Ken Barr was a road-crew technician (folks these days don’t like the word Roadies because they are a lot more technical than a Roadie) for a lot of bands throughout his career. He started out in the NYC area clubs in 1978, and eventually landed a gig with Debbie Gibson in the early 1980’s when her first album was released. Ken has worked as a drum tech for Eric Singer of Kiss and Alice Cooper, then ultimately became Gene Simmons‘ bass tech, handling both Eric and Gene. He has worked with Air Supply, The Bangles, Alice Cooper, Stone Temple Pilots, and many other artists. In 2009, Ken decided to share his amazing stories in his book, We Are the Road Crew.
In 2003, Sean Gilday formed Blue Raven Entertainment in New Jersey after starting a successful merchandise company in 1994. The merchandise company was also involved in making concert T-Shirts. When Molly Hatchet asked him to make their T-shirts, they were so impressed with his product and fast production, that they turned him onto other bands such as Blackfoot, Jefferson Starship, and others. Sean then became an agent in booking bands as a result.
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Blue Raven is based in Mountain Lakes with offices in Illinois,Texas, and Siberia. They handle all aspects of the music business from merchandise, booking shows, and finding new talent, such as The Outcrops. They work with national acts and tribute bands. Blue Raven also works with festival shows, especially the New Jersey Rock, Ribs, and Ridges that Howard Freeman promotes every year in Sussex County. Check out the interview below with Sean and hear from him about Blue Raven as well as a couple of funny stories that he has to tell.