Great to get back to playing out, recording, and meeting new people. Before the show, we enjoyed some sunset sips, and I captured a great “cheers” shot of Navé and RG on the shore rocks of the East River… Beautiful night in New York.
Thanks to Main Drag Music staff for being great hosts and having a fun night of music together. Stop by their new space at 50 South 1st in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for all guitar and keys needs!
FirstLive has been brewing their own skills and expertise for years, and they just simply do not do anything half-assed, be it their coffees, espressos, drinks, vibes, AND their ultra-high sound engineering skills. I met the owners Danny and Emily a few years back when I lived around the block on DeKalb in Bushwick. I would get amazing coffee and great conversation with them in the mornings, always hoped to work with them somehow in the future, but then I saw the building close for a while, then I moved some blocks down. I figured we’d cross paths again someday…
When my old friend RG reached out about putting together a band for a live streaming gig, I was excited to get back into collaborating and returning to physically playing with others again after a long quarantine. RG had also recruited Frankie Rathbone, and introduced me to a new MC friend Navé. After a month of rehearsals, we showed up ready for the event. It was great to see how FirstLive had evolved and grown its space with various new upgrades, ideas and offerings, but to now get to be a part of a project with them made me very grateful to be included.
SO much fun playing, great vibe in the room, excellent gear, but we were not ready for that playback… Minds blown, we stood there like, “holy shit. That’s us…”
Multiple HD video angles, effects, lights, smoke, and the SOUND! We were all so impressed with the finished edit, we couldn’t believe our month of work bloomed into this! The skill and expertise of the FirstLive crew inspired me deeply, and left a beautiful effect on the artists, especially when we have all been missing the magic, they really made us shine.
The new Brooklyn-based quartet features MC’s RG & Navé delivering poetry and storyline atop the smooth grooves of guitarist Frank Rathbone and drummer jojoSOUL. The band members fuse their talents in a live hip-hop storytelling performance celebrating roots, culture, and art.
Below is a gallery of recent beauty through my eyes from this past week. Grateful to reunite with friends and family as new conversations unfold and new ideas begin to bloom. Drum & Flow Daily Zoom Class has been a beautiful new daily ritual brightening my days and connecting me with my partner. I’ve been back to surfing and biking every morning, continuing to eat clean, and taking more action to implement more contentment to my mornings. Being back in nature everyday is the Grounding I have been subconsciously seeking. Awaking for an early morning workout in nature before drumming and creating soundscape for Drum & Flow gives me a deep sense of comfort and gratitude that I get to enjoy the contents of my days, gather my inspirations, and shine my light.
New York Wild Life is proud to announce our Online Family Entertainment offerings for all ages. Agave L’amour & jojoSOUL offer musical performances for Online Events, Classes, Workshops, including Dance Classes, Drum Classes, Dancer & Drummer Performances, Children’s Parties, and Adult’s Parties