Why Buddy Black Plays Trini Lopez Guitars

Why does Buddy Black prefer Gibson Trini Lopez guitars? According to Buddy Black, we can start with the obvious. The artist models Gibson made in the 50s and 60s were some of the finest instruments ever. Diamond inlays, 6 in a row headstock, bound diamond shaped sound...

Blues Artist Buddy Black

Buddy Black This Man Sings The Blues BUDDY BLACK has traveled the globe as a journey man guitar slinger. Played for and shared stages with some of the best. Ernest Tubb, Johnny Rivers, John Conlee, Johnny Paycheck, Chubby Checker, Percy Sledge, Artimus Pyle, Matt...

SOS Magazine Feature: John Forbes: Ne-Yo Live

John Forbes talks to SOS about how he became musical director for Ne-Yo, creating live arrangements for one of the world’s top R&B artists using recorded parts. As we enter the second decade of the new millennium, the icy finger of economic uncertainty...

Virtual Reality

Recently i’ve been composing music for a 360 Video project. The project will be deployed in the  Ambisonic C format. The third order Ambisonic format used by Facebook is 16 channels so it is a totally immersive experience. Initially, some of the music I’ve...

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...

Film Director Rick Padilla

Rick Padilla is the CEO of Make A Hand. He oversees all business and creative processes, including content sourcing, development, production and deployment. He also acts as the “packager” of the creative/production team for each project. His experienced background as...

JPS Brown

The National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City keeps a collection of J.P.S. Brown’s books. He received the first Will James Society’s Big Enough Award for literary achievement in the cowboy tradition in 1999. In 2003, he received Arizona Historical Society’s...

The Museum of the Bible

I recently had the opportunity to compose music for the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC. The museum is an amazing project that brings together bible artifacts and history from around the world under one roof. The exhibits utilize state of the art technology in a...