Thanks For Sitting In Podcast

Ep 3: Musician / Producer Ron Blake

May 30, 2019

(Originally released on 10.12.17. See ThanksForSittingIn.com for complete show notes & photos)

Ron has just released his first solo album – “Assimilation”. A project that he has worked on for nine years! It features a great line up of musicians including members of the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band for whom he plays trumpet.

Ron started playing trumpet at age nine. Since then he has performed with Big Band Voodoo Daddy, Green Day, his present gig with Poncho Sanchez and has recorded with Dr. Dre! Ron’s first solo album – “Assimilation” is rising up the Jazz charts.

He records in his home studio for those artists who need horns for their projects. Hi Speed Horns makes it possible for independent producers and musicians to send their music files to Ron who will produce and record horns arrangements for their project. Ron does studio work on a variety of projects and works with a small group of students teaching them the right way to approach music.

SHOW NOTES:

  • Starting off at Hamilton High School
  • Miles, Lee Morgan, Clifford Brown and Freddie Hubbard
  • Working with students and the parents reactions
  • Touring with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Green Day
  • How that lead to working with Poncho Sanchez
  • The nine year “Assimilation” project
  • When music changed – Napster
  • Advise for aspiring touring musicians
  • Hi Speed Horns
  • RAPID FIRE
  • Favorite musical experience
  • Working with Dr. Dre
  • Admiring how Disclosure works
  • Advise for musicians who have a family
  • Future Social Media is taking us over!
  • Ron’s home studio set up

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