In the meantime, our artists continue touring extensively while enjoying great
success both here and abroad, and all of our releases have done very well. We have a great fan base and really
appreciate everyone's enthusiasm and support.
Mike Kindred's Handstand spent 23 weeks in the top 20 on the Roots/Blues charts and stayed at #8 for 11 weeks. Handstand received rave reviews from the press as well, including MSNBC, Associated Press, The New York Times and Harp Magazine.
Ponty Bone's Fantasize has been equally well recieved - winning rave reviews both here and abroad. Fantasize was the Number One Song Of The Year in Canada on the World Music Charts, and a signature song for Dutch National Radio programs.
David Olney's The Wheel was received enthusiastically by radio
and press, receiving four-star reviews from The Los Angeles Times,
Boston Herald, Philadelphia Enquirer and No Depression Magazine. The
Wheel was in the Top Ten Americana Charts for 16 weeks.
David Olney's second CD for Loudhouse, Migration, reached #1
on the Euro-Americana Charts in May of 2006 and #2 in June; it was the #3 Album for the month of June on the U. S. Folk Charts,
including the #4 Song and #5 Artist.
R C Banks' Conway's Corner was Australia's Number One Blues Album of the Year and was named Texas Album of the Year by the Austin Chronicle (Jay Thrachtenberg) and Album of the Year (Margaret Moser). It has received outstanding reviews from Downbeat Magazine, The Austin American-Statesman, The Austin Chronicle and The San Antonio Express News, just to name a few.
Paul Metsa's Texas In The Twilight placed in the Top 20 on
all three European Charts and received great reviews in Performing
Songwriter Magazine, The Minnesota Observer, Austin Chronicle, Minneapolis
Star Tribune and The Seattle Post Intelligencer.
Another one of our successful projects is the short documentary
film Native New Yorker, a black and white silent movie shot
on a 1924 Cine-Kodak camera. Native New Yorker received two Gold Medal of
Excellence Awards at the Park City, Utah Film Festival as well as the award for Best Short Documentary at Tribeca Film Festival in 2006.
Loudhouse Productions is in post-production on Baghdad Texas, a feature
film produced by Booka Michel, Directed by David Hickey and starring Al No'mani, Robert Prentiss, Melinda Renna and Barry Tubb. The film should be available in the fall of 2009.