Carolina Chocolate Drops

The Carolina Chocolate Drops are an old time band from Durham North Carolina.  Founded in 2005 all three members met at a banjo gathering that took place in the town of Boone of the same state.  The Carolina Chocolate Drops are unique in that they represent a type of musician rarely seen now-a-days, the black [...]

Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was a Venetian composer/musician who lived between 1678 to 1741. He is one of the most popular composers to come out of the Baroque period. Vivaldi was the son of a gifted violinist/composer by the name of Giovanni Battista. At his father’s direction Vivaldi became involved in playing the violin at an [...]

Boogie Down Productions

For me Boogie Down Productions will always have a special place in my heart. It’s the first rap group that I really connected with as a youth. At that time in the early nineties there was a lot of hype about rap being bad for kids. There were even campaigns to get rap banned altogether [...]

The Kinks

The Kinks were a rock band founded in London England back in the early 1960′s.  Releasing their first album in 1964 they remained as a band in one form or another until 1996.  Thirty two years is pretty dang long for a rock band to stick together but it’s not like they were resting on [...]

The Crew Cuts

The Crew Cuts were a doo-wop group that originated in Toronto, Canada.  They came to be in the heart of doo-wop’s popularity during the mid 1950s.  All in all they lasted twelve years, from 1952 to 1964.  The group was comprised of four primary members whom all attended the same school choir back in Toronto, [...]