I just had an amazing night of music.  It started with another  opportunity to rock with my Soul Brother Jarrard Anthony performing our song “All Around the World.”   It truly was a historic occasion as Jarard christened the walls of Mist Harlem with songs from his Ready to Live” CD.  It was also special because this is the first time we’ve had the pleasure of having Onaje Allan Gumbs (keys/string arrangement) play the song live with us since the studio session.


A little back story…. Jarrard is a man of his word.  He told me he wanted to work on something after the recording of  the Damn Sista Remix (featuring an all star cast: WildMann, Jon Bibbs, Eric Roberson, Jarrard, and myself).

My phone rings and Jarrard is in NY sitting with drummer/super producer Nate Smith, and invites me to swing thru.  After some serious deep building and lessons from Onaje, we began recording what would become “All Around the World.”  The results?… well you can check them out below.

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If you want to support positive people and positive music purchase Ready to Live.  It’s an incredible album that I am honored to be part of.

newL-R: Mic El, Les Cleveland, Tai Allen, Jarrard Anthony, Fiona Bloom, Amer Amen, Onaje Gumbs, George Littlejohn, Darien

– shouts to Mic El (who dropped a dope impromptu verse), Amer Amen holding down JA to the fullest (who I hope is working on her own project), Monet who is featured on the album version (flute), and the incredible band with my boy and Drummer/MD Les Cleveland.

…… and the night didn’t end there.