part of the Key West music gumbo

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Ray Spence  – part of the Key West music gumbo Rayfield Spencer Beazer, born to Elaine and Ralph Beazer, is originally from the Bronx, New York. His father was a huge jazz fan and would always to listen to John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Dave Brubeck with his son. Ray’s father was also a big Doo-Wop […]

It was always going to be music

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RB Tolar – “It was always going to be music.” Ronald Bryan Tolar, born in 1958 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, now claims “RB” stands for Rhythm & Blues. He grew up in Gautier, Mississippi, attending school there. He started playing music at 14 and turned ‘pro’ at 15. He began gigging too much, dropping out […]

Legendary Levon Helm Was His First Mentor

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Myles Mancuso – legendary Levon Helm was Myles first mentor In 1995, Myles Mancuso was born near Poughkeepsie, NY into a family of Italian heritage. His parents, Rebecca and Nick Mancuso, have always been his biggest fans. At age eight, his father introduced him to the iconic 1978 film, “The Last Waltz”, a Martin Scorsese […]