Guitarist Blake Aaron to release ‘Soul Stories,’ a perfect blend of Jazz, Latin, R&B and Funk, May 5, 2015
*“This is the first I produced completely by myself,” said lead guitarist Blake Aaron about his fifth solo studio album titled “Soul Stories.” Then project is a perfect blend of Jazz, Latin, R&B and Funk selections and is to be released May 5, 2015 on Innervision Records. “It took a long time. I had 100 ideas for songs. I have a few songs in the can for the next (project).”
Blake said he wanted to show who he was as a musician on this album, to include all the difference genres that have influenced him.
“I change genres,” Aaron told me when asked what listeners can expect to find on the new project. “I go through difference genres in my career. In High School I played Rock, in college it was Jazz and Classical. Out of college the gigs were Funk.”
Blake hopes the new album “Soul Stories” takes the listeners on an emotional journey.
“I would love for the album to take them on a journey, an emotional journey like a movie. The ups and downs, like my concerts,” he pointed out. “I hope they inspire you to get up and party.”
Well surely the “Sol Amor” selection was made so the listeners would get up and party, because it is one of my favorites and I can see myself dancing all night to it. “Sol Amor” is one of my favorites because it has that Latin feel I love so much. Blake remakes the Hall & Oats classic “Sara Smile.” It took me back to my youth, but he still made it his own by letting his guitar sing those lyrics. Other favorites from the album include “Story of the Blues,” a Funky number where Aaron’s guitar actually sounds like its screaming as he ends the song on a real Funky note. “Story of My Life” evokes visions of Africa and endless rivers, “Europa” felt like the essence of what Latin music is, and “Groove-O-Matic” is a favorite because its horns gives it that Big Band feel that enhances Blake’s Funky guitar rhythm.
Blake Aaron is also a syndicated radio show host of “The Blake Aaron Live” Show on KSBR with Tina Anderson. His music reached Billboard’s Top Five Chart and reached the Top #10 on Billboard’s Latin Chart for his single “Encantadora.” Blake was also the guitarist and theme song composer for MAD TV for 14 years.
One of the best female comedienne/actresses in entertainment, Luenell, celebrates her birthday at OHM Night Club in Hollywood
*I was invited to a birthday party for one of the best female comedienne/actresses in entertainment, Luenell. The new queen of comedy was celebrating her birthday at OHM Night Club in Hollywood, and the evening was all about making sure she knew how much we loved and supported her.
The comedienne/actress, who has worked on such projects as Taken 2 with Liam Neeson, Hotel Transylvania with Adam Sandler, and The Rock with Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage, was patient and loving to each and every supporter as she made her way into her red carpeted party surrounded by her manager, body guard and significant other.
Her birthday bash house band was The On Call Band with James Manning. The DJ on sight was DJ Paradise, along with other guest DJs, and special performances were by Kelly Price, Faith Evans, Troop, and many others. Luenell’s birthday bash was promoted by Kevin Rouse of Rouse House Entertainment.
The talented and always jolly actress television credits include “The Middle,” “Nash Bridges,” and “Californication.” Her comedic talents landed her on “The Tracy Morgan Show,” “The Tony Rock Project,” and “Snoop Dogg Presents: The Bad Girls of Comedy.” Find out more about what Luenell is doing next by logging onto her website at www.HeyLuenell.com.
(Syndicated Columnist: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)