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Kiff and Music National Service are finalists in the GQ Gentleman's Fund's 2010 Better Men Better World Search. Cast your vote for Kiff and help Music National Service!
Kiff is still deeply immersed in Music National Service and
MusicianCorps, the “musical Peace Corps.” See press and more over at MNS. Also, check out a slideshow that connects a career through music and public service. Kiff says there's another album in him looking for space and time to get out. Look for some "rough recordings" in spring 2010 or so.
Kiff appeared on NPR's All Things Considered to talk about MusicianCorps and MNS.
Singer Network has a profile of Kiff covering his life in music and public service.
Kiff joins expert panel in Arts Journal's online debate over the future and value of arts education in the U.S.
Kiff has been honored to serve on Barack Obama's Arts Policy Committee. Barack's plan includes: creating an "Artist Corps." Learn more about Obama's plan to strengthen American arts and culture here.
Kiff joins Oxfam, peta2, IAVA and "greater good" on CMJ panel "music for change" in NYC.
MNS now accepts credit card donations. Click to donate.
Kiff does a two-day residency at the University of Michigan to discuss MusicianCorps and the intersection of arts, entrepreneurship and public service. Later this month he joins the Music for Change panel at CMJ in NYC.
Kiff continues to incubate and play with new material in his basement. But he hasn't been rehearsing his band or booking shows while he launches the new "Peace Corps for musicians." Kiff says, "Taking this idea from vision to reality is the 'album' we're making right now. I miss connecting with friends through live shows, but I know that the successful launch of this initiative will nourish my creativity and music for a long time."
Kiff promotes music, service and social innovation on policy site America Forward.
>> You Can't Keep It Down is done, and available for purchase. The record is already making waves nationwide. Here are some highlights:
You Can't Keep It Down is now available for download from iTunes!
>> Industry insider tip sheet The Trendcentral Newsletter says Kiff might be the next big thing. "At the suggestion of a friend, we popped this album in our computer and immediately became hooked. A mix of rock, pop, funk, soul, paired with a killer voice and some serious skills on the piano, Chris 'KIFF' Gallagher is sure to score some fans in the very near future." Check out the article.
>> THANK YOU to the fans who recently called in to Hooman's show. To hear more from KIFF on Alice, give them a call (415-478-3697) or an email so they know to keep it up!
>> Clear Channel is showcasing tracks from You Can't Keep It Down as part of their unsigned artist showcase, Discover New Music, which includes nation-wide streaming on over 300 Clear Channel radio sites.
>> The single NOW has been selected for inclusion in two brand-new "Best Of" compilations:
The Owl Mag's Who's Who in Bay Area Music, Volume 1
Intellective Records' Unbelievably Unsigned, Volume 1
KIFF was nominated by thousands of peers as "Best Male Artist" at iacmusic.com. It's news to us too — we forgot Kiff had a page up there. Well, he does. While we clean and clear this up, we just wanna thank the IAC community and say we'll get our act together over there.
>> If you're on MySpace (who isn't?), be sure to check out Kiff over there. As we develop Kiff's "space", come over and say hello, hear the music and meet new people.