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Bill Imperial. Starting in 1976 with my first guitar shop, Rainbow Music, to now with Imperial Guitar & Soundworks (founded in 1992), They have been serving the musical community for over 31 1/3 years. Imperial Guitar & Soundworks focus on world wide sales of new, used, and vintage instruments began around 1979. They also provide online sales of world class music equipment. Shopping at Imperial Guitar & Soundworks makes shopping easy and fun.
Mike Raine had the chance to take in the 2014 edition of M for Montreal at the end of November, which featured a great lineup of bands - from last week's featured interviewees BadBadNotGood to the likes of July Talk, The Dying Arts, and more.
In this week's edition, we've got interviews with many of those artists - The OBGMs, Betty Bonifassi, and Lydia Ainsworth - speaking to each about their time at the festival and other current affairs.
Also in this episode, we speak with Brian Murray, the organizer of Guitar Workshop Plus. GWP offers sessions in Toronto, Vancouver, and for the first time next year, San Diego, where students of any skill level come together in a cool and relaxed environment to study guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, and voice. Each year, attendees get to learn from and interact with some of the world's most heralded musicians, including previous guest artists Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Rush's Alex Lifeson, and a whole lot more.
Rayvon Owen began his music career singing in choirs, touring with gospel artists and performing in local musicals. He moved to Nashville to perfect his skills in writing while performing at popular clubs and showcases in Music City. Influenced by artists like Lionel Richie, John Legend, Katy Perry, and Stevie Wonder he has developed his own voice as a performer and reflective songwriter. He released his first single, and will kick off a West Coast Tour 12/19/14 in Los Angeles.
Walter Strauss is a many layered musician who has developed a completely unique guitar style combining ancient string instrument rhythms from West Africa and modern acoustic guitar picking and strumming – a very, very high level of skill.. He plays solo and with Mamajowali, a trio with Joe Craven and Mamadou Sidibe. Strauss has released two solo CDs, Planet Solitaire and Pulling Shadows, and a new self-titled EP by the Manajowali trio.
Don Slepian is a preeminent Classical Electronic Keyboardist who is famous for performing original, improvised orchestral music that excites and inspires audiences. Hailed as “one of the genre’s major talents” by Rolling Stone Magazine, he is an award-winning artist with critically acclaimed performances in both Paris and New York City.
Don Slepian is a true pioneer in electronic music. He has been presented in prestigious venues such as; New York’s Lincoln Center by WNYC’s New Sounds, in the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris by the French Ministry of Culture, in Thailand by the Karen Baptist Church, and at the Waikiki Shell in Hawaii by the Honolulu Symphony Society.
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I had so much fun doing a show Eric Stollsteimer at Caveman Vintage Music that I had to do a show with Erik Bailey the resident Guitar Expert
We spent about an hour talking about old Guitars and what make them sound so good, how to fix /not fix electric guitars being a Guitar tech on tour, being a Guitar tech when things are good and when things go bad.
Being a CTE Electronics teacher in my other life I even found topics to share with students like signal flow, trouble-shooting, and pickups, topics I can share with my students
We talked about Guitars and their stories.
It was a very interesting and informative show and I want to say THANK YOU to Erik for spending some time in the back room of Caveman Music in Chinatown, in Los Angeles California
BY the WAY Erik is looking for a Mastin GT-70 Electric Guitar in Black with Bigsby 1960’s vintage
For the first show please go to
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Evil Magician is a lifelong magician, musician and composer, and has produced and edited original music and also corresponded with established acts.
The Evil Magician guitar show takes an inside and most personal perspective of what it is to be a musician in this field of creativity.
Evil Magician has recorded and performed original jazz/fusion, rock and classical music for many years. All guitar, keyboard, drums, bass and midi were performed by the maestro.
Evil Magician is a practitioner of the occult sciences, magician, radio show host, network creator and motivational speaker.
Join us tonight. I am interviewing and playing the music of Antonio Parker Jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, songwriter, producer, educator, and USIA Jazz Ambassador. He is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Antonio has performed music nationally and internationally for over 20 years. After hearing the music of the legendary alto saxophonist, Charlie Parker, jazz became the focus of his musical pursuits. While attending Howard University in Washington DC, he joined the Jazz Ensemble, and has written, recorded and toured with the band, and now resides in the Washington DC Metropolitan. Jazz Notes keeping jazz alive!
Please join me tonight when I interview and explore the music of Doug Carn pianist, organist and composer from St. Augustine, Florida. While in college he studied oboe and composition at Jacksonville University. Then finished his education at Georgia State College. Doug taught piano and jazz improvisation at Jacksonville University for several years. He worked with Nat Adderley, Earth, Wind & Fire, Shirley Horn, Lou Donaldson, Stanley Turrentine, and Irene Reid. Jazz lives on the Jazz Notes program.
Join Alaina as she discusses simple gifts, classical music appreciation, Ello, and more...
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Much to the excitement of guitar players worldwide, acoustic guitar virtuoso Peppino D'Agostino will be releasing his eagerly awaited new album 'Penumbra' on Mesa/Bluemoon on August 5, 2014. Along with original material, the new CD features work by Roland Dyens, Maurizio Colonna, and two compositions written especially for D'Agostino by Latin Grammy award-winning Brazilian guitarist Sergio Assad.
Luis H. And Joseph S. Are going to try a new audio set up to test new microphone systems to broadcast live
We are using Luis on the Acoustic Guitar and a live microphone to feed the sound system while at the same time send a feed to my show
Joseph is acting as the Audio Engineer to make all this happen
This show was an experiment to see what would happen and served as the start of the learning curve
The first show we did was http://www.blogtalkradio.com/techstoryteller/2014/05/22/dj-battle-rehersal DJ battle rehearsal
I think you see some improvement as we try new things
This evening I will speak with and explore the music of E.C. Coleman a drummer and composer. As a musical director for Loretta Holloway, he gained a variety of experience performing around the world. After that experience, he auditioned and began playing with jazz bassist Al McKibbon. As a result of a call from drummer Billy Higgins, E. C. played with jazz saxophonist Azar Lawrence. Join us this evening to learn more about E.C. Coleman. Jazz lives on the Jazz Notes program.