Our 9th episode features Grammy winning percussionist/Gon Bops Signature artist Luisito Quintero. Hailing from Caracas, Venezuela, Luisito comes from a lineage of distinguished musicians. He has performed with a host of music’s greats including Oscar D’Leon, Jack DeJohnette, Tito Puente, Alicia Keys and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra. Quintero was a member of Chick Corea’s Grammy-winning Spanish Heart Band, performing and recording with the music legend up till his untimely passing. Luisito’s solo recordings include Percussion Madness, Third Element and the Quintero Salsa Project – a project he shares with his cousin, Roberto Quintero. Our Luisito Quintero Signature Series timbales remains one of our most sought-after products. We’re proud to welcome him to the Percussion Loft! This episode is offered in both English and Spanish. (Contact us for song titles appearing on this episode)
GON BOPS BACK ON TOUR!
After over a year of silence in the arenas, Gon Bops is back out on tour in full force! Check out these great Gon Bops artists and their GB setups in your area!
Scott Crago – drummer/percussionist for the Eagles, using California Series congas and array of our toys.
Papayo – percussionist for Pit Bull, using custom California Series congas, Alex Acuna timbales, Mariano Djembe.
Daniel de los Reyes – percussionist for Zac Brown Band, using his Signature series shakers, tambourine, Alex Acuna Special Edition congas, bongos and timbales.
Jotan Afanador – drummer for Aventura, using an array of our tambourines and bells.
Butch Norton – drummer for Lucinda Williams, using our mounted tambourines and various toys and our cajons.
….AND, coming soon – the great LENNY CASTRO will be touring with John Mayer! Check out Lenny in John’s latest video “Last Train Home”, using his very cool signature series congas, bongos and tambourines!
Premiering Monday, August 30th on our podcast show, “Percussion Loft”, is our interview with great Cuban drummer/Gon Bops artist – Ignacio Berroa!! We’ll hear selections from his 3 great solo albums, hear about his teachings of the history of Cuban music and also, his love for his Gon Bops instruments. Join us!
Announcing Gon Bops’ new TikTok channel – now live! Pay us a visit, check out all our great content and please follow us! Spread the word to your friends and if you have clips of yourself playing our products, we wanna know about it! Send us a message!
Our podcast show, “Percussion Loft” has recently added new, fascinating episodes! Since February, we’ve now added conversations with Eliel Lazo, Lenny Castro, Jamey Haddad and just this week – Daniel de los Reyes! Check out their fun, interesting stores and hear some of their original music too! Available on our website and also on both Apple and Spotify podcasts. Perfect for a long drive or commute! Welcome these great Gon Bops percussion artists to the “Percussion Loft”!
Announcing the next episode from our podcast-the “Percussion Loft”, featuring Grammy winning drummer/percussionist Tony Braunagel! Check out this colorful, informative conversation, from his early days in Texas to his many award-winning recordings and his love for Gon Bops as a producer and player. Visit our Podcast page to hear the episode (Also available on both Apple and Spotify Podcasts)
We’re excited to announce the premiere of Episode #02, from our podcast the Percussion Loft! In this episode, we feature our flagship Signature artist, the one & only Alex Acuna! Check out this in-depth, lively conversation, as we span his amazing 40-plus year career, from his early days in Peru, to his move to the States working with Weather Report and his countless recordings. We also review his stellar list of Signature Gon Bops’ instruments. Also featuring selections from his solo recordings (details and playlist order in episode description).
Join us this Thursday for our next Live Broadcast conversation with Luisito Quintero, his son Anderson Quintero and their cousin, Roberto Quintero! The 2nd of 2 in our series entitled “Familia”, we’ll visit with the amazing Quintero music family and explore their vast reach across various genres. See you then! Thursday, November 19th at 11am, PST. Live on both Facebook and YouTube!
Join us this Thursday for our next Live Broadcast conversation with Walfredo de los Reyes Sr. and his son, Daniel de los Reyes! The 1st of 2 in our next series entitled “Familia”, we’ll dig into the amazing Reyes musical family and their incredible influence on the percussion world. See you then! Thursday, November 5th at 1pm, PST. Live on both Facebook and YouTube!
Please join us if you can, this coming Thursday October 8th at 11am, PST for what will be a very fun, informative discussion with three masters of percussion recording – Alex Acuna, Brad Dutz and MB Gordy! This is the 2nd part in a 2 part series where we’re focusing on Film and TV percussion recording. If you missed last week’s show, you can find it archived on both our YouTube and Facebook pages, which featured discussion with Lenny Castro, Bernie Dresel and Walter Rodriguez. Check that show out if you missed it.
Hope to see you this Thursday!!