Most likely you have heard Tommy Emmanuel play guitar BUT maybe you have not taken a moment to listen - This guy is one of Australia's most respected musicians and has hundreds of thousands loyal fans worldwide. He is best known for his finger-style technique #music #guitar #TommyEmmanuel #lewisandclark
GOOD HARVEST from Sweden - Extraordinary, emotional, beautiful, Inspiring and well crafted is how the music of Hanna Enlof & Ylva Eriksson is described. Together they form the duo "Good Harvest"... They call themselves musical twins. Their first album is due sometime in the fall of 2016. Besides their impressive original material, they are fantastic at covers. Below find two live performances - Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" and Coldplay's "Clocks"
Playing for Change is one of my favorite websites. Their mission is to connect the world through music, and they are doing just that. This is one of my favorites:
In 2011, Playing For Change joined forces with the United Nations Population Fund and the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund for UNPF’s 7 Billion Actions campaign. By the end of that year, the world population reached 7 billion, and this global campaign strove to bring awareness to the opportunities and challenges that the population growth would present. 7 billion people means 7 billion hearts, and music has always been the best way to speak to the hearts of the people. We traveled across the globe, put headphones on musicians, added them to the track, and created “United,” which serves as a tangible example of something positive we can all do together as a human race.
Kobe has grown up right here in Los Angeles in front of our eyes... I remember meeting him when he was 17years old, just drafted by the Lakers. We were at the Beverly Center, he was with his parents. I came up to him and told him I was a huge Laker fan and that I was happy the Lakers had drafted him. After he signed an autograph he looked at me and said "If you are such a big Laker fan, why are you wearing a Phoenix Suns shirt ?" - it was pretty funny. I told him it was because by friend Cheryl Miller coaches the Mercury in Phoenix and she game me the shirt. Kobe said " that's cool, Cheryl is the best female player ever..." with that he gave me a high five and walked away. Of course I have been a big fan ever since.
Before you read below - watch and listen to the video of Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay....
From the Playing for Change website -
Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music. The idea for this project came from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.
Playing For Change was born in 2002 as a shared vision between co-founders, Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke, to hit the streets of America with a mobile recording studio and cameras in search of inspiration and the heartbeat of the people. This musical journey resulted in the award-winning documentary, “A Cinematic Discovery of Street Musicians.”
In 2005, Mark Johnson was walking in Santa Monica, California, when he heard the voice of Roger Ridley singing “Stand By Me.” Roger had so much soul and conviction in his voice, and Mark approached him about performing “Stand By Me” as a Song Around the World. Roger agreed, and when Mark returned with recording equipment and cameras he asked Roger, “With a voice like yours, why are you singing on the streets?” Roger replied, “Man I’m in the Joy business, I come out to be with the people.” Ever since that day the Playing For Change crew has traveled the world recording and filming musicians, creating Songs Around the World, and building a global family.
I got the chance last summer to work on a very unusual and interesting show called "Married by Mom & Dad" for TLC & Think Factory. For about a month in the sweltering July heat of Charleston South Carolina I produced and directed the Christina Rollyson's story along with Executive Producer Katie Mohs & Associate Producer Kevin Chagon. Christina and her family are truly amazing people and I was very lucky to get to know them and work with them.
Here is a clip from the show and an article from PEOPLE -TV WATCH Aaron Couch @AaronCouch
Introducing your significant other to your parents can be stressful enough – but what happens when that process is turned on its head? Ex-Michigan State football player Brett is finding that out firsthand in an exclusive sneak peek at TLC's new series Married by Mom and Dad, which allows parents to chose a spouse for their children.He's got to impress the parents of Christina Rollyson, a West Virginia native who recently started her own travel agency. Christina's father Derald is impressed that Brett played football and has confidence, but her mother Becky wonders why the potential husband hasn't settled down yet.
"We're serious about this, and we're looking for the exact, right person for Christina," Becky tells him, noting that Brett said he wanted to get married since he was 22. "Obviously you're a lot older now, so what happened?"
Brett explains that school, including pursuing a PhD, as well as business pursuits had prevented him from giving his all to a relationship, but he's ready to settle down now that he has the means to provide for a family.
Christina's parents show Brett a picture of their daughter, and he compliments her smile and calls her a "very pretty girl."
Then the big question, from Dad: "Are you ready to go to the altar with that girl you just saw?"
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