Hey my fellow musicians in the DC area, are you aware that The Recording Academy (the organization that puts on that little show known as The Grammys) has a local Washington, DC, chapter? I have been a member about 15 years and have found it to be a bounty of riches in so many ways. Not only for the amazing people that I’ve met but also the cool things I’ve been able to be involved in, especially Grammys on the Hill where musicians and industry people from all over the country gather to lobby Congress on behalf of artists’ rights. Yes, I’ve attended the Grammys, too, and what a blast that was. Walking the red carpet almost running into Queen Latifah was memorable to say the least. Please consider joining The Academy, making your voice heard, meeting other amazing artists and industry folks and making lasting contacts. We’re all in this together!