Was it really only 5 months ago that we first talked about Hannah Ford and her joining the NPG? Within those 5 months, her star has risen as she was recently named one of the top female drummers around. It is always nice when good things happen to good people.
Hannah is also featured on a new still of what we presume to be a new PRINCE or NPG or 3rd Eye Girl video entitled "L.O.L. (Live Out Loud)" that 3rd Eye Girl posted on her Twitter account.
Flight Drummers listed Hannah in the top 5 of their female drummers list. 3 of the top 5 have played for PRINCE with Hannah being his current drummer.
They had this to say about the talented drummer:
This young female drumming sensation is one in a million! Hannah was born in Louisville, Kentucky and at a young age, has studied with some of the best drummers in the world. Among that list of drummers is Louie Bellson, Ndugu Chancler, Peter Erskine, Stanton Moore, Johnny Rabb, Ignacio Berroa, and many more.
Directly following high school she accepted a scholarship to Chicago College of Performing Arts.
Hannah is currently featured on PRINCE's single "Screwdriver" and played night 6 of the Dakota Jazz Shows to rave reviews. Congrats Hannah!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Now will she tell us who is really 3rdEyeGirl?
Ida Neilsen first responded in another language that she was NOT the "3rd Eye Girl" claiming it may be Brownmark (Former member of the Revolution) and then said it might be PRINCE because she beats him at table tennis on the daily.
Next up was Donna Grantis proclaiming she was not the "3rd Eye Girl" and name-checked Drfunkenberry for stating it might be her or Hannah. She put the blame on Hannah due to loose drum sticks. We were left with an image of someone we believe is named Christopher Tracy n it seemed like Christopher had a look of someone who was comparing butterscotch to chocolate.
Next up was Hannah Ford stating she was not the "3rd Eye Girl" n seemed surprised anyone would think she could be the "3rd Eye Girl" n was panicked, frustrated, n scared...all at the same time. We are left with an image of you know who....
Shortly after, there was a confession on Twitter stating:
Alright, Eye Confess... Eye'm 3rd Eye Girl.
— 3rd Eye Girl (@3rdeyegirl) January 13, 2013
There was no visual stating who it actually was however......
Are these girls telling the truth?
Could there be someone else we are not thinking about?
Will she request to meet us at Bunker's n tell us the truth?
Will the doc get table tennis lessons from Ida so Prince doesn't whoop his tail so bad next time?
Will our heroes prevail from the clutches of the "Eye"?
Tune in next time to find out.
Same Funky Time.
Same Funky Channel....er...we mean web site!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Who will appear on camera next?
We told you to follow Hannah Ford's Facebook Fan Page for some goodies and she dropped one from rehearsal with PRINCE this morning. This time, video.
We asked you last time if "The water was warm enough for Donna", with many of you not understanding it. Donna Grantis is the new guitarist for the NPG and it appears this rehearsal is also her audition. We think she got the part!
"Screwdriver" is obviously a new song and is completely rocking! We LOVE the full band sound. We just want a longer version.
Thank you Hannah and PRINCE!
What do U think?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Interesting message during video.....
UPDATE: We had a studio version preview along with lyrics. It is not coming through the way it was intended and had to be taken down. Hope U guys enjoyed it while it was up....
Hannah Ford just unleashed a rehearsal jam of "I Like It There" through her Facebook Fan Page and it is hot!
During the last week of November 2012, Hannah Ford was invited to Funky Town, MPLS by the one n only and they recorded this rehearsal jam while there. Hannah is the latest addition to the NPG btw. Check it out!
Make sure to "Like" Hannah's Facebook Fan Page because you never know when some new rehearsal jams may show up there.
Also, you can follow her on Twitter as well.
We are posting the rehearsal jam here with permission but do make sure to "Like" on Facebook and follow on Twitter for more....
What do U guys think of this latest rehearsal jam?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Donna, Is The Water Warm Enuff?
Here is the video for "Rock & Roll Love Affair" the new video by PRINCE featuring Andy Allo and Hannah Ford.
Jamie Lewis of Purple Music did say the video would be released this week and it did premiere on overseas television this morning. Purple Music has just officially put up the video on their youtube page.
Digging the video. Always like performance videos from Prince though.-DocFB
Fresh off a guest appearance at "Welcome 2 Chicago" with Prince, it looks like Hannah Ford will be making another appearance with the NPG.
She posted this on Twitter earlier:
"Tune in to Jimmy Kimmel on the 23rd to catch me with Prince and Andy Allo! It's gonna be HOTT! God is good!!! xoxo"
Hotness. The tickets for the outdoor TV performance/mini-concert sold out shortly after it is was posted.-DocFB
Diagnosis: They need to perform outdoors because the NPG would blow the roof off his studio!
With the news of Prince having a new guest drummer in Hannah Ford, we knew it wouldn't be long until news of an upcoming tour would be happening. Within hours, "Welcome 2 Chicago" appears to be happening.
Prince reportedly will be taking residency at the United Center in Chicago starting September 24th and and with tickets going on sale September 6th.
The residency will also be used to support Rebuild the Dream, the organization founded by Van Jones that seeks to “build strong vibrant communities and to fix our economy from the ground up.”
“We couldn’t be more excited about partnering with a legend like Prince,” said Van Jones, Co-founder and President of Rebuild the Dream. “Our economic system is broken. Rebuild the Dream exists to unite arts and organize into a potent force to support the Dreams of Our Communities. There are few artists who have Prince’s unwavering commitment to a vision of a sustainable, fair economic future.”
Rebuild the Dream is a platform for bottom-up, people-powered innovations to help fix the economy not just here in the U.S. but Globally as well. Using 21st-century digital technology, we advance highly inventive solutions that are designed to protect and expand our communities, while creating pathways to prosperity for those who are locked out of it. Our goal is to put People back to work–and pull our communities back together.
There is already an on sale page set up for the September 24th show on ticketmaster.com
Chicago and the Midwest, are you ready?-DocFB