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It’s true! I’ll be traveling to the charm city of Baltimore next month to give a Judaic Mosaic Songwriting Workshop at the 2016 BBYO AZA-BBG International Convention. Words can not express how excited I am to be doing this. Everyone I know who has attended this convention has declared it one of their best experiences ever. Of course, most of those individuals are teens on the threshold of their adult lives. So my perspective is a bit different. But it should prove to be a great time, nonetheless. Have you been? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear about your experience, and any suggestions you may have about presenting to this audience.
For more about Judaic Mosaic’s amazing teen programming, please visit judaicmosaic.org.
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
Want to schedule a recording studio workshop for your youth group? scout troop? bandmates? Check this out …
Judaic Mosaic Studio Workshops bring you and your peers into top-tier, professional recording studios. Each 2-hour session includes lessons on mic placement, DAW controls, mixing techniques, EQ and panning, Q&A with a top engineer, and more – plus you leave with a rough mix of the song you recorded! Cost varies based on group size. Call 404-585-8705 for more info and availability!
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Friday, September 25th, 2015
It’s true, I finally made it to the city of light. And I have to say, it might be the most amazing city I’ve ever seen. When I think about all the places I’ve been, this statement seems impossible. Yet it’s true. There’s something about the incredible architecture, grandeur and legacy of artistic influence that tops the list. Jerusalem wins in History, but Paris takes the cake in Art. Being an artist, this trumps all else. Walking [the bridge] over the Seine under a gorgeous mid-September afternoon sun, glancing at the Notre Dame cathedral just a hundred feet away, listening to an authentic accordion-playing street musician (not a cheesy pretendor) spinning classic lines which could only have been learned over years of apprenticeship on the streets … I could go on! Ah, Paris
Thursday, September 17th, 2015
Had a great time in London. My favorite activity was the bike tour we took the day after our arrival. What a perfect way to get acquainted with a new city! Our guide was extremely knowledgable and funny, but the real perk was seeing charming places we would’ve otherwise never found. Also, London is the most bike-able city ever. Even more so than NYC, although I do love biking around the meat packing district, SOHO, and lower East side. But London has the original SOHO, named after the fox hunting call “Soho! Soho!” which used to be heard regularly in the fields near St. Martin. You know, as in St. Martin In the Fields, across the street from Trafalgar Square. See, when you know the history, things like “South of Houston” just seem silly. London also has the original Leicester Square (aka Times Square). Walking the northern Thames riverbank at night was the least enjoyable, because of heavy traffic and narrow pedestrian ways. But the streets were fantastic. The pubs, everything you hope they will be. Even found a traditional London umbrella and cane shop. You know, the kind you’d expect James Bond to visit after picking up his bespoke suit. One of the other tourists on our bike tour said Covent Garden had been spoiled by capitalism, but Sara and I had a great time. Definitely touristy, lots of shops and expensive eateries, but there’s free fun to be had. Street performers and bustling crowds, and and a nightlife scene that is well-lit and family friendly.
Friday, May 22nd, 2015
Black Sheep Ensemble will perform at Paris On Ponce for Bastille Day with Imperial OPA Circus! We have other dates upcoming, as well. Please visit blacksheepensemble.com for more details.
Friday, December 12th, 2014
Nick and The Grooves played a lovely wedding at Victoria Belle Mansion and Vintage White Barn in Hogansville, GA. Located just North of LaGrange, this event venue pairs a quaint Southern exterior with modern interior renovations. Comfort and style were spared no expense. Huge wrap-around porch, large dining areas, and plenty of preparation rooms upstairs for the bridal party.
If you’re looking for a venue, consider attending the open house in February. It’s a great chance to meet vendors and tour the grounds. I believe they also offer a booking discount if you make your reservations that afternoon.
Friday, June 6th, 2014
Cleaning out your email folders is often more rewarding than sofa cushions. Reading conversations from years past can be a trip back in time. If you’re really lucky, the words are accompanied by photographic gems like this one from Dunwoody Music Festival:
I had just finished performing on the main stage with my band, The Grooves. Elliot Holden, talented guitarist and friend, was our guest on two songs. Jim Peterik performed later that evening alongside Jeff Carlisi and other bonafide rockers. Apparently, Jimbo really enjoyed my songwriting and guitarring. He invited me into his backstage tent and showed me his custom guitar covered in shattered mirror pieces. It was extremely cool indeed. We had a good little chat. Of all the famous individuals I’ve had the pleasure of meeting, he is definitely one of the most “down to Earth.”
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