Art is a gift to be received and shared and comes in many many forms. Paint, Cook, Travel, Poetry... you name it, if you're sharing creative energy, that's an Art. ~Steph

Monday, June 21, 2010

Music Men and Magic!

Today I had the absolute pleasure of spending an afternoon at the Balladyre Studios in Pinole, CA with Legendary Blues Musician Jimmy McCracklin, Bass Player Ted Wysinger, Musician and Studio Owner Jay Russio and Artist Denese Coleman.
  Left to Right, Denese Coleman, Steph Jordan, Jimmy McCracklin, Ted Wysinger Jr.
Bottom Pic, Jay Russio, Steph Jordan
 

Jimmy McCracklin is a legendary Singer, Songwriter, Musician who has written hundreds of songs and recorded over 30 Albums and at 86 years old he is still going strong and working it out! I am by no means, a star-gazer...but I have to tell you, being in this man's presence was an inspiring and magical experience. Jimmy has created music since the 1940's and judging by what I heard today the hits will keep on coming!

Jimmy has blessed us with such numbers as 'Yesterday is Gone and The Walk!' among so many others! (I will share more on the show). But more than that he has blessed us with a rich history of music and knowledge.

I want to share so much more with you but that will have to wait until the show! In the meantime be sure to check out more about Jimmy on his website on  Wikipedia or search him on Google.

Thanks to Ted Wysinger Jr. and Jay Russio for making this interview possible and welcoming us into the studio! Interviews with these amazing musicians coming soon as well!


LIFE IS GOOD!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Inspire Us Winners

The winners of the Inspire Us Contest has been announced. Please check it out here to see who won!

Inspire Us Winners

Also be sure to check out My Etsy shop to see all of the fun and colorful items available! A smile for everyone!

 Steph Jordan Originals

Happy Father's Day to all of the Father's out there! Live In Color!

Friday, June 11, 2010

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Play that Funky Music Blues Man!

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the Balladyre Studios in Pinole, California and interview the Studios owner, Jay Russio and Musical Storyteller, Ted Wysinger Jr.


I call Ted a Storyteller because he writes songs that tell whole stories. That make you think. I was treated to far more than I expected. I learned, laughed and boogied! My interview and visit was so wonderful and extensive I've decided to do a mini show on them and their side of the music world in the near future. In the meanwhile.... I wanted to share a video with you. Ted has a rich history and has played around San Francisco for over 30 years. That's Ted back there on the Playing Bass. Working it!

Singer "Little Wolf" Malik Shabazz, Band L-R Felix Bannon guitar, Donnie Kuntz drums, Ted Wysinger bass, Dave Sobel keyboard

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