If you can, make time tonight to see a rising star and Friend of Off-Ramp at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood.
Here's the story:
Alex Ben Block, besides being an Off-Ramp contributor, senior editor at The Hollywood Reporter, and author of this million-selling book, has also chosen his family well. His wife is actor Jodi Taylor and his daughter is Hayley Taylor.
Here they are together, in a picture Alex sent along for us to use.
Hayley has had some success with singles over the past few years, and has just released her first full-length album, One Foot in Front of the Other.
I played "Felt Like Love" from the album on last week's show, without knowing it had been featured already in a Vick's campaign, and never has mucus relief been better scored.
With luck, the new album will be the start of a brighter year for Hayley. She was best friends with the late Brittany Murphy; her first boyfriend, Gabe Schroeder, died in a climbing accident; and her uncle, the bandleader Dr. Murray Postal, also died ... she says he was too sick to play on the album, but they found a 1970s cassette recording of Postal's trumpet that worked.
There's a CD release party tonight at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles.