Bobby Nathan’s been touched by the blues since the 60s. He ran studios in NYC that had disco and early hip-hop superstars recording in them in the 70s and 80s. He turned his attention more back to playing and performing in the 90s. Now the Bobby Nathan Band plays constantly. Hear all about them and check out two live songs!! Their blues hits the stage in South Florida on Sunday January 20th, the final day of the 4-day Las Olas Blues Fest – on the lawn at the Riverside Hotel. Get lineup, tickets and VIP info at LasOlasBluesFest.com
Alexandra and Lauren return to the show with an update from the road. Now based in Nashville, these Miami sisters are doing it all. Creating, writing, playing out live, recording and promoting. Their infatuation with Halloween brings them to Orlando for some scary fun and a telephone interview to share their new singe “Halloween Night”! We take a listen to both the Country and Pop versions and discuss the differences in technical detail. Catch up with them and get more online at TheMannSisters.com and “like’ them on their facebook fan page
We interrupt this program to share a newer, unearthed version of the classic Procol Harem tune Whiter Shade Of Pale in stereo. It’s almost obviously an all live, all at once take and the detail in the separated recording just makes one of the greatest musical pieces of our time even better. While the sound of the recording is amazing unto itself, the greatest sounding thing in this five minutes is the song. This previously unreleased version has been around for many years but was just recently brought to my attention. The performance is clearly different but played virtually identical to the note as it’s original epic classic predecessor. The drums are played differently…beautifully sloppy yet with plenty of emotion and care. This vocal as mysterious and odd as it is along with its puzzling poetic lyric stands even taller in its timeless beauty. Enjoy this six minutes and let whatever memories it gives you shine through in incredible enhanced fashion. For those of you not familiar with it take a listen to the way they wrote and sang ’em way back in our day! Either way make sure you take the same advice I was given and find those headphones or play this through big speakers and take it all the way in.
Power Pop singer songwriter Elijah Cross truly is in the music game for the love of it and not the money. Download his 2012 EP Flawed Designs and “name your price”. He takes it even one step further by giving some of it back! Get all of the details herein as well as two tracks from the EP. We also chat about his name, his training at performing arts school, working in the studio and the real life stories behind his songs. Become a fan and ‘like’ him on facebook and download Flawed Designs from his bandcamp site.
If thought your iPhone was a pretty versatile tool, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet! Chris Price recorded his Homesick album entirely and exclusively on his iPhone with a 4 track recording app. Left to his own creative devices he used real locations and excellent mic placement to achieve what many have used dozens of tracks and thousands in gear to match. Be amazed at the sound of this but also take note of some beautifully crafted songs here as well. Download Homesick from iTunes
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Val’s back with details on another mind expanding, unifying event in Miami later this month. The Expand The Love festival will feature amazing music, yoga, fire and hoop performers, vegan and health food vendors, DJs and much more highlighted by the moving Unified Global Peace Prayer. We have all the details plus tracks from 3 of the artists performing. ExpandTheLoveFestival.com
Three years after protesting in his Dreaming In Stereo song “I’m Not Gonna Move To L.A.”, Forward Motion Records’ head honcho has taken his talents to the San Fernando Perdomo Valley. He explains the mission behind the move and performs two songs from his new solo EP, due to drop Monday Sept 3rd! We also take a close advance listen to two of the new studio tracks which are both brilliantly re-worked DIS gems. fernandoperdomo.com
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While working with countless Latin artists in studios and on tour, this Miami singer songwriter has been busy writing, recording and releasing his first English Pop/Rock/R&B project “Magic City”. We talk about translating lyrics, the current definitions of “indie” and “pop” and expanding to audiences of different languages. Listen to two tracks from the new CD and details on an upcoming release party with Robert Elias and the Revenge!
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In between two fantastic songs you’ll hear fascinating stories about meeting and recording with Eddie Van Halen, what makes a great sounding piano, the serene and inspirational surroundings of Park City Utah and much more with classically trained pianist Rich Wyman. His tunes have an unmistakable blend of punchy clever rock with a beautiful traditional classical flavor. His latest CD “Good Company” is set for mass release later this year and we get an advance listen to the title track!
Get more at RichWyman.com