Paulo Almeida

Paulo Almeida, drummer/percussionist, arranger, composer

Drummer/percussionist, composer and arranger of multiple music genres.

Another tune for Dolly!

I just took on another arrangement for the Dolly Parton tribute that the Titanics are doing in a few weeks.  It's the tune "God didn't make Honky Tonk Angels" and the original versions are VERY country.  But there are almost some Bluesy influences in there, as is pretty common with Country Western music since this was a genre that was influenced by the Blues players of the early 20th Century.  So I'm going VERY bluesy with this arrangement.  I just started on it yesterday, so I still have a bit of work to do and I also took the tune last minute because one of the primary arrangers of the group is planning her wedding (to the trumpet player from our group - of course!) and so I knew that taking the tune for her would allow her to handle some necessary wedding planning stuff.  This tune is going to feature a whole lot more soloing from the horn section since there isn't a lot of ensemble stuff happening in the tune and, as is common with Country music, there's already a lot of improvisation behind the vocalist, so that's what I'm doing!