Desert Island List: Mónica Albán, Singer

Music really moves me. It gives emotion to my life. I create it, perform it, teach it, and dance to it. Music is my life and the following albums have played a big part of my development as a musician and as a person. 1. Greatest Hits, Queen – Queen is my favorite band of all…

Sunday Grooves – 05/23/11

I’m constantly listening to music for inspiration and enjoyment. Each Sunday, I will share 10 songs that have influenced me during the week. 1. “Lord Knows I Would” by Raya Yarbrough 2. “Love Me” by Eric Dolphy 3. “Always There” by Ronnie Laws 4. “Riverside Blues” by Tak Matsumoto 5. “All You Need is Now”…

Evolution of the Electric Guitar Through 2008

Over the years, the electric guitar has evolved and improved. Because of the work of some innovative luthiers, you can rock out like never before. Here is a brief history of the electric guitar (click graphic to expand or visit The Punch-In for more details). Peace & Blessings

Desert Island List: Gisele Scales, Violinist

Music is a big part of my life. It greets me in the morning and sends me to sleep at night. It’s always in my head. It helps with things you don’t particularly want to do – like the constant washing, cleaning, shopping and cooking of life. With that said, here are a few of the artists and…

Today’s Music: A Parent’s Dilemma

Like every parent before me, I’m no fan of most of the current generations’ music. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not one to totally discount today’s music because there are still artists who excite me with their creativity. I just want to expose my kids to more than the prefabricated Top-40 fare. It is with…

Sunday Grooves – 05/08/11 Mother’s Day Edition

I’m constantly listening to music for inspiration and enjoyment. Each Sunday, I will share 10 songs that have influenced me during the week. 1. A Mother’s Love by Jim Brickman 2. Mama Used to Say by Junior 3. I’ll Always Love My Mama by The Intruders 4. Mama by BJ Thomas 5. My Mother’s Eyes…

Sunday Grooves – 05/01/11

I’m constantly listening to music for inspiration and enjoyment. Each Sunday, I will share 10 songs that have influenced me during the week. 1. Breezin’ by George Benson 2. Mister Magic by Grover Washington, Jr. 3. Free by Deniece Williams 4. Like a Star by Corrine Bailey Rae 5. Redemption Song by Bob Marley 6.…

Desert Island List: Ihsan Bilal, Recording Artist

I love all types of music but hip-hop and R&B are dear to me. Here are some of my favorite albums: 1. Fly or Die, N.E.R.D. – The lyrics on each song are well thought-out and filled with positive messages. The album even has a few hidden tracks (who does that nowadays). These guys make timeless…