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Volume 4, issue 1 07/27/2012

Official newsletter of The 15th Floor
In this issue we announce the official release of our 2nd album, AS THE BUILDING BURNED and the arrival of Walter and Henry!

Walter and Henry Johnson

On April 5, 2012, Walter Scott and Henry William Johnson were born to Emily and Mike Johnson.
More commonly know as Wally "The Fist" Johnson, Walter enjoys staying awake late at night and especially enjoys waking up his brother.  
Henry, initially the more docile, is now known in some circles as Hank "The Hammer" Johnson, though secretly he still loves to cuddle with his parents and get away from his brother any chance he gets. 
Come to the CD Release Celebration, Fri. Aug. 30th, and you may get to meet them both! Waaahhh!

CD Release Celebration Aug. 31

Save the date, Friday, Aug. 31st, for our CD Release Celebration and Concert, tentatively to be held at Fiddlers Dream, 8 to 10:30 pm.  The first post-baby performance by The 15th Floor.

Now Available on iTunes, Nimbit, CD Baby, and Amazon

(Here is a copy of the official press release)
The sophomore album from the duo The 15th Floor, AS THE BUILDING BURNED, takes its name and artwork from Track #4 (“Wondergirl”), a tale told by a man in love with a superhero.  The album strives to make the listener feel something with every song, whether it is deep and emotional (Track #13, “Something More”) or light and frivolous (Track #14, “Just To Think About You.”) 
All the tracks feature the intriguing harmony style of Emily Johnson.  On Track #5, Johnson takes the lead on “Wild Heart”, delving into the alternative country realm, backed up perfectly by Nancy Damone’s vocals and Doug Bartlett on fiddle and mandolin. Bartlett also magically transforms the folk ballad “Looking For You” with his interweaving fiddle.
“Whatever You Are”, “You’re The Girl”, and “Just To Think About You” keep you smiling and tapping your toes, as does the summer love song, “You Should Know.” 
“Every songwriter needs a summer song,” says Scott Kriegshauser (also known as “Kriegs”), who wrote all the tracks with a little help lyrically from Johnson on the dichotomous divorce song, “Kind Words.”
“I started writing songs about the same time I starting falling in love, in the 5th grade,” says Kriegs, who continued writing even during Medical School and throughout his ongoing 20+ year career as a Radiologist. His daughter, Emily, now married with twin sons, learned to read music at age 4, is an award winning classical pianist and has trained as a studio engineer.  She produced the first album, From the Dining Room, which features eight folk-rock tracks.
The new album, As The Building Burned, was recorded, mixed, and mastered by producer Kyle Harris at his PlayR Recording studio in Phoenix, AZ.  Kriegs believes Harris should receive a Grammy for his work on this album. Johnson says, “Kyle is a master.  We wanted to go more organic this time and that’s what he is best at, especially letting the song shine through.  I didn’t really appreciate a couple of the songs until I heard the first mix. Kyle made me love them!”
Release date July 27, 2012 (TODAY!)
The album and tracks will be available on:
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Upcoming shows

Date Time City Venue Appearing with
Friday, August 31, 2012 8:00 to 10:30 pm Phoenix, AZ Fiddlers Dream (tentative) Special guests
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