Surprise… a video from my home bedroom back in Belgium. Lots of memories and lots of studying happened here. And now some singing&guitar playing too (Or actually: this is were I started playing guitar too). Enjoy !
Next week I’ll release a new song with a video… (Like this one it’s a live, single take recording with a bit of cleanup on video and audio afterwards.)
Jesse Thomas! I’m surprised myself it took so long to post a video of this upcoming artist. I’ve followed her posts ever since she left her hometown in Kentucky in 2007 to become an actress in LA. From blogging on Myspace to hilarious video posts on YouTube, her talent and drive was there from the beginning. But it wasn’t until she discovered the “rasp” in her voice when she went into the studio with successful producer and talent coach Jim Roach (yes, lame rhyming here) from Red Parade Music that it became clear how truly unique of a talent she was. Great songs, great storytelling and stage presence when she’s performing live. This video gives a very good impression of what she stands for as an artist blending studio quality sounds with the live “vibe” that she brings. Oh yeah, she was Starbucks pick of the week in 2011, played at SXSW, last year her song “Fire” was the iTunes indie download of the week generating over 150,000 downloads and she charted on Bilboard (in three categories) with her album debut. And she opened my CD release show at Lestat’s in 2011. But that was clearly an anomaly.
Great acoustic music with SDMA 2011 and 2012 winner(Acoustic) Colin Clyne headlining. This true Scotsman is releasing his live CD. And drinking. But there’s a pleonasm in here somewhere…
This week an award winning video ! It got the “Silver Remi Award at the 2012 Worldfest – Houston International Film Festival”.
SO3 is a rock-trio founded by guitar maestro Mike Artamonov and bass player Serge Belongie, who alternatively take on the lead singing role. They can put up a great live show and make cool video’s too… Just see for yourself !
The Adams Avenue Street Fair, Southern California’s largest FREE two-day music festival, will celebrate its 31st anniversary on Saturday, September 29, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday, September 30, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Click the poster for the full line-up.
Carl Durant is playing from 11am-11.45am on both Saturday&Sunday at Lestat’s West.
It’s free, all ages so come on down.
Lestat’s West: 3343 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116
PS: between Starbucks Stage and Lestat’s Stage, the schedule itself is a list of my recommended acts. YES, it’s really that good. I can’t cut it down further. Highlights on other stages would be The Jade Element on Saturday and Tori Roze&the Hot Mess on Sunday.