter, Amethyst, takes a step back in time to discover the dreams and aspirations of her Great Aunt Isabel, (from the song, "Miss Arizona") whom she believes inspires her to this day to write music for women who have a story to tell, a dream to live and a life from which to emerge victoriously. Where one person takes music and writes abstract lyrics, Amethyst often writes ballads with a story entwined. Any listener could exude a positive message to uplift one's spirit and apply it to their own life when listening to her music. Her feeling is that when one person takes the time to share what God has given them, others benefit from it somehow. Amethyst said, "I learn from others every day of my life. I hope that someday I can be that same kind of help for someone." She is looking forward to playing Thursday night at The Knitting Factory.

Another one of her songs, "All Outta' Quarters", sung recently at the www.voicesagainstpoverty.com concert at Biola University inspires us to not forget those in need daily and especially during the Holidays. Reach out and gain the inspiration to dig deep and put a little in the cup of the the man around the corner....because he's all out of quarters and losing his faith in mankind. As usual, Amethyst will also be playing "Just Another Soldier" as a tribute to her armed forces brothers and sisters overseas and at home.


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"Christian Indie Concert features Amethyst"

Free Concert Slated For December 10, 2005 at Biola University Called "Voices Against Poverty"
Human Rights Day will be celebrated in Orange County, California in a musical way on December 10th. "Voices Against Poverty" at Biola University hopes to raise funds for the Urban Scholarship Fund.

(PRWEB) December 9, 2005 -- Human Rights Day will be celebrated in Orange County, Ca in a musical way on December 10, at Sutherland Auditorium on the Biola University Campus, 13800 La Mirada Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639 - Doors open at 5 PM. Standing up for those who are unable to voice their feelings are some of the industry's greatest indie talents. First found on www.Myspace.com/voicesagainstpovertydec10,this free concert tells how to help friends in need.

The free concert is an attention awareness to those who would like to learn more of how to help and minister to urban brothers and sisters who are struggling.

What better way to celebrate Human Rights day than to have a concert with Amethyst, Avion Blackman, Mike Barnet, Orange County's touted most popular band - Justice for Mary, and beautiful Melissa Marie to sing for you?

Amethyst (www.amethystlive.com) is the #1 Artist on www.Buzzplay.com but not so long ago she was "Just another Soldier", playing for thousands of our Soldiers in Uzbekistan, Kuwait, Quatar, Afghanistan and all the US camps in Iraq. She was inspired to use music to heal by her collective life experiences. She wears a necklace that embodies her commitment to God - Charms say, "Faith, Love, Heal, Inspire" and those are the what Amethyst stands for. In a word, "Inspired" could be taken to new depths in song writing. Singer/Songwriter, Amethyst, takes a step back in time to discover the dreams and aspirations of her Great Aunt Isabel, (from the song, "Miss Arizona") whom she believes inspires her to this day to write music for women who have a story to tell, a dream to live and a life from which to emerge victoriously. Where one person takes music and writes abstract lyrics, Amethyst often writes ballads with a story entwined. Any listener could exude a positive message to uplift one's spirit and apply it to their own life when listening to her music. Her feeling is that when one person takes the time to share what God has given them, others benefit from it somehow. Amethyst said, "I learn from others every day of my life. I hope that someday I can be that same kind of help for someone." She is looking forward to playing with these other Christian Artists as they sing out against Poverty. Another one of her songs, "All Outta' Quarters", inspires us to not forget those in need daily and especially during the Holidays. Reach out and gain the inspiration to dig deep and put a little in the cup of the the man around the corner....because he's all out of quarters and losing his faith in mankind.

Avion Blackman -(www.avionblackman.com) From the band Christafari comes Avion Blackman with a sound described as"Sademeets Norah Jones with world music Undertones." Avion is a native of Trinidad and daughter of the inventor of Soca and Jamoo music, Ras Shorty I. She began singing on stage at the age of four on tour with her father. In 2003, Avion moved to Los Angeles, CA, married Mark Mohr and joined Christafari as the bassist and a vocalist of the group. She became well-known internationally for her ethereal lead vocals on Christafari's "Hiding Place" and "My Sustenance" on the group's critically acclaimed Gravity release. In January of 2005 the recording began for Blackman's first album "Onyinye" (pronounced 0we-neen-yay). "Onyinye" means Gift in the Nigerian language Igbo. On this heartwarming gospel release, Avion sings tender songs about
her love for God and man. This is an intimate album that contains a blend of reggae, R&B, jazz, jamoo, Indian and Africanrhythms. In promotion of
"Onyinye", Avion and her band are currently traveling the world performing with Christafari, Solomon Jabby, and others on the Reggae Redemption Tour. Live on stage Avion sings of the greatest gift of all--Life eternal.

Mike Barnet - (www.mikebarnetmusic.com)Migrating from Seattle, Washington to Fullerton, California, Mike Barnet’s musical journey has been a few years in the making. Thought provoking and socially aware, Mike Barnet's lyrics contain a spirit that is missing in most songs written today. Blending elements of folk, groove and protest, Mike creates music to think and vibe to. In the vignette vein of artists as varied as Nick Drake, Nina Simone, Richie Havens, Johnny Cash, Ani DiFranco, Bob Marley and Bob Dylan, Barnet's music has a unique flavor, filled with
soul-bearing honesty and hard hitting reality. The common thread woven through each of his masterful stories is a message of self-examination and hope. Armed with his acoustic guitar, Mike Barnet has the rare ability to
create songs memorable enough to shake world views to the foundation. And if given the chance, he will capture the minds of anyone with in earshot.

Justice for Mary (www.justiceformary.com)
"Justice for Mary, "Justice for Mary" independent) - As accessible as it is
eclectic, the self-titled debut from Mission Viejo-based Justice for Mary touches on styles such as modern agro-rock, '80s new wave and post-grunge without fitting snugly into any of those genres. "Overlife" could have been at home alongside any of U2's '80s hits but boasts the heavy, layered guitars of contemporary rock, while "My Life Disorder" blends reggae-tinged
spoken word verse with explosive rock choruses in the spirit of 311. The material, Notably "Saturday, Ode to Mourning," is powerfully delivered across the six-song disc. You might like if you enjoy: Evanescence,
Smashing Pumpkins, 311." Robert Kinsler “Orange County Register” August 18, 2005.

Melissa Marie - Melyssa Marie Foulk is a 22 year old graduate from Azusa Pacific majoring in Communications with a minor in Spanish. Better known to her music audience as Melyssa Marie, she has been involved in music her whole life, playing piano since the age of 5 and guitar since 18. All of her music is 100% original. Some of her inspirations include Fiona Apple and Ani DiFranco. Melyssa is from a big family born and raised in Carlsbad, CA. Besides music, Melyssa loves to travel, read and write. Melyssa Marie is currently working on her first CD with an independent company, "Bien Surf Industries".

Please join us for an amazing concert and enjoy Human Rights day. The sponsors who are promoting this concert are www.one.org, www.biola.edu, www.micahchallenge.org, and milleniumcampaign.org

More Information:
Visit www.biola.edu/about/map_directions.cfm for a map and directions.
Go to www.biola.edu/about/map-graphic.cfm for the location of Sutherland Auditorium on Biola's campus. Please visit www.voicesagainstpoverty.com for more information.



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"BUZZPLAY.COM Presents Showcase of Talent at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood (KFLA) Amethyst to Appear Live with 4 Other Bands!"

Five great bands are coming to The Knitting Factory on July 7, 2005. All bands can be found on BUZZPLAY.com if you would like to review their music. They are, Amethyst, Tragic Hearts, Pretty in Stereo, Stealing Venus and Divisible. The show starts at 8:00 p.m.- Don't miss it!

(PRWEB) June 28, 2005 -- BUZZPLAY.COM Presents a July showcase of talent at The Knitting Factory. has a rich history in North America beginning in New York in the 80s. At the height of the disco era and the beginning of punk, The Knitting Factory was and is probably the premier artist launch pad in the United States. Moving to Los Angeles, the heartbeat of Hollywood, The Knitting Factory has doubled their professional career proving that the entertainment fun does not end or begin in New York, it is an extension of excellence.

They have a professional program beginning with the premise that they do not pay to play. You, as an artist are there because they believe in your dream; your product of music and song. The staff helps co promote the venue's events with each performer. Tirelessly, both send out flyers and promote the music of the evening. The product is a well balance evening of quality music and entertainment. The beautiful thing about The Knitting Factory is that they work hard to support all the bands that perform and the bands usually stay around to support one another.

The caring and professionalism that BUZZPLAY uses strikes a beat on the Independent drum of Performing Artists. They are honored that Buzzplay wants each band to sound their best and are there to help in one way or another they have what they need to succeed. Buzzplay has the first Thursday of the month at The Knitting Factory and the evenings prove to all that Rock and Roll is here to stay. Was there ever a doubt? :)

On July 7, Buzzplay will be presenting five bands for your listening and viewing pleasure - The AlterKnit Lounge at the Knitting Factory is nestled in 7021 Hollywood Blvd. All ages are welcome and the cost of the show is $7.00. The money gleaned from the evening goes right back into promoting independent talent for the next show, so your support not only is appreciated by the bands of the evening, but Independent Musicians everywhere. You can park in the parking garage on Sycamore street.

Here is the line up for July 7, 2005 at the AlterKnit Lounge

Beginning at 8:00 p.m. Amethyst, the rock pianist with a jazz edge will be sharing a little of what she showed the US troops five Middle Eastern countries while performing for the army's USA Express Touring Band. Joining her will be Jennifer Deirmendjian on violin and drummer extraordinaire, Paul Bonn
www.buzzplay.com/Amethyst

Next at 9:00 p.m. will be Tragic Hearts - an Independent band from Yucaipa, CA will rock you as Jennifer, Andy and Brian share one of their songs called Girlfriend (and many more!)
www.buzzplay.com/TragicHearts

At 10:00 p.m. stick around for the hottest all girl band from the OC, Pretty in Stereo - beauty, attitude and talent all combine in the explosive tune called "Everything" and many more!
www.buzzplay.com/PrettyinStereo

At 11;00 p.m. it still keeps on rocking with Stealing Venus an Alternative West Hollywood group from ranting with hard emotion with SuperHero (and of course...many more)
www.buzzplay.com/StealingVenus

Winding up the evening at Midnight will be Divisible from California - a three member band will amaze you with their "Driving Song" - and ditto - many more!
www.buzzplay.com/Divisible

All bands' music mentioned above can be sampled at BUZZPLAY.COM - the leading force in Independent Production and promotion in the United States.

If you want to make a statement, say it...if you want to bare your soul through song....do it on Buzzplay - you'll never regret it. You can find a map to the venue at amethystlive.com

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"Amethyst, the Soldier Turned Sultry Singer to Perform at Highland Grounds Restaurant and Cabaret on June 18, 2005"

She is Amethyst, a name that a fan gave her -and it stuck. He said, An amethyst is a precious jewel formed from iron, sand and heat - She is the jewel of the Desert...she has emerged, an Amethyst. She indeed is precious to those soldiers who endured the heat from 2002 to 2003 out in Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Kuwait. She traveled with http://groups.msn.com/USAExpressTouringBand USA Express Touring Band in a long convoy through the desert to every camp in Iraq to perform for the soldiers.

Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) June 4, 2005 -- Michael McCarthy, renowned Disney Composer and performer in his own right presents weekly evening entertainment. It is a venue for new artists to try out their new material in a relaxing environment. Producers, Directors and Talent Scouts have been seen at the Friday and Saturday shows. These are the concerts where the Highland Grounds gleens the local favorites from the open mics every Wednesday.

On Saturday, June 18, 2005 at 8:45 The Highland Grounds will feature former US Army soloist and keyboardist who entertained the troops in Iraq and several other countries. She is Amethyst, a name that a fan gave her -and it stuck. He said, An amethyst is a precious jewel formed from iron, sand and heat - She is the jewel of the Desert...she has emerged, an Amethyst. She indeed is precious to those soldiers who endured the heat from 2002 to 2003 out in Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Kuwait. She traveled with the http://groups.msn.com/USAExpressTouringBand. The USA Express Touring Band in a long convoy through the desert to every camp in Iraq. You can read more about the Conejo Valley Resident, Amethyst at these sites:

http://www.amethystlive.com
http://www.valerieday.com

If you love good music, you are certain to enjoy the Highland Grounds Cafe's weekend concert June 18, at 8:45 pm to 10 pm. See you there. The cover is only 5.00.

The cafe not only features musicians extrodinaire, but is a haven of soft lighting, and professional equipment to host the event. The food is an eclectic mix of Vegetarian and California Casual Cuisine. Alcoholic beverages are served in this establishment.

Don't forget to come visit and enjoy open Mic night on Wednesdays ($3.00 cover). To sign up, you need to be there at 7:00 in person. There are strict rules and guidelines that need to be adhered to. You may not call in advance to sign up yet the result is a fabulous cross of comedy and musical entertainment. Check back often for new information! http://www.highlandgrounds.com

Concert: 8:45 p.m.
6/18/05 - Friday
742 N. Highland Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90038
Phone 323 - 466-1507

Take Highland exit off the 101 going South. Continue on Highland Blvd south bound until you see it on your left. If you see a donut shop, gas station and Tire SHOP, on your left - you are very close. Look for the Palm Trees and the Yellow Sign! Free Parking in the back and on the street.
http://www.amethystlive.com/CONCERTMAPS/concertmap4.htm

For a Press Kit, please contact www.amethystlive.com.

local venues and sites where Amethyst can be found on:

http://www.Buzzplay.com/Amethyst/
http://www.cabands.com/bands_chars.asp?starting_with=AMETHYST!&based=gbname
http://www.artistlaunch.com/artist4.asp?artistid=7337
http://www.jambase.com/search.asp?bandID=28317&display=shows
http://www.worldofgigs.com/byact2.asp?PerformerID=32784
http://www.funender.com/store/bands/2672/

She is also a regularly featured performer on freeworldradio.com. Amethyst will be featuring, Confetti Hearts, Miss Arizona along with other commonly requested songs like,In A Balloon,
Endless Journey, and many others.

The Highland Grounds, under the direction of http://www.michaelmccarthymusic.com


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"Making Indie Music News - Saturday, Jan 7, 2006 is Amethyst at the Cobalt Cafe in Canoga Park"


Amethyst is a singer/songwriter from the Conejo Valley who is a Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. She is to play Rock Music at the Cobalt Cafe in Canoga Park, CA...No smoking, No drinking, no cussing...no kidding! In this day of broken homes, confused identities, low self esteem and no place to go, teenagers need a place where they can be safe and listen to good music. Do you need a safe place to be where you can listen to music, but there is no smoking, no drinking of alcohol, no raves, no drugs, no cussing? You need to make a stop at the Cobalt Cafe in Canoga Park, California!

(PRWEB) January 5, 2006 -- Amethyst, the #1 Alternative performer at http://www. Buzzplay.com,( click Alternative once you reach the site) is making Indie Music News as a former soldier in the US Army who toured Iraq to entertain the soldiers. She was very interested when she was asked to perform at the Cobalt Cafe. She has met lots of soldiers, both men and women, in the Armed Forces, who had lived a tough life and had low self esteem when they were growing up. One of her favorite things to do is to play music which will lift their self esteem and make hem feel better about themselves. She believes in giving back to the community, so when Jonathan Wright asked her to perform on January 7, 2006, for a fundraiser to help raise money for a heart transplant for a friend of the Cobalt Cafe, she was right there.

"It isn't often that you can help bring joy to kids lives and help someone get a new heart - this is a such a worthy cause. I'm hoping that many of my friends and fans will come down to show support. What a great way to start out the New Year", she exclaimed.

This is what Amethyst's music is about - healing and giving back to others. Her song Wake Up Call is about not waiting around until your last day on earth to speak up and make a difference in other's lives. "First start with yourself", says Amethyst, "Change you and be the changes you want to see in the world - like that movie, "Pay it Forward".

Thanks to the Cobalt Cafe, other kids are able to express themselves, play music in a positive environment and get a taste of what it is like to put on a great show for others. Their tough love rules about flyers are here: Flyer Rules

All bands are responsible for making their own flyers and take full responsibility of the following rules.

1. No profanity
2. No sexual conotations
3. No slanderous words or pictures
4. Do not post on street lites, telephone poles, any public buildings, car windshields, bus stops
5. Do not hand out flyers in front of club day of show
6. Get approval of proprietor or principal to post on bulletin boards, windows, countertops or at schools

Some of the other bands featured on January 7, 2005 $ 10.00 entry - Highwire Daze Magazine
7-35 MM
7:45-Point 9
8:30-ON HOLD
9:10-Curt Philips
9:50-Amethyst
10:30-Friend
11:15-7K

To see Amethyst - Live! - join her at the Cobalt Cafe on 22047 Sherman Way in Canoga Park in the great San Fernando Valley. You can get directions at her site,

http://www.amethystlive.com or http://www.cobaltcafe.com.

You can also see
Amethyst on http://www.Myspace.com/12923802

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Other Releases by this Member
Free Concert Slated For December 10, 2005 at Biola University Called "Voices Against Poverty" 2005-12-09
Amethyst to Play Zoey's Cafe in Ventura - Live on October 12, 2005 7:00 pm Featured as an Upcoming Singer Songwriter with Amazing Talent and Promise 2005-09-29
Amethyst, the Soldier Turned Sultry Singer to Perform at Highland Grounds Restaurant and Cabaret on June 18, 2005 2005-06-04
Amethyst and MinusLower to Perform at Highland Grounds, April 22, 2005 at 7:45 p.m. 2005-04-08
The Highland Grounds Will Feature Former US Army Soloist and Keyboardist Named Amethyst. 2005-03-03
Virtual World Cafe to Host Special Evening of Music February 19, 2005 with Singer/Songwriter, Amethyst and Acoustic Guitarist, Aron Cowen 2005-02-15
Hit Song Emerges about Local Arizona Girl from the 1930s 2005-01-06
Amethyst to perform at Open Mic Night at VWC in Agoura Hills, CA 10-6-04 2004-10-03
Amethyst writes songs to uplift children who are bullied 2004-09-15
Virtual World Cafe to feature Singer/Songwriter Amethyst, July 16, 2004 9:15 p.m. in Agoura, CA 2004-07-12
Amethyst to perform at Webers on 19312 Vanowen St., Reseda, California June 10th at 10:00 p.m. 2004-06-05
CheerRock All Star Cheerleaders in Newbury Park, CA announces their All Star Line up 2004-05-12
Valerie Day, former Army Specialist performs for Conejo Valley Days in Thousand Oaks, CA- April 29, 2004 8:30 p.m. 2004-05-01

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Discography

Your Love is Like the Moon, Miss Arizona, Charms of Luck, Confetti Hearts, Merry Go Round, The Waltz, Waterfall, Wake up Call, Nostalgia, Sacrafice, In a Balloon, Endless Journey, Better Days, Just another soldier

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Amethyst is the #1 Alternative Artist on Buzzplay.com but not so long ago she was Just another Soldier, playing for thousands of our Soldiers in Uzbekistan, Kuwait, Quatar, Afghanistan and all the US camps in Iraq. She was inspired to use music to heal by her collective life experiences. She wears a necklace that embodies her commitment to God - Charms say, Faith, Love, Heal, Inspire and those are the what Amethyst stands for. In a word, Inspired could be taken to new depths in song writing. Singer/Songwriter, Amethyst, takes a step back in time to discover the dreams and aspirations of her Great Aunt Isabel, (from the song, Miss Arizona) whom she believes inspires her to this day to write music for people who have a story to tell, a dream to live and a life from which to emerge victoriously. Where one person takes music and writes abstract lyrics, Amethyst often writes ballads with a story entwined. Any listener could exude a positive message to uplift ones spirit and apply it to their own life when listening to her music. Her feeling is that when one person takes the time to share what God has given them, others benefit from it somehow. Amethyst said, I learn from others every day of my life. I hope that someday I can be that same kind of help for someone.

#1 Indie Alternative Artist link
http://www.buzzplay.com/search_results.php?action=search&m_style=ALT&submit2=Search

My Space.com
http://www.myspace.com/12923802