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Thursday, July 21 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Artist Panel: Musicians Share Their Inspiration

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Join special guest artists Carmine Appice (Heavy Rock Drummer, Vanilla Fudge), Paula Fuga (Ukulele Player, Singer/Songwriter), Brian Hardgroove (Record Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist, on hiatus from Public Enemy), Christine Ohlman (Vocalist, Songwriter, Musicologist), and Joe Robinson (Virtuoso Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter) as they share their inspirations and take your questions. Moderated by Rick DeJonge (Composer/Arranger), The Sessions.

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Carmine Appice

Heavy Rock Drummer (Vanilla Fudge)
As drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Carmine Appice set the grooves for the groundbreaking band’s 1967 psychedelic debut, inadvertently inventing Stoner Rock in the process. The Fudge had no precedent. The band was totally unique. Post-Fudge, Bogert and Appice formed Cactus (seen as an influence on King’s X and Van Halen). Post-Cactus, the rhythm section found Grammy-winning Guitar Hero Jeff Beck to form the first supergroup: Beck, Bogert... Read More →
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Paula Fuga

Praised for her originality in song composition and ability to stir the deepest emotions with spellbinding and soulful vocals, Paula Fuga has established herself as one of Hawai’i’s most respected live performers. At an early age, she faced the vulnerabilities of living homeless on the beach, seeing the destruction of drugs and violence. Despite having overcome such adversity quite successfully, she is... Read More →
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Brian Hardgroove

Record Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist
Hardgroove is a record producer, multi-instrumentalist and is on hiatus from the legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy. His productions include the extraordinary talents of Chuck D (Public Enemy), Steven Tyler & Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Burning Spear, Marc Anthony, Supertramp and The Fine Arts Militia. Hardgroove’s most cherished work is his production of two of China’s premier punk rock bands Demerit and Brain Failure.
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Christine Ohlman

"The Beehive Queen”, Vocalist, Songwriter & Musicologist (Long-Time Vocalist Saturday Night Live Band)
“I’ve come here tonight to set your souls on fire,” she’ll tell an audience. And she will. | | Long-time Saturday Night Live Band’s vocalist (since 1992), Christine’s legendary voice and stage presence (known as “The Beehive Queen” for her towering blonde hairdo) have most recently been featured on: Five national Top 10 lists for her 2010 The Deep End Top Americana vocalist on Alternate... Read More →
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Joe Robinson

Virtuoso Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter
Twenty­four year old Joe Robinson is considered uniquely gifted as a virtuoso guitarist and singer/songwriter. Hailing from backwoods Temagog, on the mid north coast of NSW, Australia his six­string ability and compositional insight have already earned him a worldwide following. Based in Nashville, TN since 2010, Joe has toured China, Japan, Europe, Canada, Australia & New Zealand, defining himself as a budding world visionary. He... Read More →


Thursday July 21, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Ballroom B/C

Attendees (159)