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05.24.2013 - SJ "Won Hearts" at SunFest 2013
SJ's performance opening for Ed Sheeran at SunFest 2013 in West Palm Beach earned a steller review by Arielle Castillo with the official SunFest blog.  Castillo wrote: "So everybody won yesterday evening for an early set on the FPL stage by rising local artist SJ.  The acoustic pop-rock crooner enjoyed a slot technically opening for Ed Sheeran...SJ and the young, heavily female, stylish crowd soon formed a mutual appreciation society, with the husky-voiced performer bantering easily between his upbeat selections...and it's easy to see why - SJ's sunny, catchy originals are the kinds of tunes that would soothe frayed nerves on a Sunday morning."  Check out the full article here.

03.07.2013 - SJ to Open for Ed Sheeran at Florida’s SunFest 2013
Acoustic Soul Records artist SJ has been selected to perform at one of Florida’s biggest arts and music festivals, SunFest, on May 3rd! SJ’s Miami band will join him on stage to open for Ed Sheeran. SJ will share the stage with an incredible lineup, including Community Property, Dharmata, Gary Clarke Jr., Yellowcard, Chris McCarty and the Underground Movement, Yellowcard, Black Crowes, Ed Sheeran, and The Offspring. Check out the full line up and more details here.
 
03.03.13 - SJ Earns Spotlight Interview on Mediasearch
SJ was interviewed by Mark Rasmussen of Mediasearch, an Australian-based blog, quoted as saying  “I love acoustic music and vocal talent; the kind where you hear the talent in every pluck of that steel vibrating on wood, where you hear a believable emotion behind a soulful, naturally in-tune voice, where the master is not overproduced. That’s the kind of music that inspires me. When I hear it, I can barely wait to grab my guitar and start playing and humming along.” The entire interview can be read here.

2.26.2013 - BlogCritics.com Reviews SJ's Coffee: Strong Brew Edition
Acoustic Soul Record's artist SJ receives a stellar review of Coffee: Strong Brew Edition from Blogcritics.com, stating: "SJ’s guitar work is exemplary, intricate as required but never gratuitously so, more concerned with nuance and texture than dazzling displays of dexterity, though he’s technically flawless – he’s good enough to be endorsed by Taylor guitars. His voice is mellow with just a hint of an earthy rasp, as comfortable and honest as a favorite pair of jeans. It's the kind that sounds open and friendly on first listen and just gets warmer and more inviting with each subsequent tune." Read the full review here

2.13.2013 - SJ Featured on Oh So Fresh Music Blog 
Acoustic Soul Records featured artist SJ is featured on the front page of Oh So Fresh Music Blog with a video clip of SJ performing his song "That Is All" from his album, Coffee: Unfiltered (Live acoustic album/DVD), stating: "His song "That Is All" is a great song about living in these troubled times and just taking things as they are and enjoying yourself. This video captures SJ in the studio performing it perfectly with his very talented band accompanying him." Read the full article here.

1.22.2013 - ASEG & SJ on Yahoo! Voices
Yahoo! Voices discusses Acoustic Soul Entertainment Group and its founder and featured artist SJ’s music news. Read the article here.

1.18.2013 - ASEG & SJ on Examiner.com
Examiner.com writes about Acoustic Soul Entertainment Group and featured artist SJ’s tour dates and announcements. Read the article here.

12.17.2012 - SJ New Holiday Single
Today, Acoustic Soul Records digitally releases featured artist SJ’s holiday single, “One Christmas Wish.” The sweet holiday single is now on iTunes! Download it on iTunes here or listen on YouTube.

11.01.12 - SJ New Endorsements
Acoustic Soul Records founder and featured artist SJ receives two more artist endorsements from top quality music companies. Elixir® Strings and Future Sonics® now officially endorse SJ’s acoustic chops. The endorsements come on the eve of SJ concluding his Fall 2012 “The Coffee Tour,” promoting his fall releases (available now in digital and physical format): Coffee: Strong Brew Edition and Coffee Unfiltered. Earlier in 2012 SJ received endorsements from Taylor Guitars®, Sennheiser®, Hercules Stands® , and Gator Cases®.  View the official press release here.  

10-24-12 - Fall Tour with PENTATONIX
Acoustic Soul Records’ breakout singer-songwriter SJ will open for Pentatonix, NBC’s “The Sing Off” third season champions, as part of his fall 2012 tour. SJ will bring his radio charting tunes and soulful voice to Pentatonix fans at six November shows: Minneapolis, Madison, Iowa City, St. Louis, Chicago, and Ann Arbor.“It’s an honor to share the stage with Pentatonix,” said SJ. “They are stellar,” SJ continued.

SJ’s shows with Pentatonix will conclude his 2012 U.S. Coffee Tour supporting his national radio charting single “Let Me Be” and new album release, Coffee: Strong Brew Edition. The single has remained on the Mediabase A/C charts for 13 weeks, peaking at number 31 as the number one most active independent artist in the U.S. It recently reached number 31 on the Hot A/C Indicator charts, and is spinning in nearly 40 national AAA and Americana markets.

Pentatonix gained fame as the season three champions on NBC’s show “The Sing Off.” The group’s a capella covers of popular songs have received international acclaim, going viral on YouTube. Two of their covers, “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye featuring Kimbra and “We Are Young” by Fun, have earned nearly fifteen million combined views.

View the official press release here.

09.24.2012 - SJ @ Pitt
Acoustic Soul Records founder and featured artist SJ, a Pitt Law alumnus, will perform a benefit concert for the University of Pittsburgh at the New Hazlett Theater on September 27, 2012. This concert will benefit the Innovation Practice Institute and Center for International Legal Education at the Pitt School of Law. Read the official press release here.

09.01.2012 - SJ Rising on the Charts
SJ, Acoustic Soul Records’ founder and featured artist, announces top 40 charting with his single “Let Me Be” ranking #32 on Mediabase A/C charts. SJ also ranked the #1 most active independent artist on Mediabase A/C Radio.

08.15.2012 - SJ New Album Release
Today, Acoustic Soul Records released its founder and featured artist SJ’s first full-length studio LP: Coffee: Strong Brew Edition. The album is available physically through CD Baby, Amazon, SJ’s online store, and digitally on iTunes