The Great American Concert Series For Covid Relief
The Great American Concert Series For Covid Relief
JW Gilmore, Jr. is an American Mississippi Delta Blues singer songwriter best known for his virtuosic rhythms and Blues gravitas on the harmonica.
Originally from Rochester New York, Gilmore started his musical journey with legendary performer Chuck Berry. It was in his early years that Gilmore
was introduced to Berry at a show in Rochester, New York. Chuck Berry, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. He was nicknamed the Father of Rock and Roll. Gilmore was influenced by Berry, and it was his relationship whilst working with the Father of Rock and Roll that emerged and developed Gilmore's riveting mastery of the Blues and his peerless harmonica performances.
Today, Gilmore is best known as JW Gilmore and The Blues Authority, a captivating paradigm of rhythm and blues, a unique matrix of extraordinary stage presence and showmanship. Chuck Berry's distinctive songs such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958) influenced major bands such as The Beatles, The Who, Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones, and Eric Clapton. In 1986,
Chuck Berry was Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame by Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, in the category of Performers..
At first glance, some may think, as you enter your later years, the dreams you had in your youth would simply fade away.
Not so for Donavon Lee Carpenter. In fact, he is setting out to become the next greatest Country Music Nashville Recording Artist of the century!
With his first album set to release December 1, 2018, Donavon is just getting started fulfilling his dream and his promise to his mother that he would someday give her an album of his own. As a young child his Mother returned home one day with a new album from Country Music Great Don Williams. When the music on that old turntable began to play Donavon and his Mother danced to every tune. It was there and then he promised he would one day become a Nashville Recording Artist.
Born and raised in rural East Fort Worth, Texas, Donavon rode horseback, played baseball and swam in Mary’s Creek. With hopes of pursuing his dream, he sang in his Church choir and local nursing homes that his grandmother worked at. He was very active, enjoying gymnastics, swimming, volley ball and even competing in rodeos.
As life happened, Donavon became a husband and a father at a young age which led him to following in the footsteps of his Father and Grandfather and placing that dream on a shelf for a tour of duty with the United States Navy. It was important to him to follow his heritage of his fathers. After leaving the Navy and becoming a single Dad to three children, Donavon pursued a career in Nursing and later a Nuclear Power Plant traveler to support his family. It was there he found the love of his life and the support he needed to begin to dusting off that dream.
Paul Marotta, Jr. is an American drummer best known for his technical skill-set, fluid style of play, and the mastery of excellence in timekeeping on the drum kit. A native New Yorker, Marotta, Jr.’s gear includes nine drum kits with his favorite kits being the DW lineup. Paul works the Zildjian cymbals matrix whereas the K-series being his signature kit configuration. "I've got three DW kits; all are configured three up and one down. Anything more is redundant. Besides, I may trip over things like that photographer guy." Mr. Marotta Jr has been nominated best drummer by Floridian Musician Magazine, published by Black Book Holdings Group, NYC.
Daddio is an American photographer, videographer, drummer, percussionist, and performing arts - music producer
best known for his photographic accolades in the United States and Europe.
He is also recognized as a skillful entrepreneur with substantial C-level sales experience, business vision, leadership and demonstrated marketing aptitudes.
Brock has played on several different brands of drums but his personal drum kits are DW, Gretsch, Premier, Pearl and Yamaha.
Cymbals are Zildjian K and A series. Drum sticks are Vics and he uses a variety of bass drum foot pedals including DW Direct Drive Pro-MDP,
Trick Pro 1-v Big Foot Direct Drive and Yamaha Direct Drive, his favorites. Hi hat configurations are Zildjian K and A series.
He incorporates a plethora of percussion tools including Latin Percussion (DW) drums,
Timpani drums, concert castanets and an array of vintage percussion instruments from Ecuador, Spain, and even custom-made percussion chimes, shakers and rattles. Percussion combinations, artistic foley, and a riveting music score(s) are Garrison's building blocks for his cinematic music soundtracks.
Artimus Pyle, the drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd and his band, continue to bring forth the original music played by this legendary Southern Rock band,
Lynyrd Skynyrd's legacy. They are one of the select handful of professional musicians inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a museum and hall of musical genius located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, on the shore of Lake Erie. They are also Grammy Award Winning Artists. The coveted Grammy Award is a special honor presented by the Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The trophy depicts a gilded gramophone.
Ali Randolph is an American Singer Songwriter and guitarist revered for her blistering performances LIVE On Stage. “She’ll quake you in your cowboy boots”. Born in North Carolina, Randolph is the Winner of the 2020 JMA Awards for Artist of the Year - Southern Rock. As an avid equestrian, watch out, she may gallop into town on her black horse with her geetar strapped to her back.
Founder: National Recognized: "Kids Rock The Nation"
Anthony Wild, an American Singer Songwriter, Wild is best known for his riveting Live On Stage performances, powerful vocals, and captivating guitar
showmanship. Wisconsin-born blues-rock sensation, Wild walks us through his musical journey and his philanthropic performing arts vision, Kids Rock The Nation, a Not For Profit self esteem & brain power charter to advance music education in diversified genres and communities nationwide. He is a 2020 inductee into Floridian Musician Magazine Blues Artist of the Year Award.
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