Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Abe Laboriel: Amazing Fans with His Mad Skills at NAMM 2012

All you have to say is "Abe Laboriel," and people know that you know something about music.

Abraham has been a part of the music scene for over 40 years and has recorded with the best of the best and been on the best of the best albums recorded in history, such as, George Benson's "Give Me The Night," Quincy Jones'"The Dude," Al Jarreau, just about every Lee Ritenour album ever recorded, including with Dave Grusin and many, many others.

Oh and of course

I have to mention

my favorite album:


by Lee Ritenour

So, for me, it was a huge treat to see this man once again live at this year's NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.

For almost 30 years, I've not only seen Abe perform with my favorite artists, but have gleaned his wisdom in a workshop held at the Christian Musician Summit back in 2005.

What a wise and eloquent speaker.

Abe knows his skills VERY well. But you won't find a more humble human being.
Okay . . . you will, but Abe is up there as far as being humble and kind.

Abe was at the UBass booth performing with six time Grammy award winning recording artist & producer Daniel Ho and fellow bassist, Steve Billman.

Great musicians, every one!

Here is what I captured:

I might be wrong but I believe this was Daniel's "The Dessert Song" they performed.

The trio performed a song of Daniel's found on TV's "Hawaii Five-0" Soundtrack. . .
"Living In Paradise." Great Song!!

The last song was Dave Brubeck's "Blue Rondo à la Turk"
This was AMAZING to say the least!

Afterwards, knowing that he is not computer savvy, I informed Abraham of the love that his fans have for him. Telling him that they have created "fan" pages on Facebook in his honor. He knows about Facebook and was more than happy to record these messages in English and Spanish.

En español

Abraham is a lovely man.
Can't wait til I see him again!


Monday, January 9, 2012

MUTEMATH Announces Support Band

Well. . . the guys are gearing up for what I believe, will be one INCREDIBLE tour!!

As the time is drawing near for MUTEMATH to hit the road, fans have been itching to know who will be touring with them.

Today they announced that Nashville native, "Canon Blue" will be joining them for their 2012 Spring Odd Soul Tour

The Opening Band. Who are they? Do I care?

I hate going to see my favorite band and not know who the opening band is.
So this time. . . I am getting ready!!

Where have I been that I've never heard of them or

. . . him!!

Daniel James

I am on Canon Blue's website right now and am LOVIN' what I am hearing!!!

MUTEMATH has definitely made the right choice in choosing Canon Blue!!

So all you MUTEMATH fans, prepare yourselves for a fantastic show and go to Canon Blue's site and listen to a few cuts from Daniel's latest release; "Rumspringa."

If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, DON'T WAIT!!!
Their stop in Los Angeles at Club Nokia is SOLD OUT!!!!

Canon Blue Facebook


Tour Dates

01/26 Houston, TX House of Blues
01/27 Austin, TX Stubb’s
01/28 Dallas, TX House of Blues
01/29 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
01/31 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
02/02 Los Angeles Club Nokia Live SOLD OUT
02/03 San Diego, CA 4th and B Concert Theater
02/07 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
02/08 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
02/10 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
02/11 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
02/12 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
02/14 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
02/16 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
02/17 Chicago, IL House of Blues
02/18 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
02/28 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
03/01 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
03/02 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
03/03 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
03/04 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
03/07 Boston, MA House of Blues
03/08 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
03/09 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
03/10 Washington D.C. 9:30 Club
03/11 Norfolk, VA The Norva
03/14 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend
03/16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
03/17 Orlando, FL House of Blues
03/18 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle