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Meet the Musicians: Frenchy and the Punk


  Frenchy and the Punk can be seen at conventions and festivals across the US and in Europe.  Their music is a marvelous mélange of mellifluous melodies and deliciously diverse ditties, the best description comes from the source. John N Collins (JNC): How would you describe your band? Samantha Stephenson (SS): We call it Indie Folk Punk Cabaret. (JNC): Who are your band members? (SS): Samantha Stephenson – Vocals, Percussion, Drums Scott Helland – Guitar, Live Guitar Looping, Vocals, Drums (JNC): Can you

More Magnificent Music coming from Jon Benton MacKinder!


Jon Magnificent at Her Royal Majesty’s Steampunk Symposium 2012   Jon Benton MacKinder (aka Jon Magnificent) is a musician of amazing and diverse talent, a brilliant conversationalist, and a very sweet man. He is the winner of 4 Los Angeles Musical Awards and currently up for more, and has had 2 Grammy nominations for his work. His recent song “You Should Be With Me” has broken 300,000 views on youtube in just 4 months since its release the day after

The Voices of Legends…

A while back I was the Assistant to the award winning New Orleans Mardi Gras, Jazzfest, and cultural photographer, Syndey Byrd.  I don’t mean to brag as she won the awards, not me, but while working for Syndey she got requests from an artist for photos of specific musicians in specific positions to use as photo references for his artwork.  I spent days looking through tens of thousands of her photos to fill his request.  In the process I saw