Bootsy Collins and Fellow Community Leaders Honored by Working In Neighborhoods
Bootsy Collins was recently inducted into the Working In Neighborhoods Hall Of Fame with fellow Cincinnatians Jeanne Golliher, and O’dell Owens for their contributions to the Greater Cincinnati community. Together with WIN, this group of phenomenal inductees have assisted greatly in providing a greater Cincinnati. Click here to view the slide show from the WIN induction. Also, visit www.wincincy.org to find out more about the WIN program and their great work in the community.
Bootsy & The Foundation stops by Our Daily Bread to dish up some funk to those in need this holiday season. Look below to check out some of videos and photos from the visit. Also, be sure to click here to check out the Our Daily Bread and learn about their contributions to the Greater Cincinnati community.
The Peterson Brothers were born and raised deep in the "Lost Pines" of Bastrop, Texas. Alex, 14, on bass, violin and vocals, and Glenn Jr.16 on guitar and lead vocals. Their music combines the classic blues sounds of legends with their own unique blend of soul-infused inspiration. In just a few short years they have had the opportunity to open for Pinetop Perkins, B.B. King, Los Lonely Boys, Hubert Sumlin and many other legendary bands. Also while on this journey they have been blessed to share the stage with legends that have taught, inspired and mentored them, Buddy Guy, Michael Burks, Sonny Rhodes, Pinetop Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith Jimmi Mayes, Bob Stroger and countless other incredible musicians.
The Peterson Brothers awards include: 2012-13 Austin Music Awards, Best Under-18 Band, Top 10 for best Blues/Soul/Funk, Top 10 for best "Bass", 2012 Best Band of Bastrop County, 2011-12 Austin Music Awards top 10 "Blues, Soul and Funk and 1st Place in the 2011 and the 2012 Aspire to Be Me Talent showcase. The band is currently in the studio working on their debut album with Michael Freeman, who produced the Grammy Award winning "Joined at the Hip" by Pinetop Perkins and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith. The Peterson Brothers are currently in residency every Monday at the historic Continental Club in Austin, Texas. They enjoy performing and are scheduled to participate in the T-Bone Walker Blues Festival, Allen City Blues Festival, 2013 B.B. King Homecoming Festival, Austin City Limits Festival, King Biscuit Festival, Springing the Blues Festival; and other events. Although much of their time is spent honing in on their musical gifts, they put precedence on volunteering and ensuring that their academics are a top priority. The Peterson Brothers are on a mission to help "Keep the Blues Alive".
A Cincinnati teacher recently asked her class of second graders about their favorite famous Ohioans. Along with Thomas Edison and Neil Armstrong, the kids listed Zak Morgan. Critics with a few more years of listening experience have compared Morgan to Shel Silverstein, Cat Stevens and Dr. Seuss, but his ways with words and song make him unique in the burgeoning children’s music genre. Click Here To Read More