Jim Crean - Hard Rock Vocalist/Songwriter

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Award Winning Vocalist/Songwriter Jim Crean is a recording/touring musician for well over 35 years. He has fronted many Regional and National Recording artist's .He has won numerous awards 2013, 2014 & 2015 Best Original Male Vocalist. In 2016 he was inducted in the Night-Life Hall Of Fame Lifetime Achievement awards.

Crean released four Solo albums on Major Label’s. Most Recently He released the highly anticipated new album titled “Insatiable” on Carmine Appice’s International label Rocker Records .The Record is Release World Wide!




Ricardo Bacelar - Brazilian Pianist, Composer and Arranger 

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Sebastiana, the third solo album of the Brazilian pianist, composer and arranger Ricardo Bacelar, is a Latin American synthesis of Brazil. Rhythmic textures and characteristic timbres were subjected to the harmonic structures` sway of the Brazilian music, which lacked, until then, a visit of its closer brothers. The disc presents a Venezuelan rhythm called "Sangueo", interpreted with cumaco and mina drums, coming from the central portion of that country, evidencing African rhythms influences. We implemented a mixture with "Coco", from the composition Sebastiana, by Rosil Cavalcanti (1915-1968). Famous representative of the Northeastern Brazilian music, the song Sebastiana names the disc. The work was very successful in Brazil in the voice of Jackson do Pandeiro (1919-1982) having been originally recorded, in 1953. Another visited rhythm is the "Vallenato", derived from the Colombian coast. Named by some as an ancestral musical genre of the ancient province of Padilla, with Spanish colonization and Afro-Colombian slaves' records, the "Vallenato" spread through Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico and Paraguay. Traditionally, it is performed by using the acordeon diatônico (diatonic accordion), guacharaca and caja vallenata (vallenata box). The "Vallenato", recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, is incorporated, on the disc, to the Brazilian baião A Volta da Asa Branca, by Luiz Gonzaga (1912-1989) and Zé Dantas (1921-1962). O Rei do Baião (The King of Baião), Luiz Gonzaga, imprinted a strong mark on the Brazilian music. Latin rhythms are subtly placed, as if they were spices, in the arrangements conception. The "Bomba" is a musical genre of Puerto Rico, brought by slaves who came from the West Indies, derived from Africa's west coast. It is performed with drums made from barrels that used to store goat leather, adjusted by turnstiles, screws and wedges.


June 18, 2018

Episode 89: Brands of E3


Episode 89: Brands of E3

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It’s big, it’s loud and crazy — it’s the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles and there we see some of the biggest brands in interactive entertainment battling for the spotlight and top honors among gamers. Tune in as I recap the show from a branding point of view and interview some cool companies in e-sports, audio and immersive reality.  Then come back to reality as we talk about who’s winning and losing outside of the trade show floor. It’s sure to be another boss-level episode of the Academy-Award-Winning show, May the Best Brand Win on Entertalk Media.  


Josh Sklair - Making It Beyond School as a Working Guitarist

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In 1978 Josh Sklair attended Berklee School of Music (Boston, MA) and in 1979 graduated from the Guitar Institute of Technology (Musicians Institute) Hollywood, California..
As an active guitar player in the Los Angeles Josh worked with composers and producers including Phil Ramone, Diane Warren, Lamont Dozier, John Snyder, Desmond Child, Randy Jackson, Albert Hammond & Barry Beckett.
In 1979 Josh was hired as guitar player/Conductor by singer Jon Lucien, for his performance at Carnegie Hall and two nights at the Roxy Theater, Los Angeles that featured both Jon Lucien and Herbie Hancock with an all- star band.
Josh toured the US in the early 80’s with Philadephia International
recording artists the Jones Girls.

Throughout the 80’s Josh also worked as the “house guitar player” for the Dick Clark Good Old Rock’n’Roll Show, backing legends like Chuck Berry, Bo Didley, Del Shannon, Little Anthony, the Shirelles, the Coasters, the Drifters, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves, Freddy Cannon and many more of the original pioneers of Rock’n’Roll and R&B.
In 1985 Josh Sklair became guitarist and subsequently Musical Director for the legendary Etta James, co-producing over a dozen albums, including the Grammy-award-winning “Let’s Roll”, (Best Contemporary Blues Album, 2003) and “Blues to the Bone”( Best Traditional Blues Album 2004).Also playing guitar and handling pre-production on 4 Jazz album collaborations with the great Cedar Walton, including the Grammy Award-winning “Mystery Lady - a tribute to Billie Holliday”.
Josh continues to tour and record with artists including Paul Anka, Sophie
B. Hawkins, the Blues Brothers, Jeffrey Osborne and Stevie Wonder.

Through the 90’s, Josh also worked extensively on Movie & TV soundtracks including Melrose Place, Beverly Hills 90210, Models Inc., Pacific Palisades (the “Spelling” shows), also featured on the originalWalker Texas Ranger theme and has co-written for movies & television working with composers David McHugh, Steve Tyrell, Tim Truman and PJ Hanke.



Pete Escovedo - My Life in the Key of E

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Legendary Percussionist Pete Escovedo is an artist who broke down the barriers between Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and contemporary music. His name has been synonymous in the music industry for more than 50 years. Pete is known worldwide for his live performances, session work and solo albums.

Pete Escovedo will release his personal account of his life as a musician, artist, and patriarch of his musical family in his new memoir, My Life in the Key of E. This has been a dream of his that has taken 5 years to manifest, and one that he earnestly wants to share with all his fans, friends and family.



Sy Smith - Soul From The Underground

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Sy Smith has long since solidified her place in the world of underground soul music (she’s often called “the hardest working woman in underground soul”). This Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer helped cultivate the nu-soul scene in that city more than 10 years ago, a scene which now easily boasts some of the most progressive artists of that genre to date, some of whom came directly from Smith’s own band line-ups (including Thundercat and Kamasi Washington). Her catalog includes 5 studio albums, with contributions from a who’s who of producers (James Poyser of The Roots, Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange). All 5 of her albums, including her brand new project  “Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete” have been heralded by critics around the world for Smith’s lyrical dexterity, her vocal whimsy (often colored with a very distinctive rhythmic swing that’s all her own) and her ability to spin a story like few others in soul music. Listeners often remark on Smith’s vocal range, which moves effortlessly from a speakeasy, gritty alto all the way to a stratospheric soprano whistle register reminiscent of the late Minnie Riperton.


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Shannon Rae - 100 Proof Country Rock

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Shannon Rae is 100 Proof all original California Country Rock. She is a Southern California native raised on The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and Tom Petty and influenced by Shania Twain, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood. Her second album Lucky 13, showcases that Shannon has hit her stride with an original style all her own. Lucky 13 is a sassy combination of Country, Rock, Pop and even a splash of Bluegrass. Grammy award winning producer Chris Lord Alge says, "Shannon Rae has everything it takes to be a country rock star!”

Shannon’s distinctive musical career includes two all-girl trios, pop band Demimonde (Saban/Shuki Levy) and the country influenced Sweetwater Junction, which fed her desire to write and perform as a solo artist. In 2015 Shannon joined forces with producer, songwriter and band mate Dave Polich who together have written and produced a noteworthy catalog of songs, making their mark with the debut hits Walk Away, Both Guns Blazin’ and Beer Trucks & Girls. And now with the release of Lucky 13, you’ll hear the new singles Get Lucky with it’s own original choreographed dance by choreographer Kristal Lynn, and Tequila, a crowd-pleasing sing along! 

Her live shows are a must see as Shannon and 100 Proof (her 6 piece band) bring a rockin’ high energy performance of all original country tunes with catchy riffs and engaging lyrics that will get the whole audience a singin’ and a two steppin! 







Goodnight, Texas - At the Crossroads of Folk, Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll

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Conventional wisdom says the two frontmen of a band shouldn’t live on opposite sides of the United States, but that's never seemed to deter Avi Vinocur and Patrick Dyer Wolf. Drawing their name from Pat and Avi’s onetime geographic midpoint between their homes in San Francisco and Chapel Hill, NC (the real town of Goodnight in the State of Texas, a tiny hamlet east of Amarillo), the four-piece also exists at the center of its songwriters’ contrasting styles — via a 1913 Gibson A mandolin and a 2015 Danelectro, at the crossroads of folk and blues and rock ‘n’ roll, in a place where dry wit and dark truths meet hope and utmost sincerity.



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Episode 25 - Industry Heroes: Audio Innovators

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Take a listen this week to the NAMM Oral History interviews with Dr. Leo Beranek and Dr. Sidney Harman as they discuss and dissect the concepts behind acoustics, sound engineering, and the pro-audio field.


Bill Mallonee - Prolific Americana Songwriter (Vigilantes of Love)
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"Mallonee has remained fascinated with the shadowy emotional toils and struggles inherent in the American experience; Album after album is compelling & insightful;
He continues to probe through Americana rock and roll proving that sometimes the only story worth telling is that of the journey." - Rolling Stone

"Dylan-tinged vocal and introspective lyrics that spin out big-picture stories imbued with chilling small details." - Billboard

"Mallonee's songs give words to shadowy fears of intimacy, of it's loss, even of the value of what he feels compelled to do." - USA Today



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