Archive for category Musicians
As proud sponsors of the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts we were able to get our hands on some tickets to the upcomings shows. WFCFTA will be featuring a concert by Willie Nelson on September 14th and as part of our trivia this week, we will be giving away two tickets to the lucky person who can answer the question posted below. Please post your guesses in the corresponding comment box on The Big Picture’s Facebook page. Winners will be notified Wednesday August 24th. Best of luck!
Trivia Question: How much did Willie Nelson sell his first song for and why?
We have combed the archives and added some new musician interviews to our musicians channel in vimeo, which can be found here: http://vimeo.com/channels/147605
Take a look at this fun interview with crystal method, great guys who have been pioneers of the LA electronic dance music sound for over 15 years.
The Big Picture Film & Video Arts produced this music artist interview piece on Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers. Check out the video below to hear them discuss how they are pursuing their version of the American Dream and what their music means to them.
This video as well as other music related content can be found at WakeUpYourPhone.com, click the image below to be taken to the site:
We’ve known how great Dick Bright is for a very long time. We have some great images of him and his band performing at various corporate events for us over the years. Since he lives nearby and has been a part of The Big Picture for so long, we’d like to claim dibs on him, but since he does events like the Black & White ball in San Francisco, we are occasionally reminded of his huge success and that we do in fact share him with the world.
And that’s really no joke. Dick Bright performed “God Bless America” to a singing crowd on his sexy white violin at AT&T park last Wednesday for the Giant’s game 4 of the NLCS for the thousands of fans that were there and for the world to see on broadcast. And now the web. Click below to see his performance.
We did another shoot for a musical live stream yesterday – of the post-punk/new wave revivalist band Hot Hot Heat and the blues/rock influenced 22-20s. We love working with musicians and it’s always a treat to be a part of an intimate performance such as this, where we can witness the creativity up close and personal, and capture it.
Click here for the archived live video on ustream and scroll below for our production pics:
The Big Picture shot a live Q & A yesterday of Reggae artist Damian Marley. Holding a tablet, he viewed and answered questions from fans that were posting to the chat board.
Damian, as you can guess, is the son of Bob Marley and an accomplished grammy-award winning musician in his own right. In the video you can see him discuss his upcoming musical projects as well as plans to visit Africa.
You can view the archived video here at Ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/8971387
Dick Bright is a talented musician and band leader that we have worked with for many years. His classy Dick Bright Orchestra has been a part of several high profile events that we’ve produced. I dug up some pictures from the archives, he’s no joke with that fiddle!
There’s a funny story to how we found out about him. As luck would have it, several years ago George saw him playing at the Pelican Inn one night with his old friend Lorin Rowan, and it turns out they live just a few blocks away from each other! What are the chances? Well they are great friends now and we are always big fans around here as well.
Check out this article in the SF Chronicle from last month! http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/05/19/DDL81D3QVV.DTL
One of his many band projects, “Club 90” has a show this Saturday, we hope to see you there!
The Big Picture Film & Video Arts is truly blessed to be located here in Marin where there is a plethora of local musical talent. We are having the Lorin Rowan duo perform during the dinner of an event we are producing, and we shot some video of them that we can display on the large screens to lead into their performance.
“Progressive Americana” is the music genre of Grammy singer/songwriter Lorin Rowan’s finger pickin’ acoustic roots in folk/rock and world music, complemented with his clear tenor vocal, and backed by virtuoso cellist/vocalist, Doug Harman (Norton Buffalo, Alex DeGrassi) . The combination of these two musicians and their unique instrumentation, together create a fresh, exciting sound with powerful melodies and intriguing lyrics, mixing styles from Folk, Rock, Classical, Reggae, Country,and Brazilian.
A lot of famous rockstars live in Marin and the San Francisco North Bay, and we are very fortunate to intimately know Pablo Cruise. They are good old friends of George Lang’s, and various members stop by the office barbeques and we even get Cory Lerios to score for us when we need music that has beauty, drama, and power in one of our videos.
So it’s a sad day today to note that original bassist/vocalist Bud Cockrell passed away yesterday. In honor of his memory, the guys are going to get together for a special concert event up at Rancho Nicasio on May 31st for a special tribute day of stories and songs.
Rancho Nicasio is west of 101 north at the Lucas Valley turn off in San Rafael, about a half hour from that turn off. Pretty simple and a beautiful ride through the redwoods, for those of you that have never been there. They have a great menu and it’s a good place to cut loose. They are going to play at 4:00 pm. You can call to make a reservation at 415-662-2219.
And, you’re urged to check out www.Budcockrell.com to see some of the letters people have written in and some of Bud’s music is there to hear. It’s really great stuff.
Darlings, if you didn’t know before… well you are about to. Beach Blanket Babylon is America’s longest running musical, and it is so much more than that. Keep a tissue handy for tears of hilarity might ensue.
The show is a musical comedy extravaganza filled with political satire and current news spoofs, and it is flawless and fabulous. (Scroll to the bottom for examples!) We had the great fortune of shooting a little video spot with the very talented Tammy Nelson in her giant animatronic San Francisco skyline hat. Seeing her belt out a few lines of song was a great display of the performance power that each cast member has.
If you have never seen this show, you must! Here are some great pictures (courtesy of their website, photos by Rick Markovich).