Aug 6, 2019
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, we are pleased to share this intimate interview with Gerardo "Jerry" Velez, the conga player with Jimi Hendrix in The Gypsy Sun and Rainbows Band.
Gerardo is best known for playing the congas while performing at the original Woodstock with the infamous Jimi Hendrix in...
Jul 16, 2019
How do you handle rejection? Do you feel when you don't get whatever it is that you want, you immediately feel defeated and ready to throw in the towel and give up?
For those of us in the entertainment industry, artists and entrepreneurs we will inevitably face rejection one way or another. Whether it's a personal...
Apr 26, 2019
I met Lawrence "Lipbone" Redding the night he played at my friend Kathy’s backyard concert. I hadn’t heard of him before and promised her I’d be there to catch the show.
Well, I sure was glad that I did because, although I only had an hour to catch a portion of his show, I was enthralled by his playing and what...
Apr 22, 2019
I recently was at my 3rd annual Reggae Rise Up Festival in downtown St. Petersburg when I had the chance to see the band HIRIE live in person (finally), I’ve been trying to catch them since I learned of them about 3 years ago.
Today we have a special guest, Kurtis Parsons, A/K/A “Conga Kurty” is in the house.
Jan 18, 2019
Are you going on a tour with your band soon? Do you have a tour manager? If not, you might need to do all of the work yourself.
Do you know what to put into a tour rider? If not, today I'll cover some of the main points to a tour rider and you will learn what you should add to it and will allow for a smooth and...