Local musicians Reid Perry and Grant Jones both of Reid Perry and the Cold City Lights stopped by the studio to perform their song ‘Alexandretta.’
Atlanta based R&B vocal group Kazual casual stopped by my studio yesterday. They are in town performing at MontanaFair, and stopped by to preview their performances. They are a very talented group of singers who put on a great show for the whole family. If you are in Billings, check them out.
A couple of weeks ago, I went to Bozeman to shoot a video and photos of Electro Thunder Funk band Cure for the Common. These guys are very talented and extremely tight. I used two takes of the song in order to produce the video and I could nearly lay down the video track with the unused audio over the used audio track and they nearly matched perfectly which speaks volumes to the talent of their rhythm section. They’ll be touring the Northwest this summer so definitly check them out if they are in your area. They put on a great show: http://curetheband.com/.
Keeper and maker of the Cheyenne courtship flute Jay Old Mouse tells us how the flute was used to find young men’s soul mates. Jay was a great interview. He had a ton of great stories, and was an incredibly warm and friendly person. You can read Jaci Webb’s story here and also see the rest of my photos: http://bit.ly/1lbUzJ3
Here is the second song from ETHEL and Robert Mirabal’s visit to the studio. If you like string sections are native american flute, then you should definitely check these folks out. They kick ass with their bows.
Supaman stopped by my studio at the Gazette the other day to record a video for a remake of his ‘Prayer Song.’ Recently, Supaman has been working on incorporating a loop machine into his hip hop act in order create a one-man-band performance. In addition the loop machine, he has also has begun to incorporate traditional Apsaalooke music into his hip hop. He scratches on an old record of traditional crow songs and loops a traditional drum beat and flute track. He also has shunned his street clothes for a Fancy Dance outfit.
When he first approached me about his new venture of wearing his fancy dance outfit to perform hip hop, I was a bit skeptical. But once we got into the studio and I began to hear the music he was making, my skepticism dissipated and I began to get very excited about putting out this video. I strongly encourage you to check out this video. Supaman’s personality and ability to put on a great performance really shine through. Caution, however, the phenomenal music might get stuck in your head.
Here is a video from his last visit to the studio where he demonstrated Fancy Dance.