E J Ouellette’s Supernatural Storytelling—Conjure Man, Conjure Man

Conjure Man New Release

NEWBURYPORT, MA. | The talented enigmatic EJ Ouellette (oo-LEHT) is a man of swirling vision and many hats — Americana, folk, rock, alt Celt and country singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor, and even film director. With his first solo record, Conjure Man, Conjure Man, Ouellette brings together his musical sorcery and storytelling savvy in a collection of original Americana songs.

Beware: Conjure Man, Conjure Man is a charmer. Ouellette’s uncomplicated vocals, seductive songwriting, and roots-driven fiddle, guitar, banjo and mandolin, with Dave Mattacks (Paul McCartney, Richard Thomas) and Peter Whitehead on drums, conjures up something special. His music tells stories, twangs, rocks, dances, and laments. You will too.

The album’s 13 tracks include nine original songs, one cover, and three instrumentals. In the bluegrass-infused title song, a man asks Conjure Man for a spell “to bring the one I love back home to my bed” and the hoodoo man warns him, “Careful what you wish for.” Supernatural forces are at play in this uptempo song.

Stories about magic, love, and slippery consequences weave through the album, where Ouellette narrates tales of hunger, loss and unexpected discovery. In “Amarantha, Amarantha” a simple country girl is freed by a madman, empowering her to declare independence from her family. “You Lied” describes the painful lament of a husband mourning the too-early death of the love of his life. “Charming the Snake’ illuminates our brutal hunger for success and recognition. In each, Ouellette’s voice has never been more soulful and the songs serve as the medium for his fiddle-driven alter ego.

On “No More Wastin’ Time,” Ouellette adds sax man Steve Baker (Crazy Maggy) to the mix and “It feels like the roads gonna end before you get somewhere, and those turns that you made didn’t get you there.” Ouellette, who credits Steve Earle a key influence, includes a cover of “Don’t Want to Lose You Yet” on the album as a tribute to the musician and love note to his fans.

At the end of the day, Ouellette’s gift is his ability to empathize with others, including the characters in his songs. With Conjure Man, Conjure Man, he offers listeners a special dose of music, magic, and hope that our world, despite its problems, is changing for the better. To download and listen to the title track, Conjure Man, Conjure Man, visit https://www.ejouellette.com/music/.

Released on the Whole Music label, Conjure Man, Conjure Man’s full album is available NOW! Get your copy on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Google Play and many other digital distributors. Prices: CD $20.00, MP3 Download $9.00.

About the Musician
EJ Ouellette has 40+ years of experience as a American rock, alt Celt, folk, and country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, and music entrepreneur. He regularly performs with his band, EJ Ouellette & Crazy Maggy. He is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (Grammy.org) and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Ouellette offers state-of-the-art recording and production, artist development and instruction at Whole Music, his studio on the Massachusetts North Shore.

But the magic doesn’t stop there.

Through his new project, Hoodoo Man Films, EJ is co-directing and co-producing a pilot series for TV about a mysterious conjure man with supernatural powers; the short film is slated for release in early 2017. And the sound track?

You guessed it!

To learn more about the album and Hoodoo Man Films, visit https://www.ejouellette.com.

The Adventures of Piratess Tilly

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In the spirit of holiday giving, the author is offering her ebook for free!

In this picture book, written in haiku, an adventurous girl and her crew of orphaned boys sail the high seas and intercept a band of pirates kidnapping tortoises on the Galapagos Islands!

“Tilly—tough, daring and scientifically minded—is a capable heroine with an enviable life at sea.” —Publishers Weekly

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The Sky Is Far Away

The characters of author Brooks Wright’s collection of short stories inspire empathy and pack a punch in his new short story collection, The Sky Is Far Away. Eclectic and compelling, Wright’s stories explore the courage and pathos of his characters in their struggle against an indifferent world.

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Which Fantasy Creature Are You?

Sceadu is such a worthwhile and invigorating read that it is quite likely to spawn a cult following, who will soon be asking for more stories in the same vein.”
-Lois Henderson, BookPleasures

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Sceadu_Prashant Pinge_Cover med All this while, Matilda’s shadow had been growing larger and larger. Suddenly, it lunged out of the ground and swallowed her, like a python does its unsuspecting prey.

Nine year old Matilda ends up with a century old book through a series of strange coincidences. And disappears. Her brother and cousins are forced to suspend their hostilities and pursue her to Sceadu, a land inside the human shadow. Once there, the reluctant visitors find themselves chased by the vicious Hefigans, creatures of Sceadu. However, everything changes with the revelation of an ancient prophecy that foretells the doom of the world they left behind.

With the stakes suddenly raised, the children must now navigate the dangerous terrain, overcome grave challenges, and unlock the secrets of the shadow. But can they do it in time to thwart the plans of the treacherous Hefigans? Or will they succumb to the guile of a ruthless enemy who is equally determined to destroy mankind?

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is a fast-paced adventure which blurs the boundary between the physical and the psychological, the real and the mythical.

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Prashant Pinge is a published author of short stories and books in the genres of children’s fiction and young adult fantasy fiction. He also writes historical fiction and romantic comedies. His book, Raja & the Giant Donut, was shortlisted for the Economist Crossword Book Awards in the Children’s Writing category in 2011.

Prashant lives in Mumbai, India, with his wife, Avantika, and son, Arjun.

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Which Mad Dog Character are you?

Mark Rubinstein has written another riveting psychological drama. From the shots fired in the first pages to the final haunting and shocking ending, Mad Dog Justice will draw you into its character’s world-and never let you go.
- E.J. Simon, author of Death Never Sleeps

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MAD DOG JUSTICE
Danny and Roddy were blood brothers, sworn to support one another since childhood, yoked by the shackles of a dark secret hidden even from the women they loved. When an unspeakable event from their past threatens their families and their lives, they are thrown into a maelstrom that will stretch the steel bonds of their friendship to the snapping point—and beyond.
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Mark Rubinstein, master of the thriller with a psychological twist, returns with MAD DOG JUSTICE (Thunder Lake Press, September 2014) the sequel to his wildly popular debut novel, MAD DOG HOUSE. Fans have been clamoring to find out what happens next to accountant Danny Burns and his best friend, Dr. Roddy Dolan, a surgeon with a hair-trigger temper. Readers are in for another nail-biting page-turner when Danny is shot late one night in his office during what appears to be a typical robbery. Or was it? Detective Harvey Morgan has his suspicions. When another, less fortunate, victim is killed with the same gun used to shoot Danny, Morgan knows for certain the two friends are hiding something big.

Drawing on his expertise as a psychiatrist and expert witness, Rubinstein plunges through the depths of terror and paints of picture of psychological motivation and primal urges in his sharply defined characters. As the line between predator and prey blurs and secrets and lies tear apart a marriage, Rubinstein reveals the dangers that come not just from outside but from within a friendship as well.

A gripping psychological thriller reminiscent of the masters of the genre, MAD DOG JUSTICE examines what happens when society’s values are pitted against raw survival in this breathlessly paced, high-octane thriller.