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The Musicians

Chuck Carbia

Chuck Carbia has performed as a musician and artist nationally and internationally over the past 30 years. His father, Enrique Carbia and his uncle Eddie Carbia performed Latin music as The Carbia Brothers Trio featuring Leo Rosa in the 50s and 60s. They were contracted in the top venues in NYC, Miami and Puerto Rico and performed with many top acts including Tito Puente, Tony Bennet and Desi Arnaz. Chuck Carbia is currently a full-time Professor of Foundation Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design. He is also the musical director for the performance group Glitter Chariot.

Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey began playing drums and percussion at the age of ten. Since then, he has been developing his technique and performance style, playing a variety of genres, and studying with some of the best percussionists from around the world. Paul has toured extensively and recorded many different styles from Country to Caribbean. Paul is also a chef, professional golfer, teacher, performer, and studio musician for many established groups in the Southeast.

Bill 'Yazid' Johnson

Bill 'Yazid' Johnson is a accomplished musician who is prolific on a variety of musical instruments including piano, saxaphone and percussion. Bill has performed nationally in a variety of bands over the years including The Marching 100 of Florida A&M University. He is currently a percussion instructor and continues to write and perform music on a variety of instruments.

Patrick McKinney

Patrick fell in love with the guitar when his mother gave him one at the age of fourteen. He went on to study classical guitar with Bruce Holzman at FSU. Later he began playing in rock bands and pursuing a variety of world music pursuits including studying the sitar with Nalini Vinayak and Balinese gamelan with Michael Bakan. When Iron and Wine began touring, Sam Beam recruited Patrick to join the band both on the road and in the studio. Together they toured extensively both domestically and internationally. Patrick began studying African drumming with Yazid Johnson which lead him to join Tocamos Mas. He collaborates with Glitter Chariot, works with artists such as Linda Hall, and scores films for Ilana Goldman and Malia Bruner. Patrick's own band Langtry records regularly and plays regionally. 

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