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Paul F. Antonelli is an award-winning music supervisor, composer and associate director with extensive experience in all facets of music production. Winner of six Emmy Awards and nominated for seventeen more, Paul is currently working on NBC’s Days Of Our Lives and Open Book Productions’ Venice The Series and Beacon Hill. Working between Los Angeles and New York, Paul has supervised music for the soap operas The Young and the Restless (CBS), Hollywood Heights (Nick At Night), As the World Turns (CBS), Passions (NBC), Sunset Beach (NBC), All My Children (ABC), General Hospital (ABC) and Santa Barbara (NBC).

Paul grew up in Boston and studied music at the University of San Diego and UCLA. He worked as the head DJ at the legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip before joining ABC-TV as the studio’s music coordinator. He helped choose music for a variety of shows in production at the time including The Academy Awards®, The American Music Awards, Good Morning America, Eye on LA and General Hospital.

While working at ABC, Paul became the keyboardist and founding member of the 1980s synthpop band, Animotion, which had evolved out of his previous band, Red Zone. Animotion would experience mainstream success with their top-ten hit single, “Obsession.”

After leaving Animotion in the mid-80s, he played with the gothic horror band Radio Werewolf and later appeared with them in the 1988 film Mortuary Academy. Around this time, he began composing music for various films. He has worked as a composer along with co-composer RC Cates on 3 Chains o’ Gold and The Beautiful Experience for the artist formerly and currently known as Prince and Speed Zone!, The Princess Academy, Dead On: Relentless II, China O’Brien II, China O’Brien, Out of the Dark and The Women’s Club which were co-composed with David Wheatley.

Paul is a member of ATAS (Academy of Television Arts & Sciences), NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences), DGA (Directors Guild of America), GMS (Guild Of Music Supervisors), The SCL (Society of Composers and Lyricists), ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers) and the AFM (American Federation of Musicians).

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Craig Carothers lived in Portland before it was hip and moved to Nashville before it was ready for prime time. He’s always been a little ahead of the curve and an old school kind of cool. His music is heartbreakingly beautiful and scathingly funny, delivered with a lively deadpan smile and a voice that’s downright swoony.

Too folk for rock, too pop for folk, too jazz for country, too tall to be a jockey. It’s difficult to easily categorize his music without the use of hyphens. But the wide-ranging influences of Craig’s music-teacher parents can be heard in each of his more than 20 albums.

He’s a songwriter’s songwriter, sharing co-writes with Bruce Hornsby, Marty Stewart, Don Henry, Maia Sharp, and Don Schlitz, to name a few. He’s had songs recorded by Trisha Yearwood, Kathy Mattea, Lorrie Morgan, Russell Hitchcock, and Peter, Paul and Mary, as well as numerous international artists whose names are unspellable.

As a touring musician and a regular at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Craig has shared a stage with the likes of Richard Thompson, Janis Ian, Donovan, David Wilcox, John Gorka, Patty Larkin, Gretchen Peters, Catie Curtis, Greg Brown, Shawn Mullins, Patty Larkin, Michael McDonald, and Kim Richey.

When not traveling to hundreds of shows each year, Craig shares his songwriting expertise as a professor at University of Miami, and through online and in-person songwriting workshops across the U.S. and Europe.

A true Renaissance man, Craig is also a producer, recording engineer, background singer, booking agent, graphic designer, photographer, Tex-Mex connoisseur, left-wing inactivist, and a collector of exquisitely obsolete gadgets.

His many recordings are available at live shows and via the website, as well as Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, CDbaby, and all other digital streaming providers.

He’s back! Fresh outta the studio, where he’s working on the next opus. He may share a little bit of his musical genius with us, but this dynamo NEVER disappoints.

If I was looking to wingman anyone on the planet, I’d recommend this guy to any lucky lady. If a band needed a drummer, songwriter, singer or all-around good-looking rockstar, I’d tell them to get Josh Thompson. Sound like a man crush? YES, it is!

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Dave is one of my dearest friends… someone who has inspired me with his creative genius and gift of song. We played in several different configurations over the past 3 decades, and his story is a real-life fairy tale. Dig in, sit back and enjoy! Some beautiful songs in here, too: hear “Anywhere But Here” at 0:39:27:05 and “Friends Like You” at 1:15:08:17.

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