The muggy midsummer air characteristic of Cincinnati, along with a seemingly apocalyptic amount of thunderstorms, are not cramping anyone’s style at Ambient Studios. Artists have been taking refuge from the heat and the rain to record some decidedly cool music, including the star of last month’s post, Brazilian double-threat Lakinni. The musician and model has formed a new musical act called Stigma de Lis and is currently collaborating with Blues great Noah Wotherspoon on a track titled ‘Don’t Make Me Cry.’ The uber-talented Wotherspoon won first place in last year’s Cincinnati Blues Challenge and was a finalist in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. You can, and should, check him out here. And while I’m being bossy, make sure to stay tuned to hear what Lakinni, Stigma de Lis and Noah have cooked up!
…in Pleasant Ridge! As any good funkateer knows, William Earl “Bootsy” Collins was born and still resides in Cincinnati. Also, he is awesome! Ambient Studios recently hosted his awesomeness for a high-energy recording session and video shoot. Bootsy’s lending his notoriety to an L.A. based group called UMIGO, who are borrowing him as a host for a children’s program designed to help children learn through music. Valuable lessons for kids and a great soundtrack for parents to get funky to? Bootsy, we couldn’t love you more!
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