Sunday, August 06, 2006

Luis Conte at Hollywood & Highland, Tuesday 8/8, 7 pm

Free, $2 parking with validation. LINK

As a percussionist and Afro-Latin band leader, Luis Conte works all the time; his list of credits at allmusic is about 800 long, including recordings with Eric Clapton, Madonna, and Ray Charles. And he's backed performers who are known for being obsessive about percussion, like Phil Collins and Santana (on Supernatural).

He even has an instructional DVD called The Studio Percussionist, so that you too can get studio gigs playing the congas. But first you should take his online lessons. Guess he knows his stuff.

For $10, you get two glasses of wine from Jekel Winery, and a small salad. All of the proceeds go to Project Angel Food.

A long solo backing Phil Collins: