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The Fabulous Girl George talks to singer/sgonwriter/guitarist, Mike Alexander, Oregon. Girl George Radio show #2.
Join host Tanya M. Dixon for a special “Sound of Soul” edition of ART Imitates LIFE Radio Show as she welcomes Funk-Rock singer, songwriter and lefty guitarist MALINA MOYE on the “Soul Spotlight”! We will speak with Malina about working in both the Rock and Soul genres of music, her incredible feats such as being included on the legendary Fender Guitars’ impressive roster of endorsees and the critically acclaimed 2012 Experience Hendrix tour, and what it’s like to be deemed one of the top female guitarists in the world!
We’ll have “Healthy Lifestyles” and in the 2nd hour of the show the AIL Team will play “What Would You Do?” as we go around the world with trivia in 60 minutes!
It’s the premier “Sounds of Soul” featured show and we’ll be featuring music artists throughout the show!
Call us during the live show at (347) 945-7191!
November 13 - Blues Guitarist/Composer - Memphis Gold
Blues fans all over the world continue to discover the incredible sounds of Memphis Gold. Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1955, Memphis Gold, Chester Chandler was the thirteenth child of fourteen. His father also a musician introduced his son to the guitar at the tender age of 4. By the age of 8, he was a regular on historic Beale Street in Memphis where he played the guitar and danced for pocket change from the crowd.
Following in the footsteps of his famous cousins, Grammy Award Winner, Denise Williams, and Author/Activist/Comedian, Dick Gregory, Memphis has come a long way on a journey that has lasted half a century. Having released four full length albums to date, he has shared the stage with such artists as Bernard Allison, David Banner, James Brown, R.L. Burnside, Barbara Carr, Big Lucky Carter, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic All Stars, Deborah Coleman, Shemikca Copeland, Robert Cray, Eddie Cusac, John Hammond, Little Jimmy King, Bettye Lavette, Johnny Lang, Kenny Neal, Taj Mahal, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Bobby Parker, Louisianna Red, Lil Jimmy Reed, Jimmie Lee Robinson, Guitar Shorty, Elder Utah Smith, Mavis Staples, Hubert Sumlin, Roomful of Blues, Sister Rosetta Tharpe , Otis Rush, The Temptations, Jimmy Vaughn, and many more.
Get ready for an hour of some good old, down home, foot thumpin blues. As the saying goes, Memphis Gold is definitely the real deal.
Frank Piombo's musical career spans three plus decades of professional entertainment as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. He has appeared as a lead guitarist and vocalist with many live bands throughout his career. The Night Speaks: A Smooth Jazz Journey is a compulation of original smooth jazz guitar, saxophone, trumpet, and flute.
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Texas Country Darling IMAJ is a multi-talented singer-songwriter who QueenLatifah.com has labeled "The New a Face of Country Music." Her debut single, "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" hit New and Active on Billboard and Music Row Country Charts. She just finished touring with platinum country stars such as Collin Raye, Billy Dean, Gretchen Wilson, Kip Moore, Lorrie Morgan, and LeAnn Rimes. She is the daughter of Miami Vice 80s Icon Philip Michael Thomas.
Has been a special guest of and toured/opened for noted singers like Collin Raye, Billy Dean, Gretchen Wilson, Clay Walker, Lorrie Morgan, Neal McCoy, Kip Moore and LeAnn Rimes
GAREK is a New York based singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Wisconsin, he made the transition to New York in 2010. Fusing Industrial Rock (a la Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson and Garbage) with haunting melodies and explosive choruses, GAREK creates a distinct sonic landscape. This Electro-Industrial hybrid, coupled with his artfully degenerate style, make him a force to be watched.
GAREK’s first single “Save The Queen” has already gotten tastemakers around the globe buzzing. London’s EQ Music has hailed him as “a deity of Industrial-Electro mastery” while Australia’s DNA Magazine says, “He’s ready to rule the world!” MTV’s LOGO (NewNowNext) says, “for all [his] influences, there’s something distinctive about what Garek is doing.”
“Save The Queen” and “E.T.” set the stage for GAREK’s rise as a 90s kid with a contemporary torch. Stay tuned and visit his official website HERE; also purchase his debut EP, "Take the King, Vol. 1" here on iTunes
“Music is the universal language of mankind,” said Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Lucky for us at the Jersey Shore, this language is widely spoken. Producer, Singer and Songwriter Dale Lakata has been writing and performing for 20 years at the Jersey Shore and tri state area with styles like pop, rock, country, folk, and blues. The Dale Lakata Band is excited that their song "I Need You" (written by Aaron Neville) was in the top 40 for Acoustic Music in the USA this October. She is currently number 4 on the Reverbnation charts for singer songwriter and has been in the top 10 for close to 2 years. Her musical influences include Radiohead, Woodfish, Black Sabbath, Slim Chance & The Gamblers, Eddie Van Halen, and Bruce Springsteen. Dale has been working for her studio Bluebird Productions with Kendall Scott, collaborating on new mixes which have launched on Soundcloud. Recent performances include Decicco's Tavern in Raritan, Crossroads in Garwood, The Cabin in Toms River and Rockin Joe of Union, where they shot a video Turn to Gold, Clearwater Festival in Long Branch, Riverfest in Red Bank, and The Quick Check Balloon Festival with Joan Jett. The band was recorded live at WRSU on Overnight Sensations in September. Upcoming shows will be at Rock N Joe's in Union on Jan 10th and Jan 29th at The Cabin again for a CD release party. This year Dale made her acting debut in The Souless, a film by Chris Eilenstein, and is also the music director for the soundtrack. After the interview, please check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.
It has been several years since Tom Lagana and I have had the chance to talk. Let's just say that he's a BUSY man. Here's why: Tom's a Jazz guitarist - but also well known for his master classes in Classical. And he has performed with orchestras: he has played with the NSO, alongside Eric Idle of Monty Python. And was with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra when John Waters celebrated his 30th anniversary of "Hair Spray." He's also a composer and bandleader and he takes his teaching abilities very seriously. Towson State University (where he received his Masters of Music) and the University of Maryland are two wonderful institutions that are grateful to him.
So you see that it has been a TAD tricky to rope Tom into another interview! The last time was when we were face-to-face in a radio station's studio. And we were focusing on Tom's last CD - which is why we're catching up NOW - because he has a new one! "Vol. 1" is what this beautiful collecton is called, featuring the group with George Garzone. With Bossa, Jazz favorites and originals. Exceptional music by a seasoned and passionate artist who was mentored by the legendary Charlie Byrd. So close a relationship was theirs that Charlie hand-picked Tom to play at his favorite watering hole (also legendary), The King of France Tavern. That's where Tom & his Trio became fixtures.
There has been much that Tom has seen in his wonderfully satisfying career - early success came in the Walt Disney Jazz Band in Orlando, Florida. He also won the Sidney Lieberman Competition, an award that is usually given to pianists. Tom was the first guitarist to be honored. "Just Jazz Guitar" featured his analysis of Pat Metheny's work, which thrilled Pat. Learn more about Tom at www.tomlagana.net
Blind Award-Winning Guitarist with Insightful Vision, Joey Stuckey
Born in Green Cove Springs, Florida, Joey Stuckey is an award-winning blind guitarist, songwriter, singer, composer, producer, radio & TV personality, music columnist, educator, inspirational speaker, and sound engineer. Joey’s guitar style is reminiscent of rocker Jeff Beck and jazzer Wes Montgomery while his vocal influences range from Mel Torme to Gregg Allman—these influences have inspired an original sound that Stuckey calls “jazz infused rock with southern attitude”. Stuckey lost his sight and sense of smell as an infant as the result of a brain tumor. Despite these limitations, he remained in mainstream education. Scholastically outstanding, Joey Stuckey graduated from high school at the age of 14. At the age of 17 he began his musical career by taking classical guitar lessons from noted music professor Terry Cantwell.
Joey continued his musical education by studying with renowned jazz guitarists Stanley Jordan and Steve Crowell. Stuckey is the owner and sound engineer of a recording facility Shadow Sound Studio
Stuckey is currently active in student instruction for guitar, voice, music theory, and sound engineering and is a professor of music technology at Mercer University.
For more information visit: www.shadowsoundstudio.com or http://www.joeystuckey.com/
Carolina Hoyo's 1st year studying theater at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in NYC, she quickly launched her TV career on MTV Hits, appearing on the pop culture talk show for 3 years. Carolina has appeared in various tv shows, national commercials, music videos and many feature films. Her latest roles include a scheming teenage Mexican immigrant in the film Foreign Land as well as a fun loving Cuban roller skating street walker in Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz play Hortensia & the Museum of Dreams.
Carolina has also appeared as herself on TV reality show Gene Simmons Family Jewels and in Pharrell Williams’ video for Oscar Nominated song "Happy" from Despicable Me 2.
Carolina is also a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. As an actor, Carolina is often typecast as the musician and/or homeless tough girl, often featuring her own music and weathered clothing from her life on the road. Carolina's former band, Morgan Ave, appeared in the films 13 Going on 30 with Jennifer Garner and Shooting Livien with Dominic Monaghan. Another former band, Two Birds was on their very first outing at the Santa Monica Promenade when they were successfully scouted for a Motorola music campaign.
There's so much more to learn about Carolina aka "A Girl I Know" so join Take 2 Radio Music on Wednesday, Nov. 26th at 3pm eastern time! We will also be talking about her Kickstarter campaign for her upcoming album "My Lost Tapes" which she is dedicating to her Dad and his fight with cancer. P.S. He's winning that fight!
As soon as you hear the music of singer & songwriter Karma who is based out of Los Angeles, CA; you will quickly realize that not all Karma is bad. Karma describes her style as R&B sprinkled with a twist of Hip Hop and Soul. Since the age of 7, Karma who was born Paula Renee Joseph absorbed every ounce of music she heard which eventually led her to
embark on her own music career. Appreciating music from artists who may not be number one on the charts all the time, Karma notes artists such as Teedra Moses & Aaliyah as influences in addition to legends such as Mary J. Blige, Gladys Knight, Lauryn Hill & of course Aretha Franklin just to name a few. Karma learned at an early age that being versatile with music would lead to a well rounded career so she immersed herself in to Jazz, R&B, Soul, Hip Hop plus Pop music to help cultivate a unique style all her own.
With the goal to create music that doesn’t have an expiration date & to become a brand that people can relate to more so than just an artist, Karma jumped feet first in to writing, singing & production. Not only has Karma been the back-up singer for several artists including Sharon Maree, Steve Harris, Brooke Taylor, Sheena Player, Minh & Amber Melody, which has allowed her to tour opening up for the likes of the Isley Bros and Maze Frankie Beverly; Karma has also written songs for several artists exclusively under Heat Pharm Productions.
Karma is now back working on her new project tentatively titled “Karma is A…”
To find out more about Karma visit www.karmatheartist.com
Angel Sessions... She has been singing for over 17 years. With 9 albums under her belt, 2 R&B and 7 urban Gospel CD. Her music career has taken her on some very interesting journeys. Angel started out in her local town of San Leandro bay area performing at Kimball’s East, and the Black Expo’s both in Berkeley CA. and Los Angeles CA. She also went to Guam to perform for many of her fans there. She did many show cases opening up for H Town, Howard Hewitt and performed at the same show with Eric Benet. Angel also performed at the Grammy’s pre party on the same stage with Tina Marie, James Brown, Ali Woodson, Montel Jordan, and many more. As a young singer when Angel was signed with Fantasy Records, she had the privilege of meeting and singing with some very talented legendary old-school artists. At that time she was Fancy Record’s newest artist who was exposed to seasoned...
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