Kumar Managament ‘s ‘ Cosmic View ‘ opened for Michael McDonald On Aug 3rd at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.

 

Ray & Ernest Straughter (Cosmic View/Kumar Mgmt) with Michael McDonald on Aug 3rd 2010

 

On Tuesday night, August 3rd, something happened at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano that seems to happen very often in the music business. Many would think that the music business is so large that how could somebody keep track of it all, let alone remember people, places, and all those songs out there. But when Michael McDonald showed up to perform his concert to a sold out crowd of 500 people at the cozy and seasoned Coach House, he ran into his opening band, Kumar’s Cosmic View. And with a light of recognition, remembered Ernest Straughter (Cosmic View) from when he was the pianist in Michael McDonald & Patti LaBelle’s hit song from 1986 “On My Own”   < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsH63qJlIMM >

Ernest Straughter was the pianist in “On My Own”, and Michael remembered the pianist that he had never met but admired his talent. He also remembered Ernest from an episode of the ‘Tonight show’ with Johnny Carson, where again he recognized his phenomenal talent. Michael hadn’t realized that Ernest and Ray were his openers for this event, but in the small world of the music business, he got a pleasant surprise!

When we asked Kumar Management what they thought of the small world coincidence, they commented : “Music circles are much smaller than you think. Good artists are known, and great artists are sought after.”- Kumar Management

The night’s performance passed smoothly and the packed Coach House grooved to the Neo-jazz of Cosmic View, then enjoyed the classic songs of Michael McDonald.

Kumar Management’s CEO, Devin S. Parker got to hang out behind the scenes and  live the life of a legend for a day. From the sound check, lunch at noon, to tapping out the spots on the stage and mentally preparing for the evening concert. Kumar management is proud of the personal relationship it has with their artists, as well as the involved commitment and interest they are willing to put in.

“We were in a sought after venue and it was a true blessing.” –Kumar Management