A Brush With History

I’d have to say that my musical exploits has lead me to interesting places. Playing music and singing at funerals might be depressing or morbid to some but they can be inspiring events, especially when you get to know about the deceased’s impact on not only their family and friends, but the world. And […]

Celebrating MLK Day In Leimert Park

The Compton HS Marching Band marches down Vernon Ave at the end of the Kingdom Day Parade.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Everyone can be great, because anyone can serve.”  Many people nationwide commemorated his birthday holiday by spending some time doing service to their community.

Of course, I spend several […]

Look Ma, I’m On TV!

I was on television today, doing a performance and interview with members of my band, The Soul Barkada. Read all about it in my music blog!

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Ain't No Party Like A Karen Bass Party!

U.S. Congress Candidate Karen Bass speaks at her Victory Party in Mid-Wilshire.

My band, Elson and the Soul Barkada, was hired to play at the election night party of California Assembly Speaker Emeritus and U.S. Congress Candidate Karen Bass on Tuesday night at the UTLA headquarters in Mid-Wilshire. We not only wowed the […]

Say You Want A Revo-lution - Hangin' Out at Revo Cafe in Atwater Village

Growing up in Los Angeles, as a teen, there was a dearth of places to go hang out in. My only choice back in the day was the Glendale Galleria. Today, there’s all sorts of places withing walking, biking and subway distance. It’s always interesting to see how the urban landscape has progressed over […]

Sing, Work, Sing

This morning at church we wrapped up the Christmas season by observing the feast of the Epiphany, where I got to sing my arrangement of “The First Noel” with the choir at St. Agatha’s. That despite my coughing and sinus issues I’d been wrestling with for much of the past week, although more annoying […]