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Jack Cassidy Twin Cities Soulful Singing Star

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Jack CassidyI was first introduced to Jack Cassidy by my good friends and associates from Stars2come.com, and Theskykid.com.

Jack’s interpretation of the song “The More I Seek You” written by Zach Neese not only caught my attention but immediately inspired me catching me up in rapturous praise!  Singing like this not only lifts your spirit, but feeds your soul and this boy had accomplished both through this one video performance.

I have always been moved by worship music!  Not just good gospel, but songs that allow you to feel the anointing which is undoubtedly heaven sent to the original authors.  Jack not only sang this song with expression but you could feel a special anointing that was transmitting through him in this special and moving rendition.

Having my interest peeked even more about this young singer who so eloquently displayed a talent beyond his years, I was impressed to write his parents to find out more about Jack, his talent, aspirations and dreams for the future.

His parents shared with me that from the time Jack was born he was drawn to music.

“Any time we sang to him, he would turn toward our voices and became still and listened. When he was able to sit up, he would sway and bounce to the music playing on a video or the CD player.”

They also added that if the tempo or song changed, Jack would demonstrate perfect rhythm.

In my research over the years I have found that musical prodigies often come from families who have already shown previous musical abilities.  While it is not always the case that their birth parents show signs of musical ability, somewhere down through the gene pool this talent has been handed down.

YesterdayNot only can Jack sing spiritual songs but he really shows his ability to deliver on this classic balled by Paul McCartney “Yesterday”

Such is the case with Jack. I’m told that his dad and older brothers were cast in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. Jack’s desire was to attend every show, (all 7 of them.) He would sit through the entire production showing signs of amazement by the singing portions. When Jack returned home, he would mimic the play and sing the whole score. This was when he was only 23 months old.  His Dad exclaimed;

“The most exciting part was that while it was hard to understand Jack’s two year olds diction, his notes were right on.”

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Even at this young age, Jack could also sing clear and strong any note played on the piano, matching it with perfect pitch.

When Jack started to talk, he sang continually around the house. If he started a song too high, he would drop a perfect octave to stay in tune and just keep singing.

Jack’s showed his first signs of loving the stage at the age of three, when his family held their annual “Cassidy Christmas Concert.” Jack would sing loud and clear knowing every word to the Christmas songs he sang with his cousins.

As a preschooler, Jack loved the Wizard of Oz and would reenact the Scarecrow’s song including the dance.  He would sing those songs all day long.

When he was Nine, he auditioned for the role of JoJo in Maple Grove High School’s production of “Seussical the Musical”. His older brother, Sam, told his music teacher, Beth Hellstedt (also the director of the musical), that she should have Jack audition.  I think she did it as a favor to Sam, however, when she heard Jack sing in perfect pitch and learned he could memorize the song with only one run through, she was sold. Jack got the part and was a sensation on stage.

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His parents always knew Jack could sing, but were pleasantly surprised with his stage acting abilities.   The school won awards for this play, and a duet that Jack was a part of was featured at the awards ceremony. This opened the door to other musical productions the high school put on. Jack was cast in “A Christmas Carol”, the musical, and “Will Roger Follies”, where he shared the limelight with his older brother Gabe. Jack thoroughly enjoyed his time on stage and the high school students loved him being in the shows.

Jack performs with his dad and uncles in concerts at church and outdoor fundraisers with the band where Dad Joe and his uncles perform. He has sung on stage accompanied by Mary Beth Carlson, outstanding pianist, and has sung with Patty Peterson a jazz artist in the Twin Cities area. Jack sings at his church, St. Vincent De Paul, and likes sharing his music to help people draw closer to God and the scriptures. Jack desires to reach people with his comforting voice, and enjoys the faith that comes from his music. His dad exclaimed;

“He is truly giving praise to Jesus Christ.  Jack claims it makes him feel closer to Jesus when he sings songs of praise to Him. He is also kind and an inspiration to the young of our parish.”

Jack enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with his friends, cousins and brothers. He is very talented in drawing and has many characters he has created over the years. His favorite books are the Percy Jackson books and lists math as his favorite subject in school.

dannyboyJack sings a moving rendition of “Danny Boy”

In addition to his amazing vocal skills, Jack also enjoys playing his drums in the basement and jamming with his brothers.  Jack is the 5th oldest of six boys. Older brothers Brian, Kellin, Sam have already graduated from college and Gabe graduates next year.  This leaves Jack and the youngest of the siblings, Connor who is six and Jack’s biggest fan and supporter!  Connor is now following in Jack’s footsteps singing at church and with his family.

While it is still uncertain where all this musical talent will lead Jack, one thing is clear. Jack has a God given gift to share with the world and I for one am a huge fan of his music. Jack will soon release an EP and you will find the links here on this site in the very near future.

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“Keep the music coming Jack you truly are a blessing to all of us who listen and feel your emotional performances!”

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In His Promises DVD Sam Santiago

Sam Santiago just announced the release of his new DVD entitled "In His Promises"! Teaming up with Producer Brenda Walsh and the amazing television crew from Three Angels Broadcasting Network, Sam recorded 14 songs for the “Kids Time” Television program this past summer.

The DVD contains the songs, “Amazing Grace”, “As the Deer/I Love You Lord”, “Because He Lives”, “Blessed Assurance”, “Champion of Love”, “Great is Thy Faithfulness”, “How Great Thou Art”, “I Need Thee Every Hour”, “I Surrender All”, “Just a Closer Walk With Thee”, “Old Rugged Cross, “The Lord’s Prayer”, and “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”.

While the DVD is not yet available for digital download it is NOW AVAILABLE by special order directly from Sam's website.

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Over the years Rivenmaster's Place has been given permission to use excerpts and full songs from many of the young artists who have graced this site. Since the closing of The SkyKid Radio I have missed hearing many of the early songs from some of these now advanced, well known, and accomplished young artists.

Below is just short selection of some of these songs.

If you are one of these artists and have a song you would like to see added to this list just contact me and submit it for the play list. I will be happy to include it.

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Tae Brooks On My Own EP

On September 9, 2014 the debut EP On My Own by teen artist Tae Brooks was released on iTunes for pre-order leading up to the official release date of September 30, 2014. During pre-order this EP of 5 original songs will be available for $3.99 and will include instant downloads of the previously released single, It’s Always Been You, and the highly anticipated pop power ballad, Lois Lane.

Besides the two songs included in the pre-order instant downloads, this EP also presents the smooth groove of Gotta Be, the gritty call-to-action of The Fire featuring Juke on the rap, and the evocative lament of On Your Own. In addition a bonus digital booklet will accompany the EP including exclusive photos, lyrics, liner notes, and personal thoughts. In his reflections Tae speaks of the challenges of being an independent artist as well as the opportunities that have opened to him through his artistry.

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Watch Nic Neufeld's latest Video from his VEVO Youtube Channel. Nic continues to grow as an amazing young rising vocal artist and pop star! His fan base continues to increase and he as been busy in both studio and on stage with his live performances. Nic was first introduced on this site and almost immediately after his feature article was published he was invited to LA to work with both a film and record producer. Since then he has been traveling back and forth to LA working closely with his team and continuing to grow as an artist. Congratulations Nic on all your amazing success.... Your hard work is paying off!

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Reed Deming New EP

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Reed Deming's New EP "Satellites" will be released on 9-9-14, and is available for Pre-Order on iTunes NOW! Reed has given many tiring hours in the studio to produce these songs just for you and very much deserves all of our support! You can also order his new T-Shirt design from HIS WEBSITE.

Congratulations Reed! Rivenmaster's Place is excited for you and proud to continue to support your musical career!

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With 5 new tunes already recorded and more on the way Lyric’s newest album is shaping up to be his best yet. Lyric’s music labeled Revolution Rock is a unique blend of pop, rock, jazz and blues. The new album is a mix of co-writes and songs he wrote on his own. He partnered up with:

  • Nolan Neal - (ShineDown, Tonic, Fuel, Saliva & Cold)
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"I have personally purchased all of Lyric's new songs and have them on my phone and mp3 player. He is truly a young artist who is going to have a long musical career and you won't want to miss your opportunity to have all of his early work in your collection."

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The Jeans Boys have done it again with a brand new CD entitled “The Most The Most”

This CD consists of 20 songs each one bringing the energy that only these two excitable and rambunctious youngsters can. Naughty , funny and cheerful as the boys themselves , the songs were created in alliance with adults who have not forgotten the music of their childhood.

Regardless of your age, nationality, or even your ability to understand the lyrics which are mostly in Russian you will find yourself tapping your feet and shouting right along with this enchanting young duo. These two really are THE MOST!

You can also find their music on Google Play

For more about Jeans Boys read their first article here and visit:

Griffin Tucker Gotta Get The Girl

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Some young artists capture your attention immediately upon hearing for the first time and others grow on you as they develop. Griffin Tucker does both! From the first video I saw of Griffin I knew that he was going to be a musical force to keep my eye on! His creativity and talent excels with his brand new original single "Gotta Get The Girl"! Please support Griffin by listening to his new masterpiece below, then click the photo above to purchase it for your own collection!

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Matty B has always impressed since his first appearance on the web! He had a very early article published to theskykid.com which I read with great interest. While I visit the Atlanta area often, I have not been able to chase him down for an article. In spite of that, he he has been featured here numerous times in the Video of the Week column. Today Matty B released his brand new original single "I Just Wanna Love You" where he teamed up with my good friend John-Robert Rimel who has been featured here and whom I was privileged to meet in person this past summer.

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Jordan Bijan

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Six year old Canadian Jordan Bijan is without a doubt the youngest to ever be showcased here on Rivenmaster's Place. This is largely because I don't often find this much talent at such a young age. While some children Jordan's age are still playing with finger paints, Jordan is fingering a Lead Guitar and Keyboards. He also can show you how to lay down a beat and demonstrates good rhythm playing a real set of drums. If that's not enough.... He can sing..... exhibiting good vocal control and exceptional pitch for a boy his age.

There is no doubt that much of this comes naturally for young Jordan, but I would wager that he is working hard to master so many instruments this early in life. That being said, I think you may want to keep an eye on this little guy and subscribe to his YouTube Channel & Facebook Page now so you don't miss any of his future projects.

Look out Hunter Hayes..... Jordan Bijan is working to catch up to your 30 instrument talent.

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Dylan Cragle

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Dylan Cragle has been featured here many times having his introductory article back in 2010. Over the past 5 years this site has been privileged to watch a number of young artists careers develop and grow. I must say that watching and following Dylan in his performances and recordings has been a real honor.

Dylan teams up with the beautiful Alli Carter for this cover song of "Say Something". The emotion that they both show, and the beautiful harmonies produced in this rendition truly qualifies this video for a "Video Of The Week Award".

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Johnny Orlando

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Johnny Orlando has always been entertaining in his music videos. His creativity even at an early stage in his YouTube career was always noteworthy. In this new video cover of "Shake it Off", Johnny once again shows both his creative and comedic side. Having a number of young Canadian Artists that this site features and follows we are proud to have featured Johnny here back in 2012. Since then he has continued to be a young talent to watch. His personality is pure magnetism attracting both the young and old alike. Johnny is fast coming into the teen arena and I have a feeling that this talented little dude is getting ready to take off to even bigger things.

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Vichy Ratey is one amazing producer who has a knack for finding some incredible young singers from his part of the world. He also produces Mike Singer who has also been featured here in the sidebars from time to time. These two new little prodigies really shine in their new cover of "Shake it Off". Be sure to follow the link to their YouTube Channel and let them know you saw them here on Rivenmaster's Place!

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This is the latest offering from Saddleback Church in California... The sample below is track 8 entitled "King of My Dreams" (feat. Sam Santiago & Leilanie Oquendo). You can purchase your copy of the entire CD on iTunes or on Amazon by using the link in the cover above.

Please support Sam and get your download today!

In the spot light

This week we turn the spotlight on 2 young artists. Sheridan Archbold and Lyric Dubee. Both were interviewed recently giving very interesting answers regarding their musical careers. Sheridan and Lyric have been featured here on Rivenmaster's Place in the past and will continue to be in the future. Sheridan was interviewed by Conscious Evolution Media while Lyric was interviewed by Brotherhood of the Guitar.

Sheridan's interview video is one hour in duration so take your time sit back and enjoy. Lyric's interview is brief, but includes his Amazing new Music Video "Black Ice".

Don't miss either of these interviews.

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Once at their website, simply sign using your Facebook Account and then hit the big GREEN VOTE BUTTON on their site!

Cameron Molloy Debut EP

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Rising Young Recording Artist Cameron Molloy just released his debut EP with 5 amazing hit singles. Rivenmaster's Place was delighted to feature Cameron here this past January and now only a few months later his first ever EP hits the online store shelves just for you.

Without hesitation, I immediately downloaded his new EP knowing that I was going to be in for a real treat. Of course I had already heard some of his songs, but this new 5 song collection was one I just had to have. Get your own copy by visiting iTunes or CD Baby

You can also purchase physical CD's on the CD Baby Site so be sure to check that out before you make your final decision.

As a third option you can listen to the full song on ReverbNation below and then show him your support by paying for the downloaded versions using one of these links.



John Robert on Ellen

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Great opportunities are opening up for 13 year old John-Robert Rimel of the Beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. John-Robert is a Member of the All County District Choir, All State Virginia Middle School Choir, High School Concert Choir and Middle School Select Concert Choir. He is a Cast Member of the Shenandoah Jamboree Show starring Ben Cooter Jones of the "Dukes of Hazzard Show". John-Robert has recently made a visit to LA to perform on the very popular Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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Watch John-Robert Perform "Broken Road"

Also, made a trip to Nashville to meet with Producers who are interested in working with this youngster. Dreams really do come true when you are born with a God Given Talent. Stay tuned, More to come! In the mean time Check out his
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Aj Silva Musical Prodigy!

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On December 12th, 2010, I introduced Aj Silva here on Rivenmaster's Place! Ajsil continues to pump out extraordinary videos that more than demonstrates his amazing singing abilities. I have no doubt that Anthony will not only continue to improve as a young artist but will be noticed very soon by a producer who will take him under their wings. Aj Silva has a personality that extends far beyond what you see on his videos. His natural ability to shine on the camera and show expression as he sings also makes him a candidate for the film industry.

If you would like to know more about Aj Silva you can visit his websites:

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A look Back

Alex B Presents his latest music video called “Still In Love”

 

Alex B Alex B creates another music video like only he can do using his charm, warm and enchanting smiles, and extremely talented vocals.

Still In LoveAlex was introduced two years ago almost to the date on this site and has been featured a number of times in the sidebars with updates. His "Roller Coaster" video was featured for several months on this same banner and his new video will probably enjoy this same prestigious honor.

Alex is an amazing young man with an extreme amount of musical talent and Rivenmaster's Place is proud to continue to both support him and promote his music!

Be sure to watch the video then follow the links to his social media sites and support him with your subscriptions and purchases of his music.