Pianist Rhys Brigida Lets the Music Tell the Story

Learning/playing music has been the biggest challenge of my life, but also the most joyful. I get a lot of satisfaction unraveling tunes that appeal to me. I feel compelled to discover why a song resonates, or how it invokes certain feelings of joy, melancholy, and longing. This doesn’t come easy to me, but if I can grab at least a basic understanding of what an artist is “saying”…

People’s Choice Winner Rich Carroll — A Country Boy with a Classic Voice

Country artist Rich Carroll was the winner of Making Music’s most recent Community Video people’s choice competition. His video for the song “Lifetime” received more than twice as many votes as the runner-up. That song — Carroll’s first professional recording and release, which he also co-wrote — is about “the rise from a hard fall and […]

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People’s Choice Winner Hell & Hollar — ‘Just straight up rock n’ roll’

The rock band Hell & Hollar was the winner of Making Music’s most recent Community Video people’s choice competition. Their video for the song “Showdown” received three times as many votes as the runner-up. Hell & Hollar is a rock band from South Florida featuring Blake Burns on guitar and vocals, Nate Largent on drums, Johnny […]