April 24, 2018



In a comprehensive article, Newsday details what’s going on with local bands and the music scene. The group Sunflower Bean, shown below, is an example of the challenges original-music-bands are having locally:


under the radar with sunflower bean


Today’s blog is going to be very short – yet incredibly important to the local Long Island bands and musicians who are trying to build followings and get better known.

The reason the blog will be so brief is because Newsday and story-author Glenn Gamboa, did a much better job than I could in researching and writing about how difficult it is for local bands playing original music to remain on Long Island.

Illustrating the challenges, Newsday detailed the band Sunflower Bean and how they realize they can’t stay on Long Island if they want to succeed in promoting their music.

Here’s the link to the must-read article: https://www.newsday.com/entertainment/music/long-island-has-become-a-musical-desert-for-bands-playing-original-material-1.18219529

Again, kudos to Newsday and Glenn Gamboa for shedding some light on this important topic.

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