Archive for September, 2011

EGO: Blast From The Past

Posted on: September 21st, 2011 by Patrick Fromuth No Comments

How, Dan!


Dan Belnavis is what’s up. Just listen to his song below, and it won’t be hard to see why Dan is one of Fromuth Production’s most viewed artists. Just let Dan’s soul, charm, and vocal agility take you back to Aretha Franklin’s chart topping hit of 1973 & 74 written by Stevie Wonder.

For his performance Dan wanted to fuse together two of his favorite versions of the song: first being Aretha’s original (featured below) with elements of Chaka Khan‘s back up vocal arrangement. From there the Musical Force, that is Carlos Valdes, arranged the jam heard above.

Aretha, Queen of Soul, singing Until You Come Back to Me                                       …in all of her 1974 Fashion Splendor:

Dan’s song selection was perfect for EGO. It was important to Carlos and I to feature older Rhythm & Blues and Soul songs in EGO. This gave the audience a little blast from the past while subtly suggesting just how influential these genres are on contemporary music.

With this in mind Carlos and Britney Coleman (featured in EGO’s Tyrone) put together EGO’s Motown Medley paying homage to those who shaped and redefined the music industry. “Check for the EGO Motown Medley as the grand finale of the EGO YouTube release. Until then check out and PASS ON the other EGO Videos that are already posted on the Fromuth Production YouTube Channel.”

More Ego Videos on the Way Later This Week… Stay Tuned! For more of Dan’s beautiful voice check out EDGE & Keep it Loose Keep it Tight


WATCH it. DIG it. SHARE it!

Blast From The Past

Posted on: September 17th, 2011 by Patrick Fromuth No Comments

20 Years Later: Bonnie Rait’s 1991

“I Can’t Make You Love Me”

Still timeless and searing, it has, and will always be, a classic.

Drink in this Haunting cover by Bon Iver in 2011.

Look for his divergent closing twist and emotional fragility that will linger long after the song ends.



BRING IT, Louderman!

Posted on: September 15th, 2011 by Patrick Fromuth 1 Comment

Don’t miss the stunningly TREMENDOUS Taylor Louderman

                  On the cover of and today!

Taylor is my kind of BAMF; She’s got it all, yet doesn’t know it. Taylor has worked with Fromuth Productions’s Benefit concert “STRIPPED: Songs Searching the Spectrum of Soul,” MUSKET’s AIDA as Amneris and a proud Michigan Musical Theatre Department Wolverine.  She is such a delight to work with–determined, detailed oriented, with a raw, natural intuition of the craft. Despite being recruited to the squad for her leading role in BRING IT ON’s First National Tour before her Junior year of college, she is extremely qualified for the role, and is going to tear up the stages across America.

Her POWERHOUSE acting, voice, dancing, comedic timing and not to mention her radiant looks, make Taylor the perfect representation of the Michigan Difference.

I have had the pleasure of working with Taylor on different projects, but my greatest pleasure is to see the way she has navigated all of this sudden attention. She remains humble in her strong Missouri family roots with her beautiful mother and four sisters, along with her loving father.

She is a total gem that can BRING IT! 

Check out the Playbill Article HERE and the Broadway World Article HERE

I cannot wait to see you up there being recognized as the STAR we ALL know you are!  GO BLUE!

Best of Luck, Tay!

PROVE IT! …I Dare you.

Posted on: September 14th, 2011 by Patrick Fromuth 1 Comment

ILL Teague

This group is FRESH. WATCH IT and tell us what you think?! (Skip to 0:24)

Thanks for the submission Sean.

“Their harmonies are so innovative and synchronized. I’ve been following this group for a while now, and I think it is commendable that they have remained together despite the tough road that underground artists have to take.”

-Sean White

Meet the Blogger………………….. J.F. Quinn

Posted on: September 13th, 2011 by Patrick Fromuth No Comments

             I Love to write, cook, make/listen to music, help, explore, promote, laugh, sit and think, look good, read, enjoy life, share, learn and teach. Luckily, that is exactly what Fromuth Productions is all about. Hence, I’m here.

What I’m About: Great music, whatever that is in the moment, wide open places, great, freshly cooked food, the ocean, local beer, sand in the turn-ups of my jeans and my hair, old coffee tables with oil lamps on them, plants, typewriters, reading, wood stove fires during the winter, boats, Sperrys, finding buoys on the beach, watches worn face-in, long underwear, the Law Quad, building things, old movies, little envelopes, dancing, a bag for every occasion, moleskin notebooks, swing-top bottles, writing, blue Papermate Medium ballpoint pens, fresh herbs, Irish accents, Irish breakfasts- the kind with homemade brown bread and orange marmalade and Kerrygold, cold and salty wind, the greatest family a man could ask for, tapas, motorcycle goggles, Harry Potter, outdoor showers, the East Coast, yurts, recycling, Buster Keaton,  nautical flags, love and the shameless ability to express it, playing drums, Dark and Stormies, Patagonia (the place and the company), comfortable chairs, twentieth century American literature, the color blue, to-do lists with checkboxes, proper grammar, organizing films alphabetically and shirts according to color and pattern type, Christmas, email on my iPhone, family legacies at the University of Michigan, fishing, black and white photography, old sheet music, corn beef sandwiches, cardigans, and driftwood.

Idols: John Steinbeck, Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Ernest Hemingway, Katherine Rose, my Mom, my Dad, my Sister.

Guilty Pleasure: Escape- Enrique Iglesias.

Favorite Board Game: Boggle

Favorite TV Show: M*A*S*H*

Theme Song To Your Life: The Indiana Jones Theme Song (switched out with the Star Wars theme song on Tuesdays and Sundays)

Country I’d Do Inappropriate Things To Get To: New Zealand, because it’s too expensive to pay the full airfare.

Favorite Artist(s): John Steinbeck, Winslow Homer, John Ford, Louis Armstrong, Edward Hopper, Vincent van Gogh, Miles Davis, Frank Capra.

If I Were A Vegetable: Heirloom Tomato. I’m a classic; I’m arrogant enough to not be called a regular tomato. I’m best with citrus, I’m summery and I’m fresh. You can taste the difference when I’m homegrown. And you can’t define me- am I really a vegetable? Some would argue.

Check out his First Blog Gone, Gone Are The Days When I Wasn’t Good Enough

“Always be uplifting.” 

-Mikey Friedman