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You know how HARD it is to describe terrific musicians that you've known for several years? Well - it IS! LOL! These incredible artists have thrilled crowds all over the WORLD - and they are both from the talent-rich Baltimore/Washington area.
Ray Gaskins will start the second hour of the show with his news - and there is ALWAYS news from Ray :) He has been touring with Roy Ayers - trust me, Roy keeps hims busy! But Ray has his own company, his own gigs and a life in Baltimore that has him on the run. We're glad to have him back in Charm City. For a few years, he was based in the United Kingdom, where love for Jazz seemed to be more profitable. Ray is truly loved there - and elsewhere around the globe. But he needed his "roots" again - and we needed HIM! That's how Phyllis Hyman felt about him, too. Ray spent time with the beloved Soul Superstar - and he worked with The Brand New Heavies, too. His discography speaks volumes - and we'll get to some tracks so you can HEAR the magic!
Elliot Levine is considered one of the Masters on keyboards. You spend a night at his various shows around the region and you clearly understand why. It's not just his technique and the swiftness of those fingers - but it's how he "zones" when he plays. You'll never see anyone like him. Like Ray, Elliot has a number of CDS that reflect his profound skill. Songwriting, too. His music has been featured on TBS, he has scored for an Emmy-nominated documentary, and has toured with the late Wilson Pickett - and STILL tours with Heatwave.
With how the Summer has been flying by, it's good to have our friends on NOW. There might be a time when we'll have a week or so without "Hybrid Jazz" - in our prep time for a Florida move. To have this chance is gold :-D Join us!
Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd fans rejoice! On July 7, 2014 AR Garden Records, via Cherry Red will release the debut album by the Garden Music Project, which features music inspired by the paintings by PINK FLOYD founder SYD BARRETT. 'Inspired By Syd Barrett's Artwork' is a unique masterpiece of 12 tracks that truly reflect the early artistic concept of Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett and his music legacy in modern times. The release will coincide with the eighth anniversary of Syd Barrett’s passing in 2006.
The music on this release can be best described as an epic interpretation of Syd Barrett’s paintings using Synesthesia perceptions. This music venture was created by Adriana Rubio. All the music was written by Adriana Rubio and Alexander Ditzend together with Alexander Ditzend (guitars & lead singing), Stefan Ditzend (bass guitar & saxophone), Nicolás Saganías (drums & percussion), and Fabrizio Gamba (keyboards & synthesizers).
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I always loved and listened to music growing up, but my passion truly began when I discovered hiphop production at a local recreation center I went to when I was 14. There was a teen center which had a recording booth along with computers and keyboards all over the room, after that 1st day there nobody could get me out as I was determined to master my skills as a producer. Years later recreational center wasn't working for me so I brought my work home and began making beats every day. 2014 was the birth year of Trizzytrebeats.net and the worldwide recognition of myself as a producer, but my vision has changed for the future as I don't only want to be a producer. Now I aim to shine a light on underground talent and help get their music heard and promoted and I love every bit of it. In the future I hope to have my own studio/radio station/ live venue where I can really give back to the community and have a place for indie artists to get exposure.
Kids want to rock and Tempt is the band they've been waiting for. Comprised of Zach Allen (vocals), Harrison Marcello (guitars, keyboards, vocals), Zak Gross (bass, vocals), and Jimmi Kane (drums), this New York City-based band is all about big hooks and big riffs. Tempt brings musicianship, style, performance, and an intense rock sound to a new generation.
Tempt is an explosive new band built on a love for melodic rock. The band is fronted by two 19 year olds on vocals and guitar has taken the heritage of the Sunset Strip, New Jersey and the streets of their hometown New York City and made it their own to take rock into the 21st century.
A modern rock band displaying monster riffs and powerful lyrical hooks. Featuring guitarist and vocalist Justin, guitarist Luke, bassist Johnathan and Alex on drums, Adage is engaging the music scene with full force. Recently signed with Pavement Entertainment and currently playing shows across the southeast, Adage is setting their sights to hit stages across the U.S.! Look for the EP "Defined" to drop August 2014
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1. a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation.
2. an up and coming 4-piece Modern Rock Band from North Carolina that has fans filling the music scene for a chance to experience them live.
Following their highly anticipated performance at Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK on May 25th, they plan to tour nationwide to promote the release of their debut album "Under My Skin". They have their sights set on making 2014 their year.
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From Turku, Finland comes yet another amazing progressive/symphonic metal band called Severnica. From the US comes another rap band with zero talent. I think I need to take my show, and vocal/guitar abilities somewhere they would be appreciated. I don't know..maybe Finland? Sweden? Denmark? But then, there would be nobody in the US to tell everyone how much awesome great music comes from there. Oh well...Guess I'm staying and taking one for Team USA.
Still, the metal coming from there is amazing, and Severnica is no exception.
Most of the progressive/ symphonic metal is heavy on the keyboards. It adds mystique, and intrigue. Severnica is driven by keyboards, as all 4 of the songs on their EP, Long Lost Longing start with them. Its a little wrinkle in the genre that gives Severnica a uniqueness...All of these bands have a uniqueness to them which makes this genere of heavy metal even more interesting.
http://severnica.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SevernicaOfficial Twitter. @severnica
Wayne Linsey on "Interviews with the Stars" with Miss Diamond
Musician Wayne Linsey plays guitar, bass and drums -- and is now a part of the “Tonight Show Band” on keyboards.
Being a talented drummer and pianist earned Linsey a full scholarship to the prestigious Howard University in Washington, D.C. The musician created his own trio and drew a loyal following in and around the D.C. area.
After relocating to Los Angeles, Linsey began performing with such renowned artists as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, The Jacksons and Earth Wind & Fire among others. He was also an integral member of the ever-popular group Maze for many years.
Linsey also has his share of television and feature-film credits, including Robert Townsend’s “The Five Heartbeats, “ “Motown Live,” “Fame,” “Cedric the Entertainer,” “American Idol,” “The NAACP Image Awards,” “The Grammy Awards,” “The Billboard Awards, “UNCF Evening of the Stars” and many more.
In 2010. Linsey released his first solo project, “A Song Without Words.” The project reflects the broad spectrum of music he’s mastered since his early days at Howard University running the gamut from jazz and R&B to world music and rap and features special guest players such as Fred Wesley, Bobby Brown, Michael “Patches” Stewart, Kenny Garrett,, Louis Price, Sy Smith, Lynne Fiddmont and fellow “Tonight Show Band” members Paul Jackson Jr., Teddy Campbell and Kevin Ricard.
Linsey lives in Los Angeles.
Cal Harris Jr.’s upbringing in Los Angeles was not a typical one. His earliest exposure to music took place literally in the company of legends. As the son of Grammy-nominated sound engineer Calvin Harris, Cal Harris Jr. grew up wandering the halls of the renowned Motown Studios in Los Angeles. In fact, one of his fondest childhood memories was a trip to the candy store with Melvin Franklin of the Temptations—a treat he would appreciate even more as an adult. It was within this environment that Harris would develop a love affair with music…and a well-groomed talent.
“I fell in love with arranging music after attending a Commodores session with my dad. It was a great track and I fell asleep as they began working on the orchestration. I woke up a few hours later in a wonder land of music. Soaring strings and horns, and sizzling cymbal swells. It was amazing to hear the transformation, an experience I'll never forget." It's no surprise that Cal Harris Jr. went on to a career as a very sought after sound engineer and producer. He has worked with such music monsters as Earth Wind and Fire, Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Whitney Houston, and Beyonce. Harris found a comfortable niche as a very sought after recording engineer, programmer, and keyboard player for music giants. Still, it wouldn’t be long before he could no longer control the desire to combine his talents and record his very own works. The time had come for Cal Harris Jr. push his abilities to the next level and reveal the gifted composer within him.
Cal has a passion and talent for composition as well as a lifetime of priceless experiences in the industry. He drives home the idea of creating solid, seductive, and infectious melodies through impeccable production. He is involved in nearly every part of his music's production, including writing, keyboards and mixing.
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(S5) Streetplayer on A Touch of Grace Presents...
Sheli Baby-Funk Casana of The Original Stone City Band. She joins GD in his virutual radio lounge to discuss the high life of living beneath the spotlight as a performer of studio and stage with funk in her veins.
Considered by many of their peers, as being one of the Greatest Live Performing Funk/Rock Bands to ever hit a stage! To experience Rick James & The Stone City Band live was like an adrenaline rush of pure unabashed raw energy.
The Original Stone City Band is back and ready to Fire Up That Funk. For more than two decades, this legendary Band has provided the sounds thats been heard on recordings by Rick James, MC Hammer, Teena Marie, The Temptations, Eddie Murphy, The Mary Jane Girls and Smokey Robinson, just to name a few...
The Stone City Band was formed in 1978 by The King of Punk Funk, Rick James. This band served as Rick's exclusive Recording and Touring Band from the beginning and through the height of his career. They were responsible for cranking out the sounds to timeless hits such as You & I, Super Freak, Mary Jane, Bustin Out, Ghetto Life, Fire It Up, Fire & Desire, Standing On The Top, All Night Long, Boys, In My House and many, many more.
The band will feature original members: 1) Lanise Hughes (Drums) 2) Nate "Guido" Hughes (Percussions & Vocals) and 3) Tom McDermott (Lead Guitar), also on board is 4) Jimmy Ali (Bass Guitar) 5) Eddie Fluellen (Keyboards & Vocals) 6) Sheli "Baby Funk" Casana Lead Vocals) and 7) Mark Love Gonsalves (Vocals)
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Tonight Pop Art Painter Jamie Roxx Interviews:
Daniel Alan, Singer for the band Crack in the Shell
Crack in the Shell was originally started two songwriters, Daniel Alan(Guitar/Vocals) & James McFadden (Bass/Keyboards),
that have 6 studio albums, which have included commericial radio airplay, tv soundtracks, and movie scoring.
Two veteran Songwriters with a combined 35 years of performing and recording experience.
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LARRY DUNN of EARTH WIND & FIRE-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW-MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014 -7 pm PST PLEASE CALL IN ON 718-664-6324 EXT 1 or LOG ON BY CLICKING ON LINK BELOW
With his funky keyboard playing, Larry helped transform Earth, Wind & Fire into one of the all-time most successful R&B bands in the world, with sales of more than 100 million albums worldwide, 6 GRAMMYs, 13 GRAMMY nominations, 4 American Music Awards, 32 Gold & Platinum/Multi-Platinum Records & Albums, a Star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame, induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame (2000) and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame (2010) as well as other industry awards.
In addition to playing organ, synthesizer, piano, keyboards, and clavinet with the group from 1972 until 1983, Larry held the position and handled the responsibilities of the band's Musical Director. As one of the key people behind the scene, much of the group's musical success can be attributed to him. In addition, he rehearsed Earth, Wind & Fire for live stage performances and wrote many of the musical segue ways and medleys.
Larry had major creative influence in, and is proud of his contribution to such Earth, Wind & Fire classics as: "Shining Star," "Spirit," "Be Ever Wonderful," "Runnin'," "See The Light," "Let Me Talk," "And Love Goes On," "Jupiter," as well as other melodies that will live on in the hearts of fans and popular music lovers alike.
Together with other members of Earth, Wind & Fire, Larry was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in March 2000.
Lo and behold, the elusive and talented author S.H. Roddey is our featured guest this Wednesday night at 9pm in the Star Chamber!
Her long-awaited feature appearance coincides with the release of a brand new eBook, Devil's Daughter, and we will be talking about all kinds of things with her, from her rumored mastery of the art of making cheesecake to her talents shapeshifting. Fans can ready themselves as we will open up for call-ins too!
If you don't know about S.H. Roddey, you need to, because this is one Rockin' Roddey! Here's a bit about this writing wonder of the Carolinas:
South Carolina native S.H. Roddey has been writing for fun since she was a child and still enjoys building worlds across the speculative fiction spectrum filled with mystery and intrigue. She brings to the literary world a unique blend of humor, emotion, and wild ideas filled with dark themes and strong characters. Having already traversed the murky waters of both the independent press and self-publishing markets for short fiction, Susan is proud to have found a home with Seventh Star Press for her Soul Collectors novel series. In her spare time, she also writes paranormal and contemporary romance as Siobhan Kinkade.
In addition to writing she is also a voracious reader, wannabe chef, and video game addict with two full-time jobs: administrative social media professional, and mom to two cats, a teenager, and a precocious toddler with an affinity for computer keyboards. She also enjoys the perks of being married to her best friend and full-time muse.
So join us in the Star Chamber this Wednesday! From sheer mayhem to world domination, S.H. Roddey cannot be contained, so you'll have to tune in to see if the show survives her appearance on it!
Music Director, Keyboards, Bass, Vocals, Writer, Arranger, Producer & Engineer Traviso has toured with such popular recording artists as Bill Withers, Jonny Kemp, The Force MD's, LaToya Jackson, The Manhattans, Blue Magic, Ray Goodman & Brown, Adeva, Cindy Mizelle, BT Express, Gerald LeVert & Melba Moore.
He's had several Grammy nominations for his songwriting and production contributions to Yvonne Roome's "QUIET NIGHTS" album. This jazz project featured Toots Theilmans, Onaje Allen Gumbs, Horace Alexander Young III and a host of N.Y.'s hottest musicians. His single, “ARE YOU REALLY REAL?” (The Force MD’s) appeared in Matty Rich’s “Straight Out Of Brooklyn” feature film. He received Gold & platinum awards for his songwriting/production contribution to the Busta Rhymes' album "THE COMING". He has written, produced & performed work on Flipmode’s Rampage CD. He wrote & produced the theme song, "KISSING YOU WITH OUR CLASSIC LOVE", for 98.7 KISS FM. His jingle features over thirty of classic soul & today 's R&B's finest recording artists (i.e. George Benson, Zhane, Freddie Jackson, Luther Vandross, and Gladys Knight).
Keeping God preeminent in his life is paramount. Therefore, he has been blessed to serve his church and community via a monthly Gospel Showcase, SPIRIT ALIVE, that he directs for the Congregational Church of South Hempstead.
He has toured and worked with the best and brightest, including Eddie & Gerald Levert, Will Downing, Norman Brown and Gerald Albright, Jeff Lorber, Peobo Bryson, Chante Moore, Brenda Russell, Patti Austin, Eric Darius, Paul Taylor, Marion Meadows, Alex Bugnon, Phil Perry, Jessy J, Gail Jhonson, Dennis Edwards and more...
And he'll be talkin' more music right here on The Motif with host Petula Beckles. Join us!
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