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!



HeArt Collective said...

Steph! It looks like you had a great time... I can't WAIT to see the show!

Steph Jordan said...

Thank you Jul! It was an awesome day. History! What a great person to still be showing love to his creative passion!


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