Luis Espaillat of Nashville, TN, appeared on last year’s top-20 single “Immortal” by Sony/3 for 5 artists Eve to Adam. He is also backing country artists Trace Adkins, Lindsay Ell, and Lucy Angel. Visit luisespaillat.com.
“Metal” Mike Chlasciak of Wayne, NJ, launched his Metal Heroes Summer Camp at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY, which takes place August 24–28. He writes the column “Metal For Life” for Guitar World magazine. Visit metalheroesacademy.com.
Chip Vayenas of Austin, TX, and Dane Farnsworth ’09 have been touring with the band Mingo Fishtrap in support of their latest album, On Time. Vayenas was featured in a Modern Drummer article in January about the recording. Visit mingofishtrap.com.
Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa of Montclair, NJ, released two albums: the Charlie Parker–inspired Bird Calls featuring all original music and an album blending multiple genres titled Gamak. Visit rudreshm.com.