American Painting Video Magazine

American Painting Video Magazine has launched it's premiere issue pertaining to the work of realist art and is the brainchild of the masterful Michael Klein.

The first issue contains over 2 hours of content showcasing a formidable list of talent (Paul G. Oxborough, Carlo Russo, Jacob Collins, Peter Trippi, Kerry Dunn, Travis Schlaht, Robert Armetta, Long Island Academy of Fine Art, Matthew Innis and Robert Liberace) all for only 10 bucks!!!





Steve Winwood

I wanted to post this last week but of course after losing Jake I didn't feel much like doing anything.

On Saturday, February 13th Deb and I got to see Steve Winwood perform at a small local theater in town. After some confusion about our seating arrangements the theater gave us front row center seats for what was a sold out show. It was incredible, having a musical legend entertain us like he was standing in our living room...and the guy still has all his chops. His touring band was fantasic as well (Jose Neto on guitar, Drummer Richard Bailey, Karl Vanden Bossche percussion and Paul Booth sax and flute), they did what seemed to be a twenty minute version of "Light Up or Leave Me Alone" showcasing each member's talent with a solo. They encored with "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and "Gimme Some Lovin". I saw Steve with Traffic 40 years ago at Stonybrook College on Long Island and to hear "Fantasy" performed live one more time was a dream!

Well just in case there are any aspiring musicians out there who stumble across this blog, Steve has started a "Can't Find My Way Home" Worldwide Cover Contest in which the winner will be personally selected by him...just figured I'd spread the word ;)