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Ned Serling

Ned Serling’s music consists of a groove-based synthesis that draws from jazz, funk, deep house, worldbeat, ambient, trip-hop, electronica, and literary influences. This approach - WORDBEAT - creates a compelling platform to deliver deep poetic lyrics, expressed both through spoken word and singing, often incorporating Sprechgesang (a speaking-singing hybrid). His mission involves building meaningful connections with a global audience, using WORDBEAT as the vehicle. He strives to offer compelling content with depth for his listeners to benefit from and enjoy. Ned values collaborating with producers and instrumentalists with whom there is natural chemistry and shared inspiration. The son of literary parents, Ned’s life story reads like the literature which permeated his childhood home

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Randall "Big Daddy" Webster

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Randall "Big Daddy" Webster's Bluesography Growing up in Wheaton, Illinois (also home to Jim and John Belushi), he snuck into the Windy City’s most notorious Blues clubs. They soaked in the music of Muddy Waters, Otis Span, Junior Wells, Big Joe Turner, and other Blues legends holding school on stage. Webster would often jump the “L” (elevated train) to Maxwell Street where itinerant Bluesmen plied their trade on the corner. Webster’s first guitar, a Harmony Stratatone, came from Duke’s pawnshop north of the old market. He scavenged record bins for vintage vinyl from his new Blues heroes


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