Rich Monetti

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John Mayall Brings No Shortage of Energy
21 days ago
I had the great thrill of interviewing John Mayall in 2013. Here’s a look back before an appearance at BB Kings… John Mayall was born in Manchester, England in 1933. His introduction to music came in ...
13-Year Old John Jay Middle School Student Makes Magic with Her Flute
3 months ago
13-year old Rachel Rodgers of John Jay Middle School can offer an opinion on the flute player that most readily comes to mind for those of us raised on classic rock. "I've only heard him a few times,"...
South Korea’s Love X Stereo Releases Title Track to NYC LGBT Short Film
5 months ago
Out of the darkness of Love X Stereo’s new video, lead singer Annie Ko emerges and brings somber reality to the pain of love lost. “Love is dead,” she begins, and her compliant look seems to agree. Th...
Mahopac Tenor Drummer Enjoys Stepping in Place with Bagpipe Band
6 months ago
The Blackthorn Pipe Band can usually be found ascending 5th Avenue every March 17 in New York City, where they proudly march to the Irish spirit of St. Patrick. They also answer the call for a number ...
Giada Valenti Brings the Romance of Italy in Her Music
7 months ago
Born in Venice, Giada Valenti never sat down and made a conscious decision to become a singer. The Valenti family was inherently musical and her grandmother was a well known professional singer in the...
Gil Bridges of Rare Earth Charges Racism for Being All White Band Kept out of Motown Museum
7 months ago
When Gil Bridges was in grade school in Detroit the only instrument taught was the violin. His dad thought it a girl's instrument so he had to wait. At ten, Bridges saw Aldo Ray performing the saxopho...