ION INDIE MAGAZINE December 2014, Volume 7 - Page 4

Music by ASHLEY WINELAND “O Holy Night” Letter from the Editor We are wishing all of our readers a very joyous holiday season from the entire staff of ION INDIE MAGAZINE. We look toward 2015 with anticipation and excitement for a year that is chock full o’ music--brought to you by the fastest growing all-genre Independent music publication today! ION is pleased to have 16 year old Country singersongwriter ASHLEY WINELAND featured in these pages. ION Photojournalist J.B. BRIDGES photographed and conducted the interview with this young singing sensation. We were so appreciative of everyone at THE HITCHING POST, located in Apache Junction, Arizona were so warm and welcoming to us on location at this busy Country venue, located at the base of the Superstition Mountains. Live horses were even on set to capture the Western spirit--provided by MIKE MCFADDEN of There’s an old saying, “Never work with children or animals”--in this case, it was our pleasure! I am so pleased to report that again, our ION staff has grown! It is with great delight that I welcome DANIEL “THE DAGDA” JOHNSON of DAGDA PHOTOGRAPHY . And we are also delighted to have T&T MANAGEMENT AND BOOKING AGENCY as a new promotional partner to ION INDIE MAGAZINE. This prestigious business has been around since 1992, serving some of the TOP National acts as well as providing opportunities for Independent artists. Thank you for joining in our initiative, TONY SALDANO, CEO of T&T! Photojournalist extraordinaire TIMOTHY SCHUMANN knocked it out of the park this month with his photography of HEART, SLIPKNOT, KORN, STEEL PANTHER and JUDAS PRIEST in this issue of the publication—5 giants in the industry, for sure! And as always, thank you to the dedicated team of professionals that comprise the staff of ION INDIE MAGAZINE. I have a mantra in business…and that is, to surround myself with those better than myself. And this team sure makes me look good! Kiki Plesha CEO/Editor-in-Chief The Fairy Rock Mother ION Indie Magazine