The Hive NYC~~totally non profit!!

You all know about The Hive. A community of Indie Artists in Brooklyn. A TOTALLY non profit group, just like 'StreetcredMusic'. Well, now you can use their space to rehearse, shoot a video, or hold a gig. You can also rent equipment, no set prices, they will work within your budget.

The Hive, Brooklyn, NYC
All $$$ raised here will go to keeping the Hive buzzing! The best thing is when you inquire of them you will be talking to other Indie Artists,  (like no corporate BS)....

Sooo, take advantage:: Here's a form to contact them!


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Rosita Kess, New CD--F.L.O.Y.D.

I'm really not fond of writing about Rosita Kess. It's like someone says, write a story about the world.
Where do you start? What do you include? What do you leave out? No matter where you start or finish you never know if you can make the reader aware of all the good, and the talent.

(...but really this is soooo koooool, because I get to listen to and write the first review of so many great Indie Artist...thank you all for your trust....)

Her new CD is, F.L.O.Y.D. (For Love Of Your Desire) ... this is her follow up album to 'Nothern Sky'.

It took me a few days to listen to all eleven tunes on the CD, Why?....cause I kept hitting 'replay'.

Especially the first cut, Just Because Of You, great tune!
It captures all the things I like about Rosita's music. Smooth melodic line, great lyrics, with a sexy European interpretation.She has a way of making not only your senses awake, but you really feel something physical when you hear her.

Mud and Gold, is a heavy bottom, kick 'em in the chest kinda blues tune. I think I hear Rosita's New Orleans background. It's as you will find on both of her CD's a change of pace done without effort, again, it just shows her diversity, while performing all the genre with the utmost respect.

Quero Ser Feliz, (I Want To Be Happy), may turn out to be your favorite of the eleven tunes, an upbeat Brazilian, Samba, be happy rhythm, below the silky voice of Rosita. It truly will make you...
"Be Happy"....

This work is wonderful, done by an artist who seeks perfection, surrounded by some of the world best musicians...

Rosita::  "Brad Jones, Nashville producer, produced the record. Jon Cleary, New Orleans, piano master/ virtuoso played piano guitar and sang background vocals. Andrew Borger, drums. Richard Julian played guitar, Hammond B3. Chris Carmichael strings. Chris Klein, New Orleans, trombone player."

You will add a style of music to your library pretty much missing from the American scene today with this CD.
...class, style, imagination, and some words about real life, and the expressions of a woman.

In her bio, 'gypsy aura' is used to describe her, because she has lived all over the world...
I prefer 'universal maestra'.

Great job, Rosita!

By the way...this is FLOYD!

Floyd & Rosita Kess
The CD is coming soon, get it here::Rosita's site
you can get 'Northern Sky' there too!

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The Girls on Pete's Blog, Part lll, Erin Pellnat.

In the last couple of weeks, once when I was in New York City, and just twice this last week, three of the wonderful women I write about on this blog have been identified as 'the girl on Pete's blog'.

The best one was when I walked in to a club with Clara Lofaro, and the bartender said Hi Pete, and she looked at CLo and said "you look familiar, are you that girl on Pete's blog".

I should be happy about that but I'm not. Sure it's great that more and more people are reading the blog, but I want them to support these wonderful artists, and to do that they need their names!

So this will be a series of pieces to make sure their names get our there. 


Erin Pellnat, lead singer for 'Jean Fight'

  I first saw Erin about two and a half years ago. She was a back up singer for a band that broke up shortly after I saw them. The night I saw her I did not meet her, I had to run to another show. But I got her name from a band member. I knew she had talent and ENERGY!

When I contacted her months later she said she was getting a band together, but they never got off the ground. I asked her to be in a show and she admitted to me the band was not ready, a class move, on her part.

Well long story short, she has since graduated CCNY & SUNY...jazz vocal and performance.
(the band she fronts now 'Jean Fight', is not jazz)

She managed a great Pizza/Wings joint in NYC to put herself through school. I was there, great wings!

As mentioned above she is lead singer for 'Jean Fight' and also part of the Bushwick Gospel Singers.
Got her name...Erin Pellnat!...don't forget it!

She has become a friend and 'Jean fight' will be part of a big show I'm putting together in NYC this fall.

Here's a video we put together in about 20 minutes on a freezing cold NYC day last winter.
I just wanted to get something from her and her 'accompanist'  who also did a video for me that day!!
Guitar: Alex Prol....Enjoy. 'Throw Me Away'

Erin Pellnat, got it?

So get to know her, like her page....HERE

Visit her web site...HERE

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Most Entertaining Videos, 2013, By StreetcredMusic.

I look at hundreds, maybe thousands of videos a year. Here are five that made me smile, and hope they will do the same for you!!  

Every one of these five will entertain you, and there is a creative quality that goes with all of them, a personal touch, they are all made from love!

#5, I shot features  Clara Lofaro

Clara's video!


#4, Made at The Hive,
It features Jerome and Leia the Lizard.

Enjoy:: Jerome & Leia


  #3, Also made at The Hive. 'Barcelona'
Features, Sarah Zar & Yula Beeri, and Isaac Gardner, 
Puppets by Sarah Zar, instruments by Tami Meir.

Enjoy Video

Sarah Zar and Yula, the 'eXtended Family'

#2, Made by one of the most talented people in NYC, 
Bekka Lindstrom....'Tom'

Here's Tom, Enjoy, 'TOM'

Bekka and me.


#1, Goes to Zeudi, for her tribute to Edith Piaf!!

Enjoy!  Zeudi sings Piaf!


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Johnnie and Joe, 'Over The Mountain'

Johnnie Louise Richardson was born in Alabama. Joe Rivers in South Carolina.

I was born in the South Bronx, Washington Avenue to be exact. In 1957 Johnnie and Joe lived in the South Bronx too. So when they got booked on one of the ground breaking 'Rock 'n Roll' shows at the Paramount Theatre the race began. The race for us kids to round up enough 'deposit bottles' to return to the store to get the 2cent return one got for returning the glass bottles of that era. Tickets were $2 and you needed twenty cents to get there, ten cents each way on the 3d Avenue EL.

 Johnnie and Joe
Notice I said 'Rock 'n Roll' because that was what it was, pure. Today anything with a guitar and loud qualifies.

We hustled down to the Paramount, sister theater of the theater of the same name in Brooklyn. It was 43d Street and Broadway. We waited about an hour outside cause all seats were first come first serve.

That was 56 years ago, and I have never to this day been more excited about seeing any performance.
I searched for clips from something from them in that time, but it seems nothing exists.

So here's a look at them 45 years later, just as great, and brings me back to a simpler life in Da Bronx.

VIDEO~Enjoy!!   ~~     "Over The Mountain" by Johnnie and Joe

Johnnie, past away in 1988 in NYC.

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