Remembering Prince...

April 21, 2016

Like many of you - I was shocked when I heard the news about Prince's passing.   In my perspective, there are those that are CONTRIBUTORS to music, and then there are those who are CREATORS.  Prince was the latter.  He was an innovator of sound and soul of the music of our generation.  When trying to explain to my kids who Prince was, all I could really utter was that he was one who truly created incredible music.  His many musical cohorts - from Sheila E. (the inspiration behind why I wanted to become a percussionist), to Tevin Campbell (one of my favorite R&B singers)  have all impacted my love for music.  There isn't one moment when a Prince song would play where anyone would sit down.  He truly brought everyone to their feet.  And now, we all give him one last standing ovation of honor and tribute.  Rest in Peace, PRINCE.  Music will truly miss you.