Nicole in Napa

September 7th 2016 I did a fun show in Napa California with the Nicole Stromsoe Quintet. Nicole Stromsoe – Vocals Dorian Michael – Guitar Ken Hustad – Bass Darrell Voss – Vibes and Percussion DG – Drums For shows, music and booking check Nicole’s website at www.nicolestromsoe.com

The Cinders New Clothes

The Cinders Blues Band has published some new videos of their most popular tunes, check em’ out! If you’d like to book the band you can contact me through this site. The Cinders Blues Band is: Brett Hoover – Vocals Dorian Michael – Guitar Ken Hustad – Bass DG – Drums Hope to see you …

Rio in Monterey

May 31st 2015 Rio Salinas played a triple bill will Louie and the Lovers and headliner The Texas Tornados. Rio was joined once again by Mic Gillette on Trumpet (Tower of Power) and Greg Smith on Sax (The Eagles). Big thanks to the event staff, sound people and stage crew. Pretty amazing to play on …

Nicole Has Pipes

I recently did a video demo for singer Nicole Stromsoe. The video also featured guitarist Dorian Michael. I’m sure you will enjoy her voice….check it out…

Rio Goes Home

Rio Salinas recently played to a home town crowd in Monterey at the World Theatre on the campus of California State University at Monterey Bay. The band features Grammy Winner Louie Ortega and we were pleased to have Mic Gillette from Tower of Power on Trumpet and Gregg Smith from the Eagles on Saxophone! Thanks …

Rio Salinas PAC’s the House

  Wednesday October 30th was a great night for “Rio Salinas” featuring Grammy Award Winner Louie Ortega. The Performing Arts Center on the campus of Cal-Poly was the venue for the first of many (we hope) concerts by the band. Big thanks to the staff at the PAC and the photographers and videographers including Ian …

Pat Kelley

Another great gig with the versatile Mr. Pat Kelley. Pat is a world class musician, composer and educator and has played with some of the biggest names in music including George Benson, Natalie Cole, David Benoit, Ronnie Laws, Hubert Laws, Chick Corea, Burt Bacharach, Tom Scott, Herb Ellis, John Pisano, Rick Braun, Dave Brubeck, Dave …

George Young

Once again I have been blessed to play music with a amazing group of musicians. Sunday September 22nd was Be-Bop-a-Reno at D’Anbino!!           From Left to Right; DG, John D’Andrea-Saxophone (Emmy Winning Composer “Dirty Dancing” “Baywatch” and Arranger/Producer of 25 Gold and Platinum Records), George Young-Saxophone & Flutes (George Benson, Mick …

The Click

Over the years of recording I have been in the middle of the debate between using a click track and not using one. Many musicians say it makes the track sound stiff and less expressive. Some just have a hard time playing to a click because they don’t practice to a click, others do many …

Practice and Lessons

(the following is a letter to students and parents regarding practicing) “when you’re not practicing, someone else is” Dear Parents and Students, First of all I want to thank you for your interest in music and for the support you as parents, have given to your students of music. Just like any discipline music requires …