Van Halen

Van Halen is a monolithic rock band from California that got their start in the late seventies.  Their contributions to the rock world have been immense.  Eddie Van Halen’s ground breaking guitar licks have influenced a vast majority of the people that play rock guitar today.  It’s only fitting that Van Halen was originally fronted [...]

Kevin O’Donnell’s Quality Six

Kevin O’Donnell’s Quality Six was a fine Jazz band.  Originally formed in Chicago the band had a superb line up some serious players.  I get the feeling that this band was never intended to be a full time gig.  It was more of a break from whatever projects the players had going at the time.  [...]

Del tha Funkee Homosapien

Del tha Funkee Homosapien released his first album in 1991 and has been active in the rap community ever since(at times more then others).  He got his start partially because of his cousin, Ice Cube(for those that don’t know Ice Cube was a founding member of NWA, a group that was the originator of hard [...]

The Odd Numbers

The Odd Numbers are a mod rock band founded in 1988 and based in California.  They are best known for having their music used in a few skateboarding videos in the nineties, most notably a few of the early New Deal videos.  That’s actually where I first heard them, their songs were used for a [...]

John Hartford

To put it plainly John Hartford was one of the most influential old time/blue grass musicians that ever lived.  Not specifically because of his incredible skill with a fiddle or banjo but because he was the real deal.  He lived the music.  The way he looked, the places he chose to take his life, the [...]