ION INDIE MAGAZINE April 2017, Volume 35 - Page 4

Music by Ashley Wineland “ She ’ s Gone ”
The April issue of ION Indie Magazine shines a light on an alumni of our publication , RYCHE CHLANDA ! ION Art Director / Journalist JAY PETSKO features this iconic multidimensional performer inside this issue an intriguing interview .
Our ION Indie Magazine family has grown ! We are amping it up in 2017 with some new additions to the staff that are synonymous with this editor ’ s vision for our future growth . We are thrilled to announce that our radio show , EYE ON JAMZ , has a new host ! SHELDON SNOW will be holding court every Tuesday from 4-6 p . m . EST on our broadcast partner , the NEUE REGEL RADIO network ! Sheldon comes to ION with a long history in broadcast media and will be conducting live on air interviews and spinning music from our pages--and bring some of his personal selections to the mix . Sheldon debuts in his new role on April 4 th . Our former host , DJ ION CHAOS ( SHAWN JOSEPH ) remains a staple on this staff with his column “ CHAOS ’ S CORNER ”, but is stepping down from hosting duties to focus on his family . We thank Shawn for his contributions to “ Eye On Jamz ”!
We are also welcoming Photojournalist GRAHAM WHITTINGTON — our “ across the pond ” correspondent . Graham will be covering live concerts in the U . K . for this publication and makes his debut in our April issue with his enthralling coverage of the kilt-wearing KING KING . Check it out in these pages ! I had the pleasure of meeting Graham and became familiar with his exemplary work when I attended the INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE in Memphis to support Belfast ’ s own ( and ION cover alumni ) KAZ HAWKINS . Graham served as Ms . Hawkins ’ personal photographer and chronicled her time there competing in the prestigious event . While in Memphis , I happened to stumble upon a spirited group hailing from the Holy City of Jerusalem , SOBO BLUES BAND — who made it all the way to the finals of the IBC ! Graham and I collaborated on a spotlight feature on Sobo Blues Band , in this edition of ION .
This month we are continuing to support the upcoming AYERWAVES UNDERGROUND MUSIC FESTIVAL--organized by JOSH AYERS , owner of AYERWAVES RADIO — another esteemed broadcast partner of ION Indie Magazine . Besides sponsoring this indie centric festival , I am featuring a band every month leading up to the June event . Our next offering in this series spotlights the Kentucky-based funky rock band HOME GROWN HEAD . Learn all about them inside !
“ Music isn ’ t what I do , it ’ s who I am . Music is a life force that beats within . It permeates the senses and encompasses the spirit . Music transcends . It heals the heart , purges the soul and provides refuge from pain . Music is immortal .” ~ The Fairy Rock Mother