The Contra Costa County chapter of "Guitars not Guns" hosted an open house in Concord Monday, October 2, 2203 for those interested to learn more about the non-profit organization, which provides lessons to foster kids and at-risk youth.
Executive National Board Member, and Contra Costa County Director, Barbara Gorin and VP Special Projects, Jay Kirkland discussed Guitars not Guns open house which was held at the Concord, CA Library. Keep Music Alive celebrated the 8th Annual Kids Music Day at Over 1,100 locations and offered a special event that benefited kids playing music between Sept 30 and Oct 9.
Barbara and Jay discuss the event and the program and perform their original song, “A Night In the Mission.”
KTVU Channel 2 LIVE in the studio
Live in KTVU Channel 2 Studios
The Breedloves Jay Kirkland and Barbara Gorin featured in "Your Tow" magazine promoting LIVE music in Downtown Walnut Creek, CA
Breedloves GNG chapter Gets the attention of the ATF!
Sparked by our initiative to help Fosters kids and at- risk youth, the ATF directors pay a visit to our guitar class in session!
Antioch Graduation March 8, 2023
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY TIMES - GUITARS NOT GUNS GRADUATION
Barbara Gorin is the Director of the Contra Costa County Chapter of Guitars not Guns. Jay Kirkland is the VP of Special Projects. Together, along with other wonderful volunteers teach free guitar lessons in an 8 week program throughout Contra Costa County. Check out the on line article here:
The Breedloves performed at several Palm Springs venues and caught up with David Elman for an interview on his YouTube channel. Please check out the interview and “subscribe” to his channel. #davidofthedesert
The Breedloves are excited to have been chosen to perform on April 13, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. on the Hilton Main Stage as part of "BANDS AT NAMM 2023"
IT'S ALSO BARBARA's BIRTHDAY!
Each year, thousands of artists submit their material for the opportunity to perform at the NAMM show. Only a handful are selected and The Breedloves are super excited!
"A Night In The Mission" was released and now available for download on December 25, 2020, Christmas Day - Jay Kirkland wrote this song in honor of his good friend Richard Segovia, aka The Mayor of the San Francisco Mission, who is a longtime Latin percussionist, in the legendary Latin Rock Band, Puro Bandito. Richard performed congas on this song, and recorded at his home studio.
The Breedloves are honored to be part of the Breedlove Guitars family!
The Breedloves are honored to make this list!
Published author Laurie Woodward was intrigued by Barbara and Jay and decided to write a story about them. Part One: A Story about Barbara
Published Aurthor Laurie Woodward writes a story about Jay that is both intimate and Intriguing.
The Breedloves Acoustic Duo to be Featured in an upcoming Documentary - Stay Tuned!
The Breedloves were honored to have been chosen in 2018, 2019 and 2023 to perform at BANDS AT NAMM at the International Music Trade Show (National Association of Music Merchants) in Anaheim, California.
Well over 2,500 bands submit their material for their chance to perform at NAMM, with only 130 spots to fill. It was an awesome experience, and we look forward to future opportunities the near future to share our music with our industry peers!
Check out our own NAMM Websites:
This song was written in loving memory of Barbara’s Mom, Dorothy Ann Romano. March 5, 2021 would have been her 87th birthday. Whenever Barbara would play an original song for her, she would always say “did you make that from scratch?” Each melody line in this song it’s almost like a beautiful conversation with her but instead of words, they are notes, played with lots of love!❤️