Archive for the ‘Music’ Category
The local music scene is like a fraternity: so many good folks jamming, sharing and looking out for one another.
We were sad to hear about Jeff Houston’s passing. We caught him many times around Syracuse, but most recently at the Community Folk Art Center’s Women in Music series.
A tribute will take place at Dolce Vita where Houston usually played on Wednesday nights.
Shout-out to trombonist Melissa Gardiner for sending out a reminder about her sitting in with the reggae artist Brother Num.
Syracuse alum and ATL music/entertainment insider Shanti Das (aka Shoestrings) appeared last week at SXSW on a panel to discuss gender politics in Hip Hop culture. We also heard her on a recent Combat Jack Show where she talked about an upcoming campaign called “Silence the Shame” to create dialogue about mental health.
Das came to CBT last fall.
If you are a SU Basketball fan, you may be missing the team in this year’s NCAA Tournament, but here is some good news about one former player…
Former ‘Cuse bigman Rony Seikaly is now a house music DJ in Miami. He has program on Soundcloud and Sirius XM called “Sugar Free Radio,” and he will spin tomorrow as part of Miami Music Week.
Earlier in the week we were pleased hear, for the first time, Starlett Brown. She performed as one of the acts for the Women in Music event at the Community Folk Art Center.
Brown has sang background for many national-acts. In this clip she shows her range and takes a secular song and folds it into the sacred realm. Listen and let it take you to church…