About Us

Slam Inc. is husband and wife duo, Slam and Becky Stewart, who have been working together since 2004 in the central Virginia and metro D.C. area. Their focus is on teaching and sharing their musical gifts as far as their journey together takes them! To see all of the musical offerings of Slam and Becky and some prices for their work, click on services.

****************************A BECKY AND SLAM SONG WRITING STORY ******************* ****************************************************************************************

LIKE IGUANAS?! Over 10 years ago, before Becky married Slam, she traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands to vacation with her friend, Karen. When she landed in Saint Croix, she took a taxi to a very seedy-looking catamaran station (similar to an inner city bus station with its shifty characters lingering nearby) where she waited to ride the double-hulled sea vessel to the next island of St. Thomas to meet Karen. A sickly feeling took her over when she attempted to call Karen and the cell phones were out-of-order, and then when she called the hotel in which they were to stay, she was told Karen was not at that hotel! To top off the turmoil, some very strange indigenous Iguanas shockingly moved through the open-aired catamaran station much to Becky's dismay! Being a country Virginia girl, what did she do? She wrote a song on the back of an envelope that Slam later helped make into local favorite known as "THE IGUANA SONG". Here it is, now recorded by Becky and Slam who are joined by their very good friends, Keith McConnell on bass, and Eddie Dickerson on violin:

Becky and Slam's "IGUANA SONG - "Take Me Home Baby"

"Becky Y Slam" duo or trio (with saxophone or congas) is available to play for small to medium-sized venues, house parties, and private receptions with their eclectic mix of originals, jazz standards, funk, and pop tunes with an Afrocuban flavor or “sabor afrocubano”. The schedule is filling up with some public events and many private parties, so check us out at one of the upcoming local shows and be sure to sign up on an email list to get notification of upcoming events.

 

Slam and Becky's Motto: "Working Toward the Greater Good"

News and Notes

Go to Slam's My Space page to see a video of his amazing non-stop show to demonstrate the Duallist bass drum pedal (single pedal, double stroke) at the Guitar Center at Spotsy Towne Centre: www.myspace.com/slamerone/videos



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APRIL 2014 NEWS: Becky and Slam continue the push into spring! They continue to write new music and blend their unique individual styles as described in a fun interview with the Stewarts done by the local newspaper, the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star and good friend, Stephen Hu. The Becky and Slam article was published last Thanksgiving Day in the WEEKENDER section.

Becky and Slam also continue to work this month on their CD of original compositions entitled, "If You Only Knew My Baby". A big thank you to community musicians, Eddie Dickerson, Nic Sam, Keith McConnell, Roy McElmore, and Daphne Cashion who have all blessed the CD with their amazing talents.

2014 Educational Kutambarara (African "sharing"): Becky and Slam look forward to presenting some new ideas to obtain educational grants for the Fredericksburg area community.

If you'd like to be added to a mailing list for future BECKY AND SLAM events, please email Becky at beckyt@crosslink.net or contact Becky or Slam through Becky Stewart's Facebook Page or Slam Stewart's Facebook page.

In addition to "Becky Y Slam" for smaller venues and events, Slamone LLC - Bands is pleased to offer a vast array of bigger bands that span the genres of jazz, funk, Latin (salsa and jazz), smooth jazz, R&B, soul, reggae, gospel, and rock: for your private and corporate event, if you love the "Electric Slide", grab some funk, R&B, and jazz with Earl Sam's Network (heavier on horns), choose a fun-loving reggae mix of covers and originals with the Sons of Solomon (reggae band), or bring on the party-fun for all ages with Sunset Syndicate (Classic Rock and Originals) featuring hula-hooping Amber, one of the star "singing ladies of the 'burg'! See Sunset Syndicate's latest video produced in March 2013! Please email Becky or Slam at slam.stewart@gmail.com or call 540-775-9818 if you have needs for any of these sounds!


COME SEE US SOON!

Slam and Becky Stewart invite you to come visit them in their music studio in King George, VA (a division of Slamone, LLC, incorporated in the state of Virginia on March 20, 2009).

Cut-Time studio is the in-house studio of Slam and Becky Stewart, located in King George, just outside of Fredericksburg, VA. The 900 square foot studio provides new and comfortable classroom and music rehearsal space, a vocal isolation booth, 48-track digital recording capability, and music transcription and songwriting and music creation services with the Korg Triton music workstation.

Call for a tour and to stop out and have a cup of coffee with Slam and Becky. The studio phone number is (540) 775-9818.

The recording studio is open and available to all instrumentalists and vocalists at any level. Got a song to sing for your honey? Or a birthday jam to record for your friends? Or a Christmas greetings tune to send to your family? Slam and Becky will hook you up at an affordable cost!


RECORD A MUSIC CD FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

Slamone, LLC offers a CD special to record you or your group's songs onto a specially-packaged CD for Christmas, Valentines Day, birthday or anniversary, or any occasion you desire to give your family and friends. Call (540) 775-9818 and speak to Slam or Becky about this $200 special at Cut-Time Studio.

Also, lessons continue to be available at Cut-Time studio for drums, piano, voice, flute, guitar, bass, and songwriting.


STUDIO DIRECTIONS (FROM FREDERICKSBURG):

Travel eastbound on Route 3 (William Street) passing through old town and crossing over Chatham Bridge.

Turn left at the light at the end of the bridge, go to 2nd light, then turn right (at CVS to your right) onto White Oak Rd/Rte 218

Go ~ 5-6 miles, then turn left onto Route 600 (Bethel Church Rd) just before the big brick church

Go ~ 3-4 miles thru the curves then turn left onto Route 654 or Belvedere Drive

Studio is 1/2 mile down on your right at 2162 Belvedere Drive, King George, VA 22485 (there is a beige-covered mailbox with an "S" on it).

 


April Schedule (View full info)

Blessings to all of our friends and family and best wishes for peace and love with music!

Love,

Slam and Becky

  • SATURDAY, 12 April. 2 pm, AskFred plays Earth Day (11 am - 3pm), Old Mill Park, 2410 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA
  • SATURDAY, 12 April, 3:45 - 4:30 pm, Sons of Solomon band plays University of Mary Washington Multicultural Fair on the university campus grounds on stage in front of Lee Hall (center campus)

For more information, call Becky or Slam at (540) 775-9818 or e-mail Slam at slam.stewart@gmail.com


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