Outside the Lines
'ARTIST OF THE YEAR' 2007 Pride In The Arts Awards 'CD OF THE YEAR' 2007 Pride In The Arts Awards #1 CD 2007 Outvoice #13 song 2007 'My Ordinary Life' #1 Sirius OutQ - HEAR - LIVE - CHANGE - EVOLVE - Award winning, singer/songwriter Nick Granato continues to evolve. As a songwriter Nick has had over 250+ songs recorded, with 44 charted singles by some of music's top names. His music has been utilized by The U.S. Olympic Committee, The United Way, Ocean's First, and The State of Florida to name a few. As a performer Nick has played a myriad of venues from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville TN, & the Bottomline in NYC to the Seminole Hard Rock Café & Casino in Hollywood FL and the Atlantis on Grand Bahama Island. With 2 critically acclaimed CD's under his belt, Nick evolves yet again as he journeys into the mire of the social and political issues we face as a culture with his latest release "Outside the Lines". Armed with songs that wield an uncompromising attitude; Nick Granato delivers them with a passion and authority that can only be accomplished with a life of experience. Nick's message is urgent, his music is far-reaching, and his hope, to provoke positive change. What will you find when you listen? Besides being entertained... Maybe yourself! Nick is currently on an international promotional tour! - HEAR - LIVE - CHANGE - EVOLVE - What They're saying; Lee Griffith/New Signs Post - Exceptional songwriting, top notch musicianship with a very strong delivery - I liken Nick Granato to a modern day Bob Dylan, and those are some big words I don't use very often, Outside The Lines is awesome! Donna Seigal/OUT Here Magazine - With each song I was drawn into Nick's personal journey, I was left questioning if I could do more in the world to cause change - I loved it, totally effective! Kendall Welton/QT-Network - After hearing the first song on his new CD Outside The Lines, I knew Nick Granato was not just another wannabe. There was something special here. While I was listening, three of my associates gathered by my office drawn in by the music (which is a rarity). A group vote indicated a winner, 4 out of 4 thumbs up. We review 200+ submissions a week and the staff is still humming some of the songs off this CD. The music is so well executed, not overdone, but the songwriting is stellar. It's obvious why Nick Granato is "award winning". You can hear his conviction, and sense his heart; you can even feel his words reaching out. We've already decided to host Nick Granato for a concert here sometime in the near future. Picks: Everyone chose and these were the consensus - What Is Love, No More Stones, My Ordinary Life, Everybody Has A Heart, Who I Am. Todd Van Harmon-Editor/SongFolk Journal - *EDITORS PICK - VOL#101 - March 2007 Edition I've been watching Nick Granato since he received the Song Folk Journal's 2005 Horizon Award by our readership. The truth is you never know what direction an artist will take. I received my copy of Nick's latest CD 'Outside the Lines', I must say that I was a little taken back because it was not what I expected. Nick's previous releases have had an islandy, Florida style, Buffettesque feel. This CD was far from it. A straight forward Folk/Rock offering, Nick clearly has evolved to another level. Even Nick's vocals have changed for the better. Evolving seems to be the thread that runs through the CD. Social, cultural, personal and political change is on Nick's mind. The musicianship is outstanding, graphics are eye catching, but the songs are astounding, each one of them. I've listened with the lyrics in front of me and I was truly moved. 'Outside The Lines' could very well be the catalyst that brings Nick Granato to the musical forefront. I believe this is his best work to date, and one of my favorites in my personal collection. Watch this guy! Song Picks; In This Human Race, My Ordinary Life, No More Stones, Who I Am Allison Campbell/Listener Review - Nick Granato outshines himself on this CD. The music is wonderful and will touch your mind, heart, and spirit. You will want to listen to every song over and over again. I listen to it everyday. He takes life to a higher, but very true level. Just give it a listen, I promise you will love it. Once again this CD is showing the incredible talent he has. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. GREAT job Nick!!!
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