Archive for August 2011

KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM, TRUTH

Monday, August 29, 2011: KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM, TRUTH When an artist hits the stage, they perform with a signature sound AND a they wear a style … a certain look that sets them apart from the others. When I was in Memphis last month, I visited a clothier that has a history ofdoing just that –…

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SO YOU HAVE AN AUDITION?

Sunday, August 21, 2011: SO YOU HAVE AN AUDITION? The AUDITION can be a terrifying experience to some.  It doesn’t have to be. There are lists of audition tips for singers.  A list prepared by Kristina Seleshanko includes: keep your voice in shape; audition often; ask questions; be patient; be flexible; project; prep your sheet…

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GREAT DUOS

Sunday August 14, 2011: GREAT DUOS Lennon/McCartney Jagger/Richards Plant/Page Gilmour/Waters Simon/Garfunkel Lieber/Stoller Townshend/Daltry Lennox/Stewart Tyler/Perry Everly Brothers Sam and Dave Righteous Brothers Bachman/Cummings Hall/Oates Van Halen/Roth … and the pure genius of this collaboration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA8T1hoTG9c&feature;=youtube_gdata_player … great vocals, tuned in listening, great compliment of style, respect, passion, ability to work an audience and draw others…

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STAGE STRUCK

Sunday, August 7, 2011: STAGE STRUCK The rain came and then the hail and then there was light! It was at the Calgary Blues Festival at Millenium Park in downtown Calgary on Friday, August 5th.  I was excited to hear Blues harpist Carlos del Junco and Blues legend John Mayall.   After Carlos del Junco’s set,…

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BLUES YOU CAN USE

Monday, August 1, 2011: BLUES YOU CAN USE Along Beale Street in Memphis is the largest Blues specialty store in the world.  It’s called Memphis Music and it plays off the motto, “Blues you can Use”.   I visited the store regularly on my recent trip to the city and talked with the clerks and musicians.…

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