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I've been in bands since I was 14 years old which was a long time ago. Officially, I'm still in the band a friend of mine and I started back in June of 1982 called The Infidels. Began as a punk outfit, the band blossomed into many things over the years. I also spent a stint as the singer for the The Heretics back in the early 90s. Yes, yes, I know, Infidels, Heretics? One I named, the other was coincidence. Be that as it may, the music here is in between all that. Written honestly and recorded with some old friends as well as some new ones. Really just as simple as that. Music from an old river town tucked back into the hills where a lot of steel mills use to stand nearby.
This whole solo venture began back in November of 2012 when I got an old Epiphone acoustic of mine back from my trusted repairman, Helmut Schumacher. I hadn't played that guitar in twenty five years because tuners were falling off and some parts were missing and such. I don't know what those twenty five years did to her, but she sounded more beautiful than I'd remembered. She has been in my arms every night since and the songs have been falling out of her like they've been building up inside all this time. So with the present, expanding body of work as well as the prodding of a few friends, I decided to record an album. So thats where I am so far, hanging out with a bunch of musician friends of mine and recording with Josh Roman at Mind Rocket Recording Studio when we all can find the time. So far the roster of recording mates goes as follows:
Matt Frank - Drums
Tony Mentzer - Bass and Vocals
Joe Shelby - Guitar and Pump Organ
Erik Cirelli - Guitar
Chris Leonardi - Keyboards
Edward "Pokey" Pokrivnak - Drums