Switchfoot, La Jolla murals, Island fest, Summer film fest, chili cook-off, and summer solstice celebration
Scott Ellis 12:30 p.m., June 21
Featured is the music of San Diego native Mike Watson, whose compositions resemble that of Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Mr. Bungle. Odd times and rhythmic trickery are a staple in Watson's music and drummer Bill Ray tackles them effortlessly to the point that they feel natural and smooth.
Topics covered will revolve around creating a drum part for any piece of music, developing a keener sense of rhythm, counting, and "seeing the picture of music." Bill speaks in easy to understand analogies and gives a very picturesque representation of the concept being portrayed.
Whether you are a drummer or play a nonpercussive instrument there will be something for you to take away from this appearance.
Bill Ray has been a studio and live drummer for over 30 years and has played on over 150 albums, including the 2007 Grammy Award-winning album by Ike Turner, Risin' With the Blues.
3360 Sports Arena Boulevard, suite A, San Diego, 92110