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Meli Malavasi, a Costa Rican artist based in L.A., is a triple threat: singer, dancer, songwriter…and a powerhouse artist in English or Spanish. She was a finalist in the "International Songwriting Competition". She was named "Best Female Dance Artist" at the Indie Music Channel. She has performed in some of LA's stop clubs like The Whisky a Go Go, The Viper Room, House of Blues and Los Globos. You have heard her songs in TV shows like ?Bad Girls Club?. Malavasi is currently working on her next Spanish EP with Musical Director and keyboardist of the 20 times Latin-Grammy Award Winning Band Juanes, while she tears up clubs and stages in Los Angeles. Since winning the Grand Prize in the National Lilith Fair Talent Search in 1998, San Francisco-based essence has been signed to RCA Records, Way Cool/MCA Records, and Or Music. She debuted with the successful indie release Conception, which established a devoted fan base. Her second album, Mariposa garnered critical acclaim and prompted a national tour opening shows for Jason Mraz and Shawn Colvin. Her 2009 release Feels Like the Future won the Grand Prize for the Great American Song Contest and 2nd Place in the International Songwriting Contest. Her songs have been in television and in films, and she has opened for Tom Petty, Shawn Colvin, Chris Isaac, Sarah McLachlan, Pat Benatar, Linda Perry and many others. She has played at venues ranging from NYC's Bowery Ballroom to San Francisco's Fillmore, LA's Rose Bowl and Philadelphia's World Cafe Live. She will release her new album, Black Wings, this Friday and we get to preview it on Music Friday Live!
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Bob Malone has toured the world as a solo artist for two decades and has played keyboards with rock legend John Fogerty since 2011. His sound is a one of-a-kind hybrid of rock, blues, and New Orleans R&B, delivered with high-energy piano... more

Adam Hawley, PhD. is a jazz guitarist signed with Kalimba Music, the label founded by Maurice White of Earth, Wind, & Fire. He also teaches at Musician's Institute, Chaffey College, and Saddleback College. His first release on the... more

Vanessa Campagna is a young pop singer/songwriter based in Nashville who blows away audiences wherever she sings. I have seen her live and am still tingling. She has an accomplished past and a brilliant future who has been... more

Salme Dahlstrom – a.k.a. Salme -- is a New York-based musical artist who writes, performs and produces irrepressible dance music. She is releasinga new album and we are going to debut it Friday on MusicFridayLive! Romance and... more

Diana Rein is a magnetic Indie Blues artists known as "the Six String Siren" by her adoring fans. With a sharp tongue, driving blues guitars and melodic solos she is rising fast in the blues world. Born in Romania and raised in Chicago,... more

Born in London to Greek parents, Athena finally got the piano she wanted at 16 and has been performing in English and Greek ever since. An extraordinary singer/songwriter she sings and records and performs at major festivals and has... more

In segment 1 we talk to Heidy Flowers, founder of Los Hollywood, the Latin-rock-fusion band with a songwriter in Tijuana, Mexico and musicians in San Diego. Founder Heidy Floreswill givepeeka peak at their project now in the... more

Florida-raised, LA-based Kris Angelis' first album, The Left Atrium, was awarded Best Female Album of 2013 by the LA Music Critics Awards. She has toured with Songs & Whispers, opened for Tyler Hilton and has been invited to join the... more

Since we focus on emerging artists at Music Friday Live!, we thought we would take a look at a prime source of those artists nationally, right here in Los Angeles, the Paramount Academy of Music. Paramount teaches playing and recording... more

Canadian-born, LA-based Neo-Ragtime singer Dessy di Lauro describes herself as a "Feathered Frohawk Futuristic Art Deco Centric Harlem Renaissance Hep Music'' singer/songwriter. She is also the leader and producer of a spectacular... more
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