Saturday, October 16, 2010

Music score for "Locked Out"... a documentary by Joan Sekler. Mixed at RH Factor post production studio.

Over the past 2 weeks I have been in my studio, with fellow composer Daniel Walker, scoring a new documentary called Locked Out. This film, produced by Joan Sekler, is about the mining community of Boron California where workers fought and won to keep their "union" jobs from being taken away by an international corporation named Rio Tinto. Here is a photo of us (Joan Sekler, me, Peter Kelsey) at the final mix session.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Selling my 1978 American Made Strat!!!

I am selling my 1978 Fender Stratocaster, Made in America, Custom wiring (3 toggle switches), Seymour Duncan pickups (2 Hot Rails & JB Humbucker), Floyd Rose bridge (currently blocked, easily reversed if desired), Custom paint job (blue), Ebony neck, Vintage tweed case. This is the ULTIMATE studio guitar... For sale by session guitarist Terry Wollman, previously owned by Dean Parks.

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CIty of Darkness-The Walled City of Kowloon

Hak Nam, The City of Darkness, in Kowloon China was a cultural masterpiece. What started as a collection of squatter's shacks became a massive group of buildings connected together at some points up to 14 stories high. This "city" within a city occupied 6 1/2 acres and housed 33,000 people.

My good friend, and composer, Daniel Walker has written a musical about this city that was eventually taken down by the Chinese government. We had 10 people working in my studio (a new record for Ollie Llama Studio) to record the vocals for this new show. I will definately keep you posted on this one.

(For background read "City of Darkness" by Greg Girard and Ian Lambot, and "Kowloon Walled City" by Ryuji Miyamoto.)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Gregory Manning CD promotional performance at Borders

Last weekend I performed with recording artist Greg Manning to promote his new CD "The Calling." Vocalist Melanie Taylor (just off the road with John Mayer) joined us on a cool version of Bonnie Raitt's "Nick of Time." Thanks everybody for coming out. We will be doing another performance this Saturday at the Borders on Westwood Boulevard from 2-4 pm. If you live in Los Angeles come on out and say hi.

Abbey Lincoln - Memorial Service

Just recorded Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria" in my studio with bassist Reggie Carson for Abbey Lincoln's memorial service, being held on October 1st in New York City. Reggie performed a 3 bass accompaniment for chanteuse Ms. Evelyn Mason (Abbey's niece) who will be performing it at the memorial.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sharing great art... Nina Shortridge-award winning quilt maker

I believe it's important for Artists to support each other. I just saw the beautiful and vibrant artwork of quilt-maker Nina Shortridge. Let me tell you about this Artist I just had the pleasure of meeting.

Nina Shortridge is a Marin County textile artist, whose award winning artwork has been displayed in numerous publications as well as juried exhibits and galleries throughout the United States, Europe and the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work is displayed in corporate buildings and museums and is included in several private collections. Ms. Shortridge can be seen in the documentary film “Woman’s Work: Making Quilts – Creating Art”, a film by Charlotte Grossman featuring the Faultline Studio Artists, of which she is a member.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Memphis Beat with Keb' Mo'

I've been working with multi-talented TV composer Keb' Mo' on the new series Memphis Beat. If you want a good dose of authentic Memphis blues surrounded by a cool new hour long cop drama featuring Jason Lee, Alfre Woodard, DJ Qualls, Sam Hennings, Leonard Earl Howze, Abraham Benrubi, and Celia Weston... tune into TNT on Tuesday nights. The show features some great writing, superb guest stars, and the music of Keb' Mo'. We've been giving my studio a run for it's money.

Friday, July 2, 2010

More vintage TV with David Cassidy on the Howie Mandel Show

This performance features the infamous "shirt" incident along with a great performance of David Cassidy and the band. Thank you to Vail Johnson for posting these shows. Good times...

Vintage TV performances with David Cassidy on The Magic Hour

My friend Vail Johnson just sent me these video links from 2 television performances we did a few years back with David Cassidy. Check out the great musicians in both bands... Vail Johnson, Terry Wollman, John Ferraro, Kurt Rasmussen, Ron Powell, and Lance Lee. FUN!!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Terry Wollman Trio performs for President Barack Obama

I had the honor of being asked to perform for President Obama at the Los Angeles Barbara Boxer fundraiser on April 19th. The trio was myself on guitar, Tom Evans on tenor sax, and Billy Childs on piano. We were introduced to the President, had a moment to talk, and had our picture taken with him (which will be posted soon). I will not forget this moment.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Duesenberg Guitars

Thank you to Nathan Frawley of Duesenberg USA for a great visit to the West Coast show room. These guitars are spectacular and worth checking out! You will be able to hear this (red) guitar on my new album... stay tuned. For more info on these fine instruments. I recommend going to

Wearing a bamboo t-shirt from the Trubu collection

Check out This has got to be the MOST comfortable t-shirt I have ever worn. I may never take it off.

Julie Delgado's birthday celebration!!!

What a great day celebrating my good friend Julie Delgado's birthday. She just turned 39... plus shipping and handling (thanks Nita).

Friday, February 19, 2010

Taxes with CPA "Scott Rubentstein"

Today I met with Scott Rubenstein, my CPA, to file taxes... good times! The good news is I got them done. If you are based in Los Angeles, and looking for a great tax guy, I suggest you call Scott at 323 658-5271. I don't normally use blogging to promote local businesses, but I thought I'd make an exception. It's good to know who you can count on.

Recording Magazine interview with Lorenz Rychner

Lorenz Rychner, Editor of Recording Magazine, recently came by my studio to interview me for an upcoming article on recording techniques for acoustic stringed instruments. The interview focuses on how I approach recording on my upcoming album. Lorenz took some great photos of microphone placement on my Taylor 912-C, Martin D35, Ramirez, High String, and Vihuela. Stay tuned for details on the article and album.

Gregory Manning recording session with Jan Stevens (Composer for Scrubs/Samantha Who)

Just finishing final overdubs for Pianist/Composer Gregory Manning's debut album. Here I am with Gregory and Jan Stevens after a great take of hand claps... "OLD SCHOOL" baby!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Wollman brothers

This is me with my brothers Scott (on left) and Michael (right). I just discovered this photo which was taken 5 years ago in Miami. Since the napkins are still in the water glasses I guess that's us patiently waiting for food.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Haiti Benefit Concert

"Yea, it looks a bit like Sanford & Son's on the inside during the day but when the camera starts rolling, it looks amazing."

Photos and quote courtesy of Herman Matthews.

Photo 3: Herman Matthews (Drums), Robbyn Kirmsse (Vocals), Terry Wollman (Music Director/Guitar), and Jervonny Collier (Bass)

Photo 4: Terry Wollman, Karen Black (Vocals), Herman Matthews

Photo 5: Terry Wollman, Jervonny Collier, Stephan Oberhoff (Piano), Herman Matthews

This event was produced by Catte Adams (Singer/Songwriter) and Paul Kulak. Thank you to my amazing House Band... Tom Evans (Sax), Herman Matthews (Drums), JV Collier (Bass), Stephan Oberhoff (Keyboards), and all the talented singers who helped make this a great night!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Haitian Earthquake Live Video Webcast Fundraiser Telethon

I was asked to Music Direct for a fundraiser this Sunday January 24th. The band will be myself on guitar, Herman Matthews-drums, JV Collier-bass, Stephan Oberhoff-piano, and lots of other amazing artists dropping by to perform. The evening will feature some of L.A.'s top singer/songwriters and comedians. Please come by or watch the webcast from home.

Kulak's Woodshed

5230 1/2 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91607

Contact: Paul Kulak
Tel. 818-766-9913

Haitian Earthquake Live Video Webcast Fundraiser Telethon

On Sunday January 24, 2010 beginning at 7pm, acclaimed live music venue Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood, California will host a Live Video Webcast Telethon to raise money for Hatian Earthquake victims. Many of L.A's most celebrated Singer Songwriters and Comics including #1 hit writers and Grammy winners will perform.

Donors will be encouraged to give to The Red Cross, and Doctors without Borders.100 % of all donation pledges go to charities the above charities. All donation pledges must be made directly to donors charity of choice. Kulak's Woodshed will not accept payments in any form for this event. Those hoping to attend in person here in North Hollywood will be required to participate in an auction for available seats. Those who make the largest donation pledges will have 1st priority on seating.

The webcast will be free to watch at
Instructions on how to make your donation pledges to the Hatian Earthquake victims will be provided during the show.
If you’d like more information, or to schedule an interview, please email or call 818-766-9913

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Terry Wollman ... music on television Mango Eater Music (ASCAP)

I currently have my music being performed on Scrubs, The Shield, Kickin It Old Skool, and (drum roll)... Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Years Performance 2009-2010 at Disney Hall with Brandon Fields and Ron Pedley

Welcomed in 2010 with my friends Ron Pedley (piano) and Brandon Fields (sax). This was our 3rd year performing together on New Years... possibly qualifying it as a tradition. HAPPY NEW YEAR!