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RICKY “FREEZE” SMITH BIO:
Ricky D. Smith (was born March 25, 1960) is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. He was reared in a Christian home at an early age, where music became and inevitable part of his future. At the age of five Ricky discovered his talent on drums, which later branched into other interest in the piano, organ and bass guitar.
Ricky made his debut at 7 years old, where he began playing drums in church along side with his mother who was a great pianist, organist, and choir director, which lead himalso to play with Billy Preston for concerts in church.
Ricky’s Music Career began at the age of seventeen where he went on tour playing drums and keyboards for the pop singing group (The Sylvers). This thrilling experience ranged from Concert Halls, State Fairgrounds, to Stadiums filled with screaming fans that every aspiring musician dreams of… This connection with the group prompted extensive collaborations with Leon Sylvers for several Albums he was producing, at that time was asked to play keyboards for Solar Recording group (Dynasty), and this is where songwriting and producing records began.
Ricky was introduced to Morris Day in 1985 and played keyboards on the “Color of Success” album. Morris and Ricky went to work putting together the band for the Tour, and they hit the road to sold out shows all over the country. Ricky and Morris also put together an all girl band signed to Warner Bros. called (The Day Zs) too. They still hit the road every year as Morris Day and The Time!!!
Ricky “Freeze” Smith
2 BANDS 1 DAY ROCK STARS
Ronnie Borchert (MISS CRAZY) Vocals & Lead Guitar
Jeff LaBar (Cinderella) Guitar
Tony Franklin (The Firm,Blue Murder,Whitesnake) Bass
Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot) Drums. Second Act Brief Bio
Miss Crazy's sound is a collection of the best rock bands of the 80's, part Def Leppard, part AC/DC, part Cinderella, part Ratt, all of what real rock fans loved about the music that ruled the airwaves over two decades ago. Long Description Total Hard Rock!! Bio A generation ago, historic rock artists like Alice Cooper, David Bowie, and KISS showed your parents that they were not living in the 50's or 60's anymore. These legacy bands incorporated stunning imagery and stage theatrics to elevate the standards of rock performance worldwide Your parents might compare Miss Crazy to their old favorites like Def Leppard, AC/DC, Kix, or Cinderella. However, kids today won't have anything to compare Miss Crazy to! No other major band today sounds like Miss Crazy. Act 2 Dark Horse Flyer New album "Breakaway"
The band Dark Horse Flyer, is the tale of friends that back in the 1970s had a promising band, which flamed out after a grueling period of poor music business practices and mismanagement. Despite experiencing the “dark side of the music industry”,. Breakaway is a 9-song album of masterfully played brawny riff rock and detached cool jazzy rock. Dark Horse Flyer is Don Mularz (lead vocals, guitar), Scott Lane (guitar, vocals), John Tillman (guitar), Richard Taylor (bass) Raul Hernandez (drums, percussion) and Bob Taylor (keyboards). Bob Taylor and Raul Hernandez have separately shared the stage with such notable artists as Ernest Ranglin, Buster Poindexter, Etta James, Temptations, Kansas, Chuck Berry, and The Gin Blossoms.
This episode of A Kind Voice on Music features The Big Cheese. The Big Cheese is a family band plus one. Larry Rice (Father), the musical mastermind, plays fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, vocals and banjo if need be. Shannon Rice (Daughter) is on drums, keyboards and percussion, and Lea Rice (Other Daughter) plays guitar, keyboards, banjo and sings. Shannon is away for a two-year stint in San Diego as Lieutenant Shannon Rice, Naval Medical officer. Larry and Lea anxiously await her return. They are joined by Julie Greene on mandolin, tenor guitar, and autoharp.
The group plays a mix of traditional music as well as more modern tunes as Poker Face by Lady Gaga and even some favorite Gospel tunes! The Big Cheese is working on releasing a live album "Live Culture" which will feature a performance from earlier in 2014 as well as four studio recorded tracks. Host Mitch Ruth will discuss the naming of the group, what happens when your keyboard/percussionist joins the military, and which cheese goes best with traditional music gouda or swiss?
Host Mitch Ruth
Kickstarter Project Page http://kck.st/1zaH4Pm
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.
The “Secret” is out! 2013 Grammy winner Gregg Karukas is back with a new collection featuring his signature piano touch, pristine production, and melodies that are both soulful and sophisticated. Organic, funky, and melodic is how the original Rippingtons keyboardist describes his latest, long awaited 12th solo project, "Soul Secrets". Gregg's elegant grand piano melodies and infectious grooves are everywhere; this time around he digs into his roots, featuring the classic Fender Rhodes, Wurlie, Minimoog and B3 keyboards quite a bit.
At a generous and expansive 14 tracks and no covers, "Soul Secrets" reveals Karukas as an artist who has refined his sound to be instantly recognizable while constantly exploring a wide range of styles and grooves – from old school soul-jazz, with hints of gospel, R&B and funk to the world/samba grooves he immersed himself in while touring with Brazilian legends Sergio Mendes and Dori Caymmi. The album’s debut single, “Elegant Nights” is classic Karukas; it was the #1 Most Added Track in its first week on radio. The live interplay sizzles as Gregg surrounds himself with an all-star guest list that includes his friends Rick Braun, Euge Groove, guitarists Ricardo Silveira, Michael O’Neill, Adam Hawley and James Harrah; violinist Charlie Bisharat, Luis Conte, Eric Valentine, Nate Phillips; vocalists Shelby Flint and Ron Boustead and 21 year old rising sax star and occasional touring partner Vincent Ingala.
Much to the excitement of music fans worldwide, UK rock quintet Winter in Eden release their highly anticipated third album COURT OF CONSCIENCE on October 16, 2014. Recorded in Holland during 2013, the album contains eleven new songs which builds and further refines the unique style that is Winter in Eden. Featuring compelling vocals, muscular riffs, memorable hooks, swirling keyboards coupled with pounding bass and thunderous drums, the result is powerful, modern and balanced.
Todays guest is music composer Ed Green! Composer Ed Green is credited with scoring the feature length indie "Willows Way" with DiBacco Films, has garnered numerous music placements on the Discovery and SyFy channels, as well as with worldwide action sports film company, Teton Gravity Research.
Most recently he has joined the post-production team of Purple Kitty Productions, LLC, completing the full 8 episode series score for their debut, "Holding."
Starting off in the mid-90s in the ultra competitive local Boston rock scene, he founded the keyboards-bass-drums synthcore group, Psychotic Larry. The trio developed a large and very loyal underground following over the next couple of years - playing every local spot from Boston to New Hampshire.
It wasn't until the recording of their 2nd album "Cop ," in 2001 that they received their very first music placement in a film: the nationally distributed "Road to Madness" snowbaording film by Straight Jacket Films.
Welcome to a closer look at the dynamic duo... The JT Project !!!
The JT Project: a multi-talented force of sound that brings forth a unique musical conceptualization: “a new genre in music called JT”. Adventurous and bold, Jacob Webb (Keyboards/Bass) and Todd Schefflin (Saxophone), leaders of The JT Project, knew that it would take more than just a passing interest in music to become the creative force that they envisioned. Jacob commands each stroke on the keyboard to awaken the soul with a touch of fire, and Todd caresses the notes to life with every breath.
Todd hailing from Philadelphia, and Jacob from Kansas City, the two musician’s paths collided in 2007 at the prestigious William Paterson University music department in New Jersey. After an immediate musical connection, Jacob and Todd started writing music together, which eventually led to the formation of The JT Project in 2009.
The JT Project has exponentially expanded into a musical collective, incorporating the most talented Jazz and Soul musicians in New York City. The members of the group have toured and recorded with major label legends such as Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Jaheim, Ashford and Simpson, Kenny Garrett, Joe, and Mulgrew Miller among many others.
The JT Project has independently released four critically acclaimed albums: Love Passion Correspondence Vol. 1 (2009), Love Passion Correspondence Vol. 2 (2012), Love Passion Correspondence Vol. 3 (2013), and now their latest release Under The Covers featuring the single “Jetsetter.”
Legendary Eliot Lewis keyboard player from Hall & Oats
Eliot Lewis (born March 10, 1962) is an American rock, R&B and soul singer, keyboardist, guitarist, bassist, drummer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known for his work with Average White Band (1989-2002) and Hall & Oates (2003-present). Lewis is also an integral part of Live From Daryl's House, a monthly Internet-based show hosted by Daryl Hall that is now carried by several television and cable networks across the United States.Contents
2 Average White Band
3 Hall & Oates
4 Live From Daryl's House
5 Solo artist
Lewis grew up in Norwalk, CT, the youngest of three children, in what he describes as a very musical environment. Although his mother was a classical pianist, Lewis’ first instrument was the drums, which he discovered at age 10. When he was 12 years old, he formed his first band, Take Off, with three childhood friends. The father of Take Off’s bass player worked for several major record labels and was instrumental in exposing young Eliot to many of the artists of the day, including The Who, Elton John, and Alice Cooper. He even arranged a jam session for the boys at his house with Peter Frampton.
At age 16, Lewis picked up the guitar and began writing his own songs. A few years later, he taught himself keyboards and bass, and learned to program synthesizers. Today, Lewis plays five instruments, and is a completely self-contained songwriter and musician.In his early 20s, Lewis was introduced to Dan Hartman, a singer, songwriter, and record producer responsible for hits such as "Free Ride," "Relight My Fire," and "I Can Dream About You." Lewis began working with Hartman, like Joe Cocker’s Unchain My Heart and Tina Turner’s Simply the Best.
Join me your host Alysha Jefferson Riley, for the next broadcast of the Alysha Live! Radio Show. I will be talking with legendary, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, producer, artist and gold and platinum songwriter Chris Jasper formely of the Isley Brothers and, Isley- Jasper- Isley. If you are familiar with THE Isley Brothers, then you know Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, CHRIS JASPER, an integral member of The Isley Brothers during the 1970s and 1980s—their gold and platinum years—from the 3+3 (1973) to Between the Sheets (1983) albums. CHRIS JASPER, who was primarily responsible for writing and producing all of The Isley Brothers music during this time, including such beautiful love songs as “For The Love of You” and “Between the Sheets” and uptempo funk such as “Fight the Power.” His arrangements and instrumentation as a classically-trained musician, and his expertise on the keyboards and synthesizers, were the foundation of the legendary “Isley Brothers Sound.”
Chris will be debuting his new single from his newly release CD. You don't want to miss this show so Keep it Locked to the Alysha Live! Radio Show on Blogtalk Radio for the "Best" in Talk Radio!
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Today, Teresa presents her interview with author and freedom commentator Becky Akers. Becky has written extensively on terrorism and the role of the #TSA in actually making us less safe. Akers explains the danger of labeling dissent as terrorism and the chilling effect this has had on nearly every facet of American life.
From Becky's website at http://beckyakers.wordpress.com/
"Becky Akers is a free-lance writer and historian whose work has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, Barron’s, the New York Post, American History Magazine, the Independent Review, Military History Magazine, the Ottawa Citizen, lewrockwell.com, forbes.com and many other publications and websites. She is the author of two novels set during the American Revolution: Halestorm and Abducting Arnold.
Becky spends most of her time with notes and keyboards — either a computer’s or piano’s. When clacking away at the latter, she often fears the ghosts of Beethoven and Bach may rise to wreak their vengeance. She’s a better cook than musician and proudly reports, “Ain’t no one died from my vittles yet!”
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