My Friend from Texas

Back in 1995, a call to my phone began as many do, with an enthusiastic musician hunting for music for their next performance. In this...

Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter

For anyone who lived through the turmoil of the 1970s, songs like Close To You, Superstar, and Rainy Days and Mondays are a part...

Witness the Spark

A young boy jams with Hayward blues band and finds the joy of groove in the process.

A Lifetime of Achievement

We don't often write about our own folks in our blog, but in this case, we'll make an exception. This spring, we lost a pillar...

Summer Travels

As musical activities for the year slow down, thoughts of summer fun, additional learning and exciting travel enter the thought process. While the possibilities...

Are Your Ears Ringing?

Did you ever get the feeling someone is talking about you? Well, this time of year you are being talked about plenty here at...

Music as a Soundtrack to Life

Think of every epic moment in the history of your life, and then take away the music.  For most of us that thought is,...

Who Is Pepper, Really?

Pepper is an old company, 134 years old at the time of this post. While that doesn’t tell the whole story, it does tell a part of it. If you work here...