Sep 27, 2016
A couple of months ago, I was trying to find a contact for for Snoop Dog. He was coming to Tampa to do a show and I wanted to catch up with him (I used to give him licenses when he first came out while I was handling Sampling licensing for MCA) and wanted to get an interview with him for the show. It didn't happen, but when I was lead to this booking agency, I spoke with a very helpful man named Louis. We got to talking, he mentioned that he knew of this great drummer/artist Lola Blu from Miami. I was immediately intrigued. I also knew what his next question was going to be. I didn't let him ask it, I said it for him "yes, I'll have her on the show, how can I reach her?" I instantly without even seeing her work that I knew I wanted her on the show.
As luck would have it, she has agreed to do the show and she's here with us in today’s episode. Lola Blu is a multi-faceted artist with skills ranging from visual arts, music and fashion photography. She combines her passion for music with eccentric visual art. Her work has graced the stage with many musical sensations and currently she is in an all-female electronic duo consisting of a drummer and DJ called Blu Cartell.
Lola does two of my favorite things, art and music. Not only is she a drummer, she was also a dancer starting at age 2. I feel like we’re kindred spirits. I love her spirit and energy.
Lola has created beautiful works of art. She draws and paints fun, images on drum heads and drum shells. Some of the drummer clients she’s created pieces for include: Quest Love of The Roots, Aaron Spears of Usher, Brian Frasier Moore of Madonna , Adrian Young of No Doubt, Gerald Heyward of Michael Jackson and many more. I can’t wait for her to do one for me!!
Today, Lola gives you a birds-eye look into how she brought her talent to light and how you should always trust your instinct and follow your bliss.
Lola will be part of the Art Basel 2016 shows in Miami, so if you’re in the area, be sure to look her up.
And stay in touch with Lola via Instagram here:
Be sure to stop by Lola’s website where you can view her beautiful works of art:
Rock On & Rock Out!