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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK CITY (August 1, 2012) – LANI FORD WINS SONGWRITING CONTEST AND APPEARS ON SISSY GAMACHE SHOW

Lani Ford of Kicking and Screaming Music will appear on The Sissy Gamache Show on Manhattan Channel 56 in New York City.
Lani Ford has been writing fiercely since the break-up of her rock trio STARK in 2011. In the process she started the new Gypsy Americana group Tania & The Revolutionaries, including Ford on vocals, guitar and sometimes mandolin, Laura Sativa on flute and percussion and Tony Mann on percussion and drums.

The band will join Ford on the Sissy Gamache show on Channel 56 on Manhattan Cable in NYC Friday August 17th at 7:30pm. On the half hour show, Sissy will interview Ford and talk about her 11 year career on New York’s 95-5 WPLJ-FM as well as have the band play a few songs.

The band has traveled to Nashville and Nicaragua in the past year to play gigs like the Independent Songwriter’s Festival and the Pitaya Fest. Ford has also traveled to [...]
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A trip to Nicaragua is hard to write about…mainly because as soon as you hit the ground everything morphs into one crazy, hazy, rum-filled camping day.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK CITY (May 15, 2012) – LANI FORD’S ACOUSTIC PROJECT TANIA & The REVOLUTIONARIES RETURN TO NASHVILLE Lani Ford started the group Tania & The Revolutionaries in 2011 and so far the band has traveled to Nicaragua twice and now returns to Tennessee for the Nashville Songwriters Festival June 1-3, 2012. Lani Ford started Tania after recording demos that became a limited release CD called The Final Blow in 2011. After the release a year ago, the band started playing around NYC and traveled to Virginia and Nashville in June 2011. The “renegade acoustic” band started with 6-7 members and is now at a comfortable 3, including Ford on vocals, guitar and sometimes mandolin, Laura Sativa on flute and percussion and Tony Mann on percussion and drums. While in Nashville, The Revs will play all three days of the festival, starting Friday June 1st at The Best Western on Music Row. Saturday afternoon June 2nd, they’ll [...]
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NEW YORK CITY (July 10, 2011) – STARK’s LANI FORD STARTS NEW BAND AND ANNOUNCES LAST STARK SHOW
 
Lani Ford has started the group Tania & The Revolutionaries as STARK plays their final show July 30th.
 
Before and after surgery on her wrist in 2010, STARK’s Lani Ford recorded over 20 songs she had written for demos at 30Below Studios with Brent McLaclan (drummer from Bailter Space) in New York City.  She was inspired by a lot of the recordings where she had experimented with different guitars, Fender Rhodes keys and percussion, so she decided to make a little acoustic album, warts and all, that didn’t seem to fit the image STARK had been building since the band’s inception in 2003.  She invited a few musician friends she had known from different (or the same) bands over the years to come in and play, adding viola, flute and a variety of guitars and percussion.
 
Turns out all but two of the musicians [...]
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STARK Spring 2011 Texas Mini-Tour

Posted on March 11, 2011
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NEW YORK CITY (March 11, 2011) – STARK heads to Texas for South By Due East and more.
 
STARK returns to Houston, San Antonio and Austin for a week of shows starting with South By Due East March 13th.
 
After months of recording and touring solo and acoustic, Lani Ford is eager to rock out with the full band once again, especially on the road.  STARK did play J-Summit at The Studio at Webster Hall in NYC in February for Mok Entertainment with the awesome Eric Kuby filling in on drums.  This time, the band challenges the universe further by employing two different fill-in drummers in Texas.  Long-time friends Tony Gloria and Jerry Clayton will step in behind the skins for next week’s tour.
 
STARK will appear at Dan Electro’s in Houston for the new festival and film in progress, South By Due East on Sunday March 13th.  Then, they head to Austin to play Wednesday March 16th in the afternoon for [...]
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