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The Minstrel's Ghost / Bio


The Road To Avalon is an epic concept album that is now being added to the list of classics from such greats as Genesis, Yes, The Strawbs and Rick Wakeman as well as the newer classics like Pendragon, The Flower Kings and Marillion. With the help of Zoltan Csörsz Jr. (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic) on drums, Colin Tench (Corvus Stone, Bunchakeze) on lead guitar, Marco Chiappini (Gandalfs’s Project) on lead keyboards, Troy James Martin (LeeAnne Savage) on bass and Blake Carpenter (The Minstrel’s Ghost) on lead vocals, guitar and keyboards. The Road To Avalon, released in 2012, is a crossover-prog album full of enthusiastic keyboard leads, powerful guitar solos, smooth vocal lines and melodic rhythm sections.


As you are all aware, The Road To Avalon was an international collaboration featuring Zoltan Csörsz Jr. on drums, Colin Tench on guitar, Marco Chiappini on keyboards, Troy James Martin on bass and Blake Carpenter on vocals. Since Zoltan, Colin and Marco are in Europe, getting together for live shows would be quite costly and near impossible to pull off. For that Blake and Troy have pulled together a talented group of individuals from their area to bring The Road To Avalon to you. Starting locally in the Arizona area and branching out to the rest of the USA, you can look forward to meeting the new members (Doug Floyd - guitar, Mike Troupe - drums, Karl Moeller - keyboards, Troy James Martin - bass and Blake Carpenter - vocals). We hope to make it over seas to play for all our fans there as well with hopes of guest appearances from the other Knights of the Round Table. Look for us soon.....

General Info

Band Members
Troy James Martin - Bass/Vocals, Uma deSilva - Keyboard/Vocals, Mike Troupe - Drums, Steve Centuori - Guitar, Uma deSilva - Keyboard, Blake Carpenter - Vocals
Artist Name
The Minstrel's Ghost
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Progressive Rock / Classic Rock

Contact Info

Tucson, AZ
Melanie Shiffman

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