& Fabulous Friends
with Lou Anne Michel
LOST & FOUND
with Trinity Lost
Bruce J Maier
FOR AND BY ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS
" Its All About The Music "
Everywhere around us is music and musicians, songwriters
and producers who each believe there is nothing else they
would rather be doing. Passion; it's the stuff that
dreams are made of......
JAZZ - WORLD with YOGI McCAW
"AFRICAN MUSIC SUMMIT "
Seattle Washington June 28th 2014
On Saturday Night, June 28th 2014, Seattle was treated to a rare and outstanding taste of world class African music, put on by Abdul Ndiaye and African friends of the musicians in Seattle. They held it at the Washington Hall in the Central District. It was a wonderful event, with the musicians on the ballroom stage, and food and beverages being available to the concert attendees.(More Here)
The featured country at this event was Guinea, West Africa. A number of highly talented Guinean musicians live in Seattle, and Abdul was able to bring in two world famous musicians from Guinea, triple Juno Award winning Alpha Yaya Diallo, and Prince Diabate, master of the Kora, a 21-stringed instrument whose sound falls somewhere between the sonic territory of a harp and a guitar.
DownDay could fit in equally at CMA Music Festival or on a bill with Metallica. But the Arkansas quartet’s hearts are pure, if power-chorded, Country.
Christian Dean and Rockey Jones, along with bassist Damon Shores and drummer Mike Martin, signed with Render Records in April 2013. Nearly two months later, the label released the band’s earlier, regional album, Chapter 1, along with “Back in the Day” (written by Jones, Dean, Steve Freeman and David Oneal). From the structure of the song to the catchy chorus, that debut single leaned strongly toward Country and began earning adds within a month on Country radio.( continued in CMA )
Loathing, Fear and Moonshine In Centralia
by Malcolm Kennedy
About 10 years ago, I got active in the local blues community and eventually joined the Washington Blues Society. Very quickly, I volunteered to help out. I began by delivering Bluesletters to some of the local haunts in and around Ballard, and I then served as Merchandise Director on the Board of Directors. I took the blues society’s merch booth to many local blues functions, set up at the monthly Blues Bash at the Salmon Bay Eagles in Ballard, and, of course, represented at blues festivals selling t-shirts, CDs, and other blues related items. Carolyn was instrumental in supporting every facet of my volunteer work for the blues society. From spending countless hours in the booth, to reconciling the inventory and proceeds, loading, unloading and setting up… you name it. When I started writing for the Bluesletter, she was my first editor helping me with grammar, spelling and phrasing while doing her best to retain my words and feeling for this music through words. Carolyn was my partner in every sense of the word; she was there every step along the way. Carolyn also served a full term as Secretary on the Board as an elected officer: we were a team at home, in the blues community, and on the Board of the blues society. To borrow from the gospel side of the blues, I was supremely blessed. Wait. Check that. We were supremely blessed. FULL ARTICLE HERE