Skeletons In Your Closet

Skeletons In Your Closet

Skeletons In Your Closet It’s been an amazing season working with Blues Artist, Buddy Black. What began as a mutual appreciation of music and performance, evolved into a close friendship and production of an entirely new collection of music. Buddy has been the...
The Neighborhood Barbershop

The Neighborhood Barbershop

I’m working on the new Melvin Childs’ stage play and musical, The Neighborhood Barbershop. Directed by Zadia Ife, this play features Monique, Alan Payne and an amazing cast of actors, singers and comedians. Using cutting edge high resolution displays as an...
Pilsen

Pilsen

Pilsen is written and directed by Rick Padilla. A story of converging cultures, Pilsen is a Mexican neighborhood located in Chicago. The murder of a Mexican immigrant brings his father from Guadalajara to Chicago to claim his son’s body. The resulting journey...
Love Jones The Musical 2016

Love Jones The Musical 2016

In September 2015 I was contacted by Executive Producer, Melvin Childs, about producing the music for a stage play based on the 1997 Warner Brothers film, Love Jones. I have known Melvin since he discovered Tyler Perry in 1998-1999 and I put the first band together...
The Birth, Death and Resurrection of Dogie Long

The Birth, Death and Resurrection of Dogie Long

I first heard about Dogie Long from a conference call I had with director Rick Padilla in January, 2014. Rick came across as a passionate champion of true cowboys and of his dear friend, author, JPS Brown. Rick told me about Joe, who sounded like a super hero and pop...