The N4N theme is in the works… C-wreck has come through with another killer beat while C-rush, Dulani Rho (Joey) and Emily L write and rehearse to perform live on July 19, 2011 for the big show, Seymour Duncan’s 35th Anniversary featuring the Steve Miller Band to benefit Notes for Notes! The crew will open the show and if you were lucky enough to score a ticket you will get to see them perform, if not… I’m sure we will catch some great video of their performance to post on the site. Emily will also be performing with the N4N band singing “Crossroads” and ” Rhiannon”
On May 6th, P-Nut (Bassist for the band 311) came to visit both MusicBox East and West to jam with the kids, instruct and share his wisdom about music and life. First of all a big THANK YOU to P-Nut, Peter Raspler and Evan Skopp for making the whole experience possible. I don’t even know how to begin sharing what an amazing day it was.
P-Nut totally nailed the vibe of Notes for Notes. He jammed with the kids on “Love Song”, “Lucky” and “Amber”. The kids practiced for weeks and had a blast. How many people can say they have had the opportunity to jam with one of the best bass players in the world?
P-Nut also shared his wisdom and experiences with Caesar and Joey about his music and their music. It was an inspiring and eye-opening experience for those two guys who got solid feedback on their tracks and the future of their music. I can’t put into words all the cool moments, check out this video below and live some of that day.
We also welcome P-Nut to the Advisory Board!
This post marks the inaugural blog for MusicBox East located at the Santa Barbara Boys and Girls club (near SB High). This MusicBox was the first studio ever at the Boys and Girls Club and has since inspired and on-going organization with the clubs locally and abroad. Since we are on the topic of the clubs, I would like to give a big shout out to them as well as the Club’s Executive Director, Carolyn Brown-She Rocks and remains one of Notes for Notes’ biggest supporters. Thanks Carolyn for all you do!
Ian Putnam, Program Director at the MusicBox East has been running the location for just about one year and has elevated the programming, structure and music coming from the studio. He has also been “instrumental” in the formation of various incarnations of the Notes for Notes’ band which has jammed with Jack Johnson, P-Nut and will open for the Steve Miller Band at the July 19th Seymour Duncan Concert benefitting Notes for Notes.
Big Thanks to Seymour Duncan too! They Rock, literally! While I craft this first blog, expect Ian to being bringing you the news from here on.
So many cools things happen in the studio everyday that it is difficult to document them all, however the goal of these weekly Studio Updates is to try and catch as many of them as we can and share them with you through entertaining prose and riveting photos, videos and new tracks.
Stay tuned for more news from the studio…
One of the coolest forms of proof of Notes for Notes’ mission and success is the music coming out of the studios. Amazingly introspective, passionate and inspiring tracks get recorded everyday. We will be posting new tracks to the site via our SoundCloud player as soon as we get them. Listen to them and feel free to comment as well because the artists need feedback and perhaps you might want to purchase a track or license one or offer a performance opportunity.
Listen and enjoy on the Music page of this site!