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Local Sounds 2007
Alameda favorite Terrence Brewer is back with QuintEssential, The Calling: Volume Three. This new album was recorded at world-famous Fantasy Studios and is due to be released in March. Check out the track, "Blues for Katie."
|Meshugga Beach Party|
The world's premier Jewish surf music band calls Alameda home ... who knew. Check out this track from Meshugga Beach Party's new release, Let's Go Shleppin'.
Track: "Theme From Exodus."
Alameda based singer-songwriter Paul Manousos is back with his second album, Common Thread. The East Bay Wrecking Crew join him to make for an energetic and engaging second release.
Track: "Rhumba #23 (yzarc)."
Alameda's very own opera singer, Marisa Lenhardt, recently moved back to the Island permanently and loves being back in her hometown. Check out Marisa's own version of this classic aria (with orchestration by Norville Parchment) dedicated to her mother. Photography: Bazil Zerinsky.
Track: "Ave Maria."
|Earl J. Rivard|
You can't keep the good ones down. Alameda native Earl J. Rivard was hit by a car when he was four months old and then, later in life, was hit two more times. The blind and partially-paralyzed Rivard doesn't let any of this get him down, releasing Troubadour Blue.
Track: "Saving Face."