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  • Kem Owens
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    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
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  • Law school creates more than a few challenges. There are hours upon hours of studying, grueling hours interning at law firms, and financial bills that need to find a way to get paid. For many law students the adversity is…
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  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave. His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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It has been said that the most respectful authentication of legitimacy is the acknowledgment from one’s peers, especially that of a world renowned artist. Receiving such…
This very Boz Scaggs-sounding CD is put together by saxophonist, guitarist and composer Greg Cagle and trumpeter and composer Rick Nash. They both grew up in Concord, No…
The Green-Eyed Keeper is Michael Cain’s latest release on Native Drum Music. Cain is an acclaimed pianist and composer with teaching credits at the Eastman Scho…
New York morning radio personality and bassist Jeff Foxx releases his debut CD Sunset Drive. Playing with such noted artists as Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Isaac Ha…
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The San Diego skyline has a new spotlight lit and it’s directed at upcoming, vibrant and soulful siren Amber Ojeda. Not a fan of the hip-hop sound, I have found myself a…
A gent out of the Motor City, Detroit of course, with a background in sound engineering has sauntered on to the scene here and is offering some pretty funky gems for our…
Who is Tony McGhee? A fair and appropriate question for anyone unfamiliar with this artist. My introduction was an on-the-fly experience. Walking out of a local music st…
You kinda knew it was coming. This "down & dirty," collaborative mega-funk tribute just had to be in the works at some point, considering Brian Culbertson’s fixation wit…
Often, I will read reviews by others regarding a certain artist just to see what they took away from a given recording and compare my own views to see if there’s any par…