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Rob Wasserman is an American, Grammy Award winning upright bass player and NEA grant winning composer. biography From allmusic A very versatile bassist, Rob Wasserman has gained fame for his tril...

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A singer/songwriter, recording artist and producer, music has always been an important part of Sara Wasserman’s life. Sara's father is Grammy-winning bassist Rob Wasserman and her mother is musi...

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Dan Hicks MP (1941 - 2016)

Daniel Ivan "Dan" Hicks (December 9, 1941 – February 6, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter who combined cowboy folk, jazz, country, swing, bluegrass, pop, and gypsy music in his sound. He l...

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Maurice White MP (1941 - 2016)

"Reece"

Maurice White, born December 19 1941, died February 4 2016. Founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, "the biggest, showiest black music band of the 1970s." Earth, Wind & Fire was inducted into the R...

2/5/2016 Yesterday

Edmond Chouteau (1866 - 1923)

From Chronicles of Oklahoma Volume 13, No. 4 December, 1935 NECROLOGY EDMOND (EDWARD) CHOUTEAU 1866-1923 Edmond Chouteau was born in May, 1866, at Chouteau Station, Kansas, a town that was named af...

1/28/2016 1/29/2016

Paul Kantner MP (1941 - 2016)

Paul Lorin Kantner (born March 17, 1941) was an American rock musician, known for co-founding the counterculture era psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane and its spin-off band Jefferson Starship....

7/27/2009 1/24/2016

Glenn Frey MP (1948 - 2016)

Glenn Lewis Frey (November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, producer and actor, best known as a founding member of rock band the Eagles . Wikipedia , imdb , al...

1/18/2016 1/19/2016

Natalie Maria Cole MP (1950 - 2015)

Natalie Maria Cole (born February 6, 1950), better known as Natalie Cole was an American singer, songwriter and performer. The daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, Cole rode to musical success in the...

4/3/2010 1/1/2016

Maria Antoinette Cole MP (1922 - 2012)

"Marie Ellington"

Maria Hawkins Cole (formerly Ellington during her first marriage to Spurgeon Ellington, a Tuskegee Airman) (August 1, 1922 – July 10, 2012) was the widow of singer Nat King Cole and mother of ...

4/3/2010 1/1/2016

Benjamin Edward Woolf (1836 - 1901)

Benjamin E. Woolf (February 16, 1836 – February 7, 1901), was a British-born American violinist, composer, playwright and journalist. His best known works were the comic operas The Mighty Dollar...

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Michael Cartellone (born June 7, 1962) is an American musician and the current drummer of Lynyrd Skynyrd (1999–present).

12/24/2015 12/24/2015

Arlo Davy Guthrie (born July 10, 1947) is an American folk singer.[1] Like his father, Woody Guthrie, Arlo often sings songs of protest against social injustice. One of Guthrie's better-known works i...

1/29/2009 12/2/2015

Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison; July 9, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Love is the lead vocalist, lyricist, and rhythm guitarist for alternative rock ban...

2/2/2010 12/2/2015

Beck MP

"Beck", "Beck Hansen"

Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell; July 8, 1970) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, known by the stage name Beck. With a pop art collage of musical styles, obliq...

1/10/2009 12/2/2015

David Lee Roth (born October 10, 1954) is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality. In 2007, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Roth is bes...

5/3/2010 12/2/2015
       

Timothy Seth Avett (born July 30, 1980) is one of the lead singers and founding members of the American folk-rock band The Avett Brothers. Avett sings and plays guitar, drums, and piano for the band ...

8/2/2007 11/1/2015

Scott Yancey Avett (born June 19, 1976) is one of the lead singers and founding members of the folk-rock band, The Avett Brothers. Avett primarily plays the banjo but also plays harmonica, drums, pia...

8/2/2007 11/1/2015

Jack Teagarden (1905 - 1964)

Jazz Musician, Actor, Singer. Jack Teagarden was not only an excellent and unique jazz trombone player but his raspy singing style made him a respected blues vocalist. He spent long periods during his ...

4/5/2009 11/1/2015

Charles Eugene Teagarden MP (1913 - 1984)

son of Charles Woodbury Teagarden and Helen Giengar . Younger brother of Jack Teagarden . From Teagarden Book - Vogt 1988 WWII, US Army ground forces in Europe for 3 years. A professional musician wh...

4/5/2009 11/1/2015

Abbey Lincoln MP (1930 - 2010)

"Anna Marie", "Abbey Lincoln", "Gaby Wooldridge", "Gaby Lee", "Aminata Moseka"

Personal Quote: Her relationship with Max Roach: It wasn't a dream of mine to be a star, so Max came along at the right time to help save me from myself. Otherwise, I would have become an alcohol...

8/23/2007 10/28/2015

Walter Carringer (1924 - 2006)

Walter Carringer (September 5, 1924 – October 22, 2006) was an American classical tenor who had an active career in operas, concerts, and recitals during the 1950s and 1960s. He was twice the ...

10/27/2015 10/27/2015

Doug Hopkins (1961 - 1993)

Douglas Owen "Doug" Hopkins (April 11, 1961 – December 5, 1993) was an American musician and songwriter. He co-founded the Gin Blossoms, a popular modern rock band of the early 1990s, with Richa...

10/19/2015 10/19/2015

Pokey Carriere (1907 - 1983)

"Pokey"

Hilliard Simon(Pokey) Carriere was born in Oppolousa , Louisiana, and died date unknown in Calif.He married Phyllis Still, daughter of Roy Still and Lillian Taylor. Children of Hilliard Simon(Pokey) ...

5/8/2015 10/7/2015

Robert Johnson MP (1911 - 1938)

Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) was an American blues singer and musician. His landmark recordings from 1936–37 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and s...

4/28/2012 10/7/2015

John Kahn (1947 - 1996)

John Kahn (June 13, 1947–May 30, 1996) was an American rock and roll bass guitarist. From 1970 to 1995, Kahn was Jerry Garcia's principal musical collaborator outside of the Grateful Dead. Joh...

8/8/2008 9/29/2015

Coleman Hawkins (1904 - 1969)

"Hawk", "Bean"

Coleman Randolph Hawkins (November 21, 1904 – May 19, 1969), nicknamed Hawk and sometimes "Bean", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. One of the first prominent jazz musicians on his instrum...

9/25/2015 9/25/2015

Jon Lucien MP (1942 - 2007)

Jon Lucien (January 8, 1942 – August 18, 2007) was a vocalist and musician, born on the island of Tortola, the main island of the British Virgin Islands. Born Lucien Harrigan, and raised in Sain...

9/25/2015 9/25/2015

Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Many of Shorter's compositions have become jazz standards, and his output has earned worldwide recognition, critical p...

5/20/2012 9/25/2015

Suz Andreasen (born March 24, 1964) is an American Artist known for her writings, musical compositions and vocals, and museum collection jewelry designs.

9/19/2015 9/19/2015

Boyce Avenue is an American rock band formed in Sarasota, Florida, by Alejandro Luis Manzano and his brothers Daniel Enrique Manzano, Fabian Rafael Manzano. The band is named after a combination of two...

9/12/2015 9/12/2015

Boyce Avenue is an American rock band formed in Sarasota, Florida, by Alejandro Luis Manzano and his brothers Daniel Enrique Manzano, Fabian Rafael Manzano. The band is named after a combination of two...

9/12/2015 9/12/2015

Boyce Avenue is an American rock band formed in Sarasota, Florida, by Alejandro Luis Manzano and his brothers Daniel Enrique Manzano, Fabian Rafael Manzano. The band is named after a combination of two...

9/12/2015 9/12/2015

David Choi (born March 22, 1986 in Anaheim, California, US) is an American musician and YouTube video producer based in Los Angeles. Choi's original songs and pop covers have been heard on NBC, FOX, VH...

9/12/2015 9/12/2015

Samuel "Sam" Story Tsui (born May 2, 1989) is an American singer and songwriter. He rose to fame as an internet celebrity and is known for covering songs by popular artists like Adele, Britney Spears, ...

9/12/2015 9/12/2015

Kurt Hugo Schneider (born September 7, 1988) is an American video editor, musician, singer and songwriter, whose primary medium is YouTube music videos. He produces music videos for various YouTube mus...

9/12/2015 9/12/2015

Kina Kasuya Grannis (born August 4, 1985) is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. She is half Japanese and half European American.[citation needed] Grannis was the winner of the Doritos Crash t...

9/12/2015 9/12/2015

Mike Douglas (1920 - 2006)

"Mike Douglas"

Mike Douglas (August 11, 1920 – August 11, 2006) was an American "Big Band" era singer, entertainer, and television talk show host (The Mike Douglas Show).

8/23/2015 8/23/2015

Amy Spanger is an American actress, singer and dancer. Wikipedia

8/7/2015 8/8/2015

John Byrne Cooke (born October 5, 1940 in New York City, New York ) is an American author, musician, and photographer. He is the son of Alistair Cooke, and the great-grandnephew of Ralph Waldo Emerson....

8/7/2015 8/7/2015

Jordin Brianna Sparks (born December 22, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. In 2007, she won the sixth season of American Idol. Sparks was born in Phoenix, Arizona, to Jodi (n...

7/30/2015 8/4/2015

Charles W. Albertson MP

"Charlie", "The Singing Senator"

Charles W. "Charlie" Albertson (born January 4, 1932) is an American politician and musician. A Democratic politician from North Carolina, he was a member of the North Carolina Senate, representing the...

8/1/2015 8/1/2015

Phillipa Duke Schuyler MP (1931 - 1967)

Philippa Duke Schuyler (/ˈskaɪlər/; August 2, 1931 – May 9, 1967) was a noted American child prodigy and pianist. from Cool Chicks from History Piano prodigy Philippa Du...

11/14/2010 7/16/2015

Pearl Bailey (1918 - 1990)

Pearl Mae Bailey (March 29, 1918 – August 17, 1990) was an American actress and singer. After appearing in vaudeville, she made her Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman in 1946.[1] She won a Tony A...

5/6/2008 7/16/2015

Louie Bellson (1924 - 2009)

"Louie Bellson", "Louis Bellson"

Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni (July 6, 1924 – February 14, 2009), known by the stage name Louie Bellson (his own preferred spelling, although he is often seen in sources as L...

5/6/2008 7/16/2015

Merle Colby Allin, Jr. (born September 1, 1953) is an American electric bass guitar player. He is the older brother of the late punk rock singer/songwriter/performance artist GG Allin.

7/14/2015 7/15/2015

GG Alin (1956 - 1993)

"Kevin Michael Allin", "GG Allin"

Kevin Michael "GG" Allin (born Jesus Christ Allin; August 29, 1956 – June 28, 1993) was an American punk rock singer-songwriter, who performed and recorded with many groups during his career. GG...

7/14/2015 7/15/2015

Rob "Vanilla Ice" Van Winkle MP

"Rob", "Vanilla Ice"

Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1967), better known by his stage name, Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper, actor and television host. Born in South Dallas, and raised in Texas and South Flo...

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Mary Knight Wood (1857 - 1944)

"Mary Knight Wood Mason"

Mary Knight Wood Mason (17 April 1857 – 20 December 1944) was an American pianist, music educator and composer. She was born in Easthampton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Lieutenant-governor,...

8/28/2008 6/6/2015

Lee Atwater (1951 - 1999)

"Lee Atwater"

Harvey LeRoy "Lee" Atwater (February 27, 1951 – March 29, 1991) was an American political consultant and strategist to the Republican Party. He was an adviser to U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan ...

5/30/2015 5/30/2015

Luther J. Wills (1920 - 2000)

"Luke Wills"

Luther J. "Luke" Wills was born Sept. 10, 1920, on a farm near Memphis, Hall County, Texas. Luke was the younger brother of Bob Wills and the seventh of the Wills' family children. Like his brother Joh...

2/15/2015 5/24/2015

Johnnie Lee Wills (1912 - 1984)

Radio Personality. A brother of Bob Wills and was one of the original "Texas Playboys" on tenor banjo. When Bob left for Calfornia in 1942, he took over the radio program, and renamed his group "Johnni...

2/15/2015 5/24/2015

Billy Jack Wills (1926 - 1991)

Western Musician. Born in Memphis, Texas, he was a vocalist, songwriter, guitar player, best known for being a member of the western swing band the Texas Playboys. After developing genres of jump blues...

2/15/2015 5/24/2015
       

From Wikepedia Bechet was born in New Orleans in 1897 to a middle-class Creole of color family. Sidney's older brother Leonard Victor Bechet (1886–1952) was a full-time dentist and a part-ti...

5/16/2015 5/19/2015

Lionel Hampton MP (1908 - 2002)

""Gates"", ""Hamp"", ""Mad Lionel""

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 – August 31, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Hampton was the firs...

9/10/2014 5/17/2015

Anthony Sbarbaro MP (1897 - 1969)

"Tony Spargo", "Antonio Sbarbaro"

Antonio Sparbaro, better known as Tony Sbarbaro or Tony Spargo (June 27, 1897 – October 30, 1969) was the drummer of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band for over 50 years. From Anthony Sbarbaro...

5/25/2010 5/17/2015

Sidney Bechet MP (1897 - 1959)

""Pops", "" le dieu", "The Wizard of Jazz"

Sidney Joseph Bechet (May 14, 1897 - May 14, 1959) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. Family Parents: Omar Bechet & Josephine Michel Married: 1) Norma Hale 2) Marie Lo...

5/16/2015 5/16/2015

B.B. King MP (1925 - 2015)

Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known by his stage name B.B. King, was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. B.B. King From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A...

5/15/2015 5/15/2015
       

Danny Aiello was born on June 20, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for Léon: The Professional (1994), Do the Right Thing (1989),...

8/24/2008 5/10/2015

Pastor Villa Feliciano (1890 - 1960)

"Pastor Villa"

From Ben, as told to Pete One interesting fact about pop was when I was very small, he used to entertain me with his guitar. I would sit down and he would start playing the guitar and used to entranc...

5/5/2015 5/5/2015

Raphael Hillyer MP (1914 - 2010)

Raphael Hillyer (April 10, 1914 – December 27, 2010) was an American violist and teacher of chamber music. Born Raphael Silverman in Ithaca, New York, his career included playing in the Boston...

12/27/2012 5/4/2015

Quinn Marston is an American indie folk singer-songwriter based in New York City. Her music has been featured on TV shows such as One Tree Hill, Ghost Whisperer, and The Gates. She performs regularly...

5/4/2015 5/4/2015

Edwin Farnham "Win" Butler III (born April 14, 1980) is the lead vocalist and songwriter of the Montreal-based indie rock band Arcade Fire. His wife Régine Chassagne and his brother William Bu...

8/8/2013 5/4/2015

) William Pierce Butler (born October 6, 1982) is a multi-instrumentalist who is best known as a member of the indie rock band Arcade Fire. William plays synthesizer, bass, guitar and percussion. He ...

8/8/2013 5/4/2015

Aras Baskauskas (born September 26, 1981) is a reality TV personality who won Survivor: Panama and competed in Survivor: Blood vs. Water. Early life Baskauskas played collegiate NCAA Division I b...

4/29/2015 4/29/2015

Lynn Carey (born October 29, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, model, and actress best known as the lead vocalist in the band Mama Lion. She is also the daughter of actor Macdonald Carey. Bi...

4/29/2015 4/29/2015

Queen Latifah MP

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedienne, and t...

10/14/2008 4/27/2015

Daniel Gregory Mason (1873 - 1953)

Daniel Gregory Mason (Brookline, Massachusetts, November 20, 1873 – Greenwich, Connecticut, December 4, 1953) was an American composer and music critic. Biography Mason came from a long li...

4/27/2015 4/27/2015

William Mason (1829 - 1908)

William MASON (1829-1908) was a concert pianist, teacher, author and American composer.

2/26/2011 4/27/2015

Phil Ochs MP (1940 - 1976)

Phil Ochs was an American protest singer who is known for his topical songs about the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War, which he recorded in the 1960s.

4/19/2015 4/27/2015

Marvin Gaye MP (1939 - 1984)

Marvin Gaye was an American soul singer-songwriter-producer who, to a large extent, ushered in the era of artist-controlled popular music of the 1970s. Gaye's father was a storefront preacher; his moth...

9/21/2007 4/26/2015

Philip Hale (1854 - 1934)

Philip Hale (March 5, 1854 in Norwich, Vermont - November 30, 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts) was an American music critic. Hale attended Yale, where he served on the fourth editorial board of The Y...

7/9/2008 4/26/2015

John Anthony Wilfahrt (1893 - 1961)

"Whoopee John"

John Anthony "Whoopee John" Wilfahrt, (May 11, 1893 – June 15, 1961), the eldest son of John Wilfahrt and Barbara Portner, was a professional polka musician who recorded with Vocalion and from 1...

4/26/2008 4/25/2015

Annie R. Smith (1828 - 1855)

Annie Rebekah Smith (March 16, 1828 – July 26, 1855) An early American Seventh-day Adventist hymnist, she was the sister of the Adventist pioneer, Uriah Smith. She has ten hymns in the current...

4/25/2015 4/25/2015

Marion Dix Sullivan (1802 - 1860)

Marion Dix Sullivan (born 1802, d. 1860) (fl. 1840–50) was an American songwriter and composer. She was born in Boscawen, New Hampshire, the daughter of Timothy Dix and Abigail Wilkins and the s...

4/24/2015 4/24/2015

Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Carpenter spent several years singing in Washington, D.C., clubs before signing in the late 1980s with C...

4/20/2015 4/20/2015

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Thomas Andrew Lehrer (born April 9, 1928) is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical thea...

12/19/2012 4/18/2015

Hillel Slovak MP (1962 - 1988)

Hillel Slovak ‏(Hebrew: הלל סלובק‎; April 13, 1962 – June 25, 1988) was an Israeli-American musician best known as the ori...

4/14/2014 4/15/2015

Max Weinberg MP (1951 - d.)

Max Weinberg (born April 13, 1951) is an American drummer and television personality, most widely known as the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and as the bandleader for Conan O...

4/14/2014 4/15/2015

Herbie Mann MP (1930 - 2003)

Herbert Jay Solomon (April 16, 1930 – July 1, 2003),[1] known by his stage name Herbie Mann, was an American jazz flautist and important early practitioner of world music. Early in his career,...

1/15/2011 4/15/2015

Estelle Mosler MP (1880 - 1970)

ESTELLE LIEBLING 1880 – 1970 BibliographyDiscuss by Charlotte Greenspan A member of a very musical Jewish family, Estelle Liebling, soprano and one of the most influential teachers of singin...

4/29/2009 4/15/2015

Alma Gluck MP (1884 - 1938)

"Reba Feinsohn", "Reba Fiersohn"

Alma Gluck (May 11, 1884 – October 27, 1938) was a Romanian-born American soprano, one of the world's most famous female singers at the peak of her career (circa 1910). Life and career ...

1/8/2009 4/15/2015

Emanuel Ax (born 8 June 1949) is a Grammy-winning American classical pianist. He is an internationally acclaimed performer, and a teacher on the faculty of the Juilliard School.[1] Contents [show] ...

6/8/2014 4/14/2015

Joey Ramone MP (1951 - 2001)

Jeffrey Ross Hyman (May 19, 1951 – April 15, 2001), best known by his stage name Joey Ramone , was an American musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the punk rock ba...

5/28/2010 4/14/2015

Bernard Max Herrmann MP (1911 - 1975)

Bernard Herrmann (June 29, 1911 – December 24, 1975) was an American composer known for his work in motion pictures. An Academy Award-winner (for The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1941; later re...

6/29/2014 4/14/2015

Frank Loesser MP (1910 - 1969)

Frank Henry Loesser (/ˈlɛsər/;[1] June 29, 1910 – July 28, 1969) was an American songwriter who wrote the lyrics and music to the Broadway hits Guys and Dolls and How To S...

6/29/2014 4/14/2015

Leonard Rose MP (1918 - 1984)

Leonard Rose (July 27, 1918 – November 16, 1984) was an American cellist and pedagogue. Rose was born in Washington, D.C.; his parents were immigrants from Kiev, Ukraine. Rose took lessons f...

9/23/2011 4/13/2015

Stephen Michael Reich (/ˈraɪʃ/;[1] born October 3, 1936) is an American composer who, along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, pioneered minimal music in the mid...

10/3/2014 4/13/2015

Gene Simmons (born Chaim Witz; Hebrew: חיים ויץ‎; August 25, 1949) is an Israeli-Hungarian rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record produ...

3/2/2014 4/12/2015

David Bromberg From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia David Bromberg (b. September 19, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American guitarist. Bromberg has an eclectic style, playing bluegrass...

11/18/2007 4/12/2015

Buddy Rich MP (1917 - 1987)

"Buddy"

Bernard "Buddy" Rich (September 30, 1917 – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Rich was billed as "the world's greatest drummer"[1] and was known for his virtuoso techn...

9/30/2014 4/12/2015

Adam Noah Levine (born March 18, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, best known as the front man and guitarist for the pop rock band Maroon 5. He is also a coach on the American tale...

9/12/2012 4/12/2015

Peter Yarrow (born May 31, 1938) is an American singer who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary.[1] Yarrow co-wrote (with Leonard Lipton) one of the group's most famous song...

5/31/2014 4/12/2015

Arnold Eidus (1921 - 2013)

Arnold Eidus (November 28, 1922 – June 3, 2013) was a world renowned concert violinist and recording artist. Eidus's father (Harry Eidus, 1897-1984), a Jewish immigrant from Dvinsk, Latvia...

12/17/2009 4/11/2015

Eric Bloom MP (1944 - d.)

"Manny"

Eric Bloom (born December 1, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known as the main vocalist, and "stun guitar" for the long-running band Blue Öyster Cult, with work ...

12/1/2014 4/11/2015

Joel Hirschhorn MP (1937 - 2005)

Joel Hirschhorn (December 18, 1937 – September 17, 2005) was an American songwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Song on two occasions. He also wrote songs for a number of musicians, inc...

12/19/2014 4/10/2015